Have you discovered the Tags in Bloom stamp set yet?

I’m so in love with this new Sale-a-Bration exclusive Stamp set. It’s the Tags in Bloom stamp set and it’s available for free when you spend $180 on regular products. It’s a stretch $$-wise but its so worth it. I really love how this stamp set coordinate with two new punches featured on page 41 of the Mini catalogue – the Label Me Pretty punch and the Label Me Fancy punch.

Take a look…

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And here are the punches….

The set is constructed in a way which allows you to create many different looks pending how you feel like creating. You can keep it quick and easy and use the different pieces to colour the flowers or you can stamp the outline and colour it however you like – by water colouring or pencils or here like I have with Stampin’ Blends.

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I embossed a piece of cardstock for the background – here I used the new and gorgeous Parisian Flourish embossing folder from the Parisian Blossoms suite, new in the Mini catalogue. I adhere this to a black cardbase, then over layed a strip of Golden Honey Designer Paper, another SAB exclusive free item.

Keeping things simple like this allows for creating quickly and you can swap out colours and paper design to adapt to many different occasions.

Then I set about creating my feature element – first stamping the large label stamp in Memento Black ink. I coloured the cute little flowers that adorn one corner with Stampin’ Blends – alcohol markers. Use light and dark shades of colours to blend to create highlights and shadows. To add some additional highlights, I used the colour lifter to push the colour out. To add some sparkle, I dabbed some Wink of Stella over the flowers.

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I fussy cut the label image to create a stand alone element and used dimensionals to adhere it. I stamped the border shape and sentiment from the stamp set and used the coordinating the Label Me Lovely punch to punch out the shape and adhere it over the label element.

These punches feature in March’s Online classes coming soon. Stay tuned…

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI71

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Welcome back to another year of Colour INKspiration challenges. The design crew look forward to bringing you inspiration using select colour combinations. These will kick-off a challenge fortnight where you can create using this colour combination and load your creation to our facebook challenge group.

This year we have made changed the way we post our Crew inspiration – rather than a blog hop, we will load our creations directly into an album in the challenge group. Join the group and check out the crew’s images: #CI71.

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This is our inspiration for this challenge….

Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Gray Granite. Plus you can add the basics of White, Black and Vanilla as well as metallics.

My card today features a sneak peak…

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This stamp set is new Sale-a-Bration set coming in the second release on March 2. It’s called Tags in Bloom and it’s a ripper. I love that it coordinates with the new Label Me Lovely punch from the Mini catalogue!!

I kept things simple for my first play…. Water coloured the background in Pool Party ink with an aqua painter. Once dry, I adhered this to a Whisper White thick card base.

I stamped the main image on some scrap whisper white and used the punch to create a window. Using the Stitched Rectangle dies to trim around it. I found the one that fitted three sides, then trimmed down the fourth edge in tight.

The stamp set comes with pieces to colour with, so I coloured the flowers in Highland Heather and leaves in Pear Pizzazz – with some I stamped off to create a lighter shade.

Stamping two separate flowers which I fussy cut out, I adhered these on the right. Trimming a small piece of the Granite ribbon, I folded this and layered it on the left. Then used dimensionals to adhere the frame down, over the water coloured background.

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I finished off with a sentiment from the set, which are sized perfectly to fit in the punched shape size. I stamped this one in Gray Granite ink. I just love this sentiment, it is one I write in cards a bit, so I’m very happy to have a stamp that says this!!

I hope you have enjoyed this inspiration, for more pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and check out the crews inspiration in Album #CI71. Then load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until Monday 24th February. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC262 – Sketch Case II

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It’s week two of inspiration for the current Sketch case challenge at Caseing The Catty. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Peta.

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Have you had a chance to play along with this fortnight’s challenge yet? If you haven’t, you have another week to get your entry in, so sit back and enjoy some more inspiration and we love to see you over at our Facebook group. (link to join is at the bottom of the post).

Here is the Sketch…

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Here is my spin on it for this week.

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I know… it’s a little different from the sketch but the basis is there, three panels. I just happen to cut them with angles instead of straight, making triangles instead of rectangles this week.

