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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Big Shot Project

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Hi there

This week is our second last week of CASE-ing the current catalogues, so the CTC Crew are CASE-ing their favourite Big Shot project.

This will be my last post for a while as I am going into hospital tomorrow for left total knee replacement surgery. I had the right knee done 18 months ago, so I'm hoping for the same excellent result. It will be a few weeks before I will be able to comfortably sit at my craft desk again, but I'll be back to CASE the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue as soon as I can. It will also be fabulous to have 2 good knees again!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Kelly'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 was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and this lovely group of projects jumped out at me. I love the bright colours in the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper and although late to the party, I finally succumbed to the Broadway Birthday Bundle a few months ago. The Broadway Birthday stamp set and coordinating Broadway Lights Dies have carried over into the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, but you will need to purchase the bundle before 4 June, if you want to take advantage of the 10% discount. 

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My inspiration for this fun fold card comes from the designer paper and the elements in the Broadway Lights Dies that have been used in the sample projects in the photo. 

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I saw a few concertina style folds on Pinterest, but I've created my own version which is the normal height of 14.8cm for a metric portrait card and the full length of an A4 sheet of card stock.  I just fiddled with a prototype in copy paper until I got the proportions of the folds to something I was happy with. The finished width when closed is 11.4cm, so you do need a slightly larger envelope. 

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The 'hooray' is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and I've stamped the dots over the top with Versamark ink and then heat embossed in white. The frame was die cut from Black Foil and I used it as a template to cut out the 'hooray ' and another in Black card stock and sandwiched them all together with the Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain to make a neat and robust embellishment and closure for the card. The balloon was die cut from the Sale-a-bration Lovely Lipstick Foil and I adhered a black embossed 'stick for the balloon to each side of the 'hooray' sign to keep it rigid. I finished with 3mm rhinestones all around the frame as you can never have too much sparkle!

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

For the inside I have stamped 'make a' in black ink and the 'WISH' in Lovely Lipstick. I stamped the dots over the top again in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  The diamond pattern on the bottom of the writing panel was created using one of the extra dies in the Broadway Lights set and then I filled in the diamonds with a set cut from a scrap of Lovely Lipstick. 

Fancy fold cards are always fun to make and add a bit of 'wow' for the recipient. 

Project Details
Stamps Broadway Birthday
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, Broadway Bound Specialty DSP, Black Foil, Lovely Lipstick Foil (Sale-a-bration)
 Ink Lovely Lipstick, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain
Tools     Broadway Lights Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, White & Black EP, Heat Gun

 

There is still time to get a FREE 2019-20 Annual Catalogue delivered to your door. Place an order with me by 3 June and the fabulous new Annual Catalogue will be winging its way to your door. Take advantage of the Last Chance List to get retiring products on your wish list.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Sneak Peek - Come Sail Away

Hi there

Today I'm sharing a sneak peak of one of my favourite suites from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.  The Come Sail Away Suite is a fabulous set of coordinating products, and includes the:

  • Sailing Home stamp set
  • Smooth Sailing Dies
  • High Seas 3D Embossing Folder
  • Come Sail Away Designer series Paper
  • Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine
  • Sail Away Trinkets
  • Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack

You have everything in this suite to make fabulous cards for either gender. For this card, I have used a Balmy Blue card base and added a layer embossed with the retiring Seaside embossing folder. I'm looking forward to getting hold of the new High Seas 3D embossing folder, which unfortunately was not available in the Demonstrator pre-order.

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I cut a 2" strip of the lovely navy striped design from the Come Sail Away Designer Paper pack and used the Banner Triple Punch to flag the end. Underneath is a narrower Real Red flagged banner to add a pop of bright colour. 

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Although a little difficult to see, I spritzed the right side of the Shimmery White stitched oval; I added some drops of Balmy Blue reinker into a spritzer bottle filled with rubbing alcohol. Once it was dry I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays on the left in navy ink and I added the stitched oval to a larger oval in Real Red. The lighthouse and anchor were stamped and die cut and popped up on the right. The Sailing Home stamp set is in the DistINKtive style so you get lots of lovely detail and shading in the images from just one impression of the stamp.  I finished with one of the cute ships wheel trinkets on the banner.

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Night of Navy Mat for the writing panel with a strip of the blue striped designer paper at the bottom. The smaller of the 2 sailing boats was stamped in Early Espresso ink and I finished with the red 'rope' trim, which is one of the extra dies in the Smooth Sailing Dies set.

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Come Sail Away DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Accessories Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine, Sail Away Trinkets
Tools     Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Shapes, Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Seaside EF, Big Shot, Banner Triple Punch, Dimensionals

 

I hope you like my project and thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Stamp Set

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Hi there

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's who are enjoying some extra TLC today. I hope you've had a lovely day. I was able to visit my Mum in WA last week and left her my card to open today.

As we get towards the end of the Occasions Catalogue period, the CTC Crew are CASE-ing their favourite retiring stamp set. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Peta'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 have lots of favourite sets from the Occasions Catalogue that are retiring, so I've chosen Climbing Roses Bundle for my card this week. It is still available to purchase, while stocks last.

