Caseing The Catty – Gift packaging

Sadly, I didn’t have my blog post ready to join in the hop with the amazing Caseing The Catty Crew last Sunday night, but I really wanted to share my project and join in with the challenge.

So here they are.

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I’ve made some Christmas gift boxes using the Window Box framelit dies (which are on sale until Sunday in this week’s Online Extravaganza sale – check them out here) and some of my favourite Christmas supplies the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer paper and those amazing Foil Snowflakes.

Here I have punched out two of the Window box shapes from the Designer Paper. Assembly was really easy following Stampin’ Up! instructions in their YouTube video.

This paper with the foil print, is just so amazing on its own, it really doesn’t take much to dress it up. Here, I have kept it simple, by adding one of those amazing Foil Snowflakes on two of the designs. A simple label sentiment from the Merry Little Labels Stamp set punched with the coordinating Everyday Label punch is all that is featured here. A splash of colour is used with the Real Red 1/8” ribbon in a zig zag pattern beneath it.

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The third one is the Copper foil designed paper and here I have teamed this up with some black cardstock with flag ends cut in and embossed the sentiment with white powder. Finishing this off with some lovely fluff of Black Metallic Thread.

I finished off all the boxes with touches of bling – either Pearls or Rhinestones.

The Caseing The Catty team will be back Sunday night with the next hop.

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Looking forward to getting back in to blogging more regularly, the last month has been a little busy to say the least. Planning some great projects to finishing the year off with my regular design team spots too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI21

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Welcome to Colour INKspiration for this fortnight, whether you have joined me from Jackie Aitken or starting off here with me, the team has some great inspiration using a fun colour combination.

Here is the colour combination for this challenge:

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Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron.

Don’t you just love these colours? They scream fun and bright and cheerful to me…. So that’s what I aimed to create with my card.

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I went for a stamp set I haven’t used to waaaaay to long – the gorgeous Cool Treats and the coordinating framelit Frozen Treats. I thought this set just seemed to fit nicely with this colour combination…. and was fun… and bright… and cheerful!

I started by creating the inner panel first, starting with the yummy bowl of gelati… I can just feel summer coming, can you? I decided to layer this with Soft Sky cardstock and use some Soft Sky ribbon. I wanted to add some interest to the background, so I stamped some sprinkles in the different colours.

Once I finished my main elements there, I create the background on the cardbase. I decided on my sentiment first and masked off the bottom third and stamped ice-creams around the edge in coordinating colours to match my gelati.

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I just love all the little details in the Frozen Treats framelits, like this cute little spoon!

For more inspiration, head on over the amazing Jacque Williams.

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Once you have finished hoping through, see where your creative muse takes you with these colours. Load your creation to our Facebook Challenge group by 7pm, Monday 20th November.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC153 – Case a Holiday Catalogue Tag

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We are heading towards that time of Christmas where it will be all about the gifts. This week at Caseing The Catty, we are featuring Holiday Catalogue Gift tags. Welcome to you if you are starting here with me or if you have hopped over from Angela.

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There are so many gift tag samples for you to recreate or ideas to help you create your own. What tags to make can be one tough choice to make. This week I’ve taken inspiration from this card (top left) in the Holiday catalogue. It’s on Page 35 and features the Snowflake Sentiment bundle.

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I’ve taken the detail from the card – the red tag base, the white snowflake detail, the Lime circle, the sentiment on top and that cute little bow embellishment – and turned into a tag. Here is what I made…

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I featured this same bundle – Snowflake Sentiments. I created my base tag in Elegant Eggplant, I punched out snowflakes from Silver Foil from the edgelits and trimmed them down to suit. My circle detail is from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

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I heat embossed the sentiment in silver powder and punched it using the Everyday label punch, which I trimmed down so that you could see more of that yummy glimmer circle. Lastly, I used the swirl die from the set to create the embellishment detail. Being a tag, I added some ribbon to the top to finish it off.

I decided to create another one using warmer colours – this is what it looks like in Vanilla and Gold.

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It’s a really great design and you can make it suit many colour combinations to make your gifts look just gorgeous this year.

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For more tag inspiration hop on over to Megan Lenske.

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And don’t forget to play along with our weekly challenge. You have until 6pm next Sunday night 19 November to load your tag creation to our Facebook Challenge group.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC150 – Favourite Big Shot Project – Holiday Catalogue

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So this was a really hard challenge this week at Caseing The Catty. I mean… how do you choose a favourite big shot project!! You’re “favourite” usually means one right? There-in lies my problem… there are waaaaaaay too many great projects to just one.

But I settle on this one – it’s my favourite… well for this week anyway!

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It’s the Stocking trim die and it’s a beauty.

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Here I have made a gift package with it, using the pillow box attachment that comes with the die. You can pop all sorts of goodies inside from chocolates, to money or gift cards.

You can dress them up in so many different ways too, here I have kept it simple this time, but I’ll be back with some dressed up versions soon, I’m sure. I added some Designer Series Paper to the top, toe and heal and a Silver foil bell with a bow tied from thread. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, making it stand out against the Real Red cardstock, and this sentiment, from the coordinating Tags & Trimming stamp set, eludes to the it being a package too!

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I just love all the different elements you get in this die set, that allows you to finish it off in so many different ways. I particularly love the star and heart which has that lovely stitched detail.

Look out for more posts using this bundle. I’m having a lot of fun with it.

Next up on the hop is Peta Stephen.

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Really looking forward to seeing what you create this week, from your favourite big shot project. Remember to load up your entry to our Facebook Challenge Group by 6pm next Sunday.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CI19 – Colour INKspiration

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It’s time for another blog hop with the amazing Colour INKSpiration crew. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have just joined me from Rachel Palmieri.

We have a great and challenging combination of colours this fortnight. Check them out…

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We have Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Garden Green.

I think I started my project three times, I just kept thinking of different things and changing my mind. But I settled on this one.

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I layered both grays together at the base… Basic Gray for the base and Smokey Slate as the next layer. I used some Shimmery White cardstock to water colour on. Here I used my aqua painter with some Daffodil Delight ink to create this wash background.

I used the leaves from the Oh So Eclectic Stamp set. Stamping them in Garden Green ink and punching them out with the coordinating framelit from the Eclectic layers die set. Here I used six sets of leaves, 4 of them at full strength and 2 of them were stamped off (generation stamping technique – where you stamp more than once before reinking your stamp.)

I punched a planter box out using the framelit from the Hearth and Home framelit set. I love the gingham pattern design in the Quilted Christmas designer paper stack so I went for the green one.

I arranged my leaves, using my planter box as a guide for position. The leaves on the edges I adhered flat with some Multi-purpose liquid glue. The ones in the middle, I only applied a little glue to the bottom of the leaves so that the tops I could pop up to add some dimension to my card.

It’s been a little while since I showed my butterfly dies some love, so today I punched out the smaller on from the Bold Butterfly set from Smokey Slate cardstock and adhere this to some vellum. Once dried, I fussy cut the butterfly out, turned it over and coloured in the back of it with my Daffodil Delight marker. I like how you can add depth of colour and tone by colouring over in layers.

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I added some bling to the front, one of the small Faceted Gems in the middle and two small Rhinestones. I finished it off by painting some Wink of Stella glitter all over. Not that you can see it well here, but my butterfly is very sparkly.

I adhered the butterfly on with two dimensionals so that it sat nicely over the top of my leaves. I stamped a my sentiment and finished off a coordinating envelope.

With so much inspiration ink this hop be sure to head over to Monique Fielder.

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Colour INKspiration challenges run for 10 days, so be sure to show us your amazing creation over on our Facebook Challenge Group by 7pm Monday, 23rd October.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC149 – Year of Cheer Suite

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The focus for this week at Caseing The Catty is the Year of Cheer suite. I have to say… I am so in love with this suite. I never thought this much bling would go together so well!

If you are like me…. In love with this suite…. then you are in for an exciting hop tonight with our Caseing The Catty crew. Welcome if you are just joining me here or if you have hopped over from Jackie Noble.

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So another funny story surrounds this card design this week. I actually created this a couple of weeks ago. I was creating for our Around The World Suite inspiration hop, as I didn’t have products from that suite, I was creating with what I did have using inspiration from that page. I was nearly done when the though struck me, we’ll be focussing on Year of Cheer in such a short time!

