CTC227 – Favourite Retiring Bundle

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Okay, so I always find it really hard to choose favourites, I mean, really, isn’t everything a favourite one way or another. This week the Caseing The Catty crew are focussing on favourite bundles. So sit back and grab a cuppa for some last inspiration using these retiring favourites.

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For this challenge I decided to go with this bundle – Floral Frames. It’s made up of the Floral Frames stamp set and the Foliage Frame framelit dies. I’m really sad they are retiring, they were new additions to the current catalogue and I kind of feel like they haven’t had enough time to shine. I love the stamp designs, they are just so lovely, you can create a simple stunning card, But my favourite things is the way the stamps and dies overlap making it really easy  to create depths with layers. My inspiration came from the card featured on page 135 of the Annual catalogue.

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Here is my card.

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I love the die with the foliage that emerges from the side of the circle. It’s just so lovely and creates a great frame for a circle centre feature. Whether that be a sentiment or more imagery.

Here I decided to create window to peak through. With the sentiment stamped on the inside, a window brings to the front of the card too.

First, I stamped the large circle stamp with foliage on the card front in Tranquil tide. I coloured some of the leaves with my Lemon Lime Twist marker and then overlayed the die-cut, but offset the foliage so that you can still see many of the elements.

Using one of the layering circle framelits, I punched the window through the centre of the layers. This allowed me to stamp the sentiment through the window so that it aligns nicely in the centre.

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Then I decorated the top with some stamped, punched and coloured flowers plus a couple of additional leaves punched from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers and to the Lime leaves (it’s always hard to photograph!), which adds a lovely shimmer. To finish off, I scattered some pearls from the Share what You Love Artisan Pearls pack.

This design works for many occasions, I have even made a Mothers Day card.

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Next up in the hop, is the 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 6pm next Sunday night, May 12.

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Everything is Rosy is here!

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A kit of a different kind. New this month is the Everything is Rosy product medley.

This is a bunch of well-coordinated gorgeous products that comes as one pack. Think of it like buying a whole suite of products at one time. Then you can create anything your heart desires.

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Featuring lovely Rose Gold foiling highlights on the Designer Series Paper and printed stickers as well as Rose Gold Foil sheets, ribbon trim and shimmer paint, these products will work beautifully as a suite on their own or matched in with other Stampin’ Up! products.

Here is a closer look at the stamp set, plus the coordinating die set has frames for stamps and thinlits for detail too.

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There are no pre-designed projects within this pack but rather, these are individual elements you can create any project with. Here are a couple of ideas…

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The Everything is Rosy product medley is available from today until 31 May or while stock last. Don’t delay…

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CTC226 – Case a Layout

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And I’m back again today, hoping in my regular spot with the amazing Casing the Catty Crew. It’s been a few weeks since my last hop with this crew, life has just been too busy. But I’m so glad to have had some time to create. Plus… I love a great sketch….

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Welcome if you are joining me here, or if you have just hopped over from Lauren. Our catalogues are full of great sketches to case and today, I opted for this one on page 31 of the Occasions catalogue…

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What grabbed me about his was the use of the flower thinlit die from the Springtime Impressions die set. It’s one I own and I love very much, but I haven’t used as much as I would like. So today…. I created this card….

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Same white cardbase and a layer of Designer paper – here I went with the pink hearts from the All My Love suite. Next is that lovely thinlit die layer in whisper white cardstock over the top.

I punched a rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits – they have quickly become my “go to” set!! The stamp set I opted for is the new Vibrant Vases stamp set from this Occasions catalogue. Which coordinates with the Vases builder punch available in the Annual catalogue! This being another Photopolyer set, makes it so easy to line stamps up, from the infill vase colouring to the tulip sitting on the stem!

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I finished off the card with a sentiment stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on some Flirty Flamingo cardstock, this sentiment is from the Petal Palette set. This is layered over some of the double-sided ribbon, here I have the Coastal Cabana side showing. I added a simple “Thanks” on the inside.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Sandra Collett.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, May 5.

