Sunday, 22 November 2015

Christmas Trees -CTC#57 - Season Of Cheer

Since it's Sunday night, it must be time for CASE-ing The Catty. We are a team of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators who love to use the catalogue to Copy and Share. You may have come from Emma's blog, Vintage Graffiti. Wasn't her project lovely? Now you're with Rachel, on my blog Stampinpals. Make sure you click on the links at the end of each blog, so you visit each of the design crew.
Catalogue sample
Our theme for this week is Season Of Cheer, so some more Christmas cards I think. I visited with my team leader a couple of weeks ago, and she had a stamp set that I don't have - yet! I hadn't bought Peaceful Pines because it was "another tree stamp." However, while using the framelits, I discovered that these aren't just trees, they're trees with a twist. See how there are little 'sticky out bits' on the tree? Well, the framelit does that!!

It's a bit hard to know what to stamp and die cut when you're at someone's house and not actually putting a card together, but I did come home with quite a few little pieces. So using the cards on page 30 of the Holiday Catalogue as inspiration, mainly the mint card, I began to create. I cut the oval to include a tree I had stamped on a rectangular scrap, and made it more festive with gold foil, to surround. The greeting on a banner is also inspired by the mint card, which has a sub-title sentiment on a banner. It came from my Snow Day stamp set, love the exclamation mark!

While the pieces were out, I put together another similar card but broke out the Christmas Greetings Thinlets dies and cut a very glittery red 'merry'. The red tree was cut from foil, as was the gold and there's those 'sticky out bits again'! The co-ordinating stamp set, Holly Jolly Greetings has a number of words and a rather lovely snowflake/star. The good news is that both stamp sets, Holly Jolly Greetings and Peaceful Pines, and their matching thinlets are going to be available after January 4th when the Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalogue finishes up. That probably makes me more inclined to add this to my collection. It really is a good time to check through the Holiday Catalogue and see what you might be needing, before its gone. I'll have a link to that section before the Goodbye, Adieu, Auf Wiedersehen banner.

 If you get lost anywhere along the blog hop you can head to the CASE-ing The Catty Blog and find all the links listed.






In the meantime, why not hop off over to Alison at Gothdove Designs - she'll have something fabulous to share too.



Shop the Holiday Catalogue before it's too late.



See whats retiring
Lighthearted Leaves is a stamp set that will retire, I'm surprised by that. Festive Fireplace was another surprise, and the Sleigh Ride Framelits, Woodland Textured Embossing Folder and of course all the ribbon. There are no reductions at this stage (and probably won't be many as Stampin' Up!® don't import much more than they estimate they'll sell in the Australian market).

Cheers, Rachel



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6 comments:

  1. your Christmas trees and lovely I like the stamped imaged and then the solid image just makes it.

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  2. I love your take on the CASE card Rachel. I never noticed the 'sticky out bit' on the trees before. Thanks for pointing these out to me. Adds another dimension to your projects.

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  3. Totally cute!! My favourite card is the green one - this is a great way to show off peaceful pines!!

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  4. great cards Rachel, it's such a good forum here to see new products which other demonstrators own which I don't! So a big thanks for the info, I love the glimmer on your red card!

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  5. These are great! I am loving the red one! :)

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  6. Love your cards!! I might have to dig out my Peaceful Pines set and have another play. Thanks for the inspiration.

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