Love & Sympathy

This week at CASEing the Catty, we’re looking at the Love and Sympathy section. Cards we love to make and cards that are not so fun but still touch others and show we care. Of course, just because a sample card is featured in this section, it doesn’t mean it has to be for love or sympathy. Simply change up a stamp set and it’s a Happy Birthday card instead!

As I’ve mentioned, one of my new favourite sets is Timeless Love. It’s just beautiful and I jumped at the chance to showcase it again this week. Despite loving all the catalogue samples featuring the set, I’ve opted to adapt a different card instead. The sample project is featured on page 29 and looks like this…


Two words. Pink stripes. I’m sold.

I also love the colour combo on this card and had an idea to combine the Timeless Love wreath with the doily. Once I got started, I found the Melon Mambo ink was a little too candy for my liking so I changed to Rose Red. I watercoloured all the flowers in the wreath in varying shades using this one ink colour. I took the Mint Macaron from the sample and used it for the wreath leaves and because I knew I’d be using the Sahara Sand Lace Trim, I used Sahara Sand ink for the flower centres. Initially I watercoloured the stripes in Rose Red but it was just too much so I opted for Sahara Sand instead. Clearly I cheated a bit and made my own background but you could use the English Garden DSP featured in the sample.

In the end my finished card was quite different but I think the sketch remains in tact.

Timeless Love & Sympathy for CASEing the Catty. Details @ Stampin' Up! supplies: Timeless Love stamp set, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, StazOn and VersaMark inks...

Yep. I can’t get enough of this stamp set. You’d better stay tuned for more Timeless Love in the future!

Need more Love & Sympathy inspiration? Keep hopping along the blog hop to Stasia Sloma or head back to CASEing the Catty HQ to see a full list of participants.

11393133_10203757988465113_4816079528003034501_nHappy stamping (and sharing love),

Jess x

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More Timeless Love projects…

Timeless watercolour Love for EurekaStampers blog hop. Details @ Stampin' Up! supplies: Timeless Love stamp set, Calypso Coral seam binding, Everyday Chic washi tape, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral inks...


Joyful Gifts

I love giving gifts and I love creating the packaging almost as much as the giving.

The Tag a Bag gift boxes are great for gifts. They come flat packed and all you need to do is pop the box base together and slide over the acetate cover. You could easily leave it at that but I like to decorate! On today’s project, I’ve added a Lost Lagoon coloured insert to add some base colour and then stamped some snowflakes (from the Endless Wishes stamp set) on the acetate cover with White StazOn ink (it needs to be permanent).

I then added a belly band of Burlap Ribbon over a Tea Lace Doily and tied that in place with a Real Red cotton ribbon. Lastly a die cut ‘joy’ (from the Wonderful Wreaths framelit set) finished it off.

A joyous gift box! Details

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