CTC174 – Hostess Sets and Memories & More

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Welcome to another week of Inspiration from the Caseing The Catty crew. I hope you are enjoying the hop so far.

This week, we are celebrating Memories & More products and Host Exclusive stamp sets. I have opted for Memories & More as I luuuuurrrrvvvv these card packs!

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My inspiration came from the Occasions catalogue. Page 24 has the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack, which is sadly retiring on May 31st. These card packs are traditionally for Photo pocket memory keeping system but can be adapted for many other uses. I was inspired by the card made for the photo page, to the right of the scrap page, in the banner image above.

I adapted the design to make it work on a card. Here is what I came up with…

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Using the retiring Elegant Eggplant colour to contrast with the Petal Pink card, I created a Thank You card. I used the same card from the pack and layered some Whisper White cardstock between it and the card base.

I punched a circle from Eggplant card stock, using the Star burst punch and layered the sentiment on top. The sentiment is from One Big Meaning stamp set – another item on retiring on May 31st. I adhered the same punched flowers from the Petals & More thinlit die set. I added some Silver metallic thread to the back, before adhering with Dimensionals.

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I added a little accent stamp in the background by stamping in the same ink colour as the cardstock. The little stamp is from Window Shopping stamp set – another item retiring on May 31st.

This is just one of the many uses these cards are great for. I really enjoy working with them and I’m sure I’ll be back with more projects using these cards.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Rebecca Scurr.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, April 22.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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