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So Long old favourites

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Today I’m hopping along with the ESAD demonstrator group as we celebrate retiring products from the 2018-2019 Annual and the 2019 Occasions catalogues.

There is more info about what ESAD is at the bottom of this post but briefly it’s community group for Australasian based Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Today, we are bringing you some last ideas using some of our favourite Stampin’ Up! products, so grab a cuppa and sit back to enjoy this hop.

Today, I’m focussing on a Bundle that I thought was incredibly clever in how it was created. It’s the Serene Garden stamp set and Serene Scene die set.

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What I really like about this bundle is how each of the stamps work individually, but when intertwined with the dies, they create really interesting layers, texture and dimension to your project.

Here is my card.

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Being an outline stamped, it’s well suited to colouring. So here I have stamped in Mememto Black ink and coloured using Stampin’ Blends. Once I was happy with my base image colouring, I used the leaves die to punch out some of the leaves that scatter among the scene.

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Next, I used the embossing die, which is exactly the same design and size at the stamp, to emboss a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock. I cut the cardstock larger than my stamped image layer, so that it made it easier to line up the images. After embossing, I used dimensionals to adhere my white coloured layer over the embossed Spruce cardstock layer, allowing shadows to form which creates depth. Matching the stamped image over the embossed one perfectly, I trimmed down the spruce cardstock to the size I wanted. I overlayed some flowers in contrasting colours for some extra pop.

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I really didn’t want to add too many other elements to this card and run the risk of them taking away from the main image. So, I opted for a simple sentiment tucked behind the main image and layered over the cardbase, which I embossed with the embossing die, to echo the pattern and add texture without adding some new.

Next up in the hop is Siobhan Fitzsimmons.

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Blog hop participant list:

  1. Bronwyn Eastley
  2. Libby Dyson
  3. Katrina Duffell
  4. Lou Kitzelman
  5. Shannon Kissane
  6. Nicole Wilson
  7. Delys Cram
  8. Lauren Meiklejohn
  9. Cathy Pinchbeck
  10. Sandra Mastello
  11. Richelle Fletcher
  12. Rose Packer
  13. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  14. Jo Weedon
  15. Peta Stephen
  16. Lisa Whitehead
  17. Rochelle Laird-Smith
  18. Rebecca Scurr
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Denise Buetler
  21. Monique Fielder
  22. Kelly Kent
  23. Sharon Dalton
  24. Rebekah Crisp
  25. Maree McIntosh

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Last Chance List is out today

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It’s that time of year again when we start saying our farewells to some of our favourite products currently on offer from Stampin’ Up! We are getting ready for the new annual catalogue and it’s new offerings, so to make way for them, now is the time to pick up any of those last stamp sets and accessories that will retire come June 3rd.

The retiring list is available now through to June 3rd or while stocks last.

 

This year we have some IMPORTANT INFORMATION to share.

Before I send you over to my shop to see what is retiring, there are a couple of important notes to know:

  • On the retiring list is bunch of stamps that will be reconfigured, but not actually retire.
    This is because, moving forward, only Cling mount stamps (red rubber stamps that mount onto clear blocks) and Photopolymer stamps (the see-through type) will be offered.
  • The retiring list features all current Clear mount and Wood mount stamps as they will not be offered in next catalogue.
  • However here is a list of stamp set designs that WILL be reconfigured and available as Cling Mount in the next catalogue:
Pop of Petals
Label Me Pretty
Special Celebrations
Itty Bitty Greetings
Botanical Bliss
This Little Piggy
Flourishing Phrases
Stitched All Around
Hold on to Hope
Heartland
Peaceful Place
Barn Door
Accented Blooms
Birthday Backgrounds
Perennial Birthday
Dashing Deer
Winter Woods
Kindness & Compassion
Dandelion Wishes
Healing Hugs
Sorry for Everything
Love You to Pieces
Tropical Chic
Bee Thankful
Animal Outing
Little Elephant
Beautiful You
Painted Glass
Little Twinkle
Beautiful Day
Magical Mermaid
First Frost
Rooted in Nature
Country Road
Lilypad Lake
Sea of Textures
Artisan Textures
Gallery Grunge
Bokeh Dots
Crafting Forever

