CASE-ing the Catty - Front Cover of Aug-Dec Mini

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

If you've come from visiting 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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This week we're taking inspiration from projects on the front cover of the August - December 2020 Mini Catalogue.  I managed to make 2 cards this week, both being inspired by the front cover.

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This is the first sample that jumped out at me. It is a trio of metal tins, each wrapped in designer paper and then tied together with a bow and a greeting on the front. In my brain this translated to strips of designer paper on a card, so here is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season DSP & Wrapped In Christmas -  Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have adhered strips of designer paper from my new favourite 'Tis The Season Designer Paper pack onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, leaving a narrow border around each strip. The finished panel was adhered to a Real Red card base.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season DSP & Wrapped In Christmas -  Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The greeting from Wrapped in Christmas stamp set was stamp in Shaded Spruce and then cropped with the largest of the stitched ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I stamped the 'JOY' again in Real Red ink and fussy cut the letters and popped them up over the original. I added a bow in the lovely Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon at the top and finished with some holly at the bottom. The holly is from the Sweetest Time stamp set, stamped in Shaded Spruce with Real Red berries. You can see in the photo above that the berries are shiny from their coating of Shimmery Crystal Effects.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season DSP & Wrapped In Christmas -  Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Mint Macaron mat for my writing panel and a strip of the plaid design at the bottom, with a border of Real Red. Even though Mint Macaron isn't one of the listed colours in this pack, it does work well with the lighter tones of Shaded Spruce in the paper. I have stamped the cluster of trees from the In The Pines stamp set to finish.

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My second card is inspired by the sample in the photo above, using the Cherish the Season Bundle. I decided to crack open my new Poinsettia Petals Bundle for my card. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed close to the layout, covering my Whisper White card base with the Shaded Spruce plaid design from the 'Tis The Season Designer Paper.  I have dry embossed a panel of Thick Whisper White using one of the new Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders. This is a pack of 2 narrower embossing folders. As there is a lot of detail and texture in the embossed piece, I've rounded the corners on the inside edge to soften it a little. 


Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've die cut the 4 layers of the Poinsettia from Real Red card stock and used a sponge dauber to go around the edges to add more depth. I also used a stylus on each of the main veins in the petals and leaves, which causes them to turn up a little and you can also gently use your 2 thumbs to bend the petals inwards. The flower looks a bit flat in the photo above, but actually it is quite the opposite. I finished the centre with one of the lovely Beaded Pearls embellishments. I used the same process with the leaves which were cut from Garden Green card stock to provide a contrast. I popped in some extra foiliage die cut from Gold Foil. There is a lovely 'Merry Christmas' greeting in the Poinsettia Petals stamp set, but due to a mishap with my stamp set, I had to use a retired greeting.

 

Project Details
Stamps Wrapped in Christmas, Poinsettia Petals, In The Pines, Sweetest Time, Four The Holidays (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Gold Foil
 Ink Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, Beaded Pearls
Tools    Poinsettia Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Wrapped in Texture EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite project sample from the front cover of the August-December Mini Catalogue. You can upload it to 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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Colour Creations Showcase - Cinnamon Cider

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Tonight I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Cinnamon Cider which is one of the new 2020-22 In Colours. I love all of the new In Colors and I've used a few of them tonight. 

Cinnamon Cider Colour Combination - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used products from the Flowers For Every Season Suite for my card and as I've coloured the focal image with Stampin' Blends, I've used Mango Melody as Bumblebee is not available. I think it works beautifully with the designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Cinnamon Cider card base and added the Misty Moonlight sunflower design from the Flower For Every Season Designer Paper pack. The greeting from the Waterfront stamp set was heat embossed in white on the panel of Misty Moonlight card stock and then dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. I adhered the Misty Moonlight panel to the card base and added the Cinnamon Cider border strips on either side. 

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the focus I have combined the pot from the Basket of Blooms stamp set with the sunflowers image from the Jar of Flowers  stamp set, stamping them in Early Espresso ink.  I have used the Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends to create my terracotta pot, which I think is perfect for it. The sunflowers were coloured with Mango Melody Blends with Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake for the centres. I've used Just Jade for the leaves and Misty Moonlight for the other flowers. I had to check the colour of thistle flowers (the one at the back of the bouquet) and found they are mainly purple, but it just didn't look right with my palette, so I've use some creative license to make it blue. The pot was popped up on 1mm foam pads and then the flowers are popped up over the pot on Dimensionals.

