CASE-ing the Catty Occcasions Blog Hop – Baby

Hi There!

I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer for the newly relaunched CASE-ing the Catty website which draws inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! catalogues.

No longer a Challenge Site – the site is now the CTC Blog Hop with a new Blog Hop every Friday evening – how exciting! You can check out the CTC Blog Hop page HERE. I’m especially pleased to be a Guest Designer for the first CTC Blog Hop because I entered the first CTC Challenge back in July last year.

If you’ve arrived from The Speckled Sparrow – I bet you loved the gorgeous card that Tricia made.

For this inaugural Hop, the Design Team are CASE-ing the Baby Section from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catty (pages 38 & 39).

This was really relevant for me as I had a new baby card I wanted to make for one of my nieces who recently had her f ild – a gorgeous girl named Lotty. Congrats to Mum and Dad and welcome Lotty!

I loved the scrapbook layout on page 38 and used it as inspiration for a double step-card.

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I’d never made a double step card so I “Googled” of course and found LOTS of tutorials and images. I used this tutorial by Kimberley Yu  as a starting point but adjusted it to suit the size I wanted – which related to the length of name.I made the double step card so that I could get the striped effect from the scrapbook page onto my card.

The Little Letter Framelits are really handy and by running the cardstock through twice I could get the double “T” in Lotty’s name cut out. I was rather pleased they didn’t choose a really long name! I popped the name up onto dimensionals to get a shadow effect behind it.

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My colour combination of Pistachio Pudding, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Very Vanilla and Whisper White was based around the Little Moments Project Life (PL) Card Collection & Accessory Pack which I had used in their baby gift – a 6″x8″ Project Life album – set up and ready to pop pictures into. A picture of some of the album pages is shown below.

I’ve used three different stamp sets  on my card – the outlined rabbit stamped as a background comes from the Baby, We’ve Grown stamp set, while the duck is from the gorgeous Something for Baby Stamp set. I inked him up with my Stampin’ Write markers to get the yellow body and the orange beak, then cut him out with the coordinating Baby’s First Framelit Dies. The last stamp set used is a Hostess Stamp Set – Life’s Adventure. It has some great images, but this time I used the simple sentiment of “Welcome”.

You can see in this closeup that I used several PL elements in my card – one of the PL cards, a speech bubble sticker, candy dots and a transparent sticker as well as several other complimentary embellishments. There is Pistachio Pudding washi tape from the Sweet Sadie Washi set, a white heart button from the Sweet Dreams Designer Button Set, some Crushed Curry bakers twine and a little heart punched from Pumpkin Pie with the Itty Bitty Accents heart punch.

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I’ve said it before – but I’ll say it again – I just love how the Stampin’ Up! products co-ordinate. I’ve mixed and matched many types of products from several different product suites in this card – and they all go! Gotta love that!

And lastly, here is the picture of the album I put together as a gift. As well as using the cards from the Little Moments Project Life Card Kit I also cut up coordinating cardstock and put them into some of the pockets. And there are a few spare cards and accessories in the pocket page at the back of the album. Of course they can change things around however they would like – but the album is pretty much ready to go. I think these 6″ x 8″ albums are a great size and am looking forward to seeing photos in the pockets!

2015_04_creativejax_baby_photobook copyCapturing moments is so important, and I hope this helps the new Mum and Dad record just a few of the many moments they will have with their new daughter.

It sure has been fun being part of the new CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop. If you haven’t already checked out the amazing work of the Design Team at the other stops on the Blog Hop – do work your way around – you will see some great projects.

The button below will take you to the CTC Blog Post. Thanks for stopping by.

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Here’s a list of the Blogs in the CTC Hop this week.

Alison Barclay
Rachel Palmieri
Rebecca Benson
Stasia Sloma 
Tricia Raineri  (Guest DT)
Jackie Noble  (Guest DT) <—- YOU ARE HERE


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    • Helen H on April 22, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Wow, Jackie! Love your interpretation of the layout as a step card & the album is such a thoughtful (& beautiful) gift. 🙂

  1. Love your take on it and the cute card!

    • Alison Barclay on April 14, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Gorgeous card!! I just love the little ducky and the heart button…that’s the cutest touch! How thoughtful is your album??….a perfect gift for a new family. That is just beautiful.

    • rascur on April 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Love your case! What a great idea to turn the scrap page into a stunning card!

    • Bronwyn on April 12, 2015 at 12:56 am

    I love how you have started with a scrap layout and transformed the elements into a cute baby fun fold card. Love how your mind thinks. Thanks for a trip down memory lane and for joining us as a Guest Designer for our first blog hop.

    • Julie on April 11, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    This looks amazing. I’m wondering … Have you ever thought about holding a photo album creation class? There may be a number who’d be interested in gaining ideas!

  2. So much to love here Jackie, from the technical step fold to the cute colour combo. What an amazing & generous present for a new family, an album all ready set up!

  3. This card is so awesome. Love it all from the Little Moments colour combo to the cute heart button and ducky! Most of all I love her name – well done new mama and papa!

  4. What an amazing card, Jackie, but of course it is for a special baby girl! Great inspiration from the catalogue.

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