Monday, December 3, 2012

CAS Christmas Card - The Kraft Journal

This week's new challenge at The Kraft Journal is to make a CAS (clean and simple) card.  Well, for those of you who know me very well at all, you know that I have a bit of a "problem" with "keeping it simple".  I tend to over-do it sometimes with ribbons, buttons, and all sorts of embellishments, and I do get carried away most of the time.  So, it was a true "challenge" for me to keep it CAS, which means that YOU can all do it, too!  I hope that you will stop by and check out the fun CAS Challenge this week at The Kraft Journal.
I made my CAS Christmas card using Simple Stories' new Christmas line patterned paper adhered to some Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock, some wool felt to cut the holly, leaves, and flower, some jute and Baby Blue Baker's Twine, and the sentiment is a Making Memories rub-on which I put on a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket.  I also used some rusty vintage jingle bells, machine stitching, and decorated a little Kraft Truffle Box that I used for my craft boutique I did this past weekend.  I made the most AMAZING truffles that I put inside them, and they sold like CRAZY......but they were insanely delicious!  You might want to try this recipe.
Here is a link for these incredible treats.  You WON'T be disappointed, let me just assure you of that!  YUM!  The Pioneer Woman - Chocolate Truffles With Coarse Sea Salt
 
The majority of the items I used for my CAS Christmas card (the red highlighted linked items above) came from The Kraft Outlet which is one of the most amazing stores on the internet for card-making, scrapbooking and all paper-crafting in general.  They carry SO many darling shabby-vintage finds that you can use in your creations.  I hope you will check it out.  For instance, these darling little Kraft Truffle Boxes are just $0.50 each.  The variety is great, the prices are low, and the shipping is always very reasonable.  Why not treat yourself to a little early Christmas gift?  As long as you use something "Kraft" on your entry, you are always welcome to play along in the fun challenges at The Kraft Journal, and be eligible to win a $15 gift certificate.  I really hope that you will join our challenge this week.
 
I'm entering this card in this following challenges:
 
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/11/simon-says-anything-goes.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog -Simon Says Anything Goes

http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-44-holiday-cheer.html - Love To Create Challenge Blog - Challenge #44 - Holiday Cheer
 
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/december-challenge.html - Cards Galore Challenge Blog - December/Christmas Challenge
 
 
http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/winter-wishes.html - Natalie and Amy's Challenge Blog - Winter Wishes
 
 
http://thecupboardtrilogychallenges.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-6-frosty-winter.html - The Cupboard Trilogy Challenges - Challenge #6 - Frosty Winter

http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2012/12/monday-challenge-78-merry-christmas.html - My Craft Spot by Kimberly - Challenge #78 - Merry Christmas
 
http://uniquecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-challenge-and-free-image.html - Unique Crafters Challenge - Christmas Challenge

http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-32-summer-or-winter.html - The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge Blog - Challenge #32 - Summer or Winter (I Chose Winter)
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon in blogland.  I will be sure to visit your blog if you leave me a comment, and if you become a new follower here on my blog, I will be sure to do the same for you!  May God bless you as you create and share.
 
Bless and be blessed,
Karen
 
 
 

32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. Love all the little finishing touches and the colours work well. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  2. Gorgeous card the layout and colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

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  3. I absolutely love this card Karen, sometimes itis nice to have a card such as this tucked in amoungst all the red, green & gold of the more traditional cards
    Congratulations on winning the DT Top Pix badge for last months challenge & Thank you for joining us again on The Cupboard Trilogy & good luck
    Jane xx
    [owner/DT]

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  4. elle est très belle ta carte, c'est très difficile le c&S, pour moi c'est un défi, biz

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  5. Your CAS card is just as beautiful as your very embellished cards!!
    Oooh! Thanks for the truffle recipe link! I need more chocolate!! :)

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  6. Hi Karen! Very cute card. Really like what you did with the tag and the felt leaves are so nice! I really have to rein myself in for CAS too. My hand gets all shaky and I have to will that ribbon back into its drawer. LOL

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  7. This is really pretty! I love how you used this busy paper to add more activity to the background! Love the added bells!
    Thanks so much for the yummy truffle recipe it looks so yummy!

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  8. This is a fabulous CAS style card, Karen! The clean design is perfect to show off this beautiful design paper! I love it!

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  9. Beautiful use of the SS and Kraft, two of my faves.

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  10. Wow...outstanding card! Love all the embellishments! Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy~Wendy, DT

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  11. Hello dear Karen,
    It's so good to be back and viewing your gorgeous truffles and card today, you have had my mouth watering since I clicking on the blog. Yum yum!!
    Hope you are well and are on the way to getting ready for Christmas.
    Hugs Linda xx

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  12. This is lovely, great design, thank you for playing along with The Cupboard Trilogy, good luck Hun Zoe DT xxx

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  13. This is Beautiful Thanks for Joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Good Luck Sandra dt xx

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors of this pretty card!

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  15. Hi Karen, I haven't stopped by for so long so I am happy I did today. I love your darling card and chocolates. Oh my! Yummy. Thanks for sharing and stamping hugs, Bev

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  16. Gorgeous card Karen! I love that beautiful paper!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  17. Hi Karen - that is one fabulous card, and the truffle box looks great too - I will be following the loink to the truffles....
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. Wow Karen, I absolutely love your card. You are very talented indeed. Well done winning the Cupboard Trilogy DT Top Pick last month. I'm sure you will get votes with this wonderful card this month too! Good luck and thanks for playing along.

    Karen (DT)

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  19. Wow Karen, I absolutely love your card. You are very talented indeed. Well done winning the Cupboard Trilogy DT Top Pick last month. I'm sure you will get votes with this wonderful card this month too! Good luck and thanks for playing along.

    Karen (DT)

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  20. Oooh the truffles look so delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the link to that! I love the paper you used for your CAS card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Remember to check out my blog at meiaudesigns.wordpress.com for an additional chance to win a $15 voucher to my store! :)

    Mei

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  21. Beautiful card!!! And those truffles look super yummy! So glad you joined us at My Craft Spot this week!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcard.blogspot.com

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  22. Love the card! Those candies look divine! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

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  23. Lovely card Karen! Thanks for joining us at V's Sweet Challenge

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  24. What a great card. Thanks for joining us with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

    Stella xx
    TCT DT

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  25. This is so pretty! I just love kraft paper, thanks for joining us at V's Sweet Ideas!
    Lisa

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  26. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

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  27. What a fabulous set! The card is gorgeous and the little treat box looks fantastic - as do the treats themselves!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  28. I love your papers that you have used and the CAS style to your card.
    Thanks for joining us at Natalie and Amy's Challenge this month x

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  29. A beautiful card really pretty and vintage.thank you for joining us at the Cupboard trilogy challenge

    lyn clark DT

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  30. Such a lovely card, Karen! LOVE the texture the felt adds (: Thanks for playing along with us at V's Sweet Challenge!

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  31. Hi aww your card is soo cute i think i might try those delicous truffles! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles monthly challenge hope you will join us again!

    Love From Rebecca xx

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  32. This is a lovely card. Thank you for joining in The Cupboard Trilogy challenge
    Joan DT xx

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