It's Sunday evening and time to CASE the Catty again. Tonight our focus is on kits and 3D items as we come to the end of our time with the Occasions Catty. Lots to look forward to though, with the fabulous new Annual Catalogue due to commence on 1 June.
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My favourite kit from the Occasions Catalogue is the 'Enjoy the Little Things' home decor project on Page 33. It consists of an A-frame chalkboard stand with a gold clip and 13 art pieces that cover many occasions and seasonal activities. This photo shows the finished art pieces.
Depending on how you look at it, a kit can be the starting point or the end point. By that I mean you can take the kit and assemble it as per the directions and the result will be a great home decor piece to display. The quality of Stampin' Up! kits is excellent with all the materials required (apart from adhesive) being supplied in the kit, ready to go. A kit can also be a fabulous opportunity to use your own creativity to step it up or change it up and even extend it to reflect your own style and decor. That is what I chose to do with this kit and I have a few samples to show you.
It is currently late Autumn in Australia and I have the autumn art piece on display on my hall table. Harvesting pumpkins isn't something I associate with Autumn here, but Autumn leaves certainly are. This is a photo of the enormous Liquidamber tree I have in my front yard, so I will be raking up leaves almost until spring!
I have used the 'Vintage Leaves' stamp set and matching framelit dies to create a pile of autumn leaves for my piece, framing them with the die cut 'autumn' and 'leaves' from the kit.
I love butterflies, so I decided to take the idea from the butterfly art piece (top row, 5th from the left in the first photo) and add some larger die cut butterflies. I've used the doily, the smaller butterflies and the stamped wooden label from the kit.
Finally in the style of the kit, I decided to create a new art piece for spring. I love pink; wearing it and I also have lots of different coloured pink azaleas that flower madly in spring along with yellow and white daffodils. I have used the silver rain drop design from the 'Shine On Specialty' DSP for the base. It seems appropriate as it still rains quite a lot in spring. The pot is a die cut circle (with the top cut off) using the 'Color Me Irrestible' DSP and the flowers are stamped from my favourite 'Flower Shop' stamp set and punched out with the Pansy punch. I will look forward to putting this piece up when spring comes.
|Card stock & Papers||Shine On Specialty, Color Me Irresistible Specialty, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive|
|Ink||Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow|
|Accessories||Pearl Basic Jewels|
|Tools||Little Letters Thinlits Botanical Builder Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Pansy Punch, Dimensionals, Glue dots|
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