Friday, July 3, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #37 - Sprinkles of Life Shaker

Hello, this week the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are taking inspiration from the Baby section of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue (pages 31-38).   You may have come directly from the CTC blog where there is a complete list of participants.  You can also "hop" your way around all the blogs by simply following the links at the end of each post.

There are so many great projects in this section to use as a starting point, it was hard to pick a favourite!  I chose to CASE the layout of the yellow & pink onesie card on page 37:-

I loved the opening in the card, with the cute little onesie sitting both in & out of the circle.  I decided to "step up" the circle & turn it into a shaker, utilising the silver hearts, window sheet & foam circle from the Hello Life Project kit that I used here.  This particular print from the Cherry On Top DSP stack made brilliant work of focusing on the silver embossed sentiment within the shaker.  A tiny heart print from the same stack was used for the base line element & I also added a small banner under the twine bow to balance the design.  I punched extra hearts for the shaker using the heart from the owl punch.

Enjoy hopping your way around the blogs & if you are inspired to join us, please leave a link to your project in the comment section of the CTC blog & we will add you to the list.  :)

Next stop is Bronwyn with her sweet card featuring clever washi tape patterned paper (simply click on the graphic):-

Bronwyn Eastley -

 Thanks for stopping by!  :)

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Friday, June 19, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #35 - Thanks

Welcome to this week's CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop.  We are featuring projects inspired by the Thanks section of the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue (pages 13-18).  You may have come straight from Jessica's blog, or started here, but you can work your way around the entire Hop & see the Crew's wonderful projects by following the links in each post.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participants on the CTC post.

I took my inspiration from the cute, dotty card on page 17, to make a simple Christmas card:-

I substituted stars for dots & added a touch of bling with some gold embossing.  The solid stars & sentiment come from the Festival of Trees set & the scribbly stars come from the Something to Say set.  The colours are Watermelon Wonder (the ink tends to look more red than the Watermelon cardstock does) & Cucumber Crush (a perfect green for Christmas projects!)

Next stop on the Hop is Elizabeth (simply click on the graphic):-
Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, June 5, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #33 - Anything Goes!

The new annual catalogue from Stampin' Up! is overflowing with inspiration for all your cards, packaging, scrapbooking & off the page projects.  This week each member of the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are choosing a project that really caught their eye & CASE-ing it!  You have possibly arrived here via Julia's blog & seen her inspiring project, but if not, you can work your way around the entire Hop by following the "next blog" link at the bottom of this post.  :)

I loved the emboss resist background of the card on page 125 & made this:-

These backgrounds are so much fun to create & no two ever turn out the same.  I have used Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla as my palette, with a mix of stamps from Butterfly Basics, An Open Heart & Gorgeous Grunge for the imagery.  I absolutely adore the Awesomely Artistic stamp set that was used in the catalogue sample & can't wait for that to arrive in my craft room.  :)

I actually have two layers of emboss resist here.  One layer was created by stamping the foliage, butterflies & postmark with versamark ink, then heat setting with clear embossing powder.  The second, very subtle, layer was done by stamping the honeycomb image with versamark ink & then heat setting (without embossing powder).  You can (almost) see the honeycomb layer here:-

I added skewed layers as per the sample, with the vanilla panel & "friend" sentiment panel getting some distressed edges.  I layered up three "hello" die-cuts to get the look of chipboard letters. added some gold twine (sans the gold thread) & popped the banner up on dimensionals:-

... & if you were wondering, the new banner triple punch is BRILLIANT!  :)

Next stop is the CTC blog (just click on the icon below), where you can find a complete list of participants.  If something has really caught your eye in the new catalogue & you would like to join the hop, please add a link to your project in the CTC post comments & we will add you to the list! 

Thanks for stopping by.  :)
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Friday, May 29, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #32 - Sneak Peek Week - Sprinkles of Life!

There are not many sleeps until the 2015-16 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue goes live & we can all order some of the stamps, inks & supplies that fill our wishlists, woohoo!  :)

So this week the Crew at CASE-ing the Catty are CASE-ing from the new catty & showcasing some of the fabulous products that will be available.  You can hop your way around all the blogs to see some beautiful sneak peeks.  We have added some new members to the CTC Crew, so now there are even more projects to inspire you.

How amazing was Alison's project?  :)  At the end of this post you will find a link to hop to the next blog.  You can also find a full list of participating blogs on the CASE-ing the Catty blog (here).

One of my favourite products this year is the Ronald McDonald House Charities set called Sprinkles of Life, it is totally adorable & gives stampers so many options.  I have gone with a cupcake:-

If you have a new catalogue already, you will find this set & the tag that inspired my card on the inside back cover.  

