Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas CAS in Kraft

This card is for The Card Concept challenge with the theme :Kraft Christmas.  This blog challenge has different levels of design beginning with CAS (Clean and Simple), moving all the way out to Shabby Chic (which is usually many layers and embellishments)

This is a great challenge because it allows for all styles of submissions.  To the right is the inspiration picture for the challenge.  This card is being entered for "Clean and Layered."

I pulled out some old Stampin' Up! kraft card stock for this one. What is left of the original SU kraft stash is now down to less than a dozen pieces, so this card was worked up in Crumb Cake before cutting into the real kraft paper.

The red card stock is unknown; it is very close to SU Real Red, but not quite.  I discovered a whole pack of this red when organizing the card stocks earlier this week, but there was no label.  It is a gorgeous red in natural light. 

The dies are a set by Simon Says Stamp.  I left the spirals on the tree loose, and pulled them up a bit.  The sentiment was cut through the kraft layer, leaving the red to show through. 

The pearl embellishments are by Kaiser Crafts. 

This challenge runs for two weeks due to the upcoming holiday week.  I hope to carve out some more time to make another card for this one. 

Thank you for stopping by. 
~ Carole


  1. Very nice Clean and Layered card on Kraft.
    Thanks for joining the fun at The Card Concept!

  2. I love it!! I've gone back and forth as to whether I need that tree. I worried that it would be too "busy". But your simple use of kraft, white and red makes it so clean and so festive.

  3. I love your CAS card Carole, those swirly branches and pearl embellishments are just the thing. Love how you cut the sentiment to show the red underneath.
    Also, thanks for the lovely comment you wrote about the poinsettia on my blog. :)

  4. So good to see you at my place recently, Carole! I'm delighted that you got your anticipated stay-cation, did some organizing, and have made some gorgeous cards! This is a really striking CAL card, combining a classic layout with a modern tree! And awesome job on that your first-ever shaker card, too!! I hope to see you again soon!! Hugs, Darnell