AWH Easter Blog Hop

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AWH_Logo_2017Today I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some Easter projects, seeing as Easter is only about 3 weeks away!

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Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links. Now let’s get started!  

I have a cute Easter treat box (well, a basket actually) to share with you today. I've used the fabulous Window Box framelit dies to create the basket and decorated it with the super cute images from the 'Basket Bunch' stamp set. There is a co-ordinating framelit die for each image, plus some extra dies for the grass and some cute eggs.
 
Stampin' Up! Window Box Easter Treat Basket - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
To create the basket I cut one of the window box die as normal and then using the left over strip, I cut just the side panel, as it only needs the base and not a lid. Before putting the basket together I stamped it with the 'Hardwood' background stamp for a woodgrain look. On the panel with the base, you trim off the tabs on the straight panel that forms the sides as they aren't needed for the basket. You then put it together as normal.  
  
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To give the basket extra strength I lined the base and sides with Daffodil Delight card stock as you can see in the pic above. Cut just the hexagon for lining the base and trim off the tabs and place into the bottom of the basket first. To create the side lining, cut a strip 4.7cm x 28cm. Score at 4.6, 9.3, 14, 18.7 and 23.4. Fold on the score lines and check it fits snugly and does not peek over the top. Place some Tombow liquid glue around the top inside edge and down both sides of the corner where the strip starts and finishes, as there is no overlap.
 
Stampin' Up! Window Box Easter Treat Basket - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
Here is a close-up showing the decoration around the base of the basket. I've cut 6 panels using the grass die. I found I got the best result by cutting the cardstock the exact size required, rather than trimming it as I adhered it.  Aren't the images sooooo cute! You can see the Melon Mambo egg on the side which is one of the extra dies and I've backed it with Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.
 
Stampin' Up! Window Box Easter treat Basket - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
Finally, here is a view from the top showing the Lindt hen and eggs. The basket fits quite a lot of treats in it, as you can see. 
 
Project Details
Stamps Basket Bunch, Hardwood
Card stock & Papers     Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
 Ink Soft Sky, Memento Gray Flannel
Accessories  
Tools      Basket Builder framelits, Window Box Framelits, Big Shot, Bow Builder punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle punch (retired), 1/2" Circle punch, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid glue, Simply Scored board, Copic markers

 Now it's time to hop over to see the lovely project Catherine has to inspire you. Click on the button below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so make sure you hop around to everyone and leave them some blog love.

1. Judy May  ---------------------> You are here!
2. Catherine Proctor
3. Ros Davidson
4. Rebecca Jacovou
5. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
6. Claire Daly
7. Kate Morgan
8. Monika O'Neill
9. Tina Gillespie
10. Rachel Woollard

 Thanks for visiting!

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Window Shopping Gift Box

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Today I'm sharing this gift box I made with the Window Box Thinlits dies. I have cut the base from thick Whisper White card stock and used Sweet Sugarplum accents. This is a really good sized box, perfect for treats, a small gift, jewellery etc. 

  Stampin' Up! Window Box Thinlits & Succulent Framelits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The greeting is from the 'Lift Me Up' stamp set which I have cut into a flag and layered on top of the folded Sweet Sugarplum Ruched ribbon and the silver metallic ribbon from the Sale-a-bration bundle. 

Stampin' Up! Window Box Thinlits & Succulent Framelits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the embellishment on the top, I cut a circle of Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper from the Sale-a-bration Glimmer Assortment pack and topped it with a lace doily. The flower was made from the Succulent Framelits dies layered up and topped with a large pearl (retired).  

Stampin' Up! Window Box Thinlits & Succulent Framelits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used one of the small dies that come with the set to cut the cute hearts design in alternate panels on the base with the sweet daisies in the other panels. The daisies are made with 2 of the smallest Succulent flowers layered with petals alternated and topped with a circle of glimmer. 

Stampin' Up! Window Box Thinlits & Succulent Framelits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have lined the base, sides and lid of the box with Sweet Sugarplum card stock which makes it very sturdy. This is such a versatile box and I'm looking forward to showing you some different variations and embellishment options in future posts.

