CASE-ing the Catty - Annual Catalogue Die Bundles

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

If you've come from visiting Rebecca'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 are CASE-ing projects from the Die Bundles on pages 173-179 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue

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My project this week is inspired by the catalogue sample above from page 176.  I've had my eye on this sample since the catalogue was released; it is just so cute!

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

It was the 3 sets of nesting dies in different shapes in the Hippo & Friends Dies that first caught my eye, but then the bundled discount meant that the stamp set was only $21.50, so I decided to buy the bundle. I think the sweet hippo and lamb are perfect for baby cards, so that is what I've created. 

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the layout, as that is what attracted me to the card, changing up the colour to Blushing Bride. I adhered the circle design paper to a panel of Whisper White leaving a small border on each side, which I think adds a little pop. I had a panel of Thick Whisper White that had been dry embossed with the lovely Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder,  so I die cut the largest of the semi-square label dies from the Hippo & Friends Dies and adhered it to the panel. I wrapped some retired Blushing Bride Baker's Twine around the panel, finishing in a bow on the side and then popped it up on the Blushing Bride card base.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The next size of label die was cut from Blushing Bride card stock and popped up over the white label. The sweet hippo was stamped in Smoky Slate ink; the body stamped off and then full strength stamped over the top. He is popped up on the squiggly 'grass' cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock. The balloons are stamped in So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Blushing Bride ink and popped up at different heights. I pushed the ink down into the pads with the back of the spoon to give a more pastel tone to the colours. Finally, the greeting from the retired Made with Love stamp set was stamped in Basic Gray  ink on So Saffron card stock and popped up at the bottom of the grass. It looks more like Daffodil Delight in the photo, though.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a strip of the circle design paper down each side, with the writing panel in between. I stamped another greeting from the retired Made With Love stamp set in the middle and added a couple of rows of the squiggles at the base with a cute lamb that was stamped in Gray Granite ink.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Hippo Happiness, Made With Love (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Subtles Designer Paper
 Ink Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Basic Gray
Accessories Rhinestones, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools    Hippo & Friends Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the Die Bundles on pages 173-179 of the Annual Catalogue. 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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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Michelle has to inspire you this week. 

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Babies & Children

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting.

If you've come from looking at Pia's super cute interactive 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 Babies and Children. This bundle contains 12 fabulous projects and 72 pages of crafty inspiration for lots of occasions. You can get a peek of the projects in the collage photo above. The projects include cards, bunting, gift packaging, party favors, a baby name plate, home decor and mini photo album. Wow, I think we have you covered!

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends New Baby Gift Set, Tutorial Available - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Welcoming a new baby to the world is an exciting time for both the parents and friends and family. I've created a gift set that comprises a gift box and coordinating card using  the sweet 'Peter Rabbit' image from the Fable Friends stamp set. The gift box has a ribbon handle and a sweet easel embellishment on the top that can fold down if it needs to be posted. It would make a lovely keepsake box or nursery decor. The box is 5" x  5" x 3 1/2" (12.7cm x 12.7cm x 8.9cm) and easily fits a folded onsie, singlet and booties with room to spare. The coordinating card is sized to fit inside the gift box.  

There are 12 different projects for babies and children in this bundle; 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 May 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.  

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.

Now it's time to hop over to Sandra's Blog to see her super cute projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Classic Garage

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Classic Garage  section of the Occasions Catalogue. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Michelle'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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There are such a lot of great samples in this section of the Occasions Catalogue and I would loved to have CASE-ed more than one if I had the time. I will have to revisit this again.

