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Catherine & Cathy Create 5 & Paper Craft Crew 53

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Yes, you have read the title correctly. I have two Design Team Cards to post today so I have combined them into one post. I didn’t think that you would appreciate getting two emails from me today! Wednesday is my usual day to post my Paper Craft Crew card but Catherine & Cathy had a fun in the Garden challenge and I needed to play with my new Thinlits! You understand right?!?! I will also resume posting my Display Projects tomorrow as I thought three cards in one day was a little too much! On a side note, because you also know how I love to chat about the weather it was another beautiful day here today but they are saying definitely thundershowers tomorrow. Now we can get on to the business at hand!

Oh, one last thing before we get to the cards, I want to wish my friend Carolyn in Australia a very Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day!

My first card is my Catherine & Cathy Create Design Team card for this week’s In the Garden challenge…

CCC Challenge General Logo

I could not wait to play with the new Thinlits Card Dies! I wanted to make a project similar to the one that Shelli showed us at Convention. The base of the card is Pear Pizzaz Card Stock. I used the Label Card Thilits Dies to cut it out and left the card stock out of the one side to make the card longer so I could fold over the right side.The paper is Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper and I used the label that comes with the Thinlits to cut it so it lined up with the label on the card. The cut out greeting and the banner is also from the Thinlits set. I used the negative on the outside and the cut out on the inside. To hook the front I stamped a piece of Whisper White with the Paper Pumpkin Honeycomb Stamp in Crushed Curry and  cut out a piece of Crushed Curry with the Ovals Collection Framelits to back it. The bee is from the the Backyard Basics Stamp Set and is cut out with the coordinating Framelits. On the inside are two flowers from the Secret Garden Stamp Set cut out with their matching Framelits. The banner is created using some Whisper White Bakers Twine. I stamped the images from the Postage Collection Host(ess) Stamp Set and punched them out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. They are folded in half and strung across the bakers twine which is held to the card with two 3/4″ Circles. I LOVE the new Thinlits and can’t wait to see what other cool ways there are to use them! Head on over the the Catherine & Cathy Create blog to see inspiration from the other designers and add your card too!

CCC05 Closed


CCC05 Open

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz, Crushed Curry and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Picnic

Ink: Basic Black, Pear Pizzaz and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Backyard Basics, Paper Pumpkin and Postage Collection (Host(ess)) Clear Mount

Framelits: Backyard Basics and Secret Garden

Thinlits: Label Card

Punches: 3/4″ Circle and Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

Secret Garden CM

Postage Collection Host CM

Label Card Thinlits Dies

Secret Garden Framelits

3:4%22 Circle Punch

Ticket Duo Punch

Now for my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew

PCCCS053 7-31-2013

A nice simple sketch that just called for some print style paper. The base of the card is Costal Cabana Card Stock. I used a piece of Wisteria Wonder for a base to put my strips of Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper on for my background. A piece of “Vintage” Basic Gray 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon goes around the lower middle of the card. The greeting is from the Tea Party Stamp Set and is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and cut out with my Paper Snips. I backed it with a piece of Costal Cabana that I cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies. A fun simple card with a cool color combo. Head on over to the Paper Craft Crew blog to see the Design Team inspiration and enter your card in the gallery. Thank you so much for indulging me with my double DT post today. I hope you are inspired by the projects and that you enjoy your day!


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Costal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Tea

Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Tea Party Clear Mount

Framelits: Labels Collection

Embellishments: Basic Gray 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tea Party CM

Afternoon Picnic DSP

Labels Collection Framelits Dies

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24 responses »

  1. I am in love with your Framelits card, Justin. Beautiful as usual and thank you very much for the Birthday wishes. It’s one big celebration all week long with little surprises arriving in the mail each day.

  2. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKK you you YOU enabler you!!
    I LOVE them!!

    Happy birthday Carolyn! (tho I don’t know you and I’ve still time left in the day over there 😉 )

  3. Yay! Happy Birthday, Carolyn! Justin – These are both really great cards. Really love the flip card, but I’m floored by the beautiful simplicity of the Paper Craft Crew sketch card. Nice job, my friend.

  4. Love the Afternoon Picnic paper! A very striking card!
    The Cup of Tea Image, with the Afternoon Tea Paper, also a very striking card!
    It would be hard to choose between the TWO!
    Over the top, Justin!!!!

  5. Love your cards! I won the circle Thinlits at Convention, made a card last night at our Team meeting… so much fun and easy to use. Great ideas here!

  6. Wow, both cards are Beautiful!!! I love the way you used the paper on the Tea Party card!!! And the thinlit card looks awesome (but maybe a tad difficult for me). LOVE EM’

  7. Beautiful cards! How long is the card stock you cut for the thinlits cards die card you made? I want to make one like Shelli’s too, but while in Utah, I never wrote the card size down 😦

    Just gorgeous!!!!!

    • Thanks Sandy! The measurements for the card are 8 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and you leave the one side over the top of the Thinlit. Hope that helps! 🙂

  8. Stunning – both cards. I have to agree with Fran, you are such an enabler and inspiration to all us crafters. Happy Birthday Carolyn.

  9. I read your blog every day…..Justin your cards are amazing and I love that you have the pictures of the products you use to create…..helps me with my shopping list!

  10. omg, that first card is simply amazing!! The outside is gorgeous, but then you open it up, and WOW!!! I adore the second one too- it’s so vintagey 🙂 I love it! You are very talented!!

  11. Hi Justin,
    Your cards are great and I am a fellow demonstrator from CT. Just wondering how you get the extra folded piece on the right hand side? I have made several samples but not with the extra piece. Any suggestions or measurements?

    • Hi Cindy,

      Thank you very much! I just cut a piece of card stock to 5 3/8 x 8 1/2 and let the one side hang over the top of the Thinlit. the top scores the cs and then I cut off the excess. Hope that helps! 🙂


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