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

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of  CASE-ing the Catty.

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

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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochure again this week. Don't forget that you get to choose a FREE item from this brochure, when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019.  If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'd be happy to pop one in the mail for you.

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I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on the left, from page 17 of the Sale-a-bration brochure, using the Tea Together stamp set. The coordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies are FREE to you with a $180 order or party sales.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The sample uses no-line watering colouring, so I decided to try out this technique and I haven't water coloured for ages. I stamped the tea pot in Balmy Blue ink (stamped off first) onto water colour paper and then used the Aquapainter to add layers of colour.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The embellishments on my card have covered up a lot of the tea pot, so this is a photo of it naked! I still like a fairly defined edge on the image, so I tried not to put too much water over it. When it was dry, I cropped the tea pot with the coordinating framelit die. 

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

My 12.5cm square card base is in Very Vanilla thick card stock and I dry embossed the front with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder for a lovely texture. The centre panel of butterfly designer paper is from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Paper pack and it has been layered on to Rich Razzleberry card stock. I adhered the retired Lacy Doily towards the left side and then popped up the die cut tea pot over the top. The Mother's Day greeting from the Tea Together stamp set was layered onto a scalloped oval in Rich Razzleberry. I used markers to colour the rose before stamping and water colouring.  I found the marker ink melted away more than the stamp pad ink, leaving very few of the internal lines on the image. However, it does result in a lovely soft result. I added some copper trimmed vanilla ribbon until the rose that was also popped up.

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

For the inside I have mat of Rich Razzleberry for the writing panel with a strip of Rich Razzleberry striped paper at the bottom.  I have added another of the water coloured roses to the bottom corner. The lovely sentiment also from the Tea Together stamp set was stamped in the centre in Rich Razzleberry ink.

StamTogether - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Tea Together
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Watercolour Paper, Tea Room Specicalty DSP, Regals DSP Stack
 Ink Balmy Blue, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Accessories Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Basic Jewels Pearls, Lace Doilies (retired)
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits, Tea Time Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

 

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - All My Love

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the All My Love section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are lots of lovely samples in this section to get you inspired! 

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

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Don't forget that you can earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'll pop one in the post for you.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the pretty, narrow note card above that features the beautiful climbing roses image from the Climbing Roses stamp set. It is a set of 9 cling stamps with 5 lovely greetings and 4 images. It coordinates with the Rose Trellis Thinlits dies, which cut that lovely big rose image on the card, plus it has a number of extra pieces including a lovely lattice frame and label that will work with many projects.

When I saw the sample above, I thought the 'V' shape of the roses would make a lovely flap for a special card. I went ahead and made a prototype in copy paper first to make sure it was feasible and came up with my combined card and gift card holder. 

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
It looks pretty much like a regular card from above, with the roses overlapping a panel of the lovely Highland Heather Gingham paper that has been topped with the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. I added the greeting from the Cake Soiree stamp set,  cropped with the 1" Circle punch and sitting on a narrow banner and popped up on an Old Olive mat. I added a tiny sparkly heart that I covered with glue (using a glue pen) and then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The roses were stamped in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and then partially die cut. I cut away the excess card stock and created the curve on each side up to the score line. The roses were coloured with the Highland Heather Stampin' Blends alcohol marker and I added the highlights with the Gorgeous Grape watercolour pencil for a soft effect. The leaves were coloured with the Granny Apple Green watercolour pencil for the same reason. These colouring media work well together, so experiment for different effects.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

When you lift up the rose flap, which is held in place with tiny magnets, the bottom flap folds down to reveal the writing panel. I have added a mat of Highland Heather for the writing panel and another strip of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon at the bottom. The greeting from the Varied Vases stamp seemed appropriate and it was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink. I have coloured the small rose image that is also included in the Climbing Roses stamp set and popped some dainty greenery from the Wonderful Floral Framelits underneath.  

The middle panel provides a pocket for a gift card. I added a layer of Highland Heather and the white pocket that was edged with the cute stitching and scallop finish using a die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. More of the Highland Heather gingham paper was added under the stitching and I finished it with 2 more of the little coloured roses.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the flap created by the roses more clearly in this photo and I also used the Subtle embossing folder on the 2 panels of the card before adding the extra layers.

Thank you to my lovely mother-in-law Betty, who gave me this fabulous bundle of products for Christmas. Well actually, she gave me the money and this is what I purchased with it! I know I'm going to get a lot use from it. I see the opportunity for a wedding version of this card and I'm looking forward to trying that idea too.

