Welcome to CTC 240 – where this week we are CASEing the Everyday Occasions Section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 12-71.

It’s been a long while since I have played along on any challenges, but this week my ‘baby’ turned thirteen, so I had great reason to get creating and play along!

I was so excited to see the For the Win stamp set in the Annual Catalogue this year. I have been waiting for a new sporting stamp set to come out! My son plays basketball and is a fan of the Milwaukee Bucks, so I had to CASE the card on page 59 for this weeks challenge.

I really liked the layout and background stamping, so I kept the basic elements and just changed up the colours to suit the Milwaukee Bucks, and of course, just used the basketball for this card. The stamparatus really helped me to complete the background stamping by using the hinges to evenly space the background sentiment – it just makes it so simple! So here’s my version of this card…

I used a gel pen to imitate stitching lines, and black embossing powder on the basketballs rather than just ink – it just gives it a bit more definition. I also pulled out the Well Said Stamp Set and coordinating Well Written Dies for the words, but used the old faithful retired Little Numbers for the 13!

I hope you like my take on the card this week. I really found CASEing so helpful given my mojo has been MIA for such a long time. I find that once I start creating using the catalogue images as a jumping board, the creativity just starts to flow! Why not give it a go if you’re feeling a bit stuck, and show of your design on the challenge group on Facebook by clicking the image below:

Don’t forget to continue the hop around and see what the rest of the crew have created for you all. There are a lot of pages in the Everyday Occasions section, so there’s a lot of inspiration to be had! Next up is Elizabeth … see what she has created by clicking the link below 🙂

Until next time…keep crafting everyone 🙂

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