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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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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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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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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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happy World Cardmaking Day!

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Cards. What a wonderful thing they are.

They are even better when they are handmade, I believe… afterall it’s why I do what I do. But any card given shows and communicates thought and care and that’s why I love them so.

We give and receive them from many different occasions and reasons, we keep them on display for some time and then tuck them away into our memory boxes. Well… I do!

I took a little history lesson on cardmaking – thanks Google! – and it’s reported that an early origins of cards can be traced back to the Victorian Era, where people would leave a “calling” card – hand made card with their name and some type of decorative element on it – with house servants if the family of the house was unavailable for visiting. My, how times have changed. Nower day, we send text messages before heading over asking “are you going to be home?”.

There have been many types of cards through the ages to serve many different purposes, from Dance cards, to modern day services like Business cards and RSVP cards. But my favourite is the Greeting Card. You give them for so many different reason – to celebrate a birthday or another holiday event, to say thank you, to let someone know you are thinking of them or appreciate them.

Of all occasions, my favourite of course is Christmas time – I love making Christmas cards, it a great lead in to decorating for the occasion and celebrating with family and friends.

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Today is World Cardmaking Day, celebrated globally on the first Saturday of October. It first began in 2006 and was created by Paper Craft magazine as a way to encourage crafters to get a head start on holiday card-making.

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A great way to celebrate World Cardmaking Day is to learn the craft of cardmaking. Join in on one of my classes, where I can take you through “where to start” and “and how to do that”! There is nothing more satisfying than creating a personalised greeting card to give. Plus making connections with like-minded people is always a great thing.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Festive Farmhouse meets Christmas Traditions

Today, I’m playing along with Freshly Made Sketches [ #FMS355 ]. It’s been too long since playing along with a challenge group, and FMS’s were one of my favs. Here is the sketch:

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I’m so in love with Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper pack, all those lovely Tartan style patterns remind me of my husbands’ Scottish heritage.

Today, I’ve teamed this one up with the Christmas Traditions punch box, featured on page 2 in the Holiday catalogue. This gorgeous little stamp set and punch bundle can be teamed up with many other sets to create amazing combinations or it can hold it’s own when used as the main feature. Just like I’ve done here.

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I started with one of the silver foil edge card base and envelope and layered it with some Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the yummy Designer paper. I wrapped the left edge with some of the metallic edge ribbon in silver to coordinate.

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To create a simple embellishment to finish the card, I punched 2 ferns from the Pretty Pines thinlit set, a circle of Silver Glimmer paper and finished off with colouring the stamp with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Markers to alternate the colours.

A nice simple card and I really like how it turned out.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC196 – Santa’s Workshop

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Oh my… have you actually really really looked at the suite of products on offer in this section of the catalogue? It. Is. De.Vine…. sigh….  (insert dreamy eye emoji!)

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This is the section of the holiday catalogue the Caseing The Catty Crew are focussing on for this week’s hop. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from the lovely Julia Quinn.

The thing about the products in this suite is, you have to feel them. The Designer Paper is flocked, meaning it has raised texture and the Memories and More cards have glitter adhered on, so they too have raised texture and sparkly to match! The other thing is the dies fit the little characters printed on the Designer paper, and some of the circle punches will punch out all the little extras – candy canes, snowflakes and lollies – so there is little wastage. Notice how they are printed in lines too – you can cut strips and not decapitate poor ol’ Santa… he does have a tough job as it is huh!

There is so much to love with all of these products, but this week, I went in a different direction. You know I love all the idea in the catalogue too, so this weeks card came from inspiration from the “Have yourself a Merry Christmas” card design on the right on page 23.

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This is what I came up with.

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Very Vanilla and Gold are the main colours and I have teamed them up with a splash of Real Red. The card is square and I have included a strip of Gold Glimmer paper layered with some of that yummy bauble design paper from the All is Bright suite. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set and die cut with an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

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The back of the sentiment is adorned with die cut elements in Gold Glimmer paper and Foil from the Swirly Snowflakes and Pretty Pines thinlits sets. I love mixing up my existing collection of toys with my new ones!

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I was wishing I had purchased the Red Rhinestones from the Annual Catalogue, but I keep forgetting to order them, so to substitute, I used the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and coloured some medium and small Pearls. This added the splash of colour I was looking for. To make the job of applying them soooo much easier, I used the new Take Your Pick tool – it has many options to help you along while crafting. Today, i used the palette knife to loosen the pearls off the backing of the packaging the come on, and the putty end to lift them and move them into place on my project. All those pearls, in place on my project in no time!

Next up in the hop is Fi Cobbin.

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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 23rd.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC195 – Festive Farmhouse

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It’s another hop with the Caseing The Catty crew and this week it’s all about the Festive Farmhouse suite, pages 12–17. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Peta.

This weeks inspiration has come from the Noel card on the bottom of the main suite page.

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Here is where the inspiration took me.

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I used different layer combination on my card, but I think the result is nice and clean. Using the Festive Farmhouse Design paper (OMG… so in love with this pack!) I layered this over a Chery Cobbler card base.

The two green punched elements are Call Me Clover and are from Petal & more thinlit dies. I used one of those gorgeous pearlized doilies and some Champagne foil to layer.

The stamp set I used is the Making Christmas Bright, the circle I stamped on some vellum so that you can still see some of the detail beneath it, and the sentiment I stamped on Whisper White and both these elements were punched using Circle framelits.

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I didn’t over embellish this one as I thought the layers do all the work here. Keeping the stamping clean and simple helped to balance these layers too.

