Sunday, August 31, 2014

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 be used instead if you don't have an e-cutter.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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?

Friday, August 29, 2014

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.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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!

Friday, August 22, 2014

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.

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!


Friday, August 15, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #5 - Baby

Hello there. It's been a fortnight since I last shared a project for CASE-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 challenging you to find something from the Baby Section to CASE but you may want to make a birthday or sympathy card.  The possibilities are endless!  It's all about looking at the catty for inspiration and believe me, there's loads of it.  Hope you can join us.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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 for SUO 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 -

Stacey Ailes

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Project Recipe:
Card Stock and Matching Ink:  Whisper White, Basic Grey, Crushed Curry, Pistachio Pudding, Tangelo Twist
(Retired Basic Grey ribbon)

Monday, August 11, 2014

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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