Sunday, May 29, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty #80 - Farewell!

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 saying farewell to a favourite product that is about to retire. 

I am also saying farewell to the fabulous Design Team at CASE-ing the Catty....  Thank you to everyone at CTC (both past & present), it has been wonderful working with you! ♥

There are lots of wonderful products retiring from both the SU Annual & Occasions Catalogues, but don't be sad, that just means there are heaps of wonderful new goodies in the upcoming 2016-17 Annual Catalogue.  Yay!  :)

I have chosen to say goodbye to lots of retiring products to create my project:-

I really like the steel rule dies & am sad to see them leaving the Catty altogether.  I have used the Fry Box to house my flowers, which feature foliage from the Bouquet Bigz L Die:-

The blossoms are made from 2 layers each from the 1.1/4" & 7/8" scallop circle punches (cut from Pumpkin Pie & Peekaboo Peach cardstock), misted with alcohol, scrunched & held together with mini silver split pins.  The small flowers are punched from one of the Itty Bitty Accents punches, finished off with a Pumpkin Pie candy dot.  The sentiment comes from one of my favourite sets, All Boxed Up, & is on a piece die-cut with a Handpicked Framelit.

The ribbon is a piece of Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim which has been dyed with Black Staz On ink, giving it a lovely, deep Bronze/Olive colour:-

To support all the flowers & foliage, I die-cut two pieces of window sheet the same size as the rear panel of the box, trimming them to two different heights & secured them inside the box (the same way you would construct a "card in the box").

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 Bronwyn's goodbye project or backwards to see Rachel's farewell to Summer Silhouettes.)

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 share a new project showcasing retiring product(s).  Simply 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!  :)


Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh my! Helen, this bunch of flowers is so gorgeous. I love the colours, the scrunched scallop circle flowers and how you changed the colour of the ribbon. Gorgeous project. Farewell from the CTC Crew; you're going out with a bang.

Julia said...

What a magnificent project. All the details are so beautiful! I love the coloured ribbon too and the flowers are all so very life like! Thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful creativity and what a fantastic high to leave the crew with!

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

A lovely bunch of flowers, what a lovely colour combination. A beautiful gift for someone to receive. It has been a pleasure to design with you on the crew and will always been inspired by your Stampin' Up! works of art.

Rachel Palmieri said...

Such a beautiful arrangement, Helen. Love the dyed lace.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Going to miss you on this design team Helen, your projects are always stunning and thoughtful. This little flower box is no exception. I love the steel cut dies and feel no matter how many framelits I have that some of these older BIGZ dies will always be in my repetoire. Thank you for reminding us of some of the great products that are sadly going.