CTC160 – Picture Perfect Party

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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And don’t forget to use the January Hostess code to win a free Sale-a-bration stamp set

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CTC156 – Case any project from the Annual Catalogue and give a Christmas Twist

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Can you believe that it’s four weeks tomorrow to Christmas!!  I’ve started to realise that I don’t have enough Christmas cards!!  Time to get making!!

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are casing a project from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a Christmas twist.

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I have decided to case a card on page 27 which uses the Label Me Pretty stamp set.  I think I’ve cased this card before but it’s a great layout so I’m using it again!

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I decided to use the Be Merry DSP which is from the Annual Catalogue as the background rather than a large stamp.  My go-to Christmas colours are Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler so I really love this DSP.

I just purchased the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder.  I don’t know why it’s taken me so long!  It’s fab!  I created a banner using the Banner Triple punch.  I used the DSP  for the second banner.

You know my favourite framelits would have to be the Stitched Shape Framelits.  I struggle to not use them on every project!  I haven’t used the ovals very much but I felt this sentiment looked nice on the oval.  Speaking of sentiment, this great sized sentiment is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.

I then added a bow using the Cherry Cobbler double stitched ribbon.

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Next up is the amazing Peta.

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Today is the last day of the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravangza so don’t miss out and place your order by 11:59pm tonight.  Just click here to go to my online store.

And to finish off our week of sales, we are having free shipping on any orders placed on Monday 27 October from 12:00am to 11:59pm.  Just click on the image to go to my online store.

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CTC155 – Case Gift Packaging

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I’ve had a lovely week of holidays but sadly I’m back at work tomorrow.  But counting down to the next lot of holidays in only 5 weeks!!

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are casing Gift Packaging from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

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I didn’t actually go too far to be inspired.  Just as far as the cover of the 2017 Holiday catalogue, in fact!

I liked the acetate box on the right hand side of the cover, featuring the Cheery Chirps stamp set.

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Once I started making this and taking a closer look at the project, I realised how much detail is on it.

I wanted to use my new Stampin’ Blends to colour the images, so I went with the colours that are available in the pens like Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler.

So firstly, I cut out a piece of Old Olive cardstock to fit the front of the box and embossed it with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.

The leaves around the bird are actually taken from the other bird stamp in the set.  I stamped it in Memento Black and coloured with the Old Olive Stampin’ blends and fussy cut out.

I cut out a circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits and stamped and coloured the bird.  I then used the fine tip glue pen to attach the leaves to the circle.  I used a piece of a doily behind the circle.

Then there’s a Pool Party Everyday Label punch behind the circle.

So then I cut out a piece of Cherry Cobbler and trimmed the corners to create a tag.  I cut a Silver foil snowflake in half and attached behind the tag.  I then attached the whole lot to the embossed Old Olive piece.

I added a silver tinsel bow for a bit of bling.

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This looks much nicer in person!

Next up we have the lovely Angela.

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Happy Stamping

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Onstage Presentation – Part 2

Here is the second part of my post about my Onstage Local Presentation in Melbourne. You can check out part one here.

I also created a number of tags using the To and From stamps from the Fruit Basket stamp set and every sheet of the Tutti Frutti DSP stack.  I really love these papers!

I used an assortment of punches and framelits to create these tags.

I hope I have inspired you to create with the Tutti Frutti bundle!

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Onstage Presentation – Part 1

I was really honoured to be asked to do a presentation for Stampin’ Up! during the recent Onstage Local event in Melbourne.

I was showcasing the Tutti Frutti bundle from the upcoming 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  It will be available to customers on 3 January 2018, and demonstrators can pre-order it from 1 December, unless you attended an Onstage event, in which case hopefully you have already done your Product Purchase Premier order!

This bundle consists of the Fruit Basket stamp set and co-ordinating Itty Bitty Fruit Punch pack, a tutti frutti cardstock pack (Real Red, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight), Tutti frutti classic stampin’ spots in a four pack (Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Suede), Tutti frutti 6″ x 6″ designer series paper, Tutti frutti adhesive backed sequins, Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ mini striped ribbon, Tutti frutti washi tape and then the Tutti Frutti cards and envelopes that you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration.

So firstly, here I am up on stage for my presentation.  I got a bit nervous when I saw everyone coming into the room but I was ok once I was on stage.

Here I am with my display of cards.

I was asked to create a number of samples and to share how I would use this bundle in my business.  I plan on running a class using the wood crate framelits and the envelope punch board.  Here are the samples I created.


 


I also give my hostess’s a gift for having me do a presentation in their home.  I usually give them the card I demonstrate but for this set, I created a tag and added it to a package of pineapple lollies.

I also created a number of cards using this bundle.  I really love the DSP so these cards focus on that.

Of course a stamp set called Fruit Basket wouldn’t be complete with a couple of fruit baskets! I also found the notecards and envelopes to be a good size for this set. (It’s also a bit challenging to photograph a white card with a white background!)

The next set of cards are using the Tutti frutti cards and envelopes that you can earn for free with a $90 purchase during Sale-a-bration (which starts on 3 January).  Oh and look, I even stamped on the envelopes!

For my last set of cards, I used the outline stamps to create the background.

For the second part of the samples I made, check out part 2 here.

If you can’t wait to see the 2018 Occasions catalogue, you can become a demonstrator and check it out on the demonstrator website! Here is my link here.

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CTC152 – Painted Autumn and Spooky Nights

Can you believe that it’s the end of October! This year is flying past!!

We are casing the Painted Autumn/Spooky Night Section of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue, pages 48-55.  Halloween isn’t celebrated a lot in Australia although there seems to be more happening each year.  I’m not a fan, so I decided to case a project that used the Painted Autumn DSP.

 

Even though we are heading (very quickly!) into summer, I love the autumn theme of this dsp.  I am casing the centre card on page 51 of the catalogue.

I used the Painted Autumn DSP as the background.  I used the Oh So Eclectic stamp to create the floral scene.  I stamped the flowers in Early Espresso.  I made sure the ink was dry and then I coloured the flowers with the Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend pens.  I love the really crisp look of the pens.  I also stamped the larger flower in Daffodil Delight and outlined the seams with the darker Blend and then added some Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle.

I used the large birthday sentiment from Happiest of Days but using the Early Espresso marker to only ink up the sentiment and not the greenery.  I then cut it out with one of the Stitched Shape Oval framelits.

To create the bow, I used the Copper trim and stretched it out to make it look a bit fuller.

Here’s a close up of the detail.

 

I really enjoyed making this card!  It’s nice to do something other than Christmas!

Next up is fellow cat lover, Peta.

Come and join us at our Facebook group and share your projects from the Painted Autumn/Spooky Night section, pages 48-55.

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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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