I have featured the Beautifully Braided bundle which I’m really enjoying creating with at the moment. It lives on page 29 of the Mini Catalogue and comes with the Beautifully Braided Stamp set and Braided Border punch. Here I have coloured the main flower image with Stampin’ Blends – So Saffron and Mango Melody, which I fussy cut to make a feature.

I started with a card base in Soft Seafoam – love this colour in cardstock!! Then layered over the triangular panels from the Lily Impressions Designer Paper, which is a Sale-a-Bration freebie right now. (Click here to learn more about how you can get this paper for free).

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I cut a braided border from Soft Seafoam cardstock using the punch. I threaded some of the Mini Striped Ribbon in Gorgeous Grape through the punched pattern and adhered it over the panels. Then layered the fussy cut flower and topped with the “thank you” sentiment from the stamp set.  I finished off by colouring some jewels with my Mango Blend and scattered them around.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Michelle.

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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, February 16th.

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Sale-a- Bration Coordination

What could possibly be better than Sale-a-Bration…?  Seriously?!

Okay… so… maybe new products that coordinate with Sale-a-Bration favourites could be!

I mean, I don’t mind some fussying cutting, but if there is a die that’s going to cut out for you… wouldn’t you be reaching for that? I know, I would be. That’s what this promotion is all about…

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For example… the Sale-a-Bration exclusive stamp sets like the gorgeous Lasting Lily and the fun Hello Cupcake stamp sets, just became a lot more versatile. They now have coordinating Framelit sets you can purchase. Take a look…

There are six new products available this month only, which make crafting with your FREE Sale-a-Bration products a whole lot more easier and faster. A must for any crafter, particularly a busy one! Check them out… four framelits, a punch and a new stamp set…

I know for me, adding the Four Seasons framelits to my next order will bring me closer to reach the $180 product spend, so I can earn the coordinating Painted Harvest SAB bundle. Can. Not. Wait!

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These products will be available to purchase for the month of march, ending on the 31st, or while stocks last, so be sure to pick up your “must haves” really early so you don’t miss out.

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Colour INKspiration – CI49

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Welcome to the first Colour INKspiration blog hop for 2019. We have several new crew members joining us this year too. To kick things off we have an awesome colour combination…

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Don’t you just love beach houses? I love this image and funnily enough, this colour combination was very similar to my last blog hop with Caseing The Catty on last Sunday night, so needless to say, it was very happy to be using these colours again!

I’ve decided to give you a sneak peak… this project uses one of the new Sale-a-Bration launching this week. It’s the All Adorned stamp set and features a number of images and sentiments.

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I think these stamps work really well using the Stamparatus. I think we’ll be seeing quite a lot of fun stamping done with these image stamps. For this card, first I trimmed down a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 100mm square. I lined my Stamparatus with a piece of the small grid paper, I love how the all grid lines line up together – on the paper and on the plates – makes positioning really easy.

I lined up the Whisper White on the grid paper and then positioned my stamp on the corresponding grid on the stamparatus plate, inked up my stamp and stamped it. Rotating my whisper white cardstock four times, and each time, lining it up with the same grid lines, allowed me to stamp in the corners, creating this gorgeous frame.

Layering this piece on some Coastal Cabana cardstock, these went onto Highland Heather cardbase. I cut the cardbase square, 105mm x 210mm and scored in half.

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Finishing off with some simple decorative elements – I stamped one of the flourish stamps, in Pineapple Punch in the middle of the frame, layered a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock over the top which I cut flags to both ends.

I heat embossed butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set with Black powder, punched them out and layered them over the top. Finishing with some of those gorgeous glitter enamel dots either side of the main butterfly and a simple sentiment at the bottom.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Lou Kitzelman.

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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, February 25th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC211 – All My Love

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Welcome to Caseing The Catty blog hop this week where we take our first look, draw our first inspiration, from the first suite in the Occasions catalogue – the All My Love Suite, pages 4 to 9.

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You may have hopped over from Michelle or starting the hop here with me, either way welcome and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the hop. Don’t forget to load up your projects, with this theme, to our Facebook challenge group to inspire us all.

