Petal Palette in Pastels

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Today I wanted to share one of the cards we made in class yesterday. It uses the new 'Petal Palette' stamp set and the coordinating 'Petals & More Thinlits' dies from the Occasions Catalogue. The main floral image is quick and easy to colour and even better, you don't need to fussy cut as it has a die to match.  There are extra dies included in this set, including the green stems we used. 

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The card base is Pool Party and I added a layer of Basic Black, the top half of which was embossed with the new Simple Stripes embossing folder. This makes for a dramatic backdrop for the rest of the elements on the card. The stamp set is designed to work with the Petal Passion designer paper, but the 'paper' at the bottom of the card is not a design in the pack. I wanted something less bold, so we used the dots stamp from the set to create the background. 

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We used the Stampin' Blends to colour the floral image, which was die cut and popped up over the greenery onto a Silver Foil stitched Circle. One of the Petal Passion embellishments was tucked under the flowers together with a greeting cropped with the Classic Label punch. 

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For the inside, we stamped another small strip of dots for the base and then the small floral element was coloured with Stampin' Blends.  After the class I decided to make another, this time in Pink Pirouette.  Which one do you prefer?

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Here they are together.

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Project Details
Stamps Petal Palette, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Wishes Your Way (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Silver Foil
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Petal Passion Embellishments
Tools     Simple Stripes TIEF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petals & More Thinlits, Big Shot, Classic Label punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue for the first time. Not got your own copy of the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues yet? If you are located in Australia, just leave your details here and I would be happy to pop a set in the post for you. 

There are just so many great products available to earn for FREE during the Sale-a-bration promotion that runs until 31 March 2018. When you spend $90 or more (before shipping) you get to choose one of 11 great options. If you spend $180 or more (before shipping) there are 2 additional fabulous options to choose from, including the 'Celebrate You' Thinlits Dies. I'm really looking forward to getting those. I can honestly say there isn't a product that I don't love this year and there are some great samples to help you get started with your freebies.

You may have come from visiting Sandra's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


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This week, I couldn't go past the super cute 'Party Pandas' stamp set and I've used the card on the right, in the photo above, as my inspiration. I'm sure this is going to be the most popular pick from the Sale-a-bration catalogue this year. It is just so flexible for practically any celebratory occasion and they are just so darn cute! 

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas & Painted with Love DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the layout this week, but changed things up by using several of the coordinating designs from the 'Painted with Love' Speciality Designer Paper. My card base is Whisper White and I've added a layer of Gold Foil over the top. I've chosen the 'painterly' design as the background for my art piece and layered it onto a card stock base, as I've popped up the entire panel onto the Gold Foil, I wanted it to be firm. My first banner is in Melon Mambo, dry embossed with the new 'Simple Stripes' embossing folder and the second uses the pretty hearts design which is the reverse side of the main piece. 

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I wrapped the white Baker's Twine around the art piece before adding the Powder Pink stitched circle that my sweet little panda sits on. If you want a rich black for your panda, then you can't go past the Basic Black Archival ink. If you get any lighter areas, you can touch them up with the Basic Black marker as it blends perfectly without being noticeable. I strongly recommend you give the stamped image a blast with the heat gun before you start fussy cutting, as the Archival ink takes a while to dry and it will smudge. I masked off the little heart on the envelope, so I could add the Melon Mambo enamel heart instead. It is a little fiddly as it is so tiny.

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Up to this point, the card could have been for a birthday, get well, just because or thinking of you occasion, but I decided to turn it into a Valentine's Day card. My white writing panel sits on a mat of Melon Mambo and I've added a small strip of the designer paper at the bottom and topped it with a narrow strip of gold foil. In the centre I have stamped the watercolour heart from the new 'Heart Happiness' stamp set in Melon Mambo. The heart image works well  with the style of the designer paper and I added the Valentine greeting from the 'Bloomin' Love' stamp set over the top in the Basic Black Archival ink. 