So my inspiration on this occasion has come from another section, but using all the yummy products that make up this gorgeous suite. Here is what I created:

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Here I have added black to all this bling. I just think it matches the elegance of this suite. Starting with a Basic Black card base, I embossed a layer of the Champagne foil sheet with the Winter Wonder embossing folder.

I used a small piece of the Special Designer Series paper and adhered that with Tear & Tape. Over the top of the is a simple punched shape from Basic Black cardstock using the Everyday Label punch. I layered that with another punch from Whisper White cardstock – here I trimmed the sides down so that the punched shapes layered nicely together. (This punch is great for altered shapes!)

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I stamped the sentiment and adhered it to card with dimensionals.

Next I threaded some silver 1/8” ribbon through the Year of Cheer embellishment and tied it off in a bow. I used a Glue Dot to hold this in place.

Last, I finished off with stamping a coordinating envelope with the two snowflake stamps in that set.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration using products from this suite. For more inspiration keep on hopping through the teams blogs, I’m sure you’ll find a few ideas to help with projects you have coming up.

Next up is Elizabeth Gross.

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Once you’ve hopped through and taken in all our inspiration, I’d really love to see what you create with these amazing product or see how this section of the catalogue inspires your creation. Head over to our Facebook Challenge Group and load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday 15 October.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Quilted Christmas double front card

I have a quick little project to share today. I have this idea for a while and so pleased it turned out as I’d hoped. There are so many different ways I could have finished it off, but I went for this way today.

It’s a double fronted card using the Quilted Christmas suite in the Holiday catalogue.

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I just love how the different dies work in the set, here I have used one to create a window in the card front. This also has a coordinating framelit so that you can punch out the element to use separately. Here is a project that uses as an element.

I started with a card base in Real Red which I trimmed and scored it so the fold was at the top. I punched out the window using one of the dies from the Quilt Builder framelit dies. Next I trimmed some Whisper White cardstock down to 100mm x 280mm and scored at 140mm. I adhered this to the bottom of the card base with snail adhesive. These measurements allow for an even red border all the way around.

I trimmed some Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper down to 95mm x 135mm. This fit in the inner front white panel and more snail adhesive holds it in place. Here I used some of the Gingham pattern but there are so many that could easily work from this stack, they are all just so lovely.

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Next I trimmed a piece of Whisper White to 80mm x 35mm and cut flag to one end. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink and some flowers in Lemon Lime Twist ink to the left edge. Both of these stamps are from the Christmas Quilt stamp set in the bundle. I trimmed a flag from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and layered that under my white flag, centering the middle of the flags. I adhered the flags to the DSP with snail adhesive.

Using the same little flower stamp, I stamped two more in Garden Green ink and fussy cut those using my paper snips. I adhered those with Mini Dimensionals. How ever did we live before these came along?!!

I stamped the sentiment on the inside in Garden Green and some stars to decorate in Real Red ink colours.

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Last was the front. Here I punched out a flower from the two framelits in the set from some silver foil. I popped a Glue Dot on the back in the middle and fixed some Silver Thread. Holding it in place with one finger, I fluffed the thread to spread it out so that it framed the flower. I added another Glue Dot to hold it all secure and fixed to the front of the card. I finished off the flower with one of the gorgeous Metal Rimmed Pearl. I love these… and I just haven’t used them enough lately, so I’m sure you’ll get an overload now! I fixed a circle of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock punched using the ¾” circle punch to the back of the flower on the inside of the card, to neaten it off.

I finished off with some of yummy Quilted Christmas  ¼” Ribbon tied around the card, holding in place with some Tear and Tape, and finished with a bow. I tied the bow separately and adhered it with some Glue Dots – it was just easier, so I did it this way.

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I really love this set and am planning many cards for this season with it. I hope this project inspires your Christmas projects.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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CTC148 – Kits and Memories & More

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Welcome to another week of Caseing The Catty. This week we are looking at inspiration from the many Kits or Memories & More range of products that feature in Stampin’ Up!’s catalogues. There are many different project ideas using these products and this hop is all about sharing some of those ideas.

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I focussed on the Memories & More product range for this post. Traditionally these card packs are part of a memory keeping system to protect and display our most precious memories. It can be a simple thing or can be as create as you want it.

