Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #27 October 8, 2017

Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #27 October 8, 2017

Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #27 October 8, 2017

Welcome to the Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #27 October 8, 2017 … All entries are due by October 14th!

This weeks color range is Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, and white.

I am so loving this color challenge! Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our group creatively, I am searching for creative color combos. Sometimes outside the box. With that in mind I am striving to make the colors varied and challenging! 

The weekly prize winners are drawn at random from among the Creative Cat Crew members and since we would also love to see your creative ideas we do a SECOND drawing for those who follow along!

Just submit your entry to stampingcatcrew@gmail.com before the weekly deadline.  Be sure to include the color challenge number and your name! We will post a winner on the blog each week! Just have fun & play!  


Also, if you want to become a member of the Creative Cat Crew it’s super easy and you can save money on a hobby you love,  Join us here!


Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #27 October 8, 2017
Libby Foreman
Shannon Cole
Tracy Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Snowy Hometown Greetings

Stampin’ Up! Snowy Hometown Greetings

Stampin' Up! Snowy Hometown Greetings

Love, love, love this Stampin’ Up! Snowy Hometown Greetings stamp and coordinating framelit set! I show a simple card with no fussy cutting or glitter snow as well as show how to make the gold foil window with snow “fancier” version.

Although this card looks super fancy, it’s actually very easy to create.  Simple start with an A2 card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold in half at 5.5″.  Cut 3 pieces of paper ( one at 4″ x 5.25″, one at 4″ x 4.25″, and one at 4″ x 3″)  Run each one through the bigshot die cutter with the edgelit at the “top” of the paper.  This allows room to shift and attach where you want and simply cut along the bottom to finish it off.

And here is the video tutorial for Stampin’ Up! Snowy Hometown Greetings:

 

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Stampin’ Up! Moonlight Silhouette Cat Punch card

Stampin’ Up! Moonlight Silhouette Cat Punch card

Stampin' Up! Moonlight Silhouette Cat Punch card

I am in love with this Stampin’ Up! Moonlight Silhouette Cat Punch card! Because this was featured as a tutorial on SplitCoastStampers I have left the format to match theirs, but with a bit more detail!

Technique:



1. First, begin with a 3” circle of White glitter paper cut with a 3” circle framelit or punch.

2. Then use the punch to create a negative image (open space of a shape) Make sure and have the image in the proper orientation when punching)

3. This will leave a positive image (here a cat) and a negative (a cat which will look silhouetted against a moon)

4. Next, sponge lightly around the edges to add depth. Please see the video for tips on sponging without streaking and also how glimmer paper can also be changed color by spritzing.

Final details:


5. Stamp the inside of the card with navy ink using the decorative stamp and sentiment. Attach. Remember to make your envelope pretty with the decorative stamp, too!


6. Stamp the navy cardfront with white craft ink using the decorative stamp and sentiment. The navy cardfront is cut at 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”.

7. Run adhesive around the back of the navy card front and attach the blue ribbon. Place a whitecardstock layer over the blue base. This is white layer is cut at 5.25” x 4”. Now attach the assembled cardfront to the base layers.

8. Place dimensional adhesive to the back of the punched “moon”

9. Position your punched shape on the cardfront.

10. Use a glue dot to make the blue ribbon “cinch” at the point where you are going to add the other ribbons.

11. Finally, attach the mini silver sequin trim using a glue dot. Tie a small bow using the silver ribbon. Attach the silver bow using another glue dot.

And Here is the video tutorial:


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Stampin’ Up! Sales Happening Now

Stampin’ Up! Sales Happening Now

Stampin' Up! Sales Happening Now

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October!

This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to sell lots and lots of pretty paper.

“Guess what? You get to look at the list of papers on sale and choose which three from the list you purchase and which one is free. That means you can pay for three $10 USD/$12.50 CAD paper stacks, and get a $13 USD/$17 CAD specialty paper for free! And you can order as many (and get as many free) as you would like!”

You’ll also want to know that the stamp sets on sale (through October 10) for World Card Making Day coordinate with the Designer Series Papers that are on sale right now.

