Pals Blog Hop “Case the Catty”

Welcome to the Pals Feburary 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Case the Catty”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will copy or remake projects from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs and brochures. After all, who doesn’t CASE (Copy and Share Everything) once in a while. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along

Oh Catty, sweet catty.  I so love your glossy pages with new crafting delights, eye catching photographs and promises of unexplored creative territory. Stampin’ Up has done a phenominal job with their product catalogs.  They are so much more than a list of products to buy; they are inspiration itself.  Which is why this month we are CASEing our favorite projects. I’ll admit with SO MANY amazing products in the catalog, I passed over this gem a few times.  Birthday Wit was an unexpected love for me.  What finally did it was the way the “Happy Birthday” part of the sentement was cut out and popped up. This photograph got me thinking about an old Paper Pumpkin kit that had a similar feel and pattern and so I came up with these….

I swapped the square background for a circle and made the card a 3 1/2″ x 5″ instead of square.  Each sentiment was stamped twice in different colors.  One was cropped with a circle stitched framelit and the other was fussy cut.  (My kind of fussy cutting by the way, straight lines!)  Add a few background layers, pop up the cut out “Happy Birthday” with dimentionals and presto! a quick and cheery card with a slightly sarcastic disposition. I had so much fun making these cards that when I ran out of my leftover Paper Pumpkin bits I had to make another variation.

This time I went a little bigger, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, and added some glitz.  The Foil Frenzy specialty designer series paper is fantastic for adding some wow to your projects.  I mixed circles and squares on this design and set my squares a little off kilter like the catalog photo.  Both the solid and foil layers are 3″ square. A touch of ribbon, a few rinestone accents and a doiley wrap up the design.  My husband pointed out the irony of these cards saying, “These are so much more than ‘a piece of paper’ folded in half!”  I’m a die hard crafter; of course my cards have to be more than a single piece of paper folded in half!  Unlike most  store bought cards……. hmmmm……. well played Stampin’ Up! Well played!

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on March 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Corinne Blake Independant Stampin’ Up Demonstartor [email protected]

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Creatively Yours,

Corinne

Tic Tac Toe, Three in a Row: #tttc034

 

For my card this week, I picked the right column down; Celebrate, Floral and Include Ribbon.  The “Celebrate” die is one of the free items you can earn during Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration event.  I used the new Stampin’ Blends to color and ombre effect on a piece of  Whisper White cardstock before cutting.  This is a super quick way to add a little punch to your projects!

Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!

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Here is this week’s board featuring designer Jeanie Stark!  It is a fun and easy way to get inspired creativelly each week.  We love to see and share what you create so come visit us at www.tictactoechallenge.com

 

 

 

 

Tic Tac Toe, Three in a Row: #tttc032

 

For this card I drew inspiration from the bottom row, Sparkle, Love and Free.   This card also happened to be one of the make-and-takes for my January class.  It features one of my favorite new bundles  Petal Palette.

I love that this card can work for Valentines, Anniversary or a surprise “Love You” to a friend.  I guess that means this card fills the right diagonal too with Friend, Neutral and Sparkle!

Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!

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Welcome to my third Tic Tac Toe Challenge board!  The New Year is always so full of promise and potential.  I seem to get renewed inspiration about my creativity too!  I hope this board will inspire you as well with many options for Valentines, Birthdays or just saying hello to a good friend.  Grab your supplies and head over to www.tictactoechallenge.com !

 

 

15 Minutes to Finish: Petal Passion thank you

Coloring with Sponge Daubers – quick and easy!

I couldn’t be happier about the adult coloring fad.  It was a favorite pastime as a child that I never grew out of.  Stampin’ Up has several amazing line art designs perfect for any color enthusiast.  The new Petal Palette suite is one such stamp set.

As an added bonus, the images have an artsy, watercolor feel to them.  They are not supposed to be perfectly solid or evenly colored.  In addition to tradtional coloring methods, these soft focus images are perfect for the sponge dauber technique.

Sponge daubers are great for getting color down quickly and are not meant for precision.  They create a soft gradient of color depending on how much you layer the ink.  Designed to fit over the tip of your finger, daubers are a cleaner, grown-up version of finger painting!

Create the Card

  • Start with a 3 1/2″ x 5″ card base in Whisper White
  • Layer a piece of 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ Petal Passion Designer Series Paper
  • Crop a piece of Pear Pizazz with the third largest Stitched Oval Framelit
  • On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the large and medium flowers and the “thank you” sentiment from the Petal Passion stamp set.  I used Memento Black for my ink
  • Crop sentiment with coordinating lable die in the Petals & More thinlits
  • Use sponge daubers to color in both flower images and the cut with the coordinating Petals & More thinlits
  • Adhere oval and flowers with adhesive of your choice and pop up sentiment with dimensionals

 

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 Don’t worry about being messy when adding color with daubers!  Since we are using dies to cut out our images it is okay to color outside the lines.  I like to start dabbing  color in the center of my image and work toward the edge.  If you want a softer color concentration, try swiping the sponge instead of dabbing up and down.

Most importantly: play around and have fun!

 

Corinne Blake

Independant Stampin’ Up Demonstartor

[email protected]

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Creatively Yours,

Corinne

Tic Tac Toe, Three in a Row: #tttc030

 

For this card I drew inspiration from the right diagonal and the middle row across.  I admit that I am a total sucker for wood and lace – masculine and feminine all in one!

Which three in a row will you choose for your project?  Grab your creative cap, whatever supplies you have on hand and come play with me at TTTC!

#tttc030

 

Welcome to the New Year and team O’s new board!  Our featured designer this week is Nicole Watt.  And have you heard  about our NEW challenge opportuinty for weekly designer pick’s to host a challenge in the future?  Go grab you craft supplies; 2018 is going to be full of creativity!

 

 

Corinne Blake

Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

 

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