CTC 232: Catalogue Inspiration

Published by under cards | Jun 09 2019

For our first CASEing the Catty challenge of the new annual catalogue, we turn to the back of the book for inspiration to pages 106-159. These pages cover the Artistic Expressions section and much more, and are jam-packed full of fabulous projects.


What’s CASE-ing The Catty? CASE stands for “Copy And Share Everything”. It means we use the ideas and inspiration from one project and apply them to another to create something altogether new. Each Sunday evening at 7pm AEST/8pm AEDT the CTC Crew kick off a new Challenge, using the Stampin’ Up! catalogues as inspiration. The CTC Crew are Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from Australia and NZ. Just click on the ‘Next’ link at the end of this post and you’ll work your way around the Blog Hop. To learn more about joining the challenge, follow the instructions at the end of this post.


The one that caught my eye is on page 112 (see below). In particular, it was the colour combination that inspired my project. I just adore the Mint Macaron, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake combo, which absolutely suits this vintage style perfectly.

This is what I came up with:

It is actually an oversized card measuring 18cm x 11cm, and was made for a special friend who faced some tough medical challenges lately.

Somehow she always manages to stay upbeat, positive and hilariously funny. She never fails to teach me a thing or two about how to handle challenging situations with grace… and a generous dose of humour.

My fave stamp set, Free As a Bird, was perfect for this one.

Leaves were stamped on the Soft Suede layer in Crumb Cake ink and then coloured in with white pencils. I love the way it makes the leaves pop.

I used Foam Adhesives Strips to adhere the Soft Suede layer, and sponged the edges of the white foam with Crumb Cake ink so they would blend in with the rest of the card.

Does the doily look familiar?

It has actually been cut from the middle of a Bird Ballad Laser-cut Card! (Don’t worry, I used the rest of the card for another project which I’ll share soon).

Thanks so much for joining me this week! It’s great to be playing along with the rest of the CASEing the Catty design team this week.

To continue on the hop for more inspiration, just click on the Next button below and you’ll be on your way to see what Shannon has made for us this week. 

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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