CASE-ing the Catty - Kids & Babies

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Kids & Babies section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 80-91. 

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

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I've taken inspiration from this card on page 87. I love the extra dimension you get with the recessed background as well as all the little details that have been included in this card. I'm not overly fond of foxes, so I decided to ink up the cute bear from the 'A Little Wild' stamp set for the first time, using Stampin' Blends to colour him.

Stampin' Up! A Little Wild - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed fairly close to the layout of the sample by using the Layering Circles framelits to cut the circle in the Balmy Blue layer. I spritzed the front of the card stock and then embossed it with the 'Subtle' embossing folder. I love the linen-like texture that results. You do get a more defined and even result if you spritz with water first, so I highly recommend that.  I chose Balmy Blue for a sky background so I added some clouds with Shimmery White embossing paste and the mask from Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Stampin' Up! A Little Wild - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the background behind the circle, I cut a piece of Whisper White slightly larger and then sponged it lightly with Sahara Sand ink to soften the stark white. I stamped the leaves from the 'Foxy Friends' stamp set and the toad stools from the 'Hedgehugs' stamp set to add interest.  Foam pads were closely spaced around the circle on the reverse of the Balmy Blue layer and then positioned over the background. The tree stump, bear, bee hive and greeting were then placed in position. I added more foam pads around the edges of the Balmy Blue layer and adhered it to the Crumb Cake Base card. This close-up gives you a good view of the dimension and the details.

Stampin' Up! A Little Wild - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Balmy Blue mat for the writing panel and I stamped some grass, the bee hive and bees at the base and finished with a strip of the striped Crumb Cake designer paper. 

Stampin' Up! A Little Wild - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps A Little Wild, Foxy Friends, Hedgehugs, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers; Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, 6 x 6 Neutrals DSP
 Ink Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Silver Baker's Twine
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write markers, Stampin' Blends, Shimmery Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks

 

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AWH Blog Hop - We're Saying Goodbye!

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring products from the last chance (retiring) products list. There are lots of products to choose from with retiring stamp sets, ink pads and ink refills guaranteed to be available until 7 May (and all other products while supplies last). Use the Contact Me link in the side bar to get in touch with your order or go to my Online Store and place your order. Browsing the Last-Chance Products in the Online Store is the best and easiest way to see what is retiring.

Although it was not intentional, I have managed to incorporate a number of retiring products into my project. The focus of my card is the lovely 'Butterfly Basics' stamp set. This is a 2-box set of 11 stamps that is available in photopolymer, clear and wood mount. It has such a great range of images and you can create different styles of cards from clean and simple to layered and collage. I haven't given it much love recently, so I wanted to do something a bit different to my normal style. This is the stamp set and the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits Dies are also retiring.

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I've started with a panel of Whisper White and stamped the little hexagon background all over  in Daffodil Delight ink. I masked off a half centimetre on the edges to give it a more random finish (this is so NOT me, lol). The lovely fern image came next, stamped in Old Olive, both first and second generation images.  Then came the Delicate White Doily which is another retiring product and my off-centre stitched square backed with vellum to frame the floral image. 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The greeting is from the 'Hello Friend' stamp set (another favourite that is retiring), stamped in Old Olive and popped up on a Marina Mist circle cut with the (retiring) 1-3/8" Circle punch. The finished panel was adhered to the Marina Mist card base. Marina Mist is a retiring colour that I will miss.

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The flower was coloured with Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. As Pink Pirouette is a retiring colour (sob), the corresponding Blends markers are also retiring. I have fussy cut the flower and popped it up over the frame. I have finished with some of the small gold Metallic Enamel Shapes that are retiring and a double bow of white Baker's Twine. This photo shows more of the details of the layers and dimension.

