Can you believe that we are almost at the end of July!! Where is this year going!! I’m still waiting for winter to arrive, here in Queensland. It was 28 degrees yesterday and I had on my t-shirt and shorts!! It’s a bit cooler today but still feels like Autumn.
This week we are back casing the Everyday Occasions section of the 2016-2017 Annual catalogue from pages 66-91.
There are so many gorgeous cards to case!! I love the Layering Love stamp set although I haven’t got it yet. I was inspired by the card featuring this set on the top right of the picture.
I decided to use the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set for my card and I didn’t feel it was quite appropriate to make a shaker card like the sample. I embossed the main card with the Sparkle embossing folder in Soft Sky cardstock, then cut out a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals framelits in So Saffron and then attached it to the front of the card. I then cut out the oval on both layers. I then stamped the sentiment in Soft Sky on a separate piece of cardstock and attached it from behind. That way, I could make sure it was centred nicely!!
I then punched a few little flowers and leaves using the Blossom Builder punch and scrunched them up a bit to give some texture and attached them with glue dots. And of course, there are a few of the teeny tiny pearls in the centre of the flowers.
I hope you like my card today!! Please leave me a comment and let me know!! Next on the hop is the lovely Kelly.
Don’t forget you can also join in with our challenges each week. We will select a winner at the start of each month. Click here to link up your project!!
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It’s been a while but it’s time for another Pennsationals Blog Hop!! You may be starting your hop with me or have come from the lovely Tricia.
We are celebrating the new 2016/2017 Annual Catalogue!! If you don’t have a copy, let me know and I’m happy to post one to you. It is A-MAZ-ING!! There are so many gorgeous new stamp sets and it was so difficult to chose what to use!!
I decided to use the Letters for You stamp set and the co-ordinating framelits and create a Christmas card. The new This Christmas Specialty DSP is lovely so I used that as my inspiration.
Of course, gold and Christmas go together, so I added a gold doily and placed my letters on top. I did a Garden Green card and then a Cherry Cobbler version. I’m not sure which one I like best!! I think they are both nice.
I also wanted to play with the clear treat boxes. They come in a packet of 16 for only $13.25 They do have a clear wrapping on them so make sure you remove it.
I made a ribbon belly band which does come off easily and made a bow using the bow builder punch. Of course, you need gold sequins to finish it off!! Perfect for those little gifts, like Pandora!! (hint hint!!)
So next on the hop is my amazing upline, Tracy Penn.
In case you get lost on the hop, here is a list of those joining in.
- Mel Pagano
- Jess Williams
- Tricia Raineri
- Rebecca Scurr
- Tracy Penn
- Joanna Wiggs
This week, we are casing the Artistic Expressions section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue, pages 92-157.
This is a huge section of the catalogue and it was so hard to decide what to case!! I had a couple of options but decided to go with the Blooms & Wishes samples on page 138.
I cased two of these gorgeous cards. I changed the colour palette for my first card but still stayed within the colours of the DSP. I also used the scallop oval to cut out my centre piece. I just love these scallops!! To make sure my sentiment was centred on the card, I cheated and stamped it onto a separate piece of cardstock then attached that to the whisper white layer. The sheer linen ribbon in Mint Macaron is simply devine!
For my second card, I did a direct case. I did use the retired doilies as I keep forgetting to add the new ones to my order. I think I need to practice stamping circles with straight stamps, but you get the idea!!
I hop you have enjoyed my cards this week. Next stop on the hop is fellow Queenslander, Deb.
I’m back this week with CTC and I’m so excited that our new Crew members are hopping with us today. Make sure you leave them a comment and welcome them to the Crew!!
We are caseing the Everyday Occasions section of the Annual Catalogue (pages 66-91). This is a huge section, so I decided to case two cards.
My first card was inspired by the gorgeous Detailed Floral Thinlits on page 76. They are so pretty and look amazing yet are so easy to create.
