Can you believe that Spring is just around the corner? This year is going past so quickly!!
We are caseing the Birthday section, pages 68-85, of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.
There are so many fabulous cards in this section. As always, it’s so hard to choose which one to case! I decided to case this card on page 74.
I made two versions of this card. For the first one, I used the Birthday Memories DSP for the background and I made the Hooray banner in Daffodil Delight and stamped in Pacific Point. It was nice to just use punches for a change and not get out the Big Shot. I couldn’t decide where to put the banner as I didn’t want to cover up the cute animals on the paper! I used the Cherry Cobbler Double stitched ribbon as the banners.
For my second card, I went similar to the catalogue image and used the party lights stamp. I also added in the Happy Birthday stamp. I still used the Birthday Memories DSP for the tags on the Hooray circle.
These are two cards I’ll be keeping in my stash for the occasional kid birthday party I get invited to.
I hope you can join us for this weeks challenge, over at our Facebook group.
Next up is my friend Julia. She has created an amazing project for you!
Seeing as we seem to have a few kitty lovers on the CTC Crew, I wanted to share an updated picture of my two boys, Jaster and Shadow. Jaster loves to sit on boxes so when my Holiday Catalogues arrived, he had to sit on it!! Shadow isn’t as crafty, so he is usually having a nap on the lounge when Jaster and I are in the craft room.
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We have another gorgeous colour combination at Colour Inkspiration this week with Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.
As always, I get out the cardstock in each colour and study them for a while to see what inspired me about them. I then have a look at my stamp sets and see what might work. I decided on the Brushstrokes stamp set for the background and the Happiest of Days stamp set for the flowers and sentiment. I really love the line work on this set.
Now don’t have a heart attack, but I actually USED some washi tape on this card!! From 2 sets, the Basics Pack 2 and the Basics pack 3.
I used my markers to colour the birthday wishes stamp which is a technique I just love. I added a little piece of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.
I really enjoy doing my projects for Colour Inkspiration as it challenges me to use colours that I might not normally put together.
Make sure you share your projects with this colour combo at our Facebook Group, here.
Next up is the amazing Bronwyn.
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Sunday’s just seem to come around so quickly, don’t they!! This week, we are casing the Birthdays section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue from pages 10-25.
I have loved the Birthday Fiesta as soon as the catalogue came out although I don’t know how often I need a Llama on a card!! But I have a friend who has Alpaca’s and it’s his birthday shortly, so this card will be perfect for him!!
I have cased the gift bag on page 10 and instead of the cactus, I’ve put the Llama.
I love the banners and I can’t wait to do more with them as they are soooo cute!! The Festive Birthday DSP is so lovely and the colours are great together.
Let me know what you think of my card!!
Next on the hop is Monique so make sure you check out her lovely project!
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This week sees the start of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue!! How exciting!! And we are already starting on our journey through the new catalogue here at CTC and are starting with the Birthday section between pages 10-25.
As I flicked through this section trying to decide which card to case, I had trouble choosing as there are so many great projects. I haven’t received my new catalogue order yet (but it’s on it’s way!!) so I went with a set that carried over. Although apparently this set is still new to me as I haven’t actually inked it up yet!
I was inspired by the cake card on page 22 of the catalogue.
I don’t have many male cards in my stash so I decided to change the colours to Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim. I also used Peekaboo Peach for my third cake. To add the ribbon, I cut a small slit down the seam of the card and tucked the ribbon through it. I then used a bit of tape on the inside of the card to hold it down.
The Endless Birthday wishes stamp set has so many great sentiments to choose from and I love how you can mix and match them.
Next on the Hop is the lovely Judy, so make sure you check out her gorgeous project.
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One of the best things that has happened since I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, is the friendships that I have made. I’ve met lots of my crazy team members at convention over the years and when I met Miss Jess, we just clicked. Even though she lives in Melbourne, and I in Queensland, we chat regularly (ok, daily!!) on Facebook sharing ideas and projects that we have made.
Here we are at convention this year, with a couple of my other Stampin’ besties, Emma and Shannon from the Home Office. (Of course, Shannon is my bestie (lol!!)
My fabulous friend had a birthday this weekend just gone, so I had to make a special card for her.
I wanted to use the new Striped Scallop thinlit which I had just purchased as I am loving what I’ve seen on Pinterest made with it. But I didn’t case this time!!
So when I cut out the scallop, I found that I needed an extra piece of shim to go through the big shot as it didn’t quite cut it all the first time through. Could also be my cutting plates as they are starting to get a bit curved from lots of use!!. But I still could use what was left and decided to cut it half way. As Jess is a bit of a sparkly queen, I knew that I had to make a blingy card!! I embossed the sentiment from Flower Patch in gold embossing powder and added a bit of sequins to the flowers.
I hope she likes it!!
PS: You can check out my talented friend’s blog, here.
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I don’t know about you but one of my favourite new stamp sets and matching framelits is the Flower Patch stamp set and the co-ordinating framelists Flower Fair.
There have been lots of gorgeous cards on Pinterest lately showcasing this set. I found this one here, which I decided to use as a card at my July Stamp Club.
I love the fact that you can stamp the leaves on a light colour and then stamp the petals in a darker colour and be able to see through the polymer stamp so that you can line it up.
I found that the smaller flower done in Lost Lagoon doesn’t come as a framelit, so we still had to do a little cutting out. But it looks cute, so it’s worth it, right??
I love that this card also showcases some of the new in-colours, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon. I think these 3 are quickly becoming my favourite colours!!
Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.
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Firstly, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas for tomorrow!! I am looking forward to sharing lunch with my family and in-laws, then having a dip in the pool after a great feast!!
It’s been a while since I last posted. It’s been very hectic with work and getting ready for Christmas that I haven’t had time to create anything let alone post anything!! I’m planning on doing better from now on!!
I must share with you the new Clearance Rack Blitz which is now on and will be a permanent fixture!! YAY!!!!
Stampin’ Up! will regularly update the Clearance Rack with new items, so make sure you check it out, here . They are retired items which will only be in the Rack until they are sold out, so make sure you get in quick!!
I wanted to share a quick card that I have made as part of a set for my Grandparents for Christmas. I was stuck for what to get 90 year old’s for Christmas so I thought I would make them birthday cards to give the family throughout the year.
I found this card by Amy Bollmans, here. I too recently got the Zoo Babies stamp set and thought it would make a nice card for one of my 2nd cousins. I have done a shameless case but why change a perfect card!! I love it!!
Stamp Set: Zoo Babies, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, I am ME DSP, Regals Colour Collection DSP stack
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim, In Color Boutique Details, Paper Piercing kit.