Sunday, May 1, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty #76 - Have A Cuppa Inspiration

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

Each week the Crew members 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 "Have A Cuppa" section of the Occasions Catalogue to CASE (pages 34-37).

There are lots of cute tea-cup creations to CASE in this section of the catty, but I have taken my inspiration from the colours of the Have A Cuppa DSP Stack.  The bright, fun colours are are Basic Grey, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Whisper White & Wisteria Wonder.

These happy colours needed a fun creation, so I made a jar shaker filled with smiley faces:-

I used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits for the Jar & Lid.  Isn't it amazing what the addition of a little scoring can do to a piece of Silver Foil sheet?  Last week I used a Project Life Photo Pocket Page to create a photo frame (you can see it here), so I used another piece of the Pocket Page in lieu of a Window Sheet for the shaker.  I stamped the little banner sentiment twice & trimmed the top layer to suit.  The Crushed Curry Baker's Twine is left over from the Hello Life Project Kit (you can see how I used the kit here).

So I have only recently acquired the Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits, but ever since I first saw them in the Annual Catalogue (p173), I have been envisioning lots of smiley faces, lol!  :)  :)  :)

Here is the circle clip die, an actual die-cut & a smiley face:-

To make the smiley face, I die-cut a circle clip from Crushed Curry cardstock.  Before removing the die from the cardstock, I used a sharp pencil to mark the location of the eyes.  Then I centred the pencil mark in the 1/8" handheld punch & punched each eye.  To finish off, the Crushed Curry smiley face was adhered to a Basic Grey cardstock circle (or the bib from the Baby's First Framelits works well too).

Here is an image of the paper stack (from page 35) that inspired my creation:-

To work your way around the Hop & see lots of inspiration from our fabulous Team members, simply click on the "Next Blog" & "Previous Blog" buttons below.  (Go forward to see the gorgeous creations Liz has for you or backwards to see Monique's wonderful project.)

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!  :)


Monique said...

OMG these little smiley faces are soooo cute! What a great project.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Wow! this is SO creative!!! Love your smiley shaker jar.

Rachel Palmieri said...

Very clever and oh, so sweet!

Lillybet said...

wOW I love it! What a Creatve and clever way to use those framelits. I'm going to have to take another look at those!

Julia said...

What an amazingly creative project and the results are so stunning! I love the lid of the jar - such a brilliant idea, and thank you so much for sharing it!! Your card is awesome!!

Rebecca said...

Oh my goodness, how amazing is this!!! I love your smiley faces, what a great idea!!!

Di Barnes said...

Oh my goodness this is so very brilliant, Helen on so many levels & really made me smile. How you made the jar & smiley's are genius. I love how your mind works. Totally saving this gem of an idea for later.
Thanks so much for sharing it.
Di :)

Petra Tailor said...

This is genius! I thought the same when I got that die set last year, but had no idea how to show case them. This is adorable!!

jolene isom said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! Absolutely love the smiley faces! What sentiments stamp set did you use?


Jolene Isom said...

Love love love the smiley faces! What stamp set is the sentiment from?

H2 :) said...

Thank you for the lovely comments! :)

The sentiment is from the retired set "Perfect Pennants". I stamped the top layer in Bermuda Bay & fussy cut it. The bottom layer is stamped with Basic Grey & die-cut with the second smallest die from the Banners Framelits.

Cindy Major said...

That is so very clever! Can't even begin to tell you how impressed I am. I've been seeing smiley faces whenever I use those PL clips dies, too, but using the card and the label to make a jar? That was brilliant! :D