 

Here is some more notes from Stampin’ Up!:

STAMP MEDIUM OR CARRYOVER STAMP SETS
Effective immediately, stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalogue that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalogue will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until 4 June 2019 (whichever comes first). If our inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalogue! All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling only, beginning 4 June 2019.

 

If you have any queries about this information, please just email me.

Click here to view what’s retiring.

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CTC223 – Classic Garage

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Don’t you just love a really great Guy-themed suite of products?! This week, Casing The Catty are focussing on inspiration from the Classic Garage suite – pages 42 to 55 of the Occasions catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Siobhan.

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I always get really excited about suites like these, I love creating for our men-folk but do find it a little more challenging. Which is not a bad thing. But sometimes, we need to create a card quickly and having suites of products on hand specifically designed for guys just makes it all the more easier and speedier.

My inspiration came from this card…. it’s the Green based one in the middle, in the main photo above.

Here is my card.

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A little different from the original card, and a few more layers, but that happens some times doesn’t it?!

I went with dramatic colours of Real Red, Basic Black and Basic Gray. On a Basic Gray card base, I layered two different patterns from the coordinating Designer paper stack. Then I die cut the large collection of gears from some of that gorgeous Black foil sheets. I love how shiny they are! I layered that over the DSP and trimmed a piece of DSP with Basic Gray texture design print to layer across the top of the join.

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I added a simple stamp of the muscle car and die cut to match and sentiment in black ink at the bottom. To finished off, I added a couple of the Classic Garage Metal embellishments.

Quick and simple, but dramatic and very blokey!

Next up on the hop is the amazing 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, April 14th.

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Storage Options now available

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These storage options are new in the upcoming 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, but are available from today as an early release.

These five items are designed to mix and match to suit your needs and spacial requirements, offering you flexibility and clever clean design.

The small foot print and stackable nature means they will fit in to some of the smallest spaces and will keep your products organised, tidy, visible and trackable at all times.

They ensure that your Stampin’ Ink Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.

Take a look:

For a closer look view them here at my online store.

See them in action here:

 

Here are some important notes about these products:

  • The ink pad & marker storage are designed to hold the new ink pad case design but not the old style – they are too tall;
  • They are designed to stack as many as 50 trays high;
  • The ink pad & marker trays and the Blends trays come in packs of 5 trays;
  • The open tray topper will hold up to20 ink refill bottles;
  • All pieces designed to stack together in any combination;
  • Peel and stick silicone feet are included with the ink pad trays, blends trays and cube.

 

Floral Design Grid Paper also now available to purchase

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Also available from today is this gorgeous grid paper with Stampin’ Up!’s signature floral design. Grid paper is a really great way to protect your stamping surface and functional too, with a basic grid structure. And it’s just a pretty way to craft….

  • Details: 11″ x 17″ (28 x 43 cm), 50 sheets, Single sided.
  • Item code: 150819
  • Price: $20.50

Grid Paper is available while supplies last.

 

These products are available now in the Online store or I can help you order directly. Online shoppers, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Host Code (see below), for your chance to choose free products through the Stampin’ Rewards program. (For orders less than $250).

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CI52 – Colour INKspiration

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Welcome to another Colour INKspiration hop. This challenges features equally yummy colours as the yummy looking cake that they are inspired by, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Soft Seafoam and Whisper White.

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What I really like about this combination is it lends itself to creating for our male folk. So I opted for some help from the amazing Birthday Cheer Bundle, featured on page 17 of the Occasions catalogue.

