Friday, 31 July 2015

Christmas Festival CASE-ing Christmas CTC#41

This week the CASE-ing The Catty Crew are CASE-ing the section of the catalogue titled Christmas, pages 67-72. You may be starting here with me, or perhaps you have come from Emma's Blog, Vintage Graffiti. I love what she made this week.
If you've started here, you can continue to blog hop your way right around for plenty of CASE-ing The Catty inspiration by clicking on the link at the end of my blog. If you happen to get lost along the way, you can get back on track at Case-ing The Catty.

On page 70 of the catalogue is a picture of a box decorated with green and red Festive Trees. I case-d the layout, changed the colours and turned it into my very first Christmas card for 2015. The fabulous part is the Tree Punch for quickly punching out the stamped images. Although tricky to photograph, up on my display shelf it glimmers and glitters, and looks gorgeous. Youngest son's girlfriend loves it, she always seems to like the things made with Glimmer paper!

It's hard to see the lovely textured embossing on the Night of Navy banner, (Elegant Dots) and the stars stamped on the background are very faint too. The banner framelit included in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets, is a nice wide one and I joined two together under the circle. The irregular die for the greeting label is from that set too. Unfortunately, Endless Wishes has retired, so if you were to CASE my card, you might have to pick a different sentiment - easily done!

Next, just to show you how versatile this particular sketch is, here is a non-Christmas sample. The Textured Embossing Folder is  Elegant Dots again, so you can see how lovely it is. The banner, from the Mini Treat Bag has been cut twice in Mint Macaron and joined behind the circle. I used a favourite stamp set, Summer Silhouette and a sentiment from Cottage Greetings. I often have thin strips of card lying about, perfect to stamp a sentiment and hand cut the flag ends. I hope I've inspired you in some way, and now you're off to my friend Kathryn's blog, you'll love her gorgeous card.

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  1. What an elegant silver & blue card Rachel. I agree this is a great sketch to try, as illustrated by your gorgeous so saffron card. I can wait to have play with this sketch.

  2. Both your cards are really lovely, Rachel. You are right about the versatility of the sketch.

  3. great use of the layout Rachel,I agree those tree images and punch are super adaptable-much faster than using framelits. Love the non Christmas adaptation too


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