CTC183 – Animal Expedition

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It’s Caseing The Catty time… Welcome if you are starting this weeks hop here with me, or if you have joined me from Bronwyn.

I love looking through the catalogue, the inspiration inside those pages are just amazing. Today, my inspiration came from this card on page 28, with the bike.

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I have recreated the elements that make up this card design with a different set. I think it’s a great little quick fix – when you are short on time.

Here I have kept the flag element in the top right with the sentiment and the layering piece. I just changed up the theme from the bike to a jigsaw puzzle. Here I used the large puzzle die but instead of cutting out all those pieces, I used the die as texture, which I was able to create with the embossing platform for my Big Shot. It has given a new lease of life to all our dies!

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I used my blade knife to cut out one piece of the puzzle – as I thought that went perfectly with the sentiment. With the sentiment being heart shaped, it also helped me decide on Lovely Lipstick as the colour, so I popped a piece of Lovely Lipstick behind the missing piece to coordinate.

Here I layered the Blueberry Bushel jigsaw puzzle on some Whisper White and then onto the Pool Party base. I created the flag in Pool Party and tied some Lovely Lipstick ribbon in a knot around the top. I fussy cut the heart-shaped sentiment out and adhered it on.

Next up in the hop, is the amazing Rebecca Scurr.

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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, June 24th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Creative Club Class – 1

What is in the Box?

… and can you craft with it?

Mystery solved… it’s the Darling Label punch box featured on page 209 of the Annual Catalogue. Yes, you can most certainly craft with all these babies… this kit has everything you need to get started crafting straight away – stamps, ink, punch and block. Just take a look…

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And it comes packaged in that gorgeous tin with gold foil print. The only thing to add to this are some project kits and I have two for you to choose from using this lovely set.

 

1  REGULAR PROJECT KIT

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This kit includes:

  • 5 x Whisper White 3 x 3″ notecards
  • 5 x 3 x 3″ envelopes
  • 5 x Wood textures DSP
  • 10 x punched squares, 5 in each colour – Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy
  • Silver thread
  • 1 x pre-punch crate, wood textures DSP
  • Copper trim
  • Some scrap for stamping on!

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $15 – Regular Project Kit only
  • $91 – Buy the Darling Label Punch box and get the Project Kit half price

*Prices include delivery to you.

 

2  IN-COLOUR PROJECT KIT

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This kit includes:

  • 5 x Whisper White 3 x 3″ notecards
  • 5 x 3 x 3″ envelopes
  • 5 x In-Colour DSP, 1 in each colour
  • 5 x punched squares, 1 in each colour
  • Silver thread
  • 1 x pre-punch crate, wood textures DSP
  • Copper trim
  • Some scrap for stamping on!

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $15 – In-Colour Project Kit only
  • $143.33 – Buy the Darling Label Punch box and In Colour Assorted Ink Pad Collection (that’s 5 Full size ink pads) and get the Project Kit for FREE.

*Prices include delivery to you.

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

Additional supplies you may need, NOT included in these kits 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:

  • Depending on which kit you purchase the items you need are:

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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Colour INKspiration – CI35

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Welcome to the first Colour INKspiration challenge of this new Annual Catalogue. You maybe starting here with me or have hopped over from Nicole, either way I hope you enjoy the inspiration the crew have put together for you.

With the colour revamp that came with this Annual, we’ll be celebrating the new configurations of the collections during the first challenge of the month. The second challenge will be a regular colour palette to play along with.

This challenge we are focussing on the Neutrals collection. For this challenge you can choose any 3 colours from this palette plus you can add Basics (Black, Whisper White and Very Vanilla) and metallics of course.

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Today, I have used Merry Merlot, Gray Granite and Sahara Sand from the Neutrals collection and teamed them up with some Basic Black and Silver. Merlot and Granite are both new colours to Stampin’ Up!, merlot is a lovely red wine kind of hue and Granite is warm gray.

Here is the card I created…

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I used the Broadway Birthday bundle, which includes Broadway Birthday stamp set and Broadway Lights Framelit set. This set just screams Art Deco to me and I just love that style. I particularly enjoy the architecture features that adorned that era. I am busy creating in that style with this set just now.

On this card, I started with the angles… I decided on my black card base. The first layer I went with was Merry Merlot – I decided on the angle I liked and then covered the back with some Multipurpose Liquid Glue. This is a good option as it gives a little wiggle room to get the angle just right. Once adhered, I flipped my card over and trimmed off the excess cardstock with a blade knife. Next was the Sahara Sand layer – again, getting a visual on the angle, covering the back with some liquid glue, adhering, flip over the card and trim the excess.

