Actually we have two new catalogues today!! How exciting!! I just love this time of year as we all get to earn lots of free goodies from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. And who doesn’t love freebies!!
What is Sale-a-bration? Well for every $90 AUD you spend, you get to choose an item for free from the range in the Sale-a-bration (SAB) catalogue, from today 4th January to 31st March. There are so many lovely stamp sets and other accessories for you to choose from! One of my favourites is the Inside the Lines DSP. It is a black and white print that you can colour in!! You can use markers or the new watercolour pencils which are so easy to use!!
Check out this video from Stampin’ Up! which shows all the papers and a few samples.
Isn’t it gorgeous!! If you love this, and would like to earn your own freebie, you can place an order, or host a workshop. There are lots of great benefits for hosting. Here are the extra freebies that you can earn.
I’d love to host a workshop with you, so let me know when you would like to schedule one!!
But wait, there’s more! Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. You get to pick an addition 2 stamp sets as part of your starter kit. You can choose the most expensive stamp sets, Letters for You and the co-ordinating Numbers of Years, and get them for free. Say what!! Just click on the image below to go to my joining page, or contact me for more information.
I’m planning on having a play with the new products I’ve received so far (one of the perks of being a demonstrator!!) and I hope to share a project with you later on today.
If you would like a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration catalogue, just comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week at Caseing the Catty, we are back sharing our favourites from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.
Did you know if you spend $90 on products from either the Annual catalogue or the Occasions catalogue, you can earn any of the products in the Sale-a-bration catalogue for free? Isn’t that fabulous!!
Did you know that you can get a Project Life card collection for free? It’s the Memories in the Marking Project Life Specialty card collection and it’s gorgeous! You get 30 specialty cards that supplement our other Project Life collections. There are 10 4″ x 6″ cards and 20 3″ x 4″ cards. And of these cards, there are 15 overlays and 15 emboss resist cards!!!
Whilst these cards are great for using with Project Life, they are also good for making quick and easy cards.
So for my first card, I used a 4″ x 6″ black and white overlay. Now remember it’s a bigger size than our usual card size, so keep that in mind when cutting your cardstock. Ask me how I know!! lol.
I put a piece of white underneath the overlay and then created my ice creams on a separate piece of cardstock and cut them out. Aren’t the honeycomb embellishments to die for? They are so cute! I stamped the sentiment very carefully on the overlay in Staz-on ink and put it aside to dry for a while so it didn’t get smudged.
For my next card, I used one of the smaller 3″ x 4″ overlays and I added a piece of white cardstock underneath again. I then used another SAB stamp set, What I love, for the sentiment. A little bunch of flowers in the corner and it’s all done!!
For my last card, I used one of the emboss resist 4″ x 6″ pieces. I carefully coloured each section with a sponge dauber.
I used the SAB Perfect Pairings stamp set for the sentiment and did a little paper piercing around the oval for an extra bit of detail. A silver bow and again, another quick card.
Don’t forget that you can join in with us and share your projects. Join in with the linky at the bottom of this post. You might be our winner for this month!
I hope you are inspired by my cards this week. Next stop on the hop is the lovely Jackie.
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We are back with another Sunday Caseing the Catty blog hop! Sunday’s are coming around so quickly, aren’t they! Especially when you have to go to work or school the next day. But I hope we can cheer up your Sunday evening with lots of cards to inspire you!
This week, we are back to casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue. So many glorious freebies to be had!! Did you know that some of the free stamps and paper are only available until 15 February? No? Well you need to get your order in so you can get them before they are no longer available!!
I just love the Hello stamp set. It covers more than just birthdays, although that is what I have focussed on this week. I was inspired by the card on page 18 of the catalogue.
I loved the gold Hello on the original but I was too lazy to do embossing!! (It’s been pretty hot and humid this week, which doesn’t make for easy crafting!!) So I thought I would try White staz on ink on my watercoloured Bermuda Bay background. But it didn’t come out as white as I would have like, but I was committed so I continued with it. I then stamped the birthday sentiment in Rose Red and added a piece of the It’s my Party washi tape as well. (It’s one of my goals to USE washi tape this year, rather than just collect it!!). I then added a piece of the Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon (which is sooo much nicer than the picture in the catalogue!!)
I decided to try a clean and simple version of this card and I love it!! The colours look so nice and crisp!
So don’t forget that you can receive this lovely stamp set for free when you spend over $90 in my online store. Just click on the products below to go directly to my store.
And don’t forget that you can also join in with our hop by adding your link here and we will be choosing a winner next week!!
Next on the hop is the lovely Judy May
And in case you want to go back to Kathryn,
Happy stamping my lovely friends!!
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Welcome to another week of Case-ing the Catty!!! Gee, the year is flying past already!! This week, we are showcasing our favourites from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. There are so many gorgeous freebies in this catalogue that it makes it hard to choose just one.
I decided to case the card on page 10 which features a Project Life card and the Perfect Pairings stamp set.
