CTC205 – Case a birthday card and give a Christmas Twist

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Well I have survived my first week back at work and sadly life is getting back to normal.  But I did put my Christmas tree up this week!!  Actually I should say trees as I have 2.  I need one for just my travelling Christmas ornaments!

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This is the main tree!

This week at CTC we are doing something a little different and casing a birthday card and giving it a Christmas Twist.

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Sometimes I forget that you can use the Catalogues to case layouts as well as copying cards.  I’ve cased a birthday card from page 77 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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I decided to use the Snowfall thinlits and the Snow is Glistening stamp set which are only available this month.  The stamp set includes two stamps which were perfect for recreating the look of the cut outs on the original card.  For my centre piece, I used some retired Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for lots of sparkle.  It needed something to make it stand out, so I added a Pacific Point scallop circle behind it.

I put a piece of Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon behind the snow flake.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Alpine Adventure stamp set and punched it using the 1″ circle punch.

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The photo doesn’t do it justice as it’s quite sparkly in real life!

The Snowflake Showcase which includes the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set, the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set, the Snowfall Thinlits and the cute Snowflake trinkets is still available until 30 November so click here to pick yours up from my online store.

Don’t forget the Online Extravangza is still on!  Make sure you don’t miss out.  Check it out here.

Next up is my lovely friend, Rose.

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It’s Kelly’s Birthday!

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It’s my lovely friend from Western Australia, Kelly Kent’s Birthday!!  She is having a couple of blog hops to celebrate and I’m so excited to be a part of it!

I wanted to have a play with some new products, so here is part of the new Share What  You Love Suite which is available to purchase right now!  Yes that’s right, you don’t have to wait until 1 June to get your hands on new products.  Just click on the image below to check it out on my online store.

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I’ve also used one of the fabulous tutorials by Bronwyn Eastley, which you can purchase here.  It’s the Tri-Fold Window Card which is such a wow card!

I used the Layered oval Framelits to cut out the centres of the card.  And have you noticed the colour of the cardstock!!  Yes, it’s Mint Macaron making a come back in the Colour Revamp!!  I love this colour and am so glad to be able to play with it again. Now when I created my card, I didn’t have the mint macaron ink pad so I just used a versa mark ink pad to create a tone on tone look.   Oh and check out the colour of my ink, it’s the new Grapefruit Grove!

And isn’t the Share What you Love Specialty DSP just beautiful!  There are 4 sheets of each of pattern of the DSP and many of them have a pearly finish to them.  So pretty!!

I also added half a pearlized doily and the new Rich Razzleberry velvet ribbon.  Love velvet ribbons!

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Next up is my friend, Julia. I can’t wait to see what she has created!

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Happy Birthday, dear Kelly.  I hope that the next year is as amazing as the last.

Happy birthday and stamping!

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In case you get lost, here is a full list of the participants.

  1. Rebecca Scurr   – You are here

 

CTC160 – Picture Perfect Party

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Welcome to a new year of Caseing the Catty!!  I am so excited to be back and casing the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.

To start the year off, we are casing the Picture Perfect Party section, pages 4-9, of the 2018 Occasions catalogue.

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This is a gorgeous suite but I decided to case one of the other cards on these pages.  I choose one of the cards on page 9 which features one of the funniest stamp sets that Stampin’ Up! has done in recent years!  I just love the Birthday Wit set and I can’t wait to send these cards out!

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I think this sentiment is funny but very true for us card makers!

I decided to use the free Sale-a-bration Bubbles & Fizz DSP and then made it standard size rather than a square.  I love the Stitched Shapes framelits so I grabbed the largest square for the sentiment.  I also used the largest square for the Calypso Coral piece behind it.  I used the colours from the DSP (so it all matches, ah happy place), and then hand cut the happy birthday sentiment.

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I really like the layout of this card and the simplicity of it.  I also love one of the other sentiments in the Birthday Wit stamp set so I used the same layout.

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Isn’t this funny!  Love it!!  I used the markers on the stamp to create the different colours.

Next up is the super talented Kelly who has a fabulous card for you!

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If you like the Sale-a-bration Bubbles & Fizz DSP, you can earn this for free when you spend $90 on products.  Click on the image below to go to my online store.

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And don’t forget to use the January Hostess code to win a free Sale-a-bration stamp set

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CTC141 – Birthday

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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CTC91 – Birthdays

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Don’t forget to join in with our monthly challenge.  You just need to case a project from any of the categories that we showcase this month and post it to your blog and link it to our challenge.  Just click on the image below to go to the link up.

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CTC81 – Birthdays

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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.
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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.

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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.

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Next on the Hop is the lovely Judy, so make sure you check out her gorgeous project.

 

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