Monday, December 16, 2019

The Card Concept: 'Tis the Season

I am down to needing three more Christmas cards. The inspiration at The Card Concept was exactly what I needed for one of them.

I have a workmate who is retiring very soon so she just bought a "farm".  (I guess for her retirement doesn't mean being lazy!) I even heard her on the phone last week buying a tractor!!  You have to understand - I work with accountants and auditors, so this farm thing is unique.  I don't know if she has a little red truck, but the inspiration this graphic gave me was just right for her card.

Tis the Season

This card is somewhere between their definition of CAS and of Clean and Layered.  I'd call it CAS but it doesn't have one main image and it's not particularly easy to recreate due to the fiddly little pieces.  So I guess it's probably Clean and Layered. Interestingly, I would have said I was CAS cardmaker until years ago when I read the definitions at The Card Concept, I realized I was totally a Clean and Layered person!!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Simply Stamped - Christmas Tree (the sentiment) and Buffalo Plaid Background
Dies: Taylored Expressions Transportation (retired) and all of the following Little Bits: 'Tis the Season (the tree), Holiday Bloomers, Bows, Snowflake Confetti
Cardstock: Cherry Pop, Sweet Basil, Oreo, Sugar Cube


  1. This is totally adorable! I predict a winner for sure...I'd love to find that little truck die, so cute! And yes, farming is NOT retirement, LOL!

  2. Really enjoyed your striking card! Farming for retirement? 😜

  3. Oh boy did you ever nail this one! And that little truck is adorable!

  4. Oh, I love your CAS Clean and Layered card!! So cute and perfect for our challenge!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept- I know your friend will be thrilled with this card :-)

  5. What a clever take on the inspiration photo ... love this.


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