Sunday, November 29, 2020

Mini Catalogue Inspiration CTC#296

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY!

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit, and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues (CATTY).

This week we are presenting a fun challenge!!  We are CASING from page 22 of the Mini Catalogue which shows off this fun way of stepping up a project!!! 
 My cards feature the gorgeous Life is Beautiful stamp set.  

I ended up making 4 cards as I was playing around with ideas.  I've often wanted to do a stepping up project, so today was the perfect time!!  My first card has simple stamping with Rococo Rose and Smoky Slate inks and I've added a few Frosted Epoxy Drops.

My second stepped up card features extra stamping using Petal Pink Ink and I've added a bit of Petal Pink ribbon with some Wonderful Gems.

The third step up features some sponging with Petal Pink ink and our new totally gorgeous Blending Brushes - look for these in our Mini Catalogue and Online Store from the 5th January!!  I've never ever sponged so well before!!  This card also features Silver Foil and some gorgeous Wonderful Gems.

And my last card has the Silver Foil embossed using the Pinewood Planks folder, a bit of Petal Pink ribbon, and an extra stamped element with the cute Bird House.  

I just loooove this stamp set - it's called Life is Beautiful!!  It is a Photopolymer stamp set which allowed me to give the tree a lean so it fitted onto my card better!!  

Inside all of the cards is some simple stamping.  The first 2 cards don't feature the extra sponging on the inside which make them a little different from the photo above inside the 4th stepped up card.  

Up next on this fun hop is the wonderful Rebecca and her gorgeous Christmas Cards!!  
Make sure you keep hopping all around everybody, because there are so many amazing and beautiful ideas to inspire you!!

After you've hopped around the whole crew, please feel free to add your project to this challenge on our Facebook Challenge page here!!  We love seeing your wonderful contributions!!


  1. 4 lovely cards! I love how you have stepped each one up just a little. And that blending!!

  2. Beautiful cards, and yes! Love that blending, love the inside of the card.

  3. Wow! 4 beautiful cards. Your sponging is lovely. I really need to give these new blending brushes a go!


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