Heart of Christmas - Week 16
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CASE-ing the Catty - Wrapped in Plaid Suite

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, we're taking our inspiration from the Wrapped In Plaid Suite on pages 12-17 of the Holiday Catalogue.


The Wrapped in Plaid Suite has been one of my favourites this Christmas Season. Lots of great coordinating products and samples to make creating your Christmas cards really easy. 


I've taken my inspiration from the cute treat bag in the photo above from page 16. It uses the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper that has lots of designs in traditional Christmas colours and a gorgeous gold foil accent strip through all of the plaid papers. My husband asked me for some Christmas cards to send to school friends he has reconnected with this year. I thought this was a good opportunity to create a simple layout that isn't too fussy and fairly neutral in terms of the embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base and cut another card front sized piece, that I dry embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for some background texture.  For the 2" banner I've used the Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler striped design from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper and cut it with the stripes going horizontally. I added a 1" banner in Gold Foil that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered them to the embossed piece.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The large cluster of stars from the Christmas Layers Dies was cut from Gold Foil and I snipped it into 2 pieces. If you look at it carefully you will see 2 groups of 3 stars that are roughly in a semi-circle. I popped one under the banner on the right and used the second on the inside. I love that there is also a single die for each of the 3 large cluster dies in the Christmas Layers set and I cut a single star and popped it underneath on the left of the banner. You get a lot more mileage from your die cut this way, if you are positioning them under layers.

I've used my favourite greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, inked in Shaded Spruce and cropped with the 11/2" Circle punch and popped up on a Cherry Cobbler mat.  Like the sample, I've used the linen ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack around the top of the art piece and finished it with a bow. To reduce the bulk, I did this in 2 pieces with a strip of ribbon around the card front and the bow added separately. This is a nice neutral colour that tones down the Gold Foil a little.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a mat of Shaded Spruce for my writing panel and the other piece of the Christmas Layers die in the top corner. At the bottom is a piece of  Wrapped in Plaid designer paper in the opposite colour way to the banner on the front and I've cut it with the stripes going vertically this time. I finished with a single star in the bottom corner.

The card got the nod, so I'll being making a few more of these with different designs from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Shaded Spruce
Accessories Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools     Subtle 3D EF, Brick & Mortar 3D EF, Christmas Layers Dies, Big Shot, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

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Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a treat bag. Come back next week for our final CASE-ing the Catty challenge for 2019.

Thanks for visiting me today!


Siobhan Fitzsimmons

Oh this is a very Christmas-y card, I love it! The use of the brick texture EF is so unusual for a Christmas card but it works so well. I can't believe I never even noticed that adorable little bag in the catty! Now I need to CASE that too!

Rachel Palmieri

I love the embossing on the foil banner, what a great card Judy.

Julia Quinn

Very clever and gorgeous as always!!

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