CTC270 – Week 2 – Retiring Dies

Hasn’t it been cold the last couple of days!!! Winter is coming!!

Welcome to our last challenge of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalogue and January-June Mini Catalogues. Whilst it’s always sad to say farewell to our favourites, it is exciting to see what is coming.

Our challenge this week, is casing our favourite punch or dies.

I love the Path of Petals bundle but I haven’t used it enough. The stamp set, Path of Petals is carrying through but the Petal Labels dies are retiring. I was inspired by the card on the top left of page 72.

This card uses the very pretty Pressed Petals DSP but I decided to use the Petal Labels dies to create my own oval.

I did try to stamp the sentiment from the Path of Petals stamp set on the DSP oval that I hand cut but you couldn’t read it very well, so I cut a banner of Crumb cake cardstock and stamped in Night of Navy ink. I then attached it all together and added it to the base of dsp with dimensionals. I stamped some flowers in Daffodil Delight and cut them out and added rhinestones.

Next up is the lovely Peta and Marvi.

We would love to see your creations showing your favourite retiring punches and dies.

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World of Good

I hope you are doing ok during these crazy times. I’ve been working from home for 9 weeks now but have been out to do some work in the last week, which has felt a bit strange to be honest! I’m not sure when we will be back in the office but it’s not likely to be soon.

I was very excited to be home when my 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue arrived!! There are so many gorgeous new stamps, dies and papers!!! Oh the papers!! You are going to love them all.

As a demonstrator, we are able to pre-order a select number of products from the new catalogue. I ordered the World of Good suite which is very travel inspired. Even though we can’t travel very far at the moment, it’s nice to dream about it!

This suite includes the Beautiful World stamp set, World Map dies, World of Good Memories & More card pack, World of Good Specialty DSP, Antiqued Corners & Slides, Old World Paper 3d embossing folder, Faux Suede trim and Brass foil sheets.

My team is doing a New catalogue swap and I had to share my card straight away! Girls, yours will be in the post soon!

I’ve used the new in-colour Misty Moonlight (a really pretty blue) as the base cardstock and I embossed a layer using the new Old World Paper embossing folder. Oh my, this embossing folder is fabulous!! It’s my new favourite (for this week!!). I stamped the world image using Night of Navy (making sure I used the image that included Australia), and die cut the circle and base (using Cinnamon Cider). I cut a couple of strips of dsp and tore the sides. I embossed the sentiment in gold and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I hope you love my card!! I am dreaming about my next holidays overseas!

If you love this suite, you can order it from 3 June when the new catty begins!.

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CTC269 – Week 2 – Favourite retiring bundle

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mum’s out there. I was able to visit my mum today and it was so nice to chat in person rather than zoom. How are you surviving being home? My husband is going back to work next week, and I think I’ll actually miss him to chat with during the day!! I am still working from home so I’m not getting many opportunities to craft but it is definitely nicer to not have to commute for 2 hours a day.

We are on week 2 of casing our Favourite Retiring bundles from either the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue or the January-June 2020 mini catalogue. I am doing my favourite from the Annual catalogue this week.

I love the Cuckoo for You bundle!! It’s the Cuckoo for you stamp set and the Cuckoo Clock dies. This is such cute set!!

I’m casing the card on page 29 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue. I had not even noticed that this card has a special feature with the pull at the bottom of the clock. I used the basket weave embossing folder for the background.

I stamped all the little pieces of the clock in Memento black and cut out with the Cuckoo Clock dies. I then coloured it all with Stampin’ Blends. Just a heads up that blends will only be available in combo packs in the next Annual catalogue, so if you need any single pens, grab them now before they sell out.

I cut out a stitched circle in So Saffron and then layered it all with dimensionals to assemble it.

The sentiment is from the Cuckoo for you stamp set and I thought it was a great one to use to send to one of my friends who I haven’t been able to see.

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

We would love to see your creation using your favourite retiring bundle over on at our Facebook group.

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Social Stamping and Birthdays

I’m back stamping this week with my Social Stamping friends!! Our fearless leader, Kelly, is having a birthday this month and we are celebrating along with her!

I am trying to use some of the retiring stamp sets and I’m sad to see that Breathtaking Bouquet from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue isn’t carrying through. It’s such a pretty floral set.

So using my Stamp-a-ra-tus (in case I didn’t stamp it properly), I stamped up a piece of thick whisper white in Memento Black. I then grabbed a few Stampin’ Blends and coloured away. I used Granny Apple Green, So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Purple Posy and Rococo Rose.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! have created a Share Sunshine digital stamp set featuring sentiments that are about our current isolation situation. You can check the whole set out here. All the proceeds of this digital set are going to either the World Health Organisation’s COVID- Solidarity Response Fund or the United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. Once you purchase the set, you can download it straight away and start making cards to send.

I’ve used one of the birthday sentiments on my card.

I added a piece of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon and using the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the sentiment. I coloured all the flowers with Wink of Stella for a bit of bling. Can you spot the bling?

I just love colouring with blends. I don’t do fancy, arty colouring but I’m happy with how it turns out.

Next up is the lovely Melissa. I can’t wait to see what she creates.

If you get lost on the hop, just head to Kelly’s post here which has a full list of everyone.

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