CASEing the Catty #214 | Sale-A-Bration

If you’ve been tracking school holiday fun here at Papercraft HQ, then it’s my sad news to tell you that school goes back tomorrow!   I really enjoy school holidays – fun activities, lazy mornings and summer fun!  But all good things must come to an end!

The kids are super excited – and I am too about the potential concept of more craft time during the day!!!  And being a touch more organised with two of the three Little Papercrafts out of the house!!!

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I missed the deadline for sign up this week’s CASEing the Catty – but thanks to the lovely Kathryn Mangelsdorf whose blog you may have just visited, I snuck in at the last minute to share this cute little gift set I made for a friend.

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

I drew inspiration from a number of sources for the inside & outside of the gift set!

The calendar and gift box styling are CASEd from my ESAD Blog Hop projects.  See here for the original designs.

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

I filled the box with tea pot note cards inspired by a gorgeous project I saw by Dee Copus-Read – see her teapots here

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

The teapot styling was CASEd from this photo in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue…

I have been admiring the colouring of the striped teapot since the SAB catalogue landed on my desk!  I don’t have the artistic touch required for such amazing watercolouring.  If you’d like to have a go – Alisa Tilsner made a great tutorial – click here to visit.

Instead, I used a tip shared by Artisan Design Team member – Emma Goddard.  Emma simply used an Aqua Painter to draw stripes across the cardstock before she stamped with the tea pot & cut with the die.  Easy but amazing!  I swiped left and then right across each line so I could get some variation in colour profile – and this suited my natural technique of uneven colour application!!

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

I used this technique in 3 different colours to suit the DSP colours (2 of each) plus on the back of the 3″ envelopes.  It’s a snug fit, but the teapots can be convinced to sit nicely in the envelopes (which is perfect!).

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

To turn the teapots into note cards, I simply folded my Whisper White cardstock in half before die cutting.  I then used by Stamparatus – set up with a carefully placed template – to stamp the teapot image.

Stamparatus with Framelit template | kelly kent

I love the collaboration of this project – all the ideas I’d seen from Stampin’ Up! and other demonstrators sharing online – helped me to create something special.  And now here I am sharing with you.  It reflected the share what we love so well!

Share What You Love Tea Pot Gift Set | kelly kent

Thank you for joining me today!  And again to Kathryn!

There’s a full supply list at the end of this post with links to the online store for easy shopping.  The fabulous teapot framelits are available as a Sale-A-Bration redemption with any $180+ order.  Don’t forget to add the Tea Together stamp set (page 49) to your order to own the coordinating set.

Speaking of coordinating sets – did you see that lots more of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets will have coordinating dies available in March!!!  I’ll post more details during the week.

Next up you are off to visit Shannon Kissane and her cute canine creation!

Please join us on the CASEing the Catty Facebook page to join the challenge by sharing your catalogue inspired project.

See you next week!

For all my WA followers with children starting school tomorrow, I hope it’s a smooth transition for you & your family!

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Stamp Review Crew – Foxy Friends

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Welcome to my final blog hop for the week – what a treat to be able to take on you on so many adventures!

Today you’re hopping around the world for the Stamp Review Crew with lots of fabulous creations with the Foxy Friends stamp set.  Plus some great ideas for using the coordinating punch!

As I often do, I’ve used this hop as a chance to extend my concept of the stamp set.

It makes cheeky foxes, cute cats, sneaky skunks, racous reindeers & many more animals!!!

But … for my project, I’ve used the embellishments that coordinate with the foxy animals to create a trio of watercolour notecards.

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I love having ‘blank’ cards on hand for when you need a card quickly!  The embellishment stamps in the Foxy Friends set provide great all-occasion decoration!

I added the medium swirl from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits set (I haven’t used this in a while & I was missing it!), the love heart speech bubble (this could say anything!) and a few pearls to finish it off.


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I even decorated the envelopes for these cards in matching patterns/colours.

I can’t wait to send one in the mail – it’ll look so pretty!

Thanks for hopping with me!  Next you’re over to Tanya in the US who always has wonderful & colourful creations!  Or if you missed out on Holly, then click below to go backwards.

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