Pretty in Pink and Gold

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Today I'm sharing another of the projects we made in classes last week, using lots of the products from the Sweet Soiree Suite. One of my lovely customers challenged me to convince her that this suite was worthy of her attention and I think I've achieved it! This bundle has everything you need to produce gorgeous cards for any celebratory occasion.

This is a really pretty, feminine birthday card that is oh so sparkly in real life. I'm looking at it right now and wish I could capture it in a photo for you. The human eye is so amazing that it can see all the sparkle without the glare from the gold foil elements that a camera captures. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

On the Pink Pirouette card stock we have used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with one of the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks to create the sparkly background that reminds me of a bead curtain. The embossing paste is so easy to use; if you can butter toast, you can use embossing paste! Spread it over the mask with a palette knife, scrape off the excess and lift it off to enjoy the slightly raised pattern. It dries very quickly, on your project and your tools, so you need to put the mask and palette knife into warm water immediately to make clean up easier. The Pink Pirouette background was layered on Gold Foil and then onto the thick Whisper White card base.

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The beautifully detailed cake image was gold embossed onto thick Whisper White and cropped with the coordinating die. I've adhered the base of the cake to the lacy-edged stand that was die cut in Gold Foil. The pedestal was adhered under the stand and the whole piece was then popped up with foam pads onto a large Vellum oval. Once the embellishment is adhered, you can turn over the oval and easily see where to place double side tape, so it won't be seen. Three open flowers from the 'Cake Soiree' stamp set were white embossed onto Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette card stock and then cropped with the coordinating die. These were mounted in a cluster towards the left with the greeting banner tucked underneath. The greeting is from the same stamp set and was white embossed on the gold foil. This card is fabulous for a milestone birthday and I've die cut some numbers from the retired Little Numbers Thinlits dies in Gold Foil and popped them up at the top of the cake. It looks equally as good without the numbers, though.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Pink Pirouette mat for my writing panel. I've used the narrow gold washi from the retired 'Year of Cheer' set either side of the Flirty Flamingo stars/flowers and gold embossed the lovely birthday greeting in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 This view from the top, shows the embossed background very clearly, but sadly, without the sparkle. Thanks to Crystal for the inspiration.

Project Details
Stamps Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo Gold Foil, Vellum
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Basics Pack 1 Washi
Tools     Sweet Cake Framelits, Little Numbers Thinlits (retired), Ovals Collection Framelits (retired), Big Shot, White and Gold EP, Heat gun, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

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Mini Gable Box Two Ways

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I've been kept busy with classes this week, as well as finalising the tutorial to accompany my Sweet Soiree Mega Project Kit. Click on the link too see all the pretty elements  included in the kit, that come from the Sweet Soiree Suite on pages 10-13 of the Occasions Catalogue. When you purchase the kit, you receive my 17 page tutorial for FREE. It contains 5 projects to create and three of the projects include alternative design options.  

Today I thought I would share one of the projects we made in classes this week, using the Mini Gable Boxes. It is one of the projects I designed for the Sweet Soiree Mega Project Kit tutorial.  These are fabulous gift and treat boxes in a matte silver heavy weight card stock that come as a flat pack and you pop them together. Think Christmas, Easter, birthdays, thank you and just because occasions when you want to give a small handmade gift that you've dressed up especially for them. I love having a couple of decorated treat boxes on hand for gifting.

I have used the 'Petal Pair' embossing folder to dry emboss the front and sides of the box and added some of the gorgeous Berry Burst metallic-edge ribbon and a lovely bow. 

Stampin' Up! Silver Mini Gable Boxes - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The finishing touch is the pretty decorated tag, made with the 'Sweet Cake' Framelits dies that coordinate with the 'Cake Soiree' stamp set and some elements from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.

In my tutorial, I have provided a second option for decorating these cute boxes. I have chosen one of the smaller silver embossed prints from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and teamed it with Flirty Flamingo for a pretty gift box that anyone would be delighted to receive. 

Stampin' Up! Silver Mini Gable Boxes - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time the greeting from 'Cake Soiree' stamp set sits on the top section of the box and I've added a pretty bow with a paper tassel from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit hanging from it.

Project Details
Stamps Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper
 Ink Versamark, Marina Mist
Accessories Silver & White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, White & Berry Burst Metallic-Edge ribbon, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit
Tools     Sweet Cake Framelits, 'Petal Pair' TIEF, Big Shot, 1", 1 1/8", 1 1/4" Circle punches, Classic Label punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue,

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration

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This week the CTC Crew are again taking inspiration from the catalogue samples using products that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration.  We are getting close to the half way point in the Sale-a-bration promotion, which means that Stampin' Up! will be releasing 3 more fabulous options to choose from, on 16 February 2018.

