Sunday, September 12, 2021

CTC #335 - CASE A 3D Project From The Annual Catalogue

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where utilise the projects within the current Stampin' Up! catalogue to inspire our own projects each week. We also invite you to join with us in the challenge each week by using this inspiration in your own creations and uploading a photo to our Facebook page.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the 3D projects in the Annual Catalogue.
 
There are a lot of 3D projects that use the cute little Ombre bags, but I wanted to do something a bit different. I was excited to spot this little box on page 88 of the Annual Catalogue as part of the Tidings of Christmas suite. I love a little box and wanted to see if I could create this using a sheet of the 6"x6" DSP.

Here is my result which I made to fit our 3"x3" envelopes.  The base is cut from a 6"x6" piece of Sahara Sand cardstock scored at 1-3/8" on all sides; and the lid is made from a piece of 6"x6" DSP scored at a little bit less than 1-3/8" (or 4.4cm if you don't mind mixing measurements!). This helps the lid fit snuggly but not too tightly to the base.  The sentiment is cut from the smallest die from Stitched So Sweetly dies, I think this might have been the first time I've used this die and I think it goes perfectly with this sentiment. 

Now I couldn't make a cute box like that without making some coordinating cards, so here they are:

These were easy to make really quickly using the dies and sentiments from Tidings & Trimmings bundle and coordinating DSP. I have added embellishments from the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.  These are beautiful and have a very metallic feel to them, slightly heavier than our resin style dots. 

Here is my second mini card, using the copper brushed metallic dot. I intentionally have used a different dot on each card as a way to show them off. 

And finally my last mini card, this one with the bronze dot.  You could easily fancy these up with some ink splatter, or gold twine, but I wanted to keep them nice and simple.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use any of the samples in the new Annual Catalogue to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

Time to hop on over and see what Rebecca has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique




Sunday, September 5, 2021

CTC #334 - CASE The Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where utilise the projects within the current Stampin' Up! catalogue to inspire our own projects each week. We also invite you to join with us in the challenge each week by using this inspiration in your own creations and uploading a photo to our Facebook page.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, pages 8 - 15 of the Mini Catalogue. 
 
I was inspired by this image from page 10, I love the DSP and the beautiful icing on the various cookie shapes. It reminds me of the year I tried to do this myself with my daughter and my mum, it was very messy but a lot of fun. 

I decided to change up the colour scheme a little and go with a more simple combo, using some of the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP fussy cut and layered over the Old Olive card base to make it look more like icing.  I was hoping the circle under the mittens looks like a well iced gingerbread cookie, what do you think?

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use any of the samples in the new Annual Catalogue to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

Time to hop on over and see what Julia has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, August 29, 2021

CTC #333 - CASE The Sale-A-Bration Catalogue

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where utilise the projects within the current Stampin' Up! catalogue to inspire our own projects each week. We also invite you to join with us in the challenge each week by using this inspiration in your own creations and uploading a photo to our Facebook page.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the projects in the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Catalogue.
 
I was inspired by this image from page 9.  I love making tags at Christmas and this one looked like it would be fun to recreate. 

I kept the general layout the same as the original but used the sentiment and poinsettias from Merriest moments and the DSP from Tidings of Christmas. While I do like the off-set DSP I am not sure about the sentiment being in line with the DSP and not the tag, what do you think?  This was really easy to make with the tag being 4" x 2.5" and the DSP being 2.5" x 3" (or 2.5" x 6" and cut in half with one piece flipped over). One piece of 6"x6" DSP will make 3 tags which is great when planning a class or just prepping for Christmas. Not that I would make one of these for every gift, but they are big enough to make a pocket in the back for a gift card, or to attach as an element on the front of a card. 

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use any of the samples in the new Annual Catalogue to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

Time to hop on over and see what Rebecca has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, August 22, 2021

CTC #332 - Case Favourite Annual Catty Suite

Welcome to another week at CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop, where utilise the projects within the current Stampin' Up! catalogue to inspire our own projects each week. We also invite you to join with us in the challenge each week by using this inspiration in your own creations and uploading a photo to our Facebook page.

This week we are taking our inspiration from the suites in the Annual Catalogue.

I was inspired by the Hand Penned Suite, in particular this card on page 104 of the Annual Catalogue. I liked the layers and general layout of the card.


Initially this card struck me as being quite "busy" with lots of colours and patterns, so I decided to re-create it using the SAB Beautifully Penned DSP which is in shades of grey and white.  I didn't want to leave colour out completely so chose one of the sheets of DSP from the Hand Penned pack.  I kept the "paper poop" from the die cut floral image and coloured with Stampin' Blends using pale and dark on the larger flower and just pale on the smaller ones.  I found it helpful to keep the pieces from the three flowers in separate piles so they didn't get mixed up.

I really like how this turned out, the only thing I am not sure about is the Matte Black Dots, I can't decide if they should have been pearls, or pearls coloured with Stampin' Blends. What do you think?

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use any of the samples in the new Annual Catalogue to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

Time to hop on over and see what Lauren has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique