IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Bird Ballad' Wellness Projects

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Welcome to the blog hop for the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team. 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. There will be a theme for each month and this month it is about wellness, so we have projects to say Hello/Get Well/Sympathy. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a card and 3D project.

If you've come from looking at Debbi's projects, 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 button at the bottom of the post. 

I have a 'ninja' project for you this month as it can configured in a number of ways. It comprises an easel card and a gift box drawer with optional insert. They are separate projects, but you can also create a combined card/gift box as shown in my photo below. I have made mine as a Get Well, with my gift box including some Aloe Vera tissues and some lovely doTERRA products that are perfect for when you're feeling under the weather. As we are coming into Winter in Australia, this is the perfect Get Well gift to make and have on hand.

However, this project would also be perfect for a birthday, thank you or friendship gift with a change of greeting.  It would make a fabulous gift for someone starting a new job, to put on their desk with some uplifting and motivating doTERRA Touch Roll On essential oil blends included, that will also fit into the drawer. 

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite | Easel Card & Gift Box Drawer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used the lovely Bird Ballad Suite for  my project.  It is new in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue and will be available for purchase from my Online Store from 4 June 2019, but it will work beautifully with any designer paper of your choice. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the Easel card and gift box drawer, with options to keep them separate or combined.  

You will receive another 11 detailed, step by step tutorials with more ideas for Hello/Get Well/Sympathy occasions as part of the bundle. You can see a preview of all of the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the May 2019 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 for 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. 

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.

Now it's time to hop over to Carla's Blog to see her gorgeous Friendship projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration!

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Welcome to a new month and another week of CASE-ing the Catty. Can you believe that we are in the 3rd month of the year already?  We have only 1 month of Sale-a-bration remaining and Stampin Up! have pulled out the stops to give you even more Level 1 FREE product choices when you place an order of $90 or more.  If you had your eye on the Painted Seasons Designer Paper, then the good news is, that you can choose the paper pack by itself as a Level 1 freebie. For details of ALL of the Level 1 product choices available, see them in my Online Store

If you've come from Rachel's blog, 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. 

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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochures again this week and I am looking at this photo on page 8 of the main brochure and the sweet note card that I have circled in the bottom right.

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I love embellishments and I'm a bit of  hoarder. I didn't want the cute Butterfly Elements to end up in the bottom drawer, so I decided to use some on a note card. I wanted my note card to have a bit more punch than the sample and this is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I like a larger note card, so I have created a card base that is 9.9cm square, so that you can get 3 from a sheet of A4 card stock or 4 from a 12" x 12" sheet. On the Balmy Blue layer I have a square of the black and white spotted paper from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper pack, layered on black card stock with a narrow border. 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I roughly cut a butterfly from the sheet in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper pack and adhered it to a scrap of Whisper White. I recommend you do this if you intend popping up your butterflies; it makes them a lot more robust. The butterfly was coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and then cropped with the Butterfly Duet Punch. I used a piece of the 1/8" Foam Strip under the body to pop up the butterfly as it works with the height of the wooden elements. I added the white embossed greeting at the bottom first, which is from the Wishing You Well stamp set. The butterfly was popped up next and finally the wooden elements under the wings, adhered with glue dots. The butterfly wings are not attached to the wooden elements, so I have gently lifted them for extra a little extra dimension.

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For the inside I have another layer of Balmy Blue and I've used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to create the square writing panel. I finished with the matching small butterfly in the top corner, coloured in the same shades. Coordinating Gingham Gala Designer Paper was added to the back flap of the 10.5cm square envelope. I love having a stash of cute note cards ready to use, so one thing led to another and I ended up with this.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This set of note cards would make a lovely gift, so I made a pizza-style box to fit the note cards and envelopes. 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Finally, I added my favourite colour to the top of the box to finish it off.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

If you have these Sale-a-bration products and would like to make this pretty note card set, then the 8 page  PDF tutorial is available for Instant Download over on my Etsy store. It includes details of how to punch out the butterflies and keep their antennae intact! 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.

