Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Little Clean & Simple Goes a Long Way



I have been selling a bunch of my cards lately and was
in need of a quick replenish and decided that it was
time to go a little CAS.

I also realized that as much as I love my
'old-school' wood-mount stamps,
I don't play with them often enough.
So I went to the shelves and picked one that
I have had for quite awhile and had yet to play with.


This fun summer image from Stampabilities has so many possibilities.
So to go CAS was a good start.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
Just a little black ink and coordinating buttons and you are good to go. 
I also added tiny pewter rhinestones to a few of the flower centers.

Here is another take on the same design...


It's so easy to get caught up in layer upon layer on our creations.
It's totally ok to give yourself permission to take it down
a notch...or two...or three  ; )

I am going to leave the books up on my blog for another day or two.
I have chopped the prices a little more, so if you are interested in
any of these titles, this will be the only price I will offer them.
Remember, the prices DO include postage.
Click here to see each one.

Have a great day!


21 comments:

StampinCathy said...

The cards are so cute. Love the colors and how you used the buttons. Thanks for the inspiration.

Theresa said...

Very cute cards. Nice, simple, and easy. Great job!!

Maria Matter said...

these are beautiful Julie!!!
love your button flowers!!
blessings!

eiyiyi said...

Ah, CAS, my very favorite style. Love the cards Julie. hugs, eileen

Michele Gross said...

Really, really cute :) Love those little button posies!!

lori vliegen said...

your cards are adorable! i love the little flower stamp, and that's such a great idea to add the buttons.....really, really cute!! :))

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

These are SUPER cute! I love the buttons and the stamps!! And that last one--the colors are FAB! You are awesome:) THANKS for always sharing your wonderful creations:)

Jan said...

Great CAS cards! Love the layering and buttons!

Emily Keaton said...

These cards are adorable, Julie! I just love the buttons (OK, I'm a sucker for anything with buttons, but I do love these--too!!)

Dottie said...

Great cards. Love the buttons!! I'm glad you also like to pull out older stamps to ink up. I use both of these Hero Art sentiments often.

Tante K├Ąthe said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!

Jenny said...

Wonderful CAS cards!! So pretty!! :) :) :) :)

*** Suzi B *** said...

I love these cards.. but what does CAS mean
I have a notion that I'll feel realy silly when I know :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

love it! you are right, clean and simple DOES go a long way!

Heather the MooseLover said...

Love the CAS style! Nice job.

*** Suzi B *** said...

peggyaplSEEDS... thank you and yes, I do feel silly..

Diane said...

Love it, looks so clean and classy. ~Diane

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Julie, these cards are cute as a button :)

Suzanne C said...

Sweet set of cards! Love the buttons they are adorable flowers!

Sarah Anderson said...

Both cards are gorgeous but the teal one is my favourite. I love using my wood mounted stamps, they are still my favourite to use. I rarely buy acrylic ones! Love the buttons and bling on the flowers :)

Jen said...

Sooooo cute, you should sell these as a gift set. Love the simplicity yet makes a statement!