This week at Case-ing the Catty, we have started on the Holiday Catalogue!! There are so many tags in the catty once you start looking!! It was hard to decide which one to case!! However, as soon as I saw the box and cute tag on page 20 of the AU/NZ catalogue, I knew what I was going to make!!
Isn’t it cute!! And of course, I had to use the new gift box punch board!! You may notice that I love this!! I started with an 8″ x 8″ square of Kraft cardstock and scored at L on the start line and S on the Diagonal line. I then stamped the cardstock with Versamark and used the larger snowflake stamp from the Letterpress Winter stamp set for a subtle print on the box. I cut a 2″ strip from the gorgeous All is Calm Specialty DSP and wrapped it around the box with a piece of Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon. Don’t you just love the paper doilies! They add a pretty touch!
To make the tag, I cut a 5cm wide strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock and punched out a tag using the Angled Tag Topper punch. I then ran it through my Textured Boutique machine with the Lucky Stars embossing folder. I used the Bitty Banner framelits to make the silver flags. Next, I did some silver embossing on the brushed silver cardstock using the smaller snowflake stamp and punched it out with my new 2″ circle punch. Then a quick stamp of the For You stamp and punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch. I then added 2 mini silver brads for a bit of bling. Then to assemble it on the box! I added an All is Calm snowflake and attached a rhinestone for more shine!!
But I know that not everyone likes non-traditional colours at Christmas time, so I did a red/green one as well. I used the Nordic Noel DSP on this one. I hope you like it!!
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Well the new catalogue has been out for a week now and it is full of lots of fabulous new stamp sets, designer series paper and new colours!!
I love the names of the new in colours, especially Crisp Cantaloupe. I wanted to show case the new in colours at my catalogue launch last weekend, so I did a bit of stalking on Pinterest!! I found this lovely card by Marisa Gunn, which also highlighted the Soho Subway DSP.
I was lucky enough to receive the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set at Convention in May, which is great for doing splotches that look even. I don’t know about you but sometimes random splotches just don’t work for me!! I also used the Label Love Stamp set which matches the new Artisan label punch. (Love matching punches!!)
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Label Love
Paper: Soho Subway DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pacific Point, Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Corner punch, Artisan Label punch, White Baker’s Twine
I also wanted to share this card that I found on Pinterest here. It reminded me of the Cathedral Window quilt that my mum made years ago. This was a fun card to make. I punched 9 1 1/4″ circles and did a card board 1″ square punch which I used as a template for folding up the edges.
I used the new Smoky Slate ink for the sentiments which are from the Happy Day stamp set.
Stamp set: Happy Day
Paper: Soho Subway DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Smoky Slate
Accessories: 1 1/4″ circle punch, 1″ square punch.
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Whist I’ve been on holidays (woo hoo!!), I’ve been making a few of the cards that I have had left over from workshops. I always provide one or two kits more than the hostess says may be coming just in case a guest brings a friend.
So here is a Christmas card from a workshop in July.
Stamps: Spotlight on Christmas, Best Yet
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Paper – Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper
Accessories – Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon
Equipment – Stamp-a-ma-jig, Scallop Square Punch
I love the Best Yet Level 1 Hostess set, it’s very versatile. If you do too, you can earn this set for free just by hosting a workshop. Email me at email@example.com if you are interested.
And here’s another …..
Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink: Real Red, Handsome Hunter
Paper: Real Red, Handsome Hunter, Whistper White
Accessories – Gold brads, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Equipment: Scallop Oval Punch, 3/4″ circle punch