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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CTC173 – True Gentleman

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Welcome back! I’m back hoping with the awesome Caseing the Catty crew. I hope you have enjoyed the projects shared so far.

It’s been waaay to long since my last blog post – don’t you hate when life gets in the way of the things you really enjoy? March was a huge month for me with many different things happening, sadly I didn’t get a lot of crafting time in. I find when those times hit, getting back into the swing of things can be harder, creativity is like a muscle – the more you use it, the easier it seems.

That’s why I love this crew – drawing inspiration from Stampin’ Up!’s amazing catalogues are a great way to get that kick start. This week the crew are focussing on the True Gentleman suite and pages 44 to 51.

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There was so much inspiration in these pages, I did have a little trouble narrowing down what to choose to work with. I had to create a wedding card for my nephew, so this I went with the Dapper Day card featured above.

My nephew and his partner eloped to Los Vegas a few years ago, but thankfully, with Marriage equality becoming a focus last year here in Australia, they are now able to cement their relationship, just like me and my hubby did 16 years ago. This is the card I made for them…

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I cased the card design in the catalogue but then added a few extras. I thought about what their home looks like – neutral colour palette, lots of natural materials – timber, brick and stone. I chose colours and papers to match. Soft Suede for the card base and I chose one of the Wood textures paper stack designs to compliment. I opted for an earthy green in Tranquil Tide – which is featured in this suite.

I stamped a sentiment from the Colourful Seasons stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on Very Vanilla and punched it out using one of the Lots of Labels framelit dies. I accessorised with some Tranquil Tide ribbon. As the elements laid in place (before adhering) it just needed something else.

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I decided on some bling – I know!! On a boys card!!! – but it works and it’s only a little and it just finishes it off nicely. So I added some gold mini sequin trim, in a loop beneath the sentiment. I pulled a couple off one end and stuck them on in a strategically scattered appearance. Finished off with a piece of the Tranquil Tide ribbon tied in a knot over the top.

I hope they like their card! Congratulations Anthony and Lawrence.

Next up in the hop is Angela Meiritz-Reid.

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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 15th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Detailed Gate sneak peak

So here I was today, prepping for my upcoming classes, when my lovely box of yummy goodness arrived containing all my Holiday catalogue pre-order products.

Easily distracted was always a common line written on my school reports and I’m pleased to let you know not much has changed! Here is what I created during my distraction period.

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I’m not one to celebrate Halloween, but as soon as I saw that Detailed Gate thinlit… I had to have it. It’s just so beautiful and intricate. I always look forward to this section of the Holiday catalogue as it always some really cool product you can adapt for other occasions, they always appeal to my inner gothic side.

Here, I teamed it up with Floral Phrases stamp set and made a wedding card. The gate comes as one piece, but here I decided to make a gatefold front so I could decorate the rest of my card font.

First, I punched out my gate from Gold foil. I trimmed Gold Foil and Very Vanilla pieces of cardstock to size. I positioned the gate where I wanted it sit when finished to get a visual. This helped when stamping my flower, as I wanted it to sit just above the main bar of the gate. Same with stamping my sentiment at the top. I set the gate aside and stamped the banner twice, beneath the flower without inking in between so I had a tone effect. I left a gap between them, so that my ribbon wouldn’t cover too much of the images. I finished off the front with some some gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, and some bows in the Gold 1/8” ribbon.

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Next I went about assembling my card, adhering my vanilla piece to the Gold Foil and then my gate. This is when I sliced my gate in half, and folded the little wings around to stick to the back of the Gold Foil sheet, thus giving a nice neat wrap around. I adhered this on my Very Vanilla cardbase – it’s the new thick weight Vanilla which is just perfect for supporting heavier card front designs. I finished off with decorating the inside to match.

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I’m sure I’ll be back with more sneak peaks soon.

Until then… Stamp Creatively,
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What I used to make this:
Detailed Gate thinlit die coming in the Holiday Catalogue on September 1st, 2017

Detailed Floral… for weddings

I have been focussing on these gorgeous dies over the past week. They are just so lovely and classy. They are specifically designed with special occasions like Weddings or Engagements in mind, but really the sky is the limit isn’t it.

I just love the water colour floral element used in my card in last post, it’s so delicate. The inspiration for that card and for today’s wedding card came from Stampin’ Up! latest catalogue – 2016-17 Annual Catalogue. It’s from the Everyday Occasions section on pages 76 and 77.

This stamp and die set comes with a series of coordinated products to help make your projects look amazing with minimal effort. Here I have made a Wedding card, using a gate fold. It’s so simple but elegant in white and touches of gold.

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The inside has a little gold flower detail. I created this by punching out a flower from gold foil using one of the dies and placing the gold petals around the one of the gold circles from the metallic enamel shapes pack.

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Finished off with a strip of gold foil at the top and bottom of my stamped section and some of that yummy Natural Trim with the gold stripe.

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The Everyday Occasions section of the catalogue was featured over at CASEing The Catty this month, so I am entering this card in their monthly challenge.

I had this in mind when I designed this one for my Occasions Masterclass I hosted last weekend. All the class attendees loved it. Hope you enjoy the inspiration too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

What I used to make this:

Happy Notes for a wedding

Recently I was asked to make a wedding card. Here is what I came up with.

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The stamp is from the Happy Notes stamp set, which is retiring in just one more week. It’s a rather large sentiment stamp so it’s perfect to use as the main feature like this. You know what I love the most – the line work design above and below the word Wedding – crazy I know! I love little details like that.

In this card, I highlighted the word Wedding with some gold embossing and layering it as flag over the top of the same image stamped in Blushing Bride ink. I was careful not to lose those cute little lines.

The rest of the card is made using printed vellum, Designer series paper, gold foil paper and finished with some ribbon. Hope you like it.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,
Rose.

What I used to make this:

2 great people… 1 great life…

I’ve been dying to use those two stamps from the Something to Say stamp set. So when I was asked to make a wedding card this week, I jumped at the chance. I just love those two stamps and what they say…. it brings up all kinds of visuals for me about the future.

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With the any three colours challenge over at Can You Case it? CYCI#111 this week, it set the scene for this simple but elegant wedding card.

 

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I really do like the Bloomin’ Heart die, it’s so great for weddings. The gold foil is very sparkly but when used in the background like this, it tones it down to a more stylish appearance.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,
Rose.

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