CASE-ing the Catty - Birthdays
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CASE-ing the Catty - Love & Sympathy


Hi there

I'm glad to be back this week with the CASE-ing the Catty Crew looking at the 'Love & Sympathy' section of the new 2016-17 Annual Catalogue. I've had a very hectic couple of weeks making DSP swatch books and preparing for and holding my first little catalogue launch.  I will show you a bit more about that during the week. 

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

It is great to finally have time to break out a few more of my new products from the Annual Catalogue. This week I was inspired by this gift/treat bag project on page 47.


I have used the treat bag as a layout for my card; with the folded section on the left represented by the strip of  lovely 'Blooms & Bliss' designer paper. I added some of the Sweet Sugarplum Envelope Paper on the right hand side to provide more of a contrast and a very narrow strip of Mint Macaron between the two. I love the subtle dots pattern on this paper that will make it so versatile to mix and match with the other designer papers we have this year. I've also used the 'Lots of Labels' Framelits for the sentiment and traced around it to hand cut a narrower mat in Rich Razzleberry. The large flourish that curves around the sentiment is from the 'Flourish' Thinlits dies. I've snipped a few pieces off to simplify it and make it fit. 

Stampin' Up! Blooms & Bliss DSP & Flourish Thinlits for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The Flourish Thinlits cut beautifully with the updated Big Shot Platform and Precision Plate. This platform has a slightly raised section in the middle that compensates for the extra pressure at the sides caused by the gears mechanism. Basically, it ensures a more even pressure across the full width of the platform.  I strongly recommend the Die Brush and foam mat to make removing all the little pieces from the die an absolute snap. The die cuts are very detailed so you do need to be careful when handling them and don't forget you can add and remove pieces to make them suit your purpose as I have done here.

For the inside I have used a Mint Macaron mat and a small piece of the 'Blooms & Bliss' designer papers at the bottom. This is definitely one of my favourites at the moment. I've added a small flower from the 'Flourish' Thinlits in Sweet Sugarplum to finish it off. 


Project Details
Stamps Flourishing Phrases
Card stock & Papers     Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss Designer Paper, 2016-18 In Colour Envelope Paper
 Ink Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Flourish Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, 1/8" Handheld punch, Dimensionals, Tombow


Now it's time to click on the Next button to hop over to Rachel's blog to see what she has to inspire you this week.


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If you are in interested in becoming a member of the CTC design team, there is still some time to link up your entry to the birthday challenge here. You need to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Australia or New Zealand who blogs on a regular basis, to be considered. You can head over to the CASE-ing the Catty blog to find out more details.  While you're there, you can see the full list of DT members participating this week. 

Thanks for visiting today!


Rebecca S

Love your version of this gift bag!! Love how you have adapted it.


So pretty. Love your choice of dies and colours. A clever CASE of the original design.

Liz Gross

Lovely card Judy. Thanks for showcasing the Envelope Peper. And your description of the new plates for the Bigshot is Fabulous.. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Quinn

Awesome work with the thinlits. Snipping it to fit is a brilliant idea. I wish I had thought of that too! Your card is so beautiful and the colours are really gorgeous too.

Rachel Palmieri

Your usual beautiful work here Judy, just love the colours. The envelope paper is very subtle, makes a very soothing background and I like the different treatment to attach the label.

Jackie Noble

What a great CASE Judy - love your use of DSP as a replacement for the folded bag edge - very clever! I've resisted these thinlits so far - this week's CASEs are changing my mind!

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