Have you ever seen a set in the catalogue that was a "Must Have" item which you find hard to use once you have it in your hands?? The Bookcase Builder set was one of those for me. But I am happy that thanks to CTC now that I have had it out I am much more comfortable with it. I challenged myself to CASE the card on page 105 and see what I could come up with. I even managed to get some Father's Day cards done as well. It is quite a versatile set once you get going with it.
I love that you can stamp the images individually or put them all on a block to stamp backgrounds in a hurry.
I sold all my baby girl cards at last week's markets so need a few to replenish my stash. But I couldn't make a girl card and not mirror it with a boy card.
This image from page 105 shows you both the inspiration card and the fabulous images in the stamp set.
The catalogue sample is a one layer card but I made mine narrow panels and raised them up with a coloured mat. The enamel shapes are perfect for the wee heart in the frame, and I didn't add any other embellishments.
The sentiment for the baby boy version is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments- still one of my most used sets.
And then it seemed a great way to stamp a Father's Day card. My card doesn't actually say "Father's Day" so you could use it for many different occasions. But my Dad is certainly "Top Shelf" - and an avid reader so he'll be seeing one like this! The picture frame and trophy are embossed with copper, but the candlestick is embossed with silver. The Sentiments are from "Tabs for Everything" other than "top shelf" which I created using the long retired alphabet rotary stamp (I know, I know Kelly Kent I really need the Labeller Alphabet set- it's still on the wish list!) oh and the ampersand is from Lovely words (Inside & Out)
I used another set- Mixed Drinks for the inside sentiment and again used the trophy, as well as 2 little images from Tabs for Everything
Se we'd love to see what you create, be sure and use the inspiration pages, create a card and post a photo of it on our Facebook Group page. Make sure to mention which card you are using as your springboard.
Before me this week is my friend Krissy, she's a whizz at Baby cards
And next this week is Megan, I can't wait to see what she has made to inspire us this week
Thanks for looking, and remember
"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"
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