Sunday, June 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASEING the CATTY #132

Hello and Welcome to another CASEING the CATTY Sunday blog hop!!

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Each Sunday evening we love to inspire you as we share our interpretations of the projects featured in our Stampin' Up! Catalogues - Copy And Selectively Editing - and showing you how easy it is to use the catalogue as a go-to-resource for your creative inspiration.

This week, we are CASEing the Birthday Chapter - pages 68 - 85.

And I've been inspired by this box right in the middle of page 76 - a page dedicated to the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Suite 

As you know, I love cardmaking.... AND I love to give cards as gifts so that others can enjoy giving handmade cards too - SO, I'm always looking for some lovely packaging ideas for a bunch of cards and envelopes to be given as a gift.

So, the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper IS JUST PERFECT for this purpose - it's super fun, super shiney, and a heavier weight that's perfect for creating boxes. It has 3 foil designs in 4 different colours - Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Tangerine Tango printed onto the heavyweight kraft cardstock  

I've made my box so that it has easy access to search for cards, hence no lid, and it's slimline to fit on your shelf easily.

The tag hanging from the gorgeous Pool Party Shimmer ribbon was created using the Starburst punch and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which has some lovely greetings, and sweet floral  and leafy images.   The box is wrapped with a vellum belly band. tied with the ribbon, and the tag tied to the bow using bakers twine.

The back story to my wonderful completed project is 4 failed attempts at my box!!! 

This box above was an earlier attempt - I forgot to make sure the box fitted the envelopes......  the cards were just perfect!!  

So, then I adjusted my measurements to allow for envelopes, and then it was too long and looked untidy and not closely fitting around the cards and envelopes (sigh).

My very first box (which did NOT make the photograph opportunity before it was binned) was a terrible mess!! It was a different design, and I really wanted to created a box using only 1 sheet of the 12" x 12" paper.

Ultimately the measurements are:
2 pieces of Cardstock  at 6" x 101/2" and scored at 2" on 3 sides.  The two pieces are joined to make one long piece measuring 6" x 19" which is joined together to form the box, and then the base pieces are joined for the bottom of the box.  

Now it's time for you to continue hopping around our Birthday Chapter with Judy.

And, please join in the fun with our facebook page challenge!!  Create your project inspired by the Birthday chapter of our Stampin' Up! Catalogue and add your project to our page!!  
We love to see your creations!!

Happy Stamping
Love Julia.


  1. Julia that DSP looks gorgeous - as does your CASE! Thanks for sharing your back story! It's easy to think that all projects go together seamlessly - and as we know - that's often not the way! p.s.That ribbon is perfect for your CASE!

    1. heeeheheheheee Yes, Jackie, it was an adventure to get the right size!!! Thank you for your lovely comments!!

  2. Whoah! Your project turned out beautifully.

    1. Thank you Bronwyn! Persistence won the day for me! But I was getting a little annoyed with myself by the time I succeeded! All I could think was, Oh no, I've wasted another sheet of this GORGEOUS paper! Teehee

  3. What a lovely gift idea and that DSP!!!! Wow! I know how you feel about failed attempts - been there today myself! Lol. But its all part of the fun of the creating, isn't it :-)

    1. Thank you Mel. Yes the journey is dome times as much fun as the end result.

  4. So great of you to show the failed attempts. It's definitely the hidden side of blogging. Everyday crafters assume we all make perfect projects with no catastrophes along the way! Thanks for sharing the measurements! Kelly x

    1. hahahaha - there's ALWAYS a back story isn't there!! I learnt a lot along the way - so hopefully others can benefit from the learning experience!!

  5. oh thanks for the box measurements. - and the history - we've all had something similar I think! I love that the box just sits open, and that shiny foil looks AAHHMAZING. Your simple tag is perfect with so much shine.

    1. Thanks Liz, yes this DSP is just beautiful!! And so pretty and shiney!! It looks so lovely on the box!!


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