CTC222 – Sale-a-bration

Welcome to this week’s Caseing the Catty Challenge. Can you believe that we are at the end of Sale-a-bration and April is tomorrow!! Where did those 3 months go!!

I’m also excited to be heading to New Zealand next Sunday for the next Stampin’ Up! Onstage Live event in Auckland. Make sure you follow me on Instagram @thepaperandstampaddict to see what I’m up to. I can’t wait to see all my stamping friends again!

So back to this week! We are caseing the Sale-a-bration Catalogue for the last time. If we inspire you tonight, make sure you place your order TONIGHT!! Tomorrow will be too late!! Click here to go to my online store.

I’ve been inspired by one of the cards on the cover of the Sale-a-bration catalogue, the one on the left hand side with the black and white strip.

I love the Needlepoint Nook DSP so I picked one of the smaller prints to use as the main piece. I then got out every colour of the dsp in my ink pads. Did you know that there are 13 colours in the Needlepoint Nook DSP? I then stamped the flowers in a variety of the colours using the Needle & Thread stamp set. I love matching framelits which saves having to fussy cut those flowers! I also cut out the leaves in Old Olive from the Neeedlepoint Elements Framelits.

I added some gold cord to add some sparkle and then layered the flowers around the sentiment.

I also made a card using the Lasting Lily stamp set as I had to use the co-ordinating Lily framelits. I used the same layout as above.

Remember it’s not too late to be earn the Lily stamp set for free (well as long as you are reading this on Sunday, 31 March). Just spend $90 in my online store here.

Next up is my lovely friend, Liz, who I can’t wait to hug next week!!

Make sure you join in with our challenge over on at our Facebook group.

I won’t be blogging whilst I’m in New Zealand , so I’ll see you in a few weeks!

Happy Stamping

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CTC220 – Sale-a-bration

Welcome to another great week at Caseing the Catty! We are nearing the end of Sale-a-bration but we are still being inspired the catalogues!

I was inspired the colours from the Painted Seasons DSP. I got out all the colours of the DSP and then narrowed it down to these ones.

I am going to a significant birthday party next weekend so I thought I would take the opportunity to make the card today and be organised for once! Once I had selected the colours, I decided to create my own dsp using the Abstract Impressions stamp set and the three step stamping flowers. To create each flower, I just stamped off the colour a number of times depending on which layer of the flower it was.

I also used the retired Numbers framelits (I’m never getting rid of these!!) in the Grapefruit Grove foil. I then embossed on a piece of Petal Pink card stock using Grapefruit Grove ink and clear embossing powder. I cut it out using the Rose Trellis framelits. I also added a piece of grosgrain ribbon.

I hope my friend likes her card, I’m looking forward to a fun evening!

Next up is the lovely Julia.

We would love to see your creations caseing the Sale-a-bration Catalogues, so share them with us at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CI51

Welcome to another colourful week at Colour Inkspiration! I love the colours we are using this week. Without further ado, they are Mango Melody, Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz and Highland Heather.

Isn’t this just a gorgeous photo! I wish I could have such a gorgeous bunch of flowers at home, but sadly my kitties like to eat them, so no flowers for me.

Whilst it was tempting to create a card with flowers, I decided to use the Birthday Statements stamp set and the Hooray stamp. I also used the Crackle Paint stamp set on the Pear Pizzazz layer.

I used markers to colour most of the image and whilst I did stamp the image in Memento Black, I did re-colour the word Hooray with the black marker to make it stand out a bit more. I also used blends on the balloons so that I could do a highlight with them.

I had to use my new favourite Stitched Rectangle framelits for the main sentiment piece and the smallest rectangle for the small sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed my card using this colour combo!

Next up is the lovely Kim.

You can share your creation with us at our Facebook group, here.

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CTC219 – Gingham Gala

Welcome to another exciting week at Caseing the Catty. We are casing the Gingham Gala section, pages 34-37 of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

I received the Humming Along stamp set at Onstage in Orlando and I’m afraid to say that I hadn’t used it until this week. The hibiscus flower is just so pretty that I had to case the card on page 36. I also wanted to try the fringing on the card as well.

I did a google search for hibiscus flowers to find an accurate colour combo. I found this one so I went with Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody.

I coloured my flower using blends and added Granny Apple Green. I used the Hummingbird Framelits to cut out the flower and the sentiment. I did a Stitched Rectangle using the Botanical Butterfly DSP for the background of the flower.

To create the fringing, I put tape on the back of the rectangle and cut two long pieces of Flax ribbon and lots of small pieces to go across the top and bottom. I then used my Take your pick tool and fluffed out the ribbon.

On the background, I embossed a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock with the Subtles embossing folder for a little bit of texture.

I hope you enjoyed my card tonight. Next up is the lovely Sandra.

We would love to see your creations over on at our Facebook Group.

