CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

If you've come from visiting Courtenay, 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. 


Have you noticed the card sketches/layouts/templates in the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue? They are at the bottom of page 22 and there are 22 different layouts to give you inspiration for your cardmaking. This is a fabulous resource and this week the Crew are choosing one of these sketches for their inspiration.


I've chosen the sketch above for my card today. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I was going to do with it; isn't it funny how that can happen sometimes. As it turns out my card is a variation of my original idea, but I like the extra detail that resulted.

Stampin' Up! Country Birdhouse Bundle | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Instead of taking up the entire card, I've chosen to create a smaller centre panel with the layout, leaving a nice border of the Petunia Pop card base showing.  I used the smallest circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies to create the 12 openings in the Thick Basic White panel. Yes, there was a ruler involved, lol, but you could probably just 'eyeball' it as well. It was a little more effort than adhering 12 black circles (my original thought), but I like the stitched detail around each circle that you get with this option.

Stampin' Up! Country Birdhouse Bundle | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the stitched detail around the circles more clearly in the photo above. I adhered the panel to Basic Black with a narrow border, giving a bold background to make my sweet flowers pop. The greeting from the Country Birdhouse stamp set was heat embossed in white on a narrow strip of Basic Black and popped up between the sets of circles. I added the panel to the card base with Dimensionals, leaving the flowers to last, so they wouldn't get flattened. I chose 4 colours and cropped the flowers with a die from the Country Birdhouse Dies, using a stylus in the centre of each to add dimension before adding the 3mm rhinestone. I adhered the flowers with a dot of Tombow glue in the centre of each circle, leaving it to go tacky, so it wouldn't squish when I added the flower. Rolled up Mini Glue Dots would work well, too.  I added a little bow in white Baker's Twine and a small version of the flower in corner of the greeting. This satisfied my need to have an odd number of flowers on the card!

Stampin' Up! Countrybird House | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have cut the writing panel at the same size as the focus panel on the front, with a narrow border of Basic Black. The birthday greeting from the Country Birdhouse stamp set was stamped in Petunia Pop ink and a little cluster of flowers adhered flat in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Country Birdhouse Bundle | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

As my husband said when I showed the card to him, 'that's different'! Yes, it's a bit different to my normal style, but I like the fun graphic look for a change.


Project Details
Stamps Country Birdhouse
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Basic White, Petunia Pop, Summer Splash, Lemon Lime Twist, Pretty in Pink
 Ink Versamark, Petunia Pop
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow glue, White EP, Heat Tool


We would love to see how you used one of the sketches/layouts/templates from page 22 of the 2024-25 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. 

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

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Flowering Zinnias Fancy Fold

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The Flowering Zinnias DSP from the Online Exclusives range has to be 0ne of my favourite paper packs. The colours are simply gorgeous - bright, summery and they make you smile. 

In the pack is this fabulous sheet that provides 2 border strips. It would be fabulous as a border on a scrapbook page or of course, cut into card fronts.


However, I wanted to use the complete border or most of it at least and this design by Rachel Tessman fitted the bill perfectly.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Zinnias DSP | Twist Corner Tri-Fold Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Rachel has named it the Twist Corner Tri-fold card. It starts in portrait style as you see in the photo above, but morphs into a tri-fold landscape card that displays the beautiful Zinnia border. I've changed up the measurements to be closer to a metric size card and made the message panel a little larger as well. I love that the bright Lemon Lime Twist print on the reverse side is also displayed and I've used it as an accent together with a pop of Berry Burst.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Zinnias DSP | Twist Corner Tri-Fold Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

When you open the front panel and turn it to landscape the border starts to unfold. I've used my favourite birthday greeting from the Unbounded Love stamp set and cropped it with the pierced label die from the Unbounded Love Dies and trimmed it with another label cropped from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. The Berry Burst panel on the right has been dry embossed with the cross-hatch design from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders and embellished with a fussy cut Zinnia from another of the sheets. The narrow strip of Lemon Lime Twist print is the piece I cut off the border panel to form the card base, so all 12" (30.5cm) of the border has been used. 

Stampin' Up! Flowering Zinnias DSP | Twist Corner Tri-Fold Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The photo above shows the card fully extended. I've added an embossed strip trimmed with Lemon Lime Twist to host the 'Celebrate' cropped from Berry Burst card stock using the Wanted To Say Dies.  The writing panel is trimmed with a Lemon Lime Twist mat and another fussy cut Zinnia. Lots of Brushed Brass Butterflies have been sprinkled around the flowers. 

This card has a real 'wow' and the ladies enjoyed making it in our class last week. 


Project Details
Stamps Unbounded Love
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Flowering Zinnias DSP
 Ink Berry Burst
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, Iridescent Adhesive-Backed Discs
Tools Unbounded Love Dies, Wanted To Say Dies, Basics 3D Embossing Folders, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Tombow Glue, Adhesive Sheets


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