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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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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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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CTC165 – Sale-a-bration

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Caseing The Catty is focussed back on Sale-A-Bration again this week. With so many lovely ideas in that little catalogue, I’m sure we’ll be back again soon. Welcome if you have just joined me from Rebecca’s blog or if you are starting here with me.

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Today, I have a quick little share with you and a great little tip. But first up my inspiration came from this project in the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

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Those panda’s a really cute but I went for a different set today. It’s one of my new favourites… Birthday Wit!

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Here I have teamed it up with Bubble and Fizz DSP pack, which is a Sale-a-bration exclusive. Love the colours in this pack of paper. I used two different patterns to create the flag ends. I didn’t want to cover up the pattens to much, so I left off the backing circle, which appears behind the panda. Instead I used the bubble speech stamp in the set which gives that same effect. I felt it needed a little more Calypso Coral to match in with the Sentiment, so I added another thinner flag across the top.

When deciding on the widths of my flags, one needed to be wider than the Triple Banner Punch’s widest one at 50mm. Normally I just reach for my paper snips and do these manually. However, I had this idea the minute I saw the Tailored Tag punch in the Occasions catalogue. I knew I would be using this punch for creating flag ends too.

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Sliding in my paper, cut to a width of 60mm, I aligned the sides to the width of the punch and pushed my paper in about half way through the face and punched. Wa-la… it worked, flag end to a wider size strip! I was pretty pleased.

Next up in the hop is the clever Peta Stephen.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, February 18th.

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CTC163 – Sale-a-bration

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The Caseing the Catty team are celebrating Sale-a-bration again. I hope you all have been earning a few of these amazing free items and are now ready for some more inspiration. Welcome if you are joining me from Monique or if you are starting here with me.

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Sale-a-bration this year is awesome and with so many great items to choose from, it does makes choosing what to create with a little harder! But I couldn’t go past the Lots of Lavender stamp set this week. (After all, I did promise this one next!)

I took my inspiration from page 4 of the Sale-a-bration catalogue, with these great ideas.

Here is what I created.

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I started with the box. It’s been a while since making a gift box and the idea of changing it up a little popped into my head. Here I have teamed up Painted With Love Specialty designer series paper with Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I made the box myself… I’m sure there is a template out there somewhere, but this is why I love papercrafting, it ties in beautifully with my graphic design skills. I just make these things myself – sketch it out first, work out my measurements and cut my own template. The design industry is very digital orientated now, which is great, it just means I very rarely get to make mock-ups anymore, hence this… papercrafting, my other love.

So I started by creating a basic oblong tube shape with the printed acetate. Then made a top and bottom from the DSP, kind of like making a box and cutting it in half and sticking it to the ends of the acetate to tube.

I made the bottom shorter than the top as I knew I wanted to add decorative elements to the bottom. I didn’t want them to start to high. I stamped the Lavender in Fresh Fig ink and coloured it using markers in Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum plus a little Pear Pizzazz for the leaves. I coloured the ribbon in Calypso Coral to contrast with the purple tones which coordinates with the DSP.

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I wrapped some Whisper White Organza ribbon around the bottom edge and topped that with some Sweet Sugarplum tinsel twine. Tucking in the lavender behind the organza bow. I filled the box (for now) with that fabulous Ready Shreddie. OMG… you get sooooo much in one pack, it goes such a long way!

As I sat back and admired my handy work, I decided it really needed a matching card. So I went with the card design featured below the box that initially sparked my interest.

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I started with some Shimmery White cardstock and water coloured a background with some Sweet Sugarplum ink and aqua painters. Once dry, I adhered this to a panel of more of that lovely Painted With Love specialty DSP. Then adhere this onto a cardbase in Fresh Fig.

I stamped another bunch of lavender and coloured this similarly to the box so that they match. I adhered this over the top of some of that lovely White Organza ribbon from the Petal Passion suite. Adding a gold tassle, from the Eastern Palace suite, tied with a little more of the Sweet Sugarplum tinsel. The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, stamped in Fresh Fig and punched with the Classic label punch.

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These were really fun to make and I was pretty happy with how they turned out. Next up in the hop is Peta Stephen.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, February 4th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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So what is Brushos?

If you’re a social media/blog hopper, you must be wondering what all this talk about Brusho’s is?

It’s a colouring tool new to the Stampin’ Up! range. These are in the form of crystal powder which, when mixed with water, gives your projects the most radiant colour.

The thing with Brushos is, there are different ways to mixed them with water which gives you the most amazing effects. This is where the magic happens, as no two projects will turn out exactly the same – similar maybe – but not the same. It’s just so much fun.

So I will cover off different ways you can play with Brusho’s with the different projects I create in the coming weeks/months. But today, I will talk you through how I created this project….

