Friday, December 14, 2012

CAS Cards for Co-workers

Most of my Christmas cards are 1 of a kind, but I do mass produce the ones I give to my co-workers.  I fell in love with the Stampendous! Cling Snow Brackets & had to buy it even though I have tons of Christmas stamps.  I'm not alone in this lack of will-power, right?!  This one is unique because it works for a beautiful focal point as well as a sentiment.  I chose 3 color schemes so they aren't all exactly the same: Distress Inks chipped sapphire & faded jeans, festive berries & spun sugar, dusty concord & milled lavender.  Using Spellbinders Labels 22 worked great because I could actually stamp with the die in place to get the position on the paper & then emboss with white powder, tape the die in place & cut.  I sponged on the colors & wiped off the excess & added Stickles to the snowflakes.  The front of the card is dry embossed with a Sizzix folder & the edges are sponged with the darker ink to match the die cut which is mounted with foam tape.  I'm happy with how they look (sorry it isn't a better picture) & the cost is minimal so it's OK that most will eventually be discarded.  I'm entering these into the CAS challenge at Stampendous!--check it out--you might want to join in.  DYSU Blog is closing at the end of the year, but decided to enter the current Christmas card challenge.  Hope you've had a week with time to do some crafting & have fun getting ready for the holidays.  Thank you so much for taking time out to come to my blog.

12 comments:

  1. I really like these a lot Greta. They are so pretty, and so quick to do when you need a lot of cards. They are CAS, but also have a lot of beautiful details.

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  2. Love the rich colors and the fun labels and embossing you used, Greta! If I had to make cards for all my co-workers, I'd really be behind in my card-making!! I'll bet they appreciated your thoughtful and lovely cards!

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  3. absolutely gorgeous Greta. What a delightful set.

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  4. Very pretty set of holiday cards.

    Enjoy the Season,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  5. Delightful set of cards, Greta! Beautiful shape of diecut to higlight the sentiment!

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  6. fantastic set of card, greta! that stampendous image is so pretty so i can see why you "needed" to have it for your collection!

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  7. Greta, what a LOVELY set! I love the texture and the pretty colors.

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  8. beautiful cards Greta :)I am so inspired!

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  9. A beautiful design that is breath taking in this magical range of colors!

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  10. Greta these are beautiful, I am sure your co-workers will appreciate all the effort you have gone to to create these. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  11. What a fantastic card set ... love those colors.

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