Heart of Christmas - Week 6

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Welcome to week 6 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store. If you don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please do get in touch, as I'd love to pop one in the mail for you.

This week I'm inking up the Feathers & Frost stamp set for the first time.  This lovely stamp set shown below is a set of 13 stamps with lots of different decorative elements and greetings.

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My base card is Granny Apple Green and I've added another panel embossed with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder. I have used the wreath image as the focus for my card;  stamped in Early Espresso and coloured with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Granny Apple Green and Real Red. The bird was stamped, coloured and fussy cut so it could be popped up in the centre. The art panel was layered onto a mat of Real Red and then popped up on the base card.

Stampin' Up! Feathers & Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used Stampin' Write markers on the scalloped greeting from the Flourish Filigree stamp set. Using the Stamparatus I was able to stamp multiple times to get the depth of colour I wanted from the markers. The image is punched out with the Pretty Label Punch and I popped it up under the wreath. The lovely bow in the Mixed Satin ribbon was added at the bottom of the wreath and some tiny rhinestones coloured with the Stampin' Blends was added to the label. You can see the details in the pic below.

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For the inside, the mat for the writing panel is Real Red and I've added some of the red spotty washi tape from the Suite Season Speciality set at the bottom with a narrow strip of Granny Apple Green. In the top corner I masked and stamped a portion of the wreath and coloured it with Stampin' Blends. This was a tad fiddly to get just the piece I wanted, but I like the effect. To finish I added another coloured bird at the bottom.

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 Granny Apply Green and Real Red is a vibrant colour combo for Christmas.

Stampin' Up! Feathers & Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Feathers & Frost
Card stock & Papers Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Whisper White
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories 3/8" Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon, Suite Season Specialty Washi
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Pretty Label Punch, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write markers, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Santa's Workshop

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Santa's Workshop section on pages 18-27. This section contains lots of great products and samples in so many different styles. Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

If you've come from Rachel's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above, on page 23 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have taken the basic layout from this card and created my own version using the So Santa stamp set. This is a fun, lighthearted stamp set that has Santa on a scooter; in the kitchen and on the beach which is great for our Summer Christmas. Here is the stamp set, in case it passed you by. I love the greeting, 'Ho! Ho! Ho!, Who needs snow?'.

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I've chosen one of my favourite Christmas colour combos of Real Red and Pool Party, which is fresh and contemporary and perfect for these fun images. 

Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the background, I chose to dry emboss a separate panel of card stock with the Maps Etc dynamic embossing folder and then spritzed it with Frost White shimmer mist (made with Isocol rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Frost White shimmer paint) to give it a lovely shimmer, which unfortunately doesn't show up very well in photos. I thought the embossed design was appropriate as I'm sure Santa must do a lot of zigzagging to deliver to every house!

  Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the art panel I stamped Santa on his scooter on a piece of Whisper White and coloured him with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. There are some small areas in the image, so the fine tip end of the marker is the way to go.  I silver embossed some stars, masking off Santa first and then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on his suit trim with a glue pen, for more sparkle. The finishing touch is the wooden 'merry' from the Festive Farmhouse elements. The elements are a grey colour, but I dabbed on some Frost White shimmer paint with a sponge dauber and now it is a lovely silver colour. In keeping with the sample layout, I added some of the Real Red striped designer paper to the sides of the art panel and then a mat of Real Red to make it pop from the background.


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For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel with another strip of the Real Red striped designer paper at the bottom. I stamped the holly image from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set on each side and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps So Santa, Peaceful Poinsettia, Night in Bethlehem
Card stock & Papers Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Regals DSP stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Festive Farmhouse Elements, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Maps Etc Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends Tombow glue, Silver EP, Heat gun, Shimmer paint, Sponge dauber, Glue pen

 

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Heart of Christmas - Week 5

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Welcome to week 5 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I'm showing you how easy it is to create your own designer paper for cards. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store. If you don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please do get in touch, as I'd love to pop one in the mail for you.

This week I'm using an image from the Timeless Tidings stamp set to create my background. This stamp set (shown below) coordinates with the lovely Timeless Tidings Project Kit, but it is a fabulous stamp set in its own right, with 5 Christmas greetings in a lovely font and 3 images that are perfect for embellishing the inside of your card or to create your own backgrounds.

