Case-ing the Catty #211 – All My Love

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Hello and welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty here at Hightrees House, this week our first CASE-ing the FABULOUS new Occasions Catalogue from Stampin’ Up!

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As you’ll see as you move through this hop, even in these five pages there’s so much inspiration to be had. My pick this week was these gorgeous little treat bags.


Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions catalogue p.8


I love the idea of some cute little Valentine’s Day treats to hand out, so I made up my own version with these yummy little “Love Notes” candies – this type of candy takes me straight back to my 80s childhood (remember the candy necklaces and bracelets??).


These are so quick and easy to make. The toppers are just Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 inches by 2 inches and scored along the top at 1/2″ to fold over. Stamped with your cute stamp of choice – in this case the super cute little envelope (minus the sentiment) from One For All (2018-19 Annual Catalogue, p. 37) in Lovely Lipstick, Mint Macaron, and Daffodil Delight.


Then you just pop some candies in the small Cello Treat Bags (AC p.193), fold over the top of the bag and staple in place, adhere the stamped cardstock, and tie a little baker’s twine around the top. So simple, and so cute!


I love having little gifts like these, especially for my daughter to give to her friends. Just a simple bit of candy is really taken to the next level with a little pretty packaging and stamping.


These Cello Treat Bags have become a go-to for treat making for me and I always have a stash of them on hand. For class gifts for Christmas last year we made these ones with red and green M&Ms and the Cookie Cutter friends.


And two years ago we put Easter pencils in these bunny versions.


Like I said, it makes a simple gift look really special and they really take so little time to make. My kind of mass craft project!!


And if you’re thinking it’s too early to be making Valentine’s Day projects then take a look at that calendar – it’s only just over a month away!!! Luckily there is HEAPS of inspiration to be had in this week’s blog hop, such as Liz’s beautiful creations next.

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Christmas Wrapping – Sincerely Santa Tags

In the lead up to Christmas, I saw social media flooded with stories from people lamenting the task of wrapping Christmas presents. But me? I love it. I have a bit of a thing for beautiful gift wrapping, especially at Christmas. I enjoy the wrapping part far more than the shopping part!

This Christmas I went with a red and white spots and stripes theme to complement the gorgeous tags from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit in Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalogue. This kit was so much fun and really quick and easy to put together. The Stamparatus makes creating multiples of any project particularly quick and easy. I love the Sincerely Santa stamp set and have used it on lots of other cards and tags this Christmas. It’s a set that’s definitely a keeper for me. I would have loved to have used the “This One’s From Santa” stamp to make tags for Santa’s gifts but Miss 8 noticed it and remarked on how funny it was that I have a Santa stamp so that idea was blown.

I actually enjoy a tricky wrapping challenge but I do love to keep or make boxes to put things in so they look neater when wrapped up. I also give lots of books for presents, mostly because books are awesome and maybe a little bit because they are a nice regular shape and look so beautiful wrapped up.

I do so love it when the tree is surrounded by a stack of beautifully wrapped matching piles of presents. Such a shame it all ends up as a pile of ripped paper on Christmas Day. I’m a careful unwrapper, I don’t like to tear the paper and will reuse paper and ribbons in particular. The kids, of course, are more the rip and tear into the types.

Of course it’s also perfectly normal to coordinate your baby to go with the wrapping.

Whether you’re a careful unwrapper or a tearer I hope there was a pretty pile of presents left under your tree by Santa.