Saturday 30 April 2016

CAS with Designer Paper

Hi guys

We've whizzed around to another Saturday morning so it's new challenge time at Less is More.  As there are five Saturdays in April that means this month we have a Lucky Dip challenge for you and our theme is...

Use Designer Paper in a CAS Way

With every Lucky Dip challenge comes a Guest Designer and this week we have one of our fabulous LIMettes, the lovely Esther of The Carnelian Wood.  Esther participates every week and shows so much support by visiting so many of our entries!  It's a pleasure to have you as our Guestie this week, Esther xx

So, this week I have three cards to share with you.  Here's the first...

I wanted to create the look of a wrapped present for this card.  I took some red gingham patterned paper and cut two strips.  I also used a die set to create the bow.  As the bow had a stitched edge detail I used a straight stitched detail die to die cut along both edges of my two strips.  On a white cardstock panel I adhered the two strips and topped with the bow before stamping my sentiment.  The panel was then adhered on 3D foam.  I was really pleased with how this one turned out, it looks so much like gingham ribbon!

Materials used:
  • Patterned Paper: Pebbles - Sunny Side
  • Dies: Frantic Stamper - Small Solid Bow; Paper Smooches - Stitched
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Celebrating You
  • Ink; Versafine - Onyx Black

Challenge entries:

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #173 - Anything Goes
Time Out - Challenge #55 - Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cutting

I used some digi paper for this next card...

I started by printing the designer paper.  I then cut two strips of white cardstock, and a strip of the paper the same length.  I adhered the paper flat to the cardbase and the two white panels on 3D foam.  I then cut the scribble die cut from some pink cardstock and on a strip of green cardstock heat embossed the sentiment in white.  These were then adhered across the aperture.

Materials used:
  • Digi Paper: Pink Petticoat - Perfect Papers
  • Stamp: Personal Impressions - Mix & Match
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embosssing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Scribble

Challenge entry:

And a super simple design for my third card...

I die cut the balloon three times from polka dot papers.  I temporarily placed them where I wanted them and stamped the sentiment and strings, then adhered the balloons on 3D foam.

Materials used:
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Make a Wish
  • Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka
  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Scripty Sayings
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black

Challenge entry:

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

I don't use designer paper nearly enough and I have a fair amount piled up in my stash.  But I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed creating these this week.  Why not have a rummage and join in the fun this week!


  1. I love all three cards and actually can't pick a favourite! You've got such a great feel for layouts, your cards are always really balanced and attractive. I love the polka dot balloons, the recessed digi paper, and the gingham 'ribbon' is perfectly done and looks fab. You've just enabled me into buying the Die-namics Scribble die too!! x

    1. Whoops! Sorry for pursuading you to spend your hard earned cash! Sometimes we see something and just have to have it, I know that feeling so well! xx

  2. As ever these are all perfection Anita... you have such an eye for style and design!
    love 'em!
    Chrissie xx

  3. saw the second card with the flowers on Facebook and loved it immediately, the others are cool too, but i love the second one!

  4. Love this CAS beauties, Anita! I always forget about my Pink Petticoat papers....must use them more! Love the paper bow and the polka dot balloons. The patterned papers add such a fresh pop of colour. Have a great weekend :)

  5. Hi Neets what a lovely selection of LIS cards, all of them are fabulous. I really enjoy this style of card crafting just now. CAS all the way!
    Thanks for visiting me, happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

  6. CAS-tastic stunners as always Anita, love the bow and yep that's one tempting die to add to my wish list. I keep seeing die-cut bows looking awesome! ON the plus side I have the scribble flowers from MFT just haven't got round to using them yet. I love that Pink Petticoat paper and like Sarah always forget I've got stacks of those both printed and on the PC. Hmmmm! Fun, vibrant and cheery polka dot balloons too with stunning sentiment strings. A super duper trio as ever. Have a fun weekend! xx

  7. So beautiful projects! Love your CAS design!
    Thank you so much for sharing these beauties with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck and hope to see you next time soon!

  8. Had to swing by and say I love your fabulous 'gift' card. So pretty with the gingham and thank you for the inspiration x

  9. What a great collection of cards, lots of lovely inspiration. Karen x

  10. FABULOUS ideas and execution! Love your use of pattern paper and dimensions! So CAS and awesome in every way! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  11. Such perfect cards for the challenge!

  12. Wow, three amazing cards, and they all use patterned paper in such a fantastic and CAS way. You are truly an inspiration. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out with your first card. It's a killer gift wrap inspiration.

  13. Love your gingham cross over bow, so effective !! All cards are first class Neets !

  14. All your cards are fabulous. I love your gingham package card!! Your balloons are fabulous with the sentiment for the string!! Thank you for sharing that with us at Seize the Birthday!

  15. All of these are super cute! Well done. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  16. wow, great ideas and amazing cards ...

  17. Wow! You've been busy! I LOVE that adorable card with the bow...sweet, simple...and perfect!

  18. What a fab collection of cards Anita - love that bow, really elegant x

  19. What a lovely set of cards. My favourite is the ribbon and bow card - I love that stitching detail. Very clean and fresh.

  20. A trio of loveliness there Anita! Fabulous inspiration for using designer paper in all three examples. Just stunning!
    Sharon xx

  21. They are all beautiful, but I love first one a little bit more, because it's so simple and so effective.

  22. Oh such a treat to see so many great designs in CAS and with DP! Always inspiring! And to see that you joined us at TIME OUT is again is great! Thank you.

  23. Great cards...can't pick a favourite because I love them all!


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