IDEAS Blog Hop - Celebrating with Sale-a-bration!

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. 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.

If you've come from looking at Sandra'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. 

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This month we are celebrating with Sale-a-bration and the team has created fabulous projects using all of the FREE Sale-a-bration products, so there is plenty of inspiration to get crafty with your goodies.  This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 82 pages of crafty inspiration covering lots of occasions with cards (including fancy fold), gift packaging, treat packaging and gifts .

Stampin' Up! Wonderful World Bundle | Sale-a-bration 2022 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the Wonderful World Bundle for my set of cards and the sweet bag to gift them. The bundle consists of the stamp set and coordinating pack of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper. The paper is so pretty and I've shown you a few ways you can use the stamps and paper. The gift bag is a great size at 5" x 7" x 2" and will hold about 8 (or more) full size cards (imperial or metric size) with Medium Envelopes, or use it for other gifts. There are specific measurements for both Imperial and Metric card sizes, to make creating the cards super easy.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 14 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the August 2022 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 FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

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 Sara in the UK to see her lovely project. 

Blog_Hop_NextThanks for visiting today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - True Beauty Birthday

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Monique, 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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This week the Crew are giving the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue a little love; taking our inspiration from the Love, Thanks & Support section. There are heaps of great samples in this section to get the creative juices flowing.

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The True Beauty Bundle arrived in the post this week, so I chose the card above on page 66 for my inspiration.  The lattice die is the main reason I purchased this bundle, so now I have it, I need to get the value from it! 

Stampin' Up! True Beauty Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I wanted the lattice to be a feature of the card, so I've cropped it from Basic Black after first adding some Adhesive Sheet to the reverse (yay, I remembered!). I cut a panel of Pool Party the same size as the lattice and dry embossed it with the (sadly, retired) Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to give it a bit of texure, and then adhered the lattice die cut to it.  This makes it super easy to adhere the lattice panel to your card base and you could have a different colour behind the lattice if you wanted to. As the lattice die is almost the same width as a metric card base, I have cut a custom card base from Pool Party card stock to provide a 3mm border.

Stampin' Up! True Beauty Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I stamped the rose image from the True Beauty stamp set in Melon Mambo ink and cropped them with the coordinating die from the Organic Beauty Dies. I created some different shades by using a spoon to massage the ink into the ink pad for a slightly lighter colour. The leaf sets were stamped in Granny Apple Green and the foliage on the left in Garden Green. The greeting from the Potted Geraniums stamp set was stamped in Mememto Tuxedo Black and cropped with the label die from the Geraniums Dies. The gold twine was wrapped in a circle and adhered with glue dots behind the label. Then it is a matter of positioning the elements. I also popped in some extra foliage in Gold Foil and finished with a tiny Brushed Brass Butterfly on the label and a sprinkle of Iridescent Rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! True Beauty Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps True Beauty, Potted Geraniums
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Basic Black, Gold Foil
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green
Accessories Iridescent Rhinestones, Brushed Brass Butterflies, Simply Elegant Trim
Tools Subtle EF (retired), Organic Beauty Dies, Geranium Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Adhesive Sheet

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Love, Thanks & Support section of 2022-23 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to my friend Tina to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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If you're in Australia, please get in touch if you would like a hard copy of the new 2022 July-December Mini Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sweetest Christmas Suite

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, 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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It's July and the new 2022 July-December Mini Catalogue is here! For my customers, I hope your complimentary copy has arrived in the mailbox and you've had time to sit and enjoy browsing. There are lots of new products and so much detail to take in. It's also Sale-a-bration time, so you will get FREE goodies when you make a purchase of $90AUD or more, until 31 August 2022.

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I've chosen the project in the photo above for my inspiration. One of my favourite colour combos for Christmas is Pool Party and Red, so the Sweetest Christmas Designer Paper got my tick straight away. It's part of the Sweetest Christmas Suite, which includes 2 bundles, Glimmer Paper and embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I was keen to try the new striped die that has so many possibilites.  I cut it from white glimmer paper from the new Real Red & White 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper pack. I hope you can see some of the sparkle in the photo above. I love that Stampin' Up! have created a design in the Sweetest Christmas paper pack that fits perfectly behind the die cut to create the pretty multi-coloured look you see. I cut the paper at 4", so you will get 6 cards from each sheet. Adding Adhesive Sheet to the glimmer paper before die cutting will make it super easy to adhere to the designer paper. I decided to add a mat of Real Red card stock leaving a narrow border, to help it pop. 

