Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CAS Warmth & Wonder


Before I get started with today's cards I need to announce the winner of the Shimmery White Nativity tutorial...congratulations to Suzanne who commented "This is such a creative Nativity.  Keeping my fingers crossed I'm the winner!"  Guess the finger crossing worked!  Please send me your email address Suzanne so I can get your tutorial off to you ASAP!  Thanks to all who entered - they'll be another giveaway late this week or early next, so keep checking back :)

I had quite a productive day in my card room yesterday.  I was able to get ALL my Christmas cards made in one afternoon!  I love to sit down and make detailed Seasonal cards but the fact of the matter is when it comes to making a stack of cards I just want to get them done and in the mail!  For this reason I turned to a CAS (clean and simple) design this year.  I'm happy with the way they turned out - proof that sometimes simpler is better.


Stamp sets: Warmth & Wonder, Endless Wishes Photopolymer (SOLD OUT)
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Silver Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, White Gel Pen, Simply Scored, Stylus Tool, Crop-a-dile, Post it note

Begin by cutting the small frame found in the Apothecary Accents framelits onto a post it note.  Place the post it onto the Whisper White card base, centering it.  Sponge Midnight Muse along the edges, leaving a small amount of white space in the center and along the top of the frame.  Sponge Pink Pirouette into the white space.  Stamp either the tree or deer image from the Warmth & Wonder set into the center of the frame.  Remove the mask and add snow to the image with a white gel pen.  Stamp the greeting below the image then add an embossed border with a stylus tool and the Simply Scored board.   As a finishing touch punch two small holes below the border and tie a small piece of Silver ribbon into a knot.  That's it!  Once I got into a system a card would take roughly 5 minutes to make start to finish!  I LOVE THAT!

How are your Christmas Cards coming along??  Now that I'm done mine I can work on sharing a video I made for a little Holiday treat I designed.  It would be great for co-workers, neighbors, or someone who just deserves "a little something" as a way of saying thanks.

Have a wonderful day!
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