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas & Painted with Love DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Party Pandas, Heart Happiness, Bloomin' Love
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Painted with Love DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo
Accessories Brights Enamel Shapes, White Baker's Twine, Metallic Sequins
Tools     Simple Stripes TIEF, Banners Framelits (retired), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Heat gun

 

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Sweet Soiree Mega Project Kit

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I hope you have been enjoying browsing the new products in the fabulous Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. If you are anything like me, your Wish List is long.  Not have your own copy of the new catalogues yet? If you are in Australia and do not currently have a Demonstrator, I would love to put one in the mail for you - just fill out your details here.

To help you get started, I'm offering a Mega Project Kit featuring the gorgeous 'Sweet Soiree Suite' from the Occasions Catalogue. This is a fabulous collection of products all colour co-ordinated to help you make gorgeous cards, tags and gift boxes that would be perfect for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other celebratory occasions.

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Please Note -   These offers are available to Australian residents only.

Contents of the Kit

  • Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper - 6" x 12" of the 6 double sided designs. One side of each sheet features silver foil accents and the other side has coordinating printed images.
  • 10 Cut and scored card bases in coordinating colours - 2 each in Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo.
  • 11 vellum/silver foil die cuts that are perfect for colouring with markers (on the reverse side)
  • 6 printed card stock/silver foil die cut embellishments
  • 2 card stock/silver foil cake embellishments
  • 2 sets white card stock/silver foil die cut numbers for milestone events
  • 4 lacy edged tags (2 long and 2 short in Whisper White and Silver Foil)
  • 2 silver foil die cut cake trays
  • 4 die cut bows (2 each card stock and silver foil)
  • 6 die cut open flowers
  • 6 die cut leaves/greenery
  • 3 silver Mini Gable Boxes
  • 1m Berry Burst Metallic-Edge ribbon
  • 45cm Marina Mist Scalloped Velvet ribbon
  • 2m Silver Baker's Twine
  • 3 white mini clothespins
  • 3 mini paper/silver foil tassels with jump rings

Plus, you will receive as a gift from me:

  • Full colour tutorial with 5 projects (including all measurements) using the products in your kit. You will need to provide your own greeting stamps (or similar), or see my additional offer below. 

Don't miss out on this limited time opportunity. Click Now on the PayPal button below to purchase my Sweet Soiree Mega Project Kit. Remember, you can pay with a credit or debit card (via PayPal) if you do not have a PayPal account. If you would prefer to make a bank deposit, please contact me for the details.

Buy Sweet Soiree Mega Project Kit - $30 + $5.00 postage to anywhere in Australia

 Plus, add on the Cake Soiree Bundle at 20% discount

Extend your Mega Project Kit by adding on the coordinating Cake Soiree Bundle, comprising the Cake Soiree stamp set and the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies.

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As an extra incentive to purchase this fabulous stamp set and framelits bundle, I will take another 10% off the Stampin' Up! Bundle price (before shipping). So, you will receive both the stamp set and coordinating framelits at a 20% discount to the individual price of these products. This offer is only available from me, as an Indpendent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, for a strictly limited time only.

  • Cake Soiree Wood Mount Bundle, normally $125.00 - my special price to you - $111.00 + shipping
  • Cake Soiree Clear Mount Bundle, normally $106.00 - my special price to you - $94.00 + shipping

You will need to contact me directly by email or phone, in order to take up this 20% bundle discount. Note, the purchased Cake Soiree bundle will ship directly to you from the Stampin' Up warehouse and the Mega Project Kit will be shipped separately by me.

 I look forward to hearing from you!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Picture Perfect Party

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Happy New Year! It is great to be back for another year with the Crew, providing you with inspiration from Stampin' Up! catalogues. We now have the fabulous new Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues and there is soooo much to love! This week we are starting with the Picture Perfect Party suite on pages 4-9 of the Occasions Catty.

You may have come from visiting Monique's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


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This week, I'm taking inspiration from the layout in the card above on page 6 of the Occasions Catty (quite a popular one with the Crew this week!). It is a great layout that can be used with many embellishment options in place of the basket of flowers. I took my 'Lots of Happy' All Inclusive Card Kit away with me, when I went to visit family in the WA over Christmas. I got to colour some of the lovely images and I am using one of them on my card today.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Happy Card Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've changed things up by making my card square and adding some extra layers. My floral bouquet embellishment was too tall for the normal sized card, so I went with a 13.5cm (a bit over 5 1/4") square card base that fits nicely into a 14cm square envelope. 