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It was my first play with Brusho’s colour crystal powders. The Stampin’ Up! ones come as a pack of 5 colours – Brilliant Red, Gamboge, Yellow, Moss Green and Prussian Blue. I know what you are thinking… “these are not Stampin’ Up! colours!” and you’re right, they are not. They are the most similar in the Brusho’s range to Stampin’ Up!’s and when mixed with water you can vary the strength of the colour to match them as well, if you really needed to. But I think they work well as they come.

So how I created this was quite simple really and fun. Using shimmery white cardstock, I sprayed one side with some water using a Stampin’ Spritzer bottle, then flipped it over. Water and paper really don’t like each other much so it started to curly. But that’s okay, as I then sprayed the other side with a bit more water, and it started to uncurl. This second side is the side I worked with. Using my fingers, I spread the water out, to cover the paper as a base layer and then sprinkled Brilliant Red and Gamboge over the watered paper. You will see the powder instantly dissolved and begin to colour the paper. I sprayed some more water over the top, which pushed the sprinkled powder in different directions, creating an amazing fireworks display over my cardstock.

Next I used my Aqua painter to spread out and mix the powders. That gave me a base colour across the page. The strength varied as the water pooled in different placed. I sprinkled a little more powder over the top and left those in dots (rather than mixing in). These dissolved slightly, mixing in a little, but remained as flecks, giving a different look across my page. I let this dry for several hours before completing the rest of my card.

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I trimmed down the coloured card to the size I wanted, adhered this to my Real Red cardbase. The stamp set I used here, is one of my favourites. It’s called Five for All and is a sentiment only stamp set, designed to work on their own or go with other graphic elements from other sets. The sentiments are quite witty too – my kind of humor!  The one I used here, suited the recipient of this card, as there was a funny post on Facebook about returning to “pretend she’s in her 20’s” after her birthday. PERFECT stamp!

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I framed this with a scallop circle from the Layering Circled framelit sets in real red cardstock and zig-zagged some stitched edge ribbon, in Pumpkin Pie, beneath it. Topped it with some Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon for contrast. I finished it off with two balloons from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I stamped them in Tranquil Tide on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

Stay tuned for more of my Brusho’s playtime soon.

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CTC160 – Picture Perfect Party

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Welcome to 2018 with the Caseing The Catty Crew. I’m sure you will enjoy this blog hop as the team and I  kick off with the new Occasions catalogue.

We are starting at the beginning of the catalogue Pages 4 to 9, with the Picture Perfect Party Suite.

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Today I have taken inspiration from the cute little Peekaboo Peach box at the back of the main image. This one…

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I have adapted it to work on the front of a card with the Birthday Wishes For You stamp set. I love this little stamp set and I was a little worried it was going to get left behind. It’s such a great stamp with big bold letters and its outline style is great for all our wondering colouring tools.

Here I have broken down the project in the image to: a Peekaboo peach cardstock base; a layer of the Picture Perfect Party 6×6” paper stack; Whisper white cardstock with the sentiment and candles printed on top; and behind that is the Lemon Lime Twist flags poking out the sides.

As you can see, I have adapted those elements to form the main features of my birthday card design.

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There are a couple of exceptions though – my order of the paper stack hadn’t arrived yet, but lucky enough the stamp set has a number of elements I could make my own creation with. Here I have stamped a couple of the stamps in several of the coordinating colours to fill that space. There are so many cute little stamps in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, allowing you to create a range of decorative elements, here I have just stamped one of them on the background card layer.

I also added some Berry Burst (favourite InColour just now!) cardstock framing the main sentiment, to help echo that colour. In the catalogue image, the box contains Ready Shreddie in Berry Burst, which serves the purpose of echoing the colour, but the new Ready Shreddie wasn’t quite going to work on my card. (Hmmmm… or will it! I have just had an idea… you will have to stay tuned!)

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As ribbon adds a lovely texture, I added a touch behind my Lemon Lime Twist flag. It’s the new Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon. Like so many demonstrators and customers alike, I was dying to get my hands on that gorgeous Paper Ribbon in that suite, which was used in the decoration in the left corner of the box. I was quite disappointed to learn of manufacturing issues which led to Stampin’ Up! making the tough decision to remove it from the supply. Meaning this product will not be available to us to order at all – waaa ☹.

I have kept the candles and flames stamped over the sentiment and added some Wink of Stella to the birthday letters – not that I have ever been able to photograph how beautifully sparkly that is! To finish off I accented the Happy flag, stamping it in black ink on peach cardstock, fussing cutting it and using some mini dimensionals to pop it up.

Next up in the hop is Rachel Palmieri.

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Hop on through and when done we love to see how you have been inspired by these pages of the catalogue. You can create anything – use a card design with other products, or use these products if you have them, maybe it’s the colours that have inspired you. What ever it is, we’d love to see your creation – load them up to our Facebook challenge group by next 6pm Sunday, the 14th.

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