It’s Sunday again, which means its time to CASE the Catty and hop along with the CTC crew! This week we are CASE-ing the bundles from the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Holiday Mini Catalogue, and with so many amazing new stamps, punches, dies, and paper collections to choose from in this catalogue, you are going to see a fabulous variety of projects from the crew this week (like all weeks).
I left my creating pretty late this week, since I was hoping that my latest order, with a few Mini Catty bundles in it, would turn up in time for me to play with some of those new goodies. But unfortunately we live in a super slow postal world these days, and my Big Brown Box didn’t complete it’s long journey across the Nullabor in time. So I’ve made another project with what is turning out to be a super versatile and fun set, the Banner Year Bundle. The particular card I have CASEd this week is this little beauty from page 75 (image ©Stampin’ Up!).
This card is for a special milestone birthday for my favourite (he knows he is!) brother in law. I find masculine cards a little tricky to make, but it is hard to go wrong with a good neutral colour base like Basic Gray. I’ve used the Banners Pick A Punch to trim the ends of five (for 50, you see what I did there?) 1″ strips of Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper. This just might be my favourite DSP from the Holiday Mini. It is so much more than a Christmas paper, the colours lend themselves to any occasion and masculine or feminine cards. After all, a good plaid goes with just about anything, right? The patterns I have chosen for this card remind me of the shirts my brother in law is known for wearing.
I adhered the strips down on a piece of Basic Gray cardstock that I had run through the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, then cut a panel out with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I actually find it hard to make a card without either the Subtle EF or the Stitched Rectangles, and the rectangle dies make another couple of appearances on my card.
I cut a long stitched rectangle out of white card to layer behind the front panel, and also another for my FIFTY letters. These letters are die cut from Bronze metallic cardstock using the Playful Alphabet, and layered on foam for extra super dimension. This has long been a favourite trick of mine, especially with letters, and I’m so pleased SU! is now offering adhesive foam.
The last little touches are the heat embossed sentiments on more Basic Gray. THe sentiments both come from the Banner Year stamp set – I’ve cut the Happy Haunting stamp apart to get this cute Happy on its own. A little Faux Suede Trim in Early Espresso is the final flourish, under the FIFTY banner.
Before we go, can we just talk about how silly the name “Banners Pick A Punch” is?? Great punch, really, super awesome, but a terrible name! In my head I always call it the Pick A Banner Punch and I think that makes much more sense. But don’t let the silly name put you off, it really is excellent!
As always, please join in the fun by sharing your favourite bundle project with us over on the CTC Facebook page.
And hop on over now to check out Julia’s beautiful creations this week, with a bundle that I’m pretty sure is about to be added to my wish list.
Thanks for stopping by,