August 5, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #28

Greetings!

How's your week going?  Mine is crazy, after being gone for four days last week, but it's worth it.  Our trip to Dallas was very educational, exciting, and fun.  Three college visits down, two more to go.  Today is Wednesday, so I can see the weekend light at the end of the tunnel approaching.  I am going to be a total bum, and do as little as possible.  I need to catch up on some much needed rest.  I hope your weekend will include lots of fun, and hopefully some crafting. :-)

The next CASE-ing Christmas challenge is posted, and there are a couple of changes.  We have new design team members, and we are now a monthly challenge blog, with posts going live on the 5th of each month.  There is also a monthly prize to be won.  Who doesn't like prizes, right?  To kick things off, this month's CASE card just happens to be one of mine.  Here is the original.
 

And here is my CASE'd card.



I stuck to the design, but changed up the colors and elements.  I love this new to me stitched hearts border die.  I was happy I got to use it, finally.  I switched out the pearl for a jingle bell, and embossed the sentiment, and called it done.  It's a pretty simple card, and it's fairly flat, so it will mail nicely.  I'm excited to have another Christmas card ready to send at the end of the year.  I'm going to enter this for the following challenges.

Christmas Cards All Year Round: Snowflakes
Crazy 4 Challenges #297: Include the word Happy on your project.
Papertake Weekly:  Anything Goes
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: Tie It Up

I hope you'll head over to the CASE-ing Christmas blog to see what fabulous inspiration is posted for you.  I also look forward to seeing how you interpret my original card.  Can't wait to see them all, and visit your blogs!

Have a wonderful day!






What's In It?
Paper: PTI Kraft Cardstock, SU! Whisper White Cardstock, SSS Card Kit Patterned Paper (January, I think)
Stamps: Hero Arts Family and Friends
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Detail White Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh Jingle Bells, MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags Dies, Maya Road Natural Twine, WPlus9 Stitched Heart Border

10 comments:

Mynn Kitchen said...

LOVE the original card, and LOVE LOVE LOVE the remake, Steph! I adore your clean, yet shabby style! The little jingle bell totally rocks, too! Thanks for letting us CASE you this month, friend! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Claire Broadwater said...

Steph, this is fantastic! I love the rustic feel to your card! The woodgrain is amazing and I love the heart border! Your original card is a beauty! So happy to be on the team with you! XXX

Asha said...

Oh my word!!! Your original is fab... but this updated grungy look is AWESOME. It's edgy, shabby and makes a great Christmas card! Well done, Steph!
xxx Asha

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Steph, your original card was so much fun to case. Love your take on the original. The illusion of the wood makes me think of the side of a barn at Christmas. The simplicity of your design is what makes this card POP! I am so excited to be serving along with you on the CASE-ing Christmas design team.
Blessings,
Belinda

Emily Dee said...

Beautiful, I just love that wood background!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Steph! Love that you went in such a bold direction with the CASE. That wood look background is great! Have a great day!
Donna
CASE-ing Christmas teamie

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Steph! I love the rustic feel of your card and the snowflake is so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

The Craft Princess said...

Very nicw card!!! I love the backgroud :) Hugs...Janie

Cindy Groh said...

I love what you did with the other card. That wood grain paper is adorable for a rustic background. Great card. Thank you for joining us this month at Christmas Cards all year Round.