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stayed with the candy cane embellishment for my card and stamped the pair from the Sweet Candy Cane Bundle in Real Red ink, as I wanted more red than white for my card. The sample card has the candy cane heat embossed in white on red card stock to give a more white look, so you can choose which option suits your look the best.  I added some Pool Party foliage from the Christmas Banners Dies behind the candy canes and popped the stamped banner over the top. I love the different banner options in the Christmas Banners stamp set with coordinating greetings. I finished with the Garden Green bow and one of the Flat Jingle Bell Trinkets above the banner and a sprinkle of gold sequins from the Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins.

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have stamped some foliage from the Christmas Banners stamp set in the top corner of the writing panel with Garden Green ink and stamped red berries over the top. I added a strip of striped designer paper at the base and layered it on a Real Red mat.

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Banners, Sweet Candy Canes
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Real Red, Red & White Glimmer Paper, Sweetest Christmas DSP
 Ink Garden Green, Real Red
Accessories Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins, Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack, Flat Jingle Bell Trinkets.
Tools Candy Cane Dies, Christmas Banner Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the 2022 July-December Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Kathryn to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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If you're in Australia, please get in touch if you would like a hard copy of the new 2022 July-December Mini Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Slimline Boughs of Holly

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, 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. 

CTC374_BannerThis week we are taking inspiration from a favourite retiring bundle from the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue.  

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Thankfully a lot of my favourite bundles have carried over into the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue, so I took a little poetic license and chose the project in the photo above using the Crane of Fortune Bundle. This slimline card with the simple embellishment spoke to me and as I had the Boughs of Holly designer paper still on my craft desk, I thought it would work well for another Christmas card.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
My slimline card base from Thick Basic White is 21cm x 9.9cm when folded, which is a little larger than those cut from Imperial card stock. It will fit into a standard DL (business) size envelope in Australia for standard postage. I added a layer of the rich Poinsettia designer paper from the Boughs of Holly pack. It is a larger scale than the one I used last week and has the Mossy Meadow background.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The background for the greeting labels is a piece of multi-toned Mossy Meadow paper from the Boughs of Holly pack that I adhered to a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock. The new Fern 3D Embossing Folder from the upcoming July-December Mini Catalogue etches very strongly, so you'll find the paper might crack and show the white core if you don't reinforce it first. I decided to take a chomp out of each corner with a retired 1/2" corner punch to mirror the Real Red label and soften the corners. The greeting from the Christmas to Remember stamp set was heat embossed in gold and cropped with a label die from the Painted Labels Dies. Under the greeting label is a Gold Shimmer Ribbon faux bow and two of the new gold Open Leaf Trinkets. The greeting was popped up over the red label also cropped with the Painted Labels Dies and I finished with a sprinkle of Irridescent Rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have added a piece of leftover Poinsettia paper to the Basic White writing panel and strip of Gold Shimmer ribbon for a border.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Christmas to Remember
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Boughs of Holly DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Irridescent Rhinestones, Gold Shimmer Ribbon, Open Leaf Trinkets
Tools Fern 3D EF, Painted Labels Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Gold EP, Heat tool, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1/2" Circle punch (retired)

 

We would love to see your CASE of a favourite bundle from the January-June Mini Catalogue this week. 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue or the upcoming 2022 July-December Mini Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Boughs of Holly

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, then welcome!  IIf 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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This week we are taking inspiration from an Embossing Project from any catalogue.  There are a number of embossing techniques including dry embossing, heat embossing, embossing paste and decorative masks, so there is sure to be a project that inspires you. 

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I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration as I like the simple layout that is perfect for Christmas cards. I've chosen to go with the Christmas theme and have a sneak peak of some lovely new designer paper from the upcoming 2022 July - December Mini Catalogue that goes live on 1 July. The year has gone so fast and I never have enough Christmas cards made, so I'll not pass up the opportunity to get my stash started!

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've dry embossed a card-sized panel of the Sahara Sand and white design from the new Boughs of Holly designer paper pack with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the Basic White card base. The Stitched Rectangle Dies were used to crop the pretty Poinsettia paper. I went a little longer than the sample poject as I wanted to show more of the design. 

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The greeting from the Merriest Moments stamp set (returning from last year) was heat embossed in white on the Shaded Spruce card stock, with the bottom end flagged. I popped up the greeting and added the Gold Holly Leaves in the corner with a trio of Red Rhinestones Basic Jewels. To finish I added double white Baker's Twine bow and 3 more of the Red Rhinestones under the greeting. 

