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

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Hi there

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 Specicalty 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

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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!


CASE-ing the Catty - All My Love

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the All My Love 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 Julia'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 pretty, narrow note card above that features the beautiful climbing roses image from the Climbing Roses stamp set. It is a set of 9 cling stamps with 5 lovely greetings and 4 images. It coordinates with the Rose Trellis Thinlits dies, which cut that lovely big rose image on the card, plus it has a number of extra pieces including a lovely lattice frame and label that will work with many projects.

When I saw the sample above, I thought the 'V' shape of the roses would make a lovely flap for a special card. I went ahead and made a prototype in copy paper first to make sure it was feasible and came up with my combined card and gift card holder. 

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
It looks pretty much like a regular card from above, with the roses overlapping a panel of the lovely Highland Heather Gingham paper that has been topped with the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. I added the greeting from the Cake Soiree stamp set,  cropped with the 1" Circle punch and sitting on a narrow banner and popped up on an Old Olive mat. I added a tiny sparkly heart that I covered with glue (using a glue pen) and then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The roses were stamped in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and then partially die cut. I cut away the excess card stock and created the curve on each side up to the score line. The roses were coloured with the Highland Heather Stampin' Blends alcohol marker and I added the highlights with the Gorgeous Grape watercolour pencil for a soft effect. The leaves were coloured with the Granny Apple Green watercolour pencil for the same reason. These colouring media work well together, so experiment for different effects.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

When you lift up the rose flap, which is held in place with tiny magnets, the bottom flap folds down to reveal the writing panel. I have added a mat of Highland Heather for the writing panel and another strip of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon at the bottom. The greeting from the Varied Vases stamp seemed appropriate and it was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink. I have coloured the small rose image that is also included in the Climbing Roses stamp set and popped some dainty greenery from the Wonderful Floral Framelits underneath.  

The middle panel provides a pocket for a gift card. I added a layer of Highland Heather and the white pocket that was edged with the cute stitching and scallop finish using a die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. More of the Highland Heather gingham paper was added under the stitching and I finished it with 2 more of the little coloured roses.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the flap created by the roses more clearly in this photo and I also used the Subtle embossing folder on the 2 panels of the card before adding the extra layers.

Thank you to my lovely mother-in-law Betty, who gave me this fabulous bundle of products for Christmas. Well actually, she gave me the money and this is what I purchased with it! I know I'm going to get a lot use from it. I see the opportunity for a wedding version of this card and I'm looking forward to trying that idea too.

Project Details
Stamps Climbing Roses, Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Highland Heather, Old Olive, Gorgeous Grape, Gingham Gala DSP Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, 2mm Rhinestones (not SU), Heart Epoxy Droplets, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools     Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/8" Circle punch (not SU), Stampin' Blends markers, Watercolour pencils, Glue pen, 1mm Neodynmium Magnets

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Sandra 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 Climbing Roses Bundle and thanks for visiting me today!

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IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Meant to Be' Valentine's Projects

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Welcome to the first blog hop for the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team. Each month we will put together a Tutorial Bundle to give you a heap of inspiration for your crafting. There will be a theme for each month and this month it is Valentine's Day. We have 8 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each consisting of at least one card and at least one treat packaging option and we're giving you a peek at our projects in this hop.

If you've come from Janey'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. 

We all have a different perspective on Valentine's Day, with some crafting for a special someone and others taking the opportunity to show friends and family they are special. Either way, our projects are not just for Valentine's Day - you can change up the greetings and colours and use them for many other occasions too.

Stampin' Up! Meant to Be Valentine's Day projects - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used products from the Meant to Be bundle that is new in the Occasions Catalogue, to create my projects.  My tutorial has step by step instructions to make all of the projects shown above.  In addition, you will get 7 other detailed, step by step tutorials with ideas for Valentine's cards and treat packaging. There are more than 20 cards and treat packaging projects in the bundle, so this is fabulous crafting value.

Each tutorial features at least one card and one project, some include multiples. There are over 20 Valentine cards and treat holders included in this month's bundle! 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!

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.

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

Now it's time to hop over to Caroline in the Netherlands to have a peak at her lovely projects.

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

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Welcome to our first CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for the year. We've got fresh new banners and new design team members as well! Welcome to Tina, Shannon, Siobhan, Michelle and Lauren who are joining the hop tonight; it's great to have you on the team. Make sure you leave them some blog love as you hop around.