Project Details
Stamps Climbing Roses, Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Highland Heather, Old Olive, Gorgeous Grape, Gingham Gala DSP Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, 2mm Rhinestones (not SU), Heart Epoxy Droplets, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools     Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/8" Circle punch (not SU), Stampin' Blends markers, Watercolour pencils, Glue pen, 1mm Neodynmium Magnets

 

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

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

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Hi there

Welcome to our first CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for the year. We've got fresh new banners and new design team members as well! Welcome to Tina, Shannon, Siobhan, Michelle and Lauren who are joining the hop tonight; it's great to have you on the team. Make sure you leave them some blog love as you hop around.

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

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Tonight we take our first look at the fabulous new Sale-a-bration Brochure. There is such a great range of products that you can earn for FREE, when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. Who doesn't like free craft goodies! If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'd be happy to pop one in the mail for you.

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There is also such a fabulous range of samples to get you inspired to use the products and the card above is one that popped out at me when I first looked at the Sale-a-bration brochure. It uses the Lasting Lily stamp set from page 19. This is a set of 16 Photopolymer stamps, including 10 fabulous greetings to suit many occasions. This stamp set is a Level 2 product that you can earn for FREE when you make an order of $180. 

Calla Lilies are often associated with funerals, but they are also popular for weddings and other occasions too.  I have a lovely pink one flowering in a pot at the moment, given to me by a friend after my knee surgery 15 months ago. I also didn't realise how many colours they come in (see more on that below). Lasting Lily is a distINKtive stamp set, so you get all of the amazing detail you see in my card below, with just one impression of the stamp. To get the maximum detail, you need a fine coverage of ink on the stamp. If you can see small ink bubbles on the stamp, then there is too much ink. Take a teaspoon and gently push the ink down into the foam pad. Don't worry, the ink will re-distribute itself when you close the ink pad.


Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed fairly close to the sample, but I've started with a Whisper White card base and I've popped up the Lemon Lime Twist gingham layer on Dimensionals. To do this, I recommend you adhere the gingham DSP to Whisper White card stock first, to make it more robust and then die cut the circle. 

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I stamped the Lily flowers in Melon Mambo and the stems in Old Olive and then fussy cut all of them, so I could positon and layer them for extra dimension. The greeting is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set and it was heat embossed in white on Melon Mambo card stock and popped up over the silver/white Baker's Twine.  I think it is a really flexible greeting to have in your stash and you can turn it into someting more specific such as a birthday or get well card by adding a sentiment on the inside. I finished with a sprinkle of rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of Lemon Lime Twist for the writing panel and I stamped the stamp in Old Olive on the right. The small Lily flower was stamped in Melon Mambo and fussy cut and layered on the stem. At the base is a strip of spotted Melon Mambo designer paper. To finish I added a couple of super cute, tiny butterflies from the new Butterfly Beauty Thinlits.

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne
I tried out a few other colour options and found the mid-bright colours show a good level of detail. I hope this chart gives you some inspiration for using the Lasting Lily stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration), Botanical Bliss
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Gingham Gala DSP, Brights DSP Stack
 Ink Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories Silver/White Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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It's a go! Plus, Happiness Blooms Suite...

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The new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotion is now LIVE! You can start purchasing the fabulous new products from the Occasions Catalogue and earning FREE products from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. If you click on the cover images below, you can download the PDF and save it to your computer or tablet.

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However, there is no better way to appreciate all of this gorgeous-ness, than by having your own copy of the brochures in your hand to browse. If you don't have them yet, then leave your details on my Free Catalogues page and I'll be happy to pop a copy of both into the mail for you. 

Today, I want to showcase the Happiness Blooms Suite. This is a really bold and bright suite of products perfect for summer occasions.  You can see the primary colours that are in the suite below.Happiness Blooms Colour Combo

I've made a card that is perfect for saying hello in the New Year and reconnecting with friends and family we may not have seen for a while.

Stampin' Up! Bloom by Bloom - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used a number of the images in the Bloom by Bloom stamp set to create my own background  paper. There are 17 images in this photopolymer stamp set, so there are endless variations for creating your own designer paper. This is an easy and economical way to create and get maximum value from your stamp set. When you buy the bundle at a 10% discount, you also get the 4 cute mini punches to complement the stamp set and use by themselves to embellishment your other projects.

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I added Petal Pink to the colour combo of Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover and Night of Navy and I think it offsets the brightness nicely. The background paper was addded to the Night of Navy card base and to give more focus to the main embellishment I added a rectangle of Vellum card stock and then the lovely Calypso Coral  satin ribbon. The rectangle of Night of Navy is the base for my bloom and I heat embossed the rows of dots in white across the bottom. 

