Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CTC #162

Hi!

Wow, I can't believe that for the third week running I've managed to make a card for the CASEing The Catty challenge. I've really been enjoying this creative streak during the school holidays!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Petal Garden, Lovely Inside & Out, Lovely Words

This card was based on the card at the bottom right of page 11 of the Occasions Catalogue. It's more of an 'inspired by' rather than a CASE, but I guess that still follows the rules of the challenge. I used a similar colour combination, a cut out element (except oval instead of circular), and the sentiment within the cut out section.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Petal Garden, Lovely Inside & Out, Lovely Words

The DSP I used was from the Petal Garden DSP pack. It's a cute little 6 inch pad with a lovely mix of florals and more neutral patterns. I chose a piece that had a large rose motif in one corner and die cut the friend oval using my Lovely Words Thinlit. I then took a second piece of the same DSP and fussy cut just the roses, popping them up on top of the first piece. Next, I fussy cut some extra leaves from a different piece of DSP and popped them under the roses.

The DSP under the cut out is actually a card from the coordinating Petal Garden Memories & More pack. I liked the subtle leaf pattern better than any of the other Old Olive designs in the DSP. Finally, I used a few offcuts and a short length of Silver Mini Sequin Trim that had been floating around on my desk to create the feature at the top right of the card. The original card didn't have anything there, but I felt that my card looked a little strange with nothing in that corner.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Petal Garden, Lovely Inside & Out, Lovely Words

The inside I left super simple - just some DSP offcuts to add some colour. I though that it would be nice to have a lot of space for writing about how grateful I am when I use the card!

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, January 22, 2018

Bubble Over For A 50th Birthday

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Just after Christmas one of Rob's mates turned 50. An important birthday requires an important card, and Rob knew he was a home brewer of beer, so I decided to put the Bubble Over bundle to good use to make a beer themed card.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration, Bubble Over Suite, Bubbles and Fizz DSP, Mixed Drinks, Milestone Moments

Can you tell which brand of beer inspired this card? LOL.

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I die cut the two different sized labels from the Bottles and Bubbles Framelits set, and then added a punched star from a retired punch set. The largest labels and the bottle tops are both cut from Silver Foil paper.

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The DSP I used on the front was repeated on the inside. The Real Red piece is from the Tutti Frutti pack and the Lemon Lime Twist piece is from the Sale-A-Bration pack called Bubbles and Fizz. It's the perfect accompaniment to the Bubble Over suite!

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, January 18, 2018

JAI #392: Just Add Something New Blog Hop

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Welcome back to another fun year of Just Add Ink challenges! As usual, we are kicking off the year with a Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from Jan's blog, where I'm sure you found something very inspiring, or you may be starting out here. Doesn't matter, just keep hopping until you get back to where you started!


What a perfect theme for a new year: something new. It can be either new product, or a card for something new, like a new house, new baby - anything that fits the something new theme! I've done a bit of both by using new products on a congratulations card that could be used to celebrate anything new in someone's life.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Sale-A-Bration, Sweet Soiree Memories & More, Beautiful Bouquet, Bouquet Bunch Framelits

In making this card, I've done something I don't usually do. I've used some of our new Memories and More cards as the feature on this card. Both the spotty background and the main flower panel are from the Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack, which is a new Sale-A-Bration choice. All I had to do was trim the larger card to fit the card front and add a bit of Wink Of Stella to the flower image. I also added some WOS to the Rich Razzleberry card underneath the main panel. Hopefully you can see it sparkling nicely in the photo.

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How sweet is this ribbon that I've added to the card? It's actually two different ribbons that I've layered. It took a few goes to get the bow looking perfect, but I'm glad I persevered, as I think it looks great. Both ribbons are new - the Calypso Coral shimmer ribbon is a part of a three pack that is a Sale-A-Bration choice, and the Whisper White Organza can be found on page 23 of the Occasions Catalogue.

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Here's some more new product on the inside of the card. The flower sticker is from the new Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, which is on page 13 of the Occasions Catalogue. It matches perfectly with the image on the front, except that it is outlined in Silver Foil instead of black. So pretty! The dotty piece is the section I chopped off the M&M card to make it fit the card base. Nothing gets wasted!



