CTC249 – Toile Tidings

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This week at Caseing The Catty we are focussed on the Toile Tiding suite in the Holiday Catalogue – pages 8 to 11. Here we are drawing inspiration from anything featured in these pages.

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What sparks your creativity in these pages? For me it was this card in the middle here…

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I love that a simple slice off the front face of the card creates a whole new look. Here I am back using the Most Wonderful Time product medley… it really is that good… and made the following card.

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I love how slicing 1 inch off the front face allows you to peak inside the card. Here I have added a strip of DSP to the base which you can see from the front. On the front face, I have used one of the thick single-sided gold foil printed card fronts.

I just love the tinsel in the pack it works beautifully wrapped around the tree. Here I stamped the tree in Shaded Spruce ink onto some Soft Seafoam cardstock. I love how these colours work so well together. I wrapped the tinsel around it and used dimensionals to adhere it to a base circle element.

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I finished off the tree with the gold foil star at the top and the sentiment, is from Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set at the bottom. I adhered the circle tree element to the cardbase so it over hung the edge of the front face. I finished off with some Red Rhinestones scattered over some of the gold foil printed stars.

Simple but fun.

Next up in our hop this week 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, October 13th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Welcome to the next hop with the Colour INK crew. We have a great little combination for you this challenge…

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Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Garden Green.

I decided on a Christmas theme for these colours. I know right…. No red… what was a thinking! But here… take a look at my creation…

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I think it turned out pretty well without some red. And… yes, as you can see, I’m back on the Heirloom Die and Embossing folder bandwagon. Well… I can’t help it, they are just so great to work with. Here I have teamed them up with Christmas Gleaming bundle.

Stamping in Highland Heather ink, I stamped the larger bauble onto Purple Posy cardstock and the smaller one onto Whisper White. After punching them out with the coordinating punches, I adhered them together so that they overlapped slightly. This made it easier to manage as one element too.

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I stamped the holly and berries stamp in Garden Green ink twice on Whisper white cardstock and coloured them with Garden Green pencil from the second assortment pack of Watercolour pencils. After lightly blending the pencil lines away, I fussy cut them. Next, I punched 3 sprigs from Garden Green cardstock. Fiddling with the arrangement until I was happy with final placement, I layered them over my embossed frame on a Whisper White thick cardstock base.

I finished the baubles off with a simple bow from Whisper White bakers twine and one of the smallest of the Christmas Toile Glitter Enamel dots. I finished off the card with a simple Merry Christmas sentiment.

Next up in the hop is the very creative Elizabeth Gross.

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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 6pm, Monday, October 7th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC247 – Case a Holiday Catty Punch project

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Welcome to another hop with the Caseing The Catty Crew. This weeks theme is a little different, we are Casing Punched Projects from the Holiday catalogue. So in looking at the projects in the Holiday catalogue, we are drawing inspiration from ones that use a punch.

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My inspiration came from this project….

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It’s featured on page 4 in the bundle index. I just love the monochromatic feel about the background and then you have this punch of colour to highlight the main feature. It’s simple and stunning.

So I wanted to recreate the monochromatic feel but with colour, here is how my card turned out….

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I used the Most Wonderful Time product medley… hey have you spotted that in the Holiday catalogue yet? It’s hiding on page 39, such a gorgeous collection of coordinated products. You can create so much with this clever little set.

Here I used the smaller tree and stamped it, using the generational stamping technique. Which works really well with these two colours Shaded Spruce ink stamped on Soft Sea Foam cardstock. The tonal range in the Shaded Spruce ink worked really well here.

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For my main focus element, I went with a red tree. Now… normally trees are not red, but then I don’t think Moose are gold either and we shouldn’t let realism hamper our creativity!! So here I have heat embossed the larger tree, in the set, with White embossing powder and using an empty Wink of Stella brush I painted a thin layer of Frost White Shimmer paint – to give it a light washed effect that is nice and shimmery.

I punched out the tree using the coordinating die and tied some of that lovely thin tinsel ribbon, from the medley, around the it. The ribbon is thin enough to add texture and sparkle but not so thick it takes away from other elements.

I adhered the tree with dimensionals and topped it off with some gorgeous Glitter Enamel dots from the Toile Tidings suite… they have a lovely gold fleck which matching in great with the tinsel.

I embossed the sentiment in white on Real Red cardstock to match and added some texture to the card with a simple tie of some Whisper White bakers twine.

After I finished, I wondered what some dots from the Shimmery Crystal Effect pen would look like. So I added some small dots over the trees and I think it gives them a soft rain drop effect.

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Next up in the hop is the clever Rachel Palmieri.

