Cathy's Crafting Journey

Welcome to my blog, where I hope you will be inspired and want to share comments and your inspirations and tips too!! I love to create cards, mini albums, gift bags,tags, and boxes and I hope to take you on the papercrafting Journey with me!! Follow along!!


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Let's Band Together

Happy Sunday everyone.  I am here today to share a card I put together on this bright sunny day.  I Just love Calypso Coral paired with Petal Pink . (insert hearts here)  I created a square card, which is 5 and 1/2 by 5 and 1/2

                                     To creat this card I used the Band Together Bundle ~Item  # 151076
 Story Label Punch item # 150076
Card stock used
Calypso Coral~122925
 Petal Pink~146985
Whisper White~100730
Granny Apple Green~146990
DSP Garden Lane~149488
Granny apple green ink~147095
Momento Black ink~132708
Calypso Coral ink~147101 and for "bling" I used the Clear Faceted Gems , item # 144142

I hope you like the project for today..If you could leave a comment that would be wonderful. also if you would like to check out any of the products used. head on over to my website
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Wonders~ Host Stamp

Good morning crafters. Cathy here to share a card I made using an absolutley adorable Host stamp from Stampin' Up.  If you like to color stamps this is a stamp set for you.

If you place an order of $150.00 or more on my Stampin Up website, you will not only be eligible for stamping rewards, but you can use those rewards to get this stamp set for $13.50!!  How cool is that!?
 And as it happens I am starting another round of my Stampin Up Clubs.  How it works, you commit to purchasing $25.00 worth of product for a minimum of 6 months, and in return you get to have a turn at being the hostess and get the rewards!!  If this sounds like something you would like to do.. message me on facebook
here !!

If this is your first time ordering with me I will send you a catalog ablsolutley FREE!!
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Have a great day!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hello again crafters..I am here again to share another Easel card which is also monochromatic.  For this card I used a New Stamp set from Stampin' Up which is a Host stamp...if you place an order or hold a workshop and have $150.00 in sales, you can get this stamp set for $9.50 item #149429!!!  I think it is a beautiful set :)

 On the card I used the Stampin' Up rectangle stitched dies.. #148551

base card is 5 and 1/2 by 11 scored at 5 and 1/2  and 2 and 3/4

 for mats, I used the rectangle the colors silted below
#146986 highland heather
#146987 gorgeous grape
#150881 purple posy

I also used the 6x6 DSP In Color 2019/2021 in the purple posy

On the Purple Posy mat, I used the Embossing Buddy #103083,
to un static the Purple posy CS and then stamped the flower image with the
Gorgeous Grape ink pad #147099 and then I offset and then stamped with the versamark ink pad #102283, sprinkled on some white embossing powder #109132, and then heat set.

The next step was to ink the whole image with the Highland Heather ink #147103 and sponge#141337

next...start assemply...add double bow I mad with the new ribbon...3/8" Triple Color  #149708

For the Sentiment...I used the stamp set Sorry for Everything #151210

and the final touch was to add a few of the gems from the 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots #149607

then Voila!!!


I enjoyed making this card...I have a special person I am going to send it to.  Hope you all have a crafty day. and all these products can be found 
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Tea Together and Grandma's House

Hello crafters.  What is on your crafty desk today??  I am popping in today to share what was on mine.
In the brand new Stampin' UP Annual catalog is this adorable stamp set dedicated to Grandma's.  I think that is just adorable!!  So I decided to make  a card for a new grandma.   I used Gorgeous Grape card stock # 146987, Highland Heather # 146986 and Whisper White # 100730 to create this card as well as the  Brights 6x6 DSP Gorgeous grape pattern paper. # 149613.
I started by making a 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/2 base card and matted with the Designer Series paper cut at 4 by 5 and 1/4.

I then cut the smaller mats for the card as well.

I then took the Tea Together stamp set and heat embossed the tea pot and flower on to vellum paper with white embossing powder.. 
Tea Together stamp # 148779
white embossing powder#109132

before I glued the tea pot and flower on, I inked the back of them with 
Highland heather ink pad # 147103
 Granny Apple Green#147095

after gluing on, I had to pick out a sentiment..they are all super cute, don't you think??
Grandmas's House Stamp set #149392

I picked out the Rectangle Shapes Stitched dies # 148551 for the matting for the sentiment.. love the stitching,

then VOILA!!  Grandma's card it!

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So for now..happy crafting.... Cathy

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Look Who's Hatched!

Hello are you all doing??  I am popping on today to share a fun card with you using the Dino Days Bundle from Stampin' Up item # 151139.  
Below is the base of the card,  It is 5 and 1/2 by 11 and I scored it at 2 and 2/4 and at 5 and 1/2.

I then folded it as seen below, like as if I was going to do an easel card. but without the usual large mat.

