Fairy Celebration

Hi there

I have something other than a Christmas card for you today (hooray you say!). I have a lovely friend who wanted to make a spinner card with the 'Fairy Celebration' stamp set, so I was happy to take up the challenge. This lovely stamp set is in the Annual Catalogue and is fabulous for those who (like me) love colouring and of course, fairies. It comes in either wood mount or clear mount and is a set of 9 stamps.

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I love spinner cards too; it is fabulous seeing the whirling and twirling and very hard to put down! This is the card I came up with.

 

Stampin' Up! Fairy Celebration Spinner Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the largest image as the focus of my spinner card, colouring it with Copic markers. I cropped the image with a circle framelit and then added it to a Melon Mambo circle. I then chose another circle framelit that would be approximately 1cm  (3/8") larger and used that to work out the size of Melon Mambo square. I have stamped fairy dust across the top and half way down the sides and then heat embossed it in silver for lots of sparkle and added the greeting to the bottom edge

Stampin' Up! Fairy Celebration Spinner Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I added the Melon Mambo square to the thick Whisper White base card using the 1/8" foam strips. The strips need to be edge to edge all the way around the square for a firm finish and also around the centre circle, ensuring it is about 6mm (1/4") in from the edge so it doesn't interfere with the spinner mechanism. Once the Melon Mambo square is attached to the card base, centre the coloured fairy in the space. To attach, place a strip of the foam tape all the way around the underneath edge of the stamped and matted circle, ensuring it is 6mm (1/4") in from the edge.

I have coloured and fussy cut the small fairy image and added it to my washer mechanism. (I have previously explained how to make the washer mechanism in this blog post.) It doesn't show up very well in the photo, but I have added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the wings of both fairies and it is very sparkly in real life.

Stampin' Up! Fairy Celebration Spinner Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped the third fairy image in the top corner of the writing panel and coloured it with Copics. I added the checked Melon Mambo washi at the bottom and topped it with the narrow silver washi from the Year of Cheer Specialty set. A mat of Melon Mambo was added to the writing panel and attached to the inside of the card. The final size of the card is 13.7cm square  (5 3/8") so it fits nicely into a 14cm square envelope.

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Here is a view from the top. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. If you've never made a spinner card, then please give it a try.

Project Details
Stamps Fairy Celebration
Card stock & Papers     Whisper white, Melon Mambo
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Basics Pack 1 Washi, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, 1/8" Foam Strips, Dimensionals, 1/2" Circle punch, 1/4" Circle punch, Copic markers, Silver EP, Heat gun

Stampin_Blends

Finally, I'm delighted that Stampin' Up! will be releasing their own alcohol markers very soon (actual date still to be announced). The markers are called Stampin' Blends and come in 12 colours, featuring a light and dark marker in each colour. There is also an ivory and bronze marker for skin tones and a colour lifter. The light and dark markers can be purchased as a combo pack and all of the markers will also be available individually. The lid design on these markers has been modified to ensure that there is no evaporation of the ink. One of benefits of being a Demonstrator is that I get to order these markers first and in fact they just arrived yesterday, so I'm looking forward to giving them a work out. Here are few of the benefits of these markers, as I see it:

  • There is a lovely range of colours that match the Stampin' Up card stock and embellishments perfectly.
  • These markers are very easy to use, giving a smooth layer of colour on Whisper White card stock.
  • The light and dark markers allow you to add depth and shading to your coloured images, without it being tricky or complicated.
  • The colour lifter allows you to remove colour if you go outside the lines (love this!).
  • The marker has a brush tip and fine tip, which is great for colouring large areas and fine details.

I'll be back soon with some projects using my Stampin' Blends!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Babies & Kids

Hi there

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.

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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

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

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Babies & Kids' 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 - Cool Treats

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Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are looking at the Cool Treats section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 32-45. There are lots of great projects and products in this section, but I only had time to make one this week.

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

This week I have chosen to CASE the tag on the gift bag on the left side of the photo, turning it into a card instead.

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This is the first time I've inked up the 'Cool Treats' stamp set and I loved it. It has a lot of mix and match elements and the best part is that there are framelits to cut them all out. I really like that framelits cut inside the stamped image so there is no border on the finished die cut.  I used the sprinkles design from the 'Tasty Treats' designer paper for the background and have taken the colours from the paper for easy coordination. The ice creams have been stamped off for the base colour and then the full strength ink used on the highlights.

