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Sunday, 27 September 2015

CTC 49 Home For Christmas

This week at CASEING the catty we are celebrating the gorgeous Home for Christmas section of the Holiday Catalogue (pages 8 -21).    This product suite is one of my favourites & is sure to be yours too. It has such a lovely vintage feel from the cute little reindeer to cheeky Santas and the coordinating Cozy Christmas stamp set is a must this Christmas.  Also in this section are the Embellished Ornaments, Hearth & Home plus the impressive Sleigh Ride edgelits.  There is a lot more in this section to see & use, but I could not go past the Home for Christmas DSP.  

I chose to CASE this card on page 8, but have added a little twist 😉

I was cruising around the internet last week & saw this cute twisted Christmas card by Angie over at My Chic & Scratch.  It was such an unusual fold I wanted to try it out.  Here is the link to her tutorial on Youtube.  

For my card CASED from the Holiday Catalogue, I used the very striking Poinsettia DSP in the Home for Christmas DSP.   I cut it out of the DSP & mounted it on a 2 1/2" circle punched out of Vanilla card stock & mounted it on my Mossy Meadow card base. 

As I wanted a bigger card than those on the video, I changed the dimensions on my card to suit my project.  My poinsettia card flat starting dimensions are 26cm x 14.5cm & the finished folded version as shown is 10cm x 18cm.

Here is the DSP as shown in the catalogue.  This designer paper is my go to DSP this year, I can't stop using it! 

While I was designing this card I made a smaller version that will fit in a standard envelope.  Once again, I could not go past the gorgeous Home For Christmas DSP & a cute vintage Santa snipped out of the larger sheet of Santas in this DSP pack. 

This card is a bit smaller measuring 15cm x 10cm when finished. So, there you go a fun twist on a Holiday catalogue card.    I can see these cards stepped up with lots of bling & glimmer paper, I just didn't have any on hand.  Guess what I will be ordering this week! 

Next up on the blog hop is the wonderful Rebecca at The Paper & Stamp Addict.  If you get lost or need redirecting, head on over to CTC blog for a full list of hoppers. 

Friday, 11 September 2015

CTC 47 - Lets Kit Together Oh What Fun Tags

Thanks for once again joining us on the CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop.  Today we are showcasing the super duper amazing kits in the Holiday catalogue.

Personally, I find all the kits to be such great value.  I have made quite a few of these kits up & decided today to have a play with the tag kit.  I didn't actually buy the tag kit.  It is on my wish list but alas my craft dollar is being spent on lots of other things right now.  I did, however, purchase the super versatile stamp set that coordinates with the kit.  It is called Oh What's Fun & has many sentiments that are could be used for not only tags but also for cards.

Here is the Oh What Fun Tag Kit as seen on Page 5 of the Holiday catalogue.

 Here are my CASED versions using some scraps of DSP & some fun embellishments.

For my 1st tag, I used some Subtles DSP stack, a metallic doily & a scrap of red glimmer paper.

 My 2nd tag uses the Merry Moments DSP from the Annual catalogue. Yes, there are two Merry Moments DSP's.  One is a 12 x 12 pack in the Annual Catalogue & the other is a 6 x 6 version using 4 of the designs.

 My 3rd tag uses the new 6x6 paper stack in the holiday catalogue, Merry Moments paper stack.  It has 4 designs & you get 24 of each. Great for making lots of Christmas cards, tags or even swaps!

My 4th tag uses Merry moments 12 x 12 DSP.  This striped Smokey Slate & Real Red sheet is my favourite in this pack.

And lastly, this tag once again uses the Merry Moments 6 x 6 paper stack.  I've also used a chipboard Snowflake Element.

So, you can see a few scraps of paper & some ink & stamps makes lots of cute tags.  Super easy & lots of fun.   I wonder what Julia has made for us today.  Follow the link to keep hopping.  If you get lost you can find the full list at CASEing the Catty.