Thanks for checking out my 'something new' card. Next you're off to see the gorgeous card that Di has made for our Just Add Ink blog hop.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Another Scrappy Peacock

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I mentioned in a previous post that instead of tidying my craft space, as I usually do each summer, I got sidetracked by some DSP, a peacock and my new Stamparatus. I used the Stamparatus to stamp the peacock, but I had so much fun that I decided to stamp it in backwards order.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration, Beautiful Peacock, Birthday Memories DSP, Polka Dot Basics TIEF

What do I mean by backwards order? Well, usually you'd stamp the body, then the tail, then the flourishy bit, and finally the dots. To do it backwards, I simply started with the dots. It was fun seeing the image form that way.

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One of the key benefits of the Stamparatus is that it stamps in exactly the same place, over and over again. In this case, the Pacific Point tail didn't stamp fully, so I was able to reink the stamp and try again. Yay! How many times have you stamped a sentiment that doesn't all stamp so you have to try to fix it, and it ends up blurry or looking worse than it did before you tried? No longer a problem!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration, Beautiful Peacock, Birthday Memories DSP, Polka Dot Basics TIEF

There are a few cute little sequin type stamps in the Beautiful Peacock SAB set. It's sometimes easy to over look these. I used them on the front in the circles that were embossed using the Polka Dot Basics TIEF, and also on the inside to add some more colour.

Am I selling you on the Stamparatus yet? LOL

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, January 15, 2018

CASEing The Catty #161

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I happened to be checking out Facebook last night when the CASEing The Catty crew posted their new challenge. This week they are challenging us to CASE anything from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. After a quick browse, I decided on the card on the top right of page 16.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Epic Celebrations, Colour Theory, Embossing Paste, Blends

I don't have the stamp set that was used to create the card in the catalogue (Amazing You), so I decided to use another SAB set, Epic Celebrations. I'm totally loving this set!

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I started by applying some Silver Embossing Paste through the brick wall mask to the Old Olive card base. The trainers, headphones and guitar were stamped and coloured with Blends. A little trick with the trainers is to go around the outside of the rage with a light marker. In this case I used the Light Crumb Cake Blend. This makes the white on the trainers stand out more.

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Don't the dots make a great background for the rest of the images in this set? I think so!

Bye for now,

Tina

Friday, January 12, 2018

Picture Perfect Party Blowers

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I received this stamp set, Picture Perfect, when I attended last November's On Stage event in Melbourne. It's a really cute set that you can mix and match the images to create candles, cakes and even party blowers. You know - those really annoyingly sounding whistles that have a roll of paper that unfurls when you blow on it?


Thankfully, there's no sound component with this card! There are four different stamps that make up these blowers - a plain 'body', a patterned stamp to go over the top of the body, the fringing piece, and finally the roll of paper bit.  Oooh, I just realised this would be a great set for the Stamparatus!


I stamped the confetti image. many times underneath where I wanted the blowers to sit. They were fussy cut by hand - no framelits for this set! I also curled some silver thread behind the blowers for a bit of extra bling.


It was fun mixing and matching the colours to create the four different party blowers. It did mean lots of cleaning of the stamps though!

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CASEing The Catty #160

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EDIT: I was so excited to be awarded the Crew Pick for this card! Thanks to the CTC Crew!



Often when the school year kicks into full gear I have way less free time on my hands. So over the summer break I try to enter a few challenges. Today's card is for CASEing The Catty Challenge #160, which is to CASE a card from pages 4-9 of the new Occasions Catalogue. I also had two team members celebrating their first anniversaries with Stamping' Up!, so I thought I'd kill two birds by using the challenge as a launch point for making them a card each.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Sunshine Wishes, Sunshine Sayings, Tutti-Frutti DSP

The card that caught my eye was the card on the left on page 7 - the front of the roller coaster card. I don't have that bundle, it was more the layout of the card that inspired me. I also had a few panels of card that I'd used embossing paste with the could stencil on that were laying around on my desk ready to use. Bonus!

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, CASEing The Catty, Sunshine Wishes, Sunshine Sayings, Tutti-Frutti DSP

I loved the layering of ribbons on the front, so I did the same on this card. I have a bad habit of buying the sequin trim and not using it as it's too pretty to cut into. Sound familiar? This was a great time to bust it open, as I wanted these cards to be special for my team girls. I also blinged up the die cut sentiment by running my Wink Of Stella pen over the top. Instant shimmer!

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Thanks for checking in with my blog. I'm off to look for some other challenges to participate in before the summer holidays are over and life turns crazy again!

Bye for now,

Tina