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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Graceful Garden for Freshly Made Sketches

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I have a pretty and feminine card to share today, using this weeks sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  It is absolutely ages since I have participated in a sketch challenge and I'm not sure what it is about this sketch that got the creative juices going. However, I really enjoyed colouring the images and creating this card. Here is the sketch, so you can see how I interpreted it.

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I have used the images from the lovely 'Graceful Garden' stamp set for my card. The flowers were stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and coloured with the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The dark brown ink gives a less bold/harsh look than Tuxedo Black, especially for soft colours. I have used light and dark Pink Pirouette with shading in light Rich Razzleberry for the flowers and light and dark Old Olive for the leaves.

I love how these markers blend and the Color Lifter is awesome if you go outside the lines - more effective than the Copic equivalent in my opinion. I strongly recommend that you use Whisper White card stock for colouring with Stampin' Blends as you will get a truer colour from the markers and I always give my stamped images a blast with the heat gun to make super sure the ink is dry before I start colouring. You only need a very light touch to get lovely streak-free coverage. The lids are air tight and easy to get off and on. Don't forget Stampin' Blends are now available to purchase in my Online Store as individual markers, colour packs of light and dark or the entire collection.

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden for FMS313 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To add interest to the Whisper White background, I heat embossed the lattice image in gold in the bottom right corner and then stamped the birthday greeting from 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' above and to the left in Rich Razzleberry ink. The fussy cut leaves were adhered (flat) under the large rose, which was  popped up on foam pads. The smaller rose and leaves were positioned in the opposite corner and attached in the same way to complete the elements in the sketch.

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Here is a close-up of the large rose on the gold embossed lattice background. The finished art piece was layered onto Gold Foil and the panel popped up with foam pads onto the Rich Razzleberry card base. I finished with a scattering of Powder Pink sequins.

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden for FMS313 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have heat embossed a small part of the lattice in the top corner of the writing panel and popped up the small rose image on 1mm foam pads. At the base is a strip of Rich Razzleberry washi and the narrow gold washi adds a border above. The writing panel was layered on a Pink Pirouette.

 

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden for FMS313 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, a view from the top.

Project Details
Stamps Graceful Garden, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers     Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Gold Foil
 Ink Versamark, Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Basics Pack 1 Washi, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi
Tools     Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers (Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive)

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Pretty Thanks

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Before we get onto today's project, I need to apologise for an 'oopsie' with my blog on Sunday night. I had my CASE-ing the Catty blog post scheduled, but then on Saturday afternoon I was whisked away for the weekend for my birthday. I had 10 minutes notice to pack some clothes and as you can imagine I forgot all about my scheduled post, which I hadn't written yet. Anyway, that is a lesson for the future, lol. 

Now onto the project I have to share today, which is all about thanks. I love dressing up small thank you gifts to make them special. I've made some tags that could be added to a card or a small gift. Of course, you could change the greeting for a birthday rather than thank you.

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Tags - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the second largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits as the base of my tag and stamped one of the flower sprays from the 'Wild about Flowers' in Old Olive ink. The flower heads are added in a second step and I've used the pretty Flirty Flamingo ink. A flagged banner is the base for the stamped greeting that I have punched out, sponged and popped up. It comes from the retired 'Petite Pairs' stamp set, still a favourite as it has many small greetings.  I popped a hole in the top of the tag and threaded some retired Flirty Flamingo ribbon through and tied it with white Baker's Twine. I've finished with some small pearls on the banner.

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Gift Packaging - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have added one of finished tags to this customer thank you gift that I have put into one of the gorgeous gold Striped Treat Bags. Doesn't it look sweet? 

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Tags - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Wild About Flowers, Petite Pairs (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White
 Ink Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's Twine, Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon (retired), Striped Treat bags
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, 1/8" Hole punch, Large Oval punch (retired), Dimensionals, Sponge dauber

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CASE-ing the Catty - Catalogue Covers & Host Sets

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At CASE-in the Catty this week, we are taking inspiration from the covers of the Annual and Holiday Catalogues as well as the Host sets that you can purchase with Stampin' Rewards.

