Hello and welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop – the first for 2016.
This week we are CASEing our favourite project from the new 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue – which was only released on Tuesday (5th January).
Whether you’re joining the Hop here, or if you’ve hopped on over from the talented Simone Bartrum (who shared a great tip in her card showcasing the Botanical Gardens Suite) – a BIG hello!
Remember to click on through this week’s CTC crew to see plenty of inspirational projects that have the crew have created – there’s a full list on the blog page if you get lost along the way.
There sure are lots of amazing products and projects in the new catty! I love the stamps, and the framelits, and the Project Life Collection, and the embossing folders, and the ribbons, and the embellishments, and the DSP, and the kits, and the punches, and the colours, and the tools , and …
You get the idea! 🙂
How is a girl to choose?!
Well I finally did make a choice and decided to CASE the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit (page 33).
I had such fun making this Home Décor piece up, and just love the variety of the interchangeable display pages – of which there are 13 – but I’m only CASE’ing one today!
This is the page I’ve had displayed in my studio since making the Kit a couple of weeks ago – and it is true – I do “Love This Life”!
For my CASE I also wanted to showcase some of the fantastic DSPs (Designer Series Papers) that are in the catty – and thought the “Love this Life” page was perfect to do this! I’ve replaced the butterflies with balloons punched using one of the awesome new balloon punches – the Balloon Bouquet Punch.
Here’s my CASE.
I punched the balloons from four of the six different Designer Series Papers that are in the catalogue (excluding the Specialty DSP – Shine On)
- It’s My Party DSP (white background and three balloons – one of each colour)
- Going Places DSP (black writing background)
- Birthday Bouquet (two Mint Macaron balloons)
- Have a Cuppa (two Melon Mambo and two Crushed Curry balloons)
Isn’t it great how you can mix and match so many of the DSPs!
The balloons are the smaller of the two balloons on the Balloon Bouquet Punch.
And don’t you love those Honeycomb Embellishments? They fit many things in the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration – including this balloon!
These embellishments come in Whisper White, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride – so I recoloured a white one to match my colours by spritzing it with Crushed Curry refill ink.
The original project had a Tea Lace Paper Doily behind the butterflies. I replaced this with a Polka Dot Cone Cellophane Bag which I snipped with the Fringe Scissors – you can sort of see this in the closeup below.
The balloon strings were made using the Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Combo which I untwisted and split apart to get the individual colours.
If you follow my blog you’ll know I love how so many of Stampin’ Up! products co-ordinate – and that is certainly the case when I made the sentiment for my page. The words come from the Party with Cake stamp set (page 7) and I’ve stamped the banner from the Number of Years set and cut with the coordinating Large Numbers Framelits. And I did do it in that order – stamp words, stamp banner and then cut. The photopolymer banner stamp made it easy to get perfect placement around the words!
The Number Bundle (stamps and framelits) is one of my favourite bundles in the catalogue – I do hope we get a similar set of the alphabet at some point – fingers crossed!
So hop on over to the next Blog where Emma Palonek also features the Numbers bundle in her gorgeous project.
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