Sale-a- Bration Coordination

What could possibly be better than Sale-a-Bration…?  Seriously?!

Okay… so… maybe new products that coordinate with Sale-a-Bration favourites could be!

I mean, I don’t mind some fussying cutting, but if there is a die that’s going to cut out for you… wouldn’t you be reaching for that? I know, I would be. That’s what this promotion is all about…

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For example… the Sale-a-Bration exclusive stamp sets like the gorgeous Lasting Lily and the fun Hello Cupcake stamp sets, just became a lot more versatile. They now have coordinating Framelit sets you can purchase. Take a look…

There are six new products available this month only, which make crafting with your FREE Sale-a-Bration products a whole lot more easier and faster. A must for any crafter, particularly a busy one! Check them out… four framelits, a punch and a new stamp set…

I know for me, adding the Four Seasons framelits to my next order will bring me closer to reach the $180 product spend, so I can earn the coordinating Painted Harvest SAB bundle. Can. Not. Wait!

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These products will be available to purchase for the month of march, ending on the 31st, or while stocks last, so be sure to pick up your “must haves” really early so you don’t miss out.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC217 – Happiness Blooms

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Casing The Catty are visiting one of my favourite sections of the Occasions catalogue this week – the Happiness Blooms Suite, pages 24 to 33. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Rachel.

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You might remember, the Happiness Blooms suite is the one I presented at OnStage last November, so it holds a special place in my heart! This week, I decided to draw inspiration from the products themselves, more specifically, the punches.

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This suite features 4 mini punches called Bitty Blooms punch pack and is bundled with the Bloom by Bloom stamp set for easy coordination for layering rather than stamping and punching like normal. Three are obvious flower shapes, which work stand alone or you can punch shapes from the coordinating Designer Series paper from this suite, plus you get one that works like a builder punch and I’ll focus on him next.

Today, I wanted to show you a couple of neat things with these punches. Here on my first card, I have punched a few shapes, to layer over some of the stamp images.

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Stamping some of the flower stamps together to make a full flower. I have decorated the centre of the flowers with punched shapes to cover any overlap in stamping and topped off with some of those yummy enamel dots.

I layered this over some cardstock and topped with some of the cute Sale-a-Bration ribbon, to make the top element. Then I finished off with a strip of the Happiness Blooms designer paper over the Night of Navy cardbase.

I wanted to spend a minute just talking about the builder-style punch in this mini punch pack. I think this is one of punches that will be under-utilised, unless you are also working with it’s best friend – the Take Your Pick tool. OMG – match made in heaven.

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Making flowers like the one featured on this card, takes a minute when you pair them together. Here I have punched out a bunch of petals and a stamen from just thin scraps and a minute later this flower emerges.

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I have put together this quick little video to show you how I created this flower.

I think you would be able to create a garden of flowers like these for lots of different projects, plus I’m sure this punch can be used for lots of other uses too.

Don’t let this punch get pushed to the back of the cupboard, use it, it’s really cool.

Next up in the hop is Peta!

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, 3 March.

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Creative Club Class – Feb 2019

Creating is a Piece of Cake

This month’s online class features the cute and versatile Piece of Cake bundle, which I am really enjoying at the moment. You can find it on page 18 of the Occasions Catalogue.

This bundle gives options for creating lots of different cards and projects well suited to birthdays. However, it does offer versatility with options to create for special occasions like weddings, engagements and anniversary.

 

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This kit includes supplies to make 4 Cards – two female themed and 2 for guys!! 2 each of 2 different designs:

  • Cardstock for card bases and for stamping;
  • Punched shapes;
  • Ribbon and Thread;
  • Tutorial for completion

 

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $20 – Project Kit only
  • $70 – Buy the Bundle and get the Project Kit half price

*Prices include delivery to you.

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

Other supplies you will need, which are not included in this pricing, are:

 

HOW TO ORDER?

There are a couple of easy ways to order:

  • Email me which kit, you would like to purchase and we can organise a single bank transfer payment option

or

  • Shop online for the Stampin’ Up! products component of the class. Then email me to organise the purchase of your kit.

 

FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS:

When shopping online, use this months Mystery Host* code – find it here.

*When your order is less than $250, by using this code you go into the draw for your chance to earn some free Stampin’ Up! products through the Host Rewards program. Your individual order can be any amount, but combined orders must reach at least $250 for rewards to be awarded.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC216 – Sale-a-bration

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It’s another week of Caseing The Catty Crew hop time. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Sandra.

This week we are back drawing inspiration from the Sale-a-Bration catalogues.

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Today, I have focussed on technique used on one of the backgrounds of a card. It’s this one on page 13 of the main Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

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See the green card with the juggling frog? Notice the background on the green layer with the stamp Yay!? I loved how that looked from the moment I saw it.

Using the Piece of Cake stamp set, I have recreated that same background.

