A Friendly Challenge

My mojo had departed one evening and I was fresh out of ideas. I mentioned this to a couple of stampin’ friends and one gave me a challenge to create a card using Regarding Dahlias which is a set I love but find difficult to use. The challenge also included kraft and Crisp Cantaloupe. No problem there!

It was all I needed to get started and once I did, the pieces came together and I was quite happy with the result.

A Friendly Challenge. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! Supplies: Kraft, Gold Soiree Specialty DSP, Regarding Dahlias stamp set, White Jute Ribbon, Sweet Sadie Washi, Crisp Cantaloupe...

A Friendly Challenge. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! Supplies: Kraft, Gold Soiree Specialty DSP, Regarding Dahlias stamp set, White Jute Ribbon, Sweet Sadie Washi, Crisp Cantaloupe...

Sometimes all you need is a challenge to get you started!

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Jess x

 

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A Sweet Sketch and CASEing the Catty

Why yes I am the only person out there in craft land who doesn’t own the new Butterflies Thinlits Dies. When I found out that this week’s challenge was going to feature them, I had to put on my thinking cap. This week we’re CASEing the card from page 17 of the SAB catalogue. I know that when you’re CASEing a sketch you can mix things up a bit but to me the butterfly seemed kind of essential. My brilliant idea was to downsize the card and make mini notecards. This way, I could use my butterfly punches instead of framelits.

I decided to use Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding because we’ll be saying goodbye to them in just a matter of months. Of course the beautiful Gold Soiree DSP features those colours so now I had the basics sorted. The DSP also features gold and I wanted to highlight that so I also used some Gold 1/8″ Ribbon to give them some sparkle.

Here are my cute A7 sized notecards.

Butterfly notecards for CASEing the Catty Challenges. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! Supplies: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Elegant Butterfly punch, Small Butterfly punch, Metallic mini clothespeg, Gold Soiree DSP, Sweet Sadie washi.

And of course because they’re a set, they had to be packaged up like a set as well…

Butterfly notecards for CASEing the Catty Challenges. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! Supplies: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Elegant Butterfly punch, Small Butterfly punch, Metallic mini clothespeg, Gold Soiree DSP, Sweet Sadie washi.

Oh, they’re so sweet!

Now for a surprise guest blogging moment. My little Master 3 likes to craft with mum so it wasn’t really a surprise when he asked to make what I was making. My Stampin’ Up! supplies aren’t as precious to me as nurturing creativity and receiving beautiful creations, so I let my boys have free reign over my supplies (except for my markers – who knows what they would do to those – eek). So I folded him a card and off he went. Stamping the spots, glueing on DSP and punching butterflies. The results were so beautiful that I asked him if I could take a photo. So here are his creations…

Butterfly notecards for CASEing the Catty Challenges. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! Supplies: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Elegant Butterfly punch, Small Butterfly punch, Metallic mini clothespeg, Gold Soiree DSP, Sweet Sadie washi.

My favourite is his card in Soft Sky. Partly because he made it backwards and partly because even though he didn’t use the ‘official coordinating colours’, I think it is still an awesome colour combo… and I might borrow it for one of my projects!

Ready for the best news? The Elegant Butterfly Punch is featured as one of this week’s Weekly Deals – woohoo. It’s 25% off, so you get to save $7. Hooray! Supplies are listed below so just click on them and you’ll go straight to the store to add them to your shopping cart.

Don’t forget to pop by the CASEing the Catty Challenges blog and submit your own version 🙂

Jess x

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