CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

If you've come from visiting Courtenay, 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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Have you noticed the card sketches/layouts/templates in the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue? They are at the bottom of page 22 and there are 22 different layouts to give you inspiration for your cardmaking. This is a fabulous resource and this week the Crew are choosing one of these sketches for their inspiration.

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I've chosen the sketch above for my card today. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I was going to do with it; isn't it funny how that can happen sometimes. As it turns out my card is a variation of my original idea, but I like the extra detail that resulted.

Stampin' Up! Country Birdhouse Bundle | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Instead of taking up the entire card, I've chosen to create a smaller centre panel with the layout, leaving a nice border of the Petunia Pop card base showing.  I used the smallest circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies to create the 12 openings in the Thick Basic White panel. Yes, there was a ruler involved, lol, but you could probably just 'eyeball' it as well. It was a little more effort than adhering 12 black circles (my original thought), but I like the stitched detail around each circle that you get with this option.

Stampin' Up! Country Birdhouse Bundle | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the stitched detail around the circles more clearly in the photo above. I adhered the panel to Basic Black with a narrow border, giving a bold background to make my sweet flowers pop. The greeting from the Country Birdhouse stamp set was heat embossed in white on a narrow strip of Basic Black and popped up between the sets of circles. I added the panel to the card base with Dimensionals, leaving the flowers to last, so they wouldn't get flattened. I chose 4 colours and cropped the flowers with a die from the Country Birdhouse Dies, using a stylus in the centre of each to add dimension before adding the 3mm rhinestone. I adhered the flowers with a dot of Tombow glue in the centre of each circle, leaving it to go tacky, so it wouldn't squish when I added the flower. Rolled up Mini Glue Dots would work well, too.  I added a little bow in white Baker's Twine and a small version of the flower in corner of the greeting. This satisfied my need to have an odd number of flowers on the card!

Stampin' Up! Countrybird House | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have cut the writing panel at the same size as the focus panel on the front, with a narrow border of Basic Black. The birthday greeting from the Country Birdhouse stamp set was stamped in Petunia Pop ink and a little cluster of flowers adhered flat in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Country Birdhouse Bundle | Sketch 19 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

As my husband said when I showed the card to him, 'that's different'! Yes, it's a bit different to my normal style, but I like the fun graphic look for a change.

 

Project Details
Stamps Country Birdhouse
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Basic White, Petunia Pop, Summer Splash, Lemon Lime Twist, Pretty in Pink
 Ink Versamark, Petunia Pop
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow glue, White EP, Heat Tool

 

We would love to see how you used one of the sketches/layouts/templates from page 22 of the 2024-25 Annual 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  Julia to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Flowering Zinnias Fancy Fold

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The Flowering Zinnias DSP from the Online Exclusives range has to be 0ne of my favourite paper packs. The colours are simply gorgeous - bright, summery and they make you smile. 

In the pack is this fabulous sheet that provides 2 border strips. It would be fabulous as a border on a scrapbook page or of course, cut into card fronts.

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However, I wanted to use the complete border or most of it at least and this design by Rachel Tessman fitted the bill perfectly.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Zinnias DSP | Twist Corner Tri-Fold Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Rachel has named it the Twist Corner Tri-fold card. It starts in portrait style as you see in the photo above, but morphs into a tri-fold landscape card that displays the beautiful Zinnia border. I've changed up the measurements to be closer to a metric size card and made the message panel a little larger as well. I love that the bright Lemon Lime Twist print on the reverse side is also displayed and I've used it as an accent together with a pop of Berry Burst.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Zinnias DSP | Twist Corner Tri-Fold Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

When you open the front panel and turn it to landscape the border starts to unfold. I've used my favourite birthday greeting from the Unbounded Love stamp set and cropped it with the pierced label die from the Unbounded Love Dies and trimmed it with another label cropped from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. The Berry Burst panel on the right has been dry embossed with the cross-hatch design from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders and embellished with a fussy cut Zinnia from another of the sheets. The narrow strip of Lemon Lime Twist print is the piece I cut off the border panel to form the card base, so all 12" (30.5cm) of the border has been used. 

