CTC205 – Christmas twist birthday card

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What an interesting little twist on the challenge this week. Case a Birthday card and give it a Christmas Twist! Just the thought of doing that had me all excited. Welcome to another week with Caseing The Catty Crew.

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I decided on this birthday card project, which is featured on Page 70 of the Annual catalogue…

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… and I created this with it…

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So I changed up the colours, using Mint Macaron as my cardbase. I kept the vellum, as I really liked that. I stamped one simple large element – the Filigree from Flourish Filigree stamp set in the Holiday catalogue, in Real Red ink.

I embossed the sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set, which is in the Holiday section of the Annual Catalogue. I heat embossed it with White embossing powder on black cardstock just like the catalogue project. I love how this worked with the black line work on the vellum. I cut a flag to one end on my sentiment.

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I used the Real Red 1/8” Ribbon to finish off with. I adhered my vellum on with Snail adhesive, because you wont see the adhesive, so that was nice and easy. The stamped white layer and the embossed sentiment are adhered with dimensionals.

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, December 2nd.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC203 – Case Hostess Sets

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There are some really great ideas featured in the host rewards section of both catalogues. I’m not sure if you venture down in to those sections, may be not if you don’t think you’ll earn any of those rewards, however there are some really great idea to inspire your projects in there.

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This is the space Caseing The Catty are drawing inspiration from this week. Welcome if you are joining me here, or if you have hopped over from Julia Quinn.

I really like the Coral card design featured above in the bottom left corner. Its’ the one with the doily, and this week I have adapted the design to suit a Christmas theme. I love a great card design, they can be adapted for any occasion can’t they?

Here is what I came up with…

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Instead of stamping my background, I embossed with the Softly Falling EF, my cardbase and background are Cherry Cobbler.

I used the doily in the same location – these pearlized doilies are just wonderful. Here I featured the Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper, which I just love, love, love… but then I wanted a zing of colour, so went for Lemon, Lime Twist cardstock and die cut the “Merry”… from Merry Christmas to all thinlit die set.

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I teamed it up with some Tranquil Tide Velvet ribbon, the text of that is just amazing and coordinates beautiful with Lemon Lime. I stamped the Christmas in Cherry Cobbler and beneath it I fixed some punched Sprigs from Tranquil Tide colour of Glimmer paper, which comes from the Joyous Noel suite.

I like how it has come up, a modern take on some traditional Christmas elements.

Next up in the hop is 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. This challenge theme actually runs for two weeks – as most of us demonstrators are away to OnStage next weekend. So you have extra time to play along as this challenge closes 6pm Sunday night, November 18.

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This month is all about these five great products…

 

 

I love how these products can be so versatile… one stamp set, one design used with different colours will give you cards for different occasions. Take a look….

This principle can be applied to any stamp set of course, but it really works beautifully with this one, the Happiness Surrounds stamp set.

Want to see more… check out Stampin’ Up! YouTube video…

 

These are available for this month only, be sure to purchase your supplies by November 30th.

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CTC202 – Favourite Holiday Tags

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Tags!!! Yay…. I love them. These useful functional little stationery items can be the cutest little works of art. Or they can be a simple little creation, the possibilities are endless. Welcome to another week of Caseing The Catty, where we are drawing inspiration from tags in Holiday catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Rebecca.

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My inspiration came a little differently for this challenge. Instead of using a tag design for inspiration, I used a card and created a tag from that…. this is where my inspiration came from…

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I love the elements and I thought this would look great on a tag. So I recreated the elements to work on a tag layout. This is how it turned out….

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Creating tags are a great way to use up scrap pieces of cardstock and designer paper left over in weird shapes from other projects. Here I had this piece of DSP from the All is Bright designer paper pack and I just loved how the bauble was still in tacked. So I created a longer tag to suit this element too. Then created the feature element to sit beneath it.

First I used the Tailored Tag punch and a thin piece of scrap in another designer from All is Bright pack, but just punched out the top half, then a bottom half. They are not really halves though, it just looks that way, but I used up a strip of DSP, that was just waiting for it’s turn to shine.

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I stamped my sentiments and fussy cut them to fit they way I wanted them too and adhered them on, with dimensionals, over the punched shape pieces. I adhere a star paper clip from the All is Bright Paper Clip pack at the top and adhere the “wishes” sentiment on an angle to match.

Finishing off the tag with a red circle punched shape and some Call Me Clover ribbon, brought it all together.

Next up in the hop is Judy.

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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, November 4th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Festive Farmhouse meets Christmas Traditions

Today, I’m playing along with Freshly Made Sketches [ #FMS355 ]. It’s been too long since playing along with a challenge group, and FMS’s were one of my favs. Here is the sketch:

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I’m so in love with Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper pack, all those lovely Tartan style patterns remind me of my husbands’ Scottish heritage.

