Monday, September 23, 2019

CASing the Catalogue for the Holiday Catalogue Launch

Altlhough it's a lot of work, I actually enjoy preparing for a Catalogue Launch. I use the Catalogue to prepare samples of the different suites because I can make many samples in a short time without having to think a lot about the design of each one. I'm having a Holiday Catalogue Launch on Saturday and I wanted to show you some of the sample decor I have preparted so far:

This is for the Toile Tidings Suite. It has an old fashioned Christmas look about it with traditional colours and images. Here are some close ups of the designs:

There were two stamp sets that coordinated with this set and I only bought one of them, but a majority of the catalogue designs needed both stamp and die bundles. Since I didn't have the Wreath bundle, I had to come up with another way of making the wreath. For one, I used the Leaf Ribbon in the Annual Catalogue, and for the other I made it up using die cut leaf sprigs from the Christmas Cardinal Dies.

There are also two beautiful ribbons with this suite. One is the Real Red 1" Ruched Ribbon and the other is Garden Green  3/8" Double Stitched Ribbon. It has a stripe of Gold right down the middle and looks so festive!

And let's talk about the stamp set , Toile Christmas! I love cardinals, especially on Christmas Cards, and this one is lovely. If you don't like colouring, stamp it in black on Real Red cardstock and you won't have to do another thing to it.  But if you like to colour, stamp it with the s ame black ink and get some of Stampin' Blends out and go to town.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Next up is the Wrapped in Plaid  Suite. This set is based on plaids and pine trees and comes with a punch.

These cards featured a 3D treee. Ask me how I made the tree 3D! The one on the right uses a faux watercolour techenique, where you spritz your stamp with water after inking it up and before you stamp with it. In the middle there is a small homemade envelope that I can show you how to make if you ask.                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                   In the middle is one of the new gold pizza boxes decorated so that you can give someone a gift in it. It would be perfect for a cookie or smalle baked good, or a selection of 3 x 3 cards. The one on the right is my own design and it also features the mini jingle bells that are part of this suite as well.

The last suite that I've completed so far is the Let It Snow Suite. It's a snowman-centric suite for sure, but the bundle is  stamp set and a Snowman Builder Punch which is easy to use. The DSP is bright, happy and varied.                                                                                             

The card on the left uses some of the Feels Like Frost DSP and even sponges one of them! And I made my own backgreound paper stamping the little snow flakes stamp in Coastal Cabana Ink on Coastal Cabana cardstock. Instead of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, which I don't have, I used Shimmery White Embossing Paste.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                          The last two feature things cut out of the DSP like the trees, the snoman and the snowflakes. The snowflakes were die cut with dies from the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies.

All this decor and more will be ready to look at next Saturday. There will be wonderful door prizes, and Christmas cookies and more goodies to eat. There will be intense games of BINGO. Everyone will get one BINGO card free and may purchase a second or third for $2 each.

I will also have some of my retired products out for you to browse and you can purchase them and get half the price in FREE NEW PRODUCT from the Holiday or Annual Catalogue!!

And we will be completing 2 beautiful Make & Take Projects for you to go home with! I will need everyone to register as soon as possible with the deadline being Thursday, Sept. 26th. To register, click HERE.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I hope you enjoyed that sneak peek!                                                                     

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