CTC Blog Hop – For Kids

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Yay – it’s Friday and it’s great to be back at CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop!


This week the crew is using the “For Kids” section of the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue as our creative springboard

You may have started the hop here with me, or you may have come from the talented Rebecca Scurr – either way – Welcome! – I hope you enjoy all the blogs in our CTC Blog Hop. (A full list of the Crew this week is listed at the end of the post.)

My card is a nautical themed birthday card. 2015_07_10_creativejax_ctc38_kidsand my inspiration was this delightful card from page 40 of the catty.

The card sure took my eye and I love the bright colours. When I was planning the card I first chose to swap the block castle image from the Boys will be Boys stamp set, for the happy octopus image from Sea Street.

The colour combo (Delightful Dijon, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Island Indigo) was sorted as soon as I decided I wanted to put the Bermuda Bay/Island Indigo paper from the Bohemian Designer Series Paper (DSP) behind the smiling octopus rather than a neutral.  My hardest choice was which of the other papers to use from the set!  DSP is obviously a lighter weight than cardstock and as I have put this up on dimensionals so the twine could pass behind it I decided it wasn’t strong enough by itself.  While you can’t see it – I did put a piece of cardstock behind the blue dotted DSP to give is some strength so that it doesn’t warp.

The greeting is heat embossed in gold onto a strip of Blackberry Bliss that has been punched with the Triple Banner Paunch – isn’t that a handy punch! The little star fish images have been stamped several times in Delightful Dijon to make a background.


With the flags, I’ve used one of my favourite techniques – using Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up a stamp with several different colours. These flags tie all the colours together.

The Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine was ideal for my card – but a bow just didn’t suit!   A good old reef knot is much more in keeping with the nautical theme!


The layout of this card is really versatile and one that I am sure I will use again!

I’m not sure if you noticed – but that cheeky octopus managed to get his smile into all my photos!

Next blog is Emma Palonek – so hop on over and check it out!

If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the CASE-ing the Catty Crew who are in this week’s Blog Hop:

Bronwyn Eastley 

Alison Barclay

Rebecca Benson 

Stasia Sloma 

Rachel Palmieri  

Tricia Raineri

Julia Quinn

Rebecca Scurr

Jackie Noble

Emma Palonek

Jess Williams

CTC Blog 

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Until next time





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    • addinktivedesigns on July 13, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Oh wow! Love your choice of stamps and colours for this CASE. It outshines the original!

  1. AMAZING card! I love that you’ve chosen Bohemian as the colour inspiration. It’s turned out perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

  2. oh my word!!! All that fussy cutting for the octopus!! I’m blown away – fantastic card!

  3. Great card in very luscious colours. Flags look really good, Jackie.

    • Alison Barclay on July 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Such a cool card, in trendy vibrant colours too! The octopus rocks!

    • rascur on July 10, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Love the colours!! They look amazing!!

    • Tricia on July 10, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I just fell in love with your card Jackie. Your colour palette looks great & the little flags in your CASE are perfect for this card. Delightful Dijon is really growing on me.

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