Today, I’ve teamed this one up with the Christmas Traditions punch box, featured on page 2 in the Holiday catalogue. This gorgeous little stamp set and punch bundle can be teamed up with many other sets to create amazing combinations or it can hold it’s own when used as the main feature. Just like I’ve done here.

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I started with one of the silver foil edge card base and envelope and layered it with some Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the yummy Designer paper. I wrapped the left edge with some of the metallic edge ribbon in silver to coordinate.

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To create a simple embellishment to finish the card, I punched 2 ferns from the Pretty Pines thinlit set, a circle of Silver Glimmer paper and finished off with colouring the stamp with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Markers to alternate the colours.

A nice simple card and I really like how it turned out.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC196 – Santa’s Workshop

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Oh my… have you actually really really looked at the suite of products on offer in this section of the catalogue? It. Is. De.Vine…. sigh….  (insert dreamy eye emoji!)

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This is the section of the holiday catalogue the Caseing The Catty Crew are focussing on for this week’s hop. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from the lovely Julia Quinn.

The thing about the products in this suite is, you have to feel them. The Designer Paper is flocked, meaning it has raised texture and the Memories and More cards have glitter adhered on, so they too have raised texture and sparkly to match! The other thing is the dies fit the little characters printed on the Designer paper, and some of the circle punches will punch out all the little extras – candy canes, snowflakes and lollies – so there is little wastage. Notice how they are printed in lines too – you can cut strips and not decapitate poor ol’ Santa… he does have a tough job as it is huh!

There is so much to love with all of these products, but this week, I went in a different direction. You know I love all the idea in the catalogue too, so this weeks card came from inspiration from the “Have yourself a Merry Christmas” card design on the right on page 23.

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This is what I came up with.

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Very Vanilla and Gold are the main colours and I have teamed them up with a splash of Real Red. The card is square and I have included a strip of Gold Glimmer paper layered with some of that yummy bauble design paper from the All is Bright suite. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set and die cut with an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

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The back of the sentiment is adorned with die cut elements in Gold Glimmer paper and Foil from the Swirly Snowflakes and Pretty Pines thinlits sets. I love mixing up my existing collection of toys with my new ones!

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I was wishing I had purchased the Red Rhinestones from the Annual Catalogue, but I keep forgetting to order them, so to substitute, I used the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and coloured some medium and small Pearls. This added the splash of colour I was looking for. To make the job of applying them soooo much easier, I used the new Take Your Pick tool – it has many options to help you along while crafting. Today, i used the palette knife to loosen the pearls off the backing of the packaging the come on, and the putty end to lift them and move them into place on my project. All those pearls, in place on my project in no time!

Next up in the hop is Fi Cobbin.

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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 23rd.

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CTC195 – Festive Farmhouse

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It’s another hop with the Caseing The Catty crew and this week it’s all about the Festive Farmhouse suite, pages 12–17. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Peta.

This weeks inspiration has come from the Noel card on the bottom of the main suite page.

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Here is where the inspiration took me.

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I used different layer combination on my card, but I think the result is nice and clean. Using the Festive Farmhouse Design paper (OMG… so in love with this pack!) I layered this over a Chery Cobbler card base.

The two green punched elements are Call Me Clover and are from Petal & more thinlit dies. I used one of those gorgeous pearlized doilies and some Champagne foil to layer.

The stamp set I used is the Making Christmas Bright, the circle I stamped on some vellum so that you can still see some of the detail beneath it, and the sentiment I stamped on Whisper White and both these elements were punched using Circle framelits.

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I didn’t over embellish this one as I thought the layers do all the work here. Keeping the stamping clean and simple helped to balance these layers too.

Next up on 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, September 16th.

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ESAD holiday Catalogue hop

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Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop with the ESAD demonstrator group. There is more information about what ESAD is, if you are wondering about who we are, located at the bottom of this blog post. But right now, I’m really excited to show you what I’ve been up to with my new Holiday catalogue toys!

Welcome, if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Lauren Meiklejohn.

I have a cute a little card that doubles as a gift card holder to show you. I can’t take credit for the design, this came from another paper craft mob. I had a customer show me their project they completed recently at a craft fair and I took one look, flipped it over, turned it upside down and new how to create it. I just don’t know who the crafters were to credit them.

But I set about creating my own version and here it is.

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Here I have used a number of new products from the Holiday catalogue as well as the Dashing Along Designer Series paper, which is a special promotion for hosts or customers with qualifying  workshop sales.

This first card uses the gorgeous Merry Christmas to All bundle, I’m just so in love with those thinlits, the flexibility they offer is great. I added some Champagne foil over the Designer paper, layered the Christmas die cut and stamped the Wishes to coordinate.

