CTC264 – Week 2 – It’s a twisty week

It’s been an exciting week as I decided that I’m going to New Orleans to attend Backstage which is a Stampin’ Up! leadership event being held in August!! I’ve booked my flights and found a roomie, so I’m pretty much all set!! So excited to go!!

So it’s week 2 of our challenge which is Case a mini catalogue card and give it a male twist.

I made it further through the catalogue this week and stopped at page 20 for my inspiration and the card on the bottom left.

One of my colleagues is moving to a new job shortly, so I decided to make him a card now, rather than the last minute which always happens!

I started with The Gang’s All Meer stamp set and turned the card on it’s side. I stamped the group stamp onto a piece of thick whisper white using the saddle brown staz on. I cut them out with the Stitched So Sweetly dies and coloured the Meerkats using the light crumb cake and soft suede blends.

I embossed the Merry Merlot cardstock with the Coastal Weave embossing folder.

I embossed the sentiment (from the On to Adventure stamp set) in white and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I added a piece of Copper trim which I stretched out.

Now if you like the Gang’s All Meer stamp set, it’s only available until the end of March as it is a free Sale-a-bration item. So you only need to spend $90 in catalogue products to be able to choose a freebie!

Next up is the lovely Lauren.

We would love to see your creations, so please share them over on at our Facebook page.

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GDP230 – Best Dressed Sketch

I decided that today I would join in with the Global Design Project #230 challenge. I was excited to see it was a sketch challenge, which I love!

I flipped through my designer series papers and decided to go with the Best Dressed 6″x6″ DSP stack. But then I couldn’t decide which paper to select so I used them all!! I also had 3″ pieces of each paper already cut, so it was a tad laziness as well!! I went through my cardstock and selected the pieces that matched each piece of dsp. I love how the packaging of paper always lists the matching cardstock.

I used the Sale-a-bration Sending you Thoughts stamp set. This is a handy set as it has different sentiments for a number of occasions. I also used my current favourite, the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I can’t decide which is my favourite card, so here they all are.

Aren’t they all so pretty!! I still can’t pick a favourite! Tell me in the comments which one you like.

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CTC264 – Voila, it’s a boy

Welcome to Autumn!! Yes, even though we are still sweltering in Queensland, it’s now Autumn! Bring on the cooler weather.

This week we are casing any card from the January – June Mini Catalogue and giving it a masculine twist. There are so many gorgeous cards in this catalogue but so many of them are quite girly. I do tend to neglect making male cards, sorry boys!!

I started to flip through the catalogue to find a card to case and I managed to get to page 3 and the card which is highlighting the Forever Blossoms bundle.

I was really drawn to the hand painted strips so I started with that. I created by using an aqua painter and crumb cake ink. Of course, I had to use the Clubhouse stamp set. I haven’t used the golfer yet so he became my main feature. I also wanted to try the new Saddle Brown Stazon. I coloured him using the Watercolour pencils using Basic Grey and Rich Razzleberry. If you’ve ever seen a golfer dress himself, you will have noticed that they don’t have issues with mixed patterns and colours!!

The Golf club dies has a great die for grass which also embosses the grass for a nice texture. And there is also three golf balls with texture as well. I was tempted to put the ball on the ground but I didn’t!!

Here’s a close up of the golfer.

I also wanted to create a girl card with this layout as well. I used a piece of Peaceful Poppies DSP to create the strips and then got out the Happy Birthday to You stamp set and the co-ordinating Birthday dies (which are still available!!) I stamped the cake in memento black twice and cut out the whole cake. The dies also includes a die which cuts out the flowers on the cake separately so I cut them as well.

I coloured my cake using Smoky Slate blends. I only meant to colour the stand grey but I got carried away and coloured the whole cake. I then coloured the leaves in Old Olive blends and the flowers in Rich Razzleberry and Flirty Flamingo. I then layered the flowers for a bit of “pop” and added some clear faceted gems. The sentiment and banner comes from the Clubhouse stamp set and Golf club dies. Now wait for it, I’ve also done the inside of the card!!

Next up is the lovely Siobhan. I can’t wait to see what she creates, I know it will be fab!!

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

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CTC263 – Week 2 – Kerchief Card Kit

Welcome back to week 2 of casing the colours of the Kerchief Card kit from the Sale-a-bration catalogue, which are Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Gold, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade and Whisper White.

Isn’t this such a pretty kit? I made it up at my monthly class and the ladies all loved it.

This week, I’ve gone with Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White. I’ve also used the Peaceful Poppies DSP as the background paper.

I cut out two swirls, in Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White, and trimmed the white to just a circle. I used the Bonanza Buddies stamp set for the sentiment which I stamped in Poppy Parade.

I die cut the flowers and leaves from the Poppy Moments dies. One of my stamping friends recommended colouring with the matching marker to make the outlines stand out which I’ve done rather than using a different colour. Great tip, thanks Lou!!

I also added a piece of Whisper White crinkled seam binding ribbon across the card.

I’m really happy with how lovely this card turned out!! So bright and colourful!!

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creations using the colours of the Kerchief Card kit so please share them on our Facebook group.

