Friday, June 30, 2017

And Finally, Casing the Catty Day 30

This card on page 176 is the final card I cased from the catalog.  I loved how the colors jumped out at me.  The set used here is Feather Together, another set I didn't get because, just how many feather sets does a girl need.  Well, I think I need this one, the feathers are prettier and the sentiments are wonderful.
So, for my final card in the series, I used my feathers set.  I haven't gotten into the stencil and paste craze............yet!  So, I used a stencil I had on hand from Walmart.  I also don't have Lemon Lime Twist..............yet!  So, I used Twisted Citron Distress ink.

As you can see, I said, "yet."  This month long challenge has certainly taught me to look at what I have first.  I still have a pretty nice sized wish list from the catty though.  Stay tuned, tomorrow I will be revealing my wish list from the new catty.

Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts, Four Feathers
Ink: Twisted Citron Distress Ranger, Smoky Onyx Black Versafine
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories:  Clear EP, Rhinestones, SU, Stencil, Walmart, Black and White Twine, Target

Thank you to everyone who has been following me this month and for the wonderful comments.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 29

This card on pg, 175 uses the set Wild about Flowers.  It is a set that I has been on my list for a couple of years for some reason I just haven't gotten it.  I only have one retirement stamp and it's in the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, so this one appealed to me more for the sentiments.  I like how they just used the words for you from the sentiment on this card.
What I didn't like on their card was the big bow behind the white panel.  I tend to shy away from large bows because of mailing issues.  I sell my cards at the Sand Lake Library in Averill Park, NY where I used to work.  Most of the people buying the cards are not going to want to deal with extra postage etc.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Gift of Love, Hardwood
Ink: Peach Parfait, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Peach Parfait, Brushed Silver, Black, Vellum
Accessories, White EP,  Label Stitched dies Amazon, Silver Bakers Twine SU

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 28

Very cute card on pg. 166 with a sentiment from "Just Add Text"  It says I appreciate everything you do.  SU designers used the new Just Add Color DSP.  I'm guessing they fussy cut the feathers.

Right away I wanted to use my Four Feather's set with matching dies.  I think it turned out pretty nicely.  Next was the sentiment.  I decided to go with the sentiment from Happy Watercolor.  This card gives me no reason to go out and buy the DSP or the sentiments set.

Stamps: Happy Watercolor, Four Feathers.
Ink: Crushed Curry, Craft White, Smoky Slate, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
Techniques: Heat Embossing with White EP
Accessories: Oval Die, Feather's die, Gold Cord

Happy Stampin'

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'

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'

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'

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'

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'

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'

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'

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 20

This bear from pg. 110 made it's first appearance last year.  I love it so much.  I really have almost gotten it a few times but I own this bear and really, how many teddy bears does one girl need.

For my card I used my bear which I've had for quite a number of years.  I can't remember where I got it but it's made by a company called Stampcraft.  The only thing on this card that is from Stampin' Up is the Close to Cocoa card base and Whisper White Cardstock and the sentiment which is from Watercolor Wishes.  My DSP is from an old pad I have from Colorbok called Carnival.  A little ribbon and a doily both from the dollar store and it's done.  The bear was water colored using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and on his eyes and nose I used a little enamel accents.

Happy Stampin'

Monday, June 19, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 19

Stampin' Ups new set A Little Wild on pg. 108 had been put on my wish list, will it stay, not sure?  It is such a cute set and I can see making cute window cards with it.

My card made me wish I hadn't sold the set Wild About You.  Anyway, I searched my Evernote file and found that the only lion I own is this little guy from Fox and Friends.  I had to go to the computer this time to get a sentiment.  I did go with something totally different here.  It says "In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight."  I also turned this card.  My sequins are larger, I think I might have to get the new smaller ones from SU.

Stamps: Fox and Friends
Ink: So Saffron, More Mustard, Sharpie Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive and Vellum
Die: Swirly Scribbles Thinlet
Punch: 1 1/2 circle
Accessories: Sequin trim from Model Crafts.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 18

Happy Father's Day today, and this sentiment is perfect for my father.  Stampin' Ups card is on page 60 so for this one I went back a bit in the catty.  I really like the layout of this card and had a blast recreating it.

