CASE-ing the Catty #305 – Some Sweet Birthday Love

Greetings, crafty friends! I hope, wherever you are in the world, you are safe and well, and that you are fitting in lots of crafting therapy in order to cope with these crazy times we are in.

I’ve had something of a return to “normal” life this week, with our five day snap lockdown ending and the kids back to school (and two of them in FULL-TIME school, can you perhaps sense my excitement?), husband back to work, my parents back to their house, and the ability to be able to roam free from the house, albeit masked. After spending two days getting my house back in order after 9 weeks of the kids at home, I treated myself to some quality time at the craft table. With this week’s CASE-ing the Catty challenge in mind, CASE-ing the donkey card sketch from page 5 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, I took advantage of my crafting freedom to produce a pile of birthday cards to be sent out over the next couple of weeks.

From this cute donkey card we have this great sketch to CASE:

And my cards turned out a little something like this:

For all of my cards, I have used the Ice Cream Corner Suite and some coordinating colour collection DSP for the dotty backgrounds. I chose striped patterns to make the banner across the centre of the cards, inspired by the three strips on the sketch, but looking for a less fiddly option for my bulk production. 

For some of the cards, I altered the orientation from portrait to landscape. This is an easy way to CASE a sketch or layout but give yourself a bit more variety. I also cut straight from the DSP for some of the feature panels on the cards.

With most, though, I used a white stitched rectangle and then either stamped directly onto that panel or punched out stamped ice cream images to stack. 

All up I made 14 cards, and that will take care of the January (sorry, January friends) and February birthday happy mail list. 

Are you a bulk card maker, or a one at a time kinda person? I love it when you can use a good layout or sketch and one coordinating suite of products to make a bunch of cute cards all at once. I was completely defeated by Christmas cards last year and didn’t send any out, so this year I’m determined to keep up with the birthday card happy mail. I figure the best way to do this is to have a few bulk crafting sessions every couple of months, so I always have a good stash on hand, ready to go. So expect to see a few more bulk projects like this in the near future!

Next up on this week’s team hop is the fabulous Rose, who always inspires me with her gorgeous creations. Hop on over with me to see what she has done with this week’s sketch.

Thanks for stopping by,


6 thoughts on “CASE-ing the Catty #305 – Some Sweet Birthday Love

  1. Julia Quinn

    Totally YUM!! Great idea to do bulk cards! I’m definitely a bulk card girl and do so every little while – both of birthday and thankyou cards for customer orders. But I do love to play and do unique cards too! I love all the fun colours and papers you’ve used – these cards could be used for any age or gender!! Winning!!

  2. Joanne Gaff

    What fun cards and very fitting for today’s temperature, although I think the icecream would have melted faster than I could eat it.

  3. Michelle Strazds

    Wow! What a great effort! Great cards. I’m more of a one card at a time person. I was the same with Christmas last year and didn’t manage to send any out either.

  4. Oh wow, what a huge effort! I would certainly treat myself to extra crafting time after a super-long school holidays and a lockdown! Your cards are lots of fun, and will certainly bring a smile to the recipient’s face.

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