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!!


Saturday, August 31, 2019

hey ladies (and gents) would you like to earn a little cash to help out with Christmas shopping. going on a mini vacation.. or maybe there is something you been wanting to buy but not quite enough saved up/ Well, how about take advantage of Stampin' Up's promotion before it ends tonight. Become a demonstrator. either as a home based business or just a hobbyist. Earn 20% commission to start as well as get a 20% discount on all your purchases/ Right now you get an extra $30.00 worth of product FREE. for 99dollars you get 155.00 in product you get to choose!! plus a Paper Pumpkin card kit and supplies. Hey if you just wanted to get started just to make cards for family and friends what a great way to get everything at a discount!! Hurry, tonight is the last day of the super deal!!! click on the link to go to my website and click the JOIN THE FUN tab

The fun thing, is you can order from the Holiday catalog!!

What you waiting for.. let the FUN begin!!
Craft with Cath
Cathy Derouche

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Luggage gift box tutorial

Luggage gift Box for mini Shots 

 Good morning Stampers and paper crafters, today I am sharing with you all a tutorial , fo a Luggage box for Small Shot bottles.  This particular box can also be used with hand lotions, nail polishes, candy and more..It is picture heavy but I hope it helps.
First of I used Garden Green cardstock  # 102584 from Stampin' Up! for the base of my box cut at
 10 1/8 by 8  3/4 scored on the long side at 
1 3/8~2 3/4~7 3/8~8 3/4
on the short side- 
1 3/8~ 2 3/4~ 6~7 3/8

For the top of your box you need  9 5/8 by 8 3/8 Card stock~LID
scored on long side @
1 1/4 ~ 2 1/2~ 7 1/8~ 8 3/8
on Short side score @
1 1/4 ~ 2 1/2~ 5 7/8~ 7 1/8
I used Very Garden Green CS # 102584

For the wrap around for the box I used some of the new Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up!  Toile Tidings # 150432 in the holiday catalog which is launching on September 4th (need a catalog?? message me)
This piece is 10 and 1/2 by 4 and 1/2

..I did not score it, just wrapped around box , pressed on corners to make crisp edges and then used tear n rape to hold

For the Handle.  I used garden Green again
Cut 5 and 3/4 by 1 and 1/2
score at 3/4 on Short side and then
long side 3/4 and then 1 and 1/2 on both ends

Fold and burnish all score lines and then cut out sections so your box pieces like  picture shown. which ever end you decide to cut.. do the opposite side.. for example I line th uncut piece in front of me so the center of the card stock, will show the wide side of the box..

 Add Tear and Tape #138995 to all four ends on the top section of each tab.. only two were shown here but I did all four sides... (this is in side of the box)

 Then flip around the CS and then place Tear and tape as shown
 now you can commence folding your sections...
 When done, your box piece should look like this, make sure you burnish the box sides real good, it helps the 2 box pieces fit together better.

Now for the insert. I cut a piece of very Vanilla CS #144237 @ 8 and 5/8 by 4 and 1/2...fold on score lines so it looks like picture shown.
 then glue bottom to inside of box bottom
 Your next step is to punch out 4 1 and 1/2 inch circles.. score in 1/2 and then  turn and score in 1/2 agin, then cut in half and glue to all the corners of your luggage box after you wrapped around the Designer series paper . Note :( when wrapping the designer series paper remember to glue the 2 ends to each other and not to your box, you are just wrpping so you can slide off the box to reveal the goodies inside.

 For the handle..fold and burnish the score lines and then...
 Add 2 strips of tear and tape to inside...fold in half and then fold score lines like picture above
 attach the handle with a liquid adhesive..
 Then you can add, buttons,,, or an element of your choice to the end pieces of the handle.
I chose to add elements from the Bird Ballad trinkets  #149594
 I used the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set  #149418 from the upcoming Holiday catalog for the Sentiments
 I also used the Stitched Shape Dies #145372 for stamping my Sentiment on. And Momento Tuxedo Black ink # 132708
 And Voila…..
I would like to give credit for Linda Parker for the inspiration in making this wonderful gift box
For all your Stampin' Up! shopping, head to my website
Use Hostess code for August
 thanks for stopping by and have a great day.. 
Cathy Derouche

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Trimmer blades today


Today at 12 pm Eastern Standard Time is the last Batch of 126995
Trimmer Blades that Stampin Up will sell. The best way to get them is to go on my website
Use hostess code

Also time is running out for the EXTRA EXTRA deal!!
Join my team before the end of August and get an EXTR $30.00 in product and be able to order from the Holiday catalog before it launches on September 4th!!  

And do not forget to redeem your coupons from last months Bonus days.. 
Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy. We thought your customers might like “a hand” with their frightful festivities, so we designed September’s kit, Bone App├ętit, with them in mind.
This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)...order by September 10th
It is Spooktacular!!
How about a project share?  I put together a couple cards using the soon to be available Frosted Foliage Bundle #153-029
and Let it Snow DSP # 150393

You are going to love all the wonderful product Stampin' Up! has put into the pages of the new Holiday Catalog.  Don't have one?? let me know ..I will get one in the mail to you.. shoot me an email~
Like to place an order??~~
Sign up for paper Pumpkin~

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

HolidayPaper share!

Good day Stampers, Cathy here today to share with you all the  fun and exciting things going on with Stampin' Up! 

