I have another Clean and Simple card to share with you that is mostly made with supplies from the new Simon Says Stamp December card kit. I created the card for the current CAS(E) this sketch challenge. I will also enter it into the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge, because the current one is anything goes! One lucky entry will win a $50 shopping spree!!!

I started by cutting two red papers of Pink Paislee Sidewalks patterned paper (included in kit) in 2″ wide strips. The bottom was cut with one of MFT’s Fishtail Flags Die-namics die and the center was cut with Simon Says Stamp Air Vent die. Sea Salt Bazzill cardstock (included in kit) was adhered behind the vent and a 1/4″ strip of white cardstock was adhered above. A white button was tied on to the side of that paper strip with Beetle Black twine.

A 2 1/2″ long strip of Sea Salt cardstock was cut with MFT’s small scalloped border die and adhered to the top right of the strip. Rhinestones from a Sleek Strip Silver Rhinestones pack were adhered next to each scallop. The banner strip was adhered to the card base, 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of green Bazzill cardstock (included in kit), folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded.

A sentiment from Merry Everything (included in kit) was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock that had been cut with a small folded  Banner die.  It was adhered slightly off center underneath the vent die cut. A tiny rhinestone was adhered as the dot over the i and three rhinestones from the Sleek strip pack were adhered on the bottom right corner to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

56 Responses to “CAS Holiday Cheer”

  1. I like the banner on the front of the card. why haven’t I thought of that? think I will be CASEing this idea. thanks so much for sharing.
    stamping sue

  2. Beautifu!
    God Bless 🙂

  3. Such a lovely job, Beate. I think I need to CASE a few of these for my Christmas card creations too. 🙂 Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  4. Hello!

    I love this color combination! The simple and clean design of the card is wonderful – another for my favorites file! Wishing you a great weekend!


    Barbara Diane

  5. I love the elements and how you did the sentiment Beate!

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Beate!! I am always blown away by the unique designs and details you add!! I have never seen the air vent die, but it is fabulous!! It adds such great texture!! The scallop along the top is beautiful!! Love, love it!! Have a great weekend 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  7. Oh my gosh, Beate – where do you come up with so many brilliant ideas? This is a great CAS card – love it! I didn’t know there was an air vent die! You’ve certainly enlightened me 🙂 LOVED your yesterday card too – I’ve wanted to order those stars for weeks….just can’t right now. Thanks for sharing another fabulous creation – I love, love, LOVE coming to visit you 🙂

  8. Such a pretty color combo and interesting details in this card, Beate! Love the air vent die!

  9. Love your interpretation of the sketch, Beate! The fishtail banner is so festive with that sweet button and rhinestone studded scallop. I also like the way you placed your rhinestones in the lower right corner. So pretty!

  10. Great CAS design and very pretty.

  11. Love this take on the sketch! The kraft base with the red patterned paper looks fantastic Beate! So glad you played along with us in this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch!

  12. Awesome! Love the texture on that cardstock! Adds so much to a wonderful CAS card such as this!

  13. I really like the sketch for this one and your take on it. Your colors and layout are wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Love how you did the fishtail. Your cards always have special touches that inspire me. Thank you!

  15. That vent die is very cool, and love your gems on the little scallops!

  16. I love the simplicity of this card. Your projects are so inspiring.

  17. This is nice. Looks easy to make.

  18. I may have to try add this to my to do list. It just keeps growing. Luv ur talent.

  19. I am working on Christmas cards today since we are getting snow and this gave me a great idea!! I love that it’s simple and pretty. Your cards are always fabulous! Thanks Beate.

  20. very pretty!!! I like the colors and the dies you used!

  21. I REALLY love this card!!! It’s simple, yet elegant! I love the banner on the front! That’s my favorite part!!

  22. Aaaaahhhhh..here it is: definitely a winner! Looooove your take on the sketch, Beate! All of the lovely details, like the little rhinestones along the side and the button …. just fab!

  23. Pretty card! I love all the texture! The Air Vent and banner dies are fabulous!

  24. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the die cut striped panel and that sweet bling!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

  25. I love this layout and I love how you incorporated the air vent die into there too 🙂

  26. I usually see your cards at your facebook page! This is another great piece of art! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Your card looks so great. I love the banner with the christmas colors.
    Hugs, Uta

  28. Simply beautiful Beate! Love your mix of patterned paper 😉

  29. This is so pretty. Love the die cut.

  30. Another CAS card, but always with that extra flair and style! Great card.

  31. I’m so far behind on my Christmas cards and this one would be a quick one for mass production. Love this design, simple yet beautiful.

  32. This is so sweet and cheerful! LOVE the banner and the twine with button!

  33. This looks like a very versatile kit.

  34. this is so pretty, Beate! love the mix of patterns!

  35. Beautiful, I am always looking for tag ideas…thanks

  36. This is a wonderful card! It is simple, clean and beautiful. I love the strip of jewels.

  37. Very nice- I love the details. That little rhinestone that dots the “i” is so sweet! Thanks for sharing- we need ideas @ this time of year!

  38. I love the colors and design! You always inspire me, and sometimes I go directly to the suppliers and order dies, etc which you have displayed! Thanks for helping my collection grow!

  39. Beautiful card!

  40. What a pretty card. I love the colors and simplicity of it.

  41. Simply pretty. Love this. 🙂

  42. Very pretty and a new idea for me. Love it.

  43. I have the kit and have wondered what I will do with it! This is great inspiration right here!

  44. Love this CAS card. Thanks for also introducing me to this sketch site. Just subscribed to them. I like the sketches I’ve seen listed there so far.

  45. I love this card. The papers and color combination is so pretty. Thank you for showing how to use the air vent die:)

  46. I’ve never seen the vent die or the fishtail die before. Thank you for another clean and simple idea. I like cards that fit in envelopes without extra postage.

  47. Got to place an order the the air vent die…LOVE IT! Also loving all your CAS cards Beate…you are so inspirational…thank you for sharing!

  48. I just adore the fishtail tag and the cute banner.

  49. Really like the CAS cards. Your ideas are so cool. Your directions are also easy to follow.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  50. Great card – I’d love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!


  51. Beautiful card. You are such an inspiration. I really enjoy getting your blog. Thanks.

  52. I love what you created with this sketch~the vents and banner are such great details!

  53. Love your card and the color combination used. Thanks for sharing.

  54. Super fun and clever take on the sketch – I really love that vented piece. Must add that die to my collection! Thanks for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch – we’re so glad you did!

  55. Beautiful work Beate! Love the banner and air vent die 🙂

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