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The Heart of Christmas - Week 5

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Hi there

Welcome to week 5 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. Despite my best efforts I haven't been able to participate in the past couple of weeks, but I'm glad to be back this week.  The card I'm sharing today uses a new stamp set from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, that isn't a Christmas stamp set, but I think it works really well for the purpose.  The stamp set is 'Hello Friend' and in case you haven't seen it or can't recall it, I've included a pic below for you. It is the coordinating stamp set for the 'Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit'. The kit looks fabulous, but I think the elements in the stamp set are great by themselves too.

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I've used that lovely wreath as the focal point for my card, which is in traditional Christmas colours. I stamped the wreath in Garden Green ink and then die cut it with one of the scallop circle dies from the Layering Circles framelits. I cut the centre out with a smaller plain circle at the same time. You could stamp the semi-circle of small flowers directly onto the wreath, but I chose to stamp and fussy cut the single flower on the end and pop them up over the wreath.

Stampin' Up! Hello Friend for Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I popped up the wreath on a panel of the Cherry Cobbler starry design from the 'Be Merry' designer paper pack. I embossed about an inch of each end of the Garden Green base layer with the Cable Knit embossing folder and then centred the Cherry Cobbler panel over the top. It is trimmed at each end with some of the yummy new gold Mini Sequin Trim, as you can never have too much bling at Christmas! The greeting from the 'Santa's Sleigh' stamp set was heat embossed in gold and flagged into a banner. I curved the banner at each end with my bone folder and placed it over the wreath, securing it in the centre and at each end.  Finally, I added the gold bow at the top and some small pearls coloured with a marker on each end of the banner. You can see more of the details in this closeup.

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For the inside I embossed part of the Pine Bough in the top right corner and added a strip of the Cherry Cobbler DSP at the bottom. The cute dotted washi in Garden Green adds a finishing touch.

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Finally, he is a view from the top, that shows up all the gorgeous gold bling.

Stampin' Up! Hello Friend for Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Hello Friend, Santa's Sleigh
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White (thick), Garden Green, Be Merry DSP
 Ink Garden Green, Real Red, Versamark
Accessories Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels, Basics Pack 2 Washi set
Tools      Layering Circles Framelits, Pine Bough TIEF, Cable Knit TIEF, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog for details of the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for looking!

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CASE-ing the Catty - For Babies and Kids

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This week the CTC Crew are looking at the 'For Babies & Kids' section of the new Annual Catalogue on pages 102-111.

You may have come from visiting Mel'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.

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This week, I'm CASE-ing the layout in the card above. I also really liked the gold embossing and gold trim at the bottom, which is one of the designs from the gorgeous 'Bundle of Love' designer paper pack.

Stampin' Up! Thoughts & Prayers for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the lovely tree design from the 'Thoughts & Prayers' stamp set as my focal image.  This is such a classic image and can be used for many occasions, however, I've paired it with the coordinating sentiments for a sympathy card. I masked the bottom part of the greeting to just have the 'thinking of you'.  The base card is thick Very Vanilla card stock with the Blushing Bride layered on top. The tree and sentiment have been heat embossed in gold and I have used the arrow design from the Bundle of Love designer paper for the trim at the base.  This is such a great paper pack, with gold foil designs on one side and either Blushing Bride or Soft Sky in the same design on the reverse. It is perfect for packaging, babies and just about everything else too. I added some pearls for an elegant and understated finishing touch.

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The art panel sits on the vellum card stock, which has a lovely softening effect as it extends out each side. You can see all the luscious gold embossing and the gold foil designer paper in this closeup. 

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For the inside, I have a Blushing Bride mat and a strip of the gold foil DSP at the bottom. I have heat embossed in gold one of the lovely sentiments from 'Thoughts and Prayers in the centre.

Project Details
Stamps Thoughts & Prayers
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Vellum card stock, Bundle of Love DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Stampa-ma-jig, Gold EP, Heat gun

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Kelly has to inspire you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the'For Babies & Kids section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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AWH - Favourite Bundle

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 24 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

Today, I'm sharing a project with the Daisy Delight bundle. This bundle has been soooo popular that all of the stock that was intended to last for months has been sold in weeks. Never fear, it will be back.  Products in the bundle are the 'Daisy Delight' stamp set and the fabulous Daisy Punch. It also coordinates with the Delightful Daisy designer paper and the Faceted Gems.

