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Heart of Christmas - Week 2

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Hi there

Welcome to Week 2 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.

Woohoo, only 1 week until the new Holiday Catalogue goes live to customers! There is still time to take advantage of the Extra, Extra, Extra joining promotion.  Take first pick of all of the fabulous new products in the Holiday Catalogue and receive an additional $45 worth in your Starter Kit.  Contact me if you are interested in joining my team. 

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This week I have opened the Peaceful Boughs Bundle for my card. This stamp set has traditional imagery of foliage and pine cones and 2 lovely greetings. There is a coordinating set of dies that include some additional frames  for greetings.  It was really difficult to photograph the card as the camera hones in on the foil and makes it really bright, when in real life it is much more subtle.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Boughs Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've gone with a non-traditional colour combo of mostly neutral colours with gold foil accents.  The card base is Sahara Sand and I cut another panel of Sahara Sand and stamped one of the smaller foliage images in Gray Granite ink around the edges. The cluster of dots were added next, stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed in gold.  I ran the panel through the Big Shot with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, to add texutre. I've used 2 of the largest foliage dies and cut them in Gold Foil as the background. There are a number of options for the pine cones, but I've gone with a solid background of Soft Suede and the detailed die overlay in Champagne Foil. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Boughs Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The greeting  was heat embossed in gold on Very Vanilla card stock and then cropped with a label die from the Beautiful Boughs Dies.  It has a little diamond shaped hole at each end, so I threaded the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon through and then popped up the label. I added a pop of colour with the little bird from the Well Written Dies cropped in Red Glimmer paper. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Boughs Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Gold Foil mat for my Very Vanilla writing panel. I've partially stamped the smallest of the foliage images in the corners in Gray Granite ink and added some more gold embossed dots.

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue will be available in my Online Store from 4 September 2019.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Boughs
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Gold Foil, Champagne Foil, Red Glimmer
 Ink Gray Granite, Versamark
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon
Tools     Well Written Dies, Beautiful Boughs Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Gold EP, Heat gun

 

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, head over to Claire's Blog for the full list of participants this week.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - 3D Project from Card Layout

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Hi there

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. 

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This week, we're CASE-ing a card layout and turning it into a 3D project. I've often turned a 3D project into a card, but rarely the other way around!

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I was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and the card above on page 46 with the butterflies popped out at me. I love all of our purple shades and my Butterfly Gala stamp set hasn't seen much ink lately, so I decided to turn this layout into a gift box. 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Birthday Gift Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by embossing a panel of Thick Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then used the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create the square background. I had an 'eeek' moment when I opened my Shimmery White Embossing Paste to find it had gone rock hard! If this happens to you, don't despair. Add a small amount of boiled water to the paste and work it with a fork until you get the right consistency and the lumps are gone.  I put a small amount onto a Silicone Mat and added a drop of Smoky Slate re-inker to give it a slightly grey tone and used the diamond pattern of the Pattern Party Decortive Masks to add some texture to the background.

I added the folded strip of the Tricolor Ribbon once the paste was dry and then the stitched circle in Purple Posy. The butterflies were stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and then over stamped with Purple Posy ink for a subtle look. I used the Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blend marker and selectively coloured parts of the butterflies and then punched them out with the Butterfly Duet unch and popped them up. The 'birthday' was die cut from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Well Written Dies and the 'wishes' from the Well Said stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink onto Highland Heather card stock.  I added lots of bling to finsh. The finished art panel was added to a layer of Gorgeus Grape card stock with a narrow border.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Birthday Gift Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I created the box to fit the art panel, so it is 4.5" x 4.5" x 2.75". The bottom uses Purple Posy card stock that I have stamped with another of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. The stamps were cut apart so I could stamp them separately in Purple Posy ink for a subtle background. I added a liner of Gorgeous Grape card stock to extend the height of box (as I was using A4 card stock that limited the height to 1 3/4") and the lid sits neatly at the top of the Purple Posy section. It also makes the box more robust.  I was really happy with the way it turned out, but it is really hard to photograph!

