CTC#49 Home for Christmas

Welcome to the new timeslot for the CASEing the Catty bloghop, we are now uploading our projects on a Sunday night. Hopefully this will mean everyone is at home and able to deal with any technical issues straight away so that we can all experience seamless transfer from one site to the next all the way around the circle! With so many amazing projects to look at on the hop lets get started. If you  get lost along the way you can find all the participants here.
If you have arrived from Jess's blog you will have seen some azamzing projects - she's super talented.

So settle down with an evening cuppa and enjoy some beautiful projects as you end your weekend.

This week we are taking inspiration from pages  9-21 of the Seasonal Catalogue. There is such a lot in this section. I wasn't sure where to start but my project comes from page 18, using the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch.

It has taken me a little while to get used to it. The punch is divided in three sections but if you imagine a T shape in the guides it makes more sense. Along the top of the T is a straight edge to line up your Cardstock at any position to punch the ribbon slot. On either side of the middle of the T are the curvy corner pieces. Initially I thought you needed to place pressure only on the corner which you were trying to punch, but it works much better if you place your heel of your hand directly on the centre and push straight down quickly and cleanly.

I have CASED the gatefold card using Soft Sky, Night of Navy and the gorgeous Red Foil which are all colours in the luscious Season of Cheer DSP (page29). The sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes which is a super set, it's so nice to have a simple sentiment for the inside of the card in the one set. If you follow my blog you'll know that I love a Fancy Fold and have done lots! (If you would like to follow my blog and receive an email each time I post a new project just enter your address in the button on the right of the screen, just above the Blog Archive list)

I try to put the instructions and measurements on each post for you, but also so that I can come back and find them again in the future!

Cardstock                      21cm x 14 will fit the crumb  cake envelopes
Score at                           6cm and 16.5
Inside panel                   10 x 14cm
For navy card
White sentiment panel      9.5 x 11   -so that is is not visible through the fancy window if you use the corner with the 3 little holes.

When I had another look at the inspiration pic I realised that they had use the curvy corner without the  3 little holes! - so I quickly made another one using the DSP rather than cardstock. Be gentle scoring the paper so you don't tear the fibres. I do LOVE this paper. ( and I think I prefer this card). Again the Red Foil stands out, and the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies are essential on your wish list! -love them

A few other tips.
1 For a label with the 3 little holes in each corners cut card to  3.5cm wide (as here)
2 For the 2 scallop corner just be aware that it is not symmetrical so it you punch opposing corners use one edge with the paper face up and the opposing corner with paper face down.

Thanks so much for looking, now it's time to head over to the beautiful work of Julia Quinn

thanks for looking,  Liz


  1. Two gorgeous cards this week!! I love the DSP you have used, especially the Merry card.

  2. I can't decide, I love both of your versions Elizabeth. You are right, this DSP is just stunning & I don't own any! Thanks for adding the measurements as it gives me an excuse to give it a try!

  3. Great use of the DSP in you CASE cards! Looking awesome

  4. What a great way to showcase the curvy corner trio punch. And show off that delicious DSP!

  5. Gorgeous cards as always Liz! I hadn't really noticed these samples but I love your versions. The baubles paper is one of my favourites this year!

  6. Gorgeous cards, Elizabeth and the second one showcases that DSP design so well! Love the ribbon closing and thanks for the great tips on the corner punch! I haven't bought it yet, but may have just succumbed - I love the label idea!

  7. Two lovely cards, Liz, but the first is my favourite. Love the extra sparkle you have added to the card front & the way the DSP panels hug the inside sentiment. :)

  8. So pretty! I love the corner punched details. Both cards are lovely!


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