Sunday 15 June 2014

WCC02 -- The Watercooler Challenge is CASE from the new catalogue!

When I saw that the new Watercooler Challenge was to CASE from a sample in the new catalogue, I thought "easy-peasy".  Well, it wasn't!  Easy-peasy, I mean---it wasn't at all!  Have you gone through the new catalogue and checked out the samples inside?  There are a lot.  And when I say there are a lot, I mean that they seem endless.  Try choosing which one to CASE when there are so many great ideas!

So I decided that instead of a card, I would CASE a different type of project.  Well, that helped reduce the numbers, but there were still so very many from which to choose.  So I narrowed the parameters a bit more and decided it would have to be something I hadn't done for months, using a stamp set that I hadn't used for months.  Finally!  I found the project that I would CASE:  check out page 169 of the new catalogue.  Up on the left hand side---second from the top.  Those cute little Muslin bags have made it into the new catalogue.  I've had the For the Birds stamp set forever and seldom use it.  What could be better than to revive my interest in both?

According to the rules of the challenge, one may make changes.  That was a relief for me because I'm the Queen of changes.  Not only that but I haven't received a couple of the items I would need to make it a perfect copy.  So right off the bat, two instant changes would be using the little Mini Metallic Clothespins instead of the silver paper clip and the flower from the Soho Blossoms punch instead of the tiny heart punch.

I also didn't want to leave the Muslin bag, well, muslin-looking.  So I stamped that with one of my favourite new stamps from the Work of Art stamp set, using all five of the brand new In-Colors.  I did that on both sides of the bag with a piece of paper inside the bag to ensure that there would be no "bleeding" of colour from one side to the other.

I also threaded the new Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin ribbon through the top to replace the cotton cord and changed the tag from a "thank you" to a "Happy Birthday".The tag is also layered with the base being Mossy Meadow and the next layer being Hello Honey.  You'll see that I stamped the same pattern on the Hello Honey layer as on the Muslin bag.

Of course if you don't want to make any changes, that Muslin bag sample shown in the catalogue would make a pretty nice gift, especially filled with goodies.

I hope you've enjoyed my CASE-with-changes.  It was a fun challenge.  If you want to try your own hand at the challenge, check out what the other members of our core group did on the home page, Watercooler Challenges.  I'm sure you'll be amazed with the samples.


  1. soooo pretty. And what a great idea to CASE something other than a card. Love it!

    1. Thank you, Jackie. I really felt swamped by the challenge until I began to zero in on something more specific than a card.

  2. You have taken the catalog sample to a whole new level. Your little bag is marvelous. Thank you for visiting my blog...I'm so happy to have visited yours.

    1. Thanks so much, Jean. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

  3. Very cute, Heidi. I love how you stamped the bag too.


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