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CASE-ing the Catty - Salebration Last Hurrah!

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Hello and Happy Easter!

This week the CASE-ing the Catty crew are taking their inspiration from the Saleabration catalogue for the final time. The Saleabration promotion finishes on 31 March 2016, so you still have a few more days to get your favourite product for FREE by placing an order for $90 of products from any of the current catalogues. 

You may have come from Rachel's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

As it is Easter, I wanted to make a gift bag to fill with lots of chocolate goodies for a lovely friend . When I picked up the Saleabration brochure my eye went straight to this gift bag on the front cover.

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That convinced me to break open my pack of 'Wildflower Fields' designer series paper that is one of the FREE Saleabration products. This IS a really lovely pack of paper with the coordinating colours of Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Hello Honey.  I decided to go with the same pretty floral design and teamed it with Lost Lagoon, which is one of  my favourite  soon-to-be-retiring In Colours. I made my basic bag with Whisper White card stock, so it is very sturdy and it measures 15cm x 19cm x 7.5cm (6" x 7.5" x 3"). Gift bags are very easy to make once you know the basics and all you need is your trimmer and Simply Scored Board . 

Stampin' Up! Wildflower Fields Gift Bag - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Before assembling the bag, I die cut an oval from the front and attached some Window Sheet (acetate) behind it, so you get a peak of the contents. I've used the 'Wildflower Fields' floral paper on the front and back, leaving the sides plain. The top is trimmed in Lost Lagoon and adds some extra sturdiness to the rim that supports the white satin ribbon handles.

I created the 3 banners as a set and attached them with a mini clothespin so they can be removed and the bag re-purposed. The flower embellishment on the side of the oval that was created with the Botanical Builder framelits takes centre stage when the banners are removed. I like that the bag is a gift as well as the contents.

   

Project Details
Stamps Honeycomb Happiness, Crazy about You
Card stock & Papers     Shimmery White, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Calpyso Coral, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon, Subtles Pattern Stack, Wildflower Fields DSP, Window Sheet
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon
Accessories 5/8" White Satin ribbon, Calyspo Coral Baker's twine (retired), Large Pearls Basic Jewels (retired), Pearls Basic Jewels, White Mini Clothespin (not SU)
Tools     Ovals Collection framelits, Botanical Builder framelits, Banners framelits, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Simply Scored Board, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

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

 

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Why not join us this week and link up your Saleabration creation over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog. You can also see the full list of this week's participants.

Thanks for visiting today!


An Easter Blessing

Hi there

On this Good Friday, I want to share the card I made for my Mum this Easter. This card represents the meaning of Easter for her and I'm really glad that she liked it.

I started by printing the 'Easter Blessings' greeting on the Whisper White card stock using my computer and printer as I didn't have a suitable stamp to use. Next, I heat embossed the sunburst from the 'Kinda Eclectic' stamp set with clear embossing powder. Using the Circles Collection framelits, I die cut a mask to put over the sunburst so that I could control the extent of my sponging. I started with Blushing Bride on the outer edges and then Rose Red from the centre and finally some more Blushing Bride to achieve a subtle transition of colours.

I layered the cross from the 'All God's Grace' stamp set over the  smallest of the silver foil doilies. The cross was heat embossed in silver and fussy cut and finished with the tiny silver glimmer heart from the Bird Builder punch. I added a little banner with a string of pearls and the silver embossed dove to finish.  The front panel was matted onto Rose Red card stock and then popped up with foam pads onto the Sahara Sand base card. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't really do it justice.

 

Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic and All God's Grace for Easter 2016 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I printed the verse using my computer and printer before adding some silver washi tape at the bottom and a Petite Petals flower.

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Project Details
Stamps Kinda Eclectic, All God's Grace
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, All is Calm washi set (retired), Metallic Foil Doilies
Tools     Circles Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Banner punch, Clear EP, Silver EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, sponge daubers

As this is our first Easter eating the Paleo way, I made some Hot Cross Muffins to have with our afternoon chai. You can see the last of my Summer roses in the photo too.

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I hope you have a safe and relaxing break over Easter and maybe some time to craft as well :).

Thanks for looking!


More Rose Wonder

Hi there

Today I have a couple more cards featuring the 'Rose Wonder' stamp set.  As you can see, I have been having a bit of a fling with Rose Red card stock for the last couple of weeks! I haven't used it for ages and it is such a lovely colour.

