Monday, July 6, 2015

Christmas Greetings-CASE-ing Christmas

July 7, 2015

I am soooo excited!  I found a new challenge to play along with and I just love the whole idea!  It is called CASE-ing Christmas!  



This time you are to find a card you made that is not a holiday card and CASE yourself!  (Copy and Share Everything)  I knew just what I wanted to do.  I made this card the other day--



So, here is my Christmas version!  I hope you enjoy it!  



I used the new "Brushstrokes" background stamp from Stampin' Up!!  I just love it!  I know you will be seeing it a lot on my cards.  I stamped it on Whisper White using Old Olive ink.  I used one of my banner framelits and set it aside while I worked on my flowers.  




The flowers were created using the Memory Box Poinsettia dies on Real Red card stock.   Then, I stamped the leaves using Old Olive and Garden Green from Altenew Vintage Flowers and cut them out with the matching dies.  

The white background was cut using a die by Mama Elephant.  The red and white polka dots are from SU and cut with the Mama Elephant die, too.  I mounted the Old Olive banner on top of it after using a piece of vellum under it to tone down the polka dots.  I cut it with the Mama Elephant die, too.  I used lots of foam tape to add dimension under the flowers and leaves. 

The banner was stamped in black using  Winnie And Walter -The Big-The Bold-and Extras stamp set and a retired SU sentiment was stamped in Real Red.  I fussy cut the banner.  I double mounted the banner to make it stand higher than the flowers. 

Pearls were added to the centers of the poinsettias and I added a few extra just for fun!  Don't pearls make it more elegant?

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Have a great day!

HUGS,
Claire



11 comments:

  1. Hi, Claire! These are both AMAZING cards!!! I LOVE them both--and your use of stamping is just gorgeous! Fabulous creations! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas for our "Christmas in July" blog hop and DT call! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    1. Thank you, Mynn! So glad to hear from you! XX

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  2. Beautiful creations Claire! Love them both! Thanks for joining CASE-ing Christmas for our Christmas in July Blog Hop & DT call!

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy! I appreciate your kind comments! XX

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  3. Wow! Gorgeous cards both of them! Thank you so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Donna! So nice to hear from you! XX

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  4. Beautiful cards! I love all of the layers and papers/colors on each of them. I'm sure the recipient of these cards will love them. Well done! So glad you found our challenge, and are participating in our CASEing Christmas in July blog hop! :-)

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  5. Two beautiful creations! In changing the colors and just one element, you've done a fantastic CASE!! - What a wonderful Christmas card it makes now!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop!
    Rosi x

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  6. Beautiful :) thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas

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  7. Love both versions of this card, great job! Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.

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