CTC12 – I love cute packaging!!!

I love the Challenge for this fortnight at Caseing the Catty. Who doesn’t like to receive a beautifully packaged gift!! And there are so many gorgeous options in the Holiday Catalogue to choose from!! So I got one of my stamping friends to pick a project for me to case.

Emma selected the Wondrous Wreath card on page 9 of the AU/NZ Holiday Catalogue but I had to do it as a box or bag.

So here is the picture from the catalogue.

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Have you seen the Petite Café Gift Bags? They are too cute!! and they are poly-lined so you can add your treats straight in! I grabbed a bag and stamped it in versamark with the dotty stamp from the set. I then set about making the wreath. Now, do what I say not what I do!! You SHOULD cut out the middle of the wreath first before stamping as it is easier to line up the stamp to the cut edge. Did I do that? Umm.. no. I forgot about doing that until I went to cut it out. But I think it turned out ok anyway but really, it’s easier to cut first!!

So I stamped the full wreath in Pear Pizzazz and the petals in Old Olive. Photopolymer stamps make this so easy!! I then added the berries done in Real Red. So a quick run through the Big Shot and, voila, a gorgeous wreath!! I cut out the bow and then the word Joy in Gold Foil cardstock. I used the Banner framelits to cut out the banners and stuck it all together. I tied some Gold ribbon around the bag and added the banner and doesn’t it look great!! I’m really happy with how it turned out. Now to find a present to fit the bag!!

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So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join in!!

Swapping with my Team

One of the great parts of being part of a team of demonstrators is the opportunity to do swaps. We try to do them monthly but sometimes life gets in the way and we do them less frequently. But in celebration of the Holiday Catalogue coming out, we recently did a holiday catty swap.

I love getting happy mail (so much better than bills!!) so I always enjoy being a part of swaps. It’s also interesting to see what others are making and sharing ideas.

So I wanted to use the White Christmas stamp set as it is very cute. I was inspired by Yvonne Jackson, here. I think the little bear is my favourite stamp in this set!! And did you notice the snowflakes!! LOVE!!! And of course, a swap wouldn’t be complete without using Blendies!!!

I always forget that whilst I love receiving swaps, making lots of the same card is not quite as fun!

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I hope the girls liked my swap!!

If you would like to find out about joining my team (and taking advantage of the free DSP special), contact me on 0408 193 792 or stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

Happy Christmas Stamping!!!

Rebecca

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Do you love DSP?

I am addicted to DSP!!! What’s DSP, I hear you ask. Well, it’s Designer Series Paper, of course!!!

I love when a new catalogue comes out and trying to decide which one to get first!! I usually end up getting more than one!! But what I love even more, is free DSP! and you can receive a free pack of DSP for 6 months, if you join my team!

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If you would like to join, just click on the picture above and it will take you to online joining. Or if you have more questions, please contact me on 0408 193 792 or stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

Rebecca

Are you ready to start saving!!

To celebrate this year’s World Cardmaking Day, we are having an amazing 15% off sale on some of our favourite products!! From 1-6 October, you’ll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive-all at a 15% discount! Select stamps are 20%! Woo Hoo!!!

So now is the time to stock up on card stock, adhesives, ink pads and selected stamps!!

You can go straight to my online store, here or email me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au. But make sure you do it quickly as this special is only until 6 October!!

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Happy shopping!!!

Rebecca

CTC11 – I love a good tag!!

This week at Case-ing the Catty, we have started on the Holiday Catalogue!!  There are so many tags in the catty once you start looking!!  It was hard to decide which one to case!!  However, as soon as I saw the box and cute tag on page 20 of the AU/NZ catalogue, I knew what I was going to make!!

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Isn’t it cute!!  And of course, I had to use the new gift box punch board!!  You may notice that I love this!!  I started with an 8″ x 8″ square of Kraft cardstock and scored at L on the start line and S on the Diagonal line.  I then stamped the cardstock with Versamark and used the larger snowflake stamp from the Letterpress Winter stamp set for a subtle print on the box.  I cut a 2″ strip from the gorgeous All is Calm Specialty DSP and wrapped it around the box with a piece of Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon.  Don’t you just love the paper doilies! They add a pretty touch!

To make the tag, I cut a 5cm wide strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock and punched out a tag using the Angled Tag Topper punch.  I then ran it through my Textured Boutique machine with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  I used the Bitty Banner framelits to make the silver flags.  Next, I did some silver embossing on the brushed silver cardstock using the smaller snowflake stamp and punched it out with my new 2″ circle punch.  Then a quick stamp of the For You stamp and punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.  I then added 2 mini silver brads for a bit of bling.  Then to assemble it on the box!  I added an All is Calm snowflake and attached a rhinestone for more shine!!

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But I know that not everyone likes non-traditional colours at Christmas time, so I did a red/green one as well.  I used the Nordic Noel DSP on this one.  I hope you like it!!

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So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life.

For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines
*   Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
*   Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
*   Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
*   SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
Hope you can join in!!

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What a pretty bauble

I don’t know about you but I love a pretty, colourful, sparkly bauble on my Christmas tree.  And if I could somehow make this stamped bauble into a real one, it would be on my tree in a flash!!  I’m speaking of the Christmas Bauble stamp from the Holiday catalogue, of course!!

I knew as soon as I saw this stamp that I needed to have it!!  It’s also great for colouring with Blendabilties (fancy that!!)

I found this great sketch at Mojo Monday and thought it would suit.

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I used the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack as my inspiration for the colours.  I used Whisper White as the base cardstock and Garden Green as the next layer.  I used a piece of Gold Satin ribbon as a touch of luxury.  Then I got stuck into colouring with my blendies!!  Love, love!!!

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To create the sentiment, I stamped the image from the Good Greetings stamp set and used the Modern label punch to punch it out.  To mat it, I used the Decorative label punch and cut it in half.

If you like the greeting stamp, you can earn this set for free by hosting a qualifying workshop up to 31 October.  Contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au to arrange a date.

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

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CTC10 – It’s so much fun!

Artistic Expression

I have to say that I am really enjoying being a part of the Caseing the Catty design team. It’s made me look closely at the catalogue and really use it as a great resource for workshops and classes.

This week’s challenge is from the Artistic Expression section of the catalogue. There are so many awesome projects to choose from! You may know (if you follow my blog) that I really like using Blendabilities. So as soon as I saw the box on page 171 of the AU/NZ catalogue, I knew what I was making this week!!

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However…. I didn’t have any boxes :( But wait, I just got the Gift Box Punch board from the Holiday Catalogue!! You can create lots of different sized boxes using this fabulous board!! And so quick and easy!!

I used Baked Brown Sugar cardstock for the base and then made a whisper white strip as a belly band. I stamped it with the sequin stamp from the Hello Darling stamp set (sequin stamp, squeal!!) in Gold ink and then added the flower which is also from the same stamp set.

I used nearly all of my Blendies colouring in the flowers!! I then added the luxurious Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue and of course, there needs to be real sequins as well! I used the For you stamp from the Hello There hostess and punched it out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.

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So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join in!!

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