CTC286 – It’s a Mini Twist

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. I have had to work all weekend but I did manage to get a couple of days off during week which was nice. I did lots of crafting and went to the gym and had a session with my trainer and nearly died!!

This week, we are casing an Annual catalogue project and give it a mini catalogue twist!

So I started flipping through the 2020-20212 Annual Catalogue and didn’t get too far before deciding on my project for this week. On page 13, there is a cute card featuring the smaller flowers from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.

I don’t know about you but I always get so distracted by the gorgeous images on the front of the Feels Like Frost dsp but the back is just as stunning with silver foil prints. So I used one of the snowflake images as my background paper. I embossed a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock using the Winter Snow embossing folder for the centre panel.

To create the cluster of flowers, I stamped a snowflake from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and then cut out a few using the So Many Snowflake dies in silver foil and balmy blue glimmer paper. For my sentiment, I used the Warm Hugs stamp set and cut out using the Warm Wraps dies.

I added a couple of loops of the Snowflake Splendor ribbon and because you can never have too much bling, I used a few blue adhesive backed gems!

It looks a lot more sparkly in real life!!

Next up is the lovely Tina.

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

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CTC285 – Casing Layout

I hope you are having a great weekend! It’s quickly turning into spring in Queensland!! I spent 2 hours yesterday picking mulberries. I ended up with 4.6kg of mulberries!! And there is still more on the tree to pick. I’ve made muffins so far, but I’m going to try Mulberry Iced Tea and a Mulberry Crumble cake this afternoon.

We are casing a layout this week! It’s on page 29 of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

And here’s the sketch image.

This sketch can be done so many ways!! I had so many ideas for my card this week that I ended up doing 2.

Firstly a Christmas card. I’ve just got the Peace & Joy Bundle which I didn’t think I needed but apparently I do!! I used the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder on a piece of Real Red cardstock for the background. I then cut 3/4″ strips from some leftover pieces of ‘Tis the Season DSP and then layered them across the card on slight angles. I then stamped Joy in Shaded Spruce and cut it out with the Joy dies. And then the outline in Shaded Spruce as well. I mounted Joy with mini dimensionals. I added some Gold trim behind the sentiment for a bit of bling.

For my second card, I used the Whale of a Time DSP. I embossed the background using the Old World Paper embossing folder in Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

I just cut up one piece of DSP and layered them not quite evenly across the card. I’ll just blame the lumps on embossed paper for not being even!! The sentiment is from So Sentimental and I’ve cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle dies.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

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

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I’m a little late to the party this week (Wednesday just crept up on me!!). At Colour Inkspiration, we have a stunning colour combination to share with you!

It’s Misty Moonlight, Rich Razzleberry, Gorgeous Grape, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.

I always start off by getting a piece of cardstock out of each colour and seeing what moves me. I then look at my stamp sets and go from there. I thought I would use the Jar of Flowers stamp set. So I layered up my base using Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and a piece of dsp from the 2020-2022 In colour DSP stack in Misty Moonlight, to add a bit of interest to the background.

In order to make the jar stand out, I cut out a piece of whisper white using my favourite dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies and punched out the jar in the middle using the Jar punch.

I then stamped the stems and flowers in Memento Black and cut them out by hand. I coloured the stems using a Pear Pizzazz marker and the flowers using a combo of blends and markers. Don’t you hate it when you find one of your markers has dried up halfway through colouring! I rubbed the end of the marker into the ink pad to get the flower finished!

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and I used the Banners Pick a Punch for the ends.

Make sure you check out our Facebook group to see the cards the other Design Team members have created using this colour combo. I have to say that they are stunning!!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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CTC284 – Casing a die project

Welcome to Caseing the Catty!! It is blowing a gale here in Queensland today. I’m going to have to rescue the washing next!

We are casing the die bundles that are on pages 173-179 of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. These pages include extra images showcasing the amazing die bundles.

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I decided to case the Flowering Blooms bundle on page 175.

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I was drawn to the fancy border which I had forgotten was in the Flowering dies.

For my colours, I actually went back to one of the Colour Inkspiration challenges (CI82). See my blog post of that challenge, here. I changed the colours just a little and went with Just Jade, Magnenta Madness and gold.

I embossed the Just Jade background using the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder. I just love this folder for the texture it gives the cardstock. I then cut out the fancy border using a piece of brushed gold foil. I didn’t want to use the large flower of the Flowering Blooms stamp set so I stamped 2 of the smaller roses using markers on a piece of watercolour paper.

I then added a banner in Magenta Madness and embossed the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in gold. I used my new favourite banner pick a punch to make a flag on the end.

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Gee Magenta Madness is a bright colour! It’s a little less bright in real life!

Next up is the talented Judy, I can’t wait to see what she has made.

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