CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration Week 1

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. It is week 1 of CASE-ing the Sale-a-bration Brochure and we are free to choose from all of the amazing projects shown. 

If you've just come from looking at Tina's lovely 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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

 

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The Happy Birthday To You stamp set is one of my absolute favourite items from the 2020 Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I selected the card above for my inspiration sample.  I love the birthday cake image as it perfect for colouring in lots of different ways. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Rococo Rose card base and added a layer of Crumb Cake that was dry embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I used a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink around the edges to add some depth.  Next, I  embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then used a Stitched Rectangle Die, cutting twice to create a custom size for my cake. I matted it on Rococo Rose and popped a piece of the Pearlised Doily underneath before adhering it on the right hand side of the card. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used Rococo Rose & Old Olive Stampin' Blends to colour the flowers on the cake with Gray Granite for the stand and centres of the flowers. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew that I would want to fussy cut the cake and those sweet flowers and I popped up the cake on the embossed panel.  However,  you will be pleased to know that from 4 February, you will be able to purchase the coordinating Birthday Dies for this stamp set. The greeting from Happy Birthday To You was heat embossed in white on Rococo Rose and flagged. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

In addition to a die to cut the complete cake with stand and flowers, there is also a die to just cut the 3 flowers - woohoo! You can now use those sweet flowers on lots of projects without fussy cutting. There are also some foliage dies and a separate cake stand as well.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have cut the 2 largest Stitched Rectangle Dies in Crumb Cake and Whisper White. I stamped another cake image and used the die I mentioned above to crop the 3 flowers. I cut away the separate flower and popped it in the corner, with the joined flowers at the base. I did cut these apart too, popping up the larger flower. I stamped a few of the little dots in Crumb Cake ink around the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

While I had everything out, I made this coordinating gift tag. I've used the tag die from the Bonanza Dies on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, with a smaller Stitched Rectangle to cut out the centre.  I popped up the tag frame on a piece of Rococo Rose that I cut to shape by tracing around the tag and then leaving a narrow border. I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays on a piece of Whisper White that I cropped to size with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  I stamped the birthday cake and then used the coordinating die to cut the 3 flowers, separating the 2 joined flowers to colour them. I've used one of the foliage dies fom Birthday Dies to cut some additional leaves in Pear Pizzazz.

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Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday To You, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Versamark, Crumb Cake
Accessories Rhinestones, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, White Baker's Twine, Pearlized Doilies
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Bonanza Dies, Birthday Dies, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Coastal Weave & Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, White EP, Heat gun

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE from the Sale-a-bration Brochure over the next 2 weeks, 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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Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. 

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Mini Catalogue Week 2

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. It is week 2 of CASE-ing the new January - June Mini Catalogue and we are free to choose from all of the amazing projects shown. 

If you've just come from looking at Kathryn's lovely 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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week I decide to christen the Timeless Tropical Bundle from the Tropical Oasis Suite

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I selected the project sample above for my inspiration with the Hibiscus and Frangipani flowers as the main focus. They remind me of the days we lived in a tropical area and were typical flowers in the gardens as they are so hardy.

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
As you can see I've pretty much done a full CASE of the layout, changing up the colours from the sample for a brighter result.  My base card is Terracotta Tile and I added the Petal Pink layer that was dry embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, also part of the Tropical Oasis Suite. The birthday greeting was stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White and positioned under the opening that was cut prior to the embossing. 

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The thing that really struck me when I was playing around with the different elements, is that there are so many options for how you can use this stamp set. You can stamp the images in any colour straight onto Whisper White; stamp the images onto coloured cardstock as I've done for the leaves; or stamp the images and colour them or any combination of the above!  I stamped the leaves in Mossy Meadow onto Granny Apple Green card stock for a bold and bright look. There is such a lot of shading in the stamp, it really didn't need anything else. The Hibiscus was stamped in Early Espresso ink and I used a combination of Stampin' Blends and Watercolour Pencils for the colouring. For the Frangipani flowers, I wanted a softer look, so I stamped first in Gray Granite before colouring. I coloured some rhinestones for the Frangipani and sprinkled a few more around.

