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CASE-ing the Catty - Annual Catty 3D Project

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Rachel, 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 a 3D project from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue.

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I've chosen the sweet project above for my inspiration, using the Fresh Freesia Ombre Gift Bag.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided to create a card from the 3D inspiration project. I started with a panel of Basic White and used a Blending Brush to add Pool Party ink to create the ombre look before dry embossing with the checked design from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder pack. I added a strip of the fun striped design from the fabulous Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Pack. It is a pack of 48 sheets of 12 x 12 patterned paper that you can choose with your Stampin' Rewards. For the tag, I have cut a Basic White strip with the die from the Ornate Layers Dies, cutting twice to shorten it to the desired size before stamping the birthday greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Basic Gray ink.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I die cut the pieces for the pansy using the Pansy Dies, with the back petals and centre in Polished Pink, the leaves and stem in Granny Apple Green, the. The face and bud was cut from Basic White and I used a Blending Brush to add Polished Pink and So Saffron ink. I also added Polished Pink ink around the edge of the back petals to add depth and Granny Apple Green around the leaves. I assembled the pansy, popping up the back petals behind the face and popping it up on the tag. The bud and leaves were slipped underneath and adhered flat. I tossed up whether to add a bow in the top left corner, but decided I liked the clean look and added lots of bling instead, lol.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Pansy Patch
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Bumblebee, Pattern Party DSP
 Ink Basic Gray, Pool Party, Polished Pink, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Pansy Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Checks & Dots 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Blending Brushes

 

We would love to see your CASE of a 3D project from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue 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 Peta & Marvi to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Don't forget there is only 18 days left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you get your favourite FREE items with a qualifying order before 30 September 2021.

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Everything Masculine!

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting.

If you've come from looking at Sara's great project, 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 IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

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Our theme this month is Everything Masculine. This bundle contains an amazing 11 tutorials and 56 pages of crafty inspiration for those tricky masculine projects. Each project includes a card and 3D item and there are lots of fabulous ideas for treat/gift/gift card packaging.

Stampin' Up! Hats Off Bundle Fancy Fold Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've created a Gate Fold Shadow Box that is perfect for a special occasion or milestone birthday. It is a card in a 3D box with an embellished belly band to hold it closed. It is easier to create than you might think and I have included lots of step by step photos in the tutorial.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 10 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the September 2021 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Now it's time to hop over to Debbi's Blog to see her fabulous project.

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Heart of Christmas - Evergreen Elegance

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Welcome to Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. 

This week I decided to have a play with the Evergreen Elegance stamp set to create my clean and simple card.  The stamp set has 3 pine tree images of different sizes as well as some lovely greetings.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I swiped a Balmy Blue ink pad across a panel of Basic White and then stamped the trees in the background in Just Jade ink, both full strength and stamped off. The tall pine tree was stamped in the foreground in Evening Evergreen ink and I added a trunk with a Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker.  I cropped the panel to size with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I popped up a gold foil star at the top of the tall tree and added Gold Metallic Pearls to give it a Christmas feel. The greeting from the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink and cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and popped up at the bottom. I added a strip of Balmy Blue patterned paper on the right side of the Basic White card base and adhered the art panel that was matted on Evening Evergreen card stock.

Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Evergreen Elegance, Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Evergreen Elegance, Subtles 6"x6" DSP, Brushed Metallic Cardstock
 Ink Just Jade, Evening Evergreen , Balmy Blue
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what the very talented Rachel has created for you this week.

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If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up, please click on the link for our lovely host Tina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all who are participating.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, 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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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD or $180 order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). This week we are  taking inspiration from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite on pages 8-15 of the Mini Catalogue.

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I've chosen the card above from page 12 of the July-December Mini Catalogue for my inspiration. I'm really into clean and simple cards at the moment, so this layout appealed to me for it's simplicity and flexibility.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided to pull out some of last year's favourite products, that carried forward to the current catalogues, for my card. I started with a card-sized panel of thick Basic White and dry embossed it with the polka dots from the Checks & Dots 3D Embossing Folder pack. This is a narrow embossing folder, but it is very easy to line up the dots to cover the whole piece. I then added a piece of the lovely red and green striped design from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper pack and a narrow band of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper at the top.

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

I created my Poinsettia flower using Red Velvet Paper and the Poinsettia Dies. I like to use a sponge dauber and Real Red ink to cover the white core of the paper and add a little extra depth to the edges, before putting the layers together. I finished the flower with a trio of gold Metallic Pearls. The greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set was heat embossed in white on Real Red card stock and I decided to add the greeting at the bottom of the striped panel.

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

For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel and I added a piece of the striped designer paper at the base and a narrow band of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper

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

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, Red Velvet Paper
 Ink Versamark, Real Red
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Poinsettia Dies, Checks & Dots 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat Gun, Sponge Dauber

 

I created another card with this layout, using the Snowflakes Wishes stamp set and So Many Snowflakes Dies this time. I stamped the snowflakes in Gorgeous Grape and Fresh Freesia ink and layered them with the small detailed snowflake cropped from retired Silver Glimmer on top. The snowflake sits on the silver and white striped paper from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Paper pack. 

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Stamps Snowflake Wishes
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, Silver Glimmer (retired)
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Fresh Freesia
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, So Many Snowflakes Dies, Wintry 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite (pages 8-15) 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 Kathryn to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!