CTC140 – For Babies & Kids

I have been really enjoying playing along with all these different challenges during this past week. Today I am playing along with CASEing the Catty 140. CASEing samples from the For Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue (page 102 – 111).

I chose to case the card on page 109 that features the No Bones About It photopolymer stamp set.

For my card I used the You're Delightful hostess stamp set.

How I made this card:

  • The card case is A6 thick Whisper White.
  • I randomly stamped the speech bubble stamps across the card front in Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo.
  • I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White in Flirty Flamingo and filled in the letters with Clear Wink of Stella.
  • I added on some Silver 1/4" Natural Trim, Silver 1/8" Ribbon and Silver Sequins.

I love the final outcome of this card and have really started to embrace using ribbons and trims.

Here is the challenge if anyone wanted to join me.

And until next time… Happy Stampin',

Lauren

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CTC139 – Everyday Occasions

Today I played along with CASEing the Catty.  CASEing the Everyday Occasions pages from the Annual Catalogue.

I picked the card from page 27 that features the Label Me Pretty Bundle.

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I chose Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for the main colours.

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How I made this card:

  • Thick whisper white card stock A6 (210 x 148mm scored at 105mm);
  • Bermuda Bay background (144 x 100mm), Stamped Burlap Background Stamp in Bermuda Bay.
  • Bermuda Bay banner is 5 x 2in cut with the Banner Triple Punch and embossed with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Pool Party banner is 4 x 2in also cut with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • I use the Label Me Pretty Bundle for the sentiment.  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured in with Stampin’ Write Markers in Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Old Olive.
  • I attached some Linen Thread to the back of the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And adhered everything else down.

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I really love how this card turned out.  I only just bought the Label Me Pretty Bundle and have fallen in love with it.  And I love the texture of the linen thread, I’m not big on using ribbons and trims but I really want to get into using them more.

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Here is the challenge if you wanted to play along with CASEing the Catty.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

CTC136 – Thanks

Today I am playing along with CASEing the Catty challenge… CASEing pages from the Thanks section of the Annual Catalogue.

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I chose the card on page 128.

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I cased the colours and layout of the card.  I used the Eastern Beauty and the You’re Delightful Stamp Set.

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How I made this card:

  1. A6 Card base in Pool Party.
  2. Whisper White matte cut to 10 x 14.4cm, I die cut sections out with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies.
  3. Behind the Whisper White piece I cut small pieces of Vellum and Lemon Lime Twists and adhered them to the back.
  4. I stamped and die cut the Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach pieces.
  5. I die cut the Calypso Coral piece.
  6. I cut 2 x 1cm strips of Lemon Lime Twist.
  7. The sentiment is from the You’re Delightful stamp set, stamped on to Pool Party with Emerald Envy and cut out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes die set.

I hope you enjoyed my take on this card.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

CTC 122 – Falling in Love Pages

Today I am playing along with Caseing the Catty challenge of caseing projects found in the Falling Love Suite (Page 50 – 54) of the Occasions Catalogue.

I chose the following card found on page 53.

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I wanted to challenge myself and create a male and female card for this case.  Here are my cards:

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How I made these cards:

  • Card base: Thick Whisper White Card Stock A6;
  • Designer Series Paper layers are from the Succulent Garden DSP and Urban Underground Specialty DSP.  Cut to 4 x 5 3/4in, circle is cut with the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits;
  • I stamped and double stamped the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set in Sweet Sugarplum and Traveler Stamp Set in Basic Black on to the card base;
  • I used the white and silver washi from the Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape on both cards;
  • I cut 1 x 3.5in vellum strips that I punched on end with the Banner Triple Punch;
  • The mother’s day sentiment is from the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set, I stamped in Basic Black on to the Vellum and then Sweet Sugarplum on to separate piece of Whisper White the fussy cut out ‘Mother’s’;
  • The father’s day sentiment is from the Alphabet Labeler Stamp Set in Delightful Dijon on to Whisper White and fussy cut that out and stamped the rest of the sentiment on to the vellum in Basic Black;
  • I adhered everything with Snail Adhesive.

 

Until next time… Happy stampin’,

Lauren

CTC 120 – Urban Underground Pages

Today I decided to play along with CASEing the Catty’s challenge, I chose the card from page 49 featuring the Everyday Hero Stamp Set.

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For this case I decided to use the Lift Me Up Stamp Set, Up & Away Thinlits Dies and Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  Then added Delicate Details Stamp Set and some Glimmer Paper in Mint Macaron.

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Delicate Details Stamp Set, Carried Away DSP and the Glitter Paper Assortment Pack are all Sale-A-Bration items are only around for another 11 days.  SAB items are free with every $90 spent before postage and handling.

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How I made this card?

