CASE-ing the Catty - Year of Cheer

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Kits and Memories & More

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

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


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


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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 18

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Welcome to week 18 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I decided to have a play with the new 'Winter Wonder' embossing folder from the Holiday Catalogue. Because we have a Summer Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere, there are many who get very 'thingy' when it comes to anything that looks remotely like a snowflake. I love the glorious symmetry of snowflakes and choose to think of them as stars when it comes to Christmas. 

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder EF & Starlight Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

This isn't the card I had in my mind when I started, but sometimes you just have to go with and see where it takes you. I started by embossing a square of thick Whisper White with the 'Winter Wonder' embossing folder. It gives a very deeply etched result, so I recommend you spritz the card stock with water first to prevent cracking. I gently tapped a Glue Pad over the embossed design and then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for lots of sparkle. While that was drying I punched out a circle of Silver Foil and then layered up the gorgeous detailed stars from the Star of Light Thinlits. The large one is in Pool Party and the smaller one is in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer. I've topped it with a bow in the lovely Silver Metallic ribbon. Once the embossed piece was dry I popped up the finished star embellishment in the centre. 

         Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder EF & Starlight Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have added a mat of Pool Party card stock and then another slightly wider one of Silver foil before popping the panel up on a square Real Red card base. You can see more of the detail in the photo above. I stamped the Christmas greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Real Red and flagged the end and slipped it under the foil circle.

 

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder EF & Starlight Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This photo shows the lovely sparkle on the embossed snowflake. For the inside I have a mat of Pool Party under the writing panel and a strip of the narrow silver washi at the bottom. I have used markers to ink up the baubles from 'Carols of Christmas' and stamped the greeting from 'Season Like Christmas' in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder EF & Starlight Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder EF & Starlight Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs   

All of the new products in the Holiday Catalogue are available to purchase from my Online Store now.

Project Details
Stamps Carols of Christmas, Season Like Christmas, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Pool Party, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Silver Metallic Ribbon, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools     Winter Wonder EF, Big Shot, 1 13/8" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Write Markers (Pool Party, Real Red, Basic Gray), Glue Pad (not SU)

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week

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CASE-ing the Catty - Christmas Around the World

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finally, here is a view from the top.

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

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

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

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 17

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Welcome to week 17 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. I'm glad to be sharing a clean and simple creation with you this week - I've had my first play in the craft room since my knee operation.  There is nothing like new toys arriving to get the creative juices going and I'm using the new 'Merry Patterns' stamp set that is available FREE as a host promotion during September and October. You can see my Current Promotions tab at the top of the page for all the details on how to get this fabulous stamp set for yourself. 

Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've chosen traditional Christmas colours for my card, with Garden Green for the base and a mat of Silver Foil on top. The white section at the top has been cropped with the scallop border die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and I cut a separate one in Garden Green to layer underneath to create a nice contrast with the Real Red holly design paper from the 'Quilted Christmas'  6" x 6" paper stack.

Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I love the 2-step 'tis the season greeting from the 'Merry Patterns' set. I've used Real Red for the base, which includes the words at the top with the flourish and the outline of 'season'. The fill-in design has been stamped over the top in Garden Green. The close-up photo above shows the 2 colours more clearly.  To keep the holly theme going, I've added one of the sweet Stitched Felt Embellishments to the right.  A strip of Silver Glimmer creates a border, with the lovely 1/8" Real Red Solid Ribbon providing a finishing touch. This ribbon reminds me of Seam Binding and is very easy to work with.

Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs        

For the inside, I have used the 2-step candles stamp at the base of the writing panel. I stamped the outline first in black and then masked it to stamp the greenery, before adding the patterns to the candles. There is also a stamp for the flames, but I chose to add a touch of colour with markers. 

Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

   

All of the new products in the Holiday Catalogue are available to purchase from my Online Store now.

Project Details
Stamps Merry Patterns (Host Promotion)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Quilted Christmas DSP
 Ink Real Red, Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories  Stitched Felt Embellishments, 1/8" Real Red Solid Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools      Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Tombow glue, Stampin' Write markers

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week

Thanks for visiting today!


