Sunday, 2 May 2021

#CTC316 Goodbye Favourite Retiring Project

Say Goodbye to your Favourite Retiring Project!

Page 177 was my inspiration:

Onto a base of Mango Melody cardstock, I've adhered a panel of True Love DSP diecut with the more intricate of the Best Plaid Builder dies. I've added the Mossy Meadow lines diecut from the same Best Plaid Builder dies.

I fussy cut some of the flowers from a sheet of True Love DSP (sssh, they're actually the broken images from the edge of the page, but because of the greeting I can get away with using them on this card). I've coloured them with the retiring Mango Melody Stampin' Blends and adhered them behind a Rectangle Stitched Diecut which had been stamped with Memento Black ink using a greeting from Happiest of Birthdays.

I've also added some Bumblebee In-Color Ribbon behind the greeting and popped Stampin' Dimensionals to the greeting and flowers to adhere them to the card.

Who said Best Plaid Builder dies were only for masculine cards?

And with that we bid farewell to the 2020-21 Annual catalogue. Why don't you CASE your favourite retiring project and add it to our Facebook page using the link over on the right before next Sunday evening.

Next up we have Julia and her pretty floral card, ooh is that new product I spy?

Sunday, 25 April 2021

#CTC315 CASE a Kit

CASE a Kit - Retiring Annual Catalogue or January-June Mini Catalogue:

I've chosen the January-June Mini Catalogue and the You Are Amazing Project Kit on Page 7:

I chose the Dandy Garden DSP for my starting point and ended up CASEing all the cards in the kit picture.

Onto a base of Thick Basic White a full panel of DSP, a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock, a strip of Calypso Coral banner cut at each end, then a Tasteful Labels diecut from Blackberry Bliss and a Stitched Shapes Circle stamped with a greeting from Handsomely Suited in Calypso Coral ink. The bow is retired Old Olive Baker's Twine.

Onto a base of Thick Basic White a full panel of DSP, a strip of contrasting DSP, a banner of Vellum Cardstock with the retired Old Olive Baker's Twine wrapped twice around and then tied off with a bow, a Stitched Shapes square from Mossy Meadow and a Stitched Shapes square of Basic White with a greeting from Peaceful Moments stamped with Night of Navy ink.

Base of Bumblebee, panel of DSP matted with Basic White. Stitched Shapes circles diecut from Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral. Greeting stamped in Mossy Meadow using Peaceful Moments and banner cut at each end, same retired Old Olive Baker's Twine bow.

Onto a base of Thick Basic White a full panel of DSP,  a rectangle of Vellum cardstock snipped at the top corners to replicate a tag, a panel of DSP, a greeting from Happiest of Birthdays stamped onto Basic White in Blackberry Bliss and diecut with the Tasteful Labels die then matted with Blackberry Bliss and another retired Old Olive Baker's Twine bow.

I think now that the planning has been done, this set will be easy to replicate in all sorts of DSP and would make a great gift set.

We hope you'll play along this week and add your project to our Facebook page before next Sunday evening.

Next up we have Marvi's lovely Mum, Peta and her cute pet cards:

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Social Stamping - Neutrals

Great to be back Social Stamping with Kelly Kent and friends, with a theme this month of "Neutrals" (being one of the colour families Stampin' Up! produce).

I've kept a simple colour palette this time rather than trying to cram all the colours in.

I've also used some of the new product we were able to purchase on preorder from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue.

Using the broken words image from Quiet Meadow, I've set up my Stamparatus and a piece of Crumb Cake card, stamping the image five times with Soft Suede ink. I've repeated this with a second piece of cardstock.  I've matted one piece with Night of Navy cardstock and the other with Mossy Meadow. These have both been added to a base of Soft Suede cardstock.

Next I diecut some of the silhouette images from Meadow Dies out of Early Espresso cardstock and stuck them over the words.

I've also stamped a greeting from Quiet Meadow and Soft Suede ink onto Crumb Cake and trimmed before matting in the same colours as above. These were attached using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I think these cards would be lovely for a masculine take or could be switched out to something brighter for a female friend.

These new products are fabulous and you'll see me me using them a lot!

I don't have a favourite this time - do you?

Hopefully you'll find lots of inspiration as you hop around the rest of the Social Stamping friends.

Next up we're back to Australia to see what Andrea has for us:

If you have any issues along the hop, click here to go back to Kelly and the master list.