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For the inside, I've stamped the hexagon background at the base of the writing panel and topped it with the slanted line. On the side, the fern has been partially stamped with first and second generation images and I added the sweet butterfly in Marina Mist. The Bitty Butterfly punch is already retired, but it doesn't take much to fussy cut it.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Butterfly Basics, Hello Friend
Card stock & Papers     Marina Mist, Whisper White, Vellum
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes, White Baker's Twine. Delicate Lace Doilies
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot,  1-1/4 & 1-3/8 Circle punches, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight)

 

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Caroline Manwaring who is sure to have something fabulous to share with you.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Myths & Magic

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This week the crew from CASE-ing the Catty are taking inspiration from the Myths & Magic section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 36-43. 

You may have come from visiting 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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I'm taking my inspiration from the gorgeous card in the photo above. The main image is from the 'Flying Home' stamp set which is a collection of sweet images featuring bird houses, birds and garden critters. I'm also using the same stamp set for my card (a good opportunity to finally get it inked up!), but a different image.

Stampin' Up! Flying Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've kept fairly close to the layout of the sample card, adding a panel of Pear Pizzaz card stock to the Pink Pirouette card base instead of designer paper. For the background,  I've continued the garden theme and covered the Pear Pizzaz panel with the large leaf spray, cut with the die from the 'Petals & More' Thinlits. It gives a very textured tone on tone effect. This is another way to get more use from your dies and create your own unique backgrounds in the process. To make it super easy, I added Adhesive Sheet to the card stock before I cut the leaf sprays, turning them into stickers. I roughly arranged the sprays first and then adhered them to the panel and used my guillotine to trim off the pieces that went over the edge.

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The cute bird house hanging from the flowers was coloured with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and cropped with the largest of the stitched circle framelits. I added a scallop circle mat in Pink Pirouette to complement my Pink Pirouette card base. The 'hello friend' greeting is from the 'A Good Day' stamp set and I added the sweet little wooden heart at one end and the little fussy cut bird at the other.

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For the inside I have a Pear Pizzazz mat for my writing panel with a strip of Daffodil Delight washi at the bottom. In the top corner I have stamped part of the main image again, masking the bird house so I would have just the flowers. I used the same Stampin' Blends to colour the image, adding a soft background of Pool Party that helps to make the flowers pop. The final touch is the cute little (tiny!) fussy cut bee that has been popped up on the way to those tasty flowers!

  Stampin' Up! Flying Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs  

Project Details
Stamps Flying Home, A Good Day
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Adhesive Sheets
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle
Accessories Basics Pack 2 Washi, Hearts & Stars Elements
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petals & More Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Bronze, Color Lifter) Dimensionals, Tombow glue

 

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Another Side to Sweet Soirée

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The Sweet Soirée Suite has to be one of my favourites from the Occasions Catalogue. I think it started when I was fortunate enough to get the stamp set for free from the box of goodies at the last Stampin' Up! OnStage event. It is one of the fun things about the event - all the new products used for the make and takes are divided up amongst the people at the table.

The bold floral papers with the silver accents really stand out in the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer paper pack, but although not as obvious, is this pretty blue, yellow and olive spotted design. Blue, yellow and white is one of my favourite colour combos because it is fresh and bright and for those in the northern hemisphere, epitomises spring. I think it would also make a lovely Mother's Day card.

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

I've layered some of the pretty spotted paper onto a Marina Mist mat and then added a strip of Marina Mist card stock across the centre that has been embossed with the 'Simple Stripes' embossing folder. Some of the beautiful silver metallic edge ribbon was wrapped around the whole panel and finished with a knot at the right end and then added to the Daffodil Delight card base.

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The focus of the embellishment is the silver embossed vellum flower spray, which I have coloured on the reverse with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers (I thought I would give it a try), but you can use Stampin' Write markers as well. This die cut  and many more come from the Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit. They are perfect to colour coordinate with other elements on your project. I adhered it to the stitched oval by placing a glue dot underneath the Clear Faceted Gem and in the centre of the yellow flower. The Stitched Oval was adhered to a Marina Mist scalloped oval and then onto a plain Silver Foil oval and popped up on the left side.

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For the inside of the card, I have a Marina Mist mat for my writing panel, which I have decorated on the right hand side for a change. I've used a small strip of the spotted paper and a band of the olive and silver foil paper (unfortunately, it is the opposite side to the spotted design). At the top is a small cluster of stamped and die cut flowers and some coordinating greenery.

