Happy Birthday to Mr Paper and Stamp Addict!

Now don’t panic, yes, I’m posting on a week day!! I went to a concert in Brisbane last night (saw Pentatonix’s, they were amazing!!) and I’ve got the day off work today as I had such a late night. I slept in to 8am!! I can’t remember when I slept that late!

It’s Mr Paper and Stamp Addict’s birthday tomorrow so I thought I would share his card with you. And he doesn’t read my blog so I think I’m safe and won’t spoil the surprise!

As you may have noticed, I kinda like the Country Club DSP! It’s the perfect colours for manly cards.

I’ve used Night of Navy as the base, and a piece of the Garden Green tartan with a layer of Whisper White underneath to make it stand out.

My other new favourite is the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I’ve cut one in Night of Navy and in Whisper White. I’ve stamped the sentiment in Garden Green and it’s from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set.

This is a quick and easy card to create, yet looks stunning. I hope he likes it!

Don’t forget if you order $90 worth of goodies until the end of March, you can earn a Sale-a-bration item for free!! There are so many products to choose from!

Now if you love lots of goodies in the January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue like I do, you might want to take up the Sale-a-bration joining offer. For $169, you can choose $235 worth of product. But wait, there’s more!! You will also receive the cutest mini paper cutter, a 6″ x 6″ DSP paper sampler and your choice of any stamp set offered in the Annual Catalogue or the mini. And, as a demonstrator, you will receive 20% off any of your future purchases. If you have any questions, please email me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au If you would like to join, link on the image below.

Happy Stamping (off to make a cake now!)

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CTC263 – Week 1 – Kerchief Card Kit

Welcome to another fun week at Caseing the Catty!! I hope you have had a great week. I had to finish work early on Thursday so that I could get home before the roads flooded. Lucky I did, as I don’t think I would have made it through if I had left it any later in the day. It was such a shame to have to leave work early (NOT!!) so I spent the afternoon at home crafting and listening to the rain on the roof. Perfect afternoon!!

So since that wonderful rain, it has been so hot and humid!! I worked up a sweat making my card today. Eww!

We are casing the colours from the Kerchief Card Kit which is in the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. The colours you can choose from are: Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Gold, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade and White.

I have decided to go with Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Early Espresso and White.

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, my dad is an avid golfer, so the Country Club Suite is perfect for him. Now I know that Father’s Day is a long way off for us in Australia but I had to use the banner stamp and the laurel die!!

I started with the Absolutely Argyle 3d embossing folder in Night of Navy and then cut out a rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies. These would have to be my favourite dies at the moment. (Well until I use the next set!!) Then another rectangle in Whisper White from the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I love that the Golf Club dies includes 2 club dies which I cut out in Early Espresso. I also cut out the laurel and the banner.

I think Dad is going to love these cards using this set!! Is it September yet?

My kitties were having a busy day and wanted to say hi.

This is Jaster, keeping in with our colour theme
Whilst Jaster was looking cute, Shadow wanted his belly rubbed! Crazy boy!

Next up is the lovely Julia, I can’t wait to see what she has created.

We would love to see your creations using the colours of the Kerchief Card kit so please share it on our Facebook page.

Happy Stamping

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CI71

Welcome to our first challenge for February 2020!! We are changing a few things at Colour Inkspiration this year and we won’t be doing a blog hop any longer. If you want to see what the design team creates, we have a photo album called CI71 Design Team Inspiration in our Facebook Group, which you can see here.

We have such a pretty challenge photo this week!! Don’t you just want to go inside that shop!

I recently got the Birthday Jubilee Bundle which includes the Birthday Jubilee stamp set and the Jubilee Beauty dies. These are just so pretty!

I started with a Highland Heather base, and then cut out two pieces in Gray Granite and attached them to the card. I then stamped in Memento Black and cut out the flowers. I coloured with markers for a change. I added a bit of Wink of Stella and a clear faceted gem. I’m trying to remember to use more embellishments on my cards this year as I always end up with packets that I didn’t use! Am I not the only one?

To create the sentiment from Birthday Jubilee, I stamped in Highland Heather. I then used a rectangle die from my favourite Stitched Rectangle dies however it was wider than the sentiment. I turned the piece around and placed it inside the die carefully and ran it through my die cutting machine, creating a perfectly sized rectangle!

I used dimensionals to pop up the flowers and doubled up on the dimensionals behind the sentiment.

Don’t forget if you spend $90 in my online store, you can select a free Sale-a-bration item. Now do you want free paper, free stamps or a free card kit! It’s so hard to decide, you might want to get all of them! Click here to go to my store.

Now if there are so many items that you love from the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue, you should take advantage of the joining offer. You can select $235 worth of products (also from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue) for $169. But wait there’s more!! You will also receive the most adorable 6″ desk paper trimmer, a 6″ x 6″ designer series paper stack featuring some of the dsp from the mini catalogue and a stamp set of your choice to any value!! Say what!!! And you’ll get 20% off any future purchases you make!

Click here to go to my joining page. Note you can’t go over $235 so make sure you do the maths to get it as close as you can!

Happy Stamping

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CTC262 – Week 2 – Casing Koalas

Welcome to a soggy weekend here in Queensland! I hope you are enjoying the rain and aren’t getting flooded! We go from one extreme weather situation to another in Australia.

After a false start this morning, here is this week’s challenge!! (I accidently scheduled my post for am instead of pm!!) Luckily I hadn’t actually written the post yet, so you didn’t get a sneak peak of my card! We are continuing on with week 2 of Caseing the sketch from page 34.