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'm CASE-ing the super cute card in the sample photo above. Aren't those little birds adorable? They are from a Host set in the Annual Catalogue (page 221) called 'Feathery Friends'. It is a set of 8 stamps in either clear or wood mount. You can purchase this set with your Stampin' Rewards for a special host-only price when you have an order totalling $250 or more before shipping. It can be your personal order or the cumulative orders from a Stampin' party.  In case you haven't seen it, this is the stamp set.

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 I loved this card as soon as I saw it in the catalogue and now I get to put my spin on it. These line images are quick to colour and you could use Watercolour Pencils, Stampin' Write markers, Blender Pen or Aquapainter and ink pads. However, an even better option is the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers that will be available for purchase from 1 November 2017. With a brush tip and fine tip, they are perfect for the small details in these images. The ink goes on so smoothly and you only need a very light touch to get amazing coverage.

Stampin' Up! Feathery Friends Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've changed up the colours for my card, with a Pink Pirouette card base that has been stamped with the large curved flower in Pink Pirouette ink for a subtle tone on tone effect. Next comes a Delicate White Doily, the flagged Pool Party banner and the large stitched oval that has a Bermuda Bay scallop trim on each side. I have stamped the birds on Whisper White card stock with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink that is recommended for use with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I selected 4 colours - Light and Dark Pink Pirouette, Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay to colour the images.

Stampin' Up! Feathery Friends Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see in this closeup, I have done a little bit of shading on the wings and the larger flowers, but it doesn't need much. I fussy cut the birds and the flower and popped them up on the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits that was cropped from Crumb Cake card stock. I have added a little thank you greeting and punched it out with the Classic Label punch, but it would also be perfect for a birthday or friendship card too.

Stampin' Up! Feathery Friends Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have the writing panel sitting on a Pool Party mat and at the base is a strip of Blushing Bride washi, which blends in quite well. I have stamped and coloured the curved stem image and popped up another fussy cut flower, coloured in Pink Pirouette this time. I love this soft and pretty colour combo.

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Finally, here is a view from the top.

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Project Details
Stamps Feathery Friends, One Big Meaning
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette
Accessories Basics Pack 1 Washi, Delicate White Doilies, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Markers (Light and Dark Pink Pirouette, Dark Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay)

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Rachel has to inspire you this week. 


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CASE-ing the Catty - Artistic Expression

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Today the CTC Crew are looking at the Artistic Expression section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 132-181 for our inspiration. This is such a large section and so many great samples to choose from. Next week we will start looking at the new Holiday Catalogue which goes live on 1 September - only 5 more sleeps to go! 

You may have come from visiting Jackie'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 have chosen to CASE the 'HELLO' card in the photo above. I really like the look of white colouring against the Crumb Cake background. There are 3 options to achieve this effect (that I know of, anyway). The first is to use the White Craft ink pad and an Aqua Painter; the second is the white water colour pencil and blender pen and the third is the Chalk Marker. Each one gives a slightly different look in terms of the saturation of white you achieve. I've used the Chalk Marker for this first card, which gives a strong white colour against the  Crumb Cake background.

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
   

I've cut a rectangular panel of Crumb Cake card stock by extending the largest of the Stitched Shapes square framelits and then stamped the 'Hello' image in Basic Black Archival ink. I did it this way, as I didn't want to fluff it, when cutting the rectangle as it can be a little tricky. The leaves were coloured with a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write marker.

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I dry embossed a panel of Soft Sky card stock with the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic embossing folder and added it to the Soft Sky card base before popping up the finished art panel. 

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a Dapper Denim mat on the writing panel with coordinating washi at the base. I have stamped the flower cluster from the 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set in the corner and roughly coloured it with Copic markers in coordinating colours.

