CASE-ing the Catty #233

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Welcome to your second stop on this week’s CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Crew Blog Hop (that’s a mouthful!). With the start of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue we are mixing up the format of CTC a bit and have some interesting new challenges, like this week’s where we are all CASEing a layout (or two) from page 36.


This is my first week hopping with the crew since the new catalogue launch. I had a bit of a disaster at home two weeks ago and ended up with no power at all to the house, so had to pack up the three kids in a hurry and move out. Of course I packed a bag of essential stamping supplies – I know where my priorities lay! Although I missed last week’s hop (and if you haven’t already had a look at the crew’s projects then make sure you do because they were amazing) there was no way I was going to miss this week as well, even though it presented the added challenge of creating something with only the very limited supplies to hand.

In my emergency bag were the new DSP packs I had, the Memories & More cards, a couple of punches, including the new Hot Air Balloon Punch, the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit, and some cardstock. A couple of stamp sets, my Stamparatus, and a few other bits filled up my bag. Because of this it was the card to the bottom right of the above image that appealed to me as it uses a full face of DSP and a few other elements.


The first card I created with this layout uses paper from Follow Your Art – I love these Crushed Curry brush strokes. The balloon is punched from Mint Macaron, the basket and bunting from Cajun Craze. The sentiment – on a Whisper White Stitched Rectangle – is from Perennial Birthday.

(I was also sad about not having access to my studio for photos so had to be content with a window, a stool and this sad little pot plant, lol).


My second card using this layout uses a card from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More pack as the background, some lace trimmed from one of the gorgeous Bird Ballad Laser-cut Cards, and a bird fussy cut from the Bird Ballad DSP.

I liked these two cards – it’s a great layout for creating quick cards that make DSP the hero – but wanted to do something a little more special as well, something incorporating several of the layouts from the inspiration page. So using the Magnolia Lane M&M cards (since I don’t have the DSP yet), some Soft Suede cardstock and some vellum, I created this card (which I returned home in time to photograph!!).


The front of the card is inspired by the square card on p36 that has the vellum over the dark magnolia paper. The die cut flowers and the white and green tag are from the M&M pack – it is full of lovely surprises. On a Tailored Tag punch I’ve stamped the “Hugs” sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin kit.


The vellum belly band slides off so the card opens up…


First to this view, again using cards and vellum from the M&M pack, including a fussy cut flower (on a small strip of DSP from Come Sail Away).


Then fully open to reveal the whole spread. The base cardstock measures 10.5″ x 6″, scored at 4″, 4 1/8″, 8 1/8″, and 8 1/4″. This gives you a card with panels of 4 x 6″ and one 2 1/4″ by 6″.


If you are using M&M cards to decorate the panels you need to cut the large sized ones down by 1/4″ to fit nicely. The lined or gridded M&M cards make great inside panels in cards for writing on, especially for those of us who are somewhat challenged with writing neatly with no lines 🙂


You can see how the final card combines several of the layouts and designs of the inspiration picture. I had a lot of fun making it and will use the same style with some other M&M collections.

You’ll see as you make your way through the hop this week that even though we are only CASEing one page there is such a variety of projects as a result. We would love to see your take on these layouts as well, there’s no need for you to have a blog, just make something, upload a photo and brief description of it to our Facebook page with the tag #CTC233.

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Hop on over next to Rebecca who has a beautiful ombre CASE to share with us all.

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Thanks for stopping by,





6 thoughts on “CASE-ing the Catty #233

  1. Wow! For someone with ‘minimal’ supplies you have given us a huge array of ideas. Just goes to show you don’t need much when the things you do have are beautiful 🙂

  2. As I scrolled down I was impressed at how your simple cards stood out with so little added. I loved them both and intend to try something similar. Then I scrolled further and you really knocked the ball out of the park!! Wowser. That is a stunning card and I am very impressed at what you could pull together while being displaced. Well done Siobhan! Pleased to hear you’re back home again.

  3. Julia Quinn

    Amazing. Totally wowed by all of your projects and totally stunned at your amaziness without EVERYTHING at your fingertips! So clever and so inspirational!! I love the way you’ve used the M&M cards on the folded card – this is just stunning. And amazing. Just amazing!!!

  4. Love your cards!
    Amazed you could come up with3 great samples with so few supplies on hand. You obviously didn’t forget to take your creative mojo with you.

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