I love the white on white look but I decided to go with white and Emerald Envy. I just love this green. It’s a very easy card to create, just cut out the thinlits and attach to the background!! Then stamp the sentiment and you are done!! Or you might want to stamp your sentiment before attaching just in case there is a creative error!! Not that I did that!! As I love Emerald Envy so much, I added a ruched ribbon bow instead of twine and painted the whole card with Wink of Stella.
For my next card, I wanted to play with the Banners for You stamp set and co-ordinating bundle as it just arrived on Friday and I NEEEDED to play with it!!
I pretty much cased the whole card from page 78 and just added another layer of Mint Macaron as one of the background layers. Sometimes the catalogue card is so pretty, why reinvent the wheel!! The colours on the photograph have come out quite orange but the original is a lovely peach.
I haven’t had much opportunity to make cards for a few weeks, so I’ve really enjoyed making these! I hope you like them too. Make sure you continue to hop with my lovely friend, Simone. You’ll love her project this week!!
Don’t forget that you can join in with our challenges each week!! We announce the winner at the start of the following month.
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This week, we are caseing the Love & Sympathy section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. There are so many lovely projects and gorgeous new stamp sets in this section.
I have decided to case the popcorn box on page 51. This box really makes me want to buy the popcorn box thinlits, although I haven’t yet.
So the only box die I had was the baker’s box die. I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and coloured it with blender pens on the flowers and leaves and an aqua painter for the background. It was quick and easy to create!! I think the longest part was working out the folds at the bottom of the box!! Oh, and I did put a Wink of Stella on it too, of course!
I used one of the dies in the set to make the tag, which I stamped with the sentiment from the You’ve Got This stamp set. And, a box isn’t complete without some sequins to finish it off.
I hope you like my box. I’d love you to leave a comment below.
Next on the hop is the talented Judy May.
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Can you believe we are up to the three week of the new catalogue already!! This year is flying past so quickly. I’m actually counting down to the end of September when I embark on an adventure!! I’m travelling with a girlfriend to New York (and also visiting Washington, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Quebec, Ottawa and Niagara Falls. Oh and we’re doing a cruise as well!!) Only 101 days until we leave!!
So this week we are showcasing the Thanks section of the catalogue on pages 38-43.
I decided to case the gift bag on page 42.
I’ve changed it up a bit by firstly making it as a card and then changing the colours. I love the new Floral Boutique DSP so that was my inspiration. I don’t have the new doilies yet so I went with gold ones instead (you can’t go wrong with gold!!). The Floral Affection embossing folders are so lovely!! I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and the matching Duet Banner punch. Love it when it all matches perfectly!!
And of course, you need gold satin ribbon and gold sequins to finish it off!!
I hope you like my card!! Please let me know in the comments at the end. Next on the hop is the lovely Kathryn.
We are looking for new Crew members. Just click on the link below to the CTC post and it will explain what you need to do.
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I can’t believe that we are in June and almost halfway through the year!! I am so excited to be share the Christmas section with you this week with Caseing the Catty. I just love the new This Christmas Specialty DSP, and did you know that you get 24 sheets of paper in this pack! That’s four of each design instead of the usual two.
So this week, I decided to case the gift bag at the back on page 26 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. I had one problem though, as I didn’t have a wreath to use. But no worries!! I got out my new Swirly Scribbles thinlits and used the largest scribble to create the look of a wreath. I sponged it a little to give it a bit of depth. I used the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set to stamp the banner, using my ever trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to help align it. And of course, my favourite triple banner punch to do the ends. I hand cut the flowers out of the dsp and added a bit of Stella for some sparkle. You can’t have a Christmas card without a bit of bling!!
So I hope you are inspired our hop today to get started early with your Christmas cards. Next on the hop is the lovely Elizabeth. I can’t wait to see what she has created!!
Don’t forget that we are looking for new Crew members. If you would like to join us, head over to our blog and link up your project. We will be announcing the new members in July.
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