Heart of Christmas - Week 9

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Welcome to Week 9 of Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  

This week I've got an Interlocking Gatefold card for you, using the products from the Brightly Gleaming Suite.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Very Vanilla card base; cut an A4 sheet in half  on the long side. To make it simpler, trim the long edge from 21cm to 20.8. This makes the centre panel 10.4cm and each of the side panels 5.2cm. I've used the navy and copper star design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper for the side panels with a mat of Copper Foil.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the centrepiece you need to cut an oval frame (or rectangular or square, depending on your embellishment). Cut another oval with the smaller of the two dies you used to create the frame, for the centre. My frame is in Copper Foil and because it is quite fragile, I adhered another oval frame in Very Vanilla to the reverse and it also makes it look neater, too. The oval frame is positioned in the centre of the closed card and the left side only is adhered to the left side panel of the card. The oval is positioned into the frame and then adhered to the right side panel only.

I used the centre from the Very Vanilla frame and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The bauble from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set was heat embossed in copper and cropped with the coordinating punch. I added a Copper Foil hanger and bow and popped it up on the  centre oval. I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy ink and then trimmed it right on the edge and went around it with a Night of Navy marker to cover the vanilla core.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Copper Foil mat for my writing panel (although it looks quite gold in this photo, with the light shining from above). I added a strip of the designer paper at the bottom and part of the foliage swag from the Christmas Layers Dies at the top. I used the smaller of the bauble punches to create the hanging bauble from designer paper, which I've attached under the foliage.

Finally, here is the card partly open, so you can see how it works. My husband calls this an intelligence test card, because you have to work out how to open it. I might be sending this card to a crafty friend, lol.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Christmas Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories Tea Room Ribbon Combo (retired)
Tools     Layering Ovals Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Copper EP, Heat gun

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight; head over to Claire's Blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!


Wedding Cheers

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I've just returned from a week in sunny Cairns where we attended the wedding of a lovely young couple. The groom is the son of the Best Man from our wedding many moons ago. It was our first visit to Cairns and the weather was warm after our ongoing winter in Melbourne. I was worried that it would be very humid, but was pleasantly surprised. All in all, it was a lovely week away leaving out the forgettable trip home when planes, trains and automobiles conspired against us!

Now onto the card that I made for the happy couple. I decided on the new Sip Sip Hooray Bundle paired with the Cheers to That Bundle. I've never been taken by 'drinks' sets before, but I really think these two bundles provide lots of options for celebratory occasions. I thought the champagne glasses were most appropriate for the occasion and I have added interest by turning them into a shaker element.

Stampin' Up! Sip Sip Hooray Bundle & Cheers To That Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a piece of thick Whisper White card stock and used the 'bubbles' from the Sip & Celebrate Dies at the top. In hindsight, I should have moved it down a tiny bit so that the bubbles weren't so close to the top edge where I needed to put the 1/8" foam strip. Something to remember for next time. I used the champagne glass die from the same set to cut the apertures for my shaker element.  At the top, I have the 'cheers' from the Cheers Dies cut from Silver Glimmer.

Stampin' Up! Sip Sip Hooray Bundle & Cheers To That Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
There are a couple of different ways to do the shaker element. I heat embossed the champagne glass image in silver onto narrow strips of whisper white and then placed the 1/8" foam strip around the embossed image, leaving a little more space from the edge of the image than I usually would, as I wanted to make sure the stems of the glasses were wide enough for the sequins to move freely. I added the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment into the centre of the glass and placed a piece of Window sheet over the top. By doing the shaker elements separately this way, I was able to position them perfectly under each champage glass aperture. Next time I would probably just go with the die cut shape and do the shaker element in the normal way. Foam strips were added to all sides of the finished panel before adhering to the Silver Foil that covered my Whisper White card base.

The greeting is from the Cheers to That stamp set and I've heat embossed it in silver and added a narrow border of Silver Glimmer. A bow of silver/white Baker's Twine finishes it off.

Stampin' Up! Sip Sip Hooray Bundle & Cheers To That Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Silver Foil mat for my writing panel. The greeting from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set was heat embossed in silver in the centre  and a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer added at the base. To finish I have 3 sequins to add a touch of colour. 

Project Details
Stamps Sip Sip Hooray, Cheers to That, Dandelion Wishes
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Window Sheet
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Woven Threads Sequins Assortment, White/Silver Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools     Cheers Dies, Sip & Celebrate Dies, Big Shot, Foam Strips, Silver EP, Heat Gun

 

If you have queries about any of my projects or anything Stampin' Up! related, then please get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Brightly Gleaming Christmas

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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. This month it's all about Christmas! We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including at least one card and 3D project. 

