Sunday, June 30, 2013

CAS Christmas Week - {Day 1}


Before I get to my post for today, I've updated my sale page with LOTS of stamps if you're interested, click here.  Thanks!

Hello there...I've decided that this is going to be CAS Christmas week on my blog...so get ready for at least 5 days of Christmas inspiration (that's how many I have ready to go as of today!).  First up I have two cards for the PaperSmooches Sparks challenge.  At first I was inspired by the black stripes on the crayons.  And the end result was my card above.


Then inspiration came from the neutral color tones...and still the stripes.  I added a touch of color with the red (and this is one of my favorite ways to use up scraps).

Hope you like both of the cards...Christmas in July as of tomorrow :)!
 

20 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love! Clean, graphic and beautiful!

Kara said...

pretty!! pretty!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your crayon inspiration is cute! Great cards. i checked out your sale page -- oh my - how do you decide what to sell?

Maureen said...

what a cool inspiration picture! LOVE the diagonal stripes and pop of red on the snowflake...could that little rejoice sentiment be any cuter? I don't think so! ox

sandie said...

Cool stripe, gives a really dramatic look x

Marisa said...

Two fabulous cards, Lynn. Love the bold diagonal stripes with the blue snowflake and darling mix of paperson the second card with the twine bow beyond adorable :)

Bobby said...

It's nice to see something "out of the ordinary" for Christmas cards. Great job!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn these are both gorgeous CAS Christmas cards and I am so looking forward to this week! Have a great Sunday!

Virginia L. said...

Love your CAS approach with the PS Sparks challenge, Lynn! I love how sophisticated they look! Inspiring as always!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous, Lynn! I'm loving the black stripes in the first card. What a great contrast with the red and blue. The present in the second card is so clever. I love the combination of neutral papers. Thanks for joining us at this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

~amy~ said...

super awesome cards...hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

Karen B. said...

Oh my word Lynn you will be the talk of the town with these fabulous christmas cards. The first is my favorite!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you turn scraps into stripes! Two FAB cards, Lynn!

Jinny Newlin said...

Great, Christmas-y creations, my dear! Looking forward to lots more this week. Hugs!

Hannelie said...

I love the non traditional colors you used for you Christmas card! It looks great... and a very inspiring way to use your scraps for your 'rejoice ' card!
Have a good week Lynn!

Arlene said...

LOVE the first card Lynn! :)

Maureen Merritt said...

Great cards Lynn! You are making me want to start making holiday cards. I feel a little Christmas in July coming on :) Looking forward to 5 days of inspiration from you!!

Jen W. said...

Love the turquoise and red snowflake and how it pops off those bold, black stripes!

Jenny said...

I love how one photo has inspired two very different cards in different styles too !!
Those black stripes are so modern for a Christmas card but they look amazing and thats a brilliant way to use pp on a card :0)
jenny x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Two more amazing cards, Lynn! I LOVE both-- esp. that diag b/w paper! Your cards are always stunning and beautifully made:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with our Picture Perfect challenge! I hope you join in the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge this week-- it's a sketch:)