CTC178 – Favourite Annual Catalogue Project


This week at Caseing The Catty, we are looking at our favourite Big Shot projects from the Annual Catalogue. Welcome if you have just joined me from Angela or starting here with me.


It’s always hard to pick a favourite, with sooo many great ideas at hand, so I just focussed on one that I’ve always loved and wanted to try. It’s this one on page 88….


I really like how they used the die to create a window into the cardbase. So I took that idea and create this card….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Five for all, Watercolouring, Eclectic Layers thinlits

I used watercolour over some Shimmery White cardstock and laid it over the Dapper Denim cardbase. I die cut both pieces at once – which I don’t usually do, but this time I needed too. I passed it back and forth several times to ensure it cut well.

When I adhered it, I offset it slightly so that it acted like a shadow. Next I stamped the spray paint stamp, from Touches of Texture, over the watercolour base.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Five for all, Watercolouring, Eclectic Layers thinlits

Then I added my embellishments over the top, the sentiment is from Five for All. I added some stamped texture behind it and punched using a circle framelit. I added some Black metallic thread behind it and adhered it with some dimentionals. I hightlighted the word Greatest Kid in a different colour and added some mini dimensionals to make that stand out and finished off the front with a Star at the top from the Better Together stamp set.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Five for all, Watercolouring, Eclectic Layers thinlits

Because this design creates a window effect, I decorated the front where you could see through. A little washi tape and a party hat finished it off. It also mean I needed to neaten up the inside left where the sentiment on the front was visible. I stamped the coordinating sentiment and over adhered it, so it covered and neaten everything up the finish.

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Kelly Kent.


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, May 20th.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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It’s a Sketch challenge – CYCI#132

Is it too early for Christmas? I know some people do a range of events for Christmas in July… but August? Living on the edge for this weeks Sketch Challenge over at Can You Case It? #132, that’s what I did!

Here is the Sketch….

Can You Case It?

And here is my card….

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

Okay, I may have taken up a little more real estate for my sentiment, but you can’t help it when you have such gorgeous stamps to play with. This set is a hostess exclusive called Time of Year and it a little gem.

The other gorgeous little accessory I love, is that foil acetate. I love that you get one side printed in gold and one side printed in silver (so clever!).

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

How I made this:

  • Base card is a standard A6 size – here I have used Thick Whisper White
  • Using Real Red ink, I stamped my decorative texture element from the Touches of Texture stamp set
  • Next I cut my flag, slicing my foil acetate to 1 ½” x 3” and punched one end with the Banner punch
  • Using strategically placed glue dots I adhere this on to my card base
  • The glue dots where covered by the Real Red ribbon bow
  • Moving on to the “Thinking of You” stamp, I embossed this in gold. First, prepping my cardstock with my embossing buddy, I then stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink, then sprinkling with the gold powder. After removing the excess, I heat set the image
  • Finishing off with the banner sentiment, I stamped this in Real Red ink and punched is out using the Bunch of Banners framelit. I also stamped one to my envelope to coordinate
  • I tied the two sentiments together with the word “this” stamped in Crumb Cake ink
  • Lucky last is my envelope, using markers to ink up my holly I finished off my envelope.

I love to have a range of cards to create that are nice and quick and easy.

Can’t wait to see what you create with this Sketch – entries close Midday Saturday (Australian EST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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