CASE-ing the Catty - Hostess Sets and Memories & More

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It's Sunday, so that means the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are back with more creative inspiration for you. This week we're looking at Hostess Sets and Memories & More Card Packs from both the Annual and Occasions Catalogues. 

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I've taken my inspiration from this pretty sample on page 56 of the Annual Catalogue using the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack and the Petal Garden DSP Stack. I think it is a gift box, but I've created a card using the same layout.

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

I've changed up the colours a bit, but kept the square layout, using Old Olive for the basic card. I added some of the Sweet Sugarplum trellis design paper to a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock and layered on a banner using a coordinating design from the Petal Garden DSP stack and tucked half a Delicate White Doily underneath. I wrapped the Old Olive ribbon around the panel twice, crossing it over and finishing in a bow on the right.

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I selected the 3" x 4" card with the wreath design from the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack and stamped the greeting from the (sadly retiring) 'Butterfly Basics' stamp set. I popped the card into my Stamparatus stamping platform and placed a scrap piece of acetate over the top of the card. It allowed me to stamp the greeting and check the positioning in relation the wreath image. Before adhering the gold foil overlay, I trimmed down the wreath card slightly and rounded the corners so they didn't poke out and then popped it up over the banner.

There are coordinating floral die cuts in the card pack, but I chose to stamp the matching image from the 'Graceful Garden' stamp set. I used Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry direct to the rubber to create the outline image in coordinating colours. Using the Stamparatus stamping platform it was easy to add some extra colour to the image where I needed it.  Stampin' Blends alcohol markers were used to colour the flower before fussing cutting and popping it up in the corner. I love the softer look that is achieved by using the markers on the outline image.

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For the inside I have a Sweet Sugarplum mat for my writing panel. I added some washi at the bottom in Old Olive and what I thought was Rich Razzleberry, but is actually Berry Burst. However I think it all blends in without a problem. In the top corner I've heat embossed part of the trellis in gold and then added another of the coloured and fussy cut flowers. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The asymmetric layout doesn't come naturally to me, but I quite like the end result. When I asked my husband what thought, the first thing he said was that it was crooked. I hope the lady who is going to receive it doesn't think that! I'm going to be using this as a 'get well' card, I think it would also be perfect for Mother's Day.  

If you love this look, you will need to order the Petal Garden DSP Stack and Memories & More Card Pack now, as both products are retiring.

Project Details
Stamps Graceful Garden, Butterfly Basics 
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Petal Garden DSP Stack, Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack, scrap Gold Glimmer
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories Delicate White Doilies, Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels, Basic Packs 1 & 2 Washi
Tools     Stampin' Blends (Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Color Lifter) Dimensionals, Tombow glue

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - True Gentleman

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the True Gentleman section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 44-51. As you will see, there isn't anything masculine in sight in my project!

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I'm taking my inspiration from the scrapbook page shown in the photo above using the lovely 'Southern Serenade' stamp set. I've taken the main decorative elements from the page and created a soft and pretty birthday card.

Stampin' Up! Southern Serenade - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My card is surprisingly close to the layout of the scrap page, with the blossom spray sitting on a vellum oval, which I embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder to add some background interest. I didn't end up using the lacy background image you can see in both corners of the sample, as it seemed to 'muddy' the clean look of the card. I have used a simple band of card stock at the base to ground the blossom spray and allow the doily to peak out.

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I have stamped the blossom spray with Memento Rich Cocoa ink to match the pink tones and then coloured it with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. I have fussy cut the image and popped it up on the foam pads.

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At the top left I have a little strip of Pink Pirouette card stock with the doily peaking out and a silver Baker's Twine bow and some pearls to finish this cute embellishment. I have die cut the 'friend' in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and stamped the birthday greeting above it.

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For the inside I have a Sahara Sand mat and I've stamped part of the blossom spray in the top right corner and coloured it with the Stampin' Blends. I've added a single  flower at the base sitting on a strip of Blushing Bride washi tape to finish.

Stampin' Up! Southern Serenade - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


This is definitely one of my favourite colour combos:

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Project Details
Stamps Southern Serenade
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Vellum, Dazzling Diamonds
 Ink Memento Rich Cocoa 
Accessories Lacy Doilies, Silver Baker's Twine, Pearls Basic Jewels, Basic Pack 1 Washi
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Softly Falling TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Color Lifter) Dimensionals, Tombow glue

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Myths & Magic

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This week the crew from CASE-ing the Catty are taking inspiration from the Myths & Magic section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 36-43. 

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I'm taking my inspiration from the gorgeous card in the photo above. The main image is from the 'Flying Home' stamp set which is a collection of sweet images featuring bird houses, birds and garden critters. I'm also using the same stamp set for my card (a good opportunity to finally get it inked up!), but a different image.

