Get the most from your dies

I thought I’d share with you a couple of little projects, I have been working on lately. These are using Stampin’ Up! thinlit dies, but just not to create a die cut element for use on a card or scrap page.

I’ve been playing with the Springtime Impressions thinlit dies set, which has three thinlit dies. It coordinates with the Abstract Impressions stamp set in the Garden Impressions Suite of products.

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Today, I’m focussing on the dies, and here I have teamed up the Butterfly die with some Shrink Plastic to make some fun charms.

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They were pretty easy to make and lots of fun. Little Miss 3 thought it was just magic, the way that plastic curled, shrunk and flattened back out. If I could have videod her I would have, her amazement was priceless, but I didn’t was to burn the plastic!

I coloured my shrink plastic with Stampin’ Blends, which are Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers. There are a range of colours available now and more new colours coming very soon. I scribbled colour on to my plastic, punched my shape, shrunk them, added some sparkle with my Wink of Stella brush and popped them on a chain. Take a look….

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In this die set is also an amazing flower arrangement die. It’s just gorgeous and works beautifully to adorn the half a card. You can punch it out and coloured it up to adhere straight on, or you can trim out individual shapes to arrange on a smaller project.

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Here I have teamed it up with the Embossing Mats to create a subtle texture to my card base instead. The embossed pattern create a lovely subtle look without being overpowering, which is really easy to do when dies are really big like this one is.

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Using it this way, dresses up a card base that could otherwise be plain, without the detail taking over.

I’m really enjoying creating something a little different with my Stampin’ Up! craft supplies. I think it’s really important to get the most out of each product and these are just a few ideas to keep your crafting fresh and projects fun and different.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC183 – Animal Expedition

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It’s Caseing The Catty time… Welcome if you are starting this weeks hop here with me, or if you have joined me from Bronwyn.

I love looking through the catalogue, the inspiration inside those pages are just amazing. Today, my inspiration came from this card on page 28, with the bike.

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I have recreated the elements that make up this card design with a different set. I think it’s a great little quick fix – when you are short on time.

Here I have kept the flag element in the top right with the sentiment and the layering piece. I just changed up the theme from the bike to a jigsaw puzzle. Here I used the large puzzle die but instead of cutting out all those pieces, I used the die as texture, which I was able to create with the embossing platform for my Big Shot. It has given a new lease of life to all our dies!

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I used my blade knife to cut out one piece of the puzzle – as I thought that went perfectly with the sentiment. With the sentiment being heart shaped, it also helped me decide on Lovely Lipstick as the colour, so I popped a piece of Lovely Lipstick behind the missing piece to coordinate.

Here I layered the Blueberry Bushel jigsaw puzzle on some Whisper White and then onto the Pool Party base. I created the flag in Pool Party and tied some Lovely Lipstick ribbon in a knot around the top. I fussy cut the heart-shaped sentiment out and adhered it on.

Next up in the hop, is the amazing Rebecca Scurr.

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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 24th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Creative Club Class – 1

What is in the Box?

… and can you craft with it?

Mystery solved… it’s the Darling Label punch box featured on page 209 of the Annual Catalogue. Yes, you can most certainly craft with all these babies… this kit has everything you need to get started crafting straight away – stamps, ink, punch and block. Just take a look…

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And it comes packaged in that gorgeous tin with gold foil print. The only thing to add to this are some project kits and I have two for you to choose from using this lovely set.

 

1  REGULAR PROJECT KIT

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This kit includes:

  • 5 x Whisper White 3 x 3″ notecards
  • 5 x 3 x 3″ envelopes
  • 5 x Wood textures DSP
  • 10 x punched squares, 5 in each colour – Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy
  • Silver thread
  • 1 x pre-punch crate, wood textures DSP
  • Copper trim
  • Some scrap for stamping on!

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $15 – Regular Project Kit only
  • $91 – Buy the Darling Label Punch box and get the Project Kit half price

*Prices include delivery to you.

 

2  IN-COLOUR PROJECT KIT

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This kit includes:

  • 5 x Whisper White 3 x 3″ notecards
  • 5 x 3 x 3″ envelopes
  • 5 x In-Colour DSP, 1 in each colour
  • 5 x punched squares, 1 in each colour
  • Silver thread
  • 1 x pre-punch crate, wood textures DSP
  • Copper trim
  • Some scrap for stamping on!

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $15 – In-Colour Project Kit only
  • $143.33 – Buy the Darling Label Punch box and In Colour Assorted Ink Pad Collection (that’s 5 Full size ink pads) and get the Project Kit for FREE.

*Prices include delivery to you.

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

Additional supplies you may need, NOT included in these kits are:

HOW TO ORDER?

There are a couple of easy ways to order:

  • Email me which kit, you would like to purchase and we can organise a single bank transfer payment option

or

  • Shop online for the Stampin’ Up! products component of the class. Then email me to organise the purchase of your kit.