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The large bloom was stamped in Petal Pink; the stem in Call Me Clover and the small bloom in Calypso Coral and then all were fussy cut and layered, with the small bloom popped up. The greeting is from the Beauty Abounds stamp set, stamped in Calypso Coral and finished with a small Call Me Clover enamel dot.

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For the inside, I have used a Petal Pink mat for the writing panel with a strip of spotted Night of Navy designer paper at the bottom and a small coordinating flower stamped in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Bloom by Bloom - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can see all the products in the suite in the collage below and click on the image to go to my Online Store and see the them in more detail.

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Project Details
Stamps Bloom by Bloom, Beauty Abounds
Card stock & Papers Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Whisper White, 2018-20 In Colour DSP Stack
 Ink Calypso Coral, Call Me Clover, Petal Pink, Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Calypso Coral 3/8" Satin Ribbon
Tools     White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

 
Thanks for visiting today!

 


Cheers for the New Year!

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Happy New Year to you! I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas season in whatever way you celebrate it and now we are into another year. I'm sure this one will fly past just as quickly as the last one. This will be our 19th year in Melbourne and I just can't get my head around where all those years have gone. 

Anyway, one of the best parts of starting a new year is that it is Sale-a-bration time again, where you get to pick your FREE products when you order between 3 January and 31 March 2019. Who doesn't like getting FREE craft goodies for doing something you were already going to do? Plus, the new Occasions Catalogue commences on 3 January with lots of great new stamps, dies, papers and embellishments to create with.

Using patterned paper is one of the quickest and easiest way to create, as they do all of the heaving lifting, leaving you to add a suitable greeting and embellishment. There is a great selection available in the Occasions Catalogue with something for everyone and every occasion, whether that be birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, Valentine's Day, for kids and the males in our life.

So you can enjoy these lovely papers without having to purchase full packs of each, I'm offering my 2019 Occasions Catalogue Designer Paper Sampler

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You will receive 82 sheets of 6" x 6" designer paper and a BONUS 8 (6" x 6") sheets of the beautiful new Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  You get 2 sheets of each double-sided design and with the Floral Romance Specialty paper you receive 3 sheets of each and 2 designs are single sided vellum for layering. So that makes 90 sheets in total of gorgeous-ness for you to great creative. This size is perfect for card fronts, is easy to store and the most affordable way to have it all!

Please note, the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper on page 48 of the Occasions Catalogue is NOT included. It is unsuitable to cut into 6" x 6" shares.

The cost is $44.00 including postage to anywhere in Australia.  You can make your payment by PayPal or EFT to my bank account (this is preferred as it saves PayPal fees).   Each set of papers will be in a separate cello bag and labelled for easy storage and identification. Your sampler will be carefully packaged to withstand the rigours of the postal system.

Fine Print: As I am 'sharing' full packs of designer paper, I need 4 people for each share to go ahead.  If I am unable to secure 4 participants per share, I will contact you and refund your purchase (hopefully this will not occur).

Purchase your 2019 Occasions Catalogue Designer Paper Sampler now by using the PayPal button below and be in the first shares ordered on 3 January 2019.

Note:  Due to Stampin' Up! Policy this offer is open to Australian Residents Only

Cost is $44.00, including postage to anywhere in Australia.

Contact me for my bank account details, if you would prefer to pay directly to my account. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch by email or phone (0438 797 858).

Now onto something creative. We made this card in one of my classes late last year. It is a CASE of a beautiful card from @sleepowlco on Instagram. 

Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

There are 2 things I love about it - firstly the colour combination of Balmy Blue, Sahara Sand and white is just so fresh. Secondly, it takes what could be considered an essentially male-oriented stamp set in Rooted in Nature and gives it a more feminine twist. I haven't gone far from the original, just changing up a few things and adding a bit more dimension.

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The leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake directly onto Whisper White and the birthday greeting from Cake Soiree in Balmy Blue at the bottom. I then gave it a good spritz with water on the reverse and dry embossed it with the Subtle embossing folder to add lovely texture. The tree stump was stamped in Balmy Blue and fussy cut and popped up over the stamped leaves.  The Sahara Sand leaf has been embossed and the other two stamped in Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake. This close-up shows you all of this in better detail.

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For the inside, I have a piece of striped Balmy Blue DSP at the bottom of the writing panel. The leaves were stamped on the panel and the vase, stamped in Crumb Cake and cropped with the Vase Builder punch, was popped up over the top.

Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I also stamped the vase on the envelope, masked it and then added the leaves for a coordinated look.

