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IDEAS Blog Hop - Family Celebrations

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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 Tracy's fabulous project, 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 Blog button in the list at the bottom of the post. 

This month our theme is Family Celebrations and we have 12 fabulous tutorials in our 60 page bundle with a great range of celebrations covered with cards (including fancy fold) and 3D gift and packaging ideas. 

The holiday season is about giving, sharing, friendship and family. This beautiful gift box and card, together or separately is the perfect way to show how much you care. This is a large gift box that would hold lots of treats, even a small Christmas cake and many other options. The base is made from sparkly shimmer paper lined with vanilla card stock and a gorgeous vanilla and gold foil lid with a beautiful dimensional wreath embellishment. The dimensions of the finished box are 8” x 8” x 3 1/8” (20.3cm x 20.3cm x 8cm). The finished size of the Easel Card is 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” (14cm x 14cm) and perfect for displaying the wreath, while folding flat for posting.

Stampin' Up! Shining Brightly Specialty DSP & Joy of Noel Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

There are 3 ways you can get the September 2023 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. There is a fabulous joining offer during Sale-a-bration where you can choose from 3 options, including a fabulous Boho Blue (yes that's a new In Color coming in May!) Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine.

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.

To continue on with the hop, click on Next Blog at the right in the list below.

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Heart of Christmas - Stars At Night


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Welcome to another week of Heart of Christmas. Each week, the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. 

This week I have a simple and hopefully, elegant card for you.

Stampin' Up! Stars at Night Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a piece of the Night of Navy patterned paper from the O Holy Night pack. It has darker and lighter shades and a geometric pattern in the background as well. I adhered my panel to a piece of Night of Navy card stock to give it more body and then die cut the starburst from it. The greeting from Night Divine stamp set was heat embossed in gold at the bottom and it was adhered to a panel of Gold Foil which extends past the sides to form a narrow border. 

Stampin' Up! Stars at Night Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
With the light shining on the card, it shows lighter than it acutally is, but you can see the background pattern quite clearly. The starburst provides the backdop for the larger star cropped from the bright gold More Dazzle Specialty DSP. I popped it up on a 1mm foam pad for a little dimension and then layered the smaller star in Very Vanilla and the still smaller one in Gold Foil and finally the larger of the Adhesive-Back Star Trinkets. I have 3 of the very small stars in Gold Foil around the starburst and a small Christmas star next to the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Stars at Night Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The inside is super simple, with a writing panel the same size as the front, with the same Gold Foil border. The greeting from the Brightest Glow set compliments the one on the front and was stamped in the centre in Night of Navy ink. 

Stampin' Up! Stars at Night Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Night Divine, Brightest Glow
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, More Dazzle Specialty DSP, O Holy Night DSP
 Ink Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories Adhesive-Backed Star Trinkets
Tools    Stars at Night Hybrid Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Glue Dots, 1mm foam pad, Gold EP, Heat Tool


Now it's time to hop along to see what amazing creation Andrea has for you this week.


If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up, please click on the link for our host of the  Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all who are participating.

Thanks for visiting today!

CASE-ing the Catty - New Mini Catty!

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty this week. 

If you've come from visiting  Julia, 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. 


Woohoo, only 3 sleeps until the new 2023 September - December Mini Catalogue is live in the Online Store (Wednesday 6th September)! As we can't use images from the inside the catalogue until then, I've used the sample on the left side of the front cover above as my inspiration.

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

The card on the left side of the front cover is 3" x 3" in size, but I started with a side opening standard Basic White card base and cut 1" (2.6cm) off the right edge. The NOEL from the Joy of Noel stamp set was heat embossed in gold and cropped with the corresponding die. I then cropped the NOEL again from Foam Adhesive Sheet, peeled the paper from the top of each letter (while still in the frame) and added the gold embossed letter. I find I get a better finish by doing the 2 step process as the letters don't get crunched on the sides by the extra pressure of the foam. The letters were adhered onto the right edge of the card, so they are visible when the card is open or closed.

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

I cut another piece of Basic White the size of the front and dry embossed it with the cross-hatch design from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders. A strip of the Shaded Spruce mottled design (I love this vibrant green) and a narrow strip of the Real Red plaid, both from the lovely Joy of Christmas pack were adhered on the left. The large spray from the Joy of Noel stamp set was stamped and coloured with alcohol markers and cropped with the corresponding die.  Three sprays of the pine branch were cropped from Mossy Meadow card stock as well as 2 of the rounded open leaf branch from Gold Foil using the die from the Christmas Classics set. All of the elements were layered onto the front panel and 2 strands of white Baker's Twine was wrapped around and finished with a bow. The panel was adhered to the front of the card and I finished with 3 gold adhesive-backed sequins.

Stampin' Up! Joel of Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have a mat of the Shaded Spruce mottled design for the writing panel and I've stamped the holly portion of the large spray again and adhered it to the bottom corner after colouring and fussy cutting.

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


Project Details
Stamps Joy of Noel
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Mossy Meadow, Gold Foil, Joy of Christmas DSP
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Tools Basics 3D Embossing Folder, Joy of Noel Dies, Christmas Classics Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Stampin' Blends - Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, Gold EP, Heat Tool


We would love to see your CASE 0f a project from the new 2023 September - December  Mini 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 Peta & Marvi to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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