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple with a white writing panel and I stamped the top of the small pineapple stamp in Granny Apple Green to create the border at the bottom. The Hibiscus flower is partially stamped in the corner in Early Espresso (stamped off) and then coloured with Stampin' Blends and Water Colour pencils. 

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Timeless Tropical
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Terracotta Tile, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green
 Ink Early Espresso, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Rhinestones, Braided Burlap Trim
Tools     Layering Circles Dies, Coastal Weave 3D EF, In The Tropics Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Watercolour Pencils, Stampin' Blends

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the new January - JUne 2020 Mini Catalogue over the next 2 weeks, 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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Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. 

Thanks for visiting me today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Sharing Love

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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. This month it's all about Sharing Love - letting friends and family know they are loved and appreciated! We don't 'do' Valentine's Day so much here in Australia, but showing love and appreciation is something you can do ANY day. We have 10 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a 3D project. 

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. 

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be & Stitched Be Mine Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This month I've created a cute heart-shaped basket to fill with treats. It has an optional stand, as shown in the photo above. 

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be & Stitched Be Mine Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've also have 3 designs for note cards - one for friendship, one for Valentine's Day and one that would be perfect any time. These are great to tuck into a gift or bunch of flowers.

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be & Stitched Be Mine Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the Meant To Be stamp set and coordinating Stitched Be Mine Dies from the Annual Catalogue for these projects. If you are in Australia, you can purchase these products from my Online Store right now. 

There are lots of other fabulous tutorials in the bundle too, you won't be disappointed!

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 January 2020 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.  Don't forget that with Sale-a-bration now on, you can earn a FREE product with a purchase of $90 or more.

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. 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 Odette's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Mini Catalogue Week 1

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Hi there

Welcome to the first week of CASE-ing the Catty for 2019! So many amazing products and samples to CASE in the next 6 months. 

If you've come from visiting my lovely friend Tina and looking at her gorgeous 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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

We have changed things up a bit this year, so there will be 2 weeks for each challenge, to give you more opportunity to create your own projects and pop them on our Facebook group. So this is week 1 of CASE-ing anything from the new January - June Mini Catalogue. 

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Where to start, lol! I decided to go with a product bundle that jumped out at me when I first looked at the Mini Catalogue. The Bonanza Buddies Bundle from the Birthday Bonanza Suite on pages 32-34  is just so darned cute! I love that Stampin' Up! has included our iconic Koala as one of the cute animal images.  It does make me very sad to think that 20,000 of them have perished in the bushfires.

There are lots of samples that I want to CASE from this suite, but I chose this one, first up. 

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Aren't those tags so cute! I decide to take the idea of the frame and translate it to a card.


Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added a layer of the small Coastal Cabana print from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper. The stitched frame in Bermuda Bay was created with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and I popped it up on Dimensionals. I used the frame from around the edge of the sheet of Dimensionals, so don't throw those out when you have used them all. I toyed with creating a shaker card, but decided that there was going to be plenty going on without that.  I stamped the greeting from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set in Calypso Coral and then cropped it with the new Stitched So Sweetly Dies and positioned it towards the top of the frame. The banner was die cut from another design from the designer paper and positioned so it would go across the greeting. 

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have fussy cut the lion with the balloons from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper. I roughly cut it out and then adhered it to Whisper White to give it some more body. I then stamped the head (Daffodil Delight) and mane (Mango Melody) and used the Bonanza Dies to crop them. This allowed me to pop up the mane over the body and then pop up the head to give him lots of dimension. I stamped the Koalas in Gray Granite and cropped them with the corresponding die. I die cut a party hat from some leftover striped designer paper and added a cute pompom to the top for the Koala. The packages were stamped in matching colours and you can add the bows as a second step if desired. You will  need to fussy cut them, but they are simple shapes. You can crop the basic animal images from the designer paper with the corresponding dies. If they have party hats or balloons, you will want to fussy cut them.

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Bermuda Bay mat for my writing panel and the leftover strip of the Coastal Cabana designer paper at the  bottom. The Koala is in party mode with his party hat and icecream in hand.  At the top I have the striped banner going across the corner. 