Project Details
Stamps Rooted in Nature, Varied Vases, Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers Balmy Blue, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
 Ink Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue
Accessories Linen Thread, Leaf Trinkets, Rhinestones
Tools     Nature's Root Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Vases Builder punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Bronze Stampin' Blend

 
Thanks for visiting today!


More Country Home

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I've been busy with classes this week, so I haven't had much time for my own creating. However, I have another card to show you, using the Country Home stamp set. I coloured two flower bowls when I created this card a few weeks ago, so today I'm showing you how I used the second bowl of flowers.  

Stampin' Up! Country Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I coloured the main set of flowers in Rich Razzleberry with Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate for the artichoke, so I continued with these colours in my card. The card base is Mint Macaron and I stamped the tile image on the end in Mint Macaron ink on a separate piece of cardstock (it took a few tries to get them all lined up!) and added it to the end of the card. Some of the lovely Braided Linen Trim finishes off the edge. The birthday greeting is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink on the Crumb Cake panel and I've added the striped Rich Razzleberry designer paper to the edges, with some of the Chicken Wire Elements. The bowl of flowers is popped up on a Very Vanilla stitched circle at the end of the greeting panel and I added the Braided Linen Trim bow when it was in place. I think all the elements give it a country feel.

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For the inside, I have some narrow strips of the Rich Razzleberry designer paper at each side of the writing panel to continue the theme from the front. I punched out a vase shape with the Vases Builder Punch and coloured it with the Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends for my terracotta vase. When it was in place, I added a mask and stamped the stem of flowers and carefully coloured them with the fine tip end of the (retired) dark Pink Piourette Stampin'Blends marker. The greeting comes from the coordinating Varied Vases stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Country Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne 

Project Details
Stamps Country Home, Varied Vases, Picture Perfect
Card stock & Papers Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Regals DSP Stack
 Ink Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Braided Linen Trim, Chicken Wire Elements
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, Dimensionals, Vases Builder punch, 1 3/4", 1/2" Circle punch

  

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CASE-ing the Catty - Toil & Trouble

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This week is our 200th blog hop sharing the inspiration from CASE-ing the Stampin' Up! catalogues.  We're at the last section of the Holiday Catalogue - Toil and Trouble on pages 48-55.

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

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on the inside back cover of the Holiday Catalogue. It  uses the Hung with Care host set, but I have chosen to make a birthday card using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set instead.  

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

As you can see, I've stayed close to the layout of the sample card. The base card is Gray Granite, which is a fabulous warm neutral and fast becoming a favourite. I've stamped the Buffalo Check in Gray Granite on Whisper White and added a narrow border of Berry Burst to give it some pop. 

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The large stitched oval has been dry embossed with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder to provide extra texture. The flowers on the bouquet were die cut from watercolour paper and I spritzed them with Frost White shimmer mist to which I added a couple of drops of Berry Burst re-inker. It resulted in a variety of different shades of sparkly pink in the flower clusters. Small circles of Sparkle Glimmer were added on the reverse to the flower centres. 

I wrapped a piece of Burlap ribbon around the stems and tied the Baker's Twine bow before adhering the stem to the embossed oval. The flower clusters were then added to the stem and popped up at different heights. I created my own version of the 3D word by adhering multiple layers together with the Sparkle Glimmer on top.

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For the inside I have a double mat, echoing the narrow border of Berry Burst from the front. I stamped a stem from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Old Olive and added a leftover flower cluster to it. At the bottom is a strip of the spotted Gray Granite designer paper sitting on the deorative border created with a die from the Bouncing Baby Framelits. The greeting is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.

  Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The card is very sparkly, but unfortunately I haven't been able to capture that in the photos.

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Perennial Birthday
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Watercolour paper, Neutrals DSP Stack, Sparkle Glimmer 
 Ink Old Olive, Berry Burst, Versamark
Accessories Silver Baker's Twine, Burlap Ribbon
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Layering Ovals Framelits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Bouncing Baby Framelits, Merry Christmas Thinlits, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, white EP, Heat gun

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Country Lane

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Country Lane section on pages 42-47.  

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

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This week I couldn't wait to create with one of my favourite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalogue - Country Home. The lovely line images are fabulous for colouring in whatever medium you prefer and I like the flexibility of the mix and match options with the flowers and containers and the sweet label you can add if you wish. I've taken my inspiration from the card above from the bottom of page 42, that I've cropped out so you can get a better look.  Looking at the way the flowers had been used, got me thinking about another option for them and that is the direction my card took. 