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I have added some of the Sprinkles Embellishments to the watermelon ice cream cone for a fun touch, as you can see in this closeup. I have picked out the white pearls and the square sequins. Isn't the detail in the cones great - these are just 2 of the options available to choose from.

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I also stamped the 'birthday' part of the greeting again, fussy cut it and layered it over the stamped image for a nice 3D effect. The second part of the greeting is white embossed and popped up.

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For the inside, I have used two of the designs from the Tasty Treats washi set at the base and an icecream cone with chocolate topping and sprinkles in the corner.

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Project Details
Stamps Cool Treats
Card stock & Papers     Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Tasty Treats DSP
 Ink Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Versamark.
Accessories  Sprinkles Embellishments, Tasty Treats washi, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools      Frozen Treats Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, sponge daubers

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

 

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We would love you to join in with your CASE of the Cool Treats section on pages 32-45 of the Occasions Catalogue using our new 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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You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

Thanks for visiting today!

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

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Hi there

It's that time of the week again and today the CTC Crew are looking at the Sale-a-bration catalogue for the first time.  Did you know that for every $90 (before shipping) you spend on products from any of the current Stampin' Up! catalogues, you get to choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. There is a great range of products to choose from, including stamp sets, designer paper, embellishments and a card kit.  If you don't yet have a Sale-a-bration catalogue, you can leave your details here and I will pop one in the post for you, with the new Occasions Catalogue. 

You may have come from looking at the inspiring creation on 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.

This week we get to CASE anything from the Sale-a-bration catalogue, so I've chosen the 'Tasty Trucks' stamp set on page 12 of the catalogue. This stamp set did not initially appeal to me at all, but then it reminded me of the 'Mr Whippy' ice cream vans that went around our suburban streets when I was teenager. It is a set of 16 photopolymer stamps and apart from the main truck image, it includes lots of sentiments and tiny images to embellish it. This is a really fun set for creating birthday cards for children.  

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This is the sample I'm CASE-ing.

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I have created a DL sized card (10cm x 21ccm), staying quite close to the layout of the sample, but I've created a slider card. I marked out where I wanted the slider opening to be and then stamped the 2 background trucks. I cut the rectangular opening with a craft knife and ruler. You need the opening to be 1/2" (1.2cm) deep to allow for the washers that the truck sits on to move freely. I stamped the third truck on a separate piece of card stock and fussy cut it after colouring the image. As you can see the truck image is quite detailed, so I opted to colour with Copic markers, but you could use the new water colour pencils, an aqua painter and ink pads or Stampin' Write markers. The colours are brighter in real life.

 

Stampin' Up! Tasty Trucks for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The happy birthday was heat embossed in white on a strip of black card stock. To make it easy to position, I added the 1/8" foam strips around the rectangular opening (leaving room for the washer to moving freely) and positioned the greeting underneath so I could get the placement exact. It also ensures that the opening doesn't 'droop' and impede the free movement of the washers. I then placed the 1/8" foam strips on all sides and some smaller strips in between so that the whole panel stays firm and level and then adhered it to the Bermuda Bay base card. 

As I wanted the truck to slide and not spin, I used square foam pads between the washers and I found I needed a second set of washers to keep the truck stable so it would slide easily - it's a long wheel base truck, lol.


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For the inside, I have continued the party theme adding some coordinating streamers using the image from the 'Balloon Adventures' stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue. 

Project Details
Stamps Tasty Trucks, Balloon Adventures, Birthday Banners
Card stock & Papers     Thick Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Bermuda Bay
Accessories Brights and Subtles Enamel Shapes, Pop of Pink Washi, 1/8" Foam Strips
Tools     Craft knife, White EP, Heat gun, square foam pads, 3/16" washers, Copic markers.

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

 

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue using our new Facebook group.  Click on this link or the image below to go to 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 - easy peasy!

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You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

Thanks for visiting today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Party Animal

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Hi there

Happy New Year!  It is great to be back for a new year with the CTC Crew, bringing you creative inspiration from the brand new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues.  You can now purchase products from the Occasions catalogue and for every $90 you spend (before shipping) you get to choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. It's the very best time of the Stampin' Up! year when YOU get the presents!

