CASE-ing the Catty - Painted Christmas

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

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 buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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 This week we are taking inspiration from the Painted Christmas section (pages 16-23) of the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue.

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I've chosen the 3D treat bag above for my inspiration, as I like the layout and the ombre background.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

After measuring the Ombre Gift Bags, I decided to use the Soft Succulent version as the background for my card. It would cover the entire card front, but I decided to leave a border to show the Misty Moonlight card base. It is quite thin, so I adhered it to a piece of Basic White before layering onto the card base. Next comes a piece of my favourite design from the Tidings of Christmas DSP. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the medium sized label from the Seasonal Labels Dies and the Cherry Cobbler striped design from the Tidings of Christmas DSP to create a contrast to the Evening Evergreen design. I found the label a little too large so I popped it back in the die and cropped a bit off one end. As the edges are straight, this is super easy to do. I used the large detailed die from the Christmas Pinecone Dies to create the foliage with Just Jade card stock. I tried Evening Evergreen, but it was too dark and Just Jade works well with Soft Succulent. I've stamped the stocking from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set in Misty Moonlight and popped it up on the label.  The greeting  also from the same stamp set, has been stamped in Shaded Spruce, which I also used for the holly on the side of the stocking. I finished with a trio of stars cropped from the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper with the Stitched Stars dies.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have an Soft Succulent mat and a strip of the Evening Evergreen designer paper down the right hand side. At the bottom is a stamped Cherry Cobbler stocking with the Shaded Spruce holly trim.

 

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade Soft Succulent, Tidings of Christmas DSP, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Ombre Gift Bags
 Ink Misty Moonlight,  Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce
Accessories  
Tools    Seasonal Labels Dies, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals.

 

We would love to see your CASE from the Painted Christmas  section of the Mini 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 Monique to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Heart of Christmas - Angels of Peace

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Welcome to Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. 

The lovely Angels of Peace stamp set arrived recently, so I have used it to create my card this week 

Stampin' Up! Angels of Peace | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started by adhering a piece of the mottled blue design from the Beauty Of The Earth Designer Paper to a piece of Basic White. This paper has the look of a blue sky, so I thought it would be an appropriate background for my angel. I ran the panel through with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and then used a sponge dauber and Craft White ink to gently sponge over the music notes to help define them a little more. 

Stampin' Up! Angels of Peace | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The large angel was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto a piece of Basic White and the dress was coloured with Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends. I used a glue pen to add (retired) Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the wings for a lovely sparkle. The image was fussy cut on the line and popped up on the stitched greeting panel. I did want to use the 'hark the herald angels sing' from the For Unto Us stamp set, but its whereabouts escaped me today. I finished with a trio of rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Angels of Peace | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Angels of Peace
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Night of Navy, Beauty Of The Earth DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Craft White
Accessories Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (retired)
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Light Petal Pink, Light So Saffron) Glue Pen (not SU), Sponge Dauber

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what my lovely friend Tina has created for you this week.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

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 buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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 This week we have a sketch challenge based on the red and white card in the pic above, from page 34 of the 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue. CTC338_SketchIt is easier to see the main elements of the sketch in the diagram above. It is super flexible with the circle being any shape of your choice.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've created a background with the Heartwarming Hugs designer paper on a Real Red card base. I took a little license and made the band at the bottom wider so that the stripes would balance out the Old Olive polka dot. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I found a stitched circle in my bag of die cut shapes, so I popped that over the zigzag of Real Red Sheer ribbon. The stocking was fussy cut from the Sweet Stockings Designer Paper and I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the sweet little pup that is popped up at the top. The stocking was a little larger than I wanted, so I cut it at the band and then overlapped it onto the bottom and popped it all up on the circle. The Santa hat has some sparkle from the (retired) Dazzling Diamonds glitter I added to the trim and pompom. I added the die cut holly from the Christmas Trimmings Dies on the side and finished with a few Gilded Gems. The greeting from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set was stamped in Real Red and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle die and popped up at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have an Old Olive mat and I've created the same effect with the stripes at the top and bottom with the white writing panel in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Little Stockings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Old Olive, Heartwarming Hugs DSP
 Ink Soft Suede, Real Red
Accessories Real Red Sheer Ribbon, Gilded Gems, Dazzling Diamonds (retired)
Tools    Stitched Shapes Dies (retired), Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends

 

We would love to see your CASE using the sketch 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  Julia to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Stepping Up Mini Catty Project

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It is lovely to be back for another week of CASE-ing the Catty after an eventful couple of weeks.  Sadly, my lovely mother-in-law Betty passed away;  it hardly seems any time at all since we celebrated her 95th birthday with a lovely party of her friends. Life can take unexpected turns very quickly, so it is a reminder to make every day count! Now onto happier things.

