Sunday, 25 April 2021

CTC 315: CASE A Kit


Welcome back to my blog for the latest CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. I hope you're full of energy - I'm a tad tired after getting up early to play in my band at our local dawn service for ANZAC Day. I don't mind this tired though, as it comes from remembrance. 

This week for our challenge, we are asking you to CASE a Kit from either catalogue. Do you have a favourite kit? I often like to buy them and admire the pretty box and contents, but never get around to putting them together!

The pretty box from the Looking Up kit was definitely one that caught my eye, so that's what I chose to CASE this week. The geometric design really appeals to my logical, ordered brain.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Gold Foil

That same brain was a little lacking in power this week, so instead of attempting the 60° angles on the box, I went for the far easier 90°. I cut a heap of 1cm wide Gold Foil strips and glued three down before changing angles and gluing another three down. I used a spare strip as a spacer. It's a bit fiddly to do, but I have fun doing this kind of stuff!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Gold Foil

After I'd completed the front panel, I got a bit stuck. I wasn't sure how to incorporate it into a card, so it sat on my craft desk for a few days. I finally decided that adding a pop of colour was the way to go, so I chose Bermuda Bay, as it's one of the kit colours. The balloons, while they are not hot air balloons, were still in keeping with the kit, I think!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Gold Foil

As always, I made the front panel wider than it needed to be so that I could chop off a section to using on the inside. It's much easier than trying to make two separate pieces. Another balloon completes the card.

That's all from me for tonight - I'm off to bed now, so I will do my hopping tomorrow. Yay for a Long Weekend! Do you have a LWE? Perfect for crafting time! You can make a card for our challenge and post it in the Facebook Group.

But first, please do continue on with our Blog Hop. My fellow South Aussie, Michelle is up next. Hmm, I wonder which kit was her favourite?

Bye for now,



  1. OH WOW, Tina - attention to detail!! THis is amazing! Lots of trimming and then placing all those strips! It looks incredible too - the black and gold with the pop of colours is just brilliant.

  2. Wow what a clever idea to case the box! How stunning is your card!!


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