CTC250 – Case a layout from page 46

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This weeks case is about the card design layouts on Page 46 of the Holiday Catalogue. The Casing The Catty crew have lots of inspiration for you using these few layouts. Welcome if you are joining me here, or have hopped over from Shannon.

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This week, I have focussed on the layout in the bottom left of the image. Here it features a Very Vanilla card base with Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake.

I have two cards for you this week… sadly I have had two people loose their much loved fur-babies this week. It’s bad enough when you have one of these events but to have two…

This first card, is for my parents. They lost their much loved Jack Russell, Zena, this week. Zena has been in our family for more than 15 years, joining us as pup. She lived to be more than 100 in dog years and lived a long happy and loving life with my parents. She was a little shadow for my Mum. following her around the house, nails clicking on the tiles behind Mum where ever she went.

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I have featured the same colours, but rearranged them to use in different areas of the card, which gives the card a different look altogether. I have used the Happy Tails stamp set, and coordinating dog punch.

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I layered some burlap ribbon beneath the Stitched Labels element which I stamped in Mint Macaron for some background interest. I featured the dog house stamp, fussy cut, beneath the sentiment layer and topped off with main dog stamp. I stamped him Soft Suede Ink and coloured him using Crumb Cake Blends.

The second card is for one of my class ladies. She is an older lady and this week lost her much loved and best friend Oscar. He was a white fluffy Maltese Terrior and always barked loudly on approached to her front door, announcing your arrival before reaching for the door bell! He was her much loved companion, so I know he’ll be terribly missed.

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For this card, I went a little different with the layout. Over a Gray Granite card base, I layered a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. First, I punched my Stitched Label shape and set that aside. I embossed the remaining piece with the Corrugated Embossing Folder and adhere this in place on my card base.

I looped the ribbon over the top of the embossed layer and adhered with Tear n Tape. I stamped the Label element in Gray Granite ink with elements from the Happy Tail stamp set. Adhering this over the top with Dimensionals.

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I finished off the card with one of the best sentiments ever made for those who love fur-babies like children… this one is also from the Happy Tails stamp set and I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler ink. I framed the sentiment with some leaves from the Leaf Punch and Soft Seafoam cardstock.

Little Bella, is from the Bella and Friends stamp set, which has retired. But it was just perfect resemblance to Oscar, so I had to use it.

Next up in the hop is the clever Lauren Meiklejohn.

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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, October 19th.

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CTC248 – Casing layouts

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Here we are back with the Casing The Catty Crew… and the theme for this week is Casing a layout from either catalogue – Annual or Holiday. You are in for a real treat with the great inspiration being shared in this hop. So grab a cuppa and get comfy for a great hop.

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I love casing layouts, they are truly a great way to get projects done quickly when you don’t have a lot of time. And it beats buying an expensive mass produced card too. I cased the following card from page 72 of the Annual Catalogue.

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I love these dies and I know I’ll be back with more inspiration using them as they coordinate with my other Annual favourite – the Heirloom suite. You just wait… but for now, I went with using the little dies in the set to create this card.

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I used some Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper as it’s not really so Christmas in all designs. Like this one here, with the copper foil flourish design. I layered over some Pretty Peacock cardstock base. I used some Soft Seafoam cardstock to coordinate – I like the tone on tone here, it brightens up the card without taking over.

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Using some Rococo Rose scallop edge ribbon to layer with and add some texture, I used coordinating cardstock for the flag and ink for the sentiment. The main frame around the sentiment is copper foil punched using the smaller dies from the Petal Labels dies set. To top it off I added some Linen thread behind a Designer Element embellishment.

Ever wonder how to layer an embellishment like this over some ribbon or thread? In this instance I tried to keep the thread as flat as possible. So instead of it being tied in a bow, the back looks like this…

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I used the glue dot on the back of the element to hold my thread in place as I looped it around to make it look like a bow. I used the grid on the paper to help get the loops looking even. Then I added another glue dot over the top to hold it securely and make sure it adhered to my project really well too.

Next up in the hop is Siobhan Fitzsimmons.

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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, October 6th.

