CASE-ing the Catty - Holidays

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This week the CTC Crew are looking at the 'Holidays' section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 112-125. It is perfect timing as we are close to the 25th for Christmas in July. This may sound terrible for those in the northern hemisphere in the middle of summer, but perfect for us 'down under' experiencing a very cold winter. We will be taking the opportunity to enjoy a traditional roast dinner with trimmings this week. 

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'm CASE-ing  the card in the photo above, which is on page 118.  I have flipped the design to make it into a portrait style card and used one of my favourite Christmas colour combos of Real Red, Crumb Cake and white. I hope you can see the elements from the sample that I have translated to my card in a slightly different way.

   Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Christmas for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the 'Diagonal Stripe' background stamp to create the striped panel with Crumb Cake ink. I added a mat of Real Red and adhered it to my Crumb Cake card base. I have replaced the rectangular centre panel in the sample with a large Stitched Shapes oval  in Crumb Cake layered on a scalloped oval in Real Red. This forms the background for my popped-up Santa from the 'Cookie-Cutter Christmas' stamp set. I've used some of the retired Stitched Satin ribbon in Real Red behind the oval centrepiece and a gold bow at the top.

Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Christmas for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To keep with the brownish tones, I stamped Santa in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and coloured him with Copic markers, using warm greys for his gloves, boots and belt. I added some sparkle to the white trim on his suit with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, although it sparkles a lot more in real life. 

Stampin' Up! Cookie-Cutter Christmas for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps  Cookie-Cutter Christmas, Diagonal Stripe Background
Card stock & Papers      Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
 Ink  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Memento Espresso Truffle
Accessories  Gold 1/8" ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon (retired)
Tools      Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Copic markers

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

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 8

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Welcome to week 8 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I have a bold and contemporary design for you in black, gold and white.  I have taken apart one of the luscious Striped Treat Bags in gold and white and used it as designer paper. You can get 4 panels out of each treat bag. I heat embossed some stars on the right side of the black panel and added the striped paper to the left side.  

  Stampin' Up! Striped Treat Bags, Santa's Sleigh, Christmas Pines for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The reindeer from Santa's Sleigh Thinlits has been die cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and then popped up onto the gold foil stitched oval. The greeting from the 'Star of Light' stamp set has been gold embossed and matted on black. I added two flat back gold cabochons to the greeting and a gold bow is the finishing touch on the reindeer. 

  Stampin' Up! Striped Treat Bags, Santa's Sleigh, Christmas Pines for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have gold embossed the greeting from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set in the centre and added a strip of the retired Winter Wonderland gold and white striped washi at the bottom, as it matched so well.

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Finally, here is a view from the top.

  Stampin' Up! Striped Treat Bags, Santa's Sleigh, Christmas Pines for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Star of Light, Merry Mistletoe, Christmas Pines
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Winter Wonderland Washi (retired), Gold 1/8" ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Striped Treat Bags
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat gun

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!


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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The Heart of Christmas - Week 7

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Welcome to week 7 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I'm using one of my other favourite colour combinations - blues with silver. I had a little play with the new 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits (that's a bit of a mouthful, lol). This bundle will be available to purchase from 1 August, which is a month in advance of the release of the Holiday Catalogue, just so you can get a head start on your holiday cards. If you join this month as a Demonstrator you will get the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set in your starter kit as an extra bonus on top of lots of other extra goodies - such a fabulous time to join! Contact me if you are interested in becoming a member of my team.

Now, back to the card. There are so many possibilities with this new bundle, but I wanted to keep it simple. I have inked up the lovely 'peace on earth' greeting in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim and die cut it with the largest of the Stitched Shapes square to make it the focus of my card. 

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

  

The background of the art piece is Dapper Denim and I've silver embossed a starry sky using the stamp from the  'Christmas Pines' set. There is a stamp with stars in the 'Carols of Christmas' set, but it looked a bit busy for what I wanted. The trees and deer are just a few of the many dies from the Card Front Builder Thinlits set - so much yet to try out.  I popped up the two trees in front with the deer behind. The single tree is flat and I popped up the deer in front. The panel has a mat of Silver foil for a bit more bling and the whole panel is popped up on the Bermuda Bay card base.