Merry Mice

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I'm just popping in to let you know that I haven't fallen off the edge of the planet. I underwent a total right knee replacement a bit over a week ago and I'm now home recovering and doing my rehab. The operation all went to plan, but it will be while before I will be fully back to normal with my crafting activities.  It is amazingly limiting using crutches as you can't carry anything and I can't stay sitting in one position for very long. 

Anyway, I thought I would share some cards I have made and not blogged. I would like to have been super organised and have posts scheduled, but I was very focused on cooking up a storm so we would have lots of easy, nourishing meals available while I'm not very mobile. 

I borrowed the retired 'Merry Mice' stamp set off a friend a while ago and I stamped some of the cute images. This one has been coloured with Copic markers and I added a narrow border of Cherry Cobbler card stock. 

Stampin' Up! Merry Mice & Cable Knit Embossing Folder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base card is Cherry Cobbler and I've added some of the holly design from the retired 'Presents & Pinecones' DSP at each end and a panel of Crumb Cake embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder in between. A little trim of Gold Glimmer covers the join and a double bow of Cherry Cobbler Baker's twine finishes it off.

Stampin' Up! Merry Mice & Cable Knit Embossing Folder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Here is a close-up of the finished art panel. For the inside, I have a mat of Emerald Envy and added some of the coordinating Presents & Pinecones washi at the bottom for a simple finish.

Stampin' Up! Merry Mice & Cable Knit Embossing Folder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Merry Mice
Card stock & Papers     Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Gold Glimmer, Presents & Pinecones DSP (retired)
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (retired), Presents & Pinecones Washi (retired)
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits, Cable Knit Dynamic EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Copic markers

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AWH Blog Hop - Holiday Catalogue

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Today some of the girls from the Art with Heart team are sharing fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you, with products from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available from 1 September until 2 January 2018. If you don't have a copy yet, click on the Contact Me button in the left side bar and I will pop one in the post for you. 

I have to confess to sometimes buying kits and then not putting them together, so I am going to break that mold and share with you the new 'Be Merry' kit from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. Although it appears to be a set of 12 hanging decorations (which it is), I want to show you some other options for these lovely rosettes. This is what the kit looks like.

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 The kit contains everything you need to make the 12 hanging decorations as shown above. 
 
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I wanted to show you the decorations as per the directions in the kit, but I couldn't help switching the colours. The kit has the green trees and green tulle together and the red candy canes and red tulle together, but I prefer the colours contrasting. You can mix and match as you choose as there are 4 combinations. Here is the completed tree rosette. The tulle has sparkly pieces scattered throughout, so it looks very pretty in the light.
 
Stampin' Up! Be Merry Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
Here is a closeup of the rosette.
 
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This is the completed Candy Cane rosette. This one took a lot less time as I fluffed around with the tulle on the first one. My recommendation is to fold the tulle circles in half, then half again and half again. You end up with a small cone that is much easier to glue between the folds.
 
Stampin' Up! Be Merry Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
In addition to using the rosette as tree decorations, they would also make fabulous (and fancy) gift tags. The small white small that is adhered on the reverse can be used to write your greeting.  For something more in keeping with a tag, I have stamped the greeting from the 'Add a Little Glitz' stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist and cropped it with the largest of the stitched circles and layered it on a larger Real Red circle. I would recommend you write your greeting on the circle and then adhere to back of the rosette.
  
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Another option is to use the rosette to embellish a purchased gift bag. On this one, I added a hook inside the top of the bag (a 1/2" circle attached with a small Dimensional) to attach the rosette. This way, it decorates the bag  and the recipient can take it off and add it to their tree as an ornament.
 
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Here is another version, where I have used the rosette just as an embellishment on the gift bag. To make it pop against the white bag, I have added a Real Red scallop circle. 
 
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Finally, I have added the rosette as an embellishment to a card. I have used the tree design paper from the Quilted Christmas paper stack and layered it on an Old Olive mat and then onto my Real Red base card. 
 
Stampin' Up! Card with rosette from Be Merry Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
For the inside, I have added a strip of the DSP at the base of the writing panel and the large greeting from the 'Add a Little Glitz' stamp set has been heat embossed in gold.
 
