Wow! I was so excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer for CASEing the catty blog hop!
Every Sunday night the crew shares lots of great ideas from the current catty! This week we are CASEing creations from the Birthday section of the catalogue. How lucky for me because I had some birthdays coming right up that I needed to create for!
One of those cards needed to be for my very own young man. He’s a bit of a card creator himself and does an amazing job, so it would need to impress him! And a 10 year birthday is a very special event! Double figures no less!!!!
So I had a poke through the catalogue and found the pattern on this card on page 19 really caught my eye.
I love the Sweet Stack stamp set, but I had never thought of using the pattern as a background this way. So I set about playing and came up with this…
Wouldn’t you know – I had also never noticed that our Sprinkles Punch matches the pattern perfectly, so I added some of the shapes to the background of the card to. I also didn’t want those numbers that I cut to go to waste, and seeing as we have another tenth birthday to go to in a couple of weeks, I created another one too. This time from page 13 of the catty.
I kept with the same colour scheme for this card to.
I hope you like them! Thanks for having me along!
Don’t forget to hop around the rest of the crew to see what lovely inspiration they have for you – just follow the link below to Elizabeth’s blog – Im sure she has some fantastic ideas for you!
I love both your cards!! Shaker cards are my favourite!! Thanks for joining us at CTC.
Thanks Rebecca. I love a good shaker card! Thank you so much for having me play along as a guest designer this week 🙂
Wow what a totally fantastic pair of cards. And what an awesome contribution as a guest designer! Your cards are wonderful. And all those coordinating buts and pieces …. What wonderfull inspiration! Thankyou
Thanks Julia. They were fun to make! Thanks for having me play along with the crew 🙂
Love both versions of birthday cards, great to use the punched out numbers for the second card too. so nice to have you join in as our guest designer this week too.
Thanks Rachel. It was lots of fun! Thanks for having me!
you are an Inspiration Mel!!. great cards and I am sure that Mr 10 will love his card. Love the shaker ones, they are so interactive.
Thanks Rosalie. I agree – shaker cards are so much fun.
Two amazing cards, for two lucky 10 year olds!
Thanks Debbie. 10 is a very special birthday after all 😉
Both your cards are fabulous, Mel. I especially like the first one with the silver embossing and glimmer accents. I hope he was impressed!
Thanks Judy. He loved it 🙂
Two amazing shaker cards Mel – go you!! These are great. Hopefully both 10 year olds got lots of fun out of them! Thanks for being a designer with CTC. Kelly x
Thanks Kelly 🙂
Thanks Debbie. Sliding stars has to be one of my favourites! It makes the card so interactive and fun!