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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CASE-ing the Catty - Add a Christmas Twist

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Finally, here is a view from the top.

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

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Gift Packaging

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I'm back CASE-ing the Catty this week and we are taking inspiration from gift packaging projects from both the Holiday and Annual Catalogues.

You may have come from visiting Kathryn'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 project on the front cover of the Holiday Catalogue. It is an acetate box that has been decorated with a tag. Unfortunately, it isn't the best photo, but you can check it out more closely from the Holiday Catalogue. I've decided to take the key elements and make a card instead.

Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started by Googling Australian robins and found that many have bright orange breasts, so I proceeded to colour the image from the 'Cheery Chirps' stamp set with my Stampin' Blends. I did have to use a few colour matched Copics too, to get the range of colours I wanted. The image was die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Next, I coloured the leaves from the partridge image from the same stamp set and fussy cut them. The leaves were positioned and adhered around the stitched circle. I cut a rectangle from the red gingham paper from the 'Quilted Christmas' stack and adhered it to some Real Red card stock to make it more robust. I trimmed the corners and punched the top before adding the banner made with the Every Day Label punch. The robin was then popped up on the tag.

Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The finished tag was popped up on the Bermuda Bay background that was embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder.  I decided to add the greeting from 'Merry Patterns' at the base of the tag. The doubled Baker's twine was wrapped around and threaded through the hole in the tag. The panel was then layered on the Real Red mat and then onto the Whisper White card base. There is a lot of detail in the tag, so I decided to omit the doily and gold frame behind the tag, that is in the Stampin' Up! sample. It didn't work with the portrait style layout I had chosen.


Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have kept the inside very simple with a Bermuda Bay Mat for the writing panel and a narrow strip of the red gingham paper at the base. I have stamped the greeting and swap from the 'Merry Mistletoe' Stamp set in the set in coordinating colours.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

Project Details
Stamps Cheery Chirps, Merry Mistletoe, Merry Patterns (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Quilted Christmas DSP, Christmas Around the World DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black Archival, Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Accessories White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Quilt Top TIEF, Big Shot, Every Day Label Punch, Classic Label punch, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Copic Markers

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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)

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Big Shot Project

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At CASE-in the Catty this week, we are taking inspiration from our favourite Big Shot project from the  Holiday Catalogue.

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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The 'Night in Bethlehem' bundle is a beautiful combination of traditional Christmas images and stunning edgelit dies. The card at the top of the inspiration photo above jumped out at me when I first looked at the Holiday Catalogue, so that is what I am CASE-ing this week.

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have stayed close to the design of the sample card, as I really love the Bethlehem landscape. I started my art piece with Soft Sky card stock and then stamped the stars in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. As you can see, this results in a very subtle effect, but I quite like it.  I have used a sponge dauber to create a soft sky line using Pool Party, Island Indigo and finally Night of Navy ink at the top. With the sponging completed, I heat embossed the greeting in silver at the top. I have found that sponging over silver embossing causes it to lose its lustre; just ensure your ink is fully dry before you run the Embossing Buddy over the top. 

 

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

With the background completed, I have die cut one each of the two edgelits in the set in Silver Foil and Night of Navy card stock. You will need to use your Precision Plate to get a crisp finish without any marks from the small holes in the die that are used to poke it out. I found that the die cuts came away very cleanly and easily. As you can see in the photo, I have popped up the Night of Navy layer on 1mm foam pads for extra dimension. A large rhinestone in the large star finishes it off. The finished art panel was popped up onto the thick Whisper White card base.

 

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a mat of Island Indigo card stock and I have sponged the top of the writing panel with Pool Party and Island Indigo for a soft skyline. When the ink was dry I stamped the small stars in Versamark and heat embossed in silver. A strip of the narrow silver washi at the base provides grounding for Mary and Joseph and the Shepherd images.  They were stamped in Night of Navy and cropped with the matching dies.

 

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Night in Bethlehem
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Silver Foil
 Ink Soft Sky, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Rhinesone Basic Jewels
Tools     Bethlehem Edgelits, Big Shot, Clear & Silver EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals

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CASE-ing the Catty - Year of Cheer

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At CASE-in the Catty this week, we are looking at the lovely Year of Cheer suite on pages 36-47 of the  Holiday Catalogue.

