CTC201 – Casing the Cover

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We have had a lovely week of rain and it’s currently raining at the moment.  It’s perfect for crafting!!

This week, we are casing the front and back covers of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  Yes even the covers of the catty are inspiring!!

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I decided to case the little square card on the back cover.

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I’ve gone with a standard sized card and not a square.  I’ve kept similar to the original and used the Subtle embossing folder for the background.  I cut out a square of whisper white cardstock and used the new Corrugated embossing folder. I then gently ran the crumb cake ink pad over the top.   I created a square outline using the Suite Seasons washi tape.

I decided to create a wreath using the Sprig punch.  I made a circle frame using the circle framelits to make sure that the sprigs stayed in a circle shape, otherwise it would be a wonky wreath!!

I was going to add a bow or ribbon but I decided to use the Merry Christmas thinlits in Merry Merlot from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper.    I then randomly painted some of the sprigs with Wink of Stella.

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Next up is the lovely Peta.

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In case you were wondering, it’s 11 days until my trip to Orlando!!!  It’s coming up quickly!!

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CTC196 – Santa’s Workshop

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I had my stamp class yesterday and it’s always nice to catch up with everyone.  It’s just lovely to get together with others who love the same thing as you do and craft together.  I hope you have a regular group that you can do that with.

I always love to get together with my online friends as well every Sunday night and share our crafting projects with you.  This week at Caseing the Catty, we are casing the Santa’s Workshop section, pages 18-27 of the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

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Aren’t all those little Santa’s cute!  I am doing a different card today though, and have cased the card on page 23 using the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle.

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My card is fairly similar to the original but I’ve used the Dashing Along DSP that you can earn for free this month with a workshop of over $400 in sales.

I added gold foil along the sides of the DSP.  I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set in Cherry Cobbler and then cut it out using the largest Oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits.  I then cut out a few of the flowers and holly in different colours from the Detailed Poinsettia thinlits.  I coloured the holly using Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends.

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Next up is the lovely Monique.

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And if you are interested, it’s only 46 days until I depart for Orlando!!  OMG, I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!

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CTC182 – Tea Room

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Well I’ve had an exciting week visiting China with my sister.  We had a great time visiting the Great Wall, the Beijing Zoo, Shaolin Temple and the Yellow River.

So I’ve unpacked, washed and had a great sleep and am ready to jump into the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

I wasn’t going to join in the hop this week as I wasn’t sure I’d be able to have time to create a card.  But my new catalogue order arrived whilst I was away and when I opened up the box, I just had to join in!!  So many exciting new goodies to play with!!

So this week, we are casing the Tea Room section, pages 13-25 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

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I decided to case the card on page 20 using the Botanical Bliss Bundle.  Did you know that you save 10% when you purchase a bundle.

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This bundle is just so lovely!  I can’t wait to play more with them.  I pretty much cased the card as is.  I used the gorgeous Share What You Specialty DSP.  For the background, I used the new Soft Sea Foam cardstock and stamped the flower from the Botanical Bliss stamp set.

The roses and flowers come from the Botanical Tags thinlits.  You can use these dies as a tag or there is an additional die that allows you cut the flower out completely.

I used copper embossing powder on the oval and Tranquil Tide for the sentiment.  I used copper foil for the leaves in the background and added a little bit of copper metallic thread.

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Next up is my lovely friend, Mel.

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I hope you enjoy our hop this week, make sure you leave a comment and let me know!

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CTC145 – Merry Little Christmas

Aren’t you just loving the Holiday Catalogue!!  If you don’t have one, you NEEEED one!!  Let me know if you want one and I’ll post one to you, or you can click on the link at the side.

This week, we are casing the Merry Little Christmas section, pages 10-19, of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case the card on page 17 using the Feeling of Christmas stamp set.

I just love the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  It’s hard to decide which side to use as both look fabulous.  I pretty much cased the card exactly but I used a gold metallic doily instead.  I have to confess that I had to stamp the wreath about 6 times!!!  I couldn’t believe it!  I either stuffed up the distressed circle or the flower wreath.

I wanted to make a second version using the Wood Textures DSP stack.  I also just coloured the wreath using my aqua painter and Pear Pizzazz ink.   And I added a white doily this time.

Which one do you prefer?  I think I like the DSP version.

Make sure you join in with us at our Facebook group!

Next up on the hop is the amazing Fi.

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CTC96 – Big Shot

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Can you believe that we are in September and my holiday is just around the corner!!    Aren’t you just loving the 2016 Holiday catalogue?  There are so many gorgeous projects to case!!  Of course, this week is no exception.

We are casing the Big Shot section between pages 8-11.  There are lots of amazing stamp sets in this section and it was hard to decide which one to use.

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I love the Banners for Christmas stamp set and the Bunch of Banners framelits so I was excited to case this card on page 10.

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I did pretty much the same as the catalogue but I did gold foil instead of gold glimmer paper as I’m going to use this card for my stamp club project and I didn’t have enough glimmer paper for everyone.  I also used the red and green glitter embossing powder as it is so pretty and sparkly.

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I think I like the red best but both look pretty.  Let me know which one you like!!

Next on the hop is the lovely Rachel.

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Don’t forget you can also join us with your own creation.  Just link it up using the link below.

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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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CTC67 – Birthday Bouquet

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Sunday’s nights seem to come around so quickly these days, don’t they!!  Here we are back again with another Caseing the Catty hop.  This week, we are casing the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet section of the 2016 Occasions catalogue.  This section has some of my favourite stamps and dsp in it so it was hard to choose what to make!!

I decided to case the card on the top left of page 8 of the catalogue.

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I just love the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  It’s just so pretty!  And the flower just stamps so lovely and is just perfect for colouring.  And it goes perfectly with the Birthday Bouquet DSP which you know I just love too!!

I had a couple of mistakes (sorry, creative moments) when I made this card, so it ended up being square!  But I still like it!!  I like the colours used on the DSP but I decided to try a different colour combo and used Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon.  I started colouring the darker portion with blender pens and then used the aqua painter for the lighter sections.  I added Gold Wink of Stella in the centre of the larger flower and then as a accent on the smaller flowers.

 

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I always forget to make a envelope when I make a square card so I decided to be organised today and do one and even added a matching liner!!  Am I on fire or what!!  LOL.  And the envelope punch board is on special this week so you need to grab one now!!

Due to my earlier creative moment, I had a base with the cute background paper attached to it, so I decided to cut a flower from the DSP.  Yes, you read that right, I CUT THE DSP!!!! Now fussy cutting is not my favourite thing to do, and I even did the teeny tiny flowers as well.

 

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But I think it was worth cutting out!  It is rather cute.

At CTC, we have a monthly challenge where you can join in and share your project with us.  Just add your project using the linky on this post or click on the image below.

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So next on the hop is the lovely Monique, so make sure you check out her gorgeous project.

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And in case you missed it, you can go back to the gorgeous Jessica’s post here.

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