Sunday, 22 January 2017

Cupcakes & Carousels CTC#112

Thanks for visiting again for CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop. This week we are CASE-ing Cupcakes & Carousels, pages 8-13 of the Occasions Catalogue. This is a very tempting section, as it's all about birthdays, and aren't birthday cards the ones we give the most? When I saw Carousel Birthday demonstrated at Onstage Brisbane last November, I immediately thought of my young granddaughter. I was sure she'd love the carousel horse, and what about the ferris wheel with cupcakes?

Of course, the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack is a perfect fit for the stamp set, and you get 48 6" by 6" sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. They're all so gorgeous, I'm almost ready to order another stack! My first project was a CASE of a gift bag on page 8. It's in the centre of the picture below.

I'm very pleased with the way it turned out, but I still wanted to CASE the ferris wheel card shown in another pic on the same page. Now there's a tricky little secret to share with you here. if you look carefully in the catalogue, you'll see that the base of the teeny, tiny cupcake and the icing can be cut with a die. But where is that die? It's on page 10 - as part of the Up & Away Thinlits Dies!!!!

Now, I wasn't going to buy the Lift Me Up Bundle, but my birthday came around and the very sweet, clever Kelly Kent sent me a birthday card. You guessed it - it was the hot air balloon and I saw how gorgeous it is, and the bundle went onto my December order. Oh dear! No restraint here, is there?

The background paper had to be substituted because I'd used all 4 pieces already, but I happily cut clouds and some cupcake bases from the blue swirly paper. Stamped all the icing the same colour, actually, you stamp out the whole ferris wheel and then die cut the icing pieces.

I do think that Alice is going to prefer the card on the left most, but her birthday isn't till March, so no rush to decide. I just have to make sure I don't put it in a safe place and can't find it again' like I did for her parents' 10th wedding anniversary card!!!
Both cards are finished on the inside, it just seems to add a little more love to your handmade creation.

I'd love you to leave me a comment, maybe tell me which of the two cards you like best. Next you can hop on over to Kelly Kent. You're going to love what she has shared!

If you would like to add your CASE of the Cupcakes and Carousels section, pages 8-13 of the Occasions Catalogue to our FB challenge you can link here. 

Cheers, Rachel

Here is a full list of everyone taking part if you happen to get lost along the way.

Elizabeth Gross -
Rachel Palmieri - -you are here
Kelly Kent -
Rebecca Scurr -
Kathryn Mangelsdorf -
Jackie Noble -
Judy May -
Mel Pagano -
Julia Quinn -
Monique FIelder -

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  1. I love this set Rachel and love your cards!

  2. Lovely cards!! I'm sure your granddaughter will love which ever one you choose. (or can find! lol)

  3. Rachel, what an great selection of cards for children the carousel is just so on trend at the moment.

  4. Oooh. What a wonderful way to show off that gorgeous paper. Your cards are so sweet.

  5. Lovely cards, Rachel. The Project Life banner looks great with the greeting.

  6. These are both sweet but I like the pony one best!, we're all little girls at heart aren't we?


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