CTC14 – Can you believe that it’s the last one?

Can you believe that we are up to the last CTC challenge for the year!!! I can’t!! I’m still in denial that we are actually in November and it’s not long until Christmas!!!!

I’ve been quite busy over the last couple of weeks, preparing for an upcoming market and doing different hours at work, so I haven’t been able to post as much. Once the market is done, I should be back on top of things again.

So for our last challenge of the year, we are doing a Colour Challenge based on the Santa & Co. Designer Washi Tape on page 29 of the AU/NZ catalogue.

It’s an interesting combination of Basic Black, Marina Mist, Old Olive and Real Red. I have to admit that they aren’t really colours that I would normally use together but I’m willing to give it a go.

So here is the inspiration from the catty.

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I decided to use the Seasonally Scattered stamp set, which I have admired for some time. I embossed the Merry sentiment with white embossing powder on Real Red cardstock this time but I think it would look nice in Dazzling Diamonds as well. (I didn’t want to wear glitter to work so that’s one for next time!!)

I then used the other 3 colours as the base and 2 mats. And of course, there needs to be some bling, so I did a bow with the silver ribbon and added a few snowflakes and sequins from the Frosted Sequins pack for a bit extra.

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I hope you like it!!

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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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!!

Swapping with my Team

One of the great parts of being part of a team of demonstrators is the opportunity to do swaps. We try to do them monthly but sometimes life gets in the way and we do them less frequently. But in celebration of the Holiday Catalogue coming out, we recently did a holiday catty swap.

I love getting happy mail (so much better than bills!!) so I always enjoy being a part of swaps. It’s also interesting to see what others are making and sharing ideas.

So I wanted to use the White Christmas stamp set as it is very cute. I was inspired by Yvonne Jackson, here. I think the little bear is my favourite stamp in this set!! And did you notice the snowflakes!! LOVE!!! And of course, a swap wouldn’t be complete without using Blendies!!!

I always forget that whilst I love receiving swaps, making lots of the same card is not quite as fun!

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I hope the girls liked my swap!!

If you would like to find out about joining my team (and taking advantage of the free DSP special), contact me on 0408 193 792 or stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

Happy Christmas Stamping!!!

Rebecca

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CTC11 – I love a good tag!!

This week at Case-ing the Catty, we have started on the Holiday Catalogue!!  There are so many tags in the catty once you start looking!!  It was hard to decide which one to case!!  However, as soon as I saw the box and cute tag on page 20 of the AU/NZ catalogue, I knew what I was going to make!!

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Isn’t it cute!!  And of course, I had to use the new gift box punch board!!  You may notice that I love this!!  I started with an 8″ x 8″ square of Kraft cardstock and scored at L on the start line and S on the Diagonal line.  I then stamped the cardstock with Versamark and used the larger snowflake stamp from the Letterpress Winter stamp set for a subtle print on the box.  I cut a 2″ strip from the gorgeous All is Calm Specialty DSP and wrapped it around the box with a piece of Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon.  Don’t you just love the paper doilies! They add a pretty touch!

To make the tag, I cut a 5cm wide strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock and punched out a tag using the Angled Tag Topper punch.  I then ran it through my Textured Boutique machine with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.  I used the Bitty Banner framelits to make the silver flags.  Next, I did some silver embossing on the brushed silver cardstock using the smaller snowflake stamp and punched it out with my new 2″ circle punch.  Then a quick stamp of the For You stamp and punched out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.  I then added 2 mini silver brads for a bit of bling.  Then to assemble it on the box!  I added an All is Calm snowflake and attached a rhinestone for more shine!!

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But I know that not everyone likes non-traditional colours at Christmas time, so I did a red/green one as well.  I used the Nordic Noel DSP on this one.  I hope you like it!!

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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!!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Are you ready for Christmas?

I’m not ready to embrace the fact that it is only 115 days until Christmas!!! Eeeeekkkk!!!!!

But to make it easier, the next Holiday Catalogue is now available!! There are lots of great stamps, accessories and new products to get you ready for Christmas!!

One of my favourite new products is the gift box punch board. Check out the video below from Stampin’ Up! which show how it works.

I’ve had a play and it’s so easy and quick to make a cute box to give to a friend.

If you would like a copy of the catalogue, please send me an email to stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au with your address and I’ll pop one into the post for you.

Make sure you follow me on Pinterest and check out my Holiday Catalogue 2014 board for lots of inspiration!!

And before, I go, have you checked out the clearance rack lately? There are some amazing bargains to be had there!! The Burlap and Blooms Simply Created wreath from last years holiday catalogue, was $29.95 and is now only $11.95!! You can go straight to my store, here, and have a look!

Happy stamping!!

Rebecca