Friday, October 28, 2016

Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends

Hello and welcome to a fun post of little animals created using Stampin' Up! products; the Fox builder punch and the coordinating Foxy Friends stamp set...  These creations were by the A Crafty Cat team, Rach being the first to create her dog - so cute!!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Fox Builder by Rachel Wright
Michelle created a birthday card for a dear friend - bet she loved it!!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Fox Builder by Michelle McCarron
The mane was created using a Layering Circle framelits die - just fantastic...

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Fox Builder by Michelle McCarron
Mary's very cute little polar bear...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Fox builder punch x Mary Anderson
Love these creations and want to purchase a punch and or stampset, then please if you live in Australia, become one of my valued customers and purchase online or in person, just contact me.

Thanks for stopping by,
yours in paper craft

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Stampin' Up! an Aussie Naturalisation

Welcome to a very special post, where I used Stampin' Up! stamps, punches and dies along with a die given to me (I think Kaiser craft for the gum nuts and leaves??), to create a congratulations card.  One of my very dear friends is now a naturalised Australian and this is the card I created for her, to celebrate her special day.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up to create Congratulations on becoming an Australian Citizen
I used Swirly Scribbles thinlits dies to create the sun, Balloon Bouquet Punch, and I stamped and fussy cut the Koala from Kinda Koala-been busting to use that Koala!

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up to create Congratulations on becoming an Australian Citizen
I used the gum nut and gum leaves die to cut out the respective shapes and then shaped them with my bone.  I then sponged them and added "wink of stella" to give that golden shimmer.

A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up to create Congratulations on becoming an Australian Citizen
The card is a tri fold card 12" long, scored at 4 and 8" and then accordion folded.  I wanted the inside of the card to represent the Australian flag but in flowers....  the sun is from the Stampin' Up! 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! to create Congratulations on becoming an Australian Citizen
I'm hoping this is in some way representing the Australian flag - I used the Botanical Builder framelits dies to create each of the flowers.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up to create Congratulations on becoming an Australian Citizen
I layered in a little real red...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up to create Congratulations on becoming an Australian Citizen
So the completed Aussie card - I hope she likes it...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up to create Congratulations on becoming an Australian Citizen
If I can help you with a project, technique, Stampin' Up! product or purchase, please contact me.  I'd love to help you.  I hope you are having a purrrfectly crafty good day!

Yours in paper craft,

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Stampin' Up! Fox builder

We are loving the Fox builder punch and coordinating stamp set Foxy Friends by Stampin' Up!  So today to showcase the creations of the a Crafty Cat team!  The racoon being the most popular...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends and Fox builder
A very cute creation...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends and Fox builder
With his little head popped up with a dimensional...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends and Fox builder
From blues to oranges and Mint Macaroon, one of my favourite colours at the mo!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends and Fox builder
For details please visit my previous Fox builder post.  Thanks to the girls for creating with me and thank you for stopping by.

yours in paper craft,

Monday, October 24, 2016

Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch fun!

Welcome to another post on A Crafty Cat.  Today we play with the Fox Builder punch and have a little fun creating various cute little animals.  My first creation was a case from pinterest - Nikki Spencer - just love this layout and the little raccoon which I stamped using the stripped tail, face, eyes and nose, legs and ears from the set Foxy Friends
Stampin' Up! Fox Builder punch - Raccoon

I raised the head with a dimensional to give the card a bit of dimension...  The petite flower is centred with the flower from the Tree builder punch.
Stampin' Up! Fox Builder punch - Raccoon

Next I had to create this gorgeous card - that could be used as a Christmas card with that tree in the background!  Again this card was cased from pinterest...the background embossed with Woodland Embossing folder   The fox - inspired by Heather Payne and her creation featured n a post earlier this month - love this card...
Stampin' Up! Fox Builder punch - Fox

The fox is sitting on a stump coloured with an aqua painter... 
Stampin' Up! Fox Builder punch - Fox

The skunk gorgeous little fellow... hello is form the Hello You thinlits dies
Stampin' Up! Fox Builder punch - Skunk

I especially love the little mushrooms, they are so cute! again from the Stamp set Foxy Friends
Stampin' Up! Fox Builder punch - Skunk

 Back to the Raccoon and a wood grain background from the Serene Scenery DSP pack... and the gorgeous butterflies from Fluttering Embossing Folder ...
Stampin' Up! Fox Builder punch - Raccoon

Thank you for stopping by - this really is a must have stamp set and punch - so many little animals to create.  I'm sure you will be seeing more!

Yours in paper craft,

Monday, September 19, 2016

Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms KISS

For the launch of the Stampin' Up! 2016-17 annual catalogue, I decided to theme it KISS, Keep It Simple Sweetheart ;-).  I wanted to ensure that my customers would go home with a handful of cards, but still learn a technique or two!  The ever versatile Botanical Builder thinlit dies was used to create this gorgeous layouts I cased from Pinterest created in the 2016-18 in colours...  
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Botanical builder

Above Stampin' Up! in colours of Denim Dapper, Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Botanical builder

Above Stampin' Up! in colours of Peekaboo Peach and my favourite - Sweet Sugarplum
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Botanical builder

Sweet Sugarplum in a thank you above and a sweet thinking of you below...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Botanicals for You

I just love the simplicity of the side die cut coloured card stock, Which was stamped with a greeting in the coordinating coloured ink, and then mounted on the base card of Whisper White.  The three flowers were cut from the Botanical Blooms, sponged from the centre in coordinating ink, and mounted with glue dots and a rhinestone in the centre of each.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Botanical builder

Or a pearl... Denim Dapper...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Botanical builder

The petals of each flower were softened and shaped a little with a bone...  gives great dimension...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Botanical builder

Love the concept of KISS cards, then stay posted for more....
Thanks for dropping by,

Yours in paper craft,