CASE-ing the Catty - Colour Combo Kerchief Card Kit - Week 2

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Tina'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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It's week 2, CASE-ing the colour combos from the Kerchief Card Kit on page 9 of the Sale-a-bration brochure. As you can see from the photo above, there are 2 cards, each with their own colour combination. 


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This week, I'm CASE-ing the colour combo of the Poppy Parade card shown above. I almost wimped out on this challenge, as this is not a colour combo I would normally use. But hey, that is what a challenge is all about!

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So, this is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a card base in Thick Whisper White and die cut the stitched frame with the Stitched Rectanges Dies from Petal Pink card stock.  The card base was trimmed to 14cm (5 1/2") to better fit the stitched frame. I positioned the frame on the card base and stamped the greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in Early Espresso ink.   I dry embossed the front of the card base with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add texture and adhered the stitched frame flat onto the card.

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the Poppy Moments Dies to create the two poppies and used some more of the elements from the Kerchief Card Kit for embellishment. I started by colouring a piece of Vellum card stock with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends marker. I used the side of the brush tip to go across the vellum. I wasn't too particular about it as I wanted to create some shading, although you can't see that in the photo. You need to put the piece aside and wait for it to dry. In the meantime I die cut a Whisper White Base for each flower and the 'frame' in Poppy Parade card stock. Just the centres of each flower were cut again in Early Espresso card stock.  You can use just the vellum for the flower, which looks pretty too, but I prefer not to see the leaves underneath. It also enhances the colour of the vellum when your background isn't white.

I wanted the flower edging to be a little darker than the coloured Vellum, so I went over it with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends marker before adhering the Early Espresso centres. Once the Vellum was dry I cut another base for each poppy and then layered it all up, just attaching each layer in the centre to give it a more layered feel. I finished the larger one with Gold Foil stamens, popped up. I popped up the large poppy in the centre and then positioned the Pear Pizzazz leaves and Gold Foil leaves from the kit. 

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I continued with the frame theme, adding another in Petal Pink, with the smaller poppy embellishment in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'll be using the pretty Petal Pink lined envelopes that come in the Kerchief Card Kit to send the card.

Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, Gold Foil, Vellum
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls,  Kerchief Card Kit
Tools     Poppy Moments Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Markers (Dark Poppy Parade)

 

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

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You have one more week to join us with your CASE of the Kerchief Card Kit 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!


Fancy Fold with Happy Birthday To You

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The Happy Birthday To You stamp set from the 2020 Sale-a-bration brochure is one of my favourite picks in this year's promotion. Plus, the coordinating dies are now available and that makes it super easy to get maximum value from this set. You can choose the Happy Birthday To You stamp set for FREE with a qualifying order of $90 or more. The coordinating Birthday Dies are available for purchase for $47.00.

Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set & Birthday Dies

The dies crop the entire cake for you, but even better, there is a die that crops JUST the 3 flowers. This makes it so easy to use the lovely flowers on lots of other projects too. The foliage elements are small and dainty and there is a cake stand if you want something with a bit more presence.

I have combined this stamp set with the Trophy Fancy Fold for the card I'm sharing with you today. I've used the lovely colour combo of Night of Navy and Seaside Spray for a soft and elegant look.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You Trophy Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can see that the art panel sits about the base, giving it the look of a trophy. This makes for a great card for the recipient to display and looks extra special. The good news is that the card folds up and goes into a standard envelope (metric C6 or imperial). I used the instructions in this Youtube video from Cindy Brumbaugh and then adapted it to suit. The birthday greeting from the Happy Birthday To You set is the perfect size  and I heat embossed it on the side of the base before it was constructed.