Stampin' Up! Country Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can see that I've taken queues from the layout of the sample card as well. I started with a Crumb Cake card base and layered the Blackberry Bliss cross-hatch design from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper onto Whisper white with a tiny border. I cut another piece of Crumb Cake and stitched around it with my craft sewing machine (not that well, so don't look hard, lol) to give the effect of a border without adding another layer. I then spritzed it with water and embossed it with the Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder and adhered it to the Blackberry Bliss layer. 

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The flowers were stamped in Early Espresso ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers and fussy cut. I cut a circle using the 1 3/4" circle punch and folded it in half  and glued it together to make my terracotta bowl, which was coloured with the Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends. I could have cut it from Cajun Craze cardstock, but I wanted to control the intensity of the colour. 

I have used the greeting from the Varied Vases stamp set and layered it on the Crushed Curry design from the Country Lane DSP. On the left is a Galvanized Clip with a bow of Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer ribbon attached with a glue dot.


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For the inside, the Crushed Curry designer paper is layered onto Fresh Fig card stock with a narrow border and then the white writing panel centred over it. A narrow strip of the cross-hatch designer paper at the bottom of the writing panel grounds the 2 vases. The large one is cut with the Vases Builder punch in Whisper White and coloured with Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends and the second is a design from the Varied Vases stamp set and also cropped with the Vases Builder punch.  

Stampin' Up! Country Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Country Home, Varied Vases
Card stock & Papers Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Country Lane DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Fresh Fig
Accessories Galvanized Clips, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon
Tools     Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, Dimensionals, Vases Builder punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Sewing machine

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Joyous Noel

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Joyous Noel section on pages 28-35.  Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from green card above with the bauble, from page 34 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have taken the basic layout from this card to create my card using the Wishing You Well stamp set. This is a lovely stamp set that works for many occasions, so you will get heaps of mileage from it. It is a one of the new distINKtive style stamp sets that creates beautiful shading with just one impression of the stamp. Here is the stamp set, in case it passed you by. 

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I've created a birthday card using the pretty bouquet as the focus for my card.  My card base is Whisper White and I added some strips of the Highland Heather spotted designer paper on the sides. The birthday greeting from the retired Cottage Greetings stamp set was stamped in the centre of a panel of Whisper White card stock and then embossed it with the lovely Tufted embossing folder.

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I stamped the bouquet in Tranquil Tide ink and added the flowers in Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight and cropped it with the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered it on a scalloped mat in Highland Heather.

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For the inside, I partially stamped the bouquet in the top corner of the writing panel and added the flowers in Highland Heather and layered it on a mat of Highland Heather.


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Here is a view from the top. The Tufted embossing folder adds a lovely soft texture to this card.

Stampin' Up! Wishing You Well - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Wishing You Well, Cottage Greetings (retired)
Card stock & Papers Highland Heather, Whisper White, Subtles DSP stack
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, 1/8" Pineapple Punch Grosgrain
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits,Tufted Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Festive Farmhouse

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Festive Farmhouse section on pages 12-17. Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

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

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above, on page 17 of the Holiday Catalogue. I've cropped the image, so you can see it more clearly. I'm taking a break from Christmas cards this week, so I've used one of the lovely all-purpose stamp sets that are in the Holiday Catalogue. By that I mean, it is one that is not holiday specific, called Country Home

  Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've incorporated a number of other new products as well, to create a country feel to my card. The card base is Gray Granite and the next layer is also Gray Granite and embossed with the lovely Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder. I'm old enough to remember pressed tin (as we called them) ceilings, which were much more interesting to look at than our modern white plaster (IMHO!). The banner  has been stamped in Pool Party ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp. With this stamp you can create your gingham in any colour you want. Unfortunately, I wasn't brave enough to get the sewing machine out and go around the embossed panel, but I think it would have made it pop, as it did in the sample.

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The focus image is the lovely jug of flowers from the Country Home stamp set. The stamp set also includes a milk churn, another floral image to mix and match with the jug and a variety of large and small greetings. I have stamped the jug first and then the flowers on top, using Early Espresso ink which is perfectly fine to use with your Stampin' Blends if you want an alternative to black. The stamps are photopolymer, making it very easy to line them up. I've fussy cut the image and then popped it up on foam pads on the largest stitched oval which has a mat of Calypso Coral. The greeting is from the Darling Label stamp set and has been cropped with the stitched label from the Stitched Labels Framelits.

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For the inside, I have stamped part of the floral image in the bottom corner of the writing panel and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

Project Details
Stamps Country Home, Darling Label, Buffalo Check
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
 Ink Early Espresso, Pool Party
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody)

 

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