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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CTC180 – Favourite Retiring Project

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Welcome to another Caseing The Catty week as we say one last goodbye to some favourite retiring projects in Stampin’ Up!’s catalogues.

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I’m really going to miss the Painted with Love suite in the Occasions catalogue. It really appeals to my arty creative side. I’m not normally a pink girl either but this just grabbed my attention straight away. One item in this suite I certainly haven’t used enough was the Gold Vinyl stickers. They are just so fabulous. The idea to use the stickers came from this pictured sample.

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Now, I’m not sure how I ended up where I did from that picture, but here is my finished card.

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It was one of those times where I started off with one idea – a punched out heart with a gold vinyl sticker placed around it – and grew from there. Hmmm… Shaker card. Hmmm…. Metallic sequins inside. Hmmm… another heart over the top, and so on.

I started with Whisper White thick card base and then cut a layer of Whisper White cardstock for over the top. I wanted to keep the clean crispness offered by white but wanted to add some texture, so I overlayed the whitest of the Wood Textures DSP stack designs over the top.

I punched the heart shape out (the die came from the Lots to Love Box die – so going to miss this one!) and layered some Champagne Foil behind where the window was going to be, which I adhered to the card base. I attached some window sheet to the back of the DSP top layer and rubbed it with the embossing buddy to remove any static. Then set about adhering the foam strips to mark out where my shaker will be.

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Then I set about decorating the front, punching a second heart from Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set from Champagne foil which I overlayed the shaker heart.  I added some gold tinsel trim, black mini sequin trim and added some more gold vinyl heart stickers.

The sentiments are from the Petal Palette stamp set, here I have stamped the Congratulations in Black Archival ink and fussy cut it out – not something I normally do, but I wanted a thin sentiment and lucky for us the Stampin’ Up! paper snips are awesome for this job.

Once the front was decorated, I peeled off the backing from the foam strips, sprinkled the sequins in place, held my breath and stuck my top layer in place to finish off.

Next up in 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, June 3rd.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI34

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Welcome to another awesome blog hop with the Colour INKspiration crew – whether you’re starting here or hopped over from Julia, you’re in for a treat.

So the colour we are playing with for the next three weeks are:

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Pool Party, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.

As I was playing around with my supplies, I realised we had those colours in our Stampin’ Blends range, so the choice to play with some new products became an easy one.

This is my first play with some of the Graceful Glace suite coming in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue on June 1st.

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Here I have used Stampin’ Blends (Stampin’ Up!’s alcohol marker collection) in Pool Party, Daffodil and Calypso to colour some printed vellum. This pack comes in 6×6” size and has a huge 12 different designs to choose from.

Using a 3×3” square from one design and then colouring it, not only creates stunning effects, it’s quite therapeutic! I like this design as it reminds me of some of the stained glass windows you would see in architecture scattered all over Europe, just like those building in the inspiration image.

What I really like about alcohol markers is that if you happen to “accidently” colour outside the lines, it’s easy to fix. Just use the colour that is meant to be in that space and colour over it. If it’s a darker colour than the marker you are using, you can easily clean off the transfer of colour by scribbling on some scrap paper.

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I layered my card with some Whisper White and Basic Gray cardstock then created a frame in Gray to hold the coloured vellum. I finished the card with a simple sentiment in the coordinating Painted Glass stamp set and a butterfly stamped in Calypso Coral and punched with the coordinating framelit.

Simple but stylish, which these designs need given they can be quite busy.

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 for three weeks and closes June 11th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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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CTC178 – Favourite Annual Catalogue Project

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This week at Caseing The Catty, we are looking at our favourite Big Shot projects from the Annual Catalogue. Welcome if you have just joined me from Angela or starting here with me.

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It’s always hard to pick a favourite, with sooo many great ideas at hand, so I just focussed on one that I’ve always loved and wanted to try. It’s this one on page 88….

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I really like how they used the die to create a window into the cardbase. So I took that idea and create this card….

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I used watercolour over some Shimmery White cardstock and laid it over the Dapper Denim cardbase. I die cut both pieces at once – which I don’t usually do, but this time I needed too. I passed it back and forth several times to ensure it cut well.

When I adhered it, I offset it slightly so that it acted like a shadow. Next I stamped the spray paint stamp, from Touches of Texture, over the watercolour base.

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Then I added my embellishments over the top, the sentiment is from Five for All. I added some stamped texture behind it and punched using a circle framelit. I added some Black metallic thread behind it and adhered it with some dimentionals. I hightlighted the word Greatest Kid in a different colour and added some mini dimensionals to make that stand out and finished off the front with a Star at the top from the Better Together stamp set.

