CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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

If you've come from visiting Sandra, 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 a layout using the sample project from page 130, shown above on the right. You can see the sample translated into the sketch below. 

CTC275_SketchI love a good sketch and today I decided to have a play with my new Birds & Branches Bundle. Birds & Branches is a big 19 piece Photopolymer set, perfect for lining up the bird overlays. The Birds & More Dies is a set of 16, with 'more' definitely being true. Apart from cropping the bird  and nest images there are lots of additional dies to add texture and dimension to your project. I've only used a few of them today.

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Because the lovely foliage circle die is quite large, I decided to make my card square. The card base is Sahara Sand and I have added a layer of Blushing Bride that has been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Next up is a piece of woodgrain paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack. 

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I wanted the foliage circle to be a standalone embellishment, so I have die cut it in Thick Whisper White and then used the largest of the scallop circle dies from the Layering Circles Dies to cut it away from the background. I do recommend using Thick Whisper White to make the narrow border as robust as possible. I adhered it to a Sahara Sand scalloped circle (cut with the same die) that I ran through the Scripty 3D Embossing folder. I have stamped the cute birds, which are Distinkive style, meaning they give you lots of lovely shading with only one impression of the stamp. You start by stamping the whole bird image and I have used Blushing Bride for this. Next is the overlay stamp that adds more dimension to the head and wings and I have used Soft Suede as my overlay. If you set the birds up on your Stamparatus plates, you can quickly stamp them in a variety of colours and crop them with the dies as you want to use them.  The greeting is from the Lovely You stamp set in Early Espresso on Blushing Bride card stock and I have fussy cut it.

I've layered up all of the pieces, starting with the branch at the top that I have cut into 2 pieces and then popped up the scalloped circle over it. The birds were popped up on the circle, as was the greeting and finally the double bow was added with a glue dot. As we don't have Blushing Bride Blends, I have very lightly coloured the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon with the Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend marker and I think it works OK. I finished with a few of my new favourite Elegant Faceted Gems.

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Being a square card, there is plenty of space, so I have used the lovely border die from the Birds & More Dies on the side of the writing panel and added a mat of Blushing Bride card stock. I finished it with another of the birds in the bottom corner. There is such a lot of detail in the stamps with standing and sitting feet for each of the birds. 

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Birds & Branches, Lovely You
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, In Good Taste DSP
 Ink Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Early Espesso
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems, 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools    Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, Birds & More Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your projects, using the sketch layout. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - Playing With Patterns DSP

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

If you've come from visiting Monique, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we're taking inspiration from the colours in the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper. This is a 6" x 6" paper pack with lots of fun designs that are perfect for backgrounds and stamping on. You can see some of the designs in the photo below.

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There are 5 colours plus white in the designer paper and you can see them below.

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I've chosen to use all of the colours except Purple Posy in my card today.  

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started by creating the background with the new Drybrush background stamp. I added Calyso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry ink over different areas of the stamp and let the image do the rest. I found it was better to let the colours overlap slightly for a natural blending and I was happy with how it turned out. The foam ink pads are quite forgiving, so if you get a bit of foreign ink on the pad, just gently dab it with a tissue to remove it. I added the finished panel to a Night of Navy card base.

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the embellishment, I have a Night of Navy stitched rectangle and I added one of the lovely new labels from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I dry embossed a piece of Thick Whisper White first and then cropped it with the die, which creates a lovely embossed edge around the shape. The feather from the Tasteful Touches stamp set was stamped 3 times in the coordinating colours and then fussy cut. The side feathers are adhered flat and the centre one popped up.  I used the Well Written Dies for the 'friend', cutting 2 and layering them for some extra dimension. The 'hello' is from the (sadly) retired Label Me Bold set, stamped in Calypso Coral and then fussy cut to create a narrow white border.  I'm not sure about the bow, but I felt it needed something to finish off the feathers. I finished with one of the sweet wooden leaves from the In Good Taste Elements.

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple, with a mat of Coastal Cabana for my writing panel and I've added a strip from the Drybrush background to the right hand side.

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I would like to make this card again, in masculine colours.

 

Project Details
Stamps Tasteful Touches, Label Me Bold (retired), Drybrush
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana
 Ink Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana
Accessories In Good Taste Elements, Forever Green Trim Combo Pack
Tools    Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Well Written Dies,  Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the colours in the Playing with Patterns DSP. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - 2020-21 Annual Catalogue

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

If you've come from visiting my lovely friend Tina, 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 have open slather to take our inpsiration from any project in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Woohoo, we don't get let off the leash very often, lol!

