Cute 3D Card with Little Ladybug

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I have a bright, fun and super cute card to share, that will brighten up your day.  I was inspired by the card made by Libby Fens and I had to make one of my own (she has kindly included all the dimensions in her blog post). This is one of the easiest 3D fancy fold cards that you could make and it packs such a punch. The Sale-a-bration Host stamp set Little Ladybug is perfect for it. This stamp set is free with a party or personal order over $500, so if you've been keeping your powder dry up to now (wow, you must have strong will power, lol) you still have 3 weeks to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration promotion and earn this cute stamp set. Alternatively, get a few friends together and host an online workshop to pool your orders.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've changed up the colours with a Balmy Blue base as I thought it worked well with the red ladybirds (we call them ladybirds in Australia) and bright yellow flowers. To add more interest, I have dry embossed the 3 pieces of the base with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. If you want to emboss your base, I recommend that you dry emboss the pieces first and then score them. The card is sitting on the envelope in the photo and I've stamped the flying ladybird in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the embossing better in this close-up. The ladybirds were coloured with Dark Real Red; Light and Dark Gray Granite for the chest; Light Petal Pink for the face, arms and legs and a tiny amount of Dark Petal Pink for blush on the cheeks. The flowers are coloured in Daffodil Delight; the stems and leaves with Granny Apple Green and centres in Light Soft Suede. I've cropped the images with the coordinating Ladybugs Dies that can be purchased for $50AUD. There are dies for all of the images, (apart from the row of tiny ladybirds), plus there are some extras as well. The greeting is also from the Little Ladybug stamp set and I've cropped it with the stitched label die from the All Dressed Up Dies.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

If you were wondering where you write your greeting, then here it is. Because of the fold in the centre, I have created a panel on each side to give plenty of room to write and it also adds body to the base, making it more robust. I've used one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies which was conveniently the perfect size and stamped the cute row of ladybirds at the bottom. The panels have a mat of Granny Apple Green.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The card folds flat and fits easily into a normal C6 envelope. 

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can't help but smile when you look at those sweet ladybirds!

 

Project Details
Stamps Little Ladybug
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green
 Ink Memento Express Truffle
Accessories 2mm Rhinestone (not SU)
Tools     Ladybugs Dies, All Dressed Up Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends (Real Red, Gray Granite, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink)

 

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you out.  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 March IDEAS Fun & Fancy Folds Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 55 pages of crafty inspiration and 12 projects that move, spin, wobble, pop-up, pop-out, slide out and shake!  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  Don't forget, with an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product too. 

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Fancy Fold with Happy Birthday To You

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The Happy Birthday To You stamp set from the 2020 Sale-a-bration brochure is one of my favourite picks in this year's promotion. Plus, the coordinating dies are now available and that makes it super easy to get maximum value from this set. You can choose the Happy Birthday To You stamp set for FREE with a qualifying order of $90 or more. The coordinating Birthday Dies are available for purchase for $47.00.

Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set & Birthday Dies

The dies crop the entire cake for you, but even better, there is a die that crops JUST the 3 flowers. This makes it so easy to use the lovely flowers on lots of other projects too. The foliage elements are small and dainty and there is a cake stand if you want something with a bit more presence.

I have combined this stamp set with the Trophy Fancy Fold for the card I'm sharing with you today. I've used the lovely colour combo of Night of Navy and Seaside Spray for a soft and elegant look.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You Trophy Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can see that the art panel sits about the base, giving it the look of a trophy. This makes for a great card for the recipient to display and looks extra special. The good news is that the card folds up and goes into a standard envelope (metric C6 or imperial). I used the instructions in this Youtube video from Cindy Brumbaugh and then adapted it to suit. The birthday greeting from the Happy Birthday To You set is the perfect size  and I heat embossed it on the side of the base before it was constructed.

I started by dry embossing a piece of Seaside Spray card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and using the largest of the scalloped and stitched rectangle dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set to create the art panel.  At the same time I cut a piece of Thick Whisper White with the same die for the writing panel on the reverse.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You Trophy Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the cake image in Basic Gray ink for a softer look and cropped it with the coordinating die after colouring the cake stand in Light Smoky Slate. The cake is adhered flat to the Seaside Spray panel with Tombow glue as it needs to slide through the base when it folds up, so you don't want anything to catch.

