CTC382 – Case our SAB Sketch

It’s a drizzly, rainy day today which is perfect!! I love crafting when it’s raining. Then I don’t feel bad about not going outside!!

We are getting to the end of Sale-a-bration (it finishes on 30 August), so this week, we are casing a sketch from page 10 of the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.

I started off with looking at my stamps and I couldn’t decide which set to use!! So I looked at my dies and landed on the Fabulous Frames dies. I then went with the Gingham Cottage DSP and dug out the Real Red gingham print, as you know I love a traditional Red/Green Christmas combo!! I decided to use the Hope & Peace stamp set which I stamped in Real Red on Basic White which I cut out using ones of the frames. I layered into the same frame which was cut out in Real Red.

I had the Real Red gingham as the background and when I layered the sentiment piece in the middle, I felt it need something more, so I added another frame from the dies in Garden Green gingham. I added a bow using the retired Fine Art Ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my card!! Next up is the lovely Judy.

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

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I’m excited to be a part of this week Colour Inkspiration challenge as I love blue and yellow together!!

Our colours this week are Daffodil Delight, Orchid Oasis and Pear Pizzazz. As always, you can add your neutrals in as well.

Have you checked out Wonderful World stamp set and the co-ordinating Wonderful World DSP that you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration? I had the Vintage Bottle punch out on my desk so I decided to create a card using this. I used a piece of the striped Wonderful World DSP and punched out the bottle. I snipped off the top of the vintage bottle shaker dome so that I could slide the stems into the bottle. Make sure you do this first, (ask me how I know!!) I have lots of sequins so I filled up my bottle (and you need more than you think to fill the bottle) and attached it to the card base. I then stamped the flowers from the stamp set and fussy cut these out. Do you like fussy cutting? I’m not a big fan and would certainly prefer a die but I will do it if the card needs it.

Then tuck the flowers into the bottle, this is where you discover the stems are quite short and you need to have that bottle full of sequins!! I got the flowers into position, then used glue dots to stick them down. I coloured a piece of White Crinkled seam binding ribbon using a Daffodil Delight blend and tied a bow and then attached it to the top of the bottle. Make sure you cover the hole so that the sequins don’t fall out.

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.

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CTC381 – Case Boughs of Holly Suite

Welcome to another fun week of Caseing the Catty!! This week, we are casing the Boughs of Holly Suite on page 24 of the July – August 2022 Mini Catalogue.

Isn’t this a stunning suite! The Boughs of Holly DSP is so lovely. I have decided to case the card on the top of page 24.

I haven’t strayed too far from this card as it’s just so nice. For my background, I’ve used Real Red cardstock and then a layer of the
Snowflake Specialty Vellum. I then stamped the leaves and cut them out with the Holly Berry dies. I then glued them together. I also cut out some Real Red holly. As per the original, I cut a length of the Natural Finish ribbon and coloured the edges using a Real Red blend. I then cut it in half and tied a bow. I added some Gold Holly leaves and put some Wink of Stella on everything. The sentiment is from the Leaves of Holly stamp set and cut out using the Holly Berry dies.

Next up is the lovely Julia.

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

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CTC379 – Sale-a-bration

I hope you are having a great weekend. I’ve had to work so not quite as fun. But I do get Monday and Tuesday off so I’m looking forward to lots of crafting.

This week, we are back casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

There are so many fabulous freebies to choose from but one I just love is the Tree Lot dies which go with the Trees For Sale stamp set in the July – December 2022 Mini Catalogue. I’m casing the card on page 12. You can get the Tree Lot dies for free when you spend $180 in catalogue products.

I didn’t want to do multi coloured trees but I have done four different shades of green, Shaded Spruce, Parakeet Party, Garden Green and Old Olive. I stamped the large and medium trees in each colour then die cut them out. I also used the Brushstroke Specialty Paper for the background and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I added a piece of Basic White behind it to make it stand out. I then played with my layout of the trees and attached them to the card. The smaller trees are popped up with dimensionals. Of course, I had to add a caravan!! I cut it out using the Glimmer Specialty Paper and added a piece of vellum for the windows. I did put the cut out behind the vellum as you could see through it. The sentiment is from the Trees for Sale stamp set.

Next up is the lovely Michelle.

We would love to see what your favourites from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue are, so please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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