Greetings, CASE-ing the Catty fans, and thank you for joining me on your next stop in this week’s crew hop. This week we are having fun CASE-ing the fabulous assortment of projects from page 52 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.
We’ve had quite the weekend of Halloween fun around here. On Friday night we went to Boo at the Zoo which is the Halloween party put on by the Perth Zoo every year. It’s our annual tradition to go to this and so much fun – my kids really love dressing up and going trick or treating at the zoo. This year I had a Hogwarts student from Ravenclaw house and two little astronauts – all costumes requested from and brought back by Daddy who has been on holidays in America the last couple of weeks. We had such a fun family outing on Friday and this weekend the kids made me put the Halloween decorations out as well.
Although we don’t really go all-in in Halloween here and have no real reason to make Halloween cards I always do, just for fun. The Halloween themed DSP from the Holiday Catalogue is usually my favourite and this year’s Monster Bash DSP certainly is. It has a whole case of spooktacular characters and some seriously fun patterns (I could have a room wallpapered in that book pattern, I just love it). So for tonight’s hop, I CASEd the little brown box at the top of the featured image and turned it into this card.
For the base card I chose Crumb Cake cardstock to mimic the box. I layered a full panel of Crumb Cake card run through the Hammered Metal embossing folder for some extra texture next, then layers of Basic Black and Crumb Cake again. The middle panel is this gorgeous pattern in Crushed Curry from the Monster Bash DSP.
My little monster friend in the middle there is fussy cut from the Monster Bash DSP. I’ve layered him with some black leaves underneath (this is die-cut with the retired Petals & More Thinlets, which I still use all the time). I don’t have any of the dies used to make the layers in the original project but you can almost always recreate the look of something you like by using things already in your stash if you take a look.
Some black crochet ribbon and a white heat embossed Itty Bitty Greeting finish off the look. I went with the “hey, friend” sentiment to make this card a little more all-purpose than just a Halloween themed card.
That’s my weekend round-up of Halloween cards. Check out my earlier post here for some other Halloween themed creations. I have had such fun making all of these. I’m sure I’ll be inspired to make some more this week after seeing all the great crew creations in tonight’s hop as well.
As always, we’d love you to join in the challenge. Upload your CASEd creation to our Facebook wall via this link, by Monday, November 4.
Next up is Michelle, hop on over to see her fun card and then keep on hopping right along to see everyone’s creations.
If you are celebrating Halloween this week I hope it’s full of spooky fun and treats for you!
Thanks for stopping by,