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CASE-ing the Catty - Gift Packaging


Hi there

I'm back CASE-ing the Catty this week and we are taking inspiration from gift packaging projects from both the Holiday and Annual Catalogues.

You may have come from visiting Kathryn'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 project on the front cover of the Holiday Catalogue. It is an acetate box that has been decorated with a tag. Unfortunately, it isn't the best photo, but you can check it out more closely from the Holiday Catalogue. I've decided to take the key elements and make a card instead.

Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started by Googling Australian robins and found that many have bright orange breasts, so I proceeded to colour the image from the 'Cheery Chirps' stamp set with my Stampin' Blends. I did have to use a few colour matched Copics too, to get the range of colours I wanted. The image was die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Next, I coloured the leaves from the partridge image from the same stamp set and fussy cut them. The leaves were positioned and adhered around the stitched circle. I cut a rectangle from the red gingham paper from the 'Quilted Christmas' stack and adhered it to some Real Red card stock to make it more robust. I trimmed the corners and punched the top before adding the banner made with the Every Day Label punch. The robin was then popped up on the tag.

Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The finished tag was popped up on the Bermuda Bay background that was embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder.  I decided to add the greeting from 'Merry Patterns' at the base of the tag. The doubled Baker's twine was wrapped around and threaded through the hole in the tag. The panel was then layered on the Real Red mat and then onto the Whisper White card base. There is a lot of detail in the tag, so I decided to omit the doily and gold frame behind the tag, that is in the Stampin' Up! sample. It didn't work with the portrait style layout I had chosen.

Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have kept the inside very simple with a Bermuda Bay Mat for the writing panel and a narrow strip of the red gingham paper at the base. I have stamped the greeting and swap from the 'Merry Mistletoe' Stamp set in the set in coordinating colours.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Cheery Chirps, Merry Mistletoe, Merry Patterns (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Quilted Christmas DSP, Christmas Around the World DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black Archival, Bermuda Bay, Real Red
Accessories White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Quilt Top TIEF, Big Shot, Every Day Label Punch, Classic Label punch, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Copic Markers

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


We would love you to join us with your CASE of gift packaging projects 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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Monique Fielder

Lovely card Judy, you know before this blog hop I hadn't even noticed that bird in the catty!

Julia Quinn

Wow, gorgeous attention to detail Judy. What a fabulous case.

Peta Stephen

I love your CASE Judy, it's gorgeous.

Mel Pagano

Beautiful Card Judy - great CASE!

Fi Cobbin

Judy, I love the Bermuda Bay and Real Red colour combination! Gorgeous little bird too! xxx

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