I stamped the image again and cropped just the 3 flowers this time, using Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers in Seaside Spray, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight to colour them. I snipped the top flower from the trio and adhered the 2 side flowers flat with Tombow glue for the reasons explained above. It still adds some depth to the image, that you wouldn't get if you just coloured the flowers directly on the cake. I popped up the single flower over the cake image, adding a couple of the leaf sprays I die cut from Old Olive card stock for some contrast.  You can see in the photo below, how the art panel slides through base to fold flat. The top flower sits above the base, so isn't a problem being popped up.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You Trophy Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The art panel and writing panel are sandwiched between a panel of cardstock attached to the base, which allows it to slide up and down to fold flat (this will make sense when you look at the Youtube video). I stamped and cropped the flowers again, colouring the the top flower, which I adhered flat on the bottom corner.  To write on the panel you just fold the base flat. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You Trophy Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This is a fun fancy fold to try and I think it would be especially good for a masculine card; I'll add that to the list!

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You Trophy Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday To You
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Old Olive
 Ink Versamark, Basic Gray
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Tools     Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Birthday Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, White EP, Heat gun, Stampin' Blends (Smoky Slate, Seaside Spray, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green)

 

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you out.  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 February IDEAS Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 65 pages of craft projects using 2020 Sale-a-bration products.  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  With an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product. 

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Sale-a-bration!

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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 a heap of inspiration for your crafting.

If you've come from looking at Caroline'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. 

This month it's all about Sale-a-bration - we have 65 pages of crafty inspiration for you, using the FREE products that you can earn with a qualifying purchase until 31 March 2020.  This month we have 12 fabulous tutorials in the bundle and we are also welcoming  Narelle and Sigrid to the team.

Stampin' Up! Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper & Honey Bee Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This month I've created a book-style keepsake box and card using the beautiful Sale-a-bration Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and coordinating Honey Bee Bundle. The box would  be perfect for storing keepsakes or photos; for gifting a set of handmade cards (it fits full size cards and envelopes) or as a gift box for treats and other items. This gift set would work equally as well for a feminine or masculine recipient. The finished size of the box section is 6 3/4” x 4 3/4” (17.1cm x 12cm).

There are lots of other fabulous tutorials in the bundle too, each including a 3D project.  You won't be disappointed! More than 10 products from the Sale-a-bration promotion have been used in projects in the bundle. 

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 February 2020 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.  With an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product.

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. 

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.

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Painted Poppies Fancy Fold

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I've had a busy couple of weeks, but happy that things are calming down again for a little while at least.

One of my favourite products from the January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue has been the Painted Poppies Bundle and the coordinating Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper from the Peaceful Poppies Suite of products  

When we talk about poppy flowers, the red poppy probably springs to mind first as it has been strongly associated with Remembrance Day since 1918. However, poppies come in lots of other colours including yellow, orange, white, pink and purple and probably others too. Did you know that the purple poppy is used to remember the animal victims of war? 

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The Painted Poppies stamp set gives you the option of line images to colour in your favourite medium or a shaded stamp to fill the large images. Plus you have some foliage options, a sweet field of poppies and a single elegant poppy image. The coordinating Painted Labels Dies crop the larger and smaller single flowers and leaf and you also get 3 label dies and a sweet scalloped border as well.

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The Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper is bright and bold with lots of  floral designs on one side and simpler coordinating designs on the reverse. This makes it so easy to mix and match for your projects.  The first design in the photo above is a border of orange and purple poppies (the colours are more vibrant in real life as you will see below). You can cut this sheet in half at 6" (15.2cm) and use the panel to make fabulous quick cards. You don't need much more than a greeting.  This is such a lovely panel and I wanted to make the most of a 6" x 6" piece, so I came up with this custom-sized Bridge Fold card.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used Blackberry Bliss for the card base and the coordinating spotted designer paper for the bridge. The birthday greeting is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, another of the products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite and I've heat embossed it in white on Blackberry Bliss card stock and cropped it with the new Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I added 3 of the little gold flower sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the embellishment, I've coloured the 2 larger poppy flowers with Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends markers and cropped them with the coordinating dies.  The leaves are coloured in Granny Apple Green to complement the bright green at the bottom of the panel. Did you notice the leaf on the left? There is only one leaf stamp and it curves downwards to the right. I wanted a leaf that turns downward to the left, so I created a mirror image. To achieve this, stamp your leaf  first onto a Silicone Mat and then carefully press a panel of Whisper White onto the image. If you set this up in a Stamparatus, you can stamp again on the card stock, so you can still crop the image with the die. You end up with a leaf image on both sides, so you can use one side to die cut the image and the reverse to colour your leaf that goes towards the left. This is a useful technique to have in your crafty bag of tricks. I added a little bit of extra foliage, die cut from Gold Foil using the Birthday Dies from Sale-a-bration Coordination that will be available on 4 February.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The panel for your message is on the reverse. I have a Granny Apple Green mat and I've stamped the upper portion of the field of poppies at the bottom. They are coloured with a Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends marker. 

The card folds flat for posting, but is oversize. However, I think it's worth it to make the most of this lovely panel of designer paper and it makes such a 'wow' card for the lucky recipient.  