Project Details
Stamps Wishing You Well, Butterfly Gala
Card stock & Papers Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Gingham Gala DSP
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Butterfly Elements, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Butterfly Duet Punch, Classic Label Punch, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, 1/8" Foam Strip, White EP, Heat Gun, Simply Scored Board, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Sandra has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. 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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Colour Co-ordinated Packaging

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I have something a little different for you today. If you follow my blog, you will know that I love to make gift packaging. Not only do I love designer paper for my cards and 3D projects, I also love beautiful gift wrapping paper. I found a bold and bright tropical design in Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy with gold accents, to wrap gifts for special friends.

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic Colour Coordinated Gift Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I made some Face Serum with beautiful nourishing oils, so I decided to create a colour coordinated box for the oil. Wrapping bottles is notoriously difficult, so a cute box is the perfect solotuion. You can see the orginal wrapping paper and my box in this photo. Isn't that a great colour match?

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic Gift Boxes - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The base of the box is made from Bermuda Bay card stock and while it was still flat (before adhering the base), I stamped the vertical lines from the Tropical Chic stamp set around the base in Night of Navy ink. This was super simple to achieve by setting it up in my Stamparatus stamp positioning tool. I simply folded the box (still flat) so that the left panel could be stamped and then I re-folded to position the next panel for stamping and so on.

Using the same process, I stamped the large leaf on the front and back of the box in Night of Navy ink. The flower was heat embossed into gold and then cropped with the coordinating framelit die. Once the box was constructed, I popped up the flower over the leaf on the front. I finished with some narrow gold cord wrapped around and tied in a bow at the top.

Making your own gift packaging is fun and easier than you think. Why not give it a try the next time you have a small item to gift wrap?

Keep cool (Aussie readers) and thanks for visiting today.


CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Occasions Big Shot Project

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Today the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are starting to say goodbye to the Occasions Catalogue that finishes on 31 May 2018. I just can't keep up with how fast this year is disappearing. This week we're looking at our favourite Big Shot project and that is a hard ask as there are so many great products with coordinating dies in this catalogue. 

You may have come from visiting Sandra's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This gorgeous box in the photo above took my eye as soon as I saw the catalogue. I love making pretty gift packaging and the recipient is always wowed that you made it for them. I'm really pleased the Cake Soirée stamp set and coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits Dies will be carrying over to the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. However, they won't be sold as a bundle, so if they are on your wish list, take advantage of the 10% bundle discount by purchasing before 31 May.  

 You may remember that I used this sample as inspiration previously, turning the box into a layout for this card. Today I decided to make the box and the tag. Making gift packaging is a great way to use up designer paper that you have been saving (for a rainy day that rarely comes, lol).


Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Gift Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I'm not sure what size the box in the photo is as photos can be very deceiving.  I decided to make the biggest one I could with a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock. I prefer to make the base of my boxes from card stock so that they are very sturdy and reusable (and re-giftable) and it also uses less designer paper too. My box is 6" x 4" x 3" deep, which is a great size for a couple of candles, treats, a scarf, jewellery, crafting goodies and many more possibilities.

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I decided to go with Berry Burst for the box base and I adhered the designer paper after I had cut and scored it and before assembling, so I could get a really neat finish. I sandwiched the centre flap between the 2 side flaps to get a really neat finish on the inside too. When I went to make the top I realised that I only had one piece of the striped Old Olive foil left and the stripes were going the wrong way, so I had to improvise! The lid of the box is Old Olive, so that it isn't noticeable that the designer paper was a few millimetres short. When you open it, it looks bright and funky.

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I have cut the lacy tag with the Sweet Cake Framelits and stamped the 'for you' at the top in Berry Burst ink. I added one of the greenery elements die cut in Lemon Lime Twist and some vellum leaves from the Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit. The silver foil open flower was die cut and I traced around it to create the Berry Burst backing and then popped it up on the leaves. It is attached with the silver and white Baker's twine. 

This is a really great bundle for any celebratory occasion, so make sure you get yours at a bundle discount before 31 May!

Project Details
Stamps Cake Soirée
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Old Olive, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Foil, Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper
 Ink Berry Burst
Accessories Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver & White Baker's Twine
Tools     Sweet Cake Framlits Dies, Big Shot, Simply Scored Board, Tombow glue, Glue Dots

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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AWH Blog Hop - It's Nearly Easter!

