On the CASE: The CASE of A Brightly Lit Christmas

Brightly Lit Christmas

Welcome to this week’s On the CASE with Ann & Nicole, an endeavor undertaken with my friend and stamping buddy, Nicole Watt, of Pixel Maven’s Retreat. In “case” this is your first “On the CASE” visit, here is the scoop: Twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays, we will be CASEing a card from one of Stampin’ Up!’s current catalogs. CASE means to Copy and Share with Everyone, and that is exactly what we will be doing. We hope you enjoy the cards we CASE and the free step-by-step tutorials included in our posts! Let’s get on to today’s CASE: The CASE of A Brightly Lit Christmas!

The CASE of a Brightly Lit Christmas
Page 29 – Holiday Catalog 2017

A Brightly Lit Christmas

A Brightly Lit Christmas

It was the Christmas Around the World paper and embellishments, and the above display of adorable items, which sold me on the Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle.  As an added bonus, all of the cutie patootie cards and boxes are SO easy to make.  Because I am mad about plaid, I just had to CASE the adorable card with the fussy cut car.  I seriously felt guilty that this card was completed in such a short amount of time.  You’ll see just how easy it was to create in today’s step-by-step tutorial.  Let’s get on the CASE!

Brightly Lit Christmas

Colors of the Day
Stamps and Papers and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Brightly Lit Christmas
Paper:  Crumb Cake Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, 3-3/4″ x  2-1/8″),  Garden Green Cardstock (3-3/8″ x 2-1/4″),  Whisper White Cardstock (1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″),  Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (5-1/4″ x 4″, scrap with red car), Silver Foil (scrap)
Inks: Old Olive, Versamark Watermark Ink
Other: Big Shot, Christmas Lamppost Thinlits, Paper Snips, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon, Silver Metallic Thread, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1.  Score the Crumb Cake cardstock at 4-1/4″  to create the card base.   Adhere the Plaid Designer Series Paper to the card base.

Brightly Lit Christmas

2. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the smaller piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to the card.

Brightly Lit Christmas

3.  Using Versamark ink, randomly stamp the snow image on the Garden Green cardstock.

Brightly Lit Christmas

4.  Add a strip of Silver Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape at the top and and a strip at the bottom of the Garden Green cardstock.

Brightly Lit Christmas

5.  Add the Garden Green cardstock atop the Crumb Cake piece, once again using dimensionals.

Brightly Lit Christmas

6. Ink the sentiment in Old Olive, stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, and die cut out using the banner thinlit.

Brightly Lit Christmas

7.  Use silver foil and the scroll thinlit to create the banner holder.

8.  Use a Fine-Tip Glue Pen to glue the banner holder to the banner.

Brightly Lit Christmas

9.   Add silver metallic thread to the back of the banner.

Brightly Lit Christmas

10.  Adhere to the card using dimensionals.

Brightly Lit Christmas

11.  Snip out a car from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper.

Brightly Lit Christmas

12.  Adhere to the card with dimensionals.

Brightly Lit Christmas

13.  As a finishing touch, add a 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon, as shown.

Brightly Lit Christmas

14. Enjoy!

Brightly Lit Christmas

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE

What can I say? This card is quick, easy and cute! There are a few steps involved, but they are definitely easy…even the fussy cutting!  Difficulty Level:  2 out of 5


Nicole and I hope our projects today inspire you to try CASE-ing the catalog, too! We’ll be “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest). If we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!

Brightly Lit Christmas

Now head on over to Nicole, the Pixel Maven, to see the CASE file she has been working on from the Annual Catalog.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!  You will love what she has created for you! And remember, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time – CASE away!

Would you like to check out the most recent Cold CASE Files?  Try these:

A CASE of Good Tidings
A CASE of Nature Sings
A CASE of Snowflake Sentiments
A CASE of Gourd Goodness
The CASE of the Sheltering Tree
The CASE of the Beautiful Bouquet
The CASE of the Birthday Blooms

Ready to get On this CASE?  If you would like to try your hand at creating your own CASE of A Brightly Lit Christmas,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.


Price: $110.00


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  4. Chris R. from Iowa

    I almost missed this card. Great job! With so much going on in the photo in the catalog I missed this cute card. I love the plaid and the fussy cut car with the tree “tops” it off! I guess my eyes just went to the bottle brush trees and the nutcracker more than anything in the photo. Plus, I was thinking the whole display was cool. Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Love plaids….very cool card!

  6. Ann I just love love love the way you use Plaid! This card is adorable!
    AND…. I have this set and have done most of my lamp post pieces in black… Wowzer… LOVE this in silver! Hugs

  7. Nice and cute too!

  8. You “had me” with the sweet plaid and adorable automobile!

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