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. 

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

This week, I'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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CASE-ing the Catty - More Sale-a-bration

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This week the CTC Crew are again taking inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  Not got your own copy of the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues yet? If you are located in Australia, just leave your details here and I would be happy to pop a set in the post for you. 

There are just so many great products available to earn for FREE during the Sale-a-bration promotion that runs until 31 March 2018. When you spend $90 or more (before shipping) you get to choose one of 11 great options. If you spend $180 or more (before shipping) there are 2 additional fabulous options to choose from, including the 'Celebrate You' Thinlits Dies. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sweet Soiree

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Sweet Soiree Suite in the Occasions Catalogue. Not got your own copy of the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues yet? If you are located in Australia, just leave your details here and I would be happy to pop a set in the post for you. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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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 for the first time. Not got your own copy of the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues yet? If you are located in Australia, just leave your details here and I would be happy to pop a set in the post for you. 

There are just so many great products available to earn for FREE during the Sale-a-bration promotion that runs until 31 March 2018. When you spend $90 or more (before shipping) you get to choose one of 11 great options. If you spend $180 or more (before shipping) there are 2 additional fabulous options to choose from, including the 'Celebrate You' Thinlits Dies. I'm really looking forward to getting those. I can honestly say there isn't a product that I don't love this year and there are some great samples to help you get started with your freebies.

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


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This week, I couldn't go past the super cute 'Party Pandas' stamp set and I've used the card on the right, in the photo above, as my inspiration. I'm sure this is going to be the most popular pick from the Sale-a-bration catalogue this year. It is just so flexible for practically any celebratory occasion and they are just so darn cute! 

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas & Painted with Love DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the layout this week, but changed things up by using several of the coordinating designs from the 'Painted with Love' Speciality Designer Paper. My card base is Whisper White and I've added a layer of Gold Foil over the top. I've chosen the 'painterly' design as the background for my art piece and layered it onto a card stock base, as I've popped up the entire panel onto the Gold Foil, I wanted it to be firm. My first banner is in Melon Mambo, dry embossed with the new 'Simple Stripes' embossing folder and the second uses the pretty hearts design which is the reverse side of the main piece. 

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I wrapped the white Baker's Twine around the art piece before adding the Powder Pink stitched circle that my sweet little panda sits on. If you want a rich black for your panda, then you can't go past the Basic Black Archival ink. If you get any lighter areas, you can touch them up with the Basic Black marker as it blends perfectly without being noticeable. I strongly recommend you give the stamped image a blast with the heat gun before you start fussy cutting, as the Archival ink takes a while to dry and it will smudge. I masked off the little heart on the envelope, so I could add the Melon Mambo enamel heart instead. It is a little fiddly as it is so tiny.

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Up to this point, the card could have been for a birthday, get well, just because or thinking of you occasion, but I decided to turn it into a Valentine's Day card. My white writing panel sits on a mat of Melon Mambo and I've added a small strip of the designer paper at the bottom and topped it with a narrow strip of gold foil. In the centre I have stamped the watercolour heart from the new 'Heart Happiness' stamp set in Melon Mambo. The heart image works well  with the style of the designer paper and I added the Valentine greeting from the 'Bloomin' Love' stamp set over the top in the Basic Black Archival ink. 

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas & Painted with Love DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Party Pandas, Heart Happiness, Bloomin' Love
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Painted with Love DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo
Accessories Brights Enamel Shapes, White Baker's Twine, Metallic Sequins
Tools     Simple Stripes TIEF, Banners Framelits (retired), Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Heat gun

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Picture Perfect Party

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Happy New Year! It is great to be back for another year with the Crew, providing you with inspiration from Stampin' Up! catalogues. We now have the fabulous new Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues and there is soooo much to love! This week we are starting with the Picture Perfect Party suite on pages 4-9 of the Occasions Catty.

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This week, I'm taking inspiration from the layout in the card above on page 6 of the Occasions Catty (quite a popular one with the Crew this week!). It is a great layout that can be used with many embellishment options in place of the basket of flowers. I took my 'Lots of Happy' All Inclusive Card Kit away with me, when I went to visit family in the WA over Christmas. I got to colour some of the lovely images and I am using one of them on my card today.

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

I've changed things up by making my card square and adding some extra layers. My floral bouquet embellishment was too tall for the normal sized card, so I went with a 13.5cm (a bit over 5 1/4") square card base that fits nicely into a 14cm square envelope. 

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

For the colouring of the floral bouquet I used a combination of the water colour pencils that come with the kit and my Stampin' Blends. I love the Lemon Lime Twist pencil for the leaves and I added some Light Old Olive at the base of each leaf for depth. Pink Pirouette and Light Rich Razzleberry blends were used on the floral sprays in the bouquet. I took my cues from these colours to put together the remaining elements of the card.

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

For the inside I have a double mat of Pink Pirouette and Lemon Lime Twist. I've added some Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette washi to the base of the white writing panel and at the top I have stamped the small floral image from the 'Lots of Lavender' Sale-a-bration stamp set and coloured it in the same tones.

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

The larger floral image in the 'Lots of Lavender' stamp set is slightly smaller but very similar to the die cut image from the 'Lots of Happy' Card Kit that I used on the front of the card. So for a final touch, I have stamped this image on the envelope and coloured it with my Stampin' Blends.  The stamp set does have solid images for each part of the bouquet for 2-step stamping as an alternative. When you are colouring on envelopes with alcohol markers, don't forget to put a piece of scratch paper inside, so it doesn't bleed into the back of the envelope. 

Project Details
Stamps  Lots of Lavender, Best Birds
Card stock & Papers      Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Fresh   Florals DSP Stack
 Ink  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories  White Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Basics Pack 1 Washi,   Lots of Happy Card Kit
Tools      Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin'   Blends

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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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)

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 - 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

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


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We would love you to join us with your CASE of a favourite Big Shot project from the 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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