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

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. Today is the very last day of Sale-a-bration, but you can still place an order and earn some FREE products of your choice. Hasn't it gone really quickly, being only 2 months. I can't believe that it is March tomorrow, already. 

If you've come from visiting Siobhan, 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 taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue, as you would expect for our final week.  There are so many cute projects, it was hard to decide. I only wish I wasn't so time poor at the moment, with packing being the number 1 priority.

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I've chosen this card above on page 11 of the Sale-a-bration Catalogue for my inspiration. I love the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, so I decided to get my fussy cutting on and make this card. I have lots of March birthdays, so a birthday card fitted the bill perfectly.

Stampin' Up! Flower & Field and Oh So Ombre DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed close to the layout, but changed up the background to use the Bermuda Bay circles design from the Sale-a-bration Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper pack. I added a little border of Bermuda Bay card stock to make it pop and I added it to a card-front sized piece of Basic White that I ran through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder for textural interest.

Stampin' Up! Flower & Field and Oh So Ombre DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I fussy cut the large spray of flowers with the three Flirty Flamingo roses and positioned it over the background and adhered it flat. The Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped twice around the panel and finished with a bow on the left before being adhered to a Thick Basic White card base. The birthday greeting from the Best Year stamp set was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and cropped with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and popped up over the flower spray.  I popped up a few extra fussy cut flowers and added a small Forget Me Not to the corner of the greeting, with a rhinestone in the centre. A couple more large rhinestones finish the embellishment.

Stampin' Up! Flower & Field and Oh So Ombre DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Bermuda Bay mat and a little cluster of fussy cut flowers in the corner. If you fussy cut a bunch of the flowers in advance, this is a very quick card to put together.

Stampin' Up! Flower & Field and Oh So Ombre DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Best Year
Card stock & Papers Thick Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Basic White, Oh So Ombre DSP, Flower & Field DSP
 Ink Bermuda Bay
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools    Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE of a  project from Sale-a-bration Catalogue this week. 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. 

Now head over to Monique's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Don't forget you have until 11.50pm tonight (AEDST) to place an order and earn your FREE Sale-a-bration rewards.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Bring on the Bling!

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty.

If you've come from visiting Sandra, 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 'Bringing the Bling' as we take inspiration from projects using all things shiny and sparkly! 

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I've chosen this card above on page 15 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue for my inspiration. It always catches my eye with the splashes of gold embossing over the spritzed background, so I thought I would give it a go myself. 

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose Friendship Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I decided on Melon Mambo as my focus colour and fortunately I had some left over Melon Mambo and White Shimmer paint in a spritzer, which I spritzed onto a piece of Shimmery White card stock. To add a bit more 'oomph' to the colour I added some drops of Merry Merlot and rubbing alcohol to another spritzer and spritzed a bit more on the bottom edge for a darker shade.  Once dry (I used my heat tool to speed up the process), I stamped the flower centre from the To A Wild Rose stamp set in Versamark ink randomly over the panel and heat embossed it in gold. I gave it a good flick on the back to remove some of the embossing powder so it wouldn't end up as big blobs. You can see it better in the close up photo below. 

A card front-sized panel of Melon Mambo was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and the Gold Foil adhered asymetrically on top. The spritzed panel comes next and that is also adhered on an angle. The Melon Mambo panel was adhered to a Thick Basic White card base.

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose Friendship Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've stamped the rose image in Daffodil Delight; stamping off the first layer and then full strength on the highlights. The outline was heat embossed in gold and then fussy cut. The outline for the leaves was stamped in Shaded Spruce and then the inside in Just Jade. The leaves were also fussy cut and I found it easier to separate them for placement. The folded strip of vanilla/gold Metallic ribbon was laid down on the spritzed panel and then the flower popped up over the top. The leaves were then arranged and adhered flat underneath. The 'hello' greeting was stamped in Melon Mambo and fussy cut and the 'friend' was masked off from the larger greeting and heat embossed in gold. I finished with a trio of Gilded Gems for one final touch of bling!

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose Friendship Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've kept the inside super simple with a Melon Mambo mat and a Gold Foil border design from the Many Medallions Dies on the right.