Once this (the hard part!) was done, it was easier to see how the rest would come together – some silver mini sequin trim helped soften the transition from one colour to the next. I created the main element by die cutting the “light box” from Basic Black cardstock and layering some Silver foil behind it, so they looked like bright lights blinking away.

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I stamped the sentiment, which is the main feature and layered the “light box” over it, trimmed off the excess cardstock and adhered the element on with some dimesionals.

I finished off by stamping some simple birthday elements in the bottom left in Gray Granite ink.

As I sat back and admired my creation, I thought I should have rounded off the corners!! Curves and rounded corners are an identifying feature of Art Deco style…. Well, that just means there is more creating to do!

But I’ll leave that idea for another time, next up in the hop is the wonderful Julia Quinn.

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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, 25th June. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC182 – Tea Room Suite

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It’s so exciting here at Casing The Catty as we begin looking at all the amazing ideas in the Annual Catalogue. Welcome if you are starting here with me, or if you have hopped over from Sandra, this week we are focussing on the Tea Room suite – pages 13 to 25 of the Annual Catalogue suite.

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My inspiration came from this card on the main suite page image, as pictured above in this weeks image.

I just loved both the balance of elements in the design and the colours. There are a number of elements I liked about this, the main one was the stitching detail around the Designer Paper. Whilst I don’t own a sewing machine to recreate this exactly, I was able to get the flavour of it with one of my dies.

I choose bold colours – well, that’s me isn’t it… bold…. Focusing on Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick, but then softened it off with some Soft Seafoam. Here take a look…

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For my card today, I used the Stitched All Round bundle, which is a clear favourite right now! I just love the added texture the stitched detail gives. Here I replicated the stitching element in the catalogue sample, with one of the Stitched Edgelits that comes in the set.

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First, I stamped my background and adhered the designer paper in place (this pattern is from Tranquil Textures), then layered the edgelit on my card and offset my top cutting plate so that the pattern would appear where I needed it. By doing this, I was able to make a frame around my designer paper.

Using another of the texture dies in framelit set and our new Embossing platform configuration, I was able to create more texture on the bottom half of the designer paper.

The top half featured the sentiment medallion. I just love this sentiment stamp that comes in the Stitched All Round stamp set –  as soon as I read this, one of my friends (who is in my team) jumped into my mind. She says this all the time and it’s just her! Love you Julie!! I had here in my mind while creating this.

Here I stamped it in Blueberry Bushel ink on Soft Seafoam cardstock, punched and layered with Layering Ovals framelits and some Blueberry Bushel cardstock. Using some dimenionals, I adhered this to a larger decorative stitched framelit from the set. This I punched from Lovely Lipstick cardstock to give it a colour burst. I tied some ribbon at the bottom in Lipstick to coordinate, which finished it off.

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I love this layout, I’m pretty sure you’ll be seeing it again may times before this catalogue is done!

Next up is the lovely Simone Bartrum.

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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, June 17th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC181 – It’s a new catalogue

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Such an exciting time… new catalogue… it always brings new inspiration and fun to our projects. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have just hopped over from Rachel Palmeri – Caseing The Catty are celebrating this awesome time.

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Today, I am sharing two cards – one design, one technique used two different ways. I’m showcasing this using the Accented Blooms stamp set, featured on page 19, which coordinates with Tailored Tag punch, which carried over from the Occasions catalogue.

This stamp set, has one hero image and then has several secondary sentiment stamps, which fit into the main image. It’s gorgeous and clever. It offers such flexibility by allowing you to create some quick and simple or something a little more involved. Today, I’ve gone for a little more involved and used a white wash technique.

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Here I have embossed the image in white embossing powder on some Crumb Cake cardstock. Using my blender pen (or you can use an aqua painter for a lighter look), and coloured the image completely using Whisper White craft ink. (This is a pigment ink, so more of a paint style, rather than regular water colour ink).

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After this initial colouring in, you need to allow the craft ink to dry completely. Once it is dry, then you can colour it using some Classic ink colours – here I have used Berry Burst, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue and Blushing Bride for my flowers and a mix of Garden Green and Old Olive for my leaves.

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Once this was dry, I painted my flowers with some Wink of Stella to add some sparkle (which is always impossible to show in a photo!). I finished my card, using one of the large sentiments shaped to fit the punch. I used Berry Burst ink to reflect the layering of the cardstock on the card – so your eye bounces around to the same colour, giving it a coordinated look.

While making this first card, I wondered how this would work on a really dark coloured cardstock. So out came some Blackberry Bliss cardstock, which is the most beautiful dark purple (which has red undertones).

