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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

CAS Birthday Card

I haven't felt well this week making concentrating very difficult and crafting very slow going. But I was able to eek out 2 cards. I will post them in different posts to keep me sane.

This first one is a CAS birthday card which I will enter into the Outlawz CAS Sunday Challenge: Birthday.

I really like the way this turned out.

Card base: plain white generic cardstock.
Banner: scrap paper
Sentiment: computer generated
Twine: from my stash
Roses: from my stash. I think they were from the dollar bin at Michaels.
Die cuts: Leaves cut from Ultimate Creative Series Cricut Cartridge. Each cut had 3 leaves. I cut out two and didn't like the look, so I trimmed off one of the leaves on one of the cut and places them where I thought they looked good. Before adding them to  the card I inked the center vein and edges with Always artichoke ink from Stampin' Up.

I hope you like it. I will be back soon with the post for the second card I have made. Have a great day!

My Craft Spot: Clean and Simple
TTCRD: Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiments: Favorite Technique (die cutting, inking)



  1. SO pretty! LOVE those flowers! Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot this week!!!


  2. Great card! The roses are such a great addition to this card! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  3. Love your card. The roses are awesome on your card. Thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment again.