ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds and 3d projects Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds & 3D Projects blog hop!  You may have come from Courtenay Heuston or be starting here with me!

I have created a couple of projects for you tonight.  I wanted to have a play with the Lovely Laurel thinlits so I decided to create a set of napkin holders for my Christmas table.

I created a circle of Silver foil and cut out the wreath from the thinlits in Tranquil Tide.  I then cut out the banner in Gold Glimmer paper.  (Because it’s Christmas and you need sparkle!!)  Now if you could do nice, fancy writing and write a name on it, or you can add a stamp from the Christmas Happiness and cut it out using the Lovely Laurel thinlit.

Of course, if you are having Christmas dinner at your place, you might be wanting to send an invite out.  So I create a matching card.

If you follow me, you’ll notice that I never decorate the inside of my cards!  But, on this card, I did the inside first!

I created the wreath and the banner as per the place holder.  I wanted to add a bigger sentiment into the middle of the card, so I stamped the sentiment from Merry Little Labels using markers.  I then placed it into the middle of the card and gently folded it.  Once I had a fold line on the circle, I then scored it and attached it to the banner.

For the front of my card, I used the Good Tidings stamp set.  I love the rustic look of the holly leaves.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects for tonight’s hop.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Next up is my friend, Peta Stephen.

In case you get lost on the hop, here’s a list of everyone!

1. Lou Kitzelman

2. Leonie Schroder

3. Courtenay Heuston

4. Rebecca Scurr – This is me!

5. Peta Stephen

6. Kristel Rimmer

7. Delys Cram  

8. Libby Dyson

9. Jessie Holton

10. Megan Lenske

11. Cheryl Algie

12. Kim Oliver

13. Sharon Dalton

14. Sue Vine

15. Jenny Hayward  

16. Nicole Wilson

17. Narelle Fasulo

18. Cathy Pinchbeck

19. Maree McIntosh

20. Josie Dean

21. Ellen Woodbridge

22. Monique Fielder

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CTC147 – Christmas Around the World

Well Summer has hit with a vengeance!!  It’s 27.5 degrees today but it feels hotter.  What is Summer going to be like!!

We are casing the Christmas Around the World section, pages 28-35 of the 2017 Holiday catalogue.

As I was flipping through the pages of this weeks’ section, I got excited to see that it included the Snowflake Sentiments bundle!

I’ve recently purchased this set so this was my first opportunity to try it out.  I am casing the box on page 35 but making it as a card.

I had a couple of attempts and it took me a while to punch out the little pieces!  There’s a lot of confetti happening at my place today!

I used the Be Merry DSP from the Annual Catalogue for the strip across the middle.    I also love the sentiments in this stamp set especially the large Season’s Greeting.

Once I got all the little pieces out, this card actually didn’t take too long to put together.

Next up is the lovely Rose.

Make sure you join in with us this week, over at our Facebook page.

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CI17

Can you believe that we are in the middle of September?  Spring is coming quickly to Queensland this year!

We have another great colour combination this week at Colour Inkspiration.  We are using Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo.

I wanted to play with the Quilt Builder framelits for this card.  This is the first time I’ve used these framelits and they are great!  It took me a little bit of playing to work out what goes together in terms of the stamps and the framelits but I love them!!

After many times through the big shot, I cut out all the bits I needed and then pieced them together.  It took almost as long as creating a fabric quilt square!

I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Quilt stamp set which matches the framelits.  Of course, you can purchase these as a bundle and save 10%.  I love that this set has a non-Christmas sentiment so you can continue to use it after Christmas.

Of course I had to use the matching Quilt Top embossing folder.  Now, I know that you are supposed to “quilt” the square but I liked it just sitting on top instead.  (Also, I didn’t want to make it again if it didn’t look nice!!).

I’m really pleased with how this turned out!!  I’ll be making lots of quilts now!

Next up on the hop is my friend and stamping sister, the lovely Mel Pagano.