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Bonanza Buddies
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Birthday Bonanza DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove
Accessories Assorted Pompoms
Tools     Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Bonanza Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the new January - JUne 2020 Mini Catalogue over the next 2 weeks, 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. 

Sunday Challenge

Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. 

Thanks for visiting me today!


2020 Mini Catalogue Paper Share

Hi there

Happy New Year and new decade.  If you're in Australia you will know we have multiple states under seige with devastating bushfires, but many overseas readers maybe unaware. This is such a heartbreaking situation for the landscape, humans and animals caught up in it. Thousands of hectares of landscape annihilated, lives lost, thousands of homes lost and countless thousands of domestic and native animals lost. It is hard to comprehend the magnitude of this event. We need everyone to think, pray, visualise, contemplate rain falling on the scorched landscape and putting out the fires, because nothing else will be able to. 

On a cheerier note, the new Stampin' Up! January - June Mini Catalogue is now LIVE. If you are in Australia, and don't have your own copy of the Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure, leave your details here and I would be happy to pop them in the post for you.  In the meantime, you can read and download the Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochures by clicking  on the images below, or head over to Mini Catalogue section of my Online Store to see all the fabulous new products.

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If you have browsed the Mini Catalogue, you will have seen all the gorgeous new designer paper.  There is a great selection available and something for everyone and every occasion; for birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, Valentine's Day, for kids and the males in our life. So you can enjoy ALL of these lovely papers without having to purchase a full pack of each, I'm offering my 2020 Mini Catalogue Designer Paper Share

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You will receive 84 sheets of 6" x 6" designer paper and a BONUS 12 (6" x 6") sheets of the beautiful Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  This size is perfect for card fronts, is easy to store and the most affordable way to have it all! If you would prefer your paper to be left as 6" x 12" (except Best Dressed, which is 6" x 6") then please let me know. You actually get more card fronts from a 6" x 12" piece than two 6" pieces.

The cost is $45.00 including postage to anywhere in Australia.  You can make your payment by PayPal or EFT to my bank account (this is preferred as it saves PayPal fees).   Each set of papers will be in a separate cello bag and labelled for easy storage and identification. Your sampler will be carefully packaged to withstand the rigours of the postal system.

Fine Print: As I am 'sharing' full packs of designer paper, I need 4 people for each share to go ahead.  If I am unable to secure 4 participants per share, I will contact you and refund your purchase (hopefully this will not occur).

Note:  Due to Stampin' Up! Policy this offer is open to Australian Residents Only

Purchase your 2020 Mini Catalogue Designer Paper Share now and be in the first share ordered.

Cost is $45.00, including postage to anywhere in Australia.

Contact me for my bank account details, if you would prefer to pay directly to my account.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch by email or phone (0438 797 858).

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CASE-ing the Catty - CASE any Holiday Catalogue Project

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Welcome to the last week of CASE-ing the Catty for 2019! It has been such a blast showing you how fabulous the Stampin' Up! catalogues are for inspiring your craft projects. 

If you've come from looking at the beautiful project on Rebecca'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. 

This week we have free reign to CASE anthing from the Holiday Catalogue. Woohoo!

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There are so many fabulous samples that I could have chosen. I was looking for something quick, as I'm still feverishly trying to get all of my Christmas cards into the post.

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The gift box in the photo above popped out at me, with the lovely copper and vanilla ribbon generously tied around it. I decided to create a card using the major elements in the sample. 

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Very Vanilla Thick Card base and layered on the beautiful navy and copper star design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  I adhered the designer paper to a Very Vanilla panel first, to give it more body and then added the vertical strip of  the 1/2'"Classic Weave Ribbon with the copper greeting on it.  I decided not to go with the horizontal strip as it looked a bit too much on the card. I added the bow over the top, as it is quite difficult to get all surfaces to face in the right direction with a single sided ribbon design. The way I achieve this is to take a strip of ribbon and create 2 loops like bunny ears and then tie them into a knot. I tied a piece of cotton around the vertical ribbon, where the bow was to go, to pinch it in.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the tag embellishment, I had to adjust the scale slightly to suit the card. I adhered some of the Old Olive designer paper to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock before cropping it with a circle die from the Layering Circles set.  The copper foil branch from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements was added first, then the Pretty Peacock bauble that was heat embossed in Copper and the smaller bauble punched from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP was overlapped and popped up. The Copper Foil star was popped up on the edge of the large bauble and a copper star from the Star Designer Elements was added to the centre. I added another of the copper stars to the right to finish. A 1/16" handheld punch was used for the hole at the top of the circle and I threaded some Linen Thread through and tied it around the bow.  A couple of foam pads at the bottom keep it in position.


Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Copper Foil  mat for my writing panel and a strip of the navy and copper star designer paper at the  bottom. I added another of the copper foil branches at the top and adhered a 1" Night of Navy circle behind the foil bauble.

I used every item from the Brightly Gleaming Suite on this card, apart from the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. This has been one of my favourites this Christmas season with the coordinating products making it so easy to create luxe cards and packaging. Did you know all of the products in this suite apart from the 1/2" Classic Weave ribbon and Foil Elements will be carrying over to the 2020 Holiday Catalogue?

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, Copper Foil
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements, Star Designer Elements, 1/2" Classic Weave Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools     Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Copper EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, 1" Circle Punch (retired), 1/16" Handheld Punch (retired)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the gorgeous project Michelle 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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by gift packaging. Please join us again on 5 January 2020 when we return with lots of inspiration from the January - June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure. Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. All current customers will automatically receive their copy in December.

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Wrapped in Plaid Suite

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

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. 

This week, we're taking our inspiration from the Wrapped In Plaid Suite on pages 12-17 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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The Wrapped in Plaid Suite has been one of my favourites this Christmas Season. Lots of great coordinating products and samples to make creating your Christmas cards really easy. 

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I've taken my inspiration from the cute treat bag in the photo above from page 16. It uses the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper that has lots of designs in traditional Christmas colours and a gorgeous gold foil accent strip through all of the plaid papers. My husband asked me for some Christmas cards to send to school friends he has reconnected with this year. I thought this was a good opportunity to create a simple layout that isn't too fussy and fairly neutral in terms of the embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base and cut another card front sized piece, that I dry embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for some background texture.  For the 2" banner I've used the Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler striped design from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper and cut it with the stripes going horizontally. I added a 1" banner in Gold Foil that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered them to the embossed piece.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The large cluster of stars from the Christmas Layers Dies was cut from Gold Foil and I snipped it into 2 pieces. If you look at it carefully you will see 2 groups of 3 stars that are roughly in a semi-circle. I popped one under the banner on the right and used the second on the inside. I love that there is also a single die for each of the 3 large cluster dies in the Christmas Layers set and I cut a single star and popped it underneath on the left of the banner. You get a lot more mileage from your die cut this way, if you are positioning them under layers.

I've used my favourite greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, inked in Shaded Spruce and cropped with the 11/2" Circle punch and popped up on a Cherry Cobbler mat.  Like the sample, I've used the linen ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack around the top of the art piece and finished it with a bow. To reduce the bulk, I did this in 2 pieces with a strip of ribbon around the card front and the bow added separately. This is a nice neutral colour that tones down the Gold Foil a little.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a mat of Shaded Spruce for my writing panel and the other piece of the Christmas Layers die in the top corner. At the bottom is a piece of  Wrapped in Plaid designer paper in the opposite colour way to the banner on the front and I've cut it with the stripes going vertically this time. I finished with a single star in the bottom corner.

The card got the nod, so I'll being making a few more of these with different designs from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Shaded Spruce
Accessories Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools     Subtle 3D EF, Brick & Mortar 3D EF, Christmas Layers Dies, Big Shot, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals


If you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. All current customers will automatically receive their copy in December.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Lauren 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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a treat bag. Come back next week for our final CASE-ing the Catty challenge for 2019.

Thanks for visiting me today!


Heart of Christmas - Week 16

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Welcome to Week 16 and the final of Heart of Christmas for this year. I'm hosting the lovely ladies from the Art with Heart team this week, so make sure you check out all of the links at the bottom of the post to see their inspiring Christmas creations.