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It’s an awesome set and allows you to create different effects – here I have used the thinlit with the presents and I have pieced different coloured combinations of cardstock behind them, some I have even the paper piecing technique.

Here, I die cut the main image from Early Espresso cardstock, and used a combination of Soft Seafoam and Granny Apple Green cardstock to layer behind the presents.

I create a large volume of scraps and I really don’t like to throw them out – two reasons, one is cost but the other is about being environmentally responsible. One of the best things about working with dies like these is they lend themselves to using up these scraps and that is a winner in my book.

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The main present element is layered on some Granny Apple Green cardstock and I used a touch of Whisper White cardstock to line the side edges. To add a touch of interest I cut the edges with the Stitched Rectangle framelits and finished off the element with a simple strip of the Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White for some texture.

I stamped the edges of the Soft Seafoam card base in the same colour ink, with one of the stamps for texture, before layering the main elements over the top. I finished off with a simple birthday sentiment on Whisper White cardstock, with a Flag cut to one end. Again, adding some interest by echoing the Stitched edge from the rectangle framelits.

Next up in the hop is the amazing 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 Monday, 8 April. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC221 – Needlepoint Nook

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Welcome, to another week of Casing the Catty hop, where we are focussing on the Needlepoint Nook suite – pages 38 – 41 of the Occassions catalogue. You may be starting here with me, or you may have hopped over from Kelly – either way, welcome!

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So today is kind of a special day… 17 years ago today, I married my main man. So I wanted to see how I could make the Florentine Filigree bundle, on page 40, work for a guy. It’s always a challenge to make cards for our male folk, isn’t it? I love the two samples in the Occasions catalogue, particularly the one used as a stencil for embossing paste – I must try this. However, my inspiration came differently this time.

Next to the images showing stamp designs are two pieces of information explaining how they come and what you can do with them. The paper piecing technique came to mind. This is how my card turned out:

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The colours and paper you choose always helps to define male or female oriented cards too. Here I opted for a Basic Black card base and used the awesome Champagne foil. I punched the Filigree die from a piece of the foil. The size of the die is a little shorter for our card sizes, so I just trimmed everything shorter. The width works fine.

I really like the Black and Champagne together but I wanted add some more colour. I decided on an ombre-ish colour scheme and went with Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana. But then wanted a pop of colour and went with Cherry Cobbler.

I love how this set works and has been designed to work perfectly with the Stamparatus, using the hinge technique, as shown briefly on page 40. I used that technique, here is how I lined them up:

I cut my piece of Whisper White for stamping the same size as my die cut frame – 135mm x 105mm. This allowed me to line up the White behind the die cut, then I placed them down together on the stamparatus, using a layer of small grid paper underneath. I was able to use the grid as marker if I needed. I placed my stamps over the top of the die cut, fitting them into the grooves. I closed the plate over to pick up the stamp and specifically used the one with the vertical hinge, so I could stamp down the cardstock. I carefully removed the die cut element layer, leaving the Whisper White carstock and stamped two rows in both blue colours.

I repeated the aligned process with the “plus” shaped stamps, and stamped down the whole cardstock in black ink. Using the stamparatus this way, allowed the images to stamp in the correct positions to line up with the die, so I could punch them all out in one pass of the Big Shot. Yay!!

I repeated the alignment process and stamped some rows in Cherry Cobbler on another piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Once I had all my tiny die cut pieces in piles on my desk, the hard part in creating this card, was deciding which stamped pieces in which colour to piece in to the die cut frame and where!! The combinations are endless!

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I settled on this arrangement. To finish, I stamped the large coordinating circle stamp in Cherry Cobbler, punched with a layering Circle framelit. I cut this in half, as it’s quite large and I wanted the paper piecing elements to stand out more on this card this time. Punching my sentiment from the Well Said bundle, I layered them over some of that gorgeous satin black ribbon. I finished off the card with some of those tiny Black rhinestones from the Facet Dots embellishement pack!

Next up on the hop is Sandra Collett.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, March 31.

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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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