Sunday 10 May 2015

April CAS Winners & May CAS Reminder #1

Hi everyone.  I'm back with a reminder that the May CAS Challenge at HLS is Die-cuts and/or Punches. There are lots of great ways to use die-cuts or punches on your cards and we hope you'll play along.

At Happy Little Stampers, CAS  (clean and simple) is defined as:

- one main focal point
- lots of white or open (no pattern) space
- minimal layers
- minimal embellishments

Before we get to the sample cards for this week, I want to again thank everyone that entered the April CAS Stenciling challenge at HLS.  The gallery is full of beautiful and creative cards.  As always, it was a tough job to narrow it down to a few.  Here's the winner and favourites for April. :)


(in numerical order)

Congrats to all the winners.  Make sure you grab your badge!! :)  Thanks to everyone who shared with HLS.

Here are the CAS Die-cuts / Punches cards for this week.

Bonnie - Guest Designer

Intricate die-cut card front exposes a panel made with the Saturated Watercolouring technique.


This card is made with all die-cuts, layered to create a spring garden.  Sponging was added to the sun, clouds, flowers and grass to add shading and dimension.


Simple die cuts with pops of colour make for a quick and easy card

Link up below to join our fun CAS Die-cuts or Punches challenge.  Or click HERE to enter our May Sketch Challenge.

Don't forget ... we are having a DT CALL this month for three challenges at Happy Little Stampers (Sketch Challenge, CAS Challenge and our new Christmas Challenge which starts in July). 

If you'd like to join any of these teams, please add DT after you name on your entry this month.  For the CAS challenge DT, enter below.  If you want to join the Sketch or Christmas challenge DT, click HERE and enter DT after your name on your entry into either (or both) of the links.


  1. Thanks so much for choosing my card as a favorite, and congrats to Riti and the other favorites too! And thanks for running this great challenge and all the wonderful inspiration cards!

  2. OMG Loll....ALL your CAS April Stenciling Favorite cards are just amazing! I love how they are all so different, yet beautiful and inspiring CAS designs using different stencililng techniques. Wow!
    Now for your 4 new Die Cut Reminder cards...WOW, Again! I loved all 4. Bonnie's intricate die cut strip with a saturated watercolored BG really pops! Loved all 4 cards. TFS my friend.

  3. Wow, thanks for the shout out as a favourite. Such an honour amongst so many fabulous entries. Congrats to Riti and my fellow favourites xx

  4. Hi guys! Great challenge once again! I just wanted to let you know that I just added a card and forgot to add DT by my name :-/ I could not remove the entry to re do it sorry :-/

  5. Thank You so much for pickingmy card as the Winner!! Am doig the Happy Dance.
    congrats to all the special mentions !!


Thanks so much for your comments. Hopefully we have inspired you today! Happy Little Stampers xx

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