CTC204 – Favourite Holiday Big Shot Project

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Well, my amazing holiday is all over and I’m back Caseing the Catty with you!

I had a wonderful time in Orlando, Florida, going to the Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios and of course, attending Onstage Live.

For those who don’t know, Stampin’ Up! holds demonstrator only events every six months, called Onstage.  There is a 3 day Live event held in one region and all the other regions have a 1 day local event.   This event was extra special as it was the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up!  I was also privileged to attended the Centrestage Leadership event which was held at Epcot.

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Hanging out with new friends

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The CTC Crew – Me, Kathryn, Bronwyn, Rachel and Judy

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I’ll be doing a blog post this week sharing more about my trip, so make sure you check back.

So back to CTC!  We are casing our Favourite Holiday Big Shot projects from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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I love the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle which includes the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set and the Detailed Poinsettia thinlits.  I haven’t used this set enough!

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I have cased the card on the right with a few changes.  I do love the corrugated embossing folder which I sponged (or dragged the ink pad over) in Whisper White ink.  I added a piece of Lovely Lipstick grosgrain ribbon to the right of the corrugated piece.

Another favourite big shot item is the Stitched Labels framelits, so I used the large label framelit for the sentiment.   I had already cut out the Poinsettia framelits and hadn’t used them, so I just played with the layout.

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To purchase the products that I have used to create this card, head down to the bottom of my post where you will see the little images of the products.  Just click on the image and you will be taken to my online store.

Next up is the lovely Monique.

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Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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CTC202 – Favourite Tags

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I am so excited!!!  On Thursday, I head off to Orlando to attend the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event, celebrating 30 years of Stampin’ Up!  I can’t wait to be there with 7000 plus demonstrators (I can’t imagine what that’s going to be like!)  I’m meeting fellow CTC Crew member Bronwyn and one of my sister demos, Sandra, in LA and then we are flying together to Orlando.  We then have a few days of shopping (craft shops, here we come!!) and visiting Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

Before Onstage starts, we will be joined by fellow CTC Crew members Kathyrn, Rachel and Judy and her friend, Tina.

I’m excited to be attending Centrestage in Orlando.  This year, we are being treated to an afternoon at Epcot!  The Food and Wine Festival will be on whilst we are there, so I’m excited to try out some of the different foods available.

But before I head to Orlando, we’ve still got this week’s challenge to share with you!  We are casing our Favourite Holiday tags from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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It’s surprising how many tags are in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  I decided to case one of the tags on page 12.  I based it on the small tag on the left of the pic but I took inspiration from the card at the top right of the pic in the tin.

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I like the use of the banners on the card so I chose my favourite dsp, Joyous Noel and cut out the banners using the Bunch of Banner framelits.  As the dsp has hints of copper, I cut one banner from the copper sheet from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper.

My sentiment is from the Peaceful Noel stamp set in Tranquil Tide.

As my tag is going to be a card and therefore a bit larger than the tag, I decided to place the banners onto a piece of cardstock.  I like the Corrugated embossed piece on the top card, so I borrowed that idea to place the banners on.

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I really love the clean lines of this card!!  And you could reproduce it using any gorgeous dsp.

Next up is my lovely friend, Rose.

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Oh and it’s 4 sleeps!!!  EEEKKK!!  I’ll be back with CTC on 18 November and I’ll share a lots of pictures from Onstage!

Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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CTC201 – Casing the Cover

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We have had a lovely week of rain and it’s currently raining at the moment.  It’s perfect for crafting!!

This week, we are casing the front and back covers of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  Yes even the covers of the catty are inspiring!!

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I decided to case the little square card on the back cover.

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I’ve gone with a standard sized card and not a square.  I’ve kept similar to the original and used the Subtle embossing folder for the background.  I cut out a square of whisper white cardstock and used the new Corrugated embossing folder. I then gently ran the crumb cake ink pad over the top.   I created a square outline using the Suite Seasons washi tape.

I decided to create a wreath using the Sprig punch.  I made a circle frame using the circle framelits to make sure that the sprigs stayed in a circle shape, otherwise it would be a wonky wreath!!

I was going to add a bow or ribbon but I decided to use the Merry Christmas thinlits in Merry Merlot from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper.    I then randomly painted some of the sprigs with Wink of Stella.

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Next up is the lovely Peta.

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In case you were wondering, it’s 11 days until my trip to Orlando!!!  It’s coming up quickly!!

Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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CTC200 – Toil & Trouble

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The countdown for Orlando is going very quickly!! It’s 18 days until we go!!  I received my invitation to Centrestage yesterday, which is so exciting.  I get to go to Epcot for an afternoon/evening with all the leaders of Stampin’ Up! It includes entry into Epcot, a special gift, a copy of the Occasions Catalogue and a yummy dessert.  I can’t wait!!

