CASE-ing the Catty - Annual Catty 3D Project

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Rachel, 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 3D project from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue.

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I've chosen the sweet project above for my inspiration, using the Fresh Freesia Ombre Gift Bag.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided to create a card from the 3D inspiration project. I started with a panel of Basic White and used a Blending Brush to add Pool Party ink to create the ombre look before dry embossing with the checked design from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder pack. I added a strip of the fun striped design from the fabulous Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Pack. It is a pack of 48 sheets of 12 x 12 patterned paper that you can choose with your Stampin' Rewards. For the tag, I have cut a Basic White strip with the die from the Ornate Layers Dies, cutting twice to shorten it to the desired size before stamping the birthday greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Basic Gray ink.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I die cut the pieces for the pansy using the Pansy Dies, with the back petals and centre in Polished Pink, the leaves and stem in Granny Apple Green, the. The face and bud was cut from Basic White and I used a Blending Brush to add Polished Pink and So Saffron ink. I also added Polished Pink ink around the edge of the back petals to add depth and Granny Apple Green around the leaves. I assembled the pansy, popping up the back petals behind the face and popping it up on the tag. The bud and leaves were slipped underneath and adhered flat. I tossed up whether to add a bow in the top left corner, but decided I liked the clean look and added lots of bling instead, lol.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Pansy Patch
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Bumblebee, Pattern Party DSP
 Ink Basic Gray, Pool Party, Polished Pink, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Pansy Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Checks & Dots 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Blending Brushes

 

We would love to see your CASE of a 3D project from the 2021-22 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 Peta & Marvi to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Don't forget there is only 18 days left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you get your favourite FREE items with a qualifying order before 30 September 2021.

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CASE-ing the Catty - More Sale-a-bration!

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, 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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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD or $180 order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). Tonight the Crew are taking inspiration from the sample projects in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration (please excuse the quality of the photo that I had to snip from the catalogue!), which uses the Shaded Summer stamp set from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue and Summer Shadows Dies which are a Level 2 Sale-a-bration option you can choose with a $180AUD order of products from any current catalogues.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Seeing the die cuts behind the stamped image reminded me of the technique of creating a background with your die cuts, so that is the direction I went. I have a Blushing Bride card base and I've popped up my art panel. I chose Sahara Sand for the background and for the die cuts to create the tone on tone effect. The Summer Shadows Dies is perfect for this technique as there is a nice mix of large and small dies with both solid and outline options.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I recommend that you create your die cuts using Adhesive Sheet on the reverse, to make adhering them super quick and easy.  My other tip is to make sure you have all your layers cut first, as I found my trimmers weren't happy about cutting the uneven edges.

I stamped the large floral image in Blushing Bride and used the coordinating outline die from the Sale-a-bration Summer Shadows Dies set to crop it. To give it a bit more focus, I adhered it to a piece of Vellum and hand cut around the outside leaving a wide border. The Shaded Summer stamp set also has 7 useful greetings in a nice mixed font.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Sahara Sand mat for the writing panel and I've partially stamped the other floral image from the Shaded Summer stamp set in the top corner. At the base is a strip of Blushing Bride patterned designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Shaded Summer
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Vellum, Subtles 6" x6" DSP
 Ink Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Accessories White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools    Summer Shadows Dies,  die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Sale-a-bration brochure this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. 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 Michelle to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Expressions in Ink

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Hi there

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

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 buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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 This week our challenge is to CASE our favourite suite from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. 

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Expressions in Ink is one of my favourite suites from the current Annual Catalogue so it took all of 5 seconds to decide to CASE the card on the front cover. If the beautiful Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Paper isn't enough then the amazing detail in the DisInktive style stamps and Artistic Dies will allow you to create quick and beautiful cards. 

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a Magenta Madness card base and added a layer of the beautiful Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Paper. I had this piece left from another project and with the large area of white on the right, I thought it would work perfectly to highlight the beautiful spray of leaves that I cut from the new Gold & Rose Gold 6" x 6" Metallic Specialty Paper.  In the Stampin' Up! sample, they have added a piece of designer paper in Pale Papaya on the right side for contrast. 

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I cut a 3/4" strip of Basic White and used the Banners Pick A Punch to shape the end before stamping the birthday greeting from the Best Year stamp set in black (with the help of the Stamparatus to get it straight!). Positioned under the greeting is a strip of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon and I popped it up over the gold leaf spray. The small flower and leaves from the Artistically Inked stamp set was stamped in Magenta Madness and Just Jade ink respectively and cropped with the coordinating dies from the Artistic Dies. They were positioned over the leaf spray and greeting strip and I added a little bit of gold foil foliage from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack and a sprinkle of Polished Pink jewels.