My clean and layered card fits well with the The Card Concept Challenge this week - 'Spring has Sprung'. This is the inspiration photo they have provided.

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This scene certainly screams 'spring' with the bright yellow and white features and touches of blue and what looks like green to me in the striped carpet. 

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

  

Project Details
Stamps Cake Soirée
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Soirée Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Accessories White Metallic-Edge ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit, Clear Faceted Gems
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Simple Stripes TIEF, Big Shot, Silver EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends

 

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

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We are in the final week of the Sale-a-bration promotion, so this will be the last time the Crew will be CASE-ing from the Sale-a-bration catalogues. There is still time to earn the Sale-a-bration products on your Wish List with an order of $90 or more (before shipping) enabling you to choose one of the many fabulous Level 1 products. A $180 or more order (before shipping) enables you to choose two Level 1 products or one of the Level 2 products. Don't forget the extra Sale-a-bration products that were released in February and March - you can see all of the products available here.

You may have come from visiting Peta'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 taking my inspiration from the samples in the photo above using the beautiful 'Springtime Foils' Designer Series paper. This is much more like card stock than paper, with mixed metal foil designs and a glossy finish; perfect for 3D projects such as boxes and bags. There are 4 single-sided designs, with 3 sheets of each. You can use the paper as it is or colour it with sponges, daubers, brayer or ink pads to name a few.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

My first card is inspired by the design on the bottom left of the sample photo. This layout really focuses on the designer paper, so I didn't want the embellishment to compete with it. I started by colouring all the leaves with an Emerald Envy Stampin' Write marker. As it is a pretty intense colour, I have wiped off some of the ink with a synthetic chamois before it dried. I then used my Pool Party ink pad and swiped it across the panel to create the soft background that blends with the leaves. I added the panel to an Emerald Envy card base and then created the embellishment.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've chosen to highlight the gold in the design by looping some Mini Sequin Trim under the Emerald Envy scallop circle. The wooden heart was adhered to the circle and the greeting stamped in Emerald Envy was adhered to the heart. I finished with 2 small flat gold cabochons. My camera couldn't capture the vibrancy of the Emerald Envy, so you will have to take my word that it is very pretty and the gold leaves really pop!

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I have kept the inside super simple, with a white writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. I highlighted the gold again with a narrow strip of foil above the designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My second card is inspired by the one on the far right in the sample photo. I have used a landscape orientation for my card; staying with the gorgeous rose gold dotted paper and pairing it with Pink Pirouette and Copper Foil accents to create a soft and pretty card. I think this would make a lovely Mother's Day card.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have heat embossed the greeting from the 'A Mother's Flair' stamp set in copper, cropped it with a circle framelit and adhered it to a Pink Pirouette stitched circle. I popped half a doily under the designer paper so that it frames the circle. On the left side is the pretty floral die cut from the 'Petals & More' Thinlits Dies in Copper Foil. I added a piece of the Adhesive Sheets to the reverse of the copper foil before die cutting, creating an easy to adhere sticker.


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For the inside, I went all out with a Copper Foil mat for the white writing panel. I added a strip of the designer paper at the base, topped with a narrow strip of Pink Pirouette. In the corner I have the other smaller floral die cut from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies with a small pearl in the centre of the flower.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I hope this has inspired you to get out your pack of 'Springtime Foils' and try some colouring techniques and create something beautiful to light up someone's day!

Project Details
Stamps A Mother's Flair, Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Pink Pirouette, Copper Foil, Springtime Foils DSP
 Ink Versamark, Pool Party, Emerald Envy
Accessories Pealrs Basic Jewels, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Delicate White Doilies, Hearts & Stars Elements, Flat back gold cabochon (not SU)
Tools     Petals & More Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Confetti Heart border punch (retired), Copper EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Adhesive Sheets, Emerlad Envy Stampin' Write marker

 

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Sweet Friendship

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Today I'm sharing another of the projects we made in my classes last week. It uses another new stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue, called 'Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts'. It has 5 very sweet line images perfect for colouring and 3 lovely friendship sentiments. In case you have passed it by, you can see it below and purchase it from my online store.

