Sunday, 18 December 2016

Last Christmas Cards CTC#109

"CASE anything from all Cattys" they say, but what do I do but my very last Christmas cards for this year (I think). So... looking for inspiration for a nice card for the ladies at work, I came across the Hostess stamps in the Holiday Catalogue, right there at the beginning on page 3. This is a CASE of Holly Jolly Layers. My design has been simplified slightly to allow me to make a number of them as rapidly as possible. Luckily I made them before my bouts of summer sickness began. I had bronchitis for my birthday, and acute tonsillitis less than a fortnight later. Oh, the joys of working with children!!!

Anyway, the weekend has been restful and pleasantly family oriented (7 year old grandson's birthday today) and I have only 1½ days left at work before a LONG break, so I can hang in there.

Here is my sample. The layers on the stamped image are there, there is ribbon and gold thread, even the die cut 'jolly' - don't you love the diecut words? They add a certain elegance to a project.I wasn't sure how far my musical DSP was going to go, so I cut smaller pieces and folded less, but I'm happy with the result.

Apologies for the blurred photo for this card. The very last card is for the youngest on our team, and for a bit of fun I changed her card a little. It has a very simple stamped greeting which was just the base for the layered tags, one piece of ribbon, no gold bakers twine BUT a couple of cute owls from the other Hostess stamp set on the same page, Cozy Critters. I have to confess now that this one is my favourite, possibly because I changed it up the most.
Wishing you all the joy of the festive season. May you spend your holiday time with those who are special to you.

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Cheers, Rachel


  1. Super cute owls Rachel!! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful ideas this year. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday!

  2. Awesome projects! And my favourite is the Owls too. They are just sooooo cute. These colours are so striking and amazing too. It's been fantasticalIy inspiring being on team with you this year. Thankyou!

  3. Cool cards, Rachel. Love the cute owls on the second one. Yep, a favourite Christmas stamp set for sure.

  4. Love your case of this card! But the owls are my favourite!


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