Sunday, December 25, 2016

2016 Christmas Stampin' Up! Easel Slide card

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. The Easel Slide card is my last post for the year.  I must confess I had trouble making and trouble demonstrating this fold - but we got there in the end.  The idea came from pinterest and I watched the video by Jan Brown and Dawn Griffith.  These are my creations... Father Christmas, he is so grand...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Father Christmas
Tip - use something symmetrical to make your hole on the pull tab, don't use the bow - makes the card pull funny...Ooops  To Merry Mice, I can hear it squeaking to me in a tune ... falala lalala 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Merry Mice
I embossed the cover of this card - one of the girls in the class thought of this and it looked so great I had to case it...but I had trouble getting the cutter to cut through it so maybe cut first and emboss second???
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Merry Mice
I just love these Merry Mice, and enjoyed creating with them.  As I write this blog I see soooooo many other things I could do with this card fold and these very cute mice!...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Merry Mice
So to a Merry Christmas and I hope your day was full of fun and laughter.  Remember the New Year is the time to get those items on your wish list and be rewarded as Stampin' Up! celebrates the New Year with a new occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration.

Yours in paper craft,

Saturday, December 24, 2016

2016 Christmas Stampin' Up! Easel slide card

I love the Easel slide card fold so much, I held a class for the A Crafty Cat team and this is what they made for a special someone for Christmas...I love the Merry Mice Stampin' Up! stamp set sooo much, they are just too cute!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Merry Mice

The Father Christmas Stampin' Up! stamp is another favourite, he is so grand...Embellished Ornament mistletoe on the tag!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Father Christmas

The Merry Mice again with Flurry of Wishes on the tag
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Merry Mice

Merry Mice again - I can hear him singing to me...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Merry Mice

A big thank you to the creators of pinterest - where I get most of my ideas and to Jan Brown and Dawn Griffiths for their You Tube videos on how to make this VERY cool card.  And thank you for your company, through out the year. I wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas and a fabulous 2017 filled with joy and prosperity.

Yours in paper craft,

Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Christmas Stampin Up! Upright Z fold 2

We had a great day creating these Upright Z Fold cards using Stampin' Up! products.  With Christmas in mind, the A Crafty Cat team created these beautiful cards... Pretty Pines being  so very popular for the feature piece on the cards...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Upright Z fold card
Rach created this lovely card - love the way she has the baubles hanging from the tree...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Upright Z fold card
Delicate Ornament thinlit dies are a must have to your Christmas collection of craft...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Upright Z fold card

A special card for a special Reg, hope he and his wife love it...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' up! Upright Z fold card
There are so many possibilities for Christmas card creations, and yes there are more to come so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a single creation.

Thank you for your company,
Yours in paper craft,

Thursday, December 22, 2016

2016 Christmas Stampin' Up! Embossing

This post features the combination of heat/powder embossing and the use of textured impressions embossing folders to create beautiful Ornament cards. This is the first of my cards showcasing clear embossing over the rock and roll technique...
A Crafty Cat: Stampn' Up! Embellished Ornaments
Cherry Cobbler base with Old Olive (Holly Textured Impressions Embossing folder) and the rock and roll done in Real Red and Cherry Cobbler...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Embellished Ornament
Tempting Turquoise and Soft Sky are a purrrfect match with Silver and Whisper White...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Embellished Ornament
Again I used the rock and rolled technique on the ornament in Soft Sky first then Tempting Turquoise and clear powder embossed over the top...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Embellished Ornament
Old Olive and Very Vanilla base with the ornament powder/heat embossed in Gold embossing powder and highlighted with gold glimmer paper, gold foil and Gold Natural Trim...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Embellished Ornament
The cards are an easy layout, the time in the powder/heat embossing.  They are lovely cards - the photos not doing them justice as they don't pick up the dimension and shine of the powder/heat embossing. 

Thank you for your company, all supplies can be purchased on my online shop 24/7.
Yours in paper craft,

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2016 Christmas Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa (blue)

The image of Father Christmas is loved by many and this thinlits die "Delicate Santa" by Stampin' Up! is nothing short of stunning....
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa
The Whisper White die cut Santa on a Marina Mist card base, Greetings from Santa stamp set is where the greeting, snowflakes and  the cute santa's list is from.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa
In portrait and I've alternated the hat with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa
Night of Navy as a card base is stunning as is Santa's Red Glimmer paper hat! 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa
In the Detailed Santa die set is a set of stars that can be used as a feature on the card... 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlit die
Another quick, easily created,  stunning card for you to create for loved ones this Christmas.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlit die

Tempting Turquoise, bright and cheery...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlit die

Marina Mist...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlit die

 Thank you for stopping by to take a look and remember the to check out the December sales on my online shop.

Yours in papercraft,