Caseing The Catty – Gift packaging

Sadly, I didn’t have my blog post ready to join in the hop with the amazing Caseing The Catty Crew last Sunday night, but I really wanted to share my project and join in with the challenge.

So here they are.

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I’ve made some Christmas gift boxes using the Window Box framelit dies (which are on sale until Sunday in this week’s Online Extravaganza sale – check them out here) and some of my favourite Christmas supplies the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer paper and those amazing Foil Snowflakes.

Here I have punched out two of the Window box shapes from the Designer Paper. Assembly was really easy following Stampin’ Up! instructions in their YouTube video.

This paper with the foil print, is just so amazing on its own, it really doesn’t take much to dress it up. Here, I have kept it simple, by adding one of those amazing Foil Snowflakes on two of the designs. A simple label sentiment from the Merry Little Labels Stamp set punched with the coordinating Everyday Label punch is all that is featured here. A splash of colour is used with the Real Red 1/8” ribbon in a zig zag pattern beneath it.

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The third one is the Copper foil designed paper and here I have teamed this up with some black cardstock with flag ends cut in and embossed the sentiment with white powder. Finishing this off with some lovely fluff of Black Metallic Thread.

I finished off all the boxes with touches of bling – either Pearls or Rhinestones.

The Caseing The Catty team will be back Sunday night with the next hop.

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Looking forward to getting back in to blogging more regularly, the last month has been a little busy to say the least. Planning some great projects to finishing the year off with my regular design team spots too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI21

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Welcome to Colour INKspiration for this fortnight, whether you have joined me from Jackie Aitken or starting off here with me, the team has some great inspiration using a fun colour combination.

Here is the colour combination for this challenge:

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Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron.

Don’t you just love these colours? They scream fun and bright and cheerful to me…. So that’s what I aimed to create with my card.

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I went for a stamp set I haven’t used to waaaaay to long – the gorgeous Cool Treats and the coordinating framelit Frozen Treats. I thought this set just seemed to fit nicely with this colour combination…. and was fun… and bright… and cheerful!

I started by creating the inner panel first, starting with the yummy bowl of gelati… I can just feel summer coming, can you? I decided to layer this with Soft Sky cardstock and use some Soft Sky ribbon. I wanted to add some interest to the background, so I stamped some sprinkles in the different colours.

Once I finished my main elements there, I create the background on the cardbase. I decided on my sentiment first and masked off the bottom third and stamped ice-creams around the edge in coordinating colours to match my gelati.

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I just love all the little details in the Frozen Treats framelits, like this cute little spoon!

For more inspiration, head on over the amazing Jacque Williams.

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Once you have finished hoping through, see where your creative muse takes you with these colours. Load your creation to our Facebook Challenge group by 7pm, Monday 20th November.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC150 – Favourite Big Shot Project – Holiday Catalogue

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So this was a really hard challenge this week at Caseing The Catty. I mean… how do you choose a favourite big shot project!! You’re “favourite” usually means one right? There-in lies my problem… there are waaaaaaay too many great projects to just one.

But I settle on this one – it’s my favourite… well for this week anyway!

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It’s the Stocking trim die and it’s a beauty.

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Here I have made a gift package with it, using the pillow box attachment that comes with the die. You can pop all sorts of goodies inside from chocolates, to money or gift cards.

You can dress them up in so many different ways too, here I have kept it simple this time, but I’ll be back with some dressed up versions soon, I’m sure. I added some Designer Series Paper to the top, toe and heal and a Silver foil bell with a bow tied from thread. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, making it stand out against the Real Red cardstock, and this sentiment, from the coordinating Tags & Trimming stamp set, eludes to the it being a package too!

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I just love all the different elements you get in this die set, that allows you to finish it off in so many different ways. I particularly love the star and heart which has that lovely stitched detail.

Look out for more posts using this bundle. I’m having a lot of fun with it.

Next up on the hop is Peta Stephen.

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Really looking forward to seeing what you create this week, from your favourite big shot project. Remember to load up your entry to our Facebook Challenge Group by 6pm next Sunday.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC149 – Year of Cheer Suite

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The focus for this week at Caseing The Catty is the Year of Cheer suite. I have to say… I am so in love with this suite. I never thought this much bling would go together so well!