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Here I have lined up three of the cake stamps from that set on my H clear block. Using Coastal Cabana ink, I stamped them in similar pattern across my Coastal Cabana cardbase.

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I love the way this looks, it creates some interest on what would otherwise be a plain background. I also like that stamping tone on tone keeps it subtle enough to not take over. Plus it’s just a great way to get maximum value out of one stamp set.

To finish off the card, I decided to keep the same colour theme for this week, by adding some Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape to my Coastal Cabana.

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I stamped the Happy Birthday Cake stamp in Melon Mambo and the cake stand is in Gorgeous Grape. I coloured the base with my grape pencil to add some shading. I finished off my cake with some Lollypops and popped them on some circles in Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape. These sit over some Gorgeous Grape mini striped ribbon and a strip of cardstock in Melon Mambo. Simple but cute.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Kelly Kent.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, Sunday, February 24th.

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Colour INKspiration – CI49

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Welcome to the first Colour INKspiration blog hop for 2019. We have several new crew members joining us this year too. To kick things off we have an awesome colour combination…

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Don’t you just love beach houses? I love this image and funnily enough, this colour combination was very similar to my last blog hop with Caseing The Catty on last Sunday night, so needless to say, it was very happy to be using these colours again!

I’ve decided to give you a sneak peak… this project uses one of the new Sale-a-Bration launching this week. It’s the All Adorned stamp set and features a number of images and sentiments.

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I think these stamps work really well using the Stamparatus. I think we’ll be seeing quite a lot of fun stamping done with these image stamps. For this card, first I trimmed down a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 100mm square. I lined my Stamparatus with a piece of the small grid paper, I love how the all grid lines line up together – on the paper and on the plates – makes positioning really easy.

I lined up the Whisper White on the grid paper and then positioned my stamp on the corresponding grid on the stamparatus plate, inked up my stamp and stamped it. Rotating my whisper white cardstock four times, and each time, lining it up with the same grid lines, allowed me to stamp in the corners, creating this gorgeous frame.

Layering this piece on some Coastal Cabana cardstock, these went onto Highland Heather cardbase. I cut the cardbase square, 105mm x 210mm and scored in half.

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Finishing off with some simple decorative elements – I stamped one of the flourish stamps, in Pineapple Punch in the middle of the frame, layered a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock over the top which I cut flags to both ends.

I heat embossed butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set with Black powder, punched them out and layered them over the top. Finishing with some of those gorgeous glitter enamel dots either side of the main butterfly and a simple sentiment at the bottom.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Lou Kitzelman.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until Monday, February 25th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC215 – How Sweet it is

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Welcome to another hop with the Caseing The Catty Crew. This week we are drawing inspiration from the How Sweet it is suite, pages 14 to 23 of the Occasions catalogue.

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There was really so many things that inspired me in this section of the catalogue, I found it hard to settle on which idea to Case. I decided on the colour palette…. I love these colours together….

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This has renewed my love for Coastal Cabana. I was really excited when it came back into this annual catalogue, but I haven’t used it as much as I thought I would. But look out… I’m back in love!

So using these colours, I created a simple card using the All That You Are stamp set. I have been eager to use this set and this seemed like a great time. It’s an outline stamp, meaning it’s perfect for colouring and today, I went with watercolour pencils.

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First, I stamped the image in StazOn Jet Black ink. Then used Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo pencils to colour. With the help of a blender pen, I was able to create two-tone flowers by blending the colours together. I didn’t have a Pineapple Punch pencil, so I went with Daffodil Delight and only used it a touch on the stamens. Can you tell?

Layering my Whisper White cardstock on some Gorgeous Grape, then onto a cardbase in Coastal Cabana. I heat embossed a sentiment in white powder onto some Melon Mambo cardstock, punched it out using the Classic Label punch and adhered it using the mini dimensionals. I decided to align it with the left edge, which gives the appearance of breaking out of the centre layers of the main image.

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I finished off with some embellishments – a bow tied from that lovely two-tone ribbon from this suite, which is in Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green. I thought it needed something else. I remembered, I had a pack of the Glitter Enamel Dots, I was excited to work out that all four colours in the pack match this colour palette completely. I love enamel dots and these are just gorgeous with a glittery fleck. I think I’ll be stocking up on a few more packs of these!

Anyway, next up in the hop is the lovely Angela Meiritz-Reid.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the crew, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, February 17th.

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Happy Luna New Year

I have a quick little share today. It’s New Years Day on the Luna calendar and many within the communities I live and work in are celebrating. Last night, the air was filled with sound of parties happening all around us and the local Temple partied and celebrated with fireworks at Midnight.

