Sunday, August 15, 2021

My CAS Christmas Card


Today I finally finished my entry to the CAS Christmas August Challenge. Completed the greeting this morning, so here I am. I am also posting this card to the Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge # 409

What do you think? Does this card have enough white space? 

I took this picture with the card atop my TV cabinet in front of some plants. It's the best light up there, although many photo tries went into the trash.

Starting with PTI White cardstock, I die cut three boughs with the handy I.O. Die called Pine Branch. Next I used Erin Lee Creative Holographic card stock to die cut the lights garland from Waffle Flower. This die set called Holiday Lights Die is for sale many places online. I cannot find the silvery 6 x 4-1/2 c.s. anywhere but the branch die is around. The camera picked up the holographic colors, but in real life it seems like just silver color. 

Anyway, the branches are snippets of dark green cardstock, probably Hunter Green (retired) from S.U. I wove the lights strings the best I could among the branches. Another snippet of Real Red c.s. was die cut with an Elizabeth Craft Designs small die called Merry Christmas. I think it is just the right size to finish up the card and it is still available. Stick It adhesive sure was helpful.

Done. The card was easier to make then to photograph. So far I have made a card for the above Christmas challenge every month this year.

I appreciate all my visitors and love comments. Be sure I can reach you to return the visit. Cyber hugs from a sunny Sunday and warm evening in Minnesota.


  1. I love your CAS card. Those lights are really pretty when cut from the holographic CS. I've been meaning to buy some of that, but haven't gotten around to it. Thanks for reminding me that it's great for Christmas cards!

  2. What a fabulous design and I love the way you've done the string of lights Jeanne x. Beautiful CAS Christmas card and the pop of red looks fabulous too. I know what you mean about taking photos!
    Thank you so much Jeanne for leaving such a kind and friendly comment on my recent blog post....I really do appreciate it x.

  3. What a pretty pine branch all decorated up with its bright Christmas lights Jeanne! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

  4. Fabulous Christmas ornament card, Jeanne! Love the wonderful design and the pretty holographic lights garland! I'm glad to hear that you've made a card for CAS Christmas every month this year. I'm sure you have a pretty good amount of holiday card stash by now. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas!
    Hideko xx

  5. your string of lights through the pine boughs of the Christmas tree look wonderful. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas ♥

  6. Such a festive card with the greenery and pretty lights, yes there's definitely enough white space! Thankyou for playing along at CAS Christmas, Cathy x

  7. Yes, definitely enough white space, although sometimes it is hard to judge. I bet the sparkle from the holographic paper is pretty amazing in real like.I love how you have made the lights look like they are a part of the tree. A gorgeous card xx

  8. Beautiful card Jeanne! Love how the lights flow through the branches. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas. And thank you for playing along each month. Always thrilled to see you in the gallery! xx

  9. Just love your holographic lights among the pines, Jeanne - so pretty!!

  10. Beautiful Christmas card! You did an amazing job of placing all the light bulbs on the tree branches.

  11. Perfect! So pretty as well as elegant.

    Huge apologies from me for being so late commenting!


    Di xx