Now I have another version of the same card, but this time I have stamped the 'Hello' image onto Whisper White card stock and coloured it with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist colour coordinated Copic markers. 

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time I have dry embossed the background with the Petal Burst embossing folder and added the Baker's Twine to the top before adhering it to the Berry Burst card base. I added some rhinestones in the flower centres this time.

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped the flower cluster in each corner and roughly coloured the flowers. I added some dots in the centres with a white gel pen.

Project Details
Stamps  Floral Statements, Birthday Blossoms
Card stock & Papers      Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White
 Ink  Basic Black Archival, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories  White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools      Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petal Burst EF, Pinewood Planks Dynamic EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White Gel pen, Stampin' Write marker, Chalk Marker, Copic markers (RV63, RV66, YG23, YG25)

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the great project Mel has for you this week. 

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Artistic Expression' section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Love & Sympathy

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This week we're CASE-ing projects from the Love & Sympathy section on pages 86 - 101 of the Annual Catalogue. I hope you will see something that will inspire you to join us with your own CASE. CASE-ing is such a great way to jump start the creative process. It could the layout, colours, style or products that catch your eye and get you excited to create.

You may have come from visiting Krissy'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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The lovely project in this photo inspired me to break open the 'Beautiful Bouquet' stamp set for the first time. This is a fabulous bundle of stamps and framelits with heaps of possibilities. You can use the stamps alone, as I have done or in combination as shown in the sample. Although my card looks very different, you can identify various elements from the sample that I have chosen to use. These include the embossed background, art panel with the floral bouquet and touch of lacy doily peaking out the bottom.

   Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have cut a card size panel of Berry Burst card stock and dry embossed it with the new 'Trellis' embossing folder. I prefer to cut my card stock to the size I need and then dry emboss it, as I find it gives a better finish on the edges. I was a bit surprised the first time I used this embossing folder, to see how much it shrank my card stock. You should cut it a couple of millimetres larger in length and width to compensate.

I have stamped a bouquet of flowers on my art panel, with the stems in Lemon Lime Twist; the flowers in Sweet Sugarplum and the centres in Berry Burst. The corners of the art panel have been rounded and then layered onto a black mat and I have a touch of (retired) Lace Doily peaking out at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see in this close-up that two of the flowers have been stamped again, fussy cut and popped-up to add extra dimension. The greeting, also from the 'Beautiful Bouquet' stamp set has been heat embossed in gold at the bottom. You may be wondering where in the catalogue is the narrow Berry Burst ribbon that I have used for the bow. I used sharp fabric scissors to cut the Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in half. It doesn't fray that much, but I went along the edge with Fray Stoppa for a really neat finish. 

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It is very difficult to photograph, but my bouquet has some lovely shimmer from the clear Wink of Stella that I added to the flowers. It looks really pretty IRL when the light shines on it.

  Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have used washi tape in the coordinating colours (love that!) at the bottom edge and I have stamped a single flower stem in the same colours as the bouquet on the front, to keep the theme going. 

Finally, a view from the top that shows the lovely detail of the Trellis embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet
Card stock & Papers     Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White
 Ink Versamark, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst
Accessories Berry Burst 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Basic Pack 2 & 3 Washi, Lace Doilies (retired)
Tools     Trellis EF, Big Shot, Corner Round punches, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fray Stoppa (not SU), Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see our guest designer Nicole Goding. Thanks for joining us this week, Nicole.

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Love & Sympathy' section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Birthdays

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It's Sunday, so time for more inspiration from the Annual Catalogue with the CASE-ing the Catty Crew.  This week we are looking at the 'Birthday' section on pages 68-85. 

