CASE-ing the Catty - Perennial Lavender Birthday

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

If you've come from visiting Rebecca, 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 button at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from projects using Retiring Punches.

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I've chosen the project above for my inspiration, as I thought the background was interesting, with punch outs from the retiring Ink & Tiled Punch Pack creating a textured background for the focus image. I'm not a fan of Crushed Curry, so I'm not at all partial to this particular sample project. However, if you can get past your initial view, often you will find an interesting idea or technique that you can take into your own card making.

Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

Instead of punch outs, I've used die cuts to create a textured background for my bouquet of Lavender. I started with a Lost Lagoon card base and then cut a smaller piece to leave a border at the top and bottom and added the mottled Pretty Peacock/Lost Lagoon design from the Perennial Lavender DSP.  I've die cut 4 of the Lavender branch from Lost Lagoon card stock to which I added Adhesive Sheet, first. This turns the die cuts into stickers and makes it super easy to adhere them to the background. 

Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

The tops of the lavender heads were stamped with Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape ink in a two-step process and cropped with the coordinating die. I stamped 3 stems in Lost Lagoon ink and then fussy cut them as a group and adhered it to a white stitched rectangle cropped with the (retired) Stitched Rectangles Dies. The Lavender heads were adhered over the stems with the bottom layer flat and the top one popped up. The panel was adhered flat to the background and I tied the pretty Silver & White 1/2" Sheer Ribbon around the panel and finished with a bow over the Lavender bouquet. The finished panel was adhered flat to the Lost Lagoon card base. 

The greeting from the soon to be retired Go To Greetings stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink, fussy cut and popped up. The teeny butterfly was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and fussy cut and popped up above the greeting.  I finished with a trio of  Purple Fine Shimmer Gems.

Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a white writing panel cut with the same style border as the front and I've added a lavender branch and flower head on the right and an even teenier Gorgeous Grape butterfly in the top corner. The butterflies are from the Painted Lavender stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I hope you give this idea a try in your card making, when you want to add texture and interest to your background.

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Lavender, Go To Greetings
Card stock & Papers Lost Lagoon, Basic White, Perennial Lavender DSP
 Ink Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grap
Accessories Silver & White 1/2" Sheer Ribbon, Purple Fine Shimmer Gems
Tools Stitched Rectangle Dies (retired),  Painted Lavender Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Adhesive Sheet

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using a Retiring Punch 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to the Peta & Marvi to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Bundle

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

If you've come from visiting Michelle, 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 button at the bottom of the post. 

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It's that time of the year when we have to say goodbye to some favourite products and welcome lots of new goodies in the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue. This week we are being inspired by our Favourite Retiring Bundle.

The Gorgeously Made Bundle and the coordinating Masterfully Made DSP  is one I'm sorry to see retire. I'll be keeping the Gorgeously Made Dies in my stash for the versatile background foliage, the notebook border and torn-look border. 

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You can see the dies in the photo above. They are not discounted in the Last Chance Sale here in Australia, but check prices in your local market just in case.

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I chose the sample above for my inspiration this week and I've used a combination of the retiring products from the Masterfully Made Suite, plus a brand new bundle called Spotlight on Nature, which will be available to customers on 1st May.

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature & Masterfully Made DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs
I've chosen one of my favourite designs from the Masterfully Made DSP for the background and I added 2 of the open sprays cropped from Bubble Bath cardstock under the layer of (retired) Iridescent Ribbon. For the circle element in the design, I've used one of the fabulous set of new nesting circle dies that come with the Spotlight on Nature Bundle. There are 2 sets of 6 dies with different border treatments, that take the detail to the next level.  The dies can also totally stand alone, as they do not crop any of the images from the stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature & Masterfully Made DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

On the circle I have added the large fussy cut flower from the Spotlight on Nature stamp set that I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Only the flowers have been coloured as I didn't want to add another colour to the mix. I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers for a lovely bit of sparkle, which makes the base of the large flower lighter in the photo than it actually is. For the background to the greeting, I have a piece of the Fresh Freesia design from the Masterfully Made DSP and a piece of Azure Afternoon cardstock and I've stamped the cross-hatch pattern using another stamp from Spotlight on Nature. The greeting from the (retired) Let's Create Together stamp set was stamped in Berry Burst ink, fussy cut and popped up. I finished with a trio of gold sequins.

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature & Masterfully Made DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have a Basic White writing panel and partially stamped the flower from Spotlight on Nature on the right in black ink and added a narrow strip of the Fresh Freesia design at the base. The simplicity of the uncoloured flower is a nice contrast to the detail on the front of the card.

Stampin' Up! Spotlight on Nature & Masterfully Made DSP | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Let's Create Together (retired), Spotlight on Nature
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Azure Afternoon, Bubble Bath, Masterfully Made DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Berry Burst
Accessories Iridescent Ribbon (retired), Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Tools Spotlight on Nature Dies,  Gorgeously Made Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Blends (Bubble Bath, Berry Burst)

 

We would love to see your CASE of your favourite retiring bundle from either the 2024 Jan-April Mini Catalogue or 2023-2024 Annual 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to the Peta & Marvi to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!