CTC271 – Casing the Cover of the New Catty

Oh it’s going to be an exciting week!! The 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue starts on Wednesday 3 June!! I can’t wait to share all the new goodies with you!!

As a teaser, we are casing the cover of the new catalogue this week!

Now we don’t have a lot of options of projects to case, but sometimes that makes it easier! Having too much choice can make it difficult!! I have cased the card on the right .

I didn’t purchase many sets in the demonstrator pre-order but I had to have the World of Good suite! This is a travel inspired set and the World of Good Specialty DSP is just great!

I used the DSP to create strips across the card. I cut them out with the Ornate Layers dies (which includes a few stitched rectangles) that fit perfectly across my card. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and cut out using World Map dies. I also cut out in gold foil, the stand for the globe.

I can’t wait to share more of this suite with you! And of course, the rest of the new catalogue!!

Next up is Peta and Marvi.

We would love to see your case of the cover of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. So please share it over on at our Facebook group.

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CTC270 – Week 2 – Retiring Dies

Hasn’t it been cold the last couple of days!!! Winter is coming!!

Welcome to our last challenge of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalogue and January-June Mini Catalogues. Whilst it’s always sad to say farewell to our favourites, it is exciting to see what is coming.

Our challenge this week, is casing our favourite punch or dies.

I love the Path of Petals bundle but I haven’t used it enough. The stamp set, Path of Petals is carrying through but the Petal Labels dies are retiring. I was inspired by the card on the top left of page 72.

This card uses the very pretty Pressed Petals DSP but I decided to use the Petal Labels dies to create my own oval.

I did try to stamp the sentiment from the Path of Petals stamp set on the DSP oval that I hand cut but you couldn’t read it very well, so I cut a banner of Crumb cake cardstock and stamped in Night of Navy ink. I then attached it all together and added it to the base of dsp with dimensionals. I stamped some flowers in Daffodil Delight and cut them out and added rhinestones.

Next up is the lovely Peta and Marvi.

We would love to see your creations showing your favourite retiring punches and dies.

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World of Good

I hope you are doing ok during these crazy times. I’ve been working from home for 9 weeks now but have been out to do some work in the last week, which has felt a bit strange to be honest! I’m not sure when we will be back in the office but it’s not likely to be soon.

I was very excited to be home when my 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue arrived!! There are so many gorgeous new stamps, dies and papers!!! Oh the papers!! You are going to love them all.

As a demonstrator, we are able to pre-order a select number of products from the new catalogue. I ordered the World of Good suite which is very travel inspired. Even though we can’t travel very far at the moment, it’s nice to dream about it!

This suite includes the Beautiful World stamp set, World Map dies, World of Good Memories & More card pack, World of Good Specialty DSP, Antiqued Corners & Slides, Old World Paper 3d embossing folder, Faux Suede trim and Brass foil sheets.

My team is doing a New catalogue swap and I had to share my card straight away! Girls, yours will be in the post soon!

I’ve used the new in-colour Misty Moonlight (a really pretty blue) as the base cardstock and I embossed a layer using the new Old World Paper embossing folder. Oh my, this embossing folder is fabulous!! It’s my new favourite (for this week!!). I stamped the world image using Night of Navy (making sure I used the image that included Australia), and die cut the circle and base (using Cinnamon Cider). I cut a couple of strips of dsp and tore the sides. I embossed the sentiment in gold and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle dies.

I hope you love my card!! I am dreaming about my next holidays overseas!

If you love this suite, you can order it from 3 June when the new catty begins!.

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CTC270 – Week 1 – Favourite retiring punch

Is it Sunday night already? Where did the weekend go? Oh yes that’s right, I had to work yesterday! Makes the weekend seem a lot shorter!!

I’m excited to be sharing our challenge for this week. We are casing our Favourite retiring punches and dies. How to choose!! This week, I’m starting with my favourite retiring punch.

It’s the Decorative Ribbon border punch. This is so versatile. You can use it in so many different ways. You can highlight the little scallops at the bottom, the whole strip or the top portion like I have in my card tonight.

I’ve focussed my card on lots of retiring products. I started with Lovely Lipstick cardstock. I then cut another piece, stamped it in Versamark using the Crackle Paint stamp set and embossed it with gold embossing powder (don’t stress, the gold embossing powder is not retiring!! phew).

I then stamped the sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set in Lovely Lipstick and cut out using the Stitched Shapes dies (not retiring!!) I then cut out some borders using the Decorative Ribbon Border punch in gold foil and trimmed it to fit around the square.

I felt it need a bit more, so I grabbed the Gold Metallic edged ribbon and coloured it using the Lovely Lipstick dark blend.

Let me know what you think in the comments below. Next up is fellow Queenslander, Peta.

We would love to see your creations using your favourite retiring dies and punches so make sure you share it over on at our Facebook group.

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