CTC255 – Night Before Christmas

Welcome to another week of CASEing the Catty.  I was lucky enough to meet up with some of my fellow design team members who live interstate at a demonstrator event yesterday, which was lovely (more about that later in the week).  This week we have another challenge for you, CASEing the Night Before Christmas DSP and a layout on page 24 of the Holiday Catalogue. You might have just hopped from Julia’s cute Christmas tree card, or you may be starting here with me.  Either way enjoy the hop around.

Don’t you love how even if you don’t have any of the DSP that we are CASEing in a challenge, you can still join in!  I don’t have the Night Before Christmas DSP so I created my cards using the colours from the DSP and two of the cards in the image above for my card inspiration/layout.  Can you pick which two I used as my inspiration?  The “believe” santa sleigh card and the one with all of the trees.

I started by sponging my background with sponge daubers using (from top to bottom) Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive and Crumb Cake.  In the night sky I splattered White Craft Ink on one and on the other I used the small cluster of stars image from the So Many Stars stamp set and repeatedly stamped this in the Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink.

The trees come from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and I stamped both the single & double tree images in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow before cutting them out with the coordinating Nature’s Roots dies.  I then layered these onto the cards and then finished the cards off by stamping the sentiments (from the So Many Stars stamp set) in Cherry Cobbler and cutting these out with the Rectangles Stitched Dies and Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

Which one do you prefer?  Really they are pretty much the same with just a few minor differences.

Next up on the hop is Siobhan.  Keep hopping around to see what all of the design team has come up with this week.

Please share your creations on our Facebook page as we’d love to see what you have come up with using the Night Before Christmas DSP, colours from the DSP or the layouts on page 24 of the Holiday Catalogue.

Until next time, happy stamping



  1. I LOVE these, Michelle! Your night skies are just beautiful and what a lovely forest of trees. I love me some splattering but I do love the sparkle factor of the silver stamped stars in your second card. But both are fabulous. 🙂 Siobhan.

  2. The trees are awesome! Love the layering and your sponging is just superb! So much talent!! And I’m a big fan of the splatters!!

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