Monday, November 18, 2013

CAS Christmas

CAS = Clean and Simple, for any newbies reading. :) The colors for this card were inspired by the 'Tis the Season Challenge #4 (TTS4). I wanted to use twine on my card (the optional trimming), but I only have the thick hemp kind. So I started searching around on SplitCoastStampers for ideas of how to use my twine and found this card, which I completely CASEd.

I love the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set! It has 24 different cute little Christmas images that are great for punching out. That's just what I did on this card. They were also calling out for some bling. :)

I'll be sending this card, along with any other holiday cards I can make in time, to Operation Write Home as Any-Hero mail. I've donated cards to this organization before - they are awesome. They provide handmade cards for deployed servicemen/women to use to send notes home to their loved ones. Additionally, they provide "Any-Hero mail" with each box of cards. This Any-Hero mail gets distributed to the people who don't get as much other mail. The idea is to write some quick words of thanks and encouragement to them for serving our country. Check out any of the hyperlinks I've included - here is the one specifically for holiday Any-Hero mail. I hope you'll consider sending in some of your own handmade cards sometime, or sending Any-Hero mail for Christmas or another time of year. (No glitter! Glitter can flake off and make our soldiers susceptible to being spotted using night-vision goggles.)

Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits, Warm Words 
Paper: Marina Mist CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Baked Brown Sugar CS, Whisper White CS
Colors: Marina Mist Ink, Cherry Cobbler Ink, Baked Brown Sugar Ink
Tools: 1" Square Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch 
Accessories: Rhinestones, Hemp Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

italics = retired product


  1. So glad to see you back playing along this week Janet!

    I love CAS cards and this one is just adorable. You are right, the bling was the perfect touch! You also incorporated the twine perfectly!

    Also, as a veteran I'd like to thank you for sending cards to the troops. It does make a world of difference to get a card from home!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at 'Tis The Season!

  2. Janet! Again, you have just rocked this color challenge! Such. A. Cute. Card! I will be caseing this one for sure!

  3. Janet, what a lovely clean and simple card. I need to learn to do more of these! Love the little touch of added bling on each of your images too. Thanks for playing with us again at 'Tis The Season.

  4. Definitely a great CAS card and wonderful for workshops and classes! Love the layout and the images you used!

    Thanks for playing along with us at 'Tis the Season Christmas Blog Challenge!