CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop – CTC104 – Petals and Paisleys

Hello and welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop where the crew are taking our inspiration from the Petals & Paisley section of the Stampin’ Up!  Holiday catalogue (pages 46-49).CASEing the Catty Blog - CTC104 - Petals & Paisleys

Whether you’re joining the Hop here, or if you’ve hopped on over from Krissy at Krissy B Cards & Craft – or back from Judy at Just Judy Designs –  a BIG hello!

Remember to click on through this week’s CTC crew to see plenty of inspirational projects that the crew have created for you – there’s a full list on the CTC blog page  if you get lost along the way.

I missed last week’s Blog Hop as I was somewhere over the Tasman Sea – flying back from On Stage Live in Brisbane.

One of the highlights for me was meeting most of the other members of the CASE-ing the Catty Crew! We shared brunch together on the first morning of On Stage. What a fabulous way to kick off a wonderful event.


Some of us met up again at various times through On Stage and we managed to get a photo – though the founder of CTC was missing in action!


… but back to this week’s Blog Hop!

Well … I couldn’t get past the first page of the section we were looking at.


I’ve been keen to make a new frame for my craft studio – so our CTC Hop was the perfect reason!


Rather than just use the stunning images from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set, I’ve also included the Stampin’ Up! Moto – Inspire. Create. Share.

What a great sentiment, and after attending On Stage it is definitely how I am feeling!

I love all the words on the DSP Stacks of each of the color families so that’s my background. I’ve chosen the Dapper Denim coloured paper from the 2016-2018 In Color DSP Stack to use as my background and have matted my 8×8″ Whisper White onto Copper Foil (8 1/2×8 1/2″12×12″ ) before adhering it onto the DSP.

Here’s a closer look.


Some of the images are stamped in Dapper Denim and some are heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder. I cut out a template in the shape of a heart, placed it onto the Whisper White and then stamped all my images within the heart-shaped opening. I did the words first, then the largest of the Paisleys, before using some of the smaller images to get the heart shape.

My frame was a white frame – but I really wanted to tie it into the copper foil and copper embossing in the stamping – so decided to try embossing it! It worked. The photos don’t really show – but it is A-MA-ZING! You get just a glimpse of these luscious copper embossed surface in this photo!


You can’t have too much copper right?!

I really wanted to show you the fabulous shine of the Copper Embossing and when I started to write my post I had the frame sitting beside me on the desk. When I glanced over – this was my view!


If you are wondering how I made the words on the frame – here’s the deal.

I used the Layered Letters Alphabet and tried out the amazing technique that Sara Douglas shared at On Stage. here’s a close up.


I stamped in Dapper Denim after first stamping off, then reinked the stamps and then I added some VersaMark to the bottom part of the letters before I re-stamped  – offsetting the images slightly. Then added Copper Embossing Powder and heat set it.

I’ll be doing a Live feed of this technique on Tuesday 22nd November – Technique Tuesday. So tune in at 1.30pm on Tuesday (that’s 1.30pm New Zealand Daylight Saving Time).  I regularly have Technique Classes on the 4th Tuesday of the month and from this month will be doing a Live Facebook Feed that day sharing a technique. You’ll find my Facebook page at creativeJax

As always, CASEing the Catty is running a monthly challenge – so you can play along too!

We’d love you to share your own project that takes inspiration from the Halloween Night section of the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday catalogue. Just click on the Join Challenge Button below and you can add your project to the linky you will find at the bottom of the post.

November CTC Challenge

A winner will be chosen and announced on the first post of the following month.

One last CTC Crew Photo – from another brunch! Myself, Bronwyn, Liz and Krissy! Great companyt!

Now depending on the direction you’re hopping–  hop on forward to the next blog – Judy  – or go back to the Previous Blog – Krissy

Krissy  Judy

And remember if you get lost along the way – head to the CTC Blog Home Page where you will see all those involved in this week’s CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and make sure you haven’t missed any of the great creations!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy all the other posts in the hop!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy all the other posts in the hop!

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  1. I can’t find the words to describe this, it is just totally awesome! I love every single element about this project and oh so much nicer that the one in the catalogue!

  2. Hi Jackie. It was great to catch up with you again and to spend more time over three meals at this event. Loved your On Stage presentation. I am so going to CASE your cards when I can get my hands on that stamp set. LOVED your SWAPS and all I can say about today’s project is WOW! That technique was cool and you have really done it justice with your gorgeous framed art.

    • Jackie on November 15, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks Kathryn. Stampin’ Up! Gives us such great things to work with! I’m enjoying seeing these words ?

  3. Lovely!! After meeting you I love that I can hear your cheerful voice talking as I read your description! Look at you go with a live feed Facebook class. Hope I can tune in! What a lovely project – I’ve embossed wooden words and chipboard shapes before so I love that you embossed the frame! (Pretty sure i could make a fine mess trying that!)

  4. Oh wow – this is amazing Jackie and so beautifully executed. If your craft room gets full … or you are fully inspired … send it to mine for a holiday! Kelly x

    • Kath Cherrie on November 14, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Beautiful Jax. So love this. And want to nake myself something similar. Thank you for the inspiration

  5. That piece is wonderful, Jackie, I’m amazed! Nice picture of you, Bronwyn, Liz and Krissy.

  6. Wow, that’s stunning!!! I love it!! Love the idea of embossing the frame.

  7. I am amazed at your beautifully creative talent and this would make a wonderful inspirational piece in your craft room.

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