CASE-ing the Catty #264 Week 1 – A Masculine Twist

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Hello, Casers, and welcome here to your next stop in the CASE-ing the Catty Crew blog hop for this weekend. This week’s challenge is one with a twist – you can CASE and card at all from the 2020 Mini Catalogue and give it a ‘masculine twist’.


I was determined to find a super “girly” card to CASE so I could really show the difference between the original and my version. I was looking for layouts and patterns that would work well, and also for something that would work as a baby card as I needed to make something for a friend’s new arrival. This card on page 8, using the From My Heart Suite (which, I think you’ll agree, does tend towards the ‘feminine’) fit the bill nicely. I loved repeated stamping on the background, the white base, and the central die cut cluster in more neutral tones.


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I then looked through my rather extensive collection of baby stamp sets and chose Little Elephant from the Annual Catalogue for its cute small images, adorable elephants that can be punched with the coordinating Elephant Builder Punch, and for the fact that I really haven’t used this one nearly enough!


I chose to use a combination of colours to make the background a little more interesting – Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Pretty Peacock, and Night of Navy. I love the way this colour palette goes from green to blue and works so well together. For the background, I repeatedly stamped the small balloon image using the second and third generation stamping method for even more variety of colour.


For the central cluster, I stamped and punched the small and large elephants in Basic Grey. Then layered this with a white Stitched Square, and the fun circle label from the Painted Label Dies, in Night of Navy DSP.


The cute Congratulations sentiment is from Little Elephant – the font in the sentiments is so nice, I can’t believe I haven’t used them before! A mistake I am sure I will be correcting with enthusiasm. I hand cut the banner and then added a few stars in Granny Apple Green to finish it all off.


Making this card was a reminder to me to not neglect the small images that are so often a part of stamp sets. They can work really well as accents or for making your own DSP style backgrounds in colours or themes to suit your project.


This is the first of two weeks with this theme so make sure you join in and share your masculine project with us over on the CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page.

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Next up in the crew hop is the always creative Lauren, I can’t wait to see what she has made for this week’s challenge.

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Thanks for stopping by,



6 thoughts on “CASE-ing the Catty #264 Week 1 – A Masculine Twist

  1. I love the stamped background!! I love those elephants, they are too cute!! And thanks for the reminder to use those little stamps, I need to do that more often.

  2. Julia Quinn

    What an awesome background with all the stamped balloons. I love that!! And the second and third generation stamping is stunning too. Fabulous card and so inspirational!!

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