CTC271 – Casing the Cover of the New Catty

Oh it’s going to be an exciting week!! The 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue starts on Wednesday 3 June!! I can’t wait to share all the new goodies with you!!

As a teaser, we are casing the cover of the new catalogue this week!

Now we don’t have a lot of options of projects to case, but sometimes that makes it easier! Having too much choice can make it difficult!! I have cased the card on the right .

I didn’t purchase many sets in the demonstrator pre-order but I had to have the World of Good suite! This is a travel inspired set and the World of Good Specialty DSP is just great!

I used the DSP to create strips across the card. I cut them out with the Ornate Layers dies (which includes a few stitched rectangles) that fit perfectly across my card. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and cut out using World Map dies. I also cut out in gold foil, the stand for the globe.

I can’t wait to share more of this suite with you! And of course, the rest of the new catalogue!!

Next up is Peta and Marvi.

We would love to see your case of the cover of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. So please share it over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC270 – Week 2 – Retiring Dies

Hasn’t it been cold the last couple of days!!! Winter is coming!!

Welcome to our last challenge of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalogue and January-June Mini Catalogues. Whilst it’s always sad to say farewell to our favourites, it is exciting to see what is coming.

Our challenge this week, is casing our favourite punch or dies.

I love the Path of Petals bundle but I haven’t used it enough. The stamp set, Path of Petals is carrying through but the Petal Labels dies are retiring. I was inspired by the card on the top left of page 72.

This card uses the very pretty Pressed Petals DSP but I decided to use the Petal Labels dies to create my own oval.

I did try to stamp the sentiment from the Path of Petals stamp set on the DSP oval that I hand cut but you couldn’t read it very well, so I cut a banner of Crumb cake cardstock and stamped in Night of Navy ink. I then attached it all together and added it to the base of dsp with dimensionals. I stamped some flowers in Daffodil Delight and cut them out and added rhinestones.

Next up is the lovely Peta and Marvi.

We would love to see your creations showing your favourite retiring punches and dies.

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World of Good

I hope you are doing ok during these crazy times. I’ve been working from home for 9 weeks now but have been out to do some work in the last week, which has felt a bit strange to be honest! I’m not sure when we will be back in the office but it’s not likely to be soon.

I was very excited to be home when my 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue arrived!! There are so many gorgeous new stamps, dies and papers!!! Oh the papers!! You are going to love them all.

As a demonstrator, we are able to pre-order a select number of products from the new catalogue. I ordered the World of Good suite which is very travel inspired. Even though we can’t travel very far at the moment, it’s nice to dream about it!

This suite includes the Beautiful World stamp set, World Map dies, World of Good Memories & More card pack, World of Good Specialty DSP, Antiqued Corners & Slides, Old World Paper 3d embossing folder, Faux Suede trim and Brass foil sheets.

My team is doing a New catalogue swap and I had to share my card straight away! Girls, yours will be in the post soon!

I’ve used the new in-colour Misty Moonlight (a really pretty blue) as the base cardstock and I embossed a layer using the new Old World Paper embossing folder. Oh my, this embossing folder is fabulous!! It’s my new favourite (for this week!!). I stamped the world image using Night of Navy (making sure I used the image that included Australia), and die cut the circle and base (using Cinnamon Cider). I cut a couple of strips of dsp and tore the sides. I embossed the sentiment in gold and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I hope you love my card!! I am dreaming about my next holidays overseas!

If you love this suite, you can order it from 3 June when the new catty begins!.

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CTC270 – Week 1 – Favourite retiring punch

Is it Sunday night already? Where did the weekend go? Oh yes that’s right, I had to work yesterday! Makes the weekend seem a lot shorter!!

I’m excited to be sharing our challenge for this week. We are casing our Favourite retiring punches and dies. How to choose!! This week, I’m starting with my favourite retiring punch.

It’s the Decorative Ribbon border punch. This is so versatile. You can use it in so many different ways. You can highlight the little scallops at the bottom, the whole strip or the top portion like I have in my card tonight.

I’ve focussed my card on lots of retiring products. I started with Lovely Lipstick cardstock. I then cut another piece, stamped it in Versamark using the Crackle Paint stamp set and embossed it with gold embossing powder (don’t stress, the gold embossing powder is not retiring!! phew).

I then stamped the sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set in Lovely Lipstick and cut out using the Stitched Shapes dies (not retiring!!) I then cut out some borders using the Decorative Ribbon Border punch in gold foil and trimmed it to fit around the square.