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose Friendship Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps To A Wild Rose
Card stock & Papers Thick Basic White, Melon Mambo, Shimmery White, Gold Foil
 Ink Versamark, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Shaded Spruce, Just Jade
Accessories Vanilla/Gold Metallic Ribbon, Golden Gems
Tools    Many Medallions Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Melon Mambo & Merry Merlot Reinkers, Rubbing Alcohol, Spritzers

 

We would love to see your CASE of a 'Bling-y' project from either of the current Catalogues. 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. 

Now head over to my good friend Tina to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Craft time is getting increasingly hard to find as we continue to sort, cull and pack up our house, but I hope I can fit in a few more weeks before packing up my craft room.

Thanks for visiting today!


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

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty.

If you've come from visiting Peta and Marvi, 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 taking inspiration from layout of the donkey card shown in the photo above. 

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You can see the layout more easily in the sketch above. It is a simple layout, but that gives you heaps of scope to make it your own.  You can keep it simple; step it up or turn it sideways and make it landscape. Use it as a starting point and let your creativity take over!

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, I've done a couple of things I mentioned above. I turned the sketch into a landscape layout and I've stepped it up with some extra layers. I started with a panel of Seaside Spray card stock and dry embossed it with the gorgeous Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. To help the design pop a little more, I used a sponge dauber and Craft Ink Refill to gently sponge a little white ink over the design. A strip of the white ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack was placed across the centre and adhered on the back. To create the other strip of colour I used the Blushing Bride twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, wrapped around 3 times and finished in a bow. The panel was adhered to a Basic White mat and then onto a Crumb Cake card base. 

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the centre panel, I cut a piece of the sand design from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a scrap of Basic White before die cutting with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I stamped the greeting from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Early Espresso ink and popped it up over the ribbon. This card will be going to our very courageous 15 year old niece who is undergoing a difficult medical procedure prior to more brain surgery, so I thought it was very appropriate.  I roughly cut 3 shells from another sheet of the designer paper and adhered them to scraps of Basic White before fussy cutting.  The scale of the images worked better than the stamps in this instance.  I laid down the seaweed cut from Vellum using the Smooth Sailing Dies and then the 'coral' using one of the In Good Taste Elements, before layering the shells over the top. I added 3 of the clear Elegant Faceted Gems to finish.

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Seaside Spray mat and I added a narrow strip of the sea urchin design from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper down the right side. On the Basic White panel I stamped the stones in Early Espresso ink and then added a little Crumb Cake ink with a blending brush. The seaweed was stamped in shades of Crumb Cake ink.  A fussy cut shell was added over the top.

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the beautiful embossed background a little better in the photo above.

 

Project Details
Stamps Friends Are Like Seashells
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Crumb Cake, Seaside Spray, Vellum, Sand & Sea DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Craft White
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, In Good Taste Elements
Tools    Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Seashells 3D EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber

 

We would love to see your CASE using this great sketch from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. 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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You can head over to Siobhan's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Love You Always Suite

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It's great to be back CASE-ing the Catty! I was too late to participate with the Crew in tonight's hop, but I thought I'd post my card anyway.

I've been MIA for the past 6 weeks while we focussed on getting our house ready for sale. I'm happy to say we only had to have 3 home opens before we sold it, but much hard work preceded that. Now of course, there is the challenge of finding a new home in a new city and a new state (eek!) before we become homeless!

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This week we are taking inspiration from the Love You Always Suite on pages 10-13 of the January - June 2021 Mini Catalogue.

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I chose the design in the photo above from page 10 for my inspiration this week. As I'm not sure when I will be packing up my craft room, I thought I'd take the opportunity to make my Mum's birthday card. She has a milestone birthday coming up in March and with COVID making state border closures within Australia a nightmare to navigate, I'm not sure whether I will get over to celebrate with her. At least I will have her card ready in case I need to post it.

