IDEAS Blog Hop - We Are Cut Out to Be Friends!

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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 Simone's lovely 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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This month is all about cutting tools and techniques - fussy cutting, paper piecing, die cutting and punches to create lovely projects for you. 

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly Single 12 x 12 Sheet Gift Bag | Gift Card Holder | Card & Gift Bag Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I’ve created a fab little bag for treat/gift packaging using a single sheet of 12” x 12” patterned paper. Decorate and embellish to suit any occasion; you can keep a few on hand as they fold flat and take up very little space. They are perfect for a holiday or thank you treat/gift for teachers, neighbours, colleagues and your children’s friends; you can even hang them on the Christmas tree! The finished size is 5” x 5 1/2” x 3/4” (12.7cm x 14cm x 1.9cm) when standing. The card measures 5” x 5” (12.7cm x 12.7cm) and fits into one of pockets in the bag and includes an optional gift card holder. The gingerbread cookie fits into the pocket, too! You can see more photos by clicking on the Etsy link below.

There are 3 ways you can get the December 2022 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 to see her lovely friendship project. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - A Christmas Twist

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! It's great to be back with the Crew after a few weeks away with the Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Sydney and then a week catching up with family and friends in Western Australia. My first airline trip away since before COVID and I'd forgotten how much patience you need to travel, lol. 

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 CASE-ing a project from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue and giving it a Christmas twist. I've been trying to get cards made in the last couple of days to send off this week, so I was happy to have the opportunity to get another one made.

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The photo above is the sample project from page 53 of the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue that I'm using for inspiration.  I think it was the polka dot background on this card that caught my eye, as well as the slimline shape.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly Suite | Spots & Dots Die | Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My card is also a slimline shape, although it is slightly shorter than a standard metric DL card. I decided to go with proportions that looked right with the Poinsettia image from the Boughs of Holly designer paper. The card base is in Shaded Spruce, which looks more intense in real life. I have a mat of Gold Foil for the spotty background using the Spots & Dots Die, cropped from Basic White.

Edited to add the dimensions for this card:

The finished card is  3 7/8" x 6 3/4" (9.9cm x  17.cm). The gold mat is  3" x 6" (7.6cm x 15.2cm) and the white dotted panel is 2 3/4" x 5 3/4" (7.2cm x 14.8cm). For the envelope, cut a piece of paper to measure 8 1/2" x 9 1/2". Score on the short side at 2 1/4" and 6 3/8".  Score on the long side at 1" and 8". Cut out the 4 small corners. Fold into the centre on the score lines and adhere where it overlaps. Use a corner rounder on the 2 end flaps. Fold over and adhere the shorter end.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly Suite | Spots & Dots Die | Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I placed a folded piece of Gold Shimmer ribbon under the fussy cut Poinsettia image and then positioned it to work with the greeting banner. The greeting from the Leaves of Holly stamp set was heat embossed in white on the Gold Foil and then cropped with the banner from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I also popped some extra foliage in to balance out the shape. I used a foliage die from the Christmas Banners Dies and cropped it from a small piece of Basic White that I coloured with Dark Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends markers to get a colour that worked with the leaves in the Poinsettia flower. 

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly Suite | Spots & Dots Die | Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I have kept the inside simple, with a Basic White writing panel and another fussy cut Poinsettia flower. I've used a partial image from the edge of the sheet, which is a great way to get the most from the paper.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly Suite | Spots & Dots Die | Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
Because of the non-standard size of this card, I quickly made an envelope to go with it, using some 12 x 12 envelope paper. It is super simple and I added a trim to the flap using the smaller Poinsettia design from Boughs of Holly and rounded the corners.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly Suite | Spots & Dots Die | Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Leaves of Holly
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Boughs of Holly DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gold Shimmer Ribbon
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Spots & Dots Die, Christma Banners Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, White EP, Shaded Spruce & Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends

 

We would love to see you add a Christmas Twist to project from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue 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. 

Sunday Challenge

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

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Fitting Florets Designer Paper

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I wanted to pop by and remind you that time is running out to purchase the gorgeous Fitting Florets Designer Paper.  This item is available until 30 November or while stocks last. It coordinates beautifully with the early release Framed Florets Bundle, that will continue to be available as part of the 2023 Mini Catalogue offering.   

The images in the floral design in the top left of the collage above, can be fussy cut and there are 8 that can be cropped with the coordinating die from the Framed Florets Dies.

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I designed the Stationery Box above with this gorgeous paper and you can see more details about it, on the original post here. Today, I want to share some card designs that I made to include in the Stationery Box.

