Blog: Clean and Simple Card Class 2: Win Your Spot

January 19, 2013

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I will never tire of the awesomeness that are the Online Card Classes! This time around Kristina Werner, Julie Ebersole, Jennifer McGuire and friends (including me!) are going to uncover the “secret” to minimalistic and fabulous cards.

The card you see above is a little sneak peek a the technique I’ll be sharing during this class! I absolutely LOVE this design and can’t wait for you to see the design I created exclusively for the class!

During Clean & Simple Card Making 2, you’ll learn new techniques and be inspired by 26+ videos and 34+ clever and creative card designs. Gather inspiration from your fellow students and Online Card Classes teachers in the forums and galleries. Then print out class PDFs to take Clean & Simple Card Making 2 with you wherever you go. Plus, with lifetime access, random giveaways and shopping discounts galore, you’ll be able to outfit your card making stash in clean and simple style.

Take a look at the details here: Clean & Simple Card Making 2!

If you’d like to WIN a spot in the class leave a comment here! I’d love to hear about what Clean & Simple techniques interest you most.  You’ll have until Tuesday, January 22 at 12:00 midnight, EST. I’ll  announce the winner on Wednesday, January 23rd!


144 thoughts on “Clean and Simple Card Class 2: Win Your Spot”

  1. Thanks so much for the chance to win! I have done the classes before and always learn something new. I am most interested in learning how to make unique clean and simple cards…learning what will set my cards apart and make them unique!

  2. I really hope to win a spot, but I will be attending anyway! I mostly want to know how to really strip down a design to its bare essentials but know how to compose it just right so it doesn’t just feel ’empty’. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  3. Love all of the Online Card Classes! I often make cas cards, but usually have a feeling I should add a little something more. Would love to learn more about balance and basic rules for a good layout. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I am completely new to card making and would LOVE to win a spot because I LOVE your card making style. As for techniques, I’m such a newbie that pretty much everything interests me, there’s so much I need to experiment with! I really hope to win a spot in the course! 🙂

  5. I really don’t have a particular technique that I am interested in. I would just like to learn how to create Clean and Simple cards that look clean and simple. My c&s cards look like a stamped image randomly placed on a card. I guess placement of image is what I am interested in.

  6. I would love to learn how to make clean and simple cards. I always feel guilty if I don’t put a lot of details into a card. Not sure why that is but I would love to learn some new techniques!

  7. I would love to win a spot in this class! I took the first class last year, and learned a TON. I have to go back and re-watch all of the videos again. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  8. I love this card, You’re so good at CAS style… Would love to win a spot to have more inspiration from all of you… Thanks for the chance

  9. I’ll so love to win a spot in this class. I’ll love to learn about balance and to create dimension without bulk. Thanks for the chance.

  10. Can hardly wait for more inspiration…how much is too much, how little is too little, where to place the sentiment..etc etc…can hardly wait for the class. Thank YOU for the chance to win a spot!

  11. Thanks for the chance to win- this sounds like an awesome class with so many talented designers! I am interested in masking- I get the concept but in practice I struggle with pulling it off.

  12. I’d just like to know how to keep it clean and simple. Sometimes my cards feel too empty. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. I’ve been dabbling in cardmaking for several months and learning a lot from different online sites. I think it would be great to attend an online class to get more information/education. Thank you for a chance to win a spot!

  14. Have loved past Online Card Classes for great tutorials, links, and amazing inspiration… thanks for the chance to win!

  15. I love making CAS cards not only because of the “less is more” principle but also I never have enough time. I’d be delighted to learn more ideas on how to make quick and simple cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Girls just want to have fun! Would love to win a spot in this class. Open to learning whatever!!! Like keeping things clean and simple. Would love to know what makes your minds work. How you come up with ideas when you see a new stamp set.

  17. I love your card that you designed for class. I just do not feel comfortable with the CAS look as I do not know when I am done? Is it not enough, is it too much, is it balanced? See what I mean? Love the look, just don’t kow how to get it.

  18. I have such a hard time leaving white space alone! I need to be able to find a perfect balance of “stuff” and white space, lol!,

  19. I plan to sign up for this class regardless, but would LOVE to gift a spot to someone special if I do win. She’s hit a rough patch and this would be a nice surprise. In any case, I’d like to learn more about paring down without being plain. Creating a strong focal point and knowing when to stop. The other classes I’ve taken have been FABULOUS so I’m looking forward to this one!

  20. Wow I’d love to learn how to make such beautiful cards. I’d really like to learn how to make a clean & simple card but that still has punch. Love your site.

  21. I took the first class and can’t wait to take the second one. I use the die cut layering technique I learned in the class quite a bit.

  22. I would love to win a spot. Love your card, but it definitely does not look Simple.
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  23. When I saw that you would be sharing a technique. I wanted to take this class. I don’t usually make “clean and simple” cards. I would like to learn how. I hope that there will be some ideas that don’t involve too much coloring.

  24. Oh my, what do I want to learn…how to make simple cards with a clean look that still look stylish and make the recipient ask how was that made. I so love all the classes I have taken. I just think it sparks so much of the inner designer in each of us. It also keeps me pro active in my crafting. Creating daily is so important to growth. Thanks for the chance to win. I will be in class either way. It is such a bargain. I have traveled all over to learn and this formate saves me a bundle. thanks 🙂

  25. This class looks fantastic – thanks for the chance to win! I would love to see a variety of examples of how to use the same stamp set on cards.