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing inspiration for Easter, just in time for you to make some cute projects of your own to share with friends and family. 

Don’t forget,  there is just over a week left of the Sale-a-bration promotion to run (it finishes on 31 March 2018) so you still have time to earn FREE products with your purchase. Plus, it is the BEST time to join Stampin’ Up! to save money on your craft supplies or to start your flexible home-based business. You get 2 additional FREE stamp sets of your choice in your starter kit, adding up to $174 of extra value (depending on what you choose). Contact me to have a chat and get more details of this great opportunity. 

A couple of weeks ago, I created a box using the 'Lots to Love Box' Framelits to hold a set of thank you cards. While I was doing that, an idea for this Easter project popped into my head and I was delighted that there were some Easter treats that fitted in it. I love it when your idea turns out exactly as you saw it in your head; I wish it happened more often, lol. So here is my 'Lots to Love Bunny Treat Box'. My ladies had fun making these in my classes this month.

Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Bunny Treat Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have mainly used dies with a couple of punches to create the cute bunny, which is popped up on the 'Lots to Love Box'. The greeting the bunny is holding is from the 'Sweet Little Something' stamp set. I've added a handle to the tabs at the top of the box, which makes it feel more like a gift, if that makes sense. Through the acetate covered hole in his tummy, you can see the pretty spotted Lindt eggs that fit perfectly in the box.

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This is how many Lindt mini eggs fit into the box, so you may want to add some of the crinkled Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie to the bottom of the box first. These pretty coloured eggs work perfectly with the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist designer paper I have used on the Smoky Slate boxes. Here is a close-up of the bunny.

Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Bunny Treat Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used a sponge dauber and Smoky Slate ink on the edges of all of the pieces to add depth. The inside of the ears was sponged with Pink Pirouette, using the stitched oval die as a stencil.

If you want to gift some larger Easter treats, then I another option for you with this open box version. The bunny is the same apart from not having the peep hole in the tummy and the paws are on the front of the box. You can also pop your treats into a cello bag and tie it with a ribbon and then add to the box. I have added some of the Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie to the bottom of the box, to make a nest for the hen and eggs.

Stampin' Up! Easter Treat Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

If you're looking for something super cute and suitable for your children to give to their friends, then I have my third option using the 2" cello tubes that were new in this years Annual Catalogue.  They fit larger treats such as the small Lindt bunny and the larger Lindt egg (not shown). I've added the bunny head to a stitched circle and then added his front paws to hold the Easter greeting and his back paws to the bottom of the tube. I think the combination of the small spotted eggs and the bunnies works well. The photo doesn't really do him justice; he is super cute in real life.

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Tube - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I hope to have a tutorial available for the 3 treat options I have shown you, so check back to my Tutorials & Kits page in a few days.

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Little Something
Card stock & Papers     Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Florals DSP Stack, Window Sheet (Acetate)
 Ink Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 2" Cello tubes
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framleits, Big Shot, 1/2" Circle punch, Holly punch, Confetti Hearts border punch (retired), Simply Scored Scoring board, 2" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker, White Gel pen, White EP, Heat gun

 

Of course, Easter is more than bunnies and chocolate, although they are fun and yummy. I have a card for you as well, that reflects the Christian meaning of Easter, that I'll be sending to my Mum.  It seems that very few people send cards for Easter nowadays (or here in Australia, at least), but I know Mum will appreciate it.  

Stampin' Up! Hold on to Hope Easter Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the large aqua painter to create the background wash on water colour paper, using Elegant Eggplant and Rose Red. I wanted the background for the cross to symbolise a beautiful sunrise, so I hope I achieved that. After the piece was dry I ran it through my printer to print the Easter greeting at the bottom. I did a couple of trials on normal paper first, to get the right placement. 

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Next I heat embossed the floral spray from the 'Hold on to Hope' stamp in white and then popped up the cross over the top. The cross was created with the 'Cross of Hope Framelits Dies' with the background cut in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and the filigree overlay in Silver Foil. I added the ribbon and rhinestones for the finishing touches. You can see the lovely cross in more detail in this closeup. The finished art piece was layered on to Silver Foil and then popped up on the Rich Razzleberry base card.

