CASE-ing the Catty #281 – Annual Catalogue Punches

Happy Sunday, CASE-ing the Catty fans! Well, wouldn’t you know it, after my blogging break last month I was back on board two weeks ago, raring to go once again, when I was pulled up short but the dual calamities of a horrid cold and no internet connection for nearly two weeks (the result of an unfortunate digging incident). Let’s just say that being stuck at home with sick kids and a sick mumma and no proper internet to satisfy the sick kids’ demands for YouTube watching and tv on demand (the only way they know how to watch tv, these modern children of mine) was less than a fun experience.

So I’m back again, and very happy to be here for this week’s CASE-ing the Catty Crew Blog Hop, where we are this week CASE-ing the bundle section in the Stampin’ Up! 2020 Annual Catalogue (pages 168-169).


I’ve chosen to CASE the card you can see at the bottom of the above image which is on page 168 of the catalogue. I’ve used elements of that design, and a favourite carry-over punch, to create a wrap for this little box.

I started by layering two pieces of DSP, this beautiful daisy piece from Flowers for Every Season and a neutral gray from In Good Taste. 


There’s a narrow band of vellum wrapped around next, which the daisy and the sentiment banners sit on top of. The sentiments banners are little strips of FLirty Flamingo cardstock and DSP and some stripes from Flowers For Every Season, all punched using the fabulously versatile Banners Pick a Punch form the Holiday Mini Catalogue. For the sentiment, I stamped and white heat embossed this sentiment from the retired set Perfectly Framed – it makes this gift box fairly all-purpose, as it could be for a birthday or as a thank you gift, or pretty much any other occasion. 

For my punched element I was inspired by the beautiful daisies in the DSP to break out a favourite carry-over punch, the Daisy Punch. I stamped the image in Cinnamon Cider and Crushed Curry inks on thick Whisper White and punched out. It’s so quick and easy to make daisies using this set and they are so very cute. 

This whole little creation came together in just a few minutes. These Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes from the AC are a great little size for small gifts or to put a set of notecards and envelopes in. I haven’t yet decided what to do with my box, whether to make some cards to fill it with or keep it as gift packaging. But it’s always nice to have some little boxes like this on hand so that you have those options available.

Punches are such an easy and effective way to create some wow factor with minimal fuss. Don’t forget to play along with us this week and share your creation inspired by the Punches section of the Annual Catalogue and upload it to the CTC Facebook page. 

Next up on the Crew hop is the super talented Michelle with a colourful punched card – hop on over and check that out, and the rest of the crew’s creations, by following the next buttons on each post.

Thanks for stopping by,



5 thoughts on “CASE-ing the Catty #281 – Annual Catalogue Punches

  1. Fabulous idea for packaging the little box, I am in the middle of making a set of notecards so I think I will case your idea on how to package them. Thanks for sharing – and glad you and the kids are feeling better.

  2. Judy May

    Good to hear you are back on deck again, Siobhan. You have created such a pretty belly band for your gift box and the daisy embellishment really steps it up from the original.

  3. Julia Quinn

    So glad to hear you’re back on deck! And your project is just so beautiful. It shows off this pretty paper to perfection. And the box too!

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