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CASE-ing the Catty - Trimming The Town Colours

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting 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 are CASE-ing the colours from the Trimming The Town Suite.

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These aren't a set of colours I would have put together, but they do work well together. 

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This week, I have a clean and simple card using the challenge colours. This isn't the stamp set I was intending to use, but hey, when you get lemons you have to make lemonade, lol. There was a little mix-up and the wrong sheet of stamps came in the stamp set I was intending to use. However, I now have an extra stamp set in Joyful Holly and the replacement will hopefully arrive tomorrow.

So for my card, I have stamped the curved holly image twice on my panel of Whisper White with Early Espresso ink, using the Stamparatus to quickly and easily achieve the mirror image. This is a 2-step stamp set, so there are stamps to 'fill-in' the colour very quickly, but I wanted to have a little more control of the result.  I've used the Old Olive Stampin' Blends to colour the holly and Dark Poppy Parade for the berries and I added a few highlights with a White Gel Pen.  To add texture, I've dry embossed the panel with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before mounting it on the Pool Party mat. 

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I rummaged in my scrap bag and found a strip of Misty Moonlight aleady embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to go across the centre. The stitched label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies was cut from Pool Party card stock and popped up over the top of the strip before winding some of the Gold Trim from the Forever Greenery Combo Pack around the panel and finishing with a bow.  The lovely greeting from the Joyful Holly stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight ink and cropped with the decorative circle from the Tasteful Labels Dies and popped up on the label. I finished with a trio of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels under the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat for the writing panel and a strip of my favourite Misty Moonlight design from the Flowers For Every Season paper pack. I've partially stamped the other holly image from Joyful Holly in the top corner and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the texture from the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder more clearly in this photo.

 

Project Details
Stamps Joyful Holly
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Flowers For Every Season DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight
Accessories Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Gold Trim
Tools    Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Tasteful Label Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Poppy Parade), White Gel Pen

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite bundle from the August-December Mini Catalogue. 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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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Kathryn has to inspire you this week. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Mini Bundle

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Lauren'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 are CASE-ing our favourite bundle from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue. I have quite a few favourites, so I thought I would try out one that I haven't used yet.

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My project this week is inspired by the catalogue sample above from page 36, using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle. Although we have Christmas in the summer season in Australia, Santa does come from the North Pole where it is snowy! If that doesn't work for you, then I think of snowflakes as Christmas stars. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

There is so much sparkle going on, it was really difficult to photograph under lights, with the reflection from the Window Sheet. It has been a cold, wet and miserable weekend in Melbourne, so outdoor photography was not an option. 

I didn't start out with the intention of making a Shaker Card, but that is where I ended up. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and I've added a layer of the beautiful Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper that is part of the Snowflake Splendor Suite. I dry embossed a piece of Thick Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped it with the stitched label that has the snowflake cut outs in the corners. You definitely want to dry emboss first as the cut-out snowflakes are quite delicate.  

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the shaker element I used 2 layers of Window Sheet, so the Balmy Blue Glimmer paper could be seen.  I don't have the Snowflake Sequins, so I used the Whale Of A Time Sequins, picking out the shells and just leaving the others. I think they work really well, as it adds a little more colour without straying too far. I've stamped the greeting from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and fussy cut it, separating it into 2 pieces which gave me a bit more flexibility in the placement of the large snowflake. 

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've used a combination of snowflake die cuts, two of them stamped and the others cut directly from Silver Foil and Balmy Blue Glimmer and layered them together. There are quite a few to choose from, to get different looks.  I added one of the pretty dark Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems in the centre. I placed a small Silver Foil snowflake over the die cut in the bottom corner to finish. The centres match perfectly and automatically off-set; the designers think of all these small details. 

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside really simple, with a Night of Navy mat for the writing panel. In the corner, I've stamped the small cluster of snowflakes in Balmy Blue ink and then added the Silver Foil die cut over the top of the small star in the centre, so you can see it peeking through. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Snowflake Wishes
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue Glimmer, Silver Foil, Window Sheet
 Ink Night of Navy, Balmy Blue
Accessories Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Whale Of A Time Sequins
Tools    So Many Snowflakes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow, Adhesive Foam Strips

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite bundle from the August-December Mini Catalogue. 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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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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Colour Creations Showcase - Crumb Cake

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Tonight, I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Crumb Cake which is from the Neutrals Collection. I have some male birthdays coming up, so I decided to take the opportunity to make a masculine card.