I added a little banner with the Cinnamon Cider striped design from the Flowers For Every Season DSP and popped up a heart from the coordinating Misty Moonlight spotted design. To finish I added a trio of the Petal Pink Elegant Faceted Gems that blend nicely with the Cinnamon Cider and a little Linen Thread bow on the pot.

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Misty Moonlight mat for my writing panel. I have stamped the sunflowers again, colouring the 2 main flowers and then fussy cutting it to add to the bottom corner. I added the second part of the greeting next to the flowers in Cinnamon Cider ink. I think this is a perfect greeting for a friendship card right now and so relevant to our current lockdown situation in Victoria. 

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Jar of Flowers, Basket of Blooms, Waterfront
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Flowers for Every Season DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Cinnamon Cider
Accessories Linen Thread, Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Be Mine Dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, Dark Crumb Cake), White EP, Heat Gun

 

Catherine is hosting us tonight, so make sure you head over to her blog for the links to the other participants tonight.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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

If you've come from visiting Rachel'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 have a sketch challenge, based on the sample project in the photo above.

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Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used more new products to create a Christmas card this week. I started with a thick Whisper White card base and I have used one of the designs from the new 'Tis The Season Designer Series Paper. This is a 6" x 6" stack full of fabulous designs in traditional colours. The patterns are perfect for backgrounds and come in 2 shades of red and 2 shades of green to give you ultimate flexibility. The one I have used actually combines both Cherry Cobbler and Real Red with the subtle striped design. I adhered the designer paper to a piece of Whisper White to give it some body, so I could wrap the the gold trim around it and finish with a bow. I then adhered the panel to the card base. 

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used one of the dies from the new Celebration Labels Dies for the background to my wreath. I have cut the wreath from Just Jade and Pretty Peacock card stock using the Wreath Builder Dies and offset them. I've added the Poinsettia flower from the die set on the left, cutting 2 from Real Red cardstock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and offsetting them. I also added the small flowers, finishing them all with gold Metallic Pearls.  The greeting is from the coordinating Arrange A Wreath stamp set, stamped in Just Jade ink and cropped it with a die from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Just Jade mat for the writing panel and I added a piece of the leftover designer paper at the left. I stamped part of the wreath from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set in the corner in Pretty Peacock ink and added a couple of the small red flowers with Gold Foil behind the centres.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Arrange a Wreath
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Just Jade, Pretty Peacock, Real Red, Gold Foil, 'Tis The Season DSP
 Ink Just Jade, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, Metallic Pearls
Tools    Celebration Labels Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Wreath Builder Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by this great sketch. You can upload it to 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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Prized Peony Sympathy Card

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I'm just popping in for a quick share today, of a card I made a little while ago when I was playing with the Prized Peony Bundle. I posted this card, but then forgot to show you the second one I made on the day. 

Stampin' Up! Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the large Peony image from the Prized Peony stamp set  multiple times with Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock and then coloured the white space in between with the Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blends marker. I adhered the strip of white ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and then added it to a Whisper White mat and popped it up the panel on a Basic Gray card base.

Stampin' Up! Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Before adding the art panel to the mat,  I ran it through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture, which you can see better in the photo above. I found it harder than I expected to get the colouring really even, but I actually think the slightly darker colour around the flowers adds some more depth. I have stamped the greeting from the Prized Peony stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink and then cropped it with one of the lovely new dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies and popped it up on the Basic Gray label from the same set. You can see it has a lovely embossed edge on it. I pulled in the ribbon at the top of the label with a piece of cotton and then added the bow with a glue dot.  This is a good trick if you find it hard to tie bows or aren't sure when the bow needs to be. The ribbon is very soft (it reminds me of gauze) and ties nicely. I finished with a little Silver Glimmer heart from the Well Written Dies

Stampin' Up! Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple, with a mat of Highland Heather for my writing panel. I have a partial stamping of the Peony image in the bottom corner with Basic Gray ink.

Stampin' Up! Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I hope I don't need a sympathy card any time soon, but it is good to have one ready in your stash.

