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CASE-ing the Catty - Everyday Occasions

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Hi there

It is a cold, grey and wet Sunday here in Melbourne, but the CTC Crew will be adding lots of colour with projects from the 'Everyday Occasions' section of the new 2016-17 Annual Catalogue.  This is a large section and so many great samples to CASE; it was so hard to choose, so I've got 2 projects to show you  today.  Plus, we have some new crew members joining us today, so please welcome Krissy Buck, Kelly Kent and Deb Speijers. Great to have you on board, ladies!

You may have come from Jackie'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.

This is the Stampin' Up! sample from page 76 that I am CASE-ing today for my first card.

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This new Detailed Floral Thinlits Die were used to create this elegant card. This is an incredibly detailed die and it is recommended that you used the new Big Shot Platform (that replaces the Standard Platform) with the Thin Die Adapter and the Precision Plate. Place both sections of the Detailed Floral Thinlits die onto your card stock at the same time and run it through the Big Shot. Move the cut piece to the foam mat and use the Die Brush to remove the bulk of the small pieces. I found most came away very easily and just a few left were easily removed with a craft knife or piercing tool.

For my card I am using Rich Razzleberry cardstock over a white card base, which really shows up the floral design.  I have stamped the label border from the 'Rose Wonder' stamp set in Rich Razzleberry and the lovely greeting from the same set in black and popped it up over the strip of white organza ribbon. A little trio of pearls either side balances it and I have added a few extras in the centre of some of the flowers. 

   
Stampin' Up! Detailed Floral Thinlits Die for CASE-ing the Catty CTC86 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Rose Wonder, Flourishing Phrases
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White Thick, Rich Razzleberry, Brights DSP Stack
 Ink Rich Razzleberry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories White Organza Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals

For my second card, I have chosen this sample from page 84 of the catalogue. I love the black, pink and gold colour combo of the 'Pop of Pink' suite.

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I have used the basic layout and changed things up a little bit as I don't have the 'Pop of Paradise' stamp set. For the main image, I have used the floral image from the 'Floral Phrases' stamp set in Melon Mambo and paired it with the hearts design paper. Instead of washi tape at the top, I have stamped and die cut a banner with the new 'Bunch of Banners' Framelits dies.  The greeting which is heat embossed in white comes from the 'Crazy for You' stamp set. As it is photopolymer, I was able to add a gentle curve to follow the line of the banner.

 

Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases & Pop of Pink for CASE-ing the Catty CTC86 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

The embossed greeting on the banner was fussy cut and layered over the full banner and that was popped up on foam pads for a very 3D effect. Apologies for the photo as it was getting very grey when I took it. 

Project Details
Stamps Floral Phrases, Crazy for You, Birthday Banners
Card stock & Papers     Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Pop of Pink DSP
 Ink Versamark, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Bunch of Banners Framelits, Hello You Thinlits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Xyron

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

 

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We would love you to link up your CASE of this section of the catty by clicking on the button below to add your project.

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You can see the full list of DT members participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog. 

Thanks for visiting today!


Layering Sweet Sugarplum Love

Hi there

Today I'm sharing one of the cards we made at my recent Annual Catalogue launch party, showcasing lots of new products.  Sweet Sugarplum is definitely one of my favourite In Colours this year and I've paired it with black for a monochrome look that lets it take centre stage. 

The big greeting is from the 'Layering Love' stamp set and is perfect for a friendship, birthday or even thank you card. You can add the extra sentiment inside the card or with the words you write to the recipient. The background has been dry embossed with the new 'Sparkle' embossing folder. This is a great multi-purpose design that works for any occasion. You can also see I have used one of the scalloped circles from the new Layering Circles framelits die that makes the greeting pop out from the background.  This is a simple but flexible layout with lots of texture and details for interest.

Stampin' Up! Layering Love & Sparkle TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have used some of the floral DSP at the bottom and trimmed it with a matching scallop edge from the (retired) Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch. A little bling butterfly finishes it off.

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Project Details
Stamps Layering Love, Butterfly Basics
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, 2016-18 In Colour DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Layering Circles Framelit Dies, Sparkle TIEF, Big ShotBanner Triple punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch (retired), Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!


A Marquee Message

Hi there

Today I'm sharing one of the cards we made in class on the weekend. We used the new 'Marquee Messages' stamp set that is fabulous for masculine, teen and kids cards for a starter. However, it is certainly not limited to these and would also make a super birthday or thank you card for either gender. It has a funky retro look that gives it wide appeal. This set has a number of messages, but I went with the birthday option for my card and a couple of ladies in the class made the 'awesome' option. I love the extra greetings that you can pair with your marquee message, too.

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I have made the new In Colours Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim a focus for my card, along with the yummy new copper embossing powder. This powder gives a really thick, rich finish and a realistic metallic look. The arrow was stamped on Dapper Denim, fussy cut and popped up on the shadow. I used a white gel pen for the 'lights' on it.  The numbers were pressed into the Versamark ink pad and dipped into the copper embossing powder twice to give a bold finish. Stampin' Write markers were used to colour the spiral, shadow and message in the centre. The finished panel was matted on Real Red and popped up on the Emerald Envy base card.

I'm sure you can see lots of combinations for colouring and paper piecing the various elements on the the main image. I'm looking forward to making a girly version next.

Stampin' Up! Marquee Messages - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

For the inside, I've kept it quite simple, with more of the lovely Emerald Envy striped washi tape (from the Playful Palette set) and a single Dapper Denim balloon.