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have a rectangular writing panel cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies on the left and a strip of the white and gold foil striped designer paper on the right. The stamped flower, leaves and gold foil foliage embellish the corner.

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Artistically Inked, Best Year
Card stock & Papers Magenta Madness, Basic White, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Paper
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Just Jade, Magenta Madness
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels, Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon
Tools    Artistic Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies. die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Banners Pick a Punch

 

We would love to see your CASE of your favourite Annual Catalogue Suite 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 Sandra to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Dont' forget that Sale-A-bration is now on and you can earn fabulous FREE goodies with a qualifying order ($90AUD) of products from any current catalogue until 30 September 2021. 

During this round of Sale-A-Bration, some products will only be available while supplies last. This means that once they’re gone, they’re gone for good! This applies to the following items, so don't delay if they are on your wish list!

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies

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

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, 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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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). Tonight the Crew are taking inspiration from the sample projects in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration, which uses the Delicate Dahlias stamp set. There are many layers of fussy cut outline images in the sample project, so for a change I chose to go in a simpler direction for my card.  Warning: you might need your sunglasses, lol.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a panel of Basic White and stamped the solid Dahlia image in Magenta Madness ink at the top left. My ink pad is juicy, so I used a tea spoon to temporarily push the ink to the bottom so I wouldn't lose all the lovely shading the image has. I stamped the outline image over the top in Melon Mambo ink. Some people find it easier to stamp the outline first and then the solid image over the top. Try both ways and see what works best for you. I certainly found it easier to stamp the outline of the leaves first as I couldn't get it lined up when I stamped the solid image first. The panel was dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
You can't see in the photo, but I used the Simply Scored tool to add texture to the black strip by scoring at 1/4" intervals, before adhering to the white panel. I added a touch of bling with the gorgeous Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, also from the Sale-a-bration brochure and then tied a couple of rows of White Baker's Twine and finished with a bow. I stamped the leaves in Old Olive ink with the outline in Mossy Meadow and arranged them around the stamped and fussy cut Dahlia, that was popped up over the top. The greeting from the Dressed to Impress set was stamped in black, fussy cut and popped up on the Dahlia. The finished panel was adhered to a Basic Black card base and for the final touch, a trio of In Color Jewels.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Delicate Dahlias, Dressed to Impress
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Basic Black, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Magenta Madness, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder,  die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Simply Scored board

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Sale-a-bration brochure this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. 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 Lauren to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Celebrating Sale-a-bration

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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 Jacqui's great project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

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Our theme this month is Celebrating Sale-a-bration. This bundle contains an amazing 12 tutorials and 68 pages of crafty inspiration using most of the fabulous products available for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration (3 August -30 September 2021). Each project includes a card and 3D item and there are lots of fabulous ideas for treat/gift/gift card packaging.

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I've created a cute tri-fold card and coordinating treat box with an optional slide out gift card holder using the cute Counting Sheep stamp set and coordinating Sheep Dies. These sheep have personality and attitude! I love that they are quick to colour and crop with the coordinating dies. Plus, there are extra dies that make it easy to create fun cards.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 11 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the August 2021 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

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 Simone's Blog to see her fabulous project.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Stepped Up Layout

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Hi there

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

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

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This week our challenge is to CASE a layout and step it up!

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This week I'm taking my inspiration from the card in the photo above that uses the Timeless Tropical stamp set. 

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This image makes it easier to see the key elements in the layout. It is very simple, but that makes it super versatile and you can use a lot of different elements to create the embellishment identified by the circles. 

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Using patterned paper is one surefire way to step up a card and today I've used the stunning Magnenta Madness design from the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper for the background on my card.  It has gold foil highlighting the design which is styled on the patterns you get using alcohol ink. Only this way, all the hard work is done for you and no mess! For the horizontal strip, I've used the gold foil and white striped design and edged it with a narrow border of the new Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the smaller flower from the Artistically Inked stamp set for my embellishment, which I've stamped in Magenta Madness and then cropped with the coordingating Artistic Dies. I love the detail and depth in the shading from the DistInktive™ style stamps. If your ink pad is juicy, use a teaspoon to temporarily push the ink down, so you can enjoy all that lovely depth. I've stamped the leaves in Shaded Spruce ink and cut some of the smaller elements from the large detailed die in the Artistic Dies set, that I cropped from Basic White.  The 'hello' greeting was heat embossed in white on Magenta Madness card stock and then cropped with a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I added a trio of white Elegant Faceted Gems

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I used a mat of Magenta Madness for the writing panel and a strip of the gold and white striped design on the right. On the writing panel I have partially stamped the inky-look image on the edge in the Magnenta Madness and then added another flower and white detailed elements in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This photo shows the gold foil detail in the patterned paper designs.

