Friday, 12 June 2015

Birthday Wishes CTC#34

The most celebrated annual event would have to be birthdays, which probably means that it's birthday cards we need most of - am I right?

This week at CASE -ing The Catty, we are focusing on the birthday section of the new Annual catalogue, pages 5-12. You may have arrived here from Kathryn's blog, or perhaps you are starting here. Kathryn and I used the same inspiration sketch, in different ways, don't you love that you can do that? If you keep on hopping from blog to blog, you'll have lots of ideas for your next batch of birthday cards!

Page 5, is where I found heaps of inspiration. I focused on two of the cards and made only minor changes. Mainly, I decided not to use lace, substituting patterned paper from Cherry On Top. I'm using these as class samples for my July class, so wanted to show a couple of different colour choices. This year's In Colors are a delight, so fresh, and Watermelon Wonder is a fave of mine. I really like the way they co-ordinate with the existing colours and just add pizzazz to the range.The Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack co-ordinates perfectly with it, and the Bermuda Bay used on my other pair of cards.

Build A Birthday, a new photopolymer stamp set provided most of these images, and Sprinkles of Life and Cupcake Party helped out a little when I couldn't find a suitable image in Build A Birthday.

I experimented with the fringing too and the watermelon card has fringes of card, while the blue has the Cotton Paper. The ladies at class will have the opportunity to choose which they'd prefer, as the Cotton Paper comes in a pack of four colours.

One class is on Friday 17th July at 7pm or Thursday 23rd July at 7pm, in South Morang, Victoria. Everything is supplied, no obligation to make any purchases, email me, for more details or to book in.

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The blue card reminds me a lot of a pinata, so maybe I prefer that, but regardless, its easy to cut this fringing with the Fringe Scissors.

Next you're heading off to Monique's blog, she has a cheeky little card for you!
And if by chance you get lost anywhere along the blog, this link to CASE-ing The Catty will see you back on track.

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  1. I love how fresh & bright all of your projects are. How cute is the fringing! I am yet to try out that cotton paper but it looks like fun.

  2. I love your cards!! So bright and happy!! And the fringing is fabulous!!

  3. Lovely, fun cards Rachel. Love the fringing and those polka dot cup cakes look super. Great to see different ideas with the same sketch.

  4. So bright and happy. I hadn't taken much notice of the layout with the circle but you've made me look again, and it is the perfect sketch for lots of quick, bright, fun cards. Thanks for the inspiration Rachel.

  5. Beautiful bright projects. I CASEd the layout with the circle on Friday for a crafty get-together with some friends and it is really versatile and fun. :)
    Love your work!

  6. What beautiful and bright cards you have created Rachel. They are suit a wide range of people and I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive such a fun card. TFS!

  7. These birthday wishes cards are very adorable and simply creative! Love each element you include on them!

  8. I love the fringing too!! And the colours

  9. Great take on this card design, I like the two different takes with the fringes, it makes so much difference with one colour vs different colours.

  10. Hi Rachel, well I have CASEd your CASE! And I have put a link back to this page for you. Thanks for the inspiration, love it.

  11. My post is titled Quick Thankyou using Pretty Paper Scraps of Treasured DSP June 23 . Thanks


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