Caseing The Catty – Gift packaging

Sadly, I didn’t have my blog post ready to join in the hop with the amazing Caseing The Catty Crew last Sunday night, but I really wanted to share my project and join in with the challenge.

So here they are.

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I’ve made some Christmas gift boxes using the Window Box framelit dies (which are on sale until Sunday in this week’s Online Extravaganza sale – check them out here) and some of my favourite Christmas supplies the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer paper and those amazing Foil Snowflakes.

Here I have punched out two of the Window box shapes from the Designer Paper. Assembly was really easy following Stampin’ Up! instructions in their YouTube video.

This paper with the foil print, is just so amazing on its own, it really doesn’t take much to dress it up. Here, I have kept it simple, by adding one of those amazing Foil Snowflakes on two of the designs. A simple label sentiment from the Merry Little Labels Stamp set punched with the coordinating Everyday Label punch is all that is featured here. A splash of colour is used with the Real Red 1/8” ribbon in a zig zag pattern beneath it.

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The third one is the Copper foil designed paper and here I have teamed this up with some black cardstock with flag ends cut in and embossed the sentiment with white powder. Finishing this off with some lovely fluff of Black Metallic Thread.

I finished off all the boxes with touches of bling – either Pearls or Rhinestones.

The Caseing The Catty team will be back Sunday night with the next hop.

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Looking forward to getting back in to blogging more regularly, the last month has been a little busy to say the least. Planning some great projects to finishing the year off with my regular design team spots too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC146 – Season of Glitz

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Over at Caseing The Catty this week, it’s all about Season of Glitz suite on Pages 20 & 21 of the Holiday Catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Peta Stephen.

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I have taken inspiration from this card in this suite…

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I made this quick and easy card.

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I started with the cardbase in Bermuda Bay. It’s been a while since I used that colour and I had missed it. I swapped out the stamped trees for Designer Series Paper. This is Merry Little Christmas DSP pack, I love how the black & white prints can be used for any occasion.

I added a layer of Calypso Coral Cardstock to pop again the colours and stamped a simple sentiment in the Basic Black archival to coordinate. I looped some Bermuda Bay mini chevron ribbon across the card and finished off with a bow. This was in place of the Mini tinsel trim in the sample.

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I really like how inspiration for any project can come from anywhere in Stampin’ Up! catalogues. Next up in the hop is Megan Lenske. Keep on hopping through for more inspiration using products from this cool little suite.

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Once you have had your fix of inspiration we’d like to see what you create from this section of the Holiday Catalogue. Load up your ideas, here at our Facebook Challenge group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC145 – Merry Little Christmas

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The Merry Little Christmas Suite is the focus this week at Caseing The Catty. Welcome if you have just joined me from Julia or if you are starting here with me. Lots of great ideas are in store for you on this hop.

Turns out, this suite has created some controversy. Seems to me that people either love it or they don’t. Not much happens in between. Except for me… true to my Libran star sign, I’m balanced – there is a lot to love about this suite, so many lovely embellishments and accessories for whole range of projects. It is just missing red for me… and I think that is a common thing for a lot of people. I find that an easy fix, so I’m calling this “Just add Red” suite.

This suite focusses on providing options to create lovely packaging for gift giving this season, so my inspiration came from the “Just for you” packaging in the clear acetate box.

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Taking a look at the individual elements – there was some of that lovely Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper inside used as wrapping, a wrap-around with the trees punched out, the black striped DSP and the Twine wrapped around and tied off holding the tag in place.  Here is what I created.

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As you can see, I started with my “just add red” approach, starting with a Cherry Cobbler card base, I topped that with some Merry Music Specialty paper. I created a band of trees to stretch across my card. I punched the trees from Old Olive and backed it with some Always Artichoke. When I adhered these pieces together, I wanted to create some shadowing, I thought about sponging the Artichoke cardstock, but then I decided to try this instead… I used Multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the bottom half and some Mini Dimensionals to adhere the top, resulting in the shadow at the top of the trees.

I added some of that yummy Black & White striped ribbon over the top of my trees, in place of the DSP and wrapped some double-stitched ribbon in Cherry Cobbler around the whole band before I adhered it onto my card base.

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Whilst I really like the Merry Little Labels stamp set that coordinates with the Everyday Label punch in this set, I’m totally in love with another stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue that also coordinates with this same punch…. It’s the Labels to Love stamp set.

Here I have used one of the Christmas stamps in that set and coloured it using the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Markers, which I think, creates a much more interesting and cohesive look.

I topped off the label with some holly from the Carols of Christmas stamp set, punched with the coordinating Card Builder framelit set. Simple but effective.

Next up in the hop is Rachel Palmieri.

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Continue your hop and then head over to our Facebook page and join the challenge. We’d love to see what you create. Join in by next Sunday, 17th. Entries close at 6pm.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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