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

If you've come from visiting Lauren, 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 our challenge is to CASE our favourite suite from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. 


Expressions in Ink is one of my favourite suites from the current Annual Catalogue so it took all of 5 seconds to decide to CASE the card on the front cover. If the beautiful Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Paper isn't enough then the amazing detail in the DisInktive style stamps and Artistic Dies will allow you to create quick and beautiful cards. 

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a Magenta Madness card base and added a layer of the beautiful Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Paper. I had this piece left from another project and with the large area of white on the right, I thought it would work perfectly to highlight the beautiful spray of leaves that I cut from the new Gold & Rose Gold 6" x 6" Metallic Specialty Paper.  In the Stampin' Up! sample, they have added a piece of designer paper in Pale Papaya on the right side for contrast. 

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I cut a 3/4" strip of Basic White and used the Banners Pick A Punch to shape the end before stamping the birthday greeting from the Best Year stamp set in black (with the help of the Stamparatus to get it straight!). Positioned under the greeting is a strip of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon and I popped it up over the gold leaf spray. The small flower and leaves from the Artistically Inked stamp set was stamped in Magenta Madness and Just Jade ink respectively and cropped with the coordinating dies from the Artistic Dies. They were positioned over the leaf spray and greeting strip and I added a little bit of gold foil foliage from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack and a sprinkle of Polished Pink jewels.

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have a rectangular writing panel cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies on the left and a strip of the white and gold foil striped designer paper on the right. The stamped flower, leaves and gold foil foliage embellish the corner.

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Artistically Inked, Best Year
Card stock & Papers Magenta Madness, Basic White, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Paper
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Just Jade, Magenta Madness
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels, Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon
Tools    Artistic Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies. die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Banners Pick a Punch


We would love to see your CASE of your favourite Annual Catalogue Suite this week. 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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You can head over to Sandra to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Dont' forget that Sale-A-bration is now on and you can earn fabulous FREE goodies with a qualifying order ($90AUD) of products from any current catalogue until 30 September 2021. 

During this round of Sale-A-Bration, some products will only be available while supplies last. This means that once they’re gone, they’re gone for good! This applies to the following items, so don't delay if they are on your wish list!

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies

Thanks for visiting today!


Rebecca S

So simple, yet so stunning!! This dsp is a stand out on it's own but with the gold leaves, it is gorgeous!


Stunning card! That DSP is perfect and the elements you put with it work so well together.

Tina Gillespie

Oh, how pretty! I actually love your version over the catalogue one. The white space to the right looks nicer than the Papaya. Gorgeous card!

Julia Quinn

Love the striped gold paper on the inside - it looks fabulous!! Love what you've created with this card and the layout is brilliant.

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