Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Christmas in July

I figured since one of the major craft related chain stores has had their Christmas merchandise out for 3 weeks now, I might as well start stamping a few Christmas cards myself.  My real motivation, though, was Susan's OLW13 challenge to make a Christmas/Holiday/winter card.

I cased one of my own Christmas cards from last year, but this one is much more CAS.  I might even make a few more since it was so quick and easy.

This is my card from last year.  A little too busy for CAS, and hardly any 'white space'.  I still love it, though.  (It was cased, but I can't remember from whom.)

This is this year's CAS version.  So simple, and Susan is sure to love all the 'white space' on this one!  I didn't even stamp a sentiment; there's plenty of room on the inside for that.

Supplies used:
Stamps - patterned pines
Paper - GKD PL ivory
Ink - garden green, old olive, real red markers, encore gold
Accessories - detail gold EP, heat gun, red rhinestones, nestabilities rectangle die, Wizard

Hoping thoughts of winter help to keep you cool in the summer heat,



Tejal said...

Love the embossed frame around the trees! Very beautiful.

Angela said...

This is absolutely stunning! I just love what the frame does for your design. Great card!

Bev J. said...

A really pretty CAS card-love the embossed frame. tfs

jimlynn said...

Like both of them! So pretty.

Abounding Treasures said...

I absolutely LOVE the bottom CAS version ~ it's perfect :o)

Lindsey said...

This is gorgeous! That embossed star is the perfect finishing touch.

Susan Raihala said...

Karen, these are both lovely, but as you might suspect, I'm totally lovin' the CAS one!

I have no idea why you can't link. That's really weird. If you send my your email address, I'll try to link it for you.

And BTW, thank you so much for the lovely card you sent. We're having a rough time dealing with the loss, and your card was so very sweet. George and I have both hit yellow butterflies with our cars in the last two weeks. How sad is that?

Nicole said...

Love it! I am just crazy for patterns.

You are right, it doesn't need a sentiment on the front.

shannon said...

love the embossed frame and how it "makes" the CAS card!

Susan said...

The CAS one is SO eyecatching! I LOVE that embossed frame. Did you do that by hand or do you have an embossing folder to do it with? I'd love to know your technique!! FAB card!