CASE the Catalog- Christmas Pines Meet Sheet Music

Happy Monday and it’s time for another CASE the Catalog.  This week, in anticipation of the launch of the 12 Weeks of Christmas that starts later next month, I decided to create my version of the Christmas Pines sample on page 97 of the Annual Catalog.  Also, keep in mind that the next few weeks will be consumed with holiday cards and projects.  Our new Holiday Catalog is amazing.  Lots of fun samples are coming.  This sample is from the Annual Catalog because, well the Holiday Catalog doesn’t come out until September 5th.  Enjoy

Chrismas Pines meets Sheet Music

The Sheet Music stamp was used to create a custom background when inked with Crumb Cake and stamped onto a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Finally, using the pine needles stamp from the Christmas Pines stamp set and Old Olive ink, stamp the upper left corner of the page.  Furthermore, you can add color variation by stamping twice before re-inking the stamp. 

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Here is “my version” – to create the look of an old piece of sheet music, tear small strip from all sides of the paper and lightly sponged the edges plus the lower portion of the page.  Similarly to the catalog sample, I curled the edges slightly and adhered the page to the Crumb Cake cardstock base.  Use Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to cut the pine cones from Early Espresso cardstock and the leaves from Gold Foil.  A bow of 1/4″ Copper Trim finished the look.  Use the sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set and stamp using Mossy Meadow on Whisper White and cut using the Everyday Punch.  A folded strip of 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon was placed under the sentiment to complete the card.

 

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Focus With Coloring

Remember the fun as a child to use crayons and a coloring book?  In this month’s card class,  it was designed to focus with coloring.   The coloring being the use an image from the Blended Seasons bundle in the current Color Your Season promotion which is a limited-time offering.  Included in the bundle is the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits.  Plus being offered is a new Watercolor Pencils Assortment of ten pencils in popular colors.  The Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 is full of colors that compliment the existing Watercolor Pencils in the Annual Catalog.  The Blended Seasons stamp set provides the perfect base for focus with coloring and the watercolor pencils.  Attendees are also able to create cards and a treat hold using all the limited-time products.

How Do You Focus With Coloring

The card below features the Blended Seasons flower stamp.  Jet Black Stazon Ink was used to stamp the image and sentiment onto Shimmery White Cardstock (note – this is probably a great time to use your Stamparatus!)  The images were colored using the Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green watercolor pencils from Assortment 2 along with an aqua painter to soften and blend the coloring.  The Daffodil Delight Watercolor pencil from the original watercolor pencil set was used to color the flower centers.  The middle flower was also stamped on a scrap piece of Shimmery White, colored and fussy cut to attach to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Leaves are cut from Garden Green Cardstock using die from Stitched Seasons framelits.  

Finally, to finish the card, add a touch of bling with several Basic Rhinestone Jewels also randomly added to the card front.  Flirty Flamingo cardstock was used for the card base and a Basic Black cardstock layer was used to create a small frame around the Shimmery White stamped layer.  Giving it even more dimension and another layer.

It keeps Getting Better

Use the Gift Bag Punch Board to cut the Cajun Craze cardstock.  After cutting and scoring the Cajun Craze cardstock, the leaf stamp from Blended Seasons was also used to randomly stamp the paper using Cajun Craze classic stampin’ pad.  The Stitched Seasons framelits were used to cut the tag components.  Cut orange hue leaf using watercolor paper and a blend of Brusho Crystal Color.  Behind the tag, the white side of a Pealized Doily was sponged with Mossy Meadow ink.  Because the gold binder clip used as the bag closure has been discontinued,  I recommend using the Gold Library Clips.  The Thinking of You sentiment is from the Treat Time stamp set, stamp using Mossy Meadow ink.  Substituting for another favorite sentiment is another way to go.  Finally, It was completed by adding a triple bow of Linen Thread.  See the full list of project materials below.  

Blended Seasons

Finally, be sure to order your Blended Seasons Bundle and the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 soon…they are only available until August 31st or while supplies last.  Because it has been so popular, it will probably sell out before the promotion ends.  

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Spooky Days Ahead

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Spooky days ahead for our Paper Pumpkin subscribers. 

