Sunday, September 29, 2013

CAS Wizard Card

Wizard card using Magical Dreams Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

Do you know what CAS stamping is?

Have you noticed bloggers using the term "CAS" to describe their cards? Do you know what that means? The acronym stands for "Clean And Simple". Basically it refers to cards that are simple - use lots of white space with minimal layers and embellishments. They are uncluttered and have a clean design!  

Are you a CAS stamper?  

Several of the girls on our Design Team are great at making CAS cards. I'm usually somewhere in between - but I'm starting to skew a little towards it. I recently created this card using the wizard from our Magical Dreams stamp set that I think fits the definition. It was hard for me not to add more to this card - I mean, look at all that white space! I wasn't sure I liked how simple it was - but I decided to leave it alone and it's definitely growing on me. 

The nice thing about CAS cards is that they really showcase the stamps! Your eye is immediately drawn to this cute little wizard!  Plus there is some great sparkle on the left side - I used some glitter covered paper and a row of sequins - which really adds to the card without complicating it!

Wizard card using Magical Dreams Stamps by Newton's Nook Designs

What do you think?

What style of card-maker are you? I'd love to hear what you think about the CAS style!


  1. Jen, your cas wizard card is, well exactly that: perfect cas! Yes, our eye is immediately drawn to your also perfectly coloured wizard; the glitter paper and sequins simply enhance him as the focal point. Charming and delightful! Cas and I have a tepid relationship at best, because as you noted, all that empty white space seems just so empty! I love cas cards others created (as in yours!), but when I try on my own-some: yikes...and I end up adding more stuff which defeats the whole cas purpose. Gah! I have however, found a wee little solution...shhhh...sometimes, I just make my cards a bit smaller (love 'little' canvases), and then the white space doesn't seem to loom so vast. You're inspiring me to reconsider cas yet again...after all, I have some sweet little Boo Crews waiting for their turn on stage! Have a happy Sunday; you've made mine exactly that!

  2. so cute!! love those colors on the wizard and the glitter row is awesome!! but that line of sequins - swoon! such a good idea!


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