So... there I was this morning, browsing blogs, when I came across the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #212, which is to use gold, black, and white only. I no sooner saw that when I came upon the brand new CAS(E) this Sketch #189. Put the two together and it creates an ultra-simple Christmas card.
These two challenges combined were like a license for simplicity, which I love, but struggle with. I used a Tutti die called Wreath with Bow, and a Stampin' Up! Wonderful Wreath Framelits die for the "Noel". The white card base is Neenah 110 lb, so very sturdy. A simple sentiment inside finished it off in no time at all.
I wanted to do more with this color combo and different dies, but I spent a good part of the afternoon trying out a new banana crumb cake recipe so I could use up some overripe bananas. Sheesh! I used nearly every mixing bowl in the house, had a tub o' dishes to wash because our 22 yr old dishwasher conked out (new one on the way), and immediately had to start cooking dinner afterward. More dishes to wash and still had to mix up a glaze for the cake and take the dogs for a walk. This is why a CAS card is nice once in a while, and just think how many more Christmas cards I have yet to make!
Here are those challenges again:
Oh, and, by the way, the cake is yummy. Recipe is here.