Sunday, September 29, 2019

CI #248 - Annual Holiday Twist!

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 the challenge is to take inspiration from the Annual Catalogue, and re-create it using Holiday Catalogue products. If you don't have products yet from the Holiday Catalogue you have to check it out as there are so many beautiful ones that will make your projects pop!

I didn't have to look far into the catalogue to be inspired by this cute card on page 8, featured as one of the projects in the bundles section of the catalogue.  Did you realise the latest Annual Catalogue has all the bundles right at the front with an easy reference to where in the catalogue you can find them?  SU have also purposefully used different colour themes in this section than in the main catalogue to show how versatile these bundles can be.

As soon as I saw those hot air balloons I knew my new Christmas Gleaming Bundle from page 31 of the Holiday Catalogue would be perfect.  I totally love this bundle, in fact all of the products on page 31!  I initially thought that I wouldn't use another ornament punch but the intricate patterns and the two different sizes in this bundle are just amazing and my favourite thing from the whole catalogue. As you can see I have used a few of the products from the Brightly Gleaming Suite, including the Brightly Gleaming DSP for background and banner, as well as the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder on the main panel, which you can see much better in the next picture. 

Keeping with the colour scheme of the DSP I used Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy and Mossy Meadow Blends to colour the ornaments.  The tops I coloured with Dark Crumb Cake and then used a blender pen to add just a little bit of sparkle by dipping it into Champagne Shimmer Paint, which of course doesn't show up well in photographs! 

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples in in the Annual Catalogue twist it up by using Holiday Catalogue products in your creation, 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. The ornaments are a great substitute for the balloons and your colouring with the Blends looks amazing!

  2. Stunning card and a wonderful layout for this stamp set. I love it all and would love to case you please?!

  3. A great transformation of this layout to a Christmas card. The use of the EF on the main panel is a great touch - I love the textural interest that adds.

  4. Wow, you've coloured this ornaments so well, they look 3D! What a great idea to CASE the balloon card using the ornaments.

  5. I love the colouring on your ornaments. So pretty!!


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