Thursday, August 7, 2008

Rare! New Catty Case!

It may seem odd to you, but I rarely remember to case the catalog samples! Well, on my first browse through I was immediately stunned by the card on page 194 of Stampin' Up's Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalog! There are some variations I've made but you'll definitely see the similarity if/when you see the catalog.

I knew I could use this gorgeous new silhouette stamp Inspired by Nature to recreate the same effect, and when digging for just the right wheel to use I found this Baroque- which I had forgotten I owned. A few things on here are retired (or will be in a few days), like the hodgepodge ribbon slide and the rub-on... why oh why do I finally see the perfect use for something with just days to spare? Actually, the Hodgepodge is already sold out so it is no longer available at all. I also mistakenly forgot to preorder the new scallop border punch so I did use a non-SU pair of deco scissors to make the scallop, but use your imagination people. The polka dotted chocolate chip paper is from the Bella Rose DSP which is new and LOVELY!

I've been playing for quite a while today so I actually have neat new stuff to post the next few days... I think you'll notice an unintentional theme... Kiwi Kiss is taking an early lead in the race for my favorite new In Color! Of course, Pink Pirouette is in the runing as well.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Baroque wheel, kraft taffeta ribbon, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Fiskars Decorative Scissors "Sunflower", Eastern Elegance Rub-ons
Next I really want to post this awesome gift set that my Convention roomy, Lisa Henke, so sweetly made for me! I'm so glad this set, Tart & Tangy, and the coordinating paper Summer Picnic made it to the new catty! How cute is this?!? Thanks Lisa, you are the best! Oh, I almost forgot, she also made a neat coordinating card with but I forgot to photograph it so I'll post that tomorrow, along with another card she sent me before Convention that is so pretty!

Stop back tomorrow, I've got more in store for you!!


  1. Beautiful card!! Great use of the hph, I'm afraid I have a lot of it left too. I'm with you on the Kiwi Kiss, I love it bigtime!

  2. love it all! I'm so glad you liked the little gift (just to tease you, I'm working on another little something for you, but it may be awhile till I get it finished.) I love what you are doing with the Inspired by nature set. I too can't put it down and have been neglecting my other new sets.

  3. Love your new catty CASE, Kristin! You've inspired me to go and CASE a card from the new catalog myself!


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