CTC327 – Case the holiday section

Well I survived the holidays and I’m ready for school to go back next week, but maybe not ready for having to make school lunches every day!

So who is ready for some holiday crafting? Are you someone who likes to be prepared and ready well in advance or do you leave things to the last minute and do the final rush leading up to Christmas? Either way, we’ve got the challenge for you this week. We are CASEing the Holiday Section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 88-95.

After doing lots of fussy cutting for my card last week, I decided on CASEing the top left card in the image above which is quite simple in comparison. I have a Christmas in July retreat coming up next weekend, so I decided to hold off on making Christmas cards until then, so used the layout from the card above but created a birthday card. You can never have too many birthday cards on hand.

I started with a Granny Apple Green card base and added a layer of DSP from the Pattern Party DSP pack in the Host rewards section. Rather than adding some ribbon under the focal strip, I added a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock that I had run through the Dots Embossing Folder (one of the folders in the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder Pack).

The sentiment comes from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and the cute little penguins are from the Count On Me stamp set. I then coloured the penguins, and their balloons in with Blends™. A few rhinestones and the card was done!

Next up is Julia with her creation using the Holiday Section of the catalogue for her inspiration. Keep hopping around to see all of the design team’s creations.

Are you ready to make Christmas cards yet? Maybe get a jump start on your cards for this year. Or maybe you will just take a layout, colour combination or technique as your inspiration from the Holiday Section of the Annual catalogue. Whatever you choose, we’d love to see it. Make sure you share it on our Facebook page.

Until next time, happy stamping



  1. Those penguins look so cute and are the perfect edition to your CASE of the original Christmas card.

  2. Love it! I like the way you’ve used two pieces of DSP so the colours are mixed more rather than one larger piece which would have even colour flowing through. This is much more fun.

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