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CASE-ing the Catty - Occasions Favourite


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Welcome to the first CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for 2016.  We are starting out the year with the fabulous new Occasions Catalogue, plus we will be looking at the Sale-a-bration catalogue as well.

You may have come from Emma's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can join the trail here by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

This week we are selecting our favourite project from the Occasions catty (or one of them, at least!). When I was browsing through the catalogue for the first time, this card jumped out at me.

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I think it was a combination of the beautiful floral image from the 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set and the colours used that attracted my eye.  I love colouring and this stamp is perfect for colouring therapy.  I have created a birthday card for a special friend using the same Blushing Bride colours and I have paired it with Pool Party for a soft feminine look.  This is the front of the card when closed:

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms & Birthday Bouquet DSP Lever card - Judy May , Just Judy Designs

I have gold embossed the lovely birthday greeting at the top. Did you notice that the font in 'Birthday Blooms' is the same as that in the 'Cottage Greetings' stamp set, so you can mix and match the greetings. This is what you see when you open the card:

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms & Birthday Bouquet DSP Lever card - Judy May , Just Judy Designs

I have created the fancy fold 'lever' card (I used the tutorial by Kirsteen Gill), which is a great one for a special occasion.  I have added a panel of the lovely 'Birthday Bouquet' designer paper which has the coordinating Blushing Bride and Pool Party colours. On the writing panel, I have stamped and coloured the smaller floral image from the 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set. The row of pearls and Blushing Bride cotton ribbon trim finish it off. 

  Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms using Copic markers - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is a close up of the main flower on the front of the card. I have stamped and coloured the largest flower a second time before fussy cutting and popping it up over the top of the main image. Because you need to cut right on the edge of the image, my tip is to use a coordinating colour marker and go around the edge to cover the white. It gives a seamless finish to your image. I have used my Copic markers this time, to colour the image. 

Project Details
Stamps Birthday Blooms
Card stock & Papers     Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Blending Card
 Ink Memento Expresso Truffle, Versamark, Encore Gold (retired)
Accessories Blushing Bride Cotton ribbon, Basic Jewels Pearls
Tools     Squares Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Copic Markers (R11, R21, R32, R35, Y19, YG00, YG95, YG97, YG99)

Now it is time to head over to Rachel's blog to see her inspiring project. Click on the Next button below to continue the journey.


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You can see the full list of this week's participants over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

Thanks for visiting today!


KT Hom

This card made me smile from ear-to-ear ^_^ Your card making talents are amazin'!


Your coloring is gorgeous and I'm wondering what you used-markers, aqua painter or blender pen?

Barbara Lindsey

I love this card Judy, and thank you for pointing the way to the tutorial for the fold. Your card is gorgeous, perfect colours.

Jackie Noble

Wow - what a stunner Judy! From the eye-catching scalloped frame, through the amazing colouring and fussy cutting, to the gorgeous gold embossing and co-ordinating stamps - love it all!

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

You're colouring is always outstanding you are an inspiration to me as it's blended so well together. Your attention to detail with the inside of the card never disappoints.


Beautiful card your colouring is gorgeous and I love that fold.

Cheryl Alhie

Beautiful card Judy and the colouring is stunning .

Julia Quinn

OH my WORD, your surprise opening is amazing! And the colouring is magnificent Judy! What a wonderful card to begin the year!! THank you so much for sharing and inspiring us!!


This is absolutely stunning!

Bronwyn Eastley

This is stunning! Love the tip about using a marker after you fussy cut! Brilliant.


Love this card. Your colouring is spectacular as always

Myrle C

Your cards are simply beautiful. Do you share the pattern for the folded card? I would love to make one. Thanks.

Helen H

That bloom is stunning, Judy, & great tip on colouring the edges of your fussy cutting! Your friend will be thrilled to receive this beautiful card. :)

Penny Hanuszak

Simply beautiful. I love your fancy fold card, the colours....just everything about it. The flower looks so beautiful popped up and I like the colouring around the edges which makes it appear more vibrant than having a white rim. Thanks so much for inspiring.

Liz Gross

oh how lovely. Your friend will love it and feel so special that you made it for her. (i love a lever card too). Beautiful colouring and balance Judy.

Rachel Palmieri

You always do such a beautiful job of the colouring Judy, and this piece is no exception! As for the fancy fold card, you've blown me away!It is perfect for a special birthday, but some how these types of cards scare me.


I love the soft pool party & pretty pinks of your card ,Judy. I bet your friend will treasure this. This image is perfect for a lever card & your added embelishments make this pretty special. I didn't realise the cottage garden font is the same so thanks for the tip!


Hi JUdy,
this is just lovely! The colours and different arrangement using the square framelits looks grand! How did you make the lever card? I really enjoy being on your email list - you have such lovely ideas! Thanks so much,


This is such a special card Judy. Love your take on the card - it also jumped out at me in the catalogue and is one of my favourites. But I like your version even better!

Rebecca S

What gorgeous cards!!! I'm going to case both of them!! Your colouring of the flower is simply beautiful.

Monique Fielder

Judy your card is simply stunning, so pretty and elegant, I just love it.

Jess Williams

What an amazing card Judy. It is just so pretty! I love that sample card as well. It's a beauty!

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