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

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. We're half way through the Sale-a-bration promotion, so it is time to add some more excitement with the brand new Second Release products that are now available until 31 March 2019.  Check out the new Level 1 and Level 2 products you can choose with a $90 or more purchase by viewing the Second Release Brochure online and you can save it to your computer or tablet.

If you've come from Liz'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 specifically, I'm using the new Second Release brochure. There are a great range of new products to choose from, plus all of the products from the initial release are still available too.

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My inspiration comes from the card on the right in this photo of the front cover of the Sale-a-bration Second Release brochure. This card uses the Painted Seasons Bundle which is a new Level 2 option that you can choose with an order of $180 and includes the Painted Seasons stamp set and Painted Seasons Designer Series paper. You can see more details about these products in the video below.

I was drawn to the stamped background on this card using the succulent stamps, plus the colour combo. These are distinktive stamps so you get all the gorgeous detail from just one impression of the stamp.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped up a panel with succulents in Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party, and added the little stars in Balmy Blue. A very narrow mat of Lemon Lime Twist was added to the art panel and then it was popped up on the Balmy Blue card base. 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The greeting from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set was stamped in Call Me Clover ink and then cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and layered onto a stitched circle in Balmy Blue. I have a larger circle of Vellum sitting on the art panel and I then added the die cut leaves and wooden elements and the gold sequin trim in the centre. The greeting was popped up over the top of all of these embellishments. I finished with the wooden butterfly and the little flower.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Lemon Lime Twist and I've added 2 more of the succulents in the corner with some die cut leaves. I used a sponge dauber to add some extra colour into the centre of the Lemon Lime Twist flower.  I'm looking forward to trying out more colour combinations.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Painted Seasons, Dandelion Wishes
Card stock & Papers Balm Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Vellum
 Ink Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Balmy Blue
Accessories Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Butterfly Elements (Sale-a-bration)
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack

 

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 looking at Painted Seasons and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - How Sweet It Is

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the How Sweet It Is section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are lots of lovely samples in this section to get you inspired! 

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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Don't forget that you can earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'll pop one in the post for you.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the little tag with the cupcake, in the photo above. I don't have the Sweetest Thing stamp set or the coordinating Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies, but I do have some of the How Sweet It is Designer Series Paper and scissors, so I got to work to create my bright, fun, friendship card.

Stampin' Up! How Sweet It Is DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Bermuda Bay card base and added a piece of the Highland Heather spotty paper at the bottom. The white embossed greeting is from the Detailed with Love stamp set and I thought it worked really well with the sweets theme of this designer paper. I cut the strip of Melon Mambo card stock with the cute stitched and scalloped edgelit from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and wrapped some white baker's twine around it and adhered it to the top of the spotty paper. 

Stampin' Up! How Sweet It Is DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
My focus embellishment is the sweet cupcake that I cropped from one of the sheets of designer paper from the How Sweet It Is pack. I roughly cut the cupcake from the paper and then adhered it to some Whisper White before fussy cutting it. It gives it more body when you pop it up on foam pads.  I used a glue pen to go around the curves of the frosting and then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to match the gorgeous Glitter Enamel Dots that I popped over some of the sprinkles. I love that they match the colours in this suite perfectly. I also fussy cut one of the sweets to sit along side the cupcake, which is mounted on a Melon Mambo stitched circle and then a scalloped vellum circle. 

Stampin' Up! How Sweet It Is DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have used the stitched and scalloped edgelit on each side of the writing panel for a cute finish, with a strip of the spotty designer paper down the side. I've fussy cut some more of the sweets from the designer paper and arranged them in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! How Sweet It Is DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Unfortunately, my camera doesn't capture the brightness of the Bermuda Bay very well, but it is very pretty IRL.

Project Details
Stamps Detailed with Love
Card stock & Papers Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Vellum, How Sweet It Is DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Glitter Enamel Dots, Heart Epoxy Droplets
Tools     Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat gun, Dazzling Diamonds, Wink of Stella Pen

 

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. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project with the How Sweet It Is Suite and thanks for visiting me today!


