Casing Animals

Welcome to a fun week at Casing the Catty. This week, we are casing animal themed cards from either catalogue.

It’s quite surprising how many animal cards there are! I decided to case the circle card on page 63 of the July – December 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I had a piece of shimmer white cardstock on my desk, so I used that and embossing it using the wintry 3d embossing folder. I don’t have the Picture This dies which have the circles so I just used my layering circle dies and cut out random circles. I just love the Sweet Stockings DSP and the cute dogs and cats on it! So I did some fussy cutting and cut out a few of them. This is a great way to use some of the images at the side of the paper that are not the full image. Nothing wasted here!! I then played around with where to put them and stamped the sentiment of a piece of Old Olive cardstock.

I had to include the black kitty and as I typed this post, my handsome boy Shadow, came and sat directly in front of my screen and asked if he could sit on my chair. Lucky for him, I’ve got 2 chairs in my craft for this reason (only becomes a problem when both kitties want to sit on a chair!!) You can guess who ends up without a seat!! (Yes, it’s me!! I know, I’m a softie!!)

Next up is my travel friend, Tina. It was 3 years ago that we were holidaying in Orlando to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up! I’m loving seeing all our adventures coming up in my Facebook memories.

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

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CTC342 – Casing my Favourite Mini Catalogue project

Welcome to another fun week at Casing the Catty!! I’ve had a crafty week this week. I’ve been lucky enough to get 5 days off work and whilst I did have a day of 1000 jobs, I’ve also managed lots of crafting! I had a lovely day yesterday with my mum making a felt Christmas wreath, card making today and off to the Embroidery Guild tomorrow!

We are casing our favourite mini catalogue project this week. Now there are many great projects in the mini catalogue but one of my favourite bundles is the Merriest Moments bundle. I love that you not only get a gorgeous stamp set and matching dies but you also get a stunning embossing folder.

So I’ve decided to case the card at the top of page 43 of the catalogue.

I embossed a piece of Shimmer White cardstock using the Merriest Frames Hybrid embossing folder and then cut it out using the Merriest Frames dies. I then used a blending brush and gently sponged the greenery using Old Olive, Shaded Spruce and Evening Evergreen. I used a Poppy Parade blend to colour the holly.

I then stamped the background using the fern like stamp and stamped off in Old Olive for a softer background. I then stamped in Poppy Parade (stamping off again), 2 each of the flowers and die cut them out. The sentiment is stamped in Evening Evergreen and die cut using the dies. I also used Wink of Stella on the flowers for a bit more bling.

It looks quite bright here but is a bit softer in real life.

Next up is the amazing Sandra.

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

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CTC341 – Case a sparkly project!!

Welcome to a warm Sunday in Queensland!! It’s been raining off and on the last week or so and it’s rather humid today. So last week I got new carpet and flooring in my house and craft room. It’s been a big effort to move it all and then put it all back. I did a bit of re-arranging of my craft room and I love it! It’s working well so far.

Don’t you love the new floors!! I’m in love!!

So this week, we are casing a sparkly or glittery project from either catty. You won’t be surprised that I chose this challenge!!

So hard to choose which project to case!! I decided to case the card on page 44 on the right hand side.

I started off with cutting out the Ever Eden DSP (which will be available in November) and die cut a piece using the Christmas Pinecone dies. I then cut out a piece of Gold Vellum with the other Christmas Pinecone die. I used some left over glue dots from a kit as they were a bit smaller to attach the vellum to the dsp. I used another piece of the Ever Eden DSP which has graduating colours. I couldn’t decide which piece to use so I made two cards. I then cut out a frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies and the foam adhesive strips. A piece of gold shimmer ribbon behind the frame and it’s done!

The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set and I used the Evening Evergreen ink.

Next up is the lovely Kathryn.

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

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CTC339 – Case Painted Christmas

I’m writing my post a bit early this week as in Monday!! I am getting new flooring in my craft room next Monday as in tomorrow so I have to pack up everything that is on the floor! I can’t wait to have laminate flooring in the craft room as it will make it much easier to clean.

I hope it’s been a great week for everyone!! I’m sure it was!!

So this week, we are casing the Painted Christmas Suite, pages 16-23 of the July – December 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I decided to case one of the Encircle in Warmth cards on page 23. I went with the one on the bottom.

I cut out 2 wreaths from the Encircled in Beauty dies, one using the gold vellum and the SAB Be Dazzling paper. I then stamped the sentiment using markers to ink it up. I cut it out using the retired Stitched Shapes dies. I embossed a piece of real red using the Wintry 3d embossing folder. I did try to flick some Frost White shimmer paint but it wasn’t very successful. I added a piece of Real Red Sheer Ribbon as well.

This looks so much nicer in person!! It’s so sparkly!!

Next up is the lovely Julia.

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