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Project Details
Stamps Add a Little Glitz
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, Quilted Christmas DSP
 Ink Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark
Accessories Be Merry Kit, Year of Cheer Speciality Washi
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Glue gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Gold EP, Heat gun
 
Now it's time to hop over to see what Monika has to inspire you. Click on the button below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so be sure to hop around and check out all the inspiring projects. We love to hear what you think of our creations, so your comments are always welcome!

1. Alisha Watson
2. Claire Daly
3. Ros Davidson
4. Judy May           <----------------- You're here!
5. Monika O'Neill
6. Rebecca Jacovou
7. Rachel Palmieri
8. Kate Morgan 
9. Caroline Manwaring
10. Catherine Proctor
11. Tina Gillespie
12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
13. Rachel Woollard
14. Sharon Davern
15. Kimberly Hern

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 13

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Welcome to week 13 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I had my first play with products from the Quilted Christmas Suite, available in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.  I enjoyed patchwork and quilting in a past life (the one before I got hooked on papercraft with Stampin' Up!, lol), so I have used one of my favourite quilts as a prop. It has the same star at the centre and colours similiar to the Real Red and Pool Party in my card. I'm sure I will go back to it at some point as I still have many boxes of fabric stashed away.

Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My base card is thick Whisper White and I added the stitched holly design from the Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" designer paper stack. My embellishment begins with 4 stitched squares in Real Red and Pool Party on a Whisper White base. The next layer is a silver Foil Snowflake which is the perfect size for the stitched squares. I created the quilted star with the Quilt Builder Framelits. It includes a die for the solid shape and for the outline, plus another that creates the stitching around the parallelograms in the star, allowing you to create a range of different effects. To finish my star I added a small Whisper White stitched circle in the centre, topped with a smaller Real Red circle and a popped up heart in Silver Glimmer. 

         Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The Stitched Shapes Framelits complement the Quilted Christmas bundle really well. I have stamped the greeting from the 'Hearts Come Home' stamp set and cropped it with a stitched oval to continue the theme. It is popped up on a flagged banner and trimmed with a silver bow. You can see the details in this closeup.

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My card is slightly larger than normal, so I have used both Real Red and Pool Party to border my writing panel. I have stamped the stitched star from the 'Christmas Quilt' stamp set in Pool Party and then the greeting from 'Season Like Christmas' over the top. The font in this greeting is very similiar to the 'home' in the greeting on the front of the card.  To finish, I have added a strip of (retired) washi at the base of the greeting panel.

Finally, here is a view from the top. 

Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

   

All of the new products in the Holiday Catalogue will be available to purchase in my Online Store from 1 September 2017.

Project Details
Stamps  Christmas Quilt, Hearts Come Home, Season Like Christmas
Card stock & Papers      Whisper White, Real Red, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer, Quilted Christmas DSP
 Ink  Pool Party, Real Red
Accessories  Foil Snowflake, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools      Quilt Builder Framelits, Stitched Shape Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow glue, Stampin' Write markers

You're going to love the range of new products in the Holiday Catalogue. If you don't yet have your copy, please use the button in the left sidebar to contact me and I will happily pop one in the post for you.

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week

Thanks for visiting today!


The Heart of Christmas - Week 12

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Hi there

Welcome to week 12 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week, I have a sweet and simple card that would be perfect to mass produce. You will also get a sneak peak of some of the lovely new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. Apologies for the lighting in the photos, as it was very dark and grey in Melbourne today, so I had to use artificial lighting.

Stampin' Up! Quilt Top EF, Snowflake Sentiments, Quilted Christmas DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the lovely 'Quilt Top' embossing folder for the top section of my card and then added the sweet Real Red gingham design from the 'Quilted Christmas' 6" x 6" designer paper pack at the base. Even if you aren't into quilt designs, you will love the selection of small prints in both neutral and Christmas themed designs on the reverse side. For a card like this, without a border, I always start with a separate piece of card stock the size of my card front. It makes it easy to emboss just the section you want and to build up your design before adhering the finished art panel to the base card. It also lends itself to the mass production process too. 

