Friday, May 28, 2021

Inspiring Canopy


The latest and best Stampin' Up! annual catalog for 2021-2022 is live and you can now order all of the products I feature in my FREE YouTube video tutorials.  
This week for the "casing the catalog" video I am featuring the Inspired Canopy Dies found on page 160.  They coordinate with the Inspired Thoughts stamp set found on page 52.
This is the card I am "casing" today.  Mine is quite a bit different but as I have said before sometimes I case exactly, some almost exactly and sometimes only partially the same.  Today it is the partially the same.  For the sample in the catalog Mint Macaron was the background behind the art piece.  When I picked out the papers to use for this card that color just did not work so it had to go.  I also left out the ribbon.  I'm not a huge ribbon fan and I didn't have this ribbon so I just left it off.  I do think you will like what I came up with for my design and if you watch the video you will see how I laid it all out.  
What do you think?  I really like it and I hope you do too.  Like I said watch the FREE YouTube video to get the measurements, tips and tricks used to put this lovely card together.
I wanted to show you a close up of the wonderful texture produced with the dies for the tree and by adding two colors there is even more depth and contrast to really make them look real.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

#simplestamping Hand Penned Trio


Once again I am looking at the Hand Penned Petals bundle from Stampin' Up! annual catalog page 105 and making a simple card as well as two step up cards.  To see all the details of how each one was made I invite you to watch my video on YouTube.

And, because simple cards are so simple I like to "step the up" and show you how you can add to a simple design to make it even more special.  
Each version has a little bit more added.  The far left is the "simplest" of the three.
Next, I added a different background and stepped up the tag.

Finally, I added an embossed layer to the art piece and changed up the tag some more.


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Monday, May 24, 2021

Essential Tag Punch

 We are well into the month of May and the new 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Today I feature current products.  Some new to this year some returning.  

The Essential Tag punch found on page 149 is a returning item as is the Many Messages Bundle found on page 42.  There is a new set of sentiments for the Many Messages die though so be sure to check that out.  

I have to confess something here.  This card can be easily made using the Essential Tag punch but I have not purchased it yet so I made my own tags.  To see how it was done check out my FREE video tutorial on my YouTube channel.  

The lovely designer series papers you see here are from the Hand Penned DSP collection found on page 131.  The ribbon is the In Color Open Weave 3/8" ribbon found on page 139.

Because I am preparing these posts in April I am not allowed to post product images yet but beginning in June I will be doing that again.  For now let me just share with you some of the colors that are in this beautiful designer series paper.
You can see from the list that the coordination with other colors is limitless.  Create yourself a challenge and try making a card using all of these colors of a combination of them.  Share what you make with me I would love to see what you make.
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Friday, May 21, 2021

Color & Contours

 It is "Casing the Catalog day here at Kate's Paper Creations.  The new Stampin' Up! 2021-22 annual catalog is now live and all the wonderful items are available to purchase.  Today's project uses the Color & Contours Bundle found on page 98.

The card to the far left in this picture is the one I made today.  It is so fun and so easy to do.  The only item I did not have to make this card was the ribbon which is the Polished Pink 3/8" open weave ribbon see on page 139 of the catalog.  
This card was so fun and easy to make and I do  have a couple of hints for you to see in the FREE video tutorial on my YouTube channel.  I do hope that if you like what you see there that you will subscribe to my channel too.

The colors are truly luscious and you can find out how each flower was stamped in the video.  You will also see how I utilized the dimensionals to attach the flowers and the sentiment tag.

I am very impressed with the selection of Designer Series Papers in the new catalog.  They are all so coordinated with many different colors so it isn't hard at all to get inspired.  I hope the colors in this project inspire you to try some colors you don't usually gravitate to.
Make something and share it with me, I'll feature it in a future blog.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

#simplestamping True Love Designer Series Paper


I am really starting to get into this whole "simple card" process.  I am enjoying making the simple card and then "stepping it up" making a beautiful card even more special.  Today I am primarily using just paper.  Designer series paper or DSP as we lovingly call it.  I made three cards.  The first is my #simplestamping card then I stepped it up just a bit and the third is stepped up a bit more.  I am sure you will enjoy watching how they were all made when you view my FREE YouTube video tutorial.  

The paper is called True Love and it is found in the January to June mini catalog on page 11.  The mini catalog ends June 30, 2021 and I don't know if the paper is still available or not.  You might want to check that out at my online store.
These papers were all black and white with a variety of designs some flowery some geometric and some stripes and polkadots too.  I had used up most of the paper but had enough left to make the cards for today's video and blog.
This is the simple card, just one piece of the DSP covering the entire card front and a second piece cut down and then a sentiment added.  It is strikingly lovely.

This one I cut the DSP 4 x 5.25 and then colored it, attached it to the front of a white base card then added a sentiment and some ribbon.

This third one I stepped up even more and you can get all the details for it and the previous two by watching my FREE YouTube video.

You can see just a bit of the sparkle on these flowers as I added some Wink of Stella to give them more pop!

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I am preparing this video and blog in April so not all of the products from the latest annual catalog are listed here.  For your information here are the products not pictured.
  • Pansy Patch stamp set page 29
  • In Color 2021-23 stamp pads page 123

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Sunflowers Dies

  Time for another "CASEing the Catalog" blog and video tutorial.  This time I am casing the card found on page 35 of the Stampin&...