CTC32 – It’s time for a new catty CASE!!!

It’s soooo exciting!! A new catalogue is about to begin!!! And finally, all countries get the same Stampin’ Up! catalogue at the same time!! Woo hoo!!!

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are celebrating the new catalogue. You may have come from Nikki’s blog, or be starting right here.

There are lots of great hostess only sets in this catalogue. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to pre-order the Floral Wings set, which is just fabulous!! You are going to love this one!! Bonnie demonstrated it at Convention and I knew straight away that I neeeeded it.

It also co-ordinates with a new set of butterfly framelits (yes, you read that right!) but unfortunately, they were not on the pre-order so I had to cut mine out. I’m not a fan of fussy cutting and this reminded me why I love framelits. Guess what is going on my first order!

I have cased the catalogue fairly closely this time although the picture in the catalogue is of a bag and I’ve done a card. I also used the retiring Perfect Polka dots embossing folder (“sob”) for one last card. You can still purchase this folder until 2 June. I decided to go with a square card for something different. I also used the new in-colours, Cucumber Crush and Mint Macaron.

Here’s my card.

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I even made a matching envelope using the envelope punch board AND I stamped it!! I don’t know what’s come over me. Lol!

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Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Remember, the retirement list ends on June 2 and the new catalogue starts on June 2. (Yes, it overlaps for a day). If you would like a new catalogue, please let me know and I’ll be happy to send one to you.

Now make sure you check out Stasia’s blog.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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Team Swaps!!

One of the great parts of being involved in my stamping team is swapping!!

To celebrate the arrival of a new catalogue (and the opportunity for demonstrators to purchase products prior to the release of the catalogue), we have decided to do a Pre-order swap. This way we can share samples of products that we might not have yet to our customers and be inspired to purchase them.

There are lots of yummy new stamps coming, so it was hard to decide, but I decided to make a swap using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set that I received at Leadership during Convention as most of the other girls involved in the swap had not received this set.

I’m pleased to see that Typeset DSP has carried over, so I thought I would use it in my swap as well.

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I stamped the flower image in Mint Macaron but it’s a little hard to see. Here’s a close up of the detail.

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It needed a touch of bling, so I heat embossed the sentiment and dragonfly using gold embossing powder.

I added a piece of Watermelon Wonder lace and tried to make the baker’s twine look randomly squiggled behind the sentiment. Think I need to practice that technique!! Oh well, it’s the thought that counts, right??

Let me know what you think!! And if you would like to find out more about the benefits of becoming a demonstrator and being able to purchase products before everyone else, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

Happy stamping

Rebecca

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New In-Colours!!!

Have you seen the next batch of In-Colours!  I’m still getting used to them but I’m starting to fall in love!

I can’t decide which one is my favourite.

At convention, there were a number of samples made showing the new colours and also some of the fabulous new stamps.  I just love the You’ve got this stamp set and I can see that it is going to be very popular.  Especially the background stamp!

I cased these cards from the displays! So simple yet gorgeous! And isn’t the ribbon great too!

Watermelon Wonder

 

Cucumber Crush

 

Delighful Dijon

 

Tip Top Taupe

 

Mint Macaron

Let me know what you think!

Happy Stamping!

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Weekly Deals

As always, there are some amazing deals to check out this week!!!

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

CTC30 – Graduation?

This week’s CTC blog hop is showcasing the Graduation section of the Occasions catalogue. You may have been like me and asked where is this section?!! It’s on page 45 of the AU/NZ Occasions catty.

There’s not many projects to choose from on this page but I decided to case the gift card envelope in the right hand corner.

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My nieces are getting to the age where a gift voucher is the best present, so I’ve made this card for my youngest niece who has a birthday coming up soon.

I love the specialty paper in the Birthday Bash DSP as it has little flecks of gold in it. I wanted to highlight this so I added a layer of gold foil sheets behind the crumb cake embossed with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.

I used the Jute ribbon as part of the “belly band” and a piece of the confetti specialty paper over the top.

To create the look under the BYOP stamp, I just used my Bermuda Bay marker and coloured a large splat!

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I had forgotten that I had the Gold Basic metal buttons but I found them on my desk and thought they would make a good substitute on the card.

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I hope you enjoyed my version. Please leave me a comment and let me know.

The next stop on the CTC hop is Stasia.

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Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

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I’m feeling a little Bohemian!!

I have discovered a new challenge blog which has just started and this is my first time joining in!! It’s TGIF Challenges!!

I always love a good sketch challenge and I really like the one they have for this week.

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My idea for the card altered as I was going on due to a stamping mis-hap!! But I’m happy with the end result!!

I have used a few new products which are coming out in the 2015-2016 Catalogue. Firstly, I’ve used the new Bohemian Borders stamp and the co-ordinating Bohemian Designer Washi tape. I actually got my colour combo from the back of the Bohemian DSP. Did you know that all of the co-ordinating colours are listed there!! So I used Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and the new Delightful Dijon.

I also did my favourite technique, using the marker technique on the stamp. I love this look!!

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Here’s a close up of the detail.

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And, of course, no card is complete without a bit of bling, so I added some Bermuda bay sequins. Love!!

I’d love to hear what you think!! And if you would like a copy of the new catalogue, let me know and I’ll send one out to you.

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

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Get your Weekly Deals here!!

It’s that time of the week when Stampin’ Up! change the Weekly Deals. It’s always exciting to see what’s on special next and what I might NEEED to get!!

If there is anything that you NEEED to get too, just click on the item and it will take you straight to my online store.

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca