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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Holiday Catalogue Project

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Hi there

Welcome to our last CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for the year. This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite project from the Holiday Catalogue.

If you've come from Sandra'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. 

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The card above is one that totally jumped out at me when I browsed the Holiday Catalogue for the first time, so it is no wonder that the Dashing Deer bundle has been one of my favourites this year. I love the leaping deer die cut and it looks fabulous cropped in all of the foils and glimmer papers.  If you're still sitting on the fence with this bundle, then you have until 2 January to purchase it as a bundle with the 10% discount. It will be carried over for purchase separately.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne
I am normally adding layers to my cards, but this time I have simplified it with less layers than the sample. I have gone all coppery, heat embossing the lovely flourish at the top and bottom of my thick Whisper White card base.  I added the strips of Copper Foil under the flourish and then the centre panel that is embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder, using the debossed side.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne

I did add a scalloped circle of vellum under the  Copper Glimmer deer for 2 reasons. Firstly, it allows the deer to stand out more from the busy background and secondly, it gave me a flat surface so I could pop up the deer on foam pads to add even more dimension. I finished with a cute bow using the lovely copper trimmed vanilla ribbon from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack. I always add an 'eye' to my reindeer using a tiny rhinestone coloured with an alcohol marker. The greeting is also heat embossed in copper and popped up.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of copper foil for the writing panel and I heat embossed the flourish and the greeting in copper for a really luxe finish.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne

I had 4 of the Copper Glimmer reindeer sitting on my craft desk, so I now have 4 cards to start off next years Christmas card stash!

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Copper Foil, Copper Glimmer, Vellum
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Team Room Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Swirls & Curls TIEF, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Copper EP, Heat gun

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, 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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We'll be back on January 6 with our projects taking inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues.  If you don't have your own copy of the new catalogues yet, go to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details. I'm happy to pop one into the post for you.

Lots of good wishes to you and your loved ones for the Christmas season.

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Gift Packaging & Tags Tutorial Bundle

Hi there

I've been off the air for a bit, primarily because our Internet connection went down for more than a week.  It was very annoying and frustrating and an exercise in patience, waiting for the wheels to turn to get it resolved.

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Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I've joined a group of international demonstrators to produce a bundle of tutorials each month. Normally, they would be released in the first week of the month, but hey, better late than never. Each month has a theme and this month it is gift packaging and tags.  I will give you a little sneak peek of my project when I  release the bundle, but given I am so late this month, I've decided to show you the full project.

I've made a gift box with the beautiful Joyous Noel designer and coordinating embellishments. It is very sturdy and a generous size (5.5" x 4" x 3") that would hold a heap of chocolates, home made treats, christmas decorations, beauty products, candles and so on.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Gift Box

Here is a close-up of the tag hanging from the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible ribbon that is tied around the lid.

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This is the embellishment on the lid with the label from the Stitched Labels Framelits in Copper Foil.

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My tutorial has step by step instructions to make and embellish this lovely gift box. My other project is a set of really cute tags, that are quick and easy to make.   In addition, you will get 8 other detailed, step by step tutorials with ideas for gift packaging and tags. Although these packaging ideas are Christmas focussed, they can of course be easily adapted to other occasions. 

There are 3 ways you can get the December 2018 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed. For those lovely customers who have already placed an order during December, keep an eye on your Inbox for the email with the attached PDF.

2.  Purchase the tutorial bundle for $10AUD. This is absolutely great value for 18 projects that you can keep and reuse. Click on this link to pay by PayPal: PayPal.Me/justjudydesigns. If you are resident in Australia and don't have a PayPal account, then I'm happy to accept a bank deposit. Contact me and I can give you the details.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials for FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. Stampin' Up! has a fabulous joining special in January, during Sale-a-bration, so stay tuned for more details on that offer.

Thanks for visiting today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Colour Combination

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Hi there

This week the challenge for the CTC Crew is to CASE a colour combination from the Holiday Catalogue.

If you've come from Sandra'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. 

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I've enjoyed getting to know all of the new permanent colours that Stampin' Up! added to the Colour Collections this year. Merry Merlot was on my doubtful list, but I've come to really like it as I paired it with the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper. However, there is one colour that I haven't yet used to make a card. Yes, you probably guessed from the photo above, it is Soft Sea Foam. The colour combination used in the sample card on page 23 of the Holiday Catalogue is Real Red, Call Me Clover and Soft Sea Foam. I'm also taking the opportunity to use the Poinsettia image from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set for the first time. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I inked up the Poinsettia image for the first time in Early Espresso and stamped on Whisper White card stock.  The Poinsettia was coloured with Dark Real Red Stampin' Blends with highlights in Dark Cherry Cobbler and the leaves in Light and Dark Call Me Clover. I decided to trim the panel to fit the width of the Soft Sea Foam card base and then added the greeting underneath in Call Me Clover ink.

The art panel has a very clean look with a large amount of white space, so I wanted to keep the same feel for the finished card. After fiddling around with a few different options, I found that copper works really well with the Soft Sea Foam. I trimmed the edges of the art panel with Copper Foil and added the 'Merry' die cut from Copper Glimmer paper at the top. The 'christmas' was stamped in Call Me Clover ink and cropped with the label from Petals & More Thinlits Dies. I added a clear droplet at each end of the label that was coloured with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've added a couple of extra details for interest (cause I couldn't help myself, lol). I stamped the Poinsettia flower again on a piece of scrap Whisper White and coloured the two smallest sets of petals and fussy cut them. The extra set of petals was offset and popped up on foam pads. I used a glue pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the white berries.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of copper foil for the writing panel and I added some Real Red spotted designer paper at the bottom. The embossed stitching was added above the designer paper using the die from the Stitched Labels Framelits before stamping and colouring the row of holly also from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Despite my trepidation, I'm pleased with how the card turned out. The soft background colour really allows the Poinsettia to take centre stage.

Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Poinsettia, Merry Christmas to All
Card stock & Papers Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Copper Foil, Copper Glimmer, Regals DSP Stack
 Ink Early Espresso, Call Me Clover
Accessories Clear & Frosted Expoxy Droplets, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools     Petals & More Thinlits Dies, Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends markers, Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheets, Glue pen

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, 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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 Thanks for visiting today!

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