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CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop - For Baby

Hi there

We are CASE-ing the Catty again on this Friday evening and are taking our inspiration from the Baby section on pages 31 - 38 of the Annual Catalogue.

You may have come from Julia's blog, but if not, you can start the journey here and continue to the next blog using the button at the bottom of this post.

There are lots of cute things in this section of the catalogue, but I kept going back to page 37 and looking at the yellow card with the onesie coming out of the circle.  This is where I started, but I then went on a journey and came up with the shaker card below. Isn't funny how the creative process evolves.

Stampin' Up! 'Something for Baby' Shaker Card - Judy May - Just Judy Designs


I have used a soft colour combo of Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride and lots of white. The solid onesie image comes from the 'Something for Baby' stamp set. To add some texture to the image, I used the 'stamp kissing' technique with the 'Dots for Days' background stamp to create the soft polka dot effect. This is a simple but effective technique to add a pattern to a solid image by kissing the inked solid stamp with the dry patterned stamp. Not all of the ink is removed by the dry patterned stamp, so you will get a soft and subtle result.

The 'confetti' in the shaker is a mixture of Silver and Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, stars from the Metallics Sequins Assortments and hearts cut from Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Dazzling Diamonds with the retired Hearts Border punch. TIP: If you are using shapes cut from glimmer paper, turn them all over to have the bling facing up before putting the lid on your shaker. It is worth the effort as they won't be able to flip over to the wrong side once the lid is on.

I have decorated the inside with the baby carriage stamp from the same set. I did not have a 'congratulations' stamp that was the right size and style so I printed this one in Early Espresso from my computer. See my Tips and Hints if you are not familiar with how to print the Stampin' Up! colours on your computer.



Project Details
Stamps Something for Baby, A Dozen Thoughts, Work of Art, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Dots for Days Background
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
 Ink Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories Blushing Bride and Silver Sequin Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's twine, Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Metallic Sequins Assortment
Tools     Circles Collection Framelits, Happy Heart Embossing folder, Baby's First Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Hearts Border punch (retired), Couture Creations 1/8" 3D Foam Strips, Stampin' Write Marker (Early Espresso)

I also liked the layout of the card at the bottom right of page 35, so on the spur of the moment this afternoon I decided to make a more gender neutral baby card using this card for inspiration. The colour combo is Mint Macaron and white with a tiny bit of Tip Top Taupe.  I have added a few little details (I can't help myself!), but hopefully it would still be OK for either gender. Apologies for the lighting on this photo, as I ran out of daylight.

Stampin' Up! 'Something for Baby' Gender Neutral, Judy May - Just Judy Designs 


Project Details
Stamps Something for Baby, Petite Pairs, Dots for Days Background
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, In Colour DSP Background Stacks, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
 Ink Mint Macaron
Accessories Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Large Polka Dot Embossing folder, Baby's First Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack (retired)

Now it's time to hop over to the blog of the lovely Kathryn Mangelsdorf. Click on the button below.


As always, you can see the full list of participants in today's blog hop and join in by linking up your creation over at the CASE-ing the Catty Blog.

Thanks for looking!



Wunderful cards!!!

Rebecca S

Both of your cards are lovely!! Shaker cards with bling are fabulous!!

Helen H

Both gorgeous cards, Judy! Love your subtle polka dots & cute pearl trim on those onesies. :)


Wow what a lot of work has gone into these. Just stunning!


Gasp!!! Such cuteness.

Monique Fielder

So cute, you have put so much effort into the inside of the card.

Julia Quinn

Love the shaker card - what a great idea!! And I love how our creative journey sends us round about too!!

Rachel Palmieri

Lovely baby cards Judy. It's good to be reminded of techniques, like 'kissing' , from time to time, looks very effective on the onesies.

Alison Barclay

Absolutely beautiful cards Judy! I love how you explained your creative process too. :)

Barbara Felece

This is a fabulous card! Thank you for sharing the tip about matching the SU colors. Wow! Didn't know that was possible. I visit your site often and love your style!

Rene Lennon

I really love these baby cards! Cute ideas Judy!!


Gorgeous cards as always Judy - love them!!

Liz Gross

i love this Judy, you have gone to a lot of effort and created a spectacular card. just gorgeous. Liz

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