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.

Happy Stamping

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CTC246 – Feels like Frost

Welcome to another fun week at Casing the Catty!!

We are casing the Feels like Frost DSP (use the colours of the DSP as Inspiration and layouts from page 40) Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White.

Now I’m the one who comes up with our Challenges and when I created my projects for tonight, I just read the bit about casing a layout and missed the bit about using the colours of the DSP!! Oops!! So please forgive my use of different colours for this challenge!! Just do what I say, not what I do!!

So I was inspired by the layout on the bottom left.

I love the Let it Snow Specialty DSP however, I don’t have any of the matching stamps and punches etc. But the paper is just so nice on it’s own, so I kept my cards fairly simple.

My sentiments come from the host stamp set, Greatest Part of Christmas. I love this set as it has lots of nice sentiments. I used the Stitched Nested Labels which I love!!

I love the glitter on the paper but the photos don’t really do it justice.

Next up is the lovely Michelle.

We would love to see your creations showcasing this dsp over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping!

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