CTC 120: Everyday Hero Comic Strip Card – With Measurements!

Published by under cards | Mar 19 2017

COMIC STRIP card, made with the Everyday Hero stamp set, part of the CASEing the Catty Blog Hop by www.simonebartrum.com

Welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty blog hop.
Every Sunday night at 7pm AEST/8pm AEDT, the CTC Crew share great ideas from the latest Stampin’ Up! Catalogues.  We either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a project or we use a layout or even a colour combo as inspiration for our own creations.
This week, we are sharing our projects inspired by pages 46 – 49 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

Come and join us! Make your own project and share it  in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.  


This week we were given pages 46-49 of the Occasions catalogue to look to for inspiration, and even though most of those belong to the Urban Underground suite I chose the fabulous Everyday Hero cards instead.

In particular, the striking comic strip (comic book) themed card on page 49. Here it is:

Comic Strip card. Everyday Hero stamp set by Stampin' Up! - www.simonebartrum.com

Oh my! I love this layout so much. And I think I’m not the only one 😉 You might see a few of these cards on our hop this week. xxx

I kept the same layout and stamp set but added a bit of GIRLPOWER to my comic strip card!

Everyday Hero stamp set, Stampin' Up! Australia - www.simonebartrum.com

The trickiest part with these Comic Strip cards is coming up with the measurements, so I’ve made life a bit easier for you by listing those dimensions below.

MEASUREMENTS: Everyday Hero Comic Strip Card

NOTE: I start with A4 size paper which we use here in Australia and I believe it’s used in Europe too so I’ve used only millimetres.


21cm x 14.5cm, scored at 10.5cm (you’ll get 2 bases from one sheet of A4 cardstock, plus a few mm’s trimmed off). I used Thick Whisper White cardstock from Stampin’ Up!.

  • 7cm x 4cm Blushing Bride
  • 4cm x 2cm Sahara Sand
  • 4cm x 3cm Real Red (embossed with the Lucky Stars embossing folder)
  • 6cm x 4cm Daffodil Delight
  • 9.5cm x 4.5cm Sahara Sand

There should be an even 5mm (half centimetre) spacing around each box.

Struggling with the spacing? Cut a 5mm strip of thick cardboard and use that as a DIY block divider.

Everyday Hero stamp set, Stampin' Up! Australia - www.simonebartrum.com

For a bit of WOW, try adding some extra embellishments or raising the fussy cut pieces with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Everyday Hero stamp set, Stampin' Up! Australia - www.simonebartrum.com


Supergirl was stamped on Shimmery White cardstock in Stazon ink. Colour was added by first wetting each section and adding ink dipped on the end of an Aqua Painter. The colour will pool in the wet area, so the trick is to resist every urge to touch the paper until it’s totally dry.

Otherwise it will run = huge inky mess.

Yep, it really will 😉


Everyday Hero stamp set, Stampin' Up! Australia - www.simonebartrum.com


Oh and those fabulous Pacific Point blue stars are from the Star Blast Edgelits dies. Have another look at those dies if you overlooked them originally. Seriously! They are much more versatile than they first seem, that’s for sure.



Well, that’s it for me this week!

Thanks for visiting but I hope you’ll stick with me as we continue on the blog hop. Our next stop is Judy May. Let’s see what she has created for us this week…

Click here to go to the next blog in this week's hop

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

P.S. Have you booked your spot in this week’s pop-up and pop-out card class?

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “CTC 120: Everyday Hero Comic Strip Card – With Measurements!”

  1. Rachelon 19 Mar 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Thanks for those tips on spacing the blocks, I’ve always eyeballed it, not always successfully. You’ve made a cute card here.

  2. Mel Paganoon 19 Mar 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Simone! Love your Girl Power xx

  3. Kelly Kenton 19 Mar 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Great card Simone – and thank you so very much for all the measurements!!! Kelly x

  4. Julia Quinnon 25 Mar 2017 at 10:33 am

    Loving super Girl! Just brilliant. What a perfect teenage girl card (I know my teenage girls would LOVE it). All the star details are just perfect.

  5. Rebecca Son 26 Mar 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I love a girl power version!! Looks awesome!

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