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CTC 94: Candy Cane Lane

Published by under cards | Sep 04 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

 

This week the CTC crew are turning to pages 4 – 6 of the NEW Holiday Catalogue, where we find the sweet Candy Cane Lane suite of products. 

[Check out the entire suite in my online store here.]

This suite has papers, markers, washi tape and more, in the colours of Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red and White.

CTC 94: Candy Cane Lane

 

Candy Cane Lane

The project that caught my eye this week was the one on the bottom of page 4: the Quick & Easy seasonal tags.

CTC 94: Candy Cane Lane

 

I took a little bit of artistic license with my interpretation this week. I converted the Candy Cane Lane DSP tags to note cards and stepped them up by adding a few extra elements. I swapped the stamp set too.

And this is what I came up with:

CTC 94: Candy Cane Lane

The Layering Circle framelits came into their own in this project. I just adore those delicate scallop edges on some of the framelits, and the convenience of having so many different sizes in one pack.

To have a separate handheld punch in each of these sizes would cost hundreds of dollars! Thankfully we’ve now got the cost-effective and space-saving alternative of layering circle framelits.

CTC 94: Candy Cane Lane

 

CTC 94: Candy Cane Lane

 

CTC 94: Candy Cane Lane

 

The Candy Cane Lane papers feature cute little houses, delicate dots, little gingerbread, hearts, candy and more. A lovely Christmas paper if you want an alternative to the traditional reds and greens.

 

 

It’s now time to continue on to the hop. Next port of call is the lovely Rebecca. Click here to see what she has for us this week, or click on the buttons below.

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Australia September Specials: Week 1

Published by under cards | Sep 01 2016

New Holiday Catalogue: Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Australia: September Special Offers

Exciting news with the launch of the brand new Holiday catalogue and the announcement of weekly specials until September 21.

Each Thursday a handful of new items will go on sale at 25% off regular prices!

 

This week’s bargains are:

 

Blossom Builder Punch: was $31 NOW $23.25

Festive Embossing Folder: was $15 NOW $11.25

Tip Top Taupe Striped Ribbon: was $14 for 9.1metres NOW $10.50

Metallic Enamel Shapes: was $12.25 NOW $9.19

Subtles Enamel Shapes: was $15.75 NOW $11.81

Brights Enamel Shapes: was $15.75 NOW $11.81

Regals Enamel Shapes: was $15.75 NOW $11.81

 

The Blossom Builder punch is a handy little punch. If you love punch art then this will have to be the next addition to your collection.

 

Stampin' Up! Blossom Builder Punch #141469

 

Stampin' Up! Blossom Builder Punch #141469

You can use this punch with its coordinating stamps, but it’s just as awesome with coloured cardstock and a little sponging for definition. Nice!

 

Check back each Thursday to see what else is on special, or click here to see them all in my online store. (Note: These items are available in our store in Australia. Discounted items may vary in other markets).

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

Shop NEW Holiday Catalogue products in the online store

 

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CTC 93: Artistic Expressions – Swirly Bird

Published by under cards | Aug 28 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

 

Hi friends! Well here we are back at the end of another weekend. I hope you had a great one!

We had a fabulous (and busy!) time at the Melbourne Paperific Expo all weekend but it’s great to now join the CTC Crew for another awesome hop.

We’re looking at the Artistic Expressions section. Yes, it’s a big one. All the way from pages 92 to 157! Enjoy!

 


 

I love Swirly Bird stamp set on page 152. So versatile, and the framelit dies that coordinate are so fun.

Here is the project that caught my eye this week:

 

And here is my version:

 

CTC 93: Swirly Bird

 

I kept to the same layout and stamps, just changed the colour this week.

 

CTC 93: Swirly Bird

 

Can you pick the colours?

The die cut cardstock is Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo.

 

So lets continue with the blog hop. Next on the hop is the lovely Jackie Noble, and I’m sure you’ll love the gorgeous project she has for us today.

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Of course at any time you can jump back to the CASE-ing the Catty blog right here.

 

Have a fantastic week!

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

 

 

 

 

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CTC 92: Everyday Occasions Baker’s Box

Published by under cards | Aug 21 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

Hello! I’m so excited to back with the CTC crew this week, as we CASE (copy and share everything) from one of the lovely projects in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue. This week we return to the Everyday Occasions section of the annual catalogue. You can find all those inspirational creations on pages 66 to 91. 

 


 

This week I was quite taken by the sweet box on page 80.

Here it is:

Bakers Box project from page 80 of the annual 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalogue

It was made with the Baker’s Box thinlits dies and features the You’re Sublime stamp set on the front.

For my creation, I made a couple of little changes which really changed the whole tone of the box.

CTC92: Awesomely Artistic Bakers Box

 

I swapped the Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped ribbon for the Mint Macaron and the front of my box features the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.

 

CTC 92: Bakers Box

 

 

I’ve also added some copper!

Now it’s sooooo hard to photograph, but the sentiment is embossed with Copper embossing powder and is tied on with copper thread.