 

Project Details
Stamps Butterfly Gala, Well Said
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Tricolour Ribbon, Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread
Tools     Well Written Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Butterfly Duet Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blend Marker


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday 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 Liz 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!


Heart of Christmas - Week 1

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Hi there

Welcome to Week 1 of another year of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. I love creating for Christmas - home decor, cards, tags, decorations; everything! I hope we will give you lots of creative inspiration to get started on your holiday craft. Dare I say that there are only 127 days to Christmas and once we get into September, they truly fly by!

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The launch of the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue is less than 2 weeks away for customers. Demonstrators have been able to preorder  already and my project today will feature a number of new products. There is still time to take advantage of the Extra, Extra, Extra joining promotion and receive an additional $45 of product AND choose products from the new Holiday Catalogue in your Starter Kit.  Contact me if you are interested in becoming a member of my team.

Now, onto the card I have to share with you. I've combined 2 of my favourite products from the Holiday Catalogue for this simple and elegant card. This would be a great design to make multiples of. 

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My card base is Night of Navy and I've added some of the navy and copper stars design from the stunning Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.   This paper is really gorgeous, with one side of every double-sided sheet having copper foil accents to take your projects to the next level. I've added a narrow border of Copper Foil above the designer paper to separate it from the card base. 

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

On the cropped Very Vanilla Stitched Label I have stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars stamp set in Night of Navy ink. It is one of  8 greetings in this set of 21 Photopolymer stamps. The lovely star flourish was die cut from Copper Foil using one of the coordinating Stitched Stars Dies. This is a huge set of 23 dies that include nesting stitched stars as well as the flourish and other smaller supporting stars and embellishments. To get the best result from the flourish die, you need to use the Precision Plate so you don't get those annoying dots all over the fine swirls. To finish, I've added some pretty navy rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack. There are 28 each of 5 colours (Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce and Night of Navy).

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple, with a Very Vanilla writing panel edged with a strip of Copper Foil on each side.  The greeting from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink and the star from the So Many Stars stamp set was stamped over the top in Seaside Spray ink. 

It was a little breezy photographing outside, but I wanted to try and capture all the coppery goodness in natural light. I also finished off the back flap of the envelope with a group of stars from the So Many Stars stamp set.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue will be available in my Online Store from 4 September 2019.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps So Many Stars, Perfectly Plaid
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper
 Ink Night of Navy, Seaside Spray
Accessories Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Label Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, head over to Claire's Blog for the full list of participants this week.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Woven Threads Colour Combo

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Monique'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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This week, we're CASE-ing the colours from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper on page 14 of the Annual Catalogue and taking inspiration from the layouts on pages 12-13. 

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This paper has designs incorporating all of the 2019-2021 In Colours - Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy and Terracotta Tile. I have to say that in the beginning, I wasn't a fan, but when you see it in real life, there are  some pretty designs. 

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I've taken my inspiration from the card above, using the gorgeous embossed rectangular frame from the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders. I turned the frame into a shaker element for my birthday card for a special friend.

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design
I chose to start with my favourite of these colours - Seaside Spray for the card base and added some of the Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile design from the Woven Threads Designer Paper with a very narrow white border to make it pop. 

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design

I heat embossed the greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in white on Seaside Spray card stock for the background of the shaker element. The 1/8" foam strips were placed around the edge and I added some of the pretty Woven Threads Sequin Assortment before adding the Window Sheet over the top.  I embellished the frame with the stamped daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set and some foilage cut with the Bouquet Bunch Dies in Seaside Spray card stock and Sparkle Glimmer paper. A small Terracotta Tile butterfly on the edge of the frame is the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design
For the inside I have a double mat for my writing panel and I added a strip of the designer paper at the base. I printed the greeting using my computer in matching Terracotta Tile ink so that it would fit with the die cut 'friend' I adhered underneath. If you would like to print your own greetings, you can go to my Printing Stampin' Up! Colours page that has instructions on how to do this; plus you can download my lastest Colour Chart with all the colour codes you need for your word processing program.

