Casing a Case

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks and didn’t get a chance to join in with last week’s Case-ing the Catty challenge. I was still preparing for Saturday’s class on Friday night and having a bit of a blank, so I thought I would check out what my talented friend, Jess had made at The Paper Caper.

Her card is simply stunning!! She has cased a card from the Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue but put her own special “Jess” touch on it!! Click here to check out her card.

Now I’m not a fan of fussy cutting but there are some occasions where it is simply necessary. And how lovely does it look? Like Jess, I used the Timeless Love stamp set. Using my stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up, I stamped the flower twice with Staz-on ink. I then cut it out and started to colour using my aqua painter and Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Mint Maccaron and a little touch of So Saffron ink. I used the Circle of Spring stamp set for the sentiment in the middle.

Add a doily (love), some of the new Tip Top Taupe dotted ribbon, a strip of silver glimmer paper and a linen thread bow and it’s all done. Pretty, isn’t it!!

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By the way, it’s not too late, you can still get 2 set of stamps for free when you purchase the starter kit!! This fabulous offer ends tomorrow evening, 30 June. Click here to join my team today!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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CTC35 – Thanks

This week at Case-ing the Catty, we are up to the Thanks section of the catalogue. There are so many lovely cards to choose from!! You may have come from my very talented friend, Emma, or be starting here with me.

I decided to case the card on the bottom of page 15 which uses the A World of Thanks stamp. I love this stamp!! Did you know that it says thank you in each language of the countries that Stampin’ Up! is in!! Isn’t that great!!!

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I decided to be a little different though and use the Bravo stamp set which has lots of congratulations sentiments on it. I laid out the stamps on a piece of card to try and get them all to fit. I then stamped each one in versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I did it one word at a time so that the ink didn’t dry out.

I then added some stars using the star framelits, in Cherry Cobbler and Gold glimmer paper. I also used the gold thread from the gold baker’s twine behind the stars. Can you believe that I forgot to order the new gold and silver metallic threads!! How on earth did that happen!!

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I hope you like my card. I’d love it if you could leave me a comment below!!

The next stop on the hop is my other talented friend, Jessica.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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It’s my 5th Birthday!!

I celebrated my 5th birthday with Stampin’ Up! this week!  I’ve actually been a demo for nearly 8 years but I resigned and rejoined to be with my current up line Tracy.  

I received a letter from Stampin’ Up! Along with my five year pin.  

  

I am so glad I made the decision to become a demonstrator! At first I joined to get a discount on products and to earn extra money to pay for more craft supplies.  But over the years I have gained so much more.  I have made amazing friendships with so many talented ladies, I’ve become more confident with talking in front of groups and I hope my crafting skills have improved!  

I also love being part of a caring company like SU!  They really care for their demonstrators and make you feel like you are part of a big family. 

At the moment, you can join my team and receive an additional 2 stamp sets. You can get up to $415 worth of excellent quality products for only $169. There is no pressure to sell, you don’t have to out another order in if you don’t want to.  Or you can take it much further if you want to.  SU! Is there to help you no matter what you want to do.  

If you would like to join my team of Paper and Stamp Addicts, click here.  I would love to share this amazing company with you.
Happy stamping
Rebecca 

I love a new catalogue blog hop!!

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I hope you have been enjoying the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! catalogue!!  I lurrvve it!!  There are lots of fabulous new stamps, punches, ribbons, kits and big shot accessories.

My amazing stamping team, Eureka Stampers, is having a blog hop tonight, to celebrate the arrival of the new catalogue.  You may be starting with me or have come from the talented Janine’s blog. (She’s my stamping great grandma!!)

I always love a sketch challenge to get my creative juices flowing, and my friend Emma pointed out the Sweet Sunday Sketch blog to me.

I decide to try Sketch 271 as I felt I could do something with it.

 

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I wanted to play with the new Brights Designer Series Paper stack as I think the new flower print is really cute.

I wanted to make a card for my sister, as she has had a difficult time this year with depression, and I wanted her to know that I’m here for her. So the Friendly Wishes stamp set had the perfect stamp for me to use!! I also used the new Lots of labels framelits. I am going to be using these a lot!! And the smallest one is sooo cute!!

