Warm Wishes for CTS381

When I designed the layout for the sketch that’s being featured at CAS(E) This Sketch this week, I had no idea what time of year it would be or what products I would use to execute my card. It’s always fun when the challenges arrive so I can make the sketch come to life with current products. Here’s my monochromatic Christmas card:

Best Year, Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingHere’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

CTS381Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Toile Tidings. Toile Tidings is one of three Designer Series Papers that are featured in this year’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog as “returning favorites” – and each of them was certainly a favorite from last year. The three returning papers are: Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. My card features two of the Real Red and Very Vanilla Designs from Toile Tidings – it was so fun to pull this paper out and play with it again. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper:Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog, 150432
  • Best Year & Tasteful Labels. The sentiment on my card is from the 2020 Annual Catalog and is cropped with a die from the same book, so you can get those today! ♥ Here’s a closer look: Best Year, Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe sentiment is from Best Year, a new stamp set with a wonderful variety of sentiments that can be used throughout the year. Here’s a look: Best Year, Stampin Up! 152568How wonderful are those sentiments?! Speaking of wonderful, it looks like “Warm Wishes for a Happy Christmas” was meant to be cropped inside the Tasteful Labels Dies (one of my favorites from the new catalog). Here’s a look at the Tasteful Labels Dies: Tasteful Labels Dies, Stampin Up!, 152886
  • Measurements. I created a differently-sized card for today’s project – the base is as tall as a standard card, but it’s a bit narrow. Here are the measurements for all of the layers on my simple, layered card (starting with the base of the card and working up to the sentiment):
    • Real Red – 3-3/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″)
    • Very Vanilla – 3-1/8″ x 4-7/8″
    • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper – 3″ x 4-3/4″
    • Very Vanilla – 2-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
    • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper – 2″ x 3-3/4″
    • Real Red – 1/8″ x 3-3/4″ and 1/4″ x 3-3/4″
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Thick Very Vanilla – cropped with Tasteful Labels Dies

Stamp Sets: Best Year  Papers: Toile Tidings, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Thick Very Vanilla  Inks: Real Red Accessories: Tasteful Labels Dies, 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. I would love for you to play along with my sketch – can’t wait to see what you make! ♥

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  1. Fabulous card! Love the label and sentiment!

  2. Great take on this ‘CASE This Sketch’ challenge.

  3. Love your card using this beautiful paper and label. Thanks for the details. Enjoy your day!

  4. Your sketch is great! Love the mono and the label die is perfect!

    • Thanks, Windy! After several layers, I was afraid I would need to add another color, but I pulled it off. 🙂 Always love to hear from you!

  5. That DSP is just gorgeous and your design shows it off beautifully. I think your card fits beautifully – after all, it IS Christmas in July right?
    Love it Brian.

    • I couldn’t’ agree with you more, Grace! This paper is stunning – but it took me a long time to warm up to it last season. By the time I was excited to play with it, it was New Year’s. I’ll definitely be using it more this year. 🙂

  6. Jennifer E Spiller

    Brian I just adore this card!! You have used this beautiful perfectly!!!

  7. Oh no, did I oversleep and it`s Christmas already ???
    Love this Currier and Ives type dsp. Your card gets a HO HO HO award for being festive . Love it !! Plus I think I have some of this paper in my collection vault (HOARD would be more accurate )

    • Oh, Sonny! I’m so honored to have received this prestigious award. How many people can actually say they’ve earned a HO HO HO award?! I’d like to thank the academy…

  8. The sketch is fun and the card you created is stunning. I love the Toile Tidings dsp and so happy it’s coming back!

  9. I struggle with that toile paper but you nailed it here! Tough sketch – terrific result!

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