CTC335 – Annual Catty 3d

I think we might be skipping Spring in Queensland and jumping straight into Summer!! It’s a pretty warm day today! I spent a bit of time picking mulberries from my gi-normous tree!! There’s a lot more to go!! If you’ve got any good recipes, send them to me.

This week, we are casing an 3d project from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. Now you don’t need to make a 3d project but just be inspired by one.

So I did make a 3d project as I plan to turn it into a gift. I’ve cased the box on page 10. I used one of the mini paper pumpkin boxes. Isn’t it cute!!

I love the Pansy Petals DSP so that was my base paper. I then used Glittered Organdy ribbon which is sooo sparkly!! I then created a tag using the Tailor Made tags which I had also used the Stitched Greenery die on first. Oh my goodness, why did I wait so long to get this!! It’s stunning. I then die cut a few of the pansy flowers from the DSP using the Pansy dies. My sentiment is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and is cut using the Meadow dies.

I plan on making a few pansy inspired cards to go inside but I ran out of time today.

Next up is the lovely Sandra across the ditch.

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CTC334 – Time for Gingerbread

I hope you are having a fun week! I bought a new toy (a Brother Scan N Cut) and I’ve been having fun playing with it!

I hope you are ready for a great hop this week! We are casing the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite pages 8-15 of the July – December 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I didn’t venture far into the catalogue for my card this week. I’ve stayed on the first page and am casing the card on the top left.

I decided to use the Paper Lattice to create some detail on the background. I also went with a Real Red background. I still hand cut the three trees from the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP and attached them to a vellum banner. I added a rhinestone to the top of the trees as they needed a sparkly star!

The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set and I die cut it using the Seasonal labels dies. I didn’t stamp the sentiment in the middle of the cardstock and I had to run the die through a second time to make sure it was centred!

I have to say I really love the lattice on the background!! I might be using this card at my next card class!

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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CTC333 – Sale-a-bration

I hope you are having a great weekend!! It is a beautiful sunny day here in Mundoolun today. Admittedly, I haven’t really been out in it but given I work in an office with no windows, it’s just nice to see blue sky!! I’ve been up since 3:30am today so I’m feeling a bit weary. I was fortunate to attend the Stampin’ Up! Backstage event for Stampin’ Up! leaders. It was an amazing event, even though it was on-line. I got to network and brain storm with demonstrators from around the world and hear amazing speakers.

Luckily, it finished at 10:30am so I’ve had a chance to have a play in this week’s CTC challenge which is to case the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

Once again, I didn’t get far into the catalogue before I decided on my card. I made it to page 3!! I do love the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, it’s just so nice!! I’ve cased the card on the right.

I just got the Christmas to Remember bundle which includes the Christmas to Remember stamp set and the Christmas Pinecone dies and I couldn’t wait to have a play to re-create this card. I started off with selecting the base colour of Evening Evergreen. I then cut out the two large dies, one in Be Dazzling Specialty Paper and one in Evening Evergreen. You need to be careful when poking out the die cut pieces as it is quite detailed and you don’t want to tear the paper. I layered the two pieces by placing glue dots across the cardstock pieces and gently pressing the sparkly piece on top. I added a few more glue dots on spots that were sticking up. I then attached it to the cardstock base in the same way.

For the sentiment, I decided to play with white embossing on the cork specialty paper. I have to say it comes up amazing!! You need to try it!! I then die cut it out using my new favourite labels, Seasonal Labels dies.

This card is so sparkly, I might have to send it to myself!! lol If you love this card too, make sure you check out the product links at the bottom of my post, so that you can purchase it all!

Next up is the lovely Julia.

We would love to see your creations to case the Sale-a-bration Catalogue, so please share over on at our Facebook group.

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Welcome to another fabulous color combination at Colour Inkspiration Challenges!

Isn’t this a gorgeous picture!! You can check it out here. So our colour combo is Basic White, Real Red, Pool Party and Night of Navy. You may also add Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Basic Black and metallics to your project. We also allow ‘Ivory’ and ‘Bronze’ in the Stampin’ Blends. If you don’t have all the colour palette, feel free to use the closest SU substitute (ie: Pumpkin Pie instead of Calypso Coral … you get the drift).

So I decided to make my own dsp by using the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Textures & Frames. So I stamped in Real Red, Pool Party and Night of Navy on an A5 piece of cardstock. Now don’t get excited like me and accidently stamp your real red stamp on the Pool Party ink pad!!!! A quick session of dabbing with my shammy, and inkpad was saved!!

I then just added layers of the cardstock and stamped a couple of sentiments from Pansy Patch and Peaceful Moments which I die cut using the Tasteful Labels dies. For my first card, I added some Real Red Sheer ribbon behind the sentiment.

For my second card, I cut out the “dsp” using the Scalloped Contours dies. And I added the ribbon along the length of the card.

Isn’t this a great idea!! You could try so many different colour combinations!

INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Can’t wait to see what you create using this great combination.

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