8/03/2018

CAS Christmas Card August Challenge - merry christmas

It's the 3rd of the month and time for our CAS Christmas Card Challenge.
This month I'm thrilled to host the challenge for the first time and we have some great news: 
First, a wonderful Guest Designer, Barb (Barb's Studio Creations), is back! She was our very first Guest Designer in May, and we're so happy to have her join us again.
Second, we have two new talented Designers joining us on our team starting this month! Colleen Foelker (One Smile Lifts a Spirit) and Linda Snodgrass (Lin's Craft Corner). We're so excited to have them!


So, I chose Tree as a theme for this month. Trees are one of the necessities in Christmas cards, aren't they?


 
Here's what I made:



First, I die-cut the dotted white front panel. Then I punched out 2 trees from silver foil paper, heat-embossed tinsel on them, and placed them so that they look like the letter M.
Next, I die-cut the sentiment, Merry, from silver foil paper, cut off the first letter (M), and pasted it next to the trees. Finally, I heat-embossed the sentiment, CHRISTMAS, in silver.



Please check out our challenge site to find the wonderful inspirational cards our Designers and Barb have created. I hope to see your tree card in the gallery!




Stamp: Festival of Trees, Wishing You (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Foil Paper (Stampin' Up!)

Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Accessories: Tree Punch, Expressions Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!), Dotted Rectangles Framelits (Sizzix), Embossing Powder (White, Silver - Hero Arts), Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (Stampin' Up!), Foam Tape (3M), Stick It Adhesive Sheet

16 comments:

  1. Such a creative design Hideko. Love how the trees form the M. The embossed tinsel is so pretty on the silver trees. And the colours are classic for Christmas! Great challenge ... thanks for hosting! xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my, such a clever and creative idea to make an "M" out of your pretty silver trees, Hideko. TFS the 2nd photo so we could see all the shiny silver accents on your pretty CAS card design. TFS and hosting this month. I can't wait to play. Hugs...

    ReplyDelete
  3. You are so clever...the trees for the "M" is a wonderful idea! Beautiful card with all the shine! And I am honored to be on a team with you! Have a wonderful weekend, Heart Hugs, Colleen

    ReplyDelete
  4. How clever you are, Hideko! I love how the trees form the letter 'M' and how you embossed the tinsel in white...it looks so pretty with silver! I also love your scripty sentiment and dotted border! Thank you so much for having me along as your GD for August :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. so clever Hideko, I love the "M" made out of trees. The silver and red look stunning, so crisp and sparkly :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Fabulous pair of trees for your M, Hideko - so cute!! Love the silver foil with the red too!! Thanks for a fun challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What an ingenious design, my friend!! You are right about that tree being a necessity - you've filled the bill beautifully! I'll be dreaming about that dotted rectangle die - so darling!
    =]

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fantastic card, Hideko! Brilliantly creative to make your trees create the ‘M’! Love it! Great colour combo too. xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a fabulous idea to use the two trees for the "M". Very elegant design, Hideko and I like the dotted die cut.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You are so clever, Hideko! I would never have thought to use the trees as the M in Merry! I LOVE this! the silver is so classy and the red makes the whole card festive and fun! Great challenge, my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a creative way to spell out Merry, Hideko. Such a lovely card and great challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh, also I am so honored to be on the CAS Christmas team.

    ReplyDelete
  13. So creative, very unique and such a fun idea to use the gorgeous trees as the letter M. One classy card and such wonderful inspiration.......Thank you. Congratulations on hosting your first challenge too Hideko, it's a great Christmas theme x.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hideko, that is so clever to use the trees to create the letter M! Love the silver and red combination, and love the white embossed garlands on the trees. A fabulous CAS card! So happy to have you hosting one of our challenges!

    ReplyDelete
  15. My 1st thought was "Cute gingerbread trees, yum!" Then I observed the trees created the M for the sentiment. Oh how clever and totally cute! Great design. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh Hideko! So creative to use those trees as your "M" in "merry"! And congrats on hosting your first challenge, too!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting! Your comments are much appreciated!