613 Avenue Create CAS Challenge

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Hello, Friends!  I’m just popping in to share my inspiration piece for the 613 Avenue Create CAS Challenge.  CAS, in case you are wondering, stands for “Clean and Simple.”  This is the hardest style of card for me to create, as I love layers, embellies, more layers and detail.  So I had to scratch my head for a while to come up with an design that fit the definition of CAS.  A Clean and Simple card has:

1. One focal image

2. Lots of open space (uncluttered)

3. Limited layers and embellishing

4.) Quick and easy to create

This is almost clean and simple….and honestly, as clean and simple as I ever get!

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I created a set of note cards and matching envelopes . I definitely have more than one layer going on here, but there is a lot of open space, just one focal image, and the card is very quick and easy to create.  I had the set of 4 cards finished in under an hour, and that includes the time it took me to pull materials.  Here’s what I used to make this card:

kraft cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″

Stampin’ Up “Hardwood”  background stamp

ColorBox “Frost White” Pigment Ink and white superfine embossing Powder

Really Reasonable Ribbon Rose Pink Diamond Satin ribbon

MME Lost and Found “Madison Avenue” paper pack

My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals Die

Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and Moulding Mat

Crafty Secrets Mini Memories Stamp Set

Heartfelt Creations Luggage and Tags Die

Ranger Archival Ink (Rose Madder)

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The flower center is cut from a scrap piece of brown corrugate that I salvaged from a cookie container.  It was too pretty to toss out!  I also lined and stamped the envelopes.

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When they were all finished, I put some “shreddy” into a clear cellophane bag, added the note cards and envelopes and tied the top with burlap string.  I added a pink ribbon bow and one more flower.

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It is NOT easy to photograph an item that is in a cellophane bag, by the way! But now it’s all ready for gifting!

You can find all the details on linking up your project to the 613 Avenue Create CAS Challenge HERE.  You’ll have one week to play along, and our sponsors for this challenge are offering some very nice prizes!

https://i0.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZETDyQrm57U/VAMpbZlEBBI/AAAAAAAAI1Q/9A0DJCPHpng/s1600/button%2BMelonheadz%2BIllustrating%2BLLC%2B2014.jpg?resize=190%2C190  The prize from Melonheadz is 1 bundle of your choice.

The prize from The Stamping Boutique is 4 digital images.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes with a Twist  (female card….pink flower)

Fussy and Fancy Friday   (Lots of pink or breast cancer)

Kitty Bee Designs  ( use dies or punches…die cut flower)

Sister Act  (anything goes)

Thanks for stopping by!  Can’t wait to see what you create for this fun challenge!



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11 thoughts on “613 Avenue Create CAS Challenge

  1. Shirl

    Wow these are pretty, love the woodgrain background and all the pretty blooms. Thanks for joining Kitty Bee Design Challenge~

  2. Judith

    Fabulous hun really GREAT make and thank you for sharing with us at Anything Goes with a Twist hugs Judith DT x

  3. Beth Brovold

    Oh my this is beautiful Kathy!! I love the weathered look…the colours and embellishments are fabulous!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy “Pink” challenge!!
    Take care,

  4. Pamellia

    Hi Kathy! Sorry I have been MIA, such a busy week! This is a fantastic CAS card, way better than I would be able to do…’empty’ space scares me! Love the wood background and your corrugated flower center! I love that you take time to make matching envelopes…I am always out of steam by the time I reach the envelope stage! HA! hugs 🙂

  5. Pattie Jns

    HI Kathy, late today, what a clever idea for a gift. it is lovely. Very different with the wood effect, perfect for fall. I love the celo bag an flower. a complete package. ….have a good week-end

  6. soozyb2013

    Really like this! It doesn’t look “simple” at all, it looks lovely! The flower, and the white background, perfect. Love how you finished it off by putting it in the cellophane with a flower on that too! 🙂 You are an inspiration to us all!!! Great job!

  7. carol

    Hi Kathy I like it, sometimes less is more as they say. Love how you have finished it off with matching flower on top. Very pretty and such a handy little gift. Hope your autumn is going well, the UK has definitely turned colder now. Take care , enjoy your weekend x

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