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Because this design creates a window effect, I decorated the front where you could see through. A little washi tape and a party hat finished it off. It also mean I needed to neaten up the inside left where the sentiment on the front was visible. I stamped the coordinating sentiment and over adhered it, so it covered and neaten everything up the finish.

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, May 20th.

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

I am loving this new early product suite release from the upcoming 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. There are three amazing bundles of products available this month with free products included too. See this post here for all the details on this promotion.

Today, I’m focussing on the “A Little More, Please” bundle and sharing a card design idea of what you could make using products in this suite. But first let’s take a look at the bundle…

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Here is the card I made using these these products…

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I’m so loving the return of Mint Macaron to the collection. I love how it has a new lease on life now it’s teams up beautifully with the new Grapefruit Grove and Rich Razzleberry. The cardbase is Mint Macaron cardstock, which comes in the cardstock pack. I re-inked my ol’ ink pad and stamped some flowers down one side.

I stamped the trio of flowers in Grapefruit Grove on Whisper White cardstock. Then, using the fill stamp, I stamped off the Grapefruit ink before stamping inside my flowers to create a lighter shade of colour. I fussy cut these with my paper snips.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment to the right side, in Rich Razzleberry ink, on to one of the lazer cut labels that comes in the Embellishment kit (one of the free items in this bundle!).

I then used the flowers to help me position the leaf stamps that appear around it on the label. The I applied some snail adhesive to the back of the label and adhered the pearlized doily. Apply a little more snail, I then adhered these in place on the cardbase.

I cut a length of the Velvet ribbon to stretch across the width of the card, and used glue dots to adhere them in place. I used some dimensionals to adhere the flowers in place.

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I finished off this card with some embellishments – the gorgeous metal rose is just stunning. These come in the Embellishment kit too and the best bit… they are self adhesive! The last item on the card are those gorgeous coloured pearls – I used Rich Razzleberry pearls on each of the flowers and dotted a few more colours on the mint flowers to coordinate.

I’m just loving these new products available in these bundles this month. There is something for every level crafter and budget. I’m sure I’ll be back with some more ideas using these great items.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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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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ESAD 2018 Retirement List Blog Hop

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Welcome to the ESAD blog hop featuring items on the Stampin’ Up! retiring list. You may have joined me from my stamping friend, Fi Cobbin, or if you are starting here, you are in for a real treat.

You may be wondering what ESAD is? It’s a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand. If you are demonstrator, not part of the ESAD group – more info is located at the bottom of this post.


The theme is all about retiring products from the 2017-18 Annual and 2018 Occasions catalogues. Today I am sharing with you A Mothers Flair stamp set, the Lots to Love Box die set and that ever so gorgeous Painted with Love Specialty Designer Paper.

Here I have made a simple but elegant card to match with a gift card holder, made using an alteration to the Lots To Love Box die.

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First up – the card. I’m so in love with the design style in the A Mother’s Flair stamp set. It was a set I had to have when I saw it in the Occasions catalogue – it was the hat stamp, I had to have that hat. But then, once I started playing with these stamps, they all grew on me. I just love the feminine style and the multitude of occasions these can be used for.

I kept the card simple, the paper is so busy, a simple design complemented it. Here I stamped the shoe, in Fresh Fig ink, and coloured the flower using the Peekaboo Peach marker, topping it off with a simple pearl. The sentiment is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink and I used some thin strips of Peekabook cardstock to edge the stamped element. I added a strip of the Painted with Love Specialty paper to the cardbase and adhered the stamped element with dimensionals.

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I was thinking about what package to make to go with this Mothers Day card. I have used the Lots to Love Box Die to make the boxes as they were designed to create, but this time I wanted something flat to hold a gift card.

I give gift cards a lot for a range of occasions – birthdays, Christmas, and Mothers and Fathers day are always gift cards or money. So when I was thinking about giving a gift card, this idea came to mind.

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Here, I extended the bottom edge to create a longer panel, that is scored and closes over the card securely. I decorated the front by fussy cutting the hat stamp from the A Mothers Flair stamp set. I adhered this with dimensionals to a Whisper White 2” circle layered with Peekaboo Peach Starburst punched cardstock. If fussing cutting isn’t for you, there are stamps in the set that fit that size, so it can be a simple stamp and punch creation. Again colouring the flower in Peekaboo Peach and topped off with a simple pearl.

I decorated a panel to go inside the holder so that it’s not so plain once the gift card is removed. This set has two little dies that cut out the semi-circle notches which I used to for two purposes – one so that the holder can close over securely; the second to hold the gift card in place inside the holder. For extra security, I wrapped some of that blingy coordinating Love Mini tinsel in Sweet Sugarplum around the front half of the holder and tied in a bow to finish off the front.

I’m so glad I have these stamps and dies even though they retiring. I will continue to use them quite a bit!

Next up in the blog hop is Cathy Pinchbeck.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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