Tuesday, December 11, 2012



Wida Miller of Beachorado started a fun event (much like the childhood game of telephone) where you have many card-makers lined up, each CASing the person before them. How interesting it is to see the cards morph as you go down the line!   

It all started with this iconic card by Laura Bassen

and 22 cards later we get to this beautiful, yet very different card by Pauline Pollington. How fun is that?! Here are the previous entries summarized on Wida's blog.

OK, so now it's my turn to play!

 I was inspired by the pretty lace border on Pauline's card. Awhile ago I bought a huge spool of vintage lace for $3 (a crazy deal, there must be 25 yards on the metal-edged spool from the 50's!) I wanted to make something Christmas-y, but didn't want to use the ecru lace. So I colored it with markers. I'll have to remember this, it's a great way to customize embellishments to your card. 

 The background was selectively embossed with Swiss Dots. Originally I had the sentiment in Turquoise, but it was too light so I searched for a Kelly green. Boy, was it hard to find a "true" green ink in my drawers. I must never use it! So now the turquoise is just behind the lace. I dusted each tree with a little left-over glitter.

 The Make It Monday challenge uses glittered & layered die cuts. So I layered a left-over neon berry as the focal point in the middle of the card. It's only a tiny bit, but it's still going into the Moxie Fab Keen on Neon challenge.

Fun, huh?

If you're interested in joining, let Wida know. You could be next!

Then after cleaning my desk I'm left with the piece of lace from when I was experimenting with the colors. I am such a saver, and can never toss anything. So ...

I made a quick card with it. On this card the lace doesn't relate to the star. I like how the point of the star separates "you" and "re", but the line of the lace leads your eye right off the card never to return. So let's try again.

Better, the line of lace leads to the star now. And I added lines to the bottom half of the star to fill the space more.

Here's another version with larger text, and an angled star to give a little more energy. 

Not sure which you prefer, but I always enjoy hearing others' thought processes, so I included my own here. Plus, it fits with the "evolution" theme of Wida's CASADIA event.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies used on Tis the Season: 
stamps:  Papertrey Think Big Favorites
impression plates: Provo Craft Swiss Dots
dies:  Papertrey Stars
other: lace, hole punch, Martha Stewart glitter, Spectrum Noir markers

Supplies used used on the Star cards: 
stamps:  PSX lowercase alpha, Papertrey Just the Ticket
dies:  Papertrey Ink Stars, Provo Craft Tag Sale
other: lace, Martha Stewart glitter, Spectrum Noir markers


  1. you overachiever you! I love them all! the first one how the lace wraps those trees along a snowy background is my favorite! Yeah CASADIA!

  2. Very fun take on Casadia. Love those trees. I like your evolution of your own cards, too. I think the last one is my favorite.

  3. Oh what an awesome Idea. Love the cards of the othe ladies but I love love your cards. The lace is so pretty and love what you made out of it
    Have a wonderful day

  4. CASADIA continues....how awesome is your card? The trees are simply gorgeous! Love your fun star cards too!

  5. WOW! I'm intrigued by CASADIA, but your cards are just so stunning and completely 'Kelly'! Way to use that lace, I would NEVER have picked it up in the first place, lace being too fussy and 'Victorian', but you've made it cool and modern and funky.

  6. Love the Casadia card - have to go check what's happened since I played along. As for the star - 2nd is my fave cuz it's got more "black space" ;)

  7. Your creativity blows me away Kelly!!
    I was aware of the concept but did not know the proper term for this, thank You!
    I think what you have done with this lace is nothing short of genius!!
    Your cards are "work-of-art"

    * how is your PL doing BTW? (mine is not doing so well ;-(
    * i bet you're documenting today (12-12-12) in an awesome way?!

    Greetings from the windy-city ~

  8. Amazing....love how you make the embellishments WORK for you! The use of lace and colors are absolutely FABULOUS! I love them all.

  9. Love them both. Love the creative lace trees Kelly! Your second card is jut fun to look at, great idea!

  10. Gorgeous CASAdia card Kelly, I love the coloured lacy trees, and fab embossed background!
    Love those starry inspired cards too, so gorgeous and eye catching! Xx

  11. Kelly, do I see a little shimmer on the trees, behind the lace? Genius! Now let me see, I must have some junk lace somewhere...

  12. Wow! You're a hard act to follow, Kelly! I love your lacy trees! I never use lace, but you've made it look so COOL! :-)

  13. This is fantastic! Very creative!!! I love how you used those laces, so pretty Kelly!!!!

  14. FAB cards Kelly - LOVE how you coloured the lace :)

  15. I use Copics on pearls & gems all the time - never thought to color lace with it! Love your creations - will have to follow the Casadia links when I have more time!

  16. What a cool idea! Love your ribbon trees, so creative!! Well all your ribbon cards were so creative actually!! :)

  17. Hey Kelly! Thanks for linking this up to the Keen on Neon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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