Pretty in Pink and Gold

Hi there

Today I'm sharing another of the projects we made in classes last week, using lots of the products from the Sweet Soiree Suite. One of my lovely customers challenged me to convince her that this suite was worthy of her attention and I think I've achieved it! This bundle has everything you need to produce gorgeous cards for any celebratory occasion.

This is a really pretty, feminine birthday card that is oh so sparkly in real life. I'm looking at it right now and wish I could capture it in a photo for you. The human eye is so amazing that it can see all the sparkle without the glare from the gold foil elements that a camera captures. 

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

On the Pink Pirouette card stock we have used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with one of the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks to create the sparkly background that reminds me of a bead curtain. The embossing paste is so easy to use; if you can butter toast, you can use embossing paste! Spread it over the mask with a palette knife, scrape off the excess and lift it off to enjoy the slightly raised pattern. It dries very quickly, on your project and your tools, so you need to put the mask and palette knife into warm water immediately to make clean up easier. The Pink Pirouette background was layered on Gold Foil and then onto the thick Whisper White card base.

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The beautifully detailed cake image was gold embossed onto thick Whisper White and cropped with the coordinating die. I've adhered the base of the cake to the lacy-edged stand that was die cut in Gold Foil. The pedestal was adhered under the stand and the whole piece was then popped up with foam pads onto a large Vellum oval. Once the embellishment is adhered, you can turn over the oval and easily see where to place double side tape, so it won't be seen. Three open flowers from the 'Cake Soiree' stamp set were white embossed onto Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette card stock and then cropped with the coordinating die. These were mounted in a cluster towards the left with the greeting banner tucked underneath. The greeting is from the same stamp set and was white embossed on the gold foil. This card is fabulous for a milestone birthday and I've die cut some numbers from the retired Little Numbers Thinlits dies in Gold Foil and popped them up at the top of the cake. It looks equally as good without the numbers, though.

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

For the inside, I have a Pink Pirouette mat for my writing panel. I've used the narrow gold washi from the retired 'Year of Cheer' set either side of the Flirty Flamingo stars/flowers and gold embossed the lovely birthday greeting in the centre.

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

 This view from the top, shows the embossed background very clearly, but sadly, without the sparkle. Thanks to Crystal for the inspiration.

Project Details
Stamps Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo Gold Foil, Vellum
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Basics Pack 1 Washi
Tools     Sweet Cake Framelits, Little Numbers Thinlits (retired), Ovals Collection Framelits (retired), Big Shot, White and Gold EP, Heat gun, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration Last Hurrah

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Hi there

Sale-a-bration finishes next Friday 31 March, so this week the CTC Crew are CASE-ing a project of our choice from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue or the Second Release brochure. 

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

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This week, I'm CASE-ing the gold and white striped tin. I've had this in mind for a few weeks, so this was the perfect opportunity to do it. These tins are fabulous for storing your finished cards, embossing folders, washi tape, pearls and rhinestone embellishments and many more besides. I'm going to use my tin to take swaps to the next Stampin' Up! OnStage event that is  just over 2 weeks away - woohoo!  Love these events and we will get to see the new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue for the first time, plus get our own copy to pore over.

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Tin for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed with Night of Navy for the letters  as it coordinates so well with the gold and white. The letters were die cut with the 'Large Letters Framelits', which were a fortuitous recent purchase. I cut a strip of card stock and adhered Sizzix adhesive sheet to it and then cut the letters. The result is instant stickers that make for a quick and mess-free embellishment. I removed the backing paper from a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and also adhered the adhesive sheet before cutting the flourish from the 'Flourish Thinlits' dies. I attached the S, W, P and S first and then partly adhered the flourish and wove it through the A. 

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Here is a close-up showing all the yummy sparkle. I did trim off one leaf behind the 'A' and re-positioned it. I didn't want anything too delicate for the embellishment, so I think this fits the bill. Now I have to get my act together so I will have something to put in it, lol.

