Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Morning… CAS Cards 4 U!

Good Monday Morning!  Today I’ll be sharing two Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas Cards for seniors… typically CAS cards take me about 5 minutes to design and create… they go together quickly and are well suited for mass production. 

At times, I also offer CAS card camps, which are will suited for beginner stampers, but experienced stampers love them too and the cards are very easy to replicate and mass produce.  They’re also quite appropriate for workshops and stamping parties (hint… book your stamping party with friends today, simply Contact Me!)

Both of today’s CAS Christmas Cards utilize the same stamp set:  Gift Givers from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Gift Givers has 7 separate images suitable for use throughout the year!

This first card has a blustery, wintery theme…   giff_givers, holiday_mini, online_ordering, CAS, 5_minute, cards, holidays, seniors, sharon_field, createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, polka_dots, embossing, gel_pen, markers, merry_and_bright, catalog, workshop, contact_meDon’t you just love this little darling and her chubby little cheeks? 

giff_givers, holiday_mini, online_ordering, CAS, 5_minute, cards, holidays, seniors, sharon_field, createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, polka_dots, embossing, gel_pen, markers, merry_and_bright, catalog, workshop, contact_meHer coat was colored simply with the brush tip of a Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker.  A tiny bit of Blushing Bride color dots her chubby cheeks.giff_givers, holiday_mini, online_ordering, CAS, 5_minute, cards, holidays, seniors, sharon_field, createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, polka_dots, embossing, gel_pen, markers, merry_and_bright, catalog, workshop, contact_meSimple embellishments finish off the card, with a marina mist 1/8” taffeta ribbon, and simple brad bow attached with three mini glue dots.

For the second CAS card, I CASE’d myself… Click the photo to see more on this card, plus 4 others shared that day. giff_givers, holiday_mini, online_ordering, CAS, 5_minute, cards, holidays, seniors, sharon_field, createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, polka_dots, embossing, gel_pen, markers, merry_and_bright, catalog, workshop, contact_meHere’s my re-make using Gift Givers along with the Merry & Bright Stamp Set…giff_givers, holiday_mini, online_ordering, CAS, 5_minute, cards, holidays, seniors, sharon_field, createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, polka_dots, embossing, gel_pen, markers, merry_and_bright, catalog, workshop, contact_meNot a whole lot of changes, but still that CAS design.giff_givers, holiday_mini, online_ordering, CAS, 5_minute, cards, holidays, seniors, sharon_field, createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, polka_dots, embossing, gel_pen, markers, merry_and_bright, catalog, workshop, contact_meAfter stamping the stocking image from Gift Givers with Basic Black Classic Ink, it was punched out with the Stocking Builder Punch… what a time saver that one is!

The tiny reindeer was colored with a Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker, and the stocking was dotted with the brush end of a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker (also used to color along the top edge, toe and heel of the stocking).

AND… here’s a fabulous TIP I learned from one of my many online demonstrator groups… the Basic Rhinestone Jewel was colored with a Real Red Sharpie Marker!  After allowing it to dry, the color is permanent!  Isn’t that too cool?giff_givers, holiday_mini, online_ordering, CAS, 5_minute, cards, holidays, seniors, sharon_field, createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, polka_dots, embossing, gel_pen, markers, merry_and_bright, catalog, workshop, contact_meA tiny real red grosgrain bow was attached to the ribbon card front with three mini glue dots too.giff_givers, holiday_mini, online_ordering, CAS, 5_minute, cards, holidays, seniors, sharon_field, createdbyu_blogspot, big_shot, polka_dots, embossing, gel_pen, markers, merry_and_bright, catalog, workshop, contact_meBoth cards feature relatively low profiles, this one has added dimension gleaned from the tiny bow and height from stampin’ dimensionals beneath the stocking.

Stamps and Supplies for today’s CAS Christmas Cards

NOTE:  All items can be found in the 2010-11 Idea Book and Catalog except those colored in Green, which are Holiday Mini Catalog items.  Non-Stampin’ Up! Items are those you typically may already have in your home and are colored in Blue!

Stamps:

Gift Givers

Merry & Bright

Card Stock:
Whisper White Real Red
Marina Mist Garden Green
Bashful Blue
Classic Inks:
Basic Black Garden Green
Marina Mist
Designer Series Paper:
Frostwood Lodge Subtles Stack
Stampin’ Write Markers:
Marina Mist Sahara Sand
Blushing Bride Real Red
Big Shot Machine and Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: 
Perfect Polka Dots
Stampin’ Up! Accessories:
Stocking Builder Punch Lace Border Punch
2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch Scallop Circle Punch
Stampin’ Dimensionals Mini Glue Dots
1/8” Marina Mist Taffeta Real Red Grosgrain
White Gel Pen Neutral Brads
Red Sharpie Marker

To find out more about upcoming classes and events, please check the tab at the top of this page.

To shop for these exclusive Stampin’ Up! products and more, please visit my Online Stampin’ Up! Store.

Please stop back by tomorrow, for another challenge from the Utah Divas International Design Team… and an extra bonus (special) post as well!

I look forward to reading your comments!

Hugs,

Sharon

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3 comments:

irishgalkelly said...

Cute cards Sharon! My favorite is the second one with the wreath and tradional Christmas colors. Love the sharpie pen tip! Thanks!

nana_cindy42 said...

I love the little girl in the first one along with the design & esp. the blue & white colors. It's so cute & beautiful! And I love the stocking in the 2nd one. Both are great cards. I hope we are making them at Christmas card class or at Seniors' class.

PS: When you say it takes you only 5 min. to put together you must mean AFTER you have decided the design, gathered your materials and cut out all the pieces! lol

Fabiola said...

toutes aussi jolies les unes que les autres, biz