Stampin' Up! True Love Designer Series Paper | Milestone Birthday | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I decided to make an A5 sized card, to provide lots of room for all the elements I wanted to used. I've stayed close to the layout, using it as the focus of my card with the black and white diamond design from the True Love Designer Series Paper pack providing a contrast to my pastel flowers. I've added a border of Gorgeous Grape card stock to each side and then layered the vellum over the top to soften it a little.  It doesn't show very well in the photo, but the sections above and  below the designer paper are dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder for added texture. The numbers were cut with the retired Large Numbers Dies in Silver Foil and I added a shadow layer using Gorgeous Grape to help them pop. 

Stampin' Up! True Love Designer Series Paper | Milestone Birthday | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I chose the flowers from a different sheet of the True Love Designer Paper, colouring them with Purple Posy and Olive Old Stampin' Blends markers before fussy cutting on the line. I went around the edges with a Smoky Slate marker to cover the white core. The large greeting from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a piece of Whisper White die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I've popped up the greeting panel over the vellum before layering the flowers and adding the bow with the Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon. I finished with a trio of rhinestones.

I haven't decorated the inside of the card yet, as I want to print a verse with my computer first. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Happiest of Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Vellum, Silver Foil, True Love DSP
 Ink Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Large Numbers Dies (retired), die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE from the Love You Always Suite from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalogue. 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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You can head over to Rachel's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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2021 Mini Catalogue Paper Share

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The new 2021 January - June Mini Catalogue is now live! Plus, it's Sale-a-bration time; that fabulous time of the year when you have the choice of lots of free products with a qualifying order. This year, Sale-a-bration runs until February 28, so don't delay getting your favourite free product.

I hope you've enjoyed browsing all the amazing new products in both catalogues.  The designer papers are really fabulous and always so much nicer in real life!

So that you can enjoy the gorgeous papers without breaking the bank, I'm offering you a 1/4 pack of all 9 of the patterned papers in the January - June Mini Catalogue for $49, which includes $6.50 postage and packing as a large letter anywhere in Australia (sorry, I can only make this offer to residents of Australia).

Plus, as a BONUS, you will also receive 6 sheets (6" x 6") of the Love You Always Foil that coordinates with the Love You Always Specialty paper with the foil accents. In addition, I will send you this month's IDEAS Sale-a-bration Tutorial Bundle for FREE. This bundle consists of 15 fabulous tutorials using the Sale-a-bration products that are free with a  qualifying $90 or $180 order. 

Each set of the 10 (including Bonus foil) 6" x 6" papers will be in a cello bag and labelled for easy reference. I'm also happy to leave the papers as 6" x 12" size as I find that you get more value (3 card fronts instead of 2) this way. Let me know which option you prefer when you order. 

2021 Jan-June Mini Catalogue Paper Share - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
To purchase your share of these gorgeous papers, you can pay either by PayPal or Bank Deposit (preferred, as it saves on fees). Contact me to pay by Bank Deposit and I'll provide the details. 

If you prefer to pay by PayPal, please click on the button below to make your payment. 

Purchase 2021 January-June Mini Catalogue Paper Share

(Available only to residents of Australia)

I'll be in touch to let you know I've received your payment, verify your postal address and send you the IDEAS Sale-a-bration Tutorial Bundle. 

If you don't have your own copy of the new 2021 January - June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure to browse, then head over to my Free Catalogues page and register your details and I'll pop a set in the post. 

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Sale-a-bration!

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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 Sara's great 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 Loving Sale-a-bration. This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 89 pages of crafty inspiration with 9 of the brand new Sale-a-bration products as well as new products  from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalogue. Each tutorial includes at least one card and a 3D project.  There is a little peek of the projects in the collage above. 

Stampin' Up! Pizza Box & Set Cards using Berry Delightful DSP & Berry Blessings Stamp set | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Tutorial Available |  Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can’t help but love the beautiful ‘Berry Delightful’ Designer Series Paper and ‘Berry Blessings’ stamp set. The products also coordinate with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalogue. I’ve created a pizza-style box for this set of sweet berry cards that showcase the coordinating designs in the paper pack. The box is 6 1/2” x 4 5/8” x 1 1/4” (16.5cm x 11.8cm x 3.2cm) and fits standard C6 envelopes and full-sized cards. You could also choose to use it as a gift box for treats with a coordinating card.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 14 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the January 2021 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. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

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 Debbi's Blog to see her fabulous project.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Embossing Folder Projects

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

If you've come from visiting Kathryn, 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 an embossing folder project from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue.  I love embossing folders as they are a quick and easy way to add interest and texture to your projects.

