Sunday, April 18, 2021

Which punch is my favourite? CTC#314

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 CASEING our favourite retiring Punch, and I've chosen to spotlight a few of my favourites - the Small Bloom Punch (love love love and so useful), the Butterfly Duo Punch (again, one of those I'm always using) and also the Timeless Label Punch (I love all the Label punches for greetings!!)

I've also used a retiring stamp set - Butterfly Wishes - which is one of those gorgeous Distinktive stamp set.  The little flower in the set actually DOESN'T coordinate with the small bloom punch however, it DOES work remarkably well!!  

The inside of the card received the same loving as the front - minus the Pastel Pearls in the centres of the cute little flowers.  

I really really love the great butterfly stamps we have that coordinate with the Butterfly punch, and find them amazingly useful in covering up little woopsies on my projects!!  The branch image from Butterfly Wishes was stamped using Pretty Peacock twice and the Rococo Rose flowers are popped over the top of all the Peacock flowers in the stamped image.  

I've also coordinated a little of the Seaside Spray ribbon at the base of the front (and inside) to bring in the gorgeous Seaside Spray butterflies.  

This card featuring Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green was actually the first card I created (and I didn't like it, so then made the other one!!  Funny the way we meander along our creative journey!)

I like the colours, but somehow it just wasn't doing it for me!!  

This card has a different orientation to the other, and it also featured the Timeless Label punch for the greeting.  I've also embossed the front panel using the Subtle embossing folder.

The Rococo Rose pearls worked just a well with the Flirty Flamingo flowers as they do for the Rococo Rose flowers!!  Which one do you like??

Up next is the amazing Michelle and her brilliant balloon project!!  Love love love.

We'd love you to join the challenge with us too over on our Facebook challenge page.   Which retiring punch is your favourite?

Have you checked out the gorgeous new Paper Pumpkin kit available to us now?  Click here to see more.

And you can go to my online store anytime to stock up on supplies, and to grab a bargain or two!  You can also phone me anytime if you wish me to place your order for you!!


  1. Both lovely cards, Julia, but the first is my fave. I love the colour combo and the delicate touches of lace and pretty butterflies. The inside is finished beautifully, too.

  2. Lovely cards. The flowers look great with the pearls in the middle. I am leaning towards the first one as I love the butterflies and colours.

  3. Very pretty, I love both colour combinations!


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