CTC280 – Casing a new Catalogue Cover

I hope you have had a crafty weekend. I had a day off on Monday and I managed to do 4 crafts in one day!! Talk about best day ever!! I did some card making, diamond painting, crocheting and some paper piecing hand sewing.

Are you as excited as I am for the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue!! I’m not sure I’m ready for Christmas yet but I am starting to get excited for the Christmas goodies in the catty.

Our challenge this week is to case the cover of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

My favourite Christmas colour combo is red and green, so I love this cover! I decided to case the circle box on the bottom left, however I’ve made a card instead.

I am loving the Poinsettia Place suite, which includes the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and Poinsettia dies. I love the stamps and the dies and the options you have with them. You can stamp the petals and die cut them or you can die cut the petals and then emboss the veins.

I stamped and cut out the flowers in Real Red and the leaves in Shaded Spruce. I also cut out the holly in gold foil to match the Wonder of the Season Specialty DSP that I used in the background.

I curved the petals of the flowers using a bone folder to add a bit more depth to them. I was going to add some gold metallic thread but I totally forgot until I was finished!

Next up is the lovely Sandra in New Zealand.

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

Happy Stamping

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Oh, the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine is almost here!!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hanging out to be able to purchase the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Pre-order has started for Demonstrators and it will be available to purchase by customers starting on 1 September. The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine isn’t available but hopefully we will be able to order it by the end of the year.

So, what sets our machines apart from the rest? Here are some of our favourite features:

  • Durable machines with high-quality results. The solid steel construction frame and rubber feet that securely grip the work surface produce crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing.
  • Easy to use. The machines and tools are designed for an intuitive die-cutting and embossing experience. For example, all plates are labelled with a number and are colour-coded for easy reference and use when building your sandwich. And just like the name suggests, our Magnetic Cutting Plates have fully-magnetic surfaces to make it easy to securely position your dies and keep them in place.
  • Simple to store. The platforms on both machines fold for space-saving storage and they look pretty too–the sleek, clean design suits any crafting space.
  • Portable. You can use both machines at home or on the go with their folding platforms and ergonomic carrying handles. It’s also more convenient if you like to attend crops or other crafting get togethers.

Now if you don’t want to wait until September to purchase a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine, you don’t have to!

You can join as a demonstrator and select the machine as part of your starter kit! And the best part is, you will save $40 and be able to add another $26 worth of goodies to your starter kit. In detail, the machine is $209, however when you are selecting products, you can choose up to $235 worth of product. You also get free shipping and a business supplies kit.

There’s no commitment to remain as a demonstrator however you will enjoy 20% off your stamping purchases which is a great deal! You also get to pre-order goodies when new catalogues come out and also participate in exclusive Stampin’ Up! events.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, and become a member of my team, click here.

Now, Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine is a bit of a mouthful and I’m likely to get tongue tied, so my new name for them is going to be Big Boss and Little Boss!

My big boss is on it’s way to me and I can’t wait to have a play and share it with you!!

Happy Stamping

Can you believe that Christmas is coming!!

No, surely it’s not time to start getting ready for Christmas!! Well it is a bit earlier than usual but I’m excited to share the August – December Mini Catalogue with you!!

Just click on this image to download the catalogue

This catalogue brings back some of our favourites from last year, (hello, Most Wonderful Time Medley!!) and has lots of new goodies for us to be inspired by! Check out these new suites. Which one is your favourite?

I have to say, I’m loving the Poinsettia Place suite!! I love the traditional colours, the flowers, the Plush Poinsettia Specialty paper (omg, it’s stunning!!).

But then I also love the pretty blue colours of the Snowflake Splendor DSP and the sparkly Balmy Blue Glimmer paper (you had me at glitter!!) Oh and check out the Blue adhesive backed gems. They are just so pretty!!!

And check out the mini coffee cups, they are just too cute!! I may have already purchased this suite so that I can get started on making gifts for Christmas!! Oh and check out those glitter star ornaments! They will be great to use on packaging.

If you would like a physical copy of the catalogue, please let me know and I’ll post one out to you. If you love everything and need to have it now, click on the shop image below and you’ll go straight to my online store.

I hope you love this catalogue as much as I do!

Happy Stamping

CI82 – It’s a late entry!

I missed the start of the latest Colour Inkspiration Challenge. Before I knew it, the deadline to join had passed!! But luckily, it’s a 3 week challenge so there is still another week for you to join in.

It’s another gorgeous combination – Just Jade, Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White.

Isn’t that photo amazing!! Wouldn’t you want to have a bath in that groovy bathroom!!

I wanted to use the Poinsettia Place Suite from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue which starts tomorrow!! I just love the Poinsettia dies and how they emboss the cardstock as well as cut out the shapes. I used the Old World Paper embossing folder on the Whisper White piece. I then cut out 2 each of the smaller flowers from the dies. As the photo had that interesting gold artwork on the wall, I decided to add some gold sprigs as well as Just Jade sprigs. I used my bone folder to curve the petals of the flowers to add a bit of dimension and then assembled them using glue dots.

The sentiment is stamped in Just Jade and is cut out using the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I’m usually a traditional Red/Green Christmas colours person, but I really like this very non-traditional combo!! What do you think?

I’d love to see your creation using this colour combo, so please share over on at our Facebook group, here.

Happy Stamping