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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CTC174 – Hostess Sets and Memories & More

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Welcome to another week of Inspiration from the Caseing The Catty crew. I hope you are enjoying the hop so far.

This week, we are celebrating Memories & More products and Host Exclusive stamp sets. I have opted for Memories & More as I luuuuurrrrvvvv these card packs!

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My inspiration came from the Occasions catalogue. Page 24 has the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack, which is sadly retiring on May 31st. These card packs are traditionally for Photo pocket memory keeping system but can be adapted for many other uses. I was inspired by the card made for the photo page, to the right of the scrap page, in the banner image above.

I adapted the design to make it work on a card. Here is what I came up with…

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Using the retiring Elegant Eggplant colour to contrast with the Petal Pink card, I created a Thank You card. I used the same card from the pack and layered some Whisper White cardstock between it and the card base.

I punched a circle from Eggplant card stock, using the Star burst punch and layered the sentiment on top. The sentiment is from One Big Meaning stamp set – another item on retiring on May 31st. I adhered the same punched flowers from the Petals & More thinlit die set. I added some Silver metallic thread to the back, before adhering with Dimensionals.

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I added a little accent stamp in the background by stamping in the same ink colour as the cardstock. The little stamp is from Window Shopping stamp set – another item retiring on May 31st.

This is just one of the many uses these cards are great for. I really enjoy working with them and I’m sure I’ll be back with more projects using these cards.

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, April 22.

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Celebration Day… retiring list and colour revamp is big news

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The retiring list for the 2017-18 Annual catalogue and 2018 Occasions catalogue is out today.

What you need to know…

  • Items on the retiring list are those that will no longer be offered by Stampin’ Up! after 31 May 2018;
  • These items are only while stocks last or until 31 May 2018;
  • Some items to sell out quickly, so don’t delay purchasing any items on your “must have” list;

To get you started view ONLINE here.

The best way to stay on top of what is still available is to check my online store. This will be updated as inventory changes.

Shop online today… or contact me and I will help put the order through for you.

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In addition, today, Stampin’ Up! are revamping their colour offering. Read what they had to say…

“The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of colour. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on colour trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our colour spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Colour Revamp!

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colours, we decided it was time to give our colour collections a makeover.”

I’m really excited about this change, as the colours coming and going make complete sense to me. We will even see the return of some ol’ favourites – Yay!!

What you need to know…

  • 13 core colours are retiring, plus the 5 InColours (note: Flirty Flamingo will be returing to the Brights Collection;
  • A basics collection is being introduced, including Whisper White, Basic Black and Very Vanilla;
  • 10 brand new colours are joining the collections, plus 5 new InColours;
  • 6 previous InColours are returning to be part of the collections;
  • The Neutrals collection will now feature some colour;

Retiring colours include:

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*Flirty Flamingo’s retirement will be short lived, returning the Brights Collection.

Collection Retiring Colours:

 

Archival inks

*Archival inks are retiring, however there will be a Basic Black (StazOn) and Basic Gray (Classic Ink formulation) ink option in the new Annual Catalogue.

 

You will continue to be able to order these colours until May 31st. If you order by May 7th, you can rest assured your order will be fulfilled, even if the items are backorderd. After that, it will be while supplies last.

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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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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.

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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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CTC166 – Painted with Love

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It’s Caseing The Catty time of the week. Welcome if you are starting here with me or have hopped over from Sandra. There is so much great inspiration using this suite, it’s hard not to right? It’s just gorgeous. There are so many lovely products that make up the Painted With Love suite, there is a lot to play and create with.

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I took my inspiration from the cute little notecard at the bottom of page 18. So cute and so simple but lovely.

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So if you read my last blog post, you’ll know I have a friend who is quite ill. During this time, many friends and family rally around to assist in anyway they can. The gratefulness one would feel would be overwhelming. So I decided to make her a gift to go with her card. I made a bunch of notecards she could use to give out and show her appreciation for the assistance she has received.

Using the Whisper White Narrow notecards in this suite, I created these…

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Using panels of the Painted with Love Specialty Designer paper, I used them as the background just like the sample. I also went with heart shape element, but here I have layered mine a little more. I used the Sweet and Sassy Framelits to layer and punch. Then a simple sentiment to finish off.

Coordinating these notecards by using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, I stamped the larger heart, front one in Sweet Sugarplum ink and the back is Powder Pink ink. I punched these out using the coordinating framelit in the Support Ribbon framelits. I layered with Sweet Sugarplum and Calypso Coral cardstock, backed by a heart stamp from the Heart Happiness stamp set in Fresh Fig and Island Indigo. I topped off my heart element with a small ribbon punched from the Support Ribbon framelit set in Fresh Fig and Powder Pink. Finishing off by twirling some metallic thread at the back, I adhered these on to the note cards.

