It’s a boy card!!

I thought I would get one last post in before my trip starts on Wednesday.  Whilst I’m away, my husband will be going to a surprise birthday party for his Uncle.

It’s a special zero birthday so I had to make a special card!!  I don’t know about you, but I do struggle with boy cards.  I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and, of course, I found some!  One of my favourite sets is Number of Years and the matching Large Numbers framelits.  They are perfect for special occasion birthdays.

My colour selection was from the Moroccan DSP.  Don’t you just love Dapper Denim!  I need to use it more often.  I cut out the numbers on Very Vanilla cardstock and mounted it over the Moroccan DSP.  Then a quick banner cut from the Large Numbers framelits and a little piece of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon.

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I’m hoping Uncle Ted likes his card!!  Happy Birthday!

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CTC97 – Favourite Holiday Bundle

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I can’t believe that we are already back at Sunday again!!  It’s only 3 days until my New York/Canada holiday!!  I’ll be away for about 4 weeks but make sure you check the CTC page to see what gorgeous creations the Crew will be making!

This week, we are showcasing our Favourite bundles from the 2016 Holiday catalogue.

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One of the first bundles that I had to have was the Merriest Wishes stamp set and the matching Merry Tags framelits.  I think they are adorable!!

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I decided to make a series of tags using the bundle.  I love the This Christmas Speciality DSP from the Annual Catalogue (and I may have 2 or 3 packs of it!!) so I cut 6 3″ bases each of Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstock and 12 2 3/4″ pieces of DSP.   I then cut out and stamp different baubles for each tag.  I made a couple of shaker tags which I just love!!  I used the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack for the strings on the tags.  Did you know that there is 22.9 metres on each spool?  How fab is that!!

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These were so easy to put together.  The stamp set includes a To and From stamp which I’ve stamped on the back.

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CTC96 – Big Shot

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Can you believe that we are in September and my holiday is just around the corner!!    Aren’t you just loving the 2016 Holiday catalogue?  There are so many gorgeous projects to case!!  Of course, this week is no exception.

We are casing the Big Shot section between pages 8-11.  There are lots of amazing stamp sets in this section and it was hard to decide which one to use.

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I love the Banners for Christmas stamp set and the Bunch of Banners framelits so I was excited to case this card on page 10.

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I did pretty much the same as the catalogue but I did gold foil instead of gold glimmer paper as I’m going to use this card for my stamp club project and I didn’t have enough glimmer paper for everyone.  I also used the red and green glitter embossing powder as it is so pretty and sparkly.

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I think I like the red best but both look pretty.  Let me know which one you like!!

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CTC95 – Favourite Holiday 3d item

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I’ve had a few days off this week and I’ve been having a lovely time in my craft room.  I should be tidying it and going through the cupboards but that’s no fun!!

This week at CTC, we are showcasing our Favourite Holiday 3d item from the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

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I always love the gift packaging featured in the Stampin’ Up! catalogues and this catalogue is no exception!!  Have you noticed the white gift boxes?  They are in a few projects through out the catalogue.  They are a glossy white box and come with an acetate sleeve and there are 8 boxes in a pack.

I’ve been inspired by two projects this week, the box with the real red stitched ribbon on page 6 and the Halloween box on page 53.

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I just love the hostess sets in the Holiday catalogues so I’ve used the Cozy Critters stamp set.  I like the idea on the Halloween box of having the cut out shapes on the side of the box, so I stamped the branch from the stamp set and then stamped four owls and punched them out.  I also stamped an owl in Real Red and Early Espresso and hand cut the scarves.  I also stamped the eyes in Early Espresso and hand cut them as well.

I did cut out a white square to stamp the branch onto, as the box is glossy and stamping could smudge.  (And if I made a mistake, it didn’t waste the whole box!)

I then put the acetate band around the box and added a strip of the Candy Cane Lane DSP and the gorgeous Real Red Stitched Edge ribbon and made a bow  for the top.    Oh and I did make two panels, one for each side.

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Belated Father’s Day

Yes, I know Father’s Day was last Sunday, so I’m a bit late in getting my cards up to share.  Better late than never, I say!!

I was inspired by the fishy card from Debra Simonis which I found on Pinterest.

I love shaker cards and I thought her oval fish bowl was just great for Father’s Day.  However.  I didn’t have the Seaside Shore stamp set.  So I improvised and cut out the fish from the By the Shore DSP.

I love the Layering Oval framelits and it was so easy to create the fish bowl. I also used some left over silver sequins and dazzling diamonds glitter (which is still on my desk!) Oh and I forgot to mention, how great are the new foam adhesive strips for making shaker cards!!

I had to make three cards for my dad, father-in-law and Pop.  I didn’t have enough of each piece of DSP to make three the same, so I adapted the design for each one.  I also used the Thoughtful Banners and the Duet punch for the sentiment.  I thought the Very Vanilla thick baker’s twine would make a great nautical looking rope to set the sentiment on.

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I hope they all liked their Father’s Day cards and I hope you do too!!

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CTC94 – Candy Cane Lane

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How exciting that the 2016 Holiday Catalogue started this week!!  There are so many amazing, gorgeous new products to play with!!

This week, we are casing the Candy Cane Lane section on pages 4-7.

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The Candy Cane Lane DSP is sooo cute!!  I can see there is going to be lots of cards made with this paper.  I have decided to base my project this week on the DSP.  Have you seen the cute little houses that you can make using the Home Sweet Home thinlits.  Aren’t they adorable!!  I decided to make one based the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  I would have done the squiggles like the DSP but I couldn’t find my white pens!

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Check out the video from Stampin’ Up! to see how well they co-ordinate with the matching stamp set, Sweet Home.

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The Holiday Catalogue is here!!

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Can you believe that the Holiday Catalogue is here!!  Surely it’s not that time of the year already.

There are so many gorgeous new products that it’s so hard to chose what to play with first!!

My team is having a Holiday Catalogue swap so I decided to try out the Start of Light stamp set and Starlight Thinlit dies, which you can also purchase as a bundle.   I decided to keep the colour theme simple and went with Soft Sky and Whisper White.  The central star is cut out on vellum and attached to a solid Soft Sky star.  I then added clear wink of stella for some bling.

One of my long time favourites is heat embossing, so I embossed the sentiment in silver.  I also added a twirl of silver metallic thread behind the star for extra sparkle.

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I hope the girls enjoy my swap!!  Let me know what you think in the comments.

If you would like a copy of the Holiday catalogue, let me know and I’ll be happy to send you one.

 

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