Wednesday, June 20, 2012

CAS Inspiration from Pinterest

Hello.  Has anyone else become addicted to Pinterest?  I've spent hours pinning cards to my boards, and decided it was time to TAKE ACTION, and call on some of that inspiration I've been gathering to fill up my box for Operation Write Home!  My find some clean and simple designs to replicate in mass. The cards below were made with pretty papers from the "Everyday Enchantment" DP set and matching brads and ribbon from Stampin' Up!  First, a true clean and simple.  A Pool Party base, with a textured cream cardstock layer, and punched squares (using a Martha Stewart punch). Added one brad for a bit of pizzaz, and a Hero Arts sentiment.  Loved the results....decided to make some more.

Second card....I was out of textured cream cardstock and Very Vanilla smooth looked TOO simple. Decided to add a striped texture with my SU! embossing folder and the Cuttlebug.  Needed something else...add a zig zag stitching (haven't done that in a while). What to do about the sentiment?  Add a banner with inked edges...popped.  Accent piece....a bit of ribbon would be pretty.  Not especially CAS.

Card three...tricked out.  So much for Clean and Simple. For this one I did a bit more inking, stitched the sentiment banner into the zig zag stitch and popped two of the four squares.

So now I've got multiples punched and cut to replicate design number two....but we'll see what happens when I actually start putting them together!  (Did I mention that I really have trouble sticking with one design?)

Hope your day is INSPIRED!  Thanks for stopping by!

Shari B


  1. 2 thumbs up! Cute, cute, cute.

  2. I love how the CAS card lead to the other two! Actually, I found your blog via the OWH sketch #126 and have enjoyed browsing! Your cards definitely inspire! Thanks for sharing!