Friday 19 June 2015

Thank You Box Of Cards for CTC 35

Welcome back to another week of blog-hopping with CASE-ing The Catty. You may have hopped here from Stasia's blog or you might just be starting your travels here with me.  If you get lost along the way, just hop on over to the CASE-ing the Catty blog where there is a full list of participants.  

 Whilst perusing the catalogue last week I came across a really cute card in the thank you section of the Catalogue.  See that one in the basket with the hearts - It looks simple enough doesn't it.

I can tell you after 3 tries at CASE-ing that card, it isn't just a simple card.  Each heart has fancy bits on them & then trying to line the hearts up evenly, it was all too much.  So I pushed that project aside & made another that was based on this idea, but totally different.  Firstly, lets take a look at my CASED attempt at the card using the new In Colours paper stacks.

As I said before I was inspired to try a different case project (read: I was getting frustrated), & since I have a new love affair with the gift bag punch board, I decided to make a box of simple Thank You cards using my spare hearts from my case attempts.  Did you know the DSP stacks are now rejigged & modern looking? I noticed that the script side of the DSP had lots of thank you & grateful words.  Perfect for this type of project.  Only problem is I don't have many thank you stamps!   I found one in my B.Y.O.P stamp set that worked so I went with that.  For the front I used a new hostess stamp set called A Whole Lot Of Lovely & clear embossed the box all over randomly with the small flower in the set as well.
 To make this card box I used the Large box measurements that come with the punch board & cut my Kraft card stock down to match my cards (6" x 12"). 

 I decided they needed little envelopes so I made those too with the envelope punch board.

In Color Mini Card Set

I must say with all these punch boards being used my bigshot was getting very jealous!   I chose to use the new In Colors for 2015-2016 as I really wanted to show case them, but any set of colours or even the neutral background would work great.

So, which project do you prefer? My simple case or my In Color card box with the little thank you cards?

Ready to hop on over to the next blog? You are off to Rebecca's Blog to see what she has in store for you. I wonder what she has CASED? 

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Thursday 18 June 2015

Punch It Up Challenge #punchitup

Stampin' Up! has really awesome ideas and challenges just for Demonstrators. Right now, there's a challenge to create a project using punches! You have until June 30th to enter.
If you are not a Demonstrator but still want to check out the awesome punch projects, head over to Pinterest and search for ‪#‎punchitup‬.
The projects have to use at least 2 of the following punches: Pansy Punch, Hearts Border Punch, Fun Flower Punch and Sweetheart Punch.
Here is my entry using the Fun Flower Punch & Hearts Border Punch. I can't stop using Mint Macaron! It is also my team swap….so look away those ladies waiting on their happy mail.

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Tuesday 16 June 2015

Water Colour Wings For Eureka Stampers Blog Hop

It's time to join in the Eureka Stampers New Catalogue blog hop & that means one thing NEW STAMPS!   You might have just hopped over from Tracy's blog or you might be starting here.  Either way, welcome aboard!

This week I received a small shipment of new stamps.  I could only order a few stamp sets, but what to chose?!   Oh the decisions.   I whittled it down to a few of my 1st Ooohs in the catalogue - Watercolour Wings, Wild About Flowers & the hostess set A Whole Lot Of Lovely.  They will do nicely thanks!

I bought the bundle for the Watercolour Wings set & saved myself 15%!  Did you know there are lots & lots of bundles in this catalogue?  Well worth looking before you decide on a set as these will save you money.

I needed a gift card holder recently for a friend's birthday & I wanted an unusual looking one that I had not tried before.  This one is a slide out card holder.  My version here doesn't have an actual holder, but I used the sticky stuff on the back of the card to stick it to the white base card.

These butterflies are fun to create. The colour options are infinite, however I chose a nice neutral soft look of Mint Macaron & Crumb Cake & used the new rejigged version of the In Colour DSP stack.

Mint Macaron Watercolour Wings Slide Out Card

I have only used two inks on this butterfly, Mint Macaron & Crumb Cake.  To get this look I have included a stamping guide.

Well that's it from me today.  Next stop on the hop is …. Janine  I bet she has something amazing to share with us!  

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Tuesday 2 June 2015

A Bohemian Birthday Card

 Can you believe the Annual Catalogue 2015-2016 is now LIVE!! YAY!  Today is the day you can order from all 3 catalogues, plus the clearance rack (now updated) & the weekly deals.  It is like a SUPER DUPER sale day, but make sure you have everything you are wanting from the Occasions catty as that is ending today too!

Here I am again sharing another of my Bohemian DSP Birthday cards.   This time I used the shimmery white card stock to watercolour the flower from You've Got This stamp set.  I didn't realise at the time that the blender pen I was using had shimmer paint on it, so the flower is very sparkly! Not that you can see it in the photo though.

I used Rich Razzleberry & a base of Bermuda Bay to tone down the DSP once again.  The new lace in Delightful Dijon adds a soft touch.

You will see lots of cards using this stamp set, it is such a pretty flower don't you think?

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