Despite two the colours in this combination not being my favourites – I adore the colour challenge we have for you for Colour INKspiration #33!
Marina Mist and Always Artichoke are both on the retirement list as part of the colour revamp – and there aren’t too many tears being shed here. Always Artichoke remains one of the only colours I’ve never bought a full pack of cardstock for!!
Strangely though, it adds just the right amount of contrast in this pretty blue & neutral palette.
I love blue, beige and white/cream together. I don’t often use Very Vanilla but loved the creamy tones it added to this project.
Inspired by the honey tin in the picture and the gorgeous flower arrangement, I have made a tri-fold card with a floral bee theme.
It features two stamp sets and a favourite die set. The flower & bees are from the Garden of Love stamp set and the sentiment is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set. Garden of Love is retiring at the end of this month.
The jar element & leafy detail are from the Everyday Jars framelits – I love this set!
I also added a panel of Hexagons embossing in keeping with the bee theme!
The dimensions of this tri-fold card are the length of an A4 sheet (11-3/4″), trimmed at 5-7/8″ across the short side. Score at 3-7/8″ from each edge (across the long side). Fold inwards & score.
Thanks for joining the Colour INKspiration Crew today and viewing our colour inspired projects.
Please visit my beautiful friend Rachel Palmieri next to see her gorgeous creation…
To join the challenge and share your project with us, pop over to the Colour INKspiration Challenges Facebook page (click here). We love seeing what you make for each new challenge!
At Just Add Ink this week, we’re creating using an awesome sketch created by Narelle – that lady is a master at layouts!
I know I say it every time, but I really do love sketches – they open up a world of possibilities and give you the perfect starting point for your own unique design!
Make sure to visit the Just Add Ink blog and see what the JAI design team created!
You can also add your own creation to the link up and join the weekly challenge.
I was delighted when I saw the sketch components for this challenge – because they fit perfectly with the Yummy in my Tummy monster stamp, which I wanted to share with you one last time before it hits the officially retired list for Occasions 2017!
How cute is that monster!!!
I stamped the monster onto DSP from the Cupcakes & Carousels stack, cut him out, then stamped again onto Daffodil Delight & Bermuda Bay cardstock and cut out the horns, paws & tummy before sticking them into place.
The rest of the supplies in this card are all sticking around, so there’s no hurry, but if you love that monster, he’s only here until 31st May (or sold out). The same goes for the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP (which is on special!).
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I’m looking forward to using that Hexagon Folder for another year!
And although I’m sad to have some favourites on the retirement list, there’s a beautiful new catalogue ready to launch in 2 weeks!!!
Thanks for joining me for a CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop. The design team will share their projects for the week in this blog hop.
Then, we ask you to join us and share your creations. You can find all the action on our Facebook page.
The theme this for CASEing the Catty #125 is Favourite Big Shot projects from the Occasions catalogue.
As always, a hard decision! But I decided to create with the Dynamic Hexagon embossing folder – because I love it, which definitely makes it a favourite!
It’s currently part of the Urban Undergound suite in the Occasions catalogue and will appear again in the 2017-2019 Annual Catalogue!
I have cased the “Dad” card on the left, and transformed it into a baby card!
This embossing folder has no limits of use and looks great on pretty much every card!
I can cause cracking on your cardstock. To prevent this, spritz your card with water before putting it in the folder. Sounds crazy – but it works!
I made the inside a little more ‘baby’ than industrial using the Moon Baby stamp set (also carrying over – yay!).
Did you know that all bundled pricing finishes at the end of each catalogue cycle – even if the products carry over to another catalogue. That means that you have just over a month to get a 10% discount on the Large Letters framelits & coordinating stamp set. They are definitely a huge investment – but well worth it! And 10% helps!!!
And, while they are bundled, it’s possible to include them in your starter kit!!
Join my Paper Adventures team for the Starter Kit price of $169 and include this bundle (item number: 142348) as your kit selection (remember: it’s fully customisable). You’ll get free shipping too – saving you even more!
There’s so much choice for creating this week – please join us in using the catalogue as your inspiration for a Occasions catalogue Big Shot themed creation.
Add your creation to the CTC#125 album on our Facebook page.
Continue the hop by visiting the delightful Rebecca Scurr and seeing what she has made.
It’s not any ordinary Sunday around here – because it’s a long weekend in Western Australia.
Can I hear an ‘oh yeah’????
So, as the rest of the world thinks ahead to what their Monday will hold, mine will (hopefully) involve a sleep in, sunshine & yummy food!!!
But, just because it doesn’t feel like Sunday, does mean I’m going to miss a CASEing the Catty blog hop.
Today at CTC, we’re CASEing (copy & selectively edit) projects from the Cool Treats section of the Occasions catalogue – pages 32 – 45!
So many ideas within these pages and I know you’re going to love what the crew has come up with.
I’m still having a love affair with my accidentally ordered Special Reason stamps & Stylish Stems Framelits.
Thank goodness the universe is looking out for my stamping needs.
For my creations this week, I took the colours from this photo on page 42
And the layout from the bag on the right in this photo
To create this beautiful birthday card…
I even decorated the inside!
I loved this design but decided I could step it up with a few extra touches.
So, I took the embossing to the back layer, moved the ribbon and made the die cuts from glimmer, to create this sparkly version…
Subtle changes and creating a design in multiples are a couple of my favourite ways to create more than one card in a sitting for not much extra effort.
Do you like one version better than the other? I’m a proud mummy who loves both!
That’s me for today!
Please hop on to visit the lovely & talented Mel Pagano.
Given the number of amazing samples in the catalogue, I’m looking forward to lots of crafters joining us on the Facebook page this week with their CASEd projects.
Thanks for joining us. Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday night! And if you’re in WA – enjoy your day off tomorrow!