Friday, April 24, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #27 - A CAS Hello

In our Blog Hop this week the team at CASE-ing the Catty are CASE-ing a project from the Memory Keeping section of the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue.

Hop around all the blogs & you will see loads of fabulous ideas to inspire you.  You may have come direct from the CTC blog & if you click on the image at the bottom of the post, you will go straight to Rachel Palmieri's post.  If you get lost along the way, there is a complete list of participating blogs on the CTC post.  You can even add your own link in the comments & we will add you to the list.  We would love to see your Memory Keeping section CASE.  :)

This week I have used the photo pocket layout on page 48 to create my clean & simple "Hello" card.  Rather than place an image behind the sentiment, I thought I would add the design to a vellum window to achieve a soft, opaque look.  I have layered up two die-cut sentiments to help the "hello"  pop off the vellum. An embossed border gives the shimmery white cardstock frame a polished look whilst keeping the design very CAS:-


Here's my inspiration from the So You Project Kit:-


To hop on to see Rachel's awesome project, simply click on the image below:-


Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Project Components
Shimmery White Cardstock
Tangelo Twist Cardstock
White Vellum Cardstock
Stacked with Love Washi Tape
Hello You Thinlits Dies
Crystal Effects
Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Bendy Fold Card for SUO#119 & TPP#238

The current challenge at SU-Only calls for Fun Fold projects, & The Paper Players have an awesome Tic Tac Toe challenge from Claire, so I combined the two to create this card:-


A Bendy Fold card is something that has been on my crafting bucket list for a while, so it was the perfect opportunity to try one out!  I have used the left column of the tic tac toe grid & used a combination of "any shade of yellow, flowers & die-cuts".

The idea for the fence was born as I was taking the Bouquet Bigz die out of the cellophane bag.  The first thing I focused on was the row of nice straight, pointy top "pickets" (which you would normally make into a dahlia type flower - like the large pool party ones on the cover of the Occasions catty).  Adding a hedge, letter box & a blossom laden tree bough, with a little hanging sign on the fence makes for a fun card for a new home owner.

Here is a shot from above, so you can see how the hedge & fence curve around then slot back into the fence & card base, respectively:-


To construct the card I used this tutorial by Emma Fewkes as my starting point (you need to go to the post, then look at her sidebar), tweaking the measurements a little to suit my concept.

You can play along with these challenges, peruse the galleries & check out the awesome Design Teams' inspiration pieces by clicking on the graphics below:-

http://suochallenges.com/?p=4499


Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Card Components
Itty Bitty Banners, Bouquet Bigz & Flower Frenzy Dies
What's Up, Itty Bitty (circle & blossom - retired), Word Window & Scallop Border punches
Envelope Punch Board (corner rounding punch)
Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Garden Green & Basic Black cardstock
 Something to Say stamp set, Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
White Baker's Twine, Basic Buttons (retired), Pearls, Black Marker