Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Catch Up Club - January 2023

In a text conversation amongst friends in the fall of 2022, we agreed that we were all falling behind in creating with items from virtual events, kits, even groups we are in. From that conversation the idea of the Catch Up Club took formation. We decided it was time to work on those cardmaking projects that were waiting for our attention. 

On the last day of each month we've committed to sharing card/cards we have made from something we need to "catch up" on. 

You can view my original Catch Up Club post - HERE - for more details.

For this month's Catch Up Club post, I chose to use complete the cards from the March 2022 Let's Stamp Together.

Becky Moore designed the kit and created a video showing how to make three cards with the stamps, dies, and stencil included in the kit. Becky is the Art Director at Photoplay Paper and the creator of Say it With Stamps.

The first card was a fun design. It included a peek-through with the image on the inside. There was supposed to be a stamped and embossed piece of acetate over the opening - but I cheated. That just seemed way too challenging for me.

I also messed up my measurements a bit... so I just went with my card, tweaks and all.

I did add some Stickles Glitter Glue to add a bit of sparkle to the dots on the cupcake.

The second card was a gate fold card.

The third card was s slimline with stenciled balloons. 

The class was fun and I learned some things along the way, too. That always makes me happy.

It should be noted that while most cards posted on my blog are my own designs (albeit sometimes inspired by others), these Catch Up Club cards are not my designs. I've completed cards designed by the class instructor, so while I've made the card, it is not original to me.

Please check out the blogs of my Catch Up Club friends, too...




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Lynn McAuley said...

Great job on all of these delightful designs, Jeanette!!

Barb said...

These are the cutest cards. Way to go off-script! Love them and I love the monthly challenge!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a lovely trio of cards Jeanette - they are really pretty, and I suspect some, especially the first one, took you well out of your comfort zone :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun trio of cards Jeanette- love the peek a boo window! Sweet club kit. The star of the show, IMO, is the balloon card. Fun Fun! Great to have a challenge to get you to use your stuff!

Terry Ladwig said...

Love these Jeanette! This is one of the kits I need to do also. It's great that your cards turned out so cute, and if you wouldn't have said anything I never would have known you messed up on measurements!

Darlene LeTavec said...

These are fantastic! I really like the details on each one. The gate fold is so cute and the stenciled balloons are right up my alley! Nice job!