Sunday, 11 June 2017

Birthday CTC132

Stampin' Up!® page 71

Welcome back to another blog hop with the crew from CASE-ing The Catty. Do keep on hopping along, to see what else the crew are sharing.Our challenge this week is to CASE from the NEW Annual Stampin' Up!® catalogue, birthdays. I chose to focus on page 70-71. I've mixed together a label off the Pool Party gift bag using Milestone Moments, and elements from the Birthday Blooms card on the other page. It's quite easy to CASE a bag and turn it into a card, and the ribbon and banner could have been included on the card without too much trouble.

I've kept my card quite simple with Shimmery White card cut 10" by 5" to make a square card. Milestone Moments is where you will find an endless supply of these words for special birthdays, anniversaries etc. Firstly, I stamped the 'fiftieth' twice with versamark and heat-embossed with gold, before adding the 'happy' and 'birthday' above and below in Berry Burst. The reason for making two tags was in case of a smudge, but both turned out, so one was cut with the stitched circle and the other with the stitched oval. You'll notice that the oval was chosen, and the circle goes into a basket
of bits and pieces, to use at a later date. The doiley has been included at the bottom of the sentiment
label, but its a gold foil one and there's some gold metallic thread twisted behind.

After trying out where the sentiment would sit I placed Birthday Bloom toward the top left , and stamped the image with Versamark before heat-embossing gold. It did look lovely in plain gold, but I decided to water colour using an Aqua painter and Berry Burst ink for the flower, with Crushed Curry in the centre. The leaves have a mix of Old Olive, Tranquil Tide and Lemon-Lime Twist.

Inside is a lovely verse from Everyday Occasions, also stamped in versamark and heat embossed
gold. The envelope was made on the Envelope Punch Board and also received some gold heat embossing. I've just realised I need another 50th this year too, I wonder what I will choose?

Don't forget, blog hops always travel in an endless circle. Next stop on your hop is Rebecca at the Paper And Stamp Addict. She is sure to dazzle with her creation!

Happy crafting


  1. wow, the gold embossing looks spectacular!! Great card, and so beautiful.

  2. What a beauty Rachel! I love all the gold details - they work so well together! The recipient is a lucky person!

  3. This is so beautiful, Rachel. Lovely colouring.

  4. That gold embossing is lovey Rachel and I love your take on this CASE!

  5. Totally gorgeous! I have a 'for later' bucket too that I give to the kids. Someone is going to end up with a very unique card from them one day! Kelly x

  6. lovely card Rachel, beautiful colouring on that gorgeous blossom and i love the gold with Berry -it's a very beautiful combination. My 'for later' box has to be spread out on a big flat board every now and then so I use up some of those bits- it's my own personal challenge every now and then!

    1. That sounds like a really good idea, Liz , to lay them out and use them up. You do tend to forget what is in there after a while

  7. Fantastic CASE Rachel! The gold touches make the card really shine, just gorgeous.


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