Although I like the set Mixed drinks, I already have the retired set Happy Hour and to be honest, it hasn't seen much ink.  So I was happy to case the card in the catty this year, gave me a chance to ink it up.  I think the hardest part of this one was the little chevron type things, I am just not that good at cutting them out straight.

Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Rose Red, Soft Sky
Card stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Rose Red, Peach Parfait
Punch: 2 inch circle
Accessories: Rhinestones

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 17

Page 93 has the set Weather Together, another set I have resisted buying in the past.  I do like this set but I have to many stamps that are similar to warrant spending money to get this one.

My card should have started with a wash of Soft Sky but I made the mistake of putting all the other elements together first then having to add the sky after.  I do like this one though and certainly feel it is just as nice as the card in the catty.

Stamps: Rain or Shine SU, With Sympathy Avery Elle.
Ink: Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Onyx Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Die:  Memory Box Umbrella
Punches: Word Window SU, Clouds Fiskars
Twine: Starfruit SU

Happy Stampin'

Friday, June 16, 2017

Casing the Catty Day16

This cute baby card pg. 51 caught my eye right away.  I really like the stampin' up card better. Not that it will make be go out and buy anything they've used for this card, just that I won't try to recreate this one anytime soon.  The set they used is not new, I just have never gotten it.  It is called Better Together is it is a great set for anyone just getting into stamping.
My attempt is probably the one card I am most disappointed with my scalloped layer is just ugly and I should have found something more baby like for the DSP.  My DSP layer should have been shown more white.  Finally my sentiment would have been better lower.  The new SU one is bolder so it does show up better on DSP. On mine I tried to sponge around it to darken the paper in hope that it would stand out more.  No luck.

Stamps:Friendly Phrases, Something for baby
Ink:Versamark, Crisp Cantaloupe
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pistachio,
DSP: Sweet Sorbet, Paisley Petals
Sizzix:Scalloped Square die, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Heat embossed with white EP.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Casing the Catty Day15

This card is on page 44, it uses the new set, You Deserve This.  Another set I most definitely don't need.  I looked at it and have most of the sentiments in one for or another.

Today we are halfway through June, hard to believe.  That means, I am halfway through my challenge.  My sentiment Hooray is from the Hooray for you set (R) and you did it came from one of the first Paper Pumpkin kits.  I decided since I don't have wooden stars I would substitute them with gold, I used the confetti star punch, the small star punch and a Provocraft die.  I also stamped on Emerald Envy cardstock with a polymer birthday set I have no clue when I got or who made it, but it had the little flowery star background look I was going for. This is not a card I would ever had made if it wasn't for my challenge.  I'm glad I did, I think it turned out kind of cute.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Casing the Catty Day14

This is also on pg, 39 if the catty.  Super simple quick card.  I like cards like these that you can whip up quickly when you need something fast.  Usually that's when my husband asks for something for someone at work.
For my card I had to think about what would fit to take place of the barn.  I was so happy when I came up with the house from Christmas Lodge.  I haven't used that set as much as I would have liked and was happy to be able to use it for a card other than Christmas.  I stamped the image on Crumb cake in Early Espresso.  The sentiment is from Gift of Love and the ribbon is a piece of Lost Lagoon satin.  Very happy with with simple card.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Casing the Catty Day13

For today's card I picked this one from page 39.  I am a sucker for shells, and so I was drawn to this one.  I am taking the pictures off my computer and this one seems a bit dark,  I like the size of the shells that are in this set and the sentiments and font are beautiful.
For my card, I used the shell from Beautiful Beach (R) and stamped it in Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach  and Soft Sky then fussy cut them all.  I then stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Smoky Slate, cut it down and cut a piece of vellum the same size.  Adhered it all to the Whisper White cardbase.  The sentiment was a bit of a harder find, I finally came up with this one from Vintage Verses (R).   I again used Peekaboo Peach and then my ticket corner punch (R).  Added a few pearls, some gold cord and I am quite pleased.  Now if it wasn't for the fact that the sentiments are fabulous in the new set, I might be able to pass it up.
So what do you think?

Happy Stampin'

Monday, June 12, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 12

This card from page 35 I thought was so cute.   I liked the layout and the fun whimsical feel. This set isn't going to be traveling to my house though, because I really don't see me needing it.

