Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 Catalogue Launch - Z fold cards 2

To launch the 2014 - 15 Stampin' Up! catalogue, for Kathryn Free in Logan, Qld, Australia, we featured a project utilizing the Z fold card.  This is a very simple card to cut and fold as shown HERE by Dawn Griffith.  These cards were created at Kathryn Free's Catalogue Launch...
A Crafty Cat: Z Fold Card, very stunning in Black and Real Red highlighting the Stampin' Up! sets of Papillion Potpourri and Petite Petals
 This stunning card features Stampin' Up! "Flower Shop" and "Petite Petals"...
A Crafty Cat: Z Fold Card, very stunning in Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler highlighting the Stampin' Up! sets of Flower Shop and Petite Petals
This card features Stampin' Up! "Papillion Potpourri" in Pacific Point on a Marina Mist base...
A Crafty Cat: Z Fold Card, very stunning in Black and Real Red highlighting the Stampin' Up! sets of Papillion Potpourri
Instructions:-
I cut a piece of 12x12 card stock in half to give me a 6"x12" piece of cardstock
I then scored the 12" length at 4 and 8".  These are the fold lines to make the Z
I measured and marked 4 1/2" on the 6" length and then cut from the 6" point to the 4 1/2" point to give me the angle which is the feature of the Z fold card.

Diane Jackson always creates something beautiful, just love the colour combo of her Z fold card...
A Crafty Cat: Z Fold Card, very stunning x Diane Jackson, highlighting the Stampin' Up! sets of Flower Shop & Petite Petals
The girls enjoyed having a card base made in seconds, the challenge was then to embellish it.
For me, this took some time but for others, no problem at all. 

I just love trying out and dressing different card folds, hope this inspires you to try this very simple fold and to dress it up too!

Have a purrrfectly crafty good day,
love

Friday, October 24, 2014

2014 Catalogue Launch - Burger Box 2

Launching the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue is a wonderful time of year for me as it is a day of getting together with and crafting with my customers.  One of the projects I ran on the days was the decoration of the Stampin' Up! Burger Box die and to incorporate the spiral flowers die.

The following is just some of the beautifully decorated boxes the girls created...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Burger Box die dressed in 2014-15 In Colours x Diane Jackson.
These are creations by Kathryn Free's customers at her catalogue launch held in Logan.
The above burger box and flower is created out of Stampin' Up! 2014-15 In colour Black Berrybliss, and in contrast the below is created with the colour Mossy Meadow... 
A Crafty Cat: Burger Box Big Shot die x Stampin' Up!
Girls were cleverly adding the stamen...this box was created out of Lost Lagoon card stock - one of my new favourites - so stunning!

A Crafty Cat: Burger Box Big Shot die x Stampin' Up!
 Love, love, love the tag on this creation, just stunning...

A Crafty Cat: Burger Box Big Shot die x Stampin' Up!
A focus on the stunning roses created using Stampin' Up! Spiral Flower Die in Blackberry Bliss...

A Crafty Cat: 2014 Catalogue Launch project highlighting the Spiral Flower die
 Tangelo Twist - how stunning is this!...

A Crafty Cat: 2014 Catalogue Launch project highlighting the Spiral Flower die
 Am loving Lost Lagoon...

A Crafty Cat: 2014 Catalogue Launch project highlighting the Spiral Flower die
If you like what you see and want to be inspired by more creations please click HERE to see my creations as well as other customers fantastic creations.

Hope you have a purrrfectly crafty good day.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stampin' Up! Cards of Love

Weddings, Engagements and Valentines day, give an opportunity to create cards of love.  At our workshop, a small group of ladies create the below cards with the Big Shot and Stampin' Up! stamps, punches, embossing folders and dies. 

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! cards of love x Jenni
These beautiful cards were created using the Boho punch to make the flowers & Stampin' up! "Hearts Collection" framelits; Embossing folders include Stampin' Up! "Vintage Wallpaper" "Perfect Polka Dot" and "Fancy Fan"...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! cards of love x Jenni in Pacific Point and Whisper White
Stampin' Up! Rhinestones are purrrfect for adding that little extra bling to the centre of flowers... 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! cards of love x Jenni in Pacific Point and Whisper White

 a change of colour to Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! cards of love in Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla

Again Stampin' Up! Boho punch was used to create these lovely flowers, only centred with Stampin' Up! pearls...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! cards of love in Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Stampin' Up! have a beautiful range of glitter/glimmer papers - this is silver and it complemented the Cherry Cobbler purrrfectly...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! cards of love in Silver glimmer paper and Cherry Cobbler
Back to blue, this is a lovely card of celebration...Stamp set used is Stampin' Up! Embellished Events...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! cards of love x Jenni

This is a lovely collection of card that I enjoyed watching the creation of.  Hope these inspire you to create :-)

Yours in papercraft

Monday, October 13, 2014

2014 Catalogue Launch - Burger Box

Launching the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue is a wonderful time of year for me as it a day of crafting for my customers.  It is wonderful to catch up with customers, see the creations and to have a hearty lunch together.  One of the projects was to decorate Stampin' Up! Burger Box die and incorporate the spiral flowers die.  These were my creations...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Burger Box die with Spiral Flower Die

The leaves are shaped with a bone and scoring tool, then toned with sponged ink.  The leaves are made from segments of the Blossom punch...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Burger Box die with Spiral Flower Die
This is the burger box die, a wonderfully versatile box that can be dressed up as you wish.  This is just a few images of what my amazing customers created...


A Crafty Cat: Burger Box Big Shot die x Stampin' Up!


A Crafty Cat: Burger Box Big Shot die x Stampin' Up!
The beautiful spiral flowers up close...

A Crafty Cat: Burger Box Big Shot die x Stampin' Up!

Links for how to create the beautiful roses/flowers and that burger box.Stampin' Up have a fantastic "how to make the spiral flower" as there is a bit of a knack to it... we used the Stampin' Up bone and damp hands to shape the spiral.

How to make the burger box was also a bit tricky only because of the mountain valley folds.  This video is compliments pinterest and Ilina Crouse, click HERE to watch a very descriptive video.

These boxes can also be made up as animals and various characters, check HERE for inspiration and be fascinated at all of the amazing creations.

These are such versatile dies and I love finding a number of uses for the one die - am SO glad I have both dies, so stay posted as you will be seeing many more creations...Ben has me lined up for a few animal/character creations ... see how I go LOL