Here’s the sketch.

This is such a versatile sketch! This week, I have turned it on it’s side. I have just purchased the Botancial Prints Product medley. Have you checked out these medley’s? They include so many products that co-ordinate (did we expect anything else!). There’s the Botanical Prints stamp set, 6″x6″ dsp stack, 4 sheets of die cut accents, 4 sheets of laser cut overlays, Old Olive twill ribbon, copper bee embellishments and the Botanical Prints dies. You can pick up the medley at my online store, here. And don’t forget, you can select a free Sale-a-bration product as well.

As soon as I saw one of the laser cut overlays, I knew that was going to be the start of my card. I trimmed it into three pieces and glued them to a piece of whisper white. I did cut off a half square so it was a bit shorter than the final card but I thought it would make a great place for the sentiment.

I layered the whisper white background onto a piece of Pretty Peacock and the main card base is Calypso Coral. The sentiment is from the Botanical Prints stamp set and I’ve stamped it in Pretty Peacock.

I stamped the flowers in Memento Black, cut out with the Botanical Prints dies and coloured using the Pretty Peacock and Calypso Coral light blends.

My bow is the Petal Pink Metallic edge ribbon. I like the touch of bling it adds to the card.

I can’t wait to play with this medley even more!! The DSP is just lovely and perfect for colouring as well.

Next up, we are off over the ditch to visit Sandra. I wonder what gorgeousness she has created this week.

We would love to see your creation over at our Facebook group. We’ve already had a few great entries but we would love to see yours!

Happy Stamping!

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CTC262 – Week 1 – Casing Sketch

Welcome to February!! Can you believe that one month of 2020 has already gone by. It’s going so fast!!

This week, we are casing a sketch of a layout from page 34 of the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue.

Isn’t this such a cute card!! I love those koalas!! So here’s the sketch.

I was so excited to see the Country Club suite as my dad is an avid golfer!! He is now set for life for cards!! So when I went to create my card for today, I wanted to use this set. So I searched through my stamps and couldn’t find it! Say what!!! I even went back through my orders and nope, I hadn’t got it yet!!! Nooooo!!!!! I did have the Country Club DSP and the Absolutely Argyle 3d embossing folder so I went with that instead.

I started with Night of Navy cardstock and embossing a piece with the Absolutely Argyle embossing folder. To make it stand out, I added a thin edge of Whisper White.

I then cut out three rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I am loving these dies!! Scallops and stitching together are divine!!

My sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays set.

You can purchase the whole suite which includes the Country Club DSP, Club House bundle (Club house stamp set and Golf Club dies), Absolutely Argyle 3d embossing folder, Country Club twine combo pack and Country Club elements here. If you purchase the suite, you can then also choose a free Sale-a-bration item as well!!

In case you haven’t noticed before, I also have links to all the products I have used at the very bottom of my post.

Next up is the lovely Julia.

We would love to see your creation showcasing this sketch! Please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping!

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CTC261 – Week 2 – Sale-a-bration

Happy Australia Day to everyone!! It’s also my birthday today so it’s a double celebration for me! I’m having a lovely day pottering around my craft room. I tidied up part of my desk and created my card for today’s hop. I’m also planning a session of diamond painting as well!!

This is week 2 of Caseing the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

I’ve been loving the creations from the Crew using the Bonanza Buddies bundle so in honour of Australia Day, I’m christening this bundle!! I decided to case the card in the bottom right on page 4.

The base of the card is Grapefruit Grove and I’ve used one of the backgrounds from the Birthday Bonanza DSP. I wanted to re-create the look of the tear drop shapes so I used the two banner dies in Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove. I attached using glue dots. I then cut a tag from the Bonanza dies in Coastal Cabana. I love this stitched tag!

I stamped the sentiment from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set and cut it out using one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

My most favourite part is the two koala’s!! Stamped in Gray Granite and Memento Black for the eyes and nose. I also coloured the face with a black marker to make it really crisp.

Next up is the lovely Peta. I wonder what Marvi is up to this week!

Don’t forget that our challenges now go for 2 weeks. You can share your creation over on at our Facebook group. We would love to see what you create!

Happy Australia Day!!

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CTC261 – Week 1 – Case Sale-a-bration

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Welcome to our second challenge of the year. Can you believe that we are already in the third week of the year! We are casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue. You can choose to case any project you like.

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I wanted to try out the new Lily Pad dies so I decided to case one of the cards on page 4.

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I’ve been doing some gardening this morning and it was so hot and humid. I was too tired to re-invent the wheel on my card today so I’ve pretty much only changed the colours and the sentiment.

I’ve used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder in Crumb Cake for the background. I stamped the flowers in Petal Pink from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and cut out the die cut flowers with the Lily pad Dies. The dies are a level 2 Sale-a-bration reward. When you spend $90 in catalogue products, you can select a level 1 reward. If you spend $180, you can either select 2 level 1 rewards or there are a couple of level 2 rewards in the Sale-a-bration catalogue. Click here to check out my online store.

I added a piece of Organdy Striped ribbon in Petal Pink across the bottom. My sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays set.

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I really love all the layers on this card! I think this card will be perfect for my little sister.

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Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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Don’t forget the challenge will run for two weeks. We would love to see your creations from the Sale-a-bration catalogue over on at our Facebook group.

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Happy Stamping

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