Don’t forget you can share your projects using this colour combo on our facebook group.  You can join in here.

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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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Coffee Easel card with a twist

I’m excited to share another tutorial from Addinktive Designs with you this week.

The tutorial I have decided to focus on is the Coffee Café Easel Card.  You can check out Bronwyn’s card here.

This is another easy to understand tutorial with lots of clear pictures to help you create your project.

I don’t have the Coffee Cups framelits or the Coffee Café stamp set so I decided to use the Lots of Labels framelits with the Coffee Break DSP.

I also used my retired paper piercing pack as it goes nicely with the framelits and adds a look similar to the stitched shape framelits.  For the sentiment on the front, I used the Tabs for Everything stamp set in Soft Sky and Garden Green which I punched out with the Circle tab punch.

On the inside, I have stamped the sentiment from the Just Add Text stamp set and hand cut it out.

If you would like to make your own version of the Coffee Café Easel card, you can purchase the tutorial here.

I’ll be back next week with another great tutorial for you.

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

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A small wonder

I don’t know about you but I enjoy doing easy projects every once in a while. I was feeling like exploring doing a One Sheet Wonder but didn’t really have the time to make 11 or 12 cards.

After spending some time (more than I care to admit!!) on Pinterest, I found a One Sheet Wonder for 6″x6″ dsp here on SMD Paper Arts, which creates just 3 cards.

I decided to use the Wood Textures DSP Stack as it’s already the right size! I then trimmed it according to the template.  I did have to trim a little extra as our Aussie cardstock is a little bit smaller than US.

Unfortunately, I’ve had to use a few of my sympathy cards lately, so I needed to make a few to have handy in my stash.  I’ve used the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set and embossed the sentiments with gold.  The photos don’t really do the embossing justice.

I added a strip of the new black shimmer ribbon which has a little sparkle to it.  I then used the layering framelits and the stitched shape framelits for the sentiment piece.

Hopefully, I won’t need to use these soon but if I do, I’ll have them ready.

A one sheet wonder template is a great resource when you are short of ideas and you get to showcase our gorgeous designer series paper.

Leave me a comment and tell me which is your favourite dsp from the current catalogue.  I’ll feature the most popular one next week.

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CTC138 – Holidays

It’s my favourite time of the week, when I get to share my latest card for the Caseing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop!

This week, we are casing the Holiday section again (you know, Christmas in July!!) pages 112-125 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There’s lots of gorgeous cards in this section so as always, it’s hard to decide which one to case.

I went with the centre card on page 118, with the stripes.

I actually started off with a striped dsp but when I came to assemble the layout, it just didn’t look great.  I’ve cased the layout of this card, with a rectangle piece and the ribbon behind it.

I really love Berry Burst and the crinkle seam binding ribbon is just gorgeous!  So soft and easy to use.   The Big on Birthdays stamp set is one of my favourites, especially this birthday stamp with the flowers.  I stamped in Memento Black Ink and then coloured with the water colour pencils.  To create the pink flowers, I combined two pencils, melon mambo and rich razzleberry, and then blended with the blender pen.

Now you may have noticed that I have a Stitched Shape rectangle.  But we don’t sell rectangles, I hear you say!!  Well, you can make your own.

Step 1 – Cut a piece of cardstock the width of the framelit.

Step 2 – Place the framelit carefully over the piece, (you might feel more comfortable using a piece of washi tape to hold it in place).  Then run it through the big shot but don’t go all the way through.  Stop about two thirds of the way.  (You don’t want to cut the final straight edge)

Step 3 – Then turn the cardstock and place the die (sticking with washi if need be), then run back through the big shot, only going two thirds again.

I hope that helps you to create lots of rectangles!!

Next up is Rachel.

Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook group.  We have two winners, a most likes winner and a Crew pick.  You just need to get your entry in by Sunday 7pm and the winner is announced the following Monday.

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