CTC298 – Casing embossing folder projects

We have a wet, drizzly day in Queensland today, which is perfect for crafting!! So much nicer than sweating it out!

We are casing embossing folder projects from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

I’m always a fan of embossing folders. I just love the immediate results you get from embossing, it always gives me a thrill!!

I decided to case and combine two cards on page 11 which uses the Wrapped in Christmas bundle.

I went with the one at the top and then parts of the one in the middle on the right. I used the same DSP, which is the Heartwarming Hugs DSP but I did go with a different pattern. I embossed a piece of Real Red cardstock using the Wrapped In Texture embossing folders (which are on special with the Closeout sale at 50% off!!). I’ve had the Gold Hoops embellishments for a while but haven’t used them so I decided to case that element from the smaller card. The sentiment on the banner is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. The little trees are from the Warm Hugs stamp set and cut out using the Warm Wrap dies. I had some retired gold glitter flakes which I added at the top of the trees for a bit of bling.

I can’t do a long detailed post today as both of my kitties have pinched the 2 chairs I have in my craft room and I can’t kneel any longer!! (And of course, I can’t kick them out of the seats!!).

Next up is the lovely Kathryn and her gorgeous project.

We would love to see your creations, casing the embossing folder projects of the Mini Catalogue, so please join in at our Facebook Group.

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Welcome to the last Colour Inkspiration challenge for 2020. Can you believe that we are almost at the end of the year!

We have a stunning image for inspiration this week. I just love the bright colours and it’s still Christmassy.

Isn’t it gorgeous!! I would love to have a fireplace just so I could have a mantle to display pretties on!

So the colours for this challenge are Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape and Glitter. So pretty!! Now you need to choose at least 3 and of course you can include neutrals like white, black, crumb cake etc.

I decided to use them all! I created a watercolour piece using watercolour paper and reinkers. Have to admit that it was a bit scary and I was worried it wasn’t going to look pretty but you’ll see I was wrong. I then cut out a couple of butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty thinlits. I also cut them out in silver foil to layer over each other.

I then created the base of the card using Magenta Madness and Gorgeous Grape. The sentiment is from the new Enjoy the Moment stamp set which is coming in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue. I cut it out using the new Messages die. Now this die is just one big piece where you can cut out all the shapes at once. If you don’t want them all at once, just stamp your sentiment on a bigger piece of cardstock than you need then cut out that one piece in the shape that you want. I used a piece of washi tape to hold the paper in place.

Didn’t my watercolouring look pretty! I’m so happy with how it turned out. And I didn’t end up with it all over my hands (which usually happens!!)

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 5 weeks 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 Whisper 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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It’s a Closeout sale!

If you love great deals, our Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favourite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to the new annual catalogue. The Year-End Closeout happens only once a year, so don’t delay—make sure to check it out today!

Some of the Mini Catalogue products are discounted to 50% off! I’m excited that the Tag Buffet Project kit is reduced to $26!! I love this kit and you could easily transform the tags into cards.

Here is a list of the products that are 50% off. Note that they may sell out quickly, so grab them as soon as you can.

And whilst you are checking out the Closeout sale, make sure you check out the Clearance Rack!! There are products up to 60% off!! Including single blends for only $3.10!! Say what!! These are going to sell out quickly so if you want to grab some extras, get onto it today. If you aren’t comfortable with online ordering, let me know and I’ll place it for you and get is sent directly to you.

Happy Christmas Shopping

CTC296 – Steppin’ it Up!

So I don’t know about you but I have decorated my house for Christmas!! (I know many people like to wait until December 1 but that’s not me!!) I have two trees, cos one isn’t enough to hold all my special ornaments. I also have lots of decorations that I have made over the years using Stampin’ Up! goodies and from the other crafts that I love to do.

This week, we are stepping up a mini catalogue project. You may have noticed that the catalogues highlight projects that “Step it Up”. They feature cards that are beginner, intermediate and avid. So the challenge is to choose a project from the mini catalogue and switch it up a notch. Or switch it down if that suits you too!

I have decided to case the card in the middle on page 33.

I have to admit I had a bit of trouble trying to do a beginner card! I like to use all the things when making cards.

So I used a piece of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP as the background. I stamped the Christmas Gleaming ornaments in the retired Delicata Copper ink of a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock. And the sentiment is from the Curvy Christmas stamp set, on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

So to step it up a little, I embossed the ornaments in retired copper embossing powder. I added a piece of retired copper trim and stretched it out. The sentiment is stamped in the copper ink and popped up with dimensionals.

For my avid card, I trimmed the background dsp (well actually I had a piece cut this size in scraps!!)

I embossed the Pretty Peacock piece using the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder and added the copper embossed ornaments which I had punched up using the Ornament punch.

I added a piece of copper trim, a strip of Night of Navy cardstock and I embossed the sentiment in copper embossing powder.

The photos don’t do them justice to show how shiny these cards are!

This was a fun challenge!! Next up is the lovely Tina.

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

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