CTC380 – Sunny Season’s Greetings

It feels like I’ve blinked and another whole week has passed by. The kids have been back at school for a week and life has been as crazy as usual. But here we are again for another Sunday evening and another CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop. I hope you all enjoy getting inspiration from our creations as we case the catty every week. This week is no different. Our challenge this week is to case a Christmas Tree project from any current catalogue.

My choice this week isn’t the traditional Christmas tree we are all used to. Here in Australia we don’t have snow, and it isn’t cold at Christmas time. This year in our July – December 2022 Mini Catalogue, Stampin’ Up!® have thought about us in the Southern Hemisphere and have given us a stamp set that we can use for Christmas and other occasions. It’s called Sunkissed. So I decided to case the card on the far right of the image below.

If you are like my husband, you may not like the red baubles on the palm trees to create our tropical Christmas tree. He told me that coconuts aren’t red. Sounds like someone needs to use their imagination a bit more lol.

I started with a Crumb Cake card base and then cut a mat of Basic White. I first stamped the palm tree image from the Sunkissed stamp set and then wasn’t sure how I was going to get it to work as it didn’t go the full way across the card front. So I stamped the shell image either side and (don’t look too closely) but I had to extend the lines & dots of the water section to both the left & the right freehand. From a distance I think I got away with it, so just don’t zoom in on the computer!

I used Blends™ to colour in the images and Blending Brushes with Balmy Blue ink for the sky. The clouds come from the Give It A Whirl Dies and a circle of So Saffron cardstock for the sun. And who can forget, I finished off my “Christmas trees” off with the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

So what do you think? Do you like the non-traditional Christmas tree (red coconuts and all lol) for those who celebrate Christmas in a warmer climate? Or do you prefer the more traditional Christmas tree cards?

Next up is Monique with her Christmas tree case. Keep hopping around to get some ideas for your 2022 Christmas cards. It’s never too early to start planning and making them!

With so many different Christmas tree projects across the current catalogues, we can’t wait to see what you come up with for this week’s challenge. Don’t forget to add a photo of your creation to our Facebook page.

Until next time, happy stamping




  1. I love the red baubles in your tree – they don’t have to be coconuts!! And I love your hand drawn lines – you can’t tell the difference. Great CARD and so perfect.

  2. I like your smaller (more realistic) sun and your scene is great with the extended water lines and beach going the full width of your card. Your card makes me want to pack my bags and head to somewhere warm!

  3. pfft! I’m sure that someone, somewhere has put red baubles on a palm tree at Christmas! I think it’s perfectly acceptable, and looks fabulous on your fun, summery Christmas card.

  4. I think that I prefer a traditional tree, however yours is fun and festive and I can see palm trees being lit up with sparkly lights around Christmas time … who says the lights can’t be red!

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