IDEAS BLOG HOP - Fancy Flora - It's So Suite of You!

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

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This month we are showcasing the wonderful coordination in a suite of products. A suite brings together a group of coordinating products to provide everything you need to create lovely projects. To make it super easy, you can order all the products with a single item number!

We have a super huge 90-page bundle this month with 15 tutorials using suites from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue and 2023 January-April Mini Catalogue. Every tutorial includes at least 2 projects with lots of 3D projects including gift packaging, treat packaging, fancy fold cards and home décor.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Flora Suite | Gift Bag & Card Set | Tutorial Available | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I’ve chosen the Fancy Flora Suite for my projects and created a generously-sized gift bag and coordinating gate-fold card. The bag (excluding the handle) measures 4 5/8” x 7 1/4” x 1 1/2” (11.8cm x 18.4cm x 3.8cm) and would be perfect for a scarf, body products, treats, full sized cards and envelopes and so much more. The coordinating gate-fold card would also be perfect for engagement and wedding occasions.  You can see more photos by clicking on the Etsy link below.

There are 3 ways you can get the February 2023 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. There is a fabulous joining offer during Sale-a-bration where you can choose from 3 options, including a fabulous Boho Blue (yes that's a new In Color coming in May!) Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine.

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 Janey to see her pretty Country Floral Lane projects. 

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Don't forget, you have until the end of February to claim your FREE product during the Sale-a-bration promotion when you place a qualifying order of $90AUD of more. Plus, a lot of additional product choices have been added, including kits and punches! You can check them all out in my Online Store. 

Thanks for visiting today!

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Fitting Florets Designer Paper

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I wanted to pop by and remind you that time is running out to purchase the gorgeous Fitting Florets Designer Paper.  This item is available until 30 November or while stocks last. It coordinates beautifully with the early release Framed Florets Bundle, that will continue to be available as part of the 2023 Mini Catalogue offering.   

The images in the floral design in the top left of the collage above, can be fussy cut and there are 8 that can be cropped with the coordinating die from the Framed Florets Dies.

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I designed the Stationery Box above with this gorgeous paper and you can see more details about it, on the original post here. Today, I want to share some card designs that I made to include in the Stationery Box.

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I love these mini note cards that fit into the Stampin' Up! 3" x 3" envelopes. They are perfect to pop in with a small gift or a bunch of flowers. I've fussy cut the floral designs except for the one on the centre right, which was cropped with the coordinating die.  

Stampin' Up! Framed Florets & Fitting Florets DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used quite a few of the designs from the Fitting Florets DSP on these note cards. The decorative oval and the smaller centre oval from the Framed Florets Dies work really well with this card size. I've embellished them with the both stamped and fussy cut images.

SPECIAL OFFER:

I have a special offer for customers in Australia who purchase the Fitting Florets Collection or Framed Florets Bundle from my online store. Not only will you receive the Stationery Box Tutorial for FREE, but I will also send you a little package with the 2023 mini calendar, bamboo pen and blue sticky notepad, so you have everything you need to make this beautiful gift. This offer expires on 30 November, 2022. If you already have the bundle and would like to make the Stationery Box, you can purchase my tutorial here.

 

Project Details
Stamps Framed Florets
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Balmy Blue, Soft Succulent, Fitting Florets DSP
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories 1/4" White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Festive Pearls
Tools Framed Florets Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Glue Dots

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Stamp Set

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

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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We're taking inspiration from a favourite stamp set this week.  I have quite a few that I really like, but somehow they haven't seen the light of day yet, so I decided to pull the Amazing Year stamp set out.  It has a great selection of birthday greetings to choose from and the lovely bouquet of flowers.

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The photo above is the sample project from page 28 of the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue that I'm using for inspiration.  

