Nature's Poem Masculine Birthday

Hi there

Tonight I'm still in Auckland, New Zealand after attending the fabulous Stampin' Up! OnStage Live event for the last 3 days. I've had the opportunity to do a bit of local sightseeing today and I head home to Melbourne tomorrow. 

I'm sharing a card I made a while ago, that I CASE-ed from a fellow demonstrator, Rachel Woollard. I've changed up a few things but kept the layout the same. This is a great masculine card to have in your stash and the layout is super versatile as you can use different designer papers to change up the look.

Stampin' Up! Nature's Poem Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a piece of Gray Granite card stock the same size as the card base and ran it through the Subtle embossing folder for some background texture. Next came the strip of Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper and I chose the Cajun Craze design for a strong contrast with the Tranquil Tide leaves.

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I wrapped some of the Braided Linen Trim around the matted Tranquil Tide panel and tied it in a knot and popped up the panel on foam pads.  The greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set was embossed in copper on Champagne Foil for a really lush look. I cropped it with the large tree die from the Nature's Roots Framelits to create a bold embellishment that was popped up on the Tranquil Tide panel. One of the copper leaf trinkets was adhered with a glue dot under the knot. 

Stampin' Up! Nature's Poem Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a strip of the Tranquil Tide DSP down the left side of the writing panel and I've stamped some leaves in Crumb Cake ink down the right side. The panel was adhered to a Cajun Craze mat. 

Stampin' Up! Nature's Poem Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Nature's Poem Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Picture Perfect Birthday
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Cajun Craze, Nature's Poem DSP, Champagne Foil
 Ink Versamark, Crumb Cake
Accessories Leaves Trinkets, Braided Linen Trim, Metallic Pearls
Tools     Nature's Roots Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Copper EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

 

I hope you like my project and thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Classic Garage

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Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Classic Garage  section of the Occasions Catalogue. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Michelle's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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There are such a lot of great samples in this section of the Occasions Catalogue and I would loved to have CASE-ed more than one if I had the time. I will have to revisit this again.

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In the end,  I decided to go with the card above from page 51 of the Occasions Catalogue, using the Perfectly Paired stamp set. I don't own this set, but a friend kindly let me stamp some images a while ago, so I'm glad to be able to use one.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The sample image was coloured with watercolour pencils, but I have used my Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, for a bold and bright result. I have a thick Whisper White card base and then a Balmy Blue mat to create my sky. I dry embossed a piece of Pacific Point card stock with the Seaside Embossing Folder and then cut the top following the curves to give it more depth. I die cut some clouds from Sparkle Glimmer using the Up & Away Thinlits and added the Sparkle Glimmer die cut 'welcome'.  'Baby' was stamped in Pacific Point and double cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to get the length I wanted.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
After colouring the image, I decided to fussy cut it, so I could add my own background. It was a little fiddly, but worth it. When cutting right on the line of the image, I always go around it with a Stampin' Write marker in a slightly lighter colour (I used Smoky Slate this time) to cover any little white bits. 

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Balmy Blue mat and some of the Balmy Blue gingham DSP at the bottom. The greeting from the Better Together stamp set is stamped in Pacific Point. The little deer from the retired Made with Love stamp set is the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Perfectly Paired, Well Said, Better Together, Made with Love (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Gingham Gala DSP, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, Pacific Point
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Up & Away Thinlits, Seaside TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Blends

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Classic Garage section and thanks for visiting me today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Painted Seasons' Mother's Day Projects

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Hi there

Welcome to the blog hop for the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting. There will be a theme for each month and this month it is Mother's Day/Father's Day/Friendship. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, many including multiple projects.

If you've come from looking at MaryKate's sweet projects, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

This month, I have a Mother's Day gift set for you, comprising a card and coordinating gift box and tag. The card also includes a gift card holder, so you can spoil Mum with a gift card for her favourite store. However, these projects would also be perfect for a birthday, thank you or friendship gift with a change of greeting.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons for Mother's Day - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I have used the pretty Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper with the Painted Seasons stamp set.  My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the card (with gift card holder) and coordinating gift box and tag shown in the photo above.  Plus, I have included instructions and photos showing you how to get the extra pop in the centre of the flowers without losing the detail.

You will receive another 11 detailed, step by step tutorials with more ideas for Mother's Day/Father's Day/Friendship occasions as part of the bundle. You can see a preview of all of the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the April 2019 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed. 

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials for FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. Stampin' Up! has a fabulous joining special during Sale-a-bration, until 31 March 2019. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. 

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Now it's time to hop over to Laura's Blog to see her gorgeous Friendship projects.