I've got a sneak peak today of one of the new options which is the fabulous 'Blossoming Basket' Bundle. This is a Level 2 option and comprises the 'Blossoming Basket' stamp set and the 'Basket Weave' Dynamic Embossing Folder. You can earn this bundle for FREE when you place an order for $180 or more (before shipping). This embossing folder will also be carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue in June.

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This is the inspiration photo I have used for my card this week. It isn't a great photo unfortunately, as I have clipped it from the new brochure, but you can see the Basket Weave embossing folder used on both cards and the lovely basket of flowers that has been fussy cut on the card on the left. I have taken the blue, yellow and white colours from the sample cards and combined them with the 'Basket Weave' Dynamic embossing folder and the 'Blossoming Basket' stamp set for my card. This is one of my favourite colour combos and pretty much reflects the decor in my house.

Stampin' Up! Blossoming Basket & Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I went for a square card, as it worked best with the basket image, which I have coloured with  Stampin' Blends in Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Old Olive. There are lots of layers, but starting from the bottom is my Whisper White card base which is 14.5cm (5 3/4") square. Next is the Marina Mist layer and then the pop of Daffodil Delight that has been embossed with the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF. This is the type that gives a deep textured effect. I spritzed the front of my card stock with water before popping it into the embossing folder and as you will see in the closeup photo, there is no cracking of the card stock. I have brought all of the colours together with the dotty designer paper from the 'Sweet Soiree' pack, which works perfectly. 

  Stampin' Up! Blossoming Basket & Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the lovely texture of the 'Basket Weave' embossing folder in this closeup photo. I have added a mat of Marina Mist on the basket image, which is popped up and the dotty designer paper panel as well. The birthday greeting from the retired 'Circle of Spring' stamp set, was stamped in Marina Mist and cropped with the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then popped up on Daffodil Delight and then matted onto Marina Mist. This card would also work beautifully for Mother's Day and for spring/Easter occasions.

I have added a few finishing touches with cute bow in the 1/4" Whisper White Organza ribbon that has been coloured with a Marina Mist colour matched alcohol marker. Alcohol markers like Stampin' Blends are fabulous for colouring ribbons, rhinestones, pearls, enamel shapes and many other embellishments to provide perfect colour coordination. The sweet butterfly sitting on the handle also comes from the 'Blossoming Basket' stamp set.

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For the inside, I have a double mat of Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight for my writing panel and a strip of the Old Olive and silver designer paper from the 'Sweet Soiree' pack at the base. I topped it with the narrow silver striped wash from the 'Sweet Soiree' Embellishment Kit. The single flower from 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set was stamped in the bottom corner and coloured with Stampin' Blends to match.

  Stampin' Up! Blossoming Basket & Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Blossoming Basket, Birthday Blooms, Circle of Spring (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Soiree DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Marina Mist
Accessories 1/4" White Organza ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, 1 1/2" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Occasions Kits

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the kits in the Occasions Catalogue on pages 15-17. 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. 

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the 'Lots of Happy Card Kit' on page 15. This is an all-inclusive kit, which means it includes the exclusive photopolymer stamp set in the kit. This really is a fabulous kit with lovely images to colour and lots of extra embellishments to use on your cards. Plus there are 5 different shapes of card and they come with the matching lined envelopes too. The great thing about this kit is that you can make it up exactly as per the designs included for a beautiful set for your stash or you can use the components to make your own designs or do a bit of mash-up using a combination of the components and designs. Even better, there is a refill kit so you can make more!

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I have 2 cards to share this week. This first one uses the front of the hexagonal card, which I have coloured with my Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends and the Lemon Lime Twist water colour pencil included in the kit.

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

I adhered it to some Calypso Coral card stock and then used my trimmer to cut it down to a narrow border on all sides. I adhered it to the Sahara Sand background that has been embossed with the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder from the Annual Catalogue and then onto the Calypso Coral card base.

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For the embellishment of the hexagon, I have used the gold foil banner across the centre with the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon as per the kit design with the vellum leaves tucked under the ribbon. I have gold embossed the birthday greeting from the included stamp set and cropped it with a circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits. It is adhered to a mat of Calyspso Coral and then to another wider one of Sahara Sand. I've popped it up over the banner and the small flowers were added to opposite sides of the greeting.