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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, September 29th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC245 – Let it Snow

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I’m so excited to be back hoping with some of my favourite stamping friends. It’s been a little while since blogging creatively… life has a habit of getting in the way at times doesn’t it? But here we are back with exciting inspiration from the Let It Snow section – pages 18-23 of the Holiday catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Monique.

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My inspiration came from the Coastal Cabana card featured top right in the above picture. I just loved the offset approach to the way in which the Designer Paper is adhered to the card base. Here is my card….

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I am so in love with the Brightly Gleaming suite right now and here I have adapted the elements to fit in with the inspiration. I approached my background designer paper in the same way… two strips of Brightly Gleaming Specialty designer paper at the top and bottom and a larger panel in the middle. All adhered to the card base at angles.

I topped my card with an ornament from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and punched with the coordinating punch. I stamped the holy and berry image and fussy cut this and adhered both with dimensionals.

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I used some of the coordinating ribbon from this suite as I love how it can be used like a stand alone sentiment. Then I added a few more sentiments, from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set, in coordinating colours which I fussy cut and adhered some with dimensionals and some flat at angles too match my designer paper.

I finished off my card with some of the Navy rhinestones from the Noble Peacock jewels pack.

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, September 15th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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New Catalogue and New Paper Promotion… all starting today!

First up is all about the new Holiday catalogue.

I just love this catalogue, it’s the best… as it’s mostly about Christmas. Christmas is my most favourite time of the year.

Take a look online here at my Online Store… or … if you live in Australia, message me and I’ll post you a hard copy for you to flick through.

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I have to say… I started writing my wishlist, but then stopped when I realised, I was practically rewriting the whole catalogue! My favourite suite in this catalogue is the Brightly Gleaming, featuring on page 30. O.M.G… I’m so in love, it’s not funny. Stay tuned as I’ll featuring those products in projects over the coming months.

What I like about the Holiday catalogue is, with Stampin’ Up! being an American company, it features Halloween and Thanks Giving themed products too. Whilst we don’t celebrate those festive occasions officially here in Australia, what I really like are the little “gem” products featured in these suites.

Like the Ornate Frames dies featured here in this card I made. These are featured in the Monster Bash suite, for Halloween, on page 53.

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These very versatile set of dies stood out to me straight away! I just had to have them. Here I have teamed them up with some lovely Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper, featuring wonderful copper foiling, and an ornament from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, and coordinating punch from the Gleaming Ornament punch pack. (See below for all the products used in this card).

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Designer Paper Promotion

Starting today, we have our annual Buy 3 and get 1 FREE promotion on Designer Paper packs from the Annual Catalogue. Hey…. did you notice it’s a month earlier this year?!!

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Starting today, these are paper packs listed here are included in the promotion, that runs until September 30. So for every 3 packs of these patterns listed below, you can choose 1 for free.

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Shop today and online shoppers, don’t forget to use this months Online Shoppers Code, for your chance to share in some host rewards. Remember, this promotion ends September 30!

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Blank Canvasses are everywhere, they don’t always need to be a cardbase or a 12×12” scrapbook page.  While shopping for last minute items for Christmas earlier this month, like bon bons for the table, I found these gorgeous ones and inspiration hit me…

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Immediately I thought these would be perfect to dress up with a little stamping and punching. The base colours of the bon bons were perfect for my theme too so I was excited to add a little sparkle to the front.

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I kept it simple, as it’s always a busy time of year. Keeping things simple means I still get time to dress things up. I chose the Happy Christmas Wishes stamp from the Flourish Filigree stamp set and some Cherry Cobbler ink. Punching them out using  the coordinating Pretty Label punch always makes crafting so much quicker.

Adding some bling with the Sprig Punch and some contrasting Tranquil Tide glimmer paper from the Joyous Noel, I used glue dots to assemble the sprigs to the bottom of my sentiment. Then applied some Tear & Tape to fix onto the bon bon, which held it all together well.

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It just added a little some extra to my Christmas table this year which my family noticed and commented on… and then promptly went about cracking them open!

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CTC209 – Favourite Holiday Project

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This week we are looking at another favourite… did you hear me cringe from your house? This week at Caseing The Catty, we are choosing our favourite project from the Holiday catalogue.

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Thankfully, I’m happy to say this time, it was a little easier to pick a favourite. I’ve cased this card before as I really like the layout. It the Crumb Cake card on the right.

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I made a Christmas card using a stamp set from the Annual Catalogue… It’s the Serene Garden stamp set featuring this lovely dove.

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Here I have embossed the Dove with Gold embossing powder and then used an empty Wink of Stella brush and some Shimmer paint to colour her. I used Vegas Gold for her body and Champagne for the wings. I just love the way it has turned out, she is so shimmery but you can’t really see that well  in the photo. Whilst I made a Christmas card with her today, I think she will look amazing on a Sacrement card also.

Using some of the other stamps in this set, I inked them with Markers to achieve a coloured image. I used Real Red and Shaded Spruce for a Christmas feel.

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Layering the main elements over the oval punched shape, I added a few more stamped images of the leaves, a couple in Soft Seafoam to add some colour variation. These were layered over some Designer Paper from the All is Bright pack. The edges are trimmed with some Glimmer paper from the Joyous Noel pack and all this is on a base of thick Very Vanilla cardstock.

Finished off with a simple Merry Christmas sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set. One thing is for sure…. I’ll be making more cards featuring this shimmer painted dove on it again.

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 7pm Sunday night, 6th January – that’s two weeks!! Our next blop hop will kick off the next challenge at 8pm that night.

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CTC208 – Case your Favourite Bundle

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Welcome to another week of hopping along with the Caseing The Catty Crew. This weeks theme is CASEing your favourite bundle.

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I have to admit, whenever I hear the words “favourite” and “Stampin’ Up!” used in the same question, I may cringe a little. I mean… how can you choose just one favourite… seriously. Every time I open a catalogue, I’m look at a new favourite…. I have lots of favourites of everything!! Yes… I know… I’m hopeless… LOL!

So here is where I ended up…. Beautiful Baubles bundle meets Joyous Noel suite.

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I cased this card design, from page 10 of the Holiday catalogue, and changed it up slightly with my favourite papers and colours.

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I embossed the hanging baubles stamp with Copper embossing powder to match the colour theme in the Joyous Noel suite. I coloured some of the baubles and used dimensionals to pop them out a little more.

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Layering this over some Merlot glimmer paper at the bottom and some DSP at the top, I layered this over some DSP with a design that featured mostly Tranquil Tide colouring.

The sentiment is from Star of Light stamp set and I stamped this in Tranquil Tide ink on some Mint Macaron cardstock to coordinate. I twirled some copper thread beneath the sentiment before adhering to my card. And to finish off, I added some of the little green pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls pack.

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Next up in 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, December 23rd.

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CTC205 – Christmas twist birthday card

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What an interesting little twist on the challenge this week. Case a Birthday card and give it a Christmas Twist! Just the thought of doing that had me all excited. Welcome to another week with Caseing The Catty Crew.

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I decided on this birthday card project, which is featured on Page 70 of the Annual catalogue…

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… and I created this with it…

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So I changed up the colours, using Mint Macaron as my cardbase. I kept the vellum, as I really liked that. I stamped one simple large element – the Filigree from Flourish Filigree stamp set in the Holiday catalogue, in Real Red ink.

I embossed the sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set, which is in the Holiday section of the Annual Catalogue. I heat embossed it with White embossing powder on black cardstock just like the catalogue project. I love how this worked with the black line work on the vellum. I cut a flag to one end on my sentiment.

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I used the Real Red 1/8” Ribbon to finish off with. I adhered my vellum on with Snail adhesive, because you wont see the adhesive, so that was nice and easy. The stamped white layer and the embossed sentiment are adhered with dimensionals.

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, December 2nd.

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CTC203 – Case Hostess Sets

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There are some really great ideas featured in the host rewards section of both catalogues. I’m not sure if you venture down in to those sections, may be not if you don’t think you’ll earn any of those rewards, however there are some really great idea to inspire your projects in there.

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This is the space Caseing The Catty are drawing inspiration from this week. Welcome if you are joining me here, or if you have hopped over from Julia Quinn.

I really like the Coral card design featured above in the bottom left corner. Its’ the one with the doily, and this week I have adapted the design to suit a Christmas theme. I love a great card design, they can be adapted for any occasion can’t they?

Here is what I came up with…

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Instead of stamping my background, I embossed with the Softly Falling EF, my cardbase and background are Cherry Cobbler.

I used the doily in the same location – these pearlized doilies are just wonderful. Here I featured the Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper, which I just love, love, love… but then I wanted a zing of colour, so went for Lemon, Lime Twist cardstock and die cut the “Merry”… from Merry Christmas to all thinlit die set.

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I teamed it up with some Tranquil Tide Velvet ribbon, the text of that is just amazing and coordinates beautiful with Lemon Lime. I stamped the Christmas in Cherry Cobbler and beneath it I fixed some punched Sprigs from Tranquil Tide colour of Glimmer paper, which comes from the Joyous Noel suite.

I like how it has come up, a modern take on some traditional Christmas elements.

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. This challenge theme actually runs for two weeks – as most of us demonstrators are away to OnStage next weekend. So you have extra time to play along as this challenge closes 6pm Sunday night, November 18.

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