CTC136 – Thanks

I’m so excited!! This is my first blog hop as part of the Case-ing The Catty Design Team Crew! Welcome if you are joining me from talented Julia. If you are a regular follower of mine and are starting here, you are in for a treat.

The Case-ing The Catty team focuses on drawing inspiration from different sections and themes within Stampin’ Up! catalogues. The team look at ways to give you new ideas based on ideas found in current catalogues. I encourage you to hop through the teams blogs and see all the amazing ideas. But it doesn’t stop there – you can join in the creative fun too. All the details are given later in the blog.


But for now, let’s get things rolling by introducing this week’s section. It’s the Thanks section featured on pages 126 to 131.

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I drew inspiration from this same image from the catalogue, which is featured on page 131. Here I have focused on the card on the left of this main image. It features the stamp set One Big Meaning which provides you many different stamp designs to help you create that perfect card or gift to convey your sentiment.

I specifically chose this card as I knew I didn’t have those gorgeous Hearts & Stars Embellishments yet – sadly they are still on my wishlist. So, I wanted to show how I thought about a substitute for them.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning

First, I looked at what elements I had available to use and decided on the Copper trim in place of the Linen Thread, as this was more substantial and the darker colour commanded more attention. Next, I looked at paper. Whilst I had the Naturally Eclectic pack that is used in the catalogue sample, I opted for one that suited the Copper trim a little more. I went for the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, as it featured Soft Sky which is the colour used in the original card, but it also had the neutral tones I was looking. I wrapped a piece of the trim around the overlapped papers, then I created a separate bow to adhere over the top of the sentiment to help the create impact of the embellishments.

While making this card, this sparked another idea for another card. Here is what I created.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning

I used the same Pinewood Planks embossing folder for the background. I started with some Washi tape at the very back, then layered Burlap Trim and some Designer Series Paper from the Coffee Break pack in a similar way to the original card. I love how the busyness of this design with the vertical and horizontal lines and the circles all work together.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning

This design used another stamp in that same stamp set. With the design of this stamp being a stacked layout, it allowed me to make it a feature in a medallion style setting. I finished off the card with a heart shape from the Corrugated Elements embellishment pack – those I do have! LOL.

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Next up on the blog hop is my stamping friend – Fiona Cobbin. Hop on over and check out her ideas.

When you have finished hoping through the teams creative inspiration, please jump over and Join our Facebook Challenge group. We’d love to see what has inspired you from this section of the catalogue. Simply snap a pic of your project and load it up by 7pm Next Sunday (16th). Anyone can enter. We choose a community “most liked” project and the Crew choose their favourite each week – so you just may be a top pick. I can’t wait to see what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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What I used to make these:

Sketch Challenge – CYCI#162

Another fun sketch is on over at Can You Case It? this week [CYCI#162]. Take a look.

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For my design team inspiration, I have created a window scene to fit the sketch.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Hearth & Home, Boxwood Wreaths

I created the window and planter box using the Hearth & Home framelits. I created the curtains and background by simply freehand drawing and cutting.

But I’m really excited about quite a few little things I’ve used here. Firstly, that gorgeous leafy trim is the new Boxwood Wreath embellishments, they come in a tightly wrapped circle, which works beautifully as a Christmas wreath. But here, I have unwrapped it and used it in my window planter box, so super cute.

Another cutie included is the copper trim used as tie backs for the curtains. That trim is the most gorgeous and versatile element. I’m sure you’ll be seeing it loads more. Oh and don’t miss that cute little scallop trim at the top of the curtains. This was made using the new Decorative Ribbon Border punch. I love how you can use both edges of the design.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Hearth & Home, Boxwood Wreaths

The cute little stamped flower pot in the window is from the At Home with You stamp set, which comes in a bundle too with coordinating framelits, tying in beautifully with the Wreaths.

Lastly, another exciting element on this card is that amazing Pinewood Plank 3D embossing folder which I used on my base cardstock. The impression is amazing and so life-like. Here I have sponged on some Soft Suede ink, mainly aiming for the joins between the planks, to add some character.

Adding a simple congratulations sentiment, which is from the Special Celebrations stamp set, to finish it off, is all that was needed.

Be sure to head over to the Challenge group on facebook where you can check out the design teams inspiration and enter your creation. Be sure to do this by midday next Saturday, July 1st (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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