CTC41 – Is it really time to start thinking about Christmas??

I’m in denial. Surely it’s not time to start thinking about Christmas. Haven’t we just done that!! The year is flying past so quickly!!

This week at CTC, we are case-ing the Christmas section of the catalogue. Whilst I’m not really ready to start thinking Christmas yet, I do like the cards in this section and I especially love the Merry Moments DSP. So much so, that I couldn’t decide which sheet to use for my card, so I made 8 cards!!!

I was inspired by the card on the front page of the section, in the top right corner.

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So I picked my 4 favourite patterns and, using the colours listed on the back of the packet, got my bases ready. I decided to make 2 of each one so that I could get a head start on my Christmas cards for this year.

To create the lines on the centre piece, I used the Chalk Lines stamp set. I also used the Festival of Trees stamp set for the trees and my sentiment came from Merry Everything stamp set. Except for the first card, I inked the sentiment using a marker as I didn’t want the dots across the top and bottom. I love using this technique!! I also alternated between using the foil sheets and the glimmer paper for a bit of bling. You always need bling at Christmas time!!

These cards were fairly quick to put together and would make a great card to mass produce.

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards. Make sure you check out Tricia’s blog to see what loveliness she has made this week.

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Oh, how I love a good box!!!

I love all things 3d really but especially boxes, so I was excited to see that this week’s Case-ing the Catty challenge was the Gift Packaging section of the catalogue. There are lots of great packaging options in the catalogue from bags, boxes and more.

I decided to make 2 projects this week. For my first project, I thought I would case the box on page 65 of the catalogue. (It has a silver doily on it, so I was sold!!)
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But I decided to not make a box, but try a bag made with the new Gift Bag punch board. I decided to add a flap to the top of the bag so that it would have a closure and the tag could be attached to it.

I reversed the colours used from the sample and went with a piece of dotty Melon Mambo from the Brights Collection DSP stack. I hope you like my gift bag!

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Here’s a close up of the flap.

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For my second project, I wanted to try the hamburger box on page 61. Only one problem, I don’t have the Hamburger box die. So I got out my trusty gift box punch board and a piece of the Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP and 60 seconds later, voila, I had a box!!

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To make the flower, I used a piece of whisper white envelope paper. It’s a lighter paper which made it easier to work with. I cut out a number of petals from the Bouquet Bigz L die, and curved them slightly with my bone folder. I then stuck the petals together with glue dots. You can use either tombow glue or hot glue but I didn’t want to make a big mess and I was in a hurry to get it done! I also cut the black flower centre from the die. I attempted to make the yellow flower centre but as you can see, there’s a pearl in the middle. Less said about that, the better!!

Now I have to mention, I had a bit of trouble getting a good photo of the box, so please excuse my photos!!

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Here’s one looking down through the top of my light box.

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I hope you have enjoyed my project today. The next stop on the CTC hop is Monique. I’m sure she has a fabulous project for you!!

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If you happen to get lost on the hop, just click here to go to the Case-ing the Catty blog and you will find all the links there.

I’d love if you could leave me a comment.

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CTC39 – Project Life

One of my favourite things in the current catalogue is Project Life!! I’m so glad that Stampin’ Up! have partnered with Project Life to bring exclusive designs in our fabulous colour collections for us to use. I love how the cards and accessories match our ink pads, ribbons and papers, so that we can add to and embellish our pages as much as we like!!

This week at CTC, we are case-ing the Project Life section of the catalogue. You may have come from the gorgeous Emma, or be starting your hop here. Either way, enjoy all the fabulous projects that we have to share using the Project Life kits.

I decided that I would attempt to make cards using the pages from the catalogue as inspiration. I love the Moments Like These card collection and Accessory Pack. There’s GOLD in it!!! For my first card, I decided to case the layout on Page 51.

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I used one of the specialty gold cards from the Accessory pack as my feature and added a gold mat around it to make it “pop” a bit more. Isn’t the little banner cute. They come from one of the sticker sheets in the Accessory Pack. I used the Moment Like These stamp set and added the sentiment from And Many More which I just got today (BTW, this is a great set!! Loads of sentiments!!) I cut the heart from the Circle Card thinlits as I had already used the sticker from the pack.