 

Project Details
Stamps Prized Peony
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Gray, Highland Heather,  Silver Glimmer (retired)
 Ink Basic Gray, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools    Tasteful Labels Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Well Written Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Light Highland Heather Stampin Blends Marker

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Project

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

If you've come from visiting 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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This week we're taking inspiration from our favourite project from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. I have lots of favourite projects, so I decided to pull out one of the bundles that I haven't had the opportunity to use yet.

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I've taken inspiration for today's card from the project above from page 174 of the Annual Catalogue. I love that there are lots of extra project samples in the Die Bundles section at the back of the catalogue, so don't forget to check those out when you're looking for inspiration. I love the composition of this card using the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle with opposite ends of the large image stamped in the corners, and then the frame overlaid on it. The sample is stamped in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate card stock with a Silver Foil frame over the blooms. 

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

I have stayed close to the layout, as that is what I love about the sample, but have chosen a colour combination of Gorgeous Grape for the card base and Purple Posy for the top layer. I stamped the large floral image in Highland Heather ink in the diagonal corners. While I had the stamps positioned in the Stamparatus I tried a few different colour combinations, so I'll bring you those in another post. This is definitely one of my faviourites as it is so pretty and fresh.

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

The Blossoms in Bloom stamp set is a DisInktive style with lots of shading built into the image, so you want to make sure that your ink pad isn't too juicy. If it is, use the back of a teaspoon to gently push the ink to the bottom of the pad. This will still give you a good coverage without too much ink to blur the shading. The ink will redistribute itself when you close the pad, so no need to worry about that. 

I have cut the lovely frame for the flowers from Shimmery White card stock as it is a warmer white and not quite as stark as Whisper White. I reccomend you use the Adhesive Sheets (page 162) on the back of your card stock before die cutting, to make the process of adhering it a lot easier. I found I needed to run it through a few times to get the small pieces in the centre to cut, however, every die cutting machine is different, so keep it in mind. I trimmed off the excess frame, deliberately leaving the 2 smaller flowers to overhang the edges slightly. When I was positioning the stamp, I laid the frame die over the top, so I could see where the leaves and small flowers would end up. You need to cut 2 of the frames for this layout, so I adhered the leftover small flowers over the top of each overhanging flower, which makes it a lot more robust. 

The greeting from the Many Mates stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and cropped with a stitched circle and then matted on a Gorgeous Grape Circle cropped with the 2" Circle Punch and popped up over the Tricolor Ribbon. I finished with a tiny Silver Glimmer heart and a trio of clear Elegant Facted Gems.

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

For the inside, I have continued the same side border style as the front, with a Purple Posy mat for the writing panel. I selected one of the end flowers to stamp in the corner in Highland Heather ink and added the coordinating frame over the top. I have die cut the 'friend' in Highland Heather and stamped the 'sweet' in Gorgeous Grape ink on Purple Posy and snipped it out.

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

Project Details
Stamps Blossoms in Bloom, Many Mates
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer (retired), Adhesive Sheets
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Accessories Tricolor Ribbon, Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Rectangle Dies, Well Written Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, 2" Circle Punch

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite project sample from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to 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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Heart of Christmas

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Welcome to the first Heart of Christmas showcase for 2020 and just in time for Christmas in July.  Every month, I will be hosting the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team. They have fabulous projects to get you inspired, so make sure you follow the links at the bottom of the post to see what they have created.

I have had several friends say that they don't make or send Christmas cards any more. Well, after this crazy year, there has never been a better time to reach out and connect or re-connect to friends and family and let them know you're thinking of them. Receiving happy mail this holiday season will bring more cheer than a text message. Our monthly showcase will help you get inspired to create your stash, so it is ready to send in November. 

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Today, I have a clean and simple monochromatic card using the new Dove of Hope Bundle from the upcoming August - December Mini Catalogue.  I have used Pretty Peacock for the card base and for the top layer as well. The top layer was embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, that I think is perfect for holiday projects. 

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I die cut the dove body and wings from Shimmery White card stock and then for more shimmer, I painted the body and wing overlay with Frost White Shimmer Paint, which provides a subtle tone on tone look. The body of the dove has some embossing on it as well, which is lovely. I attached the wing overlay on the base just at the wide end  to give maximum dimension to the wings as you can see in the photo above and I popped up the wings on the body and then popped up the dove to even it out. The greeting is from the Dove of Hope stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I added a gold metallic pearl over the full stops and also to the eye of the dove. 