If you've come from Julia'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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Tonight we take our first look at the fabulous new Sale-a-bration Brochure. There is such a great range of products that you can earn for FREE, when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. Who doesn't like free craft goodies! 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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There is also such a fabulous range of samples to get you inspired to use the products and the card above is one that popped out at me when I first looked at the Sale-a-bration brochure. It uses the Lasting Lily stamp set from page 19. This is a set of 16 Photopolymer stamps, including 10 fabulous greetings to suit many occasions. This stamp set is a Level 2 product that you can earn for FREE when you make an order of $180. 

Calla Lilies are often associated with funerals, but they are also popular for weddings and other occasions too.  I have a lovely pink one flowering in a pot at the moment, given to me by a friend after my knee surgery 15 months ago. I also didn't realise how many colours they come in (see more on that below). Lasting Lily is a distINKtive stamp set, so you get all of the amazing detail you see in my card below, with just one impression of the stamp. To get the maximum detail, you need a fine coverage of ink on the stamp. If you can see small ink bubbles on the stamp, then there is too much ink. Take a teaspoon and gently push the ink down into the foam pad. Don't worry, the ink will re-distribute itself when you close the ink pad.


Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed fairly close to the sample, but I've started with a Whisper White card base and I've popped up the Lemon Lime Twist gingham layer on Dimensionals. To do this, I recommend you adhere the gingham DSP to Whisper White card stock first, to make it more robust and then die cut the circle. 

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I stamped the Lily flowers in Melon Mambo and the stems in Old Olive and then fussy cut all of them, so I could positon and layer them for extra dimension. The greeting is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set and it was heat embossed in white on Melon Mambo card stock and popped up over the silver/white Baker's Twine.  I think it is a really flexible greeting to have in your stash and you can turn it into someting more specific such as a birthday or get well card by adding a sentiment on the inside. I finished with a sprinkle of rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of Lemon Lime Twist for the writing panel and I stamped the stamp in Old Olive on the right. The small Lily flower was stamped in Melon Mambo and fussy cut and layered on the stem. At the base is a strip of spotted Melon Mambo designer paper. To finish I added a couple of super cute, tiny butterflies from the new Butterfly Beauty Thinlits.

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne
I tried out a few other colour options and found the mid-bright colours show a good level of detail. I hope this chart gives you some inspiration for using the Lasting Lily stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration), Botanical Bliss
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Gingham Gala DSP, Brights DSP Stack
 Ink Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories Silver/White Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

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

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Get your 2019 Occasions Catalogue DSP Sampler

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You can purchase a gorgeous sampler of designer paper from the new 2019 Occasions Catalogue. There is a great selection available and something for everyone and every occasion, whether that be birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, Valentine's Day, for kids and the males in our life. So you can enjoy these lovely papers without having to purchase a full pack of each, I'm offering my 2019 Occasions Catalogue Designer Paper Sampler

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You will receive 82 sheets of 6" x 6" designer paper and a BONUS 8 (6" x 6") sheets of the beautiful new Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  You get 2 sheets of each double-sided design and with the Floral Romance Specialty paper you receive 3 sheets of each and 2 designs are single sided vellum for layering. So that makes 90 sheets in total of gorgeous-ness for you to great creative. This size is perfect for card fronts, is easy to store and the most affordable way to have it all!

Please note, the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper on page 48 of the Occasions Catalogue is NOT included. It is unsuitable to cut into 6" x 6" shares.

The cost is $44.00 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 2019 Occasions Catalogue Designer Paper Sampler now and be in the first share ordered on 3 January 2019.

Purchase 2019 Occasions Catalogue Designer Paper Sampler

Cost is $44.00, 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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It's a go! Plus, Happiness Blooms Suite...

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The new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotion is now LIVE! You can start purchasing the fabulous new products from the Occasions Catalogue and earning FREE products from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. If you click on the cover images below, you can download the PDF and save it to your computer or tablet.

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However, there is no better way to appreciate all of this gorgeous-ness, than by having your own copy of the brochures in your hand to browse. If you don't have them yet, then leave your details on my Free Catalogues page and I'll be happy to pop a copy of both into the mail for you. 