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I decided to ink up the Camouflouge background stamp for the first time using Crumb Cake ink. This gives a great tone on tone background without being too overwhelming. As I stamped the panel a little short, I added it to a Night of Navy mat and then onto a Crumb Cake card base.

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the A Good Man stamp set for my art panel. I started by stamping the image in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock and then used Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers to create the sky, water and beach sections of the scene. Then to add extra depth I have used elements from the High Tide stamp set over the top. I randomly stamped the mottled image on the ground in stamped off Crumb Cake ink and then masked off everything except the water and stamped the waves in Seaside Spray ink. Finally, I added the small birds in Early Espresso ink at the top. The finished panel was cropped with a Stitched Rectangle die and matted onto Real Red. I added a piece of Night of Navy designer paper under the art panel to ground it and a little tab of Denim Ribbon at the top before popping it up. The greeting is popped up at the bottom and I finished with a Star Designer Element that I coloured with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend marker.

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel (although in hindsight I think it should have been Night of Navy). I added some colour at the bottom with the Ivory and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends and then stamped the mottled image over the top in stamped off Crumb Cake. I masked a small section to create the water and then filled it in with the Light Seaside Spray marker. Finally I stamped the gulls in Early Espresso ink. 

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This card would work for Father's Day as well, which is coming up soon in Australia. You could add the Father's Day greeting inside.

 

Project Details
Stamps A Good Man, High Tide, Camouflage
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Neutrals DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, 
Accessories Denim Ribbon, Star Designer Elements
Tools    Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals

 

Catherine is hosting us tonight, so make sure you head over to her blog for the links to the other participants tonight.

Thanks for visiting today!


Heart of Christmas - August

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Welcome to the Heart of Christmas showcase for August. I can't believe another month has gone already!  I'm hosting the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team who have fabulous projects to get you inspired for your holiday crafting.  Make sure you follow the links at the bottom of the post to see what they have created.

I love wreaths and the Arrange A Wreath Bundle from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue is a beauty. The great thing is that it isn't just about Christmas, with elements for Valentine's Day, Easter, Autumn/Thanksgiving and pretty much any other occasion.  The dies cut all the small elements in the stamp set, plus there are 2 lovely wreaths to choose from.

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For my project, I've chosen a non-traditional colour combo of Balmy Blue, Silver and White. I love sparkle at Christmas, so I had to try out the new Balmy Blue Glimmer paper. 

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I love square cards and I think a wreath looks especially lovely on a square card. I always start at the centre, so I've cut the detailed wreath from Silver Foil and Balmy Blue Glimmer and the leaf wreath from Thick Whisper White. I layered these on a piece of Whisper White dry embossed with the gorgeous Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder. Everything else was built out from the dimensions of the centre panel.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This photo shows the true colour of the Balmy Blue Glimmer, which is so pretty. I adhered the Silver Foil wreath flat to the centre panel with the Balmy Blue Glimmer wreath popped up and then the white leaf wreath adhered on top. I only put adhesive on the circle in the centre, leaving everything else free. The sweet little flowers were die cut from a piece of Balmy Blue that had been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, which you can see better in the first photo. The silver pearls in the centre are from my stash, as I wanted a shiny rather than matte silver. The greeting has been heat embossed in white onto Balmy Blue and then cropped with one of the Ornate Frames Dies. It is popped up on double Dimensionals and I finished with a little heart in (sadly, retired) Silver Glimmer. 

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have kept the style the same, with the wide Balmy Blue mat dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and the centre writing panel layered on a Silver Foil mat. I have a piece of the detailed wreath in Silver Foil in the corner and the partridge (?) has been popped up over it. 

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Arrange A Wreath
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Silver Foil, Balmy Blue Glimmer, Silver Glimmer (retired)
 Ink Versamark, Balmy Blue
Accessories Silver Flat Back Pearls (not SU)
Tools     Ornate Frame Dies, Wreath Builder Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Dainty Diamonds 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun

 

Here are the links for the ladies participating this month. I can't wait to see their lovely creations.

