Make My Monday # 144 is CAS

Welcome to another bi-weekly Make My Monday challenge! Wei picked the Clean and Simple theme for this challenge, and that means a lot of white space.

Here’s my card:


  • I started with a Just Jade base trimmed to 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The black mat measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I cropped the Stitched Shapes middle circle out of this mat to save cardstock.
  • The white cardstock measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches, and I dry embossed it with the Petal Burst embossing folder. I thought that the shape of the petals on the embossing folder matched the shape of the black petal on the DSP.
  • I also cut a piece of white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card.
  • Next, I cut two strips of the Flowers and Field DSP. The one for the card measures 2 inches by 4 inches. I trimmed the second one for the envelope flap, so it measures 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches.
  • I used scraps of white to punch out two of the large daisy punch flowers. Then, I used the blending brush with the Bumblebee ink pad to color the two stamps. I tried to get a darker color towards the center of the petals, but I don’t think it shows up well on the card.
  • As long as I had the blending brush and ink handy, I created a very light, loose circle of color right on the center of the inside panel. Then, I used another sentiment from Rooted in Nature for the inside panel.
  • While I’ve had the Rooted in Nature stamp set since it released a couple of years ago, I finally used the sentiment BE STRONG, BE HAPPY, BE YOU. After stamping it on a scrap of white, I trimmed between the lines of the sentiment for a lighter impact on the card. I thought a single sentiment block wouldn’t work with the CAS theme.
  • Finally, I cut a piece of Just Jade ribbons long enough to wrap around the white cardstock layer and tied it in a bow. I placed the ribbon so that it would form a border between the DSP and the white cardstock.

Putting It Together

  • I used multipurpose glue to adhere the black, white, and DSP layers together. I almost goofed, but remembered to tie the ribbon before adhering the white/DSP layer to the black cardstock. Multipurpose glue also adhered the interior panel to the inside of the card.
  • In order to get just enough height to clear the ribbon on the front, I used a couple of the 3/4 inch glue dots under the black Stitched Shape circle.
  • There are dimensionals under each layer of the daisy. I also used mini-dimensionals under the three sentiment strips.
  • After trimming down the DSP on the envelope flap, I’d finished this card/envelope coordinated set. I just love this DSP!

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Have a Peachy Day!


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