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I love these mini note cards that fit into the Stampin' Up! 3" x 3" envelopes. They are perfect to pop in with a small gift or a bunch of flowers. I've fussy cut the floral designs except for the one on the centre right, which was cropped with the coordinating die.  

Stampin' Up! Framed Florets & Fitting Florets DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used quite a few of the designs from the Fitting Florets DSP on these note cards. The decorative oval and the smaller centre oval from the Framed Florets Dies work really well with this card size. I've embellished them with the both stamped and fussy cut images.

SPECIAL OFFER:

I have a special offer for customers in Australia who purchase the Fitting Florets Collection or Framed Florets Bundle from my online store. Not only will you receive the Stationery Box Tutorial for FREE, but I will also send you a little package with the 2023 mini calendar, bamboo pen and blue sticky notepad, so you have everything you need to make this beautiful gift. This offer expires on 30 November, 2022. If you already have the bundle and would like to make the Stationery Box, you can purchase my tutorial here.

 

Project Details
Stamps Framed Florets
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Balmy Blue, Soft Succulent, Fitting Florets DSP
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories 1/4" White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Festive Pearls
Tools Framed Florets Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Glue Dots

 

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Giving Thanks!

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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 Caroline's lovely 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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This month our theme is about 'Giving Thanks'. Being thankful is about showing appreciation for a kindness done to us, for the goodness in our life, the friendships and relationships that bring us joy. I like to show my gratitude with a handmade card or gift, so I have created this pretty stationery box with the Fitting Florets Collection

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Stationery Box | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The box contains much more than it would appear from the size and I've put every inch of space to good use.  It contains an assortment of full sized cards, note cards and mini 3” x 3” cards/tags all with envelopes, plus helpful accessories such as a sticky note pad, calendar, note book, pen and postage stamps - everything someone would need to keep in touch with loved ones. The finished box is 4 3/4” x 6 1/2” x 2 1/2” (12.1cm x 16.5cm x 6.3cm).  A beautiful thank you gift, but it would also be perfect for someone going travelling, a loved one in aged care, as a Christmas gift, or just for yourself, so you can enjoy this pretty box on your desk and have a selection of cards at hand. 

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Stationery Box | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My 19 page tutorial provides step by step instructions for creating the box, plus designs for the full-size cards, note cards and mini cards, all using the beautiful Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper. You can see more photos by clicking on the Etsy link below.

SPECIAL OFFER:

I have a special offer for customers in Australia who purchase the Fitting Florets Collection or Framed Florets Bundle from my online store. Not only will you receive the Tutorial Bundle for FREE, but I will also send you a little package with the 2023 mini calendar, bamboo pen and blue sticky notepad, so you have everything you need to make this beautiful gift. This offer expires on 30 November, 2022.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 11 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the November 2022 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 Sigrid to see her lovely projects. 

Blog_Hop_NextThanks for visiting today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Stamp Set

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Sandra, 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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We're taking inspiration from a favourite stamp set this week.  I have quite a few that I really like, but somehow they haven't seen the light of day yet, so I decided to pull the Amazing Year stamp set out.  It has a great selection of birthday greetings to choose from and the lovely bouquet of flowers.

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The photo above is the sample project from page 28 of the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue that I'm using for inspiration.  

Stampin' Up! Amazing Year | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided on a square card for my version, which I made  12cm x 12cm (4 3/4" x 4 3/4"). It is a nice size and not too big to require extra postage.  I added a layer of the pretty ombre Tahitian Tide Glimmer Paper onto the Thick Basic White card base. The glitter is super fine and very sparkly and I hope you can see a little of that in the photo.  For the centre panel, I've used one of the prints from the 2022-24 Designer Series Paper Assortment with a mat of white, so it pops against the background.  Instead of a banner, I have wrapped a double layer of the 1/4" White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the panel and finished with a bow on the edge. The centre panel was popped up on the card base with Dimensionals, as they stick really well to the glimmer paper.

Stampin' Up! Amazing Year | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The bouquet image was coloured with Stampin' Blends Markers using Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green. The image was fussy cut and popped up on the Basic White pierced circle cropped with the Stylish Shapes Dies. The greeting from the Amazing Year stamp set was stamped in black and I fussy cut it before using the Tahitian Tide Stampin' Blend marker to colour it. It gives it a less intense colour than using the card stock.

Stampin' Up! Amazing Year | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a mat of Tahitian Tide for the writing panel and I stamped the greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set in the centre. I coloured and fussy the bouquet again, cropping the stems so it looks more like they are in the garden.