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I have kept the inside simple, with the verse printed on the writing panel and then the floral spray partially stamped in the corners in Rich Razzleberry. The panel was layered onto a silver mat and finished with a little butterfly stamped in Flirty Flamingo as it was the best match for the pink wash.

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Stamps Hold on to Hope
Card stock & Papers     Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Water colour paper
 Ink Versamark, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories 1/4" Organza Ribbon, Clear Faceted Gems, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Cross of Hope Framelits Dies, Big Shot,  Aqua painter, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig, White EP, Heat gun, computer & printer

 

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely and talented, Monika.

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Mini Gable Box Two Ways

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I've been kept busy with classes this week, as well as finalising the tutorial to accompany my Sweet Soiree Mega Project Kit. Click on the link too see all the pretty elements  included in the kit, that come from the Sweet Soiree Suite on pages 10-13 of the Occasions Catalogue. When you purchase the kit, you receive my 17 page tutorial for FREE. It contains 5 projects to create and three of the projects include alternative design options.  

Today I thought I would share one of the projects we made in classes this week, using the Mini Gable Boxes. It is one of the projects I designed for the Sweet Soiree Mega Project Kit tutorial.  These are fabulous gift and treat boxes in a matte silver heavy weight card stock that come as a flat pack and you pop them together. Think Christmas, Easter, birthdays, thank you and just because occasions when you want to give a small handmade gift that you've dressed up especially for them. I love having a couple of decorated treat boxes on hand for gifting.

I have used the 'Petal Pair' embossing folder to dry emboss the front and sides of the box and added some of the gorgeous Berry Burst metallic-edge ribbon and a lovely bow. 

Stampin' Up! Silver Mini Gable Boxes - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The finishing touch is the pretty decorated tag, made with the 'Sweet Cake' Framelits dies that coordinate with the 'Cake Soiree' stamp set and some elements from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.

In my tutorial, I have provided a second option for decorating these cute boxes. I have chosen one of the smaller silver embossed prints from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and teamed it with Flirty Flamingo for a pretty gift box that anyone would be delighted to receive. 

Stampin' Up! Silver Mini Gable Boxes - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time the greeting from 'Cake Soiree' stamp set sits on the top section of the box and I've added a pretty bow with a paper tassel from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit hanging from it.

Project Details
Stamps Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper
 Ink Versamark, Marina Mist
Accessories Silver & White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, White & Berry Burst Metallic-Edge ribbon, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit
Tools     Sweet Cake Framelits, 'Petal Pair' TIEF, Big Shot, 1", 1 1/8", 1 1/4" Circle punches, Classic Label punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue,

 

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The Heart of Christmas - Week 26

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Welcome to week 26 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I'm sharing a luxe gift card holder. Gift cards have become a very common gift giving option and can be a little underwhelming when it comes to presentation, so dressing them up is essential to make your gift a bit special.

Stampin' Up! Luxe Gift Card Holder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

I have gone with a white and gold colour combo using the 'Year of Cheer' designer paper and Gold Foil to create a really luxurious look. The extra pop of colour comes from the Real Red bow on the front. This gift card holder is a bit like a Tardiis, but takes only one sheet of A4 card stock. I've used Whisper White for the base and added the Gold Foil embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder to the front.  The label from the 'Labels to Love' stamp set has been embossed in gold and sits in the punched out space and keeps the holder closed.

Stampin' Up! Luxe Gift Card Holder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

When you open the cover, you see the panel of beautiful gold and white checked designer paper. I've added a gold Foil Snowflake as a background for the label.

Stampin' Up! Luxe Gift Card Holder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

When you fold down the front panel, you see the gift card in its slot and the writing panel for your message immediately below. I've continued the luxe feel with a Gold Foil mat to the writing panel and the swag from 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set has been embossed in gold. The base has been trimmed with the Year of Cheer Specialty washi tape.

Stampin' Up! Luxe Gift Card Holder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


This gift card holder fits into a standard envelope and I've embossed the back flap with the 'Oh My Stars' embossing folder for some extra texture.  