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Project Details
Stamps Marquee Messages
Card stock & Papers     Emerald Envy, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Whisper White, 2016-18 In Colour Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Playful Palette Washi set
Tools     Little Letters Framelits (retired), Big Shot, 1 1/8" Circle punch (not SU), 1 1/4" Circle punch (retired), Balloon Bouquet punch, Copper Embossing powder, Heat gun, Stampin' Write markers - Real Red, Soft Sky, Dimensionals, White gel pen, Xyron

Thanks for looking!


CASE-ing the Catty - Babies & Kids

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Hi there

The crew are CASE-ing the Babies & Kids section of the new Annual Catalogue this week. I've been hanging out to break open the 'Baby Bear' stamp set ever since I first saw it at On Stage. I'm a 'bear person' from way back, having collected bears and made my own bears which I have on display in my craft room.

You may have come from Rachel'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.

This is the Stampin' Up! sample from page 61 that I am CASE-ing today. Doesn't it look so huggable?

 

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I have stayed fairly true to the layout, using Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand to create a feminine baby card. Baby Bear is a 3-step stamp set and the colours used are Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. The 3 pieces are numbered in the order (1,2,3) in which they should be stamped, but I have personally found it easier to line up the stamps in the reverse order (3,2,1) as the darkest image is stamped laid down first. Experiment and work out which way is best for you.

   Stampin' Up! Baby Bear for CASE-ing the Cattty (CTC85) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I enjoyed decorating the inside, using the banner from 'Celebrate Today' in the corner and the greeting and cute bird from the 'Made with Love' stamp set to add some cute details.

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Project Details
Stamps Baby Bear, Celebrate Today, Made with Love
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack, 
 Ink Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Tools     Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (retired), Stampin' Write markers, White Gel pen, Dimensionals

 

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

 

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We would love you to link up your CASE of this section of the catty by clicking on the button below to add your project.

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You can see the full list of DT members participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog and next week we will have some fabulous new Design Team members joining us.

Thanks for visiting today!


Gift of Love Keeps Giving

Hi there

Today I want to show you the variety of ways you can use the 'Gift of Love' stamp set. It is a Hostess set that you can choose if you have a party or order over $250. It is a 9 piece, 2-step photopolymer set with 6 lovely script greetings in addition to the flower (which looks a bit like a gladioli). Settle in, as I have 5 cards to show you.

For this first card, I have used the 2-step option to colour the flower. I have used markers for the outline of the flower and leaves and then filled in the outline with the same stamped off colours. For some added texture, I have stamped and fussy cut the main flower again and popped it up on the main piece. I have stamped the sentiment on a small piece of cardstock and used the corner rounder punch to create a tab under the focus image. The whole panel was popped up on the Tip Top Taupe designer paper, that was trimmed with the Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped ribbon. Some linen thread was wrapped around the card to finish it off.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love with Markers - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love
Card stock & Papers     Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, 2015-17 In Color DSP Stack
 Ink Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Watermelon Wonder, Mini Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools     Dimensionals, Corner Rounder punch, White Gel pen, Black Marker

The next card uses a background splotch from the 'Work of Art' stamp set  to provide colour to the flower image. Many colour ways could be used for different looks, but I've gone with a soft combo to suit my sympathy card. 

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love with Work of Art Background - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love, Rose Wonder
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Versamark, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, 1/8" Silver ribbon
Tools     Curvy Corner Trio punch (retired), Silver EP, Heat gun

For this next card, I have used the flower outline as a silhouette, heat embossing in black. The clear Wink of Stella pen added some shimmer to the flower, which also slightly darkens the card stock.  I've wrapped doubled black Baker's Twine around the card and through the label and finished with a bow. The watermelon panel was popped up and a trio of banners and a scattering of rhinestones finishes it off. The greeting from the Rose Wonder stamp set makes for a lovely friendship card.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Embossed - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love, Rose Wonder
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, 2015-17 In Color DSP Stack
 Ink Versamark, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black
Accessories Black Baker's Twine, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, 
Tools     Rose Garden Thinlits, Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Banner punch (retired), Clear Wink of Stella, 1/8" Handheld punch, Dimensionals, Black EP, Heat gun

For the next card, I stamped the outline flower image on Shimmery White card stock and water coloured it with ink pads and an aquapainter. It is very quick to do and gives a lovely result. The greeting is from the 'Layering Love' stamp set. I've added some detail with the Curvy Corner Trio punch and a little silver bling butterfly and the whole panel is popped up.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Water coloured - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love, Layering Love
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Shimmery White, 2015-17 In Colour DSP Stack, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Curvy Corner Trio punch (retired), Itty Bitty Butterfly punch, White Gel pen, Aquapainter

For my final card, the flower outline image has been stamped and water coloured and then fussy cut and positioned next to the inlaid Tags & Labels greeting. The larger label was first die cut from the white panel and embossed with the 'Softly Falling' embossing folder. The white panel has been popped up with the 1/8" foam strips to give a really firm even finish. I've finished it with the pearl trimmed die cut butterfly.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love, Butterfly Basics
Card stock & Papers     Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, 2015-17 In Color DSP Stack
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Tags & Labels Framelits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Softly Falling TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White Gel pen, Aquapainter

 Thanks for hanging in until the end. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the variety of ways the 'Gift of Love' stamp set can be used.

Happy crafting!