Stampin' Up! Flying Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've kept fairly close to the layout of the sample card, adding a panel of Pear Pizzaz card stock to the Pink Pirouette card base instead of designer paper. For the background,  I've continued the garden theme and covered the Pear Pizzaz panel with the large leaf spray, cut with the die from the 'Petals & More' Thinlits. It gives a very textured tone on tone effect. This is another way to get more use from your dies and create your own unique backgrounds in the process. To make it super easy, I added Adhesive Sheet to the card stock before I cut the leaf sprays, turning them into stickers. I roughly arranged the sprays first and then adhered them to the panel and used my guillotine to trim off the pieces that went over the edge.

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The cute bird house hanging from the flowers was coloured with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and cropped with the largest of the stitched circle framelits. I added a scallop circle mat in Pink Pirouette to complement my Pink Pirouette card base. The 'hello friend' greeting is from the 'A Good Day' stamp set and I added the sweet little wooden heart at one end and the little fussy cut bird at the other.

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For the inside I have a Pear Pizzazz mat for my writing panel with a strip of Daffodil Delight washi at the bottom. In the top corner I have stamped part of the main image again, masking the bird house so I would have just the flowers. I used the same Stampin' Blends to colour the image, adding a soft background of Pool Party that helps to make the flowers pop. The final touch is the cute little (tiny!) fussy cut bee that has been popped up on the way to those tasty flowers!

  Stampin' Up! Flying Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs  

Project Details
Stamps Flying Home, A Good Day
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Adhesive Sheets
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle
Accessories Basics Pack 2 Washi, Hearts & Stars Elements
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petals & More Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Bronze, Color Lifter) Dimensionals, Tombow glue

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration Last Hurrah!

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We are in the final week of the Sale-a-bration promotion, so this will be the last time the Crew will be CASE-ing from the Sale-a-bration catalogues. There is still time to earn the Sale-a-bration products on your Wish List with an order of $90 or more (before shipping) enabling you to choose one of the many fabulous Level 1 products. A $180 or more order (before shipping) enables you to choose two Level 1 products or one of the Level 2 products. Don't forget the extra Sale-a-bration products that were released in February and March - you can see all of the products available here.

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the samples in the photo above using the beautiful 'Springtime Foils' Designer Series paper. This is much more like card stock than paper, with mixed metal foil designs and a glossy finish; perfect for 3D projects such as boxes and bags. There are 4 single-sided designs, with 3 sheets of each. You can use the paper as it is or colour it with sponges, daubers, brayer or ink pads to name a few.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

My first card is inspired by the design on the bottom left of the sample photo. This layout really focuses on the designer paper, so I didn't want the embellishment to compete with it. I started by colouring all the leaves with an Emerald Envy Stampin' Write marker. As it is a pretty intense colour, I have wiped off some of the ink with a synthetic chamois before it dried. I then used my Pool Party ink pad and swiped it across the panel to create the soft background that blends with the leaves. I added the panel to an Emerald Envy card base and then created the embellishment.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've chosen to highlight the gold in the design by looping some Mini Sequin Trim under the Emerald Envy scallop circle. The wooden heart was adhered to the circle and the greeting stamped in Emerald Envy was adhered to the heart. I finished with 2 small flat gold cabochons. My camera couldn't capture the vibrancy of the Emerald Envy, so you will have to take my word that it is very pretty and the gold leaves really pop!

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I have kept the inside super simple, with a white writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. I highlighted the gold again with a narrow strip of foil above the designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My second card is inspired by the one on the far right in the sample photo. I have used a landscape orientation for my card; staying with the gorgeous rose gold dotted paper and pairing it with Pink Pirouette and Copper Foil accents to create a soft and pretty card. I think this would make a lovely Mother's Day card.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have heat embossed the greeting from the 'A Mother's Flair' stamp set in copper, cropped it with a circle framelit and adhered it to a Pink Pirouette stitched circle. I popped half a doily under the designer paper so that it frames the circle. On the left side is the pretty floral die cut from the 'Petals & More' Thinlits Dies in Copper Foil. I added a piece of the Adhesive Sheets to the reverse of the copper foil before die cutting, creating an easy to adhere sticker.


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For the inside, I went all out with a Copper Foil mat for the white writing panel. I added a strip of the designer paper at the base, topped with a narrow strip of Pink Pirouette. In the corner I have the other smaller floral die cut from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies with a small pearl in the centre of the flower.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I hope this has inspired you to get out your pack of 'Springtime Foils' and try some colouring techniques and create something beautiful to light up someone's day!

