I just had to try this Lots of Lavender Partial die cut technique! The idea of stamping an image and having it flow off the edge of a die cut as a focal point is something I love! I have always been intrigued by off the edge die cuts for the edges or top of a card, but here we get to see it front and center!
First of all, be sure and choose a die that you want to use and the stamp set that will fit with it, this will guide you in how much “fussy” cutting needs to be done. Also in the video below I show how to stamp the image first on a bigger white piece of cardstock than needed. The trick is to make sure whatever you “fussy cut” will fit inside the die being used. (See video)
The base of the card is an A2 size cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score and fold at 4.25″. The second white layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″. Finally, the bottom DSP layer is 4″ x 2″. Be sure and put a small strip of white paper behind the glitter washi tape so it would shine bright! Remember to make your envelopes pretty!
Today’s card is a quick & easy Delightful Daisy Heat Emboss on Vellum. I love that so many of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers make such beautiful backgrounds for cards!
Simply start with an A2 Pear Pizzazz card base cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″. Score and fold at 4.25″. The inside white and the Daisy DSP layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″. I stamped the Thank You sentiment using Versa Mark on Vellum paper and sprinkled the white embossing powder over it. Then use the heat tool to set the powder! Be careful with vellum not to overheat the paper! Use the Trpple Banner Punch to flag the end. Layer this on a strip of Pear Pizzazz and flag the end again.
Finally, add the Pear Pizzazz shimmer ribbon knot and remember to make your envelope pretty!
And here is the Delightful Daisy Heat Emboss on Vellum video tutorial:
Welcome to the Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #47 February 25, 2018 … All entries are due by March 3!
This weeks color range is Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, and White.
I am so loving this color challenge! Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our creativity I am searching for creative color combos. Sometimes outside the box. With that in mind I am striving to make the colors varied and challenging!
Go to bottom of the post click on the little blue box below that says add your link. You can do this anytime from Sunday (the day it’s posted) through the following Saturday night (when it closes)
Follow the steps. Simply type your name, email, and drag & drop (or upload) your photo. Click Crop to edit, or SELECT if finished.
Click the blue box that says DONE!
It is super easy, and does the random picking at the end of the week and notifies the winner by email (email comes from InLinkz challenges, not StampingCatCrew)! I do not get notified, so if you are the winner YOU MUST EMAIL ME YOUR CHALLENGE # AND ADDRESS TO RECEIVE YOUR BLOG CANDY! (Blog candy is limited to US mailing address only, sorry!)
Having a blog is NOT required, however you can share your link back to your blog if you want to generate traffic for yourself through blog hopping, etc… Let me know if you need help! you can post questions here.
Just submit your entry before the weekly deadline (Saturday night at 11:50 pm) and let’s share our creativity! Just have fun & play!
Also, if you want to become a member of the Creative Cat Crew it’s super easy and you can save money on a hobby you love, Join us here!
Happy birthday to us! Celebrate Stampin’Up! Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Anniversary March 2018! Stampin’ Up! is kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are we celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but we also want to say thank you to all of our demonstrators and customers who have helped us reach this great milestone.
And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? Most of all this kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!
I personally love Paper Pumpkin and create my own designs from the kit every month! There is even a Facebook group dedicated to alternative paper pumpkin ideas! Or if you just want a simple, beautiful creative escape, in every box there are detailed instructions that are easy to follow! The best of both worlds!
And here is the Celebrate Stampin’Up! Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Anniversary short video:
Super excited for the five years of meeting you at your mail box and creating & sharing millions of projects together! Paper Pumpkin has inspired countless smiles and glad hearts. Finally, we are celebrating our 5th anniversary and it’s all thanks to you! Thank you for all you have done to inspire smiles and glad hearts using Paper Pumpkin. Share your favorite Paper Pumpkin story on social media using #paperpumpkin5. And don’t forget to be subscribed by March 10 to receive your free gift and special 5th anniversary box!
First of all the free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit. Next, the free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else. Also, the free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects. Finally, the free gift holds an approximate retail value of $6-$8 USD/$8-$10 CAD when compared to similar products offered by Stampin’ Up!.
Well, having a teen made me instantly like the Epic Celebrations 2018 Sale A Bration set from Stampin’ Up! My daughter is learning to play guitar, she loves music, and of course these kind of shoes are in style right now! Perfect!
I knew I wanted to have the shoes and the earphones be a popped up focal point, but I felt it needed more than just stamping. So I decided to heat emboss and fussy cut them! It’s always hard to do justice to heat embossing on camera and video. However, it makes such a big difference!
And here is the Epic Celebrations 2018 Sale A Bration video tutorial: