CTC378 – Love and Thanks

It’s been a gorgeous sunny weekend!! I hope you’ve been able to get out and about to enjoy it. My husband and I went out on for a ride on our scooters and we had a great time, until someone’s battery went flat!! I got to wait with the dead one whilst my husband took mine and got the car. Fun times!!

This week, we are casing the Love, Thanks and Support section, pages 56 to 77, of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue.

There are lots of pretty cards in this section and it was hard to decide which card to case. And then I turned to page 74 and I knew I had to have a play with the hexagon card.

I don’t have the Honeybee Home set although I think I might need it!! I cut out the hexagons from the Beautiful Shapes dies and used a piece of Fresh Freesia dsp from the Butterfly Kisses DSP. I then used a blending brush on white cardstock to create lighter colours in the same shades. I then laid out the hexagons to work out the layout and attached them. The sentiment is from the Lovely & Lasting stamp set. I did pop up this one with dimensionals. I cut the flowers out from the Meadow dies and coloured them using Old Olive and Daffodil Delight blends. I added a few retired ladybug trinkets instead of bling as I thought they were cute.

Next up is the lovely Julia.

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

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CTC376 – Case Mini Catalogue

It’s new catalogue week!! It’s always exciting to see a brand new catalogue and especially one that is Christmas!!!

So this week, we are casing the July – December 2022 Mini Catalogue. It’s your choice of anything that takes your fancy.

I didn’t think I was ready for Christmas so early in the year but once I saw the new catalogue, I realised I wasn’t!! This week, whilst I am using a Christmas stamp set, I actually haven’t made a Christmas card. It’s always fun to find a different way to get more value out of a Christmassy set.

I am casing one of the cards on page 23 which features the returning Merriest Moments bundle.

What is that gorgeous background paper, I hear you ask? Well it’s from the fabulous Celebrate Everything DSP which is a hostess gift. You need to select this when you host your next workshop. You get 48 sheets with 4 sheets of each of 12 double sided designs.

So now I have you convinced about this DSP, I actually used a different DSP for my card!! I used a piece of the Blushing Bride paper from the Gingham Cottage DSP as my background. I then cut out a piece of vellum using the Merriest Frames dies and cut it up.

I stamped out some of the flowers from the Merriest Moments stamp set in So Saffron and the flower centres in Blushing Bride and cut out using the dies. I then layered the 2 different sized flowers with glue dots and played around with my layout and then stuck it all down. My sentiment is from the Wildlife Wonder stamp set and it is cut out using the Seasonal Labels dies. Oh and I embossed it in white embossing powder.

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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

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CTC375 – Farewell Mini Catalogue

I hope you are enjoying the sunshine this weekend. I had to work yesterday but it’s a gorgeous day at home today.

We are casing our favourite retiring product from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue. Can you believe we are saying farewell to this catalogue already? How are we at the end of June!!

I am casing one of the rainbow cards on page 18/19 of the January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue. I think the Rainbow of Happiness bundle is really cute and I haven’t used it enough. I love a shaker card so I went with the card in the middle. I also wanted to showcase one of the dsp’s from the catalogue, so I used the Flowering Fields DSP for the background. I also found the Mother of Pearl Specialty paper which I used for the rainbow. It’s so sparkly!!! Then I used the Foam Adhesive strips around the edges and along the strips of the rainbow. Then I realised that I forgot to add a window sheet so that I could add sprinkles, so no shaker card for me!! I then cut out the rainbow tag and added the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry. I coloured a piece of Whisper White crinkled seam binding ribbon using a Rich Razzleberry marker so that I could get a matching ribbon.

This catalogue finishes up on 30 June so make sure you get your last minute order in soon!!

Next up is the lovely Sandra.

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

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CTC374 – Farewell Bundle

I hope you have had a great weekend. I had my card class yesterday and a Stampin’ Up! crafting event online last night. My craft room looked like a bomb had exploded in it, so I spent some time this morning finding the desk and putting it all away. It’s so much nicer to work in a tidy space!! And I found an ink pad that had been hiding!

We are saying farewell to the January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue at the end of this month, so this week’s challenge is to case your favourite retiring bundle.

I was flipping through the catalogue and I realised that I had the Dahlia Days bundle and I hadn’t used it!!! Isn’t that terrible!! I decided to case the card on page 35 on the top right hand side.

I cut out the large floral die in vellum and then stamped some flowers in Sweet Sorbet, Mango Melody and Parakeet Party. For the background of the card, I used a piece of the 2022-2024 In-Colour DSP.

I layered the flowers under the vellum die cut but added the tiny flowers on the top. As this is a red rubber stamp set, I was able to use markers to colour the stamp for the sentiment. I love that this sentiment/tag piece has a matching die in the Detailed Dahlias Dies.

This card also has a special feature in that it opens to the left instead of the normal right!! Ooops, didn’t discover that until it was too late to change it.

Next up is the lovely Julia.

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

Happy Stamping

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