All of the new products in the Holiday Catalogue are available to purchase from my Online Store now.

Project Details
Stamps Labels to Love, Merry Mistletoe
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Gold Foil, Year of Cheer DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Foil Snowflakes, Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon (retired), Flat back gold cabochons (not SU)
Tools     Softly Falling TIEF, Oh My Stars TIEF, Big Shot, Everyday Label punch, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week

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A Big Birthday

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I've got a masculine birthday card to share with you today. Mum's husband John has just turned 80, so I wanted to make a special card to recognise this fabulous milestone. John is a wonderfully kind and caring man and he looks after Mum so well. He is also a fabulous handyman and can fix just about anything, so I thought the retired 'Nailed It' stamp set would be perfect for his card.

I have chosen the Bridge Fold as it has a lot of presence without being too fussy. This is a larger size card that requires a custom envelope and extra postage, but it is worth it for this special occasion. The finished size when folded flat is 15.5cm x 21.5cm (6 1/8" x 8 1/2").

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base card is Real Red and the first matte is Pacific Point and the background is one of the wood grain designs from the Wood Textures Designer Paper stack.  I have stamped the tools on Silver Foil with Stazon Ink and die cut them with the coordinating framelits. I stamped them again on Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the Stampin' Blends alcohol marks to colour the handles. I had to use a colour matched Copic for the Pacific Point screwdriver. I fussy cut the handles and added them to the die cut Silver Foil tools.

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the centrepiece I have die cut the 'happy birthday' in Pacific Point, Silver Foil and Real Red card stock and layered them to up the wow factor and complement the silver in the tools and trim.

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I have put the writing panel on the centre back of the card, using more of the images and die cuts from the 'Nailed It' stamp set and coordinating framelits to decorate it. The greeting is from one of my favourite and unfortunately retired stamp sets 'Balloon Adventures'.

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The card is folded toward the right to make it flat. You can see the embossed foil panel that wasn't really visible in the first photo, that matches the bridge across the front that the '80' is mounted on.

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the Envelope Punch Board to make a presentation envelope from a 12" x 12" piece of Pacific Point card stock, as I am pretty sure he will want to keep it. I then popped it into a standard C5 envelope to post.

Project Details
Stamps Nailed It (retired), Balloon Adventures (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Wood Textures DSP
 Ink Stazon, Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Pacific Point
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Hexagon Dynamic TIEF, Build It Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, Copic Markers, Envelope Punch Board

If you would like any further information about this card, please get in touch.

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Fairy Celebration

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I have something other than a Christmas card for you today (hooray you say!). I have a lovely friend who wanted to make a spinner card with the 'Fairy Celebration' stamp set, so I was happy to take up the challenge. This lovely stamp set is in the Annual Catalogue and is fabulous for those who (like me) love colouring and of course, fairies. It comes in either wood mount or clear mount and is a set of 9 stamps.

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I love spinner cards too; it is fabulous seeing the whirling and twirling and very hard to put down! This is the card I came up with.

 

Stampin' Up! Fairy Celebration Spinner Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the largest image as the focus of my spinner card, colouring it with Copic markers. I cropped the image with a circle framelit and then added it to a Melon Mambo circle. I then chose another circle framelit that would be approximately 1cm  (3/8") larger and used that to work out the size of Melon Mambo square. I have stamped fairy dust across the top and half way down the sides and then heat embossed it in silver for lots of sparkle and added the greeting to the bottom edge

Stampin' Up! Fairy Celebration Spinner Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I added the Melon Mambo square to the thick Whisper White base card using the 1/8" foam strips. The strips need to be edge to edge all the way around the square for a firm finish and also around the centre circle, ensuring it is about 6mm (1/4") in from the edge so it doesn't interfere with the spinner mechanism. Once the Melon Mambo square is attached to the card base, centre the coloured fairy in the space. To attach, place a strip of the foam tape all the way around the underneath edge of the stamped and matted circle, ensuring it is 6mm (1/4") in from the edge.

I have coloured and fussy cut the small fairy image and added it to my washer mechanism. (I have previously explained how to make the washer mechanism in this blog post.) It doesn't show up very well in the photo, but I have added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the wings of both fairies and it is very sparkly in real life.

