CTC188 – Holidays

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I’m excited that this week at CTC we are celebrating Christmas in July!!  Well kind of!!  We are casing the Holidays section, pages 92-103, of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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In preparation of my trip to Orlando (102 days and counting!!) I’ve been watching YouTube videos about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party (and yes I have my ticket booked already!) so I’m feeling a bit Christmassy already.

I decided to case the frame on page 102 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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I wanted to make a card instead of a frame, so I started with an Early Espresso base and did a background with the Under the Mistletoe DSP (which is included in the current Buy 3 get 1 free DSP sale).

I then stamped the tree from Ready for Christmas stamp set on Shaded Spruce cardstock, with Shaded Spruce ink.  I then cut them out with the Christmas Staircase thinlits.  I used my paper trimmer to score down the middle of each tree.  I then laid three over each other and stapled down the middle.  I then put a thin layer of glue down the centre and held the final tree until the glue was dry enough.  I coloured a few rhinestone with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and decorated my tree with them.

My very favourite Christmas colour combo is Green and Red and I think Shaded Spruce and Real Red are a perfect combo!  I embossed the sentiment in Gold and scored each side of the banner then used the Banner triple punch for the ends.

I used the Tailored Tag punch to cut the base of the tree. And a left over gold star from an old kit for the top of the tree.  (There has to be bling on the tree!!)

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I hope you are starting to feel Christmassy!

Next up is the lovely Peta. I wonder what Marvi is up to today!

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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It’s a Z-Fold kind of Christmas

It’s not hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner living in Queensland this week.  It’s been so warm and lovely here this week!  Although I hope it’s not an indication of how hot it’s going to be in Summer!

Since I saw Bronwyn’s Carols of Christmas Labels Double Z-Fold Box tutorial, I’ve been wanting to have a play with it.  I love her version with the trees but I want to try something different.

My amazing up-up-line Simone Bartrum recently attended the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Thailand and she was asked to create some amazing projects using the Ready for Christmas stamp set and the matching Christmas Staircase thinlit dies.  You can check out some of her projects here.  This stamp set and die bundle will be available in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  Well, Simone’s gorgeous projects inspired me to pre-order this bundle (Thanks for enabling me, Simone!!)

There is the most adorable dachshund in this stamp set (and happily, there is a matching thinlit, so no fussy cutting!!).

I was actually going to use the cute staircase which is featured in this set but it was a little wider than the largest Label die so I decided to go with the Christmas tree.  I have to say that this tree is amazing.  Firstly, you stamp the tree and cut it out with the thinlits.  Then there are two branch dies which are the same, but allow you to cut out two branches at once.  But then when I was layering the branches on the tree, they match the shape of the tree exactly!!  But then, would we expect anything less from Stampin’ Up! Oh I forgot to mention that I also put Wink of Stella over the branches of the tree to add a bit of sparkle like tinsel.

I used the Wood Textures DSP Stack for the base.  I thought it would look a bit like timber flooring at the base of a tree.  The cute ornaments are also from the set. Fortunately, the stamp and die have the three attached together so it’s much easier to cut out.  I just coloured these using the markers.

I wanted to put a sentiment on the front so I stamped the label in Garden Green.  Then for the fun part of adding the dog!!  He’s so cute but he’s a naughty boy as he is trying to get at the cookies on the plate!   This set is so fun, that it even includes a thinlit that cuts out the sign and cookies!  I did colour the table, biscuits and the dog using Early Espresso Ink and blender pens.

If you would like to get Bronwyn’s tutorial, just click here.  I’m so happy with how cute this card turned out!

Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below.

Happy Stamping


 

 

 

 

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