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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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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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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Creative Club Class – Feb 2019

Creating is a Piece of Cake

This month’s online class features the cute and versatile Piece of Cake bundle, which I am really enjoying at the moment. You can find it on page 18 of the Occasions Catalogue.

This bundle gives options for creating lots of different cards and projects well suited to birthdays. However, it does offer versatility with options to create for special occasions like weddings, engagements and anniversary.

 

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This kit includes supplies to make 4 Cards – two female themed and 2 for guys!! 2 each of 2 different designs:

  • Cardstock for card bases and for stamping;
  • Punched shapes;
  • Ribbon and Thread;
  • Tutorial for completion

 

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $20 – Project Kit only
  • $70 – Buy the Bundle and get the Project Kit half price

*Prices include delivery to you.

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

Other supplies you will need, which are not included in this pricing, are:

 

HOW TO ORDER?

There are a couple of easy ways to order:

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

or

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

 

FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS:

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

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

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC216 – Sale-a-bration

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It’s another week of Caseing The Catty Crew hop time. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Sandra.

This week we are back drawing inspiration from the Sale-a-Bration catalogues.

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Today, I have focussed on technique used on one of the backgrounds of a card. It’s this one on page 13 of the main Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

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See the green card with the juggling frog? Notice the background on the green layer with the stamp Yay!? I loved how that looked from the moment I saw it.

Using the Piece of Cake stamp set, I have recreated that same background.

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Here I have lined up three of the cake stamps from that set on my H clear block. Using Coastal Cabana ink, I stamped them in similar pattern across my Coastal Cabana cardbase.

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I love the way this looks, it creates some interest on what would otherwise be a plain background. I also like that stamping tone on tone keeps it subtle enough to not take over. Plus it’s just a great way to get maximum value out of one stamp set.

To finish off the card, I decided to keep the same colour theme for this week, by adding some Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape to my Coastal Cabana.

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I stamped the Happy Birthday Cake stamp in Melon Mambo and the cake stand is in Gorgeous Grape. I coloured the base with my grape pencil to add some shading. I finished off my cake with some Lollypops and popped them on some circles in Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape. These sit over some Gorgeous Grape mini striped ribbon and a strip of cardstock in Melon Mambo. Simple but cute.

Next up in the hop is the 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, Sunday, February 24th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC212 – Sale-a-bration

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Caseing The Catty team are hopping with more Sale-a-Bration ideas this week. Welcome if you are joining me from Rachel or if you are starting here with me.

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This week I took inspiration from this card on page 10 of the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

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In the catalogue, this picture is only tiny and you only see a small section of the card, but my inspiration came from liking the layout. I love the simplicity and how clean it is even with all the leaves detail on the side there. I didn’t have all those exact dies, but I love how you can substitute with what you have to create a similar look. Here is where my card finished up…

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I went with a cardbase in Highland Heather, really loving the new shades of purple in the colour collections. On top, I layered some Designer Series Paper from the Subtles 6×6 pack, in Highland Heather to coordinate.

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My decorative elements are leaves from the Foliage Frames Framelits set in Tranquil Tide and Soft Seafoam cardstock. The sentiment is from the Forever Lovely stamp set, new in the Occasions catalogue, and is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. I have punched it out using the largest of the dies from the Stitched Labels Framelits, and finished off with a little of the Whisper White Sheer Ribbon tied in a simple bow.

Next up in the hop, is the lovely Michelle Strazds.

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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, 27th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC204 – Favourite Holiday Big Shot Project

The CASEing The Catty Crew are back hopping after an extended challenge last time, with some great ideas around Big Shot projects from the Holiday catalogue. Welcome if you have hopped over from Peta, or if you are joining me here.

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It was really hard choosing a favourite Big Shot project in the Holiday catalogue as there are just so many great ones, but I created a card based on these projects from the catalogue…

Both use the Big Shot and this is where the inspiration took me…

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I used the decorative corner die from the Detailed Deer thinlit dies in reverse. I had to keep a few elements to stick back in to the design, so that the negative image would work. I backed my project on some Very Vanilla cardstock, and then echoed that on the front with the large stamped sentiment.