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

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Now we are into October, it is really time to step up our holiday craft activities. I love making cards, tags and gift packaging for my family and special friends. You're going to find some many fabulous ideas in this month's bundle of tutorials for all of these items.

I have used the products from the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Suite for my projects.  If you only choose one set of products this season, you won't be disappointed with the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack and the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper; it will make any of your holiday projects a big wow. I have made a shaker card and a coordinating treat box with an insert to present your homemade chocolates, truffles or bliss balls. All of these will fit beautifully in the sections. You can see in my photo, I have my made my favourite Raw Cacao Bliss Balls to put in the box.  My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the shaker card and treat box with insert that you see in the photo. You can see a preview of all the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

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 October 2019 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed. 

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials for FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. 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 Carla's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 7

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Welcome to Week 7 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  

This week I'm a bit time poor as I have a long list of chores that I need to get through before I leave for Cairns on Saturday morning. However, I managed to put a simple card together using the Pine Tree Punch and the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid & Pine Tree Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with Real Red card base and added a panel of Very Vanilla that has been matted on Shaded Spruce. I embossed the Very Vanilla panel with the  Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and have used the debossed side which gives a more subtle look.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid & Pine Tree Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've cropped 2 trees with the Pine Tree punch, one from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper pack and one from Gold Glimmer paper. I adhered the green and red striped tree to a Shaded Spruce card stock tree to make it more robust. Both trees are sitting on a panel of Real Red card stock that I dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was cropped with a stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies and matted on a circle of Gold Glimmer.  I added some Shaded Spruce rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack and a sprinkle of small stars cropped with the smallest die from the Stitched Stars Dies.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid & Pine Tree Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Real Red, Gold Glimmer, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stylish Scroll EF, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, 2" Circle Punch, Pine Tree Punch

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight; head over to Claire's Blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Giving a Layout a Holiday Twist

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Tina's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, we're CASE-ing a layout  from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a holiday twist, using supplies from the Holiday Catalogue.

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I'm taking the opportunity to ink up another new stamp set today, called Beauty & Joy. It is a Photopolymer set of 13 stamps and includes images suitable for occasions other than Christmas, too. Love having a stamp set that gives you more mileage!

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With so many layouts in the Annual Catalogue to choose from, I settled on the card above from page 63 of the Annual Catalogue as my inspiration. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty & Joy - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've inked up the lovely holly topiary image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set for my card today. I started with a Very Vanilla card base and at the bottom is a panel stamped with the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in  Gray Granite ink. I used the hinge stamping method with the Stamparatus to get the words lined up. Above the stamped panel, I've adhered the gorgeous Pretty Peacock and copper designer paper from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper pack. I've topped the join with a strip of Copper Foil that I embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty & Joy - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used Pretty Peacock ink for the tree and Soft Suede for the stem. Being Photopolymer, lining up the stem image is super easy. The image was cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The pot was stamped separately in Gray Granite ink and fussy cut and popped up on some ground I created with a Light Crumb Cake Blends marker. The greeting is also from the Beauty & Joy stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink and again cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The art panel and greeting are matted onto Copper Foil. To finish I added a Star Designer Element at the top of the tree. It looked a bit pink against the Copper Foil, so  I went over it with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker to make it more coppery. I've coloured some silver Metallic Pearls with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends marker as I wanted a muted red to suit the Pretty Peacock tree.

Stampin' Up! Beauty & Joy - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Copper Foil mat for my writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the base. In the top corner I've stamped and coloured the holly image from Christmas Gleaming stamp set in Pretty Peacock and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers.  

Stampin' Up! Beauty & Joy - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Beauty & Joy, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, Gray Granite
Accessories Metallic Pearls, Star Designer Elements
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Pretty Peacock, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Heart of Christmas - Week 6

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Welcome to Week 6 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  Did you realise it is 3 months today until Christmas!

Tonight I'm hosting the lovely ladies who are sharing their Christmas projects this week. The links are at the bottom of the post, so make sure you check them out and leave them some blog love.

This week I've had some fun putting together this card using products from the Night Before Christmas Suite. I've had this card in my head for a while, so it is great to see it come to life.

