Sunday, August 14, 2022

Trimming the Tree in our CTC#382 Sketch Challenge

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY.  

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! Catalogues.  (Catty)

This week, we are CASEING a sketch from our Sale-a-bration catalogue.  

This sketch was perfectly timed for when I was exploring with my Trimming the Tree stamp set and a new fold introduced to me by one of my team members - a step card.  Originally I was going to have my main panel to the left as per the sketch, but I just couldn't do it!!  So, even though I DID work with the sketch as my starting point, I actually failed at following it completely!!!  

My card also features the gorgeous Boughs of Holly paper and the fun glitter washi tape.  I stamped the greetings using Cherry Cobbler - one of my favourites for Christmas.  

I've embellished the tree using Adhesive backed stars and red pearls.  The label for the greeting comes from the lovely Pretty Pillowbox dies.

I was so taken by this fun fold and the general layout of the full length panel that I created a bunch of these cards with differing colours and papers.  

This card features the Sale-a-bration gold paper for the background.  

This card features the lovely Snowflake vellum specialty paper.

And this one has a combination of the Boughs of Holly paper as well as some of the Sale-a-bration paper.  I created the star on top using strips of the glitter washi tape on a scrap of cardstock which I then die cut using the Sentiment Silhouettes dies - there is a perfect sized star in these dies!!

Which is your favourite?  

Make sure you keep hopping.  Up next is the fabulous Peta.  

Please join our challenge by adding your project to our Facebook challenge page here.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Vintage Christmas for our colour INKspiration challenge

Hello and Welcome to another fabulous Colour INKspiration challenge.

This challenge is presented with an amazing group of talented creative souls.  

Check out the gorgeous colours and image for our challenge this time!!  

The gorgeous flowers led me straight to my new stamp set - Vintage Christmas - but I've used my card with the great Very Best Occasions stamp set to create a birthday card.  

I've also incorporated a great technique using my Pear Pizzazz marker - free hand drawing of extra lines on my Gold and Silver Sale-a-bration paper to form a tartan that looks fabulous with the gold stripes.  You can see this idea in the Sale-a-bration catalogue on page 10.  I then created a feature using the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies and stamped the 3 step images for the flowers using the challenge colours.  

The inside of the card is a repeat of the front images.

You might be able to tell that I've fussy cut the flowers to give them more dimension and added gorgeous rhinestone pearls in the centres so they sparkle!!  I love the way this Vintage Christmas stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Vintage Bottle punch.  And I love the finishing touch of a little bakers twine on the neck of the bottle too.  

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

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Sunday, August 07, 2022

Boughs of Holly CTC#381

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY.

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything, or to Copy And Selectively Edit, and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! Catalogue (CATTY).

This week, we are CASEING the Boughs of Holly Suite on page 24 - and my card was inspired by the bottom right card featuring the gorgeous fussy cut Boughs of Holly designer paper.  

I've used this card as a starting point to try out a fun fold that creates a card which works like a book!!  

I've cut the Boughs of Holly designer paper so that it is 12 inches by 13.5cm.
I've scored it along the long side at:
2", 5" and 8"

Here's a little quick video from Alisa Tilsner showing how this fold is created.

The Poinsettias were fussy cut from the Boughs of Holly paper and then used on the front of the card and on the inside flap.

I've also used Brushed Metallics Foils to die cut some Holly leaves using the Holly Berry Dies.  These leaves are from the die which has the leaves on a label - and I cut off the leaves.

My card has been mounted onto a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock that is 11 x 14cm.  I've also used Mossy Meadow to stamp the greeting inside which comes from the Brightest Glow stamp set.

The front of the card also features the wooden Textural Elements which I've coloured with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede Stampin' Blends (the catalogue illustrates this technique on the bottom right of page 25!!  So helpful!).  The greeting from Leaves of Holly stamp set was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  It is also die cut from the Holly Berry Dies.  And the final touch is the ribbon.  I couldn't find my Natural Woven Ribbon, so I used the gorgeous Frayed Ribbon which worked equally well with the same technique of cutting it lengthways and then fraying along the edge.  

I hope you keeping hopping around everyone!  Up next is the amazing Peta.

You're invited to join in with us and share your project inspired by Boughs of Holly onto our Facebook Challenge page here.  

This is the catalogue which features the stunning Boughs of Holly Suite - click here!!

And if you purchase the Leaves of Holly Bundle, you will qualify for a level one Sale-a-bration reward which will earn you the gorgeous Brushed Metallic Foil I used!!  Woohoo.  Click here.  

Trimming the Tree in our CTC#382 Sketch Challenge

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY.   To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Sel...