I don’t have the SAB Project Life cards yet (yes, you can get a Project Life kit for free!!), so I decided to make my own. I used the It’s My Party DSP stack and based my colours on the co-ordinating colours of the DSP. So I have a Sahara Sand base, then a Crushed Curry layer and then I created the window using Melon Mambo. I also used the SAB Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack on the window.
I created the square window using two of the square framelits and ran them through the big shot at the same time. Fortunately, I had them lined up straight!!
I then stamped the sentiment from the Perfect Pairings set using my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig using the Archival Basic Black ink. As it was a bit wet, I used my heat gun to dry it off quicker so I could stamp the smaller stamp as well. It’s a bit hard to see in the photo but I drew a square around window in Crushed Curry like the original.
I then assembled the window and made some confetti using my confetti star punch. I put lots of dimensionals around the edge of the back of the square and added the banners at the bottom. (Note to self: make sure you put tape on the back of the banner, otherwise confetti falls out the gap. Ask me how I know!!)
A final bow in the new Melon Mambo baker’s twine and voila, all done!!
Don’t forget that you can join in with our projects each week by adding yours to the link at the bottom of this post. We will have a winner at the end of the month, so please join in!!
Next up in the hop is my talented friend, Tricia at the Speckled Sparrow.
And in case you missed it, here’s the link to my other talented friend, Jessica at the Paper Caper.
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It’s always exciting when a new catalogue starts but it’s even better when 2 start!! Today marks the start of the 2016 Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration!!!
The Occasions catalogue has so many great new products, stamps, papers and more!! Wink of Stella, how have I managed without you!! One of the bundles that I love is the A Nice Cuppa Stamp set and the matching Cups & Kettle framelits. There are also a matching 6″x6″ Have a Cuppa DSP stack and very cute Have a Cuppa Embellishments.
My card today was inspired by the bag on page 34.
Here’s my card.
The Cups and Kettle framelits make cutting out the tea cups a breeze!! No fussy cutting required!! I also love how you can cut out the steam as well!! I carefully attached it using my fine tip glue pen, making sure that the glue didn’t go outside the steam.
Did you notice the ribbon? The Pool Party Glitter ribbon is to die for. It’s not a stiff ribbon but nice and easy to tie into a bow. And it’s sparkly, what more do I need to say!!
So let me tell you more about Sale-a-bration.
Do you like free products? I do! And there are 3 ways you can earn freebies.
For every $90 you spend (before shipping and handling), you get one FREE product which you can choose from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. Just click on the shop button to go straight to my online store.
Just host a qualifying party during Sale-a-bration and earn an additional $40 Stampin’ Rewards. Did you know that you can use Stampin’ Rewards towards your Starter Kit?
It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-a-bration, you can become a demonstrator for just %169 and choose an additional $60 of free products for your starter kit. That’s $295 worth of products for only $169. Wow!! Just click on the Join button to join up now.
If you would love a catalogue posted to you or would like to book a workshop, just email me at email@example.com or call on 0408 193 792.
I have to go and have a cuppa now and study my catalogues again!!
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Yes!! You can earn an additional 4 products for free during Sale-a-bration!! Happy Dance time!!!
From 1 March to 31 March, you can receive your choice of stamps, a pack of gorgeous vellum or in-colour twine and buttons. Check out the flyer below for details.
If you NEEEEED any of these great products, check out my online store, here to place your order.
Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0408 193 792.
I’m so excited to be back sharing our projects at Caseing the Catty!!
And what great new catalogues that we have to share!! If you haven’t received a copy of the new Occasions catalogue or the Sale-a-bration one, please let me know and I’ll send one out to you.
Our first challenge of the year is to be inspired by a stamped project from the SAB Catalogue and use a SAB stamp set.
As you may know, I kinda like to use my blendabilities!! I received the A Happy Thing stamp set featuring a cute bird, during the pre-order period for demos. It’s not a set I would normally choose but I knew it would be good for using my blendies with. Did you know you can also earn blendabilities for free? Just by ordering $90 worth of product, you can choose a set for free!! I might be getting a few more sets before the end of SAB!! hehe
So I was inspired by the cute card on page 18 of the AU/NZ Sale-a-bration catalogue.
I decided to do a normal size card rather than the square, just for something different. I also didn’t do the splats as I didn’t want to make a mess!! I used the Deco Labels framelits as I love this shape and I forget to use it. So I coloured my birdie using the new Bermuda Bay blendies and Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler. I also used one of the brown’s in the skin colour set for the branch.
You may notice the border around the cut out shape. I used the lightest daffodil delight blendie to colour the edge left by the framelit. I think it adds a nice subtle look. Like the sample in the catalogue, I used the Love Life stamp to create the background on the card. To make the banner, I just stamped the image using Baked Brown Sugar ink and cut it out using my trimmer and paper snips. I then put a strip of new Bermuda bay sequins underneath!! These are soooo pretty!! You NEEEEEDDD some!!
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.
* 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!!
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