Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ode To Simplicity

Hello everyone,

One of the cardmakers I admire most is Susan Raihala. Her blog, Simplicity, is one which I look forward to every day. She crafts some of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen and her blog posts usually have a great quip or two which keeps me chuckling throughout the day. I've never really CASED one of Susan's cards even though I love her style but decided I'd give it a try.

The card base is from Recollections. The image is Penny Black Birds On Wire stamped with Stampin' Up Pacific Point on Very Vanilla and layered on Pacific Point paper. The sentiment is Hero Arts Thank You Messages.

This is a Susan Raihala card and I love it! It is simplicity at its finest. It is not really my usual style as I usually can't help but add multiple layers and printed paper not to mention embellishments and glitter. Funnily, it is still the type of card I strive to craft. Keeping it simple was actually quite a nice change of pace.

I'm on vaction until after Labour Day so my posts will be somewhat erratic unless I manage to get the mojo really flowing and find time to pre-post some cards.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. I love it! It is soft and somehow it makes me feel like the thank you is really heartfelt. Great Job! Luckie

  2. What a fabulous card! I'm so honored you CASE'd my style, and you certainly nailed it. You should do CAS more have the knack for sure.