This week’s challenge at CASE-ing The Catty Challenges is to use the Memory Keeping Section (Pages 24-41) of the catalogue to inspire a project.
While I was tempted to share some Project Life pages for this challenge, I liked the idea of creating a masculine card based on the picture at the bottom right of Page 31.
I have used the Post Card stamp for my background, which is a stamp that I love but which has not had enough use! I have done some faux stitching around the edge of the postcard in Early Espresso, and done some off-set layers to make it a little different. The main image is from the Traveler stamp set, along with a few left over bits and pieces of the Typeset Specialty papers (Page 184), some Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (Page 193), some Chevron ribbon and Linen Thread (Pages 206-7).
**Quick update: Feeling special, thanks to the ladies at CASE-ing The Catty Challenges, who chose my card as their Top Case! 🙂
Hope you are having a crafty day!
I imagine I am not the only one who finds the Stampin’ Up! catalogue an ongoing source of ideas and inspiration, so when I found out about a new challenge that has just started up, called CASE-ing the Catty Challenges, I had to take part. What a great idea!
This week’s challenge is to use the Gift and Packaging section (Pages 6 – 23) of the catalogue to find some inspiration, or even to copy something directly from the catalogue. Well, if you can’t find some inspiration in that section there must be something wrong! I didn’t know which idea to start with!
So I am going to show you two boxes that I have decorated, and also link you to a previous post where I have used the catalogue as inspiration for some boxes.
Firstly, I liked the weaved strands of ribbon on the long yellow box on Page 15, so I wanted to give that a try.
I have then added a star, gold embossed onto Night of Navy cardstock, with a white star layered underneath. The ribbon going lengthwise goes under the acetate layer, so that the box can still be opened easily.
And the second gift box was inspired by the ribbon on the square yellow box, also on Page 15. I had fun with this one too, but in the end it’s not all that difficult. I have used some of the Chevron Ribbon (Page 207).
These Tag a Bag Gift Boxes are available to purchase (Page 201), include the box base and an acetate sleeve, and make for fabulous easy packaging ideas.
And if you missed some of the boxes that I posted up recently, you can have a look here.
I just wanted to pop up a quick post this evening to share the good bags that I made for my catalogue launch parties this week. I love the way Stampin’ Up! co-ordinates things so beautifully.
I have used plain brown paper bags to put everyone’s catalogues and other goodies into, which I have then added some of the new patterned papers to, and a matching tag.
In this case I have used the gorgeous Eastern Elegance Designer Series Papers (Page 154 Annual Catalogue), with a strip of Crushed Curry cardstock. The tag has been made using the Chalk Talk stamp set (Page 12) and matching Chalk Talk Framelits (Page 187), along with some of the gorgeous new Chevron Ribbon in Smokey Slate (Page 173).
The photo doesn’t do justice to the colours, we had rather a dull day here in Canberra today, so it was a bit difficult to take a better photo.
Did you miss out? I will post a photo tomorrow of the some of the projects we made. Make sure you stay tuned, and also look out for more classes and stamping get togethers being announced soon. All classes have a limited seating so please contact me to let me know that you are would like to come along. I can cater for complete beginners in most of my classes.