It’s a boy card!!

I thought I would get one last post in before my trip starts on Wednesday.  Whilst I’m away, my husband will be going to a surprise birthday party for his Uncle.

It’s a special zero birthday so I had to make a special card!!  I don’t know about you, but I do struggle with boy cards.  I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and, of course, I found some!  One of my favourite sets is Number of Years and the matching Large Numbers framelits.  They are perfect for special occasion birthdays.

My colour selection was from the Moroccan DSP.  Don’t you just love Dapper Denim!  I need to use it more often.  I cut out the numbers on Very Vanilla cardstock and mounted it over the Moroccan DSP.  Then a quick banner cut from the Large Numbers framelits and a little piece of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon.

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I’m hoping Uncle Ted likes his card!!  Happy Birthday!

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CTC61 – Welcome Back to CTC in 2016

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It seems like only yesterday we were finishing off 2015 and yet here we are almost halfway through January!! Welcome back to another year of CASE-ing the Catty!!

We have a couple of new team members and a new look to the blog!! And of course, two new catalogues to start casing this year!! We are also introducing a monthly challenge where you can join in and share your projects. If you are inspired by our projects, you can share your link with us and the Crew will choose a winner at the end of the month. Just add your link at the bottom of this post.

Our first challenge this year is to showcase your favourite project from the new 2016 Occasions catalogue. There are so many lovely projects that it’s hard to pick just one, but I did manage it!

I love the new Large Numbers framelits and the matching stamp set, Number of Years. The font, the size….. words can’t describe how great they are!! And not only the numbers but the other stamps and framelits are great too, especially the banner and the flowers. This week, I have cased the card on page 10 on the right.

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It’s my 15th wedding anniversary in February, so I thought I would get a head start on my card. My background was inspired by the Birthday Bouquet DSP which is soooo pretty. It’s one that I’m really struggling to cut into!! So that I didn’t have to cut it, I made my own using my aqua painter and mint macaroon ink. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I then stamped the greenery of the flowers twice and added the smaller coloured flowers. Doesn’t it look pretty!! I stamped the numbers out in Blushing Bride and used the framelits to cut them out. So easy!! You can’t really tell in the photos but I’ve added Wink of Stella in clear on the numbers for added bling. I don’t know how I have managed without Stella all this time!

I then added pieces of the 2 new ribbons onto the card. The Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched satin ribbon is just lovely and the Pool Party Glitter Ribbon is so sparkly! I can see that I’m going to use lots of these!!

I also had to make a card for a family friend who is turning 75. This time, I did cut the Birthday Bouquet DSP!! I do love the colours that have been used in this paper, I think I will be using it frequently! For this card, I did use the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set so that I had a sentiment small enough to fit into the banner.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today!! Don’t forget to enter our challenge and add your link here.  And also make sure you use the hashtag #CTC61 to share your projects on Instagram and Facebook.

Check out what Helen has made by clicking here.

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