CTC329 – Caseing the Mini Cover

Well hasn’t it been an interesting week!! Us Queenslanders are now taking our turn for lockdown. I’m all set for working at home tomorrow. Have to say, I’m looking forward to the commute!!

But it’s time to start getting ready for the July-December Mini Catalogue to start on Tuesday 3 August!! We are casing the cover of the catalogue for our hop tonight.

Now there isn’t a lot to case on this image but you’d be surprised by what the Crew has created!! They are a talented bunch!!

My card took a few interesting turns!! I wanted to have a play with the Words of Cheer bundle and use the words to replace the ribbon but the words are a tight fit if you want to do a landscape card on Australian card sizes. I wanted to have an embossed background and for my first card I used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. I cut out the centre of the card using the tag die from the Stockings dies. I used Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade for Cheers and Blushing Bride for the background. The floral piece is from the Words of Cheer stamp set and I coloured using blends. I added some Wink of Stella over the flowers. There may have been an incident with Stella so I had to cut out another flower and added it over the spot!

I’m not a lover of non-traditional colours so I thought I would have a play with Shaded Spruce and Real Red. I used the Wintry 3d embossing folder.

It was fun playing with this bundle, although it took me ages to create both of these cards!!

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love for you to join in with us so please share your creation on our Facebook group.

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Welcome to another fun week at Colour Inkspiration. We have a great colour combo for you!

We have Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Basic White. Such a classic combination of colours.

Have you seen the Pattern Party DSP? It is the hostess paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. You get 48 sheets of paper with 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. One side has colourful patterns and the other has black/white patterns.

I cut out a piece with the Scalloped Contours dies (one of my new favourites!!) and a smaller black scalloped rectangle. I played around with a couple of options and went with some of the flowers from the Pierced Blooms dies. I stamped a piece of Basic White cardstock in Cherry Cobbler ink with a sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set.

I cut out a couple of black flowers from the dies and put some Wink of Stella on them. You know when you are using a Stella that only has a little bit of product left in it and you give it a squeeze and it all comes out? Yep well that explains my dodgy flower centres!!

Trust me, I did use Cherry Cobbler but it came out Real Red in the photo!! But either looks nice!

INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

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CTC328 – It’s time for a Sketch!

Welcome to another week of Caseing the Catty. I’m thinking of all of you who are stuck in lockdown across Australia. I’ve been very fortunate in Queensland and we haven’t had to close down yet. I hope you’ve been able to take time to do some crafting and take your mind off the situation.

It’s so windy here today!! As I write this post, it’s not even midday and I’ll be taking the washing off the line shortly!! (And to save it from blowing off the line!!)

We are casing a sketch this week from page 33 of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue.

Isn’t that a cute card!! Here’s the sketch.

I love the Encircled in Beauty Dies and the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. I started off with a black cardstock base and added a piece of the Simply Elegant DSP. I had been thinking of a black panel but went with white so that you could see the details of the die cut. I felt it needed another die circle so I cut one out using the Gold Metallic Specialty DSP. The sentiment is from the Encircled in Friendship stamp set which is copper embossed and cut out using the banner from the Bloom dies.

Next up is the lovely Michelle.

We would love to see your creation so please share in our Facebook group.

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CTC327 – Case the Holidays

Welcome to another great week of Caseing the Catty. Did you know that it is our 7th Anniversary!! We have been casing the amazing Stampin’ Up! catalogues for 7 years!! I personally love the up close look at the catalogues and the challenge to create every week.

This week, we are casing the Holiday section, pages 88-95, of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue.

I really love the Tidings of Christmas suite. The DSP is just so lovely and it’s in the 15% off sale at the moment, so make sure you check it out!! I’ve actually decided to case a non-Christmas card on page 95.

I’ve just got the Tailor Made Tags dies and I really love them, so I’m using them on everything!! I started off having a look at my embossing folders and I went with one of the Wintry folders in Just Jade. I then flipped through my DSP for a paper that included Just Jade and landed on Sweet Symmetry DSP. This is just a pretty paper (also in the sale!!).

I cut out the tags then realised that I should have gone a bit smaller so I flipped the card to landscape. The sentiment on the tag is from the Color & Contour stamp set.

I want to say a big thank you to all the girls on the Caseing the Catty Design Team!! I love you all and I can’t wait to catch up with you at a Stampin’ Up! event and give you all a big hug!!

Next up is the lovely Sandra.

We would love to see your creation, so please share over on our Facebook group.

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