Sunday, 5 May 2019

Favourite Retiring Bundle CTC #227

Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project. This week we showcase our favourite retiring bundle, and you may guess that mine is Needle & Thread, page 38-39 of the Occasions catalogue.

Needlepoint Nook Suite including the Needle & Thread stamp, Needlepoint Elements Dies and the designer series paper is a whole suite, not just bundle that I will miss when it leaves our catty at the end of May. For now, you can still order the Bundle #150626 for $80, a saving of 10% off the price of the stamp set and dies together. The May class for my Casual Friday night stampers is these three cards, and if you are able to make it to South Morang VIC on 24th May for a 7:30pm start, please get in touch.

Most of the designs were initially inspired by the catalogue picture, and my desire to use the designer series paper to its best advantage.

This colour block card was CASEd from Julie Davisson, a top US demonstrator. You can see her card by clicking on her name. I used the patterned paper to inspire the choice of flowers and colours for my larger block on the left.

There is a die included which pierces the paper in this lovely design (so hard to photograph!) and I've left it to stand alone here. Of course it can also be dressed up with some of the lovely die cut flowers, or watercolouring etc.

The inside of the card has been stamped to match, using the Stamparatus for placement. Now what is your favourite retiring bundle. If you care to share something you've made with it. please link to our Facebook challenge page, or leave me a comment telling me which you'll miss.

Our next design team member is the talented Julia Quinn in Queensland

If you choose to order this bundle through my online store, I will post you the card and DSP to make these 3 cards. Click on the item below and it takes you straight there. A word to the wise also, Stampin' Up! no longer has an association with Sizzix so the Big Shot and all its accessories will not feature in the coming Annual catalogue, only available while there is stock in the Australian warehouse. Also, due to issues with the trimmer, they are dropping that item and looking for a new supplier.

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  1. This is a favourite suite of mine and I love how your cards showcase it!!

  2. Aww, these are lovely! I wish I lived closer so I could come make them with you x

  3. Oh these are all so lovely. I love the colours and the way you've featured this beautiful paper. All so gorgeous.

  4. What a gorgeous set of cards! This bundle is going to be very missed by everyone.

  5. Gorgeous cards Rach - I love them! And I'm going to miss this bundle so much. I wish it was carrying over! Kelly x

  6. Three beautiful cards Rachel, this is one of my favourite suites from the Occasions Catty, I'm going to miss it.


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