Going CAS at Sparkles Monthly

Hello friends and happy Wednesday!  Today starts a new challenge over at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog and this time we would like to see your CAS (or “clean and simple”) creations!  I hope you will hop on over to see the inspiration from the team and consider joining in the fun with us!

Here’s the DT creation that I’ve made for it:

Sometimes I feel that CAS can actually be even more difficult than regular cards and I struggle with thinking I’ve added too much or it doesn’t look right.  I think it’s more of me over-thinking something, though!

It was my son’s birthday yesterday and I thought this would be a great opportunity to make a card for him.  He’s a postal carrier, so I thought this cute owl from the Lawn Fawn Special Delivery would work great for this.  I started with the LF Stitched Cloud Backdrop and the LF Stitched Rectangle Frames dies to create the main focal panel.  I lightly blended some blue ink in a circle before adding the Copic colored postal owl popped up with foam.

Over some red cardstock, I white heat embossed the sentiment.  (I don’t remember which LF stamp set it came from)  I  die cut it with a banner die and popped it up over the cloud panel.  I also had an extra die cut heart lying on my table, so I thought it would be great to add with the owl.

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Hope you’ve enjoyed my CAS card and have been inspired to join us this month with your take on the challenge too!


  1. Country View – Birthday card for a man
  2. Love to Scrap – Anything Goes
  3. 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes optional: CAS
  4. Lawn Fawnatics – All things birthday
  5. Sunday Stamps – SSC304 sketchSSC304

23 thoughts on “Going CAS at Sparkles Monthly

  1. I find CAS the most difficult to create and always have, but this card is just downright adorable! I love those little clouds working the background with just a tad bit of color, but the cute image and big bold sentiment panel work beautifully together to make this great birthday card! I love it!


    1. He is so sweet with his little mail bag! I bet your son really appreciated it – being personalized. And I completely agree that cas can be difficult in knowing how much is enough. Love the pop of red on this.


  2. Gorgeous CAS card Vicki, and that little Owl just made me happy and smile, and love your background with the clouds, I’m sure your Son loved it..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  3. Happy birthday to your son! What an adorable card you made for him, I’m sure he loves it! CAS is tricky for me, too – I always feel like I need to add one more thing! Thanks for sharing this delightful creation!


  4. Absolutely love this – it is hard for me to do CAS – but you certainly nailed this one. Love the postal owl – and the cloud background is perfect.


  5. Nobody does cute like LF and I absolutely adore this mail delivery owl! Your CAS design is perfect with lots of texture in white for that “added interest”. I’m sure your son appreciated this terrific card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!


  6. Adorable!! That air mail owl and those clouds…perfection!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our sketch challenge @ Sunday Stamps!! -Deb Horst, DT #SSC304


  7. Very pretty card! I love the subtle blue behind the owl, it really gives it dimension! Thank you so much for playing the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge!


  8. Oh gosh, what a super cutie, lol, and perfect coloring, of course! Fabulous background die of clouds – it’s so buttoned up! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!


  9. Wonderful CAS card Vicki! Great idea to add a touch of blue on the panel to highlight the owl! It’s little details like this that make your card really special! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 the Avenue Create! Hugs Kate!


  10. What a wonderful image for your card and your son the mail carrier!! Don’t you just love when you have a perfect stamp or die for a special card and special person!! Nicely done!



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