Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fancy Friday is Casing the Catalog

We are casing the catalog for this month's Fancy Friday Blog Hop.  If you never have cased a sample made for a Stampin' Up! catalog, brochure, or ad I highly recommend giving it a try.  It not only is fun and gets the stampin' mojo working, it's a study in balance, placement, color, and offers a style that is new to you.

There were so many projects I wanted to case that I couldn't decide.  So, I shut my eyes, flipped open the Catalog, and pointed to the bright green and white striped "hooray" bag in the photo above.  I was totally jazzed to make the project even though I had thought about converting it into a card, in the end I decided to make my own gift bag out two sheets of Happiness Blooms DSP.

Following my Catalog project I cut layers and strips of paper to match the bag from the same pack of Happiness Blooms DSP.  For the inside of the marquee I used some Silver Foil which I embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF.  The "wish" is cut with Black Foil and Whisper White Cardstock. The white is offset just a touch to create a drop shadow effect.

Get ready for it!  Next up is the ONE, the ONLY, the OUTSTANDING, Stamping Susan Wong!

Product List
Broadway Birthday Stamp Set | Broadway Lights Framelits | Happiness Blooms DSP
Corrugated Dynamic TIEF | Black Foil Paper | Silver Foil Paper | Lovely Lipstick Cardstock
Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy, and Grapefruit Grove Ink Pads | Metallic Pearls


  1. Oh, such a clever bag! Super cute. Love seeing this bundle with other colours and papers!

  2. Shut your eyes and point! I love this idea and must try it next time. Such a fun project and love your color choices.

  3. Your bag is fabulous! I love the colour pallet you chose and all the added little layers and details. And I can't believe you closed your eyes and pointed, lol. Just goes to show that you can make anything and have it turn out even more amazing than the original.

  4. Another brilliant creation! Love how yours turned out so different!!! Amazing!

  5. Beautiful birthday bag and what a brilliant inspiration, Elisabeth!
    Loooove it!

  6. Ha, what a fun way to chose a project and I must give that a go! This is a fantastic take on the original. I love the color choices too!

  7. Do I just go to Pinterest and ask for Gift Bags Instructions? I've never made one and have no idea where to start? But, I do LOVE your decorations of your bag as well as the way you chose your design! TFS!