This week, the CTC Crew are looking at Kits and Memories & More products from both the Annual and Holiday Catalogues.
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This week I am using the 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More Card Pack to show how you can quickly add more Christmas cards to your stash. It coordinates with the Merry Little Christmas suite of products, including the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits. The card pack has 52 (26 double sided designs) that are 3" x 4" (7.6cm x 10.2cm) and 20 (10 double sided designs) that are 4" x 6" (10.2cm x 15.2cm) plus 2 sticker sheets and 4 acetate overlays, so there is plenty to work with.
For my first card, I've used the larger red and white striped card and one of the acetate overlays to add extra interest and trimmed them down to the size I wanted. For the acetate overlay, which has the design at the top and bottom, I cut a strip out of the centre. I put adhesive across the centre of the striped panel and then aligned the acetate at the top and bottom. The 'merry and bright' panel was trimmed to fit the width of the striped panel and I took a little off the top as well. I decided to pair the card panels with Bermuda Bay for a more contemporary colour combo. I added a narrow border of Bermuda Bay card stock to the top of the greeting panel and a bow with the gorgeous Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon at the base with a little string of Silver Mini Sequin trim threaded through. Some coordinating baubles from the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set were stamped and die cut and popped up on the greeting panel. The whole panel was then popped up on the Bermuda Bay card base.
This closeup shows the design in the acetate overlay and the other finishing details.
For the inside I have added a mat of Cherry Cobbler, with a strip of coordinating DSP from another of the small cards at the bottom. I added the narrow silver washi at the top of the DSP and stamped a group of baubles at the top in coordinating colours.
|Stamps||Carols of Christmas|
|Card stock & Papers||Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More Card Pack|
|Ink||Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler|
|Accessories||Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon, Mini Sequin Trim, 1mm Rhinestones|
|Tools||Card Front Thinlits, Big Shot, Mini Dimensionals, Stampin' Write markers (Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black)|
For my second card, I have paired 2 of the smaller cards. When working with the smaller cards, I recommend you cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to the size you want and then layer on the smaller cards and trim them to size.
I have taken my cue from colours in the bauble card, pairing it with the Cherry Cobbler striped card at the bottom. I've added a gold Foil Snowflake as the background for my greeting that has been stamped and then die cut with one of the Stitched Shapes framelits. A strip of Old Olive card stock covers the join and I added a strip of the narrow gold washi across the centre. I felt it needed something else to finish, so I have added the gold bow. The whole panel has been popped up onto the Old Olive card base.
This closeup shows more of the details and the little baubles from 'Carols of Christmas' that I have popped up on the panel.
For the inside, there is a mat of Cherry Cobbler and a strip of the Cherry Cobbler DSP at the bottom. A strip of the narrow gold washi has been added above the DSP and I stamped the little trees from 'Hearts Come Home' in the coordinating greens. The greeting from the same stamp set has been stamped in the centre.
|Stamps||Hang Your Stocking, Hearts Come Home|
|Card stock & Papers||Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More Card Pack|
|Ink||Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler|
|Accessories||Foil Snowflakes, 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, 1mm Rhinestones|
|Tools||Stitched Shapes Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots|
Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the great project Monique has for you this week.
We would love you to join in with your CASE from any of the Kits and Memories & More Card Packs from the Annual or Holiday Catalogues using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.
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