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Shaded Spruce mat and I've fussy cut a Poinsettia flower from the edge of the paper and adhered it at the base. Such a great way to get the most from your patterned paper.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Merriest Moments
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Boughs of Holly DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Red Rhinestones, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Holly Leaves
Tools Stitched Rectangles Dies, Merry Melody 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, White EP, Heat tool, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of an embossing project this week. 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to my lovely friend Tina to see her cute project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue or the upcoming July-December Mini Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Colour Me Happy!

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. 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.

If you've come from looking at Sigrid'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. 

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Our theme this month is 'Colour Me Happy' and the team has created fabulous projects showcasing some or all of the new 2022-24 In Colors. There is a range of beautiful cards (including fancy folds), gifts, treat packaging, a gorgeous mini album and a cool storage box. This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 84 pages of crafty inspiration and there are lots of projects that I can't wait to try!

Stampin' Up! 2022-24 In Colors with Shaded Summer Stamp Set | Tutorial Available | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The 2022-2024 In Colors are bright, bold and reminiscent of summer - bright sun, lush foliage, turquoise water and starry night sky. To celebrate the new colours, I’ve created a set of cards using many of the coordinating In Color products and you can gift them in a fab folder that you can make from a single sheet of 12” x 12” (30.5cm x 30.5cm) card stock. The folder will hold 6 full size cards (imperial or metric size) with Medium Envelopes.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 14 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the June 2022 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 FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

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 Caroline in the Netherlands to see her lovely project. 

Blog_Hop_NextThanks for visiting today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - All Occasions Section

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, then welcome!  IIf 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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This week we are taking inspiration from the All Occasions Section of the Annual Catalogue.  This is a huge section and so many great samples to choose from. 

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I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration as it gave me the opportunity to try out some new products that I haven't used yet.

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the sample project, starting with a Balmy Blue card base and using the second design in the Fancy Frames Dies set also cropped from Balmy Blue. This is a die that would definitely benefit from having Adhesive Sheet adhered to the card stock first, to make it super easy to adhere to your project. Of course, I thought of this after I had cut it, lol. The greeting from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink on Basic White. I popped the Frame over the top of the Basic White background when I set it up in the Stamparatus to get the placement right.

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've used the Medium Daisy Punch to create the Daisies and the Ladybug Builder Punch to create the Ladybird. I popped up the wings and added a vellum layer for extra interest. The black spots were created with the Classic Matte Dots. The centre of the Daisy is created with a die from the Poppy Moments Dies and I added a large glossy dot in Balmy Blue from the new favourite Glossy Dots Assortment. I added some Granny Apple Green leaves using the Pansy Dies and a little gold foliage with the Forever Flourishing Dies. I finished with a trio of new Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels. The photo doesn't do them justice as they are very pretty. 

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Flowers of Friendship
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Sweet Sorber, Daffodil Delight, Vellum, Gold Foil
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories Glossy Dots Assortment, Iridescent Pearls, Classic Matte Dots
Tools  Fancy Frames Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Pansy Dies, Poppy Moments Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Ladybug Buildier Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE from the All Occasions Section this week. 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Using Blending Brushes

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, 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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This week we are being inspired by projects that use Blending Brushes. These are such a great tool to quickly add some soft colour to your project and are much less prone to the blobs and dark spots that are a hazard of Sponge Daubers.

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I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration. The Potted Geraniums Bundle was one of my must-haves from the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. There are both stamped and die cut elements to create the Geraniums and lots of lovely greetings in a nice mix of fonts.

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with the panel of Basic White and used my Blending Brush to add a soft background of Balmy Blue ink to give the impression of a lovely blue sky. The lattice cut from Gold Foil using the new Split Card Textures Dies was adhered to the right as a background for my pot of Geraniums and I added the panel to a mat of Polished Pink card stock, leaving a tiny border to help it pop. 

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the stamps from Potted Geraniums to create my pot of flowers. The leaves are stamped in Garden Green and the flowers use both Polished Pink and Melon Mambo to give the gorgeous colour tones. I have hot pink Geraniums in pots in my garden and they add such a fabulous burst of colour. There are coordinating dies to crop all of the elements, making it a lot faster to create this lovely detailed image. Isn't the pick with the greeting so sweet? I cut slits in the soil with my craft knife to slip the pick and Geranium stems through. The greeting is one from the Potted Geraniums stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso and cropped with one of the banner dies from my favourite Stylish Shapes Dies.

