In Good Taste Scrappy Strips

In Good Taste Scrappy Strips

This card uses the Scrappy Strip Technique from Australian demo Bruno Bertucci. I think the papers in this suite work really well and I was really please with how this card turned out.

In Good Taste Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 122 button_see-it-here

Base Card – Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/4” x 5 7/8” scored and folded @ 4 1/8”
1st Layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8” x 3 7/8”
Inside Layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8” x 3 7/8”
Strips – In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) with one long straight edge and one long diagonal edge
Sentiment – Very Vanilla Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Flower – Very Vanilla Cardstock 2 1/2″ x 2″

I have decided that I really like Night of Navy and Petal Pink together 😀

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Free as a Bird Blended Background

Free as a Bird Colour blended

I’ve got the brayer and inks again, this time to make a background for the trees. Free as a bird seemed like the best fit for this card out of the sets I have, but I think the new set Birds and Branches would work really well.

Free As A Bird – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 Page 85   button_see-it-here

Base Card – Soft Suede Cardstock 8 1/4” x 5 7/8” scored and folded @ 4 1/8”
1st Layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8” x 3 7/8”
Inside Layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8” x 3 7/8”
Sentiment – Very Vanilla Cardstock 3″ x 2″
Scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock for the bird

Towards the end of this week I am going to bring you a few projects using some of the items in the new Autumn/Winter catalogue.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Framed For You Card

Framed For You Card

Framed For You Stamp Set – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 47  button_see-it-here

Card Base – Real Red 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2nd Layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″
Banner – Whisper White Cardstock 1 1/2″ x 1 1/8″
Inside layer – Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

I like the combination of the Real Red with the Soft Suede in this card and using a layer of the In Good Taste DSP ties in the wood frame too.

This month’s class in a bag is now available to order. For more information check out the class page 

Today’s project from the Pinkies’ Weekend Retreat is this tin and 7-page mini album designed by Pinkies Team Leader Michelle Last. Check out her blog over at https://www.michellelast.co.uk/

I really enjoyed this project, deciding how to decorate it and what papers to use.  I fell in love with the Boho Indigo Product Medley refill kit.   button_see-it-here

Tomorrow will be the final project I will be bringing you from the Pinkies Weekend Retreat.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Tasteful labels Card

Tasteful labels

This suite makes it so easy to make a masculine card.  The Designer Series Papers with all the wood, tile and textile effects make it that little bit different.

In Good Taste Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 page 121  button_see-it-here

Card base – Early Espresso Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Inside layer – Very Vanilla Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Labels – In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

As promised, I have one of the projects that we created at the Weekend at the Pinkies Virtual Retreat. This one was designed by the very talented Martin Stone, check out his website at https://martinsmayhem.co.uk/

Ink blending technique

I had so much fun with this ink blending technique that I then went on to make the green card. My technique needs a little refining (I ended up covered in ink) 😆, which is fine by me as I think a card done in all the Stampin’ Up! colours would be an afternoon well spent.

Tomorrow, I will bring you another retreat project.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Tasteful Touches Window Card

Tasteful Touches Window Card

This is a great suite for making more masculine cards, but the colour coordination in  the suite means it is so versatile. The DSP and the wooden elements add a lot of interest. I have used the dies to cut a window from the DSP to give a bit of depth to this card.

In Good Taste Suite – Annual Catalogue 2020/2021 Page 122  button_see-it-here

Base Card – Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″
1st Layer – Night of Navy 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
2nd layer – In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
Sentiment – Night of Navy Cardstock 3 1/2 x 1 1/4″
Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/4″ x 1″

There is so much to fall in  love with in this new catalogue, but unfortunately my bank balance does not cover everything I want to buy, so many decisions to make about what to go for first 😀

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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