Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cuttlebug Season's Greetings - CAS Christmas cards

Hi and thanks for taking the time to visit my Blog :-)

I whipped up a couple of CAS (Clean and Simple) Christmas cards where I let the embossing folder do all the hard work and then simply embellished them.  You can find this Cuttlebug 'Season's Greetings' embossing folder at Fat Cat's Card Corner.  I corner-punched the cardstock BEFORE I ran it through the Cuttlebug - if you do it the other way, you will squash or mark your embossing.

I added some light blue rhinestones to the snowflake centres, then added the silver-edged sheer blue organza ribbon in 2 separate elements - the bow was made with my Bow Easy.  I threaded a Snowflake charm with silver cord then threaded the cord through the blue ribbon bow centre and tied a knot which is hidden underneath the bow centre.  I did add some Fray Stop to the edges of the silver cord and the blue ribbon - you can find Fray Stop at Spotlight, Riot Art and Craft or even you local supermarket. 

And here is the white version:

I decided to layer the white embossed panel onto Bazzill Bling Aqua cardstock (not sure of the actual cardstock colour name - that's just what I call it!) - which matched my sparkly aqua ribbon perfectly - then layered that onto more white cardstock.  The layer borders are very small - only because I kept trimming to make them even, then kept trimming because I trimmed one crooked, and had to make that straight which then made that border narrower than the others, so I kept trimming, trimming.........sheesh, don't let me prune your rose bushes or you will have no garden left LOL!!

The ribbon was again attached in 2 separate elements and the bow was made with my Bow Easy.   Because this ribbon frays terribly, I added Fray Stop to it first, let it dry, THEN cut it - that way, it doesn't fray at all.   I diecut a snowflake, added Opal fine glitter, then glued this to the bow centre, then added a Kaiser Lagoon rhinestone to this snowflake and rhinestones to the snowflake centres on the embossed panel.  Here is a wee close-up of the snowflake.

Easy peasy for mass producing and great to have on hand for those unexpected cards you always need at the last minute.  I don't know about you, but I always get a few cards from people I didn't expect - usually in the week before Christmas - so I always like to have a few "extras" on hand for those times.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!


Card Recipe:

Card #1 - blue

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Season's Greetings embossing folder, silver snowflake charm, Bow Easy, organza ribbon, silver cord, Fray Stop, Kaiser light blue rhinestones, Cardstock:  light blue

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner

Card #2 - white

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Season's Greetings embossing folder, Cuttlebug Snowflake #2 die, Bow Easy, metallic aqua ribbon, Fray Stop, Kaiser Lagoon rhinestones, Opal fine glitter, Designer Dries clear adhesive (for glitter), Cardstock: white, Bazill Bling Aqua

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner


Sam said...

Such elegant Christmas cards Jocelyn. Love the CB folder design!


Kathie said...


Merry said...

Beautiful, Beautiful.

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