DIY Card Making: A Clean & Simple (CAS) Thank You Card Idea

Today's DIY Card is a CAS (Clean and Simple) Thank You Card.  Which means it is not to fussy, not that many layers, and simple to create.  There are days that I have nothing but time on my hands when I go to  stamp, but today is NOT one of those days.  So armed with my coffee and my fuzzy slippers, I was off to my stamp room to make a thank you card.

I used one of my FAVORITE DIES too – it is the Scallop Square Duo die, you get two scallop squares on one die and it is actually on clearance right now for just over $13 – and that is a steal!

diy card making, clean and simple thank you card idea

See how cute that scallop layer is – love it!!!

The hardest part for me was picking out my paper this morning.  I have a ton of the Sweet Sorbet paper (it is the SAB paper) and I decided to use that.  (If I had stuck with my usual Monday morning polka dots, I don't think I would have had a challenge.

So why was this paper so challenging for me?  I only like about half the patterns in it, but the ones I like – I LOVE!  I love that floral pattern that I used today, not so much the yellow behind it, but it was the one that looked the best for this card.  So and for once, none of that patterns I LOVE are on the same sheet, meaning one pattern on one side and another on the other, so this was a total win for me.  If you don't have this paper, you don't have much time left to get it.  Sale-a-Bration ends in less than two weeks!!!

The card base is Whisper White, and the yellow strip is 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, stretching the entire length of the card front.  Then the flower paper is 5″ x 3-1/4″.  The sentiment is from the Million and One stamp set (another personal fave of mine) and is stamped in black ink.  And flowers were quickly added using the Petite Petals punch, Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and some rhinestones.

diy card making, clean and simple thank you card idea

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Very few supplies and crazy fast to put together.

In less time than it would take me to find and put on my shoes to even attempt to get to the store to buy a card for someone, this card is DONE!   There is a time and place for fussy cards, today is neither, so clean and simple was the way to go with this DIY Card today.



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