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Friday, September 26, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Get Your Santa On - CASEing The Catty


At CASE-ing the Catty this week, we are exploring the various fun gift tags of the new Holiday Catalogue. 

CASE - The acronym stands for COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING. The latest Stampin' Up! ® Catalogue certainly encourages crafters to do just that as it is jam packed with amazing, inspirational projects.

The idea is to feature a section of the Stampin' Up! ® catalogue each week using the projects in the catty as inspiration.

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations.

Here's a Badge to paste to your blog:


  •   Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
  • Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
    • Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country's catalogue where you got your inspiration. 
    • Only Stampin' Up! products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges. 
    So let's go!

    My tag was based on this one from the Holiday Catalogue (on page 10)...but it sorta grew a life of its own so you probably can't really tell that it was the source inspiration. :)

    Here's my tag:

    I coloured the Santa from Get Your Santa On with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and the Smoky Slate Blendabilities. For my tag base I used some Kraft card stock and did some 'ghost masking' on it with the stars stencil from the Hearts & Stars stencil. By 'ghost masking' I mean that I masked with Craft Whisper White ink first and then I moved my stencil over slightly and masked with Cherry Cobbler. What this does is leave a small off-set border of Whisper White which makes the stars look a little bit 3-D. 
    Unfortunately, doing this did make my stars look a little bit 'pink' but that's ok. :)
    I cut my Very Vanilla Santa piece into a banner and then adhered it to my Kraft base with SNAIL, I added some retired Christmas Cherry Cobbler washi tape, which again wasn't really meant to be there, but when I was trying it out for size it ripped the card stock so I had to leave it! I don't know if it works or not. 
    I punched a hole and added some Gold Twine. 
    It ended up being a pretty big tag so it would suit a fairly big present or maybe a food hamper. :)

    Hope you like it and will play along with us this week at CASEing the Catty!

    If you like this tag and would like to purchase the supplies, please do so by clicking the images below. :)


    1 comment:

    1. I love the retired washi tape! It balances the tag out perfectly, while adding a touch of playfulness! I'll definitely be case(ing) your gorgeous tag! Thanks for all of the inspiration!


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