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I didn't get very far into the catalogue before I saw the lovely sample above using the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle on page 13. I think the blue and yellow colour combo (one of my favourites) caught my eye initially. I don't have this bundle, but I decided to go with the layout using other new goodies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Here is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and decided to add a layer of the new Misty Moonlight In Color Designer Paper. I chose the woodgrain look for the subtle pattern and adhered it to a layer of Whisper White to give it a bit more body. Next up, I dry embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped it with the largest of the scalloped rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I trimmed off the top and adhered it to the Misty Moonlight panel.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the flower image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set with Basic Gray ink and then coloured them with Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends markers. This is a Disinktive style stamp set, so it has a lot of extra shading in the stamped image and can look a bit intense when stamped in black ink, I think. I used a combination of Gray Granite and So Saffron for the centre of the flowers. The Tasteful Labels Dies that come in a bundle with the Tasteful Touches stamp set are fabulous, but do not crop any of the images in the stamp set. So, I've fussy cut them leaving a tiny white border. I prefer fussy cutting on the line, but with Distinktive stamps it isn't a simple solid line and I think you lose some of the detail in the process. 

The foliage has been die cut from Sahara Sand card stock as I wanted to keep any additional colours neutral. I've used the largest leaf spray from the Forever Flourishing Dies and cut it into pieces. It is a large die, so I only needed one. I also have a couple of the small rounded leaf die cuts from the same set, in Misty Moonlight. 

The greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays was heat embossed in white on Misty Moonlight card stock and I've used the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to crop the decorative end and also for the white mat it is adhered to. If you haven't noticed this punch in the new Annual Catalogue, it is such a great value tool. 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Labels Pick a Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the punch above on the left, which has 2 sets of slots, for the 2 different styles of edge. The image on the right shows how the shape changes as you move from the smallest width (1/2" or 1.3cm) size to the largest size width (1" or 2.5cm) for each of the 2 styles. How cool is that? I've mixed the 1/2" (1.3cm) design on the left with the 3/4" ( 1.9cm) design on the right for my label. The huge benefit of this tool, is that you can create labels of any length you want. Mine is pretty long, but it doesn't matter now. I recommend that you cut your strips the width required for the punch; punch one end of the strip and then stamp your greeting where you want it to finish. I use the Stamparatus to make sure I have it straight.  In my case, I didn't need to cut the other end as I tucked it under the flowers. If you do, mark on the strip where you want the the end to be and then add 1/4" (6mm) and cut the strip. Pop the end into the punch to cut the decorative edge and it will be the right length. 

I layered up all the elements onto the Whisper White label, popping up both flowers at different heights. I finished by wrapping some of the new Misty Moonlight & Silver Bakers's Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack around the top, which was much easier with the firmer base. The finished panel was adhered to the white card base and I finished with some rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a mat of Misty Moonlight for my writing panel. I've stamped the foliage image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set in Sahara Sand ink in the bottom right corner and added a stamped, coloured and fussy cut flower over the the top.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Tasteful Touches, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, 2020-22 In Color Designer Paper
 Ink Basic Gray, Versamark, Sahara Sand
Accessories Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Forever Flourishing Die, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, White EP, Heat gun, Stampin' Blends (Seaside Spray, Gray Granite, So Saffron)

 

There is still time to order my 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack, so you can get your hands on all of the coordinating In Color products and start creating with Misty Moonlight and the other lovely In Colors. Click here or on the image below, to get the full details.

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We would love to see your projects, inspired by the new Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to 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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IDEAS Blog Hop - Celebrating the New Annual Catalogue

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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 Yolanda'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. 

We are celebrating the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue release this month, with projects using brand new and returning products. This bundle contains 11 fabulous projects and 68 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, gift packaging and treat packaging.

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors Box Set of Cards | Tutorial Available | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne |  #2020InColors
The 5 new ‘In Colors’ are gorgeous, so I’ve created a boxed set of cards  that you will love to gift to someone special. The box is hinged on both ends and opens in the centre with an undetectable magnetic catch ensuring it won’t fall open unexpectedly. The finished size of the box is 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” (11.4cm x 16.5cm) and fits both Metric and Imperial cards and envelopes.