Timeless_TidingsFor my cards I have used the holly image, stamping repeatedly on Whisper White card stock and then colouring with Stampin' Blends in Call Me Clover and Real Red and a touch of Cherry Cobbler. The poinsettia image would also be great for this purpose or a combination of both images.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

After colouring the holly images I put the panel through the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder for a lovely texture. I decided to use Balmy Blue as a contrasting colour for the art panel mat and the greeting. I added the 1/8" Real Red Solid ribbon around the panel and across the circle and then popped up the greeting from Timeless Tidings.

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This closeup shows the text the Subtle embossing folder adds to the art panel. The finished panel was popped up on the Real Red Card base.

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For the inside, the mat for the writing panel is Balmy Blue and I've added some of the red spotty washi tape from the Suite Season Speciality set at the bottom. The greeting is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set and I've added another fussy cut holly in the corner. 

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the second card, I have basically reversed the colours. The base card is Balmy Blue and I added a panel that was embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. On the art panel I added a soft tint of Balmy Blue. This time the mat for the art panel is Real Red and the greeting is Gold Glimmer. I fussy cut another holly image and popped it over the top of one that was conveniently located near the greeting.

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Here are the cards together.


Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Timeless Tidings, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, Real Red
Accessories 1/8" Real Red Solid Ribbon, Metallic Gold Pearls, Suite Season Specialty Washi
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Call Me Clover, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler), Dimensionals

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 4

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Welcome to another week of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I'm sharing some cards using the lovely designer paper we have in the Holiday Catalogue. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store.

I've used the All is Bright designer paper for my cards today. This pack is a combination of photo-realistic images and small prints, so it is flexible for different styles. Using designer paper, you can keep your layout simple and let the paper do the heavy lifting for you. 

Stampin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For this first card, I've used the beautiful photo-realistic greenery design with the red berries and gold baubles mixed throughout and I adhered it to a Real Red card base. I chose to use the lovely greeting from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set, which I heat embossed in gold. I lightly traced around the inside of a Layering Circle die that I placed over the greeting, identifying the sections that would be cut off. I then manually cut around these areas first before cutting with the circle die. It is a tad fiddly, but worth it. I've used a retired Lacy Doily as a background to the greeting and added some new Mixed Satin Ribbon over the doily to give it some contrast to the embossed greeting that was popped up onto a Gold Glimmer circle.

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For the inside, I have added a strip of the designer paper at the bottom and a tiny strip of the red design from the reverse side of the paper. In the top right corner, I used a die from the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits  in the top corner of the writing panel. I coloured the white dots with Stampin' Blends and popped them back as berries. I pieced the smaller leaves in Old Olive and left the pine fronds to show the Garden Green from the mat.

Stampin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Merry Christmas to All
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Old Olive, All is Bright DSP, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Garden Green
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 3/8" Mixed Satin Ribbon, Lacy Doily (retired)
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive, Gold EP, Heat gun

 

For the second card, I've used the gold bauble design from the All is Bright designer paper. I have paired it with Gold Foil and Very Vanilla for a classic, elegant combo. However, you could also use white card stock as well with this paper.

Stamjpin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've matted a piece of the designer paper onto Gold Foil and positioned it to the left of the vanilla card base. You get 8 pieces from a sheet of designer paper, so a great option for multiples.

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I added a scalloped Vellum circle to soften the background and then a narrow Gold Foil ring as a base for the greeting.  I extended one of the square stitched framelits into a rectangle and gold embossed the lovely greeting from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set. To finish I added a gold metallic-edge bow to the top.

 The new products from the Holiday Catalogue that I have used on these cards are now available for purchase from my online store.

Project Details
Stamps Making Christmas Bright
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Vellum, All is Bright DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals


You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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CASE-ing the Catty - All is Bright

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Welcome to the very first week of CASE-ing the fabulous Holiday Catalogue! You will be able to purchase all of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue from 5 September (only 3 more sleeps!). This week the CTC crew are taking inspiration from the All is Bright section on pages 4-11. If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

If you've come from Rebecca's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


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I have taken my inspiration from this tag on the bottom left of page 8 of the Holiday Catalogue. Instead of a tag, I decided to scale up the layout into a card.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have chosen Gray Granite for my card base and 2 coordinating designs from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper, with Cherry Cobbler accents to bring it together. You can see I've kept the asymmetric layout with the designer paper, adding Cherry Cobbler mats for some pop and a Cherry Cobbler stitched circle as the base for the deer. 

