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

Penned & Painted, Blooms & Bliss #GDP068

Here is my second card from my New Catalogue Sneak Peek Post…  This card I played along with the Global Design Project’s Case the Designer Challenge, this weeks designer is Jess Williams.

Here is the challenge:

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Here is my card:

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How I made this card?

  • A6 Thick Whisper White Cardstock (297x105mm scored 148mm)
  • Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper 148x90mm
  • Used the hexagon details from the Window Box Thinlits Dies, I aligned the flat sides with the top and side edge of the DSP
  • I took the Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon, from the new Party Animal Suite, and wrapped it around card twice and tied a bow.
  • I adhered the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • On Whisper White Cardstock I stamped the flower and outline from the Penned & Painted Stamp Set in Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry
  • Then the leaves and outline in Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy
  • I fussy cut flower and leaves and flower out separately, and adhered those with Tear & Tape

Here is a close up of that detailed die from the new Window Box Thinlits Dies…

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Until next time… Happy Stampin’

Lauren

#GDP065 – Colour Challenge

When I saw this challenge I instantly thought of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper because I knew it had Real Red in the design.

So here is the challenge:

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Here is my card:

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How I made this card?

  • Card base is Thick Whisper White Card (210 x 148mm scored at 105mm)
  • I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies – the smallest square to cut out 8 squares from the Candy Cane Lane DSP
  • I adhered them together with Tear & Tape and then Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the whole piece to the card base
  • My sentiment is from Christmas Pines, I inked up the sentiment with Real Red, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • I finished it off with Clear Wink of Stellar on some of the DSP design and on some of the sentiment.

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Until next time… Happy Stampin’

Lauren

#gdp064 – Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland, well I can only dream… as we are in for a hot Aussie summer Christmas.

My card today is to play along with the Global-Design-Project and Case the Designer, Connie Collins.

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Here is my card:

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I took inspiration from Connie’s card with the placement of the sentiment, the shape of the background image and the use of Marina Mist.

The colours I used were Emerald Envy, Marina Mist, Soft Sky and Mint Macaron. The stamp sets I used were Christmas Pines and Labeler Alphabet.

How I made this card?

  • Thick Whisper White card base (210 x 148mm, scored at 105mm)
  • Emerald Envy piece is 143 x 100mm
  • Background is watercolour paper cut to 138 x 95mm
  • The background is stamped with the snowflakes stamp from Christmas Pines using Versamark and White Embossing Powder, then I sponged Soft Sky and then Marina Mist over top trying to focus the colour where I had stamped
  • For the sentiment I used the bottle tag from the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies, in Whisper White, folding it over the watercolour paper piece
  • On a separate piece of Whisper White I cut out the second smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
  • On the circle I stamped my sentiment using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set in Mint Macaron, I know it looks grey but that’s because I didn’t clean my the stamps properly but I like it, I think it works…
  • I added a piece of Emerald Envy Ribbon through the tag wholes
  • Finally I adhered everything using Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope everyone is enjoying the festive season wherever you are.

Until next time… Happy stampin’,

Lauren

Delicate Details #CYCI141

This week I am playing along with Can You Case It? sketch challenge.   I loved the sketch because there was so many ways to play it and take inspiration from it.

Here is my card:

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This card uses Delicate Details Stamp Set from the SAB Catalogue and Party Adventures Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalogue,  both catalogues are coming in the New Year.  I have used my go to colour combo Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum.

How I made this Card?

  • Card base is Thick Whisper White (Cut at 210 x 148mm, scored at 105mm);
  • Sweet Sugarplum piece is 142 x 100mm, I stamped the largest lace stamp from Delicate Details Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ombre Ink Pad;
  • The sentiment is from Party Adventures, I used Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the stamp;
  • Then I used the second largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out the sentiment;
  • I used Snail Adhesive to attach the Sweet Sugarplum piece and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment;
  • I finished it off with Rose Red Enamel Shapes from the Regals Collection of Enamel Shapes.

Here is the sketch from Can You Case It?:

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Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

#GDP060 – Case the Designer

This week I played along with the Global Design Project and their Case the Designer Challenge, Caseing Brian King’s card.

Here is the challenge card:
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I really liked the layout of Brian’s Card so that’s what I focused on when I created my card.

Here is my card:

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My colour scheme used Wisteria Wonder, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Whisper White.  I used the Perpetual Birthday Calendar and the Number of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Large Number and  the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.

How I made this Card:

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock A6 (210 x 148mm scored at 105mm);
  • Wisteria Wonder cut to 144 x 100mm;
  • I cut a circle into the centre of the Wisteria Wonder piece using the Circle frame lit that’s approx. 5.5cm;
  • Then I randomly stamped the hearts from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar in Wisteria Wonder and over the top in Whisper White Craft;
  • I stamped the Happy Anniversary from the Number of Years Stamp Set in Wisteria Wonder onto the Whisper White Piece that is 118 x 75mm;
  • I cut the numbers out with Large Numbers Framelits Dies out of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, I adhered the numbers using Glue Dots onto that original circle that was cut out;
  • I used snail to attach the Wisteria Wonder piece, Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Whisper White piece and finally the Wisteria Wonder circle adhered with snail.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card.

Until next time… Happy Stamping,

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