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Vicki Boucher

Catherine Proctor

Kate Morgan

Christine Blain

Michele Taylor

Rachel Woollard

Andrea Sargent

Caroline Manwaring

Theresa Gerrard

Diane Furniss

Thanks for visiting me today!

 


CASE-ing the Catty - Punch Bundle Section

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Michelle'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 are taking inspiration from the Punch Bundle section on pages 168-169. 

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My project this week is based on the simple and versatile layout of the card above. I've added a few more layers, but otherwise stayed close to it. In the catalogue it appeared that the patterned paper went to the edge of the card, but looking at it close-up, it appears to go over the edges or it could be a belly-band around the note-card sized base. 

Stampin' Up! Playful Pets Sympathy Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper for my pet sympathy card. For me, pets are members of the family and their passing is always sad and distressing for everyone. I started with a Basic Black card base and added the red and white striped design leaving a small border on all sides. Over the top I have layered the heart and paw print design with a narrow border of  Real Red on either side, taking it right to the edge of the card base. 

Stampin' Up! Playful Pets Sympathy Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have die cut the scalloped heart with the Stitched Be Mine Dies and then dry embossed the inner heart with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder for some delicate texture. They were adhered flat to the card and overlapping. The cat was cropped from Basic Gray card stock with the Cat Punch and I've sponged the edges with Basic Gray ink to add some depth. I've popped the cat up on Black Dimensionals and added the bow using the cute 1/8" red and white design from the Playful Pets Trim Combo.  The sentiment is from the Prized Peony stamp set and I heat embossed it in white on Basic Black card stock and cropped it with the stitched banner from the Tasteful Label Dies. To finish I fussy cut some paw prints from the patterned paper and placed them in the bottom section of the card.

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For the inside, I have a Real Red  mat for the writing panel and I added a narrow strip of each of the patterned paper designs at the bottom. I stamped the sentiment from the Prized Peony stamp set in black ink and finished with a little red glimmer heart.

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With a change of sentiment, this card would be purr-fect (sorry couldn't help myself!) for a new kitty owner or cat lover or use the Dog  Builder Punch for a doggy card.

 

Project Details
Stamps Prized Peony
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Real Red, Playful Pets DSP, Red Glimmer (retired)
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Basic Gray
Accessories Playful Pets Trim Combo
Tools    Stitched Be Mine Dies, Tasteful Label Dies, Dainty Diamonds3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Cat Punch, Black Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun, Sponge Dauber

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by projects in the Punch Bundle section. 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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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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So Much Happy Bundle

Hi there

Today I'm sharing a card using the fabulous So Much Happy Bundle from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. This one has been on my Wish List for a while and I finally succumbed! This bundle is comprised of the So Much Happy stamp set and the coordinating Happy Dies and if you buy them together you save 10%.

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This bundle is not only great for celebrating birthdays, but friendship, graduation, achievements or pretty much any occasion. The greetings mix and match with the large 'HAPPY' die and there are some cute accessories with the ballooons and stars.  The dies cut the balloon and star images from the stamp set but there is so much more, with the cute banner, clouds and the two long embossing dies to add details.  

So my first card with this bundle is for a guy in his twenties and I wanted something bright, bold and fun. I had in mind to use the blue painterly design from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper pack. 

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This colour combo is not one I would have ever put together myself, but I think it looks fabulous! It has a real summer 'beachy' feel to me.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a piece of the designer paper and adhered it to a panel of Whisper White of the same size, to give it some body.  The 'HAPPY' was die cut from the panel and I recommend you use a new-ish cutting plate to minimise the imprint on the designer paper when you run it through the die cutting machine.  I used the stitched embossing die next, to add a trim either side. I like that it adds a border to the word, without adding anything extra. The 'HAPPY' was die cut again in Whisper White and placed behind and offset to create a shadow. When you cut the 'HAPPY' you automatically get a 1/4" border on either side of the word. I added glue just to the edge of the border (not the letters); it is quick and less messy. You can make your shadow on the left or the right as desired.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The panel was popped up onto my Night of Navy card base with Black Dimensionals. They are perfect for dark colours and barely discernible, making it look like the panel is floating.  You can see from this photo, how much dimension it adds to the card.  For the embellishment, I have 3 stars in different sizes cropped with the Stitched Stars Dies. The Night of Navy star has been embossed with one of the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders and I have stamped the stars from the So Much Happy stamp set a few times in Granny Apple Green for the white one. 