 

Stamps  Dragonfly Dreams
Card stock & Papers      Thick Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer
 Ink  Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories  Silver Metallic Ribbon (Sale-a-bration), Jewels Basic Pearls Large (retired), Sweet Sugarplum Ruched ribbon, Lace Doily
Tools      Window Box Thinlits Dies, Succulent Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Tombow glue, Glue dots

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Another Christmas Gift Card Holder

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I've just returned from 2 weeks away visiting family and friends in Western Australia.  I had a lovely time, but it has left me scrambling to get ready for Christmas.  I hope you are feeling more organised and relaxed that I am, lol.

Today, I'm sharing another gift card holder option.  My husband declared that he didn't like gift cards as there was nothing to unwrap on Christmas morning. I took up the challenge today as I needed to post off a parcel that included gift cards.

I used my Envelope Punch Board to make a box that holds the gift cards that come on a backing card, such as those for music and retail stores. I added some DSP to decorate the front and a belly band holds it closed. I used one of the tags from my Box of Tags project, as a topper on the belly band. A glue dot just under the twine allows the tag to be lifted up to see your greeting. This is how it looks closed.

 

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Here I've removed the belly band and you can see the gift card fits snugly in the box. You could probably fit a treat in the box as well.

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I made a second one using another of the DSP designs from 'Candy Cane Lane' and another of my tags as a topper for the belly band. 

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

If you would like to make one of these, cut a piece of card stock 8 1/8" x 8 1/8". Make your first punch at 4 1/8" and the second punch at 4 7/8". Turn the card stock and line up the pointer on the 2 score lines and punch and score. Complete on the remaining sides and use the corner rounder on the 4 corners. Decorate the front of the box and then assemble. For the belly band cut a strip of card stock 1 1/2" x 10".  

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CASE-ing the Catty - Fancy Frost

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Welcome to the CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for this week, where we are looking at the 'Fancy Frost' section of the Holiday Catalogue. This gives me the opportunity to ink up some stamps I haven't used yet.

You may have come here from Simone'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.

This week I have taken my inspiration from these projects at the top of page 36 of the Holiday Catalogue. The 'Frosted Medallions' stamp set is flexible for a number of occasions, including weddings, birthdays, Christmas and New Year. Even better it will discounted 20% for the Online Extravaganza sale that commences tomorrow, 21 November.

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My first project was inspired by the card at the top right.  I have white embossed the medallion on vellum card stock and backed it with a slightly smaller circle of Soft Sky card stock before layering on Sweet Sugarplum embossed with the 'Sparkle' embossing folder. Underneath the circle is 2 strips of the Silver Glitter ribbon slightly overlapped. The Sweet Sugarplum panel is matted on Silver Foil and the whole panel has been popped up on the thick Whisper White card base.

Stampin' Up! Frosted Medallions for CTC105 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Here is a close-up of the embossed medallion. It stamps and embosses beautifully. I love that this sentiment works equally as well for a number of occasions. You can put another greeting for a birthday, anniversary or wedding inside the card.

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For the inside, I added a strip of the Silver Glitter ribbon and some coordinating flowers to finish it off. 

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I then decided to make a coordinating gift bag to go with the card. It maybe difficult to see, but I stamped the large medallion with Versamark ink all over a sheet of Soft Sky card stock before scoring and making up the bag. I have cut and embossed a Sweet Sugarplan banner and attached the die cut silver embossed medallion. The retired Circles Collection framelits work perfectly with this stamp. I punched some holes with my Cropadile to thread through the Silver Glitter ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Frosted Medallions for CTC105 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Frosted Medallions
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White,Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Vellum
 Ink Versamark, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories Silver Glitter ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Circles Collections Framelits, Sparkle TIEF, Big Shot, White & Silver EP, Heat gun, Scoring Board, Cropadile

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the fabulous project that Monique has to inspire you today. 

 

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We would love you to link up your CASE from the 'Fancy Frost' section of the Holiday catty by clicking on the button below to add your project.

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You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

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OnStage Live 2016!

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I'm currently at the Stampin' Up! OnStage Live event in Brisbane.  This is the first live global event for Australia, so I'm thrilled to be able to attend. 

We will be seeing the launch of the new 2017 Occasions Catalogue and the 2017 Sale-a-bration products as well.  As a benefit of attending the event I will be able to pre-pre-order some of the new goodies, so lookout for more details and samples in coming weeks.

