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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty this week!

If you've come from visiting  Rebecca, 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. 

CTC382_BannerI can't believe it is a month since I have been able to participate. Renovations are consuming a lot of time and energy with a big push last week to get painting finished in bedrooms that were having their hardwood floors sanded.  These are 60 year old walls that need filling and sanding on repeat to get them back to their best before painting could begin. The refinished floors look fabulous, so I've used one for the backdrop on my photos this week. The good news is that preparations for laying the hardwood floor in my new studio begin this week. 

This week the Crew are taking inspiration from a specific project on page 10 of the Sale-a-bration brochure, which you can see in the pic above, on the right.  The sketch below helps to identify the key elements of the design and it is such a versatile layout. You can substitute the oval for any shape that works for your project. 

I'm way behind in building my Christmas card stash, so I took the opportunity to make a Christmas today with the Peace to You stamp set that I haven't used yet.

Stampin' Up! Peace to You & Light's Aglow Specialty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a Very Vanilla Thick card base to coordinate with the gold and black starry design from the lovely Light's Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper. The paper was adhered to Gold Foil, leaving a narrow border on each side. I heat embossed the nativity image in gold and then fussy cut Mary and Jesus from the background, leaving a tiny gold border around the image. As it happens I decided that an oval would work best with the image, so I cropped the stitched oval in Vellum using the (retired) Stitched Shapes Dies. The vellum softens the background, so the image doesn't get lost.  

Stampin' Up! Peace to You & Light's Aglow Specialty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I popped up the image on the Vellum oval and adhered it to the card, placing the adhesive behind the image where it wouldn't be seen. To ground the image, I tied the lovely vanilla and gold Satin Edged Ribbon around long panel and finished with the bow on the left. I added a narrow strip of double-sided tape along the base of the image to make sure the ribbon stays in place. The star was also fussy cut from the embossed image and popped up, with a (retired) Gilded Gem in the centre. The greeting from the Peace to You stamp set was heat embossed in gold and cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and popped up at the top of the card. I added a narrow border of gold foil under it, to give it a bit more presence. 

Stampin' Up! Peace to You & Light's Aglow Specialty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've kept the inside simple, with a mat of Gold Foil the full length of the card to mirror the front and a strip of the black and gold starry design down the side.

Stampin' Up! Peace to You & Light's Aglow Specialty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Unfortunately the photos don't show all the lovely shine from the gold embossing, gold accented paper and the pretty ribbon. I like the elegant look of vanilla, gold and black for Christmas, how about you?


Project Details
Stamps Peace to You
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Vellum, Light's Aglow Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Satin Edged Ribbon, Gilded Gems (retired)
Tools Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies (retired), Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat Tool


We would love to see your take on this great sketch from the Sale-a-bration brochure this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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 lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Celebrating with Sale-a-bration!

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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 Sandra's sweet projects, 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. 


This month we are celebrating with Sale-a-bration and the team has created fabulous projects using all of the FREE Sale-a-bration products, so there is plenty of inspiration to get crafty with your goodies.  This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 82 pages of crafty inspiration covering lots of occasions with cards (including fancy fold), gift packaging, treat packaging and gifts .

Stampin' Up! Wonderful World Bundle | Sale-a-bration 2022 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the Wonderful World Bundle for my set of cards and the sweet bag to gift them. The bundle consists of the stamp set and coordinating pack of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper. The paper is so pretty and I've shown you a few ways you can use the stamps and paper. The gift bag is a great size at 5" x 7" x 2" and will hold about 8 (or more) full size cards (imperial or metric size) with Medium Envelopes, or use it for other gifts. There are specific measurements for both Imperial and Metric card sizes, to make creating the cards super easy.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 14 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the August 2022 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 Sara in the UK to see her lovely project. 

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