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

For the next card, I have followed the kit layout pretty closely, but changed up quite a few things. I've started with a piece of the black and white striped paper from the kit and coloured the white stripes with the Light Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blend marker to soften the brightness. I trimmed it down a bit to better fit the shape of our card bases and added a mat of Gold Foil. 

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

I have coloured the berry spray with a combination of Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Stampin' Blends and the Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist water colour pencils from the kit. I laid on some of the vellum leaves and then the coloured image over the top. I cut it in half to give me a bit more flexibility with the positioning.

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I added a loop of gold Mini Sequin Trim and then popped up my greeting panel. I chose another of the lovely greeting stamps from the kit and gold embossed it before cropping with an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits. I finished with a heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

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

  

Project Details
Stamps Lots of Happy Card Kit
Card stock & Papers     Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Gold Foil, Whisper White
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes, Gold Mini Sequin Trim
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Polka Dot Basics TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 2" and 2 1/4" Circle punches, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends

 

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Partying Pandas!

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Today I have another of the cards we made in recent classes, this time using the super cute 'Party Pandas' stamp set. This is one of the most popular of the FREE products that you can earn with a purchase of $90 or more (before shipping). I have two colour ways for this card, one very girly and one that is pretty gender neutral. The inspiration for this card came from Michelle Last who took her inspiration from Anni Karten. I love how we can each take the idea and make it our own. 

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the Pandas. It is a crisp, saturated black that is perfect for this image. If you have a stamping platform, it will definitely assist you to get a really solid image. However, it does take a while to dry, so I recommend you give it a good blast with your heat gun to make sure it is fully dry before you start fussy cutting. The first colour combo is Pacific Point with Lemon Lime Twist and the other is Berry Burst with Lemon Lime Twist. I used alcohol markers to colour the balloons, as I wanted to get some shading,  but you need to be very careful as the black ink will bleed. I used Stampin' Write markers for the small details on the party hat and the heart on the envelope.

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the gender neutral version, I've used the round silver enamel shapes, silver star and the silver and white Baker's Twine for embellishments and the greeting comes from the 'Birthday Delivery' stamp set. The party hat Panda was also stamped onto the envelope and his hat coloured with Stampin' Write markers for a coordinated look.

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For the inside, I have a Lemon Lime Twist mat for the writing panel and have used strips of designer paper at the base and a birthday greeting in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I added some cute little banners for a final touch.  The larger one is cut from the Lemon Lime Twist check design from the Tutti-Fruiti designer paper.

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In this closeup you can see that I've just adhered the Pandas at the bottom of the circles, leaving the top free to give a more 3D effect. On this girly version I've used rhinestones for the embellishment.

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For the inside of this version I've used some washi at the base with a strip of the Lemon Lime Twist designer paper and I stamped the dottie balloon and greeting from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Project Details
Stamps Party Pandas, Better Together, Birthday Delivery, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pacific Point, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Tutti-Fruit DSP, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
 Ink Basic Black Archival Ink, Pacific Point, Berry Burst.
Accessories Silver & White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Basics Pack 1 Washi
Tools     1 3/4" Circle punch,  Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin' Write Markers, Copic Markers, White Gel pen

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CASE-ing the Catty - More Sale-a-bration

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This week the CTC Crew are again taking inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  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. 

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Last week I had the opportunity to have a crafty day with some lovely friends and got to try out the 'Beautiful Peacock' stamp set that I don't have yet. So, for this week's card I have taken my inspiration from the sample above on page 7 of the Sale-a-bration catalogue. I love the citrus colours with the bright blue and I've taken the layout and used similiar colours to create a stepped-up version of this card.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a piece of Pacific Point card stock and added the Lemon Lime Twist designer paper from the 'Bubbles & Fizz' pack, which is also a FREE Sale-a-bration option, leaving a very narrow border. Using the largest die from the Eastern Medallion Thinlits I cut the decorative circle in the piece of thick Whisper White and added a circle of Pacific Point behind it, leaving a narrow border of the Lemon Lime Twist showing through. I added a narrow border of Pacific Point to each side of the panel before attaching to the Lemon Lime Twist background. The whole panel was popped up onto the thick Whisper White card base.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the 'Baby Wipe' technique to create the variegated feathers for the peacock, with Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy re-inkers. I stamped a number of images and picked the one that worked best. Sometimes with solid designs in photopolymer stamps, it can be difficult to get a good image. If you lightly go over the stamp with a white eraser, you will find the ink adheres better and you will get a clearer image. Don't forget to use your foam mat as well with your photopolymer stamps. I fussy cut both the peacock, which was stamped in Pacific Point and the feathers. I popped up the peacock onto the feathers for more depth and added some tiny rhinestones for sparkle.

