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CASE-ing the Catty - Joy of Noel

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Hi there

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. 

 

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This week we are taking inspiration from an embossing project from the 2023 September - December Mini Catalogue

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I made it all the way to page 80 to choose the project in the photo above for my inspiration. It uses the Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder for the embossed background the banners and tag sit on.  The versatile layout appealed to me as it would suit many of the holiday products that we have available currently. 

Stampin' Up! Joy of Noel Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

(Note: I took my photos outside today and when I was editing them, I realised you couldn't see the embossing in the background very well, so I took this photo inside, which is why it looks different to the others.)

I started with a Thick Basic White card base and added another layer that was dry embossed with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. I added the banners, using designs from the lovely Joy of Christmas DSP. I had forgotten how much I like banners, as they are not so much in favour at the moment as a design element. 

Stampin' Up! Joy of Noel Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the largest of the pierced circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies to crop the Shaded Spruce circle to ground my spray of holly and berries from the Joy of Noel stamp set. I stamped the image in Garden Green ink instead of black and then coloured it with Stampin' Blends markers. I like the softer, more natural look that resulted. I popped it up on 1mm foam pads for a little dimension and added the Real Red bow at the base. I decided on a clean and simple look without any additional foliage. The greeting from the Wishes All Around stamp set was inked in Shaded Spruce and stamped on Basic White and fussy cut. I've popped it up on  Foam Adhesive Strip, which makes it super easy for narrow greetings. I finished with a trio of gold Festive Pearls.

Stampin' Up! Joy of Noel Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I added a strip of the Real Red plaid at the bottom, then a narrow strip of the Shaded Spruce design. On the Basic White panel above,  I stamped a partial image of the spray in the corner and coloured with Stampin' Blends markers.

Stampin' Up! Joy of Noel Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Joy of Noel
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Joy of Christmas DSP
 Ink Garden Green
Accessories Festive Pearls, Real Red & Garden Green 3/8" Ribbon Combo
Tools Joy of Noel Dies, Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Strip, Stampin' Blends - Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Real Red

 

We would love to see your CASE of an embossing project from the 2023 Sep-Dec 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 my lovely friend Tina 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 - Christmas Crafting!

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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 Debbi's 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. 

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This month our theme is Christmas Crafting and we have 13 fabulous tutorials in our 66 page bundle with a wonderful range of Christmas crafting projects for you to enjoy.

Christmas crafting is about gifts from the heart! Creating special cards and gifts for family and friends is a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the season and they will appreciate your gift of love.

Stampin' Up! Night Divine Bundle | Flying Seagull Gatefold Card | Tree Decorations | Tutorial Available | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This Flying Seagull Gatefold fancy fold card makes a beautiful display and is a gift in itself. I've added the beautiful nativity scene to the pop-out panel, but you can change it up for lots of other holiday options and other special occasions. The sides fold in over the pop-out panel and are held closed by the belly band. The dimensions of the finished card are 5” x 6” (12.7cm x 15.2cm).

Gifting a tree decoration each year is a lovely tradition and I have 3 options to get you started. Warning, once you start, it is hard to stop! The decorations are 3” (7.6cm) in diameter.

There are 3 ways you can get the October 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 October - 35% off or 35% more! Get in touch and I'll tell you all about this great offer.

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 - Joy of Noel

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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 taken inspiration from a very talented Artisan, Berdien Weideveld from the Netherlands. I saw this card on Instagram and it reminded me of my favourite crumb cake, red and gold colour combo. This is my simpler take on her lovely card.

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

I always start from the centre and work outwards for square cards, so the music design from the Joy of Christmas DSP is the starting point for this card. It is Pebbled Path rather than Crumb Cake, so a bit darker, but it pairs well with Real Red for the border. The slightly wider border of Basic White is next. I used Foam Adhesive Strips to attach the panel to the Real Red card base that I covered with the Gold and Cherry Cobbler design from the Joyful 12 x 12 Specialty DSP. I chose to use Real Red for  a brighter touch and a little contrast with the Cherry Cobbler berries.

Stampin' Up! Joy of Noel & Joyful Specialty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The NOEL is stamped in Real Red and cropped with the coordinating die. I chose to adhere it flat as the 'making spirits bright' is popped up on 1mm foam pads for a little dimension and was heat embossed in gold. I added a trio of gems from the Loose Holly Gems & Sequins and sprigs of foliage in Gold Foil cropped with a die from the Wishes All Around Dies

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

For the inside I added a strip of the berry paper at the bottom and left a space to create a border for the Basic White writing panel. The greeting from the Brightest Glow stamp set was stamped in Pebbled Path ink.

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

 

Project Details
Stamps Brightest Glow, Joy of Noel
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Joy of Christmas DSP, Joyful Specialty DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Real Red, Versamark, Pebbled Path
Accessories Loose Holly Gems & Sequins
Tools    Joy of Noel Dies, Wishes All Around Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Foam Adhesive Strips, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,  1mm foam pads (not SU)

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what amazing creation our lovely host Sharon has for you this week.

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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 - Joy of Christmas Suite

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty this week. 

If you've come from visiting Kathryn, 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. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the Joy of Christmas Suite from the September - December Mini Catalogue. This is another of my favourites in this catalogue.

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I've chosen the project in the photo above from page 31 for my inspiration as the asymetric layout caught my eye.

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I have followed the layout of the inspiration project pretty closely, but I've changed it up for a contemporary colour combo based on the lovely design from the Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper with the green foliage and blue berries. 

I started with a Thick Basic White card base and then cut another panel slightly smaller to give a narrow border and used the long dies from the Christmas Classics Dies to add some interest to the background.  The floral background paper has been framed in Blueberry Bushel with a tiny border to help it pop from the background. 

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The centrepiece is the long label die with the decorative foliage from the Christmas Classics Dies, cropped from Shaded Spruce Textured Shimmer Paper. Shaded Spruce isn't one of the colours listed as coordinating with the Winter Meadow DSP, but I think it works really well. I die cut just the foliage border from the frame from Blueberry Bushel card stock and cut off the berries and adhered them to the Shaded Spruce label. I added a piece of Shaded Spruce card stock behind the label to make it more robust for wrapping the white Baker's Twine around. The greeting was heat embossed in white on Blueberry Bushel card stock and cropped with the square die from the Christmas Classics Dies.  I layered all the elements together with some Silver Glimmer and Vellum pine branches under background and label. I finished with some silver Festive Pearls sprinkled about.

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For the  inside, I have a Blueberry Bushel mat for the writing panel with a strip of the Winter Meadow paper on the right and the foliage and berries from the label die tucked underneath. 

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Project Details
Stamps Christmas Classics
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Blueberry Bushel, Textured Shimmer Paper, Winter Meadow DSP, Vellum Cardstock, Gold & Silver Adhesive-Backed Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Specialty Pack
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Festive Pearls, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
Tools Christmas Classics Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Tool

 

We would love to see your CASE from the Joy of Christmas Suite 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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Thanks for visiting today!