Sunday, February 1, 2015

Two for Four


I made 2 cards today for 4 challenges, and guess what? They're CAS cards! I usually stay away from CAS because I don't do it very well. I'm a layering fool when it comes to cards, but this week I've chosen a new path.
I used a MS heart border punch along with a SU! scalloped border punch. I punched a strip of white to get the white hearts, and inserted them into the red border for some contrast. The sentiment is by MFP from their "going postal" set.


Here's the same design done in pink, grey and black - another favorite color combination of mine.

I'm entering these cards into the following challenges:

MFP Speedy Fox & Friends # 247 - use two different border punches

OWH Stars and Stripes Team Challenge - Use your team's favorite colors. (since I'm not an avid sports fan, I used a couple of my favorite color combinations to make a pair of "Miss You" cards for our heroes.)

Snippets Playground #162 - Must use snippets

Words2ScrapBy#14 - Do something different (I made a CAS card)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a Super Duper Sunday!

Carol

31 comments:

jimlynn said...

I beg to differ! Your clean and simple cards are always wonderful and these are no exception! Love the way you used the two different punches and they're both so pretty.
Lynn

Linda said...

Both are great cards! Love the mix of elements!

ńĆarovnije z male kmetije said...

Carol, you don't do very well CAS? Well it doesn't look like that. Both cards are gorgeous, perfect and so beautiful. Love those contrast hearts in borders and cute ribbon.

scrAPpamondo said...

Love how you used the heart border punch in these CAS, adorable!

Liz said...

I don't know why you think you don't do CAS very well, these are just beautiful! I love the border punches you've used. xx

Donna Hanley said...

It always puzzles me why you don't think you do CAS very well. I think you are just as creative with your CAS cards as you are with your lots of layers cards. Either way you make gorgeous cards and these two are no exception to that rule. Have a good afternoon. Stay dry and warm. No shoveling!!!

Rose Hackman said...

Well done CAS cards! Love both color combinations.

JD/ Jill said...

Very nice, Carol, You have inspired me to get out my border punches!

Brenda said...

These are great Carol!! I love the CAS design and I love the color combo's you used! I can see a CASE coming on! lol Hugs, Brenda

Erika said...

I love the pink heart border with the gingham ribbon. These are both great cards!

nwilliams6 said...

Great CAS cards Carol! I like the colors and design. You do CAS very well in my opinion. Hope you are staying warm. Hugz

BobbisTreasure said...

I am SO CASEing that first card - what a great way to use border punches! Thanks for playing along with us at Words 2 Scrap By!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation once again with gorgeous dies and colour combo...xx
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Benzi said...

What is that nonsense about not making good CAS cards? I think these are super, Carol. I like how you did your hearts to make them pop.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You always know the perfect dies to buy and use. These look fabby!

Stampsnob. said...

Simple card with a powerful message thank for sharing your double borders at MFP SF&F.............Lis

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ooh! I really like the pink version! I love your CAS cards. I like that you can do them well and you can do non-CAS just as well. You are very versatile! You rock!

Di said...

Wow Carol! These are fabulous - loads of impact and great use of snippets. I did giggle about you saying you don't do CAS - err, dat's not right!!

Hugs

Di xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous Valentines, I love them both.

Jean said...

These are both fabulous CAS cards, I love the colour combos and the gingham ribbon. The two border punches you used go so well together, and I love how the alternative colours make the cards look so different.
Jean x

Vickie Y said...

Gorgeous CAS cards; love the borders you used. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

heather said...

I think you did a fabulous job on these CAS cards; the double borders are gorgeous.

Jane said...

Two darling CAS cards!!! Love the borders you used.
Thanks for playing this week at MFP SF&F. Hope you stop by again....

Greta said...

I love these cards--great examples of CAS! Glad you joined us at W2SB!

SARN said...

I think these cards are so perfect Carol. You've done CAS EXTREMELY WELL here after saying you couldn't!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Elizabeth said...

Two lovely cards, Carol. The punched borders are beautiful and the gingham ribbon is the perfect embellishment for your CAS card. Elizabeth xx

Jessi Fogan said...

I think you rock the CAS look! It took a long time for me to feel comfortable with CAS - but you know, just because it doesn't come easily doesn't mean YOU aren't great at it!

wannabcre8tive said...

You did a fab job with your CAS cards. I love them. I think the pink and black is my fav. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy Fox challenge.

Christine said...

These CAS cards are wonderful. I especially like the colour combo of the first one. The layering of the hearts for the border is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Ann Abrahamson said...

I'll have to CASE these gorgeous CAS cards! Love the simplicity but "pow" of the borders and ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at Words 2 Scrap By!

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Carol.

WOW! These are two pretty cards! Love the use of those two punches. Think you should go CAS more often. :)

Thanks so much for joining our Do-Something-Different challenge at Words 2 Scrap By!