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For my second card, I decided to case the layout of the Summer card on page 50.

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I used the long stamp from the Work of Art stamp set and stamp the darkest colour first from my new favourite colour, Watermelon Wonder. Then I stamped off once, twice and even three times, to get the lighter colours. Doesn’t it look great!!

Keeping in with the gold theme, I cut out a Hello from the Hello You thinlits and attached it using my two way glue pen. Easy Peasy!!

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards today. The next stop on the hop is back to the CTC blog.

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I wish it was Spring but this one helps!

I think it’s the coldest day of Winter that we’ve had so far!! And it’s windy so that doesn’t help either. But today’s card certainly has a touch of spring in it.

One of the talented ladies in my team, Rose (check out her blog here) shared a cute card that she had entered into the latest TGIF challenge and it inspired me to give it a go as well.

So here is the sketch challenge.

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I was getting ready for next week’s stamp club and I had out the Circle of Spring stamp set when I saw the challenge picture and I thought I could use the wreath as the focus of the card.

I’ve also been wanting to use the new Brick Wall embossing folder and thought it might make a nice background. I used my blender pens to colour in the flowers using Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron ink. I think I am slightly addicted to these colours!

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Here is a close up of the wreath.

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To add the sentiment I stamped only a portion of the stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set as the whole saying didn’t fit into the space that I had. I then cut it out using the Bitty Banner framelits and cut off the points and attached it to the label framelit from the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.

I’m sending this card off to one of the girls in my team who isn’t feeling well at the moment. I hope it cheers her up a little. Get well soon, my friend!!

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CTC38 – It really is a Challenge!!

This week’s CTC Challenge really is a challenge for me! I have only one of the sets in this week’s Kids section and the card is pretty similar to last week’s one so I wanted to try something different.

I thought I would case a couple of the cards on page 44 of the catalogue.

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I decided to use the Giggle Greetings stamp set and do a spot of colouring!! I think this set is funny but I don’t use it often enough.

So for my first card, I used the kitty stamp and my colouring was inspired by my cute little boy, Jaster. Isn’t he cute!!

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So here is my first card.

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For the second card, I used the dog stamp. I used markers and put a splotch of colour onto a clear block then used my blender pens to lift up the colour. I used the star from the Be the Star stamp set for the background.

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I hope you have enjoyed my projects for this week’s challenge. The next hop on the stop is the lovely Jackie Noble. Let’s see what fab projects she has for us this week, here.

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Project Life, I love it!!

I haven’t had much opportunity to do any Project Life lately, but I’m on a week’s holiday from work and I’ve had my youngest niece come for a visit. She is about to turn 13, so we had a trip to the movies and SeaWorld.

I decided that we would spend her last day doing some craft. Leah has grown up with Grandma and I doing lots of craft with her and her sister, so she’s an experienced crafter!! I took photos during her visit and printed them out on my PictureMate printer (which I love!!) She wanted to use other photos that she had on her phone already, so we printed them out as well.

We picked a page layout each and off we went. Leah decided to round her corners which she thought was really cool. We used the Moments like these Project Life kit and the co-ordinating accessories. Have you seen the cute little paperclips in that kit, too cute!!!!

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I also used the Project Life This is the Life stamp set and the Alphabet Rotary stamp as well. It’s so easy to use, I love Project Life!!!! I should do it more often!!

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Workshop time!

I had a workshop recently and the hostess wanted to do a thank you card as she gives out plenty of them.

I found a card on Pinterest by Klompen Stampers, here, which was the inspiration for my card.

I have a couple of packets of the Typeset DSP, so I wanted to use some of that on my card. We stamped the flower from the Choose Happiness stamp set on the DSP in Rose Red and the leaf outline in Crumb Cake. I added a strip of gold glimmer paper down each side of the dsp for a bit of sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment from the Me = Grateful stamp set and cut it out using the new Lots of Labels framelits. I also cut out the next size framelit and did some paper piercing using the updated essentials piercing kit. Love that look!!

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Here’s a close up of the paper piercing.

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If you would like to host a workshop and make a cute card like this one, I’d love to have one with you!! Just contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au and we can make a date!!

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