Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CAS Christmas Card...

Hi there!
So... you all know what sort of rushing around there is during the month of December.  To give you an idea of how far behind I am, I plan to BEGIN baking today and BEGIN shopping for gifts tomorrow.  Feel free to laugh.  Crazy, I know.  Some years we don't shop until the 23rd, so this year is not so bad! I also enjoy making Christmas cards for friends, but since it was already December 9th, odds were that was not happening unless I found a CAS card that was easy to mass produce.
Eclipse Tape, Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink, Amuse 'Let it Snow' Stamps, Diamond Dots?, Ink Blending Tool
This was the card I made a week or so ago for a very special birthday.  After creating this, I decided it would work for the Christmas cards I needed, as well.

Thank goodness for Eclipse tape and Distress Ink!
Some of you will be receiving this card - hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Crafty Friends Challenge #12 (CAS Card)
ABC Challenges (Let it Snow)
Stamp & Create (Sparkly Christmas)
No Matter Which Challenges (Christmas)

Thanks for stopping by today - hope YOU are all ready for the holidays!

Blessings,
Patti J.

34 comments:

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Patti! I need to send my Christmas cards out. LOL
You should add the card to the current Simon Says Stamp challenge (snowflakes). It's a perfect fit.
Hugs and smiles

Amanda Mertz said...

Gorgeous! Love the sponged rectangle with the snowflakes! I may be CASEing this one for my Happy New Year's cards (aka Christmas cards for the people I didn't get to in the first round of mailing!). TFS!

Olga said...

I need to finish up my cards too, I even bought 3 boxes, just not enough handmade ones or time to make more. Your cards are treasures, have fun shopping!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are beautiful cards, Patti. Always love snowflakes on Christmas cards, especially ones as beautiful as these.

Don't feel too bad about being behind...I'm not done with my shopping and I have things that need to be mailed out this week. EEK. Whenever someone says they are all done with their shopping, I want to kick them in the shins...LOL - Not really, but I'd love to be all done with everything so I could just sit back and watch Christmas specials on TV.

Hugs and Happy Holidays!

Pat (mspfd) said...

It doesn't get better than this. Gorgeous, crisp design. Love the shaded background for the snowflakes.

Netty said...

Love your CAS card. Good luck with the baking and shopping Patti....xx

Gvendalen said...

These are beautiful cards, Patti. Very gently and stylishly. hugs, Helena

*Vicki* said...

Oh I just LOVE this CAS design Patti!! Such beautiful snowflakes and sparkle!! I really love to do simple of Christmas or it's just too much to deal with all the other going on! LOL!! BIG HUGS

Nicole Hascoet said...

Love your cards Patti! I like the snowflakes, very pretty.
Hugs xx

Bonnie Weiss said...

Nice card design Patti. I really like the use of aqua at Christmas.

Lorie said...

That is just lovely Patti!

richardbreaks said...

This is a terrific card! I love the masked center. People will LOVE it!

Donna said...

The card is even more beautiful in person, saw my moms birthday card yesterday! Great design, like the sparkle cardstock you used too!

Danni said...

Great cards!! I love snowflakes! Wish we had some here.. :)

cheiron said...

Wonderful snowflake card! Love the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with the Snowflake Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Glittered Paws said...

Love this style - CAS - and the AMuse snowflakes work perfectly - will have to case this one!!!

Sue said...

What a pretty simple elegant card. Love the blue and the snowflakes. I'm going out tomorrow too, hoping to finish, just the hard ones left. Can't even think about baking yet.

Hugs
Sue

Sue from Oregon said...

Welcome to the team Patti! and starting shopping on the 23rd, now that is crazy! Ijust started baking today too! love your snowflake creation!

Lynne in NI said...

Ooooh beautiful card Patti - I need to get a move on with mine and get them in the mail!!

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are beautiful Patti! I love the blue block background behind the sparkly snowflakes. I am right behind you with the shopping and baking. I don't bake a lot anymore since most of our family are diabetics or allergies and no one eats the treats. It seems a shame to have to toss them out after the holidays. Now we usually have cheese and fruit trays.
Shopping is scary! Nice people can turn into crazy freaks when they are shopping in December. I prefer the smaller towns and shops.
Thanks for sharing your pretty design! :)

Maria Matter said...

love this CAS card Patti!
Merry Christmas!

Ger said...

I love this design! Fabulous card. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

Rosie Gustafson said...

What a pretty card Patti. Love your backgound it makes it pop. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie

Glenda Atkins said...

Lovely card, love the CAS design and the beautiful snowflakes!

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Beautiful card. Love the design. Thank you for sharing and joing in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Danielle Vincent said...

You've managed to make CAS look very elegant! Thanks for sharing your beautiful blue snowflake card(s) with us this week at 'ABC'Challenges!

Claire said...

Beautiful cards, really elegant and pretty with those icy blues. Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month
Claire xx

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Patti - this is simply stunning! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Friends Challenge - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda CFC Design Team

Lela said...

Wow, the design is lovely, your card turned out great. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog this week

Patty Gorka said...

Oooo.... I love this! Perfect CAS Christmas card and it's great for mailing too! So glad you joined us this week at ABC Challenges!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Very pretty! Lovely snowflakes and great design!

Thank you for participating in ABC Challenges this week!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Patti. Love the blue rectangle with the random snowflakes. Great card to mass produce.

Seleise said...

great card! love the beauty in the simplicity! You really showed off the snowflakes!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That's a great design, Patti, both for Christmas and birthday! I haven't seen you in a while, so I thought I would stop in and check on you. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and I wish you all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell