Sunday, 4 June 2017

CTC 131- at last it's here! Lets go CASEing

Well I'm so excited to be CASEing images and products from the New Catalogue. Welcome to CASEing the Catty this week where we are using the Everyday Occasions Section (p18-65) of the New Catalogue as inspiration. We can use a card layout, colour combination, embellishment or project as a launch pad for our own creation.
Next weekend is my full day Stamping Retreat and Catalogue launch and I have been busy planning and preparing for that ( well in between work and real life etc).

The catalogue really does have a wealth of wonderful  inspiration projects from very simple to quite complex.
This month I need SIMPLE! And what could be more simple than letting the gorgeous papers speak for themselves with a tiny bit of stamping.

When I first saw the "Pick a Pattern DSP" I didn't really give it a second glance, but now that I have it in my collection I'm so glad. It is a really fun suite on pages 40-41. I think it will have a lot of appeal to all ages but especially great for teenagers


These are the colours in the pack. Very easy to work with.

I have chosen the sweet card at the top of page 40 to CASE this week. 

Here's the recipe for SIMPLE
  • simple randomly placed tone on tone background stamping with tiny images
  • a large circle of DSP
  • a strip or 2 of contrasting DSP ( scraps are great for this)
  • a stamped sentiment punched out and layered up

Here's the recipe for STEPPED UP (but its' still very simple)
  • simple randomly placed tone on tone background stamping with tiny images
  • add a few extra images in a second colour
  • a large circle of DSP
  • mat the circle onto a nesting circle of card
  • a strip or 2 of contrasting DSP ( scraps are great for this)
  • piece of ribbon looped over and stapled
  • a stamped sentiment punched out
  • mat the sentiment on a nesting circle of card and layer up
Here they are side by side, and the inside also

It was so easy I had to see what some of the other papers looked like from the set.
I'm also going to CASE the pretty pink floral box for another day. Be sure and subscribe to my blog so you'll catch that post too later this week.

Such fun papers. Have you seen some of the other amazing papers that are available?
Here's a fun little peak.But you can get a catalogue from me if you'd like the real thing!

There are so many wonderful inspiration pics in the catalogue, maybe you'd like to be part of the Awesome Team? We are calling for new designers to join the team so be sure and check out the Facebook page for more details.

Next up this week is my beautiful friend Krissy

And before me this week is Rachel, be sure to click on the links and tour all of the designers pages.

We'd love to see what you create using pages 18-65 this week Join us on this fun journey of creativity.

Thanks for looking, and remember 

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"



  1. Love it - and love the simple and stepped up versions - what a brilliant idea!! I've overlooked these cards because I'm not a fan of the suite, but I will definitely be looking again now!!

  2. Gorgeous cards Elizabeth! I always love how you have a stepped up version too!

  3. Gorgeous Liz. Great inspiration.

  4. So I have the paper and love it, but didn't think I needed the stamp set... til now! Gorgeous display of how well they work together Liz! Kelly x

  5. Beautiful cards Liz. Now I'm looking forward to your Stamping Retreat & Catty Launch even more!! Ahhh! Like you, I didn't really give that DSP a second thought but I'm so curious now. Thank you for showing us the simple & stepped up versions, both look AMAZING!

  6. Isn't this the cutest paper! Thanks for sharing a simple and then a stepped up version. Love it!! Good luck at your retreat!

  7. Lovely cards Liz, its funny how easy it is to miss great little cards in some of the catalogue images. Your collection also shows how different cards can look just by changing up the colours and DSP.

  8. Dare I say it but you've certainly improved on the original! I love all those different elements in this DSP. What fun!

  9. Great cards, so looking forward Saturday

  10. Wow, love your cards, Liz. This was my least favourite suite, but will have to take a closer look now. My favourite is the one with the pencils.


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