Hello Stamping Friends,
It’s time to look at May’s Case The Creator (CTC) card with instructions and a video from Chris Slogar of buckeyeinklings.com. There is also a printable pdf file if you like to have a hard copy of the recipes. June is our last month for the Jan-June mini catalog with so many retiring items on sale. Check out the lists HERE!
My card uses the new Annual Catalog’s Designer Series Paper (DSP) Hues of Happiness. The yellow on the collar is actually the same paper as the blue on the second layer, so cutting one strip of the 12″ DSP at 4 1/4″ gave me enough to have two lengths of 5 1/2″ and it was one of those ‘serendipity moments’ when I looked at the blue part of the DSP and decided it would be a nice layer. (That layer is not included in the CTC instructions.) Plus, the leftover 1″ X 4 1/4″ was perfect to use on the inside. Nothing wasted on that 4 1/4″ strip!
To decorate I stamped the largest flower from the Happiness Abounds stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink as a second generation (stamp off once) and then stamped over the flower with a greeting from Celebrating You in Night of Navy Ink. I used a Lt Crushed Curry Stampin’ Blend to color the edges of the flower petals that weren’t covered by the greeting. I cut out the flower with the Blossoming Happiness Die and then used the Dk Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend to color the edge of the flower. I made a bow and a left edge embellishment strip using the Misty Moonlight 1/8″ ribbon from the Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack in the mini catalog after coloring the ribbon with the Dk Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend. The leaves are cut from the Blossoming Happiness Dies on a scrap of Granny Apple Green. The inside greetings are from the Limited Edition stamp set in the annual catalog.
So true, Sal, and we have some beauties in the new annual catalog. Did you know you can go to the catalog tab at the top of the blog and click on a link to the pdf of the catalog?
Let’s look at the cards prepared by the other creative stampers. We meet by Zoom on the 4th Tuesday of every month and I send out the Case The Creator (CTC) instructions in advance. Send me your email if you would like to be included in the Zoom meeting. email@example.com
Jo Brooks’ card is beautiful with the contrasting colors she chose, and she added another DSP layer in the inside with an oval for the greeting! What a great way to pull everything together inside and out!
Sharon Fincham made 4 CTC cards using different DSP’s or different greetings and even a different orientation!
Ann Hausmann decorated the card by putting a greeting in the collar fold!
Lucille Kearin cut off the edges of the collar to make a unique CTC card:
Joy Meadows embossed the layer under the collar in her card!
Thank you all for participating! What fun to start with a simple set of instructions and then to see what each stamper uses to create a special and unique card.
Yes, I added a Case The Creator category or they can click on the Recipe Box tab and find the card I made and then by clicking on the thumbnail of the card image you will automatically be at the blog post for that card.
The hostess code is: DHVSAPC3 with Sharon as our hostess. Use this code if your order is under $150 and all the little orders will combine to give our hostess free product credits. At $150 in purchases, you become your own hostess and receive the rewards. Are you interested in becoming a hostess? Text, call or email and we can set up a time for you to have a party. 303-815-0838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 12: Save the date for a fun morning of stamping here at 4143 Eagle Ridge Way, Castle Rock. We will make three cards with a ‘bouquet of flowers’ theme. The cost is $15. RSVP by July 5!
I consistently have an event of some type on the second Tuesday of every other month and I always have the CTC zoom on the fourth Tuesday of the month. “They say…” you must be consistent.
Thank you for spending some of your day with me as I bring you a “pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world!”
SAL, Sharing A Love
Karen (click on little Sal in the computer to go to the online store)