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Heart of Christmas - Week 10

CASE-ing the Catty - Toil & Trouble


Hi there

This week is our 200th blog hop sharing the inspiration from CASE-ing the Stampin' Up! catalogues.  We're at the last section of the Holiday Catalogue - Toil and Trouble on pages 48-55.

If you've come from Julia's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on the inside back cover of the Holiday Catalogue. It  uses the Hung with Care host set, but I have chosen to make a birthday card using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set instead.  

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

As you can see, I've stayed close to the layout of the sample card. The base card is Gray Granite, which is a fabulous warm neutral and fast becoming a favourite. I've stamped the Buffalo Check in Gray Granite on Whisper White and added a narrow border of Berry Burst to give it some pop. 


The large stitched oval has been dry embossed with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder to provide extra texture. The flowers on the bouquet were die cut from watercolour paper and I spritzed them with Frost White shimmer mist to which I added a couple of drops of Berry Burst re-inker. It resulted in a variety of different shades of sparkly pink in the flower clusters. Small circles of Sparkle Glimmer were added on the reverse to the flower centres. 

I wrapped a piece of Burlap ribbon around the stems and tied the Baker's Twine bow before adhering the stem to the embossed oval. The flower clusters were then added to the stem and popped up at different heights. I created my own version of the 3D word by adhering multiple layers together with the Sparkle Glimmer on top.

For the inside I have a double mat, echoing the narrow border of Berry Burst from the front. I stamped a stem from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Old Olive and added a leftover flower cluster to it. At the bottom is a strip of the spotted Gray Granite designer paper sitting on the deorative border created with a die from the Bouncing Baby Framelits. The greeting is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.

  Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The card is very sparkly, but unfortunately I haven't been able to capture that in the photos.

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Perennial Birthday
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Watercolour paper, Neutrals DSP Stack, Sparkle Glimmer 
 Ink Old Olive, Berry Burst, Versamark
Accessories Silver Baker's Twine, Burlap Ribbon
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Layering Ovals Framelits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Bouncing Baby Framelits, Merry Christmas Thinlits, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, white EP, Heat gun


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Elizabeth Gross

Judy Judy Judy you've taken it to the next level again!! This is stunning. Love the variegated colours in your flowers, and who would have thought to put glimmer behind them. Love it. The inside is just lovely as always too.

Rachel Palmieri

Gorgeous card Judy, inside as well. I like the grey label with the buffalo check under, it looks very fresh.

Julia Quinn

Love love love. Love the multicoloured flowers. Love the background. Love the colours. Awesome case.

Peta Stephen

Gorgeous card Judy. I love how you've coloured the flowers, I bet they look lovely and shimmery.

Kathy Toth

Judy, I always love your cards! This one in particular is so fresh and inviting. Cannot wait to CASE. TFS

Christine Blain

Oh, I LOVE this, Judy. It’s gorgeous!


What a stunning card! I think I need to case you on this one!!

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