CAS Christmas January 2022 Challenge - Merry Christmas

Happy New Year, everyone!

I hope you're enjoying your new year. My DH and I are doing nothing but sleep, eat, take a nap, watch Netflix, and repeat. 😉

We're starting this year at CAS Christmas with Silver❇ and Gold❇ as the theme. Our talented Designer, Julia (Create with Me) is hosting the challenge this month. We have a wonderful Guest Designer, Lisa (My Paper Tales). Welcome, Lisa! 

And just a reminder of the rules:

I tried to create a variety in Silver and Gold, using different textures and patterns.


[How I made the card]

1. Die-cut the trees from silver and gold textured foil cardstock, patterned vellum, and white cardstock.

2. Foiled the sentiment in gold on the front panel.

3. Glued the die-cut trees on the panel.

4. Adhered a die-cut tiny heart to the white tree.

5. Raised the entire front panel with foam tape and adhered it to the card base.

I love this fir tree die-set. You can use an outline die cutout and an inside tree shape separately (the silver trees in the picture) or combined.

Check out the challenge blog to see the inspiring cards from our Designers and the Guest Designer. It's a great month to start building your Christmas card stash! Looking forward to seeing your card in the gallery!

Paper: Basic White, Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack (Stampin' Up!), Textured Foil (Silver and Gold - gift from a sweet friend)
Others: Dies (Fir Trees with Frame - Alexandra Renke, Hip Clips - My Favorite Things), Glimmer Hot Foil (Gold - Spellbinders), Glimmer Plate (Holiday Sentiments - Spellbinders), Foam Tape (3M), Connect Glue (Gina K)


  1. Hideko, your card is adorable with all of those lovely trees in silver and gold.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Love your variety of modern looking cut trees Hideko! So pretty in your mix of silver and gold - sounds like you and DH are enjoying the New Year so far!

  3. Such cool die cuts and love the different textures making your silver and gold trees. XX
    Happy Crafting in 2022

  4. I love that die cut set - and you used it in such an innovative way with the gold and silver versions, some together, some apart. The little gold heart on the white tree is just perfection!

  5. I'm loving your silver and gold trees Hideko...what a neat die set, and how beautifully you've used it!! Loving the foiled sentiment too! Lovely, lovely card my friend, and glad to hear you and hubby are having a relaxing holiday time together!! Hugs. 😊

  6. What an adorable set of dies! The variety of trees would be nearly endless - but you've started out beautifully with all of these wonderful silvers, and golds!
    Happy New Year, Hideko!

  7. Your forest of gold and silver trees is so pretty, Hideko! I love the different patterns and texture and that tiny gold heart is a fantastic touch! I'm glad you had a relaxing New Year and hope the rest of the year is as enjoyable!

  8. Oh what fun dies and you've used them perfectly, Hideko! This is a terrific card!

  9. Awesome trees, Hideko! I love how you added texture and dimension to each one...they look really fabulous in silver and gold, too! Such a striking Christmas card! xx

  10. Love your gold and silver die cut textured sweet forest, Hideko. So clever and creative, my friend. Your New Years celebrations with Matt sounded like my New Years with Denny except we listened and sang (hee,hee) to music:-) TFS your gorgeous card...Love and Hugs...Nancy

  11. LOVE your beautiful array of silver and gold trees, Hideko. This is such a beautiful and modern design that is so YOU! Great work, my friend. Happy to hear you and Matt are enjoying some quiet and restful times. xx

  12. Your trees look fabulous in gold and silver Hideko, love how you've arranged them around the foiled sentiment, I must have a go at foiling! Your restful routine sounds perfect to me :) Cathy x

  13. These trees are stunning Hideko, I love them in the silver and gold! Beautiful card!

  14. Sounds good to me... Eat sleep Netflix Lol! You're my kind of person! Gorgeous card and once again pure elegance

  15. Happy new year, Hideko! 🎉🥂🍾
    Beautiful forest of silver and gold trees. That die set does look cool and gives you options.

    Your new year’s sounded fabulous and relaxing!
    We didn’t do anything big either… I went to bed before the ball dropped, leaving poor Gerald to ring in the new year on his own. 😂

  16. You've nailed it Hideko.....Such a contemporary card, love the design and the different texture and patterns x. Similar New Year my end and it was perfect too x.

  17. A very Happy New Year to you, Hideko! I LOVE your silver and gold creation! Those whimsical trees have so much texture and shine! I love it!


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