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)

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

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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 

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

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Falling in Love

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Hi there

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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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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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.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Everyday Occasions

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It's Sunday again (don't the days just fly by) and the CTC Crew looking at the 'Everyday Occasions' section of the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue this week. This is a really big section in the catalogue and there are so many great projects to CASE, it is hard to choose.

If  you have come from viewing the great project on Simone's Blog, thanks for staying with us as I'm at the end of the line this week. If you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

This is the Stampin' Up! sample from the bottom right hand corner of page 91. I have had making a spinner card on my to do list since the new 'Sliding Star' Framelits were released this year.  

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This is my version of the circle spinner card and I will give you more detail than usual about how I made the card, so hopefully you will be able to make one too.  If you don't have the 'Sliding Star' framelits, you can use any layering circles or ovals dies or punches. Choose two that will give you a 3/8" or 1cm space between the two sizes. 

  Stampin' Up! Circle Spinner card for CTC92 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've gone with a portrait orientation for my card in Rich Razzleberry (mine is a tent fold). The top layer is Smoky Slate card stock and I've covered all but 1" at the top with my favourite floral design from the Brights DSP Paper Stack. The large circle was die cut from this layer and the 1/8" foam strips placed on the reverse side, all the way around, right on the edge. I like a neat finish so I ensure that the strips are butted together so there are no gaps. I also added some extra short strips around the circle for support, but no closer than 3/8" as you need the spinner to run freely.

I've also taken the opportunity to ink up the super-cute 'Pretty Kitty' stamp set for the first time to use in the centrepiece of my card. I stamped it on Shimmery White paper and then water coloured it with ink pads and aqua painter. You can die cut the centre piece with the large framelit from the 'Sliding Star' set or use the retired 2.5" circle punch as it is the same size. I recommend you cut another circle of the same colour as your centre piece and glue them together with Tombow. This provides extra support for a better finish.  Add some of the 1/8" foam strips to the back of the finished circle but no closer than 3/8" to the edge and also in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Circle Spinner card for CTC92 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The final component is the spinner mechanism. I used 2 very thin (about 1mm) machine washers (further details later) which are 5/8" or 1.6cm in diameter. I punched out 2 circles of card stock and I adhered the circles to the washers with Tombow glue. The circles of card stock just need to be big enough to cover the hole in the centre where your foam pad needs to sit.  Punch out a 1/4" circle from the Stampin' Dimensional sheet (use the Stampin' Up! 1/4" hand held punch or any other 1/4" punch if you don't have the handheld one) and place it in the centre of one of the covered washers and sandwich together with the other washer. Here are a few pics to help explain these steps.

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Now to assemble the card, attach the Smoky Slate layer to the base card after removing the backing paper from all of your strips. Place the washer wheel onto the outside circle and very carefully centre your smaller circle in the space. Before pressing down firmly, insert the smaller circle into the other side of the washer wheel and check that it moves freely around the whole of the circle. Adjust the positioning if necessary. Finally attach your embellishment to the top of the washer and have fun looking at it spinning around - it is seriously addictive! Because the centre of the butterfly is narrower than the washer, I added another card stock circle to the top before attaching it, so the silver washer isn't visible. Here is a pic of the finished card from the top.

Stampin' Up! Circle Spinner card for CTC92 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This close-up shows the washer wheel sandwiched between the inner circle and outer circle. 

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For the inside, I have a Smoky Slate mat and the writing panel is finished with a strip of washi tape from the  'Playful Palette' set and the floral flourish from the 'Bloomin' Love' stamp set.

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Finally, I have a quick little video (my first) so you can see how the spinner card looks in real life. I had to enlist the help of my husband to film this, as I don't have any video set up, so please be kind.

 

Project Details
Stamps Pretty Kitty, Bloomin' Love
Card stock & Papers     Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White, Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Brights DSP Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels. 2mm rhinestones (not SU)
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits, Sliding Star Framelits, Big Shot, 2.5" Circle punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, 1/4" handheld circle punch, Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Strips, Aqua painter

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Layering Sweet Sugarplum Love

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Today I'm sharing one of the cards we made at my recent Annual Catalogue launch party, showcasing lots of new products.  Sweet Sugarplum is definitely one of my favourite In Colours this year and I've paired it with black for a monochrome look that lets it take centre stage. 

