Sunday, September 20, 2020

CTC #286 - CASE an Annual Catalogue Project With a Mini Twist

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 any project in the Annual Catalogue but giving it a Mini Catalogue Twist ... how fun is that!

I was inspired by this cute little gift bag from page 67.  I have a bit of a funny story about this card but I will get to that after I have shown you what I was inspired to create. 

I decided to create a 3D project based on the general layout of the original, and couldn't help but use the Heart-warming Hugs DSP which you might have also seen on last week's project.  I really love these traditional Christmas Colours. The tag is from the same product suite's stamp set Wrapped In Christmas and tied up with Real Red Braided Linen Trim. 

Now onto my funny story ...

We had a  previous challenge where we were CASING the Ornate Garden Suite I think, and I created this project based on the same catalogue inspiration, but it was before the catalogue was released and we only had a few images from this suite available. When I went to create my blog post I could not find the original image anywhere so had to pull out of the challenge.  I am so glad that I get to show you the project now instead.  This one was of course made with the Peaceful Poppies products.  Now you might be wondering why I haven't added some tissue paper to my project for this week, well you will have to wait until next week's challenge to see why.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use any of the images from the Annual Catalogue as the base for your inspiration and then put a twist on it from the Mini Catalogue. Once you have created your project post a picture of it to the CTC Facebook page.

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

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, September 13, 2020

CTC #285 - CASE This Sketch

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 layout of these cards from page 29 of the Mini Catalogue. 

I was inspired to use the Heartwarming Hugs DSP, isn't that a great name!  I love all the patterns of this DSP I think the small images in the patterns make it really easy to use. I made my card landscape orientation so I could squeeze in an extra strip of the lovely DSP.  I think this would be a great way to showcase any DSP pack for any occasion not just Christmas. Its a great way to use up small strips of DSP also, for those of us who don't like to throw anything away.  

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the sketch of the cards on page 29 to inspire your creation, it doesn't have to have a Christmas theme, just use the basic layout, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

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

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, September 6, 2020

CTC #284 - CASE a Die Bundle Project

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 Die Bundles on pages 173 to 179 of the Annual Catalogue.

I was inspired by this image from page 179 of the catalogue and is related to the Tasteful Touches Bundle.

My Project for this challenge uses the Boho Indigo Medley and keeps with the general sketch of the original. I love this DSP on the background panel, I think a small print on a DSP is so lovely as a background.  For the flowers I used my Stampin' Blends to colour the cute little fabric and seed-bead flowers that come in the Medley.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples in the Die Bundles section of the annual catalogue, pages 173 to 179, to inspire your creativity, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

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

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, August 30, 2020

CTC #283 - Colour CASE: Trimming The Town

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 colours in the Trimming the Town DSP: Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Old Olive, Poppy Parade

Here are the colours all together. 

I decided the two shades of blue would make a great background so sponged both onto one of the gold embossed card fronts from Most Wonderful Time Product Medley to create a sort of night sky. I am so happy with how it turned out with a sort of paler glow coming from the centre of the card.   The tree and presents are from the coordinating stamp set and dies. My tip for these is to get them positioned just right on your Stamparatus, cut a template with the die, and then cut lots of the presents from white cardstock and position in the templates. Since doing this I have used them way more often as I found them a bit difficult to line up ... or maybe I was too picky how the looked!  A little pearl on the top of each present just adds some elegance. 

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the colours from the Trimming The Town DSP in your project, then post a picture of your project to the CTC Facebook page.

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

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, August 23, 2020

CTC #282 - CASE a Mini Catalogue Bundle

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 Bundles in the mini catalogue, I was inspired by the Warm Hugs projects.   

I liked the water colouring behind the sentiment on this card from page 8 of the Mini Catalogue.

I was inspired by the strips of DSP on the original as well as the water colour background, but instead of strips I used this lovely striped DSP from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley. I still can't believe I missed this medley in last year's catalogue and am so happy it is one of the carry over bundles this year.   Instead of ribbon behind the sentiment I added a die cut from the Painted Labels dies.  A double layer of vellum really helps the sentiment to stand out against the busy background.

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples from the bundles in the Mini 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 Rachel has created this week.

Happy Stamping
Monique

Sunday, August 9, 2020

CTC #280 - CASE the Cover

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 cover of the new Holiday Mini Catalogue which is now live and available to order from!

I was inspired by this card on the cover, I liked all the layers and wanted to see how it looked using different products. 

I was happy to see the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming DSP was carrying over and now it is back on the books I decided to use it on my project this week.  I have kept the sketch the same as the original card, and gone with a mostly monochromatic colour scheme accented by copper. The "ribbon" on my card comes from the same DSP pack, a strip of DSP can often add to a project if you don't have the coordinating ribbon.  The ribbons on the parcels were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper, however I didn't stamp the second part of the image, just cut them out with the dies, and then coloured using my aqua-painter to get some lovely variation to the colours. 

I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week, just use the samples on the cover of the Holiday Mini 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