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a double mat and I've stamped the cluster of trees in the corner from the In The Pines stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Dove of Hope, In The Pines
Card stock & Papers Pretty Peacock, Shimmery White, Gold Foil
 Ink Pretty Peacock
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Detailed Dove Dies, Dainty Diamonds 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Frost White Shimmer Paint

 

Here are the links to the ladies who are participating this month. I can't wait to see what their lovely creations.

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Andrea Sargent

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain

Michele Taylor

Caroline Manwaring

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Palmieri

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Flowers For Every Season

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

If you've come from visiting Lauren'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 taking inspiration from the colours in the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper.  The colours in this paper pack includes all of the 2020-22 In Colors, plus Poppy Parade.

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I've taken inspiration for today's card from the project above on page 10. The designer paper background and the wide border for the focus image from the Jar of Flowers Bundle caught my attention.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a landscape Thick Whisper White card base and added the Misty Moonlight spotty designer paper for the background. The centre panel was cut to size with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and I added a border of Magenta Madness and a wider, shorter piece of Just Jade on each side that was scored at 1/4" intervals with the Simply Scored Board.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the floral image from the Jar of Flowers stamp set and then coloured it with Stampin' Blends in the 4 new In Colors. They are no Blends in the Bumblebee colour, so I have used Dark So Saffron, which has a similar tone and added some fine highlights with the Bumblebee Stampin' Write marker.  I used the Color Lifter on the small flowers coloured with Misty Moonlight, to lighten it up a little. The vase from the Boho Indigo stamp set was stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink on Cinnamon Cider card stock and cropped it with the coordinating die. The flowers were popped up above the vase and I added the greeting from the Fancy Phrases stamp set that I cropped with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die. I finished with a Baker's Twine bow around the neck of the vase and a trio of Elegant Faceted Gems.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Misty Moonlight mat for my writing panel and I added a piece of the leftover spotty designer paper to the left. The flower image was partially stamped in the right corner and coloured in the same way.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Jar of Flowers, Boho Indigo, Fancy Phrases
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Flowers For Every Season DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade
Accessories White Baker's Twine (retired), Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Rectangle Dies, Boho Indigo Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends  (Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Light Crumb Cake, Color Lifter), Bumblebee Stampin' Write Marker

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the colours in the Flowers For Every Season DSP. You can upload it to 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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Forevery Greenery Suite

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I thought I'd pop in today and share a card using products from the beautiful Forever Greenery Suite. Stampin' Up! are known for their product coordination and this suite is no exception.

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This photo shows all of the products in the suite; there is the beautiful Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper; Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper; the 2-pack Greenery narrow style embossing folders; Gold Hoop Embellishments; Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and the Forever Fern stamp and die bundle. I've used quite a few of the products on the card I'm sharing with you today.

Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery Suite  - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have a strip of my favourite design from the Forever Greenery DSP on the left and the white panel on the right has been dry embossed with the leaf pattern from the Greenery Embossing Folders, with a narrow strip of Pretty Peacock separating them. Green isn't a go-to colour for me, but the colours in the paper are so vibrant and the photo doesn't do it justice, unfortunately. 

Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery Suite  - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'ved used one of the Gold Hoop Embellishments to create a pretty wreath. Underneath the Gold Hoop on the right, I have the largest portion of the die cut Vellum leaf that I attached with a glue dot and then used another glue dot to attach the hoop over the top. I've layered up the elements that have been stamped and die cut with the Forever Fern Bundle and popped in the rest of the large Vellum leaf to extend the arrangement on the left. I popped up the cute little bird from the Well Written Dies in the centre to cover the join; it has been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder for some extra texture. The greeting, also from the stamp set has been heat embossed in white on Pear Pizzazz and cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and popped up across the hoop. I added another glue dot under the greeting to hold the hoop in place. I finished with a trio of cute green sparkles from the Flowers For Every Season Gems.

Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery Suite  - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a mat of Pear Pizzazz for my writing panel with a strip of the designer paper on the right. I have partially stamped one of the foliage images from Forever Fern stamp set in Pretty Peacock on the left.

