Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 27


Love this card from page 131.  The layout, the wood accents the bright color in the background it just cried out to be recreated with my stash.











Although the photo makes the colors look different  they are actually the same.  SU used the new wood embossing folder, I don't have it so the Hardwood background stamp had to do.  I did have one wooden heart, it didn't have stripes on it so I added them with a marker, they don't show up well in the photo but they are there.  I used burlap for the smaller heart.  The striped DSP in the background was made using my markers.

Stamps: Hardwood SU, Happy Anniversary PTI, Hot to Dot Wheel, Background
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Emerald Envy, Smoky Slate and lots of makers various colors
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories, Wooden Heart, Small Heart Punch,
Burlap DSP, Burlap for bow.

Happy Stampin'
Heather

Monday, June 26, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 26

This Thank you card from pg.130 it showcases the set Thankful Thoughts.  The sentiments in this set are really nice.  If I didn't already own more than enough "Thank You" stamps to thank everyone I know and then some, I might be tempted.
For my card, I used Perfectly Artistic DSP which if I recall was a celebration paper.  I think it turned out cute, and pretty similar to the SU sample.  On the inside I used a sentiment from "Sketch It" it says Just a little note to let you know how much your kindness means to me.  That's how I feel about all of you who have taken the time to comment on my cards this month.

Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Sketch It
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Punch:  Leaves from the Bird Punch
DSP: Perfectly Artistic
Accessories:  White Twine

Happy Stampin'
Heather

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 25



 Stamp in' Ups lovely Noel card on page 121 was much harder to CASE than I thought it would be. The set they used is another set I don't have called Christmas Pines.  They also used the new wood accents Touches of Nature, and the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I believe the background is the new Sheet Music stamp.
As I said, this one was harder than I thought. It started at the beginning, the embossing folder I used goes vertical so I had to turn the card.  Next, my Noel, was smaller. Oh well, I still like it and hope you do too.

Stamps: Greetings of the Season, Noteworthy, Boughs (Don't know what company)
Ink: Emeral Envy, Old Olive, Real Red
Cardstock Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories, Embossing folder Darcie Music, Die Labels Collection framelits.  White Twine.

Happy Stampin'
Heather

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 24

 This card  from Pg. 118 and the set is called Holly Berry Happiness.  Another set that isn't new this year but I don't have it.  The sentiment in the set, Christmas Wishes across the miles would be great to have but since it's the only stamp in the set that I want, I will not be getting it.  Over the years I have gotten much better at not buying when I don't at least like half the stamps in a set.






If I recall this stamp set, with the wreath called Sketch It,
was used by my up line Sharyn Bouck at one of the first Stampin' Up workshops I ever attended.  I feel in love with it.  That being said, I didn't buy it, it was pretty expensive and I didn't have much of a budget for stamping supplies.  Sharyn said "if  you want it all, become a demo," so that's what I did, and she was right.

So on to the card, when I saw this card I immediately thought of using Sketch it.  My card ended up having a much heavier, darker feel to it.  I also got a chance to use Stitched Felt Accents that I've had for ages and haven't used enough.

Stamps: Sketch It, Come to Bethlehem
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Versafine onyx black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Garden Green
DSP: Retired Regals
Accessories: Stitched Felt and white twine.

Happy Stampin'
Heather

Friday, June 23, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 23

 Today's card is from the same page as yesterdays.  Another card I loved and thought, I can do that. The hardest part of this card was figuring out the stripped gold ribbon.  I went to the ribbon section of the catty and it wasn't there.  So, how did the artist do it.  Well, I finally figured it out,  page 195 new striped treat bags.









For my card, the challenge was the striped ribbon look from the treat bags.  I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and masked off the stripes.  Then I put versamark all over it and covered it with gold embossing powder.  Voila, gold stripes, cut it down and I think it's a pretty good  replica.  Since I wouldn't ever use the bags this works perfectly for me. This card will be one of the cards I make multiples of this Christmas, I really love it.  Hope you do too.

Stamps: Festive Flurry, Warm Winter Wishes, Word Play
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Paper: Thick Vellum
Embossing Powder in White and Gold
Accessories: Gold Sequins Model Crafts, Rhinestone colored with gold sharpie.

Happy Stampin'
Heather

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 22


June 22, and the 22 card is from pg. 117.  I thought is was a pretty card, I liked how nicely all the images came together.  I have so many Christmas stamps that I should never buy another set.  For some reason I can't stop myself I love making Christmas cards, tags, and gifts so I know I will be buying more and I can't wait to see the holiday mini.  Maybe I should do a 12 days of Christmas Challenge when it comes out. What do you think?




For my card the first thing that came to mind was the large snowflake from festive flurry it ended up being to big so I went with the second largest in the set.  SU's sample has a few more details, but I am pretty happy with mine.

Stamps: Festive Flurry, Holidays and Wishes, ARTC Snowflakes and die set from Michaels
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Cardstock: Real Red and Whisper White
Other Papers: Thick Vellum, Gold Glitter
Dies Snowflakes ARTC and Cottage Cutz stitched rectangles
Accessories, Gold EP, Pearls and dimensionals.


Happy Stampin'
Heather




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 21

 Day 21 brings us to Christmas cards.  Pg. 112. I like the reindeer on this card but I still have the very popular Dasher, so below is my card.
I like mine but see that I need to reink my Soft Suede.  So below see what I used to recreate this card.

Stamps: Dasher, Michaels ArtC  Christmas.
Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark
Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Garden Green
DSP: Old Rich Regals and Colorblok Carnival.
Accessories Rhinestone colored with red sharpie, White EP, doily from retired SU doily

Happy Stampin'
Heather