Happy New Year!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a fun (but safe) New Year. I had such a rage, my husband went fishing with a mate and I worked on a new diamond painting and watch Soul on Disney+. Yes, I know, I’m a party animal!!
Our first challenge for 2021 is to case a card from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and step it up.
I didn’t get very far into the catalogue and found my card on page 5.
I decided to use the Jar of Flowers stamp set for my cards. I still used a piece of vellum behind the flowers and I stamped the jar and the flowers directly onto the card. I coloured them using water colour pencils and blender pens. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.
For the second card, I punched out the jar and added a Mason Jar Shaker dome. I fussy cut the flowers and coloured them in using blends and added some Wink of Stella over the top. The sentiment was die cut using the Rectangle dies and I added a bow in Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon. And I nearly forgot, I embossed the background using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.
Next up is the lovely Tina.
We would love to see your creation where you step up an Annual Catalogue project so please share over on at our Facebook group.
Welcome to the ESAD January – June Mini Catalogue and SAB hop! You may have come from Lou’s gorgeous project or be starting here with me.
We are showcasing the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue and the Sale-a-bration Catalogue, which is running during January and February this year.
I have created two cards for our hop which are both focusing on the gorgeous designer series papers.
My first card features the True Love Designer Series Paper. This paper has gorgeous black and white floral designs. We also have an exciting new tool to use which are the Blending Brushes!! They come in a pack of 3 and they are so velvety soft to touch!
There is a piece of dsp that features daisies and I thought it would be perfect to try the blending brushes. I used Bumblebee and dabbed the brush onto the ink pad and rubbed it gently onto the paper. I then added Bumblebee ribbon and bow and used a Matte black dot. The sentiment is from the Many Messages stamp set and the Messages die.
My second card features the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. This is such a pretty paper!! Another exciting addition is Gilded Leafing. It is so fun to use although it is a bit messy. I had to make sure I wasn’t in a breeze whilst I used it, so off went the fan for a short time. I dabbed versamark and heat & stick powder onto the dsp and heated it. I think my powder is a bit old as it wasn’t very sticky. So I sponged some Tombow glue onto paper and then brushed the gilding leafing onto the paper.
The flower is stamped from the Art Gallery stamp set and cut out using the Floral Gallery dies. The sentiment is from the same set and dies. I also added some Wink of Stella to the flower to make it sparkly as well.
I hope you enjoyed my cards. Next up is the lovely Cheryl.
Here is a list of all the participants of the hop in case you get lost along the way.
I’m so happy that I’ve finally got all my Christmas cards finished and ready to post tomorrow. As long as it’s in the post before Christmas, it’s ok!!
I have used the Tag Buffet Project Kit and the matching Tag Buffet stamp set to create all the tags for my Christmas presents this year. And I have to say, they look amazing under my tree!
I’m excited that the Tag Buffet Project Kit is on sale for 50% off during the Closeout Sale. The kit has enough supplies to make 30 tags if you follow the instructions. However, I’m sure if you are clever, you could make so many more!!
I bought a second kit as I needed a few more tags for presents and it’s a great deal at $26. With the extra tags, I’ve turned them into cards by just adding a Real Red card base.
Don’t they look pretty!! And they were so easy to put together. Make sure you grab this kit and the matching stamp set before it’s sold out or no longer available when the Mini Catalogue ends on 3rd January.
We have a wet, drizzly day in Queensland today, which is perfect for crafting!! So much nicer than sweating it out!
We are casing embossing folder projects from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.
I’m always a fan of embossing folders. I just love the immediate results you get from embossing, it always gives me a thrill!!
I decided to case and combine two cards on page 11 which uses the Wrapped in Christmas bundle.
I went with the one at the top and then parts of the one in the middle on the right. I used the same DSP, which is the Heartwarming Hugs DSP but I did go with a different pattern. I embossed a piece of Real Red cardstock using the Wrapped In Texture embossing folders (which are on special with the Closeout sale at 50% off!!). I’ve had the Gold Hoops embellishments for a while but haven’t used them so I decided to case that element from the smaller card. The sentiment on the banner is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. The little trees are from the Warm Hugs stamp set and cut out using the Warm Wrap dies. I had some retired gold glitter flakes which I added at the top of the trees for a bit of bling.
I can’t do a long detailed post today as both of my kitties have pinched the 2 chairs I have in my craft room and I can’t kneel any longer!! (And of course, I can’t kick them out of the seats!!).
Next up is the lovely Kathryn and her gorgeous project.
We would love to see your creations, casing the embossing folder projects of the Mini Catalogue, so please join in at our Facebook Group.