 

CTC92: Awesomely Artistic Bakers Box

 

 

The dragonfly was also heat embossed with copper powder.
CTC 92: Bakers Box

 

CTC92: Awesomely Artistic Bakers Box

 

This is such a cute box! A lovely little size for making your own gift boxes.

Thanks for visiting our CASE-ing the Catty blog hop today. Continue along your journey to the lovely Judy May to see her adorable spinner card. And if you get lost along the way you can always check back to the CTC blog here.

 

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Want to join in? Just a copy a project out of the catalogue based on our weekly theme and share the link here.

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

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CTC 87 Stampin’ Up! – Artistic Expressions

Published by under cards | Jul 17 2016

This week the CTC crew are looking at the Artistic Expressions section of the annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue. It’s a pretty big section, going all the way from pages 92 to 157! So many gorgeous projects to inspire us. Thanks for joining us this week. If you get lost along the way, just click on the image below and it will take you to our CASE-ing The Catty page with all the links on it. 

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

The little box on the bottom right corner of page 102 grabbed my eye when I was flicking through this section. Here it is…

 

CASE-ing The Catty CTC 87

Isn’t it a cutie?

I thought it would be fun to turn it into a card and ended up with this….

Happiest Of Birthdays: CASE-ing The Catty CTC 87

Honestly, the catalogue is a never-ending source of inspiration!

I like the way it turned out, but would never have thought of putting this card together without that little box as inspiration. I hope my friend likes it too.

Inspired by the original project I stuck to the colours of Pool Party, Crushed Curry and White.

The delicate Flourish Thinlits Dies are so gorgeous and fine. Oh my! This has got to go on your Wish List if it isn’t there already.

Happiest Of Birthdays: CASE-ing The Catty CTC 87 www.simonebartrum.com

A sheet from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack was picked out for my card front. Love that stack! Have you seen all the papers in that one? It’s very cool actually. One side has nature and textile photography, and the other has graphics.

 

I also used the Glassine Sheets for the first time on this card. Such an interesting medium to work with. It’s kind of like tissue paper but thicker, and it went a little shiny when embossed through the Big Shot.

Happiest Of Birthdays: CASE-ing The Catty CTC 87 www.simonebartrum.com
Next on the hop is Krissy who has some lovely projects to share with you. Check them out here or click one of the buttons below.

 

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Don’t forget our special for the month of July. Spend $90 and collect an awesome voucher code worth $9 of any Stampin’ Up! order between August 2 – 31.

 

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

 

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CTC 86: Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love

Published by under cards | Jul 10 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog HopCTC 86: Everyday Occasions. This card features the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Jar of Love bundle of products - coordinating stamp set and dies. www.simonebartrum.com

Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love stamp set and die bundle

 

Hi friends, Here we are back for another fun Sunday blog hop with the CTC crew. Our crew has grown with the welcome addition of talented new members, Kelly, Krissy and Deb. Don’t forget you can play along each week too! All the details for the linky challenge for the whole month of July are found here.  

 


 

This week we’re turning to pages 66-91 of the annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue for inspiration – the Everyday Occasions section. Thankfully we’ll be returning to this section again in a few weeks because there are sooo many gorgeous and inspirational projects on these page.

 

Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love bundle

This is the one that caught my eye this week…

CTC 86: Everyday Occasions. This card features the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Jar of Love bundle of products - coordinating stamp set and dies. www.simonebartrum.com

I fell in love with the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Love bundle of photopolymer stamps and dies as soon as I saw it the catalogue.

In my card I swapped the fish for a flower and changed the layout slightly to allow for the stem of the flower, and ended up with this:

 

CTC 86: Everyday Occasions. This card features the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Jar of Love bundle of products - coordinating stamp set and dies. www.simonebartrum.com

 

The Jar of Love stamp set is cute on its own, but paired with the matching Everyday Jars  dies it’s totally adorable and very user-friendly.

CTC 86: Everyday Occasions. This card features the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Jar of Love bundle of products - coordinating stamp set and dies. www.simonebartrum.com

 

I also added some flecks of gold Wink of Stella on my card, die cut vellum for a few extra layers on the flower, and added some tags stamped in Soft Suede onto the watercolour paper.

 

CTC 86: Everyday Occasions. This card features the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Jar of Love bundle of products - coordinating stamp set and dies. www.simonebartrum.com

 

The other thing that really struck me with the Jar of Love bundle is that it will go with so many other stamp sets! Imagine all the cute things you could pop inside the jar.

 

Colours

Inks used were Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride. Cardstock was Whisper White, Sahara Sand (thin strip for the stem, hand cut), Kraft, a circle of Bermuda Bay and watercolour paper.

 

For more Everyday Occasions inspiration, you can continue hopping through the loop to Liz’s lovely project. And if you get lost along the way, just check back in at the Case-ing The Catty website.

 

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Happy stamping,

MySiggy

 

 

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