 

FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS:

  • Depending on which kit you purchase the items you need are:

When shopping online, use this months Mystery Host* code – find it here.

*When your order is less than $250, by using this code you go into the draw for your chance to earn some free Stampin’ Up! products through the Host Rewards program. Your individual order can be any amount, but combined orders must reach at least $250 for rewards to be awarded.

 

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC182 – Tea Room Suite

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It’s so exciting here at Casing The Catty as we begin looking at all the amazing ideas in the Annual Catalogue. Welcome if you are starting here with me, or if you have hopped over from Sandra, this week we are focussing on the Tea Room suite – pages 13 to 25 of the Annual Catalogue suite.

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My inspiration came from this card on the main suite page image, as pictured above in this weeks image.

I just loved both the balance of elements in the design and the colours. There are a number of elements I liked about this, the main one was the stitching detail around the Designer Paper. Whilst I don’t own a sewing machine to recreate this exactly, I was able to get the flavour of it with one of my dies.

I choose bold colours – well, that’s me isn’t it… bold…. Focusing on Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick, but then softened it off with some Soft Seafoam. Here take a look…

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For my card today, I used the Stitched All Round bundle, which is a clear favourite right now! I just love the added texture the stitched detail gives. Here I replicated the stitching element in the catalogue sample, with one of the Stitched Edgelits that comes in the set.

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First, I stamped my background and adhered the designer paper in place (this pattern is from Tranquil Textures), then layered the edgelit on my card and offset my top cutting plate so that the pattern would appear where I needed it. By doing this, I was able to make a frame around my designer paper.

Using another of the texture dies in framelit set and our new Embossing platform configuration, I was able to create more texture on the bottom half of the designer paper.

The top half featured the sentiment medallion. I just love this sentiment stamp that comes in the Stitched All Round stamp set –  as soon as I read this, one of my friends (who is in my team) jumped into my mind. She says this all the time and it’s just her! Love you Julie!! I had here in my mind while creating this.

Here I stamped it in Blueberry Bushel ink on Soft Seafoam cardstock, punched and layered with Layering Ovals framelits and some Blueberry Bushel cardstock. Using some dimenionals, I adhered this to a larger decorative stitched framelit from the set. This I punched from Lovely Lipstick cardstock to give it a colour burst. I tied some ribbon at the bottom in Lipstick to coordinate, which finished it off.

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I love this layout, I’m pretty sure you’ll be seeing it again may times before this catalogue is done!

Next up is the lovely Simone Bartrum.

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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 17th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Glue Dots

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Happy New Catalogue

It’s happy dance day! Today we launch the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. So much excitement in 241 pages.

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The stats on this catalogue are huge… take a look:

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As with each new Annual Catalogue, we have 5 new In Colours to grace our projects for the next two years. They are: Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel. Here I have teamed them up with the Graceful Glass Suite.

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But we are very lucky this year as we have 16 new colours joining our main collections as mentioned previously in this post on the Colour Revamp. Accompanying all these amazing colours is a new Ink Pad case design.

To celebrate the start of this catalogue, I am launching my online classes. These will be posted here on my blog around the middle of the month. When you shop with me, you have the choice to join my VIP Facebook group, where more project ideas are shared along with other stuff.

Anyway, without further delay……

You can Download the PDF of the catalogue here:
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Or Shop Online at my store here:
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I look forward to bringing you loads of inspiration using these new products and new ideas with carrying over stamps, starting this Sunday night… be sure to tune in and take a look.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC179 – Favourite Kit – Any Catalogue

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It’s a focus on Kits over at Caseing The Catty this week. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have hopped over from Elizabeth.

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Today I decided to go on a different path with my kit creation. I have used elements from the Lots of Happy card kit and create a scrap page. Take a look…

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These photos are of my hubby and two kidlets…. What is special about this occasion is, it was Miss Madeline’s first time to the beach… first time on beach sand, first time in the salt water. She has been swimming before, in her regular lessons since 10 months old, but they are in a pool. Normally when swimming, it has been when we are camping along the mighty Murray River.

Here, I have sliced the Hexagon card base in half to create two shapes which I used to matt my photos. Then I used the coordinating pre-printed topper to create my sentiment.

The three hexagon shapes allowed me to create an interesting arrangement. The selfie photo of the hubby and I, happened to capture the kids playing in the background, which worked out well. So I framed them cutting the angles to match the hexagon shapes, and mounted them on Sahara Sand cardstock to match the hexagons. This was a nice lead in to the sentiment.

On the sentiment panel, I have lightly, colouring in the flowers with the Flirty Flamingo pencil, and lightly blending away the pencil strokes. Creating a banner in Pacific Point cardstock, I topped it with sentiment from the stamp set that came with the Card kit.

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The 12×12” base paper I used is a new one, coming in the Tranquil Textures Designer Paper pack on June 1st. It’s a really lovely pack of textured patterns and uses the new Balmy Blue colour coming to the subtles range.

