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CASE-ing the Catty - Colours of Blackberry Beauty

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Hi there

Welcome 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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This week we are taking inspiration from the colours in the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper

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Although this was intended more as an autumnal colour palette, I decided to take some of the designs from the paper and create a simple Christmas card. Given the state of the postal system, I'll be sending my cards early this year, so there isn't too much time left to get them made. Beautiful papers and a big bold greeting are the classic elements of a quick and easy card that still has a 'wow' for the recipient.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a thick Basic White card base and added 2 panels of the rich berry tone designer paper. The one on the left has the gold foil leaf design and the one on the right has a small holly print. The designs were separated with a narrow band of Gold Foil. As these colours are so rich and bold, I've kept the layout very simple.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The large greeting from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set was heat embossed in gold  and I used the retired 2 1/2" Circle Punch to crop it, as it provided a little extra space around the text. It is popped up on the Gold Foil circle that was cropped with the Layering Circle Dies. I die cut one of the large layers from the Christmas Pinecone Dies in the brushed gold metallic paper and snipped out some of the pine branches to put under my greeting for extra dimension. I finished with a trio of Metallic Pearls.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Rich Razzleberry mat for the writing panel with a strip of the gold foiled design a the base. I finished with a couple of the brushed gold pine branches tucked into right corner.

Stampin' Up! Blackberry Beauty Christmas Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Greetings
Card stock & Papers Basic White,  Rich Razzleberry, Gold Foil, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Paper, Blackberry Beauty DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Christmas Pinecone Dies, Layering Cirlces Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, 2 1/2" Circle Punch (retired), Gold EP, Heat Tool

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of the colours of the Blackberry Beauty DSP. 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique 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!


Heart of Christmas - Peaceful Deer

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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. 

I'm pleased to be able to join the team today to bring you some holiday craft inspiration. I have used a variety of products on my card, but it is overwhelmingly non-traditional! The colour combo in the Whimsy & Wonder Suite is a fun and  contemporary take on traditonal Christmas colours.


Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a Polished Pink card base and added the panel of Basic White embossed with the snowflake design from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder. This is pack of 2 of the narrower embossing folders. I chose 3 designs from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and created the banners, using the Banners Pick A Punch to flag the ends. I haven't used banners for ages, but they create a nice background for your embellishment. They are also a great way to use up the strips that are left over from other projects.

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the embellishment, I've used the 2nd largest of the Layer Circles Dies and adhered the pretty die cut star from the Christmas Trimmings Dies. The deer from the Peaceful Deer stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the coordinating punch. I popped up the deer above the greeting, and added some tiny pearls at the end. I finished with a bow in Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon at the top of the star. 

Stampin' Up! Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP & Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
Isn't the texture from the embossing folder lovely?

 

Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Deer
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Mint Macaron, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, Sparkle Glimmer Paper (retired)
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon
Tools    Christmas Trimmings Dies, Wintry 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Banners Pick a Punch, Deer Builder Punch 

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what Sharon 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 host Tina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all who are participating.

Don't forget the Seaonal Sale starts tomorrow! I hope you grab some bargains.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Blessings of Home

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Hi there

Welcome 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 taking inspiration from an embossing project. It could be dry embossing with embossing folders or masks or heat embossing with its gorgeous shiny, raised finish. 

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I've chosen a project using dry embossing, as I think it is the quickest and easiest way to add texture and interest to a card. Stampin' Up! have a huge range of embossing folders for all different styles of cards. This is a really classic layout, with lots of white space and the lovely texture of the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This weekend we had the annual Stampin' Up! OnStage event, although it was online rather than in person. One of the perks was having the opportunity to access the Blessings of Home Bundle from the upcoming 2022 January - June Mini Catalogue. This is comprised of the Blessings of Home stamp set and coordinating Flowers of Home Dies, together with the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper.  If you like colouring (in any medium), then you will love the pretty floral images in this set.

I started with a thick Basic White card base and then cut another piece of Basic White slightly smaller and embossed the right side with the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder. This is a pack of 2 designs that are narrower than the standard, but the perfect size for this layout. I added a strip of the Fresh Freesia floral design from the Heart and Home DSP to the left before wrapping some Linen Thread around the panel and finishing with a double bow at the top.

Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stamped the large floral image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers.  There is a coordinating die in the Flowers of Home Dies set to crop the image. I stamped the large flower again, coloured  and fussy cut it to pop up on the large image. The floral image was popped up on the embossed panel. The greeting from the Blessings of Home stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight and I added a narrow border of the card stock at the bottom to give it a bit more definition. I finished with a trio of  Fresh Freesia jewels on the small embossed butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped and coloured part of the smaller floral image from the Blessings of Home stamp set and added a narrow strip of the Fresh Freesia designer paper on the right.

Stampin' Up! Blessings of Home Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This photo shows the lovely embossed design from the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder.

 

Project Details
Stamps Blessings of Home
Card stock & Papers Basic White,  Misty Moonlight, Heart & Home DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Misty Moonlight
Accessories Linen Thread, 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Flowers of Home Dies, Meadow Moments EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Just Jade)

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of an embossing project from any of the current catalogues. 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to my friend Tina 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!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sweet Little Stockings

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Sandra, 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 an animal card.  

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration, using the Picture This Dies. I've been wanting to try them out, so this is the perfect opportunity.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings & Picture This Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I haven't strayed too far from the concept of the inspiration project as this die is perfect to use with cute critters! I started with a Pool Party card base and dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. A piece of the Pool Party checked design from the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper was adhered to a piece of Basic White and run through with the circles die from the Picture This Dies. I love the stitched edging that adds extra interest. I popped up the panel using Adhesive Foam Strips to provide lots of dimension.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings & Picture This Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I stamped the dog and cat in Early Espresso ink and coloured them with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and fussy cut them on the line. As the cat is a little smaller, I stamped and coloured the present for him to peek over with the bow cut from the top and popped up in the middle. I added some retired Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the Santa hat and popped it up on the dog.  The greeting from Sweet Little Stockings stamp set was stamped in Real Red ink and then cut into pieces and arranged in the largest circle. I adhered the small circles of fairy lights flat onto the card base. I originally started out with the fairy lights design for the background, but it was a bit too busy, but it meant I had the circles cut ready to go. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings & Picture This Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Little Stockings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Sweet Stockings DSP
 Ink Real Red, Early Espresso, Mememto Tuxedo Black
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Picture This Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Adhesive Foam Strips, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (retired)

 

We would love to see your CASE of an animal card this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click onA 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique 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!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Punch It Up!

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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 Elizabeth'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 Punch It Up. This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 65 pages of crafty inspiration. Each project includes a card and/or a 3D item and there are lots of fabulous ideas for treat/gift/gift card packaging.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've created a cute gift box with a set of 12 Christmas tags using the Peaceful Deer Bundle. Gift tags are essential for the holiday season and these tags are super cute with two options for using the Deer Builder Punch. I will give you tips for colouring  the Snowy White Velvet Sheets as well as succesfully stamping on them. 

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 November 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 Caroline's Blog to see her fabulous project.

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