I started by dry embossing a piece of Seaside Spray card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and using the largest of the scalloped and stitched rectangle dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set to create the art panel.  At the same time I cut a piece of Thick Whisper White with the same die for the writing panel on the reverse.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You Trophy Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the cake image in Basic Gray ink for a softer look and cropped it with the coordinating die after colouring the cake stand in Light Smoky Slate. The cake is adhered flat to the Seaside Spray panel with Tombow glue as it needs to slide through the base when it folds up, so you don't want anything to catch.

I stamped the image again and cropped just the 3 flowers this time, using Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers in Seaside Spray, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight to colour them. I snipped the top flower from the trio and adhered the 2 side flowers flat with Tombow glue for the reasons explained above. It still adds some depth to the image, that you wouldn't get if you just coloured the flowers directly on the cake. I popped up the single flower over the cake image, adding a couple of the leaf sprays I die cut from Old Olive card stock for some contrast.  You can see in the photo below, how the art panel slides through base to fold flat. The top flower sits above the base, so isn't a problem being popped up.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You Trophy Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The art panel and writing panel are sandwiched between a panel of cardstock attached to the base, which allows it to slide up and down to fold flat (this will make sense when you look at the Youtube video). I stamped and cropped the flowers again, colouring the the top flower, which I adhered flat on the bottom corner.  To write on the panel you just fold the base flat. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You Trophy Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This is a fun fancy fold to try and I think it would be especially good for a masculine card; I'll add that to the list!

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You Trophy Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday To You
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Old Olive
 Ink Versamark, Basic Gray
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Tools     Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Birthday Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, White EP, Heat gun, Stampin' Blends (Smoky Slate, Seaside Spray, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green)

 

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you out.  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 February IDEAS Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 65 pages of craft projects using 2020 Sale-a-bration products.  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  With an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product. 

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Colour Combo Kerchief Card Kit

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rose'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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This week, we're CASE-ing the colour combos from the Kerchief Card Kit on page 9 of the Sale-a-bration brochure. As you can see from the photo above, there are 2 cards, each with their own colour combination. 

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This week, I'm CASE-ing the colour combo of the Coastal Cabana card shown above. This is my favourite of the two colour combos.

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You might be wondering where the Pear Pizzazz is, but if you look carefully, there are some leaves behind the Gold Foil die cuts. 

Card kits are fabulous for quickly creating a stash of cards, plus, they are very portable. You can easily take them with you when you travel or go on holiday. I like to take one when I go to visit my Mum, so I have something to do when she is reading or napping.  

Stampin' Up! Kerchief Card Kit Alternate Design - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The other great thing about card kits, is that you can use the elements in the kit to create something entirely different and that's what I have done this week. I started with a Night of Navy card base and heat embossed the greeting from Happy Birthday To You at the base in white. Next I added the white lacy layer. This is the first time I've used the Stitched Lace Die and the edgelit that creates the pretty border on the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Kerchief Card Kit Alternate Design - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used 2 of the large roses from the Kerchief Card Kit as the focus of my embellishment. They are very soft and pretty, but I decided to add a bit more depth by using a Coastal Cabana watercolour pencil to add some colour around the edge of the rose and a bit more shading. The roses are layered on a Night of Navy stitched oval  with some of the Gold Foil leaves from the kit and the cute embossed Pear Pizzazz leaves from the Birthday Dies set. The stitched oval sits on a strip of Night of Navy to ground my embellishment. The roses are a lighter shade of Coastal Cabana that is closer to Pool Party, so I cut a narrow strip off one the cards to put on the navy strip. Underneath the navy oval is a large Vellum oval that softens the background behind the roses. I finished with a little bow, using a couple of strands of the White Flax Ribbon left over from another project.

Stampin' Up! Kerchief Card Kit Alternate Design - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat for my writing panel. At the base I added a piece of the stitched lace with the die cut edge and covered the join with a narrow border of Night of Navy and a narrow strip from the card. I have used another rose from the Kerchief Card Kit, adding the extra colour to the edge and shading. 