Stampin' Up! Amazing Year | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Amazing Year, Inspired Thoughts
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Tahitian Tide, 2022-24 Designer Series Paper Assortment, 2022-24 In Color Glimmer Paper
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories 1/4" White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, 2022-24 In Color Matte Decorate Dots
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE of a favourite stamp set from either of the current catalogues 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique to see her lovely card 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 Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!  Firstly, apologies if my post looks a little strange today. I had issues uploading photos (again), with the blog platform insisting on making them huge, so they are actually smaller than usual! I will fix them up when things get back to normal again.

If you've come from visiting  Sandra, 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. 

CTC392_BannerThis week we have a sketch challenge based on the lovely geranium card above, from page 58 of the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. CTC392_SketchThis diagram shows more clearly the key elements of the sketch, with the background in 2 sections and the greeting crossing it at the bottom right. It is a super flexible layout with unlimited possibilities.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I pulled out the beautiful Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper and used one of the variegated designs for my background, layering it on a Thick Basic White card base. I had a few blooms already die cut from a previous project and started playing around and end up with this arrangement going diagonally across the card. 

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the colours from the background paper, positioning the blooms to contrast with the background. To make adhering the greeting easier, I've adhered the flowers on the right, flat. To add some dimension, I turned up the edges slightly with my fingers and a bone folder first and then adhered them just in the centre, so the flowers look like they are popping from the card. The Flirty Flamingo rose on the left was popped up on Dimensionals for extra height and I popped some foliage of different shapes and colours cropped from the paper, around the blooms.

The greeting from the Happiness Abounds stamp set was heat embossed in white on Night of Navy card stock for a strong contrast. It was cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and you need to double-cut it, as it is longer than the die. I popped it up on Dimensionals at the bottom right as per the sketch layout. I added a sprinkle of dots from the Glossy Dots Assortment that coordinate with the Hues of Happiness Suite, to finish.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I've continued the same layout, with a mat of Melon Mambo card stock for the writing panel. I added a border on each side, of the floral design that incorporates the colours I've used on the front.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The rain finally let up today with some blue sky peaking through this afternoon, so I could get outside and take my photos on the deck. Hopefully, I'll be able to catch up on some laundry tomorrow!

 

Project Details
Stamps Happiness Abounds
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Hues of Happiness DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Glossy Dots Assortment
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Tool

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of this great sketch from page 58 of the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 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 pretty project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Mini Catalogue Bundles

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Tina, 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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We're taking inspiration from bundles in the 2022 July-December Mini Catalogue this week. As it happens, the Leaves of Holly Bundle arrived this week, so I decided to get it inky.

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The photo above shows the sample project from page 76 that I've taken my inspiration from.

 

Stampin' Up! Leaves of Holly Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

As you can see, I've stayed close to the design, choosing to use more traditional red and green colours for my version. I added the red spotted design from the Boughs of Holly Designer Paper to a Thick Basic White card base. For the focus panel I have a Basic White rectangle cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies with a Pool Party mat creatiing a narrow border.

Stampin' Up! Leaves of Holly Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is a 2 step stamp set, so you can stamp the background colour and then add the highlights in a darker colour over the top. I've used just the highlight stamp and stamped on Shaded Spruce card stock with Shaded Spruce ink, to achieve the different tones.  There are coordinating dies in the Holly Berry Dies to crop the holly leaves. For the berries, I used only the background image with Real Red ink. For another option, you can use just the dies to create layered holly leaves. The greeting was stamped in Real Red on Pool Party card stock and cropped with the label die included in the Holly Berry Dies.  I added a strip of the 3/8" Gold Shimmer Ribbon under the label and around the focus panel, adhering on the reverse with tape. The label is popped up and the separate bow added at the left. I popped in some Gold Foil foliage and a sprinkle of Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins to finish. 

Stampin' Up! Leaves of Holly Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped the greeting from the Leaves of Holly stamp set and added a strip of the striped paper from the Sweetest Christmas DSP at the bottom. The writing panel was added to a Pool Party mat.

Stampin' Up! Leaves of Holly Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Leaves of Holly
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Boughs of Holly DSP, Sweetest Christmas DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Shaded Spruce, Real Red
Accessories Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins, 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon
Tools Stitched Rectangles Dies, Holly Berry Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE of a bundle from the 2022 July-December Mini Catalogue 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. 

Sunday Challenge

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

2019 CTC Next

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Colours of Santa Express DSP

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Monique, 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 the Crew are taking inspiration from the colours in the Santa Express Designer Series Paper. They are an interesting combo, but as always, Stampin' Up! has created a combination that works well with the fun imagery in the paper.

