This week’s challenge at CASE-ing The Catty Challenges is to use the Memory Keeping Section (Pages 24-41) of the catalogue to inspire a project.
While I was tempted to share some Project Life pages for this challenge, I liked the idea of creating a masculine card based on the picture at the bottom right of Page 31.
I have used the Post Card stamp for my background, which is a stamp that I love but which has not had enough use! I have done some faux stitching around the edge of the postcard in Early Espresso, and done some off-set layers to make it a little different. The main image is from the Traveler stamp set, along with a few left over bits and pieces of the Typeset Specialty papers (Page 184), some Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (Page 193), some Chevron ribbon and Linen Thread (Pages 206-7).
**Quick update: Feeling special, thanks to the ladies at CASE-ing The Catty Challenges, who chose my card as their Top Case! :)
Hope you are having a crafty day!
I am finding it very relaxing colouring with my Blendabilities, and still having a lot of fun with them.
So of course I had to colour this gorgeous peacock, called Perfect Peacock it is a single stamp which you will find on page 170 of the Catalogue.
I have kept the card nice and simple, so that the peacock is the feature, with just the card layers and some Candy Dots in the corners.
Not much more to say really :) except if you haven’t tried Blendabilities yet, you definitely should!
Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to all the lovely ladies who invited me along to the Numeralla Craft Group today. I always enjoy getting together with other crafters, and this group were particularly welcoming, despite the chilly, foggy weather.
We made two cards today, and I decided to introduce the Big Shot and Embossing Folders. I just love embossing folders, they are such a quick and easy way to add some interest and texture to a card.
This first card uses the Wildflower Meadow background stamp (Page 175 of the catalogue) and matching embossing folder (page 227). We also used the Delicate Designs Embossing folder for the lacy look and some of the gorgeous Venetian Crochet Trim (Page 206).
Our second card uses the Large Polka Dot embossing folder (Page 227), the Typeset Designer Series Papers (Page 184) and the gorgeous stamp set called Traveler (Page 38) which is fantastic for masculine cards.
The ladies at Numeralla have invited me to join them whenever I want to, so I am guessing they enjoyed themselves as much as I did. Thanks again, ladies.
I imagine I am not the only one who finds the Stampin’ Up! catalogue an ongoing source of ideas and inspiration, so when I found out about a new challenge that has just started up, called CASE-ing the Catty Challenges, I had to take part. What a great idea!
This week’s challenge is to use the Gift and Packaging section (Pages 6 – 23) of the catalogue to find some inspiration, or even to copy something directly from the catalogue. Well, if you can’t find some inspiration in that section there must be something wrong! I didn’t know which idea to start with!
So I am going to show you two boxes that I have decorated, and also link you to a previous post where I have used the catalogue as inspiration for some boxes.
Firstly, I liked the weaved strands of ribbon on the long yellow box on Page 15, so I wanted to give that a try.
I have then added a star, gold embossed onto Night of Navy cardstock, with a white star layered underneath. The ribbon going lengthwise goes under the acetate layer, so that the box can still be opened easily.
And the second gift box was inspired by the ribbon on the square yellow box, also on Page 15. I had fun with this one too, but in the end it’s not all that difficult. I have used some of the Chevron Ribbon (Page 207).
These Tag a Bag Gift Boxes are available to purchase (Page 201), include the box base and an acetate sleeve, and make for fabulous easy packaging ideas.
And if you missed some of the boxes that I posted up recently, you can have a look here.
I have been having such fun with this new kit on Page 196 of the Catalogue, called the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit, it has so much in it, and is so versatile.
The kit contains heaps of card bases and envelopes, buttons, clips, embellishments, stickers, inks, and a great stamp set which is getting a lot of use here!! Plus you get a booklet with ideas for a heap of different gorgeous cards, all packaged together in a lovely gift box.
Here are a couple of cards I have made using the set, the first is a smaller sized gift card:
And this one is a full sized card. As you can see, the card bases have been pre-printed and are in gorgeous colours.
This set is fantastic for beginner card makers and stampers, but it is also fantastic for those of us who want to be able to put together a card quickly and easily when we need to, without having to think about it for too long. :) Oh, and of course, it would make a wonderful gift for anyone!
You can contact me if you would like to buy the kit, or click here to start shopping online.
It’s been quite a while since I have used my owl punch, with so many new goodies available it’s not really surprising, but I thought it was time I got it out and gave it another work out. Today I have used it to make some thank you cards for a few of my customers.
The card base comes from the Hip Hip Hooray card kit, layered with some of the Lullaby patterned papers.
Keeping it short and sweet today.