Sunday, November 26, 2017

A Christmas Twist for CTC#156

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop where we CASE the Catalogue and inspire you to see the potential in our catalogues too!! 
 CASEing is as easy as Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Share Everything, and this is an awesome way to get your creative juices going when you have no ideas.  

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This week we are CASEing any project from our Annual Catalogue and giving it a Christmas Twist.

So, in the 233 pages of the Annual Catalogue, this card on page 27 was the one that happily helped me find a Christmas Twist!!

I also have an audience in mind for this card.  This is my project card for a group of senior citizens who are learners, but still love to have a go at creating a few times a year.

So, I try to create quite simple cards and layouts for them - stamping is not their strong point, so the focus is usually on our fantastic Designer Series Papers and combinations of colour and shape.  

For our Christmas card, we are using the Merry Music DSP as the background (CASEing the dark background of the original card) and then adding some Year of Cheer DSP and foil highlights.  

The washi tape detail at the top of the panel is also the Year of Cheer washi which has a colour for every type of foil!!

After creating the dark background, I also tried using a few of the other designs in the Merry Music DSP.

The panel with the greeting uses the Everyday Label punch or the Starburst punch as I thought the Best Badge punch would not translate so well for a Christmas card.

I've used the Holly Berry punch and foil along with glimmer paper for the extra leaf detail on the bottom right of the original card.  

I know my lovely ladies LOVE glittery and shiny cards, so I hope they enjoy our cards at the class.  The stamping has been done in Smoky Slate or Soft Suede which coordinate well with the metallics.  The greetings come from a range of stamp sets which feature lovely inside verses as well - 
Star of Light, Holly Berry Happiness, Night in Bethlehem, Christmas Pines.

This was a fun challenge to create a Christmas Twist from another card idea!!  Make sure you keep hopping to see all the other fabulous inspiration from the whole design team.  You will love it all.  

And, please join in the fun and add your projects to our fun facebook challenge page!!

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x


  1. What a lovely set of cards!! I'm sure your seniors will love them!!

    1. THank you Rebecca, they sure did!! It was tons of fun!!

  2. I so love that you design for people who don't have stamping as their strongest talent! They'll love these. - love the foil holly it's perfect with your sentiments, Have fun at the class

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. They just love love love the shine and sparkle, and felt so accomplished when they finished their cards!!

  3. Everyone of the cards is great, the music DSP is such a fantastic starting point for these Christmas cards.

    1. Thank you Rachel, I agree. The music DSP is just awesome!!

  4. Lovely cards, Julia. They black background is fabulous with the foil accents.

    1. Thank you Judy, and you're right, the dark background really shows off the foil so beautifully.

  5. Beautiful cards Julia, I love how you've combined these DSP's

    1. Thank you Peta. Using DSP really helps with the non-stamping cardmakers!!

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    1. Thank you Angela, they were so fun to create!!


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