CTC Challenge #87

CASE-ing The Catty #87 – Artistic Expression

Welcome! This week we are CASE-ing the Artistic Expression section of the Stampin’ Up! 2016 -2017 Annual Catalogue, pages 92 – 157. Can I just say, that’s 65 pages of inspiration! Do you have any idea how hard it was to chose 1 design to CASE? Let me tell you, it was very difficult. So hard to choose one… so I chose 3!

Feeling a little overwhelmed with the many wonderful projects in the catalogue, I decided to settle on one stamp set to work with and just start there. Turned out to be the right way to go about this week’s challenge for me. I chose to work with the Blooms & Bliss Suite on page 138. My Blooms & Wishes stamps just arrived on Monday so I was pretty keen to use this set. For my first card, I used inspiration from a sweet quick & easy card on page 135. The washer is actually from the Affectionately Yours Suite. You might notice a little shine to the sentiment, it’s stamped with Island Indigo, then restamped with clear embossing powder & heated. That little tip came from the gift tags on page 139 (pictured above). I’m pretty please with this card, I think I’ll be making a set of these!

The second card design was inspired by a Father’s Day card on page 131. With this sentiment I had to mask some of the words with sticky notes, ink stamp, remove notes then stamp on the cardstock. Turned out quite nice and wasn’t too fussy to do. I should mention, all the envelopes today were also stamped to coordinate nicely.

My favourite out of all three would easily be the card I made last. Perhaps because I was on a roll? Totally in the ‘creative zone’?.. who knows! I really think it’s because I found a design I hadn’t really noticed before, but I’ve added it to the top of my design list! There is a super cute card on page 146 of the AC, fairly simple but so effective. I just love it. So, I chose a nice bright piece of DSP, added vellum and a few little bits and pieces and came up with this!

If you haven’t yet purchased this suite, I highly recommend adding it to your wish list. It’s super cute, GORGEOUS colours and really versatile. These are the supplies I’ve used this week:


Thanks for checking out my blog this week. If you’re just starting the blog hop here be sure to check out Rachel’s beautiful work next, or jump back to the lovely Simone’s website.
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9 thoughts on “CTC Challenge #87

  1. Oh Krissy, you have created so many great CASEd cards I can’t decide which one I like best! The Blooms & Bliss suite is my absolute favourite in the Catty as I just love the soft florals & pretty colours. You have used it perfectly in your 3 cards.

  2. Yep, you’ve definitely inspired me to give the Blooms and Bliss Suite another look – your cards are so beautiful!! My favourite is the first one – I just love the elegance and simplicity of it! Gorgeous!

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