Sunday, 22 October 2017

CTC#151 Catalogue covers and Hostess sets


Welcome back to another round of blog hopping with the CASE-ing The Catty Crew. My name is Rachel, and I'm a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator in South Morang (outer Melbourne) in Australia. All of the crew members are from the South Pacific (Australia & New Zealand) so if you are looking for a demonstrator, one of us should be nearby. You can order from my online shop from anywhere in Australia and your order will be shipped straight to you, costing a minimum of $5.95.

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This week is a bit different because the CTC crew are CASE-ing catalogue covers or Hostess sets. There is so much inspiration in both those areas, it will be a great blog hop. I've CASE-d the Mini Pizza Box in the picture below several weeks back with Musical Season, but this time I used the Hostess stamp set pictured, Seasons of Whimsy. I love using the quirky ornaments, the sparklers and the wreath. If your party or big order reaches $250 AU, you get 10 % in Hostess dollars to spend. This stamp set in clear mount (red rubber stamps that you mount onto acrylic blocks) is $21, and only available to hostesses - which is also you if your order reaches that amount. If you'd like to have a party, at your home, I have some dates available for the last weekend in October, and a few more in November.


I began by CASE-ing the square shape for my card. It does mean that I need to make envelopes, but that is easy enough with an Envelope Punch Board. For my first card Merry Patterns was the pick. Technically, it was a hostess set too, as it was sent free with any order reaching $450 in sales through September and October. You still have time to qualify but it might be a rush!


This card was layered with a piece of Pear Pizzazz and then another slightly smaller white square on top. I used the largest of the Stitched Shapes Circles to cut a piece in thick Whisper White, and the inside of the shape to pencil a circle as a guide to stamp the branches of a wreath. That piece is also from Merry Patterns, but I'm sure there is a suitable piece in most Christmas stamp sets.


Great news for all who like colouring their stamped images - Stampin' Up! will have alcohol markers Stampin' Blends available to you from 1st November. I bought a half dozen to try them out during the Demonstrator pre-order period, and after a little play, quickly ordered the rest. They are easy to use, and I'd love to give you a lesson if you think you need one.

  
My son helped out by taking video of me explaining a bit more about CASE-ing, and the card above was the one I was making in the video. However, as I put it together, I felt that the wreath wasn't showing enough, so when he finished filming I took it apart and stamped some protruding branches. When I reassembled the card, I placed the Cherry Cobbler banner at the bottom instead. You can see the video on my Facebook page. I'd love you to leave a comment, I know it isn't the greatest quality video, but I will keep on practising.


The stamps were still on the block so I stamped another pair to try some more fun colouring with Stampin' Blends. They are pretty luscious, aren't they?



Of course you may have noticed there are three ornaments so I can still change them about and create a nice set of cards.
You'll want to head to see what Megan has made




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When you shop in my online shop, remember to use the host code, as I love to send you something from the current catalogues as a thank you gift. At the end of October there will be a special draw from all September/October online orders (minimum $50 before shipping) to win a special Christmas stamp set.



8 comments:

  1. Such an awesome set of cards Rachel, I really love the square design!

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  2. This set works perfectly with this layout! And those ornaments look so adorable with these colours. Wow, totally amazing.

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  3. Looks like you had lots of fun colouring with the new markers - with such great effect, your ornaments look bright and wonderful. Nice adaptation from the pizza box.

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  4. I hadn't even noticed that set in the front of the catty! Lovely CASEs this week Rachel.

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  5. Nice cards Rachel, especially like the deer one

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  6. Lovely cards, Rachel. The background wreath is very effect. I'm loving the Stampin' Blends too.

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  7. Great cards Rachel, I love how you've stamped the branches of the wreath

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  8. Great set of cards. Love the colouring. Can't wait to play more with my blends.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel