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Pretty Thanks

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Before we get onto today's project, I need to apologise for an 'oopsie' with my blog on Sunday night. I had my CASE-ing the Catty blog post scheduled, but then on Saturday afternoon I was whisked away for the weekend for my birthday. I had 10 minutes notice to pack some clothes and as you can imagine I forgot all about my scheduled post, which I hadn't written yet. Anyway, that is a lesson for the future, lol. 

Now onto the project I have to share today, which is all about thanks. I love dressing up small thank you gifts to make them special. I've made some tags that could be added to a card or a small gift. Of course, you could change the greeting for a birthday rather than thank you.

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Tags - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the second largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits as the base of my tag and stamped one of the flower sprays from the 'Wild about Flowers' in Old Olive ink. The flower heads are added in a second step and I've used the pretty Flirty Flamingo ink. A flagged banner is the base for the stamped greeting that I have punched out, sponged and popped up. It comes from the retired 'Petite Pairs' stamp set, still a favourite as it has many small greetings.  I popped a hole in the top of the tag and threaded some retired Flirty Flamingo ribbon through and tied it with white Baker's Twine. I've finished with some small pearls on the banner.

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Gift Packaging - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have added one of finished tags to this customer thank you gift that I have put into one of the gorgeous gold Striped Treat Bags. Doesn't it look sweet? 

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Tags - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Wild About Flowers, Petite Pairs (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White
 Ink Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's Twine, Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon (retired), Striped Treat bags
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, 1/8" Hole punch, Large Oval punch (retired), Dimensionals, Sponge dauber

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A Big Birthday

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I've got a masculine birthday card to share with you today. Mum's husband John has just turned 80, so I wanted to make a special card to recognise this fabulous milestone. John is a wonderfully kind and caring man and he looks after Mum so well. He is also a fabulous handyman and can fix just about anything, so I thought the retired 'Nailed It' stamp set would be perfect for his card.

I have chosen the Bridge Fold as it has a lot of presence without being too fussy. This is a larger size card that requires a custom envelope and extra postage, but it is worth it for this special occasion. The finished size when folded flat is 15.5cm x 21.5cm (6 1/8" x 8 1/2").

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base card is Real Red and the first matte is Pacific Point and the background is one of the wood grain designs from the Wood Textures Designer Paper stack.  I have stamped the tools on Silver Foil with Stazon Ink and die cut them with the coordinating framelits. I stamped them again on Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the Stampin' Blends alcohol marks to colour the handles. I had to use a colour matched Copic for the Pacific Point screwdriver. I fussy cut the handles and added them to the die cut Silver Foil tools.

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the centrepiece I have die cut the 'happy birthday' in Pacific Point, Silver Foil and Real Red card stock and layered them to up the wow factor and complement the silver in the tools and trim.

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I have put the writing panel on the centre back of the card, using more of the images and die cuts from the 'Nailed It' stamp set and coordinating framelits to decorate it. The greeting is from one of my favourite and unfortunately retired stamp sets 'Balloon Adventures'.

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The card is folded toward the right to make it flat. You can see the embossed foil panel that wasn't really visible in the first photo, that matches the bridge across the front that the '80' is mounted on.

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the Envelope Punch Board to make a presentation envelope from a 12" x 12" piece of Pacific Point card stock, as I am pretty sure he will want to keep it. I then popped it into a standard C5 envelope to post.

Project Details
Stamps Nailed It (retired), Balloon Adventures (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Wood Textures DSP
 Ink Stazon, Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Pacific Point
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Hexagon Dynamic TIEF, Build It Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, Copic Markers, Envelope Punch Board

If you would like any further information about this card, please get in touch.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Catalogue Covers & Host Sets

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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. 


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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.

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 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.

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Finally, here is a view from the top.

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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)

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


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The Heart of Christmas - Week 21

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Welcome to week 21 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. I finally managed to get my act together to participate this week. I have had my first play with the 'Good Tidings' stamp set and I really love the large greeting and the beautiful holly image. Each part of the holly (both large and small) is a two-step stamping process. However, in my opinion I don't think you need the second step with the berries or the stem. I then the berries get a bit 'muddied', but then I like the clean look.  

