Thursday, December 7, 2023

Itty Bitty Christmas Trees - Stampin' Up! Wishes All Around

   When time gets tight this time of year it's always nice to have a Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge prompt to work with.  Knowing that the design can't be complicated with many layers or busy with endless embellishments really simplifies the creative process and that's what happened when I saw the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge this week.  They are having us choose one of their past challenges from 2023 and make it seasonal.  

  It took me just a second to find the sketch I wanted to use and only a few minutes to actually make the card that's how simple this one is.  

  I chose the Jan. 17, 2023 challenge #502 to use.  I love designs that use 3 of something and these little circles gave a nice opportunity to highlight a smaller image like the little tree from the Wishes All Around stamp set.  

  I cut the circles with the Stylish Shapes dies and some Joy of Christmas DSP in a red plaid pattern.

  I think the part that took the longest was lining up the sentiment so I wouldn't stamp it crooked and ruin the whole card!  This sentiment is in the Festive & Fun stamp set and was the perfect size.

  A few score lines above and below the trees gives a little detail without adding weight or fussiness.  The only embellishment is a very understated gold sequin.

  After finishing this card I began to think that I had already used this sketch so I looked back and I did participate in this same challenge back in January and I made this card.

  All of the supplies used to make this card can be purchased in my ONLINE STORE.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Wishes All Around, Festive & Fun

Ink: Shaded Spruce

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Joy of Christmas DSP

Accessories: Wishes All Around dies, Stylish Shapes dies, dimensionals, gold sequins


  1. Beautifully CAS and wonderful execution of the sketch! Thank you so much for sharing your work on the CC&S challenge. Merry Christmas!!

  2. Awww, what cute little trees! I especially like the scored detailing. Thank you for joining us at CC&S! :)


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