CTC46 – Do you want to Make a Difference?

At Caseing the Catty, we have made it to the very last page of the catalogue!! This week, we are caseing the Make a Difference section of the catalogue which features the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

$3 from the purchase of this cute set goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities to keep families together and surrounded by love when their children are receiving medical treatment far from home. What a great cause!! If you don’t have this set already, you need to get it today!!

There are 4 cute cards featuring this set. I decided to make the tag and turn it into a card.

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Since we no longer have the Colour Coach to suggest colour combinations, I have been using My CreateInk, to help me out. All you have to do is pick a colour or two and it will bring up lots of different suggestions.

I decided to use a sheet from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper stack and that started off my colour combo with Crushed Curry. My CreateInk then suggested Smoky Slate, Night of Navy and Soft Sky.

I found that I had some crushed curry baker’s twine so I tied a cute bow and added it to the top of the tag. Don’t you just love that you can make your own tags with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch!

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I stamped the bottom of the basket, flowers and sentiment with the new Basic Gray Archival ink pad and stamped off as I wanted a slightly lighter gray. I then dug out my blender pens (which I seem to be using a lot these days!!) and coloured in the basket and the flowers. I’m very happy with how my basket turned out. Who knew I was arty like that!! Not me!!

In keep with the original tag, I punched out a vellum circle and also curved the birthday sentiment strip. I cheated with the banner at the end and used my triple banner punch to make a nice even banner. Really, I can’t even do little ones even!!

After a brainstorming session with one of my stamping buddies, we decided on the placement of the flower. Who knew it was such a decision!!

 

Here’s a close up of the flower basket.

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I hope you like my card and are inspired to buy the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to help support Ronald McDonald House Charities. Oh and I forgot to mention, but there is a fabulous matching punch, of course!!

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Happy Father’s day, Dad!

Father’s Day is one of those occasions which always seems to creep up on me and catches me unprepared!!

I decided to be more organised this year and remembered to do a card for stamp club in August. I did a search of Pinterest for inspiration and wasn’t overly inspired by any cards that I found. So I decided to create my own!! eeekk!!

I decided to go with a nautical theme and used Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White as my colours.

I inked up the Brushstrokes stamp set and went from there!! I do like the rustic look of the stripes. Really, it’s not bad stamping, it’s meant to be that way!!

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I cut out a Cherry Cobbler label from the Lots of Labels framelits and a Night of Navy label in the next size down. Did you know that the Essentials Paper Piercing pack has been updated and includes a template for the Lots of Labels framelits. I did a quick piercing around the edge of the labels for a bit of detail. I then dug out my Little Letters thinlits and created the word happy in gold and silver foil paper. I carefully laid the letters onto the label so that they were centred then glue them down using the fine tip glue pen. So easy!!

To create the rest of the sentiment, I used the Alphabet rotary stamp. Now I have to say, this was quite a challenge. I’m not sure if there is something wrong with the letter “t” but I could not get it to stamp nicely!! After about 10 goes, I had two that were “ok” so I went with them!!

In keeping with the nautical theme, I added some baker’s twine around the card.

Hopefully Dad and my father-in-law will like their cards!!

Happy Stamping and Happy Father’s day to all the Dad’s out there.

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It’s an exciting day!!!

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Welcome to the first day of Spring!!! And the first day of the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue!!!! It’s always exciting when a new catalogue is released. And this one just has so much lovely stuff in it. I have to say I was really impressed with it when I first saw it.

To celebrate the new catalogue, I wanted to share with you my team swap that I did recently. I was inspired by a demonstration from the US Convention by Pam Morgan of the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and matching punch.

So I started with the medium sized stamp and used White Staz-on to stamp out the image. I went with Staz-on as my craft ink takes forever to dry. I then punched them out with the Flower Medallion punch. Repeat 15 times. Yay!!

I then punched out the larger flurry from the punch in Silver glimmer paper. Have I ever mentioned that I love bling and silver glimmer paper? hehe. I then stamped and punched lots of the smaller flurry in Pool Party ink. I used 4 flurries per ornament. To assemble them, I folded 3 in half, then using the fine tip glue pen, glued each side together and then glued the three to the remaining flat flurry. Once they were all done, it was just a matter of assembling the layers together.

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I used the new Softly Falling embossing folder (which is just lovely) and added more glimmer paper and a banner across the bottom. To attach the ornament, I punched two small holes using my 1/16″ hole punch and threaded through the silver cording trim and tied a bow. So once Christmas is over, the lucky recipient can take off the ornament and keep it to put on the tree next year.

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So if you would like a copy of the Holiday catalogue, let me know and I would be happy to post one out to you. Or if you neeeeed to order straight away, (like me!!), you can go to my online store.

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Welcome to the first ever Pennsationals Team Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the very first Pennsationals team blog hop!! We are a group of excited Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who come under the leadership of the fabulous Tracy Penn. You may be starting the hop here with me or have come from the lovely Roslynne.

As you may know, the Holiday Catalogue starts on 1 September 2015. I can’t wait!!! There are so many lovely Christmas stamps, kits and accessories to choose from!! One of the perks of being a demonstrator is being able to participate in a pre-order of products prior to the official commencement date of the catalogue. I love getting things first!! I did get a bit excited and got quite a few stamps set and accessories so I actually had a bit of trouble deciding what to make for the hop.

I eventually settled on the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and the matching Delicate Ornament thinlit dies, which also come in a bundle, saving 15%.

