Friday, April 1, 2011
CAS Tea Sampler Purse
I didn't want to just put it in an envelope, so I cut out this purse with my Cricut from the Forever Young cart (purse1). I used my Gypsy to hide the contour lines of the purse's flower image for the back part of the purse, and for the front of the purse I added a "T" cut out from Plantin Schoolbook cart.
NOTE: If you don't have a Cricut you could draw the purse shape and cut it out twice (front/back).
I used one-sided CS, but double-sided would've looked really nice, and finished off the insides a bit better--plus I could've used the other side of the CS for the accordian folds. Isn't hind-sight always 20/20?!
I adhered CS behind the "T" with glue so I could apply the glitter, and finished it off by quick tying a sheer ribbon to the handle. I added some tea I packaged in small plastic jewelry bags, and shipped it off to my friend. A simple gift of tea in a cute package. I could've added some inks & embellishments to jazz it up even more, but I really just wanted something CAS.
CAS is the acronym for clean & simple. The viewpoint on a CAS design is subjective, but basically speaking - a CAS design usually has one or more of the following attributes: a distinct focal point or theme, shows uncluttered space, not always a time-saver project but may highlight a specific technique, doesn't usually have a lot of layers/embellishments, is easily reproduced with minimal supplies. I first learned about CAS designs on Splitcoast Stampers. You can do a search on their website and find a lot of CAS examples--their site is a wonderful resource. For this CAS project, I'm simply hoping you look at it and maybe think of a "T" purse/pouch. =)
Thanks for stopping by, I think I'll go for now...I feel a tea break coming on.
Noted by Lisa