Thursday, November 1, 2012

A CAS Christmas With Dreamweaver and Ranger!

Still feeling festive? We hope so! Dreamweaver and Ranger still have two weeks left of our Festively Distressed collaboration, and we are full of distressing ideas...Tim Holtz' Distress Powder ideas, that is. Mixed with our fabulous line of stencil designs and exciting products, your creativity will know no bounds! If you missed the first two weeks, start HERE and HERE!

For our postings this week and next, we are offering you the opportunity to win one of two prize packages, perfectly coordinated for your holiday crafting. Simply leave a comment on each of our Dream Team's posts, and YOU could be one of two randomly selected winners!

The Dream Team have been challenged for the month of November to create something CAS (clean and simple) for the holidays. The extra challenge is mixing the Distress Powders in for the collaboration with Ranger. Think that it's possible? Well...let's see...

Here's what I came up with:

It is VERY clean and simple. 
Core'dinations Kraft Core
White Cardstock
Plaid Ribbon

1)  Soap the back of the stencil
2)  Brush off the excess soap that accumulated around the openings
3)  Remove one side of the Mounting Paper and attach to the soaped side of the stencil
4)  Pinch some of the Mustard Seed powder into the center of the poinsettia and rub in with finger.
5)  Continue filling in the image with the colored distress powders by putting the color on the stencil and pushing in with your finger.  Start with the outermost colors.
6)  Brush off the excess powders.
7)  Place entire project stencil side down on a flat surface.  Carefully remove the adhesive paper from the stencil.
8)  Heat with Heat It Craft Tool until the Distress Powders melt a little.  Let cool.
9)  Cover entire project with Dry Stickles.  Brush off excess.
10)  Assemble card.
11)  Dot Liquid Pearls into "seed" areas.  Let dry.
Easy enough, right?
So tell me what you think in your comment below before heading over to the rest of the Dream Team posts:

The Ranger blog is offering another amazing prize opportunity, just for playing along with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and linking your creation on the Ranger blog. The winner of last week's prize AND the winner of last month's Dreamweaver prize can be found HERE.  You can find more details about this week HERE.
We hope that you have been inspired by our creations, and will continue to follow the Dream Team through the Dream It Up! blog as well as to like us on our Facebook page. We really encourage you to play along with our monthly challenges for more prize opportunities and creative fun!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this and giving us instructions. This is just beautiful. All the colors you used look so great. Never thought of blending different shades as you did!! Wow!

  2. OH Laura, this is just beautiful! Wonderful color combinations!

  3. Easy but stunning with great color combinations! Clean and simple at its best.

  4. Love the shading that you added, beautiful colors!

  5. someone is holding out on me...I haven't seen the color "Barn Door". Is that still around? I really love it and hope it is this is stunning how you have used the glitter on the background really makes that poinsettia pop! Thanks for sharing all the details!

  6. ooh your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow! Your card is just stunning! Those colors really pop!

  8. This is completely stunning. GORGEOUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

  9. Very pretty, love all the gorgeous shading.

  10. OMG!! This is just STUNNING!! I LOVE the colors and the pearls that you added to the center!! Makes me WANT this stencil SO BAD!! =) I have several Holiday card recipients who would just LOVE a card like this!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  11. Laura this is just amazing with the shading you used, gorgeous!!!!!

  12. Ooh, lovely as usual, You rock.

  13. Beautiful card - gotta try this one.

  14. Gorgeous card! The poinsettia stencil is one I've had on my wish list! Absolutely beautiful coloring on it!