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Happy Birthday to Mr Paper and Stamp Addict!

Now don’t panic, yes, I’m posting on a week day!! I went to a concert in Brisbane last night (saw Pentatonix’s, they were amazing!!) and I’ve got the day off work today as I had such a late night. I slept in to 8am!! I can’t remember when I slept that late!

It’s Mr Paper and Stamp Addict’s birthday tomorrow so I thought I would share his card with you. And he doesn’t read my blog so I think I’m safe and won’t spoil the surprise!

As you may have noticed, I kinda like the Country Club DSP! It’s the perfect colours for manly cards.

I’ve used Night of Navy as the base, and a piece of the Garden Green tartan with a layer of Whisper White underneath to make it stand out.

My other new favourite is the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I’ve cut one in Night of Navy and in Whisper White. I’ve stamped the sentiment in Garden Green and it’s from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set.

This is a quick and easy card to create, yet looks stunning. I hope he likes it!

Don’t forget if you order $90 worth of goodies until the end of March, you can earn a Sale-a-bration item for free!! There are so many products to choose from!

Now if you love lots of goodies in the January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue like I do, you might want to take up the Sale-a-bration joining offer. For $169, you can choose $235 worth of product. But wait, there’s more!! You will also receive the cutest mini paper cutter, a 6″ x 6″ DSP paper sampler and your choice of any stamp set offered in the Annual Catalogue or the mini. And, as a demonstrator, you will receive 20% off any of your future purchases. If you have any questions, please email me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au If you would like to join, link on the image below.

Happy Stamping (off to make a cake now!)

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CTC263 – Week 1 – Kerchief Card Kit

Welcome to another fun week at Caseing the Catty!! I hope you have had a great week. I had to finish work early on Thursday so that I could get home before the roads flooded. Lucky I did, as I don’t think I would have made it through if I had left it any later in the day. It was such a shame to have to leave work early (NOT!!) so I spent the afternoon at home crafting and listening to the rain on the roof. Perfect afternoon!!

So since that wonderful rain, it has been so hot and humid!! I worked up a sweat making my card today. Eww!

We are casing the colours from the Kerchief Card Kit which is in the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. The colours you can choose from are: Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Gold, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade and White.

I have decided to go with Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Early Espresso and White.

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, my dad is an avid golfer, so the Country Club Suite is perfect for him. Now I know that Father’s Day is a long way off for us in Australia but I had to use the banner stamp and the laurel die!!

I started with the Absolutely Argyle 3d embossing folder in Night of Navy and then cut out a rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies. These would have to be my favourite dies at the moment. (Well until I use the next set!!) Then another rectangle in Whisper White from the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I love that the Golf Club dies includes 2 club dies which I cut out in Early Espresso. I also cut out the laurel and the banner.

I think Dad is going to love these cards using this set!! Is it September yet?

My kitties were having a busy day and wanted to say hi.

This is Jaster, keeping in with our colour theme
Whilst Jaster was looking cute, Shadow wanted his belly rubbed! Crazy boy!

Next up is the lovely Julia, I can’t wait to see what she has created.

We would love to see your creations using the colours of the Kerchief Card kit so please share it on our Facebook page.

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CI71

Welcome to our first challenge for February 2020!! We are changing a few things at Colour Inkspiration this year and we won’t be doing a blog hop any longer. If you want to see what the design team creates, we have a photo album called CI71 Design Team Inspiration in our Facebook Group, which you can see here.

We have such a pretty challenge photo this week!! Don’t you just want to go inside that shop!

I recently got the Birthday Jubilee Bundle which includes the Birthday Jubilee stamp set and the Jubilee Beauty dies. These are just so pretty!

I started with a Highland Heather base, and then cut out two pieces in Gray Granite and attached them to the card. I then stamped in Memento Black and cut out the flowers. I coloured with markers for a change. I added a bit of Wink of Stella and a clear faceted gem. I’m trying to remember to use more embellishments on my cards this year as I always end up with packets that I didn’t use! Am I not the only one?

To create the sentiment from Birthday Jubilee, I stamped in Highland Heather. I then used a rectangle die from my favourite Stitched Rectangle dies however it was wider than the sentiment. I turned the piece around and placed it inside the die carefully and ran it through my die cutting machine, creating a perfectly sized rectangle!

I used dimensionals to pop up the flowers and doubled up on the dimensionals behind the sentiment.

Don’t forget if you spend $90 in my online store, you can select a free Sale-a-bration item. Now do you want free paper, free stamps or a free card kit! It’s so hard to decide, you might want to get all of them! Click here to go to my store.

Now if there are so many items that you love from the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue, you should take advantage of the joining offer. You can select $235 worth of products (also from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue) for $169. But wait there’s more!! You will also receive the most adorable 6″ desk paper trimmer, a 6″ x 6″ designer series paper stack featuring some of the dsp from the mini catalogue and a stamp set of your choice to any value!! Say what!!! And you’ll get 20% off any future purchases you make!

Click here to go to my joining page. Note you can’t go over $235 so make sure you do the maths to get it as close as you can!

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