All About Presents – CASE the Catalog

First of all, it’s all about presents in this weeks CASE the catalog.  The project features the Bring on the Presents stamp set and All the Presents Thinlits from page 16 of the Holiday Catalog.  I’m very fond of these products and what cute projects you can create with them.  All the projects on that page of the catalog are great.  There was just something about this card that attracted me.  Maybe it’s the non-traditional color, or probably the bows. 

Either way, I’m all about presents and hope you are too!

I plan on creating another one and maybe even more to use right on my packages as a tag.  The bows are also fun to color and when you raise them with the Dimensionals, they just sort of pop.  This catalog is so wonderful and I enjoy all the projects.  It’s been hard choosing one each week because I enjoy them so much.

All About Presents

The colors are: Mint Macaroon Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Mint Macaroon, Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler ink pads (the Cherry Cobbler is on the tag).  The Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends are used to color the bows and the Gold Metallic Thread is used as well.  Use Stampin Dimensionals and adhesive to adhere the bows. To ensure lines are straight, I recommend using the Stamparatus.  

Finally, sometimes the non-traditional colors make cards that much more appealing.  Taking a card up a notch and making it stand out can make people admire it that much more.  Add some dazzle or some fancy accessories and give it character.  Maybe even use another color.  It’s all in your imagination. 
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Nature This Week in the CASE the Catalog – Nature’s Poem Suite

It’s time for nature this week with the CASE the Catalog featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, so let’s get started.  First of all, this suite of products includes the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set Bundle, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Nature’s Twine and the Leaves Trinkets embellishments.  Though the calendar indicates it is officially Fall, here in Georgia we are still experiencing summer.  Therefore, while waiting for nature to change it’s weather pattern,  I thought a nature themed card might help!  It’s certainly worth a try.  Hey, whatever it takes!  The card I cased is on page 144 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  I also like the other three cards on that page but those are for another day.

Another thing about the nature this week card is that it also features a textured embossed layer using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  That’s probably why I like it so much.

Nature's Poem Product Suite

Start with Petal Pink cardstock cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″ to create the card base (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  Use Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ Petal Pink cardstock.  Drag a White Craft Ink pad across the embossed layer to add extra dimension.  Allow ink to dry before attaching to the Petal Pink card base.  

The brown leaf DSP is 5″ x 2-3/4″ and the falling leaf DSP is 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″.  Cut a notch in the leaf DSP to create a banner.  Layer the two pieces of DSP (refer to photo for placement).  Wrap Nature’s Twine around top of the DSP layers before attaching to prepared Petal Pink card base. 

Finally, use Soft Suede Classic ink to stamp the tree stump into a 3″ square of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment using Versamark ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Use heat tool to set embossing powder.  Stamp five sets of leaves onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tanquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut using coordinating Nature’s Root Thinlit Die.  Layer the leaves, the Leaves Trinkets and the Sentiment to complete the card.

Maybe it’s me, but I think it’s really even more impressive in person.  I so enjoy nature cards because it’s just another part of beautify and as a result, my creativity also flows.  Likewise for beach scenes cards.  I know everyone has their personal serenity.  I also hope you enjoyed this weeks CASE the Catalog. 

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CASE the Catalog – Country Lane Suite

Happy Monday and time for CASE the Catalog featuring the Country Lane Suite from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog (page 42-43).  The suite of products offers lots of options using the Country Home Photopolymer stamp set, the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP), the Tin Tile Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF), as well as, the different embellishments.  The project that I recreated uses the Chicken Wire Elements and the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF to add an extra touch to the card.  There are so many wonderful suites in the Holiday Catalog, it’s hard to select which is my favorite but this suite is one that will definitely get lots of use! 

CASE the Catalog - Country Lane Suite

  • Mint Macaron card base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (score at 4-1/4″)
  • Country Lane DSP: 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
  • Whisper White:  3″ x 4-1/4″ for front, 5-1/4″ x 4″ for interior, small scrap for stamping Hello
  • Chicken Wire Elements: 4-1/2″ x 2″  – NOTE: cut in 1/2 before attaching to card front
  • Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake
  • Stampin’ Blends: Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Everyday Label Punch (to cut notches on edges of the Whisper White front piece)
CASE the Catalog Steps:
  1. Use the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF to texture emboss the card front and then using Sponge Dauber lightly sponge the front using Crumb Cake ink.
  2. Stamp the milk can image and the floral spray onto the Whisper White card front using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink – NOTE: stamp off center toward right as shown on sample.
  3. Color the image using the blends.  Swish Crumb Cake below the milk can. You may spritz color below the milk can or add dots  (as I did) using the tip end of the Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend.  Stamp sentiment and color with Cajun Craze stampin’ blend, then fussy cut to add to front of milk can.
  4. Assemble card by layering the Country Lane DSP and adding the Chicken Wire Element pieces at an angle ensuring that pieces will extend past the stamped image layer.
  5. Add the stamped image layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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CASE the Catalog – Halloween Fun Projects

Time for CASE the catalog with some Halloween fun projects.

We are casing from the Holiday Catalog.  It’s almost time for Halloween so fresh and exciting projects are coming your way.  These Halloween treat holders are cased from page 48 and 51 of the Holiday Catalog.  Details are listed below to re-create these treat holders.

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The orange treat box was created using Takeout Box Thinlits and the Big Shot.  Also, images are from the Takeout Treats Stamp Set.  Cardstock choices are Whisper White & Grapefruit Grove, and the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  Stamp images all around on the box in Calypso Coral so they give it character and the sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Add White Baker’s Twine also around the box and attach sentiment tag using SNAIL adhesive.

The second project uses the Cauldron Framelit Dies for the stars.  The Tiny Treat Boxes are on page 193 of the annual catalog.  Cauldron Bubble sentiment stamped in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White cardstock.  While the circle below the sentiement was done using the 1 ½” Circle Punch and Toil & Trouble DSP, the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon is layered in between the two and wrapped around the box. Various adhesives were also used due to having different needs.  Stampin’ Dimensionals were also used to raise the sentiments off the box.  Finally, Liquid Glue was used for adhering the ribbon and small stars cut out from the Cauldron Framelits Dies in Crushed Curry cardstock.  Furthermore, the new Take Your Pick tool will probably make is much easier to pick up the stars. 

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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 sponge 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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