Sunday, September 23, 2018

Inspiration from Joyous Noel CTC#197


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

Our design team finds projects in the Stampin' Up! catalogues and the CASES (Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Share Everything) them to inspire you to see the potential in all the amazing projects, and to challenge you to have a go at CASEING too!!

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This week we are CASEING the Joyous Noel Chapter of the Holiday Catalogue - pages 28 - 35 and I have been inspired by the little card on the bottom right of the landing page.

I love the little diagonal element in the bottom corner - what a great way to show off some more of the lovely DSP and to give interest!!  My project uses the wonderful Frosted Floral DSP - you really need to see this in person, the shimmer and watercoloured images are just Gorgeous!!  

My project is actually a gift card holder based on a wonderful project by Deseree Krumm that you can see here.  My measurements are different that hers so I could adapt to my card and paper, but the design is all hers.  On my writing panel I've stamped using the Pressed Flowers hostess stamp set with coordinating colours of Blackberry Bliss, Tranquil Tide, and Mint Macaron.  The greeting on the front comes from Very Vintage - also a hostess stamp set.  

This is quite a simple project but the luscious paper does all the hard work because its soooooo beautiful!!!  

Up next is the wonderful Liz and her project inspired by the Joyous Noel chapter.  Make sure you keep hoping all the way around the team - you'll love it all!!

And after you've completed the hop, please join in the fun and add your project to the lineup on our facebook challenge page.  

Frosted Floral 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Memories & More for Santa's workshop CTC#196

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop Caseing the Catty.

Our Challenge is all about seeing our brilliant Stampin' Up! catalogues in a new way as we Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit using the images and projects illustrated as our inspiration.  It's a brilliant way to see new things in the catalogue every week!!

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This week, we are sharing our inspiration from the Santa's Workshop chapter - pages 18 - 27.

I was inspired by the fantastic "You Can Make It" bundle on page 21.  With just one code, you can order a whole bunch of awesome supplies including
Cards and Envelopes, Memories & More Card Pack, Enamel Shapes, Bakers Twine, Santa's Bags and some Stampin' Dimensionals.  

My first card is an adaptation of one of the cards from the layout on page 21.  The only difference is the background pattern (I'd already used the other Memories & More Card on another project!!).  Look at the gorgeous sparkle on the card!!

My second card was inspired by a smaller card, but I've just added another layer to use a large Memories & More card in the background and added a couple of the stickers from the Memories & More Card Pack.

My next couple of cards were inspired by the landing page for this chapter - page 18.  Again I've only used the Memories & More cards and stickers for the cards.

Mrs Clause is soo super cute!  I made her card a lot bigger!  This card was inspired by the tiny little card on the top shelf.  

Next is a card also inspired by the top shelf on the page - at the top left.  The orientation is changed, but basically a very similar card.  

And my last card is just one of the 6" x 4" Memories and More Cards with a couple of stickers added - how easy and how CUTE!

All of my cards are so simple with no stamping and only a little bit of layering - but they are just gorgeous because of the amazingness of the Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack - just a totally brilliant set of products that work so fabulously together!!  Anyone could have a ton of fun making these cards!  

We love to see your projects on our challenge page too!  It's easy to add your project to our facebook page and join in the fun.  

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Remarkable Regals for Colour INKspiration #41

Hello and Welcome to Colour INKspiration #41 where we are
 celebrating the Remarkable Regals from Stampin' Up!
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Your challenge this time is to use only 3 colours out of the Regals family!!  To help inspire you, the design team have come up with some AHMAZING projects!!

 My choice of colours was:  Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry and they fit perfectly with my current Christmas Card production!!  

I've used the Shaded Spruce for all the foliage stamped from Christmas Pines and then die cut from the coordinating Pretty Pines thinlits.  The punched baubles have been sponged with Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry and then sponged over the top again using some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  I've tried to get a photo with the shimmeryness, but I've not been too successful!!  

The greeting on the bauble comes from Christmas Traditions - this is a super cute set that comes with a coordinating punch AND a lovely Christmas tin!! 

Inside the card features some more pines and the greeting repeated in the corner.  (Actually it's stamped there to hide a finger smudge!!!!!)

I hope you've been inspired by my Snapshot-of-a-Christmas-tree-on-a-card!! and that you will join in the fun with our challenge after you've been through the whole blog hop and seen the awesome creativity from our whole team!!

Add your project here to join  in the fun with us at Colour INKspiration challenges using 3 colours from the Regals colour family!!

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Celebrations of any Type!! SUO Challenges!

Hello and Welcome to our SUO Challenges!  

We are challenging you to share your projects featuring Celebrations of any Type - just make sure you use Stampin' Up! Only products!!  How easy and fun is that!!  For this challenge, I've decided to create one of my favourites - it's almost like a party in a box!!  

I've tried to make a couple of guy cards - it can be hard to create cards for men!  I've used some Wood Textures DSP to embellish my box, and then added balloons punched from card stock and from the fantastic Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper pack.  They've been mounted onto window sheet cut into strips using mini glue dots!  

This card is so fantastic because it folds to fit into a standard envelope, and then when you pop it out, it totally comes to life!!!  I've created my template so that I can create 2 cards out of every sheet of cardstock, so basically the card is the same size as a standard card, but it's a box that explodes with fun and celebration!!

Base Section

Cardstock is 21 cm x 14.5cm

Centre Score line at 7.5cm
Template not to scale!!

Glue here

Cut along each of the score lines to  the centre long score line to create 4 flaps

When the box is folded, it can remain flat (which is the size of a standard card) for postage, and then can be folded out to make a box.

Cut this piece off
                         Score at 5cm                              10cm                               15cm                          20cm
Top Section

On the inside of the box, adhere 2 sections of card stock to give the box stability and to create some ledges to adhere embellishments on for the exploding images!
These 2 sections are 7cm x 4cm and scored along the long side at 1cm and 6cm.  Use adhesive on each of these side flaps and pop the ledges inside the base of the box.

Make sure you check out all of the projects from the whole design team - and then add your project featuring Celebration to our lineup!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x

Inspiration from Joyous Noel CTC#197

  Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop CASEING the CATTY. Our design team finds projects in the Stampin' Up!...