I’ve been back to work in the office now for 2 weeks and am getting back into the office routine. My office doesn’t have any windows and I’m missing seeing the sun and nature in general!
Oh and this week, we are celebrating 6 years of Casing the Catty!! We were created by the talented Bronwyn Eastley, who is currently enjoying her retirement in Tasmania. We still have a few original team members and we have been loving sharing all the Stampin’ Up! catalogues with you over the years.
This weeks challenge is a bright fun one! We are casing the colours of the Flowers for Every Season dsp, which are Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade and Whisper White. It’s such a bright and pretty set of papers.
I’ve gone with simple this week. I sometimes get carried away with making cards too busy but I wanted to pair it back to showcase this pretty paper.
Now you don’t need to use the dsp to create your card but I couldn’t help myself. As I was thinking about creating my card, I decided to create a window using the largest square from the Layering Squares dies.
I then cut a slightly larger square of dsp and put it behind the window. I felt it needed another layer of colour between the whisper white base card and the window panel so I added piece of Poppy Parade and Misty Moonlight respectively. My sentiments are from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set and I used my Stamparatus to attempt to get the sentiment straight.
I think I’ll be sending these cards off to my nieces to encourage them.
Next up is the lovely Peta and Marvi.
We would love to see your creations showcasing the colours of the Flowers for Every Season dsp over on at our Facebook group.
It’s always fun playing with colour at Colour Inkspiration! This week, we are playing with the new Brights collection.
Aren’t they all lovely colours! Now, don’t be like me and grab a colour that used to be in the brights to create your card! At least I’m ahead for the Regals challenge in September!!
So our challenge this week is to create a card using 3 of these gorgeous colours. You can add any of the basics as well. Oh and bling, if you want it.
I have been loving all the samples I’ve seen of the Postcard Pals set. I don’t normally go for such a detailed stamp but I just love those cute animals!
Now I did introduce a couple of neutrals to colour in the squirrel (whose name is George, btw) but I think you’ll forgive me. The base of the card is Coastal Cabana. The next layer is Daffodil Delight which I’ve embossed using the Subtle embossing folder. I just love the gentle distressed look of this folder.
George is coloured with lots of Stampin blends. For his body, I’ve used Crumb Cake, with Ivory for his cheeks. His shirt is Bermuda Bay and the letter box is Soft Suede with a touch of Poppy Parade for the flower. Then a little bit of Granny Apple Green for the grass.
I created a frame in Bermuda Bay using my favourite Stitched Shape framelits and the layering square framelits. The sentiment is from the Postcard Pals set as well.
Isn’t George cute!!
Next up is Nikki, I can’t wait to see what she has created.
I’ve had a lovely week off work relaxing after the Commonwealth Games. I’ve done a few jobs around the house, shopping with my mum and lots of time in the craft room!! I think my mojo has returned!!
We are casing our favourite Occasions Catalogue Big Shot project this week. There are so many great framelits and thinlits in this catalogue, which makes it hard to decide which one to case!
I went with the Hold on to Hope bundle on page 27 of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue and the square card on the right.
Instead of embossing the white background, I used the large floral thinlit from the Flourish thinlits. I cut out 2 and then snipped them into pieces and using the fine tip glue pen, glued them around the edge of the card.
I love Marina Mist and I’m sad to see it leaving, so I used it on the scallop square. I added a square in So Saffron and stamped the strips using the Ready to Pop stamp set.
The sentiment is from the Hold on to Hope stamp set. As this is a square card, I made a matching card and even stamped it!
Make sure you check out the retiring products in my online store, here.
Next up is the awesome Peta!
Come and share your favourite big shot project from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue in our Facebook group.
Welcome to a new year of Caseing the Catty!! I am so excited to be back and casing the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.
To start the year off, we are casing the Picture Perfect Party section, pages 4-9, of the 2018 Occasions catalogue.
This is a gorgeous suite but I decided to case one of the other cards on these pages. I choose one of the cards on page 9 which features one of the funniest stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! has done in recent years! I just love the Birthday Wit set and I can’t wait to send these cards out!
I think this sentiment is funny but very true for us card makers!
I decided to use the free Sale-a-bration Bubbles & Fizz DSP and then made it standard size rather than a square. I love the Stitched Shapes framelits so I grabbed the largest square for the sentiment. I also used the largest square for the Calypso Coral piece behind it. I used the colours from the DSP (so it all matches, ah happy place), and then hand cut the happy birthday sentiment.
I really like the layout of this card and the simplicity of it. I also love one of the other sentiments in the Birthday Wit stamp set so I used the same layout.
Isn’t this funny! Love it!! I used the markers on the stamp to create the different colours.
Next up is the super talented Kelly who has a fabulous card for you!
Make sure you come and join in with the challenge at our Facebook Group.
If you like the Sale-a-bration Bubbles & Fizz DSP, you can earn this for free when you spend $90 on products. Click on the image below to go to my online store.
And don’t forget to use the January Hostess code to win a free Sale-a-bration stamp set