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Sunday, April 19, 2020

PP487 CAS Holly Jolly Christmas


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Time for another Paper Players challenge with Anne Marie as our hostess!  It's Clean and Simple week!


Woo hoo!  We can all use some sparkle, right?!  And sparkle always makes me think of Christmas!  So here's my (almost) CAS card....I usually make mine one-layer, but went a little more overboard, or maybe I should say underboard, in the CAS department this week!  


I had this Glimmer paper left on my desk from my card for Thursday's post, so I thought I would cut some more sparkly holly leaves and add some rhinestones that I colored with a Cherry Cobbler Blend and a little wisp of shabby seam binding:


And here's a tip about cutting intricate designs from Glimmer paper:  peel off the white backing from behind the paper before diecutting!  It is thinner, obviously, and makes it much easier to get out the smaller edges from those intricate dies!  And instead of gluing the leaves down, I used glue dots..much less messy!  I added a sentiment in Cherry Cobbler, and mounted my panel on an embossed Mint Macaron card base:


then added another sentiment in Garden Green on the inside:


I am also entering this into the CAS Christmas Card challenge, which is to use a Christmas song, and the Krafty Chicks Challenge, which is Clean and Simple:



I can't wait to see what sparkly creations you share with us at the Paper Players blog!  Be sure to stop by and see what the entire Design Team has come up with as well!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!



Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Stitched With Cheer (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce Glimmer Papers (ret)
 Ink Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Holiday Greens Dies (Tim Holtz), Holly EF (ret), Dark Cherry Cobbler Blend

17 comments:

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a perfectly CAS Christmas card LeAnne! Lots of white space and I love those sparkly holly leaves with the dry embossing behind - Christmas was the perfect way to go!

Kampin' Karen said...

It's CAS enough for me! I LOVE it! I have everything I need to CASE! Eden is so precious.

Bonnie said...

Love this sparkly holly, LeAnne! Love that embossed background with it! Thanks for the tip about cutting the glimmer paper. And thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Carol L said...

What a stunning card! I love the dual shades of green on the holly and your design is beautifully CAS to me! Love that photo of the dog too - what a lovable expression on his face :) Wishing you a great week ahead!

Linda Callahan said...

Your sparkly holly is perfect for the holidays!

Lisa Elton said...

I like your kind of sparkle LeAnne and what pretty color choices!

Stef Perry said...

Gorgeous CAS Christmas card LeAnne! Wish I would have thought of making a holiday card, it's always perfect for lots of sparkle! Great hint about taking the backing off the SU glimmer paper. I often end up using a shim when I die cut, thinner paper would be a lot easier to get through the Big Shot LOL!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

Love this gorgeous glimmer paper - and what a perfect Christmas card. Your holly sprig is so sparkly and yet so simple. Wonderfully designed!! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love those sparkly leaves. Beautiful.

laurie said...

Love the sparkle on the holly..so festive! My fave card to make are Christmas cards, but I have to wait now until the season. I'm forcing myself to wait as I have SO many Chriatmas cards already..lol..but it's hard when I see your pretty holly!

Loll said...

LOVE the sparkle of your two-toned green holly, LeAnne! It's gorgeous. It really pops against your white panel. The dry embossed background adds lots of dimension. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

Nance said...

I love your sparkling, shimmering holly, LeAnne. Perfect CAS! Thanks for playing with us at Krafty Chicks this week.

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, what a gorgeous CAS Christmas card! That shimmery holly is so beautiful! Love the two tones of leaves. The little berries are perfect!! The embossed background adds so much dimension! I hope you have a great week!

Christine Alexander said...

What a great sparkly Christmas card LeAnne, Love the dry embossed background and that wonderful sentiment. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas Challenge :)

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! It doesn't get any more sparkly than this! What a fabulous Christmas card, LeAnne! LOVE it!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I love that you shared a Christmas card for this challenge, LeAnne! It's a good reminder to get started on those cards early. It was almost 100 degree here today, so I can also tell you that your Christmas card also inspired me to crank up the a/c and dream of cooler weather. Love the clean layout, too. Have a great weekend, my friend!

lisa808 said...

That is a holly jolly card! Love the sparkle.