CTC366 – Farewell Annual Catalogue

I hope you had a lovely Easter and then enjoyed a short work week. Isn’t it nice to have days off to craft? I sure did a lot!

This week, we are saying farewell to the Annual Catalogue and casing your favourite.

I love the Free as a Bird stamp set and I’ll be sad to see it go. I’m casing the card in the middle on page 82.

I decided to go with Pale Papaya cardstock as the base and then the next layer as the same. You can’t tell from the photo above but the stitchery greenery die has been used on the layer, so I’ve used the same as it’s one of my favourite dies. I used the Seasonal Labels dies for the large piece in the middle and stamped it in memento black. I coloured the birds using blends in Soft Suede, Pale Papaya, Just Jade and a new in-colour, Tahitian Tide. I tied a bow using the Glittered Organdy Ribbon. I stamped the sentiment in Tahitian Tide on Balmy Blue cardstock. And I’ve given you another sneak peak of the All That dies.

Next up is Peta and Marvi.

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

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CTC365 – Favourite retiring DSP

Happy Easter, everyone!! I hope you are having a lovely long weekend. My husband is working most of the weekend, so I’m having a great crafty weekend on my own! I did have my card class yesterday (which was his only day off, sorry dear!!) and we had a fabulous time as always.

This week, we are casing our favourite retiring Designer Series Paper (DSP). Now that’s kinda of like choosing your favourite kitty cat (or child), so I went with 2 gorgeous papers.

So I started off by flipping through the catalogue to look for cards that featured designer series paper. I didn’t get very far and decided to case the card on the top right hand side of the back of the front cover of the catalogue.

This is a great layout that you could do so many cards with and show off all the gorgeous papers in the catalogue. For my first card, I used the Pansy Petals DSP and cut it into 1 1/4″ strips. The background cardstock is Blackberry Bliss. I used the Ornate Layers dies to cut out a rectangle and the banner. The sentiment is from Dahlia Days.

For my second card, I had to use the Expressions in Ink DSP. Now this paper is just stunning with the flecks of gold throughout. I did a basic black base and cut out 3 strips of the Just Jade DSP. I then cut out in gold foil, the floral die from the Artistic Dies. I then stamped the sentiment from Inspired Thoughts stamp set on Just Jade cardstock in Memento Black.

Next up is the lovely Sandra.

We would love to see what you create to showcase your favourite designer series papers so please share over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC364 – Easter

Can you believe that it is Easter next weekend? Surely it’s not!! Although I think the hot cross buns were in the shops on Boxing Day!! I am also excited that it is exactly 1 year until my next overseas adventure!! I am planning a trip to Japan and Alaska with a friend and I can’t wait. Fingers crossed it all goes ahead.

We are casing Easter projects this week from either the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue or the January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue.

I went with the challenge image this week which is from page 27 of the January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue. I combined a couple of these cards together, although I didn’t actually make a card.

A couple of weeks ago, I found a glass fronted money box at a local cheap shop. I scratched off the picture on it and thought it would make a good display box for a 3d project. Then when this challenge came around, I knew it would be perfect for it! I’m wanting to decorate a bit more for Easter so this project is the perfect start for my decorating.

I found some of the Flowering Fields DSP and then decided to add a bit of texture by tearing it. I also found I had some supple shimmer specialty paper and knew it was just right for the background. I then cut out the banner of tulips and coloured them in using a variety of Stampin’ Blends. Of course my picture wouldn’t be complete with out a bunny and a few baby chicks from the Easter Friends stamp set. I stamped in Crumb Cake and coloured the bunny with Crumb Cake blends and the chicks with So Saffron blends.

I used the same Flowering Fields DSP for the sentiment which I cut out using the retiring Stitched So Sweetly dies. The sentiment is from the Easter Friends stamp set as well.

Of course I had to add some Easter eggs into the bottom of the box to finish it off. What do you think?

Too cute, isn’t it!! What I also love, is that I can change out the picture depending on the season.

Next up is the lovely Sandra.

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

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CTC363 – Favourite Retiring Bundle

I hope you have had a great week! I’ve worked all weekend, but I was organised and got my card and post ready early.

This week, we are casing our favourite retiring bundle. There are so many great bundles and note that some of the bundles are not retiring but just won’t be sold as a bundle any longer so make sure you grab them now to take advantage of the bundled price.

I decided to case a card on page 88 of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue that features the Tidings & Trimmings bundle. Yes I know we haven’t had Easter yet and it’s a bit early for Christmas cards, but I really love this bundle and the matching designer series paper.

I really like this layout and it’s a great way to use up scraps of paper. It also shows off the lovely Tidings of Christmas DSP. I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the base of the card and then cut strips of DSP in a variety of widths. I then played around with the layout of the strips and attached them to the base. I then realised that I hadn’t added a strip of plain cardstock to stamp the sentiment onto. Fortunately I had put a lighter print in the middle, so I just stamped it onto that piece. The sentiment is from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set. I then stamped the stocking and cut out the die cut pieces from the Christmas Tidings dies. I added a bow in Gold shimmer ribbon.

And yay, I’ve started on my Christmas cards for this year!! Lol!

Next up is my friend, Peta.

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

Happy Stamping

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