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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#gdp098 – Sketch Challenge

Today I played along with the Global Design Project's Sketch Challenge.  I really wanted to use the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, which I have had for over a month and haven't used.

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How I made this card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White (Cut 297 x 105mm; scored 148mm).
  • The background is 143 x 100mm.
  • I fussy cut the feather looking paper. I used Stampin' Dimensionals along the top of the gold piece and adhered it to the other piece.  I used Snail adhesive all the DSP pieces together.
  • I wrapped the Linen Thread around twice and tied bow.  I stuck another piece of Stampin' Dimenionals at the bottom of the gold piece.  I adhered the all the DSP to the card base.
  • The sentiment is from Label Me Pretty Stamp Set.  I stamped in Tranquil Tide and punched it out with a 1-1/4" Punch.
  • I punched out a piece Fresh Fig with the Pretty Label Punch and adhered the sentiment with a dimensional.  I went to attach it to the card but felt that it looked a bit flat, so I punched out a piece of Whisper White with the Pretty Label Punch, cut it down the middle and adhered it to the sentiment.

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I really enjoyed playing along with GDP which I haven't done in a while.

Until next time… Happy Stampin',

Lauren

#tgifc119 – Colour Challenge

Today I played along with TGIF’s Colour Challenge.  We were required to use Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party.

How I made this card:

  • Card Base is A6 Thick Whisper White Card Stock.
  • 2.5in x 148mm piece of Lemon Lime Twist from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.
  • Crushed Curry Scalloped Circle from the Layering Circles Dies.
  • Whisper White Circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
  • 40 is stamped in Pool Party on to Pool Party with Number of Years Stamp Set cut out with the Large Numbers Dies, also added some Clear Wink of Stella.
  • I attached the circles and numbers and stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black above.  I added some Gold Faceted Gems and White Baker’s Twine.

Here is the challenge… I really loved how bright and fun this challenge was.

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Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

Freshly Made Sketches #299

Today on my blog I created a card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I decided to turn the sketch on its side. I used Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper and took the colour palette from this paper as inspiration.

How I made this card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White Card stock.
  • I cut 1in strips of the Pick A Pattern DSP, the green pieces are 4in and the other pieces are 1 9/16in.
  • Using the Layering Circles Dies I cut the scalloped circle out of Emerald Envy.
  • I then layered the Stitched Shapes Dies circle cut out in Whisper White on top of the Scalloped circle.
  • I fussy cut out the dinosaurs from the DSP.
  • I stamped the 4 in Crushed Curry using the Number Of Years Stamp set and cut it out with the Large Numbers Dies.
  • I adhered everything down.
  • Finally stamping sentiment in Emerald Envy and added some Gold Faceted Gems.

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This was a great challenge and I loved the outcome of it.

Until next time… Happy Stampin',

Lauren

CI14 – Hello Friend

Today I am playing along with the Colour INKspiration Challenge.  The colours chosen for this challenge is Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy and Soft Sky.

I used the Hello Friend Stamp Set.  That’s the stamp set that goes along with the Hello Friend Embossing Kit.

How I Made This Card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White.
  • Night of Navy background, randomly stamped the background image with Night of Navy Ink.
  • Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies I cut out a circle of Soft Sky and Smoky Slate.
  • Using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies I cut out a scalloped circle of Soft Sky that was slightly larger then the Smoke Slate circle.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry.
  • I Cased Denita from the Colour INKspiration design team and inked my Very Vanilla Lace Trim with Rich Razzleberry.
  • I then adhered everything together.
  • To finish off I took my Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker and coloured the lace where you could see Very Vanilla.

Here is the challenge if any of you are interested in playing along.

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Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

 

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

Mixing Brand New and Retiring

This stack of cards was created for a breast cancer fundraiser at my Mum’s work.

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I wanted to start to have a play with the new items from the Annual Catalogue 2017 – 18 that launches 1st June plus work in current/retiring items.

I picked four different pinks Powder Pink, Berry Burst (these are two new In Colors 2017-19), Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette, plus Basic Black and Tranquil Tide (also a new In Color).

I used an entire packet of Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.

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1 – Frilly Berry Burst

This card is matted with Berry Burst Card Stock. The frill is created by cutting blocks of colour of the Berry Burst sheet from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  The sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set, I stamped twice in Berry Burst, then fussy cut both out.

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2 – Pocket Change

I used another sheet of Berry Burst from the Color Theory DSP Stack but this time I used the watercolour effect one.  This is perfect for making it look like jeans that have faded in places.   I managed to fit four pockets from the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set on one 6×6.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals so an actual note could still fit in the pocket.  The note is stamped in Tranquil Tide, the pocket tag is stamped in Berry Burst and Basic Black.  The sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set.

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3 – A Lifting Note

This card uses the Lift Me Up Stamp Set, Up & Away Dies and Stitched Shapes.  I stamped the balloons in Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette.  The Balloon Die was cut out in Whisper White and using Dauper I sponged Flirty Flamingo on the top half.

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4 – Blast of Berry Burst

This card uses the Birthday Blast Stamp Set and the matching Star Blast Dies.  The sentiment is from the Window Shopping Stamp Set.  I stamped the background stars in Powder Pink and the star die is cut out in Berry Burst.

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5 – Flirty Flamingo Flamingo

This card uses the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set, stamping in Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette and Basic Black.  The leaves on the background were stamped around the edge in both pinks.  The Flamingo is stamped in Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

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6 – Decked out in Powder Pink and Berry Burst

This card uses Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  I created the background by taking the A Clear Block and inking it in Powder Pink then swirling it around the card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set.  The chair is cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

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7 – Piece of Cake

These cards use all Powder Pink and all Pink Pirouette.  I inked up the doilies with the colour ink pads then with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Blast sentiment, I fussy cut them out.  The cake dies are left overs from the Bithday Bright Project Kit, the pieces were not the same white as the note cards so used dauber and sponged the matching colours onto the cake dies.

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8 – Super Duper Doilies

These cards use all four pinks.  I took my ink pads of Berry Burst and Flirty Flamingo and inked up the Lace Doilies (which I am so upset they are retiring)… And by the way is it just me or does that Berry Burst Doily look like Blackberry Bliss?

I also used Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder to almost reinforce the doilies because they become super fragile from being inked up.  The sentiment is from the Super Duper Stamp Set, I stamped in all four pinks, then cut the ‘Birthday’ out of the lighter colours.

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9 – Super Simple I Love You

This card is really simple, I used Pink Piroeutte Ink Pad to stamp the background.  Flirty Flamingo to stamp ink the doily.  The sentiment is from the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set, which was cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my nine cards, and until next time…

Happy stampin,

Lauren