Stampin' Up! Flowering Zinnias DSP | Twist Corner Tri-Fold Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The photo above shows the card fully extended. I've added an embossed strip trimmed with Lemon Lime Twist to host the 'Celebrate' cropped from Berry Burst card stock using the Wanted To Say Dies.  The writing panel is trimmed with a Lemon Lime Twist mat and another fussy cut Zinnia. Lots of Brushed Brass Butterflies have been sprinkled around the flowers. 

This card has a real 'wow' and the ladies enjoyed making it in our class last week. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Unbounded Love
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Flowering Zinnias DSP
 Ink Berry Burst
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, Iridescent Adhesive-Backed Discs
Tools Unbounded Love Dies, Wanted To Say Dies, Basics 3D Embossing Folders, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Tombow Glue, Adhesive Sheets

 

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Getting Blue with Countryside Inn

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Blue and white is a favourite colour combo and I have LOTS of blue and white china that I have collected over the years on display in my house (and in cupboards, lol). It just looks so fresh  and calming, I think. Did you know that the beautiful Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper has carried over to the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue? This doesn't happen very often, but it gives us more time to use these lovely prints in white and shades of blue.

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In my recent class we made a card with this lovely paper and I CASED the design from Josee Smuck and made a few small changes.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I started with a Thick Basic White card base and added a layer of Night of Navy cardstock over the top before layering on the pretty floral print that was matted onto Boho Blue cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

The art panel is a simple and elegant of collection of foliage from the Layering Leaves stamp set. The solid image is stamped onto the panel with Night of Navy ink and the other 2 with open leaves stamped onto Boho Blue cardstock and cropped with the Bough Punch. The smaller buds are also cropped with the Bough Punch from the Adhesive-Backed Gold Glimmer Paper. The greeting from Layering Leaves stamp set was heat embossed in white on Night of Navy card cardstock, cropped with the banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies and popped up across the base of the leaves. The finished panel was matted onto Night of Navy and popped up onto the card base and finished with Boho Blue 2023-25 In Color Dots.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside, there is a Boho Blue mat for the writing panel and a strip of the striped design from Countryside Inn at the bottom with 2 pieces of foliage tucked in.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Layering Leaves
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Boho Blue, Night of Navy, Countryside Inn DSP, Gold Adhesive-Backed Glimmer Paper
 Ink Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories 2023-25 In Color Dots
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Bough Punch

 

Don't forget my Special Offer of a 2024-2026 In Color Creative Pack is only open for a few more days. This is a fabulous way to get a little of all the new 2024-26 In Color products without breaking the bank! Click on the link or the image below to get all the details. You'll be able to create with these lovely new colours at an affordable price and with inspiration from my included tutorial. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - New 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week and the brand new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue. We have a HUGE hop this week to inspire you as we have new Crew joining us. Make sure you follow the link at the end of the post and welcome them with some comment love!

If you've come from visiting Michelle, 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 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue, which means we get to choose any project.

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I decided on the project above using the Layers of Beauty Bundle for my inspiration. This bundle consists of the stamp set with the large floral image and a selection of greetings, the coordinating dies and the Decorative Masks. The masks are a fabulous way to quickly colour a large image with Blending Brushes and perfect for those who are not super fond of colouring. Of course, you can also colour the image directly with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, Watercolour Pencils, or watercolouring with inks and Water Painters. This makes it a super flexible bundle with lots of techniques. Today, I decided to use the masks and wanted to give you another option with the finished image by cutting it apart for a totally different look.

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I used Pretty in Pink, one of the new 2024-2026 In Colors for the large roses. This colour was retired about 5 years ago, but has returned for the next 2 years.  I wanted a soft look, so I used Pretty in Pink for all 3 masks that colour the roses and Petunia Pop on the smaller flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. Again, I've keep the leaves quite soft with just a little shading. You can of course make it darker if you choose by using more ink.