The 'BIRTHDAY' is from one of the greetings in the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and I've masked off the 'HAPPY' and then cropped it with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Finally, I added a trio of the new Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems for a little bit of sparkle.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Granny Apple Green mat for the writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. I've die cut 2 balloon strings and added a stamped balloon and an embossed balloon that has been sponged with Coastal Cabana ink.


Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps So Much Happy, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Artistry Blooms DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
Tools    Happy Dies, Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Black Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

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Before I go, just a reminder that the fabulous 'Box of Sunshine' Paper Pumpkin Kit is now available to purchase in Australia for $37AUD, while stocks last and I can tell you, they are going like hotcakes! You can see all the details in my post here.

Finally, if you earned Bonus Days Coupons last month, don't forget, you have until 31 August to redeem them. Use them or lose them, as they say!

Thanks for visiting today!


Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit

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I'm popping by today to tell you about the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit that is now available to purchase in Australia, while supplies last. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription based kit that is only available in North America. Occasionally (this is the second time), we get the opportunity to purchase one of these fun kits.

The idea behind a 'Box of Sunshine' is to fill a box  with fun, bright, yellow/orange goodies to help brighten someone's day. The Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit was inspired by Stampin' Up! CEO, Sara Douglass so we can bring some colour, fun and smiles to friends and family during this crazy time of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the kit was available in June in North America, it is now available in Australia from today, 11 August 2020.  This kit would also make a fabulous gift for a crafty friend.

Here is a short video from Sara, giving some more background to the development of the kit.

In the bright yellow box, there are enough supplies to make 8 full sized cards (2 each of 4 designs) and extra pieces to decorate the front of the box to send to your lucky recipient. The finished cards as designed are shown below.

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Included in your kit are the following supplies:

• Box of Sunshine Photopolymer Stamp Set
• Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot
• Card bases with gold foil
• Printed envelopes with gold foil
• Die cuts with gold foil
• Printed die cuts with gold foil
• Die-cut stickers
• Adhesive-backed sequins
• Mini dimensionals
• Adhesive dots

The coordinating colours for the kit are Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White and Gold. If you were thinking of gifting the kit to a friend, then a 'D' size acrylic block is required for the stamps.

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The 8 piece Box of Sunshine Photopolymer stamp set that is included in the kit has a great set of versatile greetings and a couple of fun elements that you will continue to use long after making the cards in the kit. Here is a close-up photo to see the detail:

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The cost for all of this sunny goodness is just $37.00AUD (before shipping) and the Item # in my Online Store is 155231. You can click on the link to go straight there. If you have Bonus Days Coupons to use, then this kit could be even cheaper!

If you would like to send all of your sunshine cards, why not use these Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes that are available in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue, to fill with sunshine. You get 10 in a pack for $13.00AUD, so they are great value. The dimensions of the assembled boxes are 14.9 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm and are food safe.

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Of course, the fabulous thing about a craft kit is that you can use the elements to create alternate designs with the supplies. There are extra die cut pieces and stickers included, so you can make additional cards or change up the designs. Because the kit has just become available today to both customers and Demonstrators, I'm unable to show you any alternate designs I've created. However, I've been busy curating a Pinterest Board to give you heaps of inspiration for some alternate designs. Click on the image below to see lots of ideas for decorating the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes, as well as cards, fancy folds and 3D items.

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I love the idea of a 'Box of Sunshine' and if you are Victoria or have friends and family in Victoria, then you know how much we/they need some sunshine at the moment. I can't wait to get my kit and to start creating some sunshine!

Thanks for visiting today!

 


CASE-ing the Catty - Front Cover of Aug-Dec Mini

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Michelle'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 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.

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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.

