CTC76 – Have a Cuppa

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We are working our way through the Occasions catalogue and are up to the Have a Cuppa section on pages 34-37.

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There are lots of very cute cards in this section.  I was inspired to case the card on page 37 as a last hurrah to the Striped Scallops thinlits die is retiring and I will miss it!!ctc76

But I don’t have the Picture Perfect stamp set or actually any stamps featuring a nice flower.  But then I remembered the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP and decided to cut out the flower.

I did some spritzing with Watermelon Wonder and the aqua painter and then use the gold Wink of Stella and the aqua painter for an extra little bit of interest.

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I used the retiring stamp set, A Dozen Thoughts, for the sentiment.  I’m so happy with how this card turned out.  I might have to keep my scallop thinlits!!

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CTC43 – Are you feeling Arty?

This week at Case-ing the Catty, we are tackling the Artistic Expression section of the catalogue. This is a huge section with so many amazing cards to choose from. I might have to do a few more for next week as well!!

Seeing as it was so large, I decided to do two cards. (I also couldn’t decide!!) For my first card, I chose the Hope card on page 117 as I love the Striped Scallop thinlits but I don’t use them often enough and I haven’t used my Watercolor Words set yet either.

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Here is my version. I went with Soft Sky as the base, Cherry Cobbler for the sentiment and Garden Green and Lost Lagoon for the flowers and petals.

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I lightly stuck down the scallops with random glue dots. I also added some sequins instead of rhinestones as I have recently discovered the Metallics Sequin Assortment in the catalogue. There are white, black, silver, gold and clear sequins in 3 shapes!!

For my second card, I decided to case the card on page 133. I like the look of the stitching but there’s no way I’m getting out my machine just for that!!

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So I got my trusty real red marker and drew some lines around the word once I had stuck them on. Lucky we are not aiming for perfection!! lol. I should mention that the Layered Letters Alphabet is so easy to use!! The letters stamp really nicely.

I also used the Alphabet rotary stamp to do the sentiment. Lesson to be learned. When creating a word with the rotary stamp, do not take a short cut and start part way along the stamp. You won’t have enough space!! Ask me how I know!!!

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Happy Birthday to my Stampin’ bestie!!

One of the best things that has happened since I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, is the friendships that I have made. I’ve met lots of my crazy team members at convention over the years and when I met Miss Jess, we just clicked. Even though she lives in Melbourne, and I in Queensland, we chat regularly (ok, daily!!) on Facebook sharing ideas and projects that we have made.

Here we are at convention this year, with a couple of my other Stampin’ besties, Emma and Shannon from the Home Office. (Of course, Shannon is my bestie (lol!!)

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My fabulous friend had a birthday this weekend just gone, so I had to make a special card for her.

I wanted to use the new Striped Scallop thinlit which I had just purchased as I am loving what I’ve seen on Pinterest made with it. But I didn’t case this time!!

So when I cut out the scallop, I found that I needed an extra piece of shim to go through the big shot as it didn’t quite cut it all the first time through. Could also be my cutting plates as they are starting to get a bit curved from lots of use!!. But I still could use what was left and decided to cut it half way. As Jess is a bit of a sparkly queen, I knew that I had to make a blingy card!! I embossed the sentiment from Flower Patch in gold embossing powder and added a bit of sequins to the flowers.

I hope she likes it!!

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PS: You can check out my talented friend’s blog, here.

Rebecca

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