Friday, 11 September 2015

First Christmas Card - CTC 47 - Let's Kit Together

Welcome to this week's CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop. After a few weeks away, I'm back to play along  as we look at pages 4 -7 in the Holiday catalogue, where the super-dooper kits are featured. You may have arrived here from Stasia's blog, but if not, just keep on hopping through all the links until you have gone full circle.

Even though I was supposed to be relaxing on holiday,  I had my order all sorted and was able to just press the button to send it a week before we came home, so I wasn't surprised when there was a lovely box of goodies waiting here for me, but my sons think I might have a problem!!!
SHHHhhhh......I'm a Stampin' Up!® addict!!!!!

In my order was the Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit and the matching photopolymer stamp set, Oh What Fun. It seemed it might just be great fun to 'take it up a notch' and turn the tags into cards.

This first card uses a striped tag and a plain white one from the kit, the silver star is also part of the kit and I changed up the sentiment to another from the stamp set which worked better on a card. In addition, I've cut an extra banner of Crushed Cucumber, stamped the card base with a holly stamp, also from the Oh What Fun stamp set, and scattered some rhinestones around. Quick and easy, my first Christmas card for the year!
(I've realised it is actually the second, as I made the Navy Christmas tree one earlier)


The second card has a Smokey Slate base card, and for some added texture it has been embossed with Elegant Dots Textured Embossing Folder. The other non-kit piece is a banner cut with the largest of the Banners Framelits from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The striped tag, the white tag, the red Glimmer Paper banner and red twine are all from the Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit. Don't you love this stamp? It's from the Oh What Fun stamp set too, and I inked it up with Real Red before removing the red from the holly leaves, and inking them with a Crushed Cucumber Stampin' Write Marker®.




For my third card, I decided to change it up a bit and make a birthday card. The tag is from the kit, and the Oh What Fun stamp has been used along with 'It's your birthday' from Endless Birthday Wishes, as is the cake. I added a card base in Mint Macaron plus a layer of Real Red and another slightly smaller piece of Whisper White. The cake has been water coloured using ink in the stamp pad lid, applied with the Aqua painter. Embellishments from the kit include the piece of Mint Macaron lace, the green & white twine, sequins, and the two silver flowers were punched from a scrap of silver foil paper left over from the snowflake on the first card. Waste not, want not! The rhinestones, an absolute paper craft essential, have come from my stash.

I hope this has helped you to see the potential of any of these Stampin' Up!® stamp kits, you can use them as intended, but if you don't use up all the supplies, there are plenty of other things you can do with them. I will make up tags for my Christmas gifts as well, and I bet I still have more left overs! Give your demonstrator a call if you need a copy of the NEW Holiday Catalogue, or check it out online. The Hostess Code for this month is 36JSEMF6

Now, let's hop on over to see what  my friend Kathryn has to share with us this week.
Cheers
Rachel







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5 comments:

  1. I love it when you can turn tags into cards!! They look great.

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  2. Awesome use of the kit, Rachel! Love that you have added bits & pieces to make these great cards, as well as making good use of the leftover bits. Those little silver flowers are so cute! :)

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  3. Loving these tags made into cards, more inspiration for me. Oh and welcome back from holidays Rachel.

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  4. I love how you made cards from the kit instead of tags. That endless wishes card is super cute too! I agree with you, the "tis the season" stamp is one of my favourites too.

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  5. You're so good at adapting things Rachel, I love the birthday Twist on the Christmas kit, so clever.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel