CASE-ing the Catty - Birthdays

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

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

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

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

    

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

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

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

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

Finally, a view from the top. 

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

 

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Babies & Kids

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing from the Annual Catalaogue. This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Babies & Kids section on pages 102-111. 

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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It's confession time! I've had the 'No Bones about It' stamp set for quite a while, but it has never seen any ink. I decided to remedy that this week by CASE-ing the sample card above from page 109 of the catalogue. I love that they used pinks for this card, as dinosaurs are for girls too! However, I gone with a different set of colours which are probably a bit more on the boy-ish side, but I wanted something bright and fun. 

Stampin' Up! No Bones about It for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
     

I've stayed with the all-over design too, using two of the dinosaur designs in different colours on a Whisper White background.  This is a photopolymer stamp set, so it is pretty easy to line up the skeletons in the solid dinosaur. The photo doesn't do justice to the brightness of the Tempting Turquoise border and Lemon Lime Twist base card.

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My greeting was getting lost on the busy background, so I used the base and border colours to create a set of flagged strips for the oval greeting to sit on. The enamel dots in Tangerine Tango add some extra pop.

Stampin' Up! No Bones about It for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

I had some fun decorating the inside of the card with a Lemon Lime Twist canopy of greenery at the top and a spotty Tangerine Tango dinosaur following in some footsteps at the bottom. 

Finally, a view from the top. 

Stampin' Up! No Bones about It for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps No Bones about It
Card stock & Papers     Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Whisper White
 Ink Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark
Accessories Brights Enamel Shapes
Tools     Ovals Layering Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals

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CASE-ing the Catty - Everyday Occasions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finally, here is a view from the top.

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

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

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Holidays

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This week the CTC Crew are looking at the 'Holidays' section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 112-125. It is perfect timing as we are close to the 25th for Christmas in July. This may sound terrible for those in the northern hemisphere in the middle of summer, but perfect for us 'down under' experiencing a very cold winter. We will be taking the opportunity to enjoy a traditional roast dinner with trimmings this week. 

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'm CASE-ing  the card in the photo above, which is on page 118.  I have flipped the design to make it into a portrait style card and used one of my favourite Christmas colour combos of Real Red, Crumb Cake and white. I hope you can see the elements from the sample that I have translated to my card in a slightly different way.

   Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Christmas for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the 'Diagonal Stripe' background stamp to create the striped panel with Crumb Cake ink. I added a mat of Real Red and adhered it to my Crumb Cake card base. I have replaced the rectangular centre panel in the sample with a large Stitched Shapes oval  in Crumb Cake layered on a scalloped oval in Real Red. This forms the background for my popped-up Santa from the 'Cookie-Cutter Christmas' stamp set. I've used some of the retired Stitched Satin ribbon in Real Red behind the oval centrepiece and a gold bow at the top.

Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Christmas for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To keep with the brownish tones, I stamped Santa in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and coloured him with Copic markers, using warm greys for his gloves, boots and belt. I added some sparkle to the white trim on his suit with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, although it sparkles a lot more in real life. 

Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Christmas for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps  Cookie-Cutter Christmas, Diagonal Stripe Background
Card stock & Papers      Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
 Ink  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Memento Espresso Truffle
Accessories  Gold 1/8" ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon (retired)
Tools      Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Copic markers

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Artistic Expression

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

You may have come from visiting Sandra's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. Sandra is one of our new DT members, so welcome Sandra, it is great to have you here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Thanks!

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

You may have come from visiting Angela's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. Angela is one of our new DT members, so welcome Angela, it is great to have you here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - For Babies and Kids

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This week the CTC Crew are looking at the 'For Babies & Kids' section of the new Annual Catalogue on pages 102-111.

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'm CASE-ing the layout in the card above. I also really liked the gold embossing and gold trim at the bottom, which is one of the designs from the gorgeous 'Bundle of Love' designer paper pack.

Stampin' Up! Thoughts & Prayers for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the lovely tree design from the 'Thoughts & Prayers' stamp set as my focal image.  This is such a classic image and can be used for many occasions, however, I've paired it with the coordinating sentiments for a sympathy card. I masked the bottom part of the greeting to just have the 'thinking of you'.  The base card is thick Very Vanilla card stock with the Blushing Bride layered on top. The tree and sentiment have been heat embossed in gold and I have used the arrow design from the Bundle of Love designer paper for the trim at the base.  This is such a great paper pack, with gold foil designs on one side and either Blushing Bride or Soft Sky in the same design on the reverse. It is perfect for packaging, babies and just about everything else too. I added some pearls for an elegant and understated finishing touch.

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The art panel sits on the vellum card stock, which has a lovely softening effect as it extends out each side. You can see all the luscious gold embossing and the gold foil designer paper in this closeup. 

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For the inside, I have a Blushing Bride mat and a strip of the gold foil DSP at the bottom. I have heat embossed in gold one of the lovely sentiments from 'Thoughts and Prayers in the centre.

Project Details
Stamps Thoughts & Prayers
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Vellum card stock, Bundle of Love DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Stampa-ma-jig, Gold EP, Heat gun

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CASE-ing the Catty - Love & Sympathy

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This week the CTC Crew are looking at the Love & Sympathy section of the new Annual Catalogue on pages 86-101.

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It has been a difficult week for us, as we had to put our beautiful silver Bengal cat Artie to sleep, after he had a stroke. Our pets become part of the family and their passing brings much sadness. This card is for everyone who needs a little extra TLC this week.