Stampin' Up! Fairy Celebration Spinner Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped the third fairy image in the top corner of the writing panel and coloured it with Copics. I added the checked Melon Mambo washi at the bottom and topped it with the narrow silver washi from the Year of Cheer Specialty set. A mat of Melon Mambo was added to the writing panel and attached to the inside of the card. The final size of the card is 13.7cm square  (5 3/8") so it fits nicely into a 14cm square envelope.

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Here is a view from the top. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. If you've never made a spinner card, then please give it a try.

Project Details
Stamps Fairy Celebration
Card stock & Papers     Whisper white, Melon Mambo
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Basics Pack 1 Washi, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, 1/8" Foam Strips, Dimensionals, 1/2" Circle punch, 1/4" Circle punch, Copic markers, Silver EP, Heat gun

Stampin_Blends

Finally, I'm delighted that Stampin' Up! will be releasing their own alcohol markers very soon (actual date still to be announced). The markers are called Stampin' Blends and come in 12 colours, featuring a light and dark marker in each colour. There is also an ivory and bronze marker for skin tones and a colour lifter. The light and dark markers can be purchased as a combo pack and all of the markers will also be available individually. The lid design on these markers has been modified to ensure that there is no evaporation of the ink. One of benefits of being a Demonstrator is that I get to order these markers first and in fact they just arrived yesterday, so I'm looking forward to giving them a work out. Here are few of the benefits of these markers, as I see it:

  • There is a lovely range of colours that match the Stampin' Up card stock and embellishments perfectly.
  • These markers are very easy to use, giving a smooth layer of colour on Whisper White card stock.
  • The light and dark markers allow you to add depth and shading to your coloured images, without it being tricky or complicated.
  • The colour lifter allows you to remove colour if you go outside the lines (love this!).
  • The marker has a brush tip and fine tip, which is great for colouring large areas and fine details.

I'll be back soon with some projects using my Stampin' Blends!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Birthdays!

We're back CASE-ing the new Annual Catalogue and taking inspiration from the Birthdays section this week on pages 68-85. 

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I've been looking forward to breaking open the new Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper, so I've used the samples in the photo above for my inspiration. If you haven't already guessed, I can't get enough of the gorgeous new In Colour Berry Burst, as I'm a pink girl from way back. I also love making packaging, so I decided to go with a gift box as well.

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've sized my gift box  at 5.75" x 8" x 1.25" deep to fit some stamping goodies. I made the base of the box from Berry Burst card stock and the top from the new Foil Frenzy DSP.  The Foil Frenzy paper is thicker than the usual designer series paper, but not as heavy as card stock, so I cut the lid to have an extra width on all sides to turn in, to make it stronger. I also lined the inside of the lid with Berry Burst card stock.  Doesn't that gorgeous foil on the Kraft background pack a punch of yummy!

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To decorate the box, I have stayed with the layer of Vellum card stock down the centre of the lid with the Berry Burst ribbon. The embellishment is a mash-up of both samples, with the largest of the 'Lots of Labels' Framelits used to cut the Lemon Lime Twist background, which is a bright contrast to the Kraft and Berry Burst. I added the Delicate White doily and the Soft Sky circle frames the greeting that has been cropped with the second largest of the Stitched Shapes circles. I've used the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' stamp set for the greeting and the fussy cut flowers decorating the edge. This is fast becoming a go-to stamp set. You can see these details in the close-up pic below. 
    

Stampin' Up! Gift Box with Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP & Happy Birthday Gorgeous for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

All of the flower outlines were stamped in Berry Burst and the small ones were stamped again in Powder Pink. I stamped off with Berry Burst for the large flower. I like the softening effect of the Soft Sky frame.

Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers     Berry Burst, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Vellum 
 Ink Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink
Accessories Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon, Delicate Lace Doilies, Rhinestones, White Baker's twine
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Simply Scored Scoring tool, Dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue, Glue Dots

 Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see super cute project Bronwyn has to inspire you today.  

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We would love you to join in with your CASE from the Birthdays section of the new Annual Catalogue using our Facebook group. 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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