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The flower cart screams Paris to me. I hope I get to see something like this on my trip to France later in the year. I got out my Stampin' Blends to colour it, plus I also used the Lemon Lime Twist water colour pencil from the 'Lots of Happy' Card Kit. I enjoy mixing different colouring mediums to get the look you want.

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a piece of Soft Sky card stock and embossed it with my favourite Quilt Top embossing folder. I added a narrow mat of Whisper White before adhering the panel to my Berry Burst card base. The square Stitched Shapes Framelits were used to create the rectangle that I stamped the cart image on to. After colouring, I added a mat of Berry Burst and popped it up onto the card front. The greeting was stamped in black and die cut with the label from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. I cut it a second time to reduce the length and placed it on a narrow strip of Berry Card stock.

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I used Pool Party and Smoky Slate for the cart; Old Olive for the leaves and Lemon Lime Twist behind the flowers and for the grass. The flowers are Pink Pirouette with a touch of Rich Razzleberry blended in and then finished with a tiny rhinestone in the centre. I used a very pale grey Copic marker to create a shadow around the image to add depth.

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For the inside, I stamped the smaller potting bench image at the base of the writing panel and used the same colours as previously. The pots were coloured with Pumpkin Pie to give a terracotta look. The spotted Berry Burst washi creates a base for the grass. The same image was also stamped on the envelope flap for a lovely coordinated look.

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Berry Burst, Soft Sky
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basics Pack 1 Washi, 1mm Rhinestones (not SU), Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Petals & More Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Quilt Top TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Lemon Lime Twist Watercolour pencil

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Artistic Expression

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Today the CTC Crew are looking at the Artistic Expression section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 132-181 for our inspiration. This is such a large section and so many great samples to choose from. Next week we will start looking at the new Holiday Catalogue which goes live on 1 September - only 5 more sleeps to go! 

You may have come from visiting 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. 

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This week I have chosen to CASE the 'HELLO' card in the photo above. I really like the look of white colouring against the Crumb Cake background. There are 3 options to achieve this effect (that I know of, anyway). The first is to use the White Craft ink pad and an Aqua Painter; the second is the white water colour pencil and blender pen and the third is the Chalk Marker. Each one gives a slightly different look in terms of the saturation of white you achieve. I've used the Chalk Marker for this first card, which gives a strong white colour against the  Crumb Cake background.

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
   

I've cut a rectangular panel of Crumb Cake card stock by extending the largest of the Stitched Shapes square framelits and then stamped the 'Hello' image in Basic Black Archival ink. I did it this way, as I didn't want to fluff it, when cutting the rectangle as it can be a little tricky. The leaves were coloured with a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write marker.

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I dry embossed a panel of Soft Sky card stock with the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic embossing folder and added it to the Soft Sky card base before popping up the finished art panel. 

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a Dapper Denim mat on the writing panel with coordinating washi at the base. I have stamped the flower cluster from the 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set in the corner and roughly coloured it with Copic markers in coordinating colours.

Now I have another version of the same card, but this time I have stamped the 'Hello' image onto Whisper White card stock and coloured it with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist colour coordinated Copic markers. 

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time I have dry embossed the background with the Petal Burst embossing folder and added the Baker's Twine to the top before adhering it to the Berry Burst card base. I added some rhinestones in the flower centres this time.

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped the flower cluster in each corner and roughly coloured the flowers. I added some dots in the centres with a white gel pen.

Project Details
Stamps  Floral Statements, Birthday Blossoms
Card stock & Papers      Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Whisper White
 Ink  Basic Black Archival, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories  White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools      Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petal Burst EF, Pinewood Planks Dynamic EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White Gel pen, Stampin' Write marker, Chalk Marker, Copic markers (RV63, RV66, YG23, YG25)

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CASE-ing the Catty - Artistic Expression

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Falling in Love

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The CTC Crew are back into the Occasions Catalogue this week, taking inspiration from the 'Falling in Love' Suite on pages 50-54.