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Colour INKspiration- CI64

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Welcome to the next hop with the Colour INK crew. We have a great little combination for you this challenge…

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Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Garden Green.

I decided on a Christmas theme for these colours. I know right…. No red… what was a thinking! But here… take a look at my creation…

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I think it turned out pretty well without some red. And… yes, as you can see, I’m back on the Heirloom Die and Embossing folder bandwagon. Well… I can’t help it, they are just so great to work with. Here I have teamed them up with Christmas Gleaming bundle.

Stamping in Highland Heather ink, I stamped the larger bauble onto Purple Posy cardstock and the smaller one onto Whisper White. After punching them out with the coordinating punches, I adhered them together so that they overlapped slightly. This made it easier to manage as one element too.

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I stamped the holly and berries stamp in Garden Green ink twice on Whisper white cardstock and coloured them with Garden Green pencil from the second assortment pack of Watercolour pencils. After lightly blending the pencil lines away, I fussy cut them. Next, I punched 3 sprigs from Garden Green cardstock. Fiddling with the arrangement until I was happy with final placement, I layered them over my embossed frame on a Whisper White thick cardstock base.

I finished the baubles off with a simple bow from Whisper White bakers twine and one of the smallest of the Christmas Toile Glitter Enamel dots. I finished off the card with a simple Merry Christmas sentiment.

Next up in the hop is the very creative Elizabeth Gross.

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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 6pm, Monday, October 7th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC247 – Case a Holiday Catty Punch project

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Welcome to another hop with the Caseing The Catty Crew. This weeks theme is a little different, we are Casing Punched Projects from the Holiday catalogue. So in looking at the projects in the Holiday catalogue, we are drawing inspiration from ones that use a punch.

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My inspiration came from this project….

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It’s featured on page 4 in the bundle index. I just love the monochromatic feel about the background and then you have this punch of colour to highlight the main feature. It’s simple and stunning.

So I wanted to recreate the monochromatic feel but with colour, here is how my card turned out….

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I used the Most Wonderful Time product medley… hey have you spotted that in the Holiday catalogue yet? It’s hiding on page 39, such a gorgeous collection of coordinated products. You can create so much with this clever little set.

Here I used the smaller tree and stamped it, using the generational stamping technique. Which works really well with these two colours Shaded Spruce ink stamped on Soft Sea Foam cardstock. The tonal range in the Shaded Spruce ink worked really well here.

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For my main focus element, I went with a red tree. Now… normally trees are not red, but then I don’t think Moose are gold either and we shouldn’t let realism hamper our creativity!! So here I have heat embossed the larger tree, in the set, with White embossing powder and using an empty Wink of Stella brush I painted a thin layer of Frost White Shimmer paint – to give it a light washed effect that is nice and shimmery.

I punched out the tree using the coordinating die and tied some of that lovely thin tinsel ribbon, from the medley, around the it. The ribbon is thin enough to add texture and sparkle but not so thick it takes away from other elements.

I adhered the tree with dimensionals and topped it off with some gorgeous Glitter Enamel dots from the Toile Tidings suite… they have a lovely gold fleck which matching in great with the tinsel.

I embossed the sentiment in white on Real Red cardstock to match and added some texture to the card with a simple tie of some Whisper White bakers twine.

After I finished, I wondered what some dots from the Shimmery Crystal Effect pen would look like. So I added some small dots over the trees and I think it gives them a soft rain drop effect.

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Next up in the hop is the clever Rachel Palmieri.

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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, September 29th.

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CTC245 – Let it Snow

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I’m so excited to be back hoping with some of my favourite stamping friends. It’s been a little while since blogging creatively… life has a habit of getting in the way at times doesn’t it? But here we are back with exciting inspiration from the Let It Snow section – pages 18-23 of the Holiday catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Monique.

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My inspiration came from the Coastal Cabana card featured top right in the above picture. I just loved the offset approach to the way in which the Designer Paper is adhered to the card base. Here is my card….

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I am so in love with the Brightly Gleaming suite right now and here I have adapted the elements to fit in with the inspiration. I approached my background designer paper in the same way… two strips of Brightly Gleaming Specialty designer paper at the top and bottom and a larger panel in the middle. All adhered to the card base at angles.

