CASE-ing The Catty is back from our short holiday break, reinvigorated and ready to create for another year. I do hope your holidays have been happy, and that you've been able to enjoy the perfect amount of family and friends, as well as a little time-out for yourself. Our design brief for this week was to choose a favourite from the NEW Holiday Catalogue. Have you seen it yet? Not forgetting that SALE-A-Brations kicked off at the same time. If you live in Australia I'd be happy to mail you one of each, send me an email with 'catalogue' in the subject line, followed by your postal address in the body of the email.
Birthdays don't take much of a holiday in my large family, and we've already kicked off the month with a 40th, for a very lovely lady. When I spied this set of stamps and matching framelits at Stampin' Up!® Onstage Live last November, my mind immediately turned to this particular birthday and my son's 40th in March. Then there'll be a 60th late in the year, and so it goes on. I've been enjoying using the Little Numbers Thinlets on kids' cards, but the Number of Years set is large, dramatic and ready to make a BIG statement!
It is also very challenging to capture in a photograph too, I've discovered.
I CASE-d the card on the most left of page 8 in the catalogue, using Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, along with a retired paper in Blushing Bride. The central panel appealed to me, and the patterned paper took away the need to stamp here. Deciding how I was going to 'ground' the numbers, I spied white tags, which were sitting in a dish on my work table, and 40 sits nicely on the tag.
I saw the "let us celebrate" going through the "birthday" on Artisan Krista Frattlin's blog. This select group of demonstrators always inspire me. However, it seemed to look messy on my card,so I've separated them this time. I'm glad Krista brought that particular stamp in Balloon Celebration to my attention, I think I'll use it lots. The "th" on the flag attached to the number is how it was used on an anniversary card on page 10, so ideas have been gleaned from many sources. I know many on the design team have CASE-d this card, it will be a VERY popular bundle I think.
Krista's, even though she lives in Canada and is hardly likely to ever see my work.
Now, perhaps you started here with me, and you'd like to visit the previous blog of Judy May.
If you'd like to travel forward, you're heading off to Bronwyn Eastley at AddINKtive Designs
The email address if you're in Australia and wanting those catalogues sent is firstname.lastname@example.org
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