Sunday 21 February 2016

CTC 67 Birthday Bouquet Calendar

Welcome again to another CTC Sunday Blog Hop.  Today we are drawing inspiration from the Birthday Bouquet section of the Occasions catalogue pages 8-15.  Right now, this is my most favourite section in the catalogue.   I know when I opened my catalogue the 1st time, I totally gasped at all the pretty florals & soft colours.

Every year I make a calendar for my desk & this year I chose to use the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP on page 9 of the catalogue. I also wanted to use the Number of Years framelit/stamp bundle on page 10-11.  These all fit into the section we are working with today & I have used lots of the products from this section.

You can't tell from the picture but I have added Wink of Stella to the numbers to match the sparkly Pool Party ribbon.  I just love that ribbon!

I chose the small flowers DSP from the pack & added some Bloomin Heart flowers I had left over from my last project.  I got the little calendars off eBay in packs of 10 but they were a bit plain so I have stamped each month with some of the flower stamps from the Number of Years stamp set. 

I had to make my easel quite big as I was having trouble finding a nice neutral pad to put on the base part of the easel. Why do they only sell the post it notes in yellow or fluoro colours?!  After much searching, I managed to find a cube notepad that would work in a nice white.   I keep my calendar on my desk by my phone & I use the pad for quick messages. 

Here is a side view of the calendar.   Some of you might remember the butterfly basics calendar I did last year, this one is the same basic design but larger.  Instructions on how to make it are on that post. 

Dimensions for this one:

Base: Pool Party card stock 12cm x 24cm,  scored at 6cm & 12cm.
Top: 12 cm x 12cm square Pool Party (corners rounded)
Layers: Blushing Bride cardstock 11cm x 11cm & Birthday Bouquet DSP 10.5 x 10.5cm 
The rest is embellishments of your choice.  See it's super easy! 

I enjoyed making this so much, my stamp club ladies made it this week too.  This would make a lovely Birthday or Mother's day present too don't you think? 

I hope you liked my project today.  To continue the hop please click through to Judy I just know you will enjoy what she's made for us today.  


Have we inspired you to create your own Birthday Bouquet project?  Why not add it to our challenge this month, click below to add your link!

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Sunday 7 February 2016

CTC65 A Bloomin' Love Valentines Card

Here at CASE-ing the Catty we are celebrating all things Valentines.  Yes, it is that time of the year again, where lovers everywhere celebrate their love for one another.  Blah blah blah.... it's not my favourite holiday, in fact, I have never ever celebrated it, but that doesn't mean I can't celebrate with a card.  I know there are lots of people who need a nice Valentines day card so this one's for you ok.

I have used both the Bloomin' Love Stamp set & Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die which are available as a bundle to save you 15%.  I have to admit every time I see the word Bloomin'  I can't help but hear a man (Alf Stewart from home & away actually lol) whinging...."Bloomin' Valentines day ugh"!   I digress....

For my case today, I have combined these 2 projects using the Love Blossoms Suite on page 16 of the Occasions Catalogue.

Nothing says Valentine's more than a big red heart & the intricate Bloomin' Heart thinlit die is perfect for this, so I have pulled that element from the card at the back. I loved the small hearts on the gift bag so I have used that too by adding a bit of texture with a retired heart embossing folder.  You'll notice there is a dash of silver & bling to my classic red & white colour palette for added oomph.

This is actually one of the 4 cards my class participants created today during our Love Blossom class. 
If you are interested in attending classes I have a tab up the top of the blog with dates each month. 

Next up on the hop is Julia with another bloomin' heart just for you. If you would like to continue the hop forward then click the next button.  If you would like to check back at what Rebecca has made then click the previous button below. 

Why not join us by CASEing something from the Valentines section & adding it to our challenge?  We promise not to bite...even grumpy old non-Valentine persons like me ;)    To add your project click here

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