Good evening! Thanks for joining us for CASEing the Catty, where the design team takes you on a journey of projects inspired by the insides of the Stampin’ Up! catalogues.
You might have come from Sandra Collett in NZ, or you might be starting here. Either way, there’s lots more to explore, so be sure to keep hopping by click on the next button at the bottom of each blog.
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The theme for the CTC challenge this week is the Everyday Occasions section of the catalogue.
My card to share with you this week is a bit of a happy accident.
I was prepping for my monthly card class last week and so far the cards I’d designed were very ‘neutral’ is their colour schemes.
So, I turned to the catalogue for some bright & fun inspiration.
This photo on page 50 caught my eye…
And when I realised what section it was in – BINGO! One project, two uses!!!
So, transforming the bag you see at the top into a card, this is what I ended up with…
Although Fresh Fig is a lovely colour, I can sometimes find it a little dark, so I’ve freshened this card up by using Rich Razzleberry cardstock & ink.
I couldn’t go past the Fresh Fig Sheer ribbon though – it’s a delightful new catalogue favourite that I am totally in love with! And guess what? It comes in 3 other colours!!!
While we’re talking ribbon, is bow tieing on your love or hate list???
I don’t mind a mini bow with thin ribbon, but I’m a hot mess with thick ribbon!!!
I did want to share something with you today. When I was working a part-time job in retail during my university days, I gift wrapped countless packages and tieing oh-so-many ribbons.
Someone amazing (I can’t remember who), taught me this little ribbon trick for wrapping ribbon around your package – or card – so that the ribbon sits flat across the back and repositions easy even after it’s tied.
Watch this video to see if I can pass on the technique…
I was so excited about the Vertical Greetings stamp set when it appeared in the Annual Catalogue last year, but I feel like I haven’t made the most of either the cute tree stamps or the vertical greetings, so it was a great opportunity to ink them up!
We decorated the inside of the card too to complement the clean & simple lines of the front (and to use more of the adorable stamps from the Vertical Greetings stamp set!).
To see the next creative idea, you need to travel over to visit the lovely Julia Quinn.
I hope your week is full of happy coincidences – or just happy!