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

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. This is our very last week of Sale-a-bration for this year.  I have really enjoyed creating with the Sale-a-bration free products and I definitely think it is one of the best ranges we have had. There is still time for you get your hands on them, as orders close  at 11.50pm  AEDT tonight (31 March). You can see ALL of the FREE product options in my Online Store

If you've come from Peta's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochures again this week and I am looking at this photo on page 15 of the main brochure.

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Somehow I haven't managed to ink up the Lovely Lattice stamp set yet, even though it is one of the first that I chose to get. This sample in Petal Pink is very pretty, so I let the colour drive my creation this week. 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My base card is thick Whisper White and I've added a panel of the very lovely Petal Pink vellum from the Floral Romance Specialty DSP as a background to the fussy cut floral image.  It was fortuitously lying on my craft desk, so I put it to use.  I recommend using a sponge to pick up a little Tombow glue from a Silicone Mat and then dab it around the edges of the vellum. Place the vellum onto the card and press lightly. You won't get unsightly adhesive showing through if you use this method. To add a bit of pop I have a band of Grapefruit Grove card stock at the edge of the vellum and I've carried it through to the birthday greeting at the bottom. 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have coloured the image with Petal Pink Stampin Blends markers, with a little Calypso Coral for the shading. I've used my favourite Granny Apple Green for the leaves and then fussy cut the image leaving only a narrow border. The image was adhered to the panel, popped up on Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Grapefruit Grove and a strip of the Petal Pink vellum at the base. I stamped part of the Lovely Lattice image again and coloured and fussy cut just the largest flower and the smaller attached flower.  It is such a lovely image to colour.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Lovely Lattice, Well Said
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Floral Romance Specialty DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Grapefruit Grove
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers (Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the fabulous project my lovely friend Tina has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project with Lovely Lattice and thanks for visiting me today!


Art With Heart Easter Blog Hop

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Hi there

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects with an Easter theme.  Don’t forget, Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st! There is still time to earn FREE product with purchase or even join our Stampin’ Up! team. Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.
 
Tonight, I have 2 very different Easter cards for you. The first one uses the His Grace stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue together with the Cross of Hope Framelits dies for a simple, but elegant card celebrating the true meaning of Easter. I'm sure my Mum will love this.
 

Stampin' Up! His Grace - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The base card is Gorgeous Grape and I have a narrow border of Silver Foil for the art panel. I stamped the sentiment at the top in Gorgeous Grape ink and the floral spray in Early Espresso ink and coloured it with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. To add extra texture and interest, I spritzed the reverse side lightly with water and ran it through the Subtle embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! His Grace - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The cross in Silver Foil was popped up and then the narrow cross in Gorgeous Grape was also popped up over the ribbon. The dove was silver embossed and I used a glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds glitter and popped it up on the cross. I finished with a sprinkle of Clear Epoxy Droplets.

Stampin' Up! His Grace - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a mat of Silver Foil for the writing panel and I have stamped and coloured the single flower either side of the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! His Grace - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps His Grace
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Foil
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, white/Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Cross of Hope Framelits, Big Shot,  Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green), Glue Pen, Silver EP, Heat Gun

 

My second card uses the sweet Fable Friends stamp set and the Large Letters Framelits to create this fun card I will send to our nieces for Easter with some chocolate treats. 

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have added some Balmy Blue Gingham paper to a thick Whisper White card base with Lemon Lime Twist scalloped  and stitched trim on each side. The large letters were spritzed and run through the Subtle embossing folder and then adhered to a second layer to make them more robust.

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The cute rabbit was stamped in Early Espresso ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends, fussy cut and popped up between the letters. The little flowers were punched from Sparkle Glimmer paper and I coloured the rhinestones to match. The 'EASTER' greeting was printed from my computer and I used the Rectangle Stitched dies to crop it. I don't think rabbits have blue eyes, but it does look cute!

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Fable Friends
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Gala Gingham DSP, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, 
Accessories Rhinestones
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Large Letters Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Well Written Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot,  Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink), Bitty Blooms Punch Pack

 

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented,  Rachel Woollard.    

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Here is a full list of participants in case there are any issues.

 

Thanks for visiting today! 


CASE-ing the Catty - Needlepoint Nook

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Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Needlepoint Nook  section of the new Occasions Catalogue. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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There is just 1 week left to earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. You can see all of the Sale-a-bration products that you can choose from in my Online Store. Don't forget the Sale-a-bration Coordination - all those fabulous dies to crop the images from your favourite Sale-a-bration stamp sets,  available only until 31 March (except the Hop Around Framelits, that have now sold out). The popular Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack is back while stocks last. 

