CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week!  

If you've come from visiting  Julia, 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. 

CTC405_BannerThis week we are CASE-ing a fabulous sketch from the 2023 Sale-a-bration brochure, shown in the photo above. I love 'strip' cards as they are great for using up your off-cuts and also for showcasing the wonderful coordination in Stampin' Up! patterned papers. The oval in the sketch represents an embellishment of any shape, so don't think it must be an oval!


I chose 5 coordinating designs from the Dandy Designs DSP pack that include shades of Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody and Petal Pink. I didn't leave a space between the 2.5cm strips as there wouldn't enough space at the top and bottom, plus, most of the designs have a fair amount of white so there wouldn't be much contrast. I recommend leaving an overhang on each side of the card so you can trim off the ends all at once for a perfect finish.

Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls & Dandy Designs DSP | Sale-a-bration 2023 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the embellishment I chose the 3rd largest of the scalloped rectangles from the Scalloped Contours Dies for the background and double cut it to reduce the length. The greetings from the Adorable Owls stamp set were stamped in Fresh Freesia ink and I popped up the fussy cut owl on Dimensionals. The cute owl was coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The bow is from the standing owl image and I popped it up on the side. I thought it looked a bit plain, so I added the faux hanger with the white ribbon and tied it off with  a bow using the Fresh Freesia Open Weave ribbon. I finished with a trio of the 2021-2023 Opal Rounds.

CTC405_SketchStampin' Up! Adorable Owls & Dandy Designs DSP | Sale-a-bration 2023 | Judy May, Just Judy DesignsAdorable_Owls_Inside

For the inside, I have a Fresh Freesia mat for the writing panel and I added the offcuts from the strips along the bottom. A tiny border of Mango Melody adds a little pop.  The greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set was stamped in Fresh Freesia ink. 

Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls & Dandy Designs DSP | Sale-a-bration 2023 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Adorable Owls, Inspired Thoughts
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Mango Melody, Dandy Designs DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Freesia
Accessories Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (retired), 2021-2023 Opal Rounds
Tools Scalloped Contours Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue)


We would love to see your CASE of the sketch this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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 my talented friend Tina to see her fab card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Don't forget, that Sale-a-bration finishes on 28 February 2023, so you only have 3 weeks left to earn your favourite FREE products when you place a qualifying order of $90AUD or more. Plus, there are now a lot more choices available for Level 1 ($90AUD) rewards. Head over to my Online Store to check them out.

Thanks for visiting today!

IDEAS BLOG HOP - Fancy Flora - It's So Suite of You!

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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 sweet 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. 


This month we are showcasing the wonderful coordination in a suite of products. A suite brings together a group of coordinating products to provide everything you need to create lovely projects. To make it super easy, you can order all the products with a single item number!

We have a super huge 90-page bundle this month with 15 tutorials using suites from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue and 2023 January-April Mini Catalogue. Every tutorial includes at least 2 projects with lots of 3D projects including gift packaging, treat packaging, fancy fold cards and home décor.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Flora Suite | Gift Bag & Card Set | Tutorial Available | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I’ve chosen the Fancy Flora Suite for my projects and created a generously-sized gift bag and coordinating gate-fold card. The bag (excluding the handle) measures 4 5/8” x 7 1/4” x 1 1/2” (11.8cm x 18.4cm x 3.8cm) and would be perfect for a scarf, body products, treats, full sized cards and envelopes and so much more. The coordinating gate-fold card would also be perfect for engagement and wedding occasions.  You can see more photos by clicking on the Etsy link below.

There are 3 ways you can get the February 2023 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. There is a fabulous joining offer during Sale-a-bration where you can choose from 3 options, including a fabulous Boho Blue (yes that's a new In Color coming in May!) Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine.

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 Janey to see her pretty Country Floral Lane projects. 


Don't forget, you have until the end of February to claim your FREE product during the Sale-a-bration promotion when you place a qualifying order of $90AUD of more. Plus, a lot of additional product choices have been added, including kits and punches! You can check them all out in my Online Store. 

Thanks for visiting today!