Sunday 31 January 2016

CTC 64 The Sky Is The Limit Label Closure Card

Welcome back to CASEing The Catty Blog Hops.  I am going through a very masculine phase at the moment.  Not sure why because I really love flowers & bright colours.  Today I've chosen to case a mixture of all 3 of the Sale-A-Bration Sky Is The Limit cards.

Here are the cards I am case-ing.

I know how vague that sounds but let me explain.  I wanted to use the brown from the top left card, the plane & sentiment from the bag & the label from the bottom card.

I was looking for a project for my stamp club ladies & stumbled across a Partial Die Cut Label Closure card on Pinterest. It was based on one originally by Linda Heller & was perfect for what I was trying to achieve.  I also wanted to incorporate the World Traveller embossing folder & show the technique of inking up the folder when embossing.

Here is what I came up with:

The card opens like this.  I wanted to cover the hole the partial label cut made so I layered a piece of Very Vanilla over the top. I also covered the back with another piece of Sahara Sand card stock. (I'm a bit OCD) 

I used the Happy Birthday from Guy Greetings for the inside. You could leave it blank as the label flap covers this area.   Creating this type of card involves only partially cutting the Label framelits 1" in from the right-hand edge to create a flap. I also scored this flap so it folds easier, but you don't really need to. 

Thanks for hopping along with us today.  If you would like to go back to Bronwyn, then click previous blog below.  To keep moving forward, be sure to click the NEXT blog button to see what the lovely Rachel is sharing with us today & to continue the hop. 


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Sunday 17 January 2016

CTC62 Time For A Sale-A-Bration!

It's my favourite time fo the year, SALE-A-BRATION!  Yay! I love earning freebies & the products this year are all so lovely, I want them all!  You may have come from Rebecca's blog or you may have started right here. Either way welcome to the CASE-ing the Catty Sale-A-Bration blog hop.

Today for the CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop I have decided to case the cute ice cream card on the front cover of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  Do you know the one I mean?  Here let me refresh your memory....See that one up on the top shelf?

It's my daughter's 12th Birthday this week so I used the catalogue as inspiration for her card. I opened my Birthday Bouquet DSP & there looking at me were the prettiest ice creams I have ever seen.  It took all of my strength to cut this paper up, but doesn't that give me an excuse to buy more? 

It's a very simple card but looks quite effective with the cute honeycomb embellishment over the ice cream don't you think?  I used my blender pen to colour in the ice cream & the DSP matched the whole layout perfectly.  I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Balloon Celebration set.  Don't you just love the whimsical swirly font in this set. 

While I was looking at that stamp set I thought hmm these balloons might look ok in a similar style to this case.  Here is my Balloon Celebration version.  The honeycomb embellishments didn't quite go with my bright layout, so I made my own out of the Balloon Bouquet punch. I coloured my balloons in with a blender pen & inks & it was only when I finished I realised there was a solid balloon stamp in this set that would have saved me so much time!

Time to hop on over to the next blog to see what Elizabeth has in store for you.  I can't wait to see what she has come up with! 

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Sunday 10 January 2016

CTC61 My Favourite Occasions CASE

Welcome back to another year of CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hops. I am so glad to be back in the craft room creating again.  It felt like it had been ages, but was only a few weeks.  After 3 weeks of school holidays, I think I found my sanity in there. 

Today I am sharing my favourite project from the Occasions Catalogue.  There were so many to choose from, but I decided I loved the Going Places suite the most.   Whilst browsing the catalogue, my eye was drawn to the cute box frame on page 38.  Here is a picture of how it appears in the catalogue. 

I had an A4 sized black frame sitting around empty, so it was perfect for this project. 

This is my first sewing ever on a card, well technically it isn't a card is it!  Here is a close up of my awesome sewing lol.  I snipped up some leftover reindeer clips from the Holiday catalogue for my little flags. My trusty Owl Builder punch supplied the little glimmer hearts. 

When I finished making the frame I felt it needed a card to go with it.  There were a few extra bits on my desk so I made this matching card.  I wanted to make this more neutral so I omitted the red glimmer hearts & replaced them with Sahara Sand & Vanilla ones. 

The Going Places DSP stack has such lovely masculine prints & patterns & is sure to be a favourite amongst a lot of my customers.  I bet you will love it too.


I actually surprised myself picking this as a favourite project as there were so many "pretty" projects to choose from.   I can't wait to see what everyone else has chosen for their favourites!   To continue the hop click through to ELIZABETH, I bet she has something delightful to share.

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