CTC140 – For Babies & kids

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At Caseing The Catty this week we are focussing on the For Babies and Kids section of the Annual Catalogue. Welcome if you have just joined me from Fiona or if you are starting the blog hop here, there are so many awesome inspiring creations by the team this week.

This time, it was this image from page 105 that called to me, the same used to head up this weeks CASE too. In particular the card in the bottom left, with the flag element.

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Whilst, I have missed playing with Foxy Friends stamps and punch, today I really wanted to play with the A Little Wild stamp set, which is new in this catalogue on page 108. So I combined the two stamp sets and here is what I came up with.

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Keeping the flag element as the feature, I also looked at how the placement of other elements and worked with those. I decided on the bear from the A Little Wild stamp set, he’s just so cute. Whilst this stamp set is designed and created to make decorative tags, used this way but inking up just half the stamp, means you can use them on cards like this too.

I stamped him in Soft Suede ink and coloured him lightly, just adding a touch of colour in shadow areas. I added some colour to the Bee too. It worked to have him seated on the tree stump from the Foxy Friends stamp set. I used the coordinating bear framelit to punch him out and fussy cut my tree stump.

I set these aside for now, while working on the base of my flag element. I worked with a long piece of the Whisper White cardstock, trimming the flag to one end. Then I worked my way up with elements. Using the coordinating sentiment from the A Little Wild stamp set, however this is in a stacked layout and I wanted a line stretching across the bottom of my flag. So used my markers to ink up the stamp in stages, and my stamp-a-ma-jig to help position them in a line.

Next I double stamped the grass in an offset manner, so the top line of grass is brighter than the lower one. I punched a 2” circle from Daffodil Delight cardstock and snipped in from the edge toward the centre (but not all the way) to create some texture. Using my bear image, I found the position for my circle element and adhered this in place. Using dimensionals, I adhere my tree stump and bear in place too.

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Next I worked on the elements to feature at the top of the flag. The leaf element is a die in the Little Loves framelit set, and I thought it would work great. A combination of Ombre ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist and some Linen Thread was used to accent with the leaf die.

I stamped some of those cute little Bees around my bear and I was happy with the flag element feature.

I finished off the card with some of that yummy Wood Textures DSP over a card base of Lemon Lime Twist. I adhered my flag element with Dimensionals and stamped a coordinating envelope. Such a cute little card.

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Next up on the hop is the ever amazing Rebecca Scurr. Once you have hopped through all the wonderful design team inspiration, head on over to our Facebook Challenge group and upload your creation using inspiration from this section of the catalogue. You have until next Sunday, August 13th, 6pm enter. Can’t wait to see what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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It’s Pet week – CYCI#134

… and who doesn’t like pets?! We’re celebrating pets over at Can You Case it? #134 for this week’s challenge.

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You can follow the sketch in the graphic or you can freestyle your design, either way it just needs to celebrate your Pet!

I must admit, I don’t actually own a pet – eek!. We would like to, but our lifestyle at the moment is too busy and I don’t think that is very fair to a four-legged family member. So it’s just us for now.

 

But if I did have a pet, I would choose a cat. I think this is because they reflect my personality in some ways – independent and self sufficient.  Here is my pet for this week…

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Using my trusty Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox builder punch, I created my little ginger friend.

How I made this:

  • The card base is A6 size (148.5mm x 210mm) scored in half to create a portrait card. The colour is Calypso Coral.
  • The Designer Series Paper – is the coordinating A Little Foxy paper stack. I cut a piece 70mm x 100mm.
  • The top layer is Whisper White (100mm x 142mm). I first punch the Oval, centering it horizontally, but more toward the top of the card font.
  • Next I stamped the vine along the sides of the punch line. This stamp come in a circle shape, so l laid my clear block over the top of the edge of oval punch and used this as a template to bend my stamp to match the oval shape. The flexibility of photopolymer stamps is great feature! The colour is Smokey Slate.
  • Then I stamped my mushrooms at the bottom. The colour is Calypso Coral.
  • I began building the card by positioning my layer piece over the cardstock, so that I could get a visual on where to stick my pattern paper piece underneath. I stuck the patterned paper down flat, first. Then used Dimensionals to stick the White layer piece over the top.
  • Next I cut a strip of Whisper White (25mm x 110mm) and punch a flag end to one side.
  • I stamped my sentiment. The colour is Pool Party. I adhered this to my card towards the bottom of the oval.
  • Next I created my little ginger friend, by using the individual stamp pieces to stamp and punch out. The colour is Calypso Coral.
  • I used Memento Black ink to stamp the facial features.
  • I adhered the body and tail at the same time, positioning them so that the tail tucked behind the body but the tip over-lapped the oval.
  • I used dimensionals to adhere the head.
  • The ribbon detail is the 3.2mm Stitched Ribbon. The colour is Smokey Slate. I tied a simple bow and used glue dots to adhere.
  • Finishing off with a coordinated envelope, I stamped one of the full body animal stamps in Smokey Slate and added cat features in Memento Black.

I’m really looking forward to seeing your pet creations this week, when you play along with us at Can You Case It?

Until next time…. Stamp Creatively,
Rose.
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Zoo cuties

Another favourite stamp set on the retirement list is Zoo Babies. I just love all the cute little animals and they are just so perfect for baby and toddler birthday cards.

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Using the sketch over at Can You Case it? [CYCI#120] this week, one of my favourite paper craft challenge sites, I made this cute little card for a friend of mine who recently had a little boy.

 

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The sketch inspired me to use the stamps to create a background pattern. It’s a great alternative when you don’t want to use patterned paper or a big background stamp. You can always create your own to customise or coordinate your project.

The sentiment stamp set is from another favourite, And Many More, also on the retirement list. Check out what else is on the retiring list here.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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