As well as the stamp set, I have used some DSP from the new 6 x 6 inch paper stack called Cherry On Top & a 2015-17 InColor cardstock called Tip Top Taupe.  I have also used two new punches -  the Tree Builder (to punch out the cupcake frosting) & the awesome Banner Triple punch (to create the fishtail ends on the sentiment banner).  ♥ it!

One of best things about having new products is that they inspire you to have another look at items you already have in your stash, & this sentiment from Remembering Your Birthday worked beautifully with this new imagery:-

You can't really see it in the photos, but I added some teeny tiny pink flowers to the cupcake wrapper.  I coloured the candles with ink & a blender pen, then clear embossed them to make them look waxy.  I made some slits in the icing to tuck in the candles & added some sprinkles to the frosting.  Yum!  :)

Now on to Tricia's wonderful project (simply click on the graphic below):- 

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Friday, May 22, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #31 - Father's Day Section Inspiration

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty's Friday Hop!  Both the Stampin' Up! catalogues provide an abundance of inspiration for crafting & this week the Crew are CASE-ing a project from the Father's Day section of the Occasions catalogue to make a masculine project.  Maybe you have come directly from Alison's blog (if not, make sure you go check out her fabulous "Amazing Birthday" card!)

I have chosen to make a love/encouragement card:-

& here is my inspiration piece, from page 40:-

I love the clean lines of the sample, the white embossed sentiment which has part of the sentiment on a raised word window punch-out & the thin banner behind the sentiment.  I added a line of piercing either side of the centre panel (on both the inside & outside of the card) to accentuate the feature panel:-

The stars were sponged on using a dauber with the star template.  I used a favourite colour palette of Coastal Cabana (which is about to retire, sob, sob!), Crumbcake & Whisper White.

Just keep hopping your way around the blogs for lots of inspiration, but if you get lost along the way, you can find a full list of participating blogs on the CTC blog (here) 

Now on to Rachel's inspiring project (simply click on the graphic):-

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

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Friday, May 8, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #29 - Occasions Sketch Inspiration

This week the Crew from CASE-ing the Catty have a Blog Hop for you with the inspiration being the layout of the card on Page 22 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue.

Perhaps you have come directly from Alison's blog & checked out her amazing project.  To keep on hopping around the blogs click on the "next blog" icon at the bottom of this post to go straight to Elizabeth's post.  If you happen to get lost along the way, there is a list of all the participating links on the CASE-ing the Catty blog (here).

So here is my project:-

& here is a sketch of the original card:-

As you can see, I have turned the layout & the sentiment 90 degrees.  I love the rustic feel of the Hardwood background of the inspiration piece, so I recreated that with white craft ink on a crumbcake background, but I ran the planks in the opposite direction.  I used the a retiring Starburst die for the the vellum wrapping on my posie & had to give a last "hurrah" to the retiring InColors, Coastal Cabana & Crisp Cantaloupe.  I certainly hope those two colours return in the next colour shuffle!

I have used the white jute ribbon to recreate the banner element of the card & used the Flower Patch Stamps & matching Flower Fair dies for the flowers.  A Bitty Banner die was used with the Teeny Tiny Sentiment.

We hope you enjoy our projects this week & would love for you to join us, to do so, simply leave a comment on the CASE-ing the Catty blog with your link.

Now on to Elizabeth's fabulous project:-

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As listed above, plus pearls, glue dots, whisper white cardstock, circle die & calypso coral ink, 

Friday, April 24, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #27 - A CAS Hello

In our Blog Hop this week the team at CASE-ing the Catty are CASE-ing a project from the Memory Keeping section of the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue.

Hop around all the blogs & you will see loads of fabulous ideas to inspire you.  You may have come direct from the CTC blog & if you click on the image at the bottom of the post, you will go straight to Rachel Palmieri's post.  If you get lost along the way, there is a complete list of participating blogs on the CTC post.  You can even add your own link in the comments & we will add you to the list.  We would love to see your Memory Keeping section CASE.  :)

This week I have used the photo pocket layout on page 48 to create my clean & simple "Hello" card.  Rather than place an image behind the sentiment, I thought I would add the design to a vellum window to achieve a soft, opaque look.  I have layered up two die-cut sentiments to help the "hello"  pop off the vellum. An embossed border gives the shimmery white cardstock frame a polished look whilst keeping the design very CAS:-

Here's my inspiration from the So You Project Kit:-

To hop on to see Rachel's awesome project, simply click on the image below:-

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

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Shimmery White Cardstock
Tangelo Twist Cardstock
White Vellum Cardstock
Stacked with Love Washi Tape
Hello You Thinlits Dies
Crystal Effects
Basic Jewels Rhinestones