CTC 16 – It’s all about the freebies!!

Don’t we all love to get something for free!! I know I do!!

This week at Case-ing The Catty, we are casing the projects which focus on the fabulous Designer Series papers that you can receive for free by purchasing $90 product from the Annual Catalogue or Occasions Catalogue.

There are 2 packs of Designer Series Papers in the Sale-a-bration catalogue and I think they are both great!! There is the Best Year Ever DSP and the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP. I especially love the Irresistibly Yours DSP as you can colour it using a number of different techniques. As my fellow design team member, Jessica Williams, calls it, it’s “Magic Paper”!!!

So this week, I’ve gone a little out of the box for me (doesn’t happen often!!) and I am casing the banner card on page 5 of the AU/NZ SAB catalogue. I love this card as it is in the catty and I will be casing this soon however I wanted to also try out the Irresistibly Yours DSP as well.

So here is the original from the Catty.

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And here is my version.

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As you can see, I’ve rotated the layout of the card and used a different banner. I also cut the banners from each different DSP and then coloured them using Blendabilities. I found that you needed to colour and then wipe the ink off the paper quickly as it dries fast. I kinda forgot to do a banner in the glitter paper so I added a sparkly ribbon instead. I also used the Best Day Ever Stamp Set for the sentiment, which you can also earn for free.

I hope you like my card. Please leave a comment below.

So make sure you join in with this week’s Challenge here.

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join in!!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Best Day Ever
Ink: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand Blendabilities, and Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral markers
Paper: Best Year Ever DSP, Irresistibly Yours DSP, Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Big Shot, Banner Framelits, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Silver ribbon.

CTC10 – It’s so much fun!

Artistic Expression

I have to say that I am really enjoying being a part of the Caseing the Catty design team. It’s made me look closely at the catalogue and really use it as a great resource for workshops and classes.

This week’s challenge is from the Artistic Expression section of the catalogue. There are so many awesome projects to choose from! You may know (if you follow my blog) that I really like using Blendabilities. So as soon as I saw the box on page 171 of the AU/NZ catalogue, I knew what I was making this week!!

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However…. I didn’t have any boxes šŸ˜¦ But wait, I just got the Gift Box Punch board from the Holiday Catalogue!! You can create lots of different sized boxes using this fabulous board!! And so quick and easy!!

I used Baked Brown Sugar cardstock for the base and then made a whisper white strip as a belly band. I stamped it with the sequin stamp from the Hello Darling stamp set (sequin stamp, squeal!!) in Gold ink and then added the flower which is also from the same stamp set.

I used nearly all of my Blendies colouring in the flowers!! I then added the luxurious Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue and of course, there needs to be real sequins as well! I used the For you stamp from the Hello There hostess and punched it out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.

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So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.

Guidelines

* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join in!!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

6 August 2013 – It’s a Medley!!

It’s been a few weeks since I posted but life has been a bit crazy lately and I just haven’t had time to post.

I wanted to showcase the gorgeous Modern Medley DSP and I found this lovely card on Pinterest by Linda Gutierrez here.

I didn’t have the same stamp set so I used one of my new favourite flower stamps, Stippled Blossoms. I love this set!!

Have I also mentioned that I love framelits and matching stamp sets!! and the new magnetic platform!! Words do not describe how fabulous it is. I love it!! So much better than using post-it notes.

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Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Chalk Talk
Ink: Basic Black, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig, magnetic platform, basic pearls, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch.

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25 April 2013 – Hellooooo, Poppet!!

Helloooo, Poppets!!!! Or rather Hello, Doily!! I love this doily stamp! I have seen so many lovely cards made with it!

I did this card at a new class that I’ve started close to home to show different uses for embossing.

We used the glossy card stock and embossing a doily using the versamark ink and white embossing powder. We then used a sponge dauber and rubbed it over the whole piece of card. A quick wipe off over the white embossing and voila!, awesomeness!!

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Here’s a close up of the sentiment.

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Stamp Set: Hello, Doily, Petite Pairs
Ink: Rose Red, Versamark
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Whisper White, Glossy white
Accessories: White embossing powder, heat tool, sponge daubers, 1 3/4″ scallop circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon

I also wanted to share with you this video from Stampin’ Up! showing how you can use My Digital Studio, the fabulous digital scrapbooking program ever!!

You can download a 30 day free trial by going to my online store, here .

Have a great day!

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