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Sentimental Sundays #17 - Clean and Simple

The challenge on the Sentimental Sundays blog this week is Clean & Simple. If you follow my blog, you probably know that CAS cards are something I struggle with.

I used an older sketch from Clean & Simple (sketch FTL104) to help get me started. Although I am rather pleased with the way it turned out, I still have a hard time leaving it be. I wanted to add more layers, stitching, or just something!

Please stop by Sentimental Sundays to see the rest of the beautiful work from the DT and pick up the free sentiments from Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. I hope you will join our CAS challenge this week. Ann tries to keep it easy and fun. You can use any stamps, rub ons, papers, etc from your stash. You only need to incorporate the weekly theme and use a sentiment. Easy peasy.

Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps: CTMH Just Because
  • Papers & CS: Echo Park Walk in the Park, GP CS, misc pink cs
  • Inks: CTMH Chocolate
  • Tools: Big Shot, MFT jumbo scallop die
  • Embellishments: CTMH ribbon, Hero Arts Gemstones, Butterfly die cut from Taylored Expressions


Annika said…
It's truly cute and beautifully clean, striking in it's simple and effective design!
jaimie said…
Hi Cheryl,

Cute card, love the butterlfy!

Greetings, Jaimie
Vanja said…
Beautiful card, Cheryl! I love the butterfly.
hugs, Vanja
Fun plaid paper. I like the bling on your butterfly.
Leanne said…
I to have trouble with CAS cards but I can't tell you struggled one bit it's gorgeous! I love the butterfly also it's a nice added touch! I also like the embossed lines at top!
Riet said…
What a wonderful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
lynn said…
darling card, cheryl:)
Lorraine A said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl ,,, simple and stunning :-) I LOVE this :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC Challenge :-)
Lols x x x
Joanna K said…
Lovely card Cheryl, the butterfly is soooo cute! xx
Donna said…
Lovely clean card, I love it's simplicity. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
Hugs, Donna x
Shelly Schmidt said…
Looks great- I like the L.O. and the ribbon over the scallops, and the embossed lines at the top too. I have a terrible time with CAS- but this is perfect the way it is! TFS
Doreen said…
This is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at
joey said…
Hi Cheryl

this is gorgeous, beautiful design, thanks for joining us at tpc

Kimberly S said…
Fabulous job keeping it CAS Cheryl, I especially love the butterfly you added! :)
1CardCreator said…
Very classy card Cheryl. ~Diane
Micki said…
ohhhh love it.... you know me :-)..... oh and I almost threw that colored image away (the Sweet Pea Halloween one yesterday), lol.....

Karin said…
This turned out soo pretty! Love the embossed lines you added :)
Pat (mspfd) said…
Wow! This is a stunner. Fabulous design. Perfect in every way!
Joanne Gilch said…
I think the embossed lines just bring this card over the top. AND how simple. gorgeous idea with the clean and simple
Tracey said…
You did a great job here Cheryl, this is stuning!

Have a great week!
Kathy said…
Great CAS card! Pretty and elegant.
A perfect CAS card!!! Love that paper and the scoring!!!
Shelley said…
This is a gorgeous card and a lovely image. Thanks for joining in with CYDA Challenge.
Hugs Shelley xx
Mel X said…
Gorgeous card. Lovin the design.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and CYDA. Good luck.

Mel X
Kim P said…
Wow! I love this!!!

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