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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,

Kathe.


Sunday, 29 March 2015

“Create With Kathe” For Thursday 26th March 2015


This week we had Class on Tuesday 24th March 1pm>3pm, and on Thursday 26th March 1pm>3pm, and again 7pm>9pm.
We had 3 new ladies join us this week, and we had “such fun”!!!
AND … we do it all over again next week!


Our first project is a clean and elegant “Thank You Card with Emboss Resist”, featuring the “Lotus Blossom” stamp set, and the second project featured my new “Berry Basket” Die, and I took inspiration for the colours via my good friend Sally Rice ...

Project 1 “Thank You Card with Emboss Resist”



Techniques covered are Emboss Resist, Embossing, 3 Layer Stamping, Scoring with the "Simply Scored Scoring Tool", Die Cutting, Negative Detail, Punching {the ladies had a choice between the new “Ornate Tag Topper” Punch, the “Scalloped Tag Topper” Punch and the “Angled Tag Topper” Punch}, and layering with Dimensionals/Vellum, Cardstock.



Embellishments include the Pearl Basic Jewels, Rosette Trim from the Artisan Embellishment Kit, and Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon.
Stamp sets featured are “Painted Petals” and “Lotus Blossom”.


On the card insert, the “Lotus Blossom” is stamped in Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, and Blushing Bride stamped off once.   Followed by Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder.


I have also designed a Gift Card Holder, using the “Top Note” Die, which is cut twice in Whisper White cardstock, the smaller section is stamped with the “Lotus Blossom” stamp.
Wah-lah … “Thank You Card with Emboss Resist” done!


Project 2 “Easter/Thank You Berry Basket”



The card base for this is Sahara Sand, with the side panels of the basket having an overlay of sponged “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper, in Soft Sky.



The flowers are in Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Island Indigo, and are cut using the “Spiral Flower Originals” Die. Love this colour combo, which is inspired by Sally Rice.


The little bows are in Island Indigo cardstock, are we used the cute little “Bow Builder” Punch a bunch of these bows!


The leaves that surround the flowers are Garden Green cardstock and cut with the “Flower Frenzy” Die.


For the Tag, which is Naturals White cardstock, and has the word “Happy” cut in Island Indigo cardstock with the “Hello You” Thinlits. And the word “Easter” is from the “Crazy About You” stamp set, and stamped in Island Indigo ink.


For the second Tag, I have cut the word “Thanks” with the “Hello You” Thinlits, and the wording “for all that you do” is from the “For Being You” stamp set.
The finishing touches are the flowers, punched with the “Petite Petals” punch, and secured with a Candy Dot Brad Base, and a pearl added from the Pearl Basic Jewels.


The ribbon is Lost Lagoon, and matched back perfectly with this colour scheme.
Tune in next week, when we use the “Berry Basket” Die again, this time to make a “Flower Pot Card”.


Wha-lah … “Easter/Thank You Berry Basket” done!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.







Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : “Crazy About You”, “For Being You”, “Lotus Blossom” {SAB2015}, “Painted Petals”
Ink Pads : Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky,
Cardstock :  Garden Green, Naturals White, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Vellum
Framelits/Dies :Berry Basket“, “Butterflies”, “Flower Frenzy”, “Hello You”, “Spiral Flower Originals”, “Top Note”
Punches : Bow Builder, Hearts Border, Petite Petals, Project Life Corner, Scalloped Tag Topper,
Ribbon/Trim : Rosette Trim from the Artisan Embellishment Kit, Seam Binding Ribbon in Pink Pirouette, Lost Lagoon Ribbon   
Xtras : Candy Dot Brad Bases, Glue Dots, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Clear

Special Tools : Big Shot, Handheld Stapler, Heat Tool, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer,


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Chameleon Pens: First Attempt ...


Yup …  I got my hands on the new Chameleon Pens!
Jen and I sat down for a “colour off” - which she won naturally as she is a star of colouring!
At the end of the day, the comment was “not bad”!
Not bad … absolutely amazing!!!


The colours were luminous, and I love that one pen can go from light to oh so dark, in a matter of seconds using the Mixing Chamber, and infusing with a colourless toning  medium, which is conveniently located at the end of each pen.


By varying the time from 5 seconds to 20 seconds, you can get a whole range of colour, and create depth and dimension.
For more info head on over to the Chameleon Pens website 

 

Well the countdown is on, because my Chameleon Pens are in the sky at the moment, and I am really looking forward to receiving my next BBB {Big Brown Box}, and to getting my Chameleon on!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.




