Monday, December 11, 2017

Stampin' Up! Santa's Suit and Builder framelits

Let's start December with a card of fun - Stampin' Up! Santa's Suit and Builder Framelit dies allow one to create fun, cheeky cards...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Suit and Santa Builder Franelit dies
A simple layout this was cased from pinterest... love it and those cute little pegs ;-)

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Suit and Santa Builder Franelit dies
Michelle created this cute card!

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Suit and Santa Builder Franelit dies
ha love the idea of the line attached to the tree and the clothes on the tree!

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Suit and Santa Builder Franelit dies
So as you can see, lots of fun can be had with this set...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Santa's Suit and Santa Builder Franelit dies
But wait there is more you can do with it, so stay posted for more fun with Santa's Suit and Santa Builder Framelits Dies...

Thanks for stopping by
yours in paper craft,

Friday, October 20, 2017

Stampin' Up! 70th Birthday Swing Easel

I love creating one-on-one with friends on a special project and incorporating ideas to embrace character, and individuality.  This is a swing easel card for a lady turning 70....
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Swing Easel Card
The card is created with a base of Rich Razzleberry with Designer Series Paper from "Petal Garden DSP stack (144168) and flowers die cut from Bloomin' Heart Thinlits (140621).  The Happy Birthday is Gold heat embossed from the Stampin' Up! Photopolymer stamp set "Big on Birthdays" (142877) and the 70 is die cut (from a retired set of Stampin' Up! dies) out of Gold Foil Paper (132622).
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Swing Easel Card
Pearls in the flower centres look sooooo pretty.. and the card uses the flowers as a stop to create the easel.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Swing Easel Card
Isn't it just beautiful!  I love it and hope the receiver loved it as much too. For the dimensions of the card please visit the crafty spark, she has a video too!
Thank you for stopping by,

Yours in paper craft,

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stampin' Up! Masculine Swirly Scribbles

Swirly Scribbles is a die set released by Stampin' Up! and it is AMAZING!!!  Today I wanted to showcase the versatility of the die cuts with a masculine card layout that was the feature of the class...
 A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies
The swirls - 3 sizes were cut out in different colours to coordinate with the base card and the DSP strip coordinates with the base card as well...
 A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies
Bermuda Bay is a beautiful colour for a base card as is Soft Suede and Early Expresso...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies
It is always lovely to get a different slant in class, the above card was created my an A Crafty Cat attendee...

If I can help you with a technique or project or Stampin' Up! product, please contact me or shop online at my shop.

Yours in paper craft,

Monday, September 25, 2017

Stampin' Up! Sponging

The technique of sponging is a wonderful way of creating backgrounds and coupled with Jar of Love and Butterfly Basics, one can have a whole lot of fun creating....
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Jar of Love 
Butterflies to fire flies...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Jar of Love
 The velum makes the jar look real and off set the images to make them look like they are fluttering...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Jar of Love
CN created this lovely card...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Jar of Love
 The ribbon add to the effect of the jar
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Jar of Love
Sponging a background to go with your project is easy - just ink up a sponge off your ink pad or marker, run it in circular motions on a piece of plastic to get the ink evenly distributed and then circular motion, starting off the page an onto your paper - starting with your lightest colour first...

So much fun in what you can create! But practice is the key and stamping after your have sponged adds to the crisp images in the forefront.

Yours in paper craft,

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stampin' Up! Squash Fold Card

Masking focal images and stamping background images over them became a night of playing and with such beautiful works of art, I just had to combine the finished with an easy but cute card fold. Pinterest to the rescue! and a big thanks to DOstamping and her demonstration of a squash fold card.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly, Water Colour Wash, Work of Art
The background is stamped in Marina Mist and Old Olive (lily pads) mounted on Daffodil Delight and a base of Basic Grey and a Basic Black highlighting strip which was carried over to the inside of the card on the trail of Dragonflies...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly Stamp and coordinating thinlit dies.
The inside is highlighted lined with Smoky Slate and a focal piece of Daffodil Delight - in keeping with the cover.  This beautiful creation was cooperatively made with Terese...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly, Water Colour Wash, Work of Art
Colleen created this gorgeous card on a base of Old Olive, Black Matting and Whisper White to stamp on.  Colleen used the set Butterfly Basics - that fern leaf is perfect for so many cards! and with a little sponging the card was admired by all...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics "Squash Card" x Colleen
The inside was stamped randomly and lined with sponged Whisper White and again stamped with the fern leaf from Butterfly Basics (137154 - Also Available in WM and CM)
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics "Squash Card" x Colleen
The card is held together with ribbon and this ribbon 1cm Shimmer Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz (144158) was a purrrfect finish to the card.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics "Squash Card" x Colleen
  The card is purrrfect for any occasion...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics "Squash Card" x Colleen
Just two of the beautiful creations from class, stay close, I have another two cards to showcase...

Yours in paper craft,