Happy Sunday! This post comes to you from my idyllic camping location in country WA!
How’s the serenity???
Today at CASEing the Catty, it’s all about Warmth & Cheer – I could do with some warm right now!!!
Someone forgot to tell the Weather Man that we’re firmly in Spring!
We’re CASEing projects from pages 12-17 of the Holiday Catalogue.
I love the swirly scribbles wreath from this card on page 17.
I used it to inspire 3 completely different Christmas cards!!!
Start with a catalogue picture and think of 3 ways to change it up.
It’s a great way to craft in bulk, but ending up with 3 different finished projects.
For the first card, I changed the orientation of the card, but kept the colours, washi strip and double layer wreath the same as the catalogue inspiration.
This is one of the easiest ways to change up a card without thinking too much about it!
The next version uses the catalogue sample as a starting point to inspire a completely different design.
I added banners instead of a cardstock & washi panel, a one layered wreath, a die cut bow and a layered sentiment.
And the final card has the same layout, but in non-traditional Christmas colours of purple & gold.
Apart from the wonderfully clever samples that the catalogue offers, I love the versatility of the designs.
I don’t have the Be Jolly, By Golly stamp set used for the sentiment in the sample – so I just substituted words from other sets in my collection.
Most of the products used in my cards come from the Annual Catalogue – using a Holiday Catalogue sample!
I hope I’ve been able to inspire you to get into your craft room and CASE something from the Warmth & Cheer section of the Holiday Catalogue.
It’d be great if you shared your creation on the CTC page.
Each month the team chooses a winning entry & invites the winner to take part in the design team blog hop the following month!
The challenge is open to anyone – in Australia and beyond. Could it be you???
If you’ve just started here, you’ll want to hop all the way around until you get back to me.
The last stop before me is Julia Quinn & her great project and the next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented Jackie Noble in NZ!
And, if you love what you see, leave a comment or two as you hop around. We love hearing from you!