If you've come from visiting Peta & 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  stepping up a project from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue.

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I've chosen the card above using the Merriest Moments Bundle for my inspiration.  It is a fabulous bundle of products, with so many creative options.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle Shaker Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've had in mind for a while, to create a shaker card with this bundle of products. As we are stepping it up this week, it seemed the perfect opportunity. On my Basic White card base, I added a layer of Silver Foil and then the Fresh Freesia layer, that was was embossed with the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder. This wasn't totally necessary for the project, but I wanted the sweet little stars in the background.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle Christmas Shaker Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
To create the shaker element, I die cut the detailed outline from Basic White card stock and then used the included stitched label to die cut the centre from the piece. Next up the die cut frame was popped into the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder to create the fabulous detail you can see in the frame. The greeting from the Merriest Moments stamp set was heat embossed in white on a piece of Window Sheet and adhered behind the frame and the shaker element was created in the usual way. I added the Subtle Shimmer Sequins, which work well with the white and silver theme. The finished frame was adhered over the Fresh Freesia embossed layer.

For the embellishment, I heat embossed the larger Poinsettia flower from the Merriest Moments stamp set in silver and used the coordinating die to crop it. I added some foliage elements using the Christmas Trimmings Dies in 2 colours of silver foil. The darker one has a pinky tone that works well with Fresh Freesia.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle Christmas Shaker Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Merriest Moments
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Silver Foil Specialty Pack, Window Sheet
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Subtle Shimmer Sequins
Tools    Merriest Frames Dies, Merriest Frames Hybrid EF, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Silver EP, Heat Gun, Foam Adhesive Strips

 

We would love to see your CASE of a stepped up project from 2021 July-December Mini 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 my lovely friend Tina to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Annual Catty 3D Project

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

If you've come from visiting Rachel, 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 a 3D project from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue.

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I've chosen the sweet project above for my inspiration, using the Fresh Freesia Ombre Gift Bag.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided to create a card from the 3D inspiration project. I started with a panel of Basic White and used a Blending Brush to add Pool Party ink to create the ombre look before dry embossing with the checked design from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder pack. I added a strip of the fun striped design from the fabulous Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Pack. It is a pack of 48 sheets of 12 x 12 patterned paper that you can choose with your Stampin' Rewards. For the tag, I have cut a Basic White strip with the die from the Ornate Layers Dies, cutting twice to shorten it to the desired size before stamping the birthday greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Basic Gray ink.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I die cut the pieces for the pansy using the Pansy Dies, with the back petals and centre in Polished Pink, the leaves and stem in Granny Apple Green, the. The face and bud was cut from Basic White and I used a Blending Brush to add Polished Pink and So Saffron ink. I also added Polished Pink ink around the edge of the back petals to add depth and Granny Apple Green around the leaves. I assembled the pansy, popping up the back petals behind the face and popping it up on the tag. The bud and leaves were slipped underneath and adhered flat. I tossed up whether to add a bow in the top left corner, but decided I liked the clean look and added lots of bling instead, lol.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Pansy Patch
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Bumblebee, Pattern Party DSP
 Ink Basic Gray, Pool Party, Polished Pink, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Pansy Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Checks & Dots 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Blending Brushes

 

We would love to see your CASE of a 3D project from the 2021-22 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 Peta & Marvi to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Everything Masculine!

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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 Everything Masculine. This bundle contains an amazing 11 tutorials and 56 pages of crafty inspiration for those tricky masculine projects. Each project includes a card and 3D item and there are lots of fabulous ideas for treat/gift/gift card packaging.

Stampin' Up! Hats Off Bundle Fancy Fold Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've created a Gate Fold Shadow Box that is perfect for a special occasion or milestone birthday. It is a card in a 3D box with an embellished belly band to hold it closed. It is easier to create than you might think and I have included lots of step by step photos in the tutorial.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 10 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the September 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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Heart of Christmas - Evergreen Elegance

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Welcome to Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. 

This week I decided to have a play with the Evergreen Elegance stamp set to create my clean and simple card.  The stamp set has 3 pine tree images of different sizes as well as some lovely greetings.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I swiped a Balmy Blue ink pad across a panel of Basic White and then stamped the trees in the background in Just Jade ink, both full strength and stamped off. The tall pine tree was stamped in the foreground in Evening Evergreen ink and I added a trunk with a Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker.  I cropped the panel to size with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I popped up a gold foil star at the top of the tall tree and added Gold Metallic Pearls to give it a Christmas feel. The greeting from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink and cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and popped up at the bottom. I added a strip of Balmy Blue patterned paper on the right side of the Basic White card base and adhered the art panel that was matted on Evening Evergreen card stock.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Evergreen Elegance, Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Evergreen Elegance, Subtles 6"x6" DSP, Brushed Metallic Cardstock
 Ink Just Jade, Evening Evergreen , Balmy Blue
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what the very talented Rachel has created for you this week.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

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

If you've come from visiting Peta & 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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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD or $180 order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). This week we are  taking inspiration from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite on pages 8-15 of the Mini Catalogue.

