Saturday, August 20, 2011

OWH SKIP - CAS (clean and simple)

Feminine


Masculine



Welcome to the OWH skip.  A skip is designed to be a short burst of creativity in our busy lives. 
This Skip is focusing on CAS cards (clean and simple cards).  I personally struggle making a CAS card.  I am the Queen of Layers.  I love to put lots of “good stuff” on my cards.  I have been working on trying to develop a CAS style in my cardmaking.  I have found several challenge sites I like to follow that encourage CAS – they are Clean and Simple Stamping and CAS-ual Firdays. 
I chose to make two cards today for my post.  Using the same CAS sketch/style I made a masculine and feminine card.  I changed up the colors of patterned paper used on each card.  On the feminine card I rounded the corners on the sentiment and I also rounded the corners on the bottom of the card to give a softer look to the card.  The embellishment on top of the sentiment and twine add to the style (masculine/feminine) of the card.  I generated the sentiment on the computer – in case you don’t know what HB2U means – Happy Birthday Too You. 
Many years ago I got a card that inspired this design from Kelly Morgan Merly– an online friend/cardmaker – and I keep it on my table for inspiration.
I hope you have enjoyed my attempt at a CAS card and how easily you can change the look of a card just by the use of different patterned papers and embellishments.  Now Skip on over to Maureen's blog and see what wonderful creativity she has to share with you.
Thanks for stopping by.
Masculine card:  Paper – The Paper Loft – Huckleberry Pond collection; May Arts Twine; Sizzix die cuts
Feminine card:  Paper – Prima – Madeline Collection; May Arts Twine; Base Flower – Stampin Up/Sizzix

80 comments:

Cindy's Card Co said...

Good morning Barb,your cards are great. I'm sneaking in early.

Nancy M said...

I like that you gave us the two different versions; thanks!! Glad you played along for our skip!

RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

Susan said...

nice CAS. It's great to see masculine cards to copy - I know I have some papers that don't have flowers ... I hope :)

One Scrappy Gal said...

I love that you used 2 versions! Nice cards!

KarenS said...

Thanks for sharing two versions of your design. Great inspiration!

Lisa Oliver said...

Great cards and post, Barb! The guy/gal comparison is very inspirational and a great way to start off the skip! Thanks for all of your hard work to make this skip so much fun!

Carol said...

Beautiful cards and I love how you showed two versions of the same card. Thanks for the ideas!

AllisonG said...

Barb, I love how you made a masculine and feminine card. I think I might have to challenge myself to do that - it's a great idea!

mallisonr at aol dot com

Super Coupon Diva said...

OMG! I just love your cards! I am not an expert card maker, so this has inspired me to make CAS cards. I LOVE the layout of your card, I'm thinking "Hey, I can do this"..
: ) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Those are great. I appreciated the demo masc/fem with the same basic card! Pat Kinkaid

Anonymous said...

Very nice, Barb...I too love to do lots of layering and embeishments. You did a great job, especially being able to use it for both genders. Thanks for your contribution, Ardeth, Glendale, AZ

Jen said...

These are fab!

Sandy said...

Nice, Barb!!! Love the masculine -feminine pair :)

Lost in Paper said...

Great cards Barb... I think you are becoming a master of CAS!!

Paula S. said...

Wonderful sentiment Barb. It would be especially great when I am struggling to make those 'guy' birthday cards. Great work on ot cards!

Laurie Crop said...

love these!! very cute and not boring at all!!

Brenda said...

I think it's wonderful that you showed how to make two totally different cards but using the same design! Fabulous!

Janeen said...

hmmmm....love your take on this, i always think of CAS and white. LOL

Jan Hunnicutt said...

These are nice Barb! It looks like we all struggle with CAS designs. Thanks for telling about the CAS blogs that inspire you too.

Kathryn said...

What beautiful, rich papers! I really like the way you attached the fiber. Thanks for sharing these cards!

Brenda said...

Really lovely cards! I, too, love how you showed the two versions. Very clever.

Dolores A. said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Tami B. said...

Both are great and I really like the 2nd one. Fantastic for a masculine b'day.

Ann said...

Barb, I love those cards!! CAS is my favorite. This will be a fun skip!!

Tameko said...

Classic cards. Nice design & embellishments!

Sue D said...

I like how you made both a masculine and feminine version.

Wendy said...

Great cards! I love the color combinations you used.

Adele said...

Love how you make simple changes to change the card from feminine to masculine.

