CASEing the Catty #87 - Artistic Expressions

Hi there and welcome to our Sunday night blog hop for CASEing the Catty.  This week the crew are CASEing projects from the Artistic Expressions Section of the annual Stampin' Up! catalogue - pages 92 - 157.

The Design Team exclusively use SU products for their CTC projects. We CASE (copy and share everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, to name a few examples, as a springboard for our own creations.

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For my project this week I took inspiration from page 148, The Fruit Stand Suite -

The little crate gift box is absolutely adorable.  I've seen lots of cute replicas on Pinterest and about three weeks ago I decided to tweak the design a little and turn it into a card - a Fresh Fruit in a Crate Card and tonight I'm sharing a slightly different version and a mini tutorial.

CTC #87 - Fresh Fruit in a Crate Card #2

Mini Tutorial -

1.  From Kraft Card Stock cut out the following pieces -

A - Card Inserts 1-1/2" x 3-15/16" (x 3).  Score 1/2" in from both ends of all three pieces.
B - Side Pieces - 2-1/2" (H) x 2-3/4" (W) (x 2)
C - Front and Back Sections - 1" x 4" (x 4).  Score 1/2" in from both ends of all four pieces.

2.  With Tear and Tape Adhesive, adhere front and back crate pieces to the two side pieces as shown in the photo below -

3.  Handy Hint:  Punch out a Classic Label from a scrap of card stock and position into place on both side pieces with a dab of glue BEFORE punching out the crate 'handles'.

4.  Line up the punched piece with your Classic Label Punch.  Punch and repeat on the other side so handles are even.

5.  Adhere the back two pieces to the other side piece of the crate to form the base of the card.

6.  Attach all three card inserts just below the punched handles on either side of the crate making sure the side flaps on the left side are turned towards the back of the card and the side flaps on the right face towards the front.  This allows for a smoother swing mechanism and a flatter fold when placing the card in an envelope.

7.  Fold two doilies in half and glue one to the front and one to the back of the crate.

8.  Cut out two, 2" squares from the Fruit Stand DSP, fold diagonally in half and glue into place over the doilies.

9.  Cut out a few images of fruit from the Fruit Stand DSP and attach to the inserts with Glue Dots.


10.  Stamp a sentiment from the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set with Peekaboo Peach Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and attach to the front of the card.

Card folds flat and fits inside a standard, card size (C6) envelope.

This second card is slightly smaller than the original.  You can get the details for the first one I made HERE.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

I hope you're enjoying the projects from the CTC Crew.  You can hop back to Monique Fielder or keep going forward onto Rebecca Scurr's blog to see what Artistic Expressions project inspired her. 

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Monique said…
I am loving all of your 3D creations of late Bronwyn, these are no exception. Thanks for sharing the instructions.
Lillybet said…
Bronwyn you are amazing. Thanks for the tutorial too, your fruit boxes are fabulous!

Tricia said…
Such a fun & creative 3D crate card, Bronwyn. Thanks for the step by step instructions.
Deb Speijers said…
Bronwyn, what a cute little fruit stand, good enough to eat! And a tutorial to boot, I am definitely going to have a go at making one of these.
Kelly Kent said…
You are such a clever lady Bronwyn - with so many fabulous ideas!!! Your fruit box is wonderful! And thanks for the great tutorial. Kelly x
Penny Hanuszak said…
Thanks for all the details on this delightful little fruit filled crate. What a lovely little gift. I'm going to have to try this.
Krissy Buck said…
I'm struggling to find the words ... I love love love the super cute fruit crate! Very clever, bright & fun. Thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to have to give this one a try!
Julia said…
Yes, I'm very grateful for the mini tutorial too - I would love to give this a go!! I love the way it's perfectly sized to fit into a standard envelope. So clever and a gorgeous project too!!
Rachel Palmieri said…
Your projects are always amazing Bronwyn, and this one is absolutely no exception.
Rebecca said…
Wow that's simply amazing!! Thank you for giving the details on how to make it as well. So gorgeous!!
Judy May said…
Totally love both of your samples, Bronwyn. Such a special card to receive. Thanks for the details too :).