Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stampin' Up! Butterflies

To showcase Stampin' Up! new 2017-19 In colours, I decided to make a picture frame like so many I've seen on pinterest.  The layout is another KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetheart) but two layers - a base card and mat of the same colour, to give it depth, not really caught by my photos...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterflies, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
The colours above are (left to right) Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and below Fresh Fig, Berry Burst and Powder Pink...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterflies, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
The idea came from Pinterest, Mary Brown but I mixed it up a little, using the stitched shapes and vellum.
From one layer of the butterflies to two and mixing up the matting....

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterflies, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
Fresh Fig with Sweet Sugarplum with Whisper White... the leaf created from velum with the leaf die out of the Stampin' Up! set Flourish Thinlits (141478)

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterflies, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
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Thank you for joining me,
Yours in paper craft,

Monday, July 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas tags for Christmas in July 3

The two-step, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, by Stampin' Up! is so much fun and coordinates with Cookie Cutter Builder punch.  The Santa, Deer, Bear, Gingerbread man and Eskimo can all be cut out using the one punch...BRILLIANT I know!!!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
Stunning on Whisper White or Sarah or Garden Green, a scallop circle and DSP cut with the Pretty Label punch layer purrrfectly for the feature of the stamped Santa, Gingerbread man or Reindeer...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
Those that attended Christmas in July created these beauties...above and below 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags

On crumb cake card bases, the three look great with Garden Green stitched satin ribbon (144181)

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
Turn them from portrait to lanscape and add to / from to the tags and this is what they look like...(garden green cardstock base)

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
A card base of Real Red...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
From the Cookie Cutter Christmas set to the Christmas Stockings Thinlits (141841), the tags still look great!

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
So easy, 2" strip, 14.5cm long, punch the top with a tag topper punch and layer your cardstock/DSP and stamping/die cutting.
A lovely addition to any Christmas gift!
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Yours in paper craft,


Monday, July 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlist for Christmas in July 2

Santa's Sleigh thinlits can be used on their own or coupled with the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Stamp set of Santa's Sleigh, which includes a deer, tree, sleigh, presents and much more...  To start our Christmas in July a KISS (Keep it Simple Sweetheart) project that is easily mass produced!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlits
The card is an assembly of two 2 1/8" strips of DSP (Designer Series Paper) a scallop circle from the Layering Circles Framelits (141705) and Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372) circle to highlight the beautiful deer cut out using the die from Santa's Sleigh Thinlits (140278) in Soft Suede Stampin' Up! cardstock.

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlits
The sentiment is from the every versatile set Teeny Tiny Sentiments and punched out with Stampin' Up! Classic Label Punch 141491

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlits
 Marion tipped the design to portrait and it looks great!

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlits x Marion
 Emerald Envy is so striking with the Cherry Cobbler and Gold Foil...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlits x Wendy
 Love the addition of Stampin' Up! Double Stitched Ribbon (144117) dressing it up!

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlits x June
Love these simply stunning creations by the A Crafty Cat team.  Know you are welcome to shop with me in person or 24/7 online - link above!  Check out my events calendar for dates and projects and if you live on the Darling Downs and like to join a class, please do!

Yours in paper craft,

Monday, July 3, 2017

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlits for Christmas in July 1

Christmas in July - a kick start to creating Christmas cards, enjoying a warm lunch, celebrating the gift of life, friends and creations.  The day was a cosy one with cold and rain, purrrfect to encourage the creative flairs of those that attended.  Keep It Simple Sweetheart (KISS) was again the theme for all but one project.  This is the first...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlits x Marion and June
Simply emboss the background with your favourite folder and add a strip of coordinating DSP and frame with a strip of glimmer paper either side using Tombo Glue.  Cut out your embellishments - Sleigh, snow flake from the Stockings Thinlits and greeting (from the Flurry of Wishes set).

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlits x Marion and June
 Instead of a red base, Gold foil looks stunning on the building of the Sleigh and instead of Red Glimmer paper you can use strips of Garden Green Stampin' Up! cardstock...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Thinlits x Wendy and myself
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh... and create beautiful KISS cards with friends.

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Yours in paper craft,

Monday, June 26, 2017

Stampin' Up! Window Box Cards

Stampin' Up! Window box framelits (142762) are not only for creating lovely hexagonal boxes but you can also create stunning stylish KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetheart) cards and make a set! 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlit dies 
The window is cut out in Whisper White using the Layering Squares Framelits (141708) and mounted on cardstock (also cut out with the layering Squares Framelits) which is the same as the base card. 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlit dies
The Whisper White mat is embossed with Stampin' Up! Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (141468).  I adhered a thin piece of Gold Glimmer paper (133719) behind the candle flames and added coordinating Gold Metallic Thread (138401)
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlit dies
The same idea, just a different die and angling the mat  behind the feature window.  The Whisper White base mat is embossed with Stampin' Up! Oh My Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143710).
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlit dies
The embossing adds a dimension of elegance to the card...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlit dies
Fresh Fig is the card base and piece behind the random dots of the Window Box die...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlit dies
The same idea, just a different die and angling the mat  behind the feature window.  The Whisper White base mat is embossed with Stampin' Up! Softy Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (139672).

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlit dies
They make a lovely set, and so easily created!  The codes for the materials I used are in brackets so if you live in Australia and would like to shop with me, click on my shop or contact me for personalised service. 

Yours in paper craft,