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CTC226 – Case A Layout – 2019 Occasions Catty

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CTC Sunday Challenge

This week at CASEing the Catty we are CASEing any layout from the Occasions Catalogue.  You may have arrived here from Kelly’s gorgeous creation, thanks for continuing on with me.  Make sure you visit all the Design Team’s Blogs by clicking on the “next” button at the bottom of each post.

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After looking through the Catty a couple of times I decided to case the layout of the card on the bottom left of page 34.

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This layout would look great with any DSP so I decided to make a few different versions.

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For the first card I’ve used Wood Textures DSP.  Secretly I think this card is my favourite.  I’m really going to miss this DSP.

#stampin_cat #ctc226 #sharewhatyoulove #stampinup

The second card uses Share What You Love Specialty DSP.  If you get it in the right light you can see the pearlised finish on this beautiful DSP.

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My last card uses Tropical Escape DSP, I really like how these colours stand out against a black background.

This layout is perfect for using up all those little left over pieces of DSP.  Which one is your favourite?

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Next up tonight is Shannon’s beautiful project.  Just click on the “Next” button to hop right over.

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We’d love for you to join us for this challenge.  Click below and send us a request to join then just upload your creation to the wall.

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Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

 

By |2019-04-28T14:51:30+10:00April 28th, 2019|CASEing the Catty Crew|8 Comments

ESAD – So Long Old Favourites Blog Hop

#stampin_cat #esad #lovelyasatree #silverembossingpaste #tramquiltextures #stampinup

ESAD So Long Old Favourites

Hello and welcome to my blog.  The ESAD April 2019 Blog Hop is the first of two Blog Hops I’m participating in tonight.  I’m hopping with 24 other fabulous demonstrators showcasing some of the retiring old favourites from the 2018/19 Annual Catalogue and the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.  You may have come from Jo Weedon’s amazing project, thanks for continuing on with me.  Make sure you visit all the Blogs by clicking on the “next” button at the bottom of each post.  There’s also a list of participants at the bottom of my Blog incase you get lost along the way.

I didn’t have to think too hard about the stamp set I wanted to use for this Hop.  This was the first stamp set I ever bought from Stampin’ Up!  After doing a quick Google search I found this stamp set was introduced in 2001 but sadly this year it will be retiring.  Of course I’m talking about Lovely As A Tree.

#stampin_cat #esad #lovelyasatree #silverembossingpaste #tramquiltextures #stampinup

I’ve made a set of 3 cards all using the same products.  I thought it would be good to use up some of my Silver Embossing Paste, and when I say use up I really mean open the jar for the first time lol.  Don’t panic as the Shimmery White and White Embossing Paste are still available in the new catalogue.

I thought about using the Embossing Paste like a wax seal so I spread some paste on a piece of Whisper White card stock then stamped my stamp into it.

#stampin_cat #esad #lovelyasatree #silverembossingpaste #tramquiltextures #stampinup

There was heaps of paste still left on my stamp so I thought I’ll stamp it again on a new piece of card stock.

#stampin_cat #esad #lovelyasatree #silverembossingpaste #tramquiltextures #stampinup

Then I thought about spreading the paste directly onto the stamp and stamping with it.  If you’re going to give this technique a try I have one small tip for you.  Clean the Embossing Paste off your stamps as soon as you’ve finished #askmehowiknow

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My cards use a few retiring products.  Lovely As A Tree stamp set, Silver Embossing Paste, Tranquil Tide card stock (I’m really going to miss you Tranquil Tide), Tranquil Textures DSP and Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.

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Here’s some close ups of the Silver Embossing Paste, it looks so much better in real life than in my photos.

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Do you like my sentiment?  It’s from the current set Itty Bitty Greetings and I’ve silver heat embossed it on Tranquil Tide card stock.  It seemed like a fitting sentiment for a stamp set that’s been loved for so long.

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Marvi was not sure which card was his favourite.  He looks a bit confused.

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It’s time to hop over to see Lisa Whitehead’s beautiful project.  Just click on the “Next” button below.

ESAD Next

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for leaving a comment.  I love reading them.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

 

 

What is ESAD

 

Blog hop participant list:

1. Bronwyn Eastley

2. Libby Dyson

3. Katrina Duffell

4. Lou Kitzelman

5. Shannon Kissane

6. Nicole Wilson

7. Delys Cram

8. Lauren Meiklejohn

9. Cathy Pinchbeck

10. Sandra Mastello

11. Richelle Fletcher

12. Rose Packer

13. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

14. Jo Weedon

15. Peta Stephen

16. Lisa Whitehead

17. Rochelle Laird-Smith

18. Rebecca Scurr

19. Mandy Depiazzi

20. Denise Buetler

21. Monique Fielder

22. Kelly Kent

23. Sharon Dalton

24. Rebekah Crisp

25. Maree McIntosh

By |2019-04-28T14:50:40+10:00April 28th, 2019|ESAD Blog Hops|17 Comments

CTC 225 – Easter

#Stampin_cat #ctc225 #fablefriends #easter #stampinup

CTC Sunday Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog.  Happy Easter everyone , I hope you’ve had a lovely four day long weekend and spent some quality time with your family and loved ones.

I’m back this week CASEing the Catty.  Last week I was in Auckland attending Stampin’ Up! On Stage.  I had the best 5 days away, met some amazingly talented ladies and got to see a sneak peak of some products from the new Annual Catalogue.  You’re going to love the new Catty when you get your paws on it.

#Stampin_cat #ctc225 #fablefriends #easter #stampinup

This week at CASEing the Catty we are CASEing Easter.  You can CASE an Easter card from either Catty or CASE any project and give it an Easter twist.  You may have arrived here from Siobhan gorgeous creation, thanks for continuing on with me.  Make sure you visit all the Design Team’s Blogs by clicking on the “next” button at the bottom of each post.

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I’ve used the cute little Easter basket on page 31 of the Occasions Catalogue as my inspiration this week.

2019_OCC_P31B

I’ve made a card using the rabbit from the Fable Friends stamp set.

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My card base is Balmy Blue with a layer of Whisper White and Tranquil Textures DSP.  I think the pattern on the DSP looks a little bit like Easter Eggs.  I’ve stamped the rabbit in Memento Black Ink and coloured him with Stampin’ Blends.  He’s been die cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.

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If you look closely at the rabbit’s jacket you’ll see it’s from the same DSP as the background.  I just stamped on the DSP then fussy cut it.  The ribbon is from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue and the sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

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Marvi was keen to get back to posing for photos.  Apparently he was very naughty while I was away…….let’s just leave it at that.

Next up tonight is Rebecca’s beautiful project.  I had the pleasure of catching up with Rebecca in Auckland and we shared stories and pictures of our cats lol.  Just click on the “Next” button to hop right over.

CTC Next

We’d love for you to join us for this challenge.  Click below and send us a request to join then just upload your creation to the wall.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Peta Stephen Stampin' Up! independent Demonstrator

By |2019-04-21T13:22:09+10:00April 21st, 2019|CASEing the Catty Crew|5 Comments