If you are like me…. In love with this suite…. then you are in for an exciting hop tonight with our Caseing The Catty crew. Welcome if you are just joining me here or if you have hopped over from Jackie Noble.

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So another funny story surrounds this card design this week. I actually created this a couple of weeks ago. I was creating for our Around The World Suite inspiration hop, as I didn’t have products from that suite, I was creating with what I did have using inspiration from that page. I was nearly done when the though struck me, we’ll be focussing on Year of Cheer in such a short time!

So my inspiration on this occasion has come from another section, but using all the yummy products that make up this gorgeous suite. Here is what I created:

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Here I have added black to all this bling. I just think it matches the elegance of this suite. Starting with a Basic Black card base, I embossed a layer of the Champagne foil sheet with the Winter Wonder embossing folder.

I used a small piece of the Special Designer Series paper and adhered that with Tear & Tape. Over the top of the is a simple punched shape from Basic Black cardstock using the Everyday Label punch. I layered that with another punch from Whisper White cardstock – here I trimmed the sides down so that the punched shapes layered nicely together. (This punch is great for altered shapes!)

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I stamped the sentiment and adhered it to card with dimensionals.

Next I threaded some silver 1/8” ribbon through the Year of Cheer embellishment and tied it off in a bow. I used a Glue Dot to hold this in place.

Last, I finished off with stamping a coordinating envelope with the two snowflake stamps in that set.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration using products from this suite. For more inspiration keep on hopping through the teams blogs, I’m sure you’ll find a few ideas to help with projects you have coming up.

Next up is Elizabeth Gross.

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Once you’ve hopped through and taken in all our inspiration, I’d really love to see what you create with these amazing product or see how this section of the catalogue inspires your creation. Head over to our Facebook Challenge Group and load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday 15 October.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Quilted Christmas double front card

I have a quick little project to share today. I have this idea for a while and so pleased it turned out as I’d hoped. There are so many different ways I could have finished it off, but I went for this way today.

It’s a double fronted card using the Quilted Christmas suite in the Holiday catalogue.

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I just love how the different dies work in the set, here I have used one to create a window in the card front. This also has a coordinating framelit so that you can punch out the element to use separately. Here is a project that uses as an element.

I started with a card base in Real Red which I trimmed and scored it so the fold was at the top. I punched out the window using one of the dies from the Quilt Builder framelit dies. Next I trimmed some Whisper White cardstock down to 100mm x 280mm and scored at 140mm. I adhered this to the bottom of the card base with snail adhesive. These measurements allow for an even red border all the way around.

I trimmed some Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper down to 95mm x 135mm. This fit in the inner front white panel and more snail adhesive holds it in place. Here I used some of the Gingham pattern but there are so many that could easily work from this stack, they are all just so lovely.

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Next I trimmed a piece of Whisper White to 80mm x 35mm and cut flag to one end. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink and some flowers in Lemon Lime Twist ink to the left edge. Both of these stamps are from the Christmas Quilt stamp set in the bundle. I trimmed a flag from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and layered that under my white flag, centering the middle of the flags. I adhered the flags to the DSP with snail adhesive.

Using the same little flower stamp, I stamped two more in Garden Green ink and fussy cut those using my paper snips. I adhered those with Mini Dimensionals. How ever did we live before these came along?!!

I stamped the sentiment on the inside in Garden Green and some stars to decorate in Real Red ink colours.

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Last was the front. Here I punched out a flower from the two framelits in the set from some silver foil. I popped a Glue Dot on the back in the middle and fixed some Silver Thread. Holding it in place with one finger, I fluffed the thread to spread it out so that it framed the flower. I added another Glue Dot to hold it all secure and fixed to the front of the card. I finished off the flower with one of the gorgeous Metal Rimmed Pearl. I love these… and I just haven’t used them enough lately, so I’m sure you’ll get an overload now! I fixed a circle of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock punched using the ¾” circle punch to the back of the flower on the inside of the card, to neaten it off.

I finished off with some of yummy Quilted Christmas  ¼” Ribbon tied around the card, holding in place with some Tear and Tape, and finished with a bow. I tied the bow separately and adhered it with some Glue Dots – it was just easier, so I did it this way.