You may have come from 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 we are looking at the 'Party Animal' section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 4 - 7.  As the title suggests, this section is all about birthdays.  I've taken my inspiration from the group of tags at the bottom of page 4 and in particular the striped tag (3rd from the left) and turned it into a card.

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I went looking for this lovely striped paper in the 'Party Animal' DSP pack and couldn't find it. I looked again and then it suddenly twigged that the striped paper in the pack had been 'enhanced' by placing the narrow Tangerine Tango washi tape between alternate coloured stripes. Doesn't it look great? The colours in this designer paper are vibrant and punchy, making it perfect for male birthdays in particular.  However, I wanted to make a girly card, so this is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventures & Party Animal for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a thick Whisper White base and then added the Pacific Point designer paper from the 'Party Animal' pack and layered on a strip of the 'enhanced' striped paper down the centre. I've used the same greeting as the tag, inking up the top and bottom words with the Pacific Point ink pad and using the Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write marker for the centre. This was die cut with my favourite Stitched Shapes Framelits and popped onto a scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits. The little bow at the top is from the new 'Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits' dies.  This is a fabulous set and I'm looking forward to have more of a play with them.

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I've added some bling to finish and one of the cute party hat trinkets from the 'Party Animal Embellishments' pack, which you can see better in this close-up.


Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventures & Party Animal for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

For the inside, I have added strips from 3 of the Party Animal washi tapes at the bottom, which forms the base for the popped up number. I embossed the number with (retired) Irridescent Ice embossing powder for a bit more bling. The balloon has 2 layers; the bottom being the spotted washi tape cut out with the Balloon Bouquet punch (it is a perfect match) and topped with a die cut from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. I love how all of these elements coordinate so easily! 

Project Details
Stamps Balloon Adventures
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Party Animal DSP
 Ink Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Accessories White Baker's twine, Party Animal Embellishments, Party Animal Washi set, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Big Shot, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue

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

 

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We would love you to join in with your CASE of the Party Animal section of the Occasions Catalogue. To make it super easy for you, we now have a FB page where you can post your creation, so you don't need to have a blog to join in the fun. Click on this link or the image below.

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You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

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CASEing the Catty - For Birthdays

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Hi there

I'm pleased to be back tonight with the CTC Crew to provide more inspiration from the 'Birthdays' section of the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue.  It has been a busy few weeks for me, having been away for a week of sunshine in New Caledonia and then taking on a commission to make 230 party favour boxes as soon as I returned and a class this afternoon. I hope that life will slow down a little bit now, so I can get back to my craft desk and enjoy being creative.

You may have come from 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 is the Stampin' Up! sample from the bottom right corner of page 10 that I have used for my inspiration. I have taken the basic layout from the sample card and added some extra layers. I've also used the colours from the 'Festive Birthday' DSP, changing it up a bit from the sample.

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For the focal image, I have inked up the 'Sweet Cupcake' stamp set for the first time to create a yummy looking cupcake. I have never succumbed to any of the cupcake cake stamps/punches up to now. This stamp set with the coordinating 'Cupcake Cutouts' Framelits is such a great combination. I love that the cupcake is so realistic and there are lots of greetings to go with it. There are lots of great extras in the framelits in addition to the cup cake top, base and candle. There is the lovely script words 'sweet' and 'wish', a 3D banner and the 'loopy line'.

The frosting on the cupcake uses 3 shades of Melon Mambo to coordinate with the background that has been dry embossed with the 'Festive' embossing folder. I started with the solid image (#3) stamped off twice, the next most solid (#2) stamped off once and the highlight image (#1) in full strength Melon Mambo. I added some extra subtle sparkle with Wink of Stella over the top. For the base of the cupcake I used the same order of stamps in Crumb Cake (#3), Soft Suede (#2) and Early Espresso (#1). The 'sweet' has been die cut from the coordinating set of 'Cupcake Cutouts' framelits in silver glimmer and the other words are from the 'Thoughtful Banners' stamp set. 

  Stampin' Up! Festive TIEF, Sweet Cupcake & Cupcake Cutouts Framelits for CTC91 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

For the inside I have added a fun touch with the 'loopy line' I mentioned previously, at the bottom with a little bling on each end.

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I really like this simple layout and I'm sure I will be using it again in the future. 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Cupcake, Thoughtful Banners
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Festive Birthday DSP, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso,Wink of Stella
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Festive TIEF, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Big Shot, Owl Builder punch, Dimensionals, Xyron

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

 

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We would love you to link up your CASE of this section of the catty by clicking on the button below to add your project.