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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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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Julia has to inspire you this week. 

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Colour Creations Showcase - Cinnamon Cider

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Hi there

Tonight I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Cinnamon Cider which is one of the new 2020-22 In Colours. I love all of the new In Colors and I've used a few of them tonight. 

Cinnamon Cider Colour Combination - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used products from the Flowers For Every Season Suite for my card and as I've coloured the focal image with Stampin' Blends, I've used Mango Melody as Bumblebee is not available. I think it works beautifully with the designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Cinnamon Cider card base and added the Misty Moonlight sunflower design from the Flower For Every Season Designer Paper pack. The greeting from the Waterfront stamp set was heat embossed in white on the panel of Misty Moonlight card stock and then dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. I adhered the Misty Moonlight panel to the card base and added the Cinnamon Cider border strips on either side. 

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the focus I have combined the pot from the Basket of Blooms stamp set with the sunflowers image from the Jar of Flowers  stamp set, stamping them in Early Espresso ink.  I have used the Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends to create my terracotta pot, which I think is perfect for it. The sunflowers were coloured with Mango Melody Blends with Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake for the centres. I've used Just Jade for the leaves and Misty Moonlight for the other flowers. I had to check the colour of thistle flowers (the one at the back of the bouquet) and found they are mainly purple, but it just didn't look right with my palette, so I've use some creative license to make it blue. The pot was popped up on 1mm foam pads and then the flowers are popped up over the pot on Dimensionals.

I added a little banner with the Cinnamon Cider striped design from the Flowers For Every Season DSP and popped up a heart from the coordinating Misty Moonlight spotted design. To finish I added a trio of the Petal Pink Elegant Faceted Gems that blend nicely with the Cinnamon Cider and a little Linen Thread bow on the pot.

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Misty Moonlight mat for my writing panel. I have stamped the sunflowers again, colouring the 2 main flowers and then fussy cutting it to add to the bottom corner. I added the second part of the greeting next to the flowers in Cinnamon Cider ink. I think this is a perfect greeting for a friendship card right now and so relevant to our current lockdown situation in Victoria. 

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Jar of Flowers, Basket of Blooms, Waterfront
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Flowers for Every Season DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Cinnamon Cider
Accessories Linen Thread, Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Be Mine Dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, Dark Crumb Cake), White EP, Heat Gun

 

Catherine is hosting us tonight, so make sure you head over to her blog for the links to the other participants tonight.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting 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 a sketch challenge, based on the sample project in the photo above.

CTC279_SketchHere is the layout in the format of a sketch, which is so versatile. We always love to see what you come up with too, so check out the details at the bottom of the post on how to participate in the challenge.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used more new products to create a Christmas card this week. I started with a thick Whisper White card base and I have used one of the designs from the new 'Tis The Season Designer Series Paper. This is a 6" x 6" stack full of fabulous designs in traditional colours. The patterns are perfect for backgrounds and come in 2 shades of red and 2 shades of green to give you ultimate flexibility. The one I have used actually combines both Cherry Cobbler and Real Red with the subtle striped design. I adhered the designer paper to a piece of Whisper White to give it some body, so I could wrap the the gold trim around it and finish with a bow. I then adhered the panel to the card base. 

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used one of the dies from the new Celebration Labels Dies for the background to my wreath. I have cut the wreath from Just Jade and Pretty Peacock card stock using the Wreath Builder Dies and offset them. I've added the Poinsettia flower from the die set on the left, cutting 2 from Real Red cardstock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and offsetting them. I also added the small flowers, finishing them all with gold Metallic Pearls.  The greeting is from the coordinating Arrange A Wreath stamp set, stamped in Just Jade ink and cropped it with a die from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Just Jade mat for the writing panel and I added a piece of the leftover designer paper at the left. I stamped part of the wreath from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set in the corner in Pretty Peacock ink and added a couple of the small red flowers with Gold Foil behind the centres.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Arrange a Wreath
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Just Jade, Pretty Peacock, Real Red, Gold Foil, 'Tis The Season DSP
 Ink Just Jade, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, Metallic Pearls
Tools    Celebration Labels Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Wreath Builder Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by this great sketch. 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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