Catalogue Inspiration

Last week’s Caseing the Catty challenge was to share from the Artistic Expression section of the catalogue. Well this section is huge and there is so much inspiration to be had, that I couldn’t limit it to just one post!!

I really like the Watercolor Wash stamp set, so I thought I would case the card on Page 129 of the catalogue.

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I have found that if your ink pad is a bit juicy, this large stamp doesn’t stamp as well, so make sure that you push the ink into the pad. I use a bone folder to gently massage the ink in.

For my first card, I used Sahara Sand ink and then Blushing Bride and Rose Red cardstock for the butterflies. I don’t have the DSP stack for these colours yet, so I used the new Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP for the centre butterfly and sponged it with blushing bride ink. To cut the butterflies, I used the new Precision Plate which will be available in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. It made it so much easier to cut out the butterflies and get all the little pieces out.

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I have to confess that my colour inspiration for my second card came from the word Cheers from the Greetings thinlit as it was stuck in the thinlit from the last time it was used!!

I stamped off the Tip Top Taupe base, so you can image how dark it would have been if I hadn’t done that. Once again, I sponged the centre butterfly with Mint Macaron. Oh, have I mentioned that I love silver glitter paper butterflies!! So sparkly!!

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards today. If you love any of the products used in today’s cards, just click on the product image below and it will take you to my online shop.

Happy Stamping

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CTC33 – Happy Birthday to a wonderful Upline

This week at Caseing the Catty, our theme is what caught your eye when you first looked through the catalogue.

Well, lots of things caught my eye!! However, I was really excited to see that Butterfly Basics has carried over from the Occasions catalogue.

My fabulous upline, Tracy, had a special birthday earlier this month and I’ve been a bit late in sending her a card. I thought that the butterfly card featured on page 124 of the AU/NZ 2015-2016 catalogue would make a great card for her with the gold foil butterfly.

So here is the sample from the catalogue.

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I didn’t change much on this one as I loved it as it was. Here’s my version.

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I think my new favourite In-Colour might be Watermelon Wonder!!! This card uses one of my favourite techniques, using markers to ink up the stamp. It always looks so good!!

To continue on the Hop with Rachel, click here on the image below.

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Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

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Sneak Peak time!!

One of the lovely parts of Leadership at Convention is receiving a special gift in the form of a new stamp set.  This year, we received the Awesomely Artistic set, which has lots of great stamps in it.

My friend, Jess, has been experimenting lately with doing different backgrounds and she has inspired me to give it a go too.

I started with a piece of watercolour paper, then inked up my stamp with Mossy Meadow and gave it a spritz with some water directly onto the stamp. I then bravely stamped it onto the card. Phew, one stamp down!!

I continued on with the other stamps in the set. It’s a scary process!!! But I think I’m happy with the end result. I was a bit impatient to wait for it to dry so I used my heat gun to speed up the process.

I cut a piece of the burlap trim to remove the stitching and layered it with a piece of the lace trim. Doesn’t it look pretty!! I even hand cut out the dragonfly!! I didn’t cut out the label though as it perfectly matches the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.

I hope you like it!!

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Here’s a close up.

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If you would like to obtain a copy of the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! catalogue, please contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au and I’ll post one out to you!!

Happy stamping

Rebecca

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CTC20 – It’s about my favourites!!

Fancy that, this week’s challenge is using my two favourite products!!! Blendies and Framelits!!!

Our challenge this week is to be inspired by a project from the Sale-a-bration catalogue and use Blendabilities and Framelit dies in your project.

So I’ve kinda done this one before (ooops!!) so I had to try and find something new to do. I used this card from page 18 of the AU/NZ SAB catalogue as my base inspiration.

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I’ve used the idea of looking through a hole in a fence. Isn’t the From the Herd set cute!! Although I think I might need to practice my animal colouring a bit more!! #itsmeanttobeartistic #lol

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Here’s a close up.

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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.

Guidelines

Guidelines –
• 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 SU (Stampin’ Up! ®) products (retired or current) to be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.
• Have fun and inspire others!

Hope you can join in!!

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp set: From the Herdk, Hardwood
Ink: Memento Black Ink, Soft Suede, Skin tone blendabilities, Crumb Cake blendabilities, Daffodil Delight blendabilities, Calyspo Coral blendabilities, Smoky Slate blendabilities
Paper: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Circle Framelits, Bitty Banners framelits

It’s the last one!

It’s the last Christmas post of 2014!! Can you believe that Christmas is finished? I can’t!! The year has gone so quickly!!

So here is my last Christmas project for this year. I was asked to come to the local Girls’ Brigade and do a card and a box with the Senior girls for their break up party.

So of course, I had to use the fabulous Gift Box punch board!! I love making boxes with this board. You can whip them up so quickly!!

I also used my favourite stamp set, Mingle all the Way with the Banner Framelits.

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Now, I did colour mine using Blendabilities but the girls used my markers. (I’m not that trusting!!)

Doesn’t it look cute!! They used them to do a secret santa present to each other.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and had a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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CTC12 – I love cute packaging!!!

I love the Challenge for this fortnight at Caseing the Catty. Who doesn’t like to receive a beautifully packaged gift!! And there are so many gorgeous options in the Holiday Catalogue to choose from!! So I got one of my stamping friends to pick a project for me to case.

Emma selected the Wondrous Wreath card on page 9 of the AU/NZ Holiday Catalogue but I had to do it as a box or bag.

So here is the picture from the catalogue.

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Have you seen the Petite Café Gift Bags? They are too cute!! and they are poly-lined so you can add your treats straight in! I grabbed a bag and stamped it in versamark with the dotty stamp from the set. I then set about making the wreath. Now, do what I say not what I do!! You SHOULD cut out the middle of the wreath first before stamping as it is easier to line up the stamp to the cut edge. Did I do that? Umm.. no. I forgot about doing that until I went to cut it out. But I think it turned out ok anyway but really, it’s easier to cut first!!

So I stamped the full wreath in Pear Pizzazz and the petals in Old Olive. Photopolymer stamps make this so easy!! I then added the berries done in Real Red. So a quick run through the Big Shot and, voila, a gorgeous wreath!! I cut out the bow and then the word Joy in Gold Foil cardstock. I used the Banner framelits to cut out the banners and stuck it all together. I tied some Gold ribbon around the bag and added the banner and doesn’t it look great!! I’m really happy with how it turned out. Now to find a present to fit the bag!!

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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.

Guidelines

* 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!!

CTC05 – It’s baby time!!!

So this week we are exploring the Baby section of the catalogue. There are so many cute things to choose from!! Almost makes me want to have a baby so I can make such cute things!!

So when I looked through this section, I found that I didn’t have many of the baby stamp sets. I really only need to have one set so that I can make cards for when my friends have babies. I had got the Something for Baby Stamp set and co-ordinating framelits during the pre-order period of the catty as I love it when things match!! Also, how cute is that onesie!!

So I thought I would case the baby shower decorations on page 72 of the AU/NZ catalogue.

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But I didn’t want to copy it exactly, so I thought I would turn them into cards.

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I have to say I love the duckie stamp and of course the framelit!! And I’m so glad the pram has a matching framelit cos I would not want to cut that sucker out!!

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Let me know what you think!!

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.

Guidelines

* 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!!

Rebecca

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