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The lovely filigree deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the coordinating dies. Fussy cutting those antlers would not be fun! I recommend using your Stamparatus or stamping platform so that you can get a really rich colour on the deer. The greeting from Peaceful Poinsettia has been masked and stamped in Cherry Cobbler to get one line only and the ends have been flagged. The holly, also from Peaceful Poinsettia, adds a pop of colour with some pine fronds from the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits in Call Me Clover underneath the holly. 

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I have used a similar layout for the inside, adding the holly in the corners for a nice pop of colour.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Peaceful Poinsettia
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Festive Farmhouse DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Cherry Cobber
Accessories Metallic Pearls (Gold)
Tools     Detailed Deer Thinlits, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Call Me Clover, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler)

 

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Heart of Christmas - Week 3

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Welcome to another week of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I have been playing with the lovely Dashing Deer bundle that is new in the upcoming Holiday catalogue and the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. You will be able to purchase these products from my online store from 5 September.

I've paired the leaping reindeer with the lovely nesting Stitched Seasons Framelits from the limited time Blended Seasons bundle that is available until 31 August (only 2 days left, so don't miss out). I started out with this card in Real Red and Call Me Clover for a bright take on the traditional Christmas colours. I have some tips for you, to get the best result with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder. The design is deeply etched and gives a beautiful texture to the card. I highly recommend that you spritz your card stock with water before you emboss it, to help the fibres stretch and prevent the card stock from cracking.  After the embossed piece was dry I spritzed it with shimmer mist (created with rubbing alcohol and  Frost White Shimmer Paint) to give it a gorgeous sparkly finish, which is impossibly difficult to photograph!

 

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I find it easier to cut the card stock to the exact size you want before embossing, as it can be hard to trim it accurately afterwards. So, you need to add 3mm to the required length of your card stock as the embossing shrinks it. More below on how I found that out the hard way, lol. The width is unchanged by the embossing.

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I used the nesting dies from Stitched Seasons Framelits to cut the green frame and then the smallest die to cut the red centre from the All is Bright Designer Paper. You can see the lovely stitched finish on the edge in this close-up. I positioned the greeting and then popped up the lovely leaping deer that was cut from Gold Glimmer paper over the top. I stamped and coloured the holly with my Stampin' Blends in Real Red and Call Me Clover and added it to the end of the greeting for a finishing touch.

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For the inside, I have added the lovely greeting in the centre and the flourish at the bottom, which was heat embossed in gold. Both of these images come from the Dashing Deer stamp set.

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Peaceful Poinsettia
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Call Me Clover, Whisper White, All is Bright DSP, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Call Me Clover, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Seasons Framelits, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Swirls & Curls TIEF, Big Shot, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Blends (Real Red & Call Me Clover), Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive

 

I then decided to make the same layout again, but this time in a blue colour combo. The base card is Night of Navy and the embossed piece is in Balmy Blue. It was after embossing this piece (cut to my required measurements) that I discovered I had lost 3mm in height (oops!), so I added the narrow white border. I think the white helps to make it pop; so an accident with a happy ending. This time I used the de-bossed side for a different look and the shimmer mist turned it more into a softer ice-blue.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time, I have cut the frame in Silver Foil, which shows off the stitched edging beautifully. The centre is from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Paper, which is perfect for a night sky background. The leaping deer was cut from (retired) Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, which has now been replaced by the Sparkle Glimmer paper.

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This time I matted the greeting onto Balmy Blue and heat embossed the holly in white on the Silver Foil, as I didn't want to add any other colours. I finished it with some rhinestones.

 The new products from the Holiday Catalogue that I have used on this card will be available for purchase from 5 September 2018.

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Peaceful Poinsettia
Card stock & Papers Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (retired), Twinkle Twinkle DSP
 Ink Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1/8" Silver ribbon (retired)
Tools     Detailed Deer Thinlits, Swirls & Curls TIEF, Big Shot, White EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Frost White Shimmer Paint


You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 2

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Welcome to week 2 of the Heart of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I want to introduce one of the fabulous kits from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. On page 32 you will find the Sincerely Santa Project Kit, which is going to add style to your gift packaging with fabulous handmade tags. The kit comes in a cute green and white striped tin and contains all of the supplies required to make 30 gift tags - six each of 5 designs. You can then store your finished tags in the tin until you need them. 

Stampin' Up! Sincerely Santa Project KitYour kit contains the 5 styles of die cut tags in Real Red, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler; gold and silver foil banners, cute bells, doilies, snowflakes, ribbon and twine. Here is a set of completed tags, that I put together.

