CTC271 – Week 2 – Casing the new catalogue

I’m so excited to share some of my favourite new goodies from the brand spanking new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue!!

This week, we are casing our favourites from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

My new catty order has been shipped (yay!!) but not here yet, so I’m sharing a couple of projects using the goodies I received on pre-order.

I love the Onate Garden suite which has been available since April. I’m casing the Thank You card on page 64.

I’m really enjoying the World of Good Specialty DSP and the new brass foil. So the base of my card is Cinnamon Cider (one of the new in-colours). I’ve added a piece of vellum under the foil which I’ve cut out with the Ornate Borders dies. I used Mossy Meadow cardstock for the piece behind the sentiment. I also stamped the sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set in Mossy Meadow (which apparently needs to be re-inked!!)

I couldn’t stop at just one card this week!! I just purchased the Tasteful Touches bundle which includes the Tasteful Touches stamp set and the Tasteful Labels dies. I really got this bundle for the dies as there are so many great labels to use. But I’d seen a few cards done using the stamps so thought I would get both. The In Good Taste DSP is part of this suite and it’s fabulous!! It has lots of great textures including wood, tiles and fabric.

I like the cards on page 123 so I decided to case the blue tile card on the right hand side.

I have cased this fairly closely. I’ve used the same dsp but I’ve used a different die and stamp for the sentiment. I also did my flowers in Crushed Curry. I don’t have the In Good Taste Elements so I used scalloped lace trim.

I love this DSP!! I need more!! (Luckily, there’s another pack in my order that’s on the way!!)

Next up is the lovely Shannon. You are going to love her creation this week.

We would love to see your favourites from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. Share over on our Facebook group.

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CTC162 – Sweet Soiree

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Here in Queensland, school starts for the year tomorrow.  So good luck to all the parents and kids heading back!!  And to all the amazing teachers as well!!

This week’s challenge is the Sweet Soiree section, pages 10-14 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

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Isn’t this a pretty suite!!  I do love it but I decided to case one of the other stamp sets in these pages.  I went with the cute little deer card on page 14.

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I don’t have the A Good Day stamp set yet so I went with the Bird Banter stamp set.  I actually googled the colours of parrots to work out a more realistic colouring of the birds.

Firstly, I stamped the birds in Memento Black ink on Thick Whisper White card stock.

I then used the Pacific Point water colour pencil to create a sky.

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And then grabbed a blender pen and coloured it more.  I then coloured all the birds and blended them.  I created the banner the same as the inspiration card.  Those new scallop punches are so cute!!

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Next up in the lovely Rachel.

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Make sure you come and share your creation from this section over at our Facebook Group.

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Sale-a-bration is still happening, so if you spend $90 on products in my online store, you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  And there are so many lovely products to choose from!!  So hard to pick!!

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Happy stamping!

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CTC142 – Love & Sympathy

We’ve had another try of winter today, but I think it might a last blast of the season!  At least I hope so!

We are back casing the Love and Sympathy section of the 2017 -2018 Annual Catalogue, pages 86-101.

This time, I decided to case the card on the left on page 97 featuring the Ribbon of Courage bundle.

I wanted to do a different colour combination so I went to My Create Ink to suggest a combo for me.  I went with Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz and Powder Pink.

I did a wash of Berry Burst for the background.  I then used Berry Burst for the sentiment which comes from the Ribbon of Courage set.  I then cut out lots of flowers and leaves using Flourish thinlits.  I didn’t actually use them all but I had them just in case.

I also used the Pear Pizzazz Shimmer ribbon which is so pretty.  I added a few pearls to cover the centres of the flowers.

Next up is my lovely friend, Julia!  You’ll love what she has created for us.

Come and join in with us and share your projects of the Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue at our Facebook Group here.

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It’s a Z-Fold kind of Christmas

It’s not hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner living in Queensland this week.  It’s been so warm and lovely here this week!  Although I hope it’s not an indication of how hot it’s going to be in Summer!

Since I saw Bronwyn’s Carols of Christmas Labels Double Z-Fold Box tutorial, I’ve been wanting to have a play with it.  I love her version with the trees but I want to try something different.

My amazing up-up-line Simone Bartrum recently attended the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Thailand and she was asked to create some amazing projects using the Ready for Christmas stamp set and the matching Christmas Staircase thinlit dies.  You can check out some of her projects here.  This stamp set and die bundle will be available in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  Well, Simone’s gorgeous projects inspired me to pre-order this bundle (Thanks for enabling me, Simone!!)

There is the most adorable dachshund in this stamp set (and happily, there is a matching thinlit, so no fussy cutting!!).

I was actually going to use the cute staircase which is featured in this set but it was a little wider than the largest Label die so I decided to go with the Christmas tree.  I have to say that this tree is amazing.  Firstly, you stamp the tree and cut it out with the thinlits.  Then there are two branch dies which are the same, but allow you to cut out two branches at once.  But then when I was layering the branches on the tree, they match the shape of the tree exactly!!  But then, would we expect anything less from Stampin’ Up! Oh I forgot to mention that I also put Wink of Stella over the branches of the tree to add a bit of sparkle like tinsel.

I used the Wood Textures DSP Stack for the base.  I thought it would look a bit like timber flooring at the base of a tree.  The cute ornaments are also from the set. Fortunately, the stamp and die have the three attached together so it’s much easier to cut out.  I just coloured these using the markers.

I wanted to put a sentiment on the front so I stamped the label in Garden Green.  Then for the fun part of adding the dog!!  He’s so cute but he’s a naughty boy as he is trying to get at the cookies on the plate!   This set is so fun, that it even includes a thinlit that cuts out the sign and cookies!  I did colour the table, biscuits and the dog using Early Espresso Ink and blender pens.

If you would like to get Bronwyn’s tutorial, just click here.  I’m so happy with how cute this card turned out!

Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment below.

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