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

When you purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle from me, you will receive my Painted Poppies Tutorial for FREE.  This detailed 10+ page tutorial with photos includes instructions for 4 card designs (including the Bridge Card above), each with decorated inserts and envelopes and my coordinating stamp case project shown below.  The Painted Poppies Bundle is AUD$90.75, so you will also earn a FREE Level 1 Sale-a-bration product with this purchase.  

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle now, through my Online Store, or contact me  to place an order.

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Gold Foil, Peaceful Poppies DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Peaceful Poppies Sequins
Tools     Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Painted Labels Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, White EP, Heat gun

 

Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. 

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Sharing Love

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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. This month it's all about Sharing Love - letting friends and family know they are loved and appreciated! We don't 'do' Valentine's Day so much here in Australia, but showing love and appreciation is something you can do ANY day. We have 10 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at MaryKate's sweet 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. 

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be & Stitched Be Mine Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This month I've created a cute heart-shaped basket to fill with treats. It has an optional stand, as shown in the photo above. 

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be & Stitched Be Mine Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've also have 3 designs for note cards - one for friendship, one for Valentine's Day and one that would be perfect any time. These are great to tuck into a gift or bunch of flowers.

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be & Stitched Be Mine Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the Meant To Be stamp set and coordinating Stitched Be Mine Dies from the Annual Catalogue for these projects. If you are in Australia, you can purchase these products from my Online Store right now. 

There are lots of other fabulous tutorials in the bundle too, you won't be disappointed!

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 January 2020 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.  Don't forget that with Sale-a-bration now on, you can earn a FREE product with a purchase of $90 or more.

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 Odette's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Peaceful Poppies Suite - Stamp Box Organiser'

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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 a heap of inspiration for your crafting. This month it's all about the New Year - getting organised, calendars, New Year events! We have 11 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Dorothee's lovely 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 button at the bottom of the post. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Bundle, Stamp Case Organiser - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My project this month is to help you get ready for the New Year and this useful organiser box would make a perfect Christmas or New Year gift for friends and colleagues. Keep it in your bag or great to have it handy in the glovebox of the car when you need to write a note or leave a message. Plus it includes storage for some handmade cards to have ready when you need them at short notice.

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I've used products from the beautiful Peaceful Poppies Suite  from the upcoming  January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue for this project. You will be able to purchase these products from my Online Store from 3 January 2020. However if you want to get started now, you can use any coordinating designer paper and card stock for a great result.  My tutorial includes detailed instructions for decorating the outside of the box and creating the features on the inside, plus 3 card designs using the new Painted Poppies stamp set.

There are lots of other fabulous tutorials in the bundle too, including multiple projects with mini calendars; a craft supplies organiser; New Year's party favours and cards. You won't be disappointed!

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 December 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 Pia's Blog to see her lovely New Years projects.

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Christmas Sampler

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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. This month it's all about Christmas - home décor, packaging, tags and ornaments! We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Carla's amazing 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 button at the bottom of the post. 

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue 2019 Christmas Sampler - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have wanted to make a sampler for ages, so I thought Christmas would be the perfect time to have a new piece of home décor on my hall table. I have used a variety of the fabulous products from this years' Holiday Catalogue, with my colour palette based on the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper with some red accents. The shadowbox frames are readily available in Australia and overseas, so why not create your own Christmas Sampler to enjoy for years to come! I'll be standing my 12" x 12" frame on an easel, so all the detail can be seen close up. 

If you love 3D or off-the-page crafting, then you will be wowed by this tutorial bundle.  There are lots of fabulous ideas and projects and I can't wait to try them myself. You can see a sneak peak in the collage at the beginning of this post.

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 November 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 MaryKate's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Pressed Petals' with Thanks

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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. The theme for this month is thanks and gratitude. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including at least one card and 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Dorothee's gorgeous gift packaging, 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. 

Stampin' Up! Pressed Petals DSP, Very Versailles - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
As we head towards the holiday season, we start to think about the people who have helped us during the year; friends; colleagues, neighbours, teachers and those who have provided service. What better way to thank them than with a beautiful handmade card or a compendium that is both practical and beautiful. We all want to feel valued, so take the opportunity to thank someone who has made a difference in your life this year.

I have used the beautiful Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper as the focus for my projects together with the Very Versailles stamp set.  This is a lighter weight patterned paper that is perfect for layering without adding too much bulk. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the card and compendium you see in the photo. You can see a preview of all 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 September 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.

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CASE-ing the Catty - 3D Project from Card Layout

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra'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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This week, we're CASE-ing a card layout and turning it into a 3D project. I've often turned a 3D project into a card, but rarely the other way around!

