Saturday, July 25, 2020

Christmas in July - New Items from the Aug - Dec Mini Catty (Blog Hop)

I am trying to pace myself for working with the new Mini Catalogue (as the Annual Catalogue (AC) is still pretty new to us) but this blog hop was the perfect excuse to do a bit of guilt free holiday crafting.

This card is an original design with a little bit of catty inspiration mixed in (bottom image on pg.10). I started with the idea of the tag, which was CASEd from the catty. 

Taking a 2" wide scrap of Pear Pizzaz, I embossed with one of the Greenery Embossing Folders (AC) before using the Delightful Tag Topper (AC). I then added a scrap 1" strip of
Crumb Cake punched with the Triple Banner Punch 
(AC) and stamped on in Pear Pizzaz ink with the accent stamp from Wrapped in Christmas to frame the stitched circle.  The greeting, also from Wrapped in Christmas, was then stamped in Real Red on the circle. I set this aside at this point to prep the card front.

I am super excited about this Heartwarming Hugs DSP which I have showcased; it reminds me of some DSP from years past. I love that it is sort of non-descript and is a perfect backdrop for any of the stamps this year. I chose 3 patterns based in green and then layered 3/4" strips on a piece of 2 3/8" Whisper White. This was then centred on the card front after I had embossed it with the Subtles EF (AC).

The tag is mounted on the front using stampin' dimensionals. I chose to use both the 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding (AC) and the Real Red Braided Linen Trim. Last but not least, is a smattering of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (AC).

As holiday stamping classes will look different this year, I was focusing on items that are easy for me to provide and focus on a single stamp set that customers can purchase to use at home.  Thanks for 'hopping by'! 

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  1. Very sweet! This is a great card for 'crafting at home'!

  2. I love how you showcased the DSP. And I am with you on trying to pace myself...there is still so much I want from the Annual Catalog! Thank goodness we have all year for that one!

  3. very cheerful card!! really nice DSP!!!

  4. I love this card and how you have layered it all. It's beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cute tag on a card! I love the layout & all the little details! xx