Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Some CAS Christmas cards

Ok, it's crunch time.  Dec. 1 is in 2 days and I'm still not finished with all my Christmas cards.  Yikes.  I decided I'd start trying some CAS layouts and see if I could get them done before the first week of Dec.  Think I can do it?  We'll see.

Here are the layouts I've tried so far...

For this one I used and ornament stamp and punch from Stampin Up along with a Stampin Up sentiment.  The DP is from my stash.  I used a white gel pen to add some lines around the edge and added a paper clip and some baker's twin to the ornament.  I used gold embossing powder on the ornament also.  (I got the idea for this from this video by Catherine Pooler, but I changed it up a little.)

I used the same idea on this card, but punched the ornament out of the DP and stamped it right on the cs base.  I'm not quite as happy with the way this one turned out.

For this card I used a freebie Christmas background sentiment from Dawn C. as my main focus.  The DP is from The Paper Studio and used some Stampin Up ink on the edges.

I used the same basic layout on this one, I just changed the background cs around the image and used a ticket punch on the corners.  The image is from Beccy's Place.

Thanks for looking.  I'll have more to share tomorrow.



Teresa Arsenault said...

You are doing a fabulous job, Rhonda. My favs are the first and last. I love the faux stitching in the first and the bird (What can I say? I love birds) in the last.
Thanks for your kind words on my blog. You always brighten my day.

Whimcees said...


I love your cards! I am doing the same thing with the ornament punch - creating different layouts to see which I like best. Great minds . . . . . :<)

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Aletha J. Williams said...

Love these Rhonda! Thanks so much for keeping me inspired!

Queenie said...

Wow Rhonda...... loving all your cards!!

Christy Dillman said...

I am loving the CAS concept too and have started using it more. I am guessing you got all your cards done!