Stampin' Up! Good Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

I wanted a nice vibrant green for my holly, as that I what I remember of the real plant, so I have chosen Emerald Envy and Tranquil Tide. The Tranquil tide provides the darker shading in the image. The berries were added in Real Red in and the stem is stamped last in Soft Suede ink.  I did find it takes a couple of goes to get the lining up spot on, so I recommend you practice first. 

          Stampin' Up! Good Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I stamped the large greeting in Basic Gray Archival ink on thick Whisper White and cut it into a flagged banner and added a narrower and longer banner in Gold Glimmer underneath. The 'joy'was stamped in Real Red and fussy cut and popped up for extra dimension. To construct the card, I layered some of the black star design from the 'Merry Little Christmas' designer paper pack onto a Real Red card base. I positioned the banner to the right side and added the fussy cut holly. I stamped and cut out some extra berries and popped them up on the small holly. Once you have the holly stamp and fussy cut, the card comes together quickly.

Stampin' Up! Good Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped the smaller greeting from 'Good Tidings' in the centre of the writing panel in Basic Gray Archival ink. At the base there is a strip of retired holly washi, topped with the narrow gold washi from the Year of Cheer Speciality set. I have added one the small holly sprays in the top corner to finish it off and then added the panel to a black mat.

Stampin' Up! Good Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

All of the new products in the Holiday Catalogue are available to purchase from my Online Store now.

Project Details
Stamps Good Tidings
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Merry Little Christmas DSP, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Emerald Envy Tranquil Tide, Real Red, Soft Suede
Accessories Year of Cheer Specialty Washi
Tools     Banners Framelits (retired), Big Shot, Dimensionals

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Big Shot Project

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At CASE-in the Catty this week, we are taking inspiration from our favourite Big Shot project from the  Holiday Catalogue.

You may have come from visiting Megan'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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The 'Night in Bethlehem' bundle is a beautiful combination of traditional Christmas images and stunning edgelit dies. The card at the top of the inspiration photo above jumped out at me when I first looked at the Holiday Catalogue, so that is what I am CASE-ing this week.

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have stayed close to the design of the sample card, as I really love the Bethlehem landscape. I started my art piece with Soft Sky card stock and then stamped the stars in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. As you can see, this results in a very subtle effect, but I quite like it.  I have used a sponge dauber to create a soft sky line using Pool Party, Island Indigo and finally Night of Navy ink at the top. With the sponging completed, I heat embossed the greeting in silver at the top. I have found that sponging over silver embossing causes it to lose its lustre; just ensure your ink is fully dry before you run the Embossing Buddy over the top. 

 

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

With the background completed, I have die cut one each of the two edgelits in the set in Silver Foil and Night of Navy card stock. You will need to use your Precision Plate to get a crisp finish without any marks from the small holes in the die that are used to poke it out. I found that the die cuts came away very cleanly and easily. As you can see in the photo, I have popped up the Night of Navy layer on 1mm foam pads for extra dimension. A large rhinestone in the large star finishes it off. The finished art panel was popped up onto the thick Whisper White card base.

 

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a mat of Island Indigo card stock and I have sponged the top of the writing panel with Pool Party and Island Indigo for a soft skyline. When the ink was dry I stamped the small stars in Versamark and heat embossed in silver. A strip of the narrow silver washi at the base provides grounding for Mary and Joseph and the Shepherd images.  They were stamped in Night of Navy and cropped with the matching dies.

 

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Night in Bethlehem
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Silver Foil
 Ink Soft Sky, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Rhinesone Basic Jewels
Tools     Bethlehem Edgelits, Big Shot, Clear & Silver EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the lovely project Fi has for you this week. 


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Fairy Celebration

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I have something other than a Christmas card for you today (hooray you say!). I have a lovely friend who wanted to make a spinner card with the 'Fairy Celebration' stamp set, so I was happy to take up the challenge. This lovely stamp set is in the Annual Catalogue and is fabulous for those who (like me) love colouring and of course, fairies. It comes in either wood mount or clear mount and is a set of 9 stamps.

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I love spinner cards too; it is fabulous seeing the whirling and twirling and very hard to put down! This is the card I came up with.

