Sunday, 1 May 2016

Have A Cuppa With Me CTC#76

Welcome again to another round of CASE-ing The Catty. Each week the crew take inspiration from a section of a Stampin' Up!® catalogue. Currently we are working our way, section by section, through the Occasions catalogue. This week is Have A Cuppa, pages 34-37. CASE is an acronym which stands for "Copy And Share Everything" and we hope by sharing what we have CASE-d, you'll be inspired too.

It has been a while since I used my Banner Framelits, and looking through those pages for inspiration, I spied the Mother's Day sample on page 36. The pink one was the start of an idea, to use a banner for the sentiment and hearts somewhere, and so the idea began to grow.
There are a couple of cups, a mug, teapot milk jug and cutlery amongst some of the cute bits and bobs in the Cups And Kettles Framelit Dies. Being a tea aficionado, and it must always  be made in a tea pot, I knew I wouldn't be able to resist this set for too long. I'm very sad that it hasn't made it into our new Annual catalogue, and will be unavailable after May 31st.

Isn't it clever the way the sentiment from Balloon Celebration suits this so well? You can change it to coffee, champagne or hot chocolate too!

I cut two of each mug and on one of each colour, die cut the heart, and popped it onto the other colour. Then I couldn't resist adding a couple of Botanical blooms to make it prettier.

Back on page 34 there is a large picture featuring a half dozen different projects made with A Nice Cuppa and the Cups & Kettles Framelit Dies. Banner Framelits came in handy again for the card on the left, and a little flower from Birthday Blooms.

My Farewell Favourites class on May 19th or 20th, both at 7pm includes one of the cards on the Soft Sky background. My regular class voted on a selection of ten cards/stamp sets at the last class and came up with A Nice Cuppa, Six-sided Sampler and Vivid Vases,

The paper I've used is retired, but soft florals was what I wanted and Attic Boutique was perfect. Unfortunately, it's not in the Clearance Rack, but there are other soft florals which would do as well. The stacked teacups can be made in so many combinations with the different dies. This is sweet and simple with some more of the Attic Boutique paper and a paper doiley cut not-quite-in-half. Both of these cards have greetings from Balloon Celebration. A Nice Cuppa is retiring at the end of May, so if you love this stamp and/or the framelits, best you head over to place your order. If your order is less than $250, please use the hostess code and you will receive a small gift from me.
Hostess Code: ZGGAABEE

I hope this has inspired you to get crafty too, You can share your projects with our crew here

Cheers, Rachel

If you're going in reverse, you'll be heading back to the lovely Liz -and let me tell you, her projects are fabulous!

Or you may be just starting and want to travel forward so you're off to see The Paper And Stamp Addict, Rebecca now


  1. Sweet projects Rachel :)

  2. Hard to resist this set. If you are tea in a teapot girl do you also prefer fine bone china like me? Loved that DSP. Great cards Rachel

  3. Gorgeous ideas, and I really like the coordination of the Cups and Kettle with the Balloon Celebration greetings - clever clever you!!

  4. Oh I love your stacked cups, don't they look pretty, I loved that DSP.


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