Welcome to the first challenge of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue!! Have you placed your order yet? Mine should be arriving tomorrow!!
For our first challenge, we are casing the Artistic Expressions section, pages 106-159.
I was inspired by the card on page 131 which features some no line colouring.
So I used the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and attempted to create flowers using the flower image in the set. As you may notice from my card below, I was not happy with how they turned out! I think I need to practise this technique a bit more before I publicly share it.
I am rather taken with the Garden Lane DSP and I think it makes for perfect backgrounds. I added a sentiment from the Beautiful Promenade set and cut it out in Flirty Flamingo with the Stitched Labels dies. I added a piece of the new Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon as well. It’s so pretty!!
Tell me which is your favourite new DSP? It’s a bit hard to choose just one!
Next up is my lovely friend, Liz.
We would love to see what has inspired you in the Artistic Expressions section so add your creation to our Facebook group.
I’m so excited!! Today is the first day of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.
I have had this catalogue since mid-April (one of the perks of being a demonstrator!!) and I have been poring over it ever since. I made sure I got up early today to get my order in.
I had my catalogue launch party last week and I made lots of samples to inspire my ladies. I love the Come Sail Away Suite. I think it will be perfect for lots of male cards (which I always struggle with!). If you check out pages 144-145 of the catalogue, you can see the entire suite. There is a code at the top right of the page where you can order everything in the suite. It includes the Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing dies, High Seas embossing folder, Come Sail Away DSP, Come Sail Away Memories & More card pack, baker’s twine and Sail Away trinkets.
I did case the following card but unfortunately, I can’t find who it was that I cased. If it was you, please let me know and I will update my post.
I love all the layers on this card and I can’t wait to share it with my ladies at our next class.
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Winter has finally come to Queensland!! It is a bit chilly this weekend, like 15 degrees! (lol)
We are at our final week of casing the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue. This week, we are casing any retiring product we like!
I love the Wonderful Romance bundle which includes the Wonderful Romance stamp set and Wonderful Floral framelits. You can get this bundle in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.
I stamped the leaves in Old Olive to add a subtle pattern on the background. I then stamped the larger floral image in Memento Black and cut out with the co-ordinating die. I then coloured with Old Olive and Poppy Parade blends. I then cut out the oval in Poppy Parade and Whisper White. I trimmed the white one so that I could layer it on the Poppy Parade one.
This is such a lovely set and I’m so sad that it’s not carrying over. But fortunately, it is still available until 3 June, so make sure you place your order before then.
Next up is my lovely friend, Tina!!
Make sure you share your favourite retiring project over on at our Facebook Group.
I’m so excited to start casing the new catalogue with you next week.
I’m excited to be a part of the ESAD 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop tonight!! It’s only 2 sleeps until the catalogue goes live and I can’t wait!!
I have two cards to share with you today. The first card features the Bloom & Grow stamp set and the co-ordinating Budding Blooms dies. I first saw this set at Onstage in Auckland and I just loved it. I love the flowers and how easy they are to colour any way you like. I also love the font of the sentiments as well.
I embossed my sentiment in Silver embossing powder at the bottom of a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock. Such a lovely dusky pink! I stamped the small stamps from the Bloom & Grow stamp set in Purple Posy ink on Purple Posy cardstock to add some subtle detail to the background. I then cut the bottom of this piece using the scalloped die. I added a piece of the new Rococo Rose scalloped linen ribbon between the join of the two pieces of cardstock.
I then stamped the floral image in Memento Black and coloured it using my blender pens in Rococo Rose and Purple Posy ink. I used Granny Apple Green blends for the leaves. (Can’t wait to get the new colours of blends). I then stamped extra leaves on Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut them out using the dies. Then a quick assembly, and voila, all done!
For my second card, I used the Woven Threads DSP as the background. I also used the sentiment from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set. I also love the font of these sentiments as well.
I stamped the sentiment on Sahara Sand cardstock using Terracotta Tile ink and punched it out using the 2 1/4″ circle punch. I then added a piece of the new Sahara Sand Woven Threads trim which is just stunning!
I hope you enjoyed my two cards. Next up is the lovely Richelle.
I have had the week off work (woohoo) and had one of my stamping friends come to visit. I have made so many wonderful friends through Stampin’ Up!. I also had my catalogue launch yesterday and Emma was a great help with setting up and packing it all up. The ladies loved the new catalogue and all the new goodies that are coming out.
We are still saying goodbye to lots of favourites and this week, we are staying farewell to our favourite big shot items.
I love everything Big Shot and especially embossing folders. I just love how simple they are to use but they can make such a great impact to your project. The Lovely Floral embossing folder is part of the Share What you Love suite and I’m really sad to see it retire.
I embossed a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock and then added a piece of Share What you love DSP onto a Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I then used the new Stitched Nested labels dies and stamped the sentiment from the Love What you do stamp set.
Next up is the lovely Julia.
We would love to see your creations over on at our Facebook group.
Welcome to another fun week at Caseing the Catty!! We are casing our favourite retiring punch this week. I love all the punches so I’m sad to see any go.
I like all banner punches so I’m sad to see the Duet Banner punch retire. This great punch allows you to punch out two different styles of banner.
I am casing the card on page 56.
I used the retiring Gingham Gala DSP as the background. I love this DSP!! I then stamped lots of the inspiring words from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set in rows and then punched out the bottom with the Triple Banner punch.
I used the new Story Label punch for the So Saffron piece and then stamped the banner twice. Once on Highland Heather cardstock and then on Whisper White cardstock. I punched them out then snipped off the flags of the white one and layered it on top of the Highland Heather one.
I added some twine behind the sentiment (I’m not confessing how long it took to make it look half way decent) and voila!!
Make sure you check out the rest of the hop to see what other great punches are retiring and if there are any that you must have, make sure you grab them before they run out!!
Next up is the lovely Tina.
We would love if you share your favourite retiring punch project with us on our Facebook group.
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.
Make sure you join in over on at our Facebook group. We’d love to see your favourites.