CTC315 – Casing kits

I’m writing my post early this week as I’m working Saturday and Sunday. It’s rather nice having days off during the week! Not quite so fun being at work on the weekend, though.

We are casing the awesome kits from both of our great catalogues. As you may know, Stampin’ Up! are changing the way kits will work in the new catalogue. There actually won’t be any kits in the catty but there will be kits available online. New kits will be added regularly which will be fun to see what comes in.

I decided to case the Simply Citrus kit on page 7. Now I must confess, I didn’t buy this kit as I’m not really into fruit themed cards. But these cards are such a simple layout. Sometimes, you just want to make easy cards or you want to focus on the gorgeous designer series paper.

I’ve used some of the Whale of a Time DSP. The sentiments are from Woven Heirlooms and die cut using my favourite Tasteful Labels dies.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creations, so please share on our Facebook group.

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CTC314 – Favourite Retiring Punch

It’s a gorgeous day in Queensland today!! It’s starting to get a bit fresh in the mornings and evenings so maybe Autumn is coming.

We are saying farewell to our favourite punches this week.

I’m so sad that the circle punches are retiring! They are just so handy and quick to use. My card today is inspired by the card on the bottom right of page 11.

Now I did use the same dsp, the stunning Flowers for Every Season DSP and cut out a couple of strips using the stitched rectangle dies. The flower is from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. I’ve used the 2 1/4″ and 2″ circle punches and coloured it with Just Jade, Mango Melody and Cinnamon Cider blends. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and I’ve used another punch which has retired, Classic Label punch.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creation using the retiring punches over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC313 – Favourite Retiring Stamp Set

I’m sure we are in Autumn but it was so hot yesterday for my card class!! I’m ready for it to start getting cooler any time soon!! The ladies did enjoy the class and the air conditioning as well.

We are casing our favourite retiring stamp set this week. It’s like trying to choose a favourite child!

I decided to showcase the So Much Love stamp set and the card on page 52.

I actually cased the whole card but I did use a different DSP for the background. I used a piece of Bumblebee DSP from the Flowers for Every Season pack, which then helped me choose the colour for the rose. I used the subtle embossing folder which I am so sad is retiring. It will be staying in my stash!! I cut out a piece of DSP and vellum using the Stitched Rectangle dies (which are staying, yay!) and a smaller piece of Bumblebee cardstock and an Old Olive rectangle for the sentiment.

I coloured the flower using the Old Olive and Daffodil Delight blends. I also added a lot of Wink of Stella on the flower (possibly more than I intented but it all came out at once!!).

Next up is the lovely Sandra.

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

I hope you have a great week and get some stamping in.

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CTC312 – Favourite Retiring Dies

I hope you and your family are having a lovely Easter weekend. We attended a dawn service out in the countryside near our church. It was a bit early but it was a great way to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, our Saviour. We then had a delicious bbq breakfast.

We are casing our favourite retiring dies this week. There are so many of my favourites retiring so it was hard to choose just one.

I decided to use the Detailed Band dies which also co-ordinate with the Band Together stamp set.

I’ve cased elements from two cards on page 113. I’ve gone with the colour combination from the card on the right with Pool Party and Calyspo Coral and the layout and background inspiration from the card on the right.

I’ve used the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder, which is also sadly retiring, as the background. I then die cut the largest band from the Detailed Bands dies and I did trim off the tabs at the side of the die cut. The sentiment is from the Band Together stamp set and the oval is from the Detailed Bands dies as well.

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Next up to the lovely Michelle.

We would love to see your creations showcasing your favourite retiring dies, so please share over on at our Facebook group.

I hope you have a lovely Easter and don’t overdose on chocolate!!

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