There are 11 different projects using products from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue 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 June 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 lovely projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - 2020-21 Catalogue Cover

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

If you've come from looking at  Michelle'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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we're taking our inspiration from the front cover of the brand new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue as we can't show you the inside until 3 June.

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I have chosen the note card above from the right hand side of the Annual Catalogue front cover, for my inspiration. It uses the fabulous Lovely You stamp set that has a variety of small-medium solid images  that are perfect for creating backgrounds and 11 greetings in a lovely combined script/print font as shown on the card.  I know I'm going to get heaps of use from this set for both the greetings and for the sweet images that will be perfect for decorating the inside of my cards too.

The strips of coloured cardstock inspired me to show you our beautiful 2020-22 In Colours:

2020-22 In COlorsThey are lovely separately, but they also combine nicely together, although they are more specifically intended to complement the colours in the 4 colour collections (Subtles, Brights, Regals and Neutrals). Sometimes it takes me a while to get on board with new colours and I did not see eye-to-eye at all with Pineapple Punch, one of the retiring In Colors, lol.  However, I can see that I'll be using this range a lot and the new Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Paper has a great collection of neutral print and floral designs to coordinate perfectly with the new In Colors. 

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors

I started with this card, cutting 1.5cm strips of the In Colors and adhering them to a piece of Whisper White.  Using Early Espresso ink, I stamped 2 of the images from the Lovely You stamp set over the piece. The greetings from the new Field of Flowers stamp set were stamped in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White and then dry embossed with my favourite Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. It uses the same scripty font as Lovely You for the 'Always' and the coordinating greetings are in the printed font.  The striped panel was adhered to the embossed Whisper White and then onto the Magenta Madness card base. 

I started playing around with the order of the In Color strips and saw the different looks when they are adjacent to different colours. Here is the next variation on a Just Jade card base. 

CTC271_1Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors_Jade

For this last one, I've put the the 3 darker colours in the centre and the brighter colours on the outside on a Misty Moonlight card base.

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors

For the inside, I kept the strip thing going by cutting 3mm strips of 4 colours and weaving them together on the right and bottom edges.

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors

Do you like playing with colour? My husband asked why I made 3 of the same card, lol, but they all look different to me! I think I like the Misty Moonlight version best. What do you think?

Project Details
Stamps Lovely You, Field of Flowers
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Just Jade
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Tombow Glue, Stamparatus

 

We would love to see your projects, using the front cover of the new Annual Catalogue for inspiration. You can upload it to 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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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Lauren has to inspire you this week. 

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Just a reminder, that there are only 2 more days to secure Last Chance (retiring) products.  They will be gone for good at the end of day on 2 June 2020. You can check out the remaining Last Chance products in my Online Store.

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AWH Creative Showcase - Sketch Challenge

AWH_BannerWelcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. This month the Art With Heart Team have amazing projects to share with you that have been inspired by the card sketch below. The sketch was used as a starting point and has been interpreted in many creative ways by the Art With Heart Team.

AWH_SketchI've created a clean and simple card for you today, using the beautiful Magnolia image from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set as my 'circle' element. 

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've started with a Rich Razzleberry card base and heat embossed in white, the greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set that is new in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue that is coming soon. I then ran the front of the card through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, although it isn't apparent in the photo. Next, the full length strip of the green striped DSP that is from the new Forever Greenery Designer Paper pack was added to the left. 

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The large magnolia image was stamped in black Stazon ink onto watercolour paper and I used my aqua painter and ink pads to colour the image. For the Magnolia, I've used Melon Mambo and then added some Rich Razzleberry to tone it down a bit. Mossy Meadow was used for the leaves; Soft Suede for the stem and So Saffron for the centre. I've fussy cut the image on the line, but there are coordinating dies. If you do cut on the line, go around the image with a Stampin' Write marker (I used Crumb Cake) to cover the white core of the paper. It looks so much better. I cut off the largest leaf and adhered it underneath my popped up Magnolia, just to make it a bit more compact and add extra dimension. I finished with a bow in White Baker's Twine and a trio of the new Gilded Gems.

