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CASE-ing the Catty - Giving a Layout a Holiday Twist

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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 Tina'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, we're CASE-ing a layout  from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a holiday twist, using supplies from the Holiday Catalogue.


I'm taking the opportunity to ink up another new stamp set today, called Beauty & Joy. It is a Photopolymer set of 13 stamps and includes images suitable for occasions other than Christmas, too. Love having a stamp set that gives you more mileage!


With so many layouts in the Annual Catalogue to choose from, I settled on the card above from page 63 of the Annual Catalogue as my inspiration. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty & Joy - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've inked up the lovely holly topiary image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set for my card today. I started with a Very Vanilla card base and at the bottom is a panel stamped with the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in  Gray Granite ink. I used the hinge stamping method with the Stamparatus to get the words lined up. Above the stamped panel, I've adhered the gorgeous Pretty Peacock and copper designer paper from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper pack. I've topped the join with a strip of Copper Foil that I embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. 

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

I've used Pretty Peacock ink for the tree and Soft Suede for the stem. Being Photopolymer, lining up the stem image is super easy. The image was cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The pot was stamped separately in Gray Granite ink and fussy cut and popped up on some ground I created with a Light Crumb Cake Blends marker. The greeting is also from the Beauty & Joy stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink and again cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The art panel and greeting are matted onto Copper Foil. To finish I added a Star Designer Element at the top of the tree. It looked a bit pink against the Copper Foil, so  I went over it with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker to make it more coppery. I've coloured some silver Metallic Pearls with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends marker as I wanted a muted red to suit the Pretty Peacock tree.

Stampin' Up! Beauty & Joy - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Copper Foil mat for my writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the base. In the top corner I've stamped and coloured the holly image from Christmas Gleaming stamp set in Pretty Peacock and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers.  

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

Project Details
Stamps Beauty & Joy, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, Gray Granite
Accessories Metallic Pearls, Star Designer Elements
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Pretty Peacock, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler)

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 Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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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 your card is stunning!! I love all the copper sparkle!!


This is stunning! I love everything about it, especially the embossed copper strip. I’ll be adding that to some of my cards in the very near future!

Sandra C

What a fabulous card Judy! Everything about is stunning. Would not have thought to colour the metalic pearls but they look spot on. Great use of your Stamparatus, and the inside looks like it could be a card front! So pretty x

Tina Gillespie

Such a beautiful card, Judy! The rich colours really suit this stamp set. Great tip for colouring the star elements!

Siobhan Fitzsimmons

Love the repeated stamping at the bottom. All that gold foil really makes it very Christmas-y. Gorgeous creation, Judy.

Julia Quinn

I love the look of this stamp set and you've done a brilliant job of adding it to my wish list! The combination of colours and DSP are just gorgeous.

Ali Patchett

So love your blog as your creations show so much love and thought into each creation
Always inspiring to check in


Michelle Strazds

Wow! What a beautiful card! When I first looked at the card, I thought the “seasons greetings” was DSP as you’ve stamped this so beautifully. Great choose in DSP, it’s stunning) and love how you’ve added all the copper elements!

Christine Blain

This is beautiful, Judy!


WOW! This card is so beautiful. I love how you have combined so many different elements so perfectly. I think my favourite element is the copper strip that you have embossed. I am definitely going to CASE this idea on some of my christmas cards - so pretty!

Rachel Palmieri

So beautiful, love the colours!

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