The big greeting is from the 'Layering Love' stamp set and is perfect for a friendship, birthday or even thank you card. You can add the extra sentiment inside the card or with the words you write to the recipient. The background has been dry embossed with the new 'Sparkle' embossing folder. This is a great multi-purpose design that works for any occasion. You can also see I have used one of the scalloped circles from the new Layering Circles framelits die that makes the greeting pop out from the background.  This is a simple but flexible layout with lots of texture and details for interest.

Stampin' Up! Layering Love & Sparkle TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have used some of the floral DSP at the bottom and trimmed it with a matching scallop edge from the (retired) Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch. A little bling butterfly finishes it off.

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Project Details
Stamps Layering Love, Butterfly Basics
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, 2016-18 In Colour DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Layering Circles Framelit Dies, Sparkle TIEF, Big ShotBanner Triple punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch (retired), Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


Gift of Love Keeps Giving

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Today I want to show you the variety of ways you can use the 'Gift of Love' stamp set. It is a Hostess set that you can choose if you have a party or order over $250. It is a 9 piece, 2-step photopolymer set with 6 lovely script greetings in addition to the flower (which looks a bit like a gladioli). Settle in, as I have 5 cards to show you.

For this first card, I have used the 2-step option to colour the flower. I have used markers for the outline of the flower and leaves and then filled in the outline with the same stamped off colours. For some added texture, I have stamped and fussy cut the main flower again and popped it up on the main piece. I have stamped the sentiment on a small piece of cardstock and used the corner rounder punch to create a tab under the focus image. The whole panel was popped up on the Tip Top Taupe designer paper, that was trimmed with the Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped ribbon. Some linen thread was wrapped around the card to finish it off.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love with Markers - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love
Card stock & Papers     Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, 2015-17 In Color DSP Stack
 Ink Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Watermelon Wonder, Mini Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools     Dimensionals, Corner Rounder punch, White Gel pen, Black Marker

The next card uses a background splotch from the 'Work of Art' stamp set  to provide colour to the flower image. Many colour ways could be used for different looks, but I've gone with a soft combo to suit my sympathy card. 

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love with Work of Art Background - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love, Rose Wonder
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Versamark, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, 1/8" Silver ribbon
Tools     Curvy Corner Trio punch (retired), Silver EP, Heat gun

For this next card, I have used the flower outline as a silhouette, heat embossing in black. The clear Wink of Stella pen added some shimmer to the flower, which also slightly darkens the card stock.  I've wrapped doubled black Baker's Twine around the card and through the label and finished with a bow. The watermelon panel was popped up and a trio of banners and a scattering of rhinestones finishes it off. The greeting from the Rose Wonder stamp set makes for a lovely friendship card.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Embossed - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love, Rose Wonder
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, 2015-17 In Color DSP Stack
 Ink Versamark, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black
Accessories Black Baker's Twine, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, 
Tools     Rose Garden Thinlits, Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Banner punch (retired), Clear Wink of Stella, 1/8" Handheld punch, Dimensionals, Black EP, Heat gun

For the next card, I stamped the outline flower image on Shimmery White card stock and water coloured it with ink pads and an aquapainter. It is very quick to do and gives a lovely result. The greeting is from the 'Layering Love' stamp set. I've added some detail with the Curvy Corner Trio punch and a little silver bling butterfly and the whole panel is popped up.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Water coloured - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love, Layering Love
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Shimmery White, 2015-17 In Colour DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Curvy Corner Trio punch (retired), Itty Bitty Butterfly punch, White Gel pen, Aquapainter

For my final card, the flower outline image has been stamped and water coloured and then fussy cut and positioned next to the inlaid Tags & Labels greeting. The larger label was first die cut from the white panel and embossed with the 'Softly Falling' embossing folder. The white panel has been popped up with the 1/8" foam strips to give a really firm even finish. I've finished it with the pearl trimmed die cut butterfly.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love, Butterfly Basics
Card stock & Papers     Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, 2015-17 In Color DSP Stack
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Tags & Labels Framelits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Softly Falling TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White Gel pen, Aquapainter

 Thanks for hanging in until the end. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the variety of ways the 'Gift of Love' stamp set can be used.

Happy crafting!


More Layering Love

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I hope you have had a few minutes to review the gorgeous new 2016-17 Annual Catalogue released last week.  I've placed my first proper order and I can't wait for it to arrive.  There is a fabulous bonus for the month of June as well. If you host a party (or place an order) with sales of $450 or more, you get an extra $50 of FREE products of your choice. That's in addition to the normal Stampin' Rewards you get.