But there’s still a few weeks of CTC to go before I leave!  This week we are casing the Toil & Trouble section, pages 48-55 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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I’m not into Halloween, so I don’t have any of the Halloween sets.  I have based my project on one of the boxes on the title page, which has the spider web on it.

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But I don’t have the boxes so I went with the pillow boxes.  Did you know these come in a packet of 10 for only $8.75.

So, one of the perks of being a demonstrator, is that we get to purchase products early!  There is a great bundle coming in the month of November that is featuring Snowflakes.  There are two stamp sets, Snow is Glistening and Happiness Surrounds, Snowfall thinlits, White Velvet paper and snowflake trinkets.

So I’ve used the Snowfall thinlits and cut out the largest Snowflake in Sparkle Glimmer paper.  I then stamped one of the smaller snowflakes from Snow is Glistening stamp set in Poppy Parade and cut it out with the thinlits.  I then painted in Wink of Stella for a bit of extra bling.

I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes oval framelits.  I then cut out another snowflake in Garden Green and added on the Santa’s Workshop enamel shapes.

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I really love this bundle and I can’t wait to play with it more!

Next up is the lovely Peta.

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Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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CTC199 – Country Lane

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I have had a great week!!  Family party to celebrate my Pop’s 95th birthday and then a quick trip to Sydney to see The Piano Guys at the Opera house.  The show was fabulous!!  Possibly one of the best shows I have ever seen.

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This wee we are casing the Country Lane Suite, pages 42-47, of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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I just love the Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder!!  It looks stunning done in gold, silver or copper foil but equally as lovely using cardstock.

I’ve decided to case one of the cards from the cover image,  at the bottom left hand corner.

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I used the Tin Tile embossing folder in Blackberry Bliss for the background.  I don’t have the Country Lane stamp set but I do have the Country Lane DSP.  I fussy cut the vase and flowers (lucky it’s only small!!).  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Blackberry Bliss and used the Everyday Label punch.  I added a strip of the DSP at the top and bottom of the punch.

Have you seen the Chicken wire elements in the catalogue?  I got them recently and I love them!!  Don’t they just add a bit of bling to the card!

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In case you are counting, it’s 25 days until I leave for Orlando!!  Oh my goodness, the time is just flying past!!!

Happy Stamping

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CTC198 – Frosted Floral

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I’ve got a busy weekend happening!  My Pop turns 95 next week and we had a family party yesterday.  All the grandkids and great grandkids came from interstate to celebrate together.  So nice to catch up with everyone.

Tomorrow I’m heading to Sydney with a friend to see The Piano Guys who are playing at the Sydney Opera House!!  I can’t wait!!

But today, I’ve been making the card for tonight’s blog hop.  This week, we are casing the Frosted Floral section, pages 36-41 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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Oh I love the Frosted Floral bundle!!  The Frosted Floral Specialty DSP is just devine.  The pretty designs are on shimmery paper which steps it up a notch!

I am casing a card from the cover page, page 36.  It’s the one on the right, here.

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I have made mine as a normal sized card.  Looking at the original, it seems that they might have fussy cut the flowers from the dsp.  Well, I don’t really like fussy cutting, and I’ve got a lovely set of framelits so I stamped a few of the flowers from the First Frost stamp set and cut them out with the Frosted Bouquet framelits..  I also cut out some using silver foil for an added bit of shine.

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To create the sentiment with the border, the framelits come with two frame pieces.  I cut out a full sized white background and then using the smaller frame inside the larger one, cut it out in blushing bride cardstock.  I then just glued it over the white frame and added a bit of Stella.

I really love the colours in this DSP, it’s so pretty!!

Next up is the lovely Sandra in New Zealand.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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CTC197 – Joyous Noel

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Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty.  I am really loving the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  I can’t wait for Christmas!!

This week we are casing the Joyous Noel section, pages 28-35 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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The Joyous Noel suite is just gorgeous.  The DSP is to die for!!  However, I’ve decided to case the bauble card on page 34.

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I made two cards using this card as inspiration.  My first one was a close case, however I have used the Dashing Along DSP instead of an embossed background.  I used the Great Joy stamp set which goes perfectly with Stampin’ Blends.  I’ve used Smoky Slate, Call Me Clover, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight.

I also put Wink of Stella on the bow but it’s a bit hard to photograph.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set.

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This is such a great layout to case.  I’ve gone with a non-traditional colour theme of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

To create the embossed background, I used the new Big Shot embossing mats.  With the mats, you can use a die and instead of cutting, it just embosses the cardstock.  Awesome!!

I embossed the baubles from Beautiful Baubles in silver embossing powder and cut out with the largest circle from the Stitched Shape framelits.

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Whilst I am a traditional  Christmas colour lover, I quite like the combo of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and silver!

Next up is the lovely Rose.

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And in case you were wondering, it’s 39 days until I leave for Orlando!!  Oh gee, that’s coming up quickly!!

Happy Stamping

cropped-rebecca

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