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have used a Stitched Rectangle Die (extending the length) for my writing panel on the left and added a strip of the green striped paper on the right. I've watercoloured the small Magnolia image and added it to the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Good Morning Magnolia, Tasteful Touches
Card stock & Papers Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Forever Greenery DSP, Watercolour paper
 Ink Stazon Black, Versamark, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, So Saffron
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Gilded Gems
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, White EP, Heat Gun, Aqua Painter

 

The next demonstrator to share her interpretation of the sketch is the talented  Michele Taylor.AWH_Next

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Caroline Manwaring

Rebecca Jacovou  

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Amie McIlroy

Rachel Woollard

Judy May    -----> You are here!

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Thanks for visiting today and come back next month for our Showcase, featuring our favourite products from the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue.


Painted Poppies Card Set - Part 2

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I'm back to share the second part of my set of cards made with the Painted Poppies Bundle. This bundle comrprises the Painted Poppies stamp set and the coordinating Painted Labels Dies. Both products are carrying over to the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue that commences on 3 June 2020. However, the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper is available until 2 June or while stock lasts.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne #paintedpoppies

For this card I have used a white card base and then added a piece of designer paper from the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper pack to the top section of the card with a strip of the contrasting green stripe as a border. I have cut the swirly circle from the Painted Labels Dies in black as the background for my embellishment. The greeting from the lovely (and retiring) Rare Blessings stamp set was stamped and cropped with a stitched circle die. I finished it with a poppy that was stamped coloured and fussy cut and popped up on the corner of the circle and a sprinkle of Gold Enamel Dots. I think the black circle really makes the card pop.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne #paintedpoppies

For this card, I started with a Thick Whisper White card base. I've cut a card-base sized piece of Poppy Parade card stock and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card base. Next I used a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of Whisper White the exact length of the card. I start by selecting a die that was the right width and then extended the length by double cutting the piece.  The poppy field image was stamped multiple times across the stitched rectangle with the Stamparatus so I could ensure it was straight and the flowers were coloured with Poppy Parade Blends. A narrow border of black was added to the top edge and then adhered to the card. I cut the scalloped border, extending it to be longer and then cutting a second standard sized piece and they were butted up against the bottom edge. I added the Baker's Twine bow over the join. The greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set was stamped in Poppy Parade and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die and matted on black to provide a narrow border. I finished with the tiny heart and butterfly in Silver Glimmer.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne #paintedpoppies

Finally, here is a photo of the Painted Poppies card set. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments, Rare Blessings
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Peaceful Poppies DSP, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots
Tools     Painted Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends (Poppy Parade, 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 May IDEAS Fun & Fancy Folds Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 72 pages of crafty inspiration and 12 projects for Babies & Children!  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Punch/Die

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

If you've come from looking at  Rose'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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This is week we're taking inspiration from our favourite retiring punch or die.  

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This week I have chosen the Bouquet Bunch Dies as they have been a favourite since they were released. I love that there are extra dies in the set that cut foliage and the extra pieces that really add wow to your card.  It looks like the dies are still available at a discounted price, but the coordinating Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is sold out, unfortunately.  

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet & Bouquet Bunch Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This week I decided to stay close to the sample as I really loved the layering of the Very Vanilla elements and it is a different kind of look to what I normally do. So the card base is Very Vanilla and I added the panel of lace, using the Stitched Lace Dies. I need a bit more practice die cutting the edges though, but hopefully the untrained won't notice, lol. I used a sponge to add a fine layer of Tombow glue to the reverse side, which ensures you get a good all over coverage. Next is a stitched rectange of Very Vanilla that I ran through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, so it would be more noticable.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet & Bouquet Bunch Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started by stamping the flowers, using the faux watercolour technique. You ink up your stamp and then give it a very fine spritz  of water (from about 12" away) and then stamp onto watercolour paper. I used Melon Mambo for the large flowers with some Poppy Parade in the centre and Daffodil Delight on the other flower with Crushed Curry in the centre. I added the dots in the centre with Early Espresso after it had dried. It gives a different look, with the edges slightly softer and more shading in the colour.

I cut lots of foliage pieces in Vellum, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green and then layered it all together over the long stems die cut to give the bouquet length. I wrapped a piece of Burlap Ribbon around the bouquet and cut 2 strands off the edge to create the matching bow.  The birthday greeting is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in stamped in Early Espresso and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die and popped up. I finished with the little heart in Gold Glimmer and a trio of gold Metallic Pearls.

Another week that I didn't get the inside finished, so that is first on my list for tomorrow. 

Just a reminder, that the Last Chance products are flying out the door, so don't delay if there are still items on your Wish List.  You can check them all out in my Online Store.

