Friday, 5 September 2014

Card Giving CTC #8

Friday has rolled around again, so it must be time for another challenge at CASE-ing The Catty! This week it's all about card giving.

If you like to make hand-made cards, Stampin' Up!® is your "go to" place since stamps, paper and  ink  are the staples of this business.

Of course, there is the scrapbooking, gift packaging and home decor to name a few of the other items offered in the catalogue, but the core of this business will always be  stamps, paper and ink and to me that means card giving

I can remember when I first joined Stampin' Up!® and I was invited by my upline, Sue Madex to a team meeting at her home. It's no understatement to say I had product envy!

I began my Stampin' Up!® journey by buying the In-color package of five assorted shades of card and the five matching ink pads. That is always available and its discounted too.

Of course you also need a paper trimmer, and then with a Designer Series Paper Stack and a good greeting stamp set, you're ready to launch into card-making and therefore card giving. I've pictured the basic ingredients to make this set of cards.

  • Something To Say stamp set 
  • Cards and Envelopes Note Whisper White
  • All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Bright Candy Dots

 I've CASE-ed the cards on page 104 of the Australian catalogue. As often happens when CASE-ing, my own creativity began to kick in and I had to remind myself that I was trying to stick to the supplies pictured.
The catalogue used the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, but I substituted All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack.  I did use matching card (last year's In Colors Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding) on three of the cards.
I should have included the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack with my supplies, as there are three stamps matching them in the Something To Say stamp set, and they do add a lot of interest as you'll see in this baby card.

These were such a lot of fun to make, with the notecards already cut and scored they can be made very quickly. The envelopes come with them and it is also available in Crumb Cake. It wouldn't be difficult to make up a set of cards to give as a gift to someone either. No doubt you'll find plenty more inspiration in your catalogue. Why don't you join in with the challenge at CASE-ing the Catty this week?

By the way, it hasn't taken me long to get to the same place as Sue was!  I do have every colour of cardstock, and ink, but I do not own EVERY stamp set or piece of ribbon!!! *wink.

Have a lovely weekend, and do think about joining our challenge,


  1. Really lovely selection of favourite is the first one....I just LOVE that paper!

  2. Such a lovely set of cards. So much inspiration. TFS.


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