CASE-ing The Catty is all about seeking inspiration from the talented artists who design for Stampin' Up!®, and CASE-ing those designs. It might be a colour combination, an arrangement of elements or the general layout of the card. This week we are CASE-ing anything from pages 10-19 of the Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalogue.
When I received my September order, I was excited to try out Merry Patterns. This is a bonus hostess set for parties that reach $450 (Australian) during September and October. The really great thing is, you can hold a virtual party and show your friends the Annual Catalogue and Holiday catalogue, in case they need anything for their Christmas crafting and combine the orders with you as the hostess. I can explain this better to you if you call me, 0417 500 681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you live within 30km of South Morang I can come and do an actual party for you, just gather your friends for some inky fun! And if you're like so many of us, you can find $450 worth in the catalogues that we MUST have, and that is classified as a party too.
I've kept this card very simple. It happened that the DSP (a retired one) was lying on my table. It echoes the stripes above, and it's in my most favourite colour, Bermuda Bay, so that seemed like a perfect starting point. The candles are nifty, as you stamp the outline, and there are two different stamps to fill them in. The candles in the foreground are stamped full strength and the 3 in the background were stamped off once.
The sentiment is all in one, with 'season' as another stamp to fill the gaps. I haven't lined it up terribly well on the Bermuda Bay version, but it isn't going to bother me. I opened the mini tinsel to add as well, and a few rhinestones.
Next I tried the design in red, after finding another lovely retired stripe DSP, The dimensions of this crumb cake card are a little smaller, 5 inches square for the base so cut 5" x 10" and score at 5". The DSP is 4½" square. I used the mini tinsel in red on this one, and some more rhinestones. Although this size still means you can only cut one card from a sheet of A4 cardstock, I quite like having some square cards in the mix. The left over piece is a very useable strip anyway, it will fit the deer stamp that is in this stamp set.
Don't forget, this stamp set Merry Patterns is available with a party or order reaching $450 in product (not including shipping). It is only available between 1st September and 31st October. You will still earn $45 in hostess dollars to spend on anything from either of the catalogues, so it truly is an extra bonus.
A couple more samples using the candles from the Stampin' Up! designers. These are good cards to CASE too.
Now it is time to check in to see what Sandra Collett has produced this week.