I topped my card with an ornament from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and punched with the coordinating punch. I stamped the holy and berry image and fussy cut this and adhered both with dimensionals.

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I used some of the coordinating ribbon from this suite as I love how it can be used like a stand alone sentiment. Then I added a few more sentiments, from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set, in coordinating colours which I fussy cut and adhered some with dimensionals and some flat at angles too match my designer paper.

I finished off my card with some of the Navy rhinestones from the Noble Peacock jewels pack.

Next up in the hop is the amazing 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, September 15th.

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New Catalogue and New Paper Promotion… all starting today!

First up is all about the new Holiday catalogue.

I just love this catalogue, it’s the best… as it’s mostly about Christmas. Christmas is my most favourite time of the year.

Take a look online here at my Online Store… or … if you live in Australia, message me and I’ll post you a hard copy for you to flick through.

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I have to say… I started writing my wishlist, but then stopped when I realised, I was practically rewriting the whole catalogue! My favourite suite in this catalogue is the Brightly Gleaming, featuring on page 30. O.M.G… I’m so in love, it’s not funny. Stay tuned as I’ll featuring those products in projects over the coming months.

What I like about the Holiday catalogue is, with Stampin’ Up! being an American company, it features Halloween and Thanks Giving themed products too. Whilst we don’t celebrate those festive occasions officially here in Australia, what I really like are the little “gem” products featured in these suites.

Like the Ornate Frames dies featured here in this card I made. These are featured in the Monster Bash suite, for Halloween, on page 53.

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These very versatile set of dies stood out to me straight away! I just had to have them. Here I have teamed them up with some lovely Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper, featuring wonderful copper foiling, and an ornament from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, and coordinating punch from the Gleaming Ornament punch pack. (See below for all the products used in this card).

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Designer Paper Promotion

Starting today, we have our annual Buy 3 and get 1 FREE promotion on Designer Paper packs from the Annual Catalogue. Hey…. did you notice it’s a month earlier this year?!!

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Starting today, these are paper packs listed here are included in the promotion, that runs until September 30. So for every 3 packs of these patterns listed below, you can choose 1 for free.

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Shop today and online shoppers, don’t forget to use this months Online Shoppers Code, for your chance to share in some host rewards. Remember, this promotion ends September 30!

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Colour INKspiration – CI58

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So good to be back hopping with the amazing team from the Colour INKspiration… and what a great colour combination too – thanks Kelly! Welcome if you have hopped over from Rachel or if you are joining me here. This colour combination is sure to inspire… Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gold and Blushing Bride.

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I went with making a card and using the every popular and gorgeous new Good Morning Magnolia.

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I also couldn’t leave the Detailed Band die set alone again this time either. They are just toooooo goooood. I’m sure my class girls are rubbing their hands, knowing they will be using this set soon enough!!

Here I used the largest of the dies and cut it out of Gold Foil. I used my element to help position my stamping. I went with the smaller flower in the Magnolia set, I love the bud look. Here I stamped two in Crumb Cake ink and lightly coloured them in Blushing Bride ink using a blender pen.

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The sentiment came from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set and I punched this using the frame from the same die set, it’s perfectly sized to coordinate of course. I wrapped the belly band tabs around the Whisper White layer and adhered it to my card base.

Keeping the card simple, I finished off with few Metallic Pearls in Gold.

Next up in the hop is the incredibly talented Denita.

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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, July 8th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC228 – Favourite Retiring stamp set

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Favourite retiring stamp set….. Hmmm…. It was a hard one, I mean there were so many stamp sets I have, that I hadn’t finished with yet, it really was hard to pick a favourite. That’s the theme for this weeks Casing the Catty hop – favourite retiring stamp set. So sit back and take a look at the inspiration the crew has for you this week.

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I settled on the background stamp Marbled. It’s one I have had for a while but haven’t used in a while either. I think that’s why it’s retiring :(. But I love how you can use it for some many different occasions when themed up differently too – it could look like icing when teamed up with birthday cake type stamps.