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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'Birthday Blooms' is one of my all time favourite stamp sets. I love the two floral images and the lovely greetings with their mix of script and print fonts. I have to say that I'm not that enamoured with the sample above that was in the Annual Catalogue, but I've taken the layout and some other elements to produce my card. I did try the stamped background, but it was visually too busy for me. 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

    

To replace the background stamping, I have embossed the Sahara sand card stock with  the new 'Quilt Top' embossing folder from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. I really love it and the reverse side looks great too.  I have heat embossed the greeting onto Vellum card stock so it wouldn't get lost in the embossing. I folded the edges of the Vellum over the Sahara Sand piece and adhered it at the back. A narrow strip of Flirty Flamingo and the 1/8" gold ribbon provide the base for the water coloured bloom that was fussy cut and popped up. 

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My bloom was embossed onto Shimmery White card stock and I used ink pads and an Aqua painter to colour it. The first layer of colour is Blushing Bride and the highlights are in Flirty Flamingo. You can see the Quilt Top embossing design really well in this close-up pic.

  Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have used the Old Olive gingham and Flirty Flamingo flower washi at the base. I folded the gingham over at the bottom to reduce the width a little. The smaller bloom was stamped in the top right corner and coloured with Copic markers.

Finally, a view from the top. 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Birthday Blooms
Card stock & Papers     Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Vellum
 Ink Versamark, Memento Expresso Truffle, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Basics Pack 1 and 2 Washi tape
Tools     Quilt Top EF, Big Shot, Early Espresso EP (retired), Heat gun, Aqua painter, Dimensionals, Copic markers

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

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Birthday' section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Everyday Occasions

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This week the CTC Crew are taking another look at the Everyday Occasions section of the Annual Catalogue. I'm so glad we have another opportunity to look at this section, as there are so many inspiring samples in it.

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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I have been wanting to CASE the card in the photo above, since I first saw the new catalogue. The bouquet of flowers in the jar is so fresh and pretty and I like the Crumb Cake background for a change.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
     

Having said I liked the Crumb Cake background on the sample card, I have used Sahara Sand for my base card and the centre art piece. It just seemed to work better with the Melon Mambo flowers and border that I had chosen. I like the effect of having a border around the art piece, but keeping the base card the same colour. It adds pop, but has continuity as well. I offset my jar slightly to the left to balance my circular greeting on the right. It has been a while since we have had a circular greeting like this and it is such a flexible one, suitable for many occasions. It comes from the 'Hello Friend' stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

I have stamped the larger detailed leaf spray twice, directly onto the art piece using Wild Wasabi ink. The larger two-step flowers were stamped in Melon Mambo with the highlight also in Melon Mambo to give a subtle shading. The smaller flowers were stamped in Daffodil Delight ink and the highlights in Crushed Curry ink. The smaller leaf sprays were stamped in Garden Green ink and together with the flowers were cropped with the coordinating 'Everyday Jars' framelits. Some of the flowers are attached flat and some are popped up to add dimension and I've chosen not to stick down the tops of the die cut leaf sprays to give a 3D feel. Finally, the jar is embellished with the cute gingham bow in Night of Navy. I recommend having a bottle of 'Fray Stoppa' in your craft supplies, so that you can use it on the tails of your bows. It gives them a nice firm finish and prevents fraying.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a coordinating Melon Mambo border and two strips of washi from Basics Pack 1 and 2 at the bottom. In the top right corner I've stamped the group of flowers from the 'Birthday Blossoms' stamp set and the birthday greeting in the centre is also from the same set.  

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Project Details
Stamps Jar of Love, Birthday Blossoms, Hello Friend
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
 Ink Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Basic Gray
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes, Basics Pack 1 and 2 Washi, Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon
Tools     Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle punches, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the lovely project Angela has for you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Everyday Occasions' section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Artistic Expression

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I hope you enjoyed all the extra inspiration from our new crew members last week.  This week we are looking at the 'Artistic Expression' section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 132-181. 

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. Sandra is one of our new DT members, so welcome Sandra, it is great to have you here!

