CTC 160: Picture Perfect Party

Published by under cards | Jan 07 2018


It’s no secret that my FAVOURITE suite in the whole Occasions catalogue is the Picture Perfect suite.

In fact, I may have made many, many, many cards already with this suite! Yay!

So I was super excited to see the first CASEing The Catty challenge for the year was looking at the gorgeous projects on pages 4 – 9. Well, I just couldn’t go past pages 4 and 5! I was going to CASE the colours, or the fun layouts using different papers and stamps. But in the end, I just couldn’t stop using the actual products from this suite.



It was the candles card on the bottom of page 4 that was my main inspiration.

I started by copying it almost exactly…



… and then used that layout and the awesome papers as inspiration for other cards.




How real (and delicious!) do those donuts look?!

And the paper bows are so fun too.


The papers are so striking!

But getting back to the original card, I wanted to share a quick tip.

Unfortunately the paper ribbon advertised in the catalogue is unavailable due to supply issues, but that’s no drama because I made my own fringed paper that creates a very similar effect. All you have to do is make tiny cuts along the edge of your DSP or cardstock, and you’ll have your own version of ‘fringing’.



Love it!

I’ll be back to share more of these fun Picture Perfect Party cards in more detail in the weeks ahead.


But for now, I hope you continue to enjoy hopping around to visit all the CTC crew blogs this week. So many great projects!

Up next is our sweet friend Kathryn – you can check out her creation here.

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

Don’t forget to join our CASEing the Catty Facebook group. You are welcome to join in our regular challenges right there on Facebook. Just share to the group! I hope to see you there.

Until next time,

happy stamping

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria




12 responses so far

12 Responses to “CTC 160: Picture Perfect Party”

  1. Liv Ingleon 07 Jan 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I love your tip to replicate the ribbon Simone! What a great idea. I can’t wait to use this DSP!

  2. Liv Ingleon 07 Jan 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Love the tip to replicate the ribbon Simone, thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to get started using this DSP.

  3. Rebecca Son 07 Jan 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Isn’t it great when you can whip up a great set of cards using fab dsp.

    I feel like a donut now. nom nom

  4. Kelly Kenton 07 Jan 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Great way to show off that amazing DSP Simone!!! Love your cards. Kelly x

  5. Bronwyn Eastleyon 07 Jan 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Oh wow! Love the striking simplicity of these cards. That DSP is now on my next order!

  6. Angela Meiritz-Reidon 08 Jan 2018 at 5:54 am

    Great selection of cards ready for the New Year Simone – they all look fabulous x

  7. Elizabeth Grosson 08 Jan 2018 at 10:19 am

    Such a big array of cards with such a simple design. They look fab Simone.

  8. Rose Packeron 08 Jan 2018 at 11:43 am

    So simple, but so stunning. I can’t wait to get this paper now!

  9. Mel Paganoon 08 Jan 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Don’t you just love how quick and stunning cards are with this DSP! I am going to use soooo many packs! Love your cards Simone!

  10. Sandra Con 12 Jan 2018 at 11:40 am

    What fun cards Simone!

  11. Julia Quinnon 12 Jan 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Simple and amazing cards. Perfect. And fun too. And so colourful and dynamic. Love the simple design that lets the paper designs totally shine.

  12. Judy Mayon 14 Jan 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Wow, that paper does pack a punch, Simone. Fabulous for quick, bright, fun cards – what more could you ask for!

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