I've got a clean and simple card for you today, that would look great in any bold bright colour. I've used a new stamp set 'Layering Love' that has 2 large, 1 medium and 1 smaller greeting.  The 2 large ones are perfect for the focal point of a card and are designed to coordinate with the new sets of layering framelit dies that have been released in the new catalogue. 

I've gone with a no fail colour combo of red (Watermelon Wonder), Black and white. The 'live, laugh, love' sentiment has been heat embossed in white on black card stock and die cut with the new 'Sweet & Sassy' Framelits dies that provide 2 styles of heart shaped dies. There are 15 dies in the set and you can find them at the top of page 193 of the new Annual Catalogue. It is a little difficult to see on the photo, but the white mat has been dry embossed with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder and I've used the de-bossed side. I'm glad this made it into the new catalogue for another year.

 

Stampin' Up! Layering Love using Sweet & Sassy Framelits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Layering Love
Card stock & Papers     Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Whisper White, 2015-17 In Colour DSP Stack
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Large Polka Dot TIEF, Banners Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals.

I'll be back tomorrow with the CASE-ing the Catty Crew, taking our first look at the new Annual Catalogue.

Thanks for looking!


New Catty Sneak Peak -'Love You Lots'

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I have another of my OnStage samples to share with you today. This one uses the super-cute 'Love You Lots' Hostess set from the new 2016-17 Annual Catalogue that will be released on 1 June 2016. This is definitely one you want to add to your Wish List to purchase with the Stampin' Rewards that you earn when you place an order or host a party with sales of $250 or more. 

The set has 4 cute 'critter' images and 4 greetings that make for lovely thank you and friendship cards. The hedgehogs are definitely one of my favourites. I have stamped them on Shimmery White card stock and then used an aqua painter and ink pads to add a touch of colour. You don't need much so it is very quick to do.  Once that was dry I masked the hedgehogs and stamped the ground from the 'Sheltering Tree' set upside down for them to stand on. The sunburst from 'Kinda Ecletic' in the corner balances the greeting on the right that has been die cut with the 'Tags & Labels' dies. 

Stampin' Up! 'Love You Lots' - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The image panel was added to the Tip Top Taupe card base that was stamped with the 'Hardwood' image for a tone on tone look. I've added a Watermelon Wonder trim on each side and some of the new Mini Striped ribbon forms the base for the white Baker's Twine bow. 

Project Details
Stamps Hardwood, Love You Lots (New 2016-17 AC), Sheltering Tree, Kinda Eclectic
Card stock & Papers     Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Shimmery white, Wild Wasabi,
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, 
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's twine, Mini Striped Ribbon (New 2016-17 AC)
Tools     Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Aqua painter, Stampamajig, Dimensionals

If you are in Australia and would like to receive one of the new 2016-17 Annual Catalogues, please contact me.

Thanks for looking!


OnStage Sample - You've Got This

Hi there

I have another of my OnStage Local display board samples to share with you today. Watermelon Wonder is a favourite for water colouring and the flower from the 'You've Got This' stamp set shows it off beautifully. I have embossed the image on Shimmery white card stock and water coloured with my aqua painter and Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive ink pads.  If you haven't tried Shimmery White for water colouring, then you are going to be pleasantly surprised. I love the smooth surface and the subtle sparkle, but it also soaks up the water really well and stays flat.  

Stampin' Up! You've Got This - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The background stamp from the 'You've Got This' set was stamped multiple times in Soft Sky ink to cover the Thick Whisper White base.  I added a strip of the lovely new 2015-17 In Colour Mini Striped ribbon (available 1 June 2016) and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink above it. White Baker's Twine was wrapped around the ribbon border and threaded through a medium sized Classy Designer button and finished in a bow. The fussy cut flower was popped up onto the prepared base and a trio of banners in different sizes added the finishing touch. The whole panel was then popped up on the Watermelon Wonder base card.

I recommend that before you fussy cutting this flower, you reinforce where the stem joins the flower by adding a narrow strip of card stock with Tombow on the reverse side.  This really helps to keep the card stock from cracking at the narrowest point when you are fussy cutting.

Project Details
Stamps You've Got This
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White (thick & normal), Watermelon Wonder, Shimmery White, Neutrals DSP Stack, 2015-17 DSP Stack
 Ink Versamark, Soft Sky, Watermelon Wonder, Olive Olive, Early Espresso
Accessories Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped ribbon, white Baker's Twine, Classy Designer Buttons, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools     Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Aqua painter, black EP, Heat gun, Stampamajig, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!