I just let the stamp set itself inspire what I created today. Being a big background stamp, I went for something dramatic by stamping it in some black ink and teaming it up with Bermuda Bay and some Rose pink accessories. Keeping the stamped image as the only featured black colour, makes it really stand out.

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After stamping, I added some splatters of the lovely Rose Gold shimmer paint – featured in this months special, Everything is Rosy product medley. I simply picked up paint with an empty Wink of Stella brush and used the lid to flick the tip thus splattering paint across my stamped image.

Once dry, set about finishing my card…. I added some mini striped ribbon before layering over some Bermuda Bay cardstock for the base.

I punched a doily and some leaves from the Rose Glimmer paper and larger leaves from Whisper White and Bermuda Bay cardstock. I layered them until I was happy with the arrangement. My sentiment is from the Detailed with Love stamp set, another retiring stamp set. I embellished the corners with the Trio Corner punch and some of those gorgeous Pink Gems, which I seriously have not used enough!

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I love how it turned out.

Next up in the hop is our resident cat lady… Peta Stephen.

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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 19th.

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Colour INKspiration – CI55

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Wow… just look at that inspiration image…

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There is so much to like in this image, from that gorgeous bed head (I’m sure it’s the colour!), that cute “coconut” cushion that just make me what to jump on, or that gorgeous little bunny sitting quietly on the side table.  Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Denita.

For this challenge, we have the following challenge colours to play with – Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Rich Razzleberry and Smokey Slate. We can choose 3 or more to play with. So I went with Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo and Smokey Slate.

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Here I created a simple Mothers Day card for this weekend. Using the Just Because stamp set, I stamped my image in Memento Black and coloured it a little with Flirty Flamingo and Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends. I used the Colour Lifter to push out some of the gray to lighten it. I fussy cut this image out so that I could make it a floating feature.

I layered this over some Whisper White cardstock which I cut at an angle. This sat over a coloured paper doily in Flirty Flamingo and these over the cardbase in Coastal Cabana, which I embossed with the Subtles Embossing folder.

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I stamped a simple sentiment, this one is from Tea Together stamp set and the hearts from Nine Lives. I finished off with a couple of small rhinestones for a little bling.

Next up in the hop is Rachel Palmieri.

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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 6pm Monday, May 20th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC227 – Favourite Retiring Bundle

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Okay, so I always find it really hard to choose favourites, I mean, really, isn’t everything a favourite one way or another. This week the Caseing The Catty crew are focussing on favourite bundles. So sit back and grab a cuppa for some last inspiration using these retiring favourites.

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For this challenge I decided to go with this bundle – Floral Frames. It’s made up of the Floral Frames stamp set and the Foliage Frame framelit dies. I’m really sad they are retiring, they were new additions to the current catalogue and I kind of feel like they haven’t had enough time to shine. I love the stamp designs, they are just so lovely, you can create a simple stunning card, But my favourite things is the way the stamps and dies overlap making it really easy  to create depths with layers. My inspiration came from the card featured on page 135 of the Annual catalogue.

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Here is my card.

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I love the die with the foliage that emerges from the side of the circle. It’s just so lovely and creates a great frame for a circle centre feature. Whether that be a sentiment or more imagery.

Here I decided to create window to peak through. With the sentiment stamped on the inside, a window brings to the front of the card too.

First, I stamped the large circle stamp with foliage on the card front in Tranquil tide. I coloured some of the leaves with my Lemon Lime Twist marker and then overlayed the die-cut, but offset the foliage so that you can still see many of the elements.

Using one of the layering circle framelits, I punched the window through the centre of the layers. This allowed me to stamp the sentiment through the window so that it aligns nicely in the centre.

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Then I decorated the top with some stamped, punched and coloured flowers plus a couple of additional leaves punched from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers and to the Lime leaves (it’s always hard to photograph!), which adds a lovely shimmer. To finish off, I scattered some pearls from the Share what You Love Artisan Pearls pack.

This design works for many occasions, I have even made a Mothers Day card.

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Next up in the hop, is the amazing Elizabeth Gross.

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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 12.

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