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've chosen a design from the Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper that is perfect for my scene. I've trimmed it down and added it to a square card base in Cherry Cobbler. The finished card fits into a 14cm square envelope. Santa is standing on a black roof, preparing to go down the chimney. I found the piece of embossed black card stock in my scrap packet, so that was helpful. The greeting is from the Jolly Season Dies and I have cut one in Real Red and the other in Sparkle Glimmer and created a shadow to make it stand out a bit more from the background.

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I love the traditional Santa image from the Holly JollyChristmas stamp set and I've coloured him with Stampin' Blends and paper pieced the sack and cropped him with the coordinating die from the Jolly Season Dies. The trim on his suit is very sparkly with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter that I added with a glue pen. The chimney is a piece of Terracotta Tile card stock embossed with the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder. I did a bit of tuck-pointing with a Chalk Marker and then sponged the edges and over the top with Cajun Craze ink. 

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Night of Navy mat for my writing panel. The little elf from the #elfie stamp set seemed appropriate for my scene and I added the greeting from the same stamp set, in Real Red ink in the centre. 

 

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Christmas, #elfie
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Terracotta Tile, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red, Sparkle Glimmer, Silver Glimmer, Night Before Christmas DSP
 Ink Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Accessories 1mm Rhinestones (not SU), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Simple Stripes EF (retired), Brick & Mortar EF, Subtle 3D EF, Jolly Season Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends markers, Chalk Marker, Sponge Daubers, Glue Pen

 

Make sure you check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight. 

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Christina Barnes

Tina Gillespie

Michele Taylor

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Punch Project

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Peta's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, we're CASE-ing a a punch project from the Holiday Catalogue.

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There are a number of new punches in the Holiday Catalogue, so I've taken the opportunity to unwrap my Pine Tree Punch. It is one of the coordinating products in the Wrapped in Plaid Suite and I've used a few of them in my project.

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I've taken my inspiration from the project above, which is an embellished Gold Mini Pizza Box from page 12 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have created a card instead, using the embellishment as the focus and keeping it very clean.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a standard card base in Shaded Spruce and added some of the lovely plaid designer paper at the top and bottom from the Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper. One side of each sheet is a plaid deisgn with gold foil accents, with a variety of small prints on the reverse. This was another really difficult card to photograph and the colours are much nicer in real life.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the centre panel I have taken a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and added a narrow band of Gold Foil on each side. The coordinating colour in this designer paper is Cherry Cobbler, but I've used a Real Red stitched circle to add some brightness and matted it on a Shaded Spruce scalloped circle.  I've punched out one pine tree in Gold Foil and dry embossed it with the new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. For the other, I have stamped the tree from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold on Shaded Spruce card stock and then punched it out with the Pine Tree Punch. I cut this tree horizontally about 2/3 of the way down and moved the pieces apart to lengthen it, which makes more of it visible under the greeting.

The greeting from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set was stamped in Real Red ink and I've used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut it to the size I wanted. It was a little fiddly cutting twice for the length and twice for the width, but was pleased when it turned it out first time. I coloured some white Baker's Twine with the Light Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blend marker and tied it around the end of the greeting in a bow and added a gold bell from the Jingle Bells embellishments. I added a trio of stars from the Snowflake Sequins to finish.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel and I have stamped the greeting from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in the centre. At the base I've added a strip of the designer paper and a narrow band of Gold Foil. A gold embossed tree in the corner finishes it off.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Perfectly Plaid
Card stock & Papers Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Real Red
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Jingle Bells, Snowflake Sequins
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Light Shaded Spruce)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Heart of Christmas - Week 5

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Welcome to Week 5 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. 

This week I'm using the fabulous So Many Stars Bundle, inspired by a card made by my team member Wendy Ross. I love monochrome cards and blue and silver is one of my favourite colour combos for Christmas. This is such a fabulous bundle and not just for Christmas.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This time I have chosen Blueberry Bushel, which has a nice bright vibe and a square card base (again!). The centre panel has been layered onto a mat of Sparkle Glimmer paper and adhered to the card. 

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have die cut the star swirl from the Stitched Stars Dies in Silver Glimmer, cut it in half and positioned it diagonally under the popped up Silver Foil star. The next layer is the silver embossed star and finally the die cut Blueberry Bushel star, also popped up and topped with a medium Clear Faceted Gem. I've added some of the stars that came out of the swirl die cut on either side. The greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink and cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Silver Foil mat to my writing panel. I heat embossed some stars in silver at the top and added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer at the base. The final touch is a die cut Blueberry Bushel star with a smaller Silver Glimmer star in the centre.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I really liked how this card turned out, so I made another in Gorgeous Grape and silver. Which one do you prefer?

