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,

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2016 Christmas Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends 2

The Foxy Friends set by Stampin' Up! opened another class of fun; building and playing with these little characters on various coloured backgrounds textured using various Stampin' Up! textured impressions embossing folders...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Foxy Friends" dressed for Christmas

Oh My Gosh, how cute are these creations by the A Crafty Cat team!!!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Foxy Friends" dressed for Christmas

You just cannot seem to go wrong no matter what colour card base you choose or embossing folder...Woodlands in this case!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Foxy Friends" dressed for Christmas

a fox or a reindeer, the coordinating Fox Builder punch is a must have to complement the stamp set...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Foxy Friends" dressed for Christmas

I love each and every creation...Seaside Textured Impressions embossing folder
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! "Foxy Friends" dressed for Christmas

Another fun filled card class, using various tools to compliment the stamp set and punch.  Thank you for joining me and a huge thank you to the A Crafty Cat team for joining classes, your creativity, allowing me to share your creations and the fun we've had.  I look forward to the New Year and having you join us.

Yours in paper craft, 

Monday, December 19, 2016

2016 Christmas Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments Thinlit 2

Today is a show case of beautiful cards created in class using Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments thinlit dies, in this case the circular bauble.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments     
I love the Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo and Night of Navy on these cards...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments
A strip of Real Red or Garden Green ... 
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments
Sparkling Red Glimmer paper as the stripping...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments
Silver and blues - never can go wrong with that combo...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments
They are stunning creations and so easily made.  Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to your company tomorrow...

Yours in paper craft, 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

2016 Christmas Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies

For many the colours of Red and White and the image of Santa/Father Christmas enhances the festive feel of Christmas... Which colours give you the Christmas feel?  Stampin' Up! have released a beautiful Detailed Santa thinlits die set that is easy to use and stunning in effect...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlits die
The lay out is stunning, quickly achieved so great for card sets... and you can add any greeting you wish...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlits dies
I curled the lists and added a dimensional under it to hold it up...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlits dies
From landscape to portrait and a bit of glimmer paper...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlits dies
Sorry for the pink hue - my first card...simple and how I fell in love with the die!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlits dies
 
In Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler... nothing short of stunning and one of my favourite cards...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlits die
An then to a major colour change - and a whole lot of work :-)  I just had to try this out!
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up!
Arhhh yes, but I cheated too!  I took the piece I didn't want out of the die and then ran the tape runner over the back of the die, on the remaining pieces.  This held the pieces I wanted to stay in the die, then I turned it and placed it on the base card.  The piece are not as puffy as  they would be, if I took them out and replaced them individually, but this was a whole lot easier and less time consuming.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa thinlits dies.
The beautiful greeting is from the hostess stamp set Holly Jolly Layers WM/CM and coloured with marker.  Thank you for stopping by, I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather and getting some crafting in as we prepare for Christmas.

Yours in paper craft,