Next up on the hop is Sandra Collett.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, September 16th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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ESAD holiday Catalogue hop

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Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop with the ESAD demonstrator group. There is more information about what ESAD is, if you are wondering about who we are, located at the bottom of this blog post. But right now, I’m really excited to show you what I’ve been up to with my new Holiday catalogue toys!

Welcome, if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Lauren Meiklejohn.

I have a cute a little card that doubles as a gift card holder to show you. I can’t take credit for the design, this came from another paper craft mob. I had a customer show me their project they completed recently at a craft fair and I took one look, flipped it over, turned it upside down and new how to create it. I just don’t know who the crafters were to credit them.

But I set about creating my own version and here it is.

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Here I have used a number of new products from the Holiday catalogue as well as the Dashing Along Designer Series paper, which is a special promotion for hosts or customers with qualifying  workshop sales.

This first card uses the gorgeous Merry Christmas to All bundle, I’m just so in love with those thinlits, the flexibility they offer is great. I added some Champagne foil over the Designer paper, layered the Christmas die cut and stamped the Wishes to coordinate.

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This is what the inside looks like. You could even use this pouch to hold some gift tags you may give as a gift.

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Here I have added a simple mix of old and new products to create a little Christmas bouquet. It’s important to me, to make sure my new products play nicely with my existing ones, so I look the coordination between them. Here I have used the new Sprig punch and the carry over Pretty Pines thinlit dies.

I have stamped one of the sentiments from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set. There is room to write a message behind the gift card, which sits neatly in the pouch.

As I was creating this first card, I wondered what this design would look like when teamed up with some edgelits, so here is another one I created using the Delicate Lace Edgelits.

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Again using another design in the Dashing Along paper pack and some more Champagne foil, I layered more of the Pretty Pines ferns in a tonal colour range – Garden Green and Soft Seafoam (is there another colour Soft Seafoam does not coordinate with?!)

The stamp is from the Flourish Filigree stamp set. I just love this set, it’s simple and can be used for many occasions. The inside featured more of that lovely paper and shapes from Stitched Labels Framelits and the Pretty Label punch, Circle framelits. The sentiment is new – it’s from the Dashing Deer stamp set.

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I hope you enjoyed this inspiration and encourage to hop along with the rest of the team for more creativity. Next up is Monique Felder .

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Until next time…. Stamp Creatively,
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Dashing along to Christmas

It’s always a great day when there is a new catalogue and today we are celebrating the 2018 Holiday catalogue. It’s packed full of amazing, useful and versatile products that will help you create amazing projects this Christmas season.

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Download the Catalogue here. Look for the link is beneath the image.

You can order products from this catalogue starting today through to Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.

 

A clear favourite straight up is the All Is Bright Suite. I’m just so in love with the Merry Christmas to All bundle. It’s so versatile, you can use many of the elements to create sentiments for many occasions throughout the year. Like I did here.

Here is a card I made for my dad last weekend for Fathers Day.

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Using the “happy” from the Merry Christmas thinlit die set, I overlayed a background created using Brilliant Blue Brusho’s powder on some Shimmery White cardstock. The “fathers day” is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and is punched with the Classic label punch for a simple but effective card.

 

Dashing Along Host promotion.

During September, earn the Dashing Along Designer Paper pack for FREE with qualifying party sales! So gather your friends and we’ll create a gorgeous card in a fun-filled crafty session!

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This pack of paper will coordinate beautifully with new Christmas products in the Holiday catalogue. It’s 12×12 in size and features 3 double-sided designs (so 6 different ones) and you get four sheets of each, total of 12 sheets.The designs are great for layering too.

Here, I have combined this gorgeous paper with All is Bright suite from the Holiday catalogue.

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This card uses both bundles in the All is Bright suite – Merry Christmas to All and the Making Christmas Bright featuring the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and Bulb Builder punch.

This is a must have in your Christmas crafting collection for this season, so book your party today. I have a few dates left, so check them out here. Email me to secure your preferred date.

 

Bonus Days Redemption Period is on now.

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If you earn bonus coupon/s last month, during the earning period, now is the time to use them. September is redemption time. So make sure you use all codes you earned to get a discount on your purchases by September 30.

I’m happy to help you out if you have any queries, using your codes. Drop me a line.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC194 – All is Bright

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Caseing the Catty this week, we are starting to look at the new Holiday catalogue which starts at in just a couple of days, September 5.

I’m so excited, there is a lot to like about that this Holiday catalogue and I know you will too when you are able to see it!

We are starting at the beginning of the catalogue, with the All is Bright suite, which contain some of my favourite products! I drew inspiration from a card design featured on page 10 of the catalogue.

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Here is my card.

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New products used here include the Merry Christmas to All stamp set, Merry Christmas thinlit and the gorgeous All is Bright Designer Paper. I’m just so in love with the new thinlit dies, I can see a range of uses past Christmas with the Happy thinlit. Plus when you couple those with the sentiments from the Stamp set, the options are endless.

I really like the Designer paper too, it has a great mix of photography and Christmas patterns. Here I have used the design which has those gorgeous golden baubles, which goes lovely with the Crumb Cake cardstock. I have stamped the corners with a flourish from the stamp set and topped off with a few pearls.

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I have used Cherry Cobbler for that splash of colour to accent. The Merry is from the thinlit set and here I have added two more embellishments – the All is Bright paper clips which has the star and the tree design and I also added some sparkle with the Champagne Shimmer paint. I made a solution of paint and rubbing alcohol in a spritz bottle and spritzed my card to add a lovely sparkle across my card.

You are going to love this catalogue, stay tuned on September 5 for the catalogue available online.

Next up in the hop, is the lovely 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 9th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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