Sunday, November 22, 2015

CTC #57 - Season Of Cheer

This week on CTC Blog Hop we are taking inspiration from the Seasons Of Cheer section of the Holiday Catalogue, p 28-34.  There are so many lovely projects in this section, and I chose to take my inspiration from the card on page 32. 

 I don't have the stamps or vellum that the card in the catalogue uses, so I decided to try using the products I do have.  One of the things I love about CTC is that it not only makes you look at all the samples, but gets me thinking about how I can use what I have.  For this card I used the Merry Moments DSP for both the background and the gift, however with the gift I layered this onto two layers of Whisper White cardstock to give it some strength.  I just love the silver cord and it is just perfect for the gift, I cheated a little by just wrapping it around the gift and adding the bow separately to get it to sit nice and straight.  The sentiment is from Wondrous Wreath.

I am the last blog in the hop so you can make your way to the main CTC Blog if you would like to add your own creation in the comments. or hop over to Stasia's blog and keep hopping.

Happy Stamping


  1. I love that you have turned the designer series paper into a beautiful present.

  2. What a great card using traditional Christmas colours which is always my favourite colour combination. Also, a fabulous way to utilise your DSP and this card would be a great one to create if you have to make a bulk lot. Clean and simple. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a great idea to use DSP for the gift!! You could use this great design to make a production line of cards!! Great inspiration, thank you!

  4. I agree Monique, it is a great stimulus to take a fresh look at what I already have sitting on my shelves which can be utilised. The nice thing is I often find a new way to use an old set- it's like giving them a whole new life.
    Love your tip with the silver cord, can't believe this isn't continuing!

  5. I love your card. The present looks really cool!

  6. What a cute card. Love how the catalogue inspires us!!


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