Stampin' Up! Kerchief Card Kit Alternate Design - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday To You
Card stock & Papers Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
 Ink Versamark
Accessories White Flax Ribbon, Kerchief Card Kit
Tools     Stitched Lace Dies, Birthday Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the Kerchief Card Kit 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Sweet Thank You Cards

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I've been busy making a batch of thank you cards for my lovely customers. Hopefully some will be popping into mail boxes really soon.

I decided to use the cute Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and coordinating Small Bloom Punch. Both of these items you can earn for free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration (until 31 March 2020). It is right at the back of the Sale-a-bration brochure and easy to miss.

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The Thoughtful Blooms stamp set is available to choose with a $90 order and the Small Bloom Punch is available with a $180 order.  The good news is that if you are unable to get the Small Bloom punch during Sale-a-bration, it will be available to purchase in the next Annual Catalogue, so don't pass this stamp set by.

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Blooms & Small Bloom Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by choosing the 3 colours for the larger flowers - Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue and Lovely Lipstick. I stamped a strip of each colour with the outline image and then used the solid stamp to fill it in. I stamped off twice to get the light shade of each colour and used the Small Bloom Punch to pop them out.  Because the stamps are Photopolymer, it is easy to line up the solid image over the top.

The leaf bracts were stamped 3 times in Granny Apple Green across the Whisper White panel, slightly lower each time. The tiny flowers were stamped in complementary colours and the greeting from Peaceful Moments was stamped at the top in Lovely Lipstick.  Some of the Whisper White panels were put through the Sutble 3D embossing folder and some were left plain.  I added a mat of Daffodil Delight and wrapped around some of the So Saffron Metallic Baker's Twine from the Sale-a-bration Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack and finished with a bow.  The panel was added to the Balmy Blue card base and finally, the flowers were popped up over the leaf bracts and I added a rhinestone to the centre of each.

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Blooms & Small Bloom Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I stamped one side of the leaf bract across the bottom of the Whisper White panel in Granny Apple Green. I filled it in with the tiny flowers in the 3 colours and added it to a Daffodil Delight mat.

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Blooms & Small Bloom Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

These cards use minimal supplies and no dies, but I'm really happy with how they turned out. Sometimes it is good to get back to basics and remind yourself that #simplestamping is fun.

 

Project Details
Stamps Thoughtful Blooms, Peaceful Moments
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue
 Ink Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack
Tools     Small Bloom Punch

 

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you out.  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 February IDEAS Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 65 pages of craft projects using 2020 Sale-a-bration products.  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  With an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product. 

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge Week 2

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. 

If you've just come from looking at Rachel'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 2, CASE-ing the layout of the Koala card in the photo above. 

CTC262_SketchHere is the card converted into a sketch so you can easily see the key elements, which are 3 panels and a sentiment. There is lots of scope to get creative. This is also a great layout to use your designer paper in the background, with your decorated panels over the top.

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed Suite & Lily Impressions DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This week, I've kept my card really simple, using beautiful designer paper to do the heavy lifting. I have a Thick Whisper White card base and a layer of the Lovely Lipstick painted canvas design from the Sale-a-bration Lily Impressions Designer Paper.  I have two stitched rectangles using a lovely floral design from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper. I cut a 4cm strip and adhered it to some Whisper White before die cutting to give it some body. In the centre is a stitched rectangle cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock. It isn't one of the designated colours, but it works well with the lighter tone of Old Olive. 

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed Suite & Lily Impressions DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I added a Vellum oval across the centre before popping up my stitched oval with the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. I've stamped some of the flowers from the Dressed to Impress stamp set to embellish the oval, colouring them with Stampin' Blends. The foliage is die cut from Old Olive card stock using dies from the Birthday Dies set, which is one of the new Sale-a-bration Coordination options now available. I feel that it needs a bit of bling, but couldn't make it work!

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed Suite & Lily Impressions DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Dressed to Impress, Peaceful Moments
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Vellum, Best Dressed DSP, Lily Impressions DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories  
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Birthday Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Rococo Rose)

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the Koala in the next 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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IDEAS Blog Hop - Sale-a-bration!

