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CASE-ing the Catty - Catalogue Covers & Host Sets


Hi there

At CASE-in the Catty this week, we are taking inspiration from the covers of the Annual and Holiday Catalogues as well as the Host sets that you can purchase with Stampin' Rewards.

You may have come from visiting Sandra'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 week, I'm CASE-ing the super cute card in the sample photo above. Aren't those little birds adorable? They are from a Host set in the Annual Catalogue (page 221) called 'Feathery Friends'. It is a set of 8 stamps in either clear or wood mount. You can purchase this set with your Stampin' Rewards for a special host-only price when you have an order totalling $250 or more before shipping. It can be your personal order or the cumulative orders from a Stampin' party.  In case you haven't seen it, this is the stamp set.


 I loved this card as soon as I saw it in the catalogue and now I get to put my spin on it. These line images are quick to colour and you could use Watercolour Pencils, Stampin' Write markers, Blender Pen or Aquapainter and ink pads. However, an even better option is the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers that will be available for purchase from 1 November 2017. With a brush tip and fine tip, they are perfect for the small details in these images. The ink goes on so smoothly and you only need a very light touch to get amazing coverage.

Stampin' Up! Feathery Friends Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've changed up the colours for my card, with a Pink Pirouette card base that has been stamped with the large curved flower in Pink Pirouette ink for a subtle tone on tone effect. Next comes a Delicate White Doily, the flagged Pool Party banner and the large stitched oval that has a Bermuda Bay scallop trim on each side. I have stamped the birds on Whisper White card stock with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink that is recommended for use with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I selected 4 colours - Light and Dark Pink Pirouette, Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay to colour the images.

Stampin' Up! Feathery Friends Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see in this closeup, I have done a little bit of shading on the wings and the larger flowers, but it doesn't need much. I fussy cut the birds and the flower and popped them up on the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits that was cropped from Crumb Cake card stock. I have added a little thank you greeting and punched it out with the Classic Label punch, but it would also be perfect for a birthday or friendship card too.

Stampin' Up! Feathery Friends Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have the writing panel sitting on a Pool Party mat and at the base is a strip of Blushing Bride washi, which blends in quite well. I have stamped and coloured the curved stem image and popped up another fussy cut flower, coloured in Pink Pirouette this time. I love this soft and pretty colour combo.


Finally, here is a view from the top.


Project Details
Stamps Feathery Friends, One Big Meaning
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette
Accessories Basics Pack 1 Washi, Delicate White Doilies, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Markers (Light and Dark Pink Pirouette, Dark Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay)

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the Catalogue Covers or Host Sets 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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Rachel Palmieri

This is so pretty, love your colouring and you've really made me take a second look at this stamp now.


Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing

Sandra C

Great colouring Judy - makes this card really pop with the diecutting and the stitched framelit as well!

Peta Stephen

Great colours Judy and I love the addition of the branch

Monique Fielder

Judy you have done an amazing job on these cards, the colouring is so pretty.


I love this stamp set!! The Girls in my journaling bible and prayer group loves it too.!! SU should have more of this kind of stamp. Your card is awesome!! Everything coordinates so awesomely well. Don't know if that is a word but it fits!!

Elizabeth Gross

Such beautiful colouring Judy, your card is just lovely. I'm encouraged to try colouring.

Julia Quinn

The colour choices are stunning. This is a beautiful card Judy. I love it all.

Megan Lenske

Such a gorgeous CASE Judy! The colouring is beautiful and the pink & green combo is so pretty.

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