 

Project Details
Stamps Forever Fern
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum, Forevery Greenery DSP
 Ink Versamark, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Gold Hoop Embellishments, Flowers For Every Season Gems
Tools     Well Written Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Greenery EF, Subtle 3D EF, Forever Flourishing Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots White EP, Heat Gun

 

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Before I go, I want to remind you about the BONUS DAYS promotion - only 2 weeks left to earn your $9AUD discount coupons that you can redeem from 4 August. That also happens to be the date that the new August-December (holiday) Mini Catalogue goes live - woohoo!

There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so if you've been holding off on ordering from the new 2021 Annual Catalogue, then July is a great time to get more bang for your buck! My customers will (hopefully, depending on Australia Post!) be receiving their complimentary copy of the August-December Mini Catalogue in the next week or so, but you can request one, by leaving your details on my Free Catalogues page.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Animals

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

If you've come from visiting Rachel'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 taking inspiration from the animals in the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue and I've chosen to use the Whale Of A Time Suite for my project. 

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I was inspired by a few project samples on pages 94 and 95 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue, including the one above. I love shaker cards and the new Whale of a Time Sequins are really lovely and I also wanted to try out the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder that is also part of the suite. This embossing folder looks pretty ho-hum in the catalogue, but I'm here to tell you it is really fabulous. The photo above, that I cropped to give you a better view, does show the fabulous detailed design and texture variations much better.

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

Well, having said all that, I didn't end up with a shaker card, but rather something more like a diorama. I have used Pacific Point for the frame to coordinate with the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper and I wanted a bold colour to show up the embossing. I started first by cutting out the aperture in the front with a Stitched Rectangle Die before embossing with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. I opened the folder and gently patted the inside bottom panel (the one without the Stampin' Up! logo) with the Whisper White Craft ink pad (page 147 of the Annual Catalogue) before running it through my Big Shot.  The end result is that you have the de-bossed design highlighted with white ink and I love the effect it gives. The craft ink does take more time to dry, so put it aside for a few minutes or use the low setting on your heat gun to speed up the process.

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama
For the background of the diorama I chose one of the fabulous designs from the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper pack. I stamped the school of fish from the Whale Done stamp set a few times in Calypso Coral ink and then added the whales that I fussy cut from another sheet of the designer paper. I like to roughly cut the shape and then adhere it to some Whisper White card stock before fussy cutting.  It makes the image more robust, especially if you're popping up on Dimensionals as I have done with the large whale. The seaweed was cropped from Vellum card stock using the Smooth Sailing Dies and I left one plain and coloured the other with the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend marker. The turtle is also fussy cut from the designer paper and popped up over the seaweed in the corner. The small seahorse was stamped in Calypso Coral ink and fussy cut and is the perfect size to wind around the seaweed. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

I adhered the finished diorama to a Pacific Point card base of the same size to provide additional stability when it is displayed. This photo shows a top view of the diorama and the dimension it gives to the card. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

For the inside I have a Just Jade mat for my writing panel. I've stamped the seagrass from the Whale Done stamp set in Pretty Peacock and Granny Green in the corner and then the fish over the top in Calypso Coral. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama
The other great thing about this diorama card, is that the frame folds flat to fit into a standard sized envelope for posting and pops back  to shape easily. If you're interested in making one of these cards, I'll a tutorial available for it shortly. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Whale Done, Itty Bitty Greetings, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pacific Point, Just Jade, Whale of a Time DSP, Vellum
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Whisper White Craft
Accessories  
Tools    Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Smooth Sailing Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends  (Granny Apple Green)

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the animals in the new Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to 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 - Punch It Up!

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting.

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

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Our theme this month is 'Punch It Up' - we are creating projects with lots of the Stampin' Up! punches. This bundle contains 14 fabulous tutorials and 61 pages of crafty inspiration for lots of occasions. You can get a peek of the projects in the collage photo above. The projects include cards, gift packaging and treat packaging.

Stampin' Up! Under My Umbrella - IDEAS Punch It Up  Tutorial Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne #Tutorial
I have used the Under My Umbrella stamp set and coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch to create my bright, fun friendship cards. This is a really sweet stamp set and I love those cute flowers that I've put into the window box and bowl. 

There are 14 different projects using punches from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue in this bundle; you won't be disappointed!

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

There are 3 ways you can get the July 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.  

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 Sandra's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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