CTC240 – Everyday Occasions

Welcome to another week of CASEing the Catty. Where did that week go? This year is definitely flying by! I can’t believe it is August already. Whether you’ve hopped on over from Siobhan’s creation or starting here, welcome.

This week we are CASEing the Everyday Occasions section of the annual catalogue. That gives you so many options to CASE! You can pick any image from page 12-71.

So where did I start? I started with the Old Olive peacock card on page 25 as my inspiration, however by the time I finished it did look quite different to the original. I love how you can start with a particular design in mind and as you create, it transforms into something else however I can still see some of the original elements still there.

As you can see, I flipped the card 90 degrees to the left, left the sentiment centred on the side (which is now the top of my card) and used the Stitched Nested dies in the centre of the card with the image set back from the cut out section. That is about as close as my card ended up being to the original.

As I started creating, I decided to make a diorama card to give more depth than the original card and was perfect for the Come Sail Away Suite. I stamped the two different sized boat images and then coloured them in with my Blends before cutting them out with the coordinating dies.

I have included photos of each layer with measurements below to make it a bit easier to see how I put it all together.

To create the clouds I took my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and punched it out on a scrap piece of cardstock. I then took my sponge dauber and Balmy Blue ink and moved it around the top section. Voila… clouds.

To create the water I used the sponge brayer with Pool Party ink and then stamped the water lines over the top.

I really struggled to finish this card off as I think I was trying to put too much on the front outside frame section. I tried adding a lighthouse, an anchor, tree branches hanging over etc and ended up stripping it all back and just adding the embossed rope and rope bow with the sentiment so that it didn’t take away from the scene that you can see through the cut out section. Sometimes less is more.

Next up on the hop is Peta with her great card showing lots of different textures. Keep hopping around to see all of the creations that the design team as come up with this week.

With so many images to choose from this week, why not join us in this challenge? Make sure you share your creation on our Facebook page by clicking the link below.

Until next time, happy stamping



  1. Love love love. The colours are luminescent and stunning with the quiet outside framework. What a wonderful project!

  2. This is FABULOUS, Michelle. I love the diorama effect. Your back insert is a beautiful piece on its own, but the whole thing altogether is just gorgeous. And I’ve been wigging out all week about it being August already. How did that happen?? 🙂 Siobhan.

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