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Potted Geraniums
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Polished Pink, Gold Foil
 Ink Cinnamon Cider (retired), Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies
  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Geranium Dies, Split Card Textures Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Blending Brush

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using Blending Brushes this week. 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Fast & Fabulous !

Blog_Hop_BannerHi there

I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. 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.

If you've come from looking at Jacqui's fabulous project, 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. 

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Our theme this month is Fast & Fabulous Cards and wow, the team has created amazing projects to inspire you - so many ideas to create fabulous cards quickly.  

This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 76 pages of crafty inspiration and 10 of the 15 tutorials use brand new products from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue that goes live TODAY (3 May 2022).

Stampin' Up! Fast & Fabulous Cards | Hues of Happiness | Bundle of 15 Tutorials | Judy May, Just Judy Designs|

Using the gorgeous Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper together with the Blossoming Happiness Dies, you can create this lovely set of cards in no time. The Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Box has been embellished with a coordinating belly band to create an easy and pretty container to gift your set of cards. The gift box fits the 4 cards and Medium Envelopes.

We all prefer to create cards in our local standard size (Imperial or Metric), so I've included specific cutting instructions for both Imperial and Metric card sizes to make it super easy and quick for you to create these cards.  I've also included lots of tips to get the most of out of this beautiful patterned paper.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 14 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the May 2022 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 FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

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 Sara in the Uk to see her fabulous project. 

Blog_Hop_NextThanks for visiting today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Front Cover of 2022-23 Annual Catty

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! I've been MIA for the last few weeks, as we continue to work on our renovations.  We are doing all the finishing so there is always lots of filling, sanding and painting that needs doing. I've spend the last 4 days staining and sealing the french doors for my new craft studio.  That makes it all worthwhile!

If you've come from visiting  Michelle, 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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It's only a few more sleeps until the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue goes live! Woohoo, so much new product to enjoy. This week we are CASE-ing the front cover to get you in the mood. Here is the card layout as a sketch, so you can see the element more easily. CTC367_SketchIt is Mother's Day in Australia this coming Sunday, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to make my card for Mum. I forgot it was another long weekend here in Queensland, so I hope it will arrive in time in Western Australia. 

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | Front Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I love flowers of all kinds, whether they be in the garden or on cards, so the Hues of Happiness Suite is one of my stand out favourites from the new catalogue and I was so happy to see it on the Demonstrator preorder. I love all the elements of this suite and better still, the dies crop many of the floral elements from the Hues of Happiness designer paper, making it perfect for creating lovely cards, quickly.

You can see that I have stayed close to the sketch, although my focus panel is centred, rather than to the left. As my card is slightly smaller than normal, it worked best for me.  I used a piece of Fresh Freesia/Gorgeous Grape painterly design for the background and the Pool Party and Gorgeous Grape roses for the focus. The greeting is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I finished with a trio of the gorgeous Glossy Dots Assortment, which are also part of the suite.

You might be wondering what the smaller panel to the left is. Well, this panel is one of 4 in my Pinwheel Tower card, so the smaller panel is the reverse side of another blade on the pinwheel!

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
Here is a view from the top, so you can see how it looks. This is very simple to make and you can easily adjust the dimensions to suit. My card is 10.2cm x 14cm (4" x 5 1/2"), to suit the elements I'm using. It does fold flat for posting, but mine won't fit in a standard envelope, so I will be making a custom envelope for it. 

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | 2nd Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 This is the second 'blade' of the pinwheel. I've created a frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and heat embossed the sentiment from the Blessings of Home stamp set in white. Small roses add colour to the frame and I finished with a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | 3rd Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is the 3rd 'blade' of the pinwheel and I've added a piece of one of my favourite designs from the Hues of Happiness paper pack. It includes all of the colours that I've used in the card.  The sentiment is from the Lovely You stamp set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I finished with a Pool Party flower and leaf set in the corner and a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | 4th Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The final 'blade' in the pinwheel is the stitched writing panel, cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The greeting from the Daffodil Daydream stamp set, is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink. I have kept all the previous left sides blank, so it wouldn't be quite so busy, but I've added a little cluster of flowers this time. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Happiness Abounds, Peaceful Moments, Lovely You, Blessings of Home, Daffodil Daydream
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Hues of Happiness DSP
 Ink Versamark, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, Glossy Dots Assortment 
  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Tool, Tombow Glue

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of  the cover of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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You can head over to Lauren to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 

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