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You can see the full list of DT members participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog. 

Thanks for visiting today!


A Marquee Message

Hi there

Today I'm sharing one of the cards we made in class on the weekend. We used the new 'Marquee Messages' stamp set that is fabulous for masculine, teen and kids cards for a starter. However, it is certainly not limited to these and would also make a super birthday or thank you card for either gender. It has a funky retro look that gives it wide appeal. This set has a number of messages, but I went with the birthday option for my card and a couple of ladies in the class made the 'awesome' option. I love the extra greetings that you can pair with your marquee message, too.

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I have made the new In Colours Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim a focus for my card, along with the yummy new copper embossing powder. This powder gives a really thick, rich finish and a realistic metallic look. The arrow was stamped on Dapper Denim, fussy cut and popped up on the shadow. I used a white gel pen for the 'lights' on it.  The numbers were pressed into the Versamark ink pad and dipped into the copper embossing powder twice to give a bold finish. Stampin' Write markers were used to colour the spiral, shadow and message in the centre. The finished panel was matted on Real Red and popped up on the Emerald Envy base card.

I'm sure you can see lots of combinations for colouring and paper piecing the various elements on the the main image. I'm looking forward to making a girly version next.

Stampin' Up! Marquee Messages - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

For the inside, I've kept it quite simple, with more of the lovely Emerald Envy striped washi tape (from the Playful Palette set) and a single Dapper Denim balloon.

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Project Details
Stamps Marquee Messages
Card stock & Papers     Emerald Envy, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Whisper White, 2016-18 In Colour Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Playful Palette Washi set
Tools     Little Letters Framelits (retired), Big Shot, 1 1/8" Circle punch (not SU), 1 1/4" Circle punch (retired), Balloon Bouquet punch, Copper Embossing powder, Heat gun, Stampin' Write markers - Real Red, Soft Sky, Dimensionals, White gel pen, Xyron

Thanks for looking!


CASE-ing the Catty - More Saleabration!

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Hi crafters!

This week the CASE-ing the Catty crew are looking at the Saleabration catalogue and in particular I'm looking at the new items available in the Second Release brochure.

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

This week I wanted to get my balloon on! I've used the Saleabration second release 'Party Pants' stamp set and the coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch from the Occasions Catalogue.  These were the samples from the second release brochure that caught my eye.

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I have to admit when I first saw the 'Party Pants' set, I thought 'do I really need another birthday stamp set?'. Well the answer is a resounding YES! The 'Balloon Celebration' stamp set from the Occasions catty didn't do it for me, but I love the Balloon Bouquet punch and now 'Party Pants' gives me lots of cute sentiments that fit into the balloons, plus a balloon stamp, string and accessories and best of all, you can get it FREE with a $90 order like I did. Don't forget you only have until 31 March 2016 to take advantage of the FREE Saleabration products.

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I have taken the opportunity to make a card for my husband's niece who has a birthday coming up shortly. I've used the fabulous 'It's My Party' designer paper and taken the colour cues from it. I really like this layout with the 'Large Numbers' dies, which would fit the bill for any child or teen birthday card - lots of dimension, texture and colour.

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For the inside, I used a strip of the designer paper on the bottom and a small balloon stamped with another of the 'Party Pants' sentiments. 

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Project Details
Stamps Party Pants (2016 Saleabration 2nd Release)
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Basic Black Archival
Accessories White Baker's twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Large Numbers Framelits, Big Shot, 2.5" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Balloon Bouquet punch, Dimensionals

 Now it is time to head over to Rebecca's blog to see her inspiring project. Click on the Next button below to continue the journey.

 

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Why not join us this week and link up your Saleabration creation over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog. You can also see the full list of this week's participants.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - It's My Party

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Hi there

It is Sunday again so that means it is time to CASE the Catty. Can you believe how quickly this first month of the year is going? This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the 'It's a Party' section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There is a great range of papers, stamps and embellishments in this suite, which features lots of bright colours.

You may have come from Simone's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can join the trail using the buttons at the bottom of the post.

I have 2 cards for you today and the first one is inspired by this card on page 3 of the Occasions Catalogue. I like the layout of this card as it is clean and simple and very versatile. 

 

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I don't have the 'Party Wishes' stamp set that is used on this card, so I have substituted the Sale-a-bration set 'Perfect Pairings', which I think works really well. I used the Melon Mambo design from the coordinating set of washi tape down the sides of the base card and then selected 3 of the colours from the I'ts My Party suite - Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Mint Macaron. I love these colours together. I've stamped the happy birthday trio onto a separate panel of thick Whisper White as I find it works much better when you pop it up on dimensionals.  I've added a little banner on the right for balance and then scattered some of the cute coordinating enamel dots.  The fabulous colour coordination of Stampin' Up! products makes it so easy to create!

Stampin' Up! 2016 Saleabration Perfect Pairings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have used the balloon design from the washi set at the bottom and paper pieced the balloon from the Sale-a-bration 'Honeycomb Happiness' stamp set to finish it.

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Project Details
Stamps Perfect Pairings, Honeycomb Happiness
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White (thick), Melon Mambo
 Ink Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron
Accessories It's My Party Washi and Enamel Dots, white Bakers Twine
Tools     Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Banners Framelits, Big Shot

This card from page 6 of the Occasions Catalogue with the bright balloon design caught my eye, so I decide to CASE it as well.

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I started my card with a Mint Macaron base and added a layer of the black balloon DSP from the It's My Party DSP Stack.  On the banner I have used the 'Endless Birthday Wishes' stamp set. I have coloured the cute little cake with markers and then constructed my greeting from the great selection of words in this set. I've added a couple of little banners at the top and some white Baker's twine wrapped around it all. The pink banner uses the Melon Mambo washi on white card stock, which I die cut with the Banners framelits.

Stampin' Up! It's My Party Suite and Endless Birthday Wishes - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have used some of the Melon Mambo washi at the bottom and then punched out a small balloon using the new Balloon Bouquet punch. I've drawn in a string on the balloon to mirror the DSP.

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Project Details
Stamps Endless Birthday Wishes
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP Stack
 Ink Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories White Baker's Twine, 2mm Rhinestones (not SU)
Tools     Banner's Framelits, Big Shot, Banner Punch, Copic Markers, Balloon Bouquet punch

I'm at the end of the line this week, so clicking on the Next button will take you to the CASE-ing the Catty blog where you can see all the participants and start at the beginning. Alternatively click on the Previous button and check out Simone's lovely creation and do the circuit in reverse. 

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing The Catty Blog Hop - Make a Difference!

Hi there

Tonight the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are looking at the 'Sprinkles of Life' stamp set which is this year's Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set. Stampin' Up! has been supporting this charity for more than 10 years and has contributed over $1,000,000.00. These funds support families who need to stay away from home for their children to receive medical treatment, including in Australia. For each purchase of this stamp set, Stampin' Up! donates $3 AUD to RMHC.  It's a great stamp set and a great cause, so I hope you will consider purchasing it and help make a difference!

You may have come from Rebecca's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can continue the journey by clicking on the button at the bottom of this post.

'Sprinkles of Life' is an incredibly versatile stamp set and unfortunately I only had time to make one card.  I've created a fun shaker birthday card featuring an apple tree and a bunch of apples that you need to get into the basket on the corner.  I saw this idea at Convention and have been wanting to try it out. I'm sure there is a name for these games that I remember from childhood. To add some extra interest you have to manoeuvre around the apples on the tree!

It was difficult to photograph the card due to the reflection off the window sheet, which you can see on the right hand side.

Stampin' Up! 'Sprinkles of Life' - Judy May, Just Judy Designs.

I created a taller tree by stamping a second tree at the first junction of branches. If you carefully wipe off the bottom edge of the tree after you have inked it, it meshes together quite well. 

Project Details
Stamps Sprinkles of Life, Sheltering Tree
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Suede, Cherry on Top Stack
 Ink Early Espresso, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist, Soft Sky, Versamark
Accessories Brights Candy Dots, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Squares Collection Framelits, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Tree Builder punch, Early Espresso Embossing powder (retired), Heat gun, Aquapainter, Stampin Write Markers, White Gel pen

Now it is time to move on to check out the inspiration on Elizabeth's blog. Click on the button below.

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As always, you can see the full list of participants in today's blog hop and join in by linking up your creation over at the CASE-ing the Catty Blog.

Thanks for looking!