So, this week, I kind of went with a different line of inspiration…. In looking at the ideas and at the products in these pages, another idea hit me altogether. Focussing on the Forever Lovely bundle, I wanted to use those gorgeous roses edgelits from the Lovely Flowers Edgelit die set to make a window. Here is the finished card….

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I cut two of the edgelits around the card front and then used my paper snips to trim the middle excess cardstock out to create the window… here is what the card front looked like before I did anything else with it.

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I just had to use some of that gorgeous awesome Lovely Lipstick foil sheets, in the window. So I cut a card front size piece and used Tear and Tape to stick it in.

Then I set about decorating the front and covering the snipped sections between the two die cuts. I stamped a lovely rose in Grapefruit Grove. The stamp set is a DistINKtive type, so it has that lovely varying tone when stamped. I added some foliage in Soft Seafoam and Granny Apple Green cardstock.

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I wanted to try something a little different with the other end… there is a corner piece thinlit die in the set which you can use to decorate a corner of an element. Here I used it to help cover the snipped section which tied in well with the designed.

I then added the sentiment – punched a label from the Petals and More thinlit dies, stamped a punched Birthday Wishes and layered over the top. Then I added some die cut flowers from the die set and topped it all off with some Artisan Pearls.

Next up in the hop is the clever Monique Fielder.

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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, January 20th.

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CTC210 – Sale-a-bration

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It’s Sale-a-Bration time!

I love this time of year and this week at Caseing The Catty we are drawing inspiration from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue. Welcome if you have joined me here or if you have hopped over from one of our new Crew members, Lauren!

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Sale-a-bration is a promotion that Stampin’ Up! run once a year and it’s when customers earn free products based on their spending or when they host a party or join the team – more information is here.

Today, I’m drawing inspiration from this Blue card… it’s on Page 14 of the SAB catalogue, and using the featured stamp set, Part of my Story.

I just loved this stamp and thought it was perfect to kick off Caseing The Catty with this year. So many people inspire us each day and don’t know that their actions have such an impact, like…. Stampin’ Up!’s concept designers who bring us the amazing samples in our catalogue several times a year; or like my sister-in-law who is changing her families eating habbits upside down to include less sugar, packaged and processed foods and eating whole foods for a healthier lifestyle; or like my best friend and the way she is raising her three gorgeous girls in to the amazing young ladies they becoming. They are all going about their day doing their thing which I find so inspiring.

I started by almost recreating the card as I see it.

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Crumb Cake base card, with two layers of designer paper and the punched sentiment over the top. I did add a layer of cardstock to the base of the designer paper. This card design would be great for those times where we are short on time and need to whip up something.

Thanks to our extremely hot weather late last week, I had a little more time and stayed indoors a lot more! So, I had a little extra crafting time and I added a couple of extra layers.

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Again starting with the Crumb Cake cardbase, I added a layer of Daffodil Delight cardstock beneath the Gingham Gala designer series paper. I love the double-sided checked pattern in this pack and today, opted for the larger check. Layering these together flat, I used dimensionals to fix to the base card.

I used some In Colour designer paper in Blueberry Bushel to contrast. Deciding to frame the sentiment, I settled on one from the Foliage Frame die set in Crumb Cake cardstock to match the base. I had a spare circle shape floating about, so I thought I’d put that to use. I first punched a 2” circle from the circle shape, leaving a frame, which I tucked behind the Foliage die. Then I layered the punched circle inside and overlayed the sentiment. This I stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink on some Daffodil Delight cardstock and punched using the Tailored Tag punch.

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A card design for when you have a few extra minutes and some extra supplies.

Next up in the hop is the ever 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 7pm next Sunday night, January 13th.

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Colour INKspiration – CI28

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Hello for another fortnight challenge with the Colour INKspiration crew. Welcome if you have joined me from our Guest Designer, Cathy or if you are starting here with me. The crew have some really awesome and different ideas using this gorgeous set of colours…

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Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay,  Sweet Sugarplum and Lemon Lime Twist.

I started my card with the Perfect Days Memories and More card pack. I love that pack, well lets face it… I love them all really. This one is Black and White with Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist (with touches of Soft Sky and Sahara Sand too) and coordinates with some design features with the Naturally Eclectic Suite.