I felt it need a bit more, so I grabbed the Gold Metallic edged ribbon and coloured it using the Lovely Lipstick dark blend.

Let me know what you think in the comments below. Next up is fellow Queenslander, Peta.

We would love to see your creations using your favourite retiring dies and punches so make sure you share it over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC269 – Week 2 – Favourite retiring bundle

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mum’s out there. I was able to visit my mum today and it was so nice to chat in person rather than zoom. How are you surviving being home? My husband is going back to work next week, and I think I’ll actually miss him to chat with during the day!! I am still working from home so I’m not getting many opportunities to craft but it is definitely nicer to not have to commute for 2 hours a day.

We are on week 2 of casing our Favourite Retiring bundles from either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue or the January-June 2020 mini catalogue. I am doing my favourite from the Annual catalogue this week.

I love the Cuckoo for You bundle!! It’s the Cuckoo for you stamp set and the Cuckoo Clock dies. This is such cute set!!

I’m casing the card on page 29 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue. I had not even noticed that this card has a special feature with the pull at the bottom of the clock. I used the basket weave embossing folder for the background.

I stamped all the little pieces of the clock in Memento black and cut out with the Cuckoo Clock dies. I then coloured it all with Stampin’ Blends. Just a heads up that blends will only be available in combo packs in the next Annual catalogue, so if you need any single pens, grab them now before they sell out.

I cut out a stitched circle in So Saffron and then layered it all with dimensionals to assemble it.

The sentiment is from the Cuckoo for you stamp set and I thought it was a great one to use to send to one of my friends who I haven’t been able to see.

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

We would love to see your creation using your favourite retiring bundle over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC269 – Week 1 – Favourite Retiring Bundle

Welcome to another fun week at Caseing the Catty!! We are casing our favourite retiring bundles from the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalogue and January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue.

Now there are a few bundles retiring but some of them are carrying through just not as a bundle. But sadly, the bundle I have chosen is leaving us forever. I’ve gone with the Bonanza Buddies bundle which includes the Bonanza Buddies stamp set and the Bonanza dies. Did you know that the dies match the Birthday Bonanza designer series paper and you can cut out the cute animals on the paper using the dies!

I was inspired by the tags on page 34. I love shaker elements on a card so I thought I would turn the tags into a card.

I used the tag die in the set and cut out 2 in each colour and then used one of the smaller stitched rectangle dies to create the window. I added a piece of window sheet over the hole and added some retired gold glitter flakes. Oh and I used the foam adhesive strips to seal it up!!

I then stamped the presents and hand cut them out. I cut out the bird and koala from the DSP using the dies. I then assembled it all and attached to the card base.

If you also love the Birthday Bonanza suite as well, you can still order it here.

Next is my lovely friend, Sandra.

We would love to see your creations over on at our Facebook group.

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ESAD – See Ya Later

I’m excited to be a part of the ESAD See Ya Later Favourites Blog Hop tonight!

We are sharing our favourite retiring products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue and the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue. You can see what is retiring, here.

I decided to use the Royal Peacock Bundle which includes the Royal Peacock stamp set and Detailed Peacock dies. Now I’ve had this set for a while and in fact, I discovered that I haven’t even inked up the stamp set!! Oopsie!!

I really love the Detailed Peacock dies. There is one die which cuts out the stamped peacock and one that does a fancy peacock. I cut out a fancy peacock using the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP. It’s so pretty!! I then mounted it onto a Stitched Rectangle (woohoo not retiring!!) and layered up with a couple of different pieces of the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP.

The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and cut out using the Stitched Nested labels dies (also not retiring!!). I think I’m going to send this card to my niece as she is in Grade 12 this year and is doing a great job with doing school from home.

Next up is the fabulous Libby.

I hope you enjoy all the fabulous projects being shared!!

Here’s a list of everyone in the hop.

Blog participant list

1. Kelly Kent

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Denise Buetler

4. Sue Vine

5. Melissa Gifford

6. Mae Collins

7. Sharni Haines

8. Lou Kitzelman

9. Rebecca Scurr – This is me!!

10. Libby Dyson

11. Narelle Fasulo

12. Cathy Pinchbeck

13. Lynsey McCord

14. Bronwyn Eastley

15. Jenny Hayward

16. Mandy Depiazzi

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