CTC147: Season to Sparkle

Published by under cards | Sep 24 2017

Season to Sparkle stamp set, by Stampin' Up!. From www.simonebartrum.com



It’s time for our Sunday evening blog hop, inspired by the gorgeous projects in the Stampin’ Up! catalogues.


This time the CASEing the Catty design team look at pages 28-35 of the Holiday Catalogue, which also includes the fabulous Watercolour Christmas Project Kit on page 33. I’ve made all the cards in the kit (in fact, it was one of our class projects at the Paperific Papercraft Expo recently), and often thought they would make a great layout for an alternative card.

So that’s exactly what I did this week.

I used the layout from this card on page 33…

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue page 33

…flipped it on its side, and turned it into this:


CASEing The Catty project: Season to Sparkle stamp set, by Stampin' Up!. From www.simonebartrum.com


Season to Sparkle card by Simone Bartrum


It was fun to create with the Season to Sparkle stamp set.

Basic Grey, Soft Sky and silver was the order of the day, with some extra bling in the form of rhinestones for even more sparkle.

Season to Sparkle stamp set, by Stampin' Up!. From www.simonebartrum.com


For the chandelier I used a combination of stamping and then heat embossing. I can’t remember the last time I did that so it was fun to try it again. Usually I do stamping OR heat embossing – not both in the one image.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Will you play along in this week’s CASEing the Catty challenge? Join us in the Facebook group here.

Next on the blog hop is my lovely friend Julia Quinn – you can check out her card here.

Happy stamping,














14 responses so far

14 Responses to “CTC147: Season to Sparkle”

  1. Rebecca Son 24 Sep 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Can I just say WOW!! Love your version of this!

  2. Simoneon 20 Oct 2017 at 11:43 am

    Thanks Bec!

  3. Peta Stephenon 25 Sep 2017 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful card Simone. I love the combination of stamping and heat embossing on the chandelier.

  4. Simoneon 20 Oct 2017 at 11:42 am

    Thanks Peta 🙂

  5. Judy Mayon 25 Sep 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Love all the sparkle and bling on your card, Simone. The combo of stamping and embossing really steps it up.

  6. Simoneon 20 Oct 2017 at 11:42 am

    It’s fun to combine the two, I will have to do more of it in future

  7. Monique Fielderon 25 Sep 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Love the sparkle Simone! I prefer your card to the original.

  8. Simoneon 20 Oct 2017 at 11:42 am

    awwww thanks! That’s a lovely thing to say. xxx

  9. Angela Meiritz-Reidon 25 Sep 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Wow your card looks amazing Simone – love it!

  10. Simoneon 20 Oct 2017 at 11:41 am

    Thanks Angela!

  11. Elizabeth Grosson 27 Sep 2017 at 9:48 pm

    sure looks sparkly! they are all great layouts in this kit. I’ll bet your paperific weekend was amazing. Love the colours in your CASE this week

  12. Simoneon 20 Oct 2017 at 11:33 am

    Thanks Liz. Yes definitely sparkly 🙂

  13. Julia Quinnon 02 Oct 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Wow! The stamping and heat embossing in the same image is stunning. What a wonderful card. I love the colours you’ve chosen too. Great case.

  14. Simoneon 20 Oct 2017 at 11:32 am

    Thank you Julia 🙂

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