Project Details
Stamps A Mother's Flair, Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Pink Pirouette, Copper Foil, Springtime Foils DSP
 Ink Versamark, Pool Party, Emerald Envy
Accessories Pealrs Basic Jewels, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Delicate White Doilies, Hearts & Stars Elements, Flat back gold cabochon (not SU)
Tools     Petals & More Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Confetti Heart border punch (retired), Copper EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Adhesive Sheets, Emerlad Envy Stampin' Write marker

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Tutti Frutti

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Tutti-Frutti section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 28-35. 

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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I've taken my inspiration this week from the card above on page 30, using the 'You're Inspiring' stamp set. This set has a large and small line image of daffodils to colour, plus 5 greetings and the dots background stamp. They look a bit like bubbles, but could be rain drops (being spring in the northern hemisphere). 

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


I have taken a number of design elements from the sample, but my resulting card is quite different.  My base card is Old Olive and the next layer is Soft Sky. I stamped the dots in Soft Sky ink all around the edge of the Soft Sky layer to add interest to the background without adding any other colours. The finished art panel has been popped up on foam pads.

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have coloured the daffodil image with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, choosing to go with yellow and orange daffodils. The fine tip end is perfect for the the smaller sections of the stems and leaves. The Color Lifter marker is amazing at fixing up any bleeding or colouring outside the lines. Some colours move very easily and others will need a couple of goes to move. You use the Colour Lift to move the colour back inside the lines. I keep my heat gun close to hand, so I can dry the area where I have used the color lifter really quickly, which prevents any further bleeding and allows you to use it again if you need to.

After colouring the image, I added it to a larger piece of Whisper White and added the border of Old Olive and Silver Foil designer paper to the top and bottom. The Linen Thread was wrapped around the panel and threaded through the button and finished with a bow. I used the birthday greeting from the 'You're Inspiring' stamp set, but it also includes an Easter and Mother's Day greeting so it is very flexible. I finished with some pearls at the top and on the greeting banner. 

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have used the smaller daffodil stamp across the bottom of my writing panel.  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the exact placement of the image and it works best if you stamp the right hand side first as the daffodils fit together without any masking being required. I've used the same colours as the main image and you do need to take some care with the narrow stems. I added the panel to a Soft Sky mat exactly the same dimensions as the front panel, and it was also stamped with the dots around the edge.

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

  

Project Details
Stamps You're Inspiring
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Sweet Soiree DSP
 Ink Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky
Accessories Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, True Gentleman Buttons
Tools     Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Color Lifter) Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat gun

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration

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Can you believe, there is just under 3 weeks left of the Sale-a-bration promotion remaining. This year is flying by, so if you've been sitting on the fence wondering which of the free products to get, then let the CASE-ing the Catty Crew help you out with more inspiration from the Sale-a-bration catalogue samples.  An order of $90 or more (before shipping) entitles you to choose one of the many fabulous Level 1 products and a $180 or more order (before shipping) entitles you to choose two Level 1 products or one of the Level 2 products. Don't forget the extra Sale-a-bration products that were released in mid-February; you can see them here.

You may have come from visiting Rebecca'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 my inspiration from the card above that uses the 'Amazing You' stamp set, which is a Level 1 option. It has a great set of greetings to mix and match, plus the sweet flower and sunburst images.  You can see it below, in case you're wondering what it looks like.

CTC169_Amazing_YouIt is nice by itself, but when you pair it with the 'Celebrate You' Thinlits dies, magic happens! The dies are a Level 2 option, but the great news is that they will be available in the new Annual Catalogue starting in June 2018. So, if you can't stretch to get the dies, then I recommend you choose the 'Amazing You' stamp set and purchase the dies in June. The combination of the words and dies gives you lots of options for congratulatory cards.

  Stampin' Up! Amazing You and Celebrate You Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

So this is my card and you can see I have taken the layout from the sample and turned it into a landscape orientation, so I had room for my 'celebrate' die cut as well as the flower. I started by cutting a piece of thick Whisper White card stock slightly larger than the 'celebrate' die and used my sponge daubers to create a soft ombre style colour graduation with Soft Sky, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink pads. Next up I stamped the flower from 'Amazing You' twice in Memento 'London Fog' ink and coloured them with the Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends. I fussy cut the centre from one flower and popped it up on the base. Once I assembled the white strip I could determine the positioning for the sunburst which was heat embossed in silver and the 'lets', which was stamped in Bermuda Bay (I think it should have been a bit further to the right though). 

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I added a strip of silver glimmer under the white panel and tied some white Baker's Twine around the Pool Party panel, with the bow finishing under the flower. I tucked some greenery that was die cut with the 'Sweet Cake' Framelits under the flower and added a clear Faceted Gem in the centre. The Pool Party panel was adhered to the Whisper White card base and lastly, the silver foil die cut 'you' was adhered at the bottom with a row of rhinestones to finish.


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For the inside, I stamped part of the flower image in the top right corner of the writing panel and then added the Bermuda Bay 'stars' washi at the base and topped it with a narrow strip of silver glimmer. The finished panel was layered onto a Pink Pirouette mat and adhered to the inside of the card.

