Yesterday I challenged myself to CASE a card from the new Spring/Summer Catalogue but make it a Christmas Card. It wasn’t until I started writing my blog today, I realised what a waste of time it was! Well, at least from the point of view that I can’t show you the original card which is inside the new catalogue that I’m not allowed to show online! I won’t be making that blooper again! LOL!
The card was made using products from the All My Love Suite, and had a background of a Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White design from the All My Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. It had a contrast strip of DSP under the Whisper White Cardstock (CS) sentiment. What attracted me to this card was that a die from the new Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies had been used to die cut decorative lines of five small holes to the left and the right – at right angles with each other – on all four corners. There were some die cut flowers arranged in the top left-hand corner of the sentiment to finish the card off.
I started by looking to see if we had any corner dies, and found two fairly large fancy dies in the Detailed Deer Framelits dies but they were too big, so I used them to decorate the inside of my card. This made me decide to use the Dashing Deer Stamp Set for this card, and I stopped looking for any other corner dies!
I used a design from the Joyous Noel DSP for the background and a contrast design for the strip underneath. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White CS, and then I stamped the strip of leaves and flowers, Above and below the sentiment. I also stamped and die cut the two small deer, which I put in the bottom right-hand corner. All the stamps are from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set, and the dies are from Detailed Deer; both these products are available as a bundle and you will save 10% if you buy the bundle – see page 9 in the Christmas Catalogue.There was a ribbon on the contrast strip of DSP on the CASE’d card so I added a strip of Real Red Cotton Ribbon, which tied in nicely with the die cut flowers – poinsettias! As well as using the die cut corners to decorate the inside of the card, I stamped and die cut two more reindeer. I enjoyed this challenge to myself but feel a tad disappointed I can’t show you the card I CASE’d! Next time I think about casing a card in a different catalogue, I’ll choose the previous one, not the next catalogue!
That’s about it from me today. I hope you enjoy a super relaxing weekend, and until tomorrow, happy crafting!
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