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CASE-ing the Catty - Giving a Layout a Holiday Twist

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

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This week, we're CASE-ing a layout  from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a holiday twist, using supplies from the Holiday Catalogue.


I was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and didn't get far before I came upon the sample below.


You may remember that I used this sample for inspiration when we CASE-d the Woven Threads Designer Paper  and I created a shaker card. However with my focus on giving it a holiday twist, I thought it would be perfect with a Poinsettia flower. Nothing says Christmas to me, more than having a Poinsettia on my table during holiday season.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've covered the front of my Very Vanilla card base with a design from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. The card base is a little wider than the normal at 11cm to give me the proportions I was looking for. I wanted a strong contrast with the Poinsettia and this designer paper is perfect with the fine gold foil running through the design.  I stamped the greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set in Early Espresso on a panel of Very Vanilla and attached it behind the Gold Foil embossed Heirloom Frame.  It looked a little bare  at the top, so I stamped the little flourish from the retired Here's To Cheers stamp set in Real Red.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The Poinsettia flower was creating using the small leaf from the Nature's Roots Dies. I embossed and die cut 12 small leaves for the flower in Real Red and 3 in Shaded Spruce for the leaves. There are 7 petals in the bottom layer of the flower and 5 in the top and I sponged them around the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink to add depth. To give them dimension, I placed a metal ruler down the centre and folded them gently on the score line. Then it is matter of attaching them to a small circle of card stock, slightly overlapping the petals. The top layer were adhered into the centre of the base layer and I finished with a large Gold Faceted Gem in the centre.  Before adhering the flower to the corner of the frame, I added the flourish from the Stitched Stars Dies, which I die cut in Gold Foil. I popped the leaves in underneath, once the flower was in position.  The greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla and cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle  Dies.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel and a strip of the left over designer paper at the base. I've stamped the larger of the pine trees from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on the right, to provide a background for my reindeer.  The reindeer is from the Snow Globe Scenes Dies and I die cut it in Whisper White and used my Stampin' Blends markers to colour him. 

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out and it is one of my favourites for this season. As with most things, it looks better in real life. This card will need some extra help to survive the postal system, or one to hand deliver.


Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Itty Bitty Christmas, Rooted in Nature, Here's To Cheers (retired)
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Early Espresso
Accessories Fold Faceted Gem
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Nature's Roots Dies, Heirloom Frames Dies, Snow Globe Scenes Dies, Heirloom Frames 3D Embossing Folders, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Soft Seude, Peacock, Petal Pink)

If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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