  Stampin' Up! Amazing You and Celebrate You Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
Finally, here is a view from the top.  

Project Details
Stamps Amazing You
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Lemon Lime Twist,Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil
 Ink Memento London Fog, Versamark, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Soft Sky
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Basics Pack 3 Washi, Clear Faceted Gems, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Sweet Cake Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Silver EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Petal Passion Suite

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Petal Passion Suite in the Occasions Catalogue on pages 22-27. 

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the narrow note card in the top left of the the photo. I love the floral image from the 'Petal Palette' stamp set, plus all the great greetings make this set a keeper.

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The new Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes are on page 19 of the Occasions Catalogue. You get 20 cards and envelopes for $14, so they will go a long way. They are too small to post, but are perfect to include with a gift. I got a bit carried away and decided to make a set of them! The Stampin' Blends are perfect for colouring the floral image and if you stamp and die cut them all first, it doesn't take long to colour them. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette, Narrow Note Cards & Lots to Love Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
You can see I changed my cards to a landscape orientation, to make them easier to write in. I also wanted to add a colour coordinated border on my cards, without adding an extra layer, so I used a sponge dauber to quickly add some colour to the edges before adhering the black and white designer paper. I also sponged the end of each envelope in the coordinating ink and added the dots and the small flower image in Smoky Slate ink.

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I have replaced the white circle on the sample with a Vellum oval for my floral die cut to sit on, as it seemed a bit too harsh. The thank you greeting was stamped in the coordinating ink colour and tucked it under the die cut. You can see in the closeup above, that I have added clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for some subtle sparkle and a trio of rhinestones for the finishing touch. I have deliberately kept the cards as flat as possible, for the reason you will see below.  I couldn't resist doing a Pool Party version as it is one of my favourite colours. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette, Narrow Note Cards & Lots to Love Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
With my set of cards completed, I broke open the 'Lots to Love Box' Framelits Dies to make the perfect sized box for my set of narrow note cards. I have used the same layout to embellish the front of the box, but instead of the black designer paper, I have used the dots stamp from 'Petal Palette' to create my own designer paper. I added a slightly larger stitched oval in Gold Foil under the vellum to take it up a notch and the oval has been popped up over the gold Love Mini Tinsel Trim for a final bit of bling. I love the greeting 'From the Heart' as it fits so well for a handmade gift. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette, Narrow Note Cards & Lots to Love Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The box comfortably fits the 6 narrow note cards and envelopes I made.

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette, Narrow Note Cards & Lots to Love Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs  

Project Details
Stamps Petal Palette
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Vellum, Gold Foil, Petal Passion Designer Paper, Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
Accessories Love Mini Tinsel Trim, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends, Wink of Stella

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Sale-a-bration catalogue samples using products that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration. An order of $90 or more (before shipping) entitles you to choose one of the many fabulous Level 1 products and a $180 or more order (before shipping) entitles you to choose two Level 1 products or one of the Level 2 products. You can see the new Sale-a-bration products released last week, here.

You may have come from visiting Megan'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 showcasing the 'Heartfelt Blooms' stamp set with its amazing imagery.  I've taken my inspiration from the card in the photo above.The asymmetric layout with the bold border really appealed to me, plus it is pink, so that is always a winner, lol. This stamp set has 3 greetings in a lovely script font, making it perfect for a range of occasions.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My base card is Sweet Sugarplum and I added another layer of Smoky Slate, which was embossed with the 'Simple Stripes' embossing folder, showing the de-bossed side for a more subtle look.  I have reversed the layout, having the shorter edge on the left. The stamped panel of Whisper white has a narrow border of Sweet Sugarplum on the left and the small scalloped edge from the Decorative Ribbon border punch on the right. I added the Smoky Slate gingham ribbon at the top before adding the borders, for a pretty finish. 

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To get a really great result from this stamp, your ink pad shouldn't be too juicy.  You can reduce the juiciness very easily, by opening the ink pad and leaving it for about 10 minutes. This allows the ink to sink to the bottom of the pad. Once you close the pad, the pad is upside down and the ink falls to the top again, so there is no wastage of ink. I have stamped the lovely greeting from the same stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink, cropped it with an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and popped it up on a slightly larger Stitched Oval. A trio of 4mm rhinestones is the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I stamped part of the design featuring the daisy in the top right corner of the writing panel and then added two strips of washi tape to the base. The finished panel was layered onto a Smoky Slate mat and adhered to the inside of the card.

  Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Heartfelt Blooms
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Smoky Slate
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Smoky Slate 1/2" Gingham ribbon, Basics Pack 1 Washi, Year of Cheer Washi (retired)
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Simple Stripes TIEF, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

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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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