Sunday, 12 May 2019

CTC #228: Favourite Retiring Stamp Set


Welcome to the new CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. I hope you've had a great weekend! I have, and got very spoiled today for Mother's Day. I'm very grateful for my beautiful family. Anyway, on to the hop! You may have arrived here from Monique's blog, or you could be starting here. It doesn't matter, just keep hopping until you get back to where you started!

This week the CTC Crew are stamping with our favourite retiring stamp set. Talk about hard to pick! As with last week, I ended up choosing a stamp set that I wish had seen more ink during the year - Treehouse Adventures.

My card was CASEd from the card at the bottom right of the picture above, which is taken from  page 87 of the Annual Catalogue. I started off by intending to CASE it completes, but once I had the stamping done I went a bit off track!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Treehouse Adventure, Up & Away Thinlits, Subtle DTIEF

I used the same colours as the sample - Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana and Mango Melody - with the addition of Pool Party for the sky. Once I'd stamped everything I used my snips to fussy cut the scene, including the little bits between the tree and the tree house.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Treehouse Adventure, Up & Away Thinlits, Subtle DTIEF

I then added the Pool Party cardstock (embossed with the Subtle folder) to the card base and popped up a piece of Whisper White at the top and bottom of the card. The scene was then popped up over the top, with the grass and top of the tree flat to the WW sections. I hope that makes sense! I finished it off with the sentiment and a few clouds tucked behind the tree.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Treehouse Adventure, Up & Away Thinlits, Subtle DTIEF

The treehouse was very cute, so I stamped it again on the inside to finish it off. I think this stamp set will find it's way to my 'keep' pile. I have 5 young great nephews who would love a tree house like this!

Don't forget to join us in our Facebook group to see what everyone's favourite retiring stamp set is.

Before you do though, don't forget to finish the hop! Next up is the lovely Shannon with a fun bunch of cards.

Bye for now,



  1. Wow, your fussy cutting is ahmazing! And I love the way you've given it all so much texture and dimension. Perfect kids card. So much to love.

  2. This is such a cute stamp set, and your card is gorgeous. Great project :)

  3. Great use of this stamp set, Tina. You’ve inspired me to get this set out and ink it up!

  4. What a gorgeous card!! I like yours a lot more than the original!!

  5. What a fabulous card, Tina and the fussy cutting is awesome! Love the extra white space that really allows the treehouse to pop.

  6. Tina, I love the addition of the clouds and the tree looks so much better "popped up". Love the inside too.

  7. Gorgeous!! This is a gorgeous stamp and I love the way you've fussy cut and mounted it, it has even more dimension and interest this way. Very clever.


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