CTC84 – Love and Sympathy

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This week, we are caseing the Love & Sympathy section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue.  There are so many lovely projects and gorgeous new stamp sets in this section.

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I have decided to case the popcorn box on page 51.  This box really makes me want to buy the popcorn box thinlits, although I haven’t yet.

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So the only box die I had was the baker’s box die.  I used the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and coloured it with blender pens on the flowers and leaves and an aqua painter for the background.  It was quick and easy to create!!  I think the longest part was working out the folds at the bottom of the box!!  Oh, and I did put a Wink of Stella on it too, of course!

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I used one of the dies in the set to make the tag, which I stamped with the sentiment from the You’ve Got This stamp set. And, a box isn’t complete without some sequins to finish it off.

I hope you like my box.  I’d love you to leave a comment below.

Next on the hop is the talented Judy May.

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Channelling my inner arty

I love joining in with Challenge blogs and this week at TGIF, they have set a technique challenge!! Watercolouring!!!

 

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So, I have decided to find my inner “arty”. Apparently, she wasn’t hiding that far away!! I used the retired colour coach to come up with a nice combo of subtle colours, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder and Sahara Sand. I think they look very pretty together.

I then had a look at my stamps. I decided to use the large splat from the Perpetual birthday calendar set. I stamped it in the 3 colours on the watercolour paper and gave it a spritz of water to make the colours blend together. And because I’m impatient, I used my heat tool to make it dry quicker.

I knew I wanted to add a gold embossed sentiment and I couldn’t decide what would go. My fabulous friend, Emma, suggested that I use the flower from You’ve Got This, and I have to agree, that it looks pretty good!! I added some lace, a bow and stamped a small sentiment from Petite Pairs and punched it out with the oval punch.

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When I came to photo the card, I realised that it’s hard to get a good picture of embossing. Let me just say in real life, it looks much better!!

I hope you like my card!! Please leave me a comment and let me know.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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Good things come in small envelopes

I had my new catalogue launch last Saturday!! The ladies and I had a great time of playing with new products, seeing lots of new samples and playing a few games as well.

Here I am, waiting for everyone to arrive!

Here I am, waiting for everyone to arrive!

I decided to do small 3″ x 3″ cards in the new in-colours with a matching envelope using the new in-colour envelope paper for the make and takes.

For each card, I wanted to highlight a new stamp set or product.

So for Delight Dijon, I used the You’re so sweet stamp set and the eye catching Bohemian DSP. We used my favourite marker to stamp technique using Delightful Dijon, Island Indigo and Blackberry Bliss markers and cut it out with the banner framelit from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.

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The You’ve got this stamp set is a really versatile set. It has a great background stamp, a gorgeous flower and sentiments as well. For our second card, we stamped the background in Watermelon Wonder and then the flower in black. Then a piece of whisper white cotton ribbon around the card and a bow to top it off.

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Now Mum loves this next in-colour almost as much as she loves crumb cake!! On our Tip Top Taupe sample, we used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and cut out the basket by hand. We then stamped the flower stems in Cucumber Crush and the flowers in Delightful Dijon. Isn’t this one cute!!

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I love the fact that the small DSP stacks are now coming in 6″x6″ size. One this card, I used the Cherry on Top DSP stack. We stamped the sentiment from the Build a Birthday stamp set in Cucumber Crush and then punched the end of the banner using the new banner triple punch. I lurve this new punch!! I can’t cut an even banner with scissors to save myself, so I think this punch was made just for me! We also added a little bit of twine.

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On our last card, we used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set again. Did you know that Stampin’ Up! will be donating $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for Sprinkles of Life stamp set sold? So you really need to get this set!! We hand cut the ice-cream cone and then used the co-ordinating Tree builder punch to cut out the ice-cream. We stamped in Melon Mambo and added a touch of dazzling diamonds.

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I made all the envelope beforehand using the envelope punch board. They were so easy to whip up!! and don’t they look cute!!

If you would like to purchase any of the products used in these cards, just click on the product picture below.

Don’t forget to quote this month’s hostess code, 2MD7BFY2, to receive a pack of 6″x6″ DSP from me.

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

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New In-Colours!!!

Have you seen the next batch of In-Colours!  I’m still getting used to them but I’m starting to fall in love!

I can’t decide which one is my favourite.

At convention, there were a number of samples made showing the new colours and also some of the fabulous new stamps.  I just love the You’ve got this stamp set and I can see that it is going to be very popular.  Especially the background stamp!

I cased these cards from the displays! So simple yet gorgeous! And isn’t the ribbon great too!

Watermelon Wonder

 

Cucumber Crush

 

Delighful Dijon

 

Tip Top Taupe

 

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Let me know what you think!

Happy Stamping!

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