CASE-ing the Catty Challenge

Last week Bronwyn Eastley launched a new Stampin’ Up! Challenge Site – CASE-ing the Catty – aka CTC Challenges.

What a fantastic idea! We all get so much inspiration from the gorgeous samples and ideas in the Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue that doing so as part of a challenge is a natural progression! Each week the challenge will focus on a different part of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue. Challenge #1 starts with the Gift and Packaging Section (pages 6 – 23 in the AU/NZ catty).

I haven’t really done challenges but have decided to participate in the CTC Challenge regularly.

So here’s my take on the gift bag that is found on page 13.

creativeJax CTC Challenge #1I am loving the new gold ribbons – they are great alone, together, with silver – so many options.

I used the gold and silver 1/8″ ribbon over the gold satin ribbon to create a striped effect. Also added a smaller bow in each of the gold and silver above the large bow. The sentiment is embossed in silver on the gold fancy foil designer vellum which has a sliver foil sheet mat.

As I have a purpose for this bag, I stamped a Thank You sentiment – “a thousand thanks” from the Lots of Thanks stamp set. But this colour and paper combo would also make a greet gift bag for a wedding gift.

Here’s a closeup


I’ve enjoyed taking inspiration from the catalogue and look forward to next week’s challenge.

Until next timeLogo 72pt




ps. Most fantastic news – I was Top Case in CTC Challenge #1 – werhoo – how exciting! Thank you so much!







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    • Jackie on August 1, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Thanks for all the kind comments.
    It was such fun to join a challenge – this is my first challenge that I am going to try to regularly do.
    And how honoured I am to have had my gift bag chosen as the Top CASE in challenge #1!
    Thank you CASE-ing the Catalogue Team!

  1. What a lucky person to receive that gorgeous bag. Thanks for joining us at CTC in our very first challenge 🙂

    • Nikki Sadler on July 24, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Wow this is a beautiful gift bag – I too love the silver and gold papers. Many thanks for playing along at CAS-ing the catty – hope to see you next time.

    • Becky on July 24, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Well I would love to get a gift in this bag! Thanks for playing at CASE-ing the Catty!

  2. It would be lovely to receive a gift packaged like this – such luxury! Thanks for joining us at Case-ing The Catty.

    • addinktivedesigns on July 24, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Hi Jackie. So pleased that you have decided to join in with our challenges. You are off to a great start with your elegant gift bag. Thanks for playing along with our very first one.

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