Stampin' Up! Lots of Happy Card Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the colouring of the floral bouquet I used a combination of the water colour pencils that come with the kit and my Stampin' Blends. I love the Lemon Lime Twist pencil for the leaves and I added some Light Old Olive at the base of each leaf for depth. Pink Pirouette and Light Rich Razzleberry blends were used on the floral sprays in the bouquet. I took my cues from these colours to put together the remaining elements of the card.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Happy Card Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a double mat of Pink Pirouette and Lemon Lime Twist. I've added some Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette washi to the base of the white writing panel and at the top I have stamped the small floral image from the 'Lots of Lavender' Sale-a-bration stamp set and coloured it in the same tones.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Happy Card Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The larger floral image in the 'Lots of Lavender' stamp set is slightly smaller but very similar to the die cut image from the 'Lots of Happy' Card Kit that I used on the front of the card. So for a final touch, I have stamped this image on the envelope and coloured it with my Stampin' Blends.  The stamp set does have solid images for each part of the bouquet for 2-step stamping as an alternative. When you are colouring on envelopes with alcohol markers, don't forget to put a piece of scratch paper inside, so it doesn't bleed into the back of the envelope. 

Project Details
Stamps  Lots of Lavender, Best Birds
Card stock & Papers      Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Fresh   Florals DSP Stack
 Ink  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories  White Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Basics Pack 1 Washi,   Lots of Happy Card Kit
Tools      Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin'   Blends

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CASE-ing the Catty - From my (want to be) age page

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This week we have something a bit different and fun for you. We are CASE-ing a project from the page in the catalogue that is our age or want-to-be age!

You may have come from visiting Liz's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


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This week, I'm taking a break from Christmas cards to CASE this project on page 45 of the Holiday Catalogue. I'll leave it to your imagination as to whether it reflects my actual age or want-to-be age lol. The number really doesn't matter anyway; it is all about how you feel in your head! I love this sample from the catalogue and pink and black is one of those classic colour combos that is ageless.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms & Merry Little Christmas DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've changed things up by converting the treat bag sample into a birthday card and using Berry Burst with the black and white check designer paper for an extra level of brightness. I deliberately cut the check paper so the white and striped checks were on the outside edges, to give it more of a pop against the black mat. I have placed this panel towards the left side of the Berry Burst card base, allowing the embellishment to flow over as it does in the treat bag sample. You can also see that I've embossed the flap of the envelope with the 'celebrate' from the Celebrations Duo.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms & Merry Little Christmas DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This pic shows the embellishment in detail. I have taken a lot of the elements from the sample, including heat embossing the greeting from 'Birthday Blooms' in gold, which was then die cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits. I added a little piece of gold metallic doily at the bottom edge of the label and popped it up over a swirl of gold mini sequin trim and a strip of Berry Burst woven ribbon that was attached to the vellum scalloped circle. I finished it off with a Bitty Bow in Berry Burst and a sprinkle of gold metallic hearts.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms & Merry Little Christmas DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a mat of Basic Black to pop against the Berry Burst card base. At the base of the writing panel is a strip of the check DSP topped with the spotty Berry Burst washi.  I stamped the small flower from 'Birthday Blooms' in the top right corner and coloured it with Copic markers.

Finally, here is a view from the top, that shows all the lovely gold accents.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms & Merry Little Christmas DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Birthday Blooms
Card stock & Papers     Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White, Merry Little Christmas DSP, Vellum
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basics Pack 1 Washi, Metallic Foil Doilies, In Color Bitty Bows, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Celebrations DUO TIEF, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Copic markers, White Gel Pen

 

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A Little Refresh & Christmas Joy

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Over the past few days I've been giving my blog design a bit of a refresh so that it is responsive to the size of mobile devices. So apologies if you tried to get to my blog and found issues with it loading the content. There was a little bug in the menu, but that was has been resolved now. I still have a few things to tidy up, but I hope that you find it easier to read my blog on your smart phone and tablet now.