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I love doing paper piercing and used the new updated essentials paper piercing pack to do the circle around the sentiment. I hope you like it too!

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I couldn’t stop at just one project though! I also got the Bakers box thinlits and the matching stamp set, Homemade for You. As this was my first play with the die, I kept it simple. It’s very easy to put together and doesn’t it look cute! And can you see the bling!! Silver sequins!! My sequin wishes are now complete!!

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So does that stamp I used on the front mean I need to buy my sister something? Isn’t a cute box enough!! hehehe

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. And if you’d like to be a part of an amazing team, there’s a great joining special at the moment. For only $169, you can receive $235 worth of product and choose an additional 2 stamp sets for free!! Click here to join my team now!!

To continue on the hop, visit my amazingly talented friend, Jessica.

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Here’s a list of everyone on the hop today, just in case you get lost.

1. Rebecca Scurr – (that’s me!!)
2. Jessica Williams
3. Simone Bartrum
4. Emma Palonek
5. Carly Middleton
6. Mel Pagano
7. Rose Packer
8. Tracy Penn
9. Tricia Raineri
10. Janine Rawlins

Happy Hopping

Rebecca

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CTC34 – It’s my party and I’ll stamp if I want too!

This week at CTC, we are casing the birthday section of the 2015-2016 catalogue. There are so many projects to choose from!!

I liked the card on page 11 featuring the new Build a Birthday stamp set. This is such a cute set!! I can see it will be popular!!

So here is the card I cased.

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I decided that my circle would go on the outside layer so that I didn’t have as much trouble centring it but I won’t tell you how many times I had to stamp it to get it right!!

I used the colours in the washi tape for the inspiration of the rest of the card. Did you know that the catalogue tells you the matching colours!! Yes it does, on the washi tape page!!

I even did a bit of fussy cutting for the banner. I did have a couple of goes at this too!! Not my favourite thing to do but it does look nice once it’s done. I used the new Banner Triple punch to cut out my banners. I love this!!

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Here’s a close up of the little banners in the corner.

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards. To continue on the hop, you can visit my very talented friend, Jessica.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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Channelling my inner arty

I love joining in with Challenge blogs and this week at TGIF, they have set a technique challenge!! Watercolouring!!!

 

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So, I have decided to find my inner “arty”. Apparently, she wasn’t hiding that far away!! I used the retired colour coach to come up with a nice combo of subtle colours, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder and Sahara Sand. I think they look very pretty together.

I then had a look at my stamps. I decided to use the large splat from the Perpetual birthday calendar set. I stamped it in the 3 colours on the watercolour paper and gave it a spritz of water to make the colours blend together. And because I’m impatient, I used my heat tool to make it dry quicker.

I knew I wanted to add a gold embossed sentiment and I couldn’t decide what would go. My fabulous friend, Emma, suggested that I use the flower from You’ve Got This, and I have to agree, that it looks pretty good!! I added some lace, a bow and stamped a small sentiment from Petite Pairs and punched it out with the oval punch.

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When I came to photo the card, I realised that it’s hard to get a good picture of embossing. Let me just say in real life, it looks much better!!

I hope you like my card!! Please leave me a comment and let me know.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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CTC33 – Happy Birthday to a wonderful Upline

This week at Caseing the Catty, our theme is what caught your eye when you first looked through the catalogue.

Well, lots of things caught my eye!! However, I was really excited to see that Butterfly Basics has carried over from the Occasions catalogue.

My fabulous upline, Tracy, had a special birthday earlier this month and I’ve been a bit late in sending her a card. I thought that the butterfly card featured on page 124 of the AU/NZ 2015-2016 catalogue would make a great card for her with the gold foil butterfly.

So here is the sample from the catalogue.

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I didn’t change much on this one as I loved it as it was. Here’s my version.

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I think my new favourite In-Colour might be Watermelon Wonder!!! This card uses one of my favourite techniques, using markers to ink up the stamp. It always looks so good!!

To continue on the Hop with Rachel, click here on the image below.

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Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

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