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Friday, July 18, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach #64 - Welcome to the CASEing the Catty Challenge Blog!

Crisp Cantaloupe #2



Welcome to the first challenge at CASE-ing the Catty. I am thrilled to announce that I am on the Design Team and can't wait see all the beautiful projects from my talented team members, and of course those of you following and playing along! :)

CASE - The acronym stands for COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING. The latest Stampin' Up! ® Catalogue certainly encourages crafters to do just that as it is jam packed with amazing, inspirational projects.

The idea is to feature a section of the Stampin' Up! ® catalogue each week using the projects in the catty as inspiration.

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations.

Here's a Badge to paste to your blog:


  •   Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking).
  • Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
  • Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country's catalogue where you got your inspiration. 
  • SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges. 

So let's go!

Here's my project:

I cased the gift box on page 16 of the catalogue. The Tag a Bag gift boxes (pg 201) are AWESOME and I always keep some on hand to decorate for last minute gifts. They are cool because they are pre-scored and cut so you just fold it together to make the box base, then the acetate tube slides over as the lid. Easy!

I added a flower made with the Spiral Flower Die as a main feature. I scrunched it up and separated the layers so essentially I had two spirals out of the one die and then I curled one up and then curled the second one up around it.....because the paper layers are separated, it gives a beautiful faux-suede look and it looks almost like a real flower!

In keeping with my Color Coach colours, I combined Crisp Cantaloupe with Soft Suede and Pink Pirouette. The Pink Pirouette can be seen on the little heart punch on the tag (from the Owl Builder Punch) and I scrunched up some brown paper (the stuff that we get in all our SU orders) and layered some Pink Pirouette paper strips on the top. 

I love this gift box as the decorations just sit on the top of the acetate, so even once the recipient opens it, the decorations stay intact and the box may be reusable. 

I really love the way this came together. :)

Hope you can play along with us this week and please leave a comment below and visit the Design Team...I know they would love to hear from you. :)

You can also visit my online store if you would like to order any of these supplies. 

Alison xx

Materials used:

Stamps - Label Love
Ink - Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede
Cardstock - Crisp Cantaloupe, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Accessories - Tag a Bag Gift Box, Paper Doily, Organza Ribbon, White Bakers Twine
Tools - Artisan Label Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Stampin' Trimmer, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Spiral Flower Die, Glue Dots. 


  1. Beautiful project Alison - we cased the same project! I love yours. So soft and that flower is divine! Excited to be on the DT with you.

  2. Hello, hello lovely ALison!!
    WOW OH WOW this box is stunning!!! That flower is sooo pretty!! I knew straight away that is was the good old faux suede look but to use the flower for extra depth and bloomness is super duper!!! LOVE IT!!! How exciting to be "working" with you and the other talented ladies!! Roll on the next challenge!!!
    SMiles and excited hugs Sharnee :)

  3. p.s Crisp cantaloupe is one of my top fav colours of all time!!!! GORGEOUS!!!

  4. Your flower is superb, Alison, and so lovely in those soft, sweet shades.

  5. Beautiful project, Alison! Very pretty!!!
    Congratulations on being on the DT!!

  6. Gorgeous project Alison! LOVE me some Tag a Bag gift boxes and your belly band embellishments are so beautiful! Jess

  7. Now I'm going to have to get some of those boxes just so I can embellish them like yours. Gorgeous project with your Colour Coach colours :) Great to have you on the CTC DT.

  8. Hi Alison, great to be DT buddies again. I love decorating these boxes and yours looks so soft and pretty.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Great job! Beautiful Work! So excited to be working with you on the CTC DT.

  10. Casing the Catty is such a brilliant challenge idea Alison, love it! Such a beautiful project too - who wouldn't love to receive this?! Thank you for sending your congrats to me about the ADT, I'm thrilled to bits! Vicky x


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Alison xx