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

If you've come from visiting Monique, 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 are taking inspiration from the projects in the Birthday Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue on pages 60-67. I had lots of ideas and hopes of making more than one card, but surprise (actually no surprise at all, lol), I got sidetracked in the garden this morning.


This week, I've chosen the project above on page 63 for my inspiration. It is a mini Paper Pumpkin Box with a belly band that has been die cut with the Flower Market Die and an embellished banner across the centre.

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have changed things up to a portrait orientation and created a card from the layout. I started by choosing the large background die from the Potted Succulents Dies set which creates a lovely fine outline design of the succulents.  Green is definitely not one of my go to colours, but I thought this piece of designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper worked well with the succulents. I covered a Thick Basic White card base with the designer paper and then adhered succulents background, which was cut from thick Basic White card stock. If you want the really narrow border around the die cut, I recommend that you cut the card stock the exact size of the die as it is very difficult to cut it down later (the voice of experience talking here!). The die cut isn't long enough for our metric sized cards, so I cut it into 2 pieces and adhered the pieces at the top and bottom, leaving the small space in the centre, which is covered by the band.

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I have heat embossed the 'HELLO' greeting from the Biggest Wish stamp set in white at the end of the Old Olive strip and then dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder before adhering to the Basic White strip. This is a fabulous set of greetings with both script and block fonts that I know I will be using a lot! At the left end of the strip I added some loops of the gold Simply Elegant Trim and some foliage cut from the new Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper. The 'friend' greeting was stamped on a strip of Basic White with Old Olive ink and I flagged the end before popping it up on Dimensionals and adding the white bow over the top. I finished with the little butterfly on the hello, also cut from the gold metallic paper. 

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have kept it really simple with a Basic White writing panel on the left and a strip of the Old Olive designer paper on the right. I finished with a piece of the foliage die cut from the Forever Flourishing Dies

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Old Olive, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Beauty of the Earth DSP
 Ink Versamark, Old Olive
Accessories Metallic Pearls, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Simply Elegant Trim
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Potted Succulents Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, White EP, Heat gun


We would love to see your CASE from the Birthdays Section of the 2021-22 Annual 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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Just admiring your latest card using the biggest wish set. I love any thing green so this lovely card appealed to me in many ways. thanks for sharing

Julia Quinn

Snipping the background die cut to reach the length of the card with the belly band over the join is a fabulous idea. I love green, so your card is just glorious!! Way to go!!!

Tina Gillespie

The green DSP pairs beautifully with the die cut frame. The bold sentiment looks amazing - it's one of my favourite stamp sets from the catalogue, too.

Michelle Strazds

Oh I love this card! The DSP looks great and the die is perfect. The sentiment done with the tag and opposite colours looks great.

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