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'Lots of Joy' with Diorama Leftovers

CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop - Christmas

Hi there

The CASE-ing the Catty Crew are looking at the Christmas section on pages 67 - 72 of the 2015-16 Annual Catalogue this week. It is great to have some new Christmas sets to use before we get the new Holiday catalogue in September.  I need to get my Christmas cards started early!

I'm taking my inspiration from this card on the opening page of the Christmas section. I love the new 'Lots of Joy'  stamp set and have been wanting to CASE this card for a while.

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I've gone with a monochome colour combo for my card, using Island Indigo and lots of white with touches of silver. You can never have too much bling for Christmas, in my opinion! I love the plaid tree and the greetings in this stamp set and Island Indigo is a rich contemporary Christmas colour.  I'm going to try some other monochrome colour combos as I think it would also look fab in Elegant Plant. This would be a great card to mass produce as the elements are simple and you don't need many products, but the final result is striking. 

Stamping Up 'Lots of Joy'. Judy May, Just Judy Designs


I then decided to create another version featuring the new 'Merry Moments' DSP, the evening before leaving for an interstate trip. Probably not a good idea in hindsight, as I had to take this photo in artificial light at 1am in the morning, so apologies for the yellowish cast (ETA: I've now updated the photo)! I love the Real Red and Smokey Slate striped paper and it works beautifully with the Silver Glimmer paper. TIP: I always adhere a DSP punch out to Whisper White card stock to give it some body, particularly if I'm popping it on dimensionals. 

  Stampin Up 'Lots of Joy' with 'Merry Moments' DSP. Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Let me know which version is your favourite.

Project Details
Stamps Lots of Joy
Card stock & Papers     island Indigo, Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Real Red, Merry Moments DSP, Silver Glimmer paper, Red Glimmer paper
 Ink Island Indigo, Real Red
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Tree Punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Confetti Stars punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Dimensionals

Now it's time to check out the inspiration from Stasia. Click on the button below to hop over to her blog.


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 visiting today!



I love both the island indigo and real red! What is the dimensions of the cards?

Anne Lewis

I tried the layout and they all turned out great.I love your cards. Thank you.

Liz Gross

Well Judy it was worth staying up late, I love the red one!!! Which is saying something because I am an indgo lover. Great design and yes it would work well for mass produced cards.


Lovely cards Judy. Great how the look of the card changes with a new colour combo

Rachel Palmieri

Great versions of the Festive Trees card. I'm a bit partial to the blue as well, but they're both so clean and crisp - beautiful!


Beautiful cards - so balanced and beautiful.

Vintage Graffiti

Love your versions of the Festive Of Trees Christmas card Judy but I must admit that the red one grabbed my attention. Thanks for sharing.


I decorate everything in my house with an Island indigo & silver theme so I am rather partial to your 1st card. I really love that smokey slate striped DSP too so I can see why you were tempted to use it for a second card. Both of your cards are beautiful Judy.

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