Sunday, February 26, 2017

CAS Christmas


Today's card was easy peasy, and I really like the clean and simple look. I have quite a few snippets of SU! retired Christmas paper that's too small for an entire card panel, but they work for this design! I used Gina Marie Designs stitched squares dies to cut both the vanilla and dsp layers, then used a SU! mini punch (r) to cut a little tree out of the vanilla panel. I used an old olive snippet of green to punch another tree and then inserted it into the negative space, adding a tiny red gemstone to the top. I heat embossed the SU! Contempo Christmas (r) sentiment with gold embossing powder and that's all there was to this card. I've made several in assorted colors which I'll share in the future. (After seeing this card posted, the smaller panel looks white compared to the card base, but they're both vanilla cardstock. They may possibly be from 2 different mfrs which is why the color varies?)

I'm sharing this with the February Rudolph Days Challenge which ends when February ends.

I'm also sharing this with Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge CHNC 322 which is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with an option of recyling/upcycling.

I'm grateful for these devoted bloggers who keep us inspired to make Christmas cards all year long with Christmas challenges - otherwise, I'd be scrambling at the last minute in December!

Thanks for stopping by and may your Sunday be a peaceful one.

Carol

26 comments:

jimlynn said...

CAS and perfect! Love that little Christmas tree punch and it fits great in the stitched square. Every time I try to photograph vanilla it comes out white looking. I know this is beautiful in vanilla. Gives it a very elegant look.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute and elegant CAS! Just perfect for making Christmas greetings to anyone :D

Jean said...

What an excellent way to use those tiny snippets we can't bear to throw away.
I love the cute little tree and lovely gold embossed greeting.
I have just linked up my RD card and it's next after yours.
I'm sorry to have been missing lately, I was just taking a break, and hope to be back to blogging and commenting again now.
Jean x

Brenda said...

I am loving this beautiful, CAS card too Carol! The fact that it is so simple but elegant pulls me in and that it can be mass produced! I hope you don't mind, but I am going to CASE this design! Where did the warm temps go?! Did you get those storms and hail??? I hope all is well in your neck of the woods my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card, must keep this in mind when I get going making for Christmas. Love the beautiful simplicity of it.
Faith
x

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, a fabulous CAS design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Heidi Stamps said...

I do like that tiny country tree and the really CAS design. That is often the right way to go for a Christmas card. I am hoping to get some inspiration to make some more cards soon!

Kathleen said...

Superb CAS/LIM card, love it.

Kath x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I always admire how you emboss the sentiments and I am a big fail at doing so. This is quite lovely, Carol!

scrappymo! said...

The embossed sentiment is fabulous on this card. it balances the CAS design and adds such a lovely touch.
The wee red diamond is perfect on your little tree. What a great snippets card...you should take it over to Di's.


Thanks for taking part in the Feb. Rudolph Days Challenge.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

I love the way the 'Merry' is in cursive and the 'Christmas' in type print. I love text like that. This is a great CAS card for sure. I think these type of cards are the hardest to make!

Janice M said...

I'm really going to need to get some more stitched dies! I only have circles so far. I stink at CAS but you rocked it. Like the little gem you added, perfect!

aussie aNNie said...

Love your giraffe in the post below Carol, and this sure is a nice CAS Christmas card.x[aNNie]

sally said...

A delightful CAS card :-)

Sally

Kath said...

A fabulous CAS Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph Day challenge.
Kath x

Wendy said...

Your cards always inspire me, Carol! I love how simple this card is especially if you had to mass produce them. That dsp is perfect and I love that little tree punch with the red rhinestone on top! Your embossed sentiment finishes this off nicely! I have yet to create a Christmas card yet this year..I know, what a slacker! Guess I am just Christmas'd out! TFS and have a terrific day, my friend! Hugs~

Barb said...

This really is a lovely CAS Christmas card Carol. Barbxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Your CAS style is simply fabulous

Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

*Vicki* said...

I so love your CAS style Christmas here!! There you go again with your clever use of paper scraps!! :) Thanks for your inspiration my friend!

linda said...

such a fabulous CAS christmas card! it looks cozy and elegant at the same time with such attention to detail and i love the sentiment! thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!

linda
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I always struggle with CAS, this is gorgeous and a great way to use your snippets too.

Sue xx

Megan J said...

Hi Carol, a lovely quick card for you stash, I wonder if lighting could show the card colour as different, even just the two layers could make the light hit differently. Happy Rudolph Day, have a wonderful week... Megan

MaryH said...

I like this CAS too. That tiny little green tree is beyond adorable. TFS & Hugs

Donna Hanley said...

This is another great Christmas card and you know I love it because it is a CAS design. I will be one of those scrambling next fall/winter to get mine done. I'm not as smart as you getting a head start on them. I need to kick myself to get started. I made a couple since January and then just stopped. Wishing you a Merry day.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love your card! That little tree as the focal point really works. I know what you mean about Christmas challenges all year. It was a life saver for me last year. I cannot get going on it this year.
PJ

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 322 - hope to see you again soon x