Project Details
Stamps None
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Sizzix Adhesive Sheet (retired)
 Ink None
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Flourish Thinlits, Large Letters Framelits, Big Shot

I had time to squeeze in one more project, although there were more that I would like to have done. This one is from the Sale-a-bration Second Release brochure. It isn't a particularly good photo, but hopefully you can see it is a clean and simple card using the 'Reverse Words' stamp set.

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I have swapped to a portrait style card, still using the 'cheers' stamp in Sweet Sugarplum to match the glimmer paper at the top and bottom. I wanted this to be a congratulations type card, that you could give to a colleague or friend. I don't have any stamp sets with wine glasses, so I improvised using the little bird cage from the 'Builder Birdcage' stamp set the other way up. I wanted the final result to still have a clean look, so I've left lots of white space and not too much extra embellishment.  

Stampin' Up! Reverse Words Sale-a-bration for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Reverse Words, Crazy about You
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Sugarplum Glimmer paper, Sweet Sugarplum
 Ink Versamark, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Playful Palette washi
Tools     Silver EP, Heat gun, Versamarker (not SU), Stampamajig, Copic marker

There is still time to place your $90 qualifying order so you can choose one of the fabulous Sale-a-bration FREE products. Did you know there are 8 additional products from our current catalogues that you can also choose - you can see them here. You can contact me to place your order or shop in my Online Store until 11.50pm AEDST on 31 March 2017.

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

 

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We would love you to join in with your CASE of the Sale-a-bration 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 - Cupcakes & Carousels

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Hi there

Today the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the 'Cupcake & Carousels' section of 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.

It was hard choosing a sample to CASE from this section, so I have 2 projects from the group on page 8.  I'm going through a 'Bermuda Bay' phase at the moment, so the colour combo and the bold sunburst design of the card in front attracted me and I wanted to break open the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment pack.

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The sample card uses one of the designs from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper stack. I don't have this DSP, so I decided to create my own sunburst using the Sunburst Thinlits dies. I went on a bit of a creative journey to get to my final result. My original idea was to use the Sunburst die cut as a mask and sponge the alternate colour onto the Pool Party card stock. However, once I had finished I decided I actually liked the look of the blotchy mask, so I sponged on more colour to smooth it out a bit.  It is a bit hard to see in the photo, but I added some 'grunge' to the Pool Party background using one of the stamps from 'Timeless Textures' stamp set and then adhered the sun burst over the top and mounted it onto an Early Espresso base card. I really like the extra dimension that this gives to the card.

Stampin' Up! Sunburst Thinlits & Lift Me Up for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have also used one of the gold-trimmed labels from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment kit, but instead of stamping directly on it, I added the Tangerine Tango banner and popped up the greeting that I die cut with the Project Life Framelits. I added the balloon to coordinate with the greeting.

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This closeup photo gives you a better view of the lovely gold-trimmed label and the texture and dimension created by the various elements on the card.  The colours are more intense than the photo shows.

Stampin' Up! Sunburst Thinlits & Lift Me Up for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

For the inside, I have added a strip of the Early Espresso design from the Moroccan DSP and topped it with the narrow Tangerine Tango washi from the Party Animal set. The smaller balloon from 'Lift Me Up' has been stamped and coloured and then die cut and popped in the top right corner to finish. This card is going to a young man who achieved his chosen university course, so I hope he likes it!

Project Details
Stamps Lift Me Up, Timeless Textures
Card stock & Papers     Early Espresso, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, thick Whisper White, Moroccan DSP
 Ink Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Gold flat back pearls (not SU), Party Animal Washi set
Tools     Sunburst Framelits, Up & Away Thinlits, Project Life Framelits, Itty Bitty Banners (retired), Big Shot, Stampin' Write markers, Sponge dauber

My second project is the cafe treat bag just above and to the right of the sunburst card. I have kept the basic layout but have added a scallop circle with one of the lovely new Lace Doilies as the focal point for my greeting.  The designer paper is from the 'Succulent Garden' pack. The Petite Cafe treat bags are great for a range of gifts as well as treats as they have a wide gusset that fits more than you would expect.

