Sounds of the Season CAS Christmas Bells PP517

by Joanne James15. November 2020 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the amazing Ann to host this week and she has a timely Clean and Simple challenge for you to work with:


Our theme this week is 'Hooray For The Holidays'. With Christmas just around the corner I decided to go with another card to add to my growing pile, but you could choose Thanksgiving or any holiday you like - as long as your card is clean and simple.  So what do we mean by Clean and Simple?

  • Minimal layers and embellishments
  • Plenty of open space, aka "white" space
  • Simple and uncluttered

I decided to use the Sounds of the Season jingle bells again on my card this week, this week changing from silver to gold and pairing with red for the challenge over at Less Is More. I also used the sketch over at CAS Colours and Sketches which gave me the perfect opportunity to use a die from the Dove of Hope Dies that I haven't been able to find a good use for until now - take a look:


 The die was just perfect to create a couple of lengths of holes to show the gold foil below, to compliment my diecut bells and gold heat embossed sentiment. You can see the detail a little better on the angled shot below - the weather has been so poor here in the UK that I've struggled to photograph the foil without artificial light, which is never as clear as daylight:

A quick clean and simple check:
  • Minimal layers and embellishments with one main focal point - yes
  • Lots of open 'white' (or in my case red!) space - yes
  • Simple and uncluttered - yes
I'd call that a result! 
Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; my day will definitely be spent indoors today, so I'm thinking cooking, crafting and a movie could be the order of the day! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (14) -

KathykUnited Kingdom
11/15/2020 11:03:30 AM #

Delightful make, love how you fitted it so beautifully to your chosen challenges


Shannon Lorenz-Hatch
Shannon Lorenz-HatchUnited States
11/15/2020 3:16:46 PM #

I love this card, so festive! The bells are really cute and the die cut dots are perfect Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC&S

NeilUnited Kingdom
11/15/2020 3:45:32 PM #

Oooo I love the dimension on this - it was worth the effort for the extra pics. A super CAS card for our red and gold colour challenge at Less is More, thanks for playing along with us.

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
11/15/2020 9:26:54 PM #

Love the dots with the bells and your corner treatment. Thanks so much for playing with us at Less Is More.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
11/16/2020 3:33:50 AM #

Beautiful, Joanne! What a great layout! I love the dots with the gold peeking through. It's such an elegant look.  I cant wait to try this die. A perfect clean and simple card for my challenge this week!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/16/2020 4:53:17 PM #

VERY cool way to use that die....and I have been eying that sketch, wondering what I could do with it!  Love the works perfectly!  Bright and seasonal!

Valentyna Komisarenko
Valentyna KomisarenkoCanada
11/16/2020 6:14:35 PM #

This is absolutely stunning, Joanne! Love the use of red and gold as the main colors.

Jeanne K
Jeanne KUnited States
11/16/2020 7:17:04 PM #

These bells are just perfect - such a beautiful card!  I have this die set and have yet to use it - you've inspired me!  Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S.

LaurieUnited States
11/17/2020 12:52:43 AM #

Great design...I just love those bells!

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
11/17/2020 3:33:09 AM #

How gorgeous, Joanne!  The red and gold palette is so rich with those beautiful bells and how the design worked so well with that unique die !  You've created a perfect CAS card that is elegant and interesting, and I totally love it!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
11/18/2020 12:10:10 AM #

Joanne, this is fabulous!  You know how much a I love red and this card makes me smile!  I love the circle die and the way the gold peeks out of each hole!  Those jingle bells are just fabulous!  So elegant and shiny!  Have a great rest of the week, My Friend!  

jaydeeUnited States
11/20/2020 3:27:05 PM #

Joanne, this is simply stunning.  What a gorgeous use of the bell dies.  CAS perfection

AllisaUnited States
11/20/2020 3:41:04 PM #

Such a great holiday card! Love the gold foil peeking through.

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
11/21/2020 7:05:33 AM #

Simply stunning, Joanne! I love the gold on the gorgeous red and the metallic detail is fabulous. Wow!

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