CASEing the Catty #99 Holiday Tags

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Hello Sunday!

And thanks for joining me on another CASEing the Catty blog hop.  You may have come via Rachel‘s beautiful project, or you might just be starting here.

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Either way, there’s lots to see – hop on through the full list to see ideas that were inspired by the tag samples in the Holiday catalogue!  If you get lost, click on the banner above to go to the main list.

Images © Stampin' Up!

So many of us CASEd the awesome tags above during the Candy Cane Lane hop – I can’t wait to see if there’s another take on this idea.


Today I’ve flicked a little further through the catalogue, but stuck with a favourite I’ve been showing you lots of – Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits.

My CASEd tags are inspired by the tags on page 25, particularly the one on the right…

Images © Stampin' Up!

I just can’t get enough of that reindeer!

Today I’ve industrialised him, neutralised the colours and stripped the design down to basics.

CASEing the Catty #99 - Holiday Tags. Santa's Reindeer. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

One tag is never enough, so I’ve added some friends and made a herd!

CASEing the Catty #99 - Holiday Tags. Santa's Reindeer. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

And then packaged them up using another of my catalogue favourites – Tin of Tags (perfect for a post all about tags!).

CASEing the Catty #99 - Holiday Tags. Santa's Reindeer. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com

These little babies are off to market.  Quick & easy to make but striking in their finish.

Hopefully there’s other Christmas modernists who love Christmas projects that go against the traditional green & red!!!


While I was making these tags, there were a couple of tips & tricks I thought “that would be good to share”.

So, here they are!

Framelits are easiest to use with the magnetic platform – it’s a Big Shot essential!  But, the little framelits tend to ping around.

My tips –

  • Let the framelit find it’s natural position and move your cardstock to suit
  • Don’t try to use both sections of the wreath framelit at the same time – they will interfere with each other and move around.  Do the outside first and then the middle.
  • Experiment with cutting the middle of the wreath off centre – especially when hanging it around the reindeer’s neck (this won’t work if you are stamping it first!)

Foil Sheets are a beautiful addition to every project (or at least it seems that way on my table at the moment!) but they are easily ruined by the impressions left by your top Big Shot plate.

My tips –

  • In your set of 2 plates, try to keep one plate as your bottom plate that gets lots of cuts on it, and one plate ‘clean’ with no cuts (though it will get some imprints from your thinlits & framelits)
  • Cut the foil sheet down to the size of your project to avoid marking foil sheet that you may use for another project
  • Overlay copy paper on top of your foil & framelit (before adding the top plate) to minimise the marks on your top plate transferring to your delicate foil (see below)

Protecting Your Foil Sheets in the Big Shot with Copy Paper. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


And that’s all done for today – a set of tags and a set of tips!

Next up on the hop is Julia Quinn & her fabulous creativity.

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If you’re feeling inspired by the beautiful tags in the Holiday Catalogue, please join us for the monthly challenege.

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Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com


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11 thoughts on “CASEing the Catty #99 Holiday Tags

  1. Thank you so much Kelly for the foil framelit tips – I will definitely be using them!! I love your bags of tags – what a great idea for you markets – so useful and elegant all in one!!!

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