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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Project

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

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. 


This week we are CASE-ing a favourite retiring project from the 2022 July - December Mini Catalogue. 

The photo above is the sample project from page 8 of the 2022 July-December Mini Catalogue. The background using the striped die from the Candy Canes Dies to create a kind of plaid pattern always catches my eye,  so I'm using it for inspiration.  

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started by die cutting the striped background twice from Basic White card stock. One of the die cuts you need to turn to the wrong side to make the pattern. I used a bone folder to press down the raised edges, and I put it underneath so it is less obvious. The die cuts were adhered together around the edges and then onto a Pool Party card base that I cut to a custom size to suit the background.

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I chose the striped design with all the colours from the Sweetest Christmas DSP to create a border for the banner that was stamped in Real Red and Garden Green.  The pine foliage was die cut from Granny Apple Green card stock and I added some Shaded Spruce with a Stampin' Blend marker to take some of the brightness off. I used another of the foliage dies from the Christmas Banners Dies to crop from Gold Glimmer paper. The holly leaves were stamped in Shaded Spruce on Mint Macaron card stock. Finally I have the Textural Elements and I die cut the berries from the Christmas Banners Dies from Poppy Parade card stock and adhered them with Tombow glue. I actually meant to use Real Red, but it does add pop of colour. Once you have all of your elements ready, it is a matter of positioning them as you desire.  I added Dimensionals to the tails of the banner and positioned it over the striped paper and then popped in the rest of the elements, with extra Dimensionals added later to prevent sag.

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Christmas Banners
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron, Poppy Parade, Gold Glimmer, Sweetest Christmas DSP
 Ink Real Red, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Adhesive-Back Seasonal Sequins
Tools Candy Canes Dies, Christmas Banners Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals,  Tombow Glue, Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends


We would love to see you CASE your favourite retiring project from the 2022 July-December Mini Cataloguethis 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 Julia to see her lovely card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Michelle Strazds

Lovely card. Great use of the die to create the background. I hadn't noticed that it was 2 of the striped die on top each other. I think the elements stand out more on your card with the white background.

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