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,

Monday, July 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Butterflies

To showcase Stampin' Up! new 2017-19 In colours, I decided to make a picture frame like so many I've seen on pinterest.  The layout is another KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetheart) but two layers - a base card and mat of the same colour, to give it depth, not really caught by my photos...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterflies, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
The colours above are (left to right) Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and below Fresh Fig, Berry Burst and Powder Pink...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterflies, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
The idea came from Pinterest, Mary Brown but I mixed it up a little, using the stitched shapes and vellum.
From one layer of the butterflies to two and mixing up the matting....

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterflies, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
Fresh Fig with Sweet Sugarplum with Whisper White... the leaf created from velum with the leaf die out of the Stampin' Up! set Flourish Thinlits (141478)

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Butterflies, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes
The codes for many of the products I have used are in brackets.  If I can help you with anything paper craft please contact me.  If you live in Australia, I would love your custom - and you can shop 24/7 with me via my online shop.  Just click the link

Thank you for joining me,
Yours in paper craft,

Friday, July 14, 2017

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July - Diamond fold card

For our Christmas in July celebration, I chose a diamond card fold - one of my favourites as it has a bit of pop and the lovely diamond shape as the centre piece, for our detailed card creation. 


A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Christmas Stocking Thinlit x Marion
You can make them in any size but these were a 4" x 12" strip of cardstock scored at 2", 4", 8", 10" holding the card landscape.  A diagonal score is then made from the centre edge to each the 2" score and 10" score, top and bottom so that it looks like this...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Diamond Fold
I dressed the side panels with DSP and the centre with a mat of coordinating cardstock and DSP on top.  I then added the layered stockings and holly, along with a loop of ribbon on the main stocking...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Christmas Stocking Thinlit 
The stockings look great!...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Christmas Stocking Thinlit x June
Stampin' Up! new Fresh Florals DSP stack (144131) coordinated purrrfectly with this colour combo!...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Christmas Stocking Thinlit x Wendy
Don't they look great!  If I can help you with any of your Christmas creations please contact me, I would love to help!  Thanks for stopping by and checking this post out.

Yours in paper craft,

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July - Cookie Cutter Christmas tags

The two-step, Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, by Stampin' Up! is so much fun and coordinates with Cookie Cutter Builder punch.  The Santa, Deer, Bear, Gingerbread man and Eskimo can all be cut out using the one punch...BRILLIANT I know!!!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
Stunning on Whisper White or Sarah or Garden Green, a scallop circle and DSP cut with the Pretty Label punch layer purrrfectly for the feature of the stamped Santa, Gingerbread man or Reindeer...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
Those that attended Christmas in July created these beauties...above and below 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags

On crumb cake card bases, the three look great with Garden Green stitched satin ribbon (144181)

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
Turn them from portrait to lanscape and add to / from to the tags and this is what they look like...(garden green cardstock base)

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
A card base of Real Red...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
From the Cookie Cutter Christmas set to the Christmas Stockings Thinlits (141841), the tags still look great!

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Tags
So easy, 2" strip, 14.5cm long, punch the top with a tag topper punch and layer your cardstock/DSP and stamping/die cutting.
A lovely addition to any Christmas gift!
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Yours in paper craft,