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ESAD Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD Sale-a-bration Blog Hop. You may have come from Rochelle’s blog or be starting here with me.

We are showing you show how to use catalogue products with a free Sale-a-bration product. I have decided to share the Well Said bundle. Now I know that this is an expensive bundle however if you purchase this during Sale-a-bration, you can earn free goodies!! I have made two cards today using two different products from the Sale-a-bration offering.

For my first card, I have used the Country Floral Dynamic embossing folder which is from the second release Sale-a-bration brochure. I just love the dynamic folders.

So I embossed a piece of Petal Pink and sponged the flowers with Petal Pink ink to highlight the flowers. I then cut out the birthday word from the Well Written framelits in Berry Burst. I used a piece of Multi Adhesive sheets so that I could easily attached the word to the card.

For my second card, I used the Lovely Lattice stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. This is such a pretty stamp set.

I used the Subtle embossing folder in Lemon Lime Twist and then embossed the same piece of cardstock in white embossing powder using the Lovely Lattice stamp set.

I cut the sentiment from Well Written framelits and the stamp from the Well Said stamp set. I added a scalloped oval in Whisper White and a plain oval in Lemon Lime Twist.

So if you purchased all the goodies to make both of these cards, you would be able to select both of these Sale-a-bration freebies!! And also be able to make many more gorgeous cards!! Click here to go to my online store and order everything you need!!

Next up, you’ll need to jump over the ditch to see what Delys has made in New Zealand!!

Happy Stamping

In case you get lost on the hop, here’s a list of everyone.

1. Kelly Kent

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Lou Kitzelman

4. Denise Buetler

5. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

6. Peta Stephen

7. Monique Fielder

8. Lisa Whitehead

9. Libby Dyson

10. Lauren Meiklejohn

11. Jackie Aitken

12. Sharon Dalton

13. Maree McIntosh

14. Cheryl Algie

15. Rochelle Blok

16. Rebecca Scurr – This is me!!

17. Delys Cram

18. Jessie Holton

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Colouring Country Florals

I just love playing with all of my Sale-a-bration goodies!! Nothing like a freebie to make it more fun!

Have you seen the second release items that have been added to Sale-a-bration? There are four great products you can choose from: The All Adorned stamp set, Painted Seasons stamp set and matching DSP and the stunning Country Floral embossing folder.

I’ve seen a number of cards made with the Country Floral embossing folder and I wanted to have a play with it too. This is one of the Dynamic embossing folders which I really like.

For my cards today, I embossed a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and a piece of vellum.

I coloured the flowers with blends using Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Calyspo Coral and Old Olive. They are so easy to colour and it doesn’t really matter if you go out of the lines.

I put Wink of Stella over the flowers which looks so pretty and sparkly!

The sentiment is from the All Adorned stamp set and I have punched it using the Story Label punch which is only available until the end of March.

Can you see the Wink of Stella?

For the second card, I coloured vellum using Old Olive, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather and Mango Melody blends.

I mounted it onto Night of Navy cardstock. I added a strip of Highland Heather Organza ribbon and cut out the sentiment piece using the Hummingbird Framelits. The sentiment is from the Part of my Story stamp set.

As you may know, when you spend $90, you can select a Sale-a-bration item. Can you choose just one? I can’t!! Obviously!!

Shopping with me

Of course, Sale-a-bration is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The starter kit is such a great special!! And don’t you just want that tote bag! I do!!

I’d love to have you as part of my stamping team so contact me today to chat more.

Happy Stamping

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CTC218 – Sale-a-bration

Can you believe that we are already in March? Another year going quickly already!! Oh and it’s 5 weeks today until I head to Auckland for the next Stampin’ Up! Onstage event!!

This week we are casing the gorgeous Sale-a-bration catalogues. We’ve had the second release products for a couple of weeks and they are gorgeous!!

I have cased a layout from the second release catalogue. I’ve gone with the card on the top right of the picture below.

I finally received the Lasting Lily stamp set which is a stunning Sale-a-bration stamp set!! BTW, it’s a level 2 item which means you have to spend $180 to earn this for free. Exciting news for March are the co-ordinating Sale-a-bration products which are available for sale. You can get framelits to match your favourite SAB stamp sets and there’s also a great punch as well. The Lasting Lily stamp set does have a co-ordinating set of framelits but I don’t have those (yet!!) so for my card today, I just fussy cut the flowers.

I chose Highland Heather for my flowers and Old Olive for the branches. I just love the Gingham Gala DSP so I added a strip across the background. I also added a banner of vellum but it’s very faint in the photo.

I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive and I actually used a square framelit and turned it into a rectangle. Then a SAB organza bow and I’m all done!

I just love this stamp set!! It looks gorgeous in any colour.

Next up is the lovely Monique.

Make sure you join in and share your creation with us at our Facebook Group.

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