CTC247 – Holiday Punches

I’m in Yamba this weekend with my family, celebrating my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. I haven’t made them a card yet !! (Bad daughter, I know!!) but their anniversary isn’t actually until November, so I’ve got a bit of time up my sleeve!!

This week, we are casing the Holiday Catalogue punch projects.

It’s surprising how many new punches there are in the Holiday catty. There’s the Snowman builder punch, Pine tree punch, Moose punch, Gleaming Ornament punches, Apple builder punch and the Every Season punch pack!!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I go crazy and start looking at my catalogue from the back! Wild, I know!! And I didn’t get very far as on the second last page (p62), there was a really cute card that I just had to case!!

I was feeling a bit lazy (and I didn’t want to get up and down from my desk as I broke my little toe the day before and my foot was a bit sore), so I used a piece of the gorgeous Wrapped in Plaid DSP as the background. I love how every piece of this dsp has gold on it. I’m a sucker for sparkle, in case you hadn’t noticed. I then punched a pine tree from the paper and gold embossed one of the tree stamps from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. A stitched circle, some retired gold thread and voila!!

The sentiment is from the Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set (hostess set) and is cut from the Merry Christmas dies.

Now seeing as I was home from work due to my foot, I had time to play so I decided to have a go at re-creating the ornament from a couple of years ago using the punches instead of dies.

You will never guess which DSP I used? Can you? It’s the Monster Bash DSP!! Isn’t the reverse side of this piece elegant!! So I punched out 4 of each shape for each “petal” and made 5 of these. I kept one flat and scored the other 3 in half. I then tombow glued them together. Repeat for both of the Gleaming Ornament punches. I then punched out a couple of circles and hot glued each “petal” onto the circle. I added Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon between each petal, which I attached with hot glue. More hot glue to attach the smaller circle of petals to the bigger circle.

I then punched a 1″ circle from silver glimmer paper and stamped the sentiment from the Toile Christmas stamp set in Silvery Shimmer Ink and die cut it using the Christmas Cardinal dies.

I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!! Let me know what you think!

Next up is my talented friend, Siobhan.

I’d love to see your punch creations over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC194 – All is Bright

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Welcome to Spring!!  Can you believe we are in September already!!  What is more exciting is that the 2018 Holiday 2018 starts this week!!

We are getting in a little early this week as the 2018 Holiday Catalogue starts on 5 September.  We are casing the All is Bright Section, pages 4-11.

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I just love all the gorgeous projects in these pages!  I decided to case a couple of the cards from page 4.  The All is Bright DSP is just lovely.  One side of the paper has a photographic image and the other side is a pattern.  I’ve used the gold bauble DSP.  I don’t have the poinsettia stamp so I used the Stitched Labels Framelits in Real Red.  I cut out 6 green branches from the Christmas Staircase thinlits.  I cut out the two Merry’s from the new Merry Christmas thinlits.  I have some left over gold foil from a previous kit so the Merry is a little shiner than usual.

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I couldn’t decide which card to do so I did a second card! I combined some elements from one of the other cards on the page.  Instead of embossing the background with Shaded Spruce cardstock, I used a piece of gold foil.  Don’t you love the Swirls and Curls embossing folder!

You can create your own doily using the Detailed Bauble thinlits.  I stamped the sentiment in Real Red and cut out the holly in Shaded Spruce and added some pearls coloured with Stampin’ Blends.  I added some Real Red solid ribbon behind the doily and attached to the card.

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Oh I love Christmas!!  I can’t wait to play more with all my goodies from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue!!

Next up is the awesome Judy!

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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