CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop – Card Sketch


What a great week it’s been! Visiting a long-time friend in Sydney before attending the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Convention on the Gold Coast.


Last Friday evening at Convention I got to meet many of the Crew from CASE-ing the Catty.

It was great to put faces to names.

I’ve joined the CASE-ing the Catty (CTC) Crew as a permanent “CASE-r” rather than a guest designer – Thanks so much for asking me to join the group – I’m very honoured!

I love the inspiration that the Catalogue provides everyone and the CTC concept is just such fun!


So the CTC Blog Hop for this week is based on a card sketch inspired by the card on page 22 of the Occasions Catalogue. This is the sketch.

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You may joining the Blog Hop here, or have come from the talented Stasia and her two amazing projects! Either way, I hope you hop on through all the Crew members’ blogs and check out their interpretation of the sketch. Here is my take.

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We had very exciting news in the family with one of my nieces being successful in her application for a Town Planner position – her first job in the field after finishing her degree. She is excited – and we are thrilled for her.

I wanted to make a bright, modern card for her so reached for the @ So Social stamp set for the sentiments on the banner, and for the Bravo stamp set for the main sentiment.

Several of the alphabet sets also have the @ and # in them which was helpful as I wanted to use them as a background on the card. You can see them on the Tempting Turquoise card base but not so easily on the Real Red banner. I used the characters from the Metro Type stamp set to do the backgrounds and used the “@” from Back to Basics as part of my sentiment. I’m sure you all know – but I’ll share just in case – the “@’ and “#” are characters used in social media apps like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The Hashtag (#) denotes a key topic word that is searchable and the @ is linked to a name or identity.

I carried that social media theme through to the inside of the card too.


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To make the “congratulations” sentiment on the card front really pop – I clear embossed it after stamping it in Tempting Turquoise. The photopolymer stamps in the Bravo Set make it so easy to get images exactly on top of each other – gotta love that! You can see the words shining in this close up.

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The sentiment on the front and back of the envelope were also embossed.

As for the colour scheme. Well I wanted something clean and bright, and I remembered that the latest Around the World Stampin’ Up! Challenge had a great colour combo. You can check out their blog if you click the image below.


I decided the doily wasn’t quite right for my niece – so out came the Starburst Framelits – I am going to miss these when they retire on 2 June. In fact two of my favourites retiring stamp sets are used in the card as well – Metro Type Alphabet and @so social.

Of course there are many amazing new products in the yet to be released catalogue – I know as I have one from convention. Seeing the catty early is definitely one of the great perks of being a demo. We even get to order a selected few from the catty about a month before it is released. I’ve placed my order and am waiting for the courier to deliver my BBB (Big Brown Box) –  early next week I hope!

This link will take you back to the homepage of the CASE-ing the Catty Blog.

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Here’s a list of all the blogs in the Hop this week.


Rachel Palmieri:

Rebecca Benson: 

Alison Barclay:

Helen Heil:

Elizabeth Gross:

Tricia Raineri:

Rebecca Scurr:

Stasia Sloma:

Jackie Noble:

CTC Blog:

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    • addinktivedesigns on May 11, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Oh this is one very cool card, Jackie. #loveit

    • rascur on May 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Love your version! I hope your niece likes it!

  1. Love the starburst instead of a doiley, nice touch. It was lovely to meet you too, shame we didn’t get to have a good chat.

    • Jackie on May 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks Tricia. I like how the colours worked out too – wouldn’t have thought to put them together either – that’s what is great about challenges – they challenge! So nice to meet you too! 🙂

    • Jackie on May 9, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks Helen! Will pass on your congratulations! 🙂

  2. Fabulous, fresh take on the sketch, Jackie! The colours & stamps you have used are an awesome mix & absolutely perfect for a new town planner! Congratulations to your niece on her new position. 🙂

    • thespeckledsparrow on May 8, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    What a great interpretation of the sketch Jackie! That starburst is perfect for your nieces card & really sets off all your social media sentiments. I would never have picked those colours to work, but wow they look amazing together. It was lovely to meet you at convention 🙂

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