Sunday, 3 September 2017

CTC#144 Quilted Christmas using some sunflower leaves

Hello and welcome back for the first round of our Christmas Holiday Catalogue projects. How exciting to be using the Christmas catalogue already.
The products in the holiday catalogue are available now and I think there's something for everyone in there.
I am CASEing the Quilted Christmas section but using some different products as I am not yet ready to make Christmas cards.

 Each gift box contains 4 notecards and 4 envelopes and 4 gift tags.

I have CASE'd the layout of the little notecard on the bottom of page 4(below), and the mini Pizza box on page 7.  The card is such a simple layout with a square of DSP as your base, a plain colour strip and a simple embellishment. I bought the quilted Embossing folder and wanted to use that so have embossed the panel for the box front and the vanilla strips for the notecards. ( the EF is not too easy to see on page 5, but it sure is lovely!)

I stamped the leaves from the sunflower set using the babywipe technique. It's such a cool technique and so much fun because you never quite know what patterns you will get with the colours. I used only 3 drops each of Lemon -Lime Twist, Old Olive, and Tranquil Tide. I was able to stamp loads of leaves and then wondered what else I could do to use up some of the ink. The sentiment and the cute little wreath are from the Ready to Pop set - and I have to say again that I think this is one of the most underrated sets in the catalogue.

I wanted this set to be quick to put together so the leaf is simply stapled onto the 11/2"circle of plain card. The circle is then glued down and the sentiment ( in a 1"circle ) is simply adhered over the top of the staple with 2 dimensionals.
The DSP is so fresh and lovely and is from the new Thanksgiving set. I will be making more of these cute sets for the markets coming up. They are fun for Christmas gifts. The pizza boxes are fabulous, you simply must add them to your order.

Here's the inkpad and all the extra images I was able to stamp from 9 drops of ink! These will make up quickly for the markets in little gift packs. I have more images of pizza box gift packs which I made up, and you can see them here.
I am so glad Stampin' Up! has brought back the little 3 x 3 envelopes and I have to say the Pizza boxes are fabulous.
Next on from me this week is our guest designer Cathy Pinchbeck. It's so great to have new players celebrating the catalogue with us. Welcome Cathy.

Kathryn is before me this week.

and we'd love to see what you create this week using the holiday catalogue pages 4-9 as your inspiration. Post your creation to our Facebook page. It's easy!

Thanks for looking, and remember

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"


  1. Wow, this is an awesome project!! I love love love the colours!! (I do like green). I love the quilted embossed panel - such a clever little extra touch. Gorgeous, and the leaves are stunning.

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous Elizabeth! I love the colours and the DSP and the baby wipe technique!

  3. Gorgeous note cards Liz, I love the colours you've used for your babywipe effect.

  4. How has that DSP not made its way onto my radar!!! It is just perfect for your project, the cards are so cute and pretty.

  5. Oh Liz - What a super gorgeous CASE! I love your colour combo and the embossing works so well on both the cards and the Mini pizza box! I'm sure they are going to be popular at the market!


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