Hello and welcome to my blog. Thanks for joining me for CASEing the Catty. This week the challenge is to create a project using your favourite retiring punches or dies. I’m sure you have a favourite retiring product in your craft room and we’d love to see what you’ll create.
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I’ve used the very versatile Seasonal Layers Dies, what’s not to love about these dies, four seasons in one die set. These dies have been used on many of my cards over the years and I think they will still stay on my craft room shelf for a while, even thought they have retired.
I’ve created four cards, one for every season. I didn’t quite manage to use all 17 dies in this set but if I’d had more time to create I probably could have.
The first card is a summer card using the cute little deck chair. Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue and Pacific Point with some retiring Burlap Ribbon and Baker’s Twine. The Stitched Circle has been watercolored with my Aqua Painter.
My Autumn card uses the three leaf dies. Pretty Peacock, Gold Foil and Perennial Essence DSP and a sentiment from Label Me Bold.
I’ve used two of the snowflake dies for my winter card even though Christmas is in summer here in Australia. Whisper White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Parisian Blossoms SDSP.
My final card is a Spring card using Old Olive, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White. I’ve also used the sentiment from the co-ordinating stamp set Colourful Seasons.
Marvi definitely liked the Summer card the most, the Baker’s Twine didn’t stand a chance. Here’s an action pic of the twine bow being ripped off the card.
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