For the first card I have heat embossed the large rose image in Early Espresso onto Shimmery White card stock and water coloured the leaves with ink pads and an aquapainter. I stamped the rose a second time and heat embossed it before water colouring and then fussy cutting. It has been popped up on foam pads over the top of the main image for added dimension.  I added some gold foil accents for the little banner and to mat the birthday sentiment. The whole front panel was then popped up onto the Rose Red card base.

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the second card, I have heat embossed the large image from Rose Wonder in white onto Shimmery White card stock. It was water coloured with ink pads and an aqua painter and then fussy cut into 3 pieces. I've used a Tea Lace doily to highlight the rose, which is popped up and the leaves have been slipped underneath. I've heat embossed the greeting in gold and matted it on Gold Foil and finished it with some pearls. 

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The inside has a strip of Crumb Cake washi at the bottom with a small band of gold foil and a Rose Red and gold flower finished with a pearl.

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Project Details
Stamps Rose Wonder, Party Pants (2016 Saleabration)
Card stock & Papers     Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Mossy Meadow, Shimmery White, Gold Foil
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Season of Style Washi set (retired), Tea Lace Doily, White Baker's Twine, Designer Vintage Facteted Buttons
Tools     Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches, Dimensionals, White EP, Gold EP, Early Espresso EP (retired), Heat gun

Thanks for looking!


CASE-ing the Catty - For Easter

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Hi there

This week the CASE-ing the Catty crew are giving you some inspiration for your Easter projects.  

I'm at the top of the list today, so you maybe coming from the CASE-ing the Catty blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

This week I wanted to create some Easter projects using products I had on hand. In particular, the lovely 'Circle of Spring' stamp set that I bought in one of my first orders from this year's Annual Catalogue. I have mainly used the greetings from it as the font is lovely, but I haven't used the pretty floral wreath. This is the sample card from the Annual Catalogue.

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I have chosen Mint Macaron for the base card and the matching striped designer paper from the In Colour pattern stack which is matted on Rose Red - love this colour combo. The wreath was stamped in Mossy Meadow and the leaves coloured in Mint Macaron to keep the same toning. The flowers were coloured with a blender pen and Blushing Bride and Rose Red ink pads and finished with tiny pearls in the centre.  

This stamp set is so versatile with the greetings including not only Easter, but Mother's Day, birthday and thank you among others.  The Easter greeting was stamped in Rose Red and punched out with a 2" circle and attached to the striped panel with the wreath popped up on foam pads over the top. I have used the adorable bunny from the 'Made with Love' stamp set to add an Easter touch. He was water coloured on Shimmery White, so he has a subtle sparkle as well. I've used my favourite retired Rose Red seam binding ribbon for the bow. The finished striped panel was popped up on the base card as well.


Stampin' Up! Circle of Spring and Made with Love for Easter 2016 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

For the inside, I used a strip of the Mint Macaron washi tape - the 2015-17 In Colour washi set is a Hostess option from the Occasions Catalogue. On top is a layered Petite Petals flower with a Mint Macaron enamel dot in the centre.

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Project Details
Stamps Circle of Spring, Made with Love
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Rose Red, Whisper White, In Colour Pattern Stack, Shimmery White
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Mossy Meadow, Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Accessories Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon (retired), It's My Party Enamel Dots, Pearls Basic Jewels, 2015-17 In Colour Washi tape
Tools     Wonderful Wreath framelits, Big Shot, 2" Circle punch, Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Accents punch, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Aqua Painter

 For my second Easter project, I couldn't go past the sweet chick from the Saleabration 'Honeycomb Happiness' stamp set. I decided to create a little hen house treat holder to go with the chick. I sized a little nest box for the Lindt chocolate hen and used the largest of the 'Lots of Frames' framelits to cut the decorative top on the walls (a bit obsured by the ribbon in the photo). The walls were attached to the front and back of the box and then 2 holes punch in the top to tie the ribbon through. I used the same greeting from 'Circle of Spring' which fits perfectly on the smallest of the fabulous Tags & Labels framelits. The chick has been water coloured on Shimmery White card stock - my favourite for water colouring.

   Stampin' Up! Easter Hen Treat Box with Honeycomb Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is a side view of the treat box. I've added some 'straw' in the bottom and you can also fit some small chocolate eggs around the hen as well.

Stampin' Up! Easter Hen Treat Box with Honeycomb Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Honeycomb Happiness (2016 Saleabration), Circle of Spring, Hardwood
Card stock & Papers     Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Whisper White
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Rose Red
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, White 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools     Lots of Frames Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Simply Scored Board, Bird Builder punch, Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Fringe Scissors, Sponge dauber, 1/8" Handheld punch, Pumpkin Pie Marker, Aqua painter, Dimensionals

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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Why not join us this week and link up your Saleabration creation over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog. You can also see the full list of this week's participants.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - More Saleabration!

