CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration Trusty Toolbox DSP

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Hi there

 Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. We are nearly at the half way point in our second month of Sale-a-bration, so only 2 more weeks to get the FREE products on your Wishlist!

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 CASE-ing the Sale-a-bration brochure, again. We have a wonderful collection of products that you can choose for free, when you place a qualifying order of $90AUD or more before shipping.  PLUS, more products from the Annual Catalogue have been added to the items you can choose.  See all the Level 1 and Level 2 options in my Online Store and make sure to use the Sale-a-bration item number and not the item number in the Annual Catalogue (a little confusing, I know).

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This week I was inspired by the awesome Trusty Toolbox DSP, which you can see much better in the Online Store. In particular the huge number of tools displayed on 2 sheets of the paper. There are some dies to crop the images, but you will need to do some fussy cutting as well.

Stampin' Up! Trusty Tools Bundle & Trusty Toolbox DSP (Sale-a-bration) | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I decided that the pop up Card In A Box would be the perfect way to make use of a bunch of the tools.  It makes a great masculine card for birthdays, Father's Day or to thank someone doing work for you. I made the card box from Lost Lagoon card stock which is one of the coordinating colours and then added some metal plate using the Metal Plate 3D Embossing Folder and retired Silver Foil.

Stampin' Up! Trusty Tools Bundle & Trusty Toolbox DSP (Sale-a-bration) | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have added 2 rails in the box and with the back, there are 3 surfaces you can attach the die cut and fussy cut tools to. I first added the peg board in Poppy Parade to the back and the side flaps and used 1mm foam pads to add the tools to the peg board and then to the rails so they are overlapping and looking like they've been thrown in!  I cropped the spanner from silver foil and added some silver foil accents to the drill and the snips with the dies, overlaying them onto the images cropped from the DSP and trimming where necessary.  The greeting from the Trusty Tools stamp set was stamped in Poppy Parade and cropped with the banner from the Stylish Shapes Dies and added to the top panel.  The 'thanks' from the Biggest Wish stamp set was stamped in black and fussy cut and popped up over the corner of the banner. The pencils were added to the other corner and I finished the banner with 2 black Classic Matte Dots

Stampin' Up! Trusty Tools Bundle & Trusty Toolbox DSP (Sale-a-bration) | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the writing panel on the reverse, I have a mat of Poppy Parade and a strip of the metal plate at the bottom with a fussy cut screwdriver and a few nuts and bolts to finish.

Stampin' Up! Trusty Tools Bundle & Trusty Toolbox DSP (Sale-a-bration) | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The great thing about this card is that it folds up and fits into a standard Medium Envelope for posting. 

Stampin' Up! Trusty Tools Bundle & Trusty Toolbox DSP (Sale-a-bration) | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Trusty Tools, Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Lost Lagoon, Poppy Parade, Silver Foil (retired), Trusty Toolbox DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade
Accessories Classic Matte Dots
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Trusty Tools Dies, Metal Plate 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, 1mm Foam pads (not SU)

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the 2024 Sale-a-bration Brochure, 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. You need to answer the questions, to confirm that you are human and not an Internet bot! 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 fab project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Bee Mine Section

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

If you've come from visiting Monique, 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 Bee Mine section of the 2024 January-April Mini Catalogue, which is on pages 8 - 13. There are lots of cute samples here for projects where you want to send love.

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I've chosen the project above from page 9 of the 2024 January-April Mini Catalogue for my inspiration, as the  cute 3D frame caught my eye.

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I'm not sure of the size of the sample made by the Stampin' Up! concept artist, but the finished size of mine is 5" (12.7cm) square and the inside space is 4" (10.2cm) square. That means a starting size of 9" (22.9cm) square of the Sweet Sorbet design from the Bee Mine Designer Paper.  Once you know the principles of how the frame is made you can adjust the size as desired.  I have a tutorial available for a rectangular version, but the construction process is the same whether the frame is square or rectangular. 

Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Suite with Heartful Hexagon Punch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Once the frame is made, it is all about the decoration. I added a layer of the sweet floral into the centre. I stamped the greeting from the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set with Poppy Parade ink on Basic White and cropped it with the coordinating Heartfelt Hexagon Punch. I cropped another in Pool Party and cut it in half to frame the greeting at the top and bottom. To give my greeting some focus, I popped it up on a Vellum circle cropped with the Deckled Circles Dies. The cute bees were fussy cut from other sheets of the Bee Mine Designer Paper and popped up at the corners. I added some foliage in Granny Apple Green cropped with a die from the Thoughtful Expressions Dies. I adhered the embellishment in the centre of the frame, with Glue Dots adhered on the back of the Vellum circle where they couldn't be seen and finished with a couple of Petal Pink flowers from the Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Suite with Heartful Hexagon Punch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

On the reverse of the frame, I have white writing panel and the flowers from the Bee My Valentine stamp set were stamped in coordinating colours of Petal Pink, Pool Party and Sweet Sorbet on Lemon Lime Twist stems. The panel was added to a Pool Party mat and adhered to the frame.

Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Suite with Heartful Hexagon Punch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I'll be sending this to my Mum who is unwell at the moment and I hope it will bring a smile to her face.

 

Project Details
Stamps Heartfelt Hexagon, Bee Mine Valentine
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Bee Mine DSP, Vellum Cardstock
 Ink Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Petal Pink
Accessories Pool Party 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers
Tools Deckled Circles Dies, Thoughtful Expressions Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Heartfelt Hexagon Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Bee Mine Section of the 2024 Jan-Apr 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to the lovely Julia to see her cute project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - We're Cut Out to Be Friends!

Hi there

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 inspiration for your crafting.

This month marks 5 years of my participation with the IDEAS Tutorial Bundle and it will be my final one.  In 2024 I will be focussing on in-person classes and also getting back into some patchwork with a new project ready to commence. I will write individual tutorials periodically when I get inspired by a product or something seasonal.

If you've come from looking at Jacqui'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 We're Cut Out to be Friends and it's all about cutting - die cutting, fussy cutting, using punches as well as the trusty trimmer. We have 13 fabulous tutorials in our 57 page bundle with a wonderful range of Christmas crafting projects as well as all occasion projects such as the one I’ve created.

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Recently, it was our Godson’s wedding, so I wanted to create a special wedding card for him and his Fiancé. I designed this classically elegant silver and white card and box envelope, as the flowers are very dimensional (although the photo doesn’t show this particularly well). The box is intended for hand presentation, and would need to be in another container to survive the postal system. The design would also work for engagement and anniversary occasions as well. It is an oversized card that would be perfect for group signing. The bundle also includes lots of lovely cards and gift card/packaging projects, for last minute Christmas ideas.You can see additional pics of my project by clicking on the link below.

There are 3 ways you can get the December 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 - Shining Brightly Christmas Gift Set


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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.  

As we get closer to the pointy end of the holiday craft season, I've been thinking about small gift options for neighbours, customers and people like my hairdresser and beautician who have provided great service during the year. 

Stampin' Up! Shining Brightly Christmas Gift Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

So, I created this cute gift bag with a piece of 6" x 12" Shining Brightly Specialty Designer Series Paper. The finished size is 4 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/4" (12cm x 11.4cm x 3.2cm). You can use directional paper as well, as the bag folds around horizontally and it easily fits a full 120g bag of Lindt balls, a large gingerbread cookie or the small square box of Guylian Shells. I filled this bag with the Limited Edition Mint Collection Lindt balls.

I've added a strip of the Adhesive-Backed Gold Glimmer Paper at the top, which adds a sparkly contrast and strength to the top section where the handles are located. The Christmas greeting from the Brightest Glow stamp set was heat embossed in gold onto Night of Navy card stock and cropped with one of the Tailor Made Tags Dies and I popped a sparkly holly leaf on the corner and it's held in place with a Dimensional.

Stampin' Up! Shining Brightly Christmas Gift Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I created a simple coordinating 4" square card to fit into the gift bag, using the same materials, with the greeting from the Wishes All Around stamp set stamped in Night of Navy ink and finished with gold Festive Pearls

This gift set would look lovely created with many of our 12" x 12" papers from the holiday Mini Catalogue. For those that may be interested, I'll have a tutorial available shortly.

 

Project Details
Stamps Wishes All Around, Brightest Glow
Card stock & Papers Night of Navy, Very Vanilla,  Shining Brightly Specialty DSP,  Adhesive-Backed Glimmer Paper 
 Ink Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories Festive Pearls, Night of Navy & Gold Glittered Ribbon
Tools    Tailor Made Tags Dies, Christmas Classics Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Gold EP, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what amazing creation our lovey 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!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Spread the Sparkle!

Hi there

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 inspiration for your crafting.

If you've come from looking at Mary Kate'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 Spread The Sparkle and we have 13 fabulous tutorials in our 58 page bundle with a wonderful range of Christmas crafting projects with added 'sparkle' for you to enjoy. We are also celebrating 5 years of the IDEAS Tutorial Bundle, so we have incorporated '5' into our projects as well.

Stampin' Up! Luxe Christmas Gift Tags | Gift Box of Tags | Tutorial Available | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Christmas crafting is about gifts from the heart and a beautiful gift tag can make even a small gift extra special.  I've designed 5 shiny, sparkly gift tags (and some extra samples to show different colour ways as well) that will add extra joy to your gift giving this holiday season and a contemporary take on traditional Christmas colours.  They are fun to create and make a lovely pre-Christmas gift, so I’ve included a pretty gift box to store or gift your tags, too.  The box will fit 10 tags and more if you ‘top and tail’ them to spread the bulk, as they are quite dimensional. The finished box is 4” x 5” x 1 1/2” (10.2cm x 12.7cm x 3.8cm) and would also be perfect for gifting treats or other small items. You can see additional pics by clicking on the link below.

There are 3 ways you can get the November 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.

Blog Hop Index

Thanks for visiting today!

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