Happy New Year! It is great to be back for a new year with the CTC Crew, bringing you creative inspiration from the brand new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. You can now purchase products from the Occasions catalogue and for every $90 you spend (before shipping) you get to choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. It's the very best time of the Stampin' Up! year when YOU get the presents!
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This week we are looking at the 'Party Animal' section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 4 - 7. As the title suggests, this section is all about birthdays. I've taken my inspiration from the group of tags at the bottom of page 4 and in particular the striped tag (3rd from the left) and turned it into a card.
I went looking for this lovely striped paper in the 'Party Animal' DSP pack and couldn't find it. I looked again and then it suddenly twigged that the striped paper in the pack had been 'enhanced' by placing the narrow Tangerine Tango washi tape between alternate coloured stripes. Doesn't it look great? The colours in this designer paper are vibrant and punchy, making it perfect for male birthdays in particular. However, I wanted to make a girly card, so this is what I came up with.
I started with a thick Whisper White base and then added the Pacific Point designer paper from the 'Party Animal' pack and layered on a strip of the 'enhanced' striped paper down the centre. I've used the same greeting as the tag, inking up the top and bottom words with the Pacific Point ink pad and using the Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write marker for the centre. This was die cut with my favourite Stitched Shapes Framelits and popped onto a scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits. The little bow at the top is from the new 'Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits' dies. This is a fabulous set and I'm looking forward to have more of a play with them.
I've added some bling to finish and one of the cute party hat trinkets from the 'Party Animal Embellishments' pack, which you can see better in this close-up.
For the inside, I have added strips from 3 of the Party Animal washi tapes at the bottom, which forms the base for the popped up number. I embossed the number with (retired) Irridescent Ice embossing powder for a bit more bling. The balloon has 2 layers; the bottom being the spotted washi tape cut out with the Balloon Bouquet punch (it is a perfect match) and topped with a die cut from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. I love how all of these elements coordinate so easily!
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Party Animal DSP|
|Ink||Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry|
|Accessories||White Baker's twine, Party Animal Embellishments, Party Animal Washi set, Rhinestone Basic Jewels|
|Tools||Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Big Shot, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue|
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We would love you to join in with your CASE of the Party Animal section of the Occasions Catalogue. To make it super easy for you, we now have a FB page where you can post your creation, so you don't need to have a blog to join in the fun. Click on this link or the image below.
You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.
Thanks for visiting today!