Friday, 27 May 2016

Rudolph Days - May 2016

Time for Rudolph Days over at ScrappyMo's - it runs until the end of the month remember!

I needed to play catch up with my Christmas card numbers so opted for ultra-CAS this month:
I used:

- 4.25" x 4.75" white card blank, tent style - made to measure around the red mat and topper :)

- a red mat just slightly smaller than the card front, cut from SU's 'Real Red' card stock, glued onto the card front

- I found the snowmen panel already embossed, languishing in a box of Christmas bits and bobs here. I know the embossing folder used was Crafts-Too's 'Snowmen' and it was just a case of trimming off the excess surround

- rootled around to find a suitable sentiment of a size to fit in between the embossed stars and also using a quite funky font. Success! I stamped 'Be jolly' using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from Paper Smooches 'Christmas Sampler' sentiments set

- then it was just a matter of gluing the embossed panel in place and resisting the urge to add any colour or sparkle to the snowmen lest I ruin it!

I found four of these ready-embossed snowmen panels, which was a stroke of luck, so I made four identical cards of course. I think I embossed the little chaps when on a Cuttlebug play day at Art of Crafts, years ago! I certainly don't have the embossing folder here so either took the opportunity to use the shop's own goodies which were out for us to play with, or subsequently gave the folder away.

I'd like to enter this card into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes or Cute this week), and also Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for May (always Anything Goes).

Di
x

26 comments:

  1. You stole my CAS-loving heart with this happy Cc, Di! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Awwww...they are adorable snowmen. I save images and embossed bits that I make on craft days out.They sure come in handy when you are trying to decide on a card.

    Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  3. I love your jolly snowmen Di, perfectly CAS. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  4. Absolutely lovely! You were right not to add anything more - I think I'd have had to sit on my hands to stop myself, but right now it is CAS perfection. Thanks for joining in the May Rudolph Day challenge
    Jane DT

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  5. Yep . . . CAS perfection indeed.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  6. A lovely CAS card - it's perfect without anything added to the snowmen.
    Kath x

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  7. I love this Di. My friend has this folder and I borrowed it last year to batch make. Barbxx

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  8. A wonderful CAS Christmas card Di and those snowman and so cute and perfect just as they are. x

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  9. Those snowmen are SO cute - I love the simplicity of this card xx

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  10. Brilliantly CAS - love it.

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  11. Wow! Really an ultraCAS! :D Beautiful embossed panel and great choice of the sentiment!

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  12. Absolute. Stunner. Wow! I love it, Di.
    Hugs,
    Em x

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  13. Lovely jolly snowmen. Well done for catching up on your target AND using your stash.

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  14. What a lucky find, and it is a great EF, lovely card.

    Kath x

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  15. super snowmen, lucky find, as is the funky sentiment xxx

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  16. Oh this is just darling! I have a similar EF and you've just given me some good ideas to make up a batch of these cuties. The red mat just pops the crisp white of the embossing. Oh well DONE indeed. TFS & Have a great wkend.

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  17. What a lucky find Di, super CAS Christmas card!
    Janice x

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  18. What fun to find something you have previously made and able to use for cards. This is a cute embossing folder and I love how you left it simple so the embossing showed off.

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  19. Lovely cas card Di. I rather like that embossing folder, might have to do a bit of googling!

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  20. The snowmen stole my heart Di!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  21. Super CAS, love those jolly snowmen

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  22. A gorgeous card, I love the embossing folder you've used.

    Sue xx

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  23. Very effective white on white card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for May.

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  24. Beautiful card!! Love the embossing!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie
    Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

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  25. Here I was impressed with your re-introducing the brass stencil and it turns out that is an embossing folder. Well, you can still have your moment in the sun because this is sun a fabby card. Umm.... maybe a moment in the sun with snowmen isn't such a good idea... just never mind me.

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