Very Vintage Thanks

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Today, I'm sharing the thank you card I made for customers who ordered with me last month. I used the Very Vintage Host stamp set from the Annual Catalogue, which is an option that you can purchase with Stampin' Rewards when you place an order of $250 or more.  The Host stamp sets are right at the back of the catalogue and are easy to overlook, so I'm showing you the images in this set in the pic below. I love the combination of greetings and lovely vintage images in this set. The label coordinates with the Darling Label punch from the Darling Label Punch Box.

Very_Vintage_Stamp_SetThe classic floral line image reminds me of the designs you see on toile fabric and on blue and white china.  I love blue and white china and have many pieces around my house, so that is my inspiration. I've used Blueberry Bushel with Whisper White to create my monochrome cards.

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy DesignsI masked off a narrow panel on a piece of Whisper White card stock and then used the sponge brayer to add a light layer of Balmy Blue ink. A sponge dauber was used to add darker highlights with Blueberry Bushel ink. The large floral image was stamped over the top of the coloured panel with Blueberry Bushel ink and the bee was stamped in the corner. I added the narrow strip of Blueberry Bushel card stock across the base of the coloured panel and wrapped the lovely white/silver metallic edge ribbon around and finished in a bow. The thanks was cropped in Silver Foil using the die from the Well Written Framelits.

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This closeup gives you a better view of the coloured panel and floral silhouette. I added some clear epoxy droplets to finish.

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have kept the inside simple, with part of the floral image stamped in each corner of the writing panel. 

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Very Vintage (Host)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Silver Foil
 Ink Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue
Accessories Clear & Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Silver/White Metallic Edge ribbon
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, Sponge Brayer, Sponge Dauber

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


IDEAS Blog Hop - 'All My Love' Birthday Projects

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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 Birthdays. We have 9 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each consisting of at least one card and at least one gift packaging option and we're giving you a peek at our projects in this hop.

If you've come from Debbi'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 IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

I love making gift packaging to match the card I am giving, so this month I have a large and sturdy gift box to coordinate with my card. You can fit a scarf, blocks of chocolate, home made treats, soaps, jewellery, craft supplies and much more into this gift box. Once you have made one, you will see how easy it is to change the dimensions to customise the size.

Stampin' Up! All My Love Gift Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the gorgeous All My Love Designer Series Paper and coordinating products to create my projects this month, as well as the fabulous Butterfly Duet Punch and Sale-a-bration Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the projects shown in the photo above.  In addition, you will receive another 8 detailed, step by step tutorials with ideas for Birthday cards and gift packaging, 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 to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me to find out how to earn it for FREE!

There are 3 ways you can get the February 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. For those lovely customers who have already placed an order during December, keep an eye on your Inbox for the email with the attached PDF. 

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 in January, during Sale-a-bration, so stay tuned for more details on that offer.

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 Lisa's Blog to have a peak at her lovely projects.

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

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. It's a scorching Sunday here in Melbourne. I'm lucky to be able to escape to some air conditioning in my craft room. Northern Australia is facing unprecedented flooding rains and I know many readers in the northern hemisphere are facing their own extreme weather events, too. So where ever you are, I hope you are safe from the worst of what Mother Nature is delivering us at the moment! 

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 Brochure again this week. Don't forget that you get to choose a FREE item from this brochure, when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019.  Plus, NEW Sale-a-bration products will be released in mid-February and NEW products that co-ordinate with your FREE Sale-a-bration items will be released for purchase on 1 March 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

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I'm taking a break from the feminine, floral creations to go a little bit country this week. My inspiration comes from the project in the photo above, on page 10 of the Sale-a-bation brochure. I was taken with the copper embossing on the copper tin; such a great idea and I would love to try it. As I don't have the copper tins, I've gone with the next best thing - copper embossing on Copper Foil. 