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design

 

Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings, Daisy Lane
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, Woven Threads DSP, Sparkle Glimmer, Window Sheet
 Ink Versamark, Seaside Spray
Accessories Clear Faceted Gem, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment
Tools     Well Written Dies, Butterfly Beauty Dies, Bouquet Bunch Dies, Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders, Big Shot, Medium Daisy Punch, Dimensionals, computer & printer


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday 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 Siobhan 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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Beauty Abounds Especially For You

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Today I'm sharing a card that we made in class earlier this year, that somehow escaped getting to my blog. I was inspired by this card using the lovely Beauty Abounds stamp set, which is still available in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. I have kept the layout the same, but I wanted  my card to have more colour and pop.

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The Whisper White centre panel was stamped twice with the large floral spray image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set, masking off the centre area so that it didn't over stamp the first image.  The bubbles were randomly stamped over the top in Lemon Lime Twist and Balmy Blue ink and the panel was adhered to a mat of Lemon Lime Twist that had the bottom edge finished with the scalloped and stitched border from the Stitched Be Mine Dies. The greeting from the Botanical Bliss set was stamped at the base of the card front-sized Balmy Blue panel and the art panel was adhered to it. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The butterfly was punched out of the (retired) Botanical Butterfly Designer paper and adhered to another butterfly punched out of Whisper White card stock to make it more robust. I coloured it with Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. It was popped up on a stitched circle die cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies and then onto a Balmy Blue circle.  I finished with a rhinestone for the head of the butterfly and each side of the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have mat of Lemon Lime Twist  for the writing panel. I stamped the floral spray on the right and coloured it with Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. I finished with a couple of tiny Balmy Blue butterflies cut with the Butterfly Beauty dies. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Beauty Abounds, Botannical Bliss
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist (retired), Balmy Blue, Botanical Butterfly DSP (retired)
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories Rhinestones
Tools     Stitched Shapes Dies, Butterfly Beauty Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue)

 

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


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Liz'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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This week, our challenge is to CASE a layout from page 101 of the Annual Catalogue.

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Here is a closer look at the card I have used for my inspiration. The elements that spoke to me were the double frame and coloured images popped up from the background. My initial thought was to make a diorama card with my chosen stamp set Seaside Notions, which I was fortunate to be able to borrow from a lovely crafting friend.  However, after making my card I think I'll be investing in this stamp set as it has a great set of sea-themed images (and I LOVE seahorses) as well as useful greetings that aren't too large.  

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, the best laid creative plans didn't come to fruition as I had planned. I've taken the inspiration photo and used it to create this portrait faux diorama card. Once I decided which of the Stitched Rectangle Dies I wanted to use, it was a matter of calculating the width of the borders to keep it in proportion. The finished card is standard height (14.85cm) and 11.1 wide and the frame is 6mm deep.  I started by sponging my background panel with Crumb Cake , Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel and then more Pool Party to simulate the light coming through the water. I stamped the dotted image in Soft Suede over the top of the Crumb Cake to look more like the gritty bottom sand.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Once the sponged panel was finished, I used Foam Strips to pop up the Crumb Cake frame over the top and layout out my elements. On the left is the seaweed die cut from Old Olive Vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock pack using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  The other images are from the Seaside Notions stamp set, stamped in various colours of ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. There are no dies with this stamp set unfortunately, so I have fussy cut them right on the line and inked the edges with a coordinating Stampin' Write Marker. 

I wanted a very 3D 'floaty' effect for my card, so I just attached the seaweed at the bottom and then curled the seahorse around it and adhered it just in the centre on a foam pad, so the head is free. The coral and shells are popped up at various heights on foam pads. When all the elements were in position on the sponged background, I adhered the Blueberry Bushel frame over the top. The sides of the frame fold over, encasing the Crumb Cake border and are adhered under the long edges of the sponged background. It is open at the top and bottom like a normal diorama card. The 'box frame' is then adhered to the Blueberry Bushel card base. I finished with a trio of Frosted Epoxy Droplets for air bubbles and the greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set stamped in Pretty Peacock and die cut to size with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. 