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My inspiration comes from the card above on page 9 of the Occasions Catalogue. I've been wanting to CASE this one for a while, so I'm glad I have the opportunity today.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used all of the same elements as the sample card, but changed it up a bit. I started with a Gorgeous Grape card base and added a layer of thick Whisper White that I dry embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. This adds interest and texture without making the finished card look too busy. The large rose image from the Climbing Roses cling stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink to give a more subtle outline and I then coloured it with Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  The coloured image was cropped with the coordinating die from Rose Trellis Thinlits

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The background to the floral image is the lattice that I have die cut  in Silver Glimmer to add some sparkle and I positioned it on the right side of the card. The greeting from the Dear Doily stamp set (also retiring) was heat embossed on the Highland Heather die cut label and popped under the floral image.  The small coloured rose was added to the corner of the greeting label and some scattered rhinestones finish it off.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have added a strip of the Highland Heather gingham designer paper at the bottom and added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer to border it. I've stamped and coloured part of the large floral image from the Climbing Roses stamp set in the top corner and added a small coloured rose in the opposite corner to finish.

Project Details
Stamps Climbing Roses, Dear Doily
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Silver Glimmer, Gingham Gala DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Rose Trellis Thinlits, Subtle Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green), Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun

 

There is still time to get a FREE 2019-20 Annual Catalogue delivered to your door. Place an order with me by 31 May and the fabulous new Annual Catalogue will be winging its way to your door. Take advantage of the Last Chance List to get retiring products on your wish list, plus the Clearance Rack was updated a few days ago with heaps of new products.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Michelle 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Bird Ballad' Wellness Projects

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Hi there

Welcome to the blog hop for the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting. There will be a theme for each month and this month it is about wellness, so we have projects to say Hello/Get Well/Sympathy. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a card and 3D project.

If you've come from looking at Debbi's projects, 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 IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

I have a 'ninja' project for you this month as it can configured in a number of ways. It comprises an easel card and a gift box drawer with optional insert. They are separate projects, but you can also create a combined card/gift box as shown in my photo below. I have made mine as a Get Well, with my gift box including some Aloe Vera tissues and some lovely doTERRA products that are perfect for when you're feeling under the weather. As we are coming into Winter in Australia, this is the perfect Get Well gift to make and have on hand.

However, this project would also be perfect for a birthday, thank you or friendship gift with a change of greeting.  It would make a fabulous gift for someone starting a new job, to put on their desk with some uplifting and motivating doTERRA Touch Roll On essential oil blends included, that will also fit into the drawer. 

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite | Easel Card & Gift Box Drawer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used the lovely Bird Ballad Suite for  my project.  It is new in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue and will be available for purchase from my Online Store from 4 June 2019, but it will work beautifully with any designer paper of your choice. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the Easel card and gift box drawer, with options to keep them separate or combined.  

You will receive another 11 detailed, step by step tutorials with more ideas for Hello/Get Well/Sympathy occasions as part of the bundle. You can see a preview of all of the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the May 2019 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. 

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

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. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. 

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Now it's time to hop over to Carla's Blog to see her gorgeous Friendship projects.

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Everything is Rosy Medley

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Hi there

I'm just popping in to make sure that you have heard about the new Everything is Rosy Product Medley.  Stampin' Up! has put together a fabulous selection of coordinating products for this limited time offer (1 May - 31 May 2019) that is strictly while stocks last. The colour combination of Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and Rose Gold is just gorgeous. One side of each sheet of designer paper has rose gold accents and there are coordinating ribbons, die cuts and embellishments to make creating gorgeous projects, super easy.

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is $139 and can be purchased from my Online Store with a single item code - 150059. It comes in it's own box and is great value for all that is included. It would also make a fabulous gift for that special crafty person or maybe a hint to your nearest and dearest for your birthday?

Check out my Everything is Rosy Pinterest board to get heaps of inspiration from the Demonstrators who presented at OnStage and the Artisan Design Team who received the bundle early to create fabulous samples.

  Stampin' Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley

This is what you get in the Product Medley:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

The Everything is Rosy Photopolymer stamp set, is a set of 18 stamps with a combination of small to mid-sized greetings in a lovely font with lots of floral elements. Of course there is a set of 10 coordinating dies to make it easy for you to quickly create your own embellishments. For an even quicker project, there are 4 sheets of Rose Gold foil die cuts and 2 sheets of printed die cuts ready to go.

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My Product Medley is winging it's way to me and I hope it has arrived by the time I get home from visiting family. I can't wait to get started creating with these gorgeous products.  This is one of my favourite samples from the Stampin' Up! concept artist. I love all the layering of the elements that the Rose Gold foil accents.

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Don't delay and be disappointed, as the Everything is Rosy Product Medley is sure to sell out!

Happy crafting!


Broadway Milestone Birthday

Hi there

Someone in our house had a milestone birthday last week, so I made this double easel card to celebrate. This is a really simple fancy fold but has a wow factor to it.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a thick Whisper White card base and then added the black easel panel to the front. The black, gold and white candle design paper from the Broadway Bound Specialty paper was added to the the back panel.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The numbers were cut from a sheet of the designer paper. I adhered them to Whisper White first to make them more robust before popping them up onto the Black Foil circle.  The balloons were grouped together and adhered under the matted foil circle, which was popped up on the Gold Foil scallop circle. The gold spotted balloon was created using the balloon stamp from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and then die cut.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have decorated both surfaces with the birthday die in Gold Glimmer at the top and a party hat heat embossed in black on Gold Foil is perched on the corner. Boys need bling, too!

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have gold embossed the greeting from Broadway Birthday and then added Black Foil die cut letters for the WISH using the retired Little Letters dies. I substituted one of the cute Candle embellishments for the 'I'.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The card folds down flat to go into a normal envelope for posting.

Project Details
Stamps Broadway Birthday, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Black Foil, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Broadway Bound DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Candle Embellishments
Tools     Happy Birthday, Layering Circles, Celebrate You, Broadway Lights, Little Letters (retired), Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

 

I hope you like my project and thanks for visiting today!