  26. Thank you for the opportunity to win:) I would like to learn more about balance…..what is appropriate for the less is more but enough to make a statement.

  27. I lice this card and have to know how you did that. It would be so great to win a spot in class. I want to learn more go-to tricks for designing CAS one layer cards. Thanks

  28. Thank you Amber for giving away a spot in this awesome class! Never taken an online card class. I want to learn more about the basic elements of design and how to know which colors/patterns go together to make a perfectly beautiful CAS card!! Also how to place things on a card base and how to know where (i.e. pearls, embellishments, strips of paper, stickers, etc.)

  29. I always think I need to add more to my cards. I would love to learn some tips to keep them simple and chic! Thanks for the chance to win a spot with the pros!

  30. CAS is my style, but I often struggle with design. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in what is sure to be an awesome class! I’m a big fan of your work.

  31. I would LOVE to win a spot in this class. I love clean and simple cards so much but I always end up over embellishing mine and can never seem to get the sophisticated look I want.

  32. What a great quick and easy card! It seems perfect for those times when you need that quick card for some occasion, yet don’t have hours to spend….yet want the card to still look special. Thank you for the chance to win.

    By the way, this is not meant to influence you at all,….your picture on your blog is just lovely and your smile is so warm & inviting. I just had to comment on that as well!!!

  33. I would love to win a spot in this class! I always feel guilty if I don’t put one more thing on the card, but stop myself. Would love to learn to make clean & simple.

  34. This is great! I love this giveaway. It seems to me that I always “overdo” my cards, so some advice in simple cards would be truly welcome! 🙂

  35. I prefer making greeting cards. The inking and stamping techniques would be beneficial because I like stamping. I’m also interested in the faux layering. If you are mailing a card you can’t have a lot of layers. thanks for a chance to be in the class.

  36. I am thrilled to have a chance to win a spot in this class!! I’ve never taken an online class before but I have my eye on this one. 🙂 I would love to learn some tricks on making a CAS design work. When I try to pull it off, something always seems wrong. 🙂 Thank you!!!

  37. I really loved your tutorial in “A Cut Above”, so I’m thrilled that you will be teaching in this class too!
    CAS is my favorite style, but I sometimes feel like I run out of ideas. Thank you so much for a chance to win a spot in this class…you are so sweet!

  38. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class. I would like to learn how to make my CAS cards look like they are intentionally clean and simple, not just plain and simple.

  39. Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot in the class! I love the mono-chromatic look – sometimes with a jolt of an extra color. Like the majority of the other commentors, I need to learn how to keep it simple yet stylish!

  40. I like clean and simple. I often just use a dry embossed front and a verse inside. Other times I just use a colored stamp on front. Would like to learn more about the style and get new ideas.

  41. What I’d like to know is how you know you have enough “stuff” on it. When do you cross the line from boring to clean and simple to gaudy?

  42. To be honest, I’m interested in any technique (especially with distress) that can stay CAS…seems like they tenc to involve too much “stuff” to be CAS.

  43. I’d love to win a spot in this fabulous class! I would really like to learn how to balance the design elements with the “white space”.

  44. I know that sometimes “less is more.” I hope to learn how to put this into practice from you! Thanks for offering the chance.

  45. Now that I’ve purchased a few new stamps and dies, I would LOVE to learn new ways to use them in your upcoming class. I enjoy your blog and always get inspirational ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in your class!

  46. I would love a chance to win a spot in this class! I have only recently discovered your blog Amber, and I absolutely love your work!
    Thanks so much!
    June in KS

  47. Always willing to learn something new and this seems like the perfect opportunity. Your “Love You Forever” card is beautiful. Love the CAS look but always find it challenging to know when to quit. Took their summer class in 2011 and it was awesome. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class!

  48. Love the new concept and spirit of your blog, Amber. A spot in the Clean and Simple 2 Class? Pick me, pick me pick me!!!

  49. I’ve loved the Online classes I’ve taken so far. Guess what I love the most is that I always learn something new that I am able to replicate. I love having those – I would have never ever thought of this but I am able to do it – moments.

  50. Congrats on being a guest designer with such an outstanding team of presenters! I would like to learn design tips on making C&S cards look like they have a designer classy style just not white space. I know you do this so well…what are your secrets?

  51. I love your card style and would love to win a spot in class. This would make my card making so much easier, it would be great to learn from the pros that I love.

  52. I would love a chance to win this class. I would like any tips and tricks to get me to make more succint cards. I try, but they always look like I took it a step too far. Finding your blog has been great though, you are a great teacher.

  53. I would love to learn some go-to techniques that give my cards a lot of bang for the buck, in other words ones that make them look great but that aren’t terribly difficult or time consuming to achieve.

  54. So nice to see you’ll be contributing to this always great class. I’d like to see some emphasis put on using up scraps and stretching the use of sentiment stamps. I realize most of the instructors have a vested interested in selling products, but I’d be more likely to buy some of the collections if I had ideas on making them do double-, triple-, quadruple-duty.

  55. Card making is my passion and I’m always looking for new ideas and techniques. What is life if not for learning? I love your blog and have it bookmarked as one of my favorites!

  56. I love the elegance that can be achieved with clean and simple and I know it’s not always easy to achieve. I’d love to win a spot in the class. Thanks for the opportunity.

  57. I’ve fallen head over heels with clean and simple designs. It pushes me to use my stash of stamps and inks more and the cards end up looking rather professional. But I’m always ready to learn more techniques and get ideas from others!

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