I added the sentiment and slid it under the heart element. Stamped my envelopes and they were done.

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I hope she likes them and uses them too. Stay tuned for how I packaged them up to give to her.

Up next 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, February 25.

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Colour INKspiration – CI27

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Welcome to another Colour INKspiration challenge. We have a great set of colours again for this next challenge. Check them out….

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They are Powder Pink, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Island Indigo. I’m not usually a pink girl, but boy I was excited about this combination.

Unfortunately for me, I needed one of these cards recently…

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Yes… Ribbon of Courage stamp set usually means someone needs some support. I found out recently one of my school mum friends is travelling this path. These colours match her bright caring and positive personality so making a card for her was a natural fit.

I had to have this stamp set as soon as I saw it in the annual catalogue. It’s just one that you need in your collection even though you hope you don’t have to use it often. But when you do, they are the perfect stamps. There are some lovely stamps and dies in the coordinating set, but these are the ones I settled on for this card.

I started with the feature of my card, the ribbon. I embossed this with White powder onto Powder Pink cardstock. I coloured in different features of the design with Powder Pink and Melon Mambo markers. I punched it out using the coordinating framelit and set it aside while working on the rest of my card.

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I used Pool Party as my base and stamped one of the small hearts in Pool Party ink across the top. I stamped the larger heart in Powder Pink ink on Whisper White cardstock which I then layered with Melon Mambo cardstock. I adhered this to the cardbase with some snail adhesive.

Settling on a flag strip to layer beneath the ribbon feature, I trimmed that to size and cut flag ends using Triple Banner Punch – the width that worked with the ribbon didn’t fit into a channel, so I carefully laid it over the top, flipped the punch over and made sure the cardstock peeking through at the back was even before punching. I adhered this in place.

Using some Silver metallic thread, I wound some around in a circle and held it in place with some dimensionals.

Finishing off with some sentiments, I stamped “Courage” in Melon Mambo on some Pool Party cardstock, trimmed it to size and cut flag ends to echo the shape. Using Island Indigo ink, I stamped my main sentiment in the bottom right corner.

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Looking at all the lovely stamps and sentiments in this set, I decided to add some decoration to the inside too. I stamped the solid ribbon in Pool Party ink on an angle and stamped another sentiment over the top in Island Indigo ink.

Finishing off with a coordinating envelope, a simple Powder Pink ribbon and Melon sentiment did the trick.

All that is left now, is to write it and drop in to my friend. Sometimes, I think this is the hard part but then with those gorgeous stamped sentiments, most of the work is done for me.

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Lou Kitzelman.

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Once you have enjoyed all the wonder 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 Monday, Feb 26th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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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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Colour INKspiration – CI25

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Thank you for joining me and the Colour INKspiration team on this first hop for 2018. I’m sure you will enjoy this one… it’s a beauty, with great colour combination and great inspiration from the team to get your ideas flowing.

So to start us off this year, we have an awesome and striking combination put together by my wonderful stamping friend Tricia – it’s Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.

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Here is my card, using the gorgeous new Sale-a-bration stamp set – Beautiful Peacock.

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I have added some silver foil to go with this colour combination, which I think add just the right amount of bling.

For this card, I pulled out my brand spanking new Stamparatus, I knew I wanted to make a few of these cards, using the Stamparatus made it so much easier and quicker to line up my main element.

Starting with my Peacock, stamped him and punched him with one of the squares from the Stitched Shapes framelit. I framed this square with some silver foil, to reveal a small silver frame.

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I used this element to help position where I wanted those gorgeous leafy circles on the right side. I stamped two in place (free hand) with Night of Navy ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Love these colours together. I wrapped some Silver ribbon around the Lime cardstock.

Once happy with these main elements, I began creating the card from the base up. Night of Navy cardstock for the base, a metallic foil doily in silver in the bottom right corner topped with the stamped Lemon Lime Twist cardstock piece. All adhere flat with Multipurpose liquid glue.

Next I used some dimensions to stick on my Peacock element and finished him off with some Rhinestone Jewels on his fanned feathers. I used a glue dot to adhere the tiny silver bow in the left corner.

I finished off the front of my card with a couple of tiny stamped flowers dotted around the main element. Plus a coordinated envelope stamped with my Stamparatus.

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I decided not to include a sentiment on the front, thus allowing this card to be used for multiple occasions. Instead opting to decorate the inside and theme that for the purpose of the occasion. Here is the birthday one. Again, I used Mr Peacock and here, he is sitting on of the specialty metallic washi tape from the Myths and Magic suite.

The second card I made up, was a different theme. I have only just posted that so the receiver is yet to get it. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but I’m sure she will love it and get a laugh too! 😊

Next up in the hop, is the talented Nicole Wilson.

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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, January 22. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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