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

It was really difficult getting a good photo that does justice to the copper embossing, with the reflection coming off the foil. I used the Stamparatus and the 'hinge stamping' technique to stamp the grasses in Versamark across the bottom of the Copper Foil and then heat embossed with the lush copper embossing powder.  I was really happy with how it turned out and you need to see it in real life to appreciate the lovely texture that it adds to the foil. You do need to be careful with the Stamparatus magnets on the foil, as it marks very easily. Next time, I would place a small piece of Whisper White card stock underneath the magnet, so that it doesn't scratch the foil when you remove it. Don't forget the embossing buddy before you stamp to prevent stray particles of embossing powder.

The embossed foil was adhered to an Early Espresso card base. The Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry design from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Paper pack reflected the colours in my rooster and I think it works well with the copper, too. These green tones were everywhere in my country childhood. I adhered the DSP to Coastal Cabana card stock to give it some body and then shaped it into the tag.  I used the long retired Slot Punch to add the opening at the top. A Very Vanilla Lace Doily was added to the right edge and then the embossed Bermuda Bay greeting banner was positioned over the top.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The majestic rooster from the Sale-a-bration Home to Roost stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I wanted to preserve the detail in the rooster image and thought that embossing would achieve that. Clear embossing over normal ink is more subtle and is great for water colouring too. Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers were used to colour the rooster and then he was fussy cut and positioned over the banner. The ground and his legs are flat on the banner and then I've popped up the rest of him over the doily.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've continued the country theme on the inside, using more of the Coastal Cabana DSP as a background to the Very Vanilla stitched rectangle writing panel. I added the off-cut of the doily under the writing panel to balance out the length.  The little vase from the Vibrant Vases stamp set was stamped in Coastal Cabana ink on Coastal Cabana card stock to give more depth to the shading and then cropped with the Vase Builder Punch. The little bunch of flowers was stamped, coloured and fussy cut and positioned under the popped up vase.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I finished off with a bow in the Braided Linen Trim at the top of the tag and a trio of clear epoxy droplets that I coloured with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker.

Project Details
Stamps Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration), Beauty Abounds, Vibrant Vases
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Copper Foil, Tea Room Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Lace Doilies (retired), Linen Braided Trim
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends (Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Bronze), Dimensionals, Ivory EP (not SU), Heat gun, Vase Builder Punch, Slot Punch (retired)

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. 

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I hope you've enjoyed looking at Home to Roost and thanks for visiting me today!


Petal Pink Birthday

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I've been colouring more roses from the Tea Together stamp set, but this time using the Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers for a different look. I chose Petal Pink to coordinate with the beautiful Petal Pink Vellum from the Floral Romance Speciality Designer Paper.

I've covered the entire front of my Whisper White card base with the vellum. My preferred method is to use a sponge to lightly dab on a scant amount of Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I put a squiggle of glue onto the Silicone Mat and then pick up a little with the sponge and dab it around the edges. Lightly press the vellum onto the card base for an invisible finish.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together, Floral Romance Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used one of the new Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies to cut the centre panel and added some extra interest with the lovely floral embossing die from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies in opposite corners. This provides a background to my Petal Pink roses that were cropped with the co-ordinating die from the Tea Time Framelits, which is one of the Level 2 Sale-a-bration FREE products available for you to choose when you place and order of $180.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together, Floral Romance Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The greeting from the Forever Lovely stamp set was stamped in Mint Macaron ink and I've used the Soft Sea Foam and Light Mint Macaron Blends on the leaves of the roses as well. I finished with a trio of Calypso Coral enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms pack for some extra pop. You can see the detail in the lovely needlepoint embossing die in this closeup.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together, Floral Romance Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have added a Grapefruit Grove mat for the writing panel and a narrow strip of the Petal Pink vellum was added at the base. In the top right corner, I've used the floral embossing die as a background to the smaller flower, also from the Tea  Together stamp set.  

