Sunday, March 16, 2014

CAS Mixed Bunch for Paper Players #187

Hello there stampers! Hope you are having a great day so far. This week Jaydee is our hostess over at the Paper Players with a Clean and Simple Spring card challenge. Jaydee is truly the Queen of CAS cards. She has a way of doing "more with less". I always over-do CAS cards, it seems. I have really been trying to "clean up my act" and not stress about them when I make them. That was my approach for my card for the challenge. Thank goodness it wasn't a one-layer card challenge or I would have REALLY been in trouble. Haha!
The layout was inspired by one I saw on my stamping pal Lesley's blog: The Challenge. Any layout that has elements repeated in "threes" always catches my eye. I decided to use two stamp sets I rarely ink up and picked out a fun spring trio of colors. It is not a complicated card but I really like how it came out. The colors really pop and I am going to be able to pop it in the mail using only one stamp! Whoot!   
Here are the products I used to create my card: 
  • Mixed Bunch Stamp Set
  • Sweet Essentials Stamp Set
  • Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Sale-A-Bration item)
  • 1" Circle Punch
  • Banner Punch (Sale-A-Bration item)
  • Basic Rhinestones
  • Classic Stamp Pads in Rose Red, Gumball Green and Wisteria Wonder
  • Card stock in Whisper White and Rose Red
Please join us over at the Paper Players The challenge is open through Friday, March 21st, 2014 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week. 
The Paper Players Design Team

Looks like Benjamin is waiting to use the Macbook, so it's time to sign off for now. 
Have a great day today! :) 

**CLICK HERE** to order anytime 24/7 from my Stampin' Up! website

Follow Me on Pinterest


  1. Oh man, I love it when you do this style of card...lots of white and yummy fun colours. Crisp and fabulous! Thank you so much for playing along with me too! I was happy to see your card! Benny looks like he has some surfing to do. You are the best. xo

  2. Your cards are lovely. Enjoy your blog. Also the cat!

  3. Love your pretty blooms Anne Marie, wonderful card!

  4. Ooh, I love this Anne Marie! The embossed background adds so much texture but the white space keeps it clean, and what bright, happy colors you chose! Great card for the challenge. Love the picture of your fur baby, too! What a fluff ball!

  5. Beautiful beautiful beautiful, card Anne Marie! Love the circle flowers with tiny sparkles on them! Great spring colors, too!

  6. Beautiful card Anne Marie! Love the spring colours on this card. I entered my card in both challenges as well. Name under my card is Anna - I'd rather be crafting.

  7. A breath of fresh spring air in a card...lovely job AM! The colors are so fresh and the clean layout really lets them shine. Looks like you have quite an office assistant there! ((hugs))

  8. Love these bright, happy colors and all that white!

  9. AM, I love this card. I love the dot embossed background that echo the dots of the flowers and the circular shapes. The colors are wonderful for Spring, too. Thank you for rocking my challenge! Now, as much as I love your card, the photo of Benjamin steals the show!
    Hugs my friend

  10. Ann Marie this is so pretty. Love your colors! Hoping to do some blog surfing soon.
    I'm just off a week with the grandkids and I'm whipped! had to return to work to rest!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!
Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie