CTC283 – Trimming the Town DSP

I hope you have been having a great weekend. I’ve had an amazing one!! I was fortunate to be able to attend Stampin’ Up! Leader’s Summit which was meant to be in New Orleans, but sadly not to be. However it was done online and it was fabulous!! The training was fantastic and just what I needed. We also had networking sessions through Zoom and I was able to connect with fellow leader demonstrators in USA, UK and Europe. It did start at 4am, on Saturday and Sunday, so I’m feeling excited but weary now!!

We were also given an amazing gift of crystal wine glasses from Tiffany’s. So excited to receive my first blue box!!

So this week at CTC, we are casing the colours of the Trimming the Town DSP from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue. The colours are Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Whisper White.

I’m afraid I have a confession…. I don’t really like this suite! Well, it’s ok but it’s not on my shopping list. I do like that the dies cut out the dsp.

So I wanted to create a card that wasn’t Christmassy. I kinda feel like Christmas is far away and I’m not ready to embrace it every week!!

I started from the bottom up and the base of my card is Early Espresso. I added a piece of Misty Moonlight dsp from the Trimming the Town DSP and mat it. I’ve just got the Celebration Labels dies (thanks, Judy for enabling me!!) so I cut out one in Pool Party and embossed it with the subtles embossing folder. I then cut out a peony from the Peony dies in Poppy Parade and Old Olive. Just a quick tip, if you want to make the petals darker, just colour it using a Stampin’ Blend!. Then it’s the same colour, just a different shade.

My sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Poppy Parade and I’ve used the new Banners Pick a Punch. I love me a good banner!!

I do love these peonies!! They look complicated but they are so easy to put together.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creations using this colour combo so please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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Peony Dies
[152701]
$70.00

CTC236 – Love, Thanks and Support

Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty. It’s a wonderful rainy day today, just perfect for crafting!! Who am I kidding, any weather is good for crafting!!

This week, we are casing the Love, Thanks & Support section, pages 72-97 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

There’s lots of choose from! I didn’t get too far in and went with a card on page 79.

This layout is very easy to duplicate. I decided to use the Bird Ballad DSP instead of a stamped image as the birds on the paper are just too cute. (And I didn’t want to do any fussy cutting either!). I layered the dsp with Pool Party cardstock. I cut a frame using the Layering Squares dies in Daffodil Delight cardstock. I used the Foam Adhesive Strips to lift up the frame.

I cut a strip of vellum cardstock and used the Triple Banner punch to create a banner. I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay. The sentiment is from the Incredible Like You stamp set, which I discovered has retired after I had written my post!

I added a bow using the Scalloped Lace Trim which is just so pretty.

Next up is the lovely Tina. I can’t wait to see what she has created.

We would love to see your creation from this section. Just add it over on our Facebook page.

Happy Stamping

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Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set
Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set
[148708]
$28.00

CI57

I’m excited to back with Colour Inkspiration Challenges this week!

We have such a lovely, bright combo to share with you. Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.

To create my cards for CI challenges, I always start by getting out the cardstock in the challenge colours. I then browse through my stamp sets to see what inspires me. I keep my stamp sets in alphabetical order and as you will be able to tell, I didn’t get very far this time!! I went with Accented Blooms as I love colouring the flowers.

I coloured the greenery using a blender pen and Granny Apple Green ink. I then coloured the flowers using the Lovely Lipstick and Daffodil Delight blends. I didn’t actually blend the colours but used the light and dark pens to create different coloured flowers.

To add a bit of texture, I used the Subtle embossing folder on the Daffodil Delight layer. I also tied a knot in a piece of Granny Apple Green textured weave ribbon across the bottom of the card.

Next up is the lovely Jackie.

We can’t wait to see what you create using these colours, so please add your creation to our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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