Saturday, November 19, 2016

CAS Christmas Card

Well, for me it is getting to crunch time  for getting my Christmas cards done so I am scaling down to mainly clean and simple designs now. This is one which was inspired by the paper pack colors from a set by Stampin' Up! which I had ordered earlier in the year. I decided to use those colors except for adding the green to make a simple design. I really like the look too. I had not done a lot with holly this year so I decided that would be my stamped design besides the sentiment.

I stamped the nice big sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Holly Jolly set with Gina K. Designs Kraft ink to match the kraft color in the striped background of the pattern paper. The nice holly leaves were also from a Gina K. Designs stamp set called Festive Foliage and were stamped with Gina K. Designs Grass Green. And instead of stamping holly berries I  chose to take a hand held punch and make some berries with the red glitter card stock from Stampin' Up!. The last step was to add a ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Traditional Christmas Mix which was the October Ribbon Club Assortment.

I made several of this design. Some I added a ribbon to and some I made them without. I really liked both versions and these worked up really fast and quick once I had my papers cut and the design figured out.

Other supplies used were a Scor Pal, Scor Tape, Glue Dots and the Crafter's Companion Glue Pen. I cut my panels using my old guillotine cutter.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge -Christmas and Ribbons
Crop Stop Linky Party #22-Anything Goes

My dear sweet husband got my baked goods to the sale as our roads were bad and he used the four wheel drive pick-up to take them in to town where the sale was held. It is only nine miles but even at that it took much longer due to the slippery and sometimes snow filled roads. I hope the sale goes well too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

God bless,


  1. Love the holly and that bright red bow! Glad you got your goods to the bake sale. I guess winter is here!

  2. Beautiful card. I love the CAS design. xx

  3. Very elegant. I assume Arlin made it back home in one piece without sliding in a ditch somewhere.

  4. Loving your striped background paper, really adds a festive flair! This is beautifully designed and topped with a FAB ribbon. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Mod Squad Blog, Christmas & Ribbons Challenge, Donna DT Member.

  5. This is so, so pretty. I think the striped patterned paper is perfect behind the clean and simple focal panel. Thought about you yesterday when there was that awful weather out your way. Glad your hubs could get your baked goods into town.

  6. Very pretty, Verna! The bow really sets it off! I enjoy making CAS cards too!

  7. Wonderful CAS Christmas card. Love that beautiful greeting stamp.

  8. Another very pretty little card Verna. Beautiful script sentiment and holly and bow are the perfect additions.

  9. This is a very pretty CAS card, Verna. I like the bow and the striped background, I think it's a classic.

  10. Gorgeous! I love the mc font and the ivy - awesome!

  11. The background and bow adds to your beautiful card!


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