August 17, 2011

smile!

Hello my crafty friends! This is my second post for today, click here to see my earlier post.

I am really loving CAS cards lately. I can make pretty cards and not take a long time. AND in the end I feel satisfied. I don't know if any of you feel the same but when I make something and it takes a long time or I am stressed while making it (finding the right tools, embellishments, placement, etc) I don't feel satisfied. I feel annoyed actually. LOL!

Well CAS has been super fun. :-) For this card I used white cardstock from Bazzill and used my Cricut to create an aperture (Thanks June for the awesome inspiration) The butterfly was an image I had stored in my SCAL program that I use. I centered it on my mat and cut it out.

Then I took all the papers in Artful Delight's August monthly kit and I cut a variety of sizes of strips. Mostly 1/4" and smaller. I used the butterfly shape and covered it with adhesive. Then I arranged the strips of paper on the butterfly. I used some strong Elmer's glue dots to adhere the butterfly on the inside of the card, lining it up with the open space. I again used a sticker sentiment from EAD Designs. I finished the card up by rounding the edges.

That's it. I really love how all those pattern papers look together. They actually match really well.

There are still a few Artful Delight August monthly kits left. AND we are having a BUY 1 GET 1 FREE sale going on right now. Click here for more details. :-)


11 comments:

Court said...

GORGEOUS Leeanne! I thought of doing something similar, but yours is TOO pretty to copy! :)

Amanda J said...

Cute! I love the cutout look! Those colors are all fabulous together! :)

yyam said...

Sweet and simple! Love the mix of papers on your CAS card! :)

Karen B. said...

I don't know why you don't think you are good at making CAS cards because everyone I see from you is simply fabulous! This would have been a good card for last week's Tuesday Trigger too! I'd like to CASE it someday, I love the look of it!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! I love all the strips of paper!

Lynn said...

Leanne, this is gorgeous! I love all the bits of paper!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee this!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Vicki said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! fabulous design. love love the papers you used for the butterfly!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is beautiful with those papers on the butterfly! Maybe I should try some CAS cards! I've been in a funk and I feel like nothing I've made since vacation looks right. It is so frustrating! Maybe this is what I need to get out of it! Thanks!

June Houck said...

WOW, Leeanne. You should call this "the new-and-improved aperture card." I love the gorgeous strips of paper going diagonally...genius :)