Stampin’ Creative June Blog Hop – Cas(E)ing the Cattie!

By | June 27, 2015

Can you believe another month has passed? The months are flying by, baby Finn is now 12 weeks old – time goes so fast!

We decided our theme this month would be to case projects in the new annual catalogue.  Our catalogue, aside from being a full inventory of all the wonderful products we have, is also a fantastic idea book jammed full of inspiration for your crafting projects. CASE is a term very popular amongst Stampin’ Up demonstrators. It stands for Copy and Share Everything. We demos regularly post pictures of our work online and welcome other demonstrators to CASE them ie copy them or be inspired by them.  We like to be credited as the original designer but are more than happy for other demonstrators or customers to use our designs as inspiration.  This month we are using the catalogue itself as our inspiration.

Firstly, I decided to make a frame for Finn’s bedroom inspired by the frame pictured on p. 38.

Here is the original …


And here is my version. I’ve used Something for Baby and the Baby First framelits like in the original picture frame and  I’ve added elements from the Project Life accessory kit Hello Baby Boy. I’ve used Sahara Sand as it complimented my photo better and also Mint Macaron and So Saffron inspired by the kit.


Next up, is a beautiful card I found on p. 95 using the gorgeous English Garden DSP.



I loved the original so much, I haven’t really changed a lot about it.  I just used my Hello You Thinlits and Crazy About You stamp set – which are available as a 15% off bundle! I just love this DSP and the butterfly is punched from the pattern on the reverse.


Finally, here is a card I spotted on p.11. I don’t have the stamp set that was used in the original but I thought the great Ronald McDonald House charity set would suit.

So here is the original


and here is my version.


I’ve stamped the frosting image on watercolour paper and just used my aqua painter to bleed the colour a little. I thought I would show you a nifty trick with the sentiment.  This is a die in the Circle Card Thinlits – but this will also work with other dies and punches such as the Decorative Label Punch.

I’ve die cut 2 pieces as shown.

Take your paper snips and one opposite ends, cut into 4 pieces on the outside of the ‘bump’s. Then take the second piece, and do the same but this time on the inside of the bumps. I hope the photo explains what I mean about the ‘bumps’.



Then select the four largest pieces as shown – you can discard the other pieces.


Then adhere the four pieces behind your die-cut sentiment. There will be a very slight overlap but it’s not that noticeable.


I hope we’ve inspired you with our projects this morning, please do continue your tour. Emily is next and she always has some great projects to show.



Pip – Queen Pip Cards
Kim – Simply Fairies
Eimear – Stamp in Colour You are here 🙂
Emily – Stampin Mermaid
Emma – Coastal Crafter
Mikaela – Crafty Oink Pen

Lesley – Lelly Jelly’s Stamp and Scrap

Louise – Stampin Delight

Here is a list of everything used in the three projects – with three very different projects, it’s a long list! But clicking on the item will takw you direct to my shop.

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If you would like to save yourself some money on today’s order and every further order, we have  great offer on that ends on Tuesday!  Take advantage now and join my team of Aces and Diamonds.  Read all about the offer here.

Enjoy your tour and until next time,

happy crafting,


10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Creative June Blog Hop – Cas(E)ing the Cattie!

  1. Lesley Lendon

    Lovely projects Eimear! You’ve been busy, hard to choose a favourite when they’re all beautifully executed!x

  2. Pip Todman

    Hey Eimear, fab projects as always – you & I obviously like the same things as I very nearly CASE’d the English Garden one too – it really jumps off the page & says Make me! Fab frame, gorgeous feet and great projects!

    1. Eimear Post author

      Thx Pip, I am very fond of the feet photo, can you tell?!!
      Funny you nearly cased the Englush Garden DSP one, it is lovely, and I just LOVE that DSP, it’s gorgeous!

  3. Mikaela

    Oh Eimear, what an adorable keepsake …. but 12 weeks old already?? How can that be? I adore your creation and I love how you’ve switched the wooden embellishments for die cut wording. Very clever x

    1. Eimear Post author

      Thx Mikaela, This months challenge was fun swapping out elements for what I had or just what I fancied changing. And yes the little monkey is 12 weeks already, crazy!!

  4. Louise

    12 weeks …. are you sure! Where does the time go! Gorgeous projects Eimear – love the cute take on the frame and the alternative products used on the cards show no matter what you own you can CASE the catalogue. Fab! xx

    1. Eimear Post author

      Yes, Lou, no matter what you have, the layouts are so good, any of our fabulous products will work. Loving this months projects, it was a fun one!

    1. Eimear Post author

      Thx Kim, I have taken photos other than his feet, just love that photo and keep featuring it in my crafty makes!!


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