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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we're taking inspiration from projects on the front cover of the August - December 2020 Mini Catalogue.  I managed to make 2 cards this week, both being inspired by the front cover.

This is the first sample that jumped out at me. It is a trio of metal tins, each wrapped in designer paper and then tied together with a bow and a greeting on the front. In my brain this translated to strips of designer paper on a card, so here is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season DSP & Wrapped In Christmas -  Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have adhered strips of designer paper from my new favourite 'Tis The Season Designer Paper pack onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, leaving a narrow border around each strip. The finished panel was adhered to a Real Red card base.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season DSP & Wrapped In Christmas -  Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The greeting from Wrapped in Christmas stamp set was stamp in Shaded Spruce and then cropped with the largest of the stitched ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I stamped the 'JOY' again in Real Red ink and fussy cut the letters and popped them up over the original. I added a bow in the lovely Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon at the top and finished with some holly at the bottom. The holly is from the Sweetest Time stamp set, stamped in Shaded Spruce with Real Red berries. You can see in the photo above that the berries are shiny from their coating of Shimmery Crystal Effects.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season DSP & Wrapped In Christmas -  Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Mint Macaron mat for my writing panel and a strip of the plaid design at the bottom, with a border of Real Red. Even though Mint Macaron isn't one of the listed colours in this pack, it does work well with the lighter tones of Shaded Spruce in the paper. I have stamped the cluster of trees from the In The Pines stamp set to finish.


My second card is inspired by the sample in the photo above, using the Cherish the Season Bundle. I decided to crack open my new Poinsettia Petals Bundle for my card. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed close to the layout, covering my Whisper White card base with the Shaded Spruce plaid design from the 'Tis The Season Designer Paper.  I have dry embossed a panel of Thick Whisper White using one of the new Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders. This is a pack of 2 narrower embossing folders. As there is a lot of detail and texture in the embossed piece, I've rounded the corners on the inside edge to soften it a little. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've die cut the 4 layers of the Poinsettia from Real Red card stock and used a sponge dauber to go around the edges to add more depth. I also used a stylus on each of the main veins in the petals and leaves, which causes them to turn up a little and you can also gently use your 2 thumbs to bend the petals inwards. The flower looks a bit flat in the photo above, but actually it is quite the opposite. I finished the centre with one of the lovely Beaded Pearls embellishments. I used the same process with the leaves which were cut from Garden Green card stock to provide a contrast. I popped in some extra foiliage die cut from Gold Foil. There is a lovely 'Merry Christmas' greeting in the Poinsettia Petals stamp set, but due to a mishap with my stamp set, I had to use a retired greeting.


Project Details
Stamps Wrapped in Christmas, Poinsettia Petals, In The Pines, Sweetest Time, Four The Holidays (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Gold Foil
 Ink Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, Beaded Pearls
Tools    Poinsettia Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Wrapped in Texture EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals


We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite project sample from the front cover of the August-December Mini Catalogue. You can upload it to 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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Wow - you have hit it out of the field this week. Gorgeous cards - I especially like the first one. Such a great idea to case those tins. Thanks for sharing

Tina Gillespie

Oh dear, a mishap doesn't sound good! I hope it's easily fixable. Your cards are gorgeous. The stitched ribbon on the first is beautiful - I love how it reflects the stitching on the oval. The pops of gold on the second card are stunning, as is the poinsettia.

Peta Stephen

Wow Judy, two gorgeous cards. I love the sponged edges of the poinsettia, it totally transforms the flower.


Great way to use up card stock scraps. These cards turned out super!

Michelle Strazds

I love both cards. The first one is so clever. I love how you’ve used the same elements from the 3D project and made it your card with the strips of DSP, bow and sentiment.

Rebecca S

Wow two lovely cards! To be honest, I didn't even see the stack of 3 tins. I love how you have used it to inspire the strips on your card. I also love your second card. I really love the plaid background and the large poinsettia.

Julia Quinn

Love the simplicity of the DSP strips. So clever and perfect. And the poinsettias is simply stunning.

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