Sunday, July 3, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC376 Case Mini Catalogue Peace to You


 
This week at CASEing the Catty we are featuring the new July to December Mini Catalogue and you can case anything!

Welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Judy May.

I am very excited as it's Christmas in July.  I have decided to use one of my favourite sets that was a must have in my collection - Peace to You which is on page 41.

I have decided to make a shaker card which is inspired by the card below.  I have chosen to use the FREE Sale-A-Bration Silver and Gold Designer Series Paper as well (just spend $90 in any catalogue and you will be able to choose these 24 sheets).

I stamped the church with snow falling in Balmy Blue and placed this into a clear envelope and added a selection of sequins that I had in my collection (sorry I think they may be retired, but there are some others available in the Annual Catalogue). 

I then mounted this with Foam Adhesive Sheets and added the frame of Silver dot and white designer series paper and finally added the gorgeous silver leaves from Artistic Dies and a matching sentiment.

Stamp Set:  Peace to You
Cardstock:  Thick Basic White, Basic White, Silver Foil, Silver and Gold Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Balmy Blue
Accessories:  Cut n Emboss Machine, Artistic Dies, Sequins (retired), Clear Envelope



Close up of the shaker card



Now it's time to see what fellow South Australian demonstrator, Tina Gillespie 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.




Sunday, June 26, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC375 Case your Favourite Retiring Product Boughs & Blossoms




This week CASEing the Catty are highlighting the January to June Mini Catalogue and a favourite retiring product you only have until Thursday to purchase any Last Chance stamp sets and accessories.

Welcome to the blog hop if you are starting here or you may have come from good friend, Rachel Palmieri .

I have chosen this week to featured the Boughs and Blossoms Bundle, the Boughs & Blossoms stamp set is retiring however my favourite punch Bough has carried over into the Annual Catalogue.

This bundle you can find on page 26 of the Mini Catalogue.

I have used Pale Papaya for my base card and layered it onto another piece of Pale Papaya and used clear embossing powder with the leaves and nut stamps to create a lovely shiny finish.  

Then tore a piece of Basic White cardstock and added two Pale Papaya flowers on top instead of the sentiment.

Adding punched out Parakeet Party leaves and nuts adding them under the Orchid Oasis twine which was wrapped around a couple of times and tidied in a bow and left two long ends hanging down.

Finally I stamped "a little hello" in Pale Papaya which filled in the clear space at the bottom of the card and added three tiny pearls to the centre of each flower.


Stamp Set:  Boughs & Blossoms
Cardstock:  Pale Papaya, Parakeet Party, Basic White
Ink:  Pale Papaya, Versamark
Accessories:  Bough Punch, Orchid Oasis Baker's Twine, Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels, Heat Tool






Now it's time to see what Peta Stephen's 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.



Sunday, June 19, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC374 Case a Favourite Retiring Mini Bundle Home & Garden Bundle



This week at CASEing the Catty we are Caseing your favourite retiring Mini Bundles.

Welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Sandra Collett.

I am at home recovering from a cold (luckily it was not covid) but it meant I was grounded in Adelaide and unable to fly to Melbourne and join 8 other Stampin' Up! demonstrators for a long weekend of crafting in Rye.

I have chosen the Home & Garden bundle to feature this week which is on page 72 of the January to June Mini Catalogue.

I have made two cards this week, one for the Beginner stamper and one for the Avid stamper.
The cased card is for the Avid Stamper, a stepped up version but it has the same colour theme and more layers and accessories.

I have used Very Vanilla and the Timber 3D  Embossing Folder for my background and then layered some Night of Navy Baker's Twine and tied a fake bow at the top.  

A banner of Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper is placed down next and then I stamped all the tools in Early Espresso and used my Stampin' Blends to add a pop of colour.

Stamp Set:  Home & Garden
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso, Stampin' Up! Blends
Accessories:  Cut n Emboss Machine, Garden Dies, Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Night of Navy Twine




Close up of the colouring with the Stampin' Up! Blends.



Both cards, the beginner card and the CASEd inspired stepped up avid stamper card.



Card for the beginner stamper.



It's now time to hop on our to Tina Gillespie.



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, May 8, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC368 Case a Favourite Annual Catalogue Project Sending Smiles



It's new Catty time! Time to play with new products!

This week as CASEing the Catty #CTC368 we are caseing your Favourite Annual Catalogue project, which I am featuring the Sending Smiles Bundle.

Welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Michelle Strazds.

I am caseing the card on page 14 and have decided that it will be a card I can easily use all the new in colors - Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky, Parakeet Party and Orchid Oasis.

I choose to use a background die from Poppy Moments which I had not used before, I repeated cutting it out 3 times to create my card front background and then stamped and die cut all the flowers, stems and sentiments for the Sending Smiles Bundle.  

Finally I added a few of the Brushed Brass Butterflies which I thought looked like they were flying around the garden of flowers.

Stamp Set: Sending Smiles
Ink:  Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky, Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis, Mango Melody
Cardstock:  Thick Basic White, Basic White
Accessories:  Cut 'n Emboss Machine, Sending Dies, Poppy Moments Dies, Brushed Brass Butterflies





Close up of the background, with die cutting the Poppy Moments die 3 times.



Thanks for joining me on this Mother's Day, now it's time to hop on over to Peta Stephens.



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.



Saturday, May 7, 2022

Join the Stampin' Up! Community and receive In Color Start Kit Bonus

 
I am always excited to invite people to join the Stampin' Up! community and Kathryn's Creative Crew of crafters and creators.

And right now, I am even more excited because she you sign up between 3 and 31 May you will receive the following 2022-2024 In Color products in your Starter Kit for free:

The Starter Kit incredible deal is in addition to the standard $235 of products of your choice for ONLY $169 and you'll also receive $116.50 of brand new 2022-2024 In Color products listed above.  Plus free business supplies, free shipping and all the fun being a part of Stampin' Up!


Sunday, April 24, 2022

CASEing the Catty - #CTC366 Farewell Annual Catty Free as a Bird


 
It's time to say farewell to the Annual Catalogue this week at CASEing the Catty #CTC366. 

Welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Lauren Meiklejohn

I have chosen one of my favourite stamp sets, Free as a Bird to feature this week which is highlighted on page 82 of the Annual Catalogue.  

I decided to keep the colours the same but changed the card to a landscape layout with the Stitched Rectangle dies as my centrepiece.  

I had only this week learnt from a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator that you can use a Colour Lifter to blend your watercolor pencils to blend out the strokes instead of using water in a Water Painter.  

It makes it so much easier with the small details of the stamp set as they don't run so much and therefore you have a lot more control.

Finally, I finished the card with a sentiment cut out with a half of one of the dies from the Hippo & Friends dies and some twine.

Stamp Set:  Free as a Bird
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Basic White
Ink:  Black Memento 
Accessories:  Cut 'n Emboss Machine, Hippo & Friends Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Watercolor Pencils from both Assortments, Thick Baker's Twine (retired)




Close up of the Watercolor pencils strokes blended with a Colour Lifter.



Thanks for joining me this week, now it's time to see what Julia Quinn 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.