CTC214 – Hello Beautiful Butterflies

Well, it’s that time of the week again!  Doesn’t it come around so quickly?  Time for another CASEing the Catty Challenge blog hop.  Whether you are starting here with me, or have hopped on over from Julia’s page, you are going to have fun hopping around to get lots of ideas.  And you can never get enough butterflies, can you?

This week we are CASEing the Sale-a-bration catalogue again.  How many different cards can you come up with using the inspiration from this small catalogue?  Maybe you will find ways along this hop that you hadn’t even thought of!

One of our design team set us a challenge not to take the easy way out and case a layout.  (It’s easy to do when you are time poor.)  Most people will find the layout the easiest thing to replicate, but there are so many more things that you can use from the images to come up with your cards.  Maybe it is the colour combination, changing a 3D item to a card or vice versa, technique used or the stamp set that inspires you.  Whatever jumps out at you, use that as your inspiration and see what you come up with.  This week I decided to change a 3D item into a card and use a technique you may not realise when first looking at the card.  See the cute little gable box with the butterflies in the image above?  I decided to turn that into a card and this is what I came up with.

You can clearly see that I cased the box as I kept a lot of the elements the same.  I started with a Whisper White card base and then cut a mat of Whisper White which I ran through the Big Shot in the Subtle Embossing Folder (which you may not be able to see in the photo, but it does give some extra texture to the card).  I did also CASE the technique that they used in the catalogue as the butterflies actually come from the Botanical Butterfly DSP (the black and white side), which is a freebie with any qualifying order, and they were coloured by using the butterfly in-fill stamps from the Butterfly Gala stamp set with Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Lemon Lime Twist inks. I then punched out the butterflies using the Butterfly Duet Punch and adhered them to the card using glue dots so that the wings are bent up off the card.

The sentiment comes from the same stamp set and was stamped onto Vellum and then layered on an angle onto another piece of DSP from the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  It was all finished off with a piece of the Lemon Lime Twist Organdy Ribbon (also free during SAB).

So what do you think?  Did I pull off the case successfully?  Which element are you going to case from the images in your next card?  There are so many more possibilities when you look past the layout.  We’d love to see what you come up with so make sure you click on the image below and add your project to our Facebook page.  You never know,  you could be the most likes or crew pick winner for the week.

Remember to keep hopping along to see what the rest of the design team came up with this week.  Next up on the hop is Rebecca.  What a cute card she has come up with this week!

Until next time, happy stamping



  1. So clever to use the in fill stamps for the DSP. That’s a fabulous idea! Love your adaptation to a card. Thankyou fir the great tips!

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