Sunday, 13 August 2017

CTC#141 Birthday inspiration.

Welcome back again CASEing the birthday section of the Annual Catalogue. There are a lot of samples in these pages which can make it hard to find a starting point. I settled on the beautiful sparkling images on the Foil Frenzy page. I love kraft cardstock and was disappointed when it was discontinued in the 12 x 12 pages, but these sparkling pieces are just lovely.
There are 3 different designs- random spots, stripes, and an all-over chevron.
There are 4 colours and you get one sheet of each pattern in each colour.
Berry Burst, Tangerine, Lemon- Lime and Pool Party.

I took inspiration from a few different elements on this page- primarily the matching coloured bow from the central box and the circle element in the centre of the box bottom left.

I was having fun playing with the embossing paste preparing for a class and created this card using a retired mask and the paste in its natural colour, and while it was wet I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the paste. It dried so sparkly.  The sentiment is a Sneak Peak from a new set coming called   "Count My Blessings".  I don't generally go for Thanksgiving sets but this sentiment really spoke to me.
A few years ago I bought my daughter a beautiful mixed media piece which says " She added to her joy by counting her blessings"  I confess I cried a little when I saw that piece. It's a little sentimental but for the same reason I had to have this set!  I do count myself very fortunate to have some lovely people in my life.

You can see in the blog header for this week the cardstock makes great packaging, and it features in a few of the Design Team's projects this week.

The crinkle ribbon in Peekaboo Peach works really well with the Tangerine shiny foil.

Next on the hope this week is Mel

and Before me this week is Monique

Don't forget we love to see what inspires you in those catalogue pages and what creative projects you make too. Load your photo onto our Facebook page 

And since we're focusing on birthdays don't forget to tag your posted cards with the 

tagline. We all know that real mail in the post is so nice to receive. If you're like me you might struggle to get it in the post on time.... but I think post it anyway because the pleasure will still be real for the recipient.

Thanks for looking, and remember 

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



  1. Wow your card looks great Elizabeth and I love the sparkly paste!

  2. Oh Liz, this ribbon is so gorgeous And I love this stamp set too. What a beautiful card.

  3. Beautiful card Liz, the sentiment is really special isn't it. I skip over the Thanksgiving sets usually so didn't notice it. The ribbon is just perfect for this card too.

  4. That looks so pretty Elizabeth - and now I need to add some of that ribbon to my next order too!!!!!(you girls are sending me broke! Lol)

  5. Liz, the ribbon and Foil Frenzy DSP go so well together. Great card, I love it.

  6. Such a pretty card Liz! I love the ribbon and sentiment.

  7. Lovely card, Liz. Love the lush look of the crinkle seam binding ribbon.

  8. Oh, love sparkly embossing paste!! Love the sentiment too.


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