Sunday, 13 December 2015

CASE-ing Stasia CTC#60

Stasia's Card
It's time for another CASE-ing The Catty and this week the assignment is to CASE a favourite card or project by another of the design team. I'm CASE-ing Stasia Sloma, and in particular her Christmas card with the poinsettia from here, where Stasia showcased her favourite bundle. It wasn't difficult as I love ALL the things that Stasia makes, especially the bottle tags, but this card was perfect for me to CASE. This is the last blog hop for 2015, but after a short break, we can hardly wait to start sharing and CASE-ing the new Occasions Catalogue! You'll see us back on January 10th, 2016.

This has been a great opportunity to play with my new favourite stamp and thinlet bundle, Botanical Gardens, from the upcoming Stampin' Up!® Occasions Catalogue (you can start ordering from January 3rd, or join up as a demonstrator NOW, and you can pre-order right away). The bundle with this suite is Botanical Blooms, and includes a 17 piece photopolymer stamp set + Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper + Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. There is 15% off this value-packed bundle and at $87.75 you are only $2.25 away from a FREE SALE-A-BRATION pick. Even a pack of Dimensionals will get you over the line.

The things I loved about Stasia's card,
  • a lovely sentiment on a circle of card
  •  the position of the flowers at the top left of the sentiment.
  • the hint of stripes and ink splatters on the base card
Initially, I used more Old Olive on my card, and a doily, and while it was still a lovely card, it wasn't making me feel happy.I've set that one aside and begun again from scratch. I decided that it was time my stencils felt ink, and used one for the 'hint of stripes'. A Stampin' Spritzer filled with alcohol rub (or water) and a few drops of refill ink gives a soft finish. A sponge Dauber would give a more definite colour.

Gorgeous Grunge is my go-to ink splatters stamp and Enjoy The LittleThings  (Occasions Catalogue) provided the sweet sentiment.When you get your hands on an Occasions Catalogue, make sure you take a look at the Botanicals Garden Suite, the options are endless. Don't forget, you can shop anytime of the day or night in my online store. Lots of Year-End Clearance items there too.

I do hope you enjoyed my CASE of Stasia's CASE! Unfortunately Stasia was unable to join in this week, so we're jumping straight to  Alison Barclay(Gothdove).

Cheers, Rachel


  1. Oooohhhhh, I love how you have given us all a sneak peak of some new products in your CASE of Stasia's card Rachel! The addition of the masking and the Gorgeous Grunge dots make your version such a fun card. The colour combination is a favourite also. What a great idea to CASE a Christmas card and to turn it into something else. Merry Christmas, Emma xo

  2. Stop making me want to buy the Botanical Gardens set!! Your card is amazing!! Thanks for being a part of the Crew this year. Merry Christmas.

  3. The stencil looks soft & subtle, giving those gorgeous flowers time to shine. Just beautiful! Merry Christmas to you & your family Rachel.

  4. Just beautiful, Rachel. Love the colour combo and those lovely flowers. I'm looking forward to having a play with these over Christmas. Happy holidays!

  5. Rachel your card is lovely and fresh, and I agree you are makings the he botanical suite somewhat tempting!!! Love that you've changed christmas but kept the layout. Hope your Christmas is lovely and relaxing.

  6. Love that you changed up Stasia's card to something very different but similar all at the same time! It's lovely :)

  7. SO pretty! I love what you did with the stamped greeting. Looks gorgeous. :) Merry Christmas to you and your family! xxx

  8. What an amazing transformation, and a sneak peak too. I have loved joining the Crew this year and are always inspired.

  9. Just divine, Rachel! Love the fresh colours, pretty flowers & the fabulous background. Merry Christmas!

  10. What a great CASE Rachel - oh some new product! Love your use of the masks in the background - they go so well with those new flowers! Merry Christmas!

  11. I love the floral cluster - and the colours are so so beautiful!! What a wonderful CASE!!


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