Now onto the card I have to share today. This is one I have had in head for a while and I finally got the time to bring it to fruition. I wanted to use a Christmas carol as the background, so I printed this 'O Come, All Ye Faithful' music image that I found on the Internet onto Very Vanilla card stock. I wanted a softer look than either black or white and I added some Crumb Cake ink around the edges to soften it as well.

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem & Boxwood Wreath - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The card was very hard to photograph with the reflection from the gold accents, so by changing the angle, it hardly looks like gold at all now. The 'j' and 'y' were die cut in Red Glimmer paper using the Large Letters framelits and I cut a second set in Gold Foil and slightly offset them to add a bit more oomph. For the 'o' I joined two of the Boxwood Wreath embellishments together and adhered some small 'berries' punched out of the Red Glimmer.

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem & Boxwood Wreath - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The wreath was adhered first with glue dots and then I popped up the letters either side of it, using mini dimensionals. The Mary and Joseph image was heat embossed in gold, fussy cut and then popped up in the centre of the wreath. I finished it off with a bow in my favourite vanilla and gold satin ribbon.

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I have kept the inside simple, with a mat of Garden Green card stock for my vanilla writing panel. I added some of the Year of Cheer Specialty washi at the base and heat embossed the shepherd image in gold on the right. The greeting in the centre from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set is stamped in Real Red.

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem & Boxwood Wreath - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 This view from the top shows the lovely gold accents on the card. I hope you like it. 

Project Details
Stamps Night in Bethlehem, Merry Mistletoe
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Gold Foil, Red Glimmer (retired)
 Ink Versamark, Real Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories Boxwood Wreath, Gold Metallic Edge ribbon, Year of Cheer Specialty washi
Tools     Large Letters Framelits, Big Shot, 3/16" circle punch (not SU), Gold EP, Heat gun, Glue dots, Mini dimensionals, Sponge dauber

 

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Reserve your Stamparatus Now!

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You can reserve the fabulous Stampin' Up! Stamparatus stamping platform right NOW! This reservation window will be open until 31 December for delivery from 19 March 2018.  This is the last time you can acquire the new stamping platform before the  2018 Annual Catalogue becomes available on 1 June 2018.

A must-have tool for all stampers, the Stamparatus helps you perfectly align stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and precisely and get complete ink coverage.

It was created by stampers for stampers, so it has all the features you want:

  • Compatible with red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • 2 bar magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Rulers on 2 sides for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can use larger paper
  • Multiple hinges for more placement options
  • 2 reversible plates for 4 sides to work with
  • 1 foam mat for use with photopolymer
  • 1 base with grid
  • Magnet storage areas under the base

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The Stamparatus has a new double hinged design that allows you to create layered projects quickly and easily.

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Yes, there are other stamping platforms on the market, but the Stamparatus has some great features that the others don't have, plus it is backed by Stampin' Up! and is a very reasonable price at $85. Check out this short video to see all of the features in this great tool.

 

You will need to reserve your Stamparatus via your account in my Online Store. If you don't yet have an account, you can quickly create one. The reservation process requires you to provide your credit card number, but it won't be charged until the Stamparatus is despatched to you. You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation.

I can't wait for mine to arrive. Don't miss out on yours!

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 27

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Welcome to week 27 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team and the last for 2017. I've really enjoyed bringing you inspiration for your holiday projects and it has helped me to get my Christmas card stash built. I managed 18 out of the 27 weeks, so I'm pretty happy with that after being out of action for some time with my knee replacement surgery.

This week is all about scraps - using them up, that is. After my Wednesday ladies made the luxe gift card holders that I showed you last week, I was left with two 5cm strips of the gold and white check designer paper from the 'Year of Cheer' pack. It could easily have been left unused and then forgotten, so I made it my mission to use it up this week. I've made two clean and simple cards in gold and white. You don't need to add too much with the lushness of the gold foil, designer paper, washi and embossing. 

