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Lately I have been feeling un-inspired.

I want to be in my craft room but it seems like everything I make, I can’t get quite right.

While playing around with the Lift Me Up bundle in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog, I was stamping in black and gold and red… pretty much every colour of the rainbow.

And then I finally used silver embossing powder.



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That’s all I needed to get the wheels turning.  I stamped in silver and then I did some die cuts in silver foil.  I was really impressed how the silver foil Up and Away Thinlet die ran through the Big Shot with ease.  This particular card has a lightly water coloured background using the tempting turquoise Stampin’ Up! refill ink. This gave it a look as if it was a sky.


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Many of you know that I die cut and stamp in bulk.  Today was no exception.  Although I cut out many clouds and air balloons, I also cut out an air balloon with the intent to use the negative.  I’ve been obsessed with the Sprinkles Embellishments from Stampin’ Up! since I laid my hands on them so I created a window shaker in one of the sections of the air balloon.  Those sprinkles are absolutely perfect for this technique.


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Although my style continues to be monochromatic, I like using patterned paper as a card base. Since I had heat embossed several images already, this card came together quickly as it’s simply layered elements.

And while I am here and talking about how I die cut and stamp in bulk, I’d like to share a tip with you that I shared with my followers on my own blog last week.


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Thanks again for dropping by. I always like to hear what you think about these projects as well as see your own takes. Make sure to leave a comment or facebook message to show us!

Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador




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Note: If you are interested in Stampin’ Up! and are living in Canada and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Feel free to drop me a line to get a catalogue or if you have any questions/comments you can always find me at inthecatcave@hotmail.com.

Supplies and images used are © 2017 Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: Whisper White cardstock, black archival ink, versamark, Up & Away Thinlets, Lift Me Up stamp set, basic pearls, silver momento ink, silver embossing powder, iridescent ice glimmer paper, gold glimmer paper, linen thread, lace doilies, Falling in Love DSP, Smoky Slate card stock, Falling Petals emobossing folder, white embossing powder, Stitched Shapes dies, Carried Away Design Series Paper, sweet sugarplum stampin’ write marker, daffodil delight stampin’ write marker, pear pizzazz stampin’ write marker, soft sky stampin’ write marker, sahara sand stampin’ write marker, sahara sand card stock, melon mambo stampin’ write marker.

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  1. Maureen Brown Reply

    These cards are stunning! You’ve done an amazing job and you’ve certainly inspired me!

  2. Michelle Marks Reply

    Beautiful…and great tip about storing the extra stamped or die cut images..you are such a smarty pants!

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