Monday, February 25, 2013

CAS Boxed Card Set

I have been making some pretty detailed cards for many of my DT duties lately.  When Heart 2 Heart posted their new CAS (Clean And Simple) Challenge, I knew exactly which card to use.  I recently completed two sets of cards that I am donating for silent auctions.  This one is for the Spotlight Youth Theater's local production of Beauty and the Beast.  I saw it this week (Belle is my favorite princess after all), and it was AMAZING!!!  Those kids are so fantastically talented.

I wanted to make eight cards for the set, so had to keep it simple for time's sake, yet impressive to draw a good bid.  I think I managed to do both!



Part of my goal was also to make the set of cards very versatile, so I wanted to use a variety of colors to suit different personalities.  I used the new Close to My Heart My Acrylix set In the Background to make a black and white patterned strip across the card.  Then, I double matted that piece with black and the coordinating color to the sentiment.  The "thanks" sentiment was cut on my Cricut Expression 2 from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  Until the end of February, you can order this cartridge from me with free shipping!  Click the link in the upper right of my blog to order!



This adorable Magazine File makes a beautiful box for any card set.  This cut is also on Artiste.  I did bling this up a bit with some For Always B&T Paper, black shimmer trim, and a gorgeous flower made with a cut on our other Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy.  You can also order this cartridge from me for the month of February for FREE shipping!  I used our awesome silver marker to write the word "cards" on the spine.  I love how this looks on black paper!


I have absolutely no idea where I first saw this use of the black tulle ribbon as layers on a flower, so I am sorry that I cannot give credit to any one consultant, but I can tell you that I did not invent it, cross my heart.  :)

Like I said, I am linking up my cards to the Heart 2 Heart CAS Challenge for February.  Come and play along if you can...you will find tons of fabulous inspiration there!


23 comments:

  1. Wow, these cards are awesome, Amie! What a pretty and versatile set. I love the neutral with a pop of color on each one. I can't wait to try this!

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    1. Hi Rachel! Thanks so much, they are great for mass production. ;)

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  2. They are gorgeous!!! I hope they do well for the fundraiser!

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    1. Oh, I do too, Lalia...thanks so much!

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  3. Love this, Amie! very attractive and versatile! thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

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    1. Thanks so much, Marie--mission accomplished! :)

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  4. LOVE the CAS cards and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that flower with the tulle! Thanks for always playing along at H2H...look for "rewards" coming soon!

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    1. Thanks so much, Katy! I thought the tulle was an absolutely brilliant idea when I first saw it on a blog. Now, you have my attention, you said REWARDS! Hmmmmm... ;)

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  5. such a fun fun card set. Love the black and white with the colors added.

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    1. Me too! I discovered that combo when we needed to design something for the Color My Heart Color Dare with black and white with a pop of color. Really love it now! Thanks!

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  6. These cards are amazing Amie! I love the card holder. I am working on some cards sets to give on mother's day. This is a great inspiration!!

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    1. They are really easy too, Shirley! You should try them! Thanks so much, Diva! :)

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  7. I love the layered tulle and paper flower - so beautiful! The different colors on the same design make these cards very versatile for sending to guys or girls. I'm sure your item did great in the fundraiser for the drama group!

    Paige

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  8. Thanks, Paige! I will find those flowers again and post a link. I sure hope they do! One more weekend of shows until the auction closes. :)

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  9. Amie, amazingly clean and simple and yet so ELEGANT. I love the tulle splashes in the flower. Great job and thank you for joining us at H2H.

    Shirley - DT

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    1. Hi Shirley! Thanks! I absolutely loved the tulle idea when I saw it as well. Whoever thought of it is brilliant! ;)

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  10. Amie,

    These are fantastic cards!! Great job! and thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank YOU for the awesome complement! :)

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  11. This is incredible! It has been pinned and I would like to CASE it with your permission and crediting you!

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    1. Oh my goodness, Melinda! Of course you can! You are a total class act and I enjoy your beautiful creations! Thank you so very much. :)

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  12. Wow!! This is exactly what is up on my to-do list. CAS (thanks for sharing what that means!!) Monogrammed stationary is what I need to make.

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