Sunday, 15 October 2017

Favourite Big Shot Project CTC #150

Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand. This week we are featuring our favourite Big Shot projects from the Holiday catalogue.

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There are just so many to choose from and I can't wait to do the blog hop and see what the rest of the crew like. I know there are a lot of people out there who aren't as keen on Santa for their Christmas cards, but I have decided that this is suitable for my non-Christian-gift-giving friends. Even they take an opportunity at the end of the year to say thank you, and kids like gifts no matter what the family philosophy is. So, my choice to share for this log are two fairly simple cards featuring Santa's Suit!

There aren't too many versions on Pinterest of Santa face-on, using Santa's Suit. I've come to the conclusion that there might be two reasons for this. The first probably is that it involves many more staeps to add the face, beard etc. The second reason might be that it seems to change the shape of Santa, into a somewhat taller and thinner version.

 The card still 'needed' something so I stamped presents from Happiest of Days and scattered some Metallic Enamel Shapes about - they're very suited to Christmas!

It was such fun to make this card! A few days ago I had a session stamping and diecutting these shapes so there actually is a handy little container of the pieces for me to choose from. The set has the outline of the garments, and then separate stamps to put the colour on, and what's more, they were super easy to line up. I found that 2 stampings of red gave a more intense colour, which I prefer. I used some texture paste on his hair but it is tricky to see. The clothes line was stamped across the white circle & card base, before the red stitched circle was added. Washie tape held it in place as I stamped, and the red circle hides any bump in the line.

Stampin' Up!® are hoping/planning to add alcohol markers called Stampin' Blends to the range before the end of the year, and demonstrators are trialling them, and providing feedback at the moment. Old olive in light and dark coloured Santa's underwear, and I'm thinking of making some more of this card with underwear in different colours! We have Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight to name a few - won't that be gorgeous?

I'd love to know what you think of these cards, leave a comment if you have time. Now let's hop on over to see my friend Monique's favourite Big Shot project.

The CASE-ing The Catty Crew love to see your interpretations too. You don't need to have a blog, or be a demonstrator, just a Facebook presence, but if you do have a blog, you can share a link back to it. One photo of your project to be posted at the Facebook link below in the picture.

 When you add the Host code to your online order, you help me to maintain my business. You will always receive a gift from me the following month, but at the end of October there will be a special draw from all September/October online orders (minimum $50 before shipping) to win a special Christmas stamp set.


  1. Well he is a jolly cute little Santa. Both of your cards are just lovely but Santa in his underwear is adorable. Great colouring! Great greeting!

  2. Cute cards Rachael! Interesting theory about Santa's face - I think you're right though... he doesn't quite look as "Santa-ish". Kelly x

  3. This is such a fun set Rachel. Love your take on them. Something quirky about Santa in his long johns...

  4. While he is taller and a bit thinner, face on s
    Santa is still very cute. Love both your cards.

  5. Such cute cards Rachel. I love Santa in his green long johns.

  6. Cute cards Rachel, love the underwear one!

  7. These cards made me smile - too much cuteness in one post!


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