Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cascading birthday

I can hardly believe it's been almost 1 month since my last post,
but with the Christmas holidays approaching, I have been quite busy.
I have wanted to try my hand at a cascading or concertina card,
so since my SIL is having a birthday this month,
this is my card choice for her.
I found this tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.
Most of the papers are fron the DCWV Christmas Stack that I had leftover from last year.
I found them when I was reorganizing my craft room
and was quite happy when I saw them again.
The font is Winter Woodland and the poinsettia is Christmas Solutions.
WW is one of my favorite cartridges and I always enjoy the winter months when
I get to create new projects with the images that I have almost forgotten!
The snowflakes are hand punched as is the top border.
The sentiment is computer generated and hand cut into a banner design,
while the branches come from my "favorite" MS punch.
It is so easy to make and I love the 3D look.
Just a few embellishments and you're done.
It folds flat and the finished size is approximately 4.25 x 5.25
A hand-stamped message that is surrounded by embossing
adds an elegant touch to this already polished card.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:


  1. I like the cascading style. Not made one before. Please indicate what forgotten stash you used for the Pause Dream Enjoy Forgotten Stash challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT

    1. I used my forgotten Christmas Stack paper from last year...found it earlier this week when I was straightening out my paper and putting it into 12x12 boxes.

  2. Love the style of this card, all the details are fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week :0)

  3. Love, love this cascading card! its super cute! Great embossing and stamping! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!


  4. Stunning card Marcia.Thanks for joining us at FCCB.
    Jayne x

  5. Great card Marica, I really like how it opens up!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!!

  6. Such a beautiful card! Love the colors and the embossing. Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)