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

This month it's all about Sale-a-bration - we have 65 pages of crafty inspiration for you, using the FREE products that you can earn with a qualifying purchase until 31 March 2020.  This month we have 12 fabulous tutorials in the bundle and we are also welcoming  Narelle and Sigrid to the team.

Stampin' Up! Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper & Honey Bee Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This month I've created a book-style keepsake box and card using the beautiful Sale-a-bration Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and coordinating Honey Bee Bundle. The box would  be perfect for storing keepsakes or photos; for gifting a set of handmade cards (it fits full size cards and envelopes) or as a gift box for treats and other items. This gift set would work equally as well for a feminine or masculine recipient. The finished size of the box section is 6 3/4” x 4 3/4” (17.1cm x 12cm).

There are lots of other fabulous tutorials in the bundle too, each including a 3D project.  You won't be disappointed! More than 10 products from the Sale-a-bration promotion have been used in projects in the bundle. 

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 February 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.  With an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product.

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. 

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 Narelle's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. 

If you've just come from looking at Lauren'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, we are CASE-ing the layout of the Koala card in the photo above. 

CTC262_SketchHere is the card converted into a sketch so you can easily see the key elements, which are 3 panels and a sentiment. There is lots of scope to get creative. This is also a great layout to use your designer paper in the background, with your decorated panels over the top.

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, I couldn't help myself, lol, I just had to CASE the Koala card because it is so darn cute!  I wanted to make my card distinctly girly though, so I have used a different colour combo. My card base is Pool Party and I've added a layer of the icecream designer paper. My stitched panels are die cut from Grapefruit Grove card stock for the background of the Smoky Slate Koalas. 

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
These Koalas are set to party, with the first one holding a triple scoop icecream, fussy cut from the designer paper; the second with the party hat holds the birthday greeting from the Label Me Bold stamp set, stamped in Bermuda Bay and the third is holding a bunch of balloons I stamped and fussy cut.  Did you notice the cute banner? No, you didn't miss this design in the paper pack; I have stamped the small square image multiple times in a row and then die cut the banner from it. The So Saffron metallic twine (that is more like Daffodil Delight) from the Sale-a-bration Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack  was used for the cute bows.

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

I have kept the inside simple, with a panel of Whisper White and I have hand cut the row of birthday candles at the base. The greeting is from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set and I've added another banner  across the top using the same square stamp, this time in Mango Melody. 

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I'm really happy with how this card turned out. It looks the similiar but so different from the sample, which is the great thing about CASE-ing!

 

Project Details
Stamps Bonanza Buddies, Label Me Bold
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove, Birthday Bonanza DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Rhinestones, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (Sale-a-bration), Assorted Pompoms
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Bonanza Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

I had in mind another card and this time I turned the sketch on its head, literally!  Yes, you can do that! Let your creativity be inspired by, but not limited to what you see in the sketch. 

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This time I have a soft and pretty card, perfect for an engagement, wedding or anniversary. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base in a portrait orientation and added the panel of Petal Pink and Champage Foil accented designer paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper that I had layered onto Champagne Foil.  The 3 panels were die cut from Champagne Foil with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and positioned horizontally to form the background for the cherry blossom spray from the Forever Blossoms stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've coloured the large cherry blossom image with Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers for a soft look and cropped it with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I have cut the cherry blossom branch in two and inserted the greeting from the Here's A Card stamp set and added some extra leaves and a bud to soften the edge of the greeting banner.  The Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon is tied around the bottom panel to finish in a bow at the bottom of the floral spray. I have coloured, fussy  cut and popped up the 2 flowers with the Champagne Rhinestone centres for added interest and texture.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Petal Pink mat for my writing panel and the greeting from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in the centre. At the base is more of the Petal Pink Metallic-Edge ribbon and the top section of the cherry blossom image.

