CASE-ing the Catty – CTC132 – Birthday Clouds with Embossing Paste

Hello and welcome to CASEing the Catty – Sunday Blog Hop. Tonight I’ve got a great project featuring the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste! 
CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop
Whether you’re joining the Hop here at CreativeJax with Jackie Noble, or if you’ve hopped on over from the amazing Monique Fielder a BIG hello!
I hope you enjoyed the CASE-ing the Catty Crew’s blog hop last Sunday – our first using the new 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! catalogue for inspiration. And trust me – there is a whole lot of inspiration between the covers of this catalogue! If you don’t have your copy yet, live in New Zealand and would like to receive your own copy in the mail – please email me ( You can also view and order online – click HERE
I love that we are CASEing the birthday section this week. It’s not my birthday – but it sure felt like it was yesterday! Look what my friendly courier left for me!!! That’s BBB (Big Brown Box) Stampin’ Up! heaven! 
It was fun unpacking all these and sorting people’s orders ready for collection and reviewing my own purchases. I had a class in the afternoon, so had to be patient and wait until later in the day to craft with some of my new goodies. But it was definitely worth the wait!!!
One of the products I was super excited to see in the new catalogue – and was in one of those Big Brown Boxes was embossing paste (page 201).
It was one of the first things I wanted to use – after checking out the complete Memories and More collection and my new Love Today Planner – more on those later!
I just had to use it my project for today’s hop and the gift bag at the top right of page 84 was a perfect to CASE! There are some new decorative masks in the catalogue too – including one with clouds – absolutely made for this CASE!
Here is my project sitting beside the original in the catty.
Rather than a bag – I’ve made a card. I have kept most of the original design elements the same – just given it a revamp – including a whole lot more texture!
Now – back to that embossing paste.
  • It comes in a pottle which is easy to access the paste from. 
  • In addition to the paste, you can also purchase a set of three palette knives to assist with spreading the paste on your project.
  • I’ve used the small offset trowel to get the paste out of the container and spread over the cloud mask.
  • Then to add texture I placed the flat surface of the trowel on each cloud and lifted it directly upwards. This pulled some of the paste upwards and gave me my fluffy clouds!
As I was making “happy” clouds, I have not coloured the embossing paste, rather, I chose to leave it white. Depending on your project, and the effect you are wanting to achieve, you can definitely colour the paste. Just add a few drops of any coloured ink from a re-inker bottle.
Here’s my card again.
  • The balloons and banners are from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (DSP).
  • The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Soft Sayings Card Kit. It’s easy to forget about the fabulous stamp set that is in this kit – but it is a great set with a really good range of basic sentiments (Thanks, Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Miss You, Love you etc).
  • I’ve stamped the sentiment onto vellum in Versamark and Lemon Lime Twist and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. This is a fab way to get heat embossing in any of our colours!
  • The balloon strings are made using the Basic Black Baker’s Twine
You can’t really tell in the above photos, but the balloons are curved for a 3D effect. Here are a couple of close-ups so you can get a better view.
In these close-ups, you can see the texture of the clouds more clearly too!
And if you are wondering about the edge of the vellum – it’s punched with the new Ticket Tear border punch. I can see this punch getting a lot of use!
So – I’ve used quite a few new products in my project – and if you are anything like me – your wish list from the new catalogue is long one.
The most cost effective way to get a large amount of product at once is to purchase the Starter Kit – and you can read more about doing that HERE
Another great way to get FREE product is to get your friends together and place an order large enough to earn Stampin’ Rewards. 
And Stampin’ Up! is running a fabulous Hostess promotion for the month of June – extra Stampin’ Rewards for qualifying parties!
If you’d like to hold a Stampin’ Up! Party (aka workshop) with me –  have some spaces available for June. Contact me asap.

Alternatively – you can simply group your order with the orders of some friends and place these together. You will all then share the Stampin’ Rewards and any extra rewards. Again – contact me if you’d like to know more
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.

Remember –  CASEing the Catty has a weekly Challenge hosted in our CASEing the Catty Blog Hop and Sunday Challenge Facebook Group. We’d love you to share your own project that takes inspiration from Birthday section of the catalogue. And remember when you CASE – you’re using the project as a starting place – you don’t have to have the same stamp set or colours necessarily – you could CASE the colour palette – but you could CASE the layout – or some aspect of the project.

Just click on the Join Challenge Button below and you will find yourself at the Facebook group where you can add your project to the album for this week’s Challenge.

If you’re not a member of the group – just ask to join and we will see you there!

CTC Challenge

You have almost a week to create and join in. Just add your photo to the Facebook group before 7pm next Sunday to be included in the challenge.

Also – we are looking for some new Crew Members – so if you would like to put your name in the ring – please say so when you upload your project to the page.

Now, hop on over to the next blog with the fab Elizabeth Gross 

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 they’re listed in the table below.


  • If you live in New Zealand and would like a copy of the new catalogue, please contact me.
  • 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! – Shop Now or contact me.

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  • If you live in New Zealand and would like to know more about becoming a demonstrator – Check out the info HERE – I’d love to have you join my thINK Creative Team! 
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Until next time

Jackie Noble | creativeJax

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.

Or you can shop 24/7 at my online Stampin’ Up! shop

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

Please do use the hostess code to support creativeJax if you are ordering online!  

Entering the Hostess code combines the value of online orders – which assists me to offer events and thank you’s for my customers and support charities such as Ronald MacDonald House and local events where I donate product and/or classes.

The current Hostess Code can be found at the top right of my webpage.

If your order is over $300, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!


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  1. Love the embossed clouds!! Can’t get enough of the new SU Embossing Paste, how awesome is it!? Love the curvy touch to your DSP balloons, really gives them life. Beautiful card Jackie.

  2. so many BBB’s – AWESOME! thanks for the tips-loving the “fluffy’ clouds. That paste is going to be so much fun!

  3. So many clever tips Jackie – thanks for sharing! The embossing paste is getting a good workout on every craft table! Kelly x

    • Mel on June 13, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Love your CASE Jackie and those beautiful balloons really add to the overall layout 🙂

  4. Love your take on this challenge Jackie and your card is gorgeous. The Birthday Memories Suite is shaping up to be on of my favourites already.

    • Glenna Stutzman on June 12, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I really loved how you made the balloons stand out. I have not seen that before.

  5. Aaaah! New goodies and a fab card. Still waiting for my BBB to arrive and it’s a long weekend here in Tas. 🙁

    • Monique on June 11, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Great minds Jackie, isn’t the paste fun! I love your use of the DSP on your card.

  6. I love all the details Jackie, and that DSP is gorgeous – the balloons are so realistic, along with those fabulous fluffy clouds too!! Great case!!

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