Saturday, October 2, 2021

How Did You Spend World Card Making Day?

World Card Making Day is a papercrafter’s dream celebration, and it’s finally here!  

How did you celebrate today?  
I spent a lovely afternoon sharing some newsletter tips with my lovely Stampin' Up! team member, Andrea.  
Plus, I opened the Expressions in Color Card kit and made one of the cards, ready for my next Card Class. If you have not crafted before, I would love to share this kit with you, as I am sure you would love it. 
Remember to SEND your fabulous cards that you make.
P.S. Remember to post pictures of your events and cards on my Facebook page.
Stampin' Up! want to see them! #WCMD2021







Friday, October 1, 2021

World Card Making Day is Almost Here!

 


It's happening tomorrow - Saturday! Are you ready?

World Card Making Day is a papercrafter’s dream celebration, and it’s finally here!

Have a fantastic day, enjoy your events, and remember to SEND your fabulous cards that you make.

P.S. Remember to post pictures of your events and cards on my Facebook page.

Stampin' Up! want to see them! #WCMD2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

CASEing the Catty - #CTC336 Sale-A-Bration Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper

 


This week at CASEing the Catty we are featuring Sale-A-Bration brochure, remember you only have until the end of September to take advantage of the FREE stamp sets, dies and designer series papers and the great Joining Stampin' Up! bonus' - Starter kit $169 (and receive $235 of product plus a FREE bundle).

Welcome to the blog hop, or you may have come from Peta Stephen


I have chosen to CASE the card on page 2 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure on the left, as it a very small image it probably has been looked over, but I just had to use the Paper Lattice that I have had in my collection for sometime without opening the packet.

I have decided to use the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper for my card this week.   Firstly I used the checkered Pool Party DSP sheet as my background and then mounted the Kraft Paper Lattice sheet on top with dimensionals.  I layered a small rectangle piece Basic White which I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and put a strip of matching Cherry Cobbler and Gold Ribbon down the right hand side.

Do you love the dogs and cats in the DSP?  I fussy cut a couple out and layered them on top and finally added a couple of Gold Brushed Metallic Dots.

After finishing the card utilising the Sweet Stockings DSP, I decided to make an additional card using the FREE Sale-A-Bration Penguin Playmates DSP and flipped the orientation of the card around to a landscape card.  

Which one is your favourite?

Stamp Set:  Great Tidings, Penguin Place
Cardstock:  Thick Basic White, Basic White, Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper, Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Just Jade
Accessories:  Kraft Paper Lattice, Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots, Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2" Ribbon, Just Jade 3/8" Gingham Ribbon




Close up of the lovely fussy cut dog and cat 
from the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper



The 2 cards, in portrait and landscape orientation



The Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper



Thanks for dropping in this week, now it's time to see what Sandra Collett has created.



Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.




Sunday, September 12, 2021

CASEing the CAtty - #CTC335 3D Annual Catalogue Merriest Moments


 
I have spent 5 beautiful relaxing days in Middleton, overlooking the beach from the kitchen table where I was able to create this week's card.

You may have started here, or you could have come from Peta Stephen.

This week at CASEing the Catty we are caseing a 3D project from the Annual Catalogue.  




I have chosen the decorated Acetate Card Box on page 44 and made it into a Christmas card in the traditional Green, Red and White colours.

The Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper makes the background and a banner of Real Red cardstock makes the centrepiece with a square of Basic White stamped with the sentiment and a few Old Olive branches with a Wonderful Snowflake mounted on the left side with a fussy cut snowflake again from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper and is finished off with a Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon bow.

Stamp Set:  Merriest Moments
Cardstock:  Thick Basic White, Real Red, Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories:  Wonderful Snowflake, Real Red 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon




Thanks for stopping by now it's time to see what Monique Fielder has created this week.



Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.



Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Expressions In Color Card Kit



Limited-Release Paper Pumpkin Kit

To celebrate the latest In Colors, enjoy a limited-release of this one-of-a-kind Paper Pumpkin kit. Dream and discover In Color! With the Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’ll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In Colors for 2021–2023—and, you’ll find a familiar shade from our 2020–2022 In Color selection. This month’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colourful, and collectible box.


What are In Colors, anyway? In Colors consist of a limited-edition collection of colours. We come up with a new collection every year, and we release it around the same time as the release of our annual catalogue! In each In Color collection, we’ll offer ink, paper, markers, and more. The catch? They’re only available to purchase for a period of two years, so stock up on your favourite In Color supplies while you can!With the Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you can explore and experiment with our 2020–2022 and 2021–2023 In Color collections. Make a splash with awe-inspiring, ink-stained artistry! But, don’t delay! It’ll only be available while supplies last.




158477  $37.00
Your kit includes: 
• Expressions In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
• Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Spot
• Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Spot
• Printed card bases
• Printed envelopes
• Die-cut labels
• Printed die-cut pieces
• Die-cut vellum pieces
• Adhesive-backed sequins
• Linen Thread
• Adhesive dots
• Dimensionals
Coordinating Colours: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

CASEing the Catty - #CTC334 Mini Catalogue page 8-15 Snowflake Wishes & So Many Snowflakes Dies



Happy Father's Day to all the fathers, grandfathers, step fathers, and those that are watching up from their heavenly home, which mine will be doing today.  

I did take some beautiful bright and cheerful daffodils to the cemetery today which the bulbs were from the family home at Oakbank, it always gives me joy when they are flowering and spring is here.

 This week at CASEing the Catty were are featuring pages 8 to 15 of the Holiday Mini Catalogue and the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite.

Welcome to the blog hop if you are starting from here or you may have come from Judy May.


I was inspired my the non traditional colours of the Christmas card on page 13, utilising Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Misty Moonlight, I have also used a different bundle from the Annual Catalogue, Snowflake Wishes and coordinating So Many Snowflakes Dies.

With this set there was not a background textured die, so I used one of the snowflake dies to create the background with Basic White cardstock and then adhered it another piece of Basic White cardstock and then cut it in 1 1/4" strips which I think turned out lovely.

For the snowflakes, I stamped in Petal Pink, Pear Pizzaz and Misty Moonlight and had to fussy cut two out of the three as there is not a matching die and then layered them with Basic White snowflakes.

I used a rectangle die from the Ornate Layers to create the Gray Granite block and had to reduced the size by cutting it in half as it was a little wide but knowing the sentiment was on top it worked out a treat.

Finally I added the bow and some gems and I was really pleased with how it turned out, but it will not be a Christmas card that I will be mass producing as it was quite time consuming making it.

Stamp Set:  Snowflake Wishes
Ink:  Petal Pink, Pear Pizzaz, Misty Moonlight
Cardstock:  Petal Pink, Gray Granite, Basic White
Accessories:  Cut 'n Emboss Machine, So Many Snowflakes Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker's Twine, Soft Succulent Jewels



Close up of the snowflakes and creative background



Thanks for joining me this week, now it's time to see what Monique Fielder has created.



Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a card or project to the facebook page.