 

Stampin' Up! Fairy Celebration Spinner Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the largest image as the focus of my spinner card, colouring it with Copic markers. I cropped the image with a circle framelit and then added it to a Melon Mambo circle. I then chose another circle framelit that would be approximately 1cm  (3/8") larger and used that to work out the size of Melon Mambo square. I have stamped fairy dust across the top and half way down the sides and then heat embossed it in silver for lots of sparkle and added the greeting to the bottom edge

Stampin' Up! Fairy Celebration Spinner Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I added the Melon Mambo square to the thick Whisper White base card using the 1/8" foam strips. The strips need to be edge to edge all the way around the square for a firm finish and also around the centre circle, ensuring it is about 6mm (1/4") in from the edge so it doesn't interfere with the spinner mechanism. Once the Melon Mambo square is attached to the card base, centre the coloured fairy in the space. To attach, place a strip of the foam tape all the way around the underneath edge of the stamped and matted circle, ensuring it is 6mm (1/4") in from the edge.

I have coloured and fussy cut the small fairy image and added it to my washer mechanism. (I have previously explained how to make the washer mechanism in this blog post.) It doesn't show up very well in the photo, but I have added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the wings of both fairies and it is very sparkly in real life.

Stampin' Up! Fairy Celebration Spinner Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped the third fairy image in the top corner of the writing panel and coloured it with Copics. I added the checked Melon Mambo washi at the bottom and topped it with the narrow silver washi from the Year of Cheer Specialty set. A mat of Melon Mambo was added to the writing panel and attached to the inside of the card. The final size of the card is 13.7cm square  (5 3/8") so it fits nicely into a 14cm square envelope.

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Here is a view from the top. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. If you've never made a spinner card, then please give it a try.

Project Details
Stamps Fairy Celebration
Card stock & Papers     Whisper white, Melon Mambo
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Basics Pack 1 Washi, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, 1/8" Foam Strips, Dimensionals, 1/2" Circle punch, 1/4" Circle punch, Copic markers, Silver EP, Heat gun

Stampin_Blends

Finally, I'm delighted that Stampin' Up! will be releasing their own alcohol markers very soon (actual date still to be announced). The markers are called Stampin' Blends and come in 12 colours, featuring a light and dark marker in each colour. There is also an ivory and bronze marker for skin tones and a colour lifter. The light and dark markers can be purchased as a combo pack and all of the markers will also be available individually. The lid design on these markers has been modified to ensure that there is no evaporation of the ink. One of benefits of being a Demonstrator is that I get to order these markers first and in fact they just arrived yesterday, so I'm looking forward to giving them a work out. Here are few of the benefits of these markers, as I see it:

  • There is a lovely range of colours that match the Stampin' Up card stock and embellishments perfectly.
  • These markers are very easy to use, giving a smooth layer of colour on Whisper White card stock.
  • The light and dark markers allow you to add depth and shading to your coloured images, without it being tricky or complicated.
  • The colour lifter allows you to remove colour if you go outside the lines (love this!).
  • The marker has a brush tip and fine tip, which is great for colouring large areas and fine details.

I'll be back soon with some projects using my Stampin' Blends!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Year of Cheer

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At CASE-in the Catty this week, we are looking at the lovely Year of Cheer suite on pages 36-47 of the  Holiday Catalogue.

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. 


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This week I have chosen to CASE the card in the bottom left of the photo above, which is unfortunately, slightly obscured by the Stampin' Up! logo. This is a great layout and I was pleased how quickly my cards came together.

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer Suite - Judy May, Just Judy designs

I've stayed very close to the sample for this card, using the narrow silver washi from the Year of Cheer Speciality set and the silver Foil Snowflake to trim my card. I've heat embossed the greeting in silver and used the silver metallic edge ribbon at the top instead of Baker's Twine. The star embellishment was tied into the bow with white Baker's Twine. With this designer paper you can use both gold and silver, so it is perfect to make a whole batch with the both colours.

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For the inside I have gone with the same look, adding the narrow silver washi to each side of my writing panel. I have heat embossed the garland from 'Merry Mistletoe' in silver at the bottom and the greeting from 'Hearts Come Home' in the centre.

Project Details
Stamps Merry Mistletoe, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Paper
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, Year of Cheer Embellishments, Foil Snowflakes, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Banner Triple punch, Silver EP, Heat Gun, Glue Dots

I decided to make the same layout using the 'Be Merry' designer paper and coordinated this with the gold toned embellishments.