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It was a hard choice to make this week, as there were a few projects I wanted to CASE. However, I settled on the one above, as it is the sample that enticed me to purchase the 'Bunch of Blossoms' stamp set and the coordinating punch. I saw this sample when we first received the new catalogue and managed to buy the bundle before it retired. I really enjoy colouring and I love the dimension and texture you get from  a 3D flower on your project.  As you can see you don't need to add much to get a 'wow' effect. 

     Stampin' Up! Bunch of Blossoms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used Shimmery White card stock for the background and for the flowers. The background is a light wash of Soft Sky ink, which shows paler than it is in the photos. The sun was streaming into my craft room when I took these photos, so it has washed out the background a bit.  I chose to stamp and punch out all the petals and stamens and then did the colouring and then the construction. I ended up with 4 flowers in different colours, but still have 2 to finish constructing.

Stampin' Up! Bunch of Blossoms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I constructed the flowers in 2 layers; the large petals were attached with glue dots to a 1" circle and the smaller ones attached with glue dots to a 3/4" circle and then joined together with a foam pad. The centres were offset and joined with a glue dot and then added to the centre of the flower. I finished with a small Clear Faceted Gem in the centre. The large leaves were coloured with Old Olive ink and then fussy cut. The smaller leaves can be punched out. 

Stampin' Up! Bunch of Blossoms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

I've chosen to highlight the art piece with a black mat and added some Linen Thread at the top and before popping it up on the coordinating base card. This one is Berry Burst and the other is Calypso Coral. You can see some of the sparkle in the flower from the Shimmery White card stock in this close-up.

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For the inside, I have a black mat and some washi from Basics Pack 1 at the bottom. The flowers are actually Flirty Flamingo, but they work well with the lighter Berry Burst in the flower. 

Project Details
Stamps Bunch of Blossoms
Card stock & Papers     Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Shimmery White
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky
Accessories Linen Thread, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Clear Faceted Gems, Basics Pack 1 Washi
Tools     Blossom Builder Punch, 3/4" & 1" Circle punches, Aqua Painter, Dimensioanls, Glue Dots 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Thanks!

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This week we are welcoming new members to the design team - that means more inspiring projects for you to look at! Please make them welcome by leaving them some blog love. This week we are looking at the 'Thanks' section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 126-131. I love sending thank you cards - being grateful is something we can all do to bring happiness to ourselves and others. There is no better way to do that, than with a handmade made card, so I like to have a stash of them.

You may have come from visiting Angela'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. Angela is one of our new DT members, so welcome Angela, it is great to have you here!

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This week, I'm CASE-ing  the card in the photo, which is on page 126.  This layout is great for showcasing our lovely designer paper as well as using up those strips that we have left over from other projects. You can intersperse panels of stamping and embossing for added interest.  

  Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the 'Whole Lot of Lovely' designer series paper for my card - the first time I have cut into this lovely set of papers. I went on a journey with this card and it didn't end up where I had imagined, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. The borders of Tranquil Tide card stock between the designs frames them and gives the card a more graphic look than the sample. I added one of the wooden heart elements and a Powder Pink Bitty Bow for the embellishments. With all the colour and patterns, I don't think it needs anything more.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the embellishment better in this closeup. I cut a panel of Whisper White and adhered the strips and borders on to it and then trimmed it and mounted it onto the Powder Pink base card with foam pads. I think it makes for a neater result.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat and a some of the cute striped Daffodil Delight washi from the Basics Pack 2 set at the bottom. I then used one of the elements from the 'Eclectic Layers' Thinlits to emboss the leaves at the bottom. The flower image is from the coordinating 'Oh So Eclectic' stamp set which has been coloured with Copics, die cut and adhered over the top.  

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Oh So Eclectic, Daisy Delight
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Hearts & Stars Elements, In Color Bitty Bows, Basics Pack 2 Washi set
Tools     Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Copic markers

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