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow Vellum, Watercolour paper, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Crused Curry
Accessories Burlap Ribbon, 
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Lace Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Bouquet Bunch Dies, Well Written Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Spritzer

 

We would love to see your projects, using your favourite retiring bundle. You can upload it to 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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Painted Poppies Card Set - Part 1

Hi there

I'm a bit behind with my posting, so I thought I'd pop in and share a set of cards I've made with the Painted Poppies Bundle, which I'm pleased to say has carried over the to new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. I'll share the first 2 cards today and the other 2 later in the week.

These cards are intended to be a coordinated set with the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, which sadly, will be retiring (but is still available at the moment). We might think of poppies as primarily being red, because they are used as a flower of remembrance. However, poppies come in a heap of colours and are such pretty spring flowers.

Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For this card I have used a black card base and then added a layer of Poppy Parade card stock that I ran through with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, although you can't see this very well in the photo. Next up is a panel of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper cut shorter and with a tiny border of white to help it pop. I've stamped the stemmed flower, coloured just the stem and the bud and then die cut it with a stitched oval. The smaller of the 2 poppy flowers was stamped and coloured and popped up over the stem. I've chosen to fussy cut it on the line but you can crop it with the coordinating dies. The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and cropped with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Underneath the greeting is a portion of the doily die that comes with the coordinating Painted Labels Dies. I've finished it with a bow using the Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For this card, I started with a Thick Whisper White card base. I've cut a card-base sized piece of Poppy Parade card stock and heat embossed the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in white in the corner. Next I added a piece of my favourite Pool Party design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP pack, which I cut on an angle and then added a border of the Pool Party striped design. White Baker's Twine was wrapped twice around and finished in a bow on the right. I can't believe that this twine is retiring (and has now sold out) as it has been a staple in my craft tool box for 10 years. Because of the angle you will need to use some tape on the back to keep the twine in place.  This whole panel was adhered to the front of the white card base.  I dry enbossed a small piece of Pool Party card stock and cropped it with a stitched circle for the base of my embellishment. The small flower was stamped and coloured, along with some leaves and adhered to the circle. I finished with 3 gold sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Poppies, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Peaceful Moments
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Peaceful Poppies DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Peaceful Poppies Sequins, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Painted Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends (Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green), White EP, Heat Gun

 

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 May IDEAS Fun & Fancy Folds Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 72 pages of crafty inspiration and 12 projects for Babies & Children!  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  

I'll be back later in the week with the second part of my Painted Poppies card set.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Bundle Week 2

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

If you've come from looking at  Monique'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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This is week 2 of taking inspiration from our favourite retiring bundle.  This week I have chosen a bundle that is fully retiring. 

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The Tea Together stamp set and its coordinating Tea Time Dies is my favourite of the tea pot and cup sets that Stampin' Up! have brought out over the years. I love the line images that can be used with lots of techniques and the small flower images have found their way onto lots of cards.  Both products are still available in my Online Store and are reduced in price for an added bonus.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've gone with Lovely Lipstick again this week, using it for my card base. Next up is a layer of gold foil to complement the images that I have heat embossed in gold. As with the sample, I have also used the Tufted Embossing Folder that is also retiring, but have used the debossed side, which is more subtle and barely visible in the photo above. To provide a background for my tea set, I have cut one of the decorative frames from the Ornate Layers Dies in Vellum card stock to create a 'runner'and placed it diagonally across card.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've paper pieced the body of the tea pot and cup with the lovely Best Dressed Designer Series Paper, which is also retiring. The other sections I have lightly coloured with Petal Pink Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The tea pot has been adhered flat and the tea cup has been popped up. The lovely friendship greeting is from the retiring Honey Bee stamp set and I've cropped it with the stitched label from the All Dressed Up Dies. I finished with a Lovely Lipstick bow (my very last piece of this ribbon) and a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

Just a reminder, that the Last Chance products are flying out the door, so don't delay if there are still items on your Wish List.  You can check them all out in my Online Store.

 

Project Details
Stamps Tea Together, Honey Bee
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gold Foil, Best Dressed DSP, Vellum 
 Ink Versamark Lovely Lipstick
Accessories 1/8" Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools     Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, Tea Time Dies, All Dressed Up Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Big Shot, imensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink), Gold EP, Heat Gun

 

We would love to see your projects, using your favourite retiring bundle. You can upload it to 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

 

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

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