I framed the photo arrangement with some Powder Pink and Pacific Point cardstock and finished off the page with some swirls from the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies set.

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Julia Quinn.

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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 27th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Blender Pens

$21.00

Discounts on retiring items

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Discounts are now available on these selected retiring items.

Save up to 50% on RRP. These are available while supplies lasts until 31 May.

Holly Berry Builder Punch

$31.00
NOW $18.60

Metal Rimmed Pearls

$8.75
NOW $6.56

Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack

$40.00
NOW $28.00

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Shop online at my store or contact me to place your order which will be shipped directly to you.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sneak Peak Suite – Share What You Love

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I love how new products inspire your creative muse allowing you to branch out and create in new styles.

I also love how Stampin’ Up! create a suite of coordinating products that cater to different levels of crafting, different styles of crafting and different budgets for crafting. This months sneak peak product suite fits all three of those categories. There is something for everyone in the Share What You Love suite of products.

It’s new and coming in the 2018 Annual catalogue launching June 1. Let’s take a look…

Just Getting Started Bundle:

Make this project….

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with this bundle of products…

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A Little More Please Bundle:

Make this project…

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with this bundle of products…

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Gotta Have It All Bundle:

Make this project…

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with this bundle of products…

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I just love how you get FREE products in each of these bundles!

Here…. Let Brandi tell you all about them…

 

HmmmJust thinking: if you’re a “Gotta Have it all” bundle kinda crafter, you might want to join my team.

Here’s why…. The bundle costs $222.75. But it only costs $169 to join… and when you join you get to choose $235 worth of products. So why pay $222.75 when you can get it for $169?

Plus, later you can get all your new catalogue crafting goodies at 20-25% off. If it’s a no-brainer, then JOIN MY TEAM here and let’s get you started on your crafting journey. If you want to chat about it a bit more – email me your details below and I’ll buzz you.

 

But if that wasn’t great enough, as a special treat… also available are the new 2018-2020 Ink Colour Ink Pad bundle. Yes, you can buy the new colour inks right now too.

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Special Offer: I’m so excited by these products, I have been busy creating some Inspiration and project ideas to go along with them. So if you purchase one of these bundles through me… I will email you some inspiration sheets to help get your crafting started.

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or email me below and I’ll contact you to put your order through.

I’m sure, I’ll be bringing you some inspiration using these products, so stay tuned right here to my blog.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC176 – Favourite 2018 Occasions Catalogue project

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Here I am back with my regular blog spot with the Caseing The Catty crew. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have hopped over from the talented Peta.

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Today we are featuring our favourite projects from the Occasions catalogue. Like last week, how do you choose a favourite when the Stampin’ Up! catalogues are filled to the brim with amazing projects. So I went back to the first thing that caught my eye all the way back in November when I first saw the Occasions catalogue.

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This card here, featuring the Perennial birthday stamp set. I think it was the drama of the black ink against those lovely bright colours. I like a bit of drama.

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Here I made my own version copying the sample closely. I always admire projects like this, where the stamps are pieced together to create a gorgeous arrangement. It wasn’t as hard as I first thought it was going to be, I just stamped around in a circle so to speak in Basic Black Archival ink. I prepped my sentiment first, and used that as a guide as I stamped my flower arrangement.

Once finished, I grabbed an aqua painted and used it like a paint brush, rather than flooding the project with water. Picking up some ink from the lid of my ink pad and painting to colour my stamps. I wasn’t too fussed if I went outside the lines here and there either.

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I stamped a few extra pieces, which I fussy cut and adhered with some dimensionals.

I had a little play with these stamps to create a more simplified card, but still bright and fun.

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I used several of the flower and leaf images to create a little scene like they popping out of a flower box. I love that sentiment beneath the main one too. So sweet.

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Next up in the hop is the lovely 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, May 6.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC175 – Favourite Occasions Big Shot Project

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I don’t know about favourite…. There are just waaaay to many great projects using the big shot, it was really hard to choose. Welcome to Caseing The Catty where this week, we are looking at big shot projects.

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Here is my card…

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Here I have used Foil Frenzy Specialty paper stack to cover the card front. I used the Parquetry style pattern in Soft Sky. I overlayed this with a piece of Soft Sky card stock. I stamped the bottom with a couple of those cute and mischievous kittens.

I overlayed a circle in Whisper White cardstock punched using the Stitched Shapes framelit. I just love them. The sentiment is one of the thinlits from the Lovely Words thinlit die set, here I have snipped it out of the frame to use on it’s own. I added more words to it to create the sentiment. These are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

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I topped it off with the Pansy from Birthday Blossom stamp set and one of those metallic rimmed pearls.

Nice and bright and sparkly – just enough to brighten the recipient’s day.

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Kelly Kent.

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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 29th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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