August 23, 2013

Just white ...

Hi Everybody,

Terminology for  the new card maker  can be very confusing and so I like to keep things easy to understand.

If you are a seasoned card maker then please bear with me as I never mean to talk down to you..

But new people  are visiting Card Making Magic everyday and I get all sorts of questions in my inbox.

When I first started  with this lovely hobby it took me ages to find out what was meant by matting and layering.

So one of the questions I have been asked lately is to explain what is meant by CAS cards.

And this is one of those acronyms that will make you say ..... "Doh ! of course it is .... "

All it means is  ... Clean and Simple  ... and today I have some examples of what   CAS  looks like  to me.

I have kept the style, color and embellishments to a minimum ... and I have to admit that it is a real strain to keep the flowers, ribbons and pearls to a minimum for me !!

If you have been visiting my blog for a while you will know that my style is definitely  .... "More is More .... "

All these cards are white and silver and will be added to my stock  for sending at the correct time of year.

I have combined the Spellbinders with some of those from Tattered Lace  and all the little words are cut from their Christmas Sentiment die.

Now I need to go and lie down in a darkened room to get over the lack of a  "Bling"  on these cards ... Sigh !

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. 3 lovely designs Christina, my favourite is the Christmas baubles. White on white always looks classic I think. Now go and have a stiff drink to get over the lack of bling! Pat x

  2. Hi Christina love all three cards,
    they are crisp and clean looking.
    dont beat yourself up too much about not having all the bling on as some people prefer plainer
    cards ,i have relations who would like these but not if they were really fancy.
    Marion H

  3. They look terrific Christina, despite the less embellishments. I find it hard too to make a plainer card, I think it looks bare, but there are times one is needed, as you say.

  4. Cas makes them very stylish and classy. xxx

  5. Love your cards Christina.... I find CAS cards appeal to me but are not the easiest to achieve.... you just have to know when to leave well alone...... tfs
    Heather W

  6. Gorgeous cards - love the white on white and the touch of silver! Perfect!

  7. More is more fun, I think! Your cards are elegant and the simpler design means that we can make more of them quickly, which is necessary for Christmas, at least. I make about 80 cards at Christmas, so I usually do a CAS type of card. Thank you. BethAnn

  8. Christina, you crack me up! lol These are lovely cards and stand out beautifully. I am one of those people who need simple ;) meaning, I need things spelled out for me. Acronyms fly right over my head! Hope you get over the bling withdrawl soon!
    One question, how do you get the sentiment/wording so perfect? Is it embossed and if so with what products? Thanks for sharing.

  9. hi christina, love the cards and like the other ladies i think they are so elegant and good for mass production at christmas time lol. i have the holiday tree dies but totally forgot about the 2 little ones in the set, thanks for reminding me. can you tell us what the embossing folder is in the first card with the baubles on it? keep up the good work, much appreciated. lorraine t

  10. love these cards, lovely and not expensive to the previous lady says, so elegant.

  11. lovely Christina, so simple and easy to make, as the previous lady says, So Eleganr

  12. Thank you so much for the chance to win one of these lovely prizes, and thanks too, for sharing so much of your work with us and all the tutorial. I for one, have learned so much from them. It is all very much appreciated! I look forward to the blog every day and look for that first in my emails before I open anything else!! Got to see what you have to inspire me don't I?
    Thanks again Christina and keep up the good work! Karen P. xx


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