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I embossed in white powder and coloured the same way – blender pen and white craft ink. To my surprise, the dark ink within the cardstock blended with the white craft ink to create a lightly berry coloured tone to the embossed image.

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It subtle but lovely. I can’t wait to try this technique with other different dark coloured cardstocks. I added a sentiment in Blackberry Bliss, so that it allowed the colouring of the stamp to shine through. I fussy cut the sentiment, as straight lines are the easiest to cut!!, and layered it on some Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, which I punched out.

Next up in the hop is the incredibly talented Bronwyn Eastley.

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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, June 10th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Hello new catalogue

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For my first blog post from the 2018 Annual Catalogue, I am hopping with a bunch of talented crafters from around the South Pacific. We have our own demonstrator group known as ESAD. If you are a demonstrator more information about ESAD is at the bottom of this post.

Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have joined me from Jenny Bowman.

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Butterfly from the Springtime Impressions thinlit dies set, which sits on some new Designer papers. Take a look…

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Before launching into my butterfly, I first prepped some of the background paper. I used a panel of the lovely Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper. It is quite delicate so requires some tenderness when handling to trim up. Here I went for the diamond pattern – one side of the paper is Vanilla and the other is White. I used the white side and coloured it simply by up-ending my StazOn Black ink pad and patted all over. (It was kind of therapeutic!) I like that is it not completely saturated in black, the speckled appearance adds to the weathered look I was aiming for. I set this aside to dry while making my butterfly.

Firstly, I adhered some black cardstock to some adhesive sheet, then die cut my butterfly. The adhesive sheet turns the die cut cardstock into a sticker! So I simply peeled off the backing and stuck it onto some vellum! I trimmed around the butterfly, turned it over and coloured from the back, using Stampin’ Blends.

The rest of my card comes together quite easily after these two elements, my base card is Basic Black cardstock, which is layered with a piece of the Tranquil Textures Designer Paper pack, this is the new Soft Seafoam colour. So yummy isn’t it!!

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I cut a frame from Call Me Clover cardstock, which is one of the new In Colours, and adhere this over the laser cut piece. With some Tear and Tape, making sure to trim off any over hang.

Before adhering in the centre of my DSP, I stamped the leaf from Petal Palette in Call Me Clover, and then adhered the laser element. I positioned my butterfly and topped her off with some gems – faceted gems and rhinestone jewels, in different sizes so that they decreased in size down the body.

I finished off the card with a simple sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and used the Classic Label punch. Adhering the sentiment to some black cardstock to frame it and finished off with a single jewel.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Kelly Kent.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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The ESAD blog hop:

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Joanne Stubbings
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Courtenay Heuston
  6. Fi Cobbin
  7. Carolina Evans
  8. Peta Stephen
  9. Sharon Dalton
  10. Jackie Aitken
  11. Rochelle Blok
  12. Nicole Wilson
  13. Emily Campbell
  14. Denise Buetler
  15. Katrina Duffell
  16. Delys Cram
  17. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  18. Megan Lenske
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Bronwyn Eastley
  21. Jo Weedon
  22. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  23. Melissa Gifford
  24. Cathy Pinchbeck
  25. Jessie Holton
  26. Jenny Bowman
  27. Rose Packer   <– You are here!

Happy New Catalogue

It’s happy dance day! Today we launch the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. So much excitement in 241 pages.

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The stats on this catalogue are huge… take a look:

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As with each new Annual Catalogue, we have 5 new In Colours to grace our projects for the next two years. They are: Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel. Here I have teamed them up with the Graceful Glass Suite.

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But we are very lucky this year as we have 16 new colours joining our main collections as mentioned previously in this post on the Colour Revamp. Accompanying all these amazing colours is a new Ink Pad case design.

To celebrate the start of this catalogue, I am launching my online classes. These will be posted here on my blog around the middle of the month. When you shop with me, you have the choice to join my VIP Facebook group, where more project ideas are shared along with other stuff.

Anyway, without further delay……

You can Download the PDF of the catalogue here:
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Or Shop Online at my store here:
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I look forward to bringing you loads of inspiration using these new products and new ideas with carrying over stamps, starting this Sunday night… be sure to tune in and take a look.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC180 – Favourite Retiring Project

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Welcome to another Caseing The Catty week as we say one last goodbye to some favourite retiring projects in Stampin’ Up!’s catalogues.

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I’m really going to miss the Painted with Love suite in the Occasions catalogue. It really appeals to my arty creative side. I’m not normally a pink girl either but this just grabbed my attention straight away. One item in this suite I certainly haven’t used enough was the Gold Vinyl stickers. They are just so fabulous. The idea to use the stickers came from this pictured sample.

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Now, I’m not sure how I ended up where I did from that picture, but here is my finished card.