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I started off with something else in mind and then got sidetracked, lol. The pretty trees on one of the cards in Santa Express Memories & More Pack took my eye and so I went in another direction.

Stampin' Up! Santa Express DSP & Memories & More Card Pack | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

These trees are one of my favourite cards from the pack and then I saw the acetate overlay and put them together, but the greeting got a bit lost.  I decided on the Poppy Parade design from the Santa Express DSP across the centre to make it pop. I sliced off 2 rows of trees (leaving me 2 more for another card) and adhered them to my Shaded Spruce card base and then added the panel of DSP that was adhered to a strip of Basic White.  

Stampin' Up! Santa Express DSP & Memories & More Card Pack | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To add some texture, I stamped the holly and berries from the Christmas Banners stamp and adhered them with glue dots on top of the acetate overlay. Don't forget the acetate overlay has a protective layer of plastic that needs to be removed when you're ready to use it.

Adhering the acetate overlay without showing adhesive is a bit tricky, but if you have an embellishment on top of the acetate, you can hide your adhesive underneath, so I put glue dots under the holly and adhered the acetate to the front of the card. I felt it needed something else, so I stamped the sweet deer from the Peaceful Deer stamp set and coloured it with Stampin' Blends to add a bit more Christmas imagery. I finished with a trio of sequins from the Adhesive-Backed Season Sequins.

Stampin' Up! Santa Express DSP & Memories & More Card Pack | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped the greeting from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set and added the row of presents fussy cut from another Santa Expess Memories & More card. 

Stampin' Up! Santa Express DSP & Memories & More Card Pack | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Banners, Peaceful Deer, Sweet Candy Canes
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Santa Express DSP, Santa Express M&M Card Pack
 Ink Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso
Accessories Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins
Tools Christmas Banners Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Glue Dots, SU300 & Petal Pink Stampin Blends

 

We would love to see your CASE using the colours of the Santa Express DSP 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. 

Sunday Challenge

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

2019 CTC Next

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Christmas Crafting!

Blog_Hop_BannerHi there

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 Sigrid's elegant 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. 

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This month we are inspiring you with Christmas projects and the team has created a fabulous collection projects using a wide variety of products. This bundle contains an amazing 14 tutorials and 78 pages of crafty inspiration for your Christmas cards, tags, gift card holders, gift packaging and treat packaging and even the table setting!

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I have used the Stampin' Up! Cracker & Treat Box Dies and Sweetest Christmas patterned paper to create the cutest Advent Calendar. Fill the crackers with small gifts or treats and hang them on a 3ft (90cm) table top tree to delight small and big kids alike. It would make a fabulous pre-Christmas gift for friends and family! The finished size of the crackers is 5" (12.7cm) long and 1 1/4" (3.2cm) in diameter. I have provided lots of tips to make this project as quick and easy as possible. Also included in my tutorial is instructions for a gift box shaped Gift Card Holder with 2 options for decoration.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 13 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the October 2022 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 Sandra in the UK to see her lovely projects. 

Blog_Hop_NextThanks for visiting today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sending Love & Hugs

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! It has been ages since I've been able to join the Crew and I'm feeling rather out of practice, lol. After 10 months of renovations, I'm finally moving into my new craft room.  I'll share some pics after I'm unpacked and organised.

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 the Crew are taking inspiration from a bundle in the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue .

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I decided on the Sending Smiles Bundle for my card, using the sample above for inspiration. I think it was the textured backgound using the lattice from the Chic Dies that caught my eye, plus, I thought it would be nice for my Mum, who has been unwell recently.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Bundle & Artisan Additions Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I don't have the Chic Dies, but I thought the lattice (of a different kind) from the Artisan Addition Dies might work. I cropped 2 panels from Thick Basic White and then fussy cut around the design to create standalone pieces that I adhered to a panel of Basic White. If I was doing this again, I would add the Adhesive Sheet to the reverse first, but I wasn't sure how it would turn it.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Bundle & Artisan Additions Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stamped the flowers and stems and cropped them with the corresponding pieces from the Sending Dies and positioned them on the lattice. I decided on the detailed 'Sending' die, rather than stamping it and then die cutting. Foam Adhesive Sheet was adhered to the reverse of the Daffodil Delight card stock before die cutting, so the greeting adds another layer of texture to card. The smaller greeting was stamped in Garden Green and cropped with the smallest of the banner dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies, cutting twice to extend the length.  I finished with a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Bundle & Artisan Additions Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sending Smiles
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Daffodil Delight
 Ink Garden Green, Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Highland Heather</span4D8B56
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies
Tools Artisan Additions Dies, Sending Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Sheet

 

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