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All Ye Faithful

Hi there

Today I'm sharing the final project from my most recent class. It is a traditional Christmas card in contemporary colours using the beautiful images from the 'All Ye Faithful' stamp set. It was inspired by this card by Helen. 

I have stamped the Mary and Joseph image and  heat embossed it in gold on a tag that has been cut with the Ornate Tag Topper punch. The tag sits on a mat of Gold Foil that is topped with the gold vellum from the 'Wonderland' vellum stack. The base card is in Lost Lagoon which works so well with the gold foil. 

Stampin Up All Ye Faithful for Christmas 2015 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The sentiment is from the 'Wonderland' stamp set,  also gold embossed, this time on Soft Sky card stock to complement the Lost Lagoon and the colouring of the image. Because the image is fairly small and detailed, I have coloured it with Copic markers coordinating with the base and mat.  The rhinestone on the 'star' has also been coloured with a copic marker. The result is soft and calm. 



For the inside I have stamped, gold embossed and coloured the shepherd image (minus one sheep) which is grounded by a narrow strip of gold foil. 

Project Details
Stamps All Ye Faithful, Wonderland
Card stock & Papers     Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Wonderland Vellum Stack
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Snowflake Elements, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Ornate Tag Topper punch, Project Life Framelits, Big Shot, Gold Embossing powder, Heat gun, Glue dots, Glue pen, Copic markers (BG10, BG11, Y21, E51, E31, E33, C1)

Thanks for looking!

Cute 2016 Mini Calendar Project

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I'm back again to share another of the projects from last week's class.  It is another 3D project and it is perfect as a gift for teachers, neighbours and colleagues as we approach the end of the school year and the festive season.

I call it my Sandwich Board Calendar and I have gone for a blackboard look at the top with the inspiring quote from the 'Perfect Pennants' stamp set, heat embossed in white. I think it is a perfect reminder to have on a calendar that you look at regularly.

Stampin' Up! Sandwich Board Mini Calendar with Perfect Pennants - Judy May, Just Judy Designs. Tutorial Available.

The base of the calendar is in Crumb Cake card stock, cut at 10.5cm on the short edge for the length of the A4 sheeet, so you get 2 calendars from one piece of card stock. The mat is in Lost Lagoon and the flower embellishment in Calypso Coral with Wild Wasabi leaves and the Crushed Curry butterfly. It is bright and cheerful and more vibrant in real life. You can change up the colours and embellishment for endless variety. This is a really cost effective gift that fits in a standard C6 envelope and you could include one with your Christmas card.


This photo shows the side view and the hinges that will ensure your calendar stays beautifully upright all year, but folds flat for easy posting. If you look very closely under the hinge you might see that I have reinforced the bottom section and feet to make it even more robust.



For the reverse side, I have printed and cut a Whisper White panel showing the Victorian Public Holidays. However, you could leave this side blank or add some coordinating designer paper to finish.  

I now have a tutorial available for this project - click here to go to my Tutorials page.

Project Details
Stamps Flower Shop, Perfect Pennants, Butterfly Basics
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
 Ink Versamark, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Accessories Iced Rhinestones, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Couture Creations 2016 Calendar Tabs
Tools     Stampin' Trimmer, Pansy Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, White embossing powder, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Tombow glue

Thanks for looking!

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Wonderland Gift Card Holder

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It has been a really busy two weeks since my last post. I decided at short notice to participate with some other Stampin' Up! demonstrators in a craft fair. That ate up a week while I prepared display items and some kits to sell plus setting up and attending the fair.  

I was just recovering from that when my husband whisked me off to Cradle Mountain in Tasmania for a few days to celebrate my birthday.  It was a really lovely surprise and it is a beautiful area to visit, if you get the opportunity.

I thought I would share one of the projects that we made in class last Saturday. It is a combined card and gift card holder. It is x 9cm (6 1/8" x 3 1/2") and fits into a standard C6 envelope, making it so easy for you to send off your gift and card in one easy step.

I have used the 'Wonderland' DSP for a rich and elegant Christmas look. With a change of greeting the black, gold and white combo would be perfect for a special birthday or even a wedding. 

Stampin' Up! Gift Card Holder with Wonderland DSP

The card is held closed by the removable belly band which is embellished with black and gold foil ovals and the gold embossed greeting from the 'Lots of Joy' stamp set.


The inside has an insert for your gift card (or folded currency) and a writing panel at the bottom.  If you need a larger panel for your message, you could also use the panel above the gift card insert or swap the DSP to the bottom panel.


Project Details
Stamps Lots of Joy, Festival of Trees
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Wonderland DSP, Gold Glimmer scrap
 Ink Versamark
Accessories 3mm Gold Flat Back Pearls (not SU)
Tools     Ovals Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits (Retired), Big Shot, Tree punch, Gold embossing powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots.

Thanks for looking!