Friday, November 15, 2013

Curtain Call: A CAS-ual Christmas

This is my second post today.  It's just a short
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It's time for a new inspiration challenge at Curtain Call!  Check out this gorgeous graphic:

photo credit:  myhomeideas.com

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is our fabulous sponsor and graciously gave each design team member one of their Christmas sets. And the Lead for this challenge will get to choose a CAS-ual Fridays stamp set of their choice! AND you can play along at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge also for another chance at winning!  




I had a very tough time narrowing down what I wanted to do for this challenge because I do have a growing collection of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  This is probably because CAS-ual Fridays headquarters is just 5 miles down the road from my house!!  (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)  I ended up making three different cards.  This first card is the card that I used for the Curtain Call blog.   I think it best represents the challenge graphic - warm and just a bit rustic.  The set is Merry Kiss-mas and includes mistletoe, holly and about every sentiment that you can think of that would be appropriate for mistletoe and holly!


Merry Kissmas

My second card uses the set Snowflake Greetings.  I liked the blue furniture and fireplace in the photo (although I went for aqua just because it feels fresher) and I noticed the snowflakes on the trees in the inspiration photo.  This set has a number of traditional Christmas greetings with snowflakes as the "O"s. The colors on this card come from Festive Friday.

Ho Ho Ho


Then I have one other CAS-ual Fridays Christmas set that was feeling lonely - it's Christmas Carols.  I can't say there was any inspiration from the challenge - maybe the big gold balls. Mostly, I was just having fun and I kept making cards! This set has a coordinating die called the 4-Petal die and, in their brand new release, they have a set called Wallflower that uses the same die!  I adore the sentiments in this set!
Wonderful Time

I hope to see you each creating card(s) for our CAS-ual Christmas challenge.  Even though we focused on CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, you don't need them to enter - but you do stand a chance to win them!!  The challenge is open until November 25th.  Have fun!

30 comments:

Karen Haman said...

Man, all three of these cards are awesome!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim, wow you created three fantastic cards here! Love them all but I really love what you did with your Ho Ho Ho card, so creative!

Marjolein said...

Stunning and gorgeous!!!
All of your cards!
Great find to use snowflakes like that!
And the mistletoe, ha, ha, great humour and I sooo much love the translucent/ colorless sequins!
Your last card is CAS at it's best!
White on white, just a little bit of color and an elegant sentiment.
And the way you used the diecuts, Gorgeous!
Bye,

Marjolein

Marisa said...

Three great CAS cards!! Love them :) Think the middle on is my fave. Fabulous showcase of the sets.

snappy scrappy said...

Love them all, my fav is the first!

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Rose said...

beautiful CAS perfection Kim :)

Sylvia Blum said...

All three cards are gorgeous, Kim! Loooooove them!!!
Sylvia xx
(CAS-ual Fridays DT)

Lieve said...

Three beautiful cards, but the first one is my favourite. A great one !

Lisa said...

A trio of terrific cards Kim! LOVE the second one ;)

Jennifer Jackson said...

Great cards, Kim! The first one is my fav. I love the kraft paper with the touch of bling with the clear sequins! How do you glue those little guys on? Do you use a glue pen?

Jennifer Jackson said...

Great cards, Kim! The first one is my fav. I love the kraft paper with the touch of bling with the clear sequins! How do you glue those little guys on? Do you use a glue pen?

Shannon J said...

Three beauties, Kim! Love them all! Really love the rustic look of the first card, with the unexpected shade of green of the card base. Love as always!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Three fabulous cards. Such fun stamp sets. Love you ho ho ho card colors. Thanks!

Stacey Schafer said...

HOME RUN, times three, Miss Kim! LOVE these so much!

Bobby said...

Three great cards but my favorite is the mistletoe one. I like rustic and homey.

mypapercraftworld said...

Such fabulous cards, Kim ... my particular favorite is the mistletoe one, I love all the detailing ... sequins, enamel dot, twine, glitter ... all in such a CAS card! Anita :)

Geri said...

Oh, Kim...I always love visiting ya!!! Wonderful set of cards today!!! Couldn't pick a favorite...love 'em all...and I'm so happy one is for Festive Friday! Thanks so much for joining us!!!

cm said...

Your gallery of gorgeous just keeps growing! A trio of stunning here, from the kraft+green+mistletoe of the first, to the snowflaked Ho-Ho-Ho' s of the second, to the pretty petal *wonderful* of the third! If Cas-ual Fridays headquarters were just down the road, I'd be visiting often, too :) Love coming to visit your site!1
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Deborah Frings said...

They are all absolutely lovely! But my favourite is the middle one - the aqua is gorgeous!

Elena said...

You are very creative, Kim! I love all three of your cards!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW,these are all 3 amazing!! I just love your style!!

Kristie Goulet said...

I love all three of your cards but especially love the Ho Ho Ho one!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

These are gorgeous - as always, I love your clean design and eye for colour! Popping up that last 'ho' as an ornament adds to the interest, but it's still lovely and clean! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Doris said...

Don't you just love all the stamps and matching dies that are being offered these days? and all the new techniques inspired by them... Your third card made good use of them--a winner for sure...

Michele Gross said...

I just posted one of your cards on the store facebook page :) Awesome creations!! We missed you the other day, hope everything is ok. Next time you have to come :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!! :)

Amber said...

I love these all so much!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Kim. I love all of them... what a clever idea stamping the HO on the ornament! That mistletow image is so pretty!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I love ALL of these cards, they're all so gorgeous! I am so glad you played with us at Festive Friday so that I could see them all!