CTC 59 – Merry Christmas Tree

Published by under cards | Dec 06 2015

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CTC 59 - Theme: Trees from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue 2015. Red foil and corrugated paper!

This week on the Case-ing the Catty Blog Hop, the team are inspired by the gorgeous Christmas trees in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue. From the tiny tree stamps in Jingle All The Way, to the awesome Project Life stamp sets, and even to the many delightful designs on the patterned papers… we have such a fabulous selection!

I couldn’t help combining a couple of my favourites: the tree from To You & Yours Too and the Peaceful Pines bundle.

Shhh, I may have even sneaked in Lovely As a Tree, yes that old classic which has been around forever but is still a favourite with many new stampers. Just for old times sake ;) 

 

Here is my creation this week…

CTC 59 - Theme: Trees from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue 2015. Red foil, corrugated paper, and stitched gold cording thread.

It’s sooooo hard to capture on photo, but the red is actually Red Foil paper. So shiny! It’s all set on a 5″x5″ card base made from Kraft card. A layer of Red Foil and a layer of grid patterned paper from the Typeset Specialty Designer Series paper. The top left and bottom right corners are Corrugated Paper in matching Kraft.

CTC 59 - Theme: Trees from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue 2015. Red foil, corrugated paper, and stitched gold cording thread.

No matter how many times I look through the catalogue I always pause on pages 16 and 17. The tags on this tree stop me every time.

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue 2015 - Peaceful Pines tags

And this is where much of the inspiration came for this week’s card, including:

  • the colour combination – with the festive Real Red, the neutrals of Crumb Cake/Kraft, the blues of Lost Lagoon/Marina Mist and a touch of yellow in Daffodil Delight
  • the die cut ‘merry’ in Real Red cardstock
  • the Candy Dot tree embellishments

 

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue 2015 - Peaceful Pines tags

A really cool feature of the Perfect Pines framelits is that some of the dies cut decorative inner details, not just the outline. It’s almost like 2-step die cutting!

One of the dies achieves a fringing look to the tree branches, and another cuts out circles to look like ornaments on the tree. A third decorative detail die (see above) cuts out a series of tiny holes within the tree to look like a line of tinsel or lights. And that’s the one I used on on my card!

Along the rows of tiny holes I threaded the lovely Gold Cording Trim.

Gold cording thread
It kind of gets lost in the photo, but in real life it’s lovely and sparkly, especially set against the shiny Red Foil paper. It’s the closest I’ve come to sewing in recent months! Hopefully you can see my ‘sewing’.

Stitched gold cording thread on Christmas Tree. www.simonebartrum.com

 

So there you go. I hope you enjoyed this ‘tree edition’ of Case-ing the Catty, but the fun is not over yet. Next stop on the hop is Stasia.

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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9 Responses to “CTC 59 – Merry Christmas Tree”

  1. O Christmas Tree - The Paper Caperon 06 Dec 2015 at 8:00 pm

    […] can follow the rest of the CASEing the Catty blog hop to see more inspiration by visiting Simone Bartrum. You can also view a complete list of blog hop participants by clicking […]

  2. Rachelon 06 Dec 2015 at 8:25 pm

    This collage card is really clever! It’s nice to see lovely as a tree, but the feature tree and baubles make it so ‘Christmassy’ and then you’ve added more. Think I’ll need to pin this one for another look, Simone. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Liz Grosson 06 Dec 2015 at 10:07 pm

    So many details Simone. Your card is lovely and beautifully balanced between shiny and mat with the foil and the Kraft. I love your stitching on the tree – it’s perfect.

  4. Julia Quinnon 07 Dec 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I totally LOVE the sewing! What a great idea!! It’s so good to see our products used in different ways!! This is a gorgeous card!

  5. Alisonon 07 Dec 2015 at 8:11 pm

    This is so pretty…..I love the candy dots adorning the tree. :)

  6. Helen Hon 08 Dec 2015 at 10:47 pm

    All those textures are gorgeous, Simone! Stunning card.

  7. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you Helen!

  8. Rebecca Son 10 Dec 2015 at 2:36 pm

    What a gorgeous card!! I love it. And you sewed on a card, I am impressed!!

  9. Simoneon 24 Dec 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I know, right?! I have a whole stash of sewing repairs that need a little attention but they’ll have to wait. lol

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