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For the inside, I have Dapper Denim mat and I've stamped the lovely greeting from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set in the centre in Bermuda Bay ink. The swag underneath is silver embossed for keep the bling factor going! At the bottom I have some Bermuda Bay stripes, topped with the cute Dapper Denim spotted washi from the Basics Pack 3 washi set. Wondering where the Bermuda Bay striped DSP came from? I stamped a panel using the 'Diagonal Stripe' background stamp and then cut off a strip. This will be my go-to option from now on, when I need some stripes.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

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

All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Merry Mistletoe, Carols of Christmas, Christmas Pines, Diagonal Stripe
Card stock & Papers     Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Dapper Denim
Accessories Basics Pack 3 Washi
Tools     Card Front Builder Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Silver EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, check out the other lovely ladies below who are participating this week.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Thanks!

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This week we are welcoming new members to the design team - that means more inspiring projects for you to look at! Please make them welcome by leaving them some blog love. This week we are looking at the 'Thanks' section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 126-131. I love sending thank you cards - being grateful is something we can all do to bring happiness to ourselves and others. There is no better way to do that, than with a handmade made card, so I like to have a stash of them.

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. Angela is one of our new DT members, so welcome Angela, it is great to have you here!

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This week, I'm CASE-ing  the card in the photo, which is on page 126.  This layout is great for showcasing our lovely designer paper as well as using up those strips that we have left over from other projects. You can intersperse panels of stamping and embossing for added interest.  

  Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the 'Whole Lot of Lovely' designer series paper for my card - the first time I have cut into this lovely set of papers. I went on a journey with this card and it didn't end up where I had imagined, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. The borders of Tranquil Tide card stock between the designs frames them and gives the card a more graphic look than the sample. I added one of the wooden heart elements and a Powder Pink Bitty Bow for the embellishments. With all the colour and patterns, I don't think it needs anything more.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the embellishment better in this closeup. I cut a panel of Whisper White and adhered the strips and borders on to it and then trimmed it and mounted it onto the Powder Pink base card with foam pads. I think it makes for a neater result.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat and a some of the cute striped Daffodil Delight washi from the Basics Pack 2 set at the bottom. I then used one of the elements from the 'Eclectic Layers' Thinlits to emboss the leaves at the bottom. The flower image is from the coordinating 'Oh So Eclectic' stamp set which has been coloured with Copics, die cut and adhered over the top.  

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Oh So Eclectic, Daisy Delight
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Hearts & Stars Elements, In Color Bitty Bows, Basics Pack 2 Washi set
Tools     Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Copic markers

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

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the 'Thanks' 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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The Heart of Christmas - Week 6

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Welcome to week 6 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This has been a topsy-turvy week and the card I have to share with you was originally made for Sunday's CASE-ing the Catty 'Holidays' section. However, before I could take the photos and finalise the post I had an unexpected stay in hospital and it didn't happen.  It is now Tuesday and I'm thankfully back home resting and able to write this post and share the Christmas card I made.

As you would expect then, my card is inspired by one in the new Annual Catalogue (top of page 112), but I've changed it up from a snowy looking daytime scene to a night sky with lots of sparkly bling. I generally pair black and gold with white, but this time I've gone with Vanilla. I like the soft and elegant feel it lends to my card.

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

To start, I cut the top frame in thick Very Vanilla using the largest of the square framelits from the Layering Squares. The black background was cut the same size as the top frame and I stamped the stars from the 'Christmas Pines' set  in Versamark and then embossed them in gold. I added 1/8" foam strips around the edge of the black background and then arranged 3 die cut ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil and Very Vanilla within the frame, to create the hills. The tree from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set was stamped multiple times in Garden Green onto Wild Wasabi card stock and then fussy cut. I played around with the positioning of the trees; some are popped up and others popped behind the hills. I added more of the foam strips around the inside edges of the opening on the Vanilla frame so that it has the look of a shadow box and stays firm and doesn't collapse. You can see more of the details in this closeup.

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Once the shadow box was finished, I added the lovely vanilla and gold Metallic-Edge ribbon and then mounted the panel on the Gold Foil covered Very Vanilla base card.  The greeting on the front is from the 'Star of Light' stamp set and I heat embossed it in gold, added a frame of  Gold Foil and mounted it to the front of the card. I added some small gold metallic enamel dots to finish the greeting label and a gold star to the tree at the front.

