Here we are back at another week of Caseing the Catty. We are casing our Favourite Big Shot project from the 2017 Holiday catalogue.
There are so many great big shot projects in this catalogue. I couldn’t believe how many dies are in it. It was hard to decide which project to choose!
I decided to go with the Tags and Trimmings bundle on page 15, using the Trim Your Stocking thinlits and the matching stamp set, Tags & Trimmings.
Wouldn’t it be fabulous to see an advent calendar with these cute stockings! Sadly, I don’t have the time to make 25 of them!! But I can make 3! I decided to make a Joy banner instead.
Sadly you can’t tell that the baubles are sparkly! I’ve used Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.
I just love the mini dimensionals. They are so handy to use with the Large Letters framelits.
I used the new Quilted Christmas ribbon to make a little loop for the red tinsel trim to go through. The photo really doesn’t do it justice to show how lovely it is.
Next up my amazing friend, Rose. Happy Birthday for yesterday!
I hope you can join us at our Facebook group this week to share your projects.
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Did I get your attention with the word Chocolate? I hope so!!
I have another tutorial from Brownyn Eastley to share with you today, the Christmas Chocolate holder. Check it out here.
I’ve used the Merry Patterns stamp set and the cute deer that is a part of it. Did you know that you can earn this stamp set for free this month when you have a workshop and have over $450 in sales.
This tutorial is easy to follow. As always, Bronwyn’s instructions are clear and easy. These instructions allow you to create two holders at once.
I used the Be Merry DSP from the Annual Catalogue as I like the red, green and white colour combo. And that way, I could also use the Quilted Christmas ribbon.
I did have to do a bit of fussy cutting on the deer but I think it makes it pop. I did add an eye to the deer with just a black dot using a marker. I also put Wink of Stella over the deer but it doesn’t show in the photo.
I love the look of the scallop circle on the inside. You can add in a chocolate but I didn’t have any at home that would fit into the slot.
These holders would make great teacher gifts, class gifts or a little extra gift on the table on Christmas day.
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I’ve had a few days off this week and I’ve been having a lovely time in my craft room. I should be tidying it and going through the cupboards but that’s no fun!!
This week at CTC, we are showcasing our Favourite Holiday 3d item from the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue.
I always love the gift packaging featured in the Stampin’ Up! catalogues and this catalogue is no exception!! Have you noticed the white gift boxes? They are in a few projects through out the catalogue. They are a glossy white box and come with an acetate sleeve and there are 8 boxes in a pack.
I’ve been inspired by two projects this week, the box with the real red stitched ribbon on page 6 and the Halloween box on page 53.
I just love the hostess sets in the Holiday catalogues so I’ve used the Cozy Critters stamp set. I like the idea on the Halloween box of having the cut out shapes on the side of the box, so I stamped the branch from the stamp set and then stamped four owls and punched them out. I also stamped an owl in Real Red and Early Espresso and hand cut the scarves. I also stamped the eyes in Early Espresso and hand cut them as well.
I did cut out a white square to stamp the branch onto, as the box is glossy and stamping could smudge. (And if I made a mistake, it didn’t waste the whole box!)
I then put the acetate band around the box and added a strip of the Candy Cane Lane DSP and the gorgeous Real Red Stitched Edge ribbon and made a bow for the top. Oh and I did make two panels, one for each side.
Next up is my lovely friend and up-up-line, Simone Bartrum.
We also have a monthly challenge where you can join in with us. Just click on the link to go to the link up.
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I love all things 3d really but especially boxes, so I was excited to see that this week’s Case-ing the Catty challenge was the Gift Packaging section of the catalogue. There are lots of great packaging options in the catalogue from bags, boxes and more.
I decided to make 2 projects this week. For my first project, I thought I would case the box on page 65 of the catalogue. (It has a silver doily on it, so I was sold!!)
But I decided to not make a box, but try a bag made with the new Gift Bag punch board. I decided to add a flap to the top of the bag so that it would have a closure and the tag could be attached to it.
I reversed the colours used from the sample and went with a piece of dotty Melon Mambo from the Brights Collection DSP stack. I hope you like my gift bag!
Here’s a close up of the flap.
For my second project, I wanted to try the hamburger box on page 61. Only one problem, I don’t have the Hamburger box die. So I got out my trusty gift box punch board and a piece of the Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP and 60 seconds later, voila, I had a box!!
