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A Bottle Tag for DAD

With Father's Day only a week away I thought I would share with you one of the projects we made at our last stamp class.  I have included instructions at the end of the post.

Instructions -
1.  Cut the bottle tag base from Basic Black Card Stock - 7 1/2" x 3" (19cms x 7.5cms)
2.  Score at 2 1/2" (6.5cms) for the bend in the tag.
3.  Punch at the centre of both score lines on each side of the tag with your Envelope Punch Board.
4.  Punch out a circle at the top of the tag using a 1 3/4" Circle Punch.

5.  Cut out a piece of DSP, 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" (11.5 cms x 7 cms) and round the corners using the EPB.

6.  Cut the tag from a piece of Whisper White Card Stock - 2 1/2" x 2" (6.5cms x 5 cms) and punch the top with the Angle Tag Topper Punch.

7.  Add embellishments to complete your 'wine' tag.  I cut the Burlap Ribbon 4 1/2" (11cms).  The 'DAD' lettering is a digital download (Alphabet Soup) but Little Letter Thinlits Dies could …

B is for ...

... Bordering Blooms - one of my new photopolymer stamp sets and Blendabilities - SU's alcohol markers.  It also stands for Brilliant Resource - our Annual Stampin' Up! ® Catalogue! 

J is for ... ... JOIN US at CASE-ing the Catty Challenges as we CASE our way through the Home Décor Chapter of the SU Catalogue.

Here's some added inspiration from the Home Décor Chapter -
Use the colour combo - Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Smoky Slate - Butterfly Canvas Board on page 94. Feature Yellow Polka Dots on your paper craft project - Cushion on page 95. Use the File Tab Edgelits Die to make a card - inspiration from page 97. Use the Hardwood Stamp and emboss a white sentiment over the top - idea from page 100. Use a red 'hello' on your project - door mat, page 101 You are only limited by your imagination!  Have fun creating.

 What will you draw inspiration from in the Home Décor section of the catalogue?

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #7 - Home Decor

This week at CTC we're CASE-ing our way through the Home Décor section of the catty.  For my project I took inspiration from page 94 - the Butterfly Canvas and Framed Letter Art. 

As I don't own the stamp set, Dotty Angles, I stamped the vine stamp from Bordering Blooms with Black Staz-On Ink onto the Letter 'K' and added the Kinda Eclectic butterflies with glue dots. I hope you'll join us at CASE-ing the Catty this week as we CASE our way through pages 94 - 101 of the Stampin' Up! ® Annual Catalogue.  

Envelope Punch Board File Folder Cards for Father's Day

Just a quick post to show you a couple of cards that I designed for our Envelope Punch Board Class.  I decided to go with the one on the left and chose a masculine theme especially for Father's Day. 

If you would like instructions on how to make 'file folder' cards using the EPB, I discovered a site that has a great video tutorial and a free PDF download -
Have fun!

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #6 - Kids

This week at CTC we are CASE-ing our way through the Kids' section of the Stampin' Up! ® catalogue.

I had fun using my new Blendabilities to colour this adorable image which is a sneak peek of the 'Bearing Gifts' Christmas stamp (available 28th August) from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.

CTC 6 - Kids As you can see from the above picture, I chose a very clean and simple sketch (CAS) from the second card on page 86.

I hope you can join us for CASE-ing the Catty Challenge#6Just find a project between pages 82 and 93 of the Stampin' Up! ® Catalogue that inspires you and get creating!

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #5 - Baby

Hello there. It's been a fortnight since I last shared a project forCASE-ing the CattyLast week was just plain crazy but it's good to be back to show you a card that I CASED from page 78 of the Baby Section of the Stampin' Up! ® catalogue.

I kept the layout, used the same stamp set but changed the look dramatically by switching the DSP to Confetti Celebration and matching ink, then added a little flag banner, used ribbon instead of twine and popped a rhinestone on the elephant's trunk.  So happy with the end result.
Here's a little run down on what CTC Challenges is all about -
Each week we will feature a certain section of the catalogue and find a project to use as our inspiration. You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn't even have to have the same theme that is featured for the week.   For example, this week we are…

SUO 103 - Geometrical Shapes

Wowee! Life has been hectic lately but I'm so pleased that I managed to get this project completed in time forSUO 103.  This fortnight we are challenging you to make a project using Geometric Shapes and to 'move away' from the usual rectangles and squares that tend to feature in many paper craft projects.

I went with a Hexagon Theme with my 3D download, DSP, die, stamp, punch and tag! 

I just love the Cool Like That Giftable Templates and have waited to share the six sided box with lid so I could feature if for this challenge. I'm pretty chuffed with how it turned out. As many of you know, I am passionate about using MDS downloads with my e-cutter. It's fun and the possibilities are endless.

I hope I have inspired you to play along with our Geometric Shapes Challenge over at SUO. Design Team Blogs - SUO Challenge Blog Bronwyn Eastley
Connie Babbert
Julie Gearinger
Justin Krieger
Karen Barber
Mary Brown
Pam Staples
Robin Messenheimer Stacey Ailes

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Choose Happiness

I've just spent a lovely weekend away on a Women's Retreat for church. We stayed at Camp Clayton in Ulverstone.  Of course I just had to take some of my stamping stash to play with.

I really love one of my new stamp sets, 'Choose Happiness' and seeing "the beach is my happy place", I combined the two and found some beautiful, smooth rocks to stamp the images on.

My friend, Nadia, took these photos for me and I love how they turned out.

The feather image is a little sneak peek from a new, soon to be released stamp set called Four Feathers (available 28th August).

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