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, that I've cropped out of the banner photo so you can see it more clearly. I was attracted to this card because of the colour - Berry Burst (along with Lemon Lime Twist) are my absolute favourite colours from the 2017-19 In Colours and they won't be around much longer (sob!). I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make another card with this lovely colour.

Reminder: now is the time to get your retiring In Colour re-inkers and card stock, as they will go like hot cakes when the Retiring List is released in Early May. 

Stampin' Up! First Frost & Needlepoint Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I decided to go with a square card base in Berry Burst and a centre panel in Berry Burst and a wide mat in Whisper White to add pop. For the centre panel I first embossed a section of the lovely needlepoint embossing die from the NeedlePoint Elements Framelits Dies in each corner. Layered on the panel is a doily and some of the white Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and then the flowers from the First Frost stamp set in Berry Burst, stamped off and full strength. This lovely stamp set carried over from the Holiday Catalogue, so you won't see it in any catalogue at the moment. You can find it in my Online Store, so if it is still on your Wish List it might be a good time to purchase it, as we don't know whether it will make it into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue that is coming soon.

Stampin' Up! First Frost & Needlepoint Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I popped in lots of greenery die cuts around the flowers as well as stamped leaves from the Painted Seasons stamp set in Granny Apple Green. Finally the centre banner in Silver Foil was added on top and the stamped greeting from the Amazing Life stamp set was popped up on the foil banner. I added a couple of rhinestones on the greeting banner and 3 of the cute Crumb Cake buttons from the Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons pack.

Stampin' Up! First Frost & Needlepoint Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have kept the inside simple, with a double mat and more of the needlepoint embossing die in the bottom corner. I added a stamped rose over the top and a single leaf spray.

Stampin' Up! First Frost & Needlepoint Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Amazing Life, Painted Seasons, First Frost
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Berry Burst, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Silver Foil
 Ink Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Doily, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Needlepoint Elements Framelits, Four Seasons Framelits, Rose Trellis Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Needlepoint Nook Suite and thanks for visiting me today!


Blooming Birthday

Hi there

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a special friend's birthday a couple of  weeks ago. I used the lovely All That You Are stamp set that has a large floral line image that is fabulous for all types of colouring. I used my favourite Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, but it would also be lovely water coloured too. 

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by embossing the front of the thick Whisper White card base with the Subtle embossing folder. The image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White that was cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and then coloured with Calypso Coral, Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. I layered it onto Melon Mambo card stock and then popped up the panel on the card base.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The greeting from the All That You Are stamp set was heat embossed in white on Melon Mambo and then double cut to the size I wanted with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. I added some rhinestones and a tiny butterfly to finish.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I die cut a stitched rectangle for the writing panel and then stamped part of the floral image on the side, and the birthday greeting at the bottom. The finished panel was layered onto a Melon Mambo mat.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Thanks to Peggy Noe for the inspiration for this card.

Project Details
Stamps All That You Are, Amazing Life
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Melon Mambo
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals

 

Don't forget there is only 11 days left to get your FREE Sale-a-bration products when you place an order for $90 or more. The good news is that the popular Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack is back while stocks last, so don't miss out on yours, if this is on your wish list. It coordinates beautifully with the Gingham Gala Designer Paper pack, one of my favourites from the Occasions Catalogue.

I hope you like my project with All That You Are and thanks for visiting today!


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

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. This is our second last week of Sale-a-bration for this year.  The good news is that the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack is available again while stocks last. For details of ALL of the Level 1 product choices available, see them in my Online Store

If you've come from Lauren's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochures again this week and I am looking at this photo on page 10 of the main brochure.

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I chose the By the Bay stamp set specifically for the image of the seagulls so I thought I had better get it inked up. 

Stampin' Up! By The Bay - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The sample card is quite narrow, but I have gone with a standard card base in Gray Granite. I embossed a layer with the Seaside embossing folder and added it to the card base. The Gray Granite striped DSP was flagged with the  Banner Triple Punch with a smaller flagged piece in Pacific Point underneath.  

Stampin' Up! By The Bay - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the seagull image on Whisper White card stock and coloured it with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and cropped it with with the same die from the Rose Trellis Thinlits. It is quite a small image, so I have popped it up on a Pacific Point oval to up-size it and also add an extra pop of colour.  The leaves were die cut from Granny Apple Green and Old Olive card stock and I added a button with some Linen Thread knotted. The birthday greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays was double cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Stampin' Up! By The Bay - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Pacific Point and I added a strip of the striped DSP down the side.  The seagull image was stamped in the corner and coloured simply this time. 

Stampin' Up! By The Bay - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps By the Bay, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Brights DSP, Neutrals DSP
 Ink Memento Expresso Truffle
Accessories True Gentleman Buttons, Linen Thread
Tools     Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Needlepoint Elements Framelits, Seaside TIEF, Big Shot, Banner Triple Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Rachel has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project with By The Bay and thanks for visiting me today!


Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop

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Hi there

Today I am participating as Guest Designer with the talented Kelly Kent and her Paper Adventures team. The theme for the blog hop is 'wheels' and this turned out to be rather fortuitous as my husband requested a 50th birthday card for a colleague with a motor bike on it. 

Being a milestone birthday, I wanted it to be a bit special, so I have used a fancy fold together with the Classic Garage Suite of products to make my card. 

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The base card is Real Red and I've used the wheels design from the Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Paper for the large inside back panel. I have kept the colour combo to black, white, and red with silver accents. The art panel features the motorbike that I have fussy cut from another sheet of the Classic Garage Designer Paper.

I roughly cut the motor bike and then adhered it to some Basic Black card stock before fussy cutting. I also go around the image with a black marker to cover the white core of the paper for a nicer finish. To create the ground under the motor bike, I cut an irregular shape from scrap paper and then stamped the oil splotch through the template to reduce the area stamped and then popped up the bike image over the top.  The greeting is from the retired Amazing You stamp set, stamped in Real Red.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This photo shows the card standing showing the Double Z Fold.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This view shows the inside panels, where I have the Black Foil '50'  layered on the red mottled design paper. The sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set has been heat embossed in white on the grey grungy design paper for the end panel. I added the small gears cut from glossy Black Foil (carried over from the Holiday Catalogue) and a strip of the black/silver metallic ribbon at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The writing panel is on the reverse, where I have stamped the oil splotch a couple of times and then added the die cut birthday and the 'happy' was stamped above it. I finished with another strip of the black/silver metallic ribbon and the trio of gears in silver foil. 

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Amazing You (retired), Well Said
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Black Foil, Classic Garage DSP
 Ink Versamark, Real Red, Basic Gray
Accessories Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon, Classic Garage Metal Elements
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Garage Gears Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits (retired), Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Now it's time to hop over to Mandy's blog to see her fab project.

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I hope you've enjoyed my project and thanks for visiting me today. Thank you Kelly for your invitation!


CASE-ing the Catty - Gingham Gala

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Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Gingham Gala section of the new Occasions Catalogue. This is definitely one of my favourite suites in the catalogue.

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Monique's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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There are just 3 weeks left to earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. You can see all of the Sale-a-bration products that you can choose from in my Online Store. Don't forget the Sale-a-bration Coordination - all those fabulous dies to crop the images from your favourite Sale-a-bration stamp sets. They are only available until 31 March.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, which I've cropped out of the banner photo so you can see it more clearly. This layout is such a great way to use up leftover strips of designer paper, especially from the 6" x 6" paper size. It is also a great layout for using bold designs, as they are not so overwhelming in a smaller piece. I have a few samples using different designer papers.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This first sample uses the  Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper and I have laid my 1" strips onto a background of Poppy Parade card stock. The spacing creates a slightly wider strip that I have left bare to use for my greeting. I added the 'thanks' greeting from the Well Written Framelits that was cut in Sparkle Glimmer Paper and some of the cute wooden shapes from the Butterfly Elements to finish. The finished panel was popped up onto a Whisper White card base.

Project Details
Stamps Painted Seasons
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Painted Seasons DSP, Sparkle Glimmer paper
 Ink Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover
Accessories Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Butterfly Elements, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This sample uses the succulents design from the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper. I have added some of the Lemon Lime Twist Gingham and spotted Pool Party paper to complement the design. In the  space, I have a flagged banner in Sparkle Glimmer paper for my layered round greeting to sit on. I finished it with a double bow in white/silver Baker's Twine and some rhinestones. I'm really going to miss Lemon Lime Twist when it retires at the end of May 2019.

Project Details
Stamps Dear Doily, Painted Seasons
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Painted Seasons DSP, Gingham Gala DSP, Subtles DSP, Sparkle Glimmer paper
 Ink Pool Party
Accessories Rhinestones, White/Silver Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Stampin' Up! Happines Blooms DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My final sample uses the bold Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper, with the strips layered onto a Night of Navy background. I have heat embossed the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set in white and added a lush bow in Calypso Coral Satin ribbon at the top. To finish I added some coordinating Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and a wooden butterfly from the Butterfly Elements pack. 

The same layout has resulted in 3 very different cards, but all are bold and bright. I hope you get out some of your leftover strips and give this layout a try.

Project Details
Stamps Perennial Birthday, Happiness Booms
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Happiness Blooms DSP
 Ink Versamark, Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral
Accessories Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Butterfly Elements
Tools     White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

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2019 CTC Next

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Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Gingham Gala Suite and thanks for visiting me today!