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CASE-ing the Catty - Joy to You

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty 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 button at the bottom of the post. 


This week we are CASE-ing a project featuring trees. 


I may have gone out on a limb here (pun intended!), as I chose the project above with the Koala in the fork of a tree for my inspiration. It was the layout that took my eye.

Stampin' Up! Joy to You & A Walk In The Forest DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
My finished card is very different from the sample, but hopefully you can see the key elements of the layout there. I started by adding the Pretty Peacock berry design from the new A Walk in the Forest Designer Paper to the front of a Basic White card base. 

Stampin' Up! Joy to You & A Walk In The Forest DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the focus panel I have the large greeting from the Joy To You stamp set that I masked with a sticky note and stamped each section separately with the Stamparatus, before cropping with a die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. The sample card has a piece of vellum behind the focus panel, but I have used a piece of Real Red card stock, dry embossed with the cross-hatch design to highlight the greeting and make the berries pop.

I added a gold bow at the top with the (retired) Gold Shimmer Ribbon and the stamped and coloured holly at the bottom. A trio of Rhinestones coloured with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends finishes the holly.

Stampin' Up! Joy to You & A Walk In The Forest DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel and  a strip of the floral print at the bottom. I've stamped the pine branch and berries from the Christmas Classics stamp set in the corner to mirror the paper.

Stampin' Up! Joy to You & A Walk In The Forest DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Joy to You, Christmas Classics
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, A Walk In The Forest DSP
 Ink Shaded Spruce, Real Red
Accessories Gold Shimmer Ribbon (retired) Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools Basics 3D Embossing Folder, Scalloped Contour Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Shaded Spruce & Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends


We would love to see your CASE 0f a project featuring trees from the 2023-24 Annual Catalogue 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 Julia to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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