CTC#114 Loving one of the layouts!

Hi and welcome back to CTC#114 for this week where we are CASEing the Sending Love section using pages 14-19 as inspiration.

I am often drawn to layouts in the catalogue- as someone cleverer than me has already done all the design work! - it's not cheating it's inspired!!

I love the cute layout on the bottom of page 16 - I especially like the tone on tone little detail poking out from behind the stamped panel!  So that's where I started. I don't own any of the sending love suite - or the super cute sets on those pages (Wish list items!!....)

In this sample and in mine it's the cute bow from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits dies which we've CASEd back in CTC110- so this is another great way to use that little element

But I took these elements and used them on  my creations!

  • same tone detailed element poking out from the stamped panel
  • metallic thread coiled on this embellishment
  • rounded corners on the panel
  • washi or DSP borders on the panel
  • simple stamping.

I love the little elephant from the Hostess set Love You Lots,  - perfect for kids cards- so I stamped him onto a watercolour panel I had left over from another project.

Then I was able to have some fun playing with the Sale-A-Bration set Any Occasion - this set has so many possibilities - and so many cute little images like the tassel from the ribbon, the little lace banner pieces etc. It was easy and fun to use- the curved banner doubled as the balloon string. That cute Washi tape was perfect as the side accent, and I simply adhered quite a few strips side by side on a scrap piece of card before punching out the small balloon.
Do you like the decoration on the envelope flap?? I have so much DSP (who doesn't? ) and I always decorate my envelopes. But instead of lining this one I have been using smaller scraps to cover the flaps. It's a quick dress up and easy to do.

So to show you another sample using the same layout I made a wedding card.

This one has no stamping, but uses the gorgeous Falling in Love DSP  and the matching beautiful embellishments, and the Sunshine Wishes thinlits. You need to adhere your edge decoration before you use the corner rounder.

I'm also going to enter this is the current Fusion Card Challenge - Interlocking Hearts

We'd love to see what you are inspired to create using the pages of the catalogue for this week's challenge. - Go on - challenge yourself! You'll find we're all very appreciative of everyone else ideas! 

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Before me this week is the talented and energetic Kelly!

And next on the hop is the beautiful Jackie

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happy Stamping, Liz


  1. Two great cards Liz! How awesome is that layout and the cute little bow??? Kelly x

    1. I know - and that also prompted me to buy the framelits!

  2. Two cute cards, really like the wedding card.

    1. Thanks Rachel - yes those hearts and that paper are really lovely

  3. I didn't even notice that there was no stamping on your second card. I had to take a good look. Both are gorgeous cards!! Love them!!

  4. Two lovely cards Elizabeth. I love the use of the elephant for a baby card!

  5. Great cards using this layout for your inspiration this week with 2 very different themes.

    1. Thanks Kathryn, yes it always amazes me how much difference you can end up with from the same starting point

  6. Brilliant CASEing of the layout. Such amazing inspiration. I love them both but I really love the wedding card I think I love those colours. It looks so elegant.

  7. I LOVE that wedding card...Beautiful!

  8. Lovely CASE-ing of the layout, Liz. Both cards are beautiful.

  9. Beautiful cards! The interlocking hearts look fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.


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