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Heart of Christmas - Week 13

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Hi there

Welcome to Week 13 of Heart of Christmas. This week I'm hosting the lovely ladies from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team who are sharing their inspiration for Christmas craft with you.  

They say everything old is new again, don't they (well eventually!)? For my card this week, I've reprised a card I made years ago. It has lots of sparkle, texture and dimension and you can make it in lots of different colour ways. 

Stampin' Up! Circle Tree Christmas Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This is my circle tree card, which you could make in many colour combos, but I've chosen Pretty Peacock and Pool Party with Red and Silver Glimmer. The card base is Real Red and I stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars set in Pretty Peacock onto a layer of thick Whisper White. To add interest and texture I dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and added the narrow strip of Red Glimmer before adhering it to the card base.

Stampin' Up! Circle Tree Christmas Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I created a template for my tree shape so I would have a guide to keep me on track. I positioned it on the card and lightly marked the 3 points of the triangle and a small section on the 3 straight edges. Then it is a matter of cutting the circles and placing them into the shape until you are happy with the layout. I dry embossed a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before punching out the circles. I like the texture and interest of the 'stripes' going in different directions. The large Pool Party circle was punched out of a piece I embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder. I'm sure you can see the myriad of possibilities with this simple design. Some of the circles were adhered flat, some on 1mm foam pads and some on Dimensionals to add more interest and texture. I hope you can see some of that in the photo above.

Stampin' Up! Circle Tree Christmas Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To finish, I die cut the small open star from the Stitched Stars Dies and added it to the top of the tree with a rolled up glue dot and popped a rhinestone in the centre.

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 So Many Stars
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Red Glimmer, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Pretty Peacock
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     TinTile 3D EF, Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, 1", 3/4" (retired), 1/2", 3/8" (retired) Circle Punches

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight:

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Andrea Sargent

Michele Taylor

Christina Barnes

 

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 Siobhan'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 page 22 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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There are 4 great layouts on page 22 and I chose the card on the bottom left of the photo above, with the cute elves. 

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Real Red card base and added the pretty Coastal Cabana design from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. I had some stamped images of Santa from the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set on my craft desk and thought it would work well with this layout.  I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to crop the coloured image and added a narrow border of the red striped designer paper on either side to add some pop.  I die cut the cute stars from the Christmas Layers Dies in Sparkle Glimmer  and placed them under the image on the left and a single star at the bottom on the right. The greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Real Red, masking the first line and then cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I coloured Santa with Stampin' Blends and used a glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the trim on his suit. I've paper pieced the sack with Coastal Cabana gingham in keeping with the colour palette.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Coastal Cabana mat for my writing panel and the striped designer paper at the base. The greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Real Red and I finished with 2 coloured and fussy cut gift boxes in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Christmas, Dashing Deer
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brights 6x6 Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Stitched Rectangles Dies, Christmas Layers Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Silver Sharpie 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 Rose 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 12

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Hi there

Welcome to Week 12 of Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  

My card this week uses the products from the new Christmastime Is Here Suite, available now in my Online Store, until 30 November 2019.

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As you can see from the photo above, there are lots of products in this suite and you can purchase the entire suite with a single item number or choose the individual products you want. There is the  2-pack Christmas Rose stamp set with coordinating die for the large image, which also crops some of the images from the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper. Plus there are some extra frames and decorative pieces in the Rose Dies. Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and Gold Shimmer Ribbon are the coordinating embellishments. Plus, there is a cute bangle, featuring a rose motif on the charm and a little Stampin' Up! tag.

Stampin' Up! Christmastime Is Here Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used the large floral image for my card today, coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers and cropped with the coordinating die. If you're not into colouring or need a quicker result, there are stamps in the set that will add colour to each section of the image. 

I have kept the layout of my card really clean and simple, to allow the image to take centre stage. The card base is Cherry Cobbler which coordinates with the gold accented strip of coordinating Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper across the centre. On the layer of Whisper White I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas in Cherry Cobbler before dry embossing with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. 

Stampin' Up! Christmastime Is Here Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've coloured the rose in Daffodil Delight Blends, which is a bold and bright contrast to the Cherry Cobbler.  The large rose was coloured a second time, fussy cut and popped up on the main image as you can see in my photo above. I did colour around edges of the rose in the main image, as it looks nice when viewed from an angle. I used Granny Apple Green for the leaves, Mossy Meadow for the pine leaves, Soft Suede for the pine cones and Light Cherry Cobbler for the berries.

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, Christmas Rose
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Cherry Cobber, Christmastime Is Here DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools     Rose Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler)

 

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!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Christmas Sampler

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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 - home décor, packaging, tags and ornaments! We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Carla's amazing project, 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! Holiday Catalogue 2019 Christmas Sampler - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have wanted to make a sampler for ages, so I thought Christmas would be the perfect time to have a new piece of home décor on my hall table. I have used a variety of the fabulous products from this years' Holiday Catalogue, with my colour palette based on the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper with some red accents. The shadowbox frames are readily available in Australia and overseas, so why not create your own Christmas Sampler to enjoy for years to come! I'll be standing my 12" x 12" frame on an easel, so all the detail can be seen close up. 

If you love 3D or off-the-page crafting, then you will be wowed by this tutorial bundle.  There are lots of fabulous ideas and projects and I can't wait to try them myself. You can see a sneak peak in the collage at the beginning of this post.

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 November 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 MaryKate's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Come to Gather Suite

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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. 

This week, we're CASE-ing from the Come to Gather Suite on pages 46-51 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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I've had a super busy week, but none of it involved creating, so my mojo has felt a bit AWOL for the last few days. Anyway, I took my inspiration for today's card from the sample in the bottom left of the photo above, although the finished result may not look too much like it! 

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming DSP, Christmas Layers Dies & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used a piece of the navy and copper designer paper from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper pack that I had cut. It wasn't the full width of the card but I went with it and added a narrow border of Copper Foil on each side. I like the extra navy card stock showing to offset the designer paper.  

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming DSP, Christmas Layers Dies & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I wanted to keep my card clean and elegant with the boldness of the navy and copper designer paper, so my embellishment is a lot simpler than the sample. I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped it with the second largest of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and then added the leaves from the Christmas Layers Die in Copper Foil.  My favourite greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was heat embossed in ivory embossing powder on Night of Navy card stock and cropped with a Layering Circle Die. I popped it up over the leaves and added 3 small stars cropped from a scrap of Copper Glimmer paper to finish.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming DSP, Christmas Layers Dies & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have kept the same layout as the front, with a panel of Very Vanilla trimmed with a narrow border of Copper Foil.  I have a small branch in the top corner to hang off the bauble cropped from the same navy and copper designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming DSP, Christmas Layers Dies & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, Copper Glimmer paper (retired)
 Ink Versamark
Accessories  
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Layering Circles Dies, Christmas Layers Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Ivory EP (not SU), Heat gun, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals


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 Lauren has to inspire you this week. 

2019 CTC Next

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!