Today, I want to showcase the Happiness Blooms Suite. This is a really bold and bright suite of products perfect for summer occasions.  You can see the primary colours that are in the suite below.Happiness Blooms Colour Combo

I've made a card that is perfect for saying hello in the New Year and reconnecting with friends and family we may not have seen for a while.

Stampin' Up! Bloom by Bloom - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used a number of the images in the Bloom by Bloom stamp set to create my own background  paper. There are 17 images in this photopolymer stamp set, so there are endless variations for creating your own designer paper. This is an easy and economical way to create and get maximum value from your stamp set. When you buy the bundle at a 10% discount, you also get the 4 cute mini punches to complement the stamp set and use by themselves to embellishment your other projects.

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I added Petal Pink to the colour combo of Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover and Night of Navy and I think it offsets the brightness nicely. The background paper was addded to the Night of Navy card base and to give more focus to the main embellishment I added a rectangle of Vellum card stock and then the lovely Calypso Coral  satin ribbon. The rectangle of Night of Navy is the base for my bloom and I heat embossed the rows of dots in white across the bottom. 

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The large bloom was stamped in Petal Pink; the stem in Call Me Clover and the small bloom in Calypso Coral and then all were fussy cut and layered, with the small bloom popped up. The greeting is from the Beauty Abounds stamp set, stamped in Calypso Coral and finished with a small Call Me Clover enamel dot.

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For the inside, I have used a Petal Pink mat for the writing panel with a strip of spotted Night of Navy designer paper at the bottom and a small coordinating flower stamped in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Bloom by Bloom - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can see all the products in the suite in the collage below and click on the image to go to my Online Store and see the them in more detail.

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Project Details
Stamps Bloom by Bloom, Beauty Abounds
Card stock & Papers Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Whisper White, 2018-20 In Colour DSP Stack
 Ink Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover, Petal Pink, Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Calypso Coral 3/8" Satin Ribbon
Tools     White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

 
Thanks for visiting today!

 


Cheers for the New Year!

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Happy New Year to you! I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas season in whatever way you celebrate it and now we are into another year. I'm sure this one will fly past just as quickly as the last one. This will be our 19th year in Melbourne and I just can't get my head around where all those years have gone. 

Anyway, one of the best parts of starting a new year is that it is Sale-a-bration time again, where you get to pick your FREE products when you order between 3 January and 31 March 2019. Who doesn't like getting FREE craft goodies for doing something you were already going to do? Plus, the new Occasions Catalogue commences on 3 January with lots of great new stamps, dies, papers and embellishments to create with.

Using patterned paper is one of the quickest and easiest way to create, as they do all of the heaving lifting, leaving you to add a suitable greeting and embellishment. There is a great selection available in the Occasions Catalogue with something for everyone and every occasion, whether that be birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, Valentine's Day, for kids and the males in our life.

So you can enjoy these lovely papers without having to purchase full packs of each, I'm offering my 2019 Occasions Catalogue Designer Paper Sampler

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You will receive 82 sheets of 6" x 6" designer paper and a BONUS 8 (6" x 6") sheets of the beautiful new Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  You get 2 sheets of each double-sided design and with the Floral Romance Specialty paper you receive 3 sheets of each and 2 designs are single sided vellum for layering. So that makes 90 sheets in total of gorgeous-ness for you to great creative. This size is perfect for card fronts, is easy to store and the most affordable way to have it all!

Please note, the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper on page 48 of the Occasions Catalogue is NOT included. It is unsuitable to cut into 6" x 6" shares.

The cost is $44.00 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).

Purchase your 2019 Occasions Catalogue Designer Paper Sampler now by using the PayPal button below and be in the first shares ordered on 3 January 2019.

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

Cost is $44.00, 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).

Now onto something creative. We made this card in one of my classes late last year. It is a CASE of a beautiful card from @sleepowlco on Instagram. 

Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

There are 2 things I love about it - firstly the colour combination of Balmy Blue, Sahara Sand and white is just so fresh. Secondly, it takes what could be considered an essentially male-oriented stamp set in Rooted in Nature and gives it a more feminine twist. I haven't gone far from the original, just changing up a few things and adding a bit more dimension.

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The leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake directly onto Whisper White and the birthday greeting from Cake Soiree in Balmy Blue at the bottom. I then gave it a good spritz with water on the reverse and dry embossed it with the Subtle embossing folder to add lovely texture. The tree stump was stamped in Balmy Blue and fussy cut and popped up over the stamped leaves.  The Sahara Sand leaf has been embossed and the other two stamped in Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake. This close-up shows you all of this in better detail.

