Sunday, 8 January 2017

Party Animal CTC #110

After a short break, CASE-ing The Catty is back!!! There is the Occasions AND a SALE-A-Bration catalogue to discover together - I do hope you have your copy in your hot, little hands, but if not, you'd best let your demonstrator know that you NEED one now! This week we are CASE-ing pages 4-7 of the Occasions catlaogue, Party Animal. Did you see what Tricia made? If you haven't, it's okay, you'll go around in a circle until you're back at the starting point.

When you're a family of 17, there's always a birthday around the corner. My d-i-l has already celebrated for this year and soon it's her eldest son, but not before another of my grandsons turns 7 the week before. This card is for 'Mr Almost-9' and I do hope he's happy with it. I'm actually considering adding his name, stamped, below the sentiment - just to personalise it a bit more. It is called Balloon Adventures and has a couple of bold greetings as well as some slightly smaller ones.I used the 'ink to rubber' technique to create a two-colour sentiment, which does tend to be softer in colouring. Basically, you colour the rubber with Stampin' Write markers in the chosen colours, 'huff' on it, then stamp.

These tags were the starting point for my inspiration, and I tried to amalgamate the two on the right into one card. The Balloon Builder Punch is an asset when it comes to punching out those balloon bases and if you have that already, you might think it unneccessary to invest in the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets. You can manage without it but the pop-up insert is very dramatic. I've already used it for Mr Almost-9's brother already though, so it will get a rest for this card. I did utilise the spotted and striped decoration for the balloons. If you purchase the Balloon Adventures Bundle #144708 at $90.75 plus shipping, you will qualify for one FREE Sale-A-Bration item.
Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Bundle

 Now you should head over to see what loveliness Krissy has created this time...

 We are starting the new year with a new format and we hope you will love it! Every Sunday at 7pm (AEST), we will be sharing a new section of the current Stampin' Up! catalogues to CASE.
The CTC Crew will start off with a blog hop and then you have all week to create and join in. Make sure you put your photo in the challenge album by 7pm Saturday to be included.There is no requirement to be a demonstrator or have a blog to join in.
The weekly challenge with links to the album will be pinned to the top of the page.

If you'd like to participate in our Facebook challenge this week, here is the link  to view the challenge and attach your entry. 

Cheers, Rachel


  1. great card!! I'm sure the birthday boy will love it.

  2. With that many cards to make for your family you would be an expert. And this card is so fabulous. I struggle with the young men (boys) in our clan so I really love yours. I love the marker to stamp technique on it too. Thankyou so much for the great ideas!

  3. Love your card, Rachel. The bold, bright colours are fabulous.

  4. I love the bright colours you have used for this card Rachel! Im sure he will love it!

  5. Awesome card Rachel! Good thing you have so many birthday - more excuses to buy stamps hehe!!! That bow die was my sole reason for buying that bundle. Kelly x

  6. I love this card and I'm sure your grandson will adore it !

  7. Great card Rachel. I'm with you - the pop-up framelit makes the set priceless! Colouring onto stamps with markers is a fabulous technique!

  8. Mr Amost 9! Is going to love this. Such a bright and cheery card.


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