It’s time to case the Birthday section of the Occasions catalogue at Case-ing the Catty this week.
I really like the Balloon Bash stamp set although I must confess that this is the first time I’ve used it!!
I was inspired by the project on the right hand corner of page 12 of the AU/NZ catalogue.
I wasn’t that keen to make a pompom out of baker’s twine today but I do like the idea. I’ll keep it in mind for another day!
I used the same DSP but I selected the Birthday Bash Specialty DSP as it has a bit of gold flecks on it. And we always need a bit of bling, don’t we!!
I also added a bit more bling with the Bermuda Bay sequins as part of the hangy bit. (that’s a technical term,you know!)
I hope you can join in with us this week.
- Create a new project for the current challenge.
- Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back here so others can join in on the fun. Please ensure that you link up your blog post, not your whole blog.
- Mostly SUO (Stampin’ Up! ® Only) products (retired or current) to be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
- Have fun and inspire others!
If you don’t have a blog or on-line gallery and you would like to enter our challenges, please email your photo to – firstname.lastname@example.org with a short blurb and Brownyn will post it on our entrant’s blog and link it up for you.
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp set: Balloon Bash
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Birthday Bash Specialty DSP, whisper white, Gold foil sheet
Accessories: Banner framelits, Calypso Coral pompom trim, Bermuda bay sequin trim
Well, it’s finally back to where the addiction first started!! Making cards!!! For the last few weeks, I’ve been making boxes and tags (which has been fun) but now it’s time to get back into cards.
I have to say that I am in denial that we are nearing the end of October and getting closer to Christmas!! But I am making progress on my Christmas cards.
This week at Caseing the Catty Challenges, we are casing Cards from the Holiday Catalogue. I have decided to case a tag and turn it into a card. I’ve recently purchased the Mingle All the Way stamp set and haven’t had a chance to use it yet. So when I saw the tag on page 17 of the AU/NZ catalogue, I knew that was the project for me this week.
So here is the tag from the catty.
And here is my version.
I used some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to highlight the berries and add a touch of bling. I love using the Trim the Tree DSP stack as it has lots of different patterns you can use. So versatile!! And of course, I had to use my Blendies!! Love em!!
So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au
You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.
* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
Hope you can join in!!
I recently got the new polymer set, Bravo, which has lots of huge stamps in it!! I was browsing Pinterest for a card to do a stamp club to show this great set to the girls, when I came across this one from Debbie Henderson, here.
I was keen to have a go in her colour combo as it had lots of gold and sparkle on it, but when I looked at my stash, I didn’t have any gold foil sheets (how does that happen!!). So then I thought I would try a colour combo inspired by the latest addition to my washi tape collection, Beach House, which is Crushed Curry, Pool Party and Real Red.
It was quite interesting to work out how to get the angles on the card, but I just cut 2 pieces the same size and then laid them on top of the base piece. I then played around with the layout and once I was happy, I used a ruler and pen and drew a line where the edge of the card was on the top layer, then did the same on the second layer. I cut them out with my paper trimmer and had to work out which piece went where!! We certainly had fun with this part at stamp club!! One of the girls had to put her cut off bits back around the card so she could work out which way was up!!
We then used the paper piercing tool and went around the edges of the card and the first layer. I always forget how nice this looks until I do it again!
I love the banner framelits! I am really bad at cutting banners evenly, so I was ecstatic when Stampin’ Up! brought out these framelits.
If you would like to learn how to make a card like this or host your own workshop, please email me at email@example.com or call me on 0408 193 792.
One of my favourite parts of Convention is receiving free stamps!!! I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Leadership and Managers’ Reception with some of the lovely girls in my team.
We got to go to the Myer Mural Hall in Melbourne for a lovely dinner and dancing!! We also got spoilt with a beautiful gift of a gorgeous lacy cream scarf and the I Love Lace stamp set.
So I was having an online crafting session with a gorgeous friend and crazy stamper, and we gave each other a colour challenge and a sketch challenge to do. My colours were Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango and Sahara Sand.
So what do you think!! The lace stamp is so gorgeous that it goes with almost anything!!
This year just seems to be flying past so quickly!! It’s already June and Winter is deciding that it might come to Queensland!! I think this is the first time that I’ve been cold 2 days in a row!! And another exciting part of June is the Retirement list is here!!
I love going through the Mojo Monday sketches when I’m having trouble coming up with a card. I found this great sketch, number 345, and thought I could do something with that! You can go here, to check out the 2014 sketches.
I love the Eastern Elegance DSP and I’m sad to see it go but we must move on and embrace the new paper which is coming!! I used the Blessings from Heaven stamp set which is also retiring.
I hope you like these cards. Leave a comment below!
You can check out the retiring stamps and accessories, here or click on my Specials page.
Well, I’m on a challenge roll this week!! I love a sketch challenge as I am quite “challenged” when it comes to creating original designs!! My team is having a fortnightly sketch challenge on our Facebook group so I’ve decided to jump in and join up.
Here is this week’s sketch.
And here is my 2 cards. I had planned on making 2 of the same so that I had more cards in my stash to give away but I got excited when cutting out the camera’s and used the piece of card stock that I had cut for the second base!! So we ended up with 2 slightly different cards!!
I’d love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment below.
You might be wondering what all the images are at the bottom of my posts. Firstly, they are all the products that I’ve used to make these cards. If you click on the image, it will take you to my online store, straight to that item, so you can purchase it immediately and have it sent directly to you. How great is that!!
Have you seen the High Tide Designer Series Paper that is in the current Occasions catalogue. It had gone under the radar for a while but I purchased it recently and it’s gorgeous!! Great for those male cards which can sometimes be a bit of a challenge.
And speaking of challenges, my team has recently started doing card sketch challenges on our Facebook group.
So here is the sketch.
And here’s my version.
I used the print on the DSP to be the main focus. Did you know that you can extend the banners when you use framelits? I just cut the strip of paper a bit thinner and pulled the back end through the framelit so it wouldn’t cut the paper. Easy Peasy!!