Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Catty Case No. 3

Good morning all! Another sunny day here in northeastern Massachusetts, but whew...the humidity is high!

I'm getting ready for the last installment of my New Catalog Open House! It's been wonderful to visit with old and new friends and to browse the catalog with everyone! I'm telling you -- it's good for me too! Each person sees something in the catalog through their own eyes but chances are good that I didn't view it that particular way, or even notice a new stamp set! I'm having a blast!

Back to business though! I made a quick card this morning that cased page 183 in the catalog. The original card is showcasing a vintage-looking card with the Mocha Morning specialty paper (that was on my first order, and believe me, it's as beautiful IRL as it is in the catty if you love the browns and blacks!). I decided to make mine less vintage and more colorful. My card uses the Cheerful Treat DSP that is a hostess special. I love this paper! The colors are so fun!

The base of the card is the new Lucky Limeade card stock. I did a scalloped mat of Rose Red, with a strip of white card stock underneath where I stamped the bird cage (just like the original card) in Concord Crush (as opposed to the original card which was on vanilla in brown). The paper on top is a 2 3/4" strip of the Cheerful Treat DSP. The purple strip is Elegant Eggplant since the Concord Crush seemed a bit too bright (although that is the color in the DSP). I tied a trinket key knotted in Rose Red seam binding to the handle of the birdcage that is showcased behind the Sweet Treat Cup.

So, I guess I kept the basic layout but changed the paper, colors and stamp set for my case for Gretchen Barron's Inspiration in Action Catalog Case contest. You can find her post here.

Stamps: Elegant Style and Nature Walk.
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Rose Red, Whisper White cardstock, Cheerful Treat DSP (Hostess)
Ink: Concord Crush classic ink
Accessories: Trinket Key, Rose Red seam binding, 1 3/4" Round Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Sweet Treat Cup.

Thanks for looking!


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