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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I love all things 3d really but especially boxes, so I was excited to see that this week’s Case-ing the Catty challenge was the Gift Packaging section of the catalogue. There are lots of great packaging options in the catalogue from bags, boxes and more.
I decided to make 2 projects this week. For my first project, I thought I would case the box on page 65 of the catalogue. (It has a silver doily on it, so I was sold!!)
But I decided to not make a box, but try a bag made with the new Gift Bag punch board. I decided to add a flap to the top of the bag so that it would have a closure and the tag could be attached to it.
I reversed the colours used from the sample and went with a piece of dotty Melon Mambo from the Brights Collection DSP stack. I hope you like my gift bag!
Here’s a close up of the flap.
For my second project, I wanted to try the hamburger box on page 61. Only one problem, I don’t have the Hamburger box die. So I got out my trusty gift box punch board and a piece of the Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP and 60 seconds later, voila, I had a box!!
To make the flower, I used a piece of whisper white envelope paper. It’s a lighter paper which made it easier to work with. I cut out a number of petals from the Bouquet Bigz L die, and curved them slightly with my bone folder. I then stuck the petals together with glue dots. You can use either tombow glue or hot glue but I didn’t want to make a big mess and I was in a hurry to get it done! I also cut the black flower centre from the die. I attempted to make the yellow flower centre but as you can see, there’s a pearl in the middle. Less said about that, the better!!
Now I have to mention, I had a bit of trouble getting a good photo of the box, so please excuse my photos!!
Here’s one looking down through the top of my light box.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. The next stop on the CTC hop is Monique. I’m sure she has a fabulous project for you!!
If you happen to get lost on the hop, just click here to go to the Case-ing the Catty blog and you will find all the links there.
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I don’t know about you but I’m in love with My Digital Studio and I may be addicted to buying downloads each week!! Did you know that every Tuesday, Stampin’ Up! release new downloads!! How great it that!!! You can go straight to them here.
But it’s also good to actually use what you’ve purchased!! I came across a blog today which does a challenge each week, MDS Monday. Check them out here. I haven’t done many cards in MDS yet so I thought I would try out their current card sketch which you can see here. They also include a video to explain some of the techniques used.
So here is the sketch.
And here is my card.
Stamps: Cake & Ice Cream, Always
DSP: Ventian Romance, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories: Basic Perls, Delicate Doilies sizzlit, circle punch, flag punch
Let me know what you think!!
It’s been a few weeks since I posted but life has been a bit crazy lately and I just haven’t had time to post.
I wanted to showcase the gorgeous Modern Medley DSP and I found this lovely card on Pinterest by Linda Gutierrez here.
I didn’t have the same stamp set so I used one of my new favourite flower stamps, Stippled Blossoms. I love this set!!
Have I also mentioned that I love framelits and matching stamp sets!! and the new magnetic platform!! Words do not describe how fabulous it is. I love it!! So much better than using post-it notes.
Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Chalk Talk
Ink: Basic Black, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig, magnetic platform, basic pearls, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch.
The yearly Stampin’ Up! convention is almost here and I’m so excited that it is in my home town of Brisbane!! I can’t wait to welcome all my team members to Brissie!! Only 9 more sleeps to go!!!
It’s been very hectic here getting all my swaps ready but I wanted to share this gorgeous card that we did at Stamp Club recently. I came across a tutorial by fellow SU! demonstrator, Tanya Bell, who does the most amazing work and creates fabulous tutorials. You can purchase Tanya’s tutorial here.
As it was so lovely, I didn’t really change very much. It was a fairly challenging card to do as a class but the girls took up the challenge and they all finished their card (although I’m not sure if they’re going to make another one!!).
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Paper: Rose Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Natural Composition Specialty DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder,Labels collection framelits, paper daises, Large pearls, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
If you are interested in any of these items, please click on the Shop Now button to the right to visit my on-line Stampin’ Up! store.
I hope you had a Happy New Year!! I had to work during the day and I was so tired, I didn’t manage to stay up!! Must be getting old!!
Week 2 of the Clearance Blitz is still on until 3 January so get in while you still can. A number of items have sold out but there are still plenty of bargins to be had!
Click on the image to be taken to the list. If you are interested in purchasing any of these retired items, please contact me straight away at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 193 792.
I have one final Christmas project to show you. My wonderful upline and friend, Tracy, made me this gorgeous cane heart ornament for my home. Photos do not do it justice!!
Aren’t I a lucky duck!! Thank you, Tracy.
Stamp Set: Heart of Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Early Espresso Core’dinations Card stock.
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Large pearls, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle, Naturals Designer buttons, Vintage faceted buttons.
At the recent Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt event held in Brisbane, there was a gorgeous table setting display by a fellow demonstrator, Jacqui Crouch, using the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and matching Holiday Ornaments framelits.
It was a setting to die for!! I loved the candle that she had decorated so I took a few photos and got a candle and whipped it up!!
I made 8 petals for the base and attached each petal to a chipboard circle using my trusty hot glue gun. I then cut 3″ pieces (or 3 scallops) of Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon and glued it between each petal and then the centre of each petal.
I then made a belly band to go around the candle using the Delicate Designs embossing folder. I sponged it with Crumb Cake and cut out the scallops by hand. I attached it to a Cherry Cobbler band and put two rows of crochet trim. I used the Snow Flurry die to create the snow flake and sponged with Crumb Cake. I then used the Boho Blossoms punch and added a large pearl in the middle. See? Easy Peasy!!
Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsakes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Chipboard
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday ornaments framelits, Delicate Designs embossing folder, Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Snow Flurry Die, Boho Blossom punch, crochet trim, large pearls.