Friday, July 28, 2017

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight

Stampin' Up! release of the Daisy punch and coordinating stamp set has been a raging success with the punch selling out very quickly... but never fear, it is back!  One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the privilege of ordering some items a month prior and luckily I did.  These are the projects I created for Catalogue Launch.  A traditional layout but stepped up to show how to go from a simple card to adding, adding, adding to get a layered card, full of texture and bling.

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight
 The card is simply stamped and matted with the flowers shaped...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight
 with the addition of a strip of DSP, the card comes alive...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight on DSP
By adding texture by embossing, to the base card by embossing with the "Sparkles" Embossing Folder (1414168), the card becomes alive and the glimmer paper (133719) centres add a new bling dimension...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight on DSP and Embossed base card
A velum jar is added, gems for the flower centres and the card maintains it style.  On this card I used Petal Burst (141493) Embossing Folder and Daffodil Delight (144116) double stitched ribbon...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight on DSP and Embossed base card, and velum jar
The velum up close and the ribbon and beautiful gems...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight close up of flowers and centre gems
The bundle of the punch and stamp set is a must in any card makers collection, I hope this post inspires you to step up your cards when using this (or any other) daisy punch and stamp set.

Yours in paper craft, 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July Christmas Pines

I love Stampin' Up! stamp set of Christmas Pines (142049) and had to use it again in my Christmas in July celebration.  The coordinating dies Pretty Pines Thinlits enables one to create beautiful pine cones and leaves, to compliment your work...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines & Pretty Pines Thinlits dies
The cluster in detail contains the pine cones on darker (Early Expresso) backs and the leaves are stamped and die cuts layered over the top...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines & Pretty Pines Thinlits dies
String or Ribbon down the side breaks the white from the backing card...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines & Pretty Pines Thinlits dies
The cluster on the Pool Party base up close with ribbon... 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines & Pretty Pines Thinlits dies
One of the A Crafty Cat team created this striking card on a Smoky Slate...Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon to tie the cones together...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines & Pretty Pines Thinlits dies
The creations are nothing short of stunning and I love this layout found on pinterest and cased from nice people stamp.  If you live in Australia, know you can shop with me 24/7 on my online shop.  I hope you have purrrfectly good crafty day,

Yours in paper craft,


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly

Stampin' Up! In colours are trendy, in fashion and five change each year.  To show case the five 2016-18 colours for catalogue launch, I decided to employ four die sets - the Detailed Dragonfly (142749), the Stitched Shapes (145372), Laying Squares (141708)  and Flourish Thinlits (141478) for the leaf.

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
Peek-a-boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum above, left to right; Emerald Envy and Denim Dapper below...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
Two tone with Berry Bliss and Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper Shite highlights...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
By mounting one colour on top of another and slightly offsetting the two, the die cuts really pop!

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
The look great!  I hope these creations inspire you to create and give a set of KISS cards, colour coordinated in a manner that suits you.  Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to your company at the next post.

Yours in paper craft,

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Stampin' Up! Monochrome - Black and White Cards

Back and White is always a stunning combination and today's post looks at using the stitched shapes framelits (145372) with the May flowers framelits (140276)

Stampin' Up! Monochrome - Black and White Cards, May Flower Framelits
 Love the leaves...might be good for a sympathy card too....
Stampin' Up! Monochrome - Black and White Cards, May Flower Framelits
 The flower is just stunning...

Stampin' Up! Monochrome - Black and White Cards, May Flower Framelits
 The three make a lovely set...

Stampin' Up! Monochrome - Black and White Cards, May Flower Framelits
Stay warm, I look forward to your company at the next post,

Yours in paper craft, 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Stampin' Up! Window Box Cards 2

Stampin' Up! Window box framelits (142762)  are not only for creating lovely hexagonal boxes but you can also create stunning stylish KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetheart) cards in a set!  This post is a simple one layer Whisper White card with a mounted die cut focal point enhanced with ribbon.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlits
This set of cards are not layered, but simply uses the window frame cut out with a Stitched Shapes  (141708) square and mounted on a coordinating colour - Fresh Fig which coordinates with the stamping.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlits
Burlap Ribbon (141487) is cut on the angle and adhered behind the focal piece...see the stitching, looks great!

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlits
Silver Natural Trim (141485) Ribbon is snaked behind this piece, again cut out with Stitched Shapes to get that stitched look...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlits

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlits
The candles are backed with Daffodil Delight before being mounted on the Denim Dapper mat.  Gold Metallic thread is put behind.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlits
The metal thread looks great and is shiny...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Window Box thinlits
The card set is simple and stunning, I love the layout - cased from Pinterest.  I have listed may of the codes for the products I've used.  If you live in Australia and would like to shop with me please click on the link to the right, if you would like personal service from me then please contact me.

Yours in paper craft,