I'm sharing an apartment with 3 lovely ladies from our team, so I made them a little 'roomie' gift as a thank you for letting me share with them.  This is a little treat gift box that I sized to fit the Lindt ball chocolates. It is 6" long and holds 4 chocolates. I was hoping for 5, but the tails on the wrapping are a bit bulky. I've made them from Sweet Sugarplum card stock with some of the 'Blooms & Bliss' DSP on the top. Stamped flowers from the 'Grateful Bunch' set were layered onto Rich Razzleberry bases punched out with the Blossom Bunch punch.  The tag  is attached with some of the gorgeous silver Glitter Ribbon from the 'Fancy Frost' suite in the Holiday Catalogue. The greeting is from a long retired set called 'Afterthoughts', but I love the font and it fitted the tag. This is one of my favourite colour combos.

Stampin' Up! Treat Gift Box with Grateful Bunch & Blooms & Bliss DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This photo shows the chocolates in the box.

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Of course, I had to make a card to go with the gift. I've kept with the Sweet Sugarplum and silver colour combo for a basically monochrome card featuring the Hyacinth from the 'Helping Me Grow' stamp set. I've kept the layout very simple, letting the flowers take centre stage. The flowers are coloured with Copic markers. I layered the focus piece onto Silver Foil and popped up the whole panel onto the Sweet Sugarplum base.

Stampin' Up! - Helping Me Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped and coloured the smallest of the stems and added a strip of washi tape from the 'Playful Palette' set at the base. I finished with a narrow strip of Silver Foil at the top for a co-ordinated look.

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Project Details
Stamps Helping Me Grow, Grateful Bunch, Gift of Love, Afterthoughts (Retired Hostess)
Card stock & Papers     Sweet Sugarplum Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Silver Foil, Blooms & Bliss DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories Silver Glitter ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Blossom Bunch punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Copic Markers (R81, R56, G82, YG67)

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Another Handmade Gift

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I have another idea for colleague, teacher or stocking gifts for you today.  I was looking for some boxes in a $2 store and came across some cute Shopping List pads and immediately thought they would make a lovely handmade gift. I showed ladies in a recent class how to cover and decorate the pads very easily using some of the lovely 'Irresistibly Floral' DSP.

I went with a black cover for my pad so that it won't show up too badly, the inevitable greasy marks that come with having a shopping list pad in the kitchen. The black base also makes a great background for any lovely bright colour that can be sponged onto the 'Irresistibly Floral' DSP. If you know the person well, you could colour match the pad with their kitchen. I went with Melon Mambo (no, my kitchen isn't pink!), as it is one of my favourite colours and always looks great with black. This is the finished pad, with a bamboo pen sitting in the holder at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Covered Shopping List Pad using Irresistibly Yours DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used a sponge dauber to lay down the colour over the white embossed 'Irresistibly Floral' DSP design. I have gone darker on the edges to give it some depth and once you are happy with the colour, gently rub off any excess ink from the embossed design with a soft tissue. I added a strip of Organza ribbon as a base for Dazzling Diamond Glimmer circle that the butterfly is sitting on. This panel was layered on thick Whisper White and the 'LIST' was added to the bottom using the (sadly) retired 'Little Letters' Thinlits dies.

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This closeup shows up the lovely floral white embossed design of the 'Irresistibly Floral' DSP. I also added a layer of Vellum card stock under the butterfly so it didn't get lost in the detail of the background and scattered a few rhinestones over the flowers.

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Finally, you can see the design of the shopping list pad and I'm sure you will agree that the floral design on the front and butterfly trim works really well with it. 

Project Details
Stamps None
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Vellum, Irresistibly Floral DSP
 Ink Melon Mambo
Accessories White Organza ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Little Letters Thinlits (retired), Big Shot, 1 1/2" Circle punch, Itty Bitty Accents (retired), Sponge dauber, Glue dots, Dimensionals, Xyron (not SU)

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Sophisticated Gift Card Holder

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Today I'm sharing my gift card holder that we made in class this week with a lovely group of ladies. I wanted a sophisticated look for this Christmas gift card holder, so I have chosen a black, gold and white theme. Of course, you can choose any colour combo, but I think it looks very elegant for adult gift giving. 

  Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments Gift Card Holder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs (Tutorial Available)

There are several great things about this gift card holder - firstly you can make one from a single sheet of card stock (A4 or Imperial size) and secondly, the finished size is 10cm x 12.7cm (4" x 5") so it fits into a standard envelope for posting. This is the gift card holder fully closed.  The round bauble from the 'Delicate Ornaments' Thinlits dies provides a decorative element for the front cover in black and Gold Foil, but also acts as a mechanism to keep it closed as well. I have gold embossed the greeting from the retired 'Lots of Joy' stamp set as I wanted something bold that fitted into the space.

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When you open up the flap, you can see how the bauble works to keep the gift card holder closed.  The black and gold bauble is popped up and the gold and white bauble sits slightly underneath it.

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The decorated flap folds down and you have a large decorated panel to write your greeting at the bottom and then slip your gift card into the pop-up slot in the centre. I have used the retired 'Winter Wonderland' Designer Series Paper which works beautifully with the black, gold and white theme.

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You can also use a punch instead of the bauble die, such as the retired Tree punch or Cookie-Cutter Builder punch to achieve a different look for your gift card holder.

 If you are interested in making some of these for Christmas, then you can find the tutorial here.

Project Details
Stamps Lots of Joy (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil paper, Gold Glimmer paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Winter Wonderland DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gold flat back pearl (not SU), Winter Wonderland Washi (retired)
Tools     Softly Falling EF, Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid glue, 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Presents & Pinecones

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Tonight at CASE-ing the Catty we are celebrating 100 blog hops as we  look at the Presents & Pinecones section of the Holiday Catalogue. How amazing is that - 100 and still going strong! 

You may have come here from Bronwyn'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. We also have a guest designer this week so make sure you hop all the way around.

I have been looking at this sample on page 24 of the Holiday Catalogue for ages. I have only recently purchased the Santa's Sleigh bundle after procrastinating forever.  I don't why, as I love it now! 


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I have created a 3D style project with the Santas' Sleigh bundle but as a card in a box. I decided a rectangular box would work best and I sized it to fit the elements I wanted to use.The basic box does fit into a standard envelope, but to have everything in proportions that I liked, it is too tall. However, for a special card I don't think a bit of extra postage is too much to ask. So here is the finished card. I was really happy with the way it turned out.

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle & This Christmas DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs. Tutorial Available.

I have used the 'This Christmas' designer paper on the outside panels of the box and the back of the box has the writing panel also trimmed with the striped DSP. 

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle & This Christmas DSP

Here is a closeup of the layers in the box. I die cut the sleigh twice and adhered them together to make it more robust. The images were coloured with a blender pen and ink pads as were the highlights added to the reindeer. The trees also have two layers with the dual purpose of adding extra dimension and robustness. 

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle & This Christmas DSP

Finally, here is a side view of the box.

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle & This Christmas DSP

I had some ladies make this project in class last week and they were very happy with the finished result. It does take some time, but definitely worth it. If you are interested in making this project, I have a tutorial over on my tutorials page.

Project Details
Stamps Santa's Sleigh, Presents & Pinecones, Wondrous Wreath
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, This Christmas DSP
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories Gold flat back gems (not SU)
Tools     Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Apothecary Accents Framelits (retired), Big Shot, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Blender pen

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to head over to see what fabulous project Kathryn has for you today. 

 

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We would love you to link up your CASE from the Presents & Pinecones section by clicking on the button below to add your project.

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You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

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2017 Mini Calendar Gift

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For the last few years I have been making a new 3D project with mini calendars to display on your desk. Today I'm going to share my latest design that we made in class recently. They make fabulous holiday and new year gifts for teachers, colleagues, neighbours and pretty much anyone! You can find tutorials for this and my other mini calendar projects here

This year, I have included a little box on the front that holds a packet of standard 7.6cm  (3") post-it notes. So, not only do you have a calendar at the ready, you also have a little note pad block. I got the idea of the notes box from  a project by Melanie Igelbrink in Germany that you can see here. I have sized my box to fit a full pack of post-it notes as well as to mat the Couture Creations mini calendars that we get here in Australia. The rest of the project is of my own design and I have made it very sturdy to take the weight of the post-it note box sitting on the front.  This is the finished desk calendar.

Stampin' Up! Best Birds Post-It Note Mini Calendar - Judy May, Just Judy Designs. Tutorial Available.