For the inside I have gold embossed the greeting from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set in the centre. At the base I have stamped a tree directly onto the writing panel before adding more of the vanilla and gold Metallic-Edge ribbon and popping up a stamped and fussy cut tree nearby.

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Finally, here is a view from the top, but it doesn't do the gold bling justice.

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

All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Merry Mistletoe, Star of Light, Christmas Pines
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
 Ink Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories Vanilla & gold Metallic-Edge ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals,Glue dots

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog for details of the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for visiting today and remember to make the most of every moment!

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 5

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Welcome to week 5 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. Despite my best efforts I haven't been able to participate in the past couple of weeks, but I'm glad to be back this week.  The card I'm sharing today uses a new stamp set from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, that isn't a Christmas stamp set, but I think it works really well for the purpose.  The stamp set is 'Hello Friend' and in case you haven't seen it or can't recall it, I've included a pic below for you. It is the coordinating stamp set for the 'Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit'. The kit looks fabulous, but I think the elements in the stamp set are great by themselves too.

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I've used that lovely wreath as the focal point for my card, which is in traditional Christmas colours. I stamped the wreath in Garden Green ink and then die cut it with one of the scallop circle dies from the Layering Circles framelits. I cut the centre out with a smaller plain circle at the same time. You could stamp the semi-circle of small flowers directly onto the wreath, but I chose to stamp and fussy cut the single flower on the end and pop them up over the wreath.

Stampin' Up! Hello Friend for Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I popped up the wreath on a panel of the Cherry Cobbler starry design from the 'Be Merry' designer paper pack. I embossed about an inch of each end of the Garden Green base layer with the Cable Knit embossing folder and then centred the Cherry Cobbler panel over the top. It is trimmed at each end with some of the yummy new gold Mini Sequin Trim, as you can never have too much bling at Christmas! The greeting from the 'Santa's Sleigh' stamp set was heat embossed in gold and flagged into a banner. I curved the banner at each end with my bone folder and placed it over the wreath, securing it in the centre and at each end.  Finally, I added the gold bow at the top and some small pearls coloured with a marker on each end of the banner. You can see more of the details in this closeup.

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For the inside I embossed part of the Pine Bough in the top right corner and added a strip of the Cherry Cobbler DSP at the bottom. The cute dotted washi in Garden Green adds a finishing touch.

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Finally, he is a view from the top, that shows up all the gorgeous gold bling.

Stampin' Up! Hello Friend for Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Hello Friend, Santa's Sleigh
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White (thick), Garden Green, Be Merry DSP
 Ink Garden Green, Real Red, Versamark
Accessories Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels, Basics Pack 2 Washi set
Tools      Layering Circles Framelits, Pine Bough TIEF, Cable Knit TIEF, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog for details of the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for looking!

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CASE-ing the Catty - For Babies and Kids

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This week the CTC Crew are looking at the 'For Babies & Kids' section of the new Annual Catalogue on pages 102-111.

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'm CASE-ing the layout in the card above. I also really liked the gold embossing and gold trim at the bottom, which is one of the designs from the gorgeous 'Bundle of Love' designer paper pack.

Stampin' Up! Thoughts & Prayers for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the lovely tree design from the 'Thoughts & Prayers' stamp set as my focal image.  This is such a classic image and can be used for many occasions, however, I've paired it with the coordinating sentiments for a sympathy card. I masked the bottom part of the greeting to just have the 'thinking of you'.  The base card is thick Very Vanilla card stock with the Blushing Bride layered on top. The tree and sentiment have been heat embossed in gold and I have used the arrow design from the Bundle of Love designer paper for the trim at the base.  This is such a great paper pack, with gold foil designs on one side and either Blushing Bride or Soft Sky in the same design on the reverse. It is perfect for packaging, babies and just about everything else too. I added some pearls for an elegant and understated finishing touch.

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The art panel sits on the vellum card stock, which has a lovely softening effect as it extends out each side. You can see all the luscious gold embossing and the gold foil designer paper in this closeup. 

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For the inside, I have a Blushing Bride mat and a strip of the gold foil DSP at the bottom. I have heat embossed in gold one of the lovely sentiments from 'Thoughts and Prayers in the centre.

