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Heart of Christmas - Week 10

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Welcome to Week 10 of Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  

This week I've CASE-d a layout from the Holiday Catalogue using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. I love the fresh contemporary take on Christmas colours with the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid & Let it Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I used two of the coordinating designs from the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper featuring Coastal Cabana and Real Red on the Whisper White card base. The join has been covered with some retired Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon, but you could use a card stock strip as alternative.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid & Let it Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My trio of trees sits on a stitched circle that has been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, although it is not apparent in the photo.  The plaid tree was stamped in Coastal Cabana; the outline tree was heat embossed in white on Real Red and lastly, the outline tree was stamped in Bermuda Bay and then filled with Coastal Cabana in a two-step process. The lovely greeting from the Greatest Part of Christmas Host set  was stamped in Real Red, with the end tucked under the trees. I finished with a trio of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Silver Glimmer stars.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid & Let it Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a mat of Coastal Cabana for my writing panel  and I added a strip of the striped designer paper at the bottom. I added another of the outline trees in the corner to finish it.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid & Let it Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  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 Perfectly Plaid, Greatest Part of Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Wispher White, Coastal Cabana,  Real Red, Let It Snow Specialty DSP, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Accessories Mini Chevron Ribbon(retired), White Baker's Twine, Red Rhineston Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Shapes Dies, So Many Stars Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat gun, Pine Tree Punch

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight; head over to Claire's Blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Brightly Gleaming DSP

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Shannon'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 the colours of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and layouts on page 30 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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The three main colours in the Brightly Gleaming DSP are what I call rich regals and when paired with Copper Foil accents, they really pack a punch. This is a really fabulous paper pack and hard to go past for creating luxe holiday cards. That is my entree into giving you a bling alert, lol.

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I have used the card above from page 30 of the Holiday Catalogue as my inspiration. One of my goals today was to use the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements on my card.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed fairly close to the layout in the sample, using the Pretty Peacock and Copper Foil design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper. I've left an inch on the left and then added the designer paper. A narrow strip of Copper Foil was butted up to the designer paper to create a distinct border. The greeting from the Christmas Gleaming set was stamped in Pretty Peacock ink on Very Vanilla and then trimmed, leaving a narrow border. I added a Copper Foil Mat and then positioned it in the Copper Foil scroll from the Stitched Stars Dies.

When you are using a lot of foil, it is inevitable that you will get a bit of glue somewhere. The glue rubber doesn't work well on foil card, but eucalyptus oil will be your best friend. A tiny amount on a cotton bud is all you need to remove any glue residue. You can buy it in the supermarket in the aisle with bandaids etc.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've created a five layer star, starting with the largest die from the Stitched Stars set cut in Copper Foil. I cut another stitched star in Pretty Peacock the same size as the star from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements and adhered them together and then onto the large Copper Foil star. Next up was a smaller stitched star in Pretty Peacock and I adhered the small decorative star from the Stitched Stars in Copper Foil. I popped up the last set of stars and finished with one of the copper Designer Elements in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Copper Foil Mat for the Very Vanilla writing panel, with a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. At the top I have added a copper foil leaf spray and bauble from the Copper Foil Elements pack. I punched a 1" circle in Pretty Peacock and adhered the foil bauble to it.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Pretty Peacock, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Pretty Peacock
Accessories Designer Elements, Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue


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 Rachel 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 9

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Welcome to Week 9 of Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  

This week I've got an Interlocking Gatefold card for you, using the products from the Brightly Gleaming Suite.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Very Vanilla card base; cut an A4 sheet in half  on the long side. To make it simpler, trim the long edge from 21cm to 20.8. This makes the centre panel 10.4cm and each of the side panels 5.2cm. I've used the navy and copper star design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper for the side panels with a mat of Copper Foil.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the centrepiece you need to cut an oval frame (or rectangular or square, depending on your embellishment). Cut another oval with the smaller of the two dies you used to create the frame, for the centre. My frame is in Copper Foil and because it is quite fragile, I adhered another oval frame in Very Vanilla to the reverse and it also makes it look neater, too. The oval frame is positioned in the centre of the closed card and the left side only is adhered to the left side panel of the card. The oval is positioned into the frame and then adhered to the right side panel only.

I used the centre from the Very Vanilla frame and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The bauble from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set was heat embossed in copper and cropped with the coordinating punch. I added a Copper Foil hanger and bow and popped it up on the  centre oval. I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy ink and then trimmed it right on the edge and went around it with a Night of Navy marker to cover the vanilla core.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Copper Foil mat for my writing panel (although it looks quite gold in this photo, with the light shining from above). I added a strip of the designer paper at the bottom and part of the foliage swag from the Christmas Layers Dies at the top. I used the smaller of the bauble punches to create the hanging bauble from designer paper, which I've attached under the foliage.