The base of the calendar is made from Marina Mist card stock with a little concertina at the base so that it folds flat. I have used the 'Best Birds' stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies to make the decorative panel at the top, but you could decorate this in any style you want. The bird and branch were stamped onto Shimmery White card stock and then coloured with an aqua painter and ink pads before die cutting.  They were popped up on a Whisper White panel that was stamped with the crosshatch background and the greeting. The decorative panel and calendar have a matt of Daffodil Delight card stock.

Here is the view from the side. As you can see, the finish at the bottom is very neat because the concertina panel is sandwiched between 2 panels of card stock and this is also what makes the project so sturdy.

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For the back of the calendar, you can leave it plain, decorate it with designer paper or use it to display your local public or school holiday dates as I have done. 

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Project Details
Stamps Best Birds
Card stock & Papers     Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Shimmery White
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Cucumber Crush, Sahara Sand
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Couture Creations Calendar Tabs
Tools     Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, Big Shot, Simply Scored Board, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, computer and printer

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CASE-ing the Catty - Big Shot Project

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This week the CTC Crew are CASE-ing their favourite Big Shot project from the brand new Holiday Catalogue. 

You may have come here from Elizabeth'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.

This Halloween treat box on page 50 caught my eye, so I decided to create a Christmas version.

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I die cut the 2 panels of my Baker's Box base from Crumb Cake card stock . On one panel of the box, I added the Candy Cane Lane DSP and the strips of Real Red card stock on either side and then die cut the circle in the centre of the largest panel. While the panel was still flat I also stamped 'wishes' at the top.  I then added the DSP to the sides of the second panel and assembled the box. This is the finished project. I was really happy with the way it turned out.

Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane Baker's Box for CTC96 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I wanted a bit more room for my bag of yummy spice cookies, so I cut away the scored 'milk carton' piece from the sides of the Baker's Box before I assembled it. You can see this better in the next photo. I also wanted to add a simple tag to my gift box and there are so many fabulous tag options to choose from. I decided to keep with the round theme using the Layered Circles Framelits. I cut my gold embossed greeting from the 'Tin of Tags' stamp set with the same scalloped circle that I used to surround my window on the front. I then matted it on the next size plain circle in Real Red and then onto the bauble from the new 'Merry Tag' framelits cut in Crumb Cake. I love the end result and how it coordinates so well with the rest of the project. I attached it to the handle with the red Baker's Twine from Candy Cane Lane duo pack. 

Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane Baker's Box for CTC96 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Here is a close-up of the details on the front of the Baker's Box. I have stamped the 'Christmas' banner from the 'Time of Year' Hostess stamp set and die cut it with the Bunch of Banners framelits and popped it up. I added some little 1/8" gold foil dots to either side of the 'wishes' to make it stand out a bit more. The gingerbread person is stamped in Early Espresso and I added some little gold foil hearts punched from the Heart Confetti border punch to his front.  The box is closed with a piece of the Stitched Edge ribbon that is tied with 2 strands of the lovely red metallic baker's twine. 

Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane Baker's Box for CTC96 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Finally, here is the Baker's Box with the bag of 8 spice cookies next to it. You can see I have left the window 'open', but you could add a small piece of Window Sheet over it, if you prefer.  I've added some Candy Cane Lane washi to the top edge of the cello bag (CASE-ed from page 4 of the Holiday catty) and tied it with both of the twines from the Candy Cane Lane duo pack. My crunchy spice cookies (called Speculaas in Europe) are not gingerbread, but have that lovely Christmas spice flavour and are perfect with warm drinks - we love them with Chai latte made with fresh coconut milk. They contain cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, mace, aniseed and white pepper. We first tried these cookies when we visited Copenhagen in 2013 as they are added to the saucer with every cup of coffee. I found this healthy version last year and they have become a staple in our cupboard - too yummy to just have for Christmas!

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Project Details
Stamps Cookie Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags, Holly Jolly Greetings, Time of Year (Hostess)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Early Espressso, Real Red, Versamark
Accessories Candy Cane Lane Washi and Baker's Twine
Tools     Baker's Box Framelits, Merry Tags Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Hearts Confetti punch, Cookie Cutter Builder punch, 1/8" Circle punch (not SU) Dimensionals,Gold EP, Heat gun, Stampamajig

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button to hop over to see Kelly's fabulous project. 

 

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We would love you to link up your CASE of a Big Shot project from the Holiday catty by clicking on the button below to add your project.

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You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog. 

Thanks for visiting today!