Sunday, 11 September 2016

CTC#95 Favourite Holiday 3D item

Welcome to the CASEing the Catty Sunday night bloghop where we use a section of the Catalogue to inspire this weeks projects. Designers can take a layout, a colour combination, or any element as the starting point to create something new. We invite you to tour around the hop and to join in -after all the Catalogue has so many beautiful samples to inspire us all. If you get lost you'll find the full crew here. 

The topic this week is favourite 3D item. Well that's such a big choice too. There are loads of 3D options in the new catalogue. 

I had a few things I wanted to try but time  (or the lack of it) got in the way. So I focused on the things I like to do for Christmas and spent some time playing with gift wrapping. I fell in love with the Here's to Cheers bundle as soon as I saw it as we often give wine at Christmas -and I usually sell wine bottle tags at the Christmas Markets. I was also inspired by the folded paper fans in the photo on page 36 because I have wrapped wine for gifts before using this method. ( I think I saw it on Pinterest somewhere a long time ago, so thanks to whoever that inspirational person was)


In the past I have done this using heavy gift wrap paper but this time I used a Piccolo and some of the Candy Cane Lane DSP as the 12 inches width was sufficient. I used just the tiny folded tag from the framelits and adhered the two layered circles onto that as the bottle tag was just too big and detracted from the wrapping.  The 11/2" and the 13/4" punches worked perfectly for this sentiment.

The base is secured with a strip of Red Glimmer paper to just hold it all secure.

For the full size bottle I needed to use regular wrapping paper - in this case the very wide roll of plain  brown paper folded double. Heavy paper gives you a much better fan. I used a full sheet of 12 x 12 DSP from the lovely Petals and Paisleys and attached it with some Washi just to the fan section of the paper. I trimmed the brown paper down to give a two layer effect.

The wine bottle tag is such a simple mechanism to hold it secure. If the ribbon is wide enough you simply pull the ribbon tighter until it is sitting where you are happy with it.  It can hang quite low or sit with the neck section more horizontal.There are so many lovely elements in the framelits I am looking forward to playing with it more.  All the items I used are listed below and you can see them in more detail just by clicking on the picture.

I made an extra tag so there's somewhere to write a little message, and I love the gold foil swirl  cut using the thinlits too.

Thanks for looking today, enjoy the rest of the hop, I can't wait to see what a range of 3D items we have for you.
Next on the hop is Krissy Be sure and go all the way around.

Don't forget we love to see what you create too, and we hold a monthly challenge where you can share with us.

Thanks so much for looking,



  1. These are out of this world amazing Liz!!! Fabulous! Kelly x

    1. Thanks so much Kelly, I plan to write a tutorial when I get time this week! Now all I need is someone to share it with!

  2. Love the paper wrap you made. What a great gift. Do you know where I could get info on how to make the wraps? I have several people that would really be impressed with this idea, plus perfect reason to buy this bundle. TFS

    1. HI Nelda, thanks for your lovely comment. Yes they are super fun and feel very special when you give them away, the recipient is usually very pleased. I plan to write a tutorial soon, if you subscribe to my blog using the email button on the right of the page (Just above the heading Blog Archive) it will come straight to your inbox when I publish it. If you are in Australia you can purchase the Here's to Cheers set by clicking on the image of the Bundle at the base of the post. And you can follow me on Facebook also at Lillybet's Papers. Cheers, Liz

  3. Wow that's amazing!! They look gorgeous!!

    1. thanks so much Bec. I had fun making these!

  4. What an amazing gift! Just the wrapping is breathtaking! Thank you for the fantastic inspiration!!

  5. I'm just about to subscribe. I hope I haven't missed this tutorial, I love it. Thank you for the inspiration.


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