Friday, October 21, 2011

2 CAS 5-Minute Christmas Cards and a Cat

Over at the Paper Players Challenge this week, the challenge is to make a Clean and Simple (CAS) Red and Green Christmas Card (PPA68).  LOL… I finally had just about 15 minutes of free time yesterday afternoon, so I thought I’d play along too!P1070862My first card uses the Baroque Motifs and Seasonal Sentiments Stamp Sets along with the Pennant Builders Punch and Rhinestone Jewels.P1070868Gosh, I haven’t uses Baroque Motifs in ages… almost forgot how lovely it can be on a card!P1070864Scraps of Vintage Wallpaper embossed Garden Green card stock were punched with the Pennant Builder Punch, and sponged with very vanilla classic ink.  The tree in front was popped up to add just a bit more dimension.  They almost appear frosted, right?P1070867After stamping the greeting with Wild Wasabi Classic Ink, Basic Jewel Rhinestones were colored with a red Sharpie Marker and attached to the sentiment block and tops of the tiny trees.P1070854My second CAS card two features the same greeting, very vanilla embossed card stock, and a Winter Wishes stitched felt accent.  I didn’t enter this one in the challenge because it shared the same post URL…. although I could have posted more than one time today Smile P1070856These little stitched felt accents are a quick and easy way to embellish not only cards and scrapbook pages, but they’d be great on gift bags and gift packaging as well!P1070860The sentiment was stamped with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, cut out with a 2-1/2” circle punch, and popped up on the ribbon/embossed card surface.P1070857The Quilted Satin Ribbon was attached DTP (direct to paper) with snail adhesive and trimmed at the edges of the embossed card stock.  It looked a bit out of balance to me, so I added three basic jewel rhinestones also colored with a sharpie marker.

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This is one of our two cats in residence… he’s also the very curios problem child… he was the runt of the litter but has recently taken over the role of ‘fat cat’ in our home too!

P1070819He’s very expressive with his eyes, face, and feet.  He’s  intently watching a squirrel in the backyard, lol… his paw is raised, do you think he’s going to wave?  Don’t be fooled!!

It’s so rare that he sits still long enough to be photographed, thought I’d take advantage of the opportunity! 

Several of you have emailed me for an update on our sick little cat… formerly the 22 lb. fat cat, he’s now down to 6 lbs. but holding his own.  He still eats his dinner, begs for treats, and jumps up on top of the furniture backs… mostly to get away from his bro!

See you tomorrow with a new Super Saturday Tutorial… and part of a holiday décor series!

Hugs,

Sharon

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13 comments:

Fabiola said...

très chic et classe tes cartes, biz

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Sharon! I love both your cards here. The first one is so pretty with those frosted trees. Such a great design! The second one is sweet with the felt accents. Beautiful!!

Lesley Croghan said...

Sorry to hear about your sick kitty, that is always so heartbreaking. Your cards are lovely. The felt accents are really cute! Thanks for playing with our CAS Red and Green challenge at the Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful cards, Sharon! I love the textured trees and the Baroque Flourishes on the first...while the felt is the perfect accent on the second! And what a gorgeous cat! "Meow-za"! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Donna Ellis said...

Poor little kitty - I hope he can recover. Your card is so sweet with the soft additions of felt and dry embossing! very nice CAS card!

sandi said...

Love the cards, so cute. I have a runt of a litter such a problem child but wouldn't trade him for the world. They have a way to make it into your heart. Sorry about the sick kitty, hope he/she doing better. Sandi

Cindy Hall said...

While I really like both cards, it's the first one that really grabs my attention. I love the Baroque Motifs, and it was used so well on your card. The trees are awesome with the sponging. Thanks so much for sharing these with us at The Paper Players!

Pat Myers said...

I love hearing about your cats and seeing the pictures - and of course, I love seeing your cards too. (Hmmm - I wonder if he'll ever catch that squirrel. . ?)

Nance Leedy said...

Oh these are fabulous Sharon! Love the frosted trees on the first one--so clever to use the PP punch for a tree shape without the stamp. Love the frosted look of them...your CAS card is perfect too--love the little felt accents. So glad you played along with us at The Paper Players!

Jodi said...

lovely cards!!! The dry embossing adds such beauty and elegance!!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!!!! It is greatly appreciated!!!!!!

Carol said...

Love your cards, but going to comment on your cats this time. He is beautiful! Sorry to hear you have a sick one. Right at the moment I have three cats that have a bacterial infection. Lots of trial and error to find a good way to give them their meds. Hope yours gets better.

Julie Marshall said...

Both are great cards! I love the flourishes on the first and the felt on the second is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing with the Paper Players this week!

JustYolie said...

Both card are gorgeous!