Can You Case It #43 - Christmas is Coming!

Happy Sunday and welcome to another challenge from the Can You Case It Design Team! Congratulations to our winner and to all who many pretty cards!! Today we have a sketch for you...

Isn't it fun?!? I love all of the design team's interpretations of the sketch, here's mine!

Can You Case It #43 - Christmas is Coming!

Now that Halloween is over, we jump right into Christmas, right???? Lol, I can hear the grumbling out there! Nope, we still have a wonderful holiday coming this month to celebrate our gratitude, but I must admit that I am currently preparing for Christmas! You will probably see more Christmas cards from me in upcoming posts!

I fell in love with this pattern paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack! It's just soooo pretty! It's a very bold pattern though, so I paired it with a lot of white space and clean design. We want it to be the focal point of the card!

Here's a little closer look at it...

Can You Case It #43 - Christmas is Coming!

This card also features the new Note Tag Punch...what a great size tag! I chose to stamp directly on it with the Christmas stamp from the Embellished Events stamp set and followed it up with a Christmas greeting from the same set stamped directly onto the top layer. Isn't the "HO HO HO" cute with the Santa hat? But I've been humming "Ho, Ho, Ho...Green Giant!" all night!

I L-O-V-E this ribbon! It is also featured in the holiday catalog...Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon, and it is a dream to work with! I'm definitely going to use it to wrap up gifts! Also, I needed a button for my tag but couldn't find one that worked well in Cherry Cobbler. So...I made one! The button I used on this card is actually the white button from the Nordic Designer Buttons (also in the holiday catalog)! How did I do it?!? Well, I just pulled out my cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and started coloring! I used the darkest marker and laid on a few layers of color...(cough)...okay, quite a FEW layers of color! But I love the result!! Word of warning, if you try this, make sure you give the button time to sit and dry completely. Don't ask me how I know this!!

So that's it! Crisp, clean and simple! And easy to mass produce if you are so inclined! Isn't the matching envelope just dreamy?? It really finishes the card off and makes the whole package soooo classy!

Thanks for stopping by and please enjoy the rest of your weekend! We're pretty excited here in Southern California because it rained  A LOT last night (luckily after the Trick-or-Treaters were done) as well as this morning, and now we have clean air and cool temperatures...feels like Fall! Woo Hoo!


Can You Case It #43 - Christmas is Coming!

Please hop on over to the Can You Case It Weekly Challenge Blog to see the lovely cards the other members of the design team have created for you and I sure hope to see you play along with us this week!

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I found a delightful Challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch and knew I just had to try it! I am in love with their CAS style (Clean and Simple)...the best part is that this card came to gether in about 15 minutes!

Choosing the sentiment to go along with "Ho Ho Ho" was pretty easy, I mean really, what else does Santa say after "Ho Ho Ho" but "Merry Christmas"? The funny part was I ended up singing "Ho Ho Ho, Green Giant" all day long, lol!

EZ Design Ideas:

  • I chose a simple image and repeated it for impact
  • A fun and clean pattern paper accents, but does not detract from, the focal point
  • Rounded corners add a bit more visual interest

  •  Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig easily ensures that images end up just where you want them to be 
  • The sentiment in the upper left hand corner balances out the image on the bottom right corner


Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Embellished Events (126497)

Paper: Very Vanilla (101650) Cardstock; Candlelight Christmas (126905) Designer Series Paper

Ink: Real Red (126949), Lucky Limeade (126984) Classic Stampin' Pad 

Tools: 3/16" Corner Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Embellishments:  None

Hope you enjoyed today's post, thanks for stopping by!