Finally, here is the card partly open, so you can see how it works. My husband calls this an intelligence test card, because you have to work out how to open it. I might be sending this card to a crafty friend, lol.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  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 Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Christmas Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories Tea Room Ribbon Combo (retired)
Tools     Layering Ovals Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Copper EP, Heat gun

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight; head over to Claire's Blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!


Wedding Cheers

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I've just returned from a week in sunny Cairns where we attended the wedding of a lovely young couple. The groom is the son of the Best Man from our wedding many moons ago. It was our first visit to Cairns and the weather was warm after our ongoing winter in Melbourne. I was worried that it would be very humid, but was pleasantly surprised. All in all, it was a lovely week away leaving out the forgettable trip home when planes, trains and automobiles conspired against us!

Now onto the card that I made for the happy couple. I decided on the new Sip Sip Hooray Bundle paired with the Cheers to That Bundle. I've never been taken by 'drinks' sets before, but I really think these two bundles provide lots of options for celebratory occasions. I thought the champagne glasses were most appropriate for the occasion and I have added interest by turning them into a shaker element.

Stampin' Up! Sip Sip Hooray Bundle & Cheers To That Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a piece of thick Whisper White card stock and used the 'bubbles' from the Sip & Celebrate Dies at the top. In hindsight, I should have moved it down a tiny bit so that the bubbles weren't so close to the top edge where I needed to put the 1/8" foam strip. Something to remember for next time. I used the champagne glass die from the same set to cut the apertures for my shaker element.  At the top, I have the 'cheers' from the Cheers Dies cut from Silver Glimmer.

Stampin' Up! Sip Sip Hooray Bundle & Cheers To That Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
There are a couple of different ways to do the shaker element. I heat embossed the champagne glass image in silver onto narrow strips of whisper white and then placed the 1/8" foam strip around the embossed image, leaving a little more space from the edge of the image than I usually would, as I wanted to make sure the stems of the glasses were wide enough for the sequins to move freely. I added the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment into the centre of the glass and placed a piece of Window sheet over the top. By doing the shaker elements separately this way, I was able to position them perfectly under each champage glass aperture. Next time I would probably just go with the die cut shape and do the shaker element in the normal way. Foam strips were added to all sides of the finished panel before adhering to the Silver Foil that covered my Whisper White card base.

The greeting is from the Cheers to That stamp set and I've heat embossed it in silver and added a narrow border of Silver Glimmer. A bow of silver/white Baker's Twine finishes it off.

Stampin' Up! Sip Sip Hooray Bundle & Cheers To That Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Silver Foil mat for my writing panel. The greeting from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set was heat embossed in silver in the centre  and a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer added at the base. To finish I have 3 sequins to add a touch of colour. 

Project Details
Stamps Sip Sip Hooray, Cheers to That, Dandelion Wishes
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Window Sheet
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Woven Threads Sequins Assortment, White/Silver Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools     Cheers Dies, Sip & Celebrate Dies, Big Shot, Foam Strips, Silver EP, Heat Gun

 

If you have queries about any of my projects or anything Stampin' Up! related, then please get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Brightly Gleaming Christmas

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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. This month it's all about Christmas! 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 Pia's cute 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. 

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Now we are into October, it is really time to step up our holiday craft activities. I love making cards, tags and gift packaging for my family and special friends. You're going to find some many fabulous ideas in this month's bundle of tutorials for all of these items.

I have used the products from the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Suite for my projects.  If you only choose one set of products this season, you won't be disappointed with the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack and the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper; it will make any of your holiday projects a big wow. I have made a shaker card and a coordinating treat box with an insert to present your homemade chocolates, truffles or bliss balls. All of these will fit beautifully in the sections. You can see in my photo, I have my made my favourite Raw Cacao Bliss Balls to put in the box.  My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the shaker card and treat box with insert that you see in the photo. You can see a preview of all 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 October 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 lovely projects.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 7

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Welcome to Week 7 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  

This week I'm a bit time poor as I have a long list of chores that I need to get through before I leave for Cairns on Saturday morning. However, I managed to put a simple card together using the Pine Tree Punch and the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid & Pine Tree Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with Real Red card base and added a panel of Very Vanilla that has been matted on Shaded Spruce. I embossed the Very Vanilla panel with the  Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and have used the debossed side which gives a more subtle look.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid & Pine Tree Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've cropped 2 trees with the Pine Tree punch, one from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper pack and one from Gold Glimmer paper. I adhered the green and red striped tree to a Shaded Spruce card stock tree to make it more robust. Both trees are sitting on a panel of Real Red card stock that I dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was cropped with a stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies and matted on a circle of Gold Glimmer.  I added some Shaded Spruce rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack and a sprinkle of small stars cropped with the smallest die from the Stitched Stars Dies.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid & Pine Tree Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  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 Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Real Red, Gold Glimmer, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stylish Scroll EF, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, 2" Circle Punch, Pine Tree Punch

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight; head over to Claire's Blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!