CASE-ing the Catty #271 – The New 2020/20 Annual Catty


Happy New Catalogue!! Yay!! It’s a stampers favourite time of the year – the launch of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. This week the 2020-21 version was unleashed into the world, and oh boy, isn’t it fabulous??!!

So to make this week’s CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge both incredibly exciting and rather difficult, this week the whole catty is ours for the CASE-ing. With 193 pages of inspiration, narrowing it down was a daunting task!

After much flicking through (and adding to my ever increasing wish list) I settled on this card from page 125. I’m a sucker for stripes, and I’ve used this strip technique before – it’s especially good for those of us who can’t bring ourselves to throw away even the little strips of offcuts from pretty paper and cardstock.


© Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue 2020-21, p. 125.

I happened to have some strips of the gorgeous new Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sitting on my desk from these cards that I made last week, and they were both the perfect size and the perfect, colourful jumping off point for my cards.

Now I had just a little bit of fun making these, so I have four to share with you, the result of a happy few hours in my craft room.


For each card I used a few strips of DSP and then some strips of cardstock in coordinating colours. The strips are carying widths – like I said, this is a great way to use up scraps. I laid the strips out on some plain copy paper with Tear’n’Tape to hold them in place. Then I trimmed off the panels to make a rectangle approximately 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.


I then stitched around the rectangle – actual stitching with my actual sewing machine. I have admired this look for so long but always been a bit afraid to try it. Having done it now I don’t know why I was afraid – it was so easy, I used my standard needle and settings, and it was so much fun! I’m sure this will be a technique I will use again.


Each stitched panel was then mounted onto a mat of Thick Whisper White cardstock. I added some white baker’s twine, then mounted this panel on dimensionals and adhered to my card base. Two of the card bases are Petal Pink and the other two Balmy Blue. This third version, on the Petal Pink base, ended up being my favourite of the four.


For the sentiments I originally planned to add this largish scalloped rectangle (from the must have Stitched So Sweetly dies), but I wasn’t sure I likes so much of my pretty panels being covered up. So I used it on two of them, and for the other two I used a small Stitched Rectangle. Let me know which look you prefer in the comments 🙂

I hope you’ve all had a chance to have a good look through the new catalogue and have found lots of inspiration. This week you can join in by CASE-ing any card at all from the catalogue – and you don’t need to use the same or even new products – and share it with us over on our Facebook wall. We just love seeing your creative projects as well.


Next up on the crew hop this week is the gorgeous Rachel with a flowery creation – hop on over to check it out.



Stay safe and well, everyone.


Thanks for stopping by,




8 thoughts on “CASE-ing the Catty #271 – The New 2020/20 Annual Catty

  1. All of the cards look great with the combination of DSP and cardstock. Love the stitching too. I’ve never tried sewing on a card before. Maybe I should give it a go.

  2. Julia Quinn

    These are brilliant. My favourite is the first one – probably because I love that paper design! Amazing work, and brilliant use of leftovers! Love this.

  3. Rachel Palmieri

    Gorgeous cards Siobhan! I really like the mix of plain card and DSP in the strips. Be warned, the paper does dull your needle, so you’ll possibly need to assign one specifically to this task.

  4. Love them all but if I had to pick, I’m more drawn to the pink cards and both the small rectangle greeting and the larger work! Your sewing machine liked the paper much more than mine did lol. Must try it again sometime. Awesome way to use your scraps!

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