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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

“Create With Kathe” For Thursday 7th August 2014

This week was all about the gorgeous stamp set “Kinda Eclectic”, this is my favourite stamp set from the new Catty!
I like to show the ladies how they can utilise one Stampin’ Up! product, and use it many different ways.
This week we made two greeting cards, which look completely different from each other.

The first card is a Shaker Window Card, and is case of a lovely layout by France Martin, however I changed many of the details, but kept the window {different shape though}, shaker and stamp set the same.
The second card made is all about the “inchies” and layering, and was my first time using Naturals Cream cardstock {I usually use Naturals white as my card-bases}.

As we had a couple of my favourite ladies absent this week, I made their cards up for them.
When I went to start the remake, I discovered that quite by accident my sample card had gone home with one of the other ladies, so ended up making another 3 Shaker Window Cards – phew!

Project 1 ”Shaker Window Card
5 ¾“ x 8 ¼”               Bermuda Bay {Card-Base}, A5
5 5/8” x 3 ¾”            Naturals White x2
5 5/8” x 3 ¾”            Pool Party
5 5/8” x 3 ¾”            Acetate
3 ½” x 4 ½”               Coastal Cabana {Window Border}
3 ½“ x 3 ½“               Pool Party {Insert Heart}
Xtra                            Naturals White for the Butterflies

This card is all about tone-on-tone, and features 3 colours that work so well together, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.
The card-base is Bermuda Bay, with the lining/insert in Naturals White.
On a piece of Naturals White, and using Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder, stamp and heat emboss the Sun from the “Kinda Eclectic” stamp set. Add a small circle {3/4”} of “Champagne Glimmer” cardstock for the centre of the Sun. Then Stamp the leafs in Bermuda Bay ink.
Make a packet for the Shaker using a Cellophane Bag and add “In Color Sequins Assortment” to the packet. Seal and place on top of the Naturals White Cardstock.
Using the Costal Cabana cardstock {3 ½” x 4 ½”}, and using the Labels Collection Framelits, cut a “Label”, then using the next size down, cut another label inside for the first, to leave a border. Discard the Label and keep the border.
Using the same smaller Framelit {as used above}, cut a hole in the Pool Party Cardstock {5 5/8” x 3 ¾”}.
Stamp the leaves in Coastal Cabana around the cardstock.
Through practise {and trial and error!} I discovered it is better to cut the hole {Label} first, and leave a clean “Label” to be used in another project, rather than stamp the cardstock first, and then cut the Label, as this left leaves all over my spare Label!
On the Acetate, first use the Emboss Buddy to get rid of fingerprints etc, then stamp with White StazOn the words “A little kindness goes a long way” from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp set.
On the xtra Naturals White cardstock, stamp 4 large butterflies in Bermuda Bay, and 4 small butterflies in Costal Cabana. Then use the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches to punch out the butterflies.
Layer the butterflies, and add 3 small Pearls to the middle of each butterfly.
Now it’s all about the assembly for the front of the card.
You may have to trim the underlying layers to fit.
Adhere as follows, Bermuda Bay {card-base}, Naturals White, Cellophane Packet, Acetate, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana window frame.
All of the layers are adhered by tape {or glue if you’re a glue crafter!}, except for the layer of Pool Party, which adhered with Dimensionals.
Add 3 butterflies to the side of the card at varying angles.


For the card insert, take the Naturals White cardstock and using the “Hearts Border” Punch, punch the top, this leaves negative detail, which when placed over the Bermuda Bay cardstock, you can see the colour popping through the hearts. Also corner the Naturals White insert with the “Corner Rounder” Punch
Stamp the words “Thank you from the bottom of my heart” from the “From My Heart” stamp set, in Bermuda Bay on to Pool Party.
Use the “Hearts Collection” Framelits to cut a heart, and add a Pearl to the little swirls at the top and bottom of the heart.
Adhere heart to the Naturals White insert, and add the 4th butterfly to the bottom corner.
And finally, adhere the Naturals White insert to the Bermuda Bay card-base.
And as Frenchie would  say … “Wah-lah” Shaker Window card done!

Project 1 ”Inchies Card
5 ¾“ x 8 ¼”               Soft Suede {Card-Base}, A5
5 5/8” x 3 ¾”            Naturals Cream x2
Xtra                            Soft Suede for the Postage Stamps
Xtra                            Naturals Cream for the Butterflies and 1” Square s
1” x 1”                        Champaign Glimmer Paper

Compared with the above card, this was my quick and easy project.
On Naturals Cream cardstock {5 5/8” x 3 ¾”} offset the corners, by punching the opposite corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.
Add a Candy Dot Brad Base and Pearl to the bottom right corner.
Stamp the words “A little kindness goes a long way” from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp set, in Soft Suede, and adhere to the card-base with tape {or glue}.
Punch 4 postage stamps from the Soft Suede cardstock, using the “Postage Stamp” Punch.
On Naturals Cream cardstock, stamp the leafs in Soft Suede, 2 large butterflies in Soft Suede and 2 small butterflies in Crumb Cake {all from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp set}.
Using the “1” Square”, the “Elegant Butterfly” and “Bitty Butterfly” Punches, punch 2 x leafs, the butterflies, and well as the “Champagne Glimmer” Paper.
Prepare the “inchies” by layering the 1” squares with Dimensionals on to the Postage Stamps.
With the butterfly, layer together, and then add a strand of Linen Thread for the antennae. Add a Dimensional and layer on to the final Postage Stamp.
Place the Postage Stamps on to the Naturals Cream cardstock, and then tape {or glue} down, ensuring that they are all evenly spaced, and straight!

For the card insert, as above, take the Naturals Cream cardstock and using the “Hearts Border” Punch, punch the top, this leaves negative detail, which when placed over the Soft Suede cardstock; you can see the colour popping through the hearts. Also off-set the corners the Naturals Cream insert with the “Corner Rounder” Punch to match the front of the card.
Stamp the banner dots in Crumb Cake along the bottom of the cardstock.
Add the second butterfly {antennae include!} to the bottom right corner.
Adhere the Naturals Cream insert to the card-base using tape {or glue}.
Wah-lah Inchies Card done!

AND today I unpacked my Christmas pre-order …
Can’t wait to try out these goodies …
Stamp sets: "Festival Of Trees", "For All Things", "Four Feathers", “Holiday Home”
Framelits: “Feathers”, “Homemade Holiday”, Card Thinlits Dies "Snowflake"
Punch: “Tree”
AND my freebie Hostess stamp set "Good Greetings".
Ahhhh … I’m in heaven!

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets: “From My Heart”, “Kinda Eclectic”
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Versamark, White StazOn
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Coastal Cabana, Naturals Cream, Naturals White, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Punches: ¾” Circle, 1” Square, Bitty Butterfly, Corner, Elegant Butterfly, Hearts Border, Postage Stamp
Framelits/Dies: “Hearts Collection”, “Labels Collection”
Xtras: Acetate, Basic Pearl Jewels, Candy Dot Brad Bases, Cellophane Bags, Dimensionals, Gold Embossing Powder, In Color Sequins Assortment, Linen Thread

Special Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin’ Trimmer, StazOn Cleaner

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