Hello and welcome once again to your Sunday night inspiration-a-rama with the Case-ing the Catty Crew! I’m so glad you’re here, hopefully having hopped on over from the lovely Rachel. This week it’s more Sale-A-Bration CASE-ing, but with a whole new set of products to CASE with the second SAB release this month.
Despite all the new goodies on offer, I have returned to a project I used for an earlier CTC post as well. Like so many of the beautiful examples in the Stampin’Up! catalogues this has been the jumping off point for many different projects.
This time it served as a reminder about the fabulous acetate boxes from the Annual Catalogue. I have a tidy little stash of these because I have found them so useful for so many different things, from storage to packaging. They are of course perfectly sized to hold a number of cards and envelopes, which is what I have done this week, using them to package up a gift set for a friend’s birthday.
The design for the cards I included in this gift pack is CASEd from the amazing Wendy Crawford – she shows you a great tip for stamping the colour onto the butterflies in her post. I chose to colour my butterflies with Stampin’ Blends, because adult colouring in time makes me happy.
The cards are a simple design of a Thick Whisper White base, Basic Black, and then a strip of the black and white butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP (free with a $90 purchase during Sale-A-Bration).
My collection of sentiments are white embossed on black and punched with the petite label punch. The stamp set is the retired but much used in my craft room set “And Many More”. I really must treat myself to the new Itty Bitty Greetings set. The small sentiments for every occasion are just so useful to have around.
The idea is that the recipient can add the appropriate sentiment to the card to suit the occasion they need a card for. They are each mounted on a couple of mini dimensionals.
And you have a cute and very practical gift for someone. There’s really no limit to the type of card collection you can do this with.
Do you give cards as gifts as well? I know a few of my card-making friends do this and they are always much appreciated gifts.
Keep on hopping along now to Julia Quinn to see her shiny creation this week.
And don’t forget to join in on the challenge by posting your CASEd creation to Facebook via this link.
Thanks for stopping by,