September’s Paper Pumpkin is an exclusive frightfully delightful kit and a scary-cute, special edition box.  I’m almost ready to burst with excitement because I love the fun of Halloween.  For anyone who has never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, this is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly subscription service.  Each month you receive a new kit that comes with all the products you need to create the special project of the month.  You will receive step by step instructions and Stampin’ Up! also prepares a YouTube video with instructions.  If  you are a new subscriber, a Paper Pumpkin clear block (Size D) will be included in the first order.  You can register here for this exclusive kit.

My Paper Pumpkin Halloween

Previous subscribers are also certainly welcome to come back and try out this spooky kit.  You can sign up here.


The box may even be a deal breaker.  Creating amazing projects and maybe even add another type of project as an alternate will be loads of fun.  Due to the amount of fun you will have, invite friends over and have an exciting time assembling the kit together.  All you have to do is sign up by September 10th and enjoy a month of Paper Pumpkin.  This exclusive Halloween kit and special box are a must have!

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Garden Impressions Suite – CASE the Catalog

Happy Monday!  You have probably seen the Garden Impressions Suite in the catalog.  So enjoy this week’s CASE the Catalog sample because it’s a variation of a card on page 128 in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.   

Garden Impressions Suite

First of all, the card in the catalog uses Soft Seafoam Cardstock as the base.  I also used a layer of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create the second layer.  Because I used the same card design, I changed up the card base to Night of Navy cardstock and because I didn’t stamp the second layer, I decided to use coordinating designs from the Garden Impressions DSP for the two layers below the layer with the sentiment.  

Garden Impressions Suite Stamp Set

Garden Impressions stamp set

Due to the DSP having lots of wonderful colors, it certainly makes it great to use for a variety of card designs.  Night of Navy ink was used to stamp the sentiment from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set.  Furthermore, it was cut with the next to the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Similarly, Mini Gold Sequin Trim and Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine was also added as an embellishment before attaching the sentiment with stampin’ dimensionals.  

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Below are measurements used for creating the card base design:

Base:  cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ 

Designer Series Paper: first layer 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″; second layer: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ 

Finally, when you are struggling to come up with a card design, remember to look through the catalog for ideas.  It’s okay to use the catalog designs and is encouraged.  Above all, I want to convey how easy it is to take a design from the catalog.  Because when you change up the paper or colors, you probably have a totally different look with the same layout. 

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Color Your Season


The Color Your Season is a new promotion for the month of August.  What a great way to get a sneak peek at some holiday products.  These Limited-Time only products will be available through August 31st or while supplies last.  Even though it has a holiday feel, the  Blended Seasons stamp set is actually great to use all year round.  Take a look below at the products in the Color Your Season bundle and see for yourself.  Enjoy these products for the month of August. 

 
Here is everything that is included in the promotion:
~Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season!
~Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
~Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.

Color Your Season

There are so many possibilities with these products.  I can’t wait to get a hold of them and start creating.  Until that time, Stampin’ Up! has also put together a few ideas you can create using the new products:  
 

Remember, you can get these all through the month while supplies last.  Once the inventory has been depleted, the products will no longer be available.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Additionally, this is just the beginning of our holiday release. Next month the Holiday Catalog will be live so stay tuned…..

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Dandelion Wishes – CASE the Catalog

Hi all and welcome to this week’s CASE the Catalog.  The card features the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and you can see the inspiration card on page 118 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  Instead of using the Wood Textures DSP (Designer Series Paper) as shown in the catalog, I used Garden Impressions DSP as the base to stamp the dandelion flowers using Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  When planning your cards, be sure to look at your DSP to use as a stamping base!  The Grapefruit Grove is a versatile color and blends well with many of the other Stampin’ Up! colors such as the Granny Apple Green used to compliment this card. 

Dandelion Wishes

Stampin' Up! Dandelion Wishes

Featuring Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set and Garden Impressions DSP from Stampin’ Up!

I hope you are enjoying the weekly CASE the Catalog.  I enjoy being able to bring you inspiration each week as well as an occasional “alternate” project.  Be sure to signup for my monthly newsletter because I have some fun things planned for the Fall.  Additionally, I am going to have a 12 Weeks of Christmas program that you won’t want to miss.  So sign up for my newsletter and to receive emails of new blog posts!

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