This card is so soft and pretty in real life and I hope the recipients love it too.

 

Project Details
Stamps Forever Blossoms
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP, Champagne Foil
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, 
Accessories Champage Rhinestones, Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Cherry Blossom Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Mint Macaron)

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the Koala sketch 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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Painted Poppies Fancy Fold

Hi there

I've had a busy couple of weeks, but happy that things are calming down again for a little while at least.

One of my favourite products from the January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue has been the Painted Poppies Bundle and the coordinating Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper from the Peaceful Poppies Suite of products  

When we talk about poppy flowers, the red poppy probably springs to mind first as it has been strongly associated with Remembrance Day since 1918. However, poppies come in lots of other colours including yellow, orange, white, pink and purple and probably others too. Did you know that the purple poppy is used to remember the animal victims of war? 

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The Painted Poppies stamp set gives you the option of line images to colour in your favourite medium or a shaded stamp to fill the large images. Plus you have some foliage options, a sweet field of poppies and a single elegant poppy image. The coordinating Painted Labels Dies crop the larger and smaller single flowers and leaf and you also get 3 label dies and a sweet scalloped border as well.

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The Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper is bright and bold with lots of  floral designs on one side and simpler coordinating designs on the reverse. This makes it so easy to mix and match for your projects.  The first design in the photo above is a border of orange and purple poppies (the colours are more vibrant in real life as you will see below). You can cut this sheet in half at 6" (15.2cm) and use the panel to make fabulous quick cards. You don't need much more than a greeting.  This is such a lovely panel and I wanted to make the most of a 6" x 6" piece, so I came up with this custom-sized Bridge Fold card.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used Blackberry Bliss for the card base and the coordinating spotted designer paper for the bridge. The birthday greeting is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, another of the products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite and I've heat embossed it in white on Blackberry Bliss card stock and cropped it with the new Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I added 3 of the little gold flower sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the embellishment, I've coloured the 2 larger poppy flowers with Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends markers and cropped them with the coordinating dies.  The leaves are coloured in Granny Apple Green to complement the bright green at the bottom of the panel. Did you notice the leaf on the left? There is only one leaf stamp and it curves downwards to the right. I wanted a leaf that turns downward to the left, so I created a mirror image. To achieve this, stamp your leaf  first onto a Silicone Mat and then carefully press a panel of Whisper White onto the image. If you set this up in a Stamparatus, you can stamp again on the card stock, so you can still crop the image with the die. You end up with a leaf image on both sides, so you can use one side to die cut the image and the reverse to colour your leaf that goes towards the left. This is a useful technique to have in your crafty bag of tricks. I added a little bit of extra foliage, die cut from Gold Foil using the Birthday Dies from Sale-a-bration Coordination that will be available on 4 February.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The panel for your message is on the reverse. I have a Granny Apple Green mat and I've stamped the upper portion of the field of poppies at the bottom. They are coloured with a Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends marker. 

The card folds flat for posting, but is oversize. However, I think it's worth it to make the most of this lovely panel of designer paper and it makes such a 'wow' card for the lucky recipient.  

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

When you purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle from me, you will receive my Painted Poppies Tutorial for FREE.  This detailed 10+ page tutorial with photos includes instructions for 4 card designs (including the Bridge Card above), each with decorated inserts and envelopes and my coordinating stamp case project shown below.  The Painted Poppies Bundle is AUD$90.75, so you will also earn a FREE Level 1 Sale-a-bration product with this purchase.  

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle now, through my Online Store, or contact me  to place an order.

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Gold Foil, Peaceful Poppies DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Peaceful Poppies Sequins
Tools     Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Painted Labels Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, White EP, Heat gun

 

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 - Sale-a-bration Week 1

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Hi there

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. 

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!


CASE-ing the Catty - Mini Catalogue Week 2

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Hi there

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. 

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!