CASE-ing the Catty #273 – Playing With Patterns


Happy Sunday, crafty friends! Thank you for stopping by here on your next step in the CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge Crew Blog Hop for this week. We’re getting right into the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-21 Annual Catalogue now. This week we are showcasing the colours of the Playing With Patterns DSP.

This DSP has been a surprise favourite of mine, now that I actually have it in front of me. On paper the colour palette sounds horrible, to be frank. But I should know by now to trust the Stampin’ Up! designers better than that, because it’s actually a colour palette that really works! It is so vibrant and fun and happy. I can see this becoming a go-to for birthday cards for me, especially kids’ birthday cards.

As it happens, this DSP landed on my desk just as I was thinking about a birthday card for a party my oldest daughter Heather was going to this week. While I’m still waiting for the new letter dies to arrive in my order (come on, Australia Post!), I pulled out my absolute-favourite-ever-will-never-be-parted-from Large Letter Dies to make this shaker card for Heather’s friend.


I used a piece of DSP to cut the front panel from with a Stitched Rectangle and then used the letters to cut “TEN” from that panel. I backed this with a window sheet, and then a section of the wide striped pattern from the DSP collection so that each letter looks like it is a different colour – Purple Posy, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry. The letter dies just so happen to be the perfect width for this and it is such a fun effect.


I turned those layers into a shaker window with some foam strips, and filled the inside with sequins from the Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins COmbo Pack from Sale-A-Bration. The colours of these sequins, and the twine, are actually Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, and So Saffron, but that’s so close to Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry that they look perfectly fine, and I’m sure the CTC gods will forgive me. I mounted that panel on this gorgeous Purple Posy and White scallops and a base card of Purple Posy.


I used some Purple Posy cardstock and the offcut from my spotty piece of DSP to make this cute tag as well. The birthday girl’s name starts with A, and I love using these dies to make personalised tags for presents. I was goign to wrap the present in plain white paper with lots of colourful ribbons, but then found this paper in my (incredibly large) wrapping stash that happened to have the perfect colours and a fun pattern that seems like it was made to go with the Playing With Patterns DSP. It all looked so cute together!


Amazingly, given the super cold and wet weather we have been having for weeks, today ended up being a gloriously sunny and fine day, perfect for a party in a park. The birthday girl lucked out with gathering restrictions easing and parks re-opening in time for her birthday, and then this beautiful weather. The kids looked so happy to be racing about the park in the sunshine, fuelled by lemonade and fairy bread (which totally matches our card as well, right??!!). Happy days indeed.

I hope you’ll join in the challenge this week and create something with this fun colour palette and share it with us over on the CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook page.


Next up on the crew hop this week is Lauren who has a gorgeous creation using these colours to share with us, so hop on over with me to check it out.



Thanks for stopping by,


8 thoughts on “CASE-ing the Catty #273 – Playing With Patterns

  1. Pingback: CASEing the Colours of Playing with Patterns DSP | CTC273

  2. Monique

    Such a soft pretty card with these colours. I love those alphabet (and number) dies and won’t be getting rid of mine either.

  3. Judy May

    Fabulous card, Siobhan. Love the colours you’ve used. I won’t be parting with my Large Letters Dies either.

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