Sunday, July 23, 2017

Be Merry with Carols of Christmas CTC#138 Holidays


Hello and Welcome to another Sunday Night Blog Hop where we CASE the (totally inspiring!) Stampin' Up! Catalogue!!

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This week, we are sharing inspiration from the Holidays chapter - pages 112 - 125.


And again this week, I've been inspired by the landing page for this chapter and this gorgeous layout of the Be Merry Suite on page 112.  I've looked at all the cards on this page, and be inspired over and over!!


My other inspiration has been an exciting early release of a Christmas Stamp Set - Carols of Christmas.  This stamp set is being offered as an awesome bonus as part of our joining promotion this month.  Make sure you head to my website to find all the details!!
And NEXT month, you can purchase it EARLY as a bundle with the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits.  We get soooo many awesome perks being demonstrators, and one of them is that we can preorder these fun newbies !!


Sooooooo, after that long intro - here are my cards!!  This card is inspired by the oh-so-sweet card at the top right of the layout - it has 3 large stitched shapes ovals in a cute "snowy hills" arrangement!!


You might be able to see the yummy layer of dazzling diamonds snowy hills, and the sparkle in the sky  where I've again used the dazzling diamonds glimmer paper behind this fun starry sky (one of the cute framelits in the bundle).  There are quite a few of us on the team this week who have been inspired by this card - and who could blame us?  It's adorable!!


This darling card uses a sweet framelit to create a gorgeous card front - I've added some red glimmer paper behind for some serious bling!!  I was using the Merry Christmas card on the bottom left as my starting point, but then really wanted to add the floral corners - so it's similar but different!!  


I think I was having too much fun playing with new goodies, and got carried away - when I looked back at the Catty, I was surprised at the end result!!


My third card started out being inspired by the box on the top left - but it sort of turned out to have a life of its own!!!  (again)


These Sahara Sand stars are the remaining cut outs from the poinsettia card - waste not, want not.



And finally, I started to get "serious", so my last card is CASED from the cute reindeer card  - it almost looks quite similar (a bit).


The bottom line is that I had an awesome time playing with these new goodies, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the inspiration I find in the Catalogue every day, and when I have a mental block, I am ALWAYS finding a starting point when I CASE the CATTY!!  




So now it's time for you see the amazing inspiration and GORGEOUS autumn project from Jackie.   And KEEP on hopping - the projects from the team this week are so so spectacular!!!  


And please join in the fun!!  You can add your projects inspired by our Holiday Chapter by uploading your photos to our CASEING the CATTY facebook group!!


Until next time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia    x




18 comments:

  1. Wow what a great selection of cards Julia - lots of inspiration for Christmas xx

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  2. So great to see this pre-release bundle in action Julia! Thanks for sharing! Kelly x

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    1. Yes Kelly, I love seeing all the great new ideas we have whenever there's a new bundle!

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  3. So many lovely cards!! I love how you have cased the projects from the catalogue yet they have turned out so different. Can't wait to play with my set once it finally arrives!

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    1. Thankyou Rebecca. Yes, our starting point for creativity can really lead us to some fabulous creations!

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  4. Beautiful cards Julia. I can't wait to play with this bundle

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    1. Thankyou Petra. It's really a great bundle with so much versatility and potential. You'll love it.

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  5. Wow. You have been playing. Fantastic cards Julia xx I think my favourite is all the baubles!

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    1. THanks Mel, yes I might need to play with these some more!!

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  6. You had loads of fun Julia! I love them all your cards and can't wait to have a play with my bundle.

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    1. Thanks Megan, yes it's a great bundle!! You'll love it.

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  7. Thanks for sharing so many fabulous ideas Julia. I shall open this set up soon and soo if I can CASE you.

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    1. Thanks Rachel, I'd be honoured for you to CASE me!!

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  8. Wow! So much inspiration in one post. I need to look at that pic in the catalogue again. Awesome CASEs, Julia.

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    1. Thanks Bronwyn, I've been very inspired by this pic - but they all look different.

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  9. What a fabulous set of cards, Julia to add to your Christmas stash. Love them all!

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    1. Thanks Judy!! Yes, it's great to make a start on the Christmas stash!!

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