Catherine & Cathy Create!

Hello and welcome to Saturday! It was gloomy here all day again yesterday but they promise some sun today. I have a block party to go to later and hopefully it won’t rain! There will be lots of crafting going on this weekend too. Making my final preparations for my Wednesday departure for Salt Lake City Utah! What are all of you up to this weekend?

Today’s post is for a new challenge blog called Catherine & Cathy Create. They are going to have some fun challenges and today I’m posting my first card for them for their Buttons & Bows Challenge. I don’t know if you noticed the new badge along the right side of my blog but I have been asked to be on the Design Team too! I’m quite excited to get started so here we go!


I have been having fun with the freestyle collage style of cards lately and I found the inspiration for this card on Pinterest. The base is Sahara Sand Card Stock trimmed to 4 x 11 and folded in half so I could let some embellishments hang off the side and it would still fit in a standard envelope. I used some Epic Day This & That Washi Tape on the right side. A piece of Pistachio Pudding is cut out with the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit Die and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The ticket is from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set and is punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. I used the “Vintage” Birds & Blooms Sizzlit to cut out the flower from some linen fabric and used a Candy Dots Brad Base with a Basic Jewels Rhinestone in the middle to hold it together. A Sale-A-Bration button and two Naturals Designer Buttons are also on the card with a Basic Jewels Pearl in the middle of the Pool Party button. The butterfly is from the Best of Butterflies Stamp Set and I used a Q-Tip to color it in with Crisp Cantaloupe. For the greeting I used the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set and angled it on the left. A few vanilla pearl sequins complete the card. I really do like the fun collage style, it makes a nice change up from the usual. Thank you very much for taking some time out of your Saturday to come and see my Catherine & Cathy Create card for their Buttons & Bows Card Challenge. Go and take a look at the blog and say hi to ladies over there by posting one of your cards in the gallery. Have a very enjoyable Saturday!

CCC DT 003

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Pistachio Pudding and Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso and Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: That’s the Ticket, Best of Butterflies and Lots of Thanks Clear Mount

Sizzlits: Delicate Doilies Large and Birds & Blooms Vintage

Punch: Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Epic Day This & That Washi Tape, Naturals Designer Buttons, Sycamore Street Buttons (Vintage), Candy Dots Brad Base, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Basic Jewels Pearls and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Multipurpose Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON SU!: Linen Fabric and Vanilla Pearl Sequins

Best of Butterflies CM

That's the Ticket CM

Lots of Thanks CM

Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlits Die

Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape

Ticket Duo Punch

Naturals Designer Buttons

Candy Dots Brad Bases

Linen Thread

Basic Rhinestones

Basic Pearls

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