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

With the image coloured, I used the coordinating die to crop the image and then went one step further and cut the image into 3 pieces. By cutting the image into pieces, you can achieve different looks, making it even more flexible. There is a separate die that crops the largest rose with the 3 leaves, but I just separated the 2 larges roses from the third rose with the small flowers and foliage and the small flowers with foliage as a third piece. This allowed me to create a more compact cluster, which I layered on a Basic White background dry embossed with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder. The 2 large roses are popped up on Dimensionals and the smaller rose and flowers are popped up on 1mm foam pads to give it a little dimension as it sits under the main image,  I added a narrow mat of Pretty in Pink card stock and then popped it up with Adhesive Foam Strips onto a Thick Basic White card base. The greeting from the Stippled Roses stamp set was masked to separate the words and stamped in Petunia Pop ink. I finished with a sprinkle of 2024-26 In Color Shimmer Gems. The finished card is 13cm (5 1/8") square.

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have replicated the Pretty in Pink mat for the writing panel at the same size as the front and I've added the remaining piece of the floral image that I cut apart. 

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Layers of Beauty, Stippled Roses
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pretty in Pink
 Ink Pretty in Pink, Petunia Pop, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories 2024-2026 In Color Shimmer Gems
Tools Layers of Beauty Dies, Distressed Tile 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Layers of Beauty Masks, Adhesive Foam Strips, 1mm Foam Pads (not SU)

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the 2024-25 Annual 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 new Crew member Courtenay to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Annual Catty Project

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

Wow, it's our last CASE from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue!  Next week we will be starting on the brand new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue that goes LIVE to customers on 1st May, 2024.  I cannot believe how quickly this year is speeding past and it is only 7 weeks until we leave for our overseas trip to Scandanavia.

If you've come from visiting Lauren, 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 our favourite project from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue.  There are so many great samples to choose from and I've CASE-d many of my favourites. However, I  love this page (below) from the Annual Catalogue showing samples for the Masterfully Made Suite.  

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I think the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper is amazing. I love all of the colours in the paper and as I'm a pink fan, the Berry Burst and Fresh Freesia designs are winners for me.  The paper is now in the Last Chance Sale, so you can get it for $10.87AUD, which is close to a 50% discount. I've already CASE-d the layout of the card at the top in this post here, for cards for new team members, so I decided to focus on the Berry Burst project at the top right in the photo above. 

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I decided on Fresh Freesia for my card base, which is a colour in the paper and cut another piece slightly smaller. I like the interest this extra layer adds, but the other advantage is that if you make a mistake or don't like your stamping, you can turn it over and start again! I stamped off the text in from the Quiet Meadow stamp set at the bottom and top corners using Fresh Freesia ink, which looks quite faint in the photo, but I just wanted a subtle hint in the  background. The foliage spray from the Gorgeously Made Dies was cropped twice from Fresh Freesia card stock and I adhered them with tape across the stems. You can also add Adhesive Sheet to the reverse of the card stock but I wanted a more free flowing look. 

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I added the piece of patterned paper from Masterfully Made to a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock to make it more robust for the 'lumpy' surface it was being adhered to. The white banner was cropped with a die from the Nested Essentials Dies, and I extended it to be a little longer. The second banner is the reverse side of the floral paper. Inspired by the paper, I created a shabby chic flower by tearing Berry Burst card stock and rolling it up and squishing it a little and adhered it at the top of the banners. I finished with a flowing bow from (retired) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon under it and a trio of silver pearls from the new Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls. The birthday greeting from the Go To Greetings stamp set was stamped in Berry Burst ink, fussy cut and popped up.

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Basic White writing panel and I've used the spiral look die from the Gorgeously Made Dies at the top which gives it the look of being torn from a notebook. At the base I have stamped off the text and adhered part of the foliage spray under a strip of the designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This card isn't one for a standard envelope, but it's worth it for something a little different, don't you think?

 

Project Details
Stamps Go To Greetings, Quiet Meadow
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Berry Burst, Fresh Freesia, Masterfully Made DSP
 Ink Fresh Freesia, Berry Burst
Accessories Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (retired)
Tools Gorgeously Made Dies, Nested Essentials Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a favourite project from the 2023-24 Annual 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 Julia to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

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