CTC245 – Let it Snow

It’s been a crazy weekend in Queensland with lots of bush fires. I hope everyone has kept safe. There is one fire near where I live, but don’t worry, we are perfectly safe!!

This week at CTC, we are casing the Let it Snow suite, pages 18-23, of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. Actually we could do with “Let it Rain”!!!

This is such a cute suite!! And there’s a snowman punch!!! I was inspired by the card at the top of page 18.

When I first looked at this card, I felt the centre shape would make a great shaker piece. I’ve been dying to use the Feels like Frost dsp so this was my base for the colours. I used a piece of silver glimmer paper behind the dsp like the original. I then created the shaker frame using window sheets, foam adhesive sheets, Ice Stampin’ Glitter and Snowflake Sequins. I then cut a frame from silver glimmer paper using the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I punched out a whisper white 2 1/4″ circle and stamped the snowflakes from Frosted Foliage stamp set in Balmy Blue. For the sentiment, I stamped the Merry Christmas from Christmas Gleaming in Silvery Shimmer ink and used the Stitched Rectangle die. I added a piece of the gorgeous Seaside Spray metallic ribbon behind the sentiment.

It’s a little bit sparkly but I love glitter!!! I really think it’s my favourite colour!!

Next up is the lovely Shannon.

I would love to see your creations casing this section over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC244 – Case Holiday Cover

Welcome to our first hop of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. The catalogue goes live on Wednesday 4 September 2019.

There are so many gorgeous new products!! I love just about all of them!! Haha, what a surprise. This week, we are casing the cover of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case the wreath card on the top row. I went with Tranquil Tide as a base and used the 2019 – 2021 In Color DSP for the checked background. I used Sahara Sand for the square background and the circle. I used the Beautiful Bough dies to create the wreath. The sentiment is from Christmas Gleaming and I’ve stamped it using the new Golden Glitz ink pad. It’s so sparkly!! I’ve always thought we needed a nice, sparkly gold ink pad and now we have one. There is also Silvery Shimmer and Celestial Copper.

I used the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and the retired mini gold sequin trim for a bit more bling.

Here’s a close up of the Golden Glitz ink.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue and you don’t have a regular demonstrator, I would love to send one to you. Let me know and I’ll pop one into the post.

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

We would love to see your creation so please share it over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC241 – Case a layout on page 101

It must be time for the Ekka!! It’s so windy at the moment and it always seems to coincide with the Exhibition being held in Brisbane. I hope everyone in the bottom half of Australia is doing okay with the crazy, cold weather at the moment. Keep safe everyone!!

We are casing the layouts on page 101 of the 2019 Annual Catalogue.

I decided to case the elephant card on the bottom left.

I love the background of this card. When you look closely, it is one of the smaller Stitched Nested Labels. I went through my stash of dies, looking for a good shape to layer and I found a banner from the Merry Christmas dies which I thought would work. I went through my DSP for a nice background and went with my fav, Woven Threads DSP. My background is Tranquil Tide. I did layer up the banners in case there was an accident!! (It happens sometimes!!) I mounted the banners with dimensionals to raise them up a little bit.

I’ve just received the Cuckoo for You bundle which is soooo cute!! I coloured the clock using a combination of markers and blends in Tranquil Tide, Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile and Pool Party. I put an In Colour Faceted Dot on the centre of the clock. For the sentiment, I’ve got a little sneak peak from the Holiday Catalogue. It’s Shimmery Silver ink!! Can’t wait to play with this more!!

I can’t wait to see what Lauren has created.

We would love to see what you have created, so please your creation with us at our Facebook group.

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CTC240 – Everyday Occasions

I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

We are casing the Everyday Occasions section, pages 12-71 of the 2019 Annual Catalogue.

There are so many great projects in this section, it’s hard to choose just one!

I did manage to choose one though. I went with the layout on page 28 with the circle.

On the same page is the On to Adventure stamp set. I mainly got this set as my dad is a golfer and there is a handsome golfer included in this set.

I used a piece of Call me Clover DSP from the 2018-2020 In Color DSP stack. I went with the diagonal pattern as it looks a little like a golf shirt. I cut out a circle and then created the circle frame using the Stitched Shape dies.

I then stamped my golfer in memento black and coloured with blends. I used Petal Pink, Mango Melody and Smoky Slate. I coloured the grass with an aqua painter in Call Me Clover ink.

I used the Well Said stamp set and matching Well Written dies for the sentiment. I’m all set for Father’s Day early this year!

Next up is the lovely Julia.

I hope you can share your creation with us over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC239 – Changing up a layout

Welcome back to another fun week of Caseing the Catty. I hope you have been enjoying the different challenges we have been trying out.

This week, we are casing one of the layouts on page 103 and changing up the theme. There are five stunning cards to choose from!

I chose to case the cute baby elephant card on the bottom right.

I haven’t used the Perennial Essence DSP yet (shock, horror, I know!!) It’s such gorgeous paper that it’s one of those that are really hard to cut up. But I bit the bullet and dived into my packet.

Instead of stamping on a piece of cardstock, I clear embossed one of the butterflies stamps from the Butterfly Gala stamp set on vellum. I then layered it on top of one of the pieces of DSP.

I cut out the sentiments pieces from Betailed Bands dies and stamped the sentiment from the Healing Hugs stamp set.

Unfortunately, it’s a bit hard to see the clear embossing on it. Here’s another angle.

I hope you like my version of this layout.

Next up is fellow kitty lover, Peta.

We would love to see how you case one of these layouts. Share your creation on our Facebook page.

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CTC235 – Casing a layout

Welcome to another fun week of Caseing the Catty. We are casing the layout on page 159.

Did you know about Stampin’ Up!’s angel policy? If you sell your cards, you need to make sure they include one of the Stampin’ Up! copyright stamps. The Crafting Forever stamp set on page 159 does include this stamp.

It’s fun to see how each of the Crew members have interpreted this layout different! I have just received the Fable Friends stamp set and I had to use it straight away.

I turned the layout onto it’s side and selected a DSP for the background. I went with the Garden Lane DSP. I then cut out a Stitched Rectangle and stamped the little row of ducks in Memento Black. I stamped Mama duck on a separate piece of thick whisper white cardstock and fussy cut her out. I then coloured them all with blends. I used So Saffron, Seaside Spray, Granny Apple Green, Rococo Rose and Crumb Cake. I stamped the grass and sentiment in Pear Pizzazz.

This is such a cute stamp set and I love it!!

Next up is my lovely friend, Rose.

We would love see your case of this layout so make sure you sure your creation at our Facebook group.

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CTC234 – Pressed Petals

Welcome to a fun week at Caseing the Catty!! We are trying a few different challenges and this week, we are casing the colour scheme from the gorgeous Pressed Petals Specialty DSP.

This DSP is just so pretty and I love all the colours together.

Whenever I do a colour challenge, I always get out the cardstock in all the colours and see what inspires me. I didn’t want to use the Pressed Petals DSP (well, actually I did but I wanted to try something different).

I just got the Band Together stamp set and the co-ordinating Detailed bands dies. This stamp set features a really large flower which is great for colouring. I fussy cut my flower and coloured with Old Olive and Rococo Rose blends.

I layered up with Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and embossed a piece of Pear Pizzazz with the 3d Layered Leaves embossing folder. I cut the band in Daffodil Delight. The centre piece does come out but I needed something to stamp the sentiment on.

Next up is my lovely friend across the ocean, Sandra.

We would love to see what you create with this colour combo! Share it over on at our Facebook Group.

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