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Here I used the Merry Memories Christmas card pack to help dress up some photos from Christmas last year. The cards are sized to fit the pocket in the variety pack of pocket pages. The coordination make this a quick and easy way to print and display photos.

The different types of cards included in the pack, make it really easy to jot down notes to remind you of all sorts of memories associated with them.

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Or you can create lovely display pieces within you layout like using different card designs and printed acetate overlays.

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These cards can also be used for many other projects. Here I have created two cards using the Colour Theory Memories & More card pack and other elements of the suite.

As the Colour Theory suite is about the changing seasons, this first card is a fancy fold to show Spring into Summer. The second is Autumn to Winter.

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The “& more” in the title refers to the extras that come with the cards, like these stickers I have used on the front. Combined with stamps to make the sentiment for this card.

Please continue on this weeks hop with Angela Meiritz-Reid.

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Then head on over to our Facebook Challenge group. You have until 6pm next Sunday 7th to load up your entry of inspiration from these products.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI18

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Another fortnight has flown past, but thankfully here in Melbourne, we are starting to see some sunshine and most importantly… there is warmth in the air! Yay!!

Welcome to you all joining me on this blog hop. If you are starting here or if you have joined me from Jackie, you are in for some awesomeness this hop. We have a great selection of colours, check them out.

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Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand and Basic Grey. We decided to add in a green too – anyone that we liked. I went for Lemon Lime Twist.

Here is my card….

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Today, I decided to have a play with embossing on one of the Naturally Eclectic card overlays. Oh notice that yummy sunshine in the background there?!

I used an emboss-only die from the Eclectic Layers thinlit die set and embossed three leaf images directly onto the printed acetate overlay. The acetate overlays have protective films on both sides to protect from finger prints. I kept these on while embossing, only removing them once ready to adhere it.

What I found after embossing was that the acetate liked to curl. So I gentled curled them with my fingers back the other way to straighten them out a little. It worked well, not perfectly flat, but well enough to work on the card. I think the natural wave that is left adds movement to the finished card. It’s a soft and subtle texture.

I used a Basic Gray card base, then used strategically positioned glue dots behind the white printed leaves to adhere the overlay. Next I used a pop of colour in Lemon Lime Twist with a die cut of the Happy Birthday thinlit die. I used Multipurpose liquid glue to adhere it and only tiny little lines of it too. This is so that it didn’t leak all over my overlay leaving blotchy patches of dried glue.

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To finish off, I decided on the coordinating Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, those flowers are just so cute. Stamping the outline in Sweet Sugarplum and the solid image in Powder Pink. I used a combination of large and smaller flower stamps scattered around the embossed leaves and sentiment.

For more inspiration using these colours, continue the hop with Rachel Palmieri.

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Head on over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creations using these colours. Entries close Monday, October 9th at 6pm.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC147 – Christmas Around the World

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Welcome if you are joining me here for my regular Sunday Blog hop with the Caseing The Catty crew. You may have just joined me from Rebecca Scurr, I hope you are enjoying the inspiration the crew has posted so far.

This week, we are focussing on the Christmas around the World suite on pages 28 & 29 of the Holiday. Can I just say, I really haven’t paid this suite the attention it deserves. I don’t own anything from this suite but in taking a good look at it for this Challenge, I have now added that bundle to the wishlist. That lamp post is just so clever, with the stamps design to hang like banners.

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There is just the one main image of creations in this section, but gee there is heaps happening in every aspect of it. So much to look at and take in.

I decided to focus my attention on this card…

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There is the DSP in the background and the sentiment is hanging like a banner off the silver washi tape.

Here is my creation…

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I embossed some of the Crushed Curry DSP from the Colour Theory suite with the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder as my background. I layered a card from the Colour Theory Memories and More pack in a similar position to the green cardstock in the catalogue.

I added the tree to the opposite of the card from the banner sentiment and added my own sentiment waving off the tree trunk. I added a few flowers to the tree and finished off with a bow made from the Jute twine.

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Next up in the hop is Peta Stephen.

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Continue your hop and then head over to our Facebook page and join the challenge. We’d love to see what you create. Join in by next Sunday, 1st October. Entries close at 6pm.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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