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I really love this set and am planning many cards for this season with it. I hope this project inspires your Christmas projects.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – CI18

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Another fortnight has flown past, but thankfully here in Melbourne, we are starting to see some sunshine and most importantly… there is warmth in the air! Yay!!

Welcome to you all joining me on this blog hop. If you are starting here or if you have joined me from Jackie, you are in for some awesomeness this hop. We have a great selection of colours, check them out.

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Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand and Basic Grey. We decided to add in a green too – anyone that we liked. I went for Lemon Lime Twist.

Here is my card….

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Today, I decided to have a play with embossing on one of the Naturally Eclectic card overlays. Oh notice that yummy sunshine in the background there?!

I used an emboss-only die from the Eclectic Layers thinlit die set and embossed three leaf images directly onto the printed acetate overlay. The acetate overlays have protective films on both sides to protect from finger prints. I kept these on while embossing, only removing them once ready to adhere it.

What I found after embossing was that the acetate liked to curl. So I gentled curled them with my fingers back the other way to straighten them out a little. It worked well, not perfectly flat, but well enough to work on the card. I think the natural wave that is left adds movement to the finished card. It’s a soft and subtle texture.

I used a Basic Gray card base, then used strategically positioned glue dots behind the white printed leaves to adhere the overlay. Next I used a pop of colour in Lemon Lime Twist with a die cut of the Happy Birthday thinlit die. I used Multipurpose liquid glue to adhere it and only tiny little lines of it too. This is so that it didn’t leak all over my overlay leaving blotchy patches of dried glue.

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To finish off, I decided on the coordinating Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, those flowers are just so cute. Stamping the outline in Sweet Sugarplum and the solid image in Powder Pink. I used a combination of large and smaller flower stamps scattered around the embossed leaves and sentiment.

For more inspiration using these colours, continue the hop with Rachel Palmieri.

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Head on over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creations using these colours. Entries close Monday, October 9th at 6pm.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration CI17

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It’s been a little while since playing along with the Colour INK crew, life gets busy as times doesn’t it? But I’m back with some inspiration for you using some really cool colours. Welcome if you are starting here or if you have just joined me from Nikki Spencer.

Our colour combination this fortnight is Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo.

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Gorgeous aren’t they? Here is my inspiration… I went with Fabulous Flamingo stamp set for this challenge.

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I really couldn’t go past it really, all the colours in this challenge really suited this set. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and stamped the fern down the sides in Lemon Lime Twist, I even double-stamped in some instances to create a different tone, which added depth to the colour variation.

I cut a wide strip of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the outline of the flamingo in Basic Black Archival ink. Next I stamped one of the infill stamps in full Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I stamped the other infill stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink as well, but this time I stamped it off first, so that it would create a lighter shade of pink.

I used tempting turquoise ink for the water ripples and added some wash with some pool party ink. I used my aqua painter so that the water would flood the ripple lines, making them appear blury. I finished off the stamping with some fern in the top left corner. This top section was just about done, I needed a sentiment and for this I used the congratulations from this stamp set and stamped it in Flirty Flamingo ink and cut it out. I layered this over some of that yummy Ombre Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist.

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Next, to adhere my Flamingo piece to the cardbase, I decided to add some additional cardstock to frame the edges. I trimmed a border with the ribbon border punch from Tempting Turquoise cardstock. I layered this over some Pool Party cardstock and used Dimensionals to adhere it to my cardbase.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and are ready for some more with Nicole Wilson, who is next up in the hop.

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Once you’ve finished the hop, head on over to our facebook challenge group and load up your creation using these amazing colours. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Dads day

It was Fathers Day last Sunday, here in Australia. The day comes with many emotions for many people – celebration and happiness for some and sense of sadness for others as they remember those no longer with them. For us it’s a full circle – a bit of both.

For us, the day does start off with fun… having little kids, it usually means banging and crashing as they scurry to collect hidden presents and make their way up to our room. Thankfully, our oldest is now able to tell the time and doesn’t come in at the crack of first light anymore!

So as Mr 10 and I were shopping for presents we found some wrapping paper. Check it out….

