Sunday, February 28, 2016

CTC68 - Sale-A-Bration Inspiration with Honeycomb Happiness

Hello & welcome to this week's CASE-ing the Catty's Blog Hop!

Each week the Crew members will take inspiration from a section or theme of the current Stampin' Up Catalogues to create their projects.  The acronym "CASE" stands for "Copy And Share Everything" or "Copy And Selectively Edit".

This week the CTC Crew are choosing a project from the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) catalogue to CASE.

I have done a mash-up of two cute bags - one on the bottom right of page 13 & the other on the top right of page 14:-


There were some design features that I really liked with both bags, so I created a gusseted bag to adorn.  You can easily hand fold one of these bags without any fancy tools at all.  I have used a mix of current & retired products here but one of the things I was keen to utilise was the die-cut "enjoy" sentiment from the mini treat bag dies.  There are so many extra options in the die sets that often get overlooked!

The cute little chick from the SAB Honeycomb Happiness set was coloured with Kathryn's clever method of using sponge daubers instead of watercolouring (see here & here)!  Rather than fussy cutting the chick after colouring, I snipped the chick shape out of a large "all-over" sticky note to cover my background & sponged  away into the chick opening.  Once he was coloured enough, I removed the mask to reveal the pristine white shimmer background.  :)

I ended up folding the top of my bag over to the back, but I did use the tiny wave rotary cutting blade on the stampin' trimmer to get a sweet little fancy edge.

Here are the bags that provided the inspiration:-


To work your way around the Hop & see lots of the new products from both the Occasions & SAB catalogues, simply click on the "Next Blog" & "Previous Blog" buttons below.  (Go forward to see the sweet pedal pusher card that Liz has for you or backwards to see Rachel's gorgeous floral & cute bear cards.)



Should you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participants on the CASE-ing the Catty blog post:-


If you are feeling inspired, we would love you to CASE a project from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue & link it up in the gallery on the CTC post (click on the icon below).  At the end of each month, the Crew will choose a Winner.



Thanks for stopping by!  :)

5 comments:

Rachel Palmieri said...

Love your mash-up of the gift bags, what a cute project! The masking tip is a handy one to know too.

Monique said...

I love that you took inspiration from two samples in your CASE this week. Very cool

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

What a great idea to combine both examples to create a wonderful Easter package.

Julia said...

I love the sponging technique. I really want to give this a go! Your bag looks awesome!

creativeJax said...

What a great merging of projects Helen! I also am going to be trying out the sponging technique! There are so many cool dies in the Mini treat bag set and you're right - we often overlook them - the "enjoy" looks awesome!