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I started with a piece of Whisper white and then added the gold check designer paper at the bottom and then moved upwards adding the block of gold embossed trees in the centre and the gold embossed greeting from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set at the top. I did something I wouldn't normally do and added the gold and vanilla bow at the bottom, when the rest is gold and white. It all seems to blend harmoniously, though. I layered the panel onto a Gold Foil mat and then popped it up onto the thick Whisper White card base.

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For the second card I started with a panel of Whisper White and added a strip of gold and white check DSP to each side. I trimmed the DSP first so that it would have white edges showing on all sides, so it would pop against the gold foil mat. The strip of gold foil in the centre hides the join and I added a white strip embossed with the Quilt Top design. My gold embossed greeting from the 'Snowflake Sentiments' stamp set was die cut with a stitched oval and then popped up on a gold foil scalloped oval. This is a super simple layout that would work with any designer paper teamed with a contrasting colour for quick and easy cards, which is just what we need at this time of the year.

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All of the new products in the Holiday Catalogue are available to purchase from my Online Store now.

Project Details
Stamps Snowflake Sentiments, Merry Mistletoe
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Gold Foil, Year of Cheer DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gold Metallic Edge ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Year of Cheer Specialty washi
Tools     Quilt Top TIEF, Stitched Shapes & Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week

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Just a quick post today to let you know that Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING all day today until 11.59pm AEDT.  This is a great time to stock up on supplies to finish your holiday cards. If you forget something, no problems, you can order that too!

You can click on the image above to go straight to my online store, or contact me and I can place the order for you. 

We are having Christmas with my husband's family this year, so I've been enjoying buying bits and pieces to fill these stockings for our nieces. I purchased the stockings and I've used the Large Letters dies to personalise with their names. I bought some sparkly felt and added double-sided interfacing to the reverse and then die cut the letters and ironed them in place. 

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They cut very crisply and you could personalise lots of items this way, making these dies even more useful. Of course, you could combine them with the Large Numbers dies too.

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I hope you can take advantage of the free shipping today; I know I will be !

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CASE-ing the Catty - Add a Christmas Twist

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This week the CTC Crew are adding a Christmas twist to a project from the Annual Catalogue. 

You may have come from visiting Monique's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


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This week, I'm CASE-ing a project from the Heat Embossing Project Kit on page 16 of the Annual Catalogue. The clean lines of this sample attracted me, so I have kept my card clean and fresh too.  I've changed up the colours, using Emerald Envy for the base card which is a bit brighter and really pops with the Real Red accents (although it looks more like Tranquil Tide in the photos, unfortunately). I've also chosen a square card, which is a favourite of mine.


Stampin' Up! Hello Friend for Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The wreath image is from the 'Hello Friend' stamp set that coordinates with the Heat Embossing Project kit. I really like all of the elements in this set and it works beautifully for Christmas, too. I chose not to dry emboss the Emerald Envy background as I didn't want to distract from the wreath.

Stampin' Up! Hello Friend for Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used Sahara Sand card stock for the centre panel and stamped the wreath in Emerald Envy ink. It looks darker in the photo, but it is actually quite bright IRL. I simulated the white border in the sample (the panels in the kit are pre-printed) by adding a narrow Whisper White mat and then another panel of Sahara Sand. The 'poinsettias' were stamped in Real Red ink, fussy cut and popped up on a foam pad.  I love the Merry Christmas greeting from the (retired) 'Merry Patterns' stamp set. It is a really great size (ie not too big, lol). I've popped that up too and added a little gold cabochon at each end for a touch of bling. At the top of the wreath is Real Red bow in my favourite (retired) ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Hello Friend for Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a double mat of Real Red and Emerald Envy for the writing panel. I added a strip of striped washi at the base and the lovely greeting from 'Season Like Christmas' stamped in Emerald Envy ink in the centre. A gold embossed tree at the bottom adds a touch of bling.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Hello Friend for Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Hello Friend, Season Like Christmas, Merry Patterns, Merry Mistletoe
Card stock & Papers     Emerald Envy, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
 Ink Emerald Envy, Real Red, Versamark
Accessories Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon (retired), Gold cabochon (not SU), Candy Cane Lane Washi (retired)
Tools     Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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