Sunday, July 21, 2013

CDS - Clean and Simple Blog Hop

Happy Sunday to you!  Thank you for taking part in this months Clearly Digi Stamps monthly blog hop! If you've already started hopping you should have come from Jennifer's blog, if not you'll want to start back at the CDS Challenge Blog.  The theme this month is "Clean and Simple", I never realized how hard it is to make something "simple" :).  However I tried and this is what I came up with:

 A closer view of the image:

Okay, I promised myself I'd get started on some Christmas cards in July, I actually try to do this every year and because this awesome set of images has this awesome pre-colored holly swags I decided to try them and now I can say I successfully started on Christmas cards in July, so nice! For my clean and simple card I rotated the swag so that I could place one on the bottom and just cut and pasted them in Word so that I can print them, I cut the image out using Spellbinders Labels One and layered it on red using the Spellbinders Decorative Labels One, I embossed the green using a holly embossing folder from Sizzix and last I cut out the holly in the corner with a Martha Stewart punch and an ordinary small hole punch for the berries.  Pretty simple.

Okay you could win your very own set called Seasonal Swags (see below) by just leaving me a comment.  One random winner will be pulled and the winner will be announced on Thursday 7/25, so be sure to leave me your e-mail address so you can be contacted with the good news! Good Luck!


From here your off to Dee's Blog, happy hopping!

Blog roll:

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Linda Anderson said...

How fabulous Deanette!!! A perfect clean and simple Christmas card. Talk about mass production!! Love the embossing.


Marsha said...

What a beautiful embossing folder and die cut. Love the CAS. Especially helpful for many cards.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Hi Sweetie. Just wanted to say that it is great seeing you get a head start on your Christmas cards. I need to do that as well. Your card is wonderful today with it's traditional colours. And that set is beautiful isn't it. I haven't used it yet but hope to soon. You have inspired me today and I am so happy that we are on the Design Team together. Hugs.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Really elegant card!!! I love the embossing and the CAS look!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful holiday card! the embossing adds such a wonderful touch to your CAS card! Have a beautiful day!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous holiday card. Love the simplicity and the embossing.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

fantastic card Deanette and loving your embossing folder - going to have to look out for that one; it adds so much to the card. x

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Such a beautiful card. I like the embossing.

Donna said...

What a neat set. Something for everyone and every season. Love your card. This one would be a wonderful card to mass produce especially since the digi is already colored. Perfect!

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Excellent hop! Thanks for the inspiration. I love this set! and have commented on all the participating blogs! Thanks for the giveaways!!

La-Vie B.
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Beth F. said...

A wonderful Christmas card! I love anything with embossing on it.
Beth's Beauties

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The embossing wonderfully compliments the Holly image.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

D- said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. TFS.

Debi said...

That's a beautiful set of swags! Congratulations on starting your Christmas cards early!!! Your card is lovely and I'm sure will be well received.


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Patty said...

Very cute!! Love the embossing!

Mel said...

Awesome Card and that's great how you framed it.

Pam D said...

Great CAS card! Perfect for a Christmas in July card, TFS!

Kathy D. said...

Oh the embossing is perfect! Also love the die cut mat as it fits the holly perfectly!!

Kathy D.
Clearly Digi Stamps DT