Why hello there, Sunday Case-ing the Catty-ers. We have a punchy theme for tonight’s blog hop, as we are all about the Holiday Catalogue punch projects.
What a week it’s been around here! I’ve had a crazy week that seems to have had about three weeks’ worth of activity crammed into it. Somehow I still managed to squeeze a little crafting therapy into the week. I actually started the week making some Christmas cards – a whole pile of moose punch cards that I really loved. But then my week – and this week’s projects – veered off in a different direction.
The biggest event this week was having to drop everything mid-Tuesday afternoon to pick up my little man from Kindy and rush him to hospital, as he had fallen on some stairs and had a very nasty laceration on his head. My super brave little man was cleaned up and glued back together and was bouncing around at home again by that evening (a test of my nerves, let me tell you!) Amid all the drama of the event his two wonderful teachers and the school nurse all took amazing care of him, and I wanted to show my appreciation. I really do have the most enormous respect for these wonderful people and just how above and beyond they go for the little people in their care. Especially when those little people have an accident or are unwell, or are just in need of some extra love and cuddles.
So naturally I needed to make some thank you cards, and the perfect set for this occasion was the Back On Your Feet stamp set from the Annual Catalogue, combined with this layout from page 4 of the Holiday Catalogue.
For my version of the layout I used a full face of DSP from See A Silhouette on a Thick Whisper White card base, a stitched rectangle of vellum, another stitched rectangle of Thick Whisper White, and a small stitched rectangle (can you tell I’m a fan of these dies?) of Blueberry Bushel.
Poor old Mr Giraffe has gotten himself in a bit of a twist! I made two giraffe versions, each coloured with Stampin’ Blends in slightly different palettes (I can never quite decide what giraffe colours to use).
I love the combination of the giraffe image with this particular hexagon pattern in the DSP. It’s almost giraffe like itself in its pattern, don’t you think? I chose vellum for my second layer so as little of it was covered up.
The third version uses Mr Turtle who also finds himself in rather unfortunate circumstances. This leaf pattern from See A Silhouette is another stunner – I love this paper! I was in a super hurry when making these so I asked Miss Heather to colour him for me and as always she did a great job.
I dropped these off to the teachers with a Peace Lily each (seemed appropriate!) and a beautiful potted orchid for the school nurse. I received the nicest email from Nurse Cate, thanking me so much for thanking her – she says its so rare that she gets a thank you so it feels extra special when she does. And that “this is the most beautiful card I have ever got – it has to be handmade!” It was nice to have her notice that, but to me it was such a good reminder of the power of handmade. I think people really appreciate that extra special touch that comes from a handmade card.
Join in the fun on Facebook this week by CASE-ing a Holiday Catalogue punch project and posting it to the group Facebook wall. We love seeing your fantastic creations as well!
Next up is Rose with some gorgeous trees (my other favourite punch from this catalogue). Make sure you hop right on through the whole crew for lots of fabulous punch projects this week, both holiday and non-holiday themed!
Thanks for stopping by,