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In the end,  I decided to go with the card above from page 51 of the Occasions Catalogue, using the Perfectly Paired stamp set. I don't own this set, but a friend kindly let me stamp some images a while ago, so I'm glad to be able to use one.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The sample image was coloured with watercolour pencils, but I have used my Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, for a bold and bright result. I have a thick Whisper White card base and then a Balmy Blue mat to create my sky. I dry embossed a piece of Pacific Point card stock with the Seaside Embossing Folder and then cut the top following the curves to give it more depth. I die cut some clouds from Sparkle Glimmer using the Up & Away Thinlits and added the Sparkle Glimmer die cut 'welcome'.  'Baby' was stamped in Pacific Point and double cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to get the length I wanted.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
After colouring the image, I decided to fussy cut it, so I could add my own background. It was a little fiddly, but worth it. When cutting right on the line of the image, I always go around it with a Stampin' Write marker in a slightly lighter colour (I used Smoky Slate this time) to cover any little white bits. 

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Balmy Blue mat and some of the Balmy Blue gingham DSP at the bottom. The greeting from the Better Together stamp set is stamped in Pacific Point. The little deer from the retired Made with Love stamp set is the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Paired - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Perfectly Paired, Well Said, Better Together, Made with Love (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Gingham Gala DSP, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, Pacific Point
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Up & Away Thinlits, Seaside TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Blends

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Kelly 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Classic Garage section and thanks for visiting me today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Fable Friends' Easter 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 Easter/Spring/Appreciation. We have 10 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, many including multiple projects.

If you've come from looking at  Elizabeth'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. 

This month, I have a cute Easter gift set for you, comprising a card and matching treat box. However, by changing 'Happy Easter' to 'Welcome Baby', it could easily be a New Baby gift set. The cute box would fit some baby bootees or a rolled up bib or singlet for a sweet gift.

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends Easter Projects - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the pretty Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper with the super cute Fable Friends stamp set.  My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the card and treat box shown in the photo above.  In addition, you will receive another 9 detailed, step by step tutorials with ideas for Easter/Spring/Appreciation 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 March 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. Stampin' Up! has a fabulous joining special during Sale-a-bration, until 31 March 2019. 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 Laura's Blog to see her super cute Easter project.

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Sweet Baby Bear

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The card I'm sharing today is one that I designed especially for a recent private class. One of the lovely ladies wanted to learn how to get a good result with the Baby Bear stamp. It is a 3-step stamp and the images are numbered 1, 2 and 3 in the order in which Stampin' Up! suggests they should be stamped.  Personally, I find it easier to go 3, 2,1 so that you are putting down the darkest colour first. I think it makes it easier to line up the other 2 stamps - I use his bottom and the inside edges of his paws as reference points when lining up the second and third stamps. 

I have provided a patchwork background for this sweet bear image using the smallest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut 3 of the patterns from the Blushing Bride designer paper (from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack). I wanted to have 2 designs that were predominantly Blushing Bride and 2 that had more white, so I die cut 3 squares in Whisper White and then stamped over them with the heart stamp from the 'Bloomin' Love' stamp set in Blushing Bride ink to produce the floral squares. The squares are mounted onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and a strip with the 'congrats' greeting from the 'Vertical Greetings' stamp set was added to the right hand end, making the finished panel level. I added a strip of Crumb Cake and some White Organza Ribbon before mounting the panel onto a Crumb Cake mat and then onto the Blushing Bride card base.

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I wanted a soft natural looking bear, so the ink colours I used were (in my 3, 2 1 order) - Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand. I then die cut the image (not an SU die) and popped it up over the Crumb Cake strip with foam pads. I have finished it off with some tiny flowers with pearl centres.

Stampin' Up! Baby Bear - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This close-sup shows the lovely stitched detailed in the squares and the soft browns in the bear. With all the detail on the front of the card, I have kept the inside simple.

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I have used a Crumb Cake mat for the writing panel and a greeting in the same colour from the 'Made with Love' stamp set. A strip of spotted Blushing Bride designer paper at the bottom finishes it off. 