  • Thick Whisper White Card base 210 x 145mm scored at 105mm;
  • Line one: Peekaboo Peach 70 x 40mm; Carried Away DSP 40 x 20mm;
  • Line two: Carried Away DSP 40 x 30mm; Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack Mint Macaron 60 x 40mm;
  • Line three: Whisper White 95 x 45mm, Delicate Details stamped in Smoky Slate onto this piece;
  • I stamped the smallest balloons from the Lift Me Up Stamp Set in Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder,  the clouds are stamped in Night of Navy, all these elements are cut out with the Up & Away Thinlits Dies;
  • The sentiment is from the Lift Me Up stamp set, stamped on to Peekaboo Peach sized to 80 x 20mm I fish tailed the ends, stamped with Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

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CTC118 – Cool Treats

Today I had some fun with Caseing the Catty, picking samples from the Cool Treats pages in the Occasions Catalogue.  I picked the three cards on page 37 that feature the Just Keep Swimming Stamp Set.

These cards were created using the Oh So Succulent Stamp Set stamped in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry.

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Card No. 1:

  • Card base is Calypso Coral, Stamped the medium succulent in Calypso Coral;
  • The circle is cut out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, then I stamped all three succulents in Blushing Bride and  Calypso Coral, coloured in the succulents with Clear Wink of Stella;
  • The sentiment is stamped on 1cm strip of Pool Party stamped in Bermuda Bay, the I fish tailed the end with my snips;
  • I placed Rhinestones around the card.

Card No. 2:

  • Card base is Pool Party, stamped the smallest succulent in Pool Party and Bermuda Bay, the three little flowers are stamped in Bermuda Bay.
  • I coloured in the succulents with Clear Wink of Stella;
  • Sentiment is stamped on Whisper White, cut with the Duet Banner stamped in Rich Razzleberry.

Card No. 3:

  • Card base is Sweet Sugarplum, stamped the smallest flower and the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum;
  • The three succulents with were stamped in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay;
  • The succulents were cut out using the Succulents Framelits Dies, they are adhered to the smallest Stitched Shapes Square;
  • The outer squares are adhered with Snail Adhesive and the middle is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Until next time… Happy stampin’,

Lauren

CTC 90 – Project Life and Kits

This week I wanted to switch it up and play along with CASEing the Catty Challenge.  This challenge really intrigued me because there are so many different kinds of inspiration within the Project Life and Kit category of the catalogue.

I chose to take inspiration from the Watercolor Wishes All-Inclusive Card Kits.  I made up this kit all the way back in May and I have it mounted on black card hanging up behind me at my desk, next to the Oh Happy Day Card Kit of course.  They are both gorgeous kits but I must say Watercolor Wishes is my favourite out of the two.

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I just love the washes of colour on the base cards and watercolour flowers, and don’t get me started on the stamp set!

Here are the cards I made:

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I wanted to use some of the new In Colors… I haven’t been giving Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo much love lately.  I still had to throw in Sweet Sugarplum, my favourite new In Color!! As well as Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry for some definition.

The Stamps I used were the Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Scenic Sayings, Mixed Borders and Penned & Painted.

Here’s a close look at each card:

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Card no. 1:

  • Card base: A5 scored in half of Thick Whisper White.
  • Flirty Flamingo to stamp the watercolour stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar.
  • Sentiment piece is half inch piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock layered under a piece Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White, I created the banner edge using Banner Triple Punch.
  • The sentiment is from the Mixed Borders Stamp Set and is stamped in Peekaboo Peach.
  • The flower is from the Penned & Painted Stamp Set I used Sweet Sugarplum for the painted step and Rich Razzleberry for the penned step.
  • I adhered everything with Snail and the flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

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Card no. 2:

  • Card base: A5 scored in half of Thick Whisper White.
  • The background is stamped in Peekaboo Peach using the watercolour stamp.
  • The banner piece is Sweet Sugarplum.
  • The sentiment is from Scenic Sayings stamped in Flirty Flamingo.
  • The flowers are stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum for the painted step and Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry for the penned step.
  • I adhered the banner with Snail, the sentiment and larger flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the smaller flower with more Snail.

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Card no. 3:

  • Card base: A5 scored in half of Thick Whisper White.
  • The next layer is 5cm smaller then the closed card.  I used the circles from the Perpetual  Birthday Calendar stamped in Flirty Flamingo, stamping randomly but not overlapping circles at the top and bottom of the piece.
  • The strip at the bottom and the banner at the top is Sweet Sugarplum.
  • The sentiment is from Scenic Sayings stamped in Peekaboo Peach.
  • The flowers are stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum for the painted step and Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry for the penned step.
  • I adhered the strip and banner on to the bottom layer and then the flowers on to the banner with Snail.  The bottom layer was then attached to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I really enjoyed this challenge… If you wanted to give it a go here is the challenge.  You have until the end of August to submit your project.

 

Until next time… Happy stamping,

Lauren