This week at CASE-ing The Catty, we are sharing with you a glimpse of the Holiday Catalogue. Do you have your copy yet? I get very excited by a new catalogue, and no matter how hard I try, I usually buy more than I really need! We are CASE-ing pages 4-9 of the catalogue, and I settled for a card on page 4 which is a very standard sketch. You can't go wrong using this design for any type of card.
The design features patterned paper as a base, and a strip of plain card with an embellishment on the far left and the sentiment on this wide strip. My card is in the standard Australian measurements, not the square format shown in the catalogue, and children's birthdays is the section in my stash which needed replenishing.
Beginning with one for girls, I used this lovely floral print from the Pick a Pattern DSP and the poodle and sentiments are from Birthday Delivery. The poodle has been stamped on thick Whisper White, die cut and lightly coloured in pink. She is adorable!!!
Because the base is black, it was important to finish off the inside of the card and I do like the inside to be as nice as the front, if possible. The strip of patterned paper has been mounted on a slightly wider strip of black, which does give a really nice, 'finished' look. I do this with most of the cards I send to friends and family, but I don't usually teach it in classes as it would take too long. Do you think it is worth decorating the inside of the card if it is light-coloured? What about envelopes?
Here's the other version, still using the Pick a Pattern papers. No Bones About It is a fabulous stamp set for boys, because dinosaurs are a favourite with boys of any age. It didn't ever come with dies, so I was happy enough to stamp it straight on the white strip. The card has a crisp, clean look about it, despite the muddy footprints!
Again, the inside has been finished off the same way, with patterned paper mounted onto black. A few more of those footprints are trailing along the inside of the card too.
For my third card, I CASE-d the other sketch from the catalogue. Again, this is a good, basic design to use. I followed the square format this time, with a plain base, a smaller square of paterned paper and a thin strip for the sentiment, another slightly longer under and the focal point to the right.
Again, this stamped image is from Birthday Delivery, and I coloured her to match the paper. This pattern paper is Delightful Daisy DSP, it's very pretty and easy to pick colours from it for the card. Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sky are for the card, the wee girl's dress is Wisteria Wonder.
I've really enjoyed making this set of birthday cards for kids. I do hope you have been enjoying crafting time too. Now it's time to continue around the hop, and it's a big one (plenty of new-catalogue inspiration). You are heading over to the fabulous Jackie Noble in New Zealand
We want you to CASE the Catty too. Anything that takes your fancy on Page 4-9 of the Holiday catalogue and post your picture on our Facebook challenge page.
If you prefer to make your own order, you can visit my online shop any time of the night or day, and don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack for any specials that might help your crafting.