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I used the positive die cuts to frame the top of the sentiment and tied a bow from that gorgeous Merlot/Copper two tone ribbon. I finished off with some Rhinestones that I coloured with my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends to match.

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Next up in the hop is 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, November 25th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Snowflake showcase

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This month is all about these five great products…

 

 

I love how these products can be so versatile… one stamp set, one design used with different colours will give you cards for different occasions. Take a look….

This principle can be applied to any stamp set of course, but it really works beautifully with this one, the Happiness Surrounds stamp set.

Want to see more… check out Stampin’ Up! YouTube video…

 

These are available for this month only, be sure to purchase your supplies by November 30th.

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Contact me and I’ll help you directly:

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Colour INKspiration – CI43

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It’s Colour INKspiration blog hop time and this week it’s all about this years In Colours. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Kim!

I’m so excited as I really like these this collection of InColours. They are so bright and fun and just make you feel happy.

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So today, I decided to create a Birthday card with them that captures all the fun these colour emote.

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I started with a base card in Lovely Lipstick. I even love the name of this colour, it reminds me of a colour lipstick my mum used to wear when I was little. I embossed this using the Corrugated Embossing folder from the Holiday catalogue.

I layered a piece of designer paper stack, I chose the stripe design in Pineapple Punch. To add some interest I decided to adhere this on at an angle. On top of that is my stamped and colour design. Here I stamped the Birthday Wishes For You stamp in StazOn ink. Then used my In Colour collection of markers to hand colour in a rainbow ombre-ish way. It’s so bright and so colourful, it just makes me feel happy.

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To finish off, I tied some 1.8” Grograin ribbon in Blueberry Bushel. Oh how I really love this shade of blue, it’s the perfect depth of tone for me! Lastly, I added a couple of pearls from the Artisan Pearl embellishments to coordinate.

Simple but so much fun in such that card.

Next up is the amazing 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. You can choose any combination or number of colours to includes on your creation, plus metallics and basics too. This challenge is open until Monday, October 22. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI35

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Welcome to the first Colour INKspiration challenge of this new Annual Catalogue. You maybe starting here with me or have hopped over from Nicole, either way I hope you enjoy the inspiration the crew have put together for you.

With the colour revamp that came with this Annual, we’ll be celebrating the new configurations of the collections during the first challenge of the month. The second challenge will be a regular colour palette to play along with.

This challenge we are focussing on the Neutrals collection. For this challenge you can choose any 3 colours from this palette plus you can add Basics (Black, Whisper White and Very Vanilla) and metallics of course.

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Today, I have used Merry Merlot, Gray Granite and Sahara Sand from the Neutrals collection and teamed them up with some Basic Black and Silver. Merlot and Granite are both new colours to Stampin’ Up!, merlot is a lovely red wine kind of hue and Granite is warm gray.

Here is the card I created…

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I used the Broadway Birthday bundle, which includes Broadway Birthday stamp set and Broadway Lights Framelit set. This set just screams Art Deco to me and I just love that style. I particularly enjoy the architecture features that adorned that era. I am busy creating in that style with this set just now.

On this card, I started with the angles… I decided on my black card base. The first layer I went with was Merry Merlot – I decided on the angle I liked and then covered the back with some Multipurpose Liquid Glue. This is a good option as it gives a little wiggle room to get the angle just right. Once adhered, I flipped my card over and trimmed off the excess cardstock with a blade knife. Next was the Sahara Sand layer – again, getting a visual on the angle, covering the back with some liquid glue, adhering, flip over the card and trim the excess.

Once this (the hard part!) was done, it was easier to see how the rest would come together – some silver mini sequin trim helped soften the transition from one colour to the next. I created the main element by die cutting the “light box” from Basic Black cardstock and layering some Silver foil behind it, so they looked like bright lights blinking away.

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I stamped the sentiment, which is the main feature and layered the “light box” over it, trimmed off the excess cardstock and adhered the element on with some dimesionals.

I finished off by stamping some simple birthday elements in the bottom left in Gray Granite ink.

As I sat back and admired my creation, I thought I should have rounded off the corners!! Curves and rounded corners are an identifying feature of Art Deco style…. Well, that just means there is more creating to do!

But I’ll leave that idea for another time, next up in the hop is the wonderful Julia Quinn.

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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, 25th June. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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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