Lynn said...

Very nice! I love how you used the twine on both cards. These are inspiring!

TERESA D. - CUSTOM MADE SCRAPBOOK PAGES said...

Thanks for the layouts...they are wonderful ideas.

Patricia H said...

I like your simple changes to go from feminine to masculine. Nice job on both of these!

Thanks again for asking me to be one of the "skippers"! :)

Janelle said...
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Janelle said...

Glad to see a masculine card - and seeing how it was changed from feminine!

SuzAnn said...

Great cards and I love how you made them unique by rounding the corners or switching out the embellies.

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

Lee Mae said...

A great card in two versions!

Sandy said...

Very nice, love the HB2U sentiment!

Velda said...

Great cards for OWH. I've never though of CAS cards having layers.

Shirley said...

Always appreciate different views of similar cards. Great Job!

Nanner's Kool Cards said...

Great cards. I like how you did 2 versions of the same card.

gbinion said...

Beautiful cards! i love using browns and soft colors!! Lovely start for our Skip!!

Cut n Paste said...

Great cards!!! Thank you!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Love the way you changed it up for masculine and feminine!

Dawn said...

Very nice cards! Thanks for sharing both feminine and masculine cards! I have a hard time coming up with masculine cards!

Julie said...

Cute cards, Barb! Thanks for organizing this skip!

Cora said...

As queen of the layers, you did a nice job Barb.

Hushgirl@ said...

I really like the variant on these (masc. & fem.). I have a hard time with masculine cards so thanks for the inspiration!

Hushgirl said...

That Hushgirl@ ^ comment was mine,I was having an issue with the Google/Blogger sign in.

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for sharing a masculine and feminine card. I always struggle with CAS and especially need help with the guy cards.

Dawn said...

great cards.

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Nice showing of the two versions!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Barb, I'm proud of myself for figuring out what HB2U means, lol. I guess I'm not totally over the hill. I like the bold sentiment; it reminds me of a license plate. Great job on both cards!

Robin said...

Love the twine - I want to start using twine on my cards because it gives an old time look it.

Yolanda said...

Love how you showed a masculine and feminine version!

Marianne said...

Barb,
Wow this is a great card that doesn't look so simple. I love the sketch and may need to borrow it.
Marianne

Jennifer said...

Love both cards!!! Great job.

Courtney K said...

love how you made a boy and girl version - i always struggle with the boy version!!

Linda said...

Super cards! Like the double take!

Patti B said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing

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Rufus said...

Great CAS, I esp. like the masculine version.
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sas44 said...

Thanks for including a masculine version as I'm always looking for new ideas for men. You did a great job with each one.

Dawn C. said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the masculine. I try so hard to make more of those but I have a real struggle! Thanks for hosting!

Shirley said...

I'm working on my CAS card technique too, and they're certainly not easy. You did a fabulous job with both of these.

Martha said...

Nice work Barb! I especially like the masculine version. It is so clean to the eye.

Susan said...

neat stamp!
Susan

Anonymous said...

nice cards, love how you changed them up depending on who the card was for!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Verna Angerhofer said...

It might be clean and simple but you certainly achieved a great look with all the elements you used.

LaLa said...

Simple looks really nice! :D

~Lauren
queen_lade at yahoo.com

KarKar said...

Cute cards! I really like the colors you chose for both of them.

Linda Grady said...

I esp. like your masculine card; great colors. Neat way to make your sentiment; catches the eye.

granny cindy said...

The whole feminine/masculine idea is great! I'm real good at adding flowers and frills and pink patterned paper. I could use a lesson in making more man-friendly cards ;)

coco said...

Layered CAS for gals & guys-- sweet & handsome!

MizDenise said...

nice cards - CAS is my go-to style, so glad there's a skip on it!

Anonymous said...

I have never done this before. what fun. I like your cards, it's nice to see the colors and textures used to make a "clean and simple" simple card, Karen

TR said...

Love the two different takes on the same CAS design. Thanks for the inspiration.

Just A Pac Rat said...

I love the two different looks for the same card. Great idea! TFS

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Conniecrafter said...

very cool, love both versions

Marsha said...

Love both cards.

Leslie said...

Thank you for posting two different styles with the same product Barb-gives me a better vision of what can be accomplished with the same product lines.
BTW-cute cards!

Dawn C. said...

Thanks for the two different versions. I have such a hard time with masculine cards. Your cards are beautiful!