This post was to be another Paper Crew blog hop. Sadly, these blog hops have been discontinued. However, I will show you the piost I had prepared. The theme was CASEing the Catty! What exactly is CASEing? It means Copy and Share Everything. No, that doesn’t mean completely replicating another designer’s work but taking inspiration from it—through the composition/layout or colour combination—to create your own individual work of art.

I chose the elegant Birch Background card from p156 of the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue (see below). I have only recently bought this background stamp and I’m loving the subtle woodgrain effect. It is so versatile: whether you choose to show a little or a lot of the background on your card, it adds a little extra interest without overpowering your card design.

For my feature card, I changed the stamp set used for the sentiment and I also ran the whisper white front panel through the Big Shot with the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

Another variation inspired by the original card.

This card has a Mint Macaron base and I have used the Crackled Paint background stamp. The  rest of the recipe is the same as the featured image card except I have used Gold Metallic Thread instead of Linen Thread behind the sentiment.

And a further variation.

This card I made with a Pear Pizzaz base. The card is made in portrait orientation and the rest of the recipe is he same as the featured image card except instead of fussy cutting flowers from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, I have made up a flower from the Pressed Petals Washi Tape.

Card Recipe

My featured card base is Petal Pink. I stamped the base card and the Whisper White card front base with the Birch background stamp using Gray Granite ink. I then ran the Whisper White piece through the Big Shot with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. (I love the extra texture this adds). I stamped the sentiment (from Colourful Seasons) using Mossy Meadow ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I twirled some Linen Thread behind the sentiment and adhered it with the Stampin’ Dimensionals used to mount the sentiment. I fussy cut two flowers from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the sentiment. I finished the card with a little Wink of Stella painted on to the centres of the flowers. Very simple but very effective I feel!

If you live in New Zealand and would like to receive a catalogue, please leave a comment below and I will be sure to get you one asap.

I’d love you to comment if you like this design. 


Product List
<a href="http://www" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Birch Cling Stamp">Birch Cling Stamp
Linen Thread
<a href="http://www3.s" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush">Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush


  1. Lisa Thorley

    I love your take on these Heather. The colours work really well too. i especially love the combination of Mint Macaron and the crackled paint effect.

    • Heather

      Thanks Lisa.