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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, then welcome!  IIf 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 an Embossing Project from any catalogue.  There are a number of embossing techniques including dry embossing, heat embossing, embossing paste and decorative masks, so there is sure to be a project that inspires you. 


I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration as I like the simple layout that is perfect for Christmas cards. I've chosen to go with the Christmas theme and have a sneak peak of some lovely new designer paper from the upcoming 2022 July - December Mini Catalogue that goes live on 1 July. The year has gone so fast and I never have enough Christmas cards made, so I'll not pass up the opportunity to get my stash started!

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've dry embossed a card-sized panel of the Sahara Sand and white design from the new Boughs of Holly designer paper pack with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the Basic White card base. The Stitched Rectangle Dies were used to crop the pretty Poinsettia paper. I went a little longer than the sample poject as I wanted to show more of the design. 

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The greeting from the Merriest Moments stamp set (returning from last year) was heat embossed in white on the Shaded Spruce card stock, with the bottom end flagged. I popped up the greeting and added the Gold Holly Leaves in the corner with a trio of Red Rhinestones Basic Jewels. To finish I added double white Baker's Twine bow and 3 more of the Red Rhinestones under the greeting. 

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Shaded Spruce mat and I've fussy cut a Poinsettia flower from the edge of the paper and adhered it at the base. Such a great way to get the most from your patterned paper.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Merriest Moments
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Boughs of Holly DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Red Rhinestones, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Holly Leaves
Tools Stitched Rectangles Dies, Merry Melody 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, White EP, Heat tool, Dimensionals, Glue Dots


We would love to see your CASE of an embossing project 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 my lovely friend Tina to see her cute project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue or the upcoming July-December Mini Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


Michelle Strazds

What a lovely Christmas card. I love the subtle coloured background with the pops of red and green.

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