You may have come from looking at the fab project on the blog of the lovely Kelly Kent, 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 looking at page 54 of the Occasions Catty and CASE-ing the package at the bottom of the page.  I've created a girly friendship card using many of the design elements from the sample.

Stampin' Up! Falling in Love DSP & Suite Sentiments for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My base card is Sweet Sugarplum and I've layered on a piece of the butterfly design from the 'Falling in Love' designer series paper. I added a wide panel of Sweet Sugarplum card stock that has been embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder, as a background for the vanilla lace doily. This is a deeply etched design and I recommend you spritzing the back of the card stock first before embossing to prevent the card stock cracking. 

Stampin' Up! Falling in Love DSP & Suite Sentiments for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stamped the lovely friendship greeting from the 'Suite Sentiments' stamp set and heat embossed it in gorgeous gold, which shows more clearly in the pic above. The second largest of the stitched ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits was used to crop it. When using Very Vanilla card stock for a label, I recommend adding an extra layer behind to make it sturdier, particularly if you are going to pop it up on foam pads as I have done. 

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This closeup shows all the texture and dimension from the embossing and embellishments. For the inside, I've used a piece of the butterfly designer paper as a mat to the writing panel - an error in cutting for the front re-purposed! I added the sweet butterfly from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits cut in gold glimmer in the top right corner and a very narrow strip at the base to tie it all together.

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Project Details
Stamps Suite Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, Falling in Love DSP, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon, Lace Doilies
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Petal Burst TIEF, Big Shot, Owl Builder punch, Corner Rounder punch, Dimensionals

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 Falling in Love suite 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.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sending Love

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Hi there

Can you believe how quickly the weeks have already gone this year?  We are into our second month of the new Occasions Catalogue and the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the 'Sending Love' section on pages 14 -19.

You may have come from looking at the fabulous project on 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.

The project I have chosen to CASE this week is the the little card tucked into the left pigeonhole in the photo below. Those cute little envelopes and the colour combo took my eye (Soft Sky and Real Red is one of my favourites).

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I don't have the 'Sealed with Love' stamp set and the coordinating Love Notes Framelits Dies, but a lovely friend gave me the 'Sending Love' 6 x 6 designer paper stack and that was enough to get me started.  I made my little envelopes (sooo cute!) with the Envelope Punch Board. Yes, you really can make envelopes that small! The lovely greeting is from the 'Lift Me Up' stamp set and is perfect when you want to let someone know you are thinking of them.

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

If you haven't already found it, there is a fabulous tool created by Carole in the UK that gives you the paper size and score line for any card measurements you enter. It took me a couple of prototypes to get the proportions right (a mm either way makes a big difference at this size), but I was happy with the finished result. If you would like to make some, cut the DSP 6.5cm square and the score line is at 3.6cm. Here is a closeup of the envelopes and the sweet wooden heart from the 'Sending Love' Embellishments pack. 

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

I've embossed the Soft Sky background with the new  'Falling Petals' embossing folder. This embossing folder gives a very deep impression, so to prevent cracking, I recommend a light spritz with water on the back of the card stock before embossing. To tone done the intensity, I popped the embossed piece between 2 pieces of 1mm chipboard (in lieu of the embossing folder) and ran it through the Big Shot again. You can see from the closeup it is still raised, but looks softer. I drew the little note by hand using the note image from 'Lift Me Up' as a guide, as it was too small for my envelope. 

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For the inside, I have stamped the flourish from the Bloomin' Love stamp set at the top and bottom for a simple finish.

Project Details
Stamps Lift Me Up, Bloomin' Love
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Sending Love DSP Stack
 Ink Real Red
Accessories White Baker's twine, Sending Love Embellishments, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon
Tools     Falling Petals TIEF, Project Lift Framelits, Big Shot, Envelope Punch Board, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

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

 

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Sending Love' section 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 - 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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