Friday, 27 February 2015

Happy Birthday, From All Of Us! CTC#20

Each week at CASE-ing The Catty we turn to our Stampin' Up! Catalogues for inspiration. We'd love it if you joined us in CASE-ing The Catty too!

This week we are seeking inspiration from the SALE-A-BRATION Catalogue, and use Blendabilities  and Framelit Dies in your project. You can copy exactly, use a sketch or layout as an inspiration starter, or maybe a colour combination to create a card, scrapbook page or 3D item. Then just share in your write-up which sketch or colour combination inspired you.
Check out page 18 for inspiration.

Our challenges close at 5pm Thursday (AEDT)
  • Create a new project for the challenge
  • Mention CTC in your blog post and link back so others can join us
  • Mainly SUO products (retired or current) to be used for these challenges

When I go away from home, for a weekend of R & R, I take a plastic box, containing all my Blendabilities, a spare pad of Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and a couple of stamps, along with a pack of Whisper White. At our getaway, there already is a basic kit of essentials (SU Trimmer, SU Scrub, SU mist and some stamp pads) because I hate to be wasting precious stamping time if the weather is too cold, too hot, too wet!!!! Get the picture?

When I realised this week's challenge used Blendabilities, I was already half-way there, with this stamped and coloured image From The Herd just waiting to be placed on a card. I love this stamp to bits, but I wonder what you think. 

The 5 inch by 5 inch format allows more of the image to show and I just HAD to have the Llama and the little bird in the group. Just like in the catalogue I've used the Window Frame Collection, the 3rd and 4th from the centre and with my paper piercing tools and the Festive Template, it's so easy to add interest to the frame. 

Again, taking a cue from the catalogue, the background has been stamped with a phrase, 'party animals' and a party hat from the stamp set, From The Herd. Originally, that was how I finished this card, but after looking at it again, it cried out for 'Happy Birthday' on a banner, fixed with a glue dot and button. There are plenty of sentiments included in the stamp set, so inside I've stamped 'from all of us'. 

You can see this stamp set and more sample cards from the designers on page 15 of the Occasions Catalogue. Do you think you would use this stamp set for a Birthday or Get Well card?
Would you let me know?

Don't forget, we love having you share your creations at CASE-ing The Catty. Show us what you do with Blendabilities and Framelit dies and check out the Design Team's work.

If you choose to shop with me to stock up on your Stampin' Up! supplies (and maybe earn a SALE-A-BRATION freebie) and remember to use the hostess code, I will mail you an additional small gift.

This month's Hostess Code is B3M6SRH7 

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  1. Very fun and cute card Rachel! Love those party animals!


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