Here is my version.  The color looks off I guess I grabbed Pool Party when I should have used Soft Sky.  Oh well.  So, on to the stamps, good luck is from a favorite of mine, Sincere Salutations.  The suitcase, Traveller and congratulations is from Tasty Trucks. I stamped the everything in Smoky Slate except the little branch in the back it is in Twisted Citron distress ink as is the banner in the back.  The little flower is Rose Red and is from a triple punch set.  Silver cord finishes it off.

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 11

Today's card is from the same page as yesterday's.  I like the simple layout that was used on this card.  The sentiment in the new set is great but again, not so great that I will get it.

For my card, I stamped the pot from Morning Cup onto Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Then on a piece of Whisper White, the cup from Perfect Blend.  The sentiment is stamped in Emerald Envy. The DSP in the background is from a stack that SU had called Love Blossoms.  I used linen thread on the top.

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 10

 Stampin' Ups Coffee Break Suite on pg. 30, I think will be a big seller.   Although, I wouldn't spend the $30.00 for the matching dies.  For me this set is pretty easy to fussy cut so I'd probably spend the money on something else.

For my card, I used three sets, two retired Stampin' Up', they were Morning Cup and Perfect Blend.  The other set I used was for the little cups and the coffee beans, that set is from Stampabilites, I think it cost me $1.50 at Hobby Lobby.
First I made the background paper,  I embossed the cup and pot from Morning Cup  in clear onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I blended Vintage Photo Distress ink onto that.  The EP resists the ink.  I used some scrap DSP on top of that.  I used Perfect Blend and my Stampabilities set for the sentiment piece.  The little cups are from that set as well.  My heart is just a piece of burlap cardstock cut with my small punch and the ribbon Natural Twine  the little bow I used a string of burlap from a piece I bought at the store.  I love using it instead of Linen thread, it such a cost saving.  I was really pleased with how well this one came together.  Hope you like it as much as the example in the catty.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 9

This card was my first, aha moment, when I thought, I can do that.  Love the color combination of this card.  Do I need this set?  No, I think I have enough florals in my stash.  How about you?
For this card, I used an old retired set called Live your Dream.  The sentiment is from Timeless Love.  I really think both sentiments say they same thing.   I liked the layout of this card and it was pretty easy to CASE.  The colors I used were Lucky Limeade, and Melon Mambo.  I heat embossed the sentiment.  I am pretty happy with how this one turned out.

What do you think?

Happy Stampin'

Casing the Catty Day 8

  This card on pg. 23 is very colorful and perfect for birthdays,   The colors are the same but the stamps I used were, Autumn Days, Botanical Blooms, Botanicals for you, Simply Said, Morning Meadow and Butterfly basics.  Pretty much all retired.  The twine was died with Crushed Curry reinker.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 7

So, this particular set called Grown with Love on Pg. 22 is really unique, I like the way the sentiments are incorporated into the image.  So, it's a maybe but I'm pretty sure I can live without it.  I was pretty excited to be able to use a set that I just couldn't part with, The Wheel Thing(R).

My apples are from Best of Autumn(R), and the heart is hand drawn, although I know I have a heart small enough somewhere.  I do own hardwood so I stamped that in the background and added strips of Crushed Curry and Soft Suede.  I don't own doilies but I have the old retired DSP Flirtatious, which had doilies all attached they were colored on one side and white on the back so I cut off one of those.  My wagon isn't as big but now I'm thinking that little dog from the Bike ride set might just be the perfect addition.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think?

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Casing the Catty Day 6

The Bike Ride Bundle on Pg. 20 is such a cute set.  I am a dog person so the pup made me smile.  I can't wait to see what cardmakers come up with using this Bundle in out of the box designs.  I am sure it won't be just bikes.  If it is, then I really can't see myself shelling out the bucks for this set.  Although that pup is calling me.

That's what's missing on my card,  I just didn't have any dogs that were small enough to sit in the basket.  I guess I could have put something else in there but I am still happy with it.

I stamped Pedal Pusher(R) with Smoky Slate and colored it with Coastal Cabana and Blushing Bride markers and then fussy cut it out.  at the bottom I used Work of Art in Sahara Sand to mimic the road.  My sentiment is from Bold Blossoms(R). I popped my bike up with dimensionals and then layered like they did in the catty.  I just have Coastal Cabana twine so I used it and also had to add on the things on the handle bars.  I have to admit that this is the first time I inked up that bicycle built for two and I'm glad I did.

Happy Stampin'