CTC180 – Favourite Retiring Project

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I’ve been pretty busy over the last couple of weeks as I had my catalogue launch last weekend.  I know it’s a bit early but we’ve been invited to a wedding this weekend and next weekend, I’m going to China for a week with my sister! Fun times ahead!

It’s an exciting week for Stampin’ Up!  It’s the end of a catalogue but more excitingly it’s the start of a new one!!  On June 1, the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue will commence.  I’m still deciding what I “need” to get!

But, here at CTC we are doing our final case of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  We are sharing our favourite retiring projects from either catalogue.

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As I had my catty launch last weekend, I’ve taken all my retired products out of my craft room and they are in an untidy pile in another room!!  So it was too hard to dig through and find my favourite retiring sets.

But, one of my favourite products from any catalogue is the stunning Designer Series Paper.  Every year, I can’t wait to see what pretty papers I need to have. Who am I kidding, I need them all!

I love the Fresh Florals DSP Stack from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue in the 2017-2019 In Colours.  Such pretty designs.

One stamp set that I’m sad to see go is Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  This is such a handy set with a sentiment for every occasion.  But never fear, there is another set to replace it, the Itty Bitty Greetings set.

I have cased this card on page 37.

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It also showcases my favourite retiring floral set, Rose Wonder.  Love that set!

As we are going to a wedding today, I decided to create a wedding card.  So I used the Berry Burst floral page from the Fresh Florals DSP Stack.  Instead of the flower, I created a group of circles and stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  I stamped off the ink to create the different shades.  I love the sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set.  Perfect for a wedding!

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I even stamped on the inside which you know I rarely do!  But it’s a special occasion!!

I hope you like my card today!  Please leave me some comments below and let me know!

Next up is my sweet friend, Rose.  I can’t wait to see what amazing creation she has done this week.

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CTC167 – Sale-a-bration

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I hope you have had a great week!  We’ve had a bit of rain over the last couple of days, which is perfect for guilt free crafting!!

We are back casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Did you know that we have also had a second release of SAB items?  There are three/four new items to earn for free!!  There’s a cute Eclectic Expressions stamp set, a stunning pack of specialty DSP – Springtime Foils, and another level 2 freebie, the Blossoming Basket bundle which includes the Blossoming Basket stamp set and the Basket Weave embossing folder.

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I am attempting to be organised this year and get my blogging projects ready a week before I need them so that I don’t have to rush to get it all done by Sunday.  And I was on track this week but I received a parcel on Friday which included the Blossoming Basket bundle and I had to add an extra project to my blog!

Firstly, I decided to case one of the cards on the cover the 2nd release SAB catalogue that features the gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty DSP.  This DSP has to be one of my favourites!  It features gold foil, rose gold foil and silver foil.  Bling it on!!!

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Isn’t this card just so lovely?  I am also a fan of the Celebrate You thinlits (so glad that these are carrying through to the next Annual Catalogue). Sadly I didn’t have the DSP at the time I made the card, so I used the Petal Palette stamp set and embossed the flowers in copper embossing powder, on thick whisper white cardstock and used the Petals and More thinlits to cut them all out.  I added a banner of Powder Pink and cut the Amazing thinlit in Pear Pizzazz.  I coloured one bunch of flowers using my aqua painter and added a swirl of copper foil.

I added a little banner for the sentiment from the SAB Amazing You stamp set.

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So for my second card, I cased the yellow card but I used Sweet Sugarplum instead.

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I love the Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folders! The detail is so amazing!! I spritzed a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and ran it through my bigshot and went wow!!

I stamped the basket twice and coloured the base with crumb cake and cut it out.  I then coloured the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive.  I added a butterfly in Peekaboo Peach.  I also added a bit of stella because, well, I love it!  Oh and I used a Daffodil Delight marker to colour the centre of the flowers.

I added the ticket tear border punch along the edge.  I used the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set for the sentiment.

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If you love these items, you can earn them for free by placing a $90 or more order from my online store, here.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Julia!

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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