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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

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This week we are CASE-ing a project from any catalogue and giving it an Easter twist.


I was inspired by the sweet spring banner above from page 22 of the 2021 January - June Mini Catalogue. I couldn't resist that sweet bunny and my favourite Arrange a Wreath Bundle, which is sadly retiring. It will be staying in my stash a little while longer though.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Joy & Arrange A Wreath for Easter | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Despite being Autumn in the southern hemisphere, Easter is always depicted in pastel colours. My background colour is Highland Heather, which has been dry embossed with the Dazzling Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder. Due to the width I did have to run it through twice and it came out well; you just need to be careful lining up the design the second time. I adhered the panel to a thick Basic White card base. The background of the centre panel is the lovely soft Purple Posy striped designer paper from the Playing with Patterns stack and I added a mat of Silver Foil. Unfortunately, it shows up more grey in the photo than it really is. 

Stampin' Up! Springtime Joy & Arrange A Wreath for Easter | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I adhered the plainer wreath die cut from Vellum and then the more detailed wreath die cut from Granny Apple Green popped up over the top. The Easter eggs from thhe Arrange A Wreath stamp set were stamped in a variety of pastel colours and then die cut. To get a lighter tone, I used the back of a teaspoon to push the ink down in the pad, before inking up the stamp.  The greeting from the same stamp set was stamped with a lighter tone of Basic Gray and cropped with a die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Once the greeting was in position, I popped up the eggs around the wreath.

The sweet bunny from the Springtime Joy stamp set was stamped in Basic Gray ink and coloured with Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends with a touch of Petal Pink on the ears, nose and cheeks. The flowers in the head band are the same colours as the eggs with a tiny 1mm rhinestone in the centre of each. The bunny was fussy cut and popped up at the base of the wreath. I finished with a little die cut flower on the greeting and a sprinkle of rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Joy & Arrange A Wreath for Easter | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of Highland Heather for the writing panel, with a strip of the Purple Posy designer paper at the bottom. I have stamped and coloured the little chick with Stampin' Blends and added a group of stamped eggs in the opposite corner. The greeting stamped in Basic Gray is from the Springtime Joy stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Joy & Arrange A Wreath for Easter | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This photo shows the background texture of the Dazzling Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.


Project Details
Stamps Arrange A Wreath, Springtime Joy
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Vellum, Silver Foil, Playing with Patterns DSP
 Ink Basic Gray, Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, 1mm rhinestones (not SU)
Tools    Dazzling Diamonds 3D EF, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Wreath Builder Builder Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals


We would love to see your CASE of a project (from either catalogue) that has an Easter twist. 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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Julia Quinn

Great choice of colours and the dry embossing looks amazing behind the main feature - love your wreath!! And as always, brilliant colouring.

Rebecca S

How sweet is your little bunny and chick! Such a lovely card!!

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