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This is what the inside looks like. You could even use this pouch to hold some gift tags you may give as a gift.

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Here I have added a simple mix of old and new products to create a little Christmas bouquet. It’s important to me, to make sure my new products play nicely with my existing ones, so I look the coordination between them. Here I have used the new Sprig punch and the carry over Pretty Pines thinlit dies.

I have stamped one of the sentiments from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set. There is room to write a message behind the gift card, which sits neatly in the pouch.

As I was creating this first card, I wondered what this design would look like when teamed up with some edgelits, so here is another one I created using the Delicate Lace Edgelits.

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Again using another design in the Dashing Along paper pack and some more Champagne foil, I layered more of the Pretty Pines ferns in a tonal colour range – Garden Green and Soft Seafoam (is there another colour Soft Seafoam does not coordinate with?!)

The stamp is from the Flourish Filigree stamp set. I just love this set, it’s simple and can be used for many occasions. The inside featured more of that lovely paper and shapes from Stitched Labels Framelits and the Pretty Label punch, Circle framelits. The sentiment is new – it’s from the Dashing Deer stamp set.

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I hope you enjoyed this inspiration and encourage to hop along with the rest of the team for more creativity. Next up is Monique Felder .

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Christmas Décor

I love decorating for Christmas and when I find little hidden gems like this one hiding on the bottom shelves of stores, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot.

This heart shape decorator piece is made from thick raffia wrapped around a heart shaped wire frame. It’s filled with tiny gorgeous warm white fairy light too, which give a lovely soft glow.

As I stood there in the store holding the box looking at it, I had the beginning of idea forming in my mind. Hearts and Christmas, hearts and Christmas…. Hmmm….

When I got home, I pulled out all my heart shaped items and a quick flick through my Stamps set helped this idea take shape.

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I punched out the Bloomin’ Heart intricate thinlit die from some Gold Foil sheet and framed this with the largest of the plain heart from the Sweet and Sassy framelit set. I topped the foil heart with Copper foil flowers also punched from the Bloomin’ Hearts die set. This formed the base of my heart element.

I fiddled around with some ribbon and decided on this combination, it’s 2.5cm chocolate satin ribbon (it’s not SU, but it matched beautifully, so had to swallow my SU hat just this once). I layered this with some of the lovely metallic edge ribbon in Vanilla and Gold.

I adhered the ribbon on with mini Glue dots, okay… lots of mini glue dots!

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Back to my heart element, I finished this with two sentiments, both from Hearts Come Home set. Joy to the World, I stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on some Vellum. Some strategically placed glue dots held that in place. The second sentiment, I think, ties the theme all together – All hearts come home for Christmas. I stamped this in Chocolate chip ink and cut flag ends to one edge and tucked the other in behind the heart.

Lastly, I stretched out some of that lovely Copper Trim. It added a lovely fine texture to the all around the edge of the heart shape. I adhered this element on with more strategically placed glue dots.

Hanging it in my meals area, it matches my Christmas bauble table centrepiece of bronze, gold and a touch of white, makes for a nice glow during meal times.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Dreaming of a White Christmas?

I had this idea in my mind for a little while and I was sure someone would beat me to it. But to date, I haven’t seen another created. So it was nice to nut out this idea without help.

Here I have had some punch art fun with the Trim your Stocking framelit and created an ice-skate for a more wintery feel to this card.

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I found some reference material to help guide me along and started with punching a simple stocking from Whisper White cardstock.

Next, I created the sole of the shoe by punching out the foot section of the stocking from Basic Black cardstock. Then I overlapped the framelit on the punched piece and punched it again to give me just the strip I needed. I adhered this on with Fine Tip Glue pen.

Next, I free cut some shapes to create the heal and adhered that from behind. I created the blade of the skate much the same way as the sole. Punching the foot from some Silver Foil, then punching again, cutting off as much as I needed. I did practise this part with some scrap paper first as I needed to know how much of the foot I needed initially. Then I fussy cut out the shapes to leave the two connectors – one to the heal and one to the ball of the skate. I cut teeth into the front curve of the skate for the stopper and adhered it in place. Now my skate was starting to take shape.

Skates are only ankle high, or just over, so I trimmed the stocking down to where I thought an ankle would sit within this shape. I rounded the corner freehand.

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Now to finalise the detail…. I punched eyelets with the handheld punch, I threaded some bakers twine through for the laces. For the hooks at the top, I just popped on some circled from the Metallic Shapes pack. I added some stitching detail by paper piercing.

Once I completed my skate element, I prepared a base card in Whisper White Thick cardstock and layers some of the yummy ombre paper from the Color Theory Paper stack.

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I adhered on my skate with some Multipurpose liquid glue and finished it off with some Silver edged ribbon, thread and a simple sentiment.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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