Sunday, 10 January 2016

40th Birthday CTC#61



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!


Beginning with those numbers, I stamped Blushing Bride onto thick Whisper White, and once it was cut out (and admired lots by me) I added some Wink of Stella. This is a new, subtle glittery pen/brush in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. So far I've only 'invested' in the clear version, but we also carry the gold, and no doubt that will find its way to my house at some stage soon!!!

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.


When I make cards for my family members, I generally layer the inside up with one or two layers of card too. Can't do that so much in classes or the ladies would be here until the wee small hours!! I used Lost Lagoon and then white, with a 2cm strip of the fabulous floral to tie it all together. Maybe my card has also inspired you to take it in another direction, and great if it has. All I ask is, if you blog about it, it is polite to acknowledge the inspiration source, and link back to the blog, like I have with 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


Cheers, Rachel

If you can't wait to get some of these goodies in your hands, and you'd like me to be your demonstrator, you can shop in my online store here. Australian buyers only. My phone number ifyou have any questions is 0417 500 681. If your order is less than $250, it would be great if you used the Hostess code 4G296SCD when you checkout.

The email address if you're in Australia and wanting those catalogues sent is rpalmieri5@bigpond.com




   





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15 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card Rachel. Perfect for a special occasion birthday. I bet the recipient was thrilled!

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  2. Such a beautiful card, I love the little rhinestones on the numbers, they really make it look special.

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  3. What a lovely card!! I just love the Large Numbers framelits and stamps and they look amazing!! Oh and isn't Stella just gorgeous!!

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  4. Very pretty Rachel. I do love that colour combo.

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  5. This DSP is so pretty. I love what you did with the tag, numbers & stamp. A clever twist to a lovely case, Rachel.

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  6. Beautiful card Rachel, and yes I think the numbers bundle is going to be popular, and its so nice to have a set with a nice font HAPPY ANNIVERSARY in it too! I was super excited when I saw that. You have shown off the DSP really beautifully.

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  7. Lovely Rachel. I can't wait to get my numbers bundle, so I can CASE your card too! Love it!

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  8. Such a clever & pretty CASE, Rachel. Those sparkly numbers are very special, but adding the rhinestones really takes them to the next level! Fabulous card for a milestone birthday. :)

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  9. What a pretty card - I'm sure the recipient will love it

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  10. What a little beauty! Such a pretty and feminine card using those number dies and gorgeous DSP.

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  11. Beautiful card and gorgeous colours! Thank you for the inspiration and the great idea for grounding your numbers on the tag - I always struggle with using DSP in the background for this very reason!! And the images on the DSP are so glorious!

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  12. What a pretty card ! Love it Rachel .

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  13. Gorgeous card, Rachel. Love that DSP and the tag and little banner look super with the large numbers.

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  14. The large numbers are just so effective with the background of the dsp, beautiful.

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  15. A fabulous CASE Rachel - your attention to detail always impresses me! The large numbers are perfect and I love the extra layers and inside details for this special card.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel