Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Clean and Simple Happy Birthday

Clean and Simple other wise known as CAS. Well sounds easy enough. For a gal like me who LOVES embellishments I have to say I kept feeling like I was forgetting something. I wanted to participate in the Kraft Journal Blog's Clean and Simple challenge so I had to choose my embellishments carefully. How I approached this challenge was to pick things that I love and that would not only shine but be a SUPER STAR! Recently I purchased some vintage laces and trims for the bargain price of $3. I used one of those trims as my shining star. To keep it in a vintage look I distressed the edges of my kraft and buff ivory cardstock. I used the buff ivory cardstock to stamp my sentiment on because it has a linen texture to it. I wish I could get a close up of how the sentiment looks once stamped on this type of cardstock. It really does look like the image is printed on fabric. Other than matting my sentiment on a scalloped oval there not much to this card. I look forward to seeing the other entries to this challenge and discovering others take on Clean and Simple. Thanks for taking a look.


Paper: Kraft, Buff Ivory cardstock from the Kraft Outlet, Early Espresso from SU
Stamps: Vintage Labels from SU
Ink: Early Espresso from SU, Distress inks by Ranger
Embellishments: Spellbinders scalloped oval, large oval punch from SU, vintage lace from my stash


  1. I like this card. Simple but look gorgeous.
    I love how you layer the lace with those die cut paper.

  2. Simply Beautiful Card! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at The Kraft Journal! This cards is simply goregous!

  3. OHHHH!!! I love that lace--what a beautiful card! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today:) BLESSINGS!

  4. Jaw is hanging open here! This card is GORGEOUS!!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Kraft Journal.