Sunday, 8 January 2017

CTC 110 Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventures Card


Happy New Year & welcome to another CASEing the Catty Blog Hop.  Today we are exploring & CASEing the new Occasions Catalogue pages 4-7.  I haven't stamped in ages as the holidays have been purely holidays.  I don't know about you, but when I don't regularly stamp I lose my mojo.  I just don't know where to start & nothing seems to go right.
I got out my new goodies with all these ideas in my head.  Well, I am here to tell you NONE of them worked!   Then I came back the next day & cased a card on page 6 for this blog hop.  I have to say having the catalogue to case, makes creating so much easier, particularly if you are like me & struggle after a bit of a break. 

I chose to case the last card in this picture from page 6 of the Occasions 2017 Catalogue.



I am finding the Party Animal Suite particularly challenging to use at the moment.  I think it's the colours that I am struggling with, so I made myself use it for this card! 

Balloon Adventures CTC110 Front
I do have the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits dies, but what I really like about this set is you can use your Balloon punch for the Balloons.  The other cool thing with this suite is the Party Animal washi tape.  There are 5 different patterns & the best part is they are all different sizes.  I really like the really skinny Tangerine Tango one so I added it to the front of my card for a bit of extra oomph.

Balloon Adventures CTC110 Inside
Inside the card, I added a bit of leftover Party Animal DSP & more washi from this suite.  

So there you go, this is officially my first card of the year & it seems to sum up my excitement for this year.  Here's to another year full of CTC blog hop Adventures! 

Do you ever get crafters block? 

Next, you are off to Rachel at Stampin' Pals to continue the hop.  I am a bit excited to see what she has created arent you? 


 

As always if you would like to join the challenge & share what you have cased from these pages, click the link below.



Thanks for stopping by
Tricia 




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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

YAY - The Occasions Catalogue is now LIVE!



It's my absolute favourite time of the year.  The NEW Occasions Catalogue has just gone live! You are going to love all these products.

I have so many favourites already & the best part is Sale-A-Bration is here too! You get bonus freebies just for ordering $90 worth of products from any of the current catalogues.

How cute is this video! It showcases lots of the great products available right now.




I cant wait to order & get to work on some of these gorgeous projects.   If you would like to order, hold a party or earn free products, all you need to do is contact me!

I am holding an Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalgoue Launch on Sunday, January 15th. You can pop in & see new some of the new products, do a free make & take & enjoy some light refreshments.
RSVP by January 9th so I can make sure I have enough goodies for everyone.

Thanks for stopping by
Tricia 



Friday, 9 December 2016

Stampin' Up! Quick Cards & Tags Using Cheerful Tags Bundle

At this time of year, I am always super busy getting gifts & Chritsmas cards finished for teacher & friend gifts.  It's coming to the end of the school year & I have so many presents to buy & cards to make, Ugh! How about you?  Do you need some ideas?

Last week I held a quick cards & tag class with this specific need in mind.  The cards had to be quick & easy so I could make a bunch at once & I made a matching tag for each card.  The Cheerful tags framelit dies are a great choice for the tags & I really enjoyed using them.  I give lots of bottles of wine at Christmas & for those who dont drink I give bottles of special vinegar or olive oil.

The cards were really just DSP & a stitched circle framelit, with a strip of ribbon for embelishment.  Oh & of course I added a bit of bling to make the recipient feel special.

Quick Card & Tag Class using Presents & Pinecones DSP.

Bottle tag & matching card in gold

Bottle tag & matching card in Silver & Emerald Envy. 

I just love the colours in the Presents & Pinecones DSP & it coordinates with gold or silver perfectly.
I used the Tin Of Tags stamp set on the circles on the cards as well as a great set from the annual catalogue called Better Together.  Have you checked out the Closeout Sale?  You will find some of the things I used here are actually on sale! Woohoo!  If you click on the products below you will be taken to my online store, where you can view the Close Out Sale items.  The Layering Circle Framelit dies are an overstock item & are part of this sale too! 


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Tricia 



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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Year End Close Out Sale! Up to 50% off!


Stampin' Up! are having a huge year end sale on their retiring & overstock items.  Woohoo Its a great time to grab a bargain for Christmas presents for yourself or others.

Dates: 1st December 2016 - January 3rd 2017.

Dont wait until later though as the retiring items are while stocks last!   Want to know a secret.  I waited too long in the last sale & missed something I really, really wanted :( 
Dont be miserable like me, get your order in quick.  I suggest getting an online account that way it goes straight through & gets sent direct to you.

 If you are purchasing items to the value of LESS than $250 AU I have set up a special hostess code.  Anyone who orders using this will get a little present from me in the mail.
The Code for December is:   WK4MUGRM
You can just copy & paste it into the online store at the bottom of the order page. 

Here is a link to the PDF of the sale items, so you can print it out & read at your own lesiure.

Here is a link to my online store to start shopping & browse the sale in picture form (much easier visually than the list)     MY ONLINE STORE 

Remember you can contact me via email, text or phone to place your order if you are not keen on using the online system. I will be ordering regularly so people dont miss out.


Happy shopping everyone! 
Tricia


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Hello December By Stampin' Up! On Sale Now



 Hello December by Stampin' Up! & Project Life 


Wow! How awesome is this fabulous discount on the Project Life Hello December Card Collection & Accessory Pack available for a very limited time. You can get yours up until Monday 28th November (11:50pm) for 30% off! Hurry stocks are limited so make sure you get in quick to take advantage of this fabulous offer. What perfect timing to get our Hello December albums kick started.

