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Stamp & Scrappin' Clubs 2012

Inspiring Ideas from the Catalogue

Often when I am stuck for ideas for a simple but cheerful card, I will turn to the Stampin' Up! Ideas Book & Catalogue and see if a particular card jumps out at me.  Then I will usually take some design elements from the layout, select my own stamp set and colours and create away.

This month, my sister said she wanted to make the cute Easter card on page 29 for one of her classes, but what else could she do in the class?

I thought this was a great card to team with a 6"x 6" layout for a lovely gift, and if you don't own Easter stamps, who cares?  There are so many other special occasion stamps you could select!

I love the Petite Pockets in Wisteria Wonder on the same page of the catalogue too, so I had a look around for a stamp set, and then decided to create away - pretty much re-creating the card as shown, with a different stamp set, putting together a co-ordinating layout, and making the Petite Pocket. Lots of fun and quite simple when you don't have to spend days thinking of how to put it all together.

Case from Catalogue BL4

My stamping friends who saw the elements of the card in real life, before I assembled it, think I am totally insane, for inking up that tiny stamp with markers! LOL that's one of my favourite techniques for multi-coloured stamping.

Case from Catalogue BL3

Now, as for that rosette, lovely touch, but that IS madness!

Now it happens that two of my lovely Stampin' buddies have just been promoted to the design team at Just Add Ink which is VERY exciting for them! Just Add Ink is a great challenge site, and this month their Scrapbook Challenge is Holidays!

So, even though this layout could be any old day out at the beach, a little tab added to the top of the photo reminds us that it was a) school holidays and b) I was on holiday visiting my gorgeous nieces & nephew.

Case from Catalogue BL

A close up of the embellishments & DSP -see, really simple, with lovely cheerful colours :

Case from Catalogue BL1

Here's a close up of the Petite Pocket, as once again, I have inked up the stamp with markers - I really do love the effect of it, even if it is fiddly!

Pretty Postage Catalogue Case BL2

Thanks for having a look at what I've been doing - and be sure to check out Just Add Ink, and leave some love for Christine Blain & Tina Gillespie, my talented stampin' friends!


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Love the pastels and the crimped border and your added cards make a nice trio of projects- great to see you joining in at JAI scrapbooking too!-Ruthy


Beautiful layering on this LO Kathryn! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI scrap this month!

Christine Blain

Such a sweet holiday layout, Kathryn; I'm glad you decided to play along at Just Add Ink! Thanks for the shout-out, lovely xx

Tina Gillespie

Your layering is perfect! I love all the colours you've used, they suit your photo so well. Thanks for the shout out, and for playing along at JAI this month.


Great layout and I love your use of patterned papers too! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink :)

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