CASEing the Catty Challenge 132 – Birthdays

I decided to play along with another CASEing the Catty Challenge. This week it was birthdays.

When I first saw the Cool Treats stamp set I fell in love with it. Who doesn’t love some ice-cream on a hot summers day??? So this is the card that I took my inspiration from….

Now I know it is not summer but I wanted to have a play with the new in colours and the Cool Treat set lent itself perfectly to this.

I used Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum and Berry Burst as the main colours. I really love how the Lemon Lime Twist pops against the Berry Burst and Sweet Sugarplum. It just adds a bit of freshness to the card.

 

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CASEing the Catty Challenge 131 – Everyday Occasions

This week I decided to play along with the CASEing the catty challenge. I was inspired by two different cards in the Everyday Occasions section of the brand new Annual Catalogue.

The first card that I liked in the Everyday Occasions section were these cards. I loved the strips of paper that were used to create an effective thank you card.

 So I created this card…….

I used Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo to create the strips. I love the bright, fresh colour combination.

The second card that caught my eye was from one of my all time favourite stamp sets – Pretty Kitty. I just adore how cute those little kittens are.

I changed the colours and the ribbon choice to create this…..

 

I sued Blushing Bride and Basic Grey cardstock. I copied the layout but changed the kitten and sentiment. I added silver metallic thread to compliment the card.

I love how both cards turned out. Similar colour schemes but completely different looks!!!!

Inside the Lines – Colour Inkspiration

Wisteria Wonder is my favourite, current Stampin Up colour. So when I saw the latest Colour Inkspiration Challenge I was so excited.

Now I have to admit when I first saw the ‘Inside the Lines’ DSP, which is a free Sale-a-bration item, I did not fall immediately in love with it. However I have come to love the paper.

This week the challenge was to use Wisteria Wonder, Garden Green, Mint Macaroon, Soft Sky and Whisper White. To me these colours reminded me of a garden and therefore the ‘Inside the Lines’ DSP was a natural fit for this challenge.

So I created this card…

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I used my aqua painter and ink pads to water colour the flowers. I also created this card on different DSP….

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Here is a link to my you tube channel showing you how I made the card.

I can see many more projects being made with this beautiful DSP

Dragonfly Dreams – Colour INKspiration

When I saw the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in Stampin Up’s new Occasions Catalogue I knew I just had to have it.

I decided to enter the challenge to be on the Colour INKspiration design team. It has always been a goal of mine to be on a design team so I thought that I would give it a go.

I created two cards using the Dragonfly Details framelits. One using Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron.

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The other using Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron and Mint Macaroon.

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I used the Bokeh technique to create the backgrounds. Then I added either copper or silver metallic thread and matching foil sheets for a bit of contrast.

I absolutely love this stamp set and matching frameltis and plan on using them again!!!

CTC110 – Party Animals

It is that time of year when Stampin Up release their Occasions Catalogue. The new catalogue has lots of great products in it so I decided to play along with the Caseing the Catty Challenge for the Party Animals Suite on pages 4-7.

This is the card that I decided to case….

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I used the same layout but changed the colours to Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight to create this card….

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I used the Birthday Fiesta DSP to add a pop of colour. I enjoyed playing along with this challenge.

 

Cookie Cutter

 

I know that Christmas is over but I just love the Cookie Cutter Punch form Stampin Up’s Holiday Catalogue. It has been my favourite punch with coordinating stamp set of the catalogue.

I have used it to create so many cards and projects this year and it will definitely be a keeper for me!

I am sharing two of my favourite projects using this gorgeous punch for the Caseing the Catty challenge this week.

Christmas Banner

I have seen many variations of these Christmas Banner’s this year. Below is my take on the Christmas Banner.

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This is such a cute Card in a Box and was a lovely gift to give at Christmas.

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I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I do.

Happy New Year!

Easy Chocolate Basket

With Christmas quickly approaching, it is time for me to start thinking about what I am going to make for the Christmas table this year.

Yesterday I was out and saw this cute chocolate basket and I knew that I just had to make them for the Christmas table. I used Stampin Up’s ‘This Christmas’ Designer Series Paper to make the one pictured below.

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When I got home I hopped onto Pinterest to see how they were made. I was surprised at how quick and easy they are to whip up – perfect when you have a few to do!

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To make these Easy Chocolate Baskets you can either watch my you tube video….

Or follow the directions below!

I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did.

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Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of cardstock at 9″ square.
  2. Cut 8 pieces of DSP at 2 3/4″ square. Fold 4 of these squares in half to make a triangle. Cut with your scissors.
  3. Score the cardstock at 3″ and 6″ on both sides. Use a ruler to score the four corner pieces, on the diagonal, from the corner edge to the score line.
  4. Fold and burnish all of your score lines.
  5. Adhere the DSP to the front of the box.
  6. On the four diagonal score lines punch a hole using a hole punch.
  7. Thread ribbon in and out of the four punched holes. Tie the ribbon to close the box.

Hint: You can make the box larger or smaller. Ensure that your cardstock is a square and can be evenly divided into 3. Score your cardstock into thirds.
To adjust the DSP measurement – measure one of your squares and reduce the DSP by 1/4″.