Wednesday, 25 March 2015

"Create With Kathe" For Thursday 19th March 2015


Last week we had three Class, Tuesday 17th March 1pm>3pm, and also Thursday 19th March 1pm>3pm and again 7pm>pm , ... and we are doing it all over again this week!!!

This week we made a "Masculine Birthday Card", which I also re-created in pink! And also a shabby chic birthday card featuring my Tim Holtz Sizzix Bird Cage Die, which was the first Dies I ever bought!
To check out some other great versions, head on over to Pinterest 

Project 1 "Masculine Birthday Card"


The card-base is Basic Gray, with the contrasting colour of Smokey Slate.
I featured the Sika FibaTape that I have used in the past, this time on a diagonal.


Stamp sets featured are “Harwood”, which has been embossed in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, “Label Love” which has been embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, “Crazy About You”, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, “Measuring Tape” stamp from Urban Stamps, which is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Smokey Slate, then cut into strips.


Dies featured are the “Hello You” Thinlits on the card insert, as well as the All Occasions Dies “Tools Set” for the cute set of tools, which have been cut in Basic Gray cardstock.


I also made the same card up in pink, just in case!


Colours are Strawberry Slush with Blushing Bride.


Wah-lah … “Masculine Birthday Card” {and Feminine Card} done!

Project 2 "Happy Birthday Shabby Chic Bird Cage Card"


The cardbase for all three cards featured is Shara Sand.
This first card has an overlay of Naturals White, which has been embossed with the "Modern Mosaic" Textured Impression Embossing Folder, then sponged with Crumb Cake.
The bird cage is Soft Sky, with the word "happy" from the "Hello You" Thinlits, which is cut from Blushing Bride cardstock.
The little flower is layers of sponged "Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper, secured with a Cady Dot Brad Base.
Embellishments are the flower trim, Seam Binding Ribbon and fabric covered buttons.


For the card insert, I have cut the same "happy", added the word "BIRTHDAY" in Garden Green, from the “Crazy About You” stamp set, and added a bird, punched using the Bird Builder Punch.


For the second and third cards, they have an overlay of newsprint which has been faux stitched, with a little flower peeking out the top right corner.


The bird cages are in Soft Sky cardstock, the and the birds are from the "All Abloom" Designer Series Paper Stacks.


The word "happy" is in Lost Lagoon cardstock.


The ruched ribbon is Lost Lagoon, and again there is a fabric covered button.


For the card insert, the word "happy" is cut in Lost lagoon cardstock, and the word "BIRTHDAY" is in Lost Lagoon, from the “Crazy About You” stamp set, and I have added a bird, punched using the Bird Builder Punch.


Wah-lah ... "Happy Birthday Shabby Chic Bird Cage Card" done!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.






Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : “Crazy About You”, “Hardwood”, “Label Love”, and “Measuring Tape” stamp from Urban Stamps
Ink Pads : Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Lost Lagoon, Memento Tuxedo Black 
Stampin' Write Markers :  Early Espresso 
Cardstock :  "All Abloom" Designer Series Paper Stacks, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Naturals White, Smokey Slate, Strawberry Slush, Newsprint, and "Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series Paper
Framelits/Dies : “Hello You” and “Tools Set” from All Occasions Dies, Tim Holtz Sizzix Bird Cage Die
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder : Modern Mosaic
Punches : Artisan Label, Bird Builder, Petite Petals, 
Ribbon : Seam Binding Ribbon Pink Pirouette, Lost Lagoon
Xtras : Candy Dot Brad Bases, Glue Dots, "Essentials" Paper Piercing Template, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper-Piercing Tool, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Clear and White, Stampin' Peirce Mat, Fabric Covered Buttons, Rosettes, Sika FibaTape


Special Tools : Big Shot, Crop-A-Dile, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer, 

Weekly Deals for Wednesday 25th March 2015


The Weekly Deals are up!!!
My pick of the week is the "Envelope Punch Board", which is only $29.21, I am buying a second one!
Love that selected cardstock is reduced, am stocking up on the Crushed Curry and the Background Designer Series Papers ...



Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,

Kathe.


Guest Blogger: Lynn McNeill With Mini Album …



Lynn and I sat down a couple of weeks ago and made a Mini Album, using the Zutter Bind It All, and Envelope Punch Board.
Lynn spent the next couple of weeks titivating her Album, which was a gift for a lovely friend of hers, and this is the result …




Every page is jam packed with photos, sentiments and pull out tabs with secret messages.
As there were so many personal photos showing Lynn’s friend, I am unable to show you each individual page, but you can see how thick the Album is, and get the general gist, based on the cover, as to how it is decorated through-out the Album




Thanks so much Lynn for sharing this beautiful gift.
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