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Friday, September 5, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri - CASE-ing The Catty


At CASE-ing the Catty this week, we are exploring the Card Giving chapter of the catalogue. 

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!

    For my card I chose to CASE the card from page 139 of the Annual Catalogue:

    I changed the Kraft base to a Whisper White base (of course!!) and kept the idea of a butterfly on a flower over banners. I didn't embellish as much as the original, but what I WAS inspired by was the curvy sentiment. I don't have a curved sentiment so I thought I would make my own. 

    Yes, you know you can make your own curved sentiments....that's the beauty of photopolymer stamps...they are pliable and bendy on an acrylic block. I got the sentiment BE YOU{TIFUL} from the Flower Patch stamp set and stuck it down so it curved on my acrylic block, stamped it in Versamark, heat embossed with gold, then cut around it in a banner shape. COOL HUH!? :)

    Oh, and the Rhinestone is coloured with the lightest shade of the Old Olive Blendabilities set....it matches Pistachio Pudding perfectly! 

    Hope you give this a go. It is fun!

    If you like my card and want to re-create it at home, you can buy all these supplies at my online store.

    Alison xx

    Materials used:
    Stamps - Papillon Potpourri, Flower Patch
    Ink - Versamark, Pistachio Pudding, Old Olive Blendabilities (for colouring the Rhinestone)
    Cardstock - Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP 
    Accessories - Rhinestone Jewel
    Tools - Big Shot, Banner Framelits, Flower Fair Framelits, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Elegant Butterfly Punch


    1. Oh my so gorgeous :) great use of colors and dies ! Love the embossed BG

    2. Wow!!! This is so beautiful. What a gorgeous CASE.


    Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and sharing the love of cardmaking! Your comments are appreciated!
    Peace & love
    Alison xx