 
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I've made a fancy fold card that uses all of these products. It is called a Double Display card and I saw a tutorial by Amanda Bates. Her card is 6" square, using 12 x 12 card stock.  I wanted to use our A4 card stock and have altered it to fit and also to make it slightly smaller (it is rectangular). 
 
Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
This is the card closed with the belly around it and resting on the custom box-elope as it is quite thick when folded. The base card is Soft Sky and I've used Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral as accent colours with the gorgeous floral design from the Delightful Daisy paper pack.
 
Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
  
This is the card fully open. I have used the small floral design paper on the inside panels. In the centre the Wisteria background has been embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder. I have used the Happy Birthday Thinlits for a bold greeting, cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer. I have created a shadow using Silver Foil underneath and slightly offset, which is easier to see in the close-up below.
 
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I have added a writing panel on the reverse of the centre panel, with a DSP trim and simple stamped flower from the Daisy Delight stamp set.
 
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For the belly band, I have placed a stitched circle underneath and the Calypso Coral banner on top, as I didn't want the Wisteria circle to be too dominant. In the centre is my fluffy white daisy with Calypso Coral and So Saffron centre, topped with a clear Faceted Gem. 
 
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Finally, this is the card from the top, showing the folds.
 
Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
Project Details
Stamps Daisy Delight, Big on Birthdays
Card stock & Papers     Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Delightful Daisy DSP, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Foil
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral
Accessories Clear Faceted Gems, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Flourish Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Daisy punch, Blossoms punch (retired), Bitty Butterfly punch (retired), Simply Scored Board, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Write markers
 
Now it's time to hop over to see what Tina Gillespie has to inspire you. Click on the button below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so be sure to hop around and check out all the inspiring projects. We love to hear what you think of our creations, so your comments are always welcome!

1. Rachel Palmieri
2. Caroline Manwaring
3. Kate Morgan
4. Alisha Watson
5. Claire Daly
6. Rachel Woollard
7. Rebecca Jacovou
8. Kimberly Hern
9. Judy May  --------------------------> You are here!
10. Tina Gillespie
11. Catherine Proctor
12. Andrea Roberts
13. Sharon Davern
14. Monika O'Neill
15. Ros Davidson

 Thanks for visiting!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Love & Sympathy

Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are looking at the Love & Sympathy section of the new Annual Catalogue on pages 86-101.

You may have come from visiting 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.

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It has been a difficult week for us, as we had to put our beautiful silver Bengal cat Artie to sleep, after he had a stroke. Our pets become part of the family and their passing brings much sadness. This card is for everyone who needs a little extra TLC this week.

I'm CASE-ing the card above from the 'Whole Lot of Lovely' suite on page 86 of the Annual Catalogue. I love all the products in this suite and I've only managed to use a few of them this week.  I look forward to coming back to this suite soon.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I wanted a softer feel to my card, so I've used Basic Gray for the 'sending love' greeting, rather than black. I stamped the 'love' again and fussy cut and popped it up on the stamped image. I used a combination of markers and ink pads to stamp the rest of the cute floral elements that surround the large greeting. This stamp set is perfect for using your Stampin' Write markers to get the detail you want.

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I adhered the art panel to thick Whisper White card stock before adding some of the new Pool Party Shimmer ribbon around the top, with a little string of the new Mini Sequin trim in gold. I popped up the whole panel onto the Powder Pink card base. This is my first use of this colour and it is very pretty and I love it with Pool Party and grey.    

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For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat and some of the lovely new washi tape from the Basics Packs at the bottom for a simple and sweet finish.

Project Details
Stamps Lots of Love
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Pool Party, Whisper White
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Accessories Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Basics Pack 1 & 3 Washi
Tools     Stampin' Write Markers (Tranquil Tide, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry. Early Espresso)

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the project Rachel has to inspire for today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the Love & Sympathy section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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 Thanks for visiting today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Birthdays!

We're back CASE-ing the new Annual Catalogue and taking inspiration from the Birthdays section this week on pages 68-85. 

You may have come from visiting Julia'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.

