CTC228 – Favourite Retiring Stamp Set

I hope you are enjoying see all of our favourite retiring stamp sets this week! It is so nice to be remind of old favourite. I sometimes get so excited about new goodies that I neglect the old ones.

I’m sad to see the Petal Palette bundle retire. It includes the Petal Palette stamp set and the Petals & More thinlits.

I cased these cards from page 119. I took elements from each one. I created my own background by stamping the flowers in Coastal Cabana. I coloured the flowers using watercolour pencils. I added a bit of bling by adding a silver foil piece using the thinlits.

Next up is the lovely Julia.

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Blender Pens


It’s been a few weeks since I joined into a Colour Inkspiraton Challenge. The trouble with holidays and then getting back into work left me without much time to create! I always forget how much I enjoy playing with SU colours until I do a CI challenge.

This week, we are playing with Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate, Grapefruit Grove and Rich Razzleberry. You can choose at least 3 colours to create with.

I have gone with Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Lemon Lime Twist. Now I have to confess that Lemon Lime Twist was not my favourite of the 2017-2019 In colours however it seems to be the colour I have used the most!

I have used the Crackle stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on the Smoky Slate background for a bit of texture. I also stamped the two elephants from the Little Elephants stamp set in Smoky Slate and then punched them out using the Elephant builder punch. I added a border using the Decorative Ribbon border punch in Lemon Lime Twist. I then stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo and punched out using 1.5″ circle punch. I then punched out a 1 3/8″ circle in Flirty Flamingo.

I’m so glad that the Little elephant stamp set and the Elephant builder punch are staying on for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue!

Next up is the lovely Nicole.

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CTC227 – Favourite Retiring Bundle

Can you believe that we are in May already? We will be getting ready for Christmas before we know it!! One exciting thing about May in the Stampin’ Up! world, is that demonstrators get to place their pre-orders for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue. I am anxiously stalking the postie!!

This week, we are casing our Favourite retiring bundle from either of the catalogues. Now it’s kinda like trying to pick your favourite child but I love the Time for Tea bundle which includes the Time for Tea stamp set and the Spot of Tea framelits dies.

I used the Tea Room Specialty DSP and based my colours from that. I love the Stitched Rectangle dies and I’m so glad they are staying on. I cut out two rectangles and added a piece of lace trim. I then cut out the sentiment from the dies and used Crushed Curry cardstock and ink.

If you need this bundle, make sure you order it before 3 June otherwise it will be gone forever!! Click here to go to my online store.

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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CTC226 – Case a Layout

Welcome to another fun week at Caseing the Catty. We are casing a layout from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

There are so many great layouts to case but I decided to go case the layout of the card on page 18 which showcases the Piece of cake bundle.

I love the background of the card so I decided to re-create it using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and the Butterfly Duet punch. Balmy Blue is one of those colours that I love but I don’t use very often. I’m on a bit of a floating frame roll at the moment so I decided to layer the butterflies on the card with dimensionals and trimmed the edges of the card.

For the sentiment, I used the Butterfly Gala stamp set and cut it out using the Stitched Shape dies. I added a bit of white twine behind the sentiment.

The Butterfly Gala stamp set and the Butterfly Duet punch will be carrying onto the new catalogue however they will not be offered as a bundle. So make sure you order now to get a 10% discount.

Next up is my lovely friend, Kelly.

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So long, old friends

Welcome to the ESAD So Long Favourites Blog Hop! You may have come from Rochelle or be starting here with me.

It’s always sad when the retirement lists come out and some of my favourite sets of the year are now leaving us! I’m usually pretty ruthless when it comes to selling off my retired stamps but this year, I’ve got a few keepers!!

I was sad to see that the Climbing Roses bundle with the Climbing Roses stamp set and Rose Trellis thinlits is not carrying through to the new catalogue. This is such a lovely set for colouring.

My stamp class was yesterday and I always like to focus on retiring products so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and share one of our projects with you.

When I was in Auckland at Onstage recently, everyone was buying Press N Seal to be able to create Floating Frame cards. So I didn’t buy any, but I decided to try and re-create one without it. Here is a link to the original video by Jennifer McGuire which explains how to create a floating frame card using press and seal.

I stamped the large floral stamp from the Climbing Roses set 4 times on a piece of Thick Whisper White. I also stamped a few of the tiny rose as well. I then coloured with Old Olive blends on two cards and Granny Apple Green blends on another. (I make three samples for my classes so that everyone can see what we are making). I then coloured the flowers in Calyspo Coral, Mango Melody and Highland Heather.

Once I cut them out using the dies, I laid them onto a card front and played with the layout. I then just stuck each one down with dimensionals and trimmed the edges of the card front with scissors. I then used one of the Stitched Rectangle dies and ran it through my die cutting machine a few times. I ended up using a craft knife to cut all the way through the cardstock.

I attached the large frame to a card and then stamped a sentiment from the Incredible Like You stamp set. I then attached the insert onto a piece of Old Olive or Granny Apple Green and added a sentiment piece using the Rose Trellis dies.

If you need the Climbing Roses bundle, click here to go to my online store.

Next up is the lovely Mandy.

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Blog hop participant list:

1. Bronwyn Eastley

2. Libby Dyson

3. Katrina Duffell

4. Lou Kitzelman

5. Shannon Kissane

6. Nicole Wilson

7. Delys Cram

8. Lauren Meiklejohn

9. Cathy Pinchbeck

10. Sandra Mastello

11. Richelle Fletcher

12. Rose Packer

13. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

14. Jo Weedon

15. Peta Stephen

16. Lisa Whitehead

17. Rochelle Laird-Smith

18. Rebecca Scurr This is me!!

19. Mandy Depiazzi

20. Denise Buetler

21. Monique Fielder

22. Kelly Kent

23. Sharon Dalton

24. Rebekah Crisp

25. Maree McIntosh

CTC225 – Easter

I’m excited to be back this week after spending 8 days in Auckland for Onstage! It’s always so lovely to spend time with other demonstrators and my team, seeing new products, presentations and hugging everyone!

This week at CTC, we are casing Easter projects. You can case an Easter card and turn it into a non-easter project, or take a birthday card in the catalogue and give it an Easter twist. I can’t wait to see what you create.

I have cased a card on page 48 which uses the Beautifully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper.

The paper comes with 6 different card fronts and a full sheet of lace. There are 4 sheets of each of the 2 different designs so 8 in total. I layered one of the card fronts on a piece of Mint Macaron and then onto a whisper white card base.

I love the Wonderful Romance bundle and I haven’t used it enough so I stamped it in Memento Black and then coloured it with Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo blends.

When I came to assemble the card, I decided to flip it and make it portrait. I did a banner in Flirty Flamingo and one in vellum. I stamped the sentiment from His Grace stamp set in Flirty Flamingo.

I added a bow and the Glitter enamel dots for a bit of sparkle.

The Wonderful Romance stamp set and His Grace stamp set are both retiring, so make sure you grab them before they sell out. Here is a link to my online store so make sure you check out the retirement products.

Next up is the lovely Shannon.

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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!

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