The layered greeting starts with a strip of Emerald Envy, followed by the Lemon Lime Twist striped ribbon and then the greeting banner stamped in Pacific Point that has been popped up. The strip was positioned under the peacock and I added some rhinestones at the bottom under the 'YOU' and a sweet Baker's twine bow at the end.

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For the inside, I have a mat of Pacific Point for my writing panel and a strip of the Lemon Lime Twist designer paper down the left side with the cute silver striped washi from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. The greeting in Pacific Point is also from the 'Cake Soiree' stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Peacock - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Peacock, Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Bubbles & Fizz DSP
 Ink Pacific Point
Accessories Silver & White Baker's Twine, Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, 1mm Rhinestones (not SU)
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Eastern Medallion Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist & Daffodil Delight re-inkers

 

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Sweet Friendship

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Today I'm sharing another of the projects we made in my classes last week. It uses another new stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue, called 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts'. It has 5 very sweet line images perfect for colouring and 3 lovely friendship sentiments. In case you have passed it by, you can see it below and purchase it from my online store.

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The flower cart screams Paris to me. I hope I get to see something like this on my trip to France later in the year. I got out my Stampin' Blends to colour it, plus I also used the Lemon Lime Twist water colour pencil from the 'Lots of Happy' Card Kit. I enjoy mixing different colouring mediums to get the look you want.

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a piece of Soft Sky card stock and embossed it with my favourite Quilt Top embossing folder. I added a narrow mat of Whisper White before adhering the panel to my Berry Burst card base. The square Stitched Shapes Framelits were used to create the rectangle that I stamped the cart image on to. After colouring, I added a mat of Berry Burst and popped it up onto the card front. The greeting was stamped in black and die cut with the label from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. I cut it a second time to reduce the length and placed it on a narrow strip of Berry Card stock.

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I used Pool Party and Smoky Slate for the cart; Old Olive for the leaves and Lemon Lime Twist behind the flowers and for the grass. The flowers are Pink Pirouette with a touch of Rich Razzleberry blended in and then finished with a tiny rhinestone in the centre. I used a very pale grey Copic marker to create a shadow around the image to add depth.

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For the inside, I stamped the smaller potting bench image at the base of the writing panel and used the same colours as previously. The pots were coloured with Pumpkin Pie to give a terracotta look. The spotted Berry Burst washi creates a base for the grass. The same image was also stamped on the envelope flap for a lovely coordinated look.

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Berry Burst, Soft Sky
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basics Pack 1 Washi, 1mm Rhinestones (not SU), Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Petals & More Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Quilt Top TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Lemon Lime Twist Watercolour pencil

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sweet Soiree

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Sweet Soiree Suite in the Occasions Catalogue. 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. 

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the gift box in the photo above, turning it into a card instead. It uses two of the designs from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have closely translated the layout of the box to my card. I started with a piece of Whisper White and added a strip of the Old Olive and Silver striped paper to the top and butted up the large floral design to the bottom section. To soften the floral paper so my tag didn't get lost, I added a piece of vellum over the top. A piece of Berry Burst ribbon was wrapped around the join and secured underneath and the piece was then mounted onto the Berry Burst card base. I tied a separate Berry Burst bow and then slipped the silver Baker's Twine under the ribbon strip, across the centre of the bow and through the tag and tied it in a bow. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I decided to make my tag a little longer to give a bit more space for the greeting and floral embellishment. You do this by cutting a strip of card stock 4.8cm wide and 8.5cm long. Each end of the tag is then cut independently with the tag die from the coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits. I stamped the leaves in Old Olive and cropped them with the matching die and the other greenery in Lemon Lime Twist is from one of the included dies. I love the simple elegance of the 'for you' greeting which I stamped in Berry Burst.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have mat of Old Olive and a strip of the Sweet Soiree designer paper at the base of the writing panel, topped with a narrow strip of Powder Pink. I stamped and fussy cut the flowers and popped them up over some more greenery elements that were left over.

  Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Berry Burst, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper, Vellum
 Ink Old Olive, Berry Burst, Powder Pink
Accessories Silver & White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Sweet Cake Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue,

 

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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. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

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?

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Here they are together.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

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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Hi there

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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