Stampin' Up! Sincerely Santa Project Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have to admit that I do enjoy putting my own spin on kits to give them a bit of extra pizzazz, but these are largely as per the kit instructions because they are really lovely. I used the coordinating stamp set 'Sincerely Santa' (see below) for the greetings and stamped the to/from (from the stamp set) on the reverse of each of the tags.  If you're thinking this is too much effort for tags, then consider that a beautiful handmade gift tag such as these ones can replace a card when you're giving small gifts to friends, colleagues, neighbours, teachers and so on.

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You can obviously mix and match the tag shapes and greetings if you want a bit more variety. Here is a closeup of each of the tags.

Stampin' Up! Sincerely Santa Project Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I think this is my favourite, with the silver snowflakes (stars to me, lol), ribbon and jingling bells at the top. I added the 3 coloured rhinestones to the greeting on this one.

Stampin' Up! Sincerely Santa Project Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Love the striped tag and all the little details on this one. It would be great for the kids of course, but also for your office Secret Santa or Kris Kindl giving.

Stampin' Up! Sincerely Santa Project Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is another favourite with the tag looking like a wrapped present. The instructions say to wrap the ribbon all the way around the tag, but I came up with a better option that still looks the same and allows you to write on the back of the tag. I added the small gold stars (provided in the kit) to the top and bottom of the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Sincerely Santa Project Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

One thing to note, is that the ink does take a little longer to dry on the white labels provided in the kit, so be careful not to smudge it (as I did on this one, lol). If you have a Stamparatus or stamping platform, I suggest you use it for quick and accurate stamping of set of white greeting labels. I also found that sometimes you needed a seconding inking of the stamp to get a crisp image. 

Stampin' Up! Sincerely Santa Project Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is the one I tinkered with, as I didn't think the tiny to/from label on the front below the tree was very practical. I've replaced it with a Real Red banner with a (retired) greeting heat embossed in white and the to/from is on the reverse. I also added the red coloured rhinestones to the tree.

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Here are the finished tags in the tin for safe storage. You could have all your gift tags done and dusted well before Christmas with this great kit.  I know it is pretty obvious, but just in case, I'm going to say it! There is a leaflet in the kit to help you out, so please open and read it. It gives you a close up of each tag, specific requirements for the tag such as length of ribbon and numbered steps, plus tips about the doilies. This will save you making assumptions and wasting supplies.

The Sincerely Santa Project Kit and coordinating Sincerely Santa stamp set will be available for purchase from my Online Store from 5 September or feel free to contact me directly with your order.

Project Details
Stamps Sincerely Santa
Card stock & Papers Sincerely Santa Project Kit
 Ink Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive, Stamparatus

 

You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 1

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Can you believe we are getting to that time of the year when we start to think about holiday projects such as Christmas cards, tags and gift packaging? I've decided it is never too early to start as the last few months of the year go so quickly and I'll be away for the first 2 weeks of November when I attend Stampin' Up!'s 30th Anniversary OnStage event in Orlando Florida (I'm very excited!). 

So today, I've got a very clean and simple card to share with you, but I also think it is elegant in vanilla and (lots of) gold.  It is an easy layout to make multiples of, if you use the Stamparatus stamping platform.

Stampin' Up! Flourish Filigree - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used a new stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue called 'Flourish Filigree' that includes both the diamond shaped filigree image as well as the lovely Christmas greeting that can be punched out with the Pretty Label Punch. I've heat embossed the filigree diamond in gold, added a 1 3/4" circle of Gold Foil to the centre and the ribbon detail and then popped up the punched greeting on top. Gold Foil strips were added to each end of the panel and then mounted onto the thick Very Vanilla card base.

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The gold detail is very hard to photograph, but hopefully you get a sense of it in this closeup. It is such a detailed images, but embosses so beautifully.

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For the inside, I have followed through with the same style and dimensions as the front panel with the Gold Foil down the sides. I have heat embossed the cute swag/flourish from the new 'Dashing Deer' stamp set in gold at the bottom of the writing panel. 

Stampin' Up! Flourish Filigree - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The new products from the Holiday Catalogue that I have used on this card will be available for purchase from 5 September 2018.

Project Details
Stamps Flourish Filigree, Dashing Deer
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Vanilla/Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Tools     Gold EP, Heat gun, Pretty Label Punch, Stamparatus

 

You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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Limited Time Blended Seasons Bundle

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Today, I wanted to share a card I've made with the new limited-time 'Colour Your Seasons' products. Limited-time means that the products are only available until 31 August 2018 and only while supplies last. 

The bundle consists of the 2-box 'Blended Seasons' stamp set and the coordinating 'Stitched Seasons Framelits' and a set of 10 new Watercolour Pencils. If you like colouring, then you'll love the images in the Blended Seasons stamp set. It also includes flexible greetings in a lovely font. 

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The Stitched Seasons Framelits include a fabulous set of nested label dies that are stitched on both sides of the cutting line. I have created this sample of all the dies, so you can get a better look. The dies are $57 or your can save 10% and buy the stamp set and framelits as a bundle for $113 in clear mount or $134 in wood mount. Note, the watercolour pencils are not included in the bundle.

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There are 3 label dies, plus, you can nest the dies to cut the frames shown in the photo. Also included in the set are the smaller images for embellishing your projects. The bell is the only stamped image that is die cut, so the framelits would be absolutely worthwhile on their own. Below you can see the negative frames that are created from the label dies, so you can use these panels on your card front and still have the decorative stitching on the edge.

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For this share, I've focused on the Blended Seasons stamp set to create my card. I'll be following up with some additional posts using other elements of the bundle. 

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My first project is a CAS (clean and simple) Christmas card using the holly image. I stamped the image multiple times across a strip of Whisper White and then proceeded to colour with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I wanted a bright and bold result to coordinate with the designer paper from  the 'Under the Mistletoe' pack, so the Blends were the best option. For a softer look, use the watercolour pencils or aqua painter and ink pads.

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I used Granny Apple Green on the holly leaves and Poppy Parade for the berries, with a touch of Cherry Cobbler to add depth. The holly strip was layered onto Gold Foil for a touch of bling. The greeting from 'Snowflake Sentiments' was stamped in Real Red at the top of the Whisper White panel and then the holly strip was added next and the designer paper at the bottom. The finished panel was layered on to a Granny Apply Green mat and then onto the Whisper White card base.

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For the inside I have added another piece of the coloured holly to the bottom of the writing panel with a narrow strip of Gold Foil at the top. I fussy cut a little holly and added it to the top right corner to finish.

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I love the brightness that the Granny Apply Green adds to the traditional Christmas colour combination of red and green. 

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Project Details
Stamps Blended Seasons, Snowflake Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Gold Foil, Under the Mistletoe DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Real Red
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes (retired)
Tools     Stampin' Blends Markers

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Holidays

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Hi there

This week we're taking inspiration from the Holidays section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 92-103. This is perfect timing for Christmas in July and will be my first Christmas cards for the season. 

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I've taken my inspiration from this card on page 101 using the new 'Stylish Christmas' stamp set. I've added a bit more detail and dimension to my card, but stayed fairly close to the design in the sample. The poinsettia and leaves are DistINKive style stamps where you get amazing depth from a single stamped image.

Stampin' Up! Stylish Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the new 'Call Me Clover' green for the base card and paired it with Real Red for a bright take on the traditional Christmas colours. For the main panel, I loaded up one plate of my Stamparatus stamping tool with the two greetings and leaves and stamped them all at once in Call Me Clover ink. This makes it a great design for creating multiples as you can quickly stamp a lot of panels and then assemble them in production line style.  On the second Stamparatus plate I had the flourish, so you would stamp and emboss all the panels with the top positioning and then change to the bottom and stamp and emboss them.

Stampin' Up! Stylish Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, I stamped the poinsettia in Real Red ink on a smaller piece of Whisper White and then adhered it to another piece of Whisper white before fussy cutting. This makes the image more robust for popping up on foam pads over the leaves. I added some gold pearls from the new Metallic Pearls to the centre of the poinsettia. You can see the detail in the stamped images in this closeup pic.

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I've kept the inside simple; gold embossing a small section of the flourish in the corner and adding a strip of Call Me Clover spotted designer paper at the bottom. It is fabulous having a matching designer paper for every colour of card stock!

Stampin' Up! Stylish Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

While I was playing around with my prototype, I decided to try out the flourish in Real Red as another variation. I really like it, as it adds more brightness to the card. I'm sure there are other great colour combos to use with this stamp set. Which option do you prefer? 

Project Details
Stamps Stylish Christmas
Card stock & Papers; Call Me Clover, Real Red, Whisper White, 6 x 6 2018-20 In Colour DSP
 Ink Versamark, Real Red, Call Me Clover
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools     Stamparatus, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals 

 

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