Sunday, December 09, 2018

CASEING anything but a CARD - CTC#207


Hello And Welcome to our CASEING the CATTY Blog Hop and challenge.


Our Challenge is all about CASEING - which is to Copy And Share Everything or
 to Copy And Selectively Edit projects from our Stampin' Up! catalogues.  


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This time the challenge is to CASE anything but a card from both catalogues.


I've been inspired by the super cute wreath featured in the Joyous Noel landing page.  I have created a couple like this using the hugely useful Sprig Punch, 
but I wanted something a bit simpler and easier for the elderly groups I teach at the Nursing Home and using a punch for a whole wreath is just too much!!



So I've pulled out an old favourite wreath design that uses DSP.  It was so much fun and perfect for the residents to achieve!!  I used a variety of papers for this one - mostly All is Bright DSP with a couple of pieces of Dasher DSP.
Here they are with their wreaths - they loved it!!


After I created a couple of these DSP strip wreaths, I then thought about making a simpler version of the Sprig Punch wreath, and came up with this.  


Now I have a few ready for gifts this season!!  It's a good feeling to have some things organised a little early!!





And please join in the fun by adding your project to the lineup on our facebook challenge page!!  


Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x









Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Decor for Christmas for SUO Challenges!



Hello and Welcome to a fun challenge for SUO Challenges.  

I'm on the team at SUO!

We love to use only Stampin' Up! Only products and explore the possibilities with the amazing range of products and ideas!  This time the challenge is to create a Christmas Decor item.  


I actually messed up a little and created a wedding Christmas dome card - but the idea can certainly be adapted for place cards for your Christmas dinner table!


The inside is the same as a standard card.


The front of the card is where the amazingness happens!  I was inspired by the amazing work of Pamela Whitehead 
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and Angelina Clark from https://intatwynedesigns.co.uk/intatwynedesigns/  She also has some great you tube videos - one of which teaches this awesome card!


I've used the wonderful envelope punch board to make a little box for the card to protect it and create a lovely present for gift giving .


The card fits in perfectly!!



I've used some of the same images from Floral Frames and from a new stamp set Butterfly Gala to add a couple of embellishments and anchor the lovely new Whisper White Flax Ribbon.  


I"ve made a second card with the same supplies and different colours.  All the images were coloured with Stampin' Blends.  The front of the card was die cute with the largest Stitched Shapes oval and the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  


This project was amazingly simple but sooooo beautiful.  I've sponged most of the panels with Soft Suede to give the project a vintage look.  



I hope you've been inspired and that you will check out all the design team over at SUO Challenges.  

I'm on the team at SUO!

And please join in the fun with us and share your favourite Christmas Decor project!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia  x






Sunday, December 02, 2018

The Colour Combos of the Catalogue!! CTC#206




Hello and Welcome to another fabulous challenge for our 
Sunday Night Blog Hop CASEING the CATTY.


To CASE is to Copy And Selectively Edit or Copy And Share Everything, and we love to CASE the Stampin' Up! catalogues and the amazing projects there to inspire on every page!!

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This week, the challenge is to CASE a colour combination from our Holiday Catalogue
 (which is in it's last month of availability!!)


I've used the gorgeous Frosted Floral Suite on page 36 for my inspiration - the Frosted Floral DSP is DIVINE!!  I love all of the colours of this paper and the combination of soft images make it so versatile.  The colours in this DSP are:  Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pineapple Punch, Powder Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Suede, and Tranquil Tide. 

Frosted Floral 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Designer Series PaperFrosted Floral A4 Cardstock Pack

 The coordinating cardstock is Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite and Tranquil Tide.  


I was feeling very time poor this week, so I've not only CASED the Colour Combinations of these projects, I've CASED the whole cards - thinking of ideas was beyond me which is why I absolutely LOVE our CASEING Challenge!!


My first card (above) is CASED from the card on the bottom left of the feature page. 

Perennial Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp SetSprig Punch
 I've used Perennial Birthday for my stamp set, and added some Tranquil Tide glimmer paper with the sprig punch instead of the blooms behind the greeting.  


My second card is CASED from the one on the bottom right of the page.  I love the idea of slashing the DSP on the diagonal for the background piece - I've used the smaller piece inside the card for some extra interest.


I've added a bow using the lovely gold cord, and sequins for some sparkle!!


These cards are the feature of a party I am presenting tomorrow - very simple but so beautiful and the DSP creates the beauty!! 


I hope you've been inspired - and that you will use some DSP as your starting point for creating - it certainly makes it so much easier to get the colours working well on any project!!!


Up next is the gorgeous colour combination from Peta - one of my favourite pairs of colours!!



We really love it when you join in the fun too!!  You're invited to add your photo and project to our lineup on our facebook challenge page here!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,
Love Julia   x



CASEING anything but a CARD - CTC#207

Hello And Welcome to our CASEING the CATTY Blog Hop and challenge. Our Challenge is all about CASEING - which is to Copy And Sh...