Friday, July 18, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty Design Team

I am super excited to let you know I am part of the CASE-ing the Catty Design Team.    We all know how amazing the Stampin' Up! catalog is and how much inspiration we all draw from it yearly when it comes out!   Well now I am going to be a part of an amazing design team from all over the World that will showcasing WEEKLY all the amazing projects in the catalog with our own little spin on them.    You will find that we will draw inspiration from the projects themselves, the colors or just the sketch.   

To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.    Please note there is a time difference so if you do not see the challenge posted on Friday, check back a few hours later and it will be up.

The first challenge is to CASE a project from the Gift and Packaging section of the catalog.   That would be pages 6-23 in the catalog.    

I decided to draw inspiration from the beautiful yellow polka dot box on page 7 of the catalog.   What can I say I was drawn to the fun polka dots, they just make me smile.    Instead of kraft box, I decided to dress up a Tag a Bag Gift Box.

To cover the Tag a Bag Gift Box, I took a piece of 4 1/4" x 7" cardstock and then score it one inch on both side.   I then decorated with doily and designer series paper.    The trick is to insert the cardstock insert inside the plastic first and then slide both in together.   If you do them separately you risk the chance of the doily being damaged.    The bow was created and attached to the top of the plastic insert.   

The challenge will be open until next Friday at 5 A.M. EST.     I hope I am doing the time conversion correctly from the US and Australia.   Bear with me as I get this whole time zone down pat.   Hope you can join us!   Click here to submit your CASE'ed project.

Ingredients to make the gift box:
Stamp Sets:  Sumthin' Sumthin'
Ink:   Bermuda Bay
Paper:   Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls, Baker's Twine, Doily, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Tag a Bag Gift Box
Tools:  Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Gift Bow Bigz, Simply Scored Scoring Tool


Rachel Palmieri said...

How bright and beautiful are those yellow polka dots! So much fun to be 'working' alongside you Stasia on this challenge.

Claire said...

Your project is so bright and happy Stasia. Love it! Love that we picked the same project to case too. Excited to be working with you on the DT, Claire

Jess said...

Oh Stasia, this is divine! Happy yellow and happy dots together :) Love your interpretation of the catty project!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Love your cute, summery gift box. Great to have you on the CTC DT.

Alison Barclay said...

Greetings Design Team neighbour across the seas! Loving your gift box and the beautiful yellow polka dots - the bow and button looks amazing!
So happy to be designing alongside you - it is going to be fun! xx

Monique said...

I was so glad to see the Bow Die in the new catalogue, it looks great on your project. Looking forwarding to seeing more of your work.

Hayley Kew said...

Love the sentiment and so many gorgeous embellishments!!!