Today, I made a quick little card for my neighbours. It is the Year of the Pig in the Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao. So I really couldn’t resist pulling out my “This Little Piggy” stamp set could I…

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I specifically chose the colours Red and Gold as they seem to be traditional colours of the Luna New Year. Red is traditionally symbolic colour of happiness and the red colour of the packet symbolises good luck. And Gold (or yellow) is considered the most beautiful. Great combination for this event.

I went for Real Red as it closely matched the shade often used. I used this for the base card and the flag layer and the gold I embossed and used some foil sheets. I wanted the card to be about celebration so I swapped out the flower this Piggy was holding for a balloon. Simple but cute.

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Wishing all those celebrating the Luna New year today, a happy and prosperous one.

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Beautifully Detailed designer paper

This week, I’m playing along with the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, #FMS371

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I guess we loved the laser cut paper pack in the Annual catalogue so much, Stampin’ Up! thought we could use some more. So here I have used the new Beautifully Detailed Laser Cut paper pack from the Occasions Catalogue.

I really enjoy working with this type of paper, even though it can be a little tricky to handle, so I thought I’d share with you how I used here, on this card….

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Here, I have started with a Basic Gray cardbase layer and I’ve used the Beautifully Detailed laser cut paper to layer over the base. The paper comes in Whisper White on one side and Petal Pink on the reverse. I’ve kept to the white for a clean look.

To make handling this type of paper easier, I try to handle it as little as possible. So for this card, it was a little easier to just lay the paper flat on my desk with the pink side facing up. I applied adhesive and then placed my card base down onto the designer paper. I pressed down to ensure it stuck well.

After a few minutes, I carefully lifted the cardstock and laser cut paper, turning it over to reveal the front. Then I simply snipped off the paper, using my cardbase as the guide.

Next, I set about decorating the front. I used a stip of that amazing Lovely Lipstick foil sheets, from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue. I topped this with a square piece of Whisper White cardstock and using the Detailed Trio punch, I rounded the corners and punched a decorative element to just one of them.

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I finished off with a simple “hello” sentiment from the Floral Frames stamp set, which I punched used the circle die from the Stitched Label Frames framelits.

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CTC212 – Sale-a-bration

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Caseing The Catty team are hopping with more Sale-a-Bration ideas this week. Welcome if you are joining me from Rachel or if you are starting here with me.

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This week I took inspiration from this card on page 10 of the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

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In the catalogue, this picture is only tiny and you only see a small section of the card, but my inspiration came from liking the layout. I love the simplicity and how clean it is even with all the leaves detail on the side there. I didn’t have all those exact dies, but I love how you can substitute with what you have to create a similar look. Here is where my card finished up…

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I went with a cardbase in Highland Heather, really loving the new shades of purple in the colour collections. On top, I layered some Designer Series Paper from the Subtles 6×6 pack, in Highland Heather to coordinate.

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My decorative elements are leaves from the Foliage Frames Framelits set in Tranquil Tide and Soft Seafoam cardstock. The sentiment is from the Forever Lovely stamp set, new in the Occasions catalogue, and is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. I have punched it out using the largest of the dies from the Stitched Labels Framelits, and finished off with a little of the Whisper White Sheer Ribbon tied in a simple bow.

Next up in the hop, is the lovely Michelle Strazds.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, 27th.

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CTC211 – All My Love

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Welcome to Caseing The Catty blog hop this week where we take our first look, draw our first inspiration, from the first suite in the Occasions catalogue – the All My Love Suite, pages 4 to 9.

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You may have hopped over from Michelle or starting the hop here with me, either way welcome and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the hop. Don’t forget to load up your projects, with this theme, to our Facebook challenge group to inspire us all.

So, this week, I kind of went with a different line of inspiration…. In looking at the ideas and at the products in these pages, another idea hit me altogether. Focussing on the Forever Lovely bundle, I wanted to use those gorgeous roses edgelits from the Lovely Flowers Edgelit die set to make a window. Here is the finished card….

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I cut two of the edgelits around the card front and then used my paper snips to trim the middle excess cardstock out to create the window… here is what the card front looked like before I did anything else with it.

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I just had to use some of that gorgeous awesome Lovely Lipstick foil sheets, in the window. So I cut a card front size piece and used Tear and Tape to stick it in.

Then I set about decorating the front and covering the snipped sections between the two die cuts. I stamped a lovely rose in Grapefruit Grove. The stamp set is a DistINKtive type, so it has that lovely varying tone when stamped. I added some foliage in Soft Seafoam and Granny Apple Green cardstock.

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I wanted to try something a little different with the other end… there is a corner piece thinlit die in the set which you can use to decorate a corner of an element. Here I used it to help cover the snipped section which tied in well with the designed.

I then added the sentiment – punched a label from the Petals and More thinlit dies, stamped a punched Birthday Wishes and layered over the top. Then I added some die cut flowers from the die set and topped it all off with some Artisan Pearls.

Next up in the hop is the clever Monique Fielder.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, January 20th.

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