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I've been looking forward to breaking open the new Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper, so I've used the samples in the photo above for my inspiration. If you haven't already guessed, I can't get enough of the gorgeous new In Colour Berry Burst, as I'm a pink girl from way back. I also love making packaging, so I decided to go with a gift box as well.

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've sized my gift box  at 5.75" x 8" x 1.25" deep to fit some stamping goodies. I made the base of the box from Berry Burst card stock and the top from the new Foil Frenzy DSP.  The Foil Frenzy paper is thicker than the usual designer series paper, but not as heavy as card stock, so I cut the lid to have an extra width on all sides to turn in, to make it stronger. I also lined the inside of the lid with Berry Burst card stock.  Doesn't that gorgeous foil on the Kraft background pack a punch of yummy!

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To decorate the box, I have stayed with the layer of Vellum card stock down the centre of the lid with the Berry Burst ribbon. The embellishment is a mash-up of both samples, with the largest of the 'Lots of Labels' Framelits used to cut the Lemon Lime Twist background, which is a bright contrast to the Kraft and Berry Burst. I added the Delicate White doily and the Soft Sky circle frames the greeting that has been cropped with the second largest of the Stitched Shapes circles. I've used the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' stamp set for the greeting and the fussy cut flowers decorating the edge. This is fast becoming a go-to stamp set. You can see these details in the close-up pic below. 
    

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

All of the flower outlines were stamped in Berry Burst and the small ones were stamped again in Powder Pink. I stamped off with Berry Burst for the large flower. I like the softening effect of the Soft Sky frame.

Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers     Berry Burst, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Vellum 
 Ink Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink
Accessories Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon, Delicate Lace Doilies, Rhinestones, White Baker's twine
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Simply Scored Scoring tool, Dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue, Glue Dots

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see super cute project Bronwyn has to inspire you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the Birthdays section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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In Colour Starter Kit

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I hope you're enjoying the fabulous range of new products in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. To help your craft budget go further, I'm offering an In Colour Starter kit, featuring the 5 new colours just released. I think these are some of the best we have had for a few years.

Please Note: This offer is only available to those with an Australian residential address

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The In Colour Starter Kit is a fabulous way to experience the new Stampin' Up! 2017-19 In Colours.  You get everything you need to create with these 5 gorgeous new colours, without making a huge investment. It includes card stock, designer paper, ribbons and embellishments that coordinate perfectly - it makes creating so easy!

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 Here is what you receive in your kit:

  • 10 cut and scored card bases - 2 each of the 5 In Colours
  • 6" x 12" of Designer Series Paper -2 double-sided designs (see below)  in the 5 In Colours (10 sheets in total)
  • 1 metre each of 1/2" (1.3cm) Finely Woven Ribbon in the 5 In Colours (5 metres of ribbon in total)
  • 10 Bitty Bows (little felt bows) - 2 each of the 5 In Colours
  • 30 assorted punch outs and die cuts, including the new Pretty Label punch (bottom left in the above photo), new Daisy punch and Stitched shapes to complete the card designs, plus plenty left over for your own creations.

Designer Paper designs:

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Plus, you will receive as a gift from me:

  • 24 of the new Faceted Gems - 12 in gold and 12 in clear ( 4 each of 3 sizes as per the photo above)
  • Full colour tutorial with 5 card designs (including all measurements) using the products in your kit.

I have a sneak peak of one of the card designs that will be in the tutorial.  Please note, the kit does not contain any stamped images. I have used the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' stamp set in my card, but you can substitute your own greeting stamps or you can contact me to purchase this stamp set.

This first card is a great quick make, using the gorgeous Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist card stock and the Berry Burst ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Punch & Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have added a strip of Berry Burst DSP at the bottom and another of the lovely greetings from 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' stamp set.

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Next, is a stepped up version of the same layout. I've added some of the Lemon Lime Twist designer paper to the front and a label from the Pretty Label punch behind the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Punch & Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I've added some extra details to the bottom section of the writing panel.

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Don't miss out on this limited time opportunity. Click on the PayPal button below to purchase the In Colour Starter Kit, now. You can pay with a credit or debit card (via PayPal) if you do not have a PayPal account.

