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Sunday, 8 January 2017

CTC 110 Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventures Card

Happy New Year & welcome to another CASEing the Catty Blog Hop.  Today we are exploring & CASEing the new Occasions Catalogue pages 4-7.  I haven't stamped in ages as the holidays have been purely holidays.  I don't know about you, but when I don't regularly stamp I lose my mojo.  I just don't know where to start & nothing seems to go right.
I got out my new goodies with all these ideas in my head.  Well, I am here to tell you NONE of them worked!   Then I came back the next day & cased a card on page 6 for this blog hop.  I have to say having the catalogue to case, makes creating so much easier, particularly if you are like me & struggle after a bit of a break. 

I chose to case the last card in this picture from page 6 of the Occasions 2017 Catalogue.

I am finding the Party Animal Suite particularly challenging to use at the moment.  I think it's the colours that I am struggling with, so I made myself use it for this card! 

Balloon Adventures CTC110 Front
I do have the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits dies, but what I really like about this set is you can use your Balloon punch for the Balloons.  The other cool thing with this suite is the Party Animal washi tape.  There are 5 different patterns & the best part is they are all different sizes.  I really like the really skinny Tangerine Tango one so I added it to the front of my card for a bit of extra oomph.

Balloon Adventures CTC110 Inside
Inside the card, I added a bit of leftover Party Animal DSP & more washi from this suite.  

So there you go, this is officially my first card of the year & it seems to sum up my excitement for this year.  Here's to another year full of CTC blog hop Adventures! 

Do you ever get crafters block? 

Next, you are off to Rachel at Stampin' Pals to continue the hop.  I am a bit excited to see what she has created arent you? 


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  1. Love your take on this card!! Great for birthdays.

  2. Great card , and I totally get what you're saying about stampers block. It's so true that CASEING the catty is the best cure ever! I love your balloons and the washi. Thankyou so much for this great inspiration.

  3. This is a fabulous CASE, Tricia. I love the washi trim on the greeting and the finish on the inside. I too have struggled to get back into creative mode, but having something to start with definitely helps.

  4. The BIG greeting really makes a statement across the card, slanting it really does add more ooomph too.

  5. Love your card Tricia. Totally agree with what you said. mine were the first cards back too and I definitely struggled with my mojo! Thanks for your honesty. Makes me feel normal! Lol.

  6. Great card. The colours are a challenge and I think you've nailed it! Thanks for highlighting the washi - so lovely in use, might have to get me some of that! Kelly x

  7. I love a bright and colourful card and you've nailed this challenge perfectly!

  8. Great card Tricia - I see you were drawn to the angled card as well - a great project to CASE and yours is fabulous. I do agree that CASEing the Catty is a huge help to get creating - and what a lot of amazing inspiration is in our Stampin' Up! Catalogues!

  9. You did well and got your mojo back. I'm with you about the colours :)