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 have chosen to CASE the card in the bottom left of the photo above, which is unfortunately, slightly obscured by the Stampin' Up! logo. This is a great layout and I was pleased how quickly my cards came together.

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer Suite - Judy May, Just Judy designs

I've stayed very close to the sample for this card, using the narrow silver washi from the Year of Cheer Speciality set and the silver Foil Snowflake to trim my card. I've heat embossed the greeting in silver and used the silver metallic edge ribbon at the top instead of Baker's Twine. The star embellishment was tied into the bow with white Baker's Twine. With this designer paper you can use both gold and silver, so it is perfect to make a whole batch with the both colours.

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For the inside I have gone with the same look, adding the narrow silver washi to each side of my writing panel. I have heat embossed the garland from 'Merry Mistletoe' in silver at the bottom and the greeting from 'Hearts Come Home' in the centre.

Project Details
Stamps Merry Mistletoe, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Paper
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, Year of Cheer Embellishments, Foil Snowflakes, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Banner Triple punch, Silver EP, Heat Gun, Glue Dots

I decided to make the same layout using the 'Be Merry' designer paper and coordinated this with the gold toned embellishments.

 

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer with Be Merry DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a card-sized panel of Cherry Cobbler card stock and added the tree design paper from the 'Be Merry' pack. The narrow gold washi was added to each side. I have heat embossed the greeting in gold this time and used the gold Foil Snowflake at the base of the flagged banner. At the top is the Garden Green Stitched Satin ribbon from which the gold star embellishment hangs. The finished panel was added to a Whisper White card base.

  Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer with Be Merry DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the embellishments in this close-up photo.

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For the inside of this card, I have a Cherry Cobbler mat and then added both the wide and narrow gold washi tapes from the Year of Cheer Specialty set at the bottom. At the top I have heat embossed the garland in gold. 

Project Details
Stamps Hearts Come Home, Merry Mistletoe
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry Designer Series Paper
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Year of Cheer Embellishments, Foil Snowflakes, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Garden Green Stitched Satin ribbon
Tools     Banner Triple punch, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Glue Dots

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CASE-ing the Catty - Kits and Memories & More

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This week, the CTC Crew are looking at Kits and Memories & More products from both the Annual and Holiday Catalogues.

You may have come from visiting Mel'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 am using the 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More Card Pack to show how you can quickly add more Christmas cards to your stash. It coordinates with the Merry Little Christmas suite of products, including the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits. The card pack has 52 (26 double sided designs) that are 3" x 4" (7.6cm x 10.2cm) and 20 (10 double sided designs) that are 4" x 6" (10.2cm x 15.2cm) plus 2 sticker sheets and 4 acetate overlays, so there is plenty to work with. 


     Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For my first card, I've used the larger red and white striped card and one of the acetate overlays to add extra interest and trimmed them down to the size I wanted. For the acetate overlay, which has the design at the top and bottom, I cut a strip out of the centre. I put adhesive across the centre of the striped panel and then aligned the acetate at the top and bottom. The 'merry and bright' panel was trimmed to fit the width of the striped panel and I took a little off the top as well. I decided to pair the card panels with Bermuda Bay for a more contemporary colour combo. I added a narrow border of Bermuda Bay card stock to the top of the greeting panel and a bow with the gorgeous Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon at the base with a little string of Silver Mini Sequin trim threaded through. Some coordinating baubles from the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set were stamped and die cut and popped up on the greeting panel. The whole panel was then popped up on the Bermuda Bay card base.

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

This closeup shows the design in the acetate overlay and the other finishing details.

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

For the inside I have added a mat of Cherry Cobbler, with a strip of coordinating DSP from another of the small cards at the bottom. I added the narrow silver washi at the top of the DSP and stamped a group of baubles at the top in coordinating colours.

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps  Carols of Christmas
Card stock & Papers      Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More Card Pack
 Ink  Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories  Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon, Mini Sequin Trim, 1mm Rhinestones
Tools      Card Front Thinlits, Big Shot, Mini Dimensionals, Stampin' Write markers (Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black)

For my second card, I have paired 2 of the smaller cards. When working with the smaller cards, I recommend you cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to the size you want and then layer on the smaller cards and trim them to size. 