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I was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and the card above on page 46 with the butterflies popped out at me. I love all of our purple shades and my Butterfly Gala stamp set hasn't seen much ink lately, so I decided to turn this layout into a gift box. 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Birthday Gift Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by embossing a panel of Thick Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then used the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create the square background. I had an 'eeek' moment when I opened my Shimmery White Embossing Paste to find it had gone rock hard! If this happens to you, don't despair. Add a small amount of boiled water to the paste and work it with a fork until you get the right consistency and the lumps are gone.  I put a small amount onto a Silicone Mat and added a drop of Smoky Slate re-inker to give it a slightly grey tone and used the diamond pattern of the Pattern Party Decortive Masks to add some texture to the background.

I added the folded strip of the Tricolor Ribbon once the paste was dry and then the stitched circle in Purple Posy. The butterflies were stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and then over stamped with Purple Posy ink for a subtle look. I used the Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blend marker and selectively coloured parts of the butterflies and then punched them out with the Butterfly Duet unch and popped them up. The 'birthday' was die cut from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Well Written Dies and the 'wishes' from the Well Said stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink onto Highland Heather card stock.  I added lots of bling to finsh. The finished art panel was added to a layer of Gorgeus Grape card stock with a narrow border.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Birthday Gift Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I created the box to fit the art panel, so it is 4.5" x 4.5" x 2.75". The bottom uses Purple Posy card stock that I have stamped with another of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. The stamps were cut apart so I could stamp them separately in Purple Posy ink for a subtle background. I added a liner of Gorgeous Grape card stock to extend the height of box (as I was using A4 card stock that limited the height to 1 3/4") and the lid sits neatly at the top of the Purple Posy section. It also makes the box more robust.  I was really happy with the way it turned out, but it is really hard to photograph!

 

Project Details
Stamps Butterfly Gala, Well Said
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Tricolour Ribbon, Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread
Tools     Well Written Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Butterfly Duet Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blend Marker


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Liz 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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Liz'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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This week, our challenge is to CASE a layout from page 101 of the Annual Catalogue.

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Here is a closer look at the card I have used for my inspiration. The elements that spoke to me were the double frame and coloured images popped up from the background. My initial thought was to make a diorama card with my chosen stamp set Seaside Notions, which I was fortunate to be able to borrow from a lovely crafting friend.  However, after making my card I think I'll be investing in this stamp set as it has a great set of sea-themed images (and I LOVE seahorses) as well as useful greetings that aren't too large.  

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, the best laid creative plans didn't come to fruition as I had planned. I've taken the inspiration photo and used it to create this portrait faux diorama card. Once I decided which of the Stitched Rectangle Dies I wanted to use, it was a matter of calculating the width of the borders to keep it in proportion. The finished card is standard height (14.85cm) and 11.1 wide and the frame is 6mm deep.  I started by sponging my background panel with Crumb Cake , Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel and then more Pool Party to simulate the light coming through the water. I stamped the dotted image in Soft Suede over the top of the Crumb Cake to look more like the gritty bottom sand.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Once the sponged panel was finished, I used Foam Strips to pop up the Crumb Cake frame over the top and layout out my elements. On the left is the seaweed die cut from Old Olive Vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock pack using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  The other images are from the Seaside Notions stamp set, stamped in various colours of ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. There are no dies with this stamp set unfortunately, so I have fussy cut them right on the line and inked the edges with a coordinating Stampin' Write Marker. 

I wanted a very 3D 'floaty' effect for my card, so I just attached the seaweed at the bottom and then curled the seahorse around it and adhered it just in the centre on a foam pad, so the head is free. The coral and shells are popped up at various heights on foam pads. When all the elements were in position on the sponged background, I adhered the Blueberry Bushel frame over the top. The sides of the frame fold over, encasing the Crumb Cake border and are adhered under the long edges of the sponged background. It is open at the top and bottom like a normal diorama card. The 'box frame' is then adhered to the Blueberry Bushel card base. I finished with a trio of Frosted Epoxy Droplets for air bubbles and the greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set stamped in Pretty Peacock and die cut to size with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. 

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a continued with the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a Crumb Cake border for my writing panel. I sponged the bottom edge to match the front of the card and popped up the coral on the right edge, together with the Sand Dollar and small shell. I added some stretched Copper Trim under the Sand Dollar for a bit of extra texture.  The greetings from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set were stamped before adding the frame. 

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

It isn't really a post-friendly card, but luckily this one is going to be hand delivered and I will make a coordinating box-elope for it, so it travels safely. Despite the initial hiccups, I'm really happy with how the card turned out!

Project Details
Stamps Seaside Notions, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Crumb Cake, Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock
 Ink Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Copper Trim
Tools     Stitched Rectangles, Die Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Pool Party), Foam Strips, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

2019 CTC Next

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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!