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.