Sale period: October 1–31, 2017


All order types qualify for this promotion.
There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
Participants can choose which three packages of Designer Series Paper they will order from the sale items and which package to receive for free.
Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Sales Deadlines
Phone: October 31, 2017, by 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/Online: October 31, 2017, by 11:50 PM (MT)
Designer Series Paper Sale Items

  • Annual (P. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty $13.00 USD/$17.00 CAD
  • Annual (P. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy  $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
  • Annual (P. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories  $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
  • Annual (P. 188) 144111 Be Merry  $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
  • Annual (P. 188) 144163 Pick A Pattern  $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
  • Annual (P. 188) 144155 Coffee Break  $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
  • Annual (P. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic  $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
  • Annual (P. 188) 144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely  $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
  • Annual (P. 187) 144168 Petal Garden  Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
  • Annual (P. 187) 144193 Color Theory  Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
  • Annual (P. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
  • Holiday (P. 29) 144629 Christmas Around The World $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
  • Holiday (P. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn  $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Stampin’ Up! Sales Happening Now

Stampin' Up! Sales Happening Now

For ten days (October 1–10), get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Get 15% off these Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets!

We’ve also provided a list of coordinating Designer Series Paper—take advantage of the separate sale happening now!

ITEM DESCRIPTION COORDINATING DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (NOT PART OF THE WORLD CARD MAKING DAY SALE.)

  • 131527 (Whisper White)/ 144236 (Very Vanilla) Note Cards & Envelopes N/A
  • 143931 (W)/ 143934 (C) Just Add Text Just Add Color Specialty 
  • 143669 Daisy Delight Delightful Daisy 
  • 143660 Birthday Delivery Birthday Memories 
  • 143650 (W)/ 143655 (C) Merry Mistletoe Be Merry 
  • 143840 (W)/ 143843 (C) Pieces & Patterns Pick A Pattern 
  • 143677 Coffee Café Coffee Break 
  • 143937 (W)/ 143940 (C) Oh So Eclectic Naturally Eclectic 
  • 143799 (W)/ 143802 (C) Lots Of Love Whole Lot Of Lovely 
  • 143846 (W)/ 143849 (C) Graceful Garden Petal Garden 
  • 143726 Colorful Seasons Color Theory 
  • 143925 (W)/143928 (C) Wood Words Wood Textures 
  • 144807 Brightly Lit Christmas Christmas Around The World 

Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE!

promotion details:

Promotion period: October 1–10, 2017
All order types qualify for this sale.
The Fast Fuse Adhesive deal will not work when ordered on a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards. All other items may be added to a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards at the sale price.
Phone: October 10, 2017, by 6:50 PM (MT)
OEX/Online: October 10, 2017, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Stampin’ Up! Sales Happening Now

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Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #26 October 1, 2017

Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #26 October 1, 2017

Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #26 October 1, 2017

Welcome to the Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #26 October 1, 2017 … All entries are due by October 7th!

This weeks color range is Basic Black, Real Red, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, and white.

I am so loving this color challenge! Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our group creatively, I am searching for creative color combos. Sometimes outside the box. With that in mind I am striving to make the colors varied and challenging!

The weekly prize winners are drawn at random from among the Creative Cat Crew members and we would also love to see your creative ideas! Just submit your entry to stampingcatcrew@gmail.com before the weekly deadline.

Be sure to include the color challenge number and your name! We will post a winner on the blog each week! Just have fun & play!  

Also, if you want to become a member of the Creative Cat Crew it’s super easy and you can save money on a hobby you love,  Join us here!


Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #26 October 1, 2017

Nancy Ross
Libby Foreman
Tracy Lewis
Shannon Cole
Cathy Baird

 

 

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Stampin’Up! Custom Inked ribbon and background

Stampin’Up! Stampin’Up!  Custom Inked ribbon and background

Stampin'Up!  Custom Inked ribbon and background

This Stampin’Up!  Custom Inked ribbon and background was essentially created by accident.  My friend reminded me of the technique of dying ribbon to match cardstock, and so at a retreat she showed me an easy way to do it.  This also included using the leftover ink to color your cardstock, creating your own custom background…lol…

We simply tapped a pad of tempting turquoise on a silicone sheet and used a few spritzes of water to preferred color intensity.  You can go for a more mottled look or solid color depending on preference.  After we colored the white ribbon and dried it with a heat gun I blotted & ran a piece of white card stock through the leftover ink creating a custom background… Yay!!

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial: Stampin’Up!  Custom Inked ribbon and background

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

Stampin' Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

I wanted to share this super fun Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card I made!  This was a color challenge which fit perfectly for the fall season!

I have been having fun with all our color challenges and we would love to have you all submit cards each week.  For now just send the challenge # and your photo with name to admin@creatingforgrace.com

For this card simply start with an A2 card base in Early Espresso cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  Add a layer of DSP cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  The Espresso strip is 5″ x 2.5″.  And the So Saffron square is 3.25″ x 3.25″.  Cut the tree DSP and stamp the owl in Early Espresso.  Fussy cut the pumpkins and add the stems in Pear Pizzazz.  Finally add the sentiment.

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

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