Happiness Blooms at OnStage IV

I love the Memories and More product line, it’s great as it’s so versatile. I was so excited to see that the Happiness Blooms suite will have a coordinating Memories and More card pack and Notecard and envelope pack.

The card pack is really awesome as it features two sticker sheets, 6 single-sided specialty cards with a shiny spot varnish, plus the regular 6×4” 4×3” cards.

Here I have used some of the feature cards and teamed them up with the Notecard and envelope pack to make some cards really quickly and easily. You can keep card making with Memories and More really simple like the card on the right here….

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Or you can step it up a little by adding in a few elements, like I did with the card on the left. Here I cut out the sentiment and layered it over some coordinating cardstock – I chose Pineapple Punch to coordinate with the stamens – and finished it off with some silver metallic thread. I popped it back on using dimensionals.

 

Here I have used another feature card on a notecard base and added some simple punched shapes from the Designer paper pack using some of the coordinating Bitty Bloom punches.

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While this did take a little more time, partly because I can be indecisive, I “Umed” and “Aghed” over where to place my flowers, it was easy enough to complete. I used some dimensionals to pop up some of the flowers to help add some interest.

 

This next card was our Make & Take at OnStage, what I really liked about this was here, we used the cards cut to size. So the strip of blue for our sentiment was cut down from the 4×3” card, there is another card backing the stamped image. We even got to use one of the specialty cards, here we cut a flag to one end and layered it on the cardbase, when you move it slightly back and forth – it shines. We all love shine and bling don’t we?!

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But of course the cards are designed for Memory Keeping as well, and I think there is a great combination of journaling and filler cards in both sizes. Here I have created a page for my Alaska album. I have added some stickers over some photo pockets…

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I have also added some stamped images over the top of one of the filler card to create my own decorative one to suite my theme.

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And because the printed design of these card match the stamps, it really easy to create a cover page for your daily album.

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As you can see, there is so much to get busy with in just the Memories and More section of this suite.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC174 – Hostess Sets and Memories & More

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Welcome to another week of Inspiration from the Caseing The Catty crew. I hope you are enjoying the hop so far.

This week, we are celebrating Memories & More products and Host Exclusive stamp sets. I have opted for Memories & More as I luuuuurrrrvvvv these card packs!

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My inspiration came from the Occasions catalogue. Page 24 has the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack, which is sadly retiring on May 31st. These card packs are traditionally for Photo pocket memory keeping system but can be adapted for many other uses. I was inspired by the card made for the photo page, to the right of the scrap page, in the banner image above.

I adapted the design to make it work on a card. Here is what I came up with…

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Using the retiring Elegant Eggplant colour to contrast with the Petal Pink card, I created a Thank You card. I used the same card from the pack and layered some Whisper White cardstock between it and the card base.

I punched a circle from Eggplant card stock, using the Star burst punch and layered the sentiment on top. The sentiment is from One Big Meaning stamp set – another item on retiring on May 31st. I adhered the same punched flowers from the Petals & More thinlit die set. I added some Silver metallic thread to the back, before adhering with Dimensionals.

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I added a little accent stamp in the background by stamping in the same ink colour as the cardstock. The little stamp is from Window Shopping stamp set – another item retiring on May 31st.

This is just one of the many uses these cards are great for. I really enjoy working with them and I’m sure I’ll be back with more projects using these cards.

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, April 22.

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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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