Sunday, August 7, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC381 Boughs of Holly Suite

It's Sunday, so it's CASEing the Catty time, this week we are CASEing the Bough of Holly Suite in the Mini Catalogue.

Welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Peta Stephens.

This is my very favourite bundle from the Mini Catalogue so I could not miss caseing this Suite.

I have chosen the card on page 24 which is featured below.  I have made a fancy fold card which on the first and third panels I have made some tone on tone stripes using the thickest Water Painter.  

I placed a clear block onto my old olive ink pad to create an ink pad where I could add lots of water with a container of water and then added the thick stripes of colour to the panels to create an effective background.

It was then time to create the centrepiece of the card which includes fussy cutting the poinsettias which I then positioned in diagonal corners and then added a lot of layers of embellishments and leaves -  especially the gorgeous Gold Holly Leaves,  Gold Open Leaf Trinket and the Iridescent Trim.

Finally, I created a featured Sahara Sand holly leaves insert which you can also see on the edges when the card is closed.

I am in the process of creating a tutorial for this fancy fold card, so if you would like a copy please join my newsletter mailing list or email me and I'll send you a copy once it's completed.

Stamp Set:  Leaves of Holly
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Basic White, Crumb Cake, Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Cut n Emboss Machine, Holly Berry Dies, Gold Holly Leaves, Open Leaf Trinket, Iridescent Trim

Fancy Fold Card

Fully open card with the front and insert of the card.

From the top of the card, you can see all the panels

Close up of the beautiful poinsettias and the layers of embellishments and leaves.

Thanks for stopping by this week, it's now time to see what Tina Gillespie has created.

Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.


  1. I always love a fun fold and this one is no exception. Great swap out of the circle to the rectangle.

  2. Oooh, what an interesting fancy fold! Your card looks amazing - all that fussy cutting! I love the pops of gold.

  3. Totally glorious!! I love love love your interpretation of this card and the glorious greens you've used!!