Sunday, October 02, 2022

Bundle Brilliance CTC#389

Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn and 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. 

This week, we are CASEING from pages 161 to 167 of our Annual Catalogue which feature our Bundles Collection.  And there's a bunch of great inspiration!!

I stopped at the first page - 161 and the project featuring the Brewed For You Bundle - I've CASED the layout, and the idea for using a bottle.

For my background detail I have some of the stunning Sun Prints designer paper which works well with my colour scheme of Starry Sky.  Placing this feature piece right on the left edge of the card is something I would never think to do ..... but I like it!!  And I was surprised I would when I decided to CASE this layout!!   

I love the way the Vintage Christmas stamp set coordinates with the Vintage bottle punch.   I have adjusted the layout of the greeting though (from the one in the catalogue), as I wanted more of the bottle to show.  That's because I tried this cool technique of adding clear embossing all over the bottle to create a glassy surface - doesn't it look fabulous!!   I was inspired by Anna who used the same technique on her project here. 

Inside the card features some simple stamping using the Very Best Occasions stamp set along with the Vintage Christmas stamp set (which I've used for a birthday card!!)  

I hope you keep hopping around everybody to see all the amazing projects we share.

Up next is the awesome Michelle and her gorgeous butterflies

Please join in our challenge and add your project to our Facebook challenge page here.  

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Saturday, October 01, 2022

World Cardmaking Day celebrations blog hop

Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn.

Tonight I'm joining in a fabulous Blog Hop to Celebrate World Cardmaking Day TODAY!!

One of the projects we made today at our event featured this marvellous bundle - Cottage Wreath, and I have paired it with the Santa's Express Memories & More Cards and Envelopes.  I've made cards in 2 different colour ways to show off these great cards!

The first thing I did was to fold my Santa's Express cards into a Z fold featuring the gorgeous printed cardstock on the front and inside the card (normally the cards are totally white inside, but I've folded them inside out!!!) 

I've used Mint Macaron, Garden Green and Sweet Sorbet inks along with Shaded Spruce and Poppy Parade cardstocks.  

The finishing touches for both of my cards is some Linen Thread and Iridescent Rhinestones.  These 2 cards will be part of the projects in our Retreat Day in October.  Mostly they feature simple stamping with a couple of die cut elements under the greeting!!  

I hope you're really enjoying our blog hop tonight!!  Make sure you keep hopping to see everyone's amazing projects!!  

UP next is the awesome Sharon!! Enjoy.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Colour INKspiration challenge using Blessings of Home

Hello and Welcome to our Colour INKspiration challenge!

These Challenges come from some stunning Pinterest images

The image and colours are stunning!!

I've created a card for my technique class featuring embossing coming up at the end of October.  The background was created using the Brick and Mortar embossing folder coloured with Highland Heather ink before running the cardstock through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine. 

I've coloured my gorgeous Blessings of Home bouquet using Stampin' Blends.  The challenge colours this time all feature in our Blends collection - Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, Blackberry Bliss and Highland Heather.  The label for the greeting was cut using the Painted Labels dies.

The organdy glimmer and seam binding ribbons as well as the iridescent rhinestones on each of the cards were also coloured using Stampin' Blends.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Let's emboss!! CTC#388

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.  

This week, we are CASEING an embossing project from any catalogue.  Embossing covers 3 different techniques - there's heat embossing shown above, dry embossing using a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine or embossing with Embossing Paste.  

My project features embossing using the Leaf Fall embossing folder featured in the June to Dec Mini Catalogue.  I've also CASED the layout of the card using this glorious folder.

I embossed our vellum cardstock and then added a little colour using Soft Suede and a blending brush.  

The Leaf Labels and Amber Gems worked perfectly with this gorgeous Leaf Fall embossing folder.  The stamping comes from the super useful Sending Smiles stamp set and coordinating Sending Dies - these are a fabulous bundle!!  I've also die cut the leaves from the Sending Dies and our gorgeous gold glimmer paper.  

I've also added some lovely wooden Textural Elements embellishments which I've left raw - the colour worked well with the lovely leaves. Under my Sending die cut is a little piece of Texture Chic paper.  

Inside I've added a couple more leaves using the Leaf Fall embossing folder sponged with a little Soft Suede.  I hope you like this project featuring embossing.  Make sure you keep hopping around everyone for some fabulous inspiration.  

UP next is the amazing Rebecca and her festive card!!

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Bundle Brilliance CTC#389

Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn and our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY. To CASE is to Copy And Share Eve...