CASEing the Catty #100 – Presents and Pine Cones

Welcome to the 100th challenge for CASEing the Catty!  A little over two years ago I was inspired by a catalogue launch that my up-line organized for our team.  All of the project samples we made for display were CASED from the catty and it got me thinking that it would be fun to start a challenge blog along the same theme, so CASEing the Catty begun.

If you want to go for a trip down memory lane you can check out the DT’s 1st post here –

A while back we switched to Blog Hops with a monthly challenge and the team has evolved over the last two years and we now have 14 talented Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand who love to create using the Stampin’ Up! catalogues as inspiration.

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEST), the CTC Crew will either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for their own creations. 



This week we are featuring projects CASED from the Presents & Pine Cones section (pages 18-31) of the Holiday Catalogue.


There are a few wreaths in that section and I decided to make a beach wreath using the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.  I thought that a couple of dies could be made to look like seaweed and stamped the cut dies with Always Artichoke Ink using the small spotted stamp from Timeless Textures.


I discovered a cute punch art Kangaroo on Pinterest made from the reindeer stamp from Cookie-Cutter Christmas – I just punched out the head part (snipped off the antlers and repositioned the ears) and cut out a snorkel from Day at the Beach from Cherry Cobbler Card Stock.  Handy Tip:  Attach a punched piece from the Classic Label Punch to make it easier to position the head through the wreath.

To make this TENT CARD, I followed  Beate Johns tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers but changed the measurements to make a standard sized card.


The shells from Seaside Shore are stamped onto vellum with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed with a mixture of white and gold embossing powders.

I hope you’re enjoying the hop so far.  Next up we have the lovely, Judy May who is bound to have a gorgeous project to share with us –

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About Bronwyn Eastley

Independent Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrator, AUSTRALIA

7 thoughts on “CASEing the Catty #100 – Presents and Pine Cones

  1. Thanks for starting up CTC Bronwyn – it’s been a pleasure to be involved of late and really opened up a whole new world of amazing inspiration for me!
    I love your snorkeling reindeer – he’s oh so cool! And I love that you’ve made an easel card. I use this card for my calendar cards but I’ve never thought to make it for a regular card too! Kelly x

  2. Congrats on 100 CTC blog hops, Bronwyn. What a clever little kangaroo, snorkelling in a tent! There are so many amazing elements to your card I am not sure where to start. I love the seaweed wreath & I have to say the seashells in the white & gold are a really special addition.

  3. Bronwyn thanks for creating the CTC blog hop, some 100 hops ago and for inviting me onto the Crew, I love my participation each week (or as often as I can). Thanks for sharing this very Aussie card, it’s amazing how you design so original designs.

  4. This is a truly brilliant card Bron! Oh my goodness, those gold/white embossed shells on vellum… amazing!! I love your imagination and creativity – always an inspiration. Thanks for starting the CTC Challenge/Blog Hop and congrats to on the 100th hop!

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