I've got another simple but elegant card for you this week. As we get closer to Christmas, simple is good, right?  I really like the bauble design from the Brightly Gleaming Speciality Designer Series Paper, but I have found it difficult to use. So my mission this week, was to find a simple layout that lets it shine.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Night of Navy card base and then added a layer of Copper Foil that I dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  It adds lovely texture and interest to a simple layout. The centre panel is also Night of Navy with some of the bauble design paper at the top. I've heat embossed the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set at the bottom. I finished with the Pretty Peacock/Old Olive ribbon around the centre panel, tied in a bow at the front. The centre panel was popped up on the foil background.  In my haste to get it photographed I forgot to add the 3 Metallic Pearls that I coloured with the Bronze Stampin' Blend Marker.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Copper Foil mat for the writing panel and some designer paper at the bottom.  In the top corner, I've used some of the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements. These are fabulous for quick and easy embellishment.

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, Copper Foil
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Pretty Peacock/Old Olive Reversible Ribbon, Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Ivory EP (not SU), Heat Gun, Bronze Stampin' Write Marker.

 

Here are the links to other ladies participating in our final Heart of Christmas this year.

Caroline Manwaring

Kate Morgan

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

Rachel Woollard

Diane Furniss

Michele Taylor

Andrea Sargent

 

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IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Peaceful Poppies Suite - Stamp Box Organiser'

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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. This month it's all about the New Year - getting organised, calendars, New Year events! We have 11 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Dorothee's lovely 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. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Bundle, Stamp Case Organiser - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My project this month is to help you get ready for the New Year and this useful organiser box would make a perfect Christmas or New Year gift for friends and colleagues. Keep it in your bag or great to have it handy in the glovebox of the car when you need to write a note or leave a message. Plus it includes storage for some handmade cards to have ready when you need them at short notice.

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I've used products from the beautiful Peaceful Poppies Suite  from the upcoming  January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue for this project. You will be able to purchase these products from my Online Store from 3 January 2020. However if you want to get started now, you can use any coordinating designer paper and card stock for a great result.  My tutorial includes detailed instructions for decorating the outside of the box and creating the features on the inside, plus 3 card designs using the new Painted Poppies stamp set.

There are lots of other fabulous tutorials in the bundle too, including multiple projects with mini calendars; a craft supplies organiser; New Year's party favours and cards. You won't be disappointed!

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 December 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. 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 Pia's Blog to see her lovely New Years projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Kids & Babies Section

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Shannon'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. 

This week, we're taking a break from the Holiday Catalogue and CASE-ing the Kids & Babbies Section of the Annual Catalogue.

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 There are lots of cute samples in the Kids & Babies Section of the Annual Catalogue.

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I've taken my inspiration from the sample above, although  it may not look too much like it, lol. I've turned it from a portrait to a landscape card.

Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Today, I've used the brand new Painted Poppies stamp set from the upcoming January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue (previously called the Occasions Catalogue). I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base and added a layer of Sahara Sand card stock that has been dry embossed with the Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Whisper White to leave a narrow border. I added a zigzag of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon under my embellishment.

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I enjoyed colouring the lovely floral images from the new Painted Poppies stamp set, using Roccoco Rose and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends markers for the flowers and Granny Apple Green Blends for the leaves. There are coordinating dies to crop the flowers and smaller leaf, although I decided to fussy cut them on the line. The greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays was heat embossed in white on Rich Razzleberry card stock and cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I layered up all the elements onto a Nested Stitched Rectangle Die that I dry embossed first with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I  inished with some Frosted/Clear Epoxy Droplets and a tiny Silver Glimmer butterfly on the edge of the flower.

Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Sahara Sand mat for my writing panel and I've partially stamped some sweet flowers along the bottom. Another stamp from the Painted Poppies set is a row of poppies, but I've just used the top inch or so of the stamp to create the border. I've coloured the flowers with Light Roccoco Rose and added a dash of Light Rich Razzleberry to the centres. The greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays is stamped in Rich Razzleberry.

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Poppies, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White,Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Silver Edged Metallic ribbon, Frosted/Clear Epoxy Dots
Tools     Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Roccoco Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Granny Apple Green), White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals


If you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. All current customers will automatically receive their copy in December.

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 a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!