Friday, 29 May 2015

It's Sneak Peek Week at CTC#32

Welcome to the CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop. This week we are giving you a sneak peek of some of the new goodies coming in the about-to-be-released Stampin' Up!® catalogue. You may have come from my friend Kathryn's blog, or perhaps you are starting the blog here. Either way, keep on going around until you have done a complete circuit.

It's not long until the new Stampin' Up! catalogue goes 'live', Tuesday June 2nd will be a busy day, because you can purchase from all three catalogues, just for one day, but at 11.50pm Tuesday, last year's annual catalogue and the Occasions Catalogue will retire. I wonder if you have you marked your new catalogue with post-it notes, like I did? As a demo, I did get to order some select items earlier, and I'm loving playing with those, and planning my classes for the remainder of the year.

My favourite stamp set from Convention might be Sprinkles Of Life.  It could be the variety of cards you can make with these different stamps, or perhaps the Tree Builder Punch which matches it, making those clouds/ice cream super-easy to punch out. You can make cupcakes, ice creams, flower baskets, trees or clouds with just three stamps. They're all so much fun, because of the cute sentiments that go along with them. How about "Hope your day stacks up to be one good thing on top of another" on the ice cream card or "Every cloud has a silver lining - you just have to look up to see it" which is on the card with the grey clouds.

The card with the three scoops of ice cream features a couple of new In Colors:- Watermelon Wonder card and the lovely, soft, Dotted Lace Trim in Delightful Dijon. The new Paper Stack,  measuring 6" by 6" now, Cherry On Top comes in a gorgeous selection of fresh Brights and In Colors. The ice cream is Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder and Soft Saffron, the splodges behind, from Gorgeous Grunge, are stamped in the same colours. One of the new features in the catalogue which you'll love, especially if you don't have every colour in the range, is the co-ordinated packs of plain A4 cardstock which you can purchase to match the Paper Stack or 12" by 12" Designer Series Paper. They have eight sheets of  3 colours, a total of 24 sheets of card for $12.25.

You know another really good thing about Sprinkles Of Life? It's the stamp set that helps support Ronald McDonald House Charities, and $3 from the sale of each of these stamp sets is donated to RMHC in Australia (or the country in which you make your purchase). You can find this stamp on the inside of the back cover of the catalogue.

I CASE-d the Catty to make the card with clouds, just changing the colour of the striped strip down the right side of the card.

Maybe my raindrops are a bit lighter than the original too, and the Stampin' Up!® designers may have used silver embossing powder (I had none) while I have used Dazzling Diamonds. It does look like an awfully close CASE. I love the sparkle of Dazzling Diamonds. If you purchase from my Online Shop and use the Hostess Code B6VWKZMJ I will post you a 'little something' from my stash.

Folks who come to my June classes will get to make three cards with Sprinkles Of Life stamp set and the Tree Builder Punch. There are spaces on Friday 19th June at 7pm- 9.30pm, or if you and a friend would like to attend a daytime workshop in South Morang, Victoria. I am happy to run a class for 2 people, we will just have to negotiate a day and time. The third card, and some other options haven't been made yet but could feature a tree, basket of apples, flowers or something else. I keep my classes relatively small, and allow you a certain degree of creativity with your work. Email for more information or text 0417 500 681.

Perhaps you'd better pop along to Emma Palonek's blog now, to see which sneak peeks she is sharing with us all.

If you get lost along the way, this will help you get back on track.

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  1. This is one of my favourite stamp sets in the catalogue and I love your designs.

  2. You cards are very cute Rachel! I love the addition f the Gorgeous Grunge splotches on the ice cream card. I hope that set never retires!!!

  3. Lovely cards, Rachel. My favourite is the triple layer icecream - bright and fun!

  4. These are so gorgeous Rachel! I love love LOVE your ice cream card - that ribbon is the perfect touch! :)

  5. I am impressed! Two very different cards using the same stamp set, one bright & fun & one sparkly & terrific. I have to say I prefer your sparkles to the silver embossing in the catty!

  6. Your cards show how versatile the Sprinkles of Life set is - very different and each stunning! There are just so many possibilities.

  7. Your ice cream card is great Rachel. The colours are fabulous.

  8. I really like your CASE of the Catty. I prefer your softer raindrops and the lovely sparkle on the clouds.


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