Sunday, January 31, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sale-A-Bration Botanicals for You - #CTC64

We all love this time of the year at Stampin' Up! as it's Sale-A-Bration time!  Today at CASE-ing the Catty I am featuring the Botanical for You stamp set #CTC64.

You may have come from Elizabeth Gross or you might be starting here, but don't forget to hop all around as the Crew have made some wonderful cards this week.

My first card is a stepped up version of the one that is featured on the left, with the second one having stars instead of the flowers and leaves which would be great for teenage boys.

Stamp Set:  Botanical for You, Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Cardstock:  Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Lost Lagoon, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewel




In my first card I used Chocolate Chip for the "just for you" 
as sometimes I find black to be very harsh to blend in with other colours.



This is a clear and simple card with only one layer .



It's now time to hop over to Rebecca Scurr and look what she has created.



If you have any problems hopping around, please check out the crew's creations at CASE-ing the Catalogue.  

We have started a monthly challenge, so if you have been inspired by the catalogues or our projects, please share your creation with the linky tool at CTC.  A winner will be chosen in the next few days and announced on next Sunday.




Thursday, January 28, 2016

Suite Sayings

If you buy just one greeting stamp set, this is the one you should choose, Suite Sayings.

Baby, birthday, congratulations - you'll find it here.  Great value for 10 stamps, $37.00 for clear or $50.00 for wood.






Watch and learn how to create your own greeting cards.




Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

#imbringingbirthdaysback

The very talented Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! Home Office has started a campaign to #imbringingbirthdaysback.  With social media we as a community don't celebrate birthdays with greeting cards but everyone loves to receive happy mail!

We'll as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and lover of handcrafted cards I am supporting by sending off lots of cards during 2016.  

I will not just be sending birthday cards, mine will be a selection of all occasions and have a target of 150 which I think is really achievable as I do send a lot of Christmas cards during December.

I do already contribute to Australia Post but I am encouraging you all to share the love with your family and friends throughout the year.




Just a few of the cards that will be postal this week, I always love to decorate my envelopes to.



Sunday, January 24, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Balloon Builders - #CTC63

It's Sunday evening, therefore it's CASE-ing the Catty time again.  This week we are featuring the It's My Party Section in the Occasions Catalogue #CTC63.    

You may have come from Rebecca Scurr or you might be starting the hop here, but don't forget to hop to all the posts as the party ideas are amazing again.


I am casing the right hand side card however I am using designer series paper instead of washi tape and the Balloon Builders stamp set with matching Balloon Bouquet punch.

Stamp Set:   Balloon Builders, Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, Linen Thread, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Rich Razzleberry Designer Button




Close up of the balloons.



It's now time to hop over to Julia Quinn and look what she has made this week.


If you have any problems hopping around, please check out the crew's creations at CASE-ing the Catalogue.  We have started a monthly challenge, so if you have been inspired by our projects and want to share your card of project, please add to the linky tool at CTAC.  A winner will be chosen and announced on the first post of the following month.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

CASEing the Catty Sale-A-Bration What I Love - #CTC62

It's the best time of the year for Stampin' Up! as it's Sale-A-Bration time which means FREE Stampin' Up! products!  And who does not love a gift with purchase?

This week at CASE-ing the Catty #CTC62 we are celebrating Sale-A-Bration with our Blog Hop.  I have used the two-step photopolymer stamp set, What I Love.

You may have come from Emma Palonek or you might be starting the hop here, but don't forget to hop to all the posts as the ideas using the Sale-A-Bration products are amazing this week.

I decided to use a different colour combination and on my flower I used 3 shades of pink - Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Rose Red.  My background uses a piece of retired Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum and it really makes the image pop.

Stamp Set:  What I Love, Enjoy the Little Things
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Mint Macaroon, Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack (retired)
Ink: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Gold Metallic Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, Banner Triple Punch



Close up of the beautiful flowers



It's now time to hop over to Jessica Williams and look what she has made using the very cute Honeycomb Elements.