I decided to make a square card so I don’t these very often and these ornaments are fairly wide and needed a bit more space. I’m a traditional Christmas colour kind of girl, so I went with Real Red as my base and then a matt of Garden Green. I cut out the ornament using the new thinlits on the new Precision Plate. All those little pieces cut beautifully and came out easily. You do still have to poke them out but they are all cut through. I noticed that the centre flower of the longer ornament matched the centre of the other ornament so I ran a small piece through the big shot and snipped out the flower and using the new fine tip glue pen, attached it to the red ornament.

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Did you notice that there is even a little die for the top of the ornament. Too cute!! I stamped the holly a number of times across the top to look like branches of holly then coloured them in with my blender pens. I also dug out my Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and added the red dots across the top. And then left it to dry overnight so there would be no accidents!!!

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Once the dazzling details was dry, it was time to assemble. Using the new fine tip glue pen to add the gold ornament was so easy. This glue pen is fast becoming one of my favourite glues!!

I used a sentiment from the Versatile Christmas stamp set which has great sentiments for both the outside and insides of cards.

I hope you have enjoyed my card in the hop today. The next stop is my lovely friend, Tracy Penn.

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If you would like a copy of the Holiday catalogue, let me know and I’m happy to post one out to you.

Here is a full list of the participants.

1. Rebecca Scurr – It’s me!!
2. Tracy Penn
3. Mel Pagano
4. Jessica Williams
5. Emma Palonek
6. Jane Wilkinson
7. Roslynne Lockwood

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CTC45 – It’s a whole lot of lovely going on

At CASE-ing the Catty this week, we are sharing projects inspired by the Hostess section of the catalogue. There are 5 lovely exclusive hostess stamp sets which you can only earn if you host a workshop.

I just love the A Whole lot of Lovely stamp set. It’s probably my favourite of the 5 sets, although closely followed by the Floral Wings set as well. Seeing as there was only 1 sample in the catalogue, I decided to case another card from the Catalogue from page 109.

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Now I will admit, it’s rather loosely based on this card!!.

So to get started, I decided to crack open my 2014-2016 In Color Designer Washi Tape. Now I love washi tape and I have nearly all that Stampin’ Up! have come out with but I rarely use it!! It does look lovely on my tape holder but it would be better if I actually used it!! So I used some today. Only 4.5 metres left to go. hehe

I love using the marker technique on stamps so the Thank You stamp in this set is just perfect for that. And I think it looks rather stunning, if I say so myself!! To co-ordinate with the washi tape, I used Lost Lagoon, Taneglo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey.

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I couldn’t decide whether or not to use the smaller flower so I did a card with each. I think I prefer the one without but they both look nice. What’s your choice?

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So, how do you earn this gorgeous set? Simply host a workshop or place a qualifying order and earn Stampin’ Rewards to purchase the exclusive hostess sets or any other products from the Annual catalogue or Holiday/Occasions catalogues. Contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au or 0408 193 792 to lock in a date for your workshop.

Now to continue the hop, visit Jessica at The Paper Caper to see what gorgeousness she has created this week.

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Comforting Friends

I don’t know about you but I like to have a variety of cards on hand in my stash to cover most occasions. I found recently that I didn’t have any suitable sympathy cards and decided to make a couple for stamp club recently.

I really like the Corner Garden stamp set so I decided to colour this set with my blender pens and again with the markers for a different look. I also used the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set for the sentiments.

This is the first time that I’ve used the new Thick Whisper White cardstock and it’s lovely!! We also cracked out the new Archival basic black ink pad, which will be available from 1 September, and it does a nice crisp image.

I let the ladies at stamp club choose what they wanted to use, markers or blender pens and ink pads, and creativity reigned!! We also choose the coloured backing on the day to suit the colours that they used.

So here is my card using blender pens and the subtles ink pads.

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At stamp club, I went with blender pens and the brights ink pads.

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For my last sample, I went with the Regals markers.

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In order to get the sentiments straight, I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to help line it all up. Seeing as there is so much work in colouring, you don’t want to mess it up on the last step!!

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CTC44 – All about the Colour (In Colours, that is!!)

Each week, at Case-ing the Catty, a group of talented demonstrators get together and CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from the latest Stampin’ UP! catalogue.

This week, we are up to the Colour Collections and in particular, we are looking at the latest 2015-2017 collection.

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When I first saw these colours, I wasn’t particularly taken with them however after playing with them at convention and then receiving my pre-order, I have fallen in love with some of them and like the rest. You can guess which ones I love!!!

I decided to continue in the theme of Case-ing the catty and went with the box on page 22. I decided to turn it into a card instead.

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See the box on the left, kinda cute, isn’t it! Choose Happiness is a stamp set which I didn’t notice at first but is slowly becoming one of my go to sets. I made two versions of this card (well actually I made a mistake and then decided to make two! LOL).

On the first card, I stamped the birds randomly using Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry. On the background, I stamped the leaves on Tip Top Taupe (say that fast three times!!) cardstock using Tip Top Taupe ink. I also stamped the sentiment in Tip Top Taupe.

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So on the second card, (which is what I meant to do in the first place!!) I stamped the bird on a piece of scratch paper and then onto the cardstock. I think the technical term is second generation stamping. Fancy, I know!

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I hope you like my cards this week. Please let me a comment and let me know.

To continue hopping and to see more inspiration, make sure you visit Alison to see what she has whipped up!

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