Buy In Colour Starter Kit Now - $25 + $4.30 postage to anywhere in Australia

 

Purchase coordinating In Colour ink pads:

I have used the coordinating In Colour ink pads in my card designs. If you would like to purchase the set of  2017-19 In Colour Classic Stampin' Pads  (1 each of the full sized ink pads in the 5 colours), for $53.45 including postage, please contact me to order.  

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Bonus with your purchase of the In Colour ink pads:

If you purchase the In Colour ink pad set, I will include 1 metre of each of the new super cute Mini Sequin Trim in Black, Gold and Silver with your In Colour Starter Kit (3 metres in total).

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 2

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Welcome to week 2 of our new weekly inspiration all about Christmas, from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I wanted to bring you a simple layout for a Christmas card that lends itself to mass production. Mass production means different things to each of us; it could be 5 or 50 or somewhere in between! I find it pretty hard not to tweak or change the design, so having a layout that accommodates that, makes it easier. This layout is perfect for combining different designer papers, greetings and embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Be Merry DSP & Merry Mistletoe - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I picked up my box of new goodies from the post office today and broke open the new 'Be Merry' designer paper. It has a nice range of light and solid designs in Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and white and I've used two of the designs for the background of my card. I added the designer paper to a piece of Whisper White card stock as I think it makes it easier to position all the elements and wrap the ribbon around, before mounting the panel onto the thick Whisper White card base.

The lovely greeting is from the new 'Merry Misteltoe' stamp set, cropped with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the ribbon is the new silver Metallic-Edge. The reindeer from 'Santa's Sleigh' was stamped in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake card stock. I added some subtle highlights with Crumb Cake ink and a Blender pen and popped him up on dimensionals.

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For the inside I have used another greeting from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set and added a strip from the new Decorative Ribbon Border punch at the bottom, for a simple finish. I love that there is a greeting for the inside of the card too.

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 All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Merry Mistletoe, Santa's Sleigh
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Be Merry DSP
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories Silver Metallic-Edge ribbon, Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Big Shot, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Blender pen, Early Espresso marker

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog for details of the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for looking!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Everyday Occasions

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Welcome to the new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue! I hope you are enjoying browsing the new products and samples as much as I am. There is so much to take in and I keep seeing new things I didn't notice the first or second time. This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Everyday Occasions section of the catalogue, which is very extensive.

You may have come from visiting Julia'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.

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I have chosen the sample above to CASE this week. I love the layout and the lovely background using the new 'Burlap' background stamp and the Garden Trellis embossing folder, which are in my first order, currently in transit. I decided to make a masculine card using the layout and products I already have, plus some of the new Eastern Palace Speciality Designer paper. I hope the end result qualifies as masculine, lol, as it is pretty bright!

Stampin' Up! Super Duper meets Eastern Palace for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
    

My base card is Pacific Point and I've added a layer of Lemon Lime Twist that I have stamped with the cross-hatch stamp from the 'Best Birds' stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist ink. It adds interest without taking over, in the same way the Burlap backgrounds does in the sample. I have used two of the designs from the Eastern Palace Speciality DSP for my banners. To make them more robust, I adhered them to Very Vanilla card stock first, before cutting them with the Banner Triple punch. 

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I have used the stamp set 'Super Duper' that carried over from the Occasions Catalogue, for my greeting. I'm glad it did carry over, as I haven't inked it up until now. It is stamped in Pacific Point with the smaller greeting in Lemon Lime Twist and then cropped with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This closeup shows the background and the greeting more clearly and the silver metallic stars that I added for the finishing touch. 
    

Stampin' Up! Super Duper meets Eastern Palace for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

For the inside, I have a Lemon Lime Twist mat and a small strip of the matching DSP at the bottom. I stamped the large greeting from the 'Super Duper' stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist on the writing panel and then again in Pacific Point on a separate piece. I fussy cut the 'super duper' banner and adhered it over the top of the stamped image.

Project Details
Stamps Super Duper, Best Birds
Card stock & Papers     Pacific Point, Lemon Lime Twist, Very VaillaEastern Palace Speciality DSP, 
 Ink Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Banner Triple punch, Dimensionals

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Kathryn has to inspire you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the Everyday Occasions section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog.

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