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a continued with the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a Crumb Cake border for my writing panel. I sponged the bottom edge to match the front of the card and popped up the coral on the right edge, together with the Sand Dollar and small shell. I added some stretched Copper Trim under the Sand Dollar for a bit of extra texture.  The greetings from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set were stamped before adding the frame. 

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

It isn't really a post-friendly card, but luckily this one is going to be hand delivered and I will make a coordinating box-elope for it, so it travels safely. Despite the initial hiccups, I'm really happy with how the card turned out!

Project Details
Stamps Seaside Notions, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Crumb Cake, Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock
 Ink Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Copper Trim
Tools     Stitched Rectangles, Die Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Pool Party), 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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Magnolia Lane' Wedding Season Projects

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. 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 seasons so we have projects for Summer, Winter, Christmas and I have gone a little left field with my Wedding Season projects. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including at least one card and 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Odette's lovely 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. 

This month, I have a created a group of coordinating projects that would be fabulous for any celebratory occasion. They would be perfect for a bridal shower, wedding or even a special birthday event. There is a congratulations card and gift bag, plus a cute party favour and thank you card if you are hosting one of these events. 

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used the lovely products from the Magnolia Lane Suite for my projects.  The suite includes the beautiful Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper that I have used for the gift bag and the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for the sweet and classic Magnolia bloom image. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make all four projects shown in the photo.

You will receive another 11 detailed, step by step tutorials with more ideas for Seasonal 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 August 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 Debbi's Blog to see her sweet Summer projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Everyday Occasions

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rachel'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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This week we have free reign to CASE from the huge Everyday Occasions section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 12 -71. Wow, so many fabulous samples in this section makes it hard to choose and I didn't get too far before settling on this project. It was just the incentive I needed to break out new products from the Noble Peacock Suite.

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I've changed up the colours and started  with a Gorgeous Grape card base. I cut another card front panel and embossed it with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder. I wasn't too sure about this embossing folder when I first saw it, but as usual, seeing it 'in real life' makes a huge difference. As I turned over the panel to added double-sided tape I saw the de-bossed side and decided I would go with that instead. Both are lovely, but the de-bossed side is more subtle and allows the focus to be on the peacock. When I have this dilemma, I take a photo of each option and that allows me to compare and decide. 

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the background to the peacock,  I embossed a panel of thick Whisper White with my favourite Subtle embossing folder and then die cut with the largest of the Stitched Label Dies. I find this process to provides a better result as the 'stitching' gets flattened and muddied when you die cut first and then emboss. 

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To create the peacock, I cut a panel of Whisper White and used daubers to blend Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape inks. I then positioned the peacock die to capture the colours in the way I wanted.  I pressed the die cut into the Versamark ink pad and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a lovely shiny finish. I hope you can see a bit of that in the photo above as it really takes it to another level. I popped up the peacock on 1mm foam pads for extra dimension. Yes, it was fiddly but worth it. I cut them into very narrow strips and added them to the vertical sections of the peacock tail. I've used the Silver Metallic Edge ribbon behind my greeting from the Parcels & Petals stamp set that was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the smallest of the Layering Ovals Dies. I finished with a little flower on the edge with some bling and a tiny 2mm rhinestone for the peacock eye.

Stampin' Up! Noble Peacock Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Granny Apple Green for the writing panel and stamped the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set towards the top in Gorgeous Grape.  There was a corner left on my sponged panel, so I die cut the peacock feather and used the same process of pressing it into Versamark ink and clear embossing it.

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Parcels & Petals
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, Versamark
Accessories Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon
Tools     Subtle EF, Stitched Label Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Detailed Peacock Dies, Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder,  Big Shot,  1mm foam pads (not SU), Clear EP, Heat gun, Sponge daubers, Glue Dots, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (retired)


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 my lovely friend Tina 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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Noble Peacock Suite and thanks for visiting me today!