CTC158 – It’s my age page!

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I hope you are going well with your Christmas shopping.  I finished mine this week!  Woo hoo!! Well, I might get my husband a couple of other little things, but I’ve got all the main shopping done.

We are having a fun challenge this week at Caseing the Catty.  Our challenge is to case a project from the page that is your age (or the age you would like to be!).

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So I’m casing a project from page 43 of the 2017 Holiday catalogue.  I went with the card on the top left corner.

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I liked the idea of stamping on the background with a piece of vellum over the top.  I used the Christmas Happiness stamp set and stamped the branch in Wild Wasabi.  I then cut out a piece of vellum and embossed the sentiment from Festive Phrases in gold embossing powder.

I added a square of whisper white behind the sentiment so that you could see it clearly.  I then added a Green sprig and tied it with gold ribbon.  It’s a fairly simple card but I’m happy with how it came out!

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Make sure you join in and share your project on our Facebook group.

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We only have one more week of Casing the Catty to go for this year!  We will be having a short break but will be back early in January.

Happy Stamping!

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CTC157 – Case a Colour Combo

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Can you believe that in only 3 weeks, we will be preparing for the best day of the year!!  Can’t wait!!  (Although I have so much to do between now and then!!)

This week, we are casing a colour combo from either the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue or the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

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I’m still needing Christmas cards, so I turned to the 2017 Holiday catalogue.  I decided to go with a non-traditional combination which I found on page 35.

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Isn’t silver and Pool Party amazing!

I don’t usually start with the end in mind (well, except for the fact that it will be a card! lol!) and today was no exception!  I decided to use the embossing paste and coloured it with a few drops of Pool Party ink.  I also added in a bit of dazzling diamonds glitter.   I then remembered that I got some Silver embossing paste in my pre-order of the 2018 Occasions catalogue, so I decided to give it a go as well.  As I’m needing a few more cards, I made two of each base.

The silver is a slightly different texture to the regular embossing paste and it took a bit longer to dry.

Whilst I was waiting for the bases to dry, I had a look through my Christmas framelits.  I decided to go with the retiring Quilt Builder framelits.  I haven’t actually used the framelit which embossing quilting lines so I decided to make that my feature.  And it looks amazing on silver foil!! The flower is also from the same set of framelits.

To create the banner at the bottom, I used the dotty thinlit from the Swirly Snowflakes thinlits and added a strip of white cardstock down the middle, which I stamped with the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set.

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Here’s all the cards that I made.

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Next up is the talented Peta.

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Happy Christmas Stamping

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CTC156 – Case any project from the Annual Catalogue and give a Christmas Twist

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Can you believe that it’s four weeks tomorrow to Christmas!!  I’ve started to realise that I don’t have enough Christmas cards!!  Time to get making!!

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are casing a project from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a Christmas twist.

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I have decided to case a card on page 27 which uses the Label Me Pretty stamp set.  I think I’ve cased this card before but it’s a great layout so I’m using it again!

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I decided to use the Be Merry DSP which is from the Annual Catalogue as the background rather than a large stamp.  My go-to Christmas colours are Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler so I really love this DSP.

I just purchased the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder.  I don’t know why it’s taken me so long!  It’s fab!  I created a banner using the Banner Triple punch.  I used the DSP  for the second banner.

You know my favourite framelits would have to be the Stitched Shape Framelits.  I struggle to not use them on every project!  I haven’t used the ovals very much but I felt this sentiment looked nice on the oval.  Speaking of sentiment, this great sized sentiment is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.

I then added a bow using the Cherry Cobbler double stitched ribbon.

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CTC155 – Case Gift Packaging

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I’ve had a lovely week of holidays but sadly I’m back at work tomorrow.  But counting down to the next lot of holidays in only 5 weeks!!

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are casing Gift Packaging from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

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I didn’t actually go too far to be inspired.  Just as far as the cover of the 2017 Holiday catalogue, in fact!

I liked the acetate box on the right hand side of the cover, featuring the Cheery Chirps stamp set.

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Once I started making this and taking a closer look at the project, I realised how much detail is on it.

I wanted to use my new Stampin’ Blends to colour the images, so I went with the colours that are available in the pens like Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler.

So firstly, I cut out a piece of Old Olive cardstock to fit the front of the box and embossed it with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.

The leaves around the bird are actually taken from the other bird stamp in the set.  I stamped it in Memento Black and coloured with the Old Olive Stampin’ blends and fussy cut out.

I cut out a circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits and stamped and coloured the bird.  I then used the fine tip glue pen to attach the leaves to the circle.  I used a piece of a doily behind the circle.

Then there’s a Pool Party Everyday Label punch behind the circle.

So then I cut out a piece of Cherry Cobbler and trimmed the corners to create a tag.  I cut a Silver foil snowflake in half and attached behind the tag.  I then attached the whole lot to the embossed Old Olive piece.

I added a silver tinsel bow for a bit of bling.

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This looks much nicer in person!

Next up we have the lovely Angela.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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Falling Flowers Bridge Fold Card

It’s been a lovely week of holidays following the excitement of Onstage.  I’ve put up my Christmas Trees (no, it’s not too early!!), done some Christmas shopping and spent time in the craft room.

I have my regular card making class on Saturday and the ladies are always up for a challenge (hehe, well I like to think so!), so I decided to check out Bronwyn’s tutorials over at Addinktive Designs.

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I decided to have a try of the Window Box Bridge Fold card, which you can check out here.

I have used the Falling Flowers stamp set with the co-ordinating May Flowers framelits.  I also used the Petal Garden DSP stack and took the colours of the stamping and card stock from that.  I have used Old Olive, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugar plum.

When cutting out the flowers, I felt that they needed a bit more colour so I used my blender pens and coloured in the flowers.

For my sentiments, I used the Birthday Banners stamp set and the Window Shopping stamp set, so that the ladies have a couple of different options.

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In the centre of the flowers, I have used a glitter enamel dot for a bit of sparkle. I’ve also added Wink of Stella to the smallest flower.

If you would like the tutorial to create a Window Box Bridge Fold card, make sure you head on over to Bronwyn’s tutorial shop and purchase yours today.

I’d love to hear what you think about my version of the Window Box Bridge card, so please leave me a comment.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

 

 

 

 

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Onstage Presentation – Part 2

Here is the second part of my post about my Onstage Local Presentation in Melbourne. You can check out part one here.

I also created a number of tags using the To and From stamps from the Fruit Basket stamp set and every sheet of the Tutti Frutti DSP stack.  I really love these papers!

I used an assortment of punches and framelits to create these tags.

I hope I have inspired you to create with the Tutti Frutti bundle!

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