CTC296 – Steppin’ it Up!

So I don’t know about you but I have decorated my house for Christmas!! (I know many people like to wait until December 1 but that’s not me!!) I have two trees, cos one isn’t enough to hold all my special ornaments. I also have lots of decorations that I have made over the years using Stampin’ Up! goodies and from the other crafts that I love to do.

This week, we are stepping up a mini catalogue project. You may have noticed that the catalogues highlight projects that “Step it Up”. They feature cards that are beginner, intermediate and avid. So the challenge is to choose a project from the mini catalogue and switch it up a notch. Or switch it down if that suits you too!

I have decided to case the card in the middle on page 33.

I have to admit I had a bit of trouble trying to do a beginner card! I like to use all the things when making cards.

So I used a piece of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP as the background. I stamped the Christmas Gleaming ornaments in the retired Delicata Copper ink of a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock. And the sentiment is from the Curvy Christmas stamp set, on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

So to step it up a little, I embossed the ornaments in retired copper embossing powder. I added a piece of retired copper trim and stretched it out. The sentiment is stamped in the copper ink and popped up with dimensionals.

For my avid card, I trimmed the background dsp (well actually I had a piece cut this size in scraps!!)

I embossed the Pretty Peacock piece using the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder and added the copper embossed ornaments which I had punched up using the Ornament punch.

I added a piece of copper trim, a strip of Night of Navy cardstock and I embossed the sentiment in copper embossing powder.

The photos don’t do them justice to show how shiny these cards are!

This was a fun challenge!! Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creation so please share over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC294 – Casing colours

Well, summer has hit Queensland this weekend!! It’s very warm!

This week, we are casing the colours of the cards on page 18 of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue which are Gray Granite, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink. Now you don’t have to use every colour, so don’t stress!

Aren’t those cards so pretty!! I’ve used the Peony Garden DSP for my background and added a layer of vellum to soften it a bit. I then stamped the main flower in Grey Granite from the Prized Peony stamp set and coloured using Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink blends. I added a little bit of stella over the flowers!

I stamped a strip of Soft Sea Foam cardstock in Soft Sea Foam ink using the background stamp from the Prized Peony stamp set. I added a Whisper White crinkled seam binding ribbon bow. The sentiment is from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set and cut out using my favourite Tasteful Labels dies. This is going to be my mum’s birthday card so I hope she likes it!

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creations using this colour combo so please share over on at our Facebook group.

I’m off to sit in the air-conditioning!!

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CTC293 – Case a card from p36

It’s been a fun weekend! Usually at this time of year, I’m off travelling to the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event and attending with my team. This year, we are having to do things a bit differently. We had Onstage@Home! Stampin’ Up! did an amazing job with this event. We kicked off on Thursday night with Pat Benatar! Which lead into the recognition event, where a number of the Crew were recognised for their achievements from the past Stampin’ Up! year. A special mention to Simone Bartrum and Rose Packer for achieving the Incentive Trip to Maui. What a great achievement, Congrats girls!!

This week, we are casing any card from page 36 of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

I’ve decided to case the card in the middle with the banner. I used the Christmas Gleaming DSP as I love the copper highlights on it. I used some retired copper embossing powder and stamped the ornaments from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. Which were punched out with the Gleaming Ornaments punch pack. That’s a lot of gleaming going on!!

I stamped the Night of Navy banner with the little splatter stamp from the set. I cut the bottom of the banner using the banner punch which is perfect for someone like me who can’t cut an even banner to save myself! I attached it using dimensionals. I kept the same sentiment as the original card which is from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set which was also embossed in Copper embossing powder. I used double dimensionals at one end so that it was even. I used a little bit of the retired copper trim to “hang” the ornaments.

It’s such a shiny card, the photo doesn’t do it justice!

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

We would love to see your creation so please share over at our Facebook group.

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CTC292 – Case sketch on p159

I’m so excited that it’s November!! I can put my Christmas tree up soon!! I’ve joined a Christmas facebook group and it’s so inspiring!! If you are a Christmas addict like me, this is the group for you.

We have had a week of rain and yesterday we had hail 3 times! Fortunately for us, it was only small but other parts of Brisbane had tennis ball sized hail. It’s nice to see the grass coming through all green instead of being brown and dry. I’m guessing next weekend, my husband will be out mowing!

This week, we are casing a sketch on page 59 of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

And here is the sketch!

This is such a great sketch! You can see from the Crew that there are so many different ways to use it.

I started off with a piece of Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper which I put on a piece of Whisper White on top of a piece of Cherry Cobbler. I then embossed a piece of Pear Pizzazz using one of the Wrapped in Texture embossing folders. I then layered it onto another piece of Pear Pizzazz for give a small border. The sentiment is from Wrapped in Christmas stamp set in Cherry Cobbler and die cut using the Celebration Labels dies. (Aren’t these labels fabulous!!) The ribbon is from Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo pack.

Next up is fellow Queenslander, Julia.

We would love to see your creation using this sketch, so please share on our Facebook group.

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