   Stampin' Up! Petite Cafe Gift Bag & Succulent Garden for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Here is a close-up showing the lovely ombre ribbon that comes in the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.

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Project Details
Stamps So in Love
Card stock & Papers     Calypso Coral, Succulent Garden, Subtles DSP Stack    
 Ink Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories Petite Cafe Bags, Lace Doilies, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Tree punch (retired)

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the fabulous project that Mel 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.

Don't forget that you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue for every $90 (before shipping) you spend on products from any of the current Stampin' Up! catalogues. There is a super range of options to choose from, including stamp sets, designer paper, embellishments and a card kit.  If you don't yet have an Occasions or Sale-a-bration catalogue, you can leave your details here and I will pop one in the post for you.

Thanks for visiting today!

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Colourful Congrats

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Just popping in to show you this card I made for a special teenager. I have inked up the large splotch from the 'Gorgeous Grunge' stamp set for the first time, using colours from the 'Brights' collection.  The card is very clean and simple, with lots of white contrasting with the bright colours to make it pop. Don't you love it when a card comes together really quickly?

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Project Details
Stamps Gorgeous Grunge, Sassy Salutations    
Card stock & Papers     Pacific Point, Whisper White, Real Red, Brights Pattern Stack (Retired)
 Ink Real Red, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Neutrals Candy Dots,  Metal buttons (Retired)
Tools     Star punch from Itty Bitty punch pack, Stampamajig, Dimensionals.

Thanks for looking!


Celebrating Achievement

Hello again

The card I have for you today was made to celebrate the achievement of Flynn, the son of my good friend Fiona.  Flynn was elected School Captain for his last year at primary school.  Way to go, Flynn!  As my DH said, probably the only kid at his school who can't wait for the new school year to start!

I have used the 'Celebrations' DSP, which is great for any card or scrap page for kids with its bold colours and designs. Luckily the banner with his name, created with the 'Party This Way' stamp set fitted nicely onto the card.  I've threaded the panels together with stranded cotton and created a tassel at each end.  The background has been embossed with the 'Square Lattice' embossing folder, new in the Summer Mini and now a favourite as it works well for both feminine and masculine styles.

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Project Details
Stamps Party This Way, Perfect Punches, PSX Pixie Antique Alphabet
Card stock & Papers Textured White, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red, Celebrations DSP
Ink Pacific Point, Real Red
Accessories Real Red Brads, Stranded cotton
Tools Wide Oval punch, Modern Label punch, Dimensionals

Until next time,

 


Starry Congrats

Hello again

The card I have to share with you today was made for our 18 year old Godson to congratulate him on successfully completing his Tertiary Enabling Programme. This is a 6 month course designed to prepare young people to undertake a full time degree course.  Well done, Joss.

Stars came to mind, so I got out my Classic Stars jumbo wheel and Real Red ink pad and quickly prepared a half sheet of starry background.  This is a great way to prepare backgrounds and I should use them more often. This was teamed with Night of Navy and more Real Red for a bold effect. The small and large star punches were used to cut out the blue outline star which was popped up over a strategically placed star on the background. A silver star brad was added to the centre to finish it off.  I like the bold sentiment from the retired Congrats stamp set which has been white embossed.

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Card Details

Stamps

Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel, Congrats (Retired)

Cardstock & Papers

Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink

Real Red, Versamark

Accessories

Small Star Designer Brad

Tools

Large and small Star punches, Dimensionals

It is going to be a wild and woolly day in Melbourne as the storm from WA reaches us.  My nicely swept path and driveway is now piled with leaves from the very large  Liquidamber tree in the front yard. Oh well, they have to come down eventually!

Have a great weekend.