 

Project Details
Stamps Artistically Inked
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Magenta Madness, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
 Ink Versamark, Magenta Madness, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Artistic Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

We would love to see your CASE of a stepped up layout 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 Sandra to see her super cute project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

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CASE-ing the Catty - Die Bundles

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Kathryn, 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 the Crew are taking inspiration from the Die Bundles on pages 156-161 of the Annual Catalogue.

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This week I'm taking my inspiration from the project above using the Color & Contour Bundle. I've use the fabulous nested dies, but decided it was a good opportunity to ink up the stamps as well. 

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If you're not familiar with the bundle, the photo above shows the range of scalloped rectangle dies in the set, plus the lovely pierced scalloped border (visible in the sample project) and 2 outline dies for the single flower and flower stem images from the stamp set. Plus, there are 5 greetings in nice scripty fonts.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia
I started by stamping and die cutting multiple flowers in Polished Pink, Gorgeous Grape & Highland Heather and Mango Melody. I stamped a few other colours as well and then decided on these three for my card. For the Polished Pink and Mango Melody flowers I used a teaspoon to push the ink down into the pad before stamping the fill image over the top of the outline. Of course, you can also stamp off, but I find this method easier and more reliable in terms of ink coverage. I decided on a Gray Granite backgound for my flowers and used the gorgeous Stitched Greenery Die to create the  lovely stitched leaves. I was going to add some foliage but you get the leafy feel with this background die, while keeping your card clean and simple.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia

For my greeting, I used the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies, which cuts a line along the edges and pierces each corner.  Sometimes the cut line can open slightly on the long sides, but I find using Thick Basic White holds together better and if you want to be really sure, put a line of narrow double-sided tape on the reverse. I stamped a greeting from the Best Year stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink on the label.  Rather than ribbon, I used White Baker's Twine around the Gray Granite background and finished it with a bow. Then it was a matter of positioning the flowers and popping up the label on Dimensionals. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia
For the inside, I used a mat of Gray Granite for the writing panel, which I shortened to add the trio of stamped flowers on the side for a bright pop of colour.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia

 

Project Details
Stamps Color & Contour, Best Year
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gray Granite
 Ink Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools    Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Greenery Die, die cutting machine, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE of a card from the Die Bundles 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 my lovely friend Tina to see her fab creation and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - All Occasions Section

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! After a crazy busy 4 weeks relocating to Queensland, I've got my temporary craft space set up and enough of my supplies handy to create a card for you this week.  I'm looking forward to getting my first proper order from the new 2021-22 Annual Catalogue this week. 

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 buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the projects in the All Occasions Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. This is a huge section that stretches from page 10 to page 59, so I'm sure you'll find something you will love to CASE.  

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This week, I've chosen the project above for my inspiration. I love the clean look even though there are a few layers and it gives me the opportunity to crack open my Pansy Patch Bundle. The Pansy Petals Designer Paper includes all of the 2021-23 In Colors, so this is a great suite to use with your other In Color products.

Stampin' Up! - Pansy Patch Bundle | Just Judy Designs

I started with a thick Basic White card base and I decided to go for a slightly brighter look with a layer of Pool Party card stock that I dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder for some lovely texture. I added the Square Vellum Doily with a strip of double-sided tape on the left side where it would be hidden and then the strips of designer paper from the Pansy Petals pack. The greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set was stamped on a narrow strip (1.5cm) of Basic White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Stampin' Up! - Pansy Patch Bundle | Just Judy Designs

The Pansy Dies set has a number of dies that cut the leaves and 2 sizes of pansies from sheets of the Pansy Petals Designer Paper. This makes for quick and easy cards if you're short on time. I wanted to add some extra dimension to the large pansy, so I die cut the Freesia and Blackberry Bliss pansy from the designer paper first, then die cut another from Basic White card stock. I cut around the face of the pansy (the Blackberry Bliss section) to create 2 pieces. The Freesia back petals were adhered to the Basic White shape. The front section was shaped with a bone folder to slightly curly the edges and then adhered to the Basic White shape with a Dimensional (go around the top with a Blackberry Bliss marker to cover the white core). I also slightly curled the back petals forward and popped up the finished pansy with a Dimensional. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't really show the fabulous dimension that this gives the pansy. The two smaller die cut pansies and leaves were positioned around the large one to hug the greeting. I finished with a cute little gold bumblebee from the Bumblebee Trinkets on the end of the greeting strip.

Stampin' Up! - Pansy Patch Bundle | Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat for my writing panel and I've added a strip of the Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent striped design down the left side. On the right, I have a small Fresh Freesia pansy in the corner. 

Stampin' Up! - Pansy Patch Bundle | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Pansy Patch
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Pansy Petals DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Bumblebee Trinkets, Square Vellum Doilies
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Pansies Dies, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE from the All Occasions Section of the 2021-22 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. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Kits

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! I have most of my craft room packed now, preparing for the move north, so this will probably be my last participation for a few weeks. 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, 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 taking inspiration from kits in either the Annual Catalogue or January-June Mini Catalogue.  The Hello Dear Friend All Inclusive Card Kit took my eye when I first saw it in the January-June Mini Catalogue. It has a great 7 piece Photopolymer stamp set with really useful greetings and the colours really spoke to me (yes, it does include pink, of course!). You can see the cards created with the kit in the photo above right.

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As I have limited supplies available now, I've taken the opportunity to use the kit to create a Mother's Day card that I can have ready to put in the post shortly. I've used the card above for my inspiration, staying close to the design and stepping it up a little (although it is already a lovely card!)

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by cutting the front from the leafy card base and dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder for some lovely texture. I cut a custom card base from Melon Mambo card stock and adhered the panel. The copper foil vellum die cut was adhered to the card base by sponging a small amount of Tombow glue around the edges. Press it down lightly and you will not see any adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The Mother's Day greeting from the Dressed to Impress stamp set was stamped on one of the included copper trimmed labels and positioned on the vellum panel. The floral die cuts were popped up at different levels around the label and I added some leaf die cuts. I finished with a little bow from the new Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon and a trio of 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a narrow border of Pear Pizzazz for my writing panel and I've stamped the leaves and flower from the included stamp set along the bottom in Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo ink.

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Dressed To Impress
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Hello Dear Friend All Inclusive Card Kit
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots, Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1mm Foam Pads (not SU), 

 

We would love to see your CASE of a kit project from either of the current catalogues. 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 Lauren's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Punch

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite retiring punch. 

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I've chosen to focus on  the Small Bloom Punch this week. It is still available and discounted to $9.20 AUD, so a bargain if you don't have this cute punch your stash. The inspiration projects in the photo above, using the Baskets of Bloom stamp set, show the projects from basic to stepped up. The Small Bloom Punch crops the larger flower images in this set, but is also great punched straight from card stock or patterned paper.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've taken elements from the inspiration projects to create my card. I started with a Basic White card base and then added a layer of Melon Mambo that I dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. For something a little different, I ran it through a second time in the opposite direction to create a linen-like texture. I added a strip of Melon Mambo designer paper at the base with a border of Granny Apple Green. 

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've created a frame for my art panel with one of  the scalloped labels from the new Scalloped Contours Dies. A piece of wood grain designer paper from the In Good Taste pack was adhered to a piece of Basic White and then cropped with the scalloped die. You can see the lovely pierced detail in the photo above. I used my trimmer to cut the centre from the panel.

For the art piece, I stamped the pot first and then masked it to stamp the stems.  A second pot was stamped, coloured with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut. I wrapped the White Baker's Twine around the pot and finished it with a bow before popping it up over the main panel. The flowers were stamped on a small piece of Basic White, coloured with Stampin' Blends and then cropped with the Small Bloom Punch. I added a Bumblebee In Color Enamel Dot to the centre of the larger flowers. 

The greeting from the Art Gallery stamp set was stamped in black on Granny Apple Green and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I've popped it up over the corner of the pot and added the Daffodil flower to the end.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a narrow border of Melon Mambo for my writing panel and I've stamped and coloured the large stem and popped up a flower in the corner. A narrow strip of Melon Mambo designer paper was added at the base to finish.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Basket of Blooms, Art Gallery
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, In Good Taste DSP, Brights DSP 
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine, 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring punch. 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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