Welcome to this month’s installment of CASEing Coast to Coast with Karen Hallam from CA and myself here in PA. Karen provided beautiful inspiration this month with this card…
I’m loving the latest slimline trend in card making these days and was thrilled to see Karen’s. So naturally that was the first element I knew I would be CASEing (Copying and Selectively Edit). I also decided to follow her lead and create a Christmas card. Here’s what I came up with…
My card measures 8 1/2 x 3 3/4, so it’s a pretty big one. That just made it more fun to decorate! I used a variety of different products here which I listed at the end of the post. These are my favorite kind of cards to make where I can pull together different elements, use products that I purchase and create a pretty card.
The Designer Series paper is from the Most Wonderful Time Refill Kit. The DSP is part of the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley. I often opt to buy just the refill kits without the stamps and dies. The patterns in the DSP are so pretty and festive. The refill kits also come with many additional embellishments. I used one of the sticker embellishments on the front of the envelope.
However, the DSP pattern measures 6″ x 6″ so I had to do a little retro fitting. Here’s my solution…
I cut the 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP into two 2 1/2″ x 6″ pieces and centered and glued them onto the Old Olive card stock. Then I trimmed the sides.
To cover the seam where the two pieces of DSP meet, I added the leafy embellishment from the Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper. It created the perfect focal point and frame for the sentiment which is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and is heat embossed in gold.
The inside sentiment is from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set and is stamped in Garden Green ink.
If you haven’t already, please head west to California to get the details on Karen’s beautiful slimline card HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Let’s just say that I did have a HOOT making today’s card. Each year I usually purchase just one halloween set. I knew the Have a Hoot bundle was it as soon as I saw it. In addition, this set also has a few adorable Christmas images. Although I didn’t use the coordinating dies on today’s card, I’m working on another project with them.
A pattern from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper is a perfect backdrop for the cute little owl images. These images are so easily colored with alcohol markers. I used Light Soft Suede, Light Smoky Slate and Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.
The inside sentiment and spider image is from the Little Treats stamp set.
I created a few Halloween cards for my adult daughters using the Harvest Hellos, Beautiful Autumn and Buffalo Check stamp sets along with the Apple Builder Punch, Autumn Punch Pack and Forever Flourishing Dies. I really enjoyed creating these cards. It was fun to pull together a variety of different sets to come up with a one of a kind card.
The size of this card is also a bit different. I’m calling it a mini slimline. It measures 6″ x 3 1/2″. Given the card size, I created a custom envelope using a piece of cream colored copy paper.
Since I needed a few of these cards, I created different color combinations on the Crumb Cake card base.
Night of Navy
The inside sentiment comes from a very vintage Stampin’ Up! set called Spooks Galore. I’ve had this set forever and it was perfect for the size of this card.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day.
Happy Friday! I hope you’re looking forward to a re;axing weekend. It’s a three-day weekend for me and I plan on doing some stamping…big surprise!
For today’s card I pulled together several different products to create a pretty Fall medley.
Materials & Measurements
- Soft Sea Foam card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
- So Saffron card stock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside)
- Very Vanilla card stock: 5″ x 3 3/4″ (inside)
- The background is created using the Best Plaid Builder die with Very Vanilla, Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron card stock.
- After adhering the plaid background, I used various dies to create the fall floral arrangement. Everything I used is listed at the end of the post.
- The sentiment, from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set, is stamped in Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder on Basic Black card stock.
- The inside sentiment is also from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set.
- I embellished both the inside of the card and the envelope flap with strips of Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron card stock and Plaid Tidings DSP.
I’m really enjoying creating Fall projects and this one was a lot of fun.
Stampin’ Up! News….
The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is available for order NOW. Read all the details HERE
Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of new products. Click HERE for all the details.
Thinking about joining Stampin’ Up!. There’s are bonus incentive to join during the month of September. Click HERE to join.
Here’s what you’ll receive when you join this month…
- The starter kit with your choice of $125 in products for $99 + free shipping.
- So Much Love stamp set
- Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set
- Pre-cut cardstock to complete 16 cards
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Thanks very much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.