Saturday, June 18, 2011

The freedom of CAS

Now that it's summer, I allow myself to catch up on my craft blogs.  They allow me to find in fact OTHER blogs to add to my Google Reader.  A few of the crafters I follow participate in the CAS-usal Fridays weekly challenge.  I decided to participate this week, as color blocks is the general category.
 I first laid eyes on the gorgeous card on this blog post from Laurie at Soapbox Creations.  Oh for cute, eh?


It led me to the CAS-ual Fridays site.  This is what happens to me.  I get stuck in this crazy link fest from one site to the next.  It's all in good fun, though!

CAS is an acronym for Clean And Simple.  It's the kind of card that doesn't need its own box for you to mail.  There are very few layers to it, and even less in the area of embellishments like ribbons and such.  Yes, it speaks to me.

As you may know (or as you are about to realize soon enough), tomorrow is Father's Day.  The card I completed for my hubby was one inspired by the CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week.



Serious sticker love going on here, that's for sure.  The blocked stickers are from Stampin' Up!  The word stickers are from K & Company.  I mounted them on kraft cardstock and added my own little handwriting flair on the inside.  I used my handy pen and ruler to make the word "Dad" stand out from the rest.  In about 10 minutes, this card was done.  That was the best part.

I also handed a blank card to my older son.  He usually makes his dad a freehand card.  Drawing is his thing, and Scott loves his creations. 

7 comments:

Michele Gross said...

I'm thrilled that you found inspiration in Laurie's card and found us! What a wonderful job with the blocking and a reeeelly great father's day card :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We have lots of fun planned this summer so hope to see more of you :D

Ann said...

LOVE this, JoLynn! Perfect for Father's Day! :D

JoLynn said...

Thanks ladies! He was enamored with it. I told him I would teach him how to make it. Stampin' Up's stickers are very thick, so he thought I cut the blocks out myself.

Julie Day said...

Love this masculine card! Those blocked words work great with the design, fabulous :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Marlena M. said...

Great idea! ;)

Laura Davis said...

Very nice card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Jaclyn Miller said...

A wonderful use of blocks of color and I like the text. So glad you found us. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.