Project Details
Stamps Baby Bear, Vertical Greetings, Bloomin' Love, Made with Love
Card stock & Papers     Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blushing Bride DSP
 Ink Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride
Accessories White Organza ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Shape Framelits, Baby Bear die (not SU), Big Shot, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (retired), Glue dots, Dimensionals

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Reverse Words for Baby

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I've been away visiting family  for the last 10 days, so I'm looking forward to getting crafty again. I did take a stamp set and my water colour paper and pencils with me so I will have a few cards to show you shortly.

Can you believe we are more than half way through March already, so there is less than 2 weeks left to take advantage of the FREE Sale-a-bration products available with every $90 order. We are at that stage where Sale-a-bration products are available only while stocks last, so order now to make sure you don't miss out on the item you want.

Don't forget, as an extra bonus from me, you will get an entry into the draw for $50 of Stampin' Up! product of your choice and if you use this month's Hostess Code YURRHD6U, you will receive another small gift directly from me. That is 3 great reasons to place your order now.  My random number generator will be drawing the winner on 1 April 2017 and you will have an excellent chance of being the lucky person I contact.

Today I wanted to share a card I made with the Sale-a-bration Second Release stamp set, 'Reverse Words'. This is a set of 2 large stamps with the words 'hooray' and 'cheers' that show through the stamped background. The 'hooray' is perfect for greetings on birthday cards, but I wanted to extend it a bit further, so I have made a sweet baby card.

Stampin' Up! Reverse Words (Sale-a-bration) with Moon Baby - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have stamped the 'hooray' in Crumb Cake ink towards to bottom of the art piece and then added the cute baby from the 'Moon Baby' stamp set. I stamped the image with Basic Gray Archival ink onto Shimmery white card stock before colouring with my Aqua painter and ink pads and then fussy cutting. The banner from 'Endless Thanks' has been stamped with the 'it's a girl'  greeting from the Sale-a-bration stamp set 'Any Occasion', fussy cut and popped up at the base.  I used a Copic marker to give the banner the pale pink background. The art piece has been matted on the beautiful Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper from the Glimmer Assortment pack, another of the Second Release Sale-a-bration items. The base card is Crumb Cake and I have finished it with a little banner and double bow in white Baker's twine and a little bling.

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The writing panel has a mat of Sweet Sugarplum and at the base is a strip of Crumb Cake washi topped with a narrow strip of Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper. The greeting is from the 'Made with Love' stamp set with the stars from the 'Perpetual Calendar' stamp set stamped off across it in Sweet Sugarplum ink. 

Project Details
Stamps Reverse Words, Moon Baby, Made with Love, Any Occasion, Perpetual Calendar, Endless Thanks
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer, Shimmery White
 Ink Crumb Cake, Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Gray Archival, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tasty Treats washi
Tools     Glue Dots, Dimensionals

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Thanks for looking!

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Total Cuteness

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I've been having a play with the 'Moon Baby' stamp set from the new Occasions Catalogue. This has to be one of THE cutest stamp sets for welcoming a new baby, that Stampin' Up! have released. I'm giving you advance warning of cuteness overload! 

I took up the challenge to make a baby girl card with this stamp set, after one of my lovely team members mentioned that it seemed to be primarily used in baby boy cards. In the end, I made one of each, although the second one is really gender neutral. In case you haven't seen it, here is the stamp set. It has the 3 main line images that are perfect for colouring and a number of greetings.

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You could use Stampin' Write markers, the new Watercolour Pencils or ink pads and Aqua Painter to colour these cute images. I chose to use my ink pads and Aqua Painter after stamping the image in Basic Gray Archival ink onto the Shimmery White card stock. I coloured just the moon on this image.  I stamped a second image on a scrap piece of Shimmery White and coloured just the baby this time. I fussy cut the image and popped it up over the baby on my art piece. I then stamped the baby again onto Blushing Bride card stock and fussy cut the onsie this time and then adhered it to the baby on my art piece.

 

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I chose Blushing Bride as the feature colour for the card. The art piece is layered onto sparkly Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and finished with the matching stitched satin ribbon. The greeting is heat embossed in copper as it works so well with Blushing Bride. I love that Stampin' up! makes creating so easy with all the coordinating products.