       Stampin' Up! Quilt Top EF, Snowflake Sentiments, Quilted Christmas DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The centre medallion starts with a silver Foil Snowflake, which also comes in gold. Next, I have added a flagged strip in Emerald Envy as I wanted some extra pop. My stamped greeting in Real Red and Emerald Envy is from the new 'Snowflake Sentiments' stamp set. It also has some other lovely greetings for both the front and inside of your card. I've die cut the greeting with a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals framelits and then layered it on a plain Real Red oval. I added some rhinestone bling to finish it. The medallion sits on a band of Real Red card stock covered with the lovely silver metallic ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Quilt Top EF, Snowflake Sentiments, Quilted Christmas DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have used another greeting from 'Snowflake Sentiments', stamped in Emerald Envy. In the corners I have stamped the sweet little holly image from the 'Best Gifts' stamp set and coloured it with markers. At the base I have used some retired washi as the holly design worked so well with my corners and I have topped it with the narrow silver washi from the fabulous new 'Year of Cheer' Specialty washi set. 

Finally, here is a view from the top. 

Stampin' Up! Quilt Top EF, Snowflake Sentiments, Quilted Christmas DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
   

All of the products used in this card (except the new Holiday Catalogue items) are now available in my Online Store

Project Details
Stamps Snowflake Sentiments, Best Gifts
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Emerald Envy, Quilted Christmas DSP
 Ink Real Red, Emerald Envy
Accessories Silver Metallic ribbon, Silver Foil Snowflakes, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Quilt Top EF, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid glue, Stampin' Write markers 

I hope you have enjoyed the sneak peaks of new products from the Holiday Catalogue. If you don't yet have your copy, please use the button in the left sidebar to contact me and I will happily pop one in the post for you.

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week

Thanks for visiting today!


The Heart of Christmas - Week 11

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Hi there

Welcome to week 11 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week, I have an elegant monochrome card with a deluxe feel in vanilla and gold. My fling with this colour combo has been enabled by the gorgeous metallic edge ribbon and the Bundle of Love vanilla and gold foil specialty designer paper. 


  Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree & Santa's Sleigh for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
   

I have used the cluster of trees from the 'Lovely as a Tree' stamp set  heat embossed in gold, as a back drop to the sparkly gold sleigh from Santa's Sleigh Thinlits. The top section has been dry embossed with my favourite 'Softly Falling' embossing folder and trimmed at the bottom with a strip of the gorgeous foil design from the Bundle of Love paper pack.

      Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree & Santa's Sleigh for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I always like to cover the white core on die cut pieces. I know I'm a bit anal, but it really does add to the finish, when it looks solid gold. I've tried a few gold markers (including a Sharpie and a retired SU gold marker), but they don't really give a good result. My new go-to for colouring the edges of gold foil and gold glimmer die cuts is a Crushed Curry Stampin' Write marker. It goes on easily and it really looks fabulous - give it a try for yourself. You can see in the close-up above, that I've added a touch of snow to the ground and some of the tree branches with a glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Isn't that metallic edge ribbon gorgeous? It is lovely and soft to work with too.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree & Santa's Sleigh for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have continued the luxe feel with a mat of gold foil under the writing panel. At the base I have used 2 washi designs from the 'Year of Cheer Specialty Washi' set coming in the new Holiday Catalogue. Doesn't the wider design match the Bundle of Love designer paper really well? The greeting comes from the lovely  'Hearts Come Home' stamp set, also new in the Holiday Catalogue.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree & Santa's Sleigh for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

   

All of the products used in this card (except the new Holiday Catalogue items) are now available in my Online Store

Project Details
Stamps Lovely as a Tree, Santa's Sleigh, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Bundle of Love DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Vanilla Metallic Edge Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi
Tools     Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Layering Oval Framelits, Softly Falling EF, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow glue, Glue pen, Crushed Curry marker

I've enjoyed revisiting some of my existing Christmas themed products over the past few weeks. Next week, I hope to bring you a sneak peak of some of the goodies from my Holiday Catalogue pre-order. 

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week

Thanks for visiting today!