 

Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer with Be Merry DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a card-sized panel of Cherry Cobbler card stock and added the tree design paper from the 'Be Merry' pack. The narrow gold washi was added to each side. I have heat embossed the greeting in gold this time and used the gold Foil Snowflake at the base of the flagged banner. At the top is the Garden Green Stitched Satin ribbon from which the gold star embellishment hangs. The finished panel was added to a Whisper White card base.

  Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer with Be Merry DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the embellishments in this close-up photo.

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For the inside of this card, I have a Cherry Cobbler mat and then added both the wide and narrow gold washi tapes from the Year of Cheer Specialty set at the bottom. At the top I have heat embossed the garland in gold. 

Project Details
Stamps Hearts Come Home, Merry Mistletoe
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry Designer Series Paper
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Year of Cheer Embellishments, Foil Snowflakes, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Garden Green Stitched Satin ribbon
Tools     Banner Triple punch, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Glue Dots

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the great project Mel has for you this week. 


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CASE-ing the Catty - Kits and Memories & More

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This week, the CTC Crew are looking at Kits and Memories & More products from both the Annual and Holiday Catalogues.

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 am using the 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More Card Pack to show how you can quickly add more Christmas cards to your stash. It coordinates with the Merry Little Christmas suite of products, including the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits. The card pack has 52 (26 double sided designs) that are 3" x 4" (7.6cm x 10.2cm) and 20 (10 double sided designs) that are 4" x 6" (10.2cm x 15.2cm) plus 2 sticker sheets and 4 acetate overlays, so there is plenty to work with. 


     Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For my first card, I've used the larger red and white striped card and one of the acetate overlays to add extra interest and trimmed them down to the size I wanted. For the acetate overlay, which has the design at the top and bottom, I cut a strip out of the centre. I put adhesive across the centre of the striped panel and then aligned the acetate at the top and bottom. The 'merry and bright' panel was trimmed to fit the width of the striped panel and I took a little off the top as well. I decided to pair the card panels with Bermuda Bay for a more contemporary colour combo. I added a narrow border of Bermuda Bay card stock to the top of the greeting panel and a bow with the gorgeous Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon at the base with a little string of Silver Mini Sequin trim threaded through. Some coordinating baubles from the 'Carols of Christmas' stamp set were stamped and die cut and popped up on the greeting panel. The whole panel was then popped up on the Bermuda Bay card base.

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

This closeup shows the design in the acetate overlay and the other finishing details.

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

For the inside I have added a mat of Cherry Cobbler, with a strip of coordinating DSP from another of the small cards at the bottom. I added the narrow silver washi at the top of the DSP and stamped a group of baubles at the top in coordinating colours.

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps  Carols of Christmas
Card stock & Papers      Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More Card Pack
 Ink  Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories  Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon, Mini Sequin Trim, 1mm Rhinestones
Tools      Card Front Thinlits, Big Shot, Mini Dimensionals, Stampin' Write markers (Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black)

For my second card, I have paired 2 of the smaller cards. When working with the smaller cards, I recommend you cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to the size you want and then layer on the smaller cards and trim them to size. 

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 I have taken my cue from colours in the bauble card, pairing it with the Cherry Cobbler striped card at the bottom.  I've added a gold Foil Snowflake as the background for my greeting that has been stamped and then die cut with one of the Stitched Shapes framelits. A strip of Old Olive card stock covers the join and I added a strip of the narrow gold washi across the centre. I felt it needed something else to finish, so I have added the gold bow. The whole panel has been popped up onto the Old Olive card base. 

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This closeup shows more of the details and the little baubles from 'Carols of Christmas' that I have popped up on the panel.

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, there is a mat of Cherry Cobbler and a strip of the Cherry Cobbler DSP at the bottom. A strip of the narrow gold washi has been added above the DSP and I stamped the little trees from 'Hearts Come Home' in the coordinating greens. The greeting from the same stamp set has been stamped in the centre.

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps  Hang Your Stocking, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers      Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More Card Pack
 Ink  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories  Foil Snowflakes, 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, 1mm Rhinestones
Tools      Stitched Shapes Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Stampin' Up! 'Merry Little Christmas' Memories & More - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the great project Monique has for you this week. 

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