What is a Hello December Album you might ask?
A Hello December Album is an ultra simple stylish & festive way of getting photos off your camera & devices & into an album. It’s a great way of documenting your moments in the exciting month of December by simply adding your photos to an album. What a great way to share your December days with family & friends.

What do I need to make a Hello December album?
1  An album. I will be using the Stampin Up! Emerald Envy 6 x 8” Project life album & 2 packs of the variety pack photo pocket pages.
2  Holiday-themed products.  Stampin’ Up! Have released the Hello December 2016 Project life Card Collection & the coordinating Accessory pack to document the season (available now @ 30% off!)
3   Photos of your December activities





I’m working with a team of demonstrators to bring you a fabulous resource: an exclusive Facebook group with ideas and inspiration to help you set up and complete your Hello December album. As one of my valued customers, you will receive FREE ACCESS to this group when you order the Hello December Card Collection and Accessory Pack.

The accessory pack & card collection are super versatile (gotta love this!) & make great Christmas Cards or could even be added to your planner to help you plan all of your events for December. The washi & overlays are super cute & perfect for Planners.

To take up this offer please contact me to place your order & confirm you would like to join our Facebook group. 
Here is my shop link in case you NEED it now! 

I am looking forward to sharing ideas & providing inspiration with you. 

Thanks for stopping by

Tricia 




Sunday, 20 November 2016

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!




Stampin’ Up! are having an Online Extravaganza special & it starts TOMORROW!!!   It’s huge, so set your alarmsset your phone reminders, because you won’t want to miss this. (Some specials are for 24 hours only – so you really will want to set a reminder!)
Please note, it starts on Monday 21st November & runs through until Monday 28th November, so you have today to work out if anything takes your fancy before it all starts.   Need some presents for under your tree? Check out the awesome bargains!  Rememeber these sales are always while stocks last so please do get your order in ASAP to avoid dissapointment. 

For a full PDF version of the sale items click here

The 21st Of November has its very own flash sale.  I will be ordering Monday night so please send through your wish list before 6pm if you would like anything from this flash sale.




Here are a few of my favourite items up  for sale, but there are many more than these!
 
 

 

 


There is a link on the side to my shop or you can click here to shop now
Happy shopping 
Tricia

Sunday, 16 October 2016

CTC#100 A Little Christmas Magic



Welcome to the CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop. It's an extra special hop today its our 100th!  Today we are being inspired by the Presents & Pinecones section of the Holiday Catty pages 18-31.  There were so many options to choose from in this section!  I have had an idea in my head since I saw the Christmas Magic stamp set, but until now I haven't had the chance to try it.


Here is the image from the catty of this set.


While this is certainly a lovely card, I couldn't figure out why the design team didn't use the gorgeous train stamp, that is a central part of this set on any cards in this catalogue.  

My son, had a slight addiction to Polar Express when he was younger & made me sit through hundreds of hours watching it.  Once I saw this stamp set I just knew I had to get it.  I brought back so many memories of us watching the movie & the lovely feel of it.  How could I not use that train in my card today?!  So, my card today is dedicated to him & his Polar Express addiction. 

I wanted to make this a special card.  One that he can keep on his special shelf (where he keeps all things special to him) & a diorama card was my choice. 

Here are a few pictures of my card: 





I based my diorama card on one I found on youtube by Linda Dalke.  As you can see the depth of my card is a lot skinnier than hers.  I wanted to use this as a project for my stamp club ladies as well so they needed to be able to mail it if they created it.  The great thing is this card folds flat so can be mailed.   

I also wanted to be able to get one card out of one sheet of card stock.  If you use the same colour front & back you will only need the one sheet of A4 cardstock.  For my project,  however, I chose to use 2 different colours for the outside, Whisper White & Smokey Slate.  I used Real Red as the inside layer.  This colour scheme is actually pulled from the card featured in the catalogue as seen above.  So, it really did inspire me. 


To make my version of the card you will need:
  • 2 x pieces of cardstock measuring 21.5cm x 10.5cm (I used Smokey Slate & Whisper White) scored at either end at 2.5cm or 1")
  • 1 piece of cardstock measuring 19cm x 10.3cm ( I used Real Red) scored at 1.5cm or around 1/2" 
  • Extra cardstock for stamping & colouring the embellishments to the front. 
  • 2 x Jingle bells & some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter .
Start by cutting out the windows.  I start with the front piece, using the biggest framelit.  I have used the Lots of Label Framelits, but you can use any shape as long as they're layering framelits & fit the card front.  Lay this over the red piece to gauge where you want the smaller framelit to go & mark it with a pencil.  I chose the next size down to cut this red window.  

Once these are lined up & cut, lay the red piece over the back piece (white) & use a pencil to mark my area that is visible.  Then do my stamping on the white piece making sure the main item is visible in the window area.   Once it is all decorated & glitter is applied, attach the red piece to the white piece, using tear tape. 



Decorate the front piece (Smokey Slate) with stamping & images & then attach to the back section with tear tape.  The best way to understand the making of these cards is to watch Linda's video, it explains it all really well. Click on her name above to go to her video. 

I made another diorama card while I was perfecting the technique, using the cute Merry Mice set. It really is a versatile layout. This time, I popped up the little mice on the base layer giving the impression of a third layer. 



  
Well, that's it from me today. Thanks so much for hopping along with us. I hope you are inspired to give a diorama card a go yourself or maybe even create something inspired by our awesome catalogues.


Next on the hop is Bronwyn from Addinktive Designs where I am sure you are going to be totally inspired, I just love her 3d items!


  



As always, don't forget you can join in the fun & share something you've made inspired by this section too. Just click through to the link below to add your creation. 




Thanks for stopping by
Tricia 


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