CTC154 – Case a Colouring Project

It’s been an exciting, but full-on weekend!!  I’ve been to the Onstage Local event in Melbourne with my fellow demonstrators!  Onstage is held every 6 months with an Onstage Live event for 3 days (which is in Utah this time), and local events held throughout the world on the same weekend.  Oh and it’s only for demonstrators, so if you want to come in April 2018, you’ll need to join up and become a demo!!

I also had the privilege of being asked to do a presentation of a bundle of products that are coming out for the 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues.  You’ll have to wait until Tuesday to check them out!!

So this week, we are casing a Colouring Project from either the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue or the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  I decided to go with the Annual Catalogue since it’s been a while that I had a look through it.

With the arrival of the Stampin’ Blends, I also purchased a few of the colouring stamp sets.  I decided this week to case the Hey You card, on the left on page 169 but I decided to use the other stamp in the set, the Good Vibes stamp.

I stamped firstly on Whisper White thick A4 cardstock, using Memento Black ink.  I started off by colouring the word, Good Vibes using the Bermuda Bay pens as that’s one of my favourite colours!  I then coloured the flowers in all the other colours!  I like bright, what can I say!!

I then embossing a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Layered Leaves embossing folder like the sample.  I added a piece of Pear Pizzaza shimmer ribbon and a bow.  I was actually surprised at how quickly this card came together.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Angela.

I’m off to bed now as I’m stuffed from such a big weekend!!

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CTC153 – Case a Holiday Catalogue Tag

It’s been another lovely week in Queensland!  Summer is definitely coming quickly!

We are casing Tags from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue this week.

As I was flipping through the catalogue, I realised how many tags are actually in there!  So many!  I actually ended up not casing a tag but casing another project and turning it into a tag.  I cased the Stocking and pillow box on page 15.

I love the snowflake included in this set so I had to use that!  I created the base of the tags using the pillow box die and cut it by hand to the score lines.  I used the lovely Merry Music Specialty DSP as the base for the wreath tag.  I then stamped out the holly leaves from the Tags and Trimmings stamp set on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and Wild Wasabi cardstock.  I cut them out using the dies and laid them in a circle to see how they fit.  Once I was happy with the layout, I then attached them using a glue dot under the end of leaf.

I then inked up just a part of the Celebrate the season stamp with versamark and did some white embossing on the black cardstock.  I used the banner triple punch to cut the ends of the banner and used a dimensional to attach it.  To create the holly leaves, I cut the trimming die in Cherry Cobbler and just carefully cut the balls off.  I used the white chalk pen and then some Wink of Stella for a bit of bling.   A small piece of gold ribbon and voila, all done!

I used a second base of the pillow box die as before, and stamped it with the snowflake stamp in Crumb Cake.

I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.  The “inside” words weren’t quite as solid as I would have like, so I used my black marker to go over the stamping.  I added a piece of Real Red ribbon to the top and bottom of the sentiment piece and used it to create the hanger as well.

I then cut out the snowflake from a piece of Dazzling Diamonds and the Pear Pizzazz button.

 

I hope you like my tags today.  Make sure you come and join in with the challenge at our facebook group.

Make sure you  hop on over to visit Peta.

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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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CTC150 – Favourite Big Shot project

Here we are back at another week of Caseing the Catty.  We are casing our Favourite Big Shot project from the 2017 Holiday catalogue.

There are so many great big shot projects in this catalogue.  I couldn’t believe how many dies are in it.  It was hard to decide which project to choose!

I decided to go with the Tags and Trimmings bundle on page 15, using the Trim Your Stocking thinlits and the matching stamp set, Tags & Trimmings.

Wouldn’t it be fabulous to see an advent calendar with these cute stockings!  Sadly, I don’t have the time to make 25 of them!!  But I can make 3!  I decided to make a Joy banner instead.

Sadly you can’t tell that the baubles are sparkly!  I’ve used Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

I just love the mini dimensionals.  They are so handy to use with the Large Letters framelits.

I used the new Quilted Christmas ribbon to make a little loop for the red tinsel trim to go through.  The photo really doesn’t do it justice to show how lovely it is.

Next up my amazing friend, Rose.  Happy Birthday for yesterday!

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CTC149 – Year of Cheer

I had a lovely day of crafting on Saturday and made lots of cards!  It’s always nice to play in the craft room knowing all the jobs are done and have a clear conscience!!

This week we are casing the Year of Cheer suite, pages 36 -47, of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

There are so many lovely stamps and papers in this section and I have lots of these goodies that I haven’t had much opportunity to play with.  I decided to case the card on page 36 which uses the gorgeous Winter Wonder Textured Impressions embossing folder.

I decided to go with a gold theme, although I kept it pretty similar to the original.  Have you seen the Year of Cheer washi tape?  It’s so lovely.  I’ve used the one with a few colours in it.

The sentiment comes from the Christmas Happiness stamp set and I’ve embossed it in gold.  I punched a circle from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP and another from the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  Make sure when you use the acetate that you peel off the protective layer of film.  It makes it look much better without it!

Of course, I used gold mini sequins.

I love how this has turned out!!

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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CTC148 – Kits and Memories & More

Those of us in Queensland are flying into Summer this year!  It has been so hot this week, although today it has cooled down today fortunately.

We are casing the Kits and Memories & More sections of the 2017 Holiday catalogue and the 2017-2018 Annual catalogue.

I love all the Stampin’ Up! kits.  They are great for stampers of all levels of experience.  I always use a kit each year to give my Pop for his birthday.  It’s hard to know what to get a 93 year old, so on his birthday, he gets Christmas cards and for Christmas, he gets Birthday cards to last him the year for all the family.

It’s his birthday next week, so I made the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit for him.  Check out the kit on page 33 on the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

So you need the kit and the matching stamp set, Watercolor Christmas, and some dimensionals and fine tip glue pen.  I always sort out all the pieces first and then did the stamping.  Oh and a stamp-a-ma-jig for making sure the stamps are straight.

 


All of these cards have great layouts but I decided to case the last one using the Whole lot of Lovely DSP and the Sending Love stamp set.

 

I think this turned out pretty nice!  What do you think?

Oh and speaking of DSP, did you know that Stampin’ Up! are having a sale this month where if you buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you can get another for free!

Next up is my lovely friend across the pond, Jackie Noble.

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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.

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