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As soon as I saw it, I knew I had new stamps and accessories to match. Needless to say I was excited even if Mr 10 wasn’t! Here is the card I created.

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It was really easy to match using new products from the new Year of Cheer suite in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. They have such similar characteristics and colouring. Here I used a strip of the Designer Series Paper and framed the top and bottom with basic black cardstock. I adhered this to the base card of Whisper White thick cardstock.

Next I inked up a couple of the stamps in Basic Gray archival ink and some Smokey Slate ink. I masked off the DSP with some scrap paper and randomly stamped circles over the top half of my card, alternating colours and stamp sizes.

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I punched out D A D letters from the Large Letter Aphabet die set in Basic Black cardstock and adhered them in the centre of my card. I stamped my “Happy Fathers Day” sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamps set and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. I adhered this to a small piece of Champagne Foil cardstock, and fussy cut it out framing it nicely. I used some mini dimensionals to adhere it on.

I finished off with some of those amazing Black Rhinestones in the top right corner.

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Hope you all had a lovely Fathers Day last weekend and hope you got some crafting in too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happy Holiday Catalogue

I’m so excited to share with you the Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalogue. It’s packed full of more amazing products that will make this Christmas season a truly beautiful one.

Download a PDF copy here. Or Shop here. Or contact me and I will post you a hard copy.

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There is so much in this catalogue, including our first Mega Suite – Merry Little Christmas. It’s had so many coordinating products which are fabulous for any number of projects from packaging and tags, to traditional cards.

There are a number of product suites, packaging options, great bundles and just truly gorgeous stamps. One thing I really like is the two new kits – Watercolour Christmas Project kits, making 20 cards, and Be Merry Ornament kit, which makes 12 gorgeous rosette ornaments.

 

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And as if that wasn’t exciting enough…. to celebrate the launch of the catalogue, Stampin’ Up! are offering an exclusive stamp set in a host promotion. Check it out.

Merry patterns will be available through September and October for qualifying orders of AUD450 or more. There are a few ways to earn this gorgeous stamp set – combine orders with your order with some friends or host a party where you can try out some new stuff from the Holiday catalogue. For all the details, message me.

Shop today and use this months host code, for orders less than $250:

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Stay tuned to Sunday, I am joining in with ESAD blog hop at 6pm and my regular spot with the Case-in the Catty Design team crew at 7pm. A big weekend of sharing projects using new goodies from this gorgeous catalogue.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC141 – Birthday

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This week at Case-ing The Catty, it’s all about the Birthday section. Welcome, if you have just joined me from Julia or starting here, you are in for some great inspiration.

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I have been in Male card land lately, with male themes flowing through my classes this month and it works as Fathers Day is only weeks away here in Australia.

I drew inspiration from the Birthday section of the Annual Catalogue for this weeks case but changed it up to work as a Fathers Day card or even a birthday card for Dad.

This is where my inspiration came from… I just love this colour combination! Suits the bold drama that’s followed me this year!

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Here is my inspiration.

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I have been feeling guilty lately for not showing love to some of my awesome stamp sets sitting on the back of the shelf. So I have pulled out my Best Badge punch and the coordinating Badges and Banners stamp set. I used to these to make the feature… stamping the badge in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White cardstock and the circle detail in Night of Navy on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

From the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, I added “Dad” to the front beneath the circle. I punched this out using the Classic Label punch, then popped the end of my punched piece back in, lining up horizontally, so that I could punch flag ends in to the sides.

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Beneath my badge element, I replaced the silver mini sequins with some of that cute Stitched Edge Ribbon in Pumpkin to coordinate. As I played with this ribbon, I kept thinking “if there was a red version available, I’m sure we could make Baseball cards with it”, it’s that kind of ribbon.

I kept the Lemon Lime Twist flags hanging down from the badge element. I also created the background the same too by stamping the fairy lights in Night of Navy on the Night of Navy Cardstock and layering that on the same colour cardbase.

So many great ideas await you in this blog hop, next up is Angela.

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We’d love you to join in on the challenge of drawing inspiration from the Birthday section of the catalogue, so show us what you create this week. Load up your creations to our Facebook Challenge group by 6pm next Sunday, 20th August.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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