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps So Many Stars, Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Blueberry Bushel, Versamark
Accessories Clear Faceted Gems
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Silver EP, Heat gun

 

Make sure you check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight. Head over to Claire's blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Feels Like Frost DSP Colours

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Peta's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, we're CASE-ing the colours from the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper on page 40 of the Holiday Catalogue and taking inspiration from the layouts on the same page.

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This paper incorporates a lot of colours, so plenty of options to choose from in this pack. The other fabulous aspect to this paper is that the reverse side of every sheet has a silver foil and white design that will coordinate with a lot of projects.

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I've taken my inspiration from the card above, using one of my favourite designs from the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper.  I love the soft purple shades with just a touch of green and the soft blurred background. Instead of a Christmas Card, I've made a simple everyday card with a flexible greeting that could work as a birthday, get well, sympathy or friendship card. It's great to have some of these types of cards in your stash and this paper is perfect for them.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I wanted to maximise the beautiful designer paper, so I've gone for a large square card base (size is 13.5cm or 5 1/4") in Highland Heather and I added a white mat to the designer paper to give it a bit of pop. Can't get simpler than that.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the embellishment, I started with a large oval of Vellum card stock, just to soften the background and give it more focus. I added a zig-zag of the lovely Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon to pick up the green in the paper and add a pop of colour. The greeting from Good Morning Magnolia was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the Stitched Nested Label Dies. I shortened it by cutting 3/4 of the image first then moving the die to the length I wanted. This is a great technique to master as you get more mileage out of all of your basic shape and label dies. 

The flowers in the paper reminded me of the foliage in the Frosted Bouquet Dies, so I cut some in Silver Foil and Vellum card stock and positioned them under the corners of the greeting label, which I popped up over the top. I finished with a little popped up Silver Glimmer heart and a sprinkle of Frosted Epoxy Droplets.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside I have a Silver Foil mat for my writing panel and I have stamped the floral spray from the First Frost stamp set on the right. It also looks a bit similiar to the flowers on the designer paper and I used Stampin' Write markers direct to the rubber with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green. I added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer at the base to ground the floral spray.

 

Project Details
Stamps Good Morning Magnolia, First Frost
Card stock & Papers Highland Heather, Whisper White, Feels Like Frost DSP, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Vellum
 Ink Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible ribbon
Tools     Layering Ovals Dies, Frosted Bouquet Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Be Mine Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write Markers (Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Heart of Christmas - Week 4

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Welcome to Week 4 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. I can't believe we are into week 4 already!

This week I'm focussing on the new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate that is on page 33 of the Holiday Catalogue (bottom right corner).  It has 2 sheets each of 2 designs; one is more of a crackle paint design, which I'm using on my card and the other is more of a traditional bubbly look of mercury glass. Both are are a lovely shiny silver, so have a big wow factor on your project.

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Acetate & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
First up, I need to say that it is really difficult to do justice to this product as it is extremely difficult to photograph, with the reflection off the acetate. Without the light, you don't really appreciate the lovely shiny silver colour, but then it is difficult to see as well.

I wanted to keep my layout clean, to let the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate be the hero. My base card is Pretty Peacock Peacock and then I added a layer of Whisper White to sit the acetate on. I think white really shows up the design, but it does also look quite dramatic directly over rich colours too. I just added a couple of strips of double-sided tape to the centre of the acetate where it would not be seen behind the label. Another thing to know, is that there is a film over one side of the acetate which is quite difficult to see, but may become apparent when you cut it. If it doesn't start lifting after being cut, it is probably easier to leave it, rather than scratch the acetate trying to find it.

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Acetate & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've used the large label from the Stitched Labels Dies to provide a background for my greeting from the new Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. This is a fabulous set of 18 stamps in various sizes and fonts that should have your Christmas greetings covered. I've stamped it in Pretty Peacock and cropped it with a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies before popping up on the Silver Glimmer and then popping up onto the label. There is lots of dimension and plenty of bling to this card! The label sits over a band of Pretty Peacock trimmed in more Silver Glimmer. I finished with a white Baker's Twine bow and bling around the label.

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Acetate & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have kept it very simple with a Silver Foil mat to my while writing panel. I added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer at the base to ground the smaller of the ornaments from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. I've heat embossed it in white on Perfect Peacock card stock.  

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Acetate & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming, Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Perfect Peacock, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Versamark
Accessories Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones
Tools     Layering Ovals Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Labels Dies, Big Shot, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

Make sure you check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight. Head over to Claire's blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!