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I chose the design in the photo above for my inspiration this week. It ticked a few boxes for me, including using the lovely Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder that hasn't seen the light of day for a while. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Place Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed close to the layout just adding a few extra touches. I started with a Crumb Cake card base and then dry embossed a card front sized panel with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the front. I like to do this as I find the front of the card can warp a bit when embossed with the deeply etched 3D folders. I adhered the pine cone design from the Poinsettia Place Designer Paper pack to a piece of the Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock for a bit of added bling and then popped up the panel on the card base.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Place Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Another reason this sample ticked a box for me was that the hard work was done by the designer paper. I have die cut the large Poinsettia flower and the red berry spray directly from sheets of the designer paper. I roughly cut out the large flower from the sheet and adhered it to some Whisper White before die cutting. This gives it some added body when I popped it up. I also fussy cut the centre from another partial flower on the sheet and popped it up in the centre, offsetting the petals. This adds some lovely dimension to the card. The leaves are die cut and embossed in one action from Garden Green card stock and I sponged the edges in Shaded Spruce ink for a nice contrast. The foliage sprays have been die cut from the Brass Brushed Metallic Card Stock for a bit more bling and adds a nice contrast to the gold of the mat. The greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set was heat embossed in white on Real Red card stock and cropped to size with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Place Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel. I fussy cut one of the Poinsettia flowers from the edge of the designer paper that was cut off and adhered it to the top right corner. This is a good way to use partial images that you may not normally use. I finished with a strip of the Garden Green foliage design at the base.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Place Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This view of the card, shows the design of the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder nicely.

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Garden Green, Brushed Metallics Card stock, Poinsettia Place DSP
 Ink Versamark, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools    Pinewood Planks 3D EF, Poinsettia Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun, sponge dauber

 

We would love to see your CASE of an embossing folder project from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue. 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

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

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Getting Ready for the New Year

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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 Pia's great 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 Getting Ready for the New Year. This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 97 pages of crafty inspiration. Projects include New Year cards and gifts, calendar projects, craft supply organizers, card organizer, portable stationery box, letter writing compendium and more besides.  You can use these projects for any time of the year! There is a little peek of the projects in the collage above. 

Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases Gift Pack of Birthday Cards - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Starting the year with a stash of birthday cards is always a good feeling as it takes the pressure off the first few months. Wouldn't it be fabulous to be gifted this lovely pack of 6 birthday cards? The floral image from the Fancy Phrases stamp set is super quick and easy to colour and you could easily colour a few sets in an evening. My gift pack holds at least 6 full-size cards and envelopes (3 each of 2 designs).

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 14 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the December 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. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

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 Yolanda's Blog to see her fabulous project.

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CASE-ing the Catty - So Much Love

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

If you've come from visiting Peta, 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 projects on page 1 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. 

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The So Much Love stamp set arrived in the post this week, so I decided on the Misty Moonlight project in the centre of the photo. I've cropped out the image so you can see it more clearly.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'm pretty time poor at the moment, as I'm working on another project, so I burnt a little midnight oil to make this card. I've been working with Purple Posy and had the colours on my desk, so I decided to go with it once I selected the soft striped design from the Playing with Patterns paper pack and covered the front of a Whisper White card base.  I like the layout, so I've kept pretty close to it.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've used Light and Dark Purple Posy to colour the large flower from So Much Love with some Light Highland Heather for the highlights. To keep it soft, I used Soft Sea Foam for the leaves. I left the fussy cutting to the morning light as I didn't want to chop through those very fine stems. I found the large foliage spray from the Birds & More Dies in my 'bits and bobs' tray and snipped it into pieces and positioned it around the flower.  The 'happy' letters are  layered onto a 1 inch strip of Whisper White and I used the Banners Pick a Punch to shape the end. I found a piece of Highland Heather embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder in my scraps and die cut the letters using the Playful Alphabet Dies. I added the 'birthday' from the Well Written Dies under the banner and finished with some Purple Posy sequins I picked out of the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Purple Posy mat for the writing panel. I stamped the second of the floral images from the So Much Love stamp set in the corner and coloured with the same Stampin' Blends. I finished the stamens with my White Gel Pen.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps So Much Love
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Silver Foil, Playing With Patterns DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Woven Threads Sequins Assortment
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Birds & Branches Dies, Well Written Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, die cutting machine, Stampin' Blends (Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam), Banners Pick A Punch, White Gel Pen

