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CASE-ing the Catty - Birthday Bouquet Suite


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Welcome to the 100th CASE-ing the Catty blog hop - what a great milestone! This week the CTC crew are looking at the Birthday Bouquet section of the Occasions catalogue.  

You may have come from Tricia's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

There are some lovely projects in this section, but the one that caught my eye this week is on the front cover (bottom right) of the Occasions Catalogue. It is this cute gift bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits dies.



I decided to make my mini treat bag  into a combined card/gift card holder. I used the delicate silver polka design from the 'Shine On' Speciality DSP for the the base of the treat bag. Because the reverse side of this design is the large Cucumber Crush polka dot, I have covered the inside back panel of the bag with a sweet print from the 'Love Blossoms' DSP stack.  A 3.5" doily is the base for the water coloured and fussy cut flower from the gorgeous 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set. It makes a nice contrast with the kraft and silver bag. A banner in the same small print from 'Love Blossoms' DSP stack is tucked underneath the flower and the sentiment has been silver embossed and cut with the 'Tags & Labels' Framelits. These nesting tags and labels are fabulous for cutting and matting greetings and they are on sale this week, so check out the Weekly Deals.  A little heart in Blushing Bride Glimmer paper finishes off the greeting panel. 



The insert for the treat bag is double-sided, so you can add a gift card and also write a message to the recipient.  This the gift card side of the panel where I have stamped the smaller floral image in Early Espresso and coloured it with Blendabilities and Copics. I have added the second part of the greeting which is also silver embossed.

The treat bag is quite narrow, so the card insert is a firm fit to incorporate the size of a gift card. Next time I would make the score lines on the sides of the treat bag a bit wider just to add a smidge more space. I wanted a robust pull mechanism so I punched a hole using the 1/4" hand held circle punch in the Blushing Bride insert about 1cm from the top and threaded the ribbon through before adding the Whisper White panels on top.This gives gives a nice seamless finish and is not going to come adrift. The pull is finished with a double bow in (retired) Blushing Bride baker's twine. 



For the reverse side I have kept it very simple, so there is plenty of room to write your message. I have made the bow double-sided by adding the tails to the reverse side.


This is the final look with the insert in the treat bag.

  Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag combined Card and Gift Card with Birthday Blooms


Project Details
Stamps Birthday Blooms
Card stock & Papers     Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Love Blossoms DSP Stack, Shimmery White, Shine On Specialty DSP, Blushing Bride Glimmer paper
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Old Olive,Pear Pizzaz
Accessories Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton ribbon, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (retired), 3.5" Doily (not SU)
Tools     Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Tags & Labels Framelits, Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Heart Border punch, Silver EP, Aquapainter, Corner Rounder punch, 1/4" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Old Olive Blendabilities, Copic R20, R21, R22

Now it is time to head over to Julia's blog to see her inspiring project. Click on the Next button below to continue the journey.


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Why not join us on our 100th blog hop and link up your creation over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog. You can also see the full list of this week's participants.

Thanks for visiting today!


Kylie Bertucci

Oh Judy! So stunning! Saw your project on Pinterest and had to come and leave a comment. Wonderful!



Monique Fielder

Such a beautiful project. I love the insert with the gift card.

Rebecca S

All I can say is WOW what amazing fussy cutting you have done!!! It looks stunning!! I love your treat bag.


This is a stunning little gift and card in one, Judy. So feminine and pretty. I love your idea to thread the ribbon through prior to adding a top layer of c/s - would make it much sturdier. x


Just divine, Judy! The colours are gorgeous & your attention to detail is fabulous. :)

Julia Quinn

WOW! What a gorgeous gift package!! This is a beautiful project and all the elements are so wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing!!


This is an absolutely stunning gift card in a bag Judy. Your colouring of the bloom is perfect. So much work went into this piece. WOW!

Rachel Palmieri

Your gift bag is exquisite, Judy. I wondered what the pretty paper lining the bag was, thank goodness you told us! It really is such a pretty project, so perfectly co-ordinated.

Liz Gross

OH I LOVE this Judy. I have been thinking about getting the treats bag and now I HAVE to have it thanks to this amazing project! Thanks for sharing such a great CASE

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