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This pic shows the fussy cut baby popped up with the paper pieced onsie. I added some shading to the onsie with a marker and blender pen. Isn't it a cute image.

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I stamped the image of the toys on the envelope and coloured it with Copic markers.  In the background, you can also see the lovely copper embossing on the greeting.

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For the inside, I've stamped the other baby image onto Shimmery White card stock and water coloured it as well. I finished it with a strip of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and some tiny rhinestones on the onesie.

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I made the second card in exactly the same design, but this time I used Pool Party and Silver Glimmer for a boy/gender neutral option.

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, here is a pic of both the colour ways together. Which is your favourite?

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 If you would like to purchase this stamp set, click on the stamp set image at the beginning of this post and it will take you directly to my online store. Don't forget that Sale-a-bration is still in full swing. For every $90 of product you purchase, you can choose one of the fabulous items from the Sale-a-bration brochure for FREE!

Project Details
Stamps Moon Baby, So in Love
Card stock & Papers     Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Subtles DSP Stack, Shimmery White, Blushing Bride & Silver Glimmer
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Versamark, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Memento London Fog
Accessories Blushing Bride & Pool Party Stitched Ribbon, 1mm Rhinestones (not SU)
Tools     Confetti Stars Border punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack (retired), Copper & Silver EP, Heat gun, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Blushing Bride & Pool Party Stampin' Write Markers, Blender Pen, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Copic Markers

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CASE-ing the Catty - Babies & Kids

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The crew are CASE-ing the Babies & Kids section of the new Annual Catalogue this week. I've been hanging out to break open the 'Baby Bear' stamp set ever since I first saw it at On Stage. I'm a 'bear person' from way back, having collected bears and made my own bears which I have on display in my craft room.

You may have come from Rachel'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.

This is the Stampin' Up! sample from page 61 that I am CASE-ing today. Doesn't it look so huggable?

 

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I have stayed fairly true to the layout, using Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand to create a feminine baby card. Baby Bear is a 3-step stamp set and the colours used are Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. The 3 pieces are numbered in the order (1,2,3) in which they should be stamped, but I have personally found it easier to line up the stamps in the reverse order (3,2,1) as the darkest image is stamped laid down first. Experiment and work out which way is best for you.

   Stampin' Up! Baby Bear for CASE-ing the Cattty (CTC85) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I enjoyed decorating the inside, using the banner from 'Celebrate Today' in the corner and the greeting and cute bird from the 'Made with Love' stamp set to add some cute details.

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Project Details
Stamps Baby Bear, Celebrate Today, Made with Love
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack, 
 Ink Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Tools     Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (retired), Stampin' Write markers, White Gel pen, Dimensionals

 

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

 

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We would love you to link up your CASE of this section of the catty by clicking on the button below to add your project.

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You can see the full list of DT members participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog and next week we will have some fabulous new Design Team members joining us.

Thanks for visiting today!


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

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It is Sunday again and the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from their favourite projects and stamps in the fabulous Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  There is sooooo much to love in this little catty, that it is hard to choose. 

You may have come from Simone's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can join the trail here by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

Tonight I'm featuring the 'Honeycomb Happiness' stamp set on Page 15.  This little bird/chick is such a cutie and can be used for lots of occasions.

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The actual project  I'm case-ing is this card on page 10 of the Sale-a-bration catty. I love the bright colours and the clean and simple layout on this card.  I decided to make a baby card and I have stayed fairly close to the basic layout.   Baby cards are often pastel, so I thought something bright and contemporary would work well with the cute chick. This is also a cute sweet stamp set to colour - very quick and easy. I have coloured the chick with Copic markers and then fussy cut and popped him/her up. I stamped the balloon onto the Melon Mambo floral DSP and then fussy cut and popped it up as well.  The 'peek-a-boo' greeting is from the new 'Suite Sayings' stamp set from the Occasions catalogue and the 'congrats' is from the 'Perfect Pairings' Sale-a-bration stamp set. This is another really useful and versatile set with sentiments that you can mix and match.