Stampin' Up! Tea Together, Floral Romance Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Tea Together, Forever Lovely
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Floral Romance Specialty DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Mint Macaron
Accessories Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Needlepoint Elements Framelits, Tea Time Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Light Mint Macaron, Light Calypso Coral), Dimensionals, Silicone Mat, Tombow Liquid Adhesive

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


CASE-ing the Catty - Floral Romance

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Floral Romance section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are lots of lovely samples in this section to get you inspired! 

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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Don't forget that you can earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'll pop one in the post for you.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, although you will see that my finished product does not really resemble it at all. I saw the lovely Lace Dynamic embossing folder and started with that, although I went with a white card base and a white embossed panel in a landscape orientation.

Stampin' Up! Floral Romance Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used Petal Pink as an accent colour in the flowers, the die cut oval and the variegated ribbon. I have to say when Petal Pink was released in the colour refresh, it honestly did not float my boat! However, the Floral Romance Suite of products has changed all that with the beautiful vellum in the coordinating Floral Romance Speciality Designer Paper that I have used for the background in my photo. 

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I've stamped the main floral image from the Wonderful Romance stamp set in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and used Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers to colour. The large leaves are in Mossy Meadow and for the smaller spray of leaves with the flowers, I used Granny Apple Green to provide some contrast. The flowers are coloured with Petal Pink and a touch of Light Calypso Coral. The flowers were stamped, coloured and then fussy cut and popped up for extra dimension and a little pearl added to the centres. 

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For the inside, I have embossed the scallops from the Lace Dynamic TIEF on each side of the writing panel. I was going to leave it at that, but thought it looked a little insipid, as one of my crafty friends would say! I added the die cut spray from the Well Written Framelits Dies and used Grapefruit Grove to add a better of extra colour for the flowers. I'm not sure that I really like it though.

Stampin' Up! Floral Romance Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Wonderful Romance
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon
Tools     Wonderful Floral Framelits, Lace Dynamic TIEF, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, Well Written Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Glue Dots,  Stampin' Blends markers

 

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 with the Floral Romance Suite and thanks for visiting me today!

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Colour Co-ordinated Packaging

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I have something a little different for you today. If you follow my blog, you will know that I love to make gift packaging. Not only do I love designer paper for my cards and 3D projects, I also love beautiful gift wrapping paper. I found a bold and bright tropical design in Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy with gold accents, to wrap gifts for special friends.

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic Colour Coordinated Gift Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I made some Face Serum with beautiful nourishing oils, so I decided to create a colour coordinated box for the oil. Wrapping bottles is notoriously difficult, so a cute box is the perfect solotuion. You can see the orginal wrapping paper and my box in this photo. Isn't that a great colour match?

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic Gift Boxes - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The base of the box is made from Bermuda Bay card stock and while it was still flat (before adhering the base), I stamped the vertical lines from the Tropical Chic stamp set around the base in Night of Navy ink. This was super simple to achieve by setting it up in my Stamparatus stamp positioning tool. I simply folded the box (still flat) so that the left panel could be stamped and then I re-folded to position the next panel for stamping and so on.

Using the same process, I stamped the large leaf on the front and back of the box in Night of Navy ink. The flower was heat embossed into gold and then cropped with the coordinating framelit die. Once the box was constructed, I popped up the flower over the leaf on the front. I finished with some narrow gold cord wrapped around and tied in a bow at the top.

Making your own gift packaging is fun and easier than you think. Why not give it a try the next time you have a small item to gift wrap?

Keep cool (Aussie readers) and thanks for visiting today.


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

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Welcome to another week of  CASE-ing the Catty.

If you've come from 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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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochure again this week. Don't forget that you get to choose a FREE item from this brochure, when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019.  If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'd be happy to pop one in the mail for you.

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I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on the left, from page 17 of the Sale-a-bration brochure, using the Tea Together stamp set. The coordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies are FREE to you with a $180 order or party sales.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The sample uses no-line watering colouring, so I decided to try out this technique and I haven't water coloured for ages. I stamped the tea pot in Balmy Blue ink (stamped off first) onto water colour paper and then used the Aquapainter to add layers of colour.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The embellishments on my card have covered up a lot of the tea pot, so this is a photo of it naked! I still like a fairly defined edge on the image, so I tried not to put too much water over it. When it was dry, I cropped the tea pot with the coordinating framelit die. 

