September 5, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas September Challenge


I am SO excited that the weekend is finally here, AND, it's a three day weekend at that!  I got to sleep in this morning, and I get to sleep in again tomorrow and Monday too.  Woot!  We have no real plans of doing much, except maybe BBQing some ribs, and catching that movie I promised my daughter.  Aside from that, it's going to be a relaxing weekend, I hope. 

Anyway, onto why you're here today.  This month we are CASEing Mynn, at CASEing Christmas.  Here is her adorable card.

And here is my card.

I kept the layout the same, but went for a different color combo and theme.  I do have a few people on my Christmas card list, who don't speak English, so this will go to one of them.  You can't really tell from the photo, but there is a small line of Stickles along each of the snow drifts, for some added sparkle.  I was excited to finally put my new Bossy Joscie flair to good use too.  I love this peppermint looking piece.  It was perfect for this card.  This will add to my stash of Christmas cards nicely.  I'm going to enter this for the following challenges.

House of Cards September Challenge: Stitch It Up
Simon's Monday Challenge: Trio of Colors (light blue, white and red)
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday: Try Something New (I've never used flair, or the snow drift dies before)
Jingle Belles: Tree Skirt Tic-Tac-Toe (I chose stamping, die cuts & glitter)

I hope you head over to the CASEing Christmas blog to see what everyone has created today.  I also hope you get to play along with us this month.  What better time, than right now, to start building your Christmas card stash, right? :-)

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend my friends!

What's In It?
Paper: SU! Whisper White Cardstock, Light Aqua & Red Patterned Paper, Old Bo Bunny Red Patterned Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Verve Glad Tidings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Accessories: Stardust Stickles, MFT: Stitched Rectangle Frames, Let It Snowflake, Tree Lines & Stitched Snow Drifts Dies, Bossy Joscie Peppermint Flair Button


chrissie said...

Fantastic card with a great design

Thank you for joining in at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is just fabulous! Love that peppermint swirl snowflake!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Steph! Wow this peppermint flair really made a stunning card! Love the red/white theme! Have a great day!

froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous !
Thank you for joining in at Try it on Tuesday!

Dotty Jo said...

Totally gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at HOC, Jo DT/HOC

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Beautiful card. Love the red and white combo ... really pops! That peppermint button is great!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! The colours are lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

SmilynStef said...

I love all of the stitching and the fun peppermint snowflake (with some of my favorite Christmas papers ever) ... so glad you joined our game of Tic-Tac-Toe at Jingle Belles.

Mynn xx said...

This is SO gorgeous, Steph! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that flair-ed up snowflake element--absolutely stunning! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Becca Cruger said...

This is super adorable and you're right that it is a GREAT use of the peppermint flair. Sweet design!

Barbara Rankin said...

Beautiful card, and perfect for the Christmas holidays. Love that peppermint piece, too, and your stitching is spot on! Barbara HOC DT

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooooh! such an awesome holiday card, i love everything about this, but if i had to pick a FAVE that little line of diecut vellum trees miiiiiiight just do it! thanks for joining our tic-tac-toe fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Steph!

Rosmarie said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is awesome, Steph! Love the hushed aspect of the vellum die-cut and the background paper into the red frame! Great color combo!! - And yes, the peppermint looking piece is absolutely perfect!!
Have a nice sunday!
Hugs, Rosi

Peanut said...

This is soooo sweet, Steph. LOVE the vellum trees! What a clever idea!
hugs Asha

Taunya Butler said...

Love, Love, Love how cute and creative and original this is!! Completely cool and fun!!! Great CASE on Mynn's card!!! So glad to be on the same Design Team as you (CASE-ing Christmas) - looking forward to knowing you better!!! Have a terrific day!!

Greta said...

Totally beautiful card! Love that you used the layout with different colors--I never think to do that!

Unknown said...

I love this color scheme, and the way you interpreted Mynn's CASE card! Great job!

Karen said...

Gorgeous gorgeousness. Love the twist you have given to Mynn's sketch with that gorgeous curved shape. Thank you so much for entering our September Stitching Challenge. I hope we see you again for the October challenge Karen (DT House of Cards)