Believe for CTS348

The sketch for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge is so sweet and simple that you can make almost ANYTHING to play along with this challenge – I can’t wait to see all the creative projects that are born from this sketch. Here’s my card that features the Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle (both the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set and coordinating Jolly Season Dies):

Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

CTS348I flipped the sketch on it’s side so that the band and sentiment are along the landscape base of the card layout vs. the portrait base of the card. Small change.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Holly Jolly Christmas. Even though I don’t have small children, there’s something special and joyful about a scene with Santa Claus – and I LOVE this silhouette of the jolly elf with his reindeer from the Jolly Season Dies. The word “believe” is from the coordinating stamp set. Here’s a look at the Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle:Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle, Stampin' Up! 153009The background on my  focal panel is one of the glitter-free pages of Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. The brushes of Coastal Cabana are peppered with white spots of snow – a perfect backdrop for Santa and his trusty reindeer. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper:Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog, 150393
  • Three Suites. My simple card features products from THREE suites in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. Can you name them? I know you can. First, I want to give you a closer look at the die that crops Santa and his reindeer: Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThis pictures also showcases the three suites. Since you’ve already identified them and written them on a piece of scrap paper (you are so studious), here they are:
    • The Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper is from the Let it Snow Suite (page 18).
    • The Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle (the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set and Jolly Season Dies) are from the Night Before Christmas Suite (page 24).
    • “Believe” is adorned with a Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dot, which is from the Toile Tidings Suite (page 6).
  • Color Combination. I used three colors in my festive holiday card today – a bold combination of Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Basic Black. I love this combination – if you like it as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Basic BlackSince these three colors are pulled directly from the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, it’s not surprising that I’ve showcased this combination before. Here’s a look at another card that featured this paper and these three colors (you can click on the photo to see my original post): Everything Festive, Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Bundles: Holly Jolly Christmas  Stamp Sets: Holly Jolly Christmas  Papers: Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Accessories: Jolly Season Dies, Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. I believe…..that is one special looking card.

  2. Brilliant choices from the silhouetted sleigh to the snowy designer paper!

  3. #addmoreletitsnowpapertoorder Perfect! Thanks Brian. Have a great OnStage event in Atlanta. I am headed to Las Vegas. So you won’t get your picture with me this year. Sorry. 🙂

  4. The red embellishment added the third element of red…perfectly balanced as always! Sweet card Brian!

  5. That Santa die is perfectly that it looks like a silhouette!

  6. Love, love, love this one Brian and that die is fantastic! A perfect card for all my little great, great, great nieces and nephews.

  7. Oh I do believe! I love the Santa and Sleigh silhouette against the snowy sky! The red and Coastal Cabana is a fun Christmas combo!

  8. What a great card especially for people with little children or grandchildren. Love the DSP. Have a wonderful day!

  9. I really like this card. The card I just sent a few days ago for your card swap is so much like this!! I was very surprised when I looked at your blog today. I guess great minds think alike!!

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