Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cupcake Oven & Pop-Up Kitchen Card


I  thought I would share a fun project I made recently as I will be missing a few CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hops.  (You can find what the rest of the CTC Crew are up to here.)

Our DD's bestie is an apprentice pastry chef, so we thought she might like a yummy red velvet cupcake with some appropriate packaging:-

I was inspired by a cute little bakery box oven, made by Marzi, which you can find here.

The entire project is made from Stampin' Up! supplies (some of them are retired).  I played around with some scrap paper to form a prototype & then made this version, which is constructed a bit differently to Marzi's version.  I used the Simply Scored Tool to create the basic box for the oven.  I also added an extra panel inside the base of the oven, which the cupcake "nests" in.  The hotplates are punched from back glimmer paper layered on silver foil sheet.   The little gauge is a teeny tiny piece of clipart that I printed from the computer & then placed an itty bitty accent epoxy sticker on top.  The oven mitt was made by trimming down a gingerbread man die-cut.

Sorry, I don't have any plans to share on my design, but you can find great directions for Marzi's oven here.

I had so much fun creating the oven that I made a co-ordinating pop-up kitchen card to go with it.  I used the base of a retired pop-up die & added my own cabinetry, oven, tile & hardwood floor.  Here is the inside:-

Thanks for dropping by.  See you again soon!  :)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

CTC68 - Love Blossoms with Butterfly Framelits!

Oops!  That title should be CTC69!  :o

So hello & welcome to this week's CASE-ing the Catty's Blog Hop!

Each week the Crew members will take inspiration from a section or theme of the current Stampin' Up Catalogues to create their projects. The acronym "CASE" stands for "Copy And Share Everything" or "Copy And Selectively Edit".  :)

This week the CTC Crew are choosing a project from the Love Blossoms section (pages 16-25) of the Occasions Catalogue to CASE.

Here is my project:-

You can find the card I was inspired by on the top right of page 19:-

Instead of the stunning Rose Garden Thinlits Dies as per the sample, my card features the Butterfly Thinlits Die from the Annual Catalogue. I have used thick Whisper White cardstock die-cuts over a watercoloured base. The sentiment panel has multi-coloured stamping & a small punched flower with an enamel dot centre. This panel is then layered on a banner cut from washi covered window sheet.  I also added an extra mat to my design to give some more distinction between the pool party watercolouring & the white card base.

To create the watercoloured panel, I used the waste cardstock from the Butterfly Framelit die-cut as a stencil & traced inside the opening with grey lead pencil to get an outline for each butterfly. Using Pool Party ink from the stamp pad lid & an aquapainter, I then painted in the background. Once this was dry, I erased the pencil lines & coloured the butterflies the same way as the background, using Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist & Cajun Craze inkpads. Once the entire sheet was dry, I attached the butterfly die-cuts, trimming to suit the panel.

There are lots of fabulous projects in this section of the catalogue & our Crew have some fantastic examples for you. To work your way around the Hop, simply click on the "Next Blog" & "Previous Blog" buttons below. (Go forward to see Julia's sweet scrapbook page or backwards to see the pretty wedding cards Liz has shared.)

Should you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participants on the CASE-ing the Catty blog post:-

If you are feeling inspired, we would love you to CASE a project from the Love Blossoms section (Occasions Catty pages 16-25) & link it up in the gallery on this CTC post (click on the icon below). At the end of each month, the Crew will choose a Winner.

Thanks for stopping by!  :)