Welcome back to this weeks CASEing the Catty blog hop! We are up to challenge CTC 159 and can CASE anything from the Holiday Catalogue this week! Such choice!
I am a bit excited to share this weeks project with you all for 2 reasons.
Firstly – because I get to showcase one of my favourite Holiday Catalogue Items – the Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle! I really am a sucker for dies that aren’t that common to find, and I know this set will be useful for all kinds of projects and cards – not just for Christmas. It’s one of those sets that would really help create an entire scene for lots of occasions with it’s beautiful lamp posts! It’s also on our retiring list – so it won’t be around for much longer 🙁
Secondly – Because I have FINALLY managed to finish my Christmas Cards! And not a moment too soon I might add! I love adding a Christmas Card to my New Catalogue mail out for the Occasion’s Catalogue and they are ready to be posted this week!!! So if you don’t have a demonstrator, live in Australia, and would love a copy of the New Catalogue, simply send me an email using the ‘Contact Me’ form and I will pop one in the post for you 🙂
Tonight I am CASEing the card at the very top of the boxes!
So here is my Brightly Lit Christmas Card for you all!
I really wanted to show off some of our Merry Music DSP without obscuring the lamp post, so I created panels for this card to do just that. and of course being Christmas, it needed at least a bit of sparkle – so our Foil Snowflakes sorted that for me too!
Here’s a Gold Version:
These colours are not colours I would traditionally use or choose for a Christmas card, but I think they work quite well together and I love how the Merry Music DSP has Christmas Sheet Music so had to show that off too!
But I have to say – the one item that REALLY rescued me when creating such a stack of these cards was our Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! These sheets were new in this years Annual Catalogue. I simply attached a piece to the back of a piece of black cardstock before running the dies through the bigshot. It was then simply a matter of peeling away the backing paper and adhering the lamp pieces directly to the cardstock! Oh. My. Goodness. What a time saver! Seriously – if you haven’t tried it yet – you really need to! Especially for the more intricate pieces that you need to adhere! No messy tombow fingers at all!
Here are the measurements if you would like to create your own version:
Real Red Card Base – A4 card cut in half on long side (14.9cm)
Merry Music DSP – 5 5/8″ x 2″
Basic Black Card – 5 5/8″ x 2″
Whisper White Layer – 5 3/8″ x 1 3/4″
Cut your Foil Snowflakes in half and adhere to Merry Music DSP before adding the Basic Black layer, which will overlap slightly.
I hope you are all ready for Christmas now! Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Julia and see what she has created for you all!
Don’t forget to come back and play along this week and show us your lovely creations! You have until next Monday to upload your project to our Facebook Group –
Happy Crafting everyone!
Why not get a head start on next Christmas by picking up a bargain at our Year End Sale!
they look fabulous Mel, and you’re right the adhesive paper sheets are brilliant
Thanks Elizabeth! They are awesome – I will be using them a LOT more!
Wow! This pile of cards is AWESOME! You have been amazingly productive! I love your design and incorporating the foil snowflake and the DSP gives your card some much interest. What a lovely case.
Thanks Julia. Yep – all cards ready and packed to be posted tomorrow! WooHoo – can tick that off the list – Finally!
Gorgeous cards Mel. I’m so glad they brought back the adhesive sheets
Thanks Peta. They do make life much easier!