CASEing the Catty Blog Hop – CTC110 – Welcome

 Hello and welcome to a new year at CASEing the Catty – Sunday Blog Hop!
CASEing the Catty Blog - CTC104 - Petals & Paisleys

Whether you’re joining the Hop here at CreativeJax with Jackie Noble, or if you’ve hopped on over from new Team Crew Member –  Mel at My Paper Oasis – or back from Julia at Handmade by Julia Quinn a BIG hello!

So – a New Year – a new Catalogue – and a new way of doing things here at CASEing the Catty.

The Crew will continue to have our regular Sunday Blog Hop where we CASE a particular section of the catalogue, and as always, everyone is encouraged to join in the Challenge . We love taking inspiration from the great projects in the catalogues and are sure you will too!

But we have decided to make a change to the way we do our monthly challenge. We are changing it to weekly and running it through the new CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group. If you have been inspired by our projects and want to share your own, please join us on the Facebook Group. A winner will be chosen and announced on the following Sunday at 6pm. We know lots of our followers don’t have Blogs and we want to be as inclusive as we can – so if you haven’t already joined the group you will find us HERE

Once you’ve had a look through this week’s Blog Hop to see plenty of inspirational projects that the crew have created for you –  get your crafty mojo out and join the challenge!

This week the crew is taking inspiration from pages 4 – 7 of the new Occasions Catalogue – which starts with the Animal Party Suite. I’ve chosen the card at the top right hand corner of page 6.

I was drawn to the angled layout! – and see that I’m not the only crew member who chose to CASE this card! And while I certainly have plenty of birthdays I could be making cards for, I also need a welcome card. Our good friends and neighbours are leaving so we will be getting some new neighbours soon and I like to welcome them to the neighbourhood with a card & some baking.

And while I certainly have plenty of birthdays I could be making cards for, I also need a welcome card. Our good friends and neighbours are leaving so we will be getting some new neighbours soon and I like to welcome them to the neighbourhood with a card & some baking.

2016_01_creativejax_ctc110_welcome You can see I’ve kept the layout the same as the original – that’s what caught my eye in the first place!
The background is a Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper – Carried Away. Those streets are perfect for my card! It is cut to fit the full size of the card front (1/4 A4 = 10.5 x 14.85cm) and the card base is Night of Navy – not that you can see any of it!
This DSP provided the colour palette for my card. I frequently check out the colours on the DSPs when I’m looking for a colour combo that will work. The DSP is cut to fit the full size of the card front (1/4 A4 = 10.5 x 14.85cm) and the card base is Night of Navy – not that you can see any of it!
The large sentiment is from the Vertical Garden stamp set, which is designed to go with the Vertical Garden Project Kit (page 22). I always like to get more use for these “kit” stamp sets than just the project they were intended for. I think this will also be great for welcoming new team members to my thINK Creative Team. I’ve stamped the “Welcome” in Night of Navy with a Peekaboo Peach shadow. Love how easy it is to achieve this shadow effect with photopolymer stamp. The leaves are from the same stamp set and stamped in Mint Macaron.
The smaller words were stamped using the letters from the Labeler Alphabet. Such a great set – you can “type” whatever you like/need!
After stamping the sentiments, I’ve matted the whisper white onto a piece of Watermelon Wonder and tied some Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around. As the cardstock is on an angle, the thread tends to slide up – so I put a glue dot on the back at each edge. If you get it very close to the edge it will hold the twine in place without it being visible from the front of the card. This was then popped up onto dimensionals.
The details on the DSP is just amazing – gotta love those cute swing sets and bicycle!
2016_01_creativejax_welcome_inside As always, I’ve carried the design elements through to the inside of the card – it just finishes a card off I think.

I do hope you’ve enjoyed my project this week! I’ve had fun creating with some of my new goodies from the Occasions Catalogue. Feel free to leave me a comment in the section below – I love hearing from you! If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase any of the products I’ve mentioned – I would welcome you as a customer.

As I mentioned at the beginning of my Post – CASEing the Catty has a weekly Challenge which is now being hosted in our CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group. So check out the rest of the Crew’s projects – then head on over for more inspiration – and to enter the challenge if you’d like to – we’d love to see you there!

We’d love you to share your own project that takes inspiration from pages 4 to 7 of the Occasions Catalogue, Just click on the Join Challenge Button below and you will find yourself at the Facebook group where you can add you project.The weekly challenge with links to the album will be pinned to the top of the page.

CTC Challenge

You have all week to create and join in. Make sure you put your photo in the challenge album by 7pm Saturday 14th January to be included.


Now depending on the direction you’re hopping –  hop on forward to the next blog with Julia at Handmade by Julia Quinn  – or go back to the Previous Blog with Mel at My Paper Oasis.


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!


 If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog Jackie Noble | creativeJax

If you would like any information about the products I’ve used in my project – as always they’re listed in the table below.


If you live in New Zealand and would like a demonstrator to order through – I’d love to have you join my group of crafty customers – let’s journey together!

Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJaxJackie

As always – if you wish to know anything more about info in this post, or to get a catalogue, or to join my thINK Creative Team , or to buy any of the items mentioned in the post, please contact me.

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    • Jackie on January 14, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks Cheryl! 🙂 It never ceases to amaze me how different the same layout can look with different colours and paper!

    • Jackie on January 14, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks Trcia! 🙂 I love the detail in the DSP and looking forward to getting to know our new neighbours more too!

    • Jackie on January 14, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks Bronwyn! 🙂 Sadly I’ve never been up in a hot air balloon – this DSP makes me want to even more!

    • Jackie on January 14, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks Kelly! 🙂 They seemed to like it 😀

    • Jackie on January 14, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks Mel! 🙂 This layout rocks – could be used for all sorts of cards – or scrap book pages!

    • Jackie on January 14, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks Rachel! Poach away! A first home – how exciting for them!

    • Jackie on January 14, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks Judy! 🙂 I love putting something on the inside.

  1. This card made me smile because of the creative genius behind it. Love your project. A clever use of the DSP.

    • Jackie on January 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks Julia! 🙂 Yes do look closely at the DSP – lots of detail!

    • Jackie on January 9, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks Rebecca! I see we were both drawn to this layout!

    • thespeckledsparrow on January 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Oh Jackie, this is great CASE! I agree the angle really makes this layout special & really eye catching. I love your use of the SAB DSP, it’s perfect for your project. What lucky new neighbours you have!

  2. Great card Jackie ! Love tour take on the design ! It’s totally changed the look of the card !

  3. Fabulous card Jackie – fantastic use of the layout and great DSP choice! I’m sure your new neighbours will think it’s a great welcome to the street! Kelly x

    • Mel Pagano on January 9, 2017 at 1:39 am

    I absolutely love this design! Fantastic.

  4. Very clever, Jackie. Love this idea, might need to poach it next week for people moving into their first ever home.

  5. Wow, such a great CASE, Jackie. It is a great layout and your centre panel is fabulous. Love the inside finish too.

  6. Love your take on this great layout. This DSP looks totally awesome too. And Thankyou for the tip about the glue dots on the twine. I’m looking forward to using this paper and I’ll keep a look out for those cute little bicycles.

    • rascur on January 8, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    What a lovely welcome card!! The DSP is perfect for it.

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