To make the flower, I used a piece of whisper white envelope paper. It’s a lighter paper which made it easier to work with. I cut out a number of petals from the Bouquet Bigz L die, and curved them slightly with my bone folder. I then stuck the petals together with glue dots. You can use either tombow glue or hot glue but I didn’t want to make a big mess and I was in a hurry to get it done! I also cut the black flower centre from the die. I attempted to make the yellow flower centre but as you can see, there’s a pearl in the middle. Less said about that, the better!!
Now I have to mention, I had a bit of trouble getting a good photo of the box, so please excuse my photos!!
Here’s one looking down through the top of my light box.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. The next stop on the CTC hop is Monique. I’m sure she has a fabulous project for you!!
If you happen to get lost on the hop, just click here to go to the Case-ing the Catty blog and you will find all the links there.
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I don’t know about you but when I saw the Hello Life Project Kit, I fell in love with it!! I finally had time (and printer ink!!) to make this over the Easter long weekend. It didn’t take as long to put together as I thought it would.
Once I had my photos printed (aren’t my kitties handsome boys!!), I got stuck into making it. Everything you need is supplied, except for adhesives and the matching stamp set, Hello Life. There are lots of extra pieces so you can add more to it or make into cards.
My pom pom’s aren’t quite like the ones in the catalogue, but it’s the thought that counts, isn’t it? Just don’t look at them too hard!!
If you would like to make this frame, you can purchase the kit using the links below.
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As you may know, I work with my fabulous sister, Sue, on a series of Christian Women’s conferences called She is.. You can check out the website here for this year’s dates! Each year, we have a different theme, and this year’s theme is Hope.
We also work hard to make sure the decorations are beautiful and make the ladies feel special. So, I have been madly making roses for our table decorations. Luckily, Stampin’ Up! have made this easy (or should I say easier!!) by bringing out the Spiral Roses die. So far, I’ve made 200 roses but I’ve still got about 400 to go!! The things we do for Love!!
Our first conference was at Biloela, just last weekend. I didn’t get to go but I got the girls to take a picture of my roses. My sister and my mum painted lots of jars and they look so pretty!!
So I cut out lots of roses using the spiral roses die in every shade of pink that Stampin’ Up! has. I then used the bone folder to break the fibers of the card stock and make it easier to roll the flower. I use a pair of tweezers to start off rolling the flower but I take it out part the way through otherwise you tend to roll it too tightly. I found that if I rolled them and left it for a day before sticking the base down, I got a nicer rose. Otherwise I got a few rosebuds!! To stick the base, I put a strip of sticky strip as it holds really well. I found glue to be messy and took too long to stick, and snail just doesn’t hold enough.
I used the Blossom punch to create the petals. I then used the bone folder to curl the petals. I punched a small hole in the middle so that the stem of florist wire could be poked through and then hot glued it all together.
Repeat 600 times and I’m done!!
Well, there was something in the box until I gave it to my friend for Christmas!!!
We made these boxes at my December Stamp Club and the ladies loved them!! We used the Extra-large gift boxes which are still available in the Seasonal catalogue up to 1 February. Now, these boxes are huge!!! Well, they are 15.2cm x 15.2cm x 11.1cm. But they are a lot bigger than I had realised!! Just means that you can fit a bigger present inside them. (Hey, honey, do you need to use one of these for my birthday present on the weekend!! hehehe!!)
So we used the Winter Frost DSP stack and the Season of Style stack and the large coordinating packs as well to do the square on the top. I love the silver and gold foil sheets. They are a nice thickness, not too thick but not too flimsy either. Perfect for cutting out with the Merry from the Expression thinlits. You need to be patient about taking the paper out of the die, do it slowly and you will be rewarded with awesomeness!!
We then ran the gift bow die through the big shot and voila, we have a fabulous bow!! So easy to put together.
When the class was finished, I whipped up the extras, and used them for my Christmas gifts for friends!! I think they liked them!
Paper: Winter Frost DSP Stack and specialty paper, Season of Style DSP stack and paper, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Expression thinlits, Gift Bow Bigz die, Extra large gift box
If you would like to order any of these items before they are no longer available, you can order them at my online store, here.