 

  Stampin' Up! Saleabration 2016 - Honeycomb Happiness for CTC - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

  

Don't forget that you can choose your own FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set with a purchase of $90 or more (excluding postage) of Stampin' Up! products from either the Annual or Occasions catalogues. This is THE BEST time of year, if you love FREE craft products!

 

Project Details
Stamps Honeycomb Happiness, Suite Sayings
Card stock & Papers     Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Blending card, Brights Patterns Stack
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo
Accessories  
Tools     Hearts border punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Copic Markers (Y00, Y11, Y13, YR15, E33, BG05))

Now it is time to head over to Helen's blog to see what fabulous project she has for you. Click on the Next button below to continue the journey.

 

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You can see the full list of this week's participants over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog. Don't forget that you can join us and link up your creation at the CTC Blog.

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CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop - For Baby

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We are CASE-ing the Catty again on this Friday evening and are taking our inspiration from the Baby section on pages 31 - 38 of the Annual Catalogue.

You may have come from Julia's blog, but if not, you can start the journey here and continue to the next blog using the button at the bottom of this post.

There are lots of cute things in this section of the catalogue, but I kept going back to page 37 and looking at the yellow card with the onesie coming out of the circle.  This is where I started, but I then went on a journey and came up with the shaker card below. Isn't funny how the creative process evolves.

Stampin' Up! 'Something for Baby' Shaker Card - Judy May - Just Judy Designs

 

I have used a soft colour combo of Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride and lots of white. The solid onesie image comes from the 'Something for Baby' stamp set. To add some texture to the image, I used the 'stamp kissing' technique with the 'Dots for Days' background stamp to create the soft polka dot effect. This is a simple but effective technique to add a pattern to a solid image by kissing the inked solid stamp with the dry patterned stamp. Not all of the ink is removed by the dry patterned stamp, so you will get a soft and subtle result.

The 'confetti' in the shaker is a mixture of Silver and Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, stars from the Metallics Sequins Assortments and hearts cut from Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Dazzling Diamonds with the retired Hearts Border punch. TIP: If you are using shapes cut from glimmer paper, turn them all over to have the bling facing up before putting the lid on your shaker. It is worth the effort as they won't be able to flip over to the wrong side once the lid is on.

I have decorated the inside with the baby carriage stamp from the same set. I did not have a 'congratulations' stamp that was the right size and style so I printed this one in Early Espresso from my computer. See my Tips and Hints if you are not familiar with how to print the Stampin' Up! colours on your computer.

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Project Details
Stamps Something for Baby, A Dozen Thoughts, Work of Art, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Dots for Days Background
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
 Ink Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories Blushing Bride and Silver Sequin Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's twine, Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Metallic Sequins Assortment
Tools     Circles Collection Framelits, Happy Heart Embossing folder, Baby's First Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Hearts Border punch (retired), Couture Creations 1/8" 3D Foam Strips, Stampin' Write Marker (Early Espresso)

I also liked the layout of the card at the bottom right of page 35, so on the spur of the moment this afternoon I decided to make a more gender neutral baby card using this card for inspiration. The colour combo is Mint Macaron and white with a tiny bit of Tip Top Taupe.  I have added a few little details (I can't help myself!), but hopefully it would still be OK for either gender. Apologies for the lighting on this photo, as I ran out of daylight.

Stampin' Up! 'Something for Baby' Gender Neutral, Judy May - Just Judy Designs 

 

Project Details
Stamps Something for Baby, Petite Pairs, Dots for Days Background
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, In Colour DSP Background Stacks, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
 Ink Mint Macaron
Accessories Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Large Polka Dot Embossing folder, Baby's First Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack (retired)

Now it's time to hop over to the blog of the lovely Kathryn Mangelsdorf. Click on the button below.

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Thanks for looking!