Friday, September 23, 2022

CAS Christmas Card September Sparkle and or Shine

hosted by my dear friend,  the very CAS creative Hideko!
We all Love Sparkle and Shine for the Holiday Season!

I had so much fun with Sparkle and Shine Christmas card 
that I made Four cards for my stash:-)

Here is the close up showing the sparkle and shine but way more sparkly IRL!

I began by using SU Basic White 110# cardstock for the Altenew "Organic Linen" 3D EB Folder background, which was my 1st time to use the 3D Folder.   Also the 1st time I used the Altenew Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock 120# to die cut the 
Ranger T.H. "Woodland Dies Trees".

After die cutting the tree with the glitter cardstock I punched out the center pieces
 with a toothpick.
Next used the same die to die cut a SU Cucumber Crush cardstock tree and
punched out the center pieces to inlay into the Glittery tree.

Next I die cut another tree with Strathmore Mixed Media 140# paper
 keeping all the pieces in place.
 Then used Connect Glue to attach the MM tree to the back of the Glittery Tree.
I repeated and added another MM tree with Connect Glue for a
nice thick 3 layer Glittery Tree!

There was a lot of Inlayed pieces going on,  but worth the effort.
 I cut a narrow strip of the Altenew Dazzling Diamond Glitter paper and die cut 
the Joyful from SU Red Glitter Paper using the CUTplorations
"Christmas Sentiments Dies" set and cut off the "ful" to make the JOY fit.
I die cut 3 more Joyfuls, trimmed and attached with glue.

Glued the Glitter Trim, Glittery Tree and JOY to the background and
attached all to SU Basic White Cardstock and Done!

Not exactly...I Loved the card and all the Glitter so made 3 more cards:-)
Whew...that was a lot of die cutting, gluing and inlaying, etc...But a beautiful 
glittery way to add to my 2022 Christmas Stash:-)

Thank you Hideko for a really fun and inspiring Challenge, my friend!
 Love and Hugs,

Stamps; None
Paper:  SU Basic White 110#.  Altenew "Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock" 120#. SU Cucumber Crush and Red Glitter Paper.
Inks: None...amazing!
Accessories: Ranger T.H. "Woodland Dies Trees".  Altenew "Organic Linen" 3D Embossing Folder.
CUTplorations "Christmas Sentiments Dies" Joyful. Connect glue. Toothpick.

I am sending my card over to 

NBUS Challenge #42 NBUS Altenew "Organic Linen" 3D Folder and Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock.


  1. Gorgeous sparkle, Nancy - and wow do I love your snow!

  2. I love that folder for it's wonderful texure, Nancy, and I never thought to add sparkle to that tree die. You've given me some great ideas for future Christmas cards.

  3. WOW, your card is wonderful, I just love it.

  4. This turned out stunning and such wonderful sparkle. Oh, the patience to inlay all those pieces and then three more times!

  5. Beautiful Christmas card, Nancy! LOVE the texture from your embossed background ... just perfect behind your glittery tree. xx

  6. What an amazing sparkly card and I do love that embossed background. When it is Christmas time it is always worth making multiples of the cards you like. I have had my eye on that tree die for a while, it might just make it into my basket next time. Thanks for the inspiration xx

  7. I love how you used the tree with the inlay, Nancy! Three more for your stash is great, especially when they're this sparkly and pretty. Love the embossed background, too. Fabulous!

  8. The silver sparkle is so pretty with this green, Nancy! Love the textured background and the sparkly joy too!

  9. Gorgeous sparkly card Nancy, thanks for the inspiration in using the tree die. It's been a long time since I pulled it out :)

  10. Beautiful way you used two colours for the Christmas tree - love the sparkle!

  11. This is a Wow card, Nancy! There's a lot of sparkle, but the snow on the tree is super sparkly and pretty! You caught it in the close-up picture very well. The fresh green inlaid parts are worth the effort. Love the beautiful design, the dimension and the unique texture in the background! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty in the CAS Christmas gallery! Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you Hideko for your thoughtful comment. I wish you could see all the pretty sparkle IRL. Thank you for hosting such a fun challenge, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  12. WOW! The texture on this card looks amazing Nancy, what a great EF. Love your sparkly Christmas tree too xx

  13. This beautiful schparkly design is well worth the effort, Nancy, because by making it so fabulously textured you'll be giving someone the gift of a yearly table-top Christmas decoration! That's a gift! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Dolly

    1. Thank you Dolly for sharing your sweet comment. I actually do use favorite Christmas cards from past holidays that I display during the season! Love and Hugs...Nancy

  14. Beautifully designed card; love the background. Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

  15. Gorgeous Christmas card, Nancy! I love all the sparkle and your textured background is fabulous! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cas Christmas! xx

  16. Beautiful card, Nancy! I love the silver glitter paper with the crisp green! The background texture is really cool, too! Sue N

  17. Beautiful card Nancy with all that sparkle.

  18. Wow Nancy, what a gorgeous Christmas card! I am loving the embossing folder you used, kinda reminds me of a wet, heavy snow that we can sometimes get here in my neck of the woods. It comes down in clumps of wet snow and looks so cool looking. Your tree was so worth all the die cutting and inlaying for all the cards! I love the sparkle and shine it has, like ice is wrapped on the branches. I love the little pop of red with your sentiment, your card is pure joy! Hugs, Brenda

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