CASEing the Catty Stampin' Up! Challenges

I'm excited to have another opportunity to share my Stampin' Up! creative projects as part of the design team for an all new challenge blog, called CASEing the Catty. I love the idea behind the challenges by the lovely Bron Eastley. The challenges are 100% Stampin' Up! and you can view the individual products used in each product in links to my online Stampin' Up! store at the end of each post. The idea of the challenge is to encourage you to case a project from a category in the 2014 Stampin'  Up! Catalogue. It;s a fabulous challenge blog so I hope you will play along. This week it was Gifts and Packaging.

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at

I chose to CASE the gift box pictured top left on page 14 of the 2014 Australian Stampin' Up! Catalogue. I liked the use of the doily and belly band, which could be customised for so many different types of projects. The base box for the project is the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes where you get 8 pre-cut and scored boxes with acetate sleeves, for just $11.95. Embellishing your own gift boxes gives extra WOW to your gifts, and lets your personality shine through to the recipient. It's a great way to use up paper and embellishment left overs and it's easy to make your gifts look SO pretty!

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at

I chose to embellish the gift box using one of my favourite sheets from the All Abloom DSP paper stack, with lots of great colours in it including Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight. I also clear embossed a similar image fr0m I Like You Hostess Set on the box for some subtle decoration.

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at

For my actual embellishment, I added some contrasting Strawberry Slush paper from In Colour paper stack, along with some Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon, Gold bakers twine, Gold Sequin Trim, a butterfly and a greeting. You can view all the products I used in my online Stampin' Up! store, just click on the links below.

Decorated gift box for CASE challenge 1 by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at
I hope you enjoyed today's project share. Make sure you head over to the CASEing the Catty blog and check out the other projects from the talented design team, and submit your own project. I love pretty gift packaging and I'd really like to do more projects like this to share with you, so watch this space. 

Have a fabulous week.


Stampin' Up! Projects Used in this Project


Stampin' Up! Regarding Dahlias, Sweet Sorbet and Tag Topper Punches

I love how this card turned out. This years Saleabration Designer Series paper pack some delightful floral sheets and this together with some on trend Gold were the inspiration for today's card.

Stampin' Up! Regarding Dahlias Tag Punch

I've used our new tag Topper Punches for the tag, and the Dahlia is stamped in Crisp Canteloupe with some Dazzling Diamonds added in parts by using a Two Way Glue Pen. Here's a closer look at the flower.

Tag topper regarding dahlias close up

I'm loving the gold trend right now! There are some delicious new gold embellishments in the Stampin' Up! Occasions seasonal catalogue which has just gone live. I've used:

The Tag Topper Punches are awesome! they come in two different designs shown below.

Tag Punch Scalloped        Tag punch angled


Current Stampin' Up! Offers

  • Choose one of 13 free gifts when you spend $90  in my online Stampin' Up! store or by phone/email between today and March 31st.
  • Get $20 extra free products when you join up as a demonstrator (even just for yourself). That's $255 worth of whatever you choose for just $169. You can join online instantly too! Offer valid until March 31st.
  • Get $50 extra hostess benefits with a $500 order, group order or party total. Email or call me today to book your party or arrange on online, Facebook party with your friends. Offer valid until March 31st.
  • Join a Stampin' Up! by mail hostess club and get 3 free projects from me a month, as well as a minimum of $50 free goodies the month you are hostess. Taking names for the next club starting March. Great for cardmakers or Scrapbookers.
  • Join the many ladies who are on my email list to stay up to date with everything Stampin' Up!. It's easy to sign up and I'll never share your details.

Thanks for spending some time on my blog today. I'll see you back here again soon,


Stampin' Up! Australia: The Envelope Punch Board

I'm not usually a gadget girl, but I have had lots of fun playing with the Envelope Punch Board! This has just been released for sale today to Stampin' Up! customers in Australia. Here are some projects I made with it, using the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board Australia

It can make all sorts of nifty things, but was primarily designed for creating envelopes in 60 different sizes. Coordinating your patterned paper with your cards looks so cute. Here are a couple of mini gift cards I made. I wanted to keep the cards flat and simple, so they would fit in the gift box I was making.

stampin up gift card envelope punch board soho subway
soho subway dsp stampin up

The gift box was made using a video by Kellie Gettlefinger I saw on Pinterest (you can check out my collected samples and videos in my Envelope Punch Board PinBoard on Pinterest) .

Soho Subway DSP

Envelop Punch Board Box Stampin Up

Epb envelope box 4x4 soho subway open
My final project was a file folder card with the Envelope Punch Board, using the instructions in the video by Patty Bennet. I found this simple to do and will be making lots of these I think! I also added a matching envelope. I love how you can make the envelopes so easily for so many different sizes of cards. Just love that grungy vintage Soho Subway DSP too!

File folder card envelope punch board stampin up


File folder card soho subway close up epb
AS you can see the Envelope Punch Board is makes much more than just envelopes! There are lots more project ideas on my Pinterest Board for this tool. It's available for purchase and posted to anywhere in Australia for just $31.95 plus $5.95 postage and handling. You can either  buy it in my online Stampin' Up! store, or order it by email.

Envelope punch bord
If you love the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper, that is available for purchase in a pack of 12 double sided 12x12 sheets (2 each of 6 designs). You can order here in the online store, or again by email.

Soho Subway DSP stampin up

I hope you enjoyed todays projects, See you back here again soon for some more more creative fun.


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