CTC108 – Holiday Kits

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Hi there!!  I’m back from holidays and finally caught up enough to join back in with CTC.  I had a great time cruising to New Zealand with my mum and sister.  New Zealand is a gorgeous place!  I’m going back there to explore further soon.

So this week at CTC, we are casing the Holiday Kits.

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I had made the Stitched with Cheer kit for my Pop as his birthday present in October so that he had cards to send out for Christmas.  I give him xmas cards for his birthday and birthday cards for his xmas present!!  Keeps him going for the family all year around!!  After all, what do you get a 93 year old (aside from chocolate coated peanuts!!)

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But I didn’t have any cards left so I decided to create my own using the samples as inspiration.  This is why I love Casing the Catty as it goes to show that you don’t need to re-invent the wheel all the time and cards don’t have to be over the top to be lovely.

I used the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack as my dsp of choice.  I also used the gold twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio pack and separated the strands to just 2 to make it less chunky.

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I was trying to experiment with creating my own background on the next one.  Not sure it was quite successful, but oh well! I used the Stitched Shape framelits (which will be back in stock soon) and added the silver ribbon from the Glitter ribbon combo pack.

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I re-created the trees on the third card using one of the trees from the Perfect Pines framelits in the Annual Catalogue.

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I hope you are inspired by the cards I have created from this kit.  Check out what Kelly has made using the same kit as her inspiration.next

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Don’t forget you can join in with our monthly challenge here by simply casing the catalogue and sharing on your blog and joining our link.

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CTC50 – Gift Tags

I haven’t had much opportunity this week to spend time in my craft room, so I was excited to get a chance to have a play for this week’s CASEing the Catty challenge this week, which is gift tags. There are so many stunning tags in the 2015 Holiday catalogue, that it was a little hard to choose!!

I decided to case the tags on the tree on page 16 which use the Peaceful Pines stamp set and the Perfect Pines framelits as I haven’t had a chance to use this set yet.

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I made my bases first using the Scalloped tag topper, the Ornate tag topper and the Banner triple punches. You can certainly whip these up quickly!! I did 3 on whisper white and 3 on using the Kraft cardstock. Then onto choosing which tags to make!!

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To create the watercolour splats, I used the splodges from the Work of Art stamp set. I didn’t want to make a big mess and this was a lot quicker!! I did stamp off the ink on one of the tags to make the colour look a bit lighter.

These were fun to make and I really enjoyed playing with the layering of the stamps and framelits.

To continue on the hop and to see what other stunning tags the team has made, visit my lovely friend, Jessica at The Paper Caper.

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If you get lost on the hop, just click the link here to go back to the Caseing the Catty Blog.

I hope you have enjoyed my tags. If you would like to order any of the supplies to make them, just click on the image below and you will go straight to my online store.

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CTC47 – Let’s Kit Together

Have you seen all the lovely kits at the start of the 2015 Holiday Catalogue? It’s hard to choose which one is the best!! I have got the Tag kit but I’m keeping it to use at an upcoming class, so I was a little stumped as to what to make this week for the CASEing the Catty Challenge.

I decided to do a version of the Shaker Cards featured on page 4.

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This kit has includes die cut card fronts, envelopes, printed foil card bases, window sheets, gold foil starts, word stickers (in 3 languages), Christmas tree and circle stickers, baker’s twine, star sequins, red, green and gold sequins, dimensional adhesive strips, chunky clear glitter and dimensionals. Wow, that’s a lot!! You can also get the matching stamp set – To You & Yours too, and the coordinating ink pads, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry and Memento Black.

I decided to use a note card and the only colour I could find in the cupboard was Crumb Cake. I then went with a piece of Typeset DSP to go underneath the cut out. I used the Perfect Pines and the Delicate Ornaments framelits to cut the inserts and then put a piece of window sheet over the hole. I then added dimensionals all around the inside of the cut out and added lots of confetti!! I cut out some garden green hearts using the Confetti Heart punch (as I don’t have the Confetti Star punch) and added lots of sequins from the Metalics sequin assortment.

I then carefully attached it to the base piece and added the word from the Wonderful Wreath framelits. I cut it out using the new precision plate, which worked like a dream, and the new Red foil sheets. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out!!

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To continue on the hop, please visit my lovely friend, Tricia at the Speckled Sparrow here.

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