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For the inside, I have a piece of striped Balmy Blue DSP at the bottom of the writing panel. The leaves were stamped on the panel and the vase, stamped in Crumb Cake and cropped with the Vase Builder punch, was popped up over the top.

Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I also stamped the vase on the envelope, masked it and then added the leaves for a coordinated look.

Project Details
Stamps Rooted in Nature, Varied Vases, Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers Balmy Blue, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
 Ink Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue
Accessories Linen Thread, Leaf Trinkets, Rhinestones
Tools     Nature's Root Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Vases Builder punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Bronze Stampin' Blend

 
Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Holiday Catalogue Project

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Welcome to our last CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for the year. This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite project from the Holiday Catalogue.

If you've come from 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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The card above is one that totally jumped out at me when I browsed the Holiday Catalogue for the first time, so it is no wonder that the Dashing Deer bundle has been one of my favourites this year. I love the leaping deer die cut and it looks fabulous cropped in all of the foils and glimmer papers.  If you're still sitting on the fence with this bundle, then you have until 2 January to purchase it as a bundle with the 10% discount. It will be carried over for purchase separately.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne
I am normally adding layers to my cards, but this time I have simplified it with less layers than the sample. I have gone all coppery, heat embossing the lovely flourish at the top and bottom of my thick Whisper White card base.  I added the strips of Copper Foil under the flourish and then the centre panel that is embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder, using the debossed side.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne

I did add a scalloped circle of vellum under the  Copper Glimmer deer for 2 reasons. Firstly, it allows the deer to stand out more from the busy background and secondly, it gave me a flat surface so I could pop up the deer on foam pads to add even more dimension. I finished with a cute bow using the lovely copper trimmed vanilla ribbon from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack. I always add an 'eye' to my reindeer using a tiny rhinestone coloured with an alcohol marker. The greeting is also heat embossed in copper and popped up.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of copper foil for the writing panel and I heat embossed the flourish and the greeting in copper for a really luxe finish.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne

I had 4 of the Copper Glimmer reindeer sitting on my craft desk, so I now have 4 cards to start off next years Christmas card stash!

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Copper Foil, Copper Glimmer, Vellum
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Team Room Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Swirls & Curls TIEF, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Copper EP, Heat gun

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Peta 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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We'll be back on January 6 with our projects taking inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues.  If you don't have your own copy of the new catalogues yet, go to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details. I'm happy to pop one into the post for you.

Lots of good wishes to you and your loved ones for the Christmas season.

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Gift Packaging & Tags Tutorial Bundle

Hi there

I've been off the air for a bit, primarily because our Internet connection went down for more than a week.  It was very annoying and frustrating and an exercise in patience, waiting for the wheels to turn to get it resolved.

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Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I've joined a group of international demonstrators to produce a bundle of tutorials each month. Normally, they would be released in the first week of the month, but hey, better late than never. Each month has a theme and this month it is gift packaging and tags.  I will give you a little sneak peek of my project when I  release the bundle, but given I am so late this month, I've decided to show you the full project.

I've made a gift box with the beautiful Joyous Noel designer and coordinating embellishments. It is very sturdy and a generous size (5.5" x 4" x 3") that would hold a heap of chocolates, home made treats, christmas decorations, beauty products, candles and so on.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Gift Box

Here is a close-up of the tag hanging from the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible ribbon that is tied around the lid.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Gift Box

This is the embellishment on the lid with the label from the Stitched Labels Framelits in Copper Foil.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Gift Box

My tutorial has step by step instructions to make and embellish this lovely gift box. My other project is a set of really cute tags, that are quick and easy to make.   In addition, you will get 8 other detailed, step by step tutorials with ideas for gift packaging and tags. Although these packaging ideas are Christmas focussed, they can of course be easily adapted to other occasions. 

There are 3 ways you can get the December 2018 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.  Purchase the tutorial bundle for $10AUD. This is absolutely great value for 18 projects that you can keep and reuse. Click on this link to pay by PayPal: PayPal.Me/justjudydesigns. If you are resident in Australia and don't have a PayPal account, then I'm happy to accept a bank deposit. Contact me and I can give you the details.

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.

Thanks for visiting today!

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