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Hi crafters!

This week the CASE-ing the Catty crew are looking at the Saleabration catalogue and in particular I'm looking at the new items available in the Second Release brochure.

You may have come from Rachel's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

This week I wanted to get my balloon on! I've used the Saleabration second release 'Party Pants' stamp set and the coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch from the Occasions Catalogue.  These were the samples from the second release brochure that caught my eye.

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I have to admit when I first saw the 'Party Pants' set, I thought 'do I really need another birthday stamp set?'. Well the answer is a resounding YES! The 'Balloon Celebration' stamp set from the Occasions catty didn't do it for me, but I love the Balloon Bouquet punch and now 'Party Pants' gives me lots of cute sentiments that fit into the balloons, plus a balloon stamp, string and accessories and best of all, you can get it FREE with a $90 order like I did. Don't forget you only have until 31 March 2016 to take advantage of the FREE Saleabration products.

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I have taken the opportunity to make a card for my husband's niece who has a birthday coming up shortly. I've used the fabulous 'It's My Party' designer paper and taken the colour cues from it. I really like this layout with the 'Large Numbers' dies, which would fit the bill for any child or teen birthday card - lots of dimension, texture and colour.

Stampin' Up! 2016 Saleabration Party Pants, Large Numbers & It's My Party DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

For the inside, I used a strip of the designer paper on the bottom and a small balloon stamped with another of the 'Party Pants' sentiments. 

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Project Details
Stamps Party Pants (2016 Saleabration 2nd Release)
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Basic Black Archival
Accessories White Baker's twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Large Numbers Framelits, Big Shot, 2.5" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Balloon Bouquet punch, Dimensionals

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

 

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Why not join us this week and link up your Saleabration creation over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog. You can also see the full list of this week's participants.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Love Blossoms

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Hi there

Welcome to this week's CASE-ing the Catty blog hop where we are looking at the Love Blossoms section of the Occasions catalogue.  

You may have come from Rebecca's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

My card today was inspired by the sample at the rear of the photo on page 16.

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I have started with a similar layout but used the Rose Wonder stamp set for my focus image. The rose was coloured using the 'floating reinker' technique on Shimmery White card stock using Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Rose Red reinkers.  The leaves were stamped on Mossy Meadow card stock and both flowers and leaves were fussy cut. The background designer paper is one of the Crumb Cake designs from the 'Love Blossoms' 6 x 6 Paper Stack.  

  Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder, Love Blossoms DSP Stack - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

 For the inside, I have kept it very simple, with a strip of retired Crumb Cake washi tape and a little flower set to finish.

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Project Details
Stamps Rose Wonder, Party Pants (2016 Saleabration)
Card stock & Papers     Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Mossy Meadow, Shimmery White, Love Blossoms DSP Stack, Gold Glimmer paper
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Mossy Meadow
Accessories White Seam Binding ribbon, Basic Jewels Pearls, Neutrals Candy Dots, Season of Style Washi set (retired)
Tools     Large Oval punch, Owl Builder punch, Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

I'm at the end of the line today, so it is time to head over to CASE-ing the Catty blog where you can see all of today's participants and start at the beginning. Click on the Next button below to continue the journey.

 

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My Garden Collage

Hi there

Today I have something a bit different to share with you - a scrapbook page. I don't scrapbook as much as I would like, but I did enjoy doing this page on my spring garden and it is fitting given that it is/was (depending where you are) World Scrapbooking Day on Friday 4th March. I have lots of travel and cat photos that would benefit from seeing the light of day as well.

I used some free software to create the collage and printed it on my home Canon Pixma printer. This is a great format when you want to display a few related photos on one page and would be perfect for travel photos too. You can get very creative with collages using the software now available on phones and tablets.

I'm a 'pink' person (if you hadn't already noticed, lol) and a lot of the flowers in my garden are pink as well. I chose a black background to make the photos pop and then 2 contrasting colours from the photos - Melon Mambo and Mossy Meadow to create the 2-sided border. It effectively creates a square within the square for my collage photo to sit in. The Botanical Builder framelits are perfect for adding some simple embellishments. 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Builder, Little Letters, Little Numbers, Handpicked Framelits - World Scrapbooking Day 2016 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps None
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Gold foil, Vellum
 Ink Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls
Tools     Botanical Builder; Little Letters; Little Numbers; Handpicked; Butterflies and Bold Butterfly framelits, Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Hearts Border punch

Thanks for looking!