So then I used 3 different color card stock..
Mint Macaron#138337
Old Olive #100702
Mossy Meadow# 133676

here are the  dimensions of the matting.
Below are the  different dies in the bundle...
Below shows the adorable stamps included in the bundle.. by the way, you do not have to buy it as a bundle, but by doing so, you save 10%.

These are the inks I used..
Early Espresso #147114
Crushed Curry #147087
Mossy meadow # 147111
Mint macaron # 147106
Granny Apple Green # 147095

 look at these cute little die cuts !!!!

the last thing I did before I finished the assembly was to die cut some layered circles with the layering Circles die set # 141705

And Voila!!!

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 Happy Crafting..Cathy

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday morning Pocket cards

Good Morning crafters!!!  I hope you are all doing fine on this Father's Day weekend.  I Have been busy putting together a couple of quick cards, called Pocket Cards

Above is a photo showing why they are called pocket cards...there is  a pocket in the design to hold a mat for stamping as well as writing your personal note. 
To create your own, you will need a piece of Designer series paper, I used a piece from the Garden Lane DSP collection # 149488 and cut it at 4 by 10 and 1/2, then scored it at 5 and 1/4 and 9 and 1/4.

You will then need a mat at 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/2 for your base... and then another colored card stock mat at 3 and 3/4 by 5 and a whisper white mat cut at 3 and 1/2 by 4 and 3/4.

Take your DSP and fold on score lines....
 I then used a 6 inch piece of the NEW Scalloped ribbon in the Pretty Peacock #149751
 Taped the end to the back of the pattern paper to hold in place, and then I added tear and tape #138995
Peel of the tear and tape backing and place the DSP onto the 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/2 inch mat..

then I used the Story label #150076 and some dimensionals to place on card and stamped an oval punched (SU retired punch)piece of whisper white cs and stamped " thinking of you" sentiment from the Retired By the Bay stamp set.

I used the NEW color ink pad... Pretty Peacock # 150083

Below it the punch used..retired...
And Voila!!! finished card.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Stampin' UP 2019/2020 product share

Hello crafty friends, Today I want to share with you the details of the Stampin' Up 2019~2020 Annual catalog product share that I will be doing this year. I am going to have a few options for you.  But first, the details...

the reservations are starting now and I will accept payment via Paypal, and if you are local, cash or check.  All payments will be due no later than June 3rd.  I will place the order for product June 4th which is when the new catalog goes LIVE.  An estimated mailing date for shares will be from the 19th to the 23rd. as long as there are no back orders from Stampin' Up.

There is quite a process in doing the product shares...Collect the reservations~send invoices via paypal~collect payments~place orders~receive shipped orders~cut and sort the product~repackage to be mailed to you. The whole process takes approximately 2weeks after I place the order with Stampin' Up.

How to reserve your product share:
email me at
Full name
mailing address (USA only)
tell me which share or shares you want
tell me your email for pay pal purposes.

when you share is filled, I will email a paypal invoice to complete the payment process.
the ribbon shares will be wrapped around chipboard so they do not arrive wrinkled.and orders will be in cello bags to keep from getting when in transit.

option one~All Papers~2019-2020 all DSP
$58.00 plus 7.65shipping
This includes (175) 6x6 sheets
*(75 ) sheets DSP/specialty Series paper
*(100)sheets Color Collections 6x6 DSP

Option 2~2019-2020 Designer/specialty paper
$23.00 plus $7.35 shipping
This includes (75) 6x6 sheets
6 each of (9)designer series papers: Woven Thread, Magnolia Lane, Garden Lane, Follow You Art,Bird Ballad, Dinosaur, Perrenial Essence, See a Silhouette and last..Come Sail Away
3 each of Perrenial Essence 12x12 Vellum cardstock.
6 each of (2)Specialty Designer series paper: Pressed Petals and Mosiac Mood
3 each of Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series papers and Noble peacock Foil Sheets.

Option #3 2019/2020Ac Suite Ribbon/Trim Product share
$19.00 plus$4.00 shipping
This includes (19 yards) of the following ribbons and trims .
2 yards of each of (8) Ribbons:  Petal Pink 5/8 Organdy Stripe Ribbon, Very Vanilla 3/8 Scalloped lace trim, Old Olive/Pretty peacock 3/8Reversible ribbon, 3/8 Denim Ribbon, Mint macaron1/4 Textile ribbon, Rocco Rose 1/2 Gathered Ribbon, Crushed Curry 3/8 Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon,purple 3/8 Tri color ribbon.
1 Yard of Sahara Sand 5/8 woven threads trim
2 yards of magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack (1 yard of each spool)

Option #4~ 2019/2020 In color 1/2" Scalloped  linen Ribbon
$10.25 (plus $3.50 shipping)
this includes (10) yards of the 2019/2021 InColor ribbon:
2 yards of each of (5) Ribbons:  Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rocco Rose, Seaside Spray, Terracott
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Shipping costs estimated*

Hope to hear from you soon,
 Happy Crafting
Cathy~ Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator