Welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Crew blog hop. This week we are having a last CASE of the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and the 2019 Occasions Catalogue with the mission to “case anything”. Oh, the possibilities! You’ll see a mix of old faithfuls, current catalogue favourites, and brand spanking new Stampin’ lovelies that you’ll be able to get your hands on from this week, so make sure you hop right on through to see everyone’s projects.
With so many possibilities for this week’s theme, I took a while to settle on something to make and share with you all. But then I was thinking about the transition from old to new products and how it would be fun to CASE an earlier project, but with new products. A CASE of a CASE, if you will.
The project that came to mind was one inspired by the box in the bottom right of the image above, using the Happiness Blooms suite. I really liked the way these cards turned out and how they showed off the beautiful DSP.
For my updated version I’ve used the Come Sail Away DSP from the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. I have to admit that the accompanying stamp set and dies aren’t really my thing – my acute seasickness might be putting me off anything featuring a boat, lol – but I love the colours and patterns of the DSP. I especially love how it has an almost linen textured look to it – it’s really pretty in person.
In every pack of DSP there’s always one sheet that I feel like I could have a whole pack of, and that’s this grey and black pattern in this case. It is so gorgeous, and I predict it’s going to appear in a great variety of projects.
For my second card, I’ve used this cute ropes pattern. I’m sure there’s a fancy name for these knots, and I’d love it if someone could enlighten me. I love the geometric look of this pattern and the Night of Navy and Soft Suede colour combination.
The grey and black paper I’ve teamed with the new In Color colour Pretty Peacock, which is already one of my favourite colours. It’s just the right rich shade of green-blue to slide into the existing colour range, and is making me feel much better about the loss of Tranquil Tide (it’s an even prettier Tranquil Tide). In order to recreate the look of a wrapped present I’ve used the new Scalloped Linen Ribbon in Pretty Peacock – this trim, available in all the new In Colors, is divine. It is crisp and textural and I really think I MUST have it in every colour.
On the rope card, the base is Night of Navy with a thin mat of Soft Suede. I’ve used good old ever versatile cream twine, although the new Denim Ribbon would have been perfect for this, but I don’t have that – yet (*clicks add to cart*).
The “tags” on both cards are cut from the Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack using the Tailored Tag punch. I always buy the M&M cards because I do a spot of memory keeping and they are also great for using on cards. This pack is full of some fabulous surprises and I strongly recommend you all buy it – you won’t regret it, I promise!
These cards were pretty quick to whip up and I’m pleased with how they turned out. I’m on such a DSP kick at the moment (check out my earlier post today which uses the Perennial Essence DSP) and I love cards that make the paper the hero.
We love it when you play along and show us what you’re inspired to CASE this week. This is your chance to make that project that you’ve been admiring all year in the catalogue – the one you keep going back to and looking at. CASE it and share it with us by uploading it directly to our Facebook wall via this link.
Next up is the lovely Elizabeth Gross who has used the same inspiration for her CASE tonight but has ended up with a completely different (and oh so fabulous!) project. That’s what I LOVE about CASEing, you can start in the same place as someone else but go on a completely different creative journey.
Thanks for stopping by, and a reminder that if you’re interested in some tips and tricks for taking better photos of your cards and crafty projects then I am going to be sharing a series of posts on this topic, starting later this month. Subscribe up top to my blog if you’d like to get these straight to your email inbox when they go live. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my other creative passion with you all.