Saturday, September 03, 2022

September CAS Christmas Challenge - Sparkle and/or Shine

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the September CAS Christmas Challenge.  This month is hosted by the super talented Hideko (Papercraft Boutique).  She would like to see your CAS Christmas cards with a little sparkle or shine (or both!).
Nothing says Christmas like glitter! :)  I used two dies from AliExpress to make a very quick and easy Christmas card.  The berry and branch is one set that I die-cut from green and red glitter paper.  I tied the pieces together with a thin, 1/4" thick red satin ribbon.  I also die-cut the Joy sentiment from the red glitter paper and added a strip of it on the side.

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We are so happy to have JoAnn (Crafty Nana's Blog) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome JoAnn!!

Please check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful, sparkly, shiny CAS Christmas cards from our Guest Designer and our wonderfully talented team.

Then come join us!!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

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Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Red Glimmer paper (SU!); Silver Glimmer paper (died with green alcohol inks) - SU!
Accessories:   Berry and Branch die (AliExpress), Joy die (AliExpress), 1/4" red satin ribbon

CAS Christmas September Challenge - Sparkle and/or Shine


JoAnn said...

Love your card Loll. The glitter paper really makes the pretty mistletoe die pop. I like red strip along the side also.

Pat said...

Such beautiful leaves and berries using the fabulous red and green glitter paper Loll, and love the added strip down the side and the sentiment cut from the glitter card too. I see further down you say you used green alcohol ink to colour silver glitter card which has worked excellently. A wonderful card. x

Julia Aston said...

A lovely spray of glittery stems and berries in red and green Loll! I like the added strip on the side and the little knot of ribbon on the stems! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Loll beautiful sparkle and shine from your spray of Christmas Greenery xx

Bonnie said...

I LOVE these branches and berries cut from the glitter paper, Loll! The red glitter strip and die cut joy are the perfect accents to this sparkly card!

kiwimeskreations said...

Loll this is exquisite - such delicate die cuts, beautifully displayed with the wee bow. The glitter strip and sentiment finish the card with flare and beauty

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, I just realized that only sparkle and shine elements were used for your card, Loll! The berries, the leaves, the sentiment, and the side strip all have pretty sparkle and the tiny satin ribbon is shiny/shimmery. Love the beautiful design with the great choice (size and font style) of the sentiment die and the strip on the side!
Hideko xx

Marcia Hill said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS Loll, and just perfect for this challenge! Sometimes the easiest and simple cards are the most striking, and this one sure is!! I am loving ALL the sparkle...beautiful, beautiful card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Linda said...

Oooh ....I do love a bit of sparkle and shine, especially on Christmas cards, and your sparkly die cuts are perfect. They look so pretty and festive, beautifully CAS too! xx

Viv said...

Just lovely Loll! x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous glittery berry branch, Loll - love the red glitter strip on the left edge too! Thanks for the inspiration at CAS Christmas!!

Leslie Miller said...

Your sparkle shows up beautifully on this, Loll. It can be hit or miss trying to get that to show. Gorgeous card with the simple branches tied with ribbon. The sparkly border and sentiment are just the right finishing touches.

Lisa Elton said...

I love your sparkly little masterpiece, Loll!

Linda said...

Loll, such a beautiful card with your sparkly green sprigs and decorated with red. Love the red border along the side, too.

nancy littrell said...

Your Sparkly Shimmery Christmas Card is filled with Love and Joy for the Holiday Season, Lolly. I Love your CAS design too. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Sparkle and Shine Christmas card, Lolly. LOVE your die cut glittery Christmas spray with the pretty ribbon and sparkly strip border and sentiment. This would be a fun card design to make multiples for the busy holiday season, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Barb Ghig said...

I really love this card, Loll! Your design is so crisp and clean and I love all the sparkle that you added by using glitter paper! I'm definitely going to CASE this card ~ xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is absolutely beautiful LOLL, stunning in fact. Fabulous design Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at Merry Little Christmas and we would love to see you in our future challenges
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Ina G said...

Beeeeeeeeeeeautiful Loll. Love the layout , bling and that wee bit of ribbon is a great finisher.

AlisonC said...

So beautiful. All that glitter and still CAS. Inspiring me to look at my own dies.

BożenA said...

WOW! The glow on your card is really gorgeous. The use of only glitter cardboard allowed to raise the degree of glitter to the very top.