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It was one of those times where I started off with one idea – a punched out heart with a gold vinyl sticker placed around it – and grew from there. Hmmm… Shaker card. Hmmm…. Metallic sequins inside. Hmmm… another heart over the top, and so on.

I started with Whisper White thick card base and then cut a layer of Whisper White cardstock for over the top. I wanted to keep the clean crispness offered by white but wanted to add some texture, so I overlayed the whitest of the Wood Textures DSP stack designs over the top.

I punched the heart shape out (the die came from the Lots to Love Box die – so going to miss this one!) and layered some Champagne Foil behind where the window was going to be, which I adhered to the card base. I attached some window sheet to the back of the DSP top layer and rubbed it with the embossing buddy to remove any static. Then set about adhering the foam strips to mark out where my shaker will be.

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Then I set about decorating the front, punching a second heart from Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set from Champagne foil which I overlayed the shaker heart.  I added some gold tinsel trim, black mini sequin trim and added some more gold vinyl heart stickers.

The sentiments are from the Petal Palette stamp set, here I have stamped the Congratulations in Black Archival ink and fussy cut it out – not something I normally do, but I wanted a thin sentiment and lucky for us the Stampin’ Up! paper snips are awesome for this job.

Once the front was decorated, I peeled off the backing from the foam strips, sprinkled the sequins in place, held my breath and stuck my top layer in place to finish off.

Next up in the hop is Sandra Collett.

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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, June 3rd.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI34

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Welcome to another awesome blog hop with the Colour INKspiration crew – whether you’re starting here or hopped over from Julia, you’re in for a treat.

So the colour we are playing with for the next three weeks are:

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Pool Party, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.

As I was playing around with my supplies, I realised we had those colours in our Stampin’ Blends range, so the choice to play with some new products became an easy one.

This is my first play with some of the Graceful Glace suite coming in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue on June 1st.

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Here I have used Stampin’ Blends (Stampin’ Up!’s alcohol marker collection) in Pool Party, Daffodil and Calypso to colour some printed vellum. This pack comes in 6×6” size and has a huge 12 different designs to choose from.

Using a 3×3” square from one design and then colouring it, not only creates stunning effects, it’s quite therapeutic! I like this design as it reminds me of some of the stained glass windows you would see in architecture scattered all over Europe, just like those building in the inspiration image.

What I really like about alcohol markers is that if you happen to “accidently” colour outside the lines, it’s easy to fix. Just use the colour that is meant to be in that space and colour over it. If it’s a darker colour than the marker you are using, you can easily clean off the transfer of colour by scribbling on some scrap paper.

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I layered my card with some Whisper White and Basic Gray cardstock then created a frame in Gray to hold the coloured vellum. I finished the card with a simple sentiment in the coordinating Painted Glass stamp set and a butterfly stamped in Calypso Coral and punched with the coordinating framelit.

Simple but stylish, which these designs need given they can be quite busy.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Jackie Aitken.

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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 for three weeks and closes June 11th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC179 – Favourite Kit – Any Catalogue

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It’s a focus on Kits over at Caseing The Catty this week. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have hopped over from Elizabeth.

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Today I decided to go on a different path with my kit creation. I have used elements from the Lots of Happy card kit and create a scrap page. Take a look…

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These photos are of my hubby and two kidlets…. What is special about this occasion is, it was Miss Madeline’s first time to the beach… first time on beach sand, first time in the salt water. She has been swimming before, in her regular lessons since 10 months old, but they are in a pool. Normally when swimming, it has been when we are camping along the mighty Murray River.

Here, I have sliced the Hexagon card base in half to create two shapes which I used to matt my photos. Then I used the coordinating pre-printed topper to create my sentiment.

The three hexagon shapes allowed me to create an interesting arrangement. The selfie photo of the hubby and I, happened to capture the kids playing in the background, which worked out well. So I framed them cutting the angles to match the hexagon shapes, and mounted them on Sahara Sand cardstock to match the hexagons. This was a nice lead in to the sentiment.

On the sentiment panel, I have lightly, colouring in the flowers with the Flirty Flamingo pencil, and lightly blending away the pencil strokes. Creating a banner in Pacific Point cardstock, I topped it with sentiment from the stamp set that came with the Card kit.

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The 12×12” base paper I used is a new one, coming in the Tranquil Textures Designer Paper pack on June 1st. It’s a really lovely pack of textured patterns and uses the new Balmy Blue colour coming to the subtles range.

I framed the photo arrangement with some Powder Pink and Pacific Point cardstock and finished off the page with some swirls from the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies set.

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Julia Quinn.

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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, May 27th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Big Shot

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