First off, with the upcoming Holiday Catalog, comes a new Paper share..  You will get 6x6 pieces 
from each of the DSP in the upcoming Holiday catalog for a total of 69 pieces for $24.00 plus SH or 2 of this option for $45.00 plus SH.
This is a great way to get a "sample of each of the papers, before you buy.   You need to message me and let me know if you would like one or 2  as soo as possible, I will invoice on August 28th, payment due by September 3rd.  I will order on the 4th, when the catalog goes live and as soon as I get my order will prep and get it into the mail to you by the 15th,  The only exception is if there is a back order of some of the papers.
Shipping and handling is $7 up to 4 shares. All shipping is priority mail with tracking number.
included is:
  • Toile Tidings 6
  • Let It Snow Specialty 6
  • Brightly Gleaming Specialty 6
  • Monster Bash 6
  • Come To Gather 6
  • Wrapped In Plaid Specialty 12
  • Night Before Christmas 12
  • Feels Like Frost Specialty 12
  • Real Red Glimmer Paper 1
  • Mercury Glass Designer Acetate 
Paper Trimmer update

Final Batch of Trimmer Blades
Good news! The final shipment of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995) arrived early. We expected to receive this shipment from our vendor in September and therefore told you we would provide another batch of blades in September. However, because the blades arrived early and we do not want to hold them back from you and your customers, we are going to make these final blades available during the last week of August.
The final batch will be available on Tuesday, August 27, at 10:00 am (MT), and when they sell out they will be gone for good.
Please remember to share this information with your customers and consider inviting them to place their own order through the online store. In the past, blades have sold out within minutes and individuals placing single orders have had more success than demonstrators placing orders for multiple customers. And remember, the limit is three blades per customer (customer or workshop order) or demonstrator.
New Paper Trimmer
Also, we are excited to announce that we will have a new paper trimmer available for demonstrators to purchase before the end of 2019, which will sell for $25..will keep you updated!!!  I am so excited.

Also Today, I am sharing the Paper purse I created this week for which I used retired products.  The hold 6 envelopes and A2 size cards.   Makes a great gift for someone.  I will be holding a work shop for the local gals on Sunday September 8th.  Bring your own materials for no cost at Region 9. We will be there at 9 am for the day.  For a list of supplies. message me on FB or call me 364-4728. If you do not have the supplies,no worries, I will supply for $8..Prepaid to me before the event.

Do you like saving money and getting discounts, perks and getting new products before anyone else. The demo kit deal is absolutley AMAZING right now. $156 for only $99 and free shipping. Plus a $10 coupon and discount on all products. You can join just for the discount, it's the best deal!!  Oh and did I mention you can order Holiday goodies as part of your kit, which is not available yet to the public!!

Head to my website now and click the JOIN THE FUN tab and get started.  This deal will be gone August 31st

Have a great crafty day
Cathy Derouche
Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

What is a Bendi card you ask?

Hello Stampers, Cathy here to share a fun card with you. The bendi card.  But first look what I got in the mail yesterday!!  That is right, the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!!!  YAY!!!  Of course as a demonstrator I am able to preorder from the catalog and see and play with the amazing products inside...A benefit which you too can have when you Join Stampin' Up!  There is a great promotion going on right now where you get an EXTRA $30 in product as well as free shipping for the same $99... message me for more information!

Above is a photo of my very first Bendi card.  All of the product shown is Stampin' Up! with the exception of the picket fence....

You can get a full tutorial from the link below
Products used:
150884  Terracotta tile CS
150883  Seaside Spray CS
100730  Whisper white CS
150086  Terracotta tile ink pad
132708  Tuxedo black ink
149576 Smooth sailing Dies
149468  Free as a Bird stamp set
149231  Band Together stamp set
148580  Butterfly Gala stamp set
148540  Balmy Blue Light Blends marker
148545 Mossy Meadow Light Blends marker
146874  Soft Suede Blends Marker
110755  Tombow Glue
104332  Snail adhesive
147933  Real Red Blend Marker Light

Paper trimmer and scissors
You can find the products listed on my website
 Thanks for stopping by to Craft with Cath
Cathy Derouche
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator
:eave some Bloggy love on your way out :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Extra Extra!!

Hello Stampers!! Happy August!!  What do you have on your crafty plate this month?.  With Stampin' Up! there is a lot going on and I am here to share it with you.

For starters the EXTRA EXTRA Promotion is still going on.  What is that you say??  Well, if you Join Stampin' Up! right now till the end of the month, for the Same price of $99 you will get and EXTRA $30.00 on product!!  That's right. instead of $125.00 in product for which you get to choose!!~ You get $155 you choose. And you also get a $22.00 value Paper Pumpkin kit..

Plus..did I mention FREE shipping!   Also included is the Business materials and catalogs should you decide to join and do a business, or even if you choose to just be a hobby Demo. Lastly, you will also get a coupon code emailed to you for an $10 coupon to be used the following month on a purchase,(Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.)  I would love to have you on my team!!

Also for August we have Demonstrator Preorder for the Holiday catalog launching September 5th, so If you join now, you can create your kit from NEW Holiday merchandise!!

Starting August 11th and going to September 10th...You can order the New Paper Pumpkin kit
This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

Lot's of fun and exciting news, HUH!??  
If you would like to earn a commission and discount on all your purchases,  create with your friends and make new ones, sharing and doing what you love,head to my website and click on the Join the Fun tab..

 While shopping use Host code: 2QDNEHXB
"Craft with Cath"
Cathy Derouche