CASE Study #92

Super simple, CAS styling with lots of bling!  I know CAS does not normally entail lots of bling….but those beads pack a punch in small doses.  My card is based on the CASE Study Challenge this week.  Here is the original inspiration photo by Agnieszka.

I love how she showcased the letter M for Mother’s Day.  My birthday card stash is getting depleted, so I first thought of HB for Happy Birthday. Design Team member Debby Hughes mentioned using beads on her card.  Light bulb went off!  I have tons of beads that I have owned for over a decade, unopened!  Since I am on a mission to use my stash, this was the perfect opportunity. Here is a closer look at my bead detail-

My photos do not do them justice.  In real life, they shimmer and shine!  All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
D1400 Birthday Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
Retired Raspberry Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Glass Beads by Gary M Burlin
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
RV17 Deep Magenta Copic Sketch

Design Tips-The font is from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used the negative image and popped the layer up from my cardbase.  I colored my clear sparkles with the Copic Sketch to match my color scheme.  The Raspberry cardstock was retired many years ago from Close To My Heart.  I failed to purchase a reinker for this pad....and after 14 years of Raspberry Ink pad has bit the dust.  If anyone wants to part with a Raspberry Reinker, let me know!  I hoarded the cardstock away.....sadly not the reinker!

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps -Colors: White, Black and ?
Anything Goes Challenge - Colour Combo Black with one another
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any sentiment
Lexi's Creations - Black and White plus one other colour
Paper Pretties - Bold, bright colors
Southern Girls - Die-cut or punch
Top Tip Tuesday - Dig out the old-EVERYTHING on this card is over a year old!
Use It Tuesdays - Use hoarded supply (Beads, Raspberry Cardstock)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. great cards allisa... these micro beads make great impact..thanks for joining us at aud sentiments, good luck..Pauline x

  2. simple, stunning, and beautiful :) totally lifting this ideal too :)
    thanks for playing along with Southern Girls Challenge

  3. beautiful cards, thanks for joining us at ATSC!!!

    gr. arjette.

  4. Fantastically done, Allisa! I love that idea with the beads, and may have to use it myself since I also have tons of unused beads. Thanks for entering our "Black, White, & 1 bit of Color" challenge at Lexi's Creations this week. Hope to see you playing again and again.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Oh wow these are fabulous :)
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    hugs Mandy xx

  6. Beautifully crafted, simple and so very elegant. Love the use of the beads. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Black,White and One other Colour' challenge!

  7. Really cute little stamp and love the design! Thanks for sharing a Tip for us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again next time!
    Tammy Louise

  8. Absoluetly FABULOUS card! Love all about it!

    I too am working on using up my supplies:0)

    Glad to see you playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see you back often:0)


  9. Wow what a great CAS!!!!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

  10. CAS and fabulous!
    Thanks for studying with us on CASE Study this week :)

  11. Did you find the beads went everywhere LOL! Thanks for joining us at CASE study this week :)

  12. I kept the beads corralled from the get go. I opened the jar inside a container and pressed them into the adhesive before removing the card. The last thing I need is thousands of little beads on the loose!

  13. Totally Fabulous cards! sorry can't help with the reinker but Great TOP TIP!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time! Don't!!! forget to check out tomorrows Posts!! hugs Samantha :0)


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