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CASE-ing the Catty - Presents & Pinecones


Hi there

Tonight at CASE-ing the Catty we are celebrating 100 blog hops as we  look at the Presents & Pinecones section of the Holiday Catalogue. How amazing is that - 100 and still going strong! 

You may have come here from Bronwyn's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. We also have a guest designer this week so make sure you hop all the way around.

I have been looking at this sample on page 24 of the Holiday Catalogue for ages. I have only recently purchased the Santa's Sleigh bundle after procrastinating forever.  I don't why, as I love it now! 


I have created a 3D style project with the Santas' Sleigh bundle but as a card in a box. I decided a rectangular box would work best and I sized it to fit the elements I wanted to use.The basic box does fit into a standard envelope, but to have everything in proportions that I liked, it is too tall. However, for a special card I don't think a bit of extra postage is too much to ask. So here is the finished card. I was really happy with the way it turned out.

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle & This Christmas DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs. Tutorial Available.

I have used the 'This Christmas' designer paper on the outside panels of the box and the back of the box has the writing panel also trimmed with the striped DSP. 

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle & This Christmas DSP

Here is a closeup of the layers in the box. I die cut the sleigh twice and adhered them together to make it more robust. The images were coloured with a blender pen and ink pads as were the highlights added to the reindeer. The trees also have two layers with the dual purpose of adding extra dimension and robustness. 

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle & This Christmas DSP

Finally, here is a side view of the box.

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle & This Christmas DSP

I had some ladies make this project in class last week and they were very happy with the finished result. It does take some time, but definitely worth it. If you are interested in making this project, I have a tutorial over on my tutorials page.

Project Details
Stamps Santa's Sleigh, Presents & Pinecones, Wondrous Wreath
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, This Christmas DSP
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories Gold flat back gems (not SU)
Tools     Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Apothecary Accents Framelits (retired), Big Shot, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Blender pen

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to head over to see what fabulous project Kathryn has for you today. 


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We would love you to link up your CASE from the Presents & Pinecones section by clicking on the button below to add your project.


You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

Thanks for visiting today!

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What a lovely project... love your attention to detail and all the little extra touches. Beautiful!


I love 3D cards and this one is absolutely gorgeous. You're making it hard for me to resist this bundle.Just love all the details.

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Judy your card in the box is beautiful with so much detail, someone is going to receiving an amazing Christmas card.


Awesome project Judy!!


This is such a WOW card, Judy. The detail is amazing, right down to the little presents & wreathes. I agree a special card like this deserves extra postage!



Mary kelly

That's gorgeous Judy.

Liz Gross

Judy as always you have a stunning project. Love, love love it. You have a flair for fine detail. Happy 100th hop to you!

Kelly Kent

I just love this Judy - what a great idea to turn the sleigh & reindeer into a card-in-a-box! One of the things I look forward to with your projects is how you decorate 'the inside' (or back in this case!). And you didn't disappoint! Always inspiring!!! Thanks Judy! Kelly x

Julia Quinn

WOW WOW WOW - what an awesome project - it looks amazing Judy, and I agree this very special card is definitely worth some extra postage!! I love your colouring, and all the elements look fantastic. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.


I love this Judy. For some reason I haven't thought of using this bundle in a box card. It looks great and now I have to add it to my to do list! Thanks for having me on the hop this week.

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