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 I have taken my cue from colours in the bauble card, pairing it with the Cherry Cobbler striped card at the bottom.  I've added a gold Foil Snowflake as the background for my greeting that has been stamped and then die cut with one of the Stitched Shapes framelits. A strip of Old Olive card stock covers the join and I added a strip of the narrow gold washi across the centre. I felt it needed something else to finish, so I have added the gold bow. The whole panel has been popped up onto the Old Olive card base. 

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This closeup shows more of the details and the little baubles from 'Carols of Christmas' that I have popped up on the panel.

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, there is a mat of Cherry Cobbler and a strip of the Cherry Cobbler DSP at the bottom. A strip of the narrow gold washi has been added above the DSP and I stamped the little trees from 'Hearts Come Home' in the coordinating greens. The greeting from the same stamp set has been stamped in the centre.

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps  Hang Your Stocking, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers      Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More Card Pack
 Ink  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories  Foil Snowflakes, 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, 1mm Rhinestones
Tools      Stitched Shapes Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

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CASE-ing the Catty - Christmas Around the World

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I'm pleased to be back CASE-ing the Holiday Catty this week. We are looking at the 'Christmas Around the World' suite on pages 28-35.

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. 

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This week I have chosen to CASE the card that is in the centre of the photo above, with the grey DSP behind it. I quite like the layout and I've made two Christmas cards with it - one very bold and the other much softer. I've broken open my recently arrived 'Christmas Around the World' designer paper to use on both cards.


    Stampin' Up! Wise Men from Afar & Christmas Around the World DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the bold plaid designer paper on my first card. Plaid is very on trend and there are 2 designs to choose from in the pack. I have added a mat of Lemon Lime Twist that helps to make it really pop. I added a banner in Real Red and I've used the new Everyday Label punch to crop the end as an alternative to the normal flag style. A gold Snowflake sits on the banner and I added a Garden Green circle as a background for my gold embossed kings from the 'Wise Men from Afar' stamp set. The greeting is from the 'Musical Season' stamp set, stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock. Vanilla seems to work well with the bold plaid.

Stampin' Up! Wise Men from Afar & Christmas Around the World DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

It was very hard to photograph this card with the reflection from the embossing and the foil doily. This closeup shows the lovely detail in the gold embossed kings.

Stampin' Up! Wise Men from Afar & Christmas Around the World DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have added a mat of Garden Green and some of the lovely gold washi from the Year of Cheer set at the base of the writing panel. I've stamped the candles from the 'Merry Patterns' host promotion stamp set above that.

Project Details
Stamps  Wise Men from Afar, Merry Patterns, Musical Season
Card stock & Papers      Real Red, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Christmas Around the World DSP
 Ink  Real Red, Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories  Foil Snowflakes, Year of Cheer Washi, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools      Everyday Label punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

This is the second version of this layout. I have started with the Basic Grey snowflake design paper from the Christmas Around the World pack and added a mat of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and then popped the panel up on the Pool Party base card. I took a bit of creative liberty, embossing the greeting at the bottom in white, as I didn't want to take away from the star.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light & Christmas Around the World DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
  

I have added a Pool Party banner cropped with the Everyday Label punch and then embossed with the Christmas Quilt embossing folder. I love symmetry, so I have taken care to position the banner in the embossing folder. The stars have been die cut in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Silver Foil and Pool Party card stock and then layered together. The finished star was popped up on the banner and a Clear Faceted gem is the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light & Christmas Around the World DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This closeup shows all the lovely texture and bling on the star.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light & Christmas Around the World DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have added a mat of Silver Foil to my white writing panel for a bit of luxe and a strip of Pool Party washi from the Basics Pack 3 set  at the base.  I wanted to continue the soft feel inside, so I have stamped the star swirl from the 'Star of Light' stamp set in Soft Sky ink and then the greeting  was stamped over the top in Smoky Slate ink.

Stampin' Up! Star of Light & Christmas Around the World DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Project Details
Stamps  Star of Light
Card stock & Papers      Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Christmas Around the World DSP
 Ink  Versamark, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate
Accessories  Clear Faceted Gems
Tools      Starlight Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Everyday Label punch, White EP, Heat Gun

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

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Christmas Around the World' section of the new Holiday 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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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.

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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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