Friday, January 23, 2015

CASE-ing the Catty #15 - Calendar with Tiny Treat Boxes

Woohoo!  I am very excited to be joining the talented team at CASE-ing the Catty this year!  :)

With a new Occasions catalogue from Stampin' Up!, as well as lots of Sale-A-Bration goodies, there are lots of lovely toys to get the creative juices flowing.  

This week the challenge at CASE-ing the Catty is to be inspired by a stamped project from the SAB Catalogue & use a Sale-A-Bration (or new stamp) set.  Here's my project using the SAB DSP & stamps from Crazy About You:-

The back panel of my calendar was inspired by the card at the top of page 14 (SAB Catalogue).  I liked the mix of banners layered with stamped & die-cut sentiments, the flower & rhinestones.

The inspiration for the actual calendar came from this gorgeous advent calendar that my lovely friend Lynne sent me (see at the bottom of post for more info).

The Design Team at CTC have some beautiful samples to get you inspired.  You can check them out & play along in the challenge here (simply click on the graphic):-

Project Components
Kraft, Soft Suede & Whisper White cardstock, SAB Best Day Ever DSP, Tiny Treat Boxes, Crazy About You stamp set, Calypso Coral ink, SAB button, White Baker's Twine, Hello You dies, Window Frame dies, alphabet dies (retired), Hexagon & Scallop Circle punches, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Rhinestones

Project Construction Details
 Lynne's calendar stand & number cubes were created with an e-cutter - you can find more details here.
I created my cubes using SU's Tiny Treat Boxes.  As these boxes are larger than the ones Lynne made, I designed a new stand which could be cut by hand.  I made a base box for the cubes to sit on, attached the back panel & then adhered the sides to hold it all together.  I took lots of photos during the construction & hope to put together a tutorial some time in the future.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Blushing Bride Painted Petals

Hi, here's another card using the pretty Painted Petals set from SU.  This time I have used Blushing Bride & Pistachio Pudding.  I stamped the petals, then re-inked parts of the stamp with the Blushing Bride marker & stamped a second time to give some extra variation to the blooms.

The Irresistibly Yours background paper has been sponged all over with Blushing Bride ink as well.  Lots of white layers, a simple white bow & a couple of pearls complete the card.  The sentiment comes from Crazy About You.

Card Components
All Stampin' Up

 Card Construction
Approximate sizes in inches:-
Base card 1/2 an A4 sheet (5.13/16 x 8.1/4) folded in half to be 5.13/16 x 4.1/8
White layer 5.11/16 x 4
Pink layer  5.7/16 x 3.3/4
White layer 3.3/4 x 3.1/4
Stamped layer 3.1/2 x 3 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tangelo Painted Petals

There are so many gorgeous stamp sets in the new SU Occasions catalogue!  This pretty set called "Painted Petals" looks beautiful in soft colours, but I thought it would pack a punch in Tangelo Twist, with a hint of Real Red added to the blooms to help with the dimension.

The black print comes from the Stacked With Love DSP stack & the sentiment comes from the "From The Herd" stamp set .

Card Components
All Stampin' Up
Tangelo Twist, Basic Black & Whisper White Cardstock, Painted Petals & From The Herd Stamp Sets, 
Stacked with Love DSP, Tangelo Twist Ribbon, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Pearls, 
Memento Black Ink, Tangelo Twist, Real Red & Old Olive Ink, Dimensionals