The Heart of Christmas - Week 26
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CASE-ing the Catty - Add a Christmas Twist


Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are adding a Christmas twist to a project from the Annual Catalogue. 

You may have come from visiting Monique'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 a project from the Heat Embossing Project Kit on page 16 of the Annual Catalogue. The clean lines of this sample attracted me, so I have kept my card clean and fresh too.  I've changed up the colours, using Emerald Envy for the base card which is a bit brighter and really pops with the Real Red accents (although it looks more like Tranquil Tide in the photos, unfortunately). I've also chosen a square card, which is a favourite of mine.

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

The wreath image is from the 'Hello Friend' stamp set that coordinates with the Heat Embossing Project kit. I really like all of the elements in this set and it works beautifully for Christmas, too. I chose not to dry emboss the Emerald Envy background as I didn't want to distract from the wreath.

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

I have used Sahara Sand card stock for the centre panel and stamped the wreath in Emerald Envy ink. It looks darker in the photo, but it is actually quite bright IRL. I simulated the white border in the sample (the panels in the kit are pre-printed) by adding a narrow Whisper White mat and then another panel of Sahara Sand. The 'poinsettias' were stamped in Real Red ink, fussy cut and popped up on a foam pad.  I love the Merry Christmas greeting from the (retired) 'Merry Patterns' stamp set. It is a really great size (ie not too big, lol). I've popped that up too and added a little gold cabochon at each end for a touch of bling. At the top of the wreath is Real Red bow in my favourite (retired) ribbon.

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

For the inside I have a double mat of Real Red and Emerald Envy for the writing panel. I added a strip of striped washi at the base and the lovely greeting from 'Season Like Christmas' stamped in Emerald Envy ink in the centre. A gold embossed tree at the bottom adds a touch of bling.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

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

Project Details
Stamps Hello Friend, Season Like Christmas, Merry Patterns, Merry Mistletoe
Card stock & Papers     Emerald Envy, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
 Ink Emerald Envy, Real Red, Versamark
Accessories Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon (retired), Gold cabochon (not SU), Candy Cane Lane Washi (retired)
Tools     Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Sandra has to inspire you this week. 
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Angela Meiritz-Reid

Gorgeous as always Judy - inside and out x

Julia Quinn

Your cards always inspire my Judy, and this one does too. Such a beautiful card, and the inside is stunning too. I love the addition of the Emerald Envy for a bright fun colour.

Judy DiScipio

What an absolutely beautiful Christmas Card, Inside and Out!!! :)

Sandra C

Those colours look great Judy. Really like how you stayed with the square design, it just works so well for this.

Peta Stephen

Great CASE Judy. I love the red flowers and ribbon, it really make your card pop.

Rachel Palmieri

I like the wreaths so much better with red flowers, Judy.

Elizabeth Gross

Judy that's just gorgeous. Love the white thin mat border and the square format to frame the wreath, and your real red flowers are just perfect. Are they stamped from the same set? I love that sentiment too. Lucky recipient of these cards!

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