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.
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!!)
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.
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.
I re-created the trees on the third card using one of the trees from the Perfect Pines framelits in the Annual Catalogue.
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.
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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This week at Case-ing the Catty, we are up to the Thanks section of the catalogue. There are so many lovely cards to choose from!! You may have come from my very talented friend, Emma, or be starting here with me.
I decided to case the card on the bottom of page 15 which uses the A World of Thanks stamp. I love this stamp!! Did you know that it says thank you in each language of the countries that Stampin’ Up! is in!! Isn’t that great!!!
I decided to be a little different though and use the Bravo stamp set which has lots of congratulations sentiments on it. I laid out the stamps on a piece of card to try and get them all to fit. I then stamped each one in versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I did it one word at a time so that the ink didn’t dry out.
I then added some stars using the star framelits, in Cherry Cobbler and Gold glimmer paper. I also used the gold thread from the gold baker’s twine behind the stars. Can you believe that I forgot to order the new gold and silver metallic threads!! How on earth did that happen!!
I hope you like my card. I’d love it if you could leave me a comment below!!
The next stop on the hop is my other talented friend, Jessica.
I have just bought the Stars framelits and I am in love! They are very nice!! I had bought the Be the Star stamp set and forgotten to get the matching framelits (tell me, how does that happen!!). So when the current Big Shot special included a Holiday stamp set and the star framelits for 15% off, I snapped them up straight away!!
So I was hanging out to try them on this week’s project for Caseing the Catty. We are up to the Kids section of the catalogue and I thought I would try the project on page 93 of the AU/NZ catalogue.
BUT, I didn’t have a jar, so I decided to try it as a card. I like to use the Colour coach to help choose a colour combo and I went with Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party. I used the new Hearts & Stars decorative mask and white staz-on on a piece of Window Sheet and let it dry. I then got out my new framelits (actually they hadn’t even hit the shelf yet) and cut out the silver glimmer paper stars. Then I used the star template from the Eclectic paper-piercing pack to go around the star. I found that I had to go over it without the template to get a deep hole that you could see.
What do you think?
So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au
You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.
* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
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* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
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Hope you can join in!!
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