CTC197 – Joyous Noel

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Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty.  I am really loving the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  I can’t wait for Christmas!!

This week we are casing the Joyous Noel section, pages 28-35 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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The Joyous Noel suite is just gorgeous.  The DSP is to die for!!  However, I’ve decided to case the bauble card on page 34.

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I made two cards using this card as inspiration.  My first one was a close case, however I have used the Dashing Along DSP instead of an embossed background.  I used the Great Joy stamp set which goes perfectly with Stampin’ Blends.  I’ve used Smoky Slate, Call Me Clover, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight.

I also put Wink of Stella on the bow but it’s a bit hard to photograph.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set.

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This is such a great layout to case.  I’ve gone with a non-traditional colour theme of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

To create the embossed background, I used the new Big Shot embossing mats.  With the mats, you can use a die and instead of cutting, it just embosses the cardstock.  Awesome!!

I embossed the baubles from Beautiful Baubles in silver embossing powder and cut out with the largest circle from the Stitched Shape framelits.

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Whilst I am a traditional  Christmas colour lover, I quite like the combo of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and silver!

Next up is the lovely Rose.

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And in case you were wondering, it’s 39 days until I leave for Orlando!!  Oh gee, that’s coming up quickly!!

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CTC195 – Festive Farmhouse

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As I type up my post on Saturday, it’s raining!!  Lovely, heavy rain filling up my water tanks!!  Just the sort of rain we need.  And of course, a rainy day makes for the perfect crafting day!

We are casing the Festive Farmhouse section, pages 12-17, of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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As you may have noticed, I love use Stampin’ Blends!  And there are 6 new combo packs in the Holiday Catalogue.  And yes, I already have them all!!

I was drawn to the sample on page 15 so that I can use my blends and the Joy & Noel stamp set!

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Now don’t you just love the chicken wire elements in the background.  Well, I don’t have it yet (but I think I might need to get it soon!) so I decided to use the Subtles Textured embossing folder instead.

I stamped the image twice and cut out one using the largest oval from the Stitched Shape framelits.  I then coloured both with the Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Mango Meloday Stampin’ Blends (all are new colours).  I then fussy cut out some of the leaves and flowers and popped them up using dimensionals.  To make the word a little darker, I coloured with the basic black Stampin’ Blend.

I added Poppy Parade Textured Weave ribbon behind the sentiment oval and popped it up using dimensionals.

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Next up is the lovely Julia.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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CTC178 – Favourite Annual Catty project

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I think we’ve finally hit Autumn in Queensland this weekend!!  It’s finally starting to get cool!

This week, we are casing our favourite project from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

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It’s so hard to choose a favourite!  You wouldn’t choose a favourite child, would you!

I love the Graceful Garden set and I’m so glad it’s carrying over.  I decided to case one of the Petal Garden Memories & More cards on page 57.

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I stamped the flowers and leaves on a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and coloured them using the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I then fussy cut them out.

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Next up is the lovely Angela.

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Rebecca

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CTC155 – Case Gift Packaging

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I’ve had a lovely week of holidays but sadly I’m back at work tomorrow.  But counting down to the next lot of holidays in only 5 weeks!!

This week at Caseing the Catty, we are casing Gift Packaging from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue and the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

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I didn’t actually go too far to be inspired.  Just as far as the cover of the 2017 Holiday catalogue, in fact!

I liked the acetate box on the right hand side of the cover, featuring the Cheery Chirps stamp set.

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Once I started making this and taking a closer look at the project, I realised how much detail is on it.

I wanted to use my new Stampin’ Blends to colour the images, so I went with the colours that are available in the pens like Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler.

So firstly, I cut out a piece of Old Olive cardstock to fit the front of the box and embossed it with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder.

The leaves around the bird are actually taken from the other bird stamp in the set.  I stamped it in Memento Black and coloured with the Old Olive Stampin’ blends and fussy cut out.

I cut out a circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits and stamped and coloured the bird.  I then used the fine tip glue pen to attach the leaves to the circle.  I used a piece of a doily behind the circle.

Then there’s a Pool Party Everyday Label punch behind the circle.

So then I cut out a piece of Cherry Cobbler and trimmed the corners to create a tag.  I cut a Silver foil snowflake in half and attached behind the tag.  I then attached the whole lot to the embossed Old Olive piece.

I added a silver tinsel bow for a bit of bling.

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This looks much nicer in person!

Next up we have the lovely Angela.

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Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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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!!

Happy Stamping


 

 

 

 

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