Friday, 18 September 2015

CTC#48 Who doesn't love new DSP

Welcome back to CASEing the Catty for this round. You may have come from Rachel's beautiful project or you maybe starting here. There are lots of great posts to visit.

This week we are using new Designer Series paper from the Holiday Catalogue - and who doesn't love a pack of new paper? The problem of course is which one to choose.... followed by the problem of actually having to CUT into a pristine pack. ....I know you all know what I mean.

I have lots of photos for you today to try and show off some of the designs, but it's not easy to capture and they always look so much better in real life.

I have purchased two packs - the Happy Haunting pack on page 47, which I was inspired to get purely from the background piece on the Lighthearted Leaves card on page 44. I don't celebrate Halloween, nor am I usually all that partial to Orange shades, but maybe that's changing! because I really like the designs. The pack has several papers that are specifically Halloween but some that are just versatile with dots, stripes, lines and stars. I have a class this weekend and we will be making envelope cards so I have a few samples to show you. You can see them here.

The second pack which I have purchased is the Season of Cheer pack on page 29 , and it is simply stunning.
I have made some envelope notecards using my fabulous Envelope Punch Board to showcase three of the designs, because that way you get to see and enjoy both sides of the paper. They are done in a few different designs to show you how versatile the paper pack can be and that it is not just for Christmas at all.

Firstly the Christmas sample, using Night of Navy and Tip Top Taupe, and the beautiful Flurry of Wishes Stampset and matching Punch. I have never really gone for snowflakes much since snow in the tropics is madness but I do like this set. (and of course I love the magic of Christmas) The first card opens up to reveal a holder for a gift card, but the other 2 are simply flat pieces adhered to the envelope - you'll see what I mean. The belly bands are made using scraps and bits and pieces, and I must say I really like the Metallic Foil Doilies, which are new to me, and of course the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons go perfectly with anything.

The reverse of this page has a string of lights but I wanted something more subtle, so used the Envelope Paper.

This pattern piece has gorgeous bright colours and is suitable I think for  many situations other than Christmas.

And the final piece I will show you is gorgeous and soft colours, and suits Christmas but also other situations I think.

I used up some of those tiny adhesive rings for shaker frames which are too small for my fumbling fingers to manage a shaker card with - they are on the clearance rack at the moment and are great for elevating a humble ring of card. I have stocked up on a few sets, why don't you? Contact me if you need any help ordering some.

If you would like any measurements please let me know,
I hope you are inspired to try some other uses for Christmas DSP

Next on the hop is Stasia, I wonder what lovely things she has created this week.

If you get lost along the way you can head back to the CTC home page to see the full list of participants, and don't forget you can join in too.

thanks so much for looking, 


Edited Note:
I have done another post with the measurements for those who asked. You can find them here , on Sept 24.

thanks for looking, Liz
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  1. I love how you have used the DSP and shown that the paper is not all about Christmas. And you managed to cut it too!! I struggle with that too.

    1. Thanks so much Rebecca, yes I did manage to cut it - must be getting braver!

  2. These are so awesome. I would LOVE to have the measurements to give your project a go!
    So very nicely done and thanks for sharing with us!

    1. HI Lynn, thanks for your kind words. I have done another post with a new design and the measurements for you. It's under "Happy Birthday - Amazing Woman" dated Sept 24.Hope you get time to try and and send me a picture! Cheers, Liz

  3. You have been very busy with the dsp, and it does not always have to be used with a Christmas theme.

  4. A really beautiful selection of cards.....very inventive and each is gorgeous!!

    1. Thanks so much Alison, have edited post with link to a new card and measurements. Cheers, Liz

  5. Gorgeous projects, Elizabeth! I love how you have brought the card and envelope together to make it extra special. I think the last one is my favourite. I would love the measurements too!

    1. HI Judy, have done another post with the measurements as requested. If you go back to the CTC#48 page there is a link at the bottom, or you can find it at Sept 24 Happy Birthday- Amazing Woman. Cheers, Liz

  6. Amazing projects Liz. You have been busy! Love the envelope design plus all the insides too! I love, love, love how so many of these papers have a theme on one side but a more generic pattern on the back so they can be used all year round!

  7. Thanks so much Jess, yes the papers are all gorgeous. I don't think you can ever have too much do you? have edited the post with a new design (different paper) and the measurements.


thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz