Friday, September 03, 2021

CAS Christmas September Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the September CAS Christmas challenge, hosted by Colleen (One Smile Lifts a Spirit).  Colleen would like us to include plaid on our cards!  So fun!

I started by die-cutting the two reindeer from a red and brown plaid patterned paper, Modascrap (Sudtirol).  I bought these adorable reindeer dies (My Favorite Things - now retired) after seeing Bonnie using them.  Bonnie is very good at enabling me to spend money! :)

I used another piece of patterned paper from the same pad for the background.  It looks so good with the red plaid.  Tore a piece of white card stock to create a snow hill and stamped the sentiment (Christmas Sentiments - Penny Black) in Candied Apple distress ink.

Fun and simple card to make!

Close-up ...
We are so happy to have Melanie (Cards by Melanie) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the fabulous plaid CAS Christmas cards from the rest of our Designers, and from our wonderful Guest Designer, Melanie!


Reindeer Dies (My Favorite Things)
Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)


Stamps:  Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:   Modascrap Patterned Paper (Sudtirol); Baked Brown Sugar card stock (Stampin' Up!); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Candied Apple Distress Ink
Accessories:   Reindeer dies, Patterned Paper

Challenges:
CAS Christmas September Challenge - Plaid


28 comments:

nancy littrell said...

LOVE your elegant plaid die cut from designer paper reindeer, Lolly and wonderful designer paper background with the torn snowbank. Beautiful CAS Christmas card for the fun plaid challenge, my friend. TFS..Hugs..Nancy

I Card Everyone said...

I've been known to shop a little after visiting each of you, Loll! Wish MFT would bring these out of the vault!! LOve them cut from the red/brown plaid!!
=]

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

You were so lucky to get those reindeer dies before they retired, Loll - they look amazing in the plaid against that yummy paper!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your plaid papers are perfect for your deer and I love your background, Loll! I'm amazed that you got such a great impression with your distress inks...I love the richness of Candied Apple red for this card ~ xx

BożenA said...

Your deer look so fun cut out of patterned plaid paper. And what an amazing background !!
Beautiful card, my dear Loll.
hugs,
BożenA

Linda said...

Loll, your red plaid deer are so majestic looking. Lovely card, my friend.

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love these plaid deer, my friend! Glad I could help you shop!

Bobby said...

What a great plaid to use for those manly deer, Loll. All the better to fool the hunter. ;)

Pat said...

What a fabulous idea to use the plaid paper for your two handsome reindeer Loll and I love the great textural background with the torn edge snow hill and lovely bright red sentiment to finish. x

My Paper Epiphany said...

So elegant and I love the plaid! I thought about getting those deer too, but was too late!

Bunny said...

Cute card. Love the plaid and now I want that set of sentiments from PB. Speaking of enablers.......[Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

I'm so sad the reindeer aren't available anymore, I love the contemporary style, they looks great in plaid ♥

Mac Mable said...

The papers sure do work well together Loll. I love the contemporary style of those striking reindeers and well done Bonnie!!!! x. Fabulous CAS card Loll x.

Brenda said...

Love this card Loll! Your reindeer are so pretty in the plaid design, loving that background too. What a fun challenge, one that I think I am going to have to try and play along with! Hugs, Brenda

HilaryJane said...

What amazing paper that is on the background, love it. I also love plaid so I might have to try and find time to join in this month. It really suites your reindeers, I don't think I would ever have thought of that. Brilliant xx

Brenda in IN said...

I think all reindeer should be plaid, it makes them so much prettier. Great card and I include not just Bonnie, but you as well, as enabling me!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What fun plaid reindeer! :)

Sue N said...

Loll, this is so much fun! I love the plaid reindeer and what neat DSP behind them!

Colleen said...

Loll, as usual you have the most delightful Christmas card! I love your deer, and I suppose if they weren't retired, I too would be inclined to purchase them! *wink I love the background too, so natural looking for a background with the deer!

Linda said...

This is such a fun design ....... I love your plaid reindeer. The pretty natural paper in the background really makes them pop!

Marcia Hill said...

Bonnie enables me a lot too Loll, so you're not alone!! I have these MFT dies too but never thought of doing them in plaid...but I LOVE it!! Sweet, sweet card my friend!! Hugs, Marcia :0)

Leslie Miller said...

I just love how you've used the plaid! Very fun deer dies, great sentiment, and cool cork-looking background paper!

Papercraft Boutique said...

These reindeer is so adorable, especially with the red & brown plaid, Loll! I was wondering how you made the wonderful textured background, and I was surprised to know it was another piece of patterned paper! You have a great eye for choosing the paper!
Hideko xx

Cathy said...

Love the plaid reindeer Loll, they wear red well! The torn paper makes a great snowbank too, Cathy x

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful angular deer dies Loll - love the red/brown plaid against the white snow and that beautiful DP in the background -it looks so textural! xx

Trina P. said...

Red plaid reindeer! Yes, please! So adorable and fun. The background paper pattern you used looks so cool and gives amazing texture to your scene.

Ros Crawford said...

That is so effective! I'm really loving the modern take with plaids that I've been seeing... Love your card!

Susan said...

I love those red plaid reindeer - such a great idea for the plaid challenge. And that background dp looks great.