CTC#56 Favourite Holiday Bundle - Christmas cards made easy

Welcome back to the weekly inspiration using the Catalogue as a springboard for creative ideas. The full list of participants this week is at CASEing the Catty 

You may have arrived from Kathryn's beautiful blog  I hope you find some inspiration to get your Christmas crafting underway.

There are so many bundles in this Christmas catalogue which makes crafting so much easier.
I have chosen the beautiful Flurry of Wishes bundle this year, which is strange for me because Snowflakes have never symbolised Christmas for me but this set is just lovely. the photopolymer images have a celtic feel to them and the matching punch makes it super easy to whip up some great cards. We had a Christmas Stamp-a-stack recently and these are the cards we made. I am grateful to the original designer of this card since I have CASEd the layout from somewhere on Pinterest but it's such a gorgeous layout and perfect for a class.  I changed up the colour scheme to use Crumb Cake for the card base and Soft Sky for the two panels, with some soft sky seam binding for the bow. I played around using crumb cake for the large stamped image to tie in with the base but it just didn't work so well, and I settled on Soft Sky ink on the Soft sky panel while the snowflakes are stamped in Lost Lagoon for the punched images which adds a dramatic element. This is great for making a large number of cards quickly. The addition of some shimmer spray if you have any makes a lovely finish though I haven't done that here.

The original card I saw was done in Cherry Cobbler which seemed odd for a snowflake, but it looked very effective and I made a few samples to show the class how colour changes a layout.

Thanks for visiting my blog, next on the circle is Julia, I'm keen to see what magic she has created this week. 


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  1. I'm sure your craft ladies enjoyed making these cards!! They are lovely!! And whilst Cherry Cobbler isn't a snowflake colour, I do like it!!

  2. These are BEAUTIFUL cards! I love the ribbon element too....I don't use enough ribbon on my cards and when I see how beautiful it can look on cards such as yours, I am inspired! :)

  3. Yes! I too love the snowflakes. Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake - I am totally loving your colour combo. The Cherry Cobbler one looks great too!

  4. I agree, the colours really do change the whole look of the card!!! Very pretty!!

  5. Hi Lillybet...I thought I would reply to your question on my blog here....Wink of Stella (clear) is a shimmer that you can paint on accurately since the tip is a nylon brush. It isn't very thick so you can control the amount that you apply. It is SO good....I'm so glad that it is coming to the next SU catalogue. :)

    1. excellent, thankyou Alison. I love shimmer and sparkle and there's so much I want in the new catalogue!


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