Sunday, October 20, 2019

CTC #251 - Brightly Gleaming

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where utilse the projects within the current Stampin' Up! catalogue to inspire our own projects each week. We also invite you to join with us in the challenge each week by using this inspiration in your own creations and uploading a photo to our Facebook page.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the colours in the Brightly Gleaming DSP and the images on page 30.

I was inspired by this image from the top left of the page, I just love the DSP on this card also quite liked the sketch as it would let me create a card with a bit of a surprise. 

Instead of using Christmas Gleaming stamp set, I mixed it up and used the cute little elf from #Elfie which is a set that I absolutely adore.  I don't always like cutesy stamp sets but this one is just a bit of fun. I used the colours from the DSP to colour the image, adding some details with a white gel pen.

Now for the surprise ... When you pull on the top of the back banner it reveals a hidden gift card!  The strip of DSP for the banner has been folded over the bottom of the card so that it slips out easily. These days I give a number of gift cards at Christmas and I think this is such a fun way to do so, I also think it would be easily adjusted for other celebrations as well.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples on page 30 of the Holiday Catalogue, and the colours in the Brightly Gleaming DSP inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

Time to hop on over and see what Lauren has created this week.

Happy Stamping


  1. Elfie is so very cute on your card, Monique.

  2. Monique, this is such a great idea. Perfect for giving Gift Cards and I love the colouring on your cute little elf.

  3. Oh the hidden gift card is so very clever! And fun too like the little elf!

  4. Love the sneaky gift card slot!! What a cute elf!

  5. Your Elfie is just adorable, Monique! beautiful colouring - always a great idea to pull the colours from the DSP like that. The pull tab wiht the gift card is fantastic - what an awesome surprise!


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