Keep It CASual #5: Joyful Wishes Card & A Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone!  Welcome to another Keep it CASual – our new video tutorial series featuring clean and simple card making.  New this week we have decided that with EACH and every Keep it CASual video tutorial posted we will be doing a give-away.

One lucky winner will receive a 3 month subscription to Paper Crafter’s Library – that is a $60 value.  As part of the Paper Crafter’s Library membership you can expect 25+ new project tutorials per month as well as any online classes offered during the time period of your membership. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post.

For today’s card I used some brand new stamps from Lawn Fawn called Joy to the Woods along with the coordinating craft dies.

Keep it CASual #5 - Joyful Wishes Card featuring Lawn Fawn Joy To the Woods - by Andrea Walford

Although a little more time consuming than some of my other cards, I have to say I really enjoyed putting this scene together.  I love it when a card can have lots of elements yet still have a clean feel to it’s design, and I think that it’s all the white space and clean lines of the images and elements that contribute to this effect for this card.

Notice the beautiful soft snowy background?  It all started with a gorgeous bokeh patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day 6×6 petite paper pack.  I expanded on the effect by creating a little more dimension using my Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and my white Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste.  I then glitzed it up with some of Wow! Embossing Powder’s Clear Sparkle Embossing glitter.

In addition to the snowfall background paper I also used a couple of other patterns from the paper pack to create the frame and the banner.  I LOVE all the patterns the come in the paper pack and can’t wait to use more of them!

Keep it CASual #5 - Joyful Wishes Card detail close up featuring Lawn Fawn Joy To the Woods - by Andrea Walford

You can watch the video of how I created this card below:


  • Stamps: Joy to the Woods (Lawn Fawn)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); R22, R24, R27, W00, W3, W6, E18, E79, E31, E34 Copic Markers (Copic)
  • Paper: 120 lb White card stock (Simon Says Stamp); Neenah Solar White 80 LB; Snow Day 6×6 Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
  • Accessories: Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says Stamp); Joy to the Woods Craft Dies (Lawn Fawn); Stitched Slopes and Hills (Simon Says Stamp); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi), Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter (Wow! Embossing); Plastic Palette knife (art supply store); Rhinestones Basic Jewels (Stampin’ Up!)

Keep it CASual #5 - Joyful Wishes Card Pic 2 featuring Lawn Fawn Joy To the Woods - by Andrea Walford

Here’s a link to all the products I used to create this card –

*Please note that I am an affiliate with Simon Says Stamp and receive a small commission from any purchases made using the links above.

167 replies on “Keep It CASual #5: Joyful Wishes Card & A Giveaway”

  1. I love Lawn Fawn stamps. .Have to get this one.

    Your card is superb. I am always amazed by your creativity

  2. You are so creative!!! I love this card!!! And would love to win the 3-month subscription. Thanks for the chance!

  3. I just love all the winter scenes that are so popular right now. Especially those amazing birch trees. So beautiful.

  4. I love those trees and the stitched hills.mthank you so much for the inspiring articles and tutorials found here on your blog 🙂

  5. I always love your cards that I see in your newsletter. I’ve been wanting to start making cards for the past couple of years but my husband has been in and out of the hospital a lot. Now that things are getting better I would love to have the help from a subscription and tutorials to help me get started. Thanks so much just for the chance to win and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I love the dimension in this card! Putting it together must have been a wonderful feeling. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I have this set! I can’t wait to use the set and recreate the sample card. Love the Keep It Casual video

  8. Pretty card. The wind is whipping and it’s cold outside – this is a great card to highlight those things.
    The cardinal is so pretty. Love the forest of trees and the little rabbit.
    thanks for sharing a great card. I’d love to try out the library. Here’s hoping I’ll get the chance.

  9. This card is adorable! I love all the extra elements you added, yet it still looks CAS. Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is such a lovely card. A very basic way to put everything together, with terrific results! Thanks for the inspiration…

  11. Wow Andrea I so love and am inspired by not just this blog but your other blogs as well. I have done many crafts over the years and paper crafting has become by far my favorite. I have been following your art journal express videos and I love how each page is a piece of you and your life. I think art journaling may be my next endeavor. Keep up the great work.

  12. This is a very cute card. I loved watching you color the images. I like to color, but am not good at the shading part…yet! Thanks for a great tutorial and a delightful winter card.

  13. Your card is so pretty
    and I love that background
    paper with the snow drops
    you added! Lovely work.
    Carla from Utah

  14. Andrea!
    This is so lovely! Great great job! I love all of the little details that you did to bring it all together! Be so blessed!

  15. Joy To the Woods stamps and dies are on my wish list!!! I absolutely love them!!! Your card is adorable!!!
    Would love to be a member of Paper Crafter’s Library! Thanks for the chance to try it for three months!!! Fingers crossed!

  16. I love all the ideas and how you bring the different dies and stamps together to create something “more” than any one of them alone.

  17. Love the card! And I know what you mean about a card having lots of elements yet it still feels clean. Great tutorial!