If you have any problems hopping around, please check out the crew's creations at CASE-ing the Catalogue.  Starting this year, we are having a monthly challenge, so if you have been inspired by our projects and want to share your card or project, please add to the linky tool at CTC.  A winner will be chosen and announced on the first post of the following month.



Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sale-A-Bration: What I Love

If what your love is creating one-of-a-kind, handcrafted cards, you need this stamp set.  Layer the flower images to make soft floral images, then add a sweet sentiment to finish it off.  Watch the below video and Stampin' Up! will show you how.




I am sharing with you a card tomorrow using the What I Love stamp set.

Want to get this product FREE?  Contact me to find out how.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Weekly Deals

Sorry I am a day late in posting the Weekly Deals, but I went to the 20/20 Big Bash Cricket last night.  It was my very first visit to the New Adelaide Oval and my first cricket match.  It was so exciting at the Adelaide Strikers won on the last ball by hitting a 6!




Well  here are the Deals
 
Bountiful Border Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
BOUNTIFUL BORDER PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET
Price$30.00 $22.50
I Think You're Great Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
I THINK YOU'RE GREAT CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET
Price$31.00 $23.25
Mini Metallic Clothespins by Stampin' Up!
MINI METALLIC CLOTHESPINS
Price$7.00 $5.25
Pear Pizzazz 1/4 Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
PEAR PIZZAZZ 1/4" COTTON RIBBON
Price$10.50 $7.88
Pool Party 1/4 Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
POOL PARTY 1/4" COTTON RIBBON
Price$10.50 $7.88

Sunday, January 10, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Bloomin' Love - #CTC61

Welcome back to CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hops as we have had a short break over the Christmas/New Year period.

This week at #CTC61 we are featuring your favourite Occasion Catalogue project, I have chosen the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set and matching Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies.

You may have come from Monique Fielder or you might be starting the hop here, but don't forget to hop to all the posts as the creations this week are outstanding using the newly launched "Handmade from the Heart" Occasion Catalogue.

Stamp Set:  Bloomin' Love
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies, Silver Sequins, Pearl Basic Jewels



This heart is beautiful with a little Blushing Bride glimmer paper showing through 
and with the two size flowers with pearls.



It's now time to hop over to Rebecca Scurr and look what she has made using the beautiful Number of Years stamp set.


If you have any problems hopping around, please check out the crew's creations at CASE-ing the Catalogue.




Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Dies

I thought you would like to see a video that uses the Bundle I am using in tomorrow's CASE-ing the Catty card.  Fall in love with intricate, lasered-look hearts.  They're so easy to make when you use the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot - no scissors required.




Watch and learn how to make delicate accents from cardstock, glimmer paper, vellum or Designer Series Paper.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sale-A-Bration: Flowering Fields

I am in love with this FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Flowering Fields, it comes with 6 flower stamps and a butterfly and the sentiments all come from the new Rose Wonder stamp set.

My cards were inspired by the very talented Louise Sharp to make a selection of five cards using the in colours with a matching gift box.


The small cute cards measure 3 3/4" square so you can make 3 card bases out of one piece of A4 cardstock.

Each card is stamped in Black Stazon ink and then I used the Stampin' Write Markers that match the in colours to colour in the flowers.

I made the 4" x 4" x 1/2" gift box using the Envelope Punch Board.  The Crafty Owl Box Buster gives you instructions and measurements to make it oh so easy.

Stamp Set: Flowering Fields,  Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, In Colour Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Black Stazon,  Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories:  Envelope Punch Board, Whisper White Baker's Twine


Kathryn's Stampin' World - Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields,  Rose Wonder, 2016SaleABration, 4" Square Gift Box and matching Cards by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


The gift box that fits the five cards and envelopes.

Kathryn's Stampin' World - Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields,  Rose Wonder, 2016SaleABration, 4" Square Gift Box and matching Cards by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


The five 3 3/4" square cards.

Kathryn's Stampin' World - Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields,  Rose Wonder, 2016SaleABration, 4" Square Gift Box and matching Cards by Kathryn Mangelsdorf