Sunday, July 10, 2016

CTC #86 - Everyday Occasions

Welcome to another CTC Blog Hop this week we are taking inspiration from the Every Day Occasions section of the Annual Catalogue, pages 61-99.  This is a really big section and it took me a while to find the card I wanted to CASE with so many options, but I finally decided on the cute little thank you card on page 87.

This one inspired me because I had just finished my Tin of Cards from the last catalogue and thought what a cute way to use the tab topper stamp to make a frame for the sentiment. I changed up the colour scheme a bit from the one in the catalogue, and added some beautiful copper embossing powder using the background stamp that is part of You've Got This stamp set.  I love the extra details that Tin of Cards stamp set allows you to add, and I think I will be using it more and more in upcoming cards.  The squiggle stamped down the side of the banner is also great for decorating the backs or sides of envelopes.

I hope I have inspired you to join in this week with the challenge, just look through the Everyday Occasions section of the catalogue and take inspiration from one of the many projects featured.  Then link your creation to the main blog page by following the link above.

Time to hop on over to Julia's blog and see which sample she has taken inspiration from this week.

Happy Stamping


  1. Oooh this is lovely Monique. Great use of that tab stamp! I'll be trying that too.

  2. Monique I just love these colours together, also the way you have framed the 'thank you' sentiment.

  3. You've made me take a fresh look at the Tin of Cards stamps again, it looks so different in these shades. But how did you stamp the banner?

    1. Thanks Rachel - the banner is stamped in VersaMark then embossed with the Copper Embossing Powder then cut into the banner shape. Stamp is the background stamp in the You've Got This set.

  4. Great colour combination Monique, I love the little detail with the tab stamp!

  5. Love that background banner, Monique. A clever CASE.

  6. Yes, I love the banner too - and all the little squiggly bits - what a fabulous way to showcase the Tin of Cards stamp set - I love it, and your card is really gorgeous and inspiring!!

  7. Wonderful card Monique! Love the colours & layout and will be CASEing your design!!! Kelly x

  8. wow, love your banner!! Great card!


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