 

We would love to see your projects CASE-ing from page 1 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. 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

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

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Heart of Christmas

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Welcome to our final Heart of Christmas showcase for 2020; it has gone so quickly this year.  I'm hosting the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team who have fabulous projects to inspire your holiday creations. Make sure you follow the links at the bottom of the post to see what they have created and give them some comment love.

Tonight I have two cards using the new Quite Curvy Bundle. This bundle is a pre-release from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalogue that commences on 5 January 2021, but you can purchase it right now from my Online Store.  We are getting to the pointy end of the holiday crafting season, so I wanted to create a quick and easy card that will be great for using up the designer paper you have on hand. The good thing about this layout is that you can use strips of card stock or patterned paper that you have leftover from other projects. You will get a slightly different look each time, but you will love that variety. 

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season & Curvy Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My starting point was a strip of Shaded Spruce card stock that I had sitting on my desk and I dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder with the grain going horizontally. I then use the dotted curvy die to cut the edge and trimmed it to size. I selected a coordinating piece of designer paper from the 'Tis The Season pack and cut a piece that covered the widest section of the curve. I adhered the left side first and then overlapped it with the curvy edge, directly to the white card base. You cannot get much easier than that and I love the detail that this die adds to step up a card with minimum effort. The lovely detailed reindeer from the North Pole Wonder Dies was cropped from Brushed Gold card stock and I popped him up so he is walking across the greeting from the Cherish The Season stamp set. This is a great layout for creating multiples and still end up with unique cards. Without the bow (or maybe with it?), this card would be suitable as a masculine Christmas card.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season & Curvy Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel. I have stamped the ground, tree and deer from the Snow Front stamp set and added a piece of plaid designer paper from 'Tis The Season that combines Shaded Spruce and Real Red. 

This next card is more detailed, but actually quite quick to put together as I had a spare Poinsettia flower already made. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals & Quite Curvy Variety Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have taken a piece of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper and cropped it with the same curvy die, but I have used the opposite plain edge for this card as I thought the dotted border would get a bit lost in the pattern. Instead I have cut the dotted border again from Whisper White and before removing the die, I used a pencil to trace down the edge of the die and I trimmed it with my Paper Snips and adhered it above the vellum. 

I used one of the lovely greetings from the Curvy Christmas stamp set (part of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle) and heat embossed it in white above the dotted border. As this is a photopolymer set, you get a little flexibility to adjust the greeting to the curve.  I adhered my Poinsettia flower in the largest section of the curve, adding some Mossy Meadow leaves and extra foliage (the die is from the Curvy Dies) in Old Olive. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals & Quite Curvy Variety Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have an Old Olive mat for the writing panel and I've stamped the holly from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set in the corner and coloured it with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. At the base I have a strip of the checked design from the Heartwarming Hugs designer paper.

The Quite Curvy Bundle is already becoming a firm favourite, so I hope I've given you some more ideas for using it on holiday cards. You can also get more inspiration from my Quite Curvy Bundle Pinterest Board.

 

Project Details
Stamps Curvy Christmas, Christmas Gleaming, Snow Front, Cherish the Season
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Gold Foil, Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper, 'Tis The Season DSP, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Brushed Metallics Cardstock
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso
Accessories Metallic Pearls, All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack, Beaded Pearls
Tools     Poinsettia Dies, Curvy Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Subtle 3D EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Real Red)

 

Here are the links for the ladies participating this month. I can't wait to see their lovely creations and I'm sure you will find them all very inspiring.

 
I'll be ordering the new 2021 January - June Mini Catalogues at the beginning of December and hope to have them received by existing customers before Christmas. If you would like the new mini catalogue, please fill in out your details on the Free Catalogues page (see the tab at the top of the page).
 

Thanks for visiting me today!