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My 12.5cm square card base is in Very Vanilla thick card stock and I dry embossed the front with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder for a lovely texture. The centre panel of butterfly designer paper is from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Paper pack and it has been layered on to Rich Razzleberry card stock. I adhered the retired Lacy Doily towards the left side and then popped up the die cut tea pot over the top. The Mother's Day greeting from the Tea Together stamp set was layered onto a scalloped oval in Rich Razzleberry. I used markers to colour the rose before stamping and water colouring.  I found the marker ink melted away more than the stamp pad ink, leaving very few of the internal lines on the image. However, it does result in a lovely soft result. I added some copper trimmed vanilla ribbon until the rose that was also popped up.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of Rich Razzleberry for the writing panel with a strip of Rich Razzleberry striped paper at the bottom.  I have added another of the water coloured roses to the bottom corner. The lovely sentiment also from the Tea Together stamp set was stamped in the centre in Rich Razzleberry ink.

StamTogether - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Tea Together
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Watercolour Paper, Tea Room Specialty DSP, Regals DSP Stack
 Ink Balmy Blue, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Accessories Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Basic Jewels Pearls, Lace Doilies (retired)
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits, Tea Time Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what 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 looking at Lasting Lily and thanks for visiting me today!


Geared Up Birthday

Hi there

I have a masculine card to share today - a bit of a rarity around here, lol.  I've used the new Geared Up Garage Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. It is great to have a coordinating suite of products that should appeal to a male of any age. 

I've seen a few cards recently using the Faux Denim technique and I thought it would make a perfect background for this masculine card. I started with a piece of Balmy Blue card stock cut to the size I wanted to use. I think this is important, as you don't want to cut off the nice dark bits you get on the edge of your art panel. Next drag the end of the ink pad (in this case Night of Navy) vertically and then horizontally across the card stock, trying not to get any strong lines from the edge of the ink pad. It is better to go softer and build up the colour than put too much pressure and end up with a strong line that is hard to blend in.  That's it! Easy, peasy. Every piece you do will be different, but they will all look great. I'm sure this technique would also look great in other colours too. 

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

After adding the Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon at the bottom of the art panel I matted it onto Whisper White and then adhered it to the Real Red card base.  

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The set of connected gears from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies was cut from Black Foil, that has been carried over from the Holiday Catalogue. To make it super easy to adhere, cut a piece of Adhesive Sheet and adhere to the back of your foil before you die cut and turn it into a sticker. Once the gears were in place, I positioned the birthday banner and added the die cut 'happy' above it.  Both of these are from the fabulous Well Said Bundle, which is a set of 51 stamps and 24 dies that allow you to mix and match the text and die cut greetings. It is an investment, but something you will have in your craft stash forever. I'm very fortunate that some lovely crafty friends gave this bundle to me as a belated birthday gift and I'll be forever thankful for their friendship and generosity. 

The 'birthday' was cropped with the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, which is another fabulous addition to your craft tools. To get the length I wanted, I die cut one end and two-thirds of the length and then moved the die down and then just cut the second end. This is a great technique you can use to lengthen or shorten your die cut squares and rectangles to get exactly what you need.

Finally, I stamped the car in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Real Red and highlights in Cherry Cobbler. There is a die for the car, but I chose to fussy cut it to get a really narrow border and then popped it up over the gears. I finished with the smallest black Faceted Dots on the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a black mat for the writing panel and I've added a narrow strip from another faux denim panel at the base. I stamped the oil stain twice in Basic Gray ink to create a background for the greeting that I heat embossed in white on a piece of faux denim background and cropped with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  I popped up the die cut trio of gears on the corner to finish. 

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Geared Up Garage, Well Said
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Black Foil,
 Ink Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Basic Gray
Accessories Faceted Dots, Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon
Tools     Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, Well Written Framelits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Real Red & Cherry Cobbler), White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheet

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