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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on 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. 

This week, our challenge is to CASE a layout from Page 103 of the Annual Catalogue and change the theme.  


I decided to CASE the cute baby gift bag in the photo above, which I've cropped out so you can see it better.  I decided to change from a 3D item to a card and the theme to a feminine birthday.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started  with a piece of Balmy Blue card stock embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder that I found in my scrap bag and used a Layering Squares die to cut the aperture. I placed it on the thick Whisper White card base and traced around the aperture and used that to position another Layering Squares die, resulting in a double frame. I added foam strips to the Balmy Blue panel and popped it up over the white card base so that it would stay firm and not go saggy.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I could have stamped the greeting on the inside of the card, so you could see through the frame, but I decided to stamp the lovely greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink on another panel of Whisper white and adhered it to the inside and it covered the not so nice back of the die cut.

I have stamped and coloured the lovely blossom spray from the Bloom & Grow stamp set and popped it up at the bottom of the frame.  I used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Balmy Blue, Rococo Rose, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green. I didn't want to cover the frame, so I added a double bow of silver/white Baker's Twine at the base of the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Balmy Blue mat for the writing panel and a strip of Balmy Blue Gingham at the base. I fussy cut part of the floral spray and added it to corner. The birthday greeting is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne


Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings, Perennial Birthday, Bloom &  Grow
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Subtles DSP Stack
 Ink Memento Expresso Truffle, Blueberry Bushel
Accessories Rhinestones, Silver/White Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools     Subtle EF, Layering Squares Dies, Budding Blooms Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green), Foam Strips, Dimensionals

If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Shannon 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!


Rebecca S

Wow that's beautiful!! Your colouring of the flowers is perfect!

Tina Gillespie

Wow, Judy, this card is *stunning*! The flowers are beautifully coloured, and your layers and apertures are perfect.

Rachel Palmieri

Great CASE of the giftbag, love those flowers everytime I see them.

Peta Stephen

Beautiful card Judy, I love the double frame and your colouring is excellent.


Fabulous card, Judy, and a great CASE - I love how the bag has inspired your card design. Gorgeous colouring and I really like the layering of the squares to create a frame. I hadn't really noticed that sentiment before so this has caused me to take another look at that stamp set, thank you :)

Michelle Strazds

What an absolutely stunning card and an amazing case! You’ve done a great job switching up this gift bag to a card which any friend would love. I love how you did the double frame. Beautiful card.


I really love this card, especially the sentiment you have chosen. Such beautiful words to complete a beautiful card.

Julia Quinn

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the colours you've chosen and the double frame around the front greeting is wonderful.

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