CTC#61 | Welcome Back – Handmade From The Heart

Helllooooo and welcome back to the CASE-ing The Catty challenges for 2016! What a inspiring start that we have for you for the very first CTC project of the new year.

Here’s a little bit of ‘What Is CASE-ing The Catty’ info for those of you who are joining us for the first time this year.

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEST), the CTC Crew will being doing a blog hop to share with you lots of amazing ideas and inspiration from the latest Stampin’ Up! Catalogue/s. We will either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use anything we see, whether it be card with a great design, colour combo etc. as inspiration for our own designs

Also, starting this year, the CTC Crew have decided that we are going to be doing a monthly challenge. WooHoo!!! Who doesn’t love a good challenge? If you have been inspired by our projects and want to share your own, please use the linky tool over at the CASE-ing The Catty main page.  A winner will be chosen by our Crew and announced on the first post of the following month.

This week and for the next following weeks, we are CASE-ing our favourite project from the brand spanking new ‘Handmade from the Heart’ Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue! This catalogue runs from 05 January – 31 May 2016, in conjunction with our Annual catalogue, which is fabulous. So very excited. So many delicious products and projects to choose from! Check them all out by clicking the picture to the right of the page.


It was my niece’s birthday back in December and I wanted to create a super special card for her that she can keep as a reminder of that special day and I decided I would base my card for her on the card at the bottom of page 1o of the new catalogue. Simply stunning and totally my style. Vintagey, whimsy and fun!.

I started with some Shimmery White paper as my main base of the card as I new I wanted to do some water colouring with my Aqua Painters, and the Shimmery White paper is perfect for this as well as adding a bit of bling to your card as well. I picked two colours for my background to co-ordinate with the rest of my card. Pool Party and Blushing Bride although where I needed a darker depth of colour, I snuck in a little Bermuda Bay and Watermelon Wonder.

I wanted to glam my version of the card I was CASE-ing up a bit as turning 18 is a bit glam and a very special occasion. I cut my numbers out of gold foil paper using the Large Numbers Framelits Dies and added the most magical new product to the top of the Gold Foil, our Wink Of Stella. It had a hard time drying on the Gold Foil paper, so I added some Crystal Effects over the top and this did the trick. I stayed with the gold theme to suit that adorable Bow Paper Clip on the top right hand corner of the card. I couldn’t resist adding these to my order. Just so darn adorable!

We have all the CTC Team joining us for this, our very first blog hop for the year, so please, make sure you head on over to the lovely Judy who has a beautiful project in store for you!

And if you wish to head on back to where you came from, just click the ‘previous blog’ link and that will get you there or if you get lost along the way, go on back to the CASE-ing The Catty blog where there is a list of all the blog hop participants. Enjoy ❤

Happy stamping,
From your favourite Vintage Graffiti artist,
Emma xo

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30 thoughts on “CTC#61 | Welcome Back – Handmade From The Heart

  1. thepapercaper says:

    Such a fun, lovely and special card Emma. I bet your niece was thrilled to receive this. Love the trick about using Crystal Effects over the top of ‘Stella’. I’ll have to tuck that little tidbit away for when I need it next.

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  2. Tricia says:

    Well… that is just a little bit fabulous, Emma! From the watercolour wash to the pretty clips & “stellafied” numbers, it’s all WOW. ( Yes, I totally made up a new word there)


  3. Liz Gross says:

    Beautiful card, Lucky birthday girl! and such a lovely lot of glam and glimmer. I hadn’t thought of using the Wink on Foli but now I know Ill need the Crystal Effects too, so that’s great.Thankyou


  4. Penny Hanuszak says:

    What a terrific birthday card. I love the numbers and the sentiment “look who’s turning”. Great tip on the Crystal Effects over the Stella. I’m going to try that too. Thanks for sharing!


  5. Julia Quinn says:

    oooh you are so good at the whimsy feel! The colours and sparkle work like magic – just gorgeous!! I’ve been inspired! I would like to CASE your card for my Goddaughters 24th birthday card coming up!!


    • vintagegraffiti says:

      Thanks for popping past and visiting the CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop Brenda and am so glad you love my latest creation. I do really love Watermelon Wonder for all styles of cards. It is really a fab colour! Emma ❤️


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