Skip to main content

CTC Fabulous Hostess Sets!

Hello and Happy Easter to you. I hope you have had a nice weekend - and not too much chocolate-
(Is there even such a thing?) We have 2 of our 3 children home for a few days which is just so nice.

This week we are CASEing from the Hostess section of the catalogue. While I haven't used a specific card for my inspiration I thought I would show you a couple of projects which I made for the  Onstage April 2016 when I was lucky enough to be selected as a display stamper. Fabulous Flora is one of the sets that they sent me to trial. I never did get around to writing all of them up !!! 

These cards are monotone highlighting Emerald Envy.
For the first card I used the fig image but I  only stamped the leaves along the top edges of a whisper white panel and coloured them with my aqua painter. I fussy cut a few extra leaves, curled and mounted them and gave them a wink of Stella treatment! I also used the Scoreboard to add a few details with some straight scored lines at both the top and bottom of the card.  I do like the font in this set, it's simple and understated. I also used the small leaf image from Perpetual Calendar because I felt that the same shape leaf echoed the main image - I'm sad this set is retiring, although there are lots of great sets which will be coming soon.

My second sample uses the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to create a vellum bag which I then embossed using the brick folder. You need to be gentle with folding the vellum as it can crack along the score lines.  If that happens you can adjust where your ribbon ties around the bag or use DSP band if needed. The plant image is stamped on the card inside but you can't see the image until you slide the card out. The same image is cut and layered outside using Kraft card.  


I do love the little pull tab.

I also made a Sweet Sugarplum and a Peekaboo Peach sample. 
You can see a few more samples made with the same set but different images and colour schemes here

Don't forget we love to see what you create using the same pages from the Catalogue as inspiration. You can add a photo of your work on our Facebook Page

Next on the hop this week is Rachel

and before me on the loop is Mel

And remember
"Don't just post online,
Post something pretty"



  1. Liz I love your cards in bags! What a great idea to have the image on the insert line up with the bag! I love all your layers and embellishments on the bag too, really pretty.

  2. There are so many pretty touches on your projects, I really don't know where to start! Love them, and so glad you shared them this week. I think the leaves are very stunning in Emerald Envy.

  3. Fantastic Projects Liz! I especially love the sweet sugarplum one! So much pretty detail!


Post a Comment

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it,
In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.

Popular posts from this blog

Merriest Moments #simplestamping Project 2 and 3 Easy cards

  This weekend I held my Christmas Card Class and catalogue launch showcasing the new Christmas Catalogue. It was a great day and we did 6 projects using the  Merriest Moments Stampset .  I created several projects designed to show that the set is brilliant on it's own.  Since not everyone owns a die cutting machine it is good to look at ways to utilise the stamps. There are lots of gorgeous samples around which focus on the Hybrid dies and embossing folder - and don't get me wrong they are an amazing product to use - but I have a few cards which just use the stamps, this is the second and third. This card uses the Holly Leaf - either medium or large- and random stamping across the card. The berries just tuck in perfectly and are easy to line up. In between the Holly I stamped the leaf frond with the rounded leaves using Sahara Sand, (anyone know what this is called?) and then filled in the spaces with the little "dottage" stamp using versamark and Heat Embossing with

Envelope Dies perfect for an Acetate Tent card and some new DSP

After creating yesterday's cards I was on a roll and created this one using the beautiful Gilded Autumn DSP and the Fancy Phrases stamp set.  I really love the sentiments in this set.  It is such a simple design and easy to create. You can find all the directions on yesterday's post for Just Add Ink (JAI#518)  I watercoloured the white leaf after I had adhered the gold veins just to soften it, and I added a strip of mint DSP to the front of one of the tent stands as the white was a bit stark. That's the cool thing about this design, you can change it up plenty of ways. I'm sure we can all send these type of cards at the moment. I hope you are safe and well, and staying connected, wherever you are. I hope you have a creative week and remember,  "don't just post online,  post something pretty!" cheers, Liz Product List Ornamental Envelopes Bundle [ 155168 ] $83.50 Envelopes  Dies [ 153531 ] $63.00 Shimmery White A4 Car

Triangle gift Box instructions for CTC#89 Christmas Packaging

Hello, I ran out of time to record the instructions for my project at CASEing the Catty#89 (busy week with markets etc)  so as promised here is the original inspiration and my version. I hope you give it a try. So I searched my Pinterest boards and finally found the link again here . It is a  picture tutorial in  German.  No matter which way I fold mine it doesn't look like Annika's - My flat faces are isosceles triangles, whereas hers appear to be right-angle triangles (I had to go back to basic maths to explain this to myself -you gotta love google!) At any rate, once folded and tied it looks quite pretty and I will use it as is.  so here are my instructions- very similar to Annika's: cut a piece of A4 Cardstock  in a 15 cm strip (use the full length of the A4) score parallel to the long edge at 4.5 cm rotate 90* and score at  7cm, 14cm, 21cm, 28 cm these vertical scores will be VALLEY folds make a mark at the top edge of the page at