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I've chosen the card above from page 12 of the July-December Mini Catalogue for my inspiration. I'm really into clean and simple cards at the moment, so this layout appealed to me for it's simplicity and flexibility.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided to pull out some of last year's favourite products, that carried forward to the current catalogues, for my card. I started with a card-sized panel of thick Basic White and dry embossed it with the polka dots from the Checks & Dots 3D Embossing Folder pack. This is a narrow embossing folder, but it is very easy to line up the dots to cover the whole piece. I then added a piece of the lovely red and green striped design from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper pack and a narrow band of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper at the top.

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

I created my Poinsettia flower using Red Velvet Paper and the Poinsettia Dies. I like to use a sponge dauber and Real Red ink to cover the white core of the paper and add a little extra depth to the edges, before putting the layers together. I finished the flower with a trio of gold Metallic Pearls. The greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set was heat embossed in white on Real Red card stock and I decided to add the greeting at the bottom of the striped panel.

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

For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel and I added a piece of the striped designer paper at the base and a narrow band of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper

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

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, Red Velvet Paper
 Ink Versamark, Real Red
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Poinsettia Dies, Checks & Dots 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat Gun, Sponge Dauber

 

I created another card with this layout, using the Snowflakes Wishes stamp set and So Many Snowflakes Dies this time. I stamped the snowflakes in Gorgeous Grape and Fresh Freesia ink and layered them with the small detailed snowflake cropped from retired Silver Glimmer on top. The snowflake sits on the silver and white striped paper from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Paper pack. 

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designslake_Wishes

 

Project Details
Stamps Snowflake Wishes
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, Silver Glimmer (retired)
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Fresh Freesia
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, So Many Snowflakes Dies, Wintry 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite (pages 8-15) 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 Kathryn to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Heart of Christmas - Peaceful Prints

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Welcome to Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. 

This week I have another card using the fabulous Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper which is one of the FREE products you can choose with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration (until 30 September 2021).

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a panel of Real Red card stock and heat embossed the greeting from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set in white at the base.  Strips of the Real Red, white and Sahara Sand designs were added at the top of the panel and I finished with a narrow border of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper at the bottom for a little bling.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I die cut the medium sized doily from the Encircled in Beauty Dies set to provide a background for the deer punched from the designer paper with the Deer Builder Punch.  I added it to another deer punched from Basic White to make it robust to pop up on the doily. Just in case you're wondering, I deliberately left some of the pieces in the doily, to make it look less busy.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel, with a strip of the striped design on the left and a fussy cut deer on the right.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Little Stockings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Peaceful Prints DSP, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gilded Gems
Tools    Encircled in Beauty Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Deer Builder Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat Gun

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what the very talented Catherine has created for you this week.

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

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

If you've come from visiting Peta & 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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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD or $180 order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). Tonight the Crew are taking inspiration from the sample projects in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration (please excuse the quality of the photo that I had to snip from the catalogue!), which uses the Shaded Summer stamp set from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue and Summer Shadows Dies which are a Level 2 Sale-a-bration option you can choose with a $180AUD order of products from any current catalogues.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Seeing the die cuts behind the stamped image reminded me of the technique of creating a background with your die cuts, so that is the direction I went. I have a Blushing Bride card base and I've popped up my art panel. I chose Sahara Sand for the background and for the die cuts to create the tone on tone effect. The Summer Shadows Dies is perfect for this technique as there is a nice mix of large and small dies with both solid and outline options.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I recommend that you create your die cuts using Adhesive Sheet on the reverse, to make adhering them super quick and easy.  My other tip is to make sure you have all your layers cut first, as I found my trimmers weren't happy about cutting the uneven edges.

I stamped the large floral image in Blushing Bride and used the coordinating outline die from the Sale-a-bration Summer Shadows Dies set to crop it. To give it a bit more focus, I adhered it to a piece of Vellum and hand cut around the outside leaving a wide border. The Shaded Summer stamp set also has 7 useful greetings in a nice mixed font.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Sahara Sand mat for the writing panel and I've partially stamped the other floral image from the Shaded Summer stamp set in the top corner. At the base is a strip of Blushing Bride patterned designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Shaded Summer
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Vellum, Subtles 6" x6" DSP
 Ink Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Accessories White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools    Summer Shadows Dies,  die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Sale-a-bration brochure 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 Michelle to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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