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Here I have used a card with a fun design of a speech bubble, which only uses the LLT of the greens. I decided on a Bermuda Bay cardbase with a layer of Basic Black cardstock behind the Memories and More card. I added in the sentiment on top in Sweet Sugarplum. I love how that colour pops of the page against the greens and black. I decided on a combination of stamp and die for the sentiment – the “hello” stamp is from the Eastern Beauty set and the die cut “you” is from the current Sale-a-bration exclusive die set, Celebrate You thinlits.

Before adhering these layers together, I thought the card base was looking a little plain for this. So I embossed it with the new Simple Striped Embossing folder. It made all the difference. Love the texture of simple stripes creates.

I finally cracked open my Party Pandas Stamp set. Very late onto that band wagon – I know. I decided on this one, holding the envelope. It matched the sentiment, I thought. I used Memento Tuxedo Black for the Panda and I added a “hi” from the set on the envelope.

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I fussy cut my panda and decided sticking him on by himself, made him look a little lonely, so I add some decorative elements to help frame him. Punching out a Swirl from the Swirly Scribbles thinlit die set in Bermuda Bay cardstock. and winding some Black metallic thread did the trick.

I hope the recipient of this card enjoys it!

Next up in the hop is Jackie Aitken.

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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 7pm, March 12th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC167 – Sale-a-bration

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There are so many ideas in those two Sale-a-bration brochures, it’s no wonder the Caseing The Catty team are back here again with more inspiration for you.

Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have hoped over from Rachel.

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This week, I’m on the simple train… funny, but simple. I’m so in love with the cute Tutti Fruitti cards and envelope pack in the Sale-a-bration exclusive items selections this year, on page 14 of the SAB catalogue. They are just so fun, I think it’s the colours. But the fact that you get pre-printed, cut and score card bases with coordinating envelopes, ready to decorate, is just winner.

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I teamed these up with some other products in the Occasions catalogue today – some Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper and my funny favourite – Birthday Witt. At stamp club last month, we laughed about how funny it would be to team these two together. Today, I decided to try it out.

Keeping things simple, so that the fun would shine through, I created these…

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Taking the fun play on words about dieting, I added some yummy donuts and cookies to the mix.

So that the donuts would shine through, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink and cut them up into individual pieces. I adhered them on with some slight fun angles mostly flat but some with dimensionals for interest.

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I thought this would be a great way to add more fun add add a little more witt by highlighting an appropriate one that would match the recipient of the card. Here I used Lemon Lime Twist ink over the Memento Black to highlight the “Carb free”, this could go to a carb free diet person, just make sure they have a great sense of humour!

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To finish off I added some Tutti Fruitti adhesive back sequins for a touch of colour.

Next up in the hop, is Megan Lenske.

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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, 4 March.

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CTC165 – Sale-a-bration

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Caseing The Catty is focussed back on Sale-A-Bration again this week. With so many lovely ideas in that little catalogue, I’m sure we’ll be back again soon. Welcome if you have just joined me from Rebecca’s blog or if you are starting here with me.

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Today, I have a quick little share with you and a great little tip. But first up my inspiration came from this project in the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

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Those panda’s a really cute but I went for a different set today. It’s one of my new favourites… Birthday Wit!

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Here I have teamed it up with Bubble and Fizz DSP pack, which is a Sale-a-bration exclusive. Love the colours in this pack of paper. I used two different patterns to create the flag ends. I didn’t want to cover up the pattens to much, so I left off the backing circle, which appears behind the panda. Instead I used the bubble speech stamp in the set which gives that same effect. I felt it needed a little more Calypso Coral to match in with the Sentiment, so I added another thinner flag across the top.

When deciding on the widths of my flags, one needed to be wider than the Triple Banner Punch’s widest one at 50mm. Normally I just reach for my paper snips and do these manually. However, I had this idea the minute I saw the Tailored Tag punch in the Occasions catalogue. I knew I would be using this punch for creating flag ends too.

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Sliding in my paper, cut to a width of 60mm, I aligned the sides to the width of the punch and pushed my paper in about half way through the face and punched. Wa-la… it worked, flag end to a wider size strip! I was pretty pleased.

Next up in the hop is the clever 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, February 18th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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