I'm CASE-ing the card above from the 'Whole Lot of Lovely' suite on page 86 of the Annual Catalogue. I love all the products in this suite and I've only managed to use a few of them this week.  I look forward to coming back to this suite soon.

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

I wanted a softer feel to my card, so I've used Basic Gray for the 'sending love' greeting, rather than black. I stamped the 'love' again and fussy cut and popped it up on the stamped image. I used a combination of markers and ink pads to stamp the rest of the cute floral elements that surround the large greeting. This stamp set is perfect for using your Stampin' Write markers to get the detail you want.

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I adhered the art panel to thick Whisper White card stock before adding some of the new Pool Party Shimmer ribbon around the top, with a little string of the new Mini Sequin trim in gold. I popped up the whole panel onto the Powder Pink card base. This is my first use of this colour and it is very pretty and I love it with Pool Party and grey.    

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For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat and some of the lovely new washi tape from the Basics Packs at the bottom for a simple and sweet finish.

Project Details
Stamps Lots of Love
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Pool Party, Whisper White
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Accessories Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Basics Pack 1 & 3 Washi
Tools     Stampin' Write Markers (Tranquil Tide, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry. Early Espresso)

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CASE-ing the Catty - Birthdays!

We're back CASE-ing the new Annual Catalogue and taking inspiration from the Birthdays section this week on pages 68-85. 

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.

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I've been looking forward to breaking open the new Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper, so I've used the samples in the photo above for my inspiration. If you haven't already guessed, I can't get enough of the gorgeous new In Colour Berry Burst, as I'm a pink girl from way back. I also love making packaging, so I decided to go with a gift box as well.

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've sized my gift box  at 5.75" x 8" x 1.25" deep to fit some stamping goodies. I made the base of the box from Berry Burst card stock and the top from the new Foil Frenzy DSP.  The Foil Frenzy paper is thicker than the usual designer series paper, but not as heavy as card stock, so I cut the lid to have an extra width on all sides to turn in, to make it stronger. I also lined the inside of the lid with Berry Burst card stock.  Doesn't that gorgeous foil on the Kraft background pack a punch of yummy!

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To decorate the box, I have stayed with the layer of Vellum card stock down the centre of the lid with the Berry Burst ribbon. The embellishment is a mash-up of both samples, with the largest of the 'Lots of Labels' Framelits used to cut the Lemon Lime Twist background, which is a bright contrast to the Kraft and Berry Burst. I added the Delicate White doily and the Soft Sky circle frames the greeting that has been cropped with the second largest of the Stitched Shapes circles. I've used the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' stamp set for the greeting and the fussy cut flowers decorating the edge. This is fast becoming a go-to stamp set. You can see these details in the close-up pic below. 
    

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

All of the flower outlines were stamped in Berry Burst and the small ones were stamped again in Powder Pink. I stamped off with Berry Burst for the large flower. I like the softening effect of the Soft Sky frame.

Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers     Berry Burst, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Vellum 
 Ink Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink
Accessories Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon, Delicate Lace Doilies, Rhinestones, White Baker's twine
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Simply Scored Scoring tool, Dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue, Glue Dots

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see super cute project Bronwyn has to inspire you today.  

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CASE-ing the Catty - Everyday Occasions

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Welcome to the new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue! I hope you are enjoying browsing the new products and samples as much as I am. There is so much to take in and I keep seeing new things I didn't notice the first or second time. This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Everyday Occasions section of the catalogue, which is very extensive.

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I have chosen the sample above to CASE this week. I love the layout and the lovely background using the new 'Burlap' background stamp and the Garden Trellis embossing folder, which are in my first order, currently in transit. I decided to make a masculine card using the layout and products I already have, plus some of the new Eastern Palace Speciality Designer paper. I hope the end result qualifies as masculine, lol, as it is pretty bright!

Stampin' Up! Super Duper meets Eastern Palace for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
    

My base card is Pacific Point and I've added a layer of Lemon Lime Twist that I have stamped with the cross-hatch stamp from the 'Best Birds' stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist ink. It adds interest without taking over, in the same way the Burlap backgrounds does in the sample. I have used two of the designs from the Eastern Palace Speciality DSP for my banners. To make them more robust, I adhered them to Very Vanilla card stock first, before cutting them with the Banner Triple punch. 

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I have used the stamp set 'Super Duper' that carried over from the Occasions Catalogue, for my greeting. I'm glad it did carry over, as I haven't inked it up until now. It is stamped in Pacific Point with the smaller greeting in Lemon Lime Twist and then cropped with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This closeup shows the background and the greeting more clearly and the silver metallic stars that I added for the finishing touch. 
    

Stampin' Up! Super Duper meets Eastern Palace for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

For the inside, I have a Lemon Lime Twist mat and a small strip of the matching DSP at the bottom. I stamped the large greeting from the 'Super Duper' stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist on the writing panel and then again in Pacific Point on a separate piece. I fussy cut the 'super duper' banner and adhered it over the top of the stamped image.

Project Details
Stamps Super Duper, Best Birds
Card stock & Papers     Pacific Point, Lemon Lime Twist, Very VaillaEastern Palace Speciality DSP, 
 Ink Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Banner Triple punch, Dimensionals

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Kathryn has to inspire you today.  

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

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