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This week the CTC Crew looking at the 'Artistic Expression'  section of the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue. There is lots in this section to get the creative juices flowing.

You may have come here from Krissy'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 the top of page 139 using the lovely 'Blooms & Wishes' stamp set.


The wreath took my eye, so I decided to make my first Christmas card for the year using the wreath from the  'Wondrous Wreath' stamp set. I've kept the layout the same and substituted Real Red for my base card and Emerald Envy for the trim as well as the wreath.  Emerald Envy adds a contemporary feel to the traditional Christmas colours and it will be one of my go-to colour combos this year.

Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath for CTC93 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


To achieve the two shades, I stamped the main wreath in Emerald Envy that was stamped off once first. The highlighted leaves were stamped in full strength Emerald Envy and the berries in Real Red. After die cutting, the wreath has been popped up and finished off with a bow in the gorgeous Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon that was new to the Annual Catalogue this year. I've gone bold with the greeting, die cutting the Noel from the 'Wonderful Wreath' framelits in sparkly gold glimmer. The card looks so vibrant in real life.

For the inside, I used some of the yummy new washi tape at the bottom that is from the 'Presents & Pinecones' suite in the forthcoming Holiday Catalogue. The red is Cherry Cobbler with Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron, but it still blends with the Real Red.  I've stamped the holly in the corner in Emerald Envy and punched out some 1/8" circles for the berries. I think this would be quite a good design to produce multiples of.



Project Details
Stamps Wondrous Wreath
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Emerald Envy, Real Red
Accessories Real Red Stitched Satin Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies, Presents & Pinecones Washi set
Tools     Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Plate, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Xyron (not SU), 1/8" Handheld punch

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

Thanks for visiting today!


Liz Gross

So bright and festive. Great colours Judy

Krissy Buck

Such a lovely Christmas card Judy. You're making me want to purchase wondrous wreath!

Julia Quinn

Gorgeous card and really inspiring to get out the fabulous wondrous wreath again. I love your card!


I just love your use of Emerald Envy with Real Red on this card Judy. Such lovely bright Christmas colours.

Debbie Speijers

Judy, this is a really lovely Christmas card, the touch of gold glimmer paper really stands out, and I love how you have finished it off perfectly on the inside as well.


superbes creas ++++++++++++++++

Rebecca S

Oh what a good idea to use the wreath! I am going to case that idea!! I love Emerald Envy for a Christmas green.

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