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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!  Firstly, apologies if my post looks a little strange today. I had issues uploading photos (again), with the blog platform insisting on making them huge, so they are actually smaller than usual! I will fix them up when things get back to normal again.

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. 

CTC392_BannerThis week we have a sketch challenge based on the lovely geranium card above, from page 58 of the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. CTC392_SketchThis diagram shows more clearly the key elements of the sketch, with the background in 2 sections and the greeting crossing it at the bottom right. It is a super flexible layout with unlimited possibilities.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I pulled out the beautiful Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper and used one of the variegated designs for my background, layering it on a Thick Basic White card base. I had a few blooms already die cut from a previous project and started playing around and end up with this arrangement going diagonally across the card. 

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the colours from the background paper, positioning the blooms to contrast with the background. To make adhering the greeting easier, I've adhered the flowers on the right, flat. To add some dimension, I turned up the edges slightly with my fingers and a bone folder first and then adhered them just in the centre, so the flowers look like they are popping from the card. The Flirty Flamingo rose on the left was popped up on Dimensionals for extra height and I popped some foliage of different shapes and colours cropped from the paper, around the blooms.

The greeting from the Happiness Abounds stamp set was heat embossed in white on Night of Navy card stock for a strong contrast. It was cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and you need to double-cut it, as it is longer than the die. I popped it up on Dimensionals at the bottom right as per the sketch layout. I added a sprinkle of dots from the Glossy Dots Assortment that coordinate with the Hues of Happiness Suite, to finish.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I've continued the same layout, with a mat of Melon Mambo card stock for the writing panel. I added a border on each side, of the floral design that incorporates the colours I've used on the front.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The rain finally let up today with some blue sky peaking through this afternoon, so I could get outside and take my photos on the deck. Hopefully, I'll be able to catch up on some laundry tomorrow!


Project Details
Stamps Happiness Abounds
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Hues of Happiness DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Glossy Dots Assortment
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Tool


We would love to see your CASE this week, of this great sketch from page 58 of the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 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 Julia to see her pretty project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


Michelle Strazds

I love this card. Such a bright and cheery card.

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