Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fun CAS Cards To Share

Hi everyone!  Oddly since I have a house of sick kids, I've able to scrap a bit.  Maybe because they have all sleeping so much. :-O  Anyway, I have been on a CAS (clean and simple) card making kick.  And some of the new stamps from Crafters Companion's Stamp It Australia -Imagine collection and the new Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Sketchy collection have some really great sentiment stamps that work perfectly for this type of card.

I have 3 (yes, I said 3!!) cards to show you.  The first one is a nice card using Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - Only Words - Through The Rain.  I wanted to go with just an all black and white theme.  I started with a white card stock base.  Next I cut out a piece of black card stock just slightly smaller than the base card.  Then I grabbed the white card stock again and my Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamped out the sentiment.  After trimming it to be slightly smaller than the piece of black card stock, I rounded all the corners on all the layers.


I adhered the sentiment layer on top of the black layer and then wrapped some black bakers twine around it.  I tied the twine in a knot and trimmed it.

I stamped out the sentiment once again and fussy cut the umbrella out and using double sided adhesive squares adhered it to the top of the stamped sentiment.  It is always great to do this to give a little added interest and dimension to a card.

To finish I used the same double sided adhesive squares to adhere the black and white topper to the card base.  And voila...it is done.

Wow, all that description seems like it took forever to make this card but it went together really very quickly.

On these next two cards I used a similar technique of stamping on the card base and then masking a topper and cutting out the space for the sentiment to show through. This is a very easy technique that I learned in a class at Onlinecardclasses.com.

My next card also uses a Sheena - A Little Bit Sketchy stamp.  This one uses Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - Only Words - From The Heart. 


First I made my card base.  Next I cut a piece of card stock slightly smaller that the base.  Then I laid a mask on the top and sprayed Glimmer Mist lightly over it.  Now you just have to let it dry.  While mine was drying I got out an edge punch and punched along the edge of some green card stock.  Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment and trimmed it to the exact width of the topper.  This piece will be going directly under the opening I create when I trim out the space for the main sentiment.


After the topper was dry, I stamped out my sentiment on it in the place I want it to be on the card. This will be trimmed off.  It is just to help you know where to trim your paper.  After you stamp it, then cut along the top of it and the bottom.  Then place these two piece where you want them on your card, and using a pencil lightly mark along the inside edges.  Now take the two pieces off the base card and stamp your sentiment between the pencil drawn lines.  Erase your pencil marks.  Pull out some double sided adhesive squares and adhere the two masked pieces to your card.  Adhere the green sentiment on top of the bottom masked piece directly under the main sentiment.  I finished up by drawing some stitching lines in black marker.


This next card is made exactly the same except instead of cutting the middle out of the card I used a die to cut an oval along the side.  I masked the topper and stamped the sentiment where I wanted it on the card. Then I used my oval die to cut the sentiment off the topper.  Then placed the topper on the base card and using my pencil traced along the inside edge of the oval.  Take off the topper and stamp the sentiment inside the oval and erase pencil marks.  Adhere topper to base card with double sided adhesive squares for dimension. 

To finish up this one I stamped and heat embossed another small sentiment in green and trimmed it like a flag.  I glued it across the bottom of the oval.  And then with a red marker, I made a line of faux stitching around the oval.


The main sentiment is from Stamp-It Australia EZMount Stamp Set 60 - Friendship Sentiments.  I am finding a million uses for these Stamp It Australia Imagine stamps!  Don't tell my hubby but I had to get them ALL! ha

So here are all my CAS cards for today.  I actually had time to make two layouts too (!) but I'm sure you are tired of being here by now so I will share them tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping and looking.

Until next time...happy scrapping!



  1. You had a majorly crafty day today! Yay you!!! Sorry the kids are still so sick, but I love all your fabby new cards! Can't wait to see the layouts.

  2. You quit making those kids sick so you can scrap...........
    Love the cards...

  3. I'm working backwards through my dashboard LOL! These are awesome!! Nice work on all the stamping! Carri~Abusybee