Project Details
Stamps Thoughts & Prayers
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Vellum card stock, Bundle of Love DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Stampa-ma-jig, Gold EP, Heat gun

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

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the'For Babies & Kids 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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AWH - Favourite Bundle

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 24 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

Today, I'm sharing a project with the Daisy Delight bundle. This bundle has been soooo popular that all of the stock that was intended to last for months has been sold in weeks. Never fear, it will be back.  Products in the bundle are the 'Daisy Delight' stamp set and the fabulous Daisy Punch. It also coordinates with the Delightful Daisy designer paper and the Faceted Gems.

 
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I've made a fancy fold card that uses all of these products. It is called a Double Display card and I saw a tutorial by Amanda Bates. Her card is 6" square, using 12 x 12 card stock.  I wanted to use our A4 card stock and have altered it to fit and also to make it slightly smaller (it is rectangular). 
 
Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
This is the card closed with the belly around it and resting on the custom box-elope as it is quite thick when folded. The base card is Soft Sky and I've used Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral as accent colours with the gorgeous floral design from the Delightful Daisy paper pack.
 
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This is the card fully open. I have used the small floral design paper on the inside panels. In the centre the Wisteria background has been embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder. I have used the Happy Birthday Thinlits for a bold greeting, cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer. I have created a shadow using Silver Foil underneath and slightly offset, which is easier to see in the close-up below.
 
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I have added a writing panel on the reverse of the centre panel, with a DSP trim and simple stamped flower from the Daisy Delight stamp set.
 
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For the belly band, I have placed a stitched circle underneath and the Calypso Coral banner on top, as I didn't want the Wisteria circle to be too dominant. In the centre is my fluffy white daisy with Calypso Coral and So Saffron centre, topped with a clear Faceted Gem. 
 
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Finally, this is the card from the top, showing the folds.
 
Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
Project Details
Stamps Daisy Delight, Big on Birthdays
Card stock & Papers     Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Delightful Daisy DSP, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Foil
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral
Accessories Clear Faceted Gems, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Flourish Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Daisy punch, Blossoms punch (retired), Bitty Butterfly punch (retired), Simply Scored Board, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Write markers
 
Now it's time to hop over to see what Tina Gillespie 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. Rachel Palmieri
2. Caroline Manwaring
3. Kate Morgan
4. Alisha Watson
5. Claire Daly
6. Rachel Woollard
7. Rebecca Jacovou
8. Kimberly Hern
9. Judy May  --------------------------> You are here!
10. Tina Gillespie
11. Catherine Proctor
12. Andrea Roberts
13. Sharon Davern
14. Monika O'Neill
15. Ros Davidson

 Thanks for visiting!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Love & Sympathy

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This week the CTC Crew are looking at the Love & Sympathy section of the new Annual Catalogue on pages 86-101.

You may have come from visiting Rebecca'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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It has been a difficult week for us, as we had to put our beautiful silver Bengal cat Artie to sleep, after he had a stroke. Our pets become part of the family and their passing brings much sadness. This card is for everyone who needs a little extra TLC this week.

I'm CASE-ing the card above from the 'Whole Lot of Lovely' suite on page 86 of the Annual Catalogue. I love all the products in this suite and I've only managed to use a few of them this week.  I look forward to coming back to this suite soon.

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

I wanted a softer feel to my card, so I've used Basic Gray for the 'sending love' greeting, rather than black. I stamped the 'love' again and fussy cut and popped it up on the stamped image. I used a combination of markers and ink pads to stamp the rest of the cute floral elements that surround the large greeting. This stamp set is perfect for using your Stampin' Write markers to get the detail you want.

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I adhered the art panel to thick Whisper White card stock before adding some of the new Pool Party Shimmer ribbon around the top, with a little string of the new Mini Sequin trim in gold. I popped up the whole panel onto the Powder Pink card base. This is my first use of this colour and it is very pretty and I love it with Pool Party and grey.    

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For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat and some of the lovely new washi tape from the Basics Packs at the bottom for a simple and sweet finish.

Project Details
Stamps Lots of Love
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Pool Party, Whisper White
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Accessories Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Basics Pack 1 & 3 Washi
Tools     Stampin' Write Markers (Tranquil Tide, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry. Early Espresso)

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the project Rachel has to inspire for today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the Love & Sympathy 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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