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Friday, February 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #87 - Cheerful Critters

Old Olive #1



Welcome to this week's CASE-ing the Catty!

Today the challenge is all about CASE-ing from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and to use buttons & ribbon.

CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything.  This whole challenge blog is about using the current Stampin' Up! Catalogues to help you create.  Sometimes crafters need a springboard to just get started and the catalogues are certainly a demonstrator or customer's best resource.
So check out the buttons and ribbons in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and find a project that you would like to try.  

There are lots of ideas but here's a few to help you get started -
  • CASE a sketch or layout
  • Try a colour combo 
  • CASE an embellishment and use it on your own project

Most importantly, have FUN!

Guidelines -

  • Create a new project for the current challenge.
  • Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back here so others can join in on the fun.  Please ensure that you link up your blog post, not your whole blog.
  • Mostly SUO (Stampin' Up! ® Only) products (retired or current) to be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
  • Have fun and inspire others!
I used Cheerful Critters (again!) on my card. I thought the card on page 21 was SO cute and I love the touches of the button, ribbon and washi tape. 

I went with the Color Coach combo of Old Olive, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry. The little bear was coloured with the middle shade from the Crumb Cake Blendabilities marker pack as this was the closest shade to Soft Suede. I used the Color Lifter for the bear's ears and nose to give a lighter shade in these areas. The sentiment was also stamped in Soft Suede. The bear's shirt was coloured with Old Olive Blendabilities. 

You can earn the Crushed Curry button and ribbon for free during Sale-A-Bration by choosing the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack as your free item with your order of $90. 

Here's the original card from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue (page 21):

I hope you like my card. If you have been inspired by it and would like to support my creative business, all the supplies may be found by clicking through the links below which will take you to my store

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  1. This little guy is so cute, Alison! Great choice of colours. :)

  2. Ditto to what Helen said. Love your Colour Coach journey :)


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