Friday 31 July 2015

Christmas Cheer for CTC41

This week the design team for CASE-ing the Catty are focussing on the Christmas section of the Annual catalogue.  You may have come from Rebecca's blog or perhaps you are starting here, either way welcome.

I must say I was super happy to see Christmas stamps back in the Annual Catalogue, weren't you?  I love making Christmas projects & always do a 12 weeks for Christmas blog special counting down to Christmas day.

I had the pleasure of demonstrating at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Melbourne last weekend.  Hello to all the ladies I met at the show.   One of the projects I made for this event was some Christmas tags.  I CASED the catty on page 69 for these cute tags. The Lots Of Joy stamp set is quite versatile as it has images with matching punches as well as some lovely sentiments.

Lots Of Joy Tags

One tip I took from the catty was to use the tip of the Tree punch to make banners.  How clever is that!  Here is a close up of two of the tags.  I have used the Ornate tag topper punch to make the tags. 

After I finished the tags, I thought I would make some stepped up versions of the tags into some cards whilst I had all my stamps & papers out (everywhere).  The Merry Moments DSP I used for these projects has classic stripes & spots as well as some Christmassy patterns like trees & poinsettias.   

Lots of Joy Christmas Cards

I had lots of fun creating these 6 cards.  I can not even begin to describe the state of my room afterwards though.  There was a huge craftermath!  Do you suffer from the same problem when creating?  Its all fun until you have to clean it up, right?!

Well that is all from me this week, but why not continue on the hop & see all the other lovely creations. Click on the next blog picture below to be whisked away to Jackie's blog.  I bet she has created something quite spectacular.  You can see the complete list of participants at the CTC blog to continue the hop.

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Friday 10 July 2015

CASE-ing the Catty for Kids Cards - CTC38

Welcome to the CTC blog hop.  This week the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are CASE-ing the KIDS section of the Catalogue, pages 39-48.  I am happy to wait here while you turn to that section.  Ok found it yet?  You may have hopped here from Rachel's blog or you may just be starting here.  Either way welcome!  

 Kids cards are by far the easiest cards for me.  They don't need to be fancy or detailed, so I find a nice clean & simple card works best.  I chose to case the little box on page 48 of the Annual Catalogue.  There is a little tip printed next to the photo that says "TIP/ Cut strips from our DSP stacks to create your own cute pattern".  I was really struggling for ideas as although I have kids, I don't own any of the new kids stamp sets yet.  (I am pacing myself!) 

 I have heaps of left over strips from my Cherry On Top DSP. Now this paper comes in 6x6 I am finding I have lots of left over "bits".  This project allows for lots of left over bits, so it was absolutely perfect.    

Here is my Boy version using Cherry On Top DSP

Here is my Girl version using the same DSP

Here they are together.  I used Age Awareness stamp set for the sentiment & the cute little balloon.  I love the font used in this set & how you can bend the photopolymer on the clear block to suit your needs. 

Kids Zoo Baby / Cherry On Top Cards

I am really enjoying seeing all the gorgeous kids creations by the team, so lets continue the fun by hopping on over to the next blog, I wonder what Julia has in store for us today.  

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