Monday, June 8, 2009

Clean and Simple Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who participated.

We're starting a new feature on Gingersnap Creations showcasing clean and simple cards. And to celebrate, we're offering some blog candy. Read to the end of the post to find out more.

There are lots of ways to define the clean and simple (CAS) style and it will mean different things to different people. For me personally, a CAS card/project has one or more of the following attributes:

  • a lot of white space
  • minimal embellishments and layers
  • a strong central image
  • is easy to mass produce
Whether your stamping style is vintage, modern, whimiscal or eclectic, you can use the clean and simple approach. Each month we'll bring you different style CAS cards and projects to inspire you. To start us off I've created a trio of vintage cards.

The theme on Gingersnaps this month is Journeys and when I bought Travel Tickets by Invoke Arts at a rubber stamp convention this weekend, I knew they would be perfect for journey themed CAS cards. I stamped the images onto Fabriano watercolor paper with cocoa ink by Memento and applied different colored chalks with sponge daubers. I carefully cut around the images, mounted them onto a contrasting card stock and added a button embellishment.

My personal preference is to use a white or cream card base for my CAS cards. I often reach for Fabriano Medioevalis watercolor cards that I purchase by the box load from Dick Blick. For this trio of cards I used their reply folded cards which measure 5-1/4" × 3-3/8".

And now onto the blog candy.... We will be giving away this trio of cards, 6 more Fabriano cards and envelopes, a clear stamp from Studio Calico, some travel charms and an assortment of vintage embellishments to one lucky winner.

All you need to do to for a chance to win this fun little package is leave a comment stating your dream vacation destination. We will draw one lucky winner from the qualifying comments. Deadline: Sunday, June 14th, 2009 at Noon Eastern Standard Time.

Thanks for visiting Gingersnap Creations and good luck!


  1. My dream vacation destination is a villa in the Tuscan countryside near a town. Oh I've been to Tuscany, but it was in the cold month of January. I'd like to return when it is harvest season.


  2. Hawaii, would be my dream vacation, actually made plans to go about two years ago, but things just didn't pan out. Billy has been and told me wonderful stories and believe it would be so romantic to go with the one you love to share the experience.

  3. The place I dream of visiting is Australia. Of course I'd need a really long visit to see everything!

  4. My dream destination is England ... especially the cool green pastoral areas. All the photos of their beautiful flower gardens also entrance me. Thanks for the opportunity to win the great blog candy.


  5. My dream destination would be Japan. I am fortunate to have been to Europe several times (Paris is definitely my favourite), to Hawaii several times, and I'm going to China this fall. Travel is definitely a dream come true!

  6. My dream destination would be my own creative space! The dining room table, a card table in the family room, a folding table in the garage...all of these places are servicable, but not very inspring. My dream vacation would be to be left utterly alone, away from family and friends (although I love them dearly!); 2 days of selfish 'me' time would do wonders for a weary soul!

  7. Hi - Just came across your blog through SCS and I love your CAS cards.

    My dream vacation? I love Colorado in the summer time. I love the mountains, but just not snow. :)

  8. Dream vacation would be to travel the USA, all 48 states, in one continous trip in an RV, oh what I could see! oh where I could go...thanks for the dream.......


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