  18. What a pretty and sweet card. I Love all the small details that you used (the snowy background, the stitched hills, and those beautiful white birch trees). Lovely! Lawn Fawn is one of my Favirite Stamp Companies. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Thank you for a great video and this card is very sweet. I’m excited about the chance to win a 3-month membership.

  20. Love the card and all the creative ideas you share with us. Thanks for the opportunity of winning a 3 month membership.

  21. Hi Andrea,
    Love this card! Makes me want to buy the stamp set and dies right away! Thank you for the chance to win a 3 month membership.

  22. Love this card. Have ordered the stamp set and dies and hope they arrive in the mail today so I can play!

  23. Neat card. Simple yet fun. great for this holiday season but can be used for many different occasions.

  24. Love the Keep it Casual Monday posts. And I’ve got to order some of the Lawn Fawn dies. They are gorgeous!

  25. What fun those Lawn Fawn Stamps! Your project truly is darling! Love the little chipmunk. As always, excellent work! Thank you!

  26. I am so glad that you are showing Lawn Fawn. The more I see, the more I like their products. Very cute card!

  27. Very cute card. Have been thinking of buying some lawn fawn stamps but haven’t yet, maybe soon.
    crafty one

  28. What a cute and loveable card!
    One wants to step right in and play in scene.
    Thanks for sharing.

  29. How stinkin’ cute!!!! I can’t wait to try and make a card like this – LOVE that stamp set!!!

  30. Wonderful card. I love clean and simple card, the simpler the better. Especially when you need to do more than 10 at a time.

  31. Such an adorable card using this cute Lawn Fawn stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win a subscription to PCL…what a great Christmas present that would be!

  32. Delightful card! Love the colors and dimension, and those stamps are adorable! Love Lawn Fawn Stamps!

  33. Such a CUTE card !!! I Love these stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn..You did such a Very GOOD job ! Thanks for sharing !

  34. Love to see you making cards Andrea! I am a fan of your Art Journal videos and your cards are equally creative and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!!

  35. I love the card but I have to be honest with you and tell you that watching a video that fast makes me dizzy.

    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Sorry you found it too fast. Unfortunatley it’s always a balance trying to make sure you show what you are doing without the process taking long – which can make for a long and tedious video.

      Take Care,


  36. Sweet card! It might look simple and casual, but it’s certainly a lot of work. Thanks for the technique hints.

  37. This card is gorgeous – I love this Lawn Fawn set! Great video too! And thank you for the chance to win a free membership! Keeping my fingers crossed on this one!

  38. I love birch trees, so I liked this before I ever even saw it. BUT once I did see it I liked it for the card itself, not just the subject! Really like what you did with the stencil, paste and embossing powder over the DP. It’s a subtle touch, at least in the video, but adds depth and dimension. Perhaps it’s more obvious IRL. Thanks for sharing this video and of course, I’m excited at the chance to win a 3 month subscription.n to PCL .

  39. Super cute card! I love the tip to keep a water bucket by your side when working with embossing paste! I always just run to the sink and then I get side track, end up finishing my project later!:) Thanks for the chance to win a membership! Definitely excited about this one:)

  40. You did a great job! That card is really cute. I don’t like cards that are too full of Christmas, too much of glitter and shine. But your card is just great.
    Thanks for sharing it with us all.

  41. Such a cute card!! I just used that Wow clear sparkle on a card i made and I loved it!!
    Happy thanksgiving! and thanks at the chance for a give away!

  42. What a awesome card. I love nature things. This card idea could make a great Dec Birthday card for my hubby. Thanks so very much for sharing this idea and the list of items that were used to create it.

  43. I have truly been inspired by the tutorials that you have shared . Not only have you challenged me to a different level but I have learned a lot. Thank you.

  44. Andres, I never find your videos tedious or too long. I could watch them all day long. I love them!!

  45. Always excellent ideas. When I was a member your tutorials were always excellent and spurred me on to being more creative. Thanks!

  46. I’ve always loved birch trees and this set with coordinating dies is just the ticket to make cards showing my favorite tree. Loved the cardinal and chipmunk with the snow background . . . so cute!

  47. Beautiful card and video, Your team always does such an awesome job on presentation and explaining.

  48. Very cute card. Love the depth created with the trees and the stitched hills and the sentiment font.

  49. I just bought the stamp, but not the die…hmmm…I wonder if I can recreate it without the die? Off I go to try!! Thanks for the contest!

  50. I love your enchanting little scene! The colors are some of my favorites together…classic. Thank you for the wonderful video tutorial to inspire me. I loved the embossing paste technique…haven’t tried that & I sure will now 🙂 Erika

  51. Love the card, the Lawn Fawn stamp and die set. Great technique. I have never used embossing paste but will sure give it a try now. Thanks for sharing. Must get myself some Lawn Fawn products. They make beautiful and clean cards. Yet very effective.

  52. I absolutely love all the techniques you use in this card. It is clean and simple but it makes me feel like I am there in the woods.Amazing job!!!

  53. Beautiful card….Love lawn fawn can’t wait to get mine and I would love to win a trail membership with you…. Thanks for Sharing

  54. Love this card! And would love to win a membership!! I’ve been thinking about trying embossing paste for a while now and finally I will do it!

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