Stampin' Up! Amazing Year | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided on a square card for my version, which I made  12cm x 12cm (4 3/4" x 4 3/4"). It is a nice size and not too big to require extra postage.  I added a layer of the pretty ombre Tahitian Tide Glimmer Paper onto the Thick Basic White card base. The glitter is super fine and very sparkly and I hope you can see a little of that in the photo.  For the centre panel, I've used one of the prints from the 2022-24 Designer Series Paper Assortment with a mat of white, so it pops against the background.  Instead of a banner, I have wrapped a double layer of the 1/4" White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the panel and finished with a bow on the edge. The centre panel was popped up on the card base with Dimensionals, as they stick really well to the glimmer paper.

Stampin' Up! Amazing Year | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The bouquet image was coloured with Stampin' Blends Markers using Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green. The image was fussy cut and popped up on the Basic White pierced circle cropped with the Stylish Shapes Dies. The greeting from the Amazing Year stamp set was stamped in black and I fussy cut it before using the Tahitian Tide Stampin' Blend marker to colour it. It gives it a less intense colour than using the card stock.

Stampin' Up! Amazing Year | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a mat of Tahitian Tide for the writing panel and I stamped the greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set in the centre. I coloured and fussy the bouquet again, cropping the stems so it looks more like they are in the garden.

Stampin' Up! Amazing Year | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Amazing Year, Inspired Thoughts
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Tahitian Tide, 2022-24 Designer Series Paper Assortment, 2022-24 In Color Glimmer Paper
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories 1/4" White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, 2022-24 In Color Matte Decorate Dots
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE of a favourite stamp set from either of the current catalogues this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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 Monique to see her lovely card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Annual Catty Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!  Firstly, apologies if my post looks a little strange today. I had issues uploading photos (again), with the blog platform insisting on making them huge, so they are actually smaller than usual! I will fix them up when things get back to normal again.

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. 

CTC392_BannerThis week we have a sketch challenge based on the lovely geranium card above, from page 58 of the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. CTC392_SketchThis diagram shows more clearly the key elements of the sketch, with the background in 2 sections and the greeting crossing it at the bottom right. It is a super flexible layout with unlimited possibilities.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I pulled out the beautiful Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper and used one of the variegated designs for my background, layering it on a Thick Basic White card base. I had a few blooms already die cut from a previous project and started playing around and end up with this arrangement going diagonally across the card. 

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the colours from the background paper, positioning the blooms to contrast with the background. To make adhering the greeting easier, I've adhered the flowers on the right, flat. To add some dimension, I turned up the edges slightly with my fingers and a bone folder first and then adhered them just in the centre, so the flowers look like they are popping from the card. The Flirty Flamingo rose on the left was popped up on Dimensionals for extra height and I popped some foliage of different shapes and colours cropped from the paper, around the blooms.

The greeting from the Happiness Abounds stamp set was heat embossed in white on Night of Navy card stock for a strong contrast. It was cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and you need to double-cut it, as it is longer than the die. I popped it up on Dimensionals at the bottom right as per the sketch layout. I added a sprinkle of dots from the Glossy Dots Assortment that coordinate with the Hues of Happiness Suite, to finish.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I've continued the same layout, with a mat of Melon Mambo card stock for the writing panel. I added a border on each side, of the floral design that incorporates the colours I've used on the front.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The rain finally let up today with some blue sky peaking through this afternoon, so I could get outside and take my photos on the deck. Hopefully, I'll be able to catch up on some laundry tomorrow!

 

Project Details
Stamps Happiness Abounds
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Hues of Happiness DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Glossy Dots Assortment
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Tool

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of this great sketch from page 58 of the 2022-23 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 Julia to see her pretty project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sending Love & Hugs

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! It has been ages since I've been able to join the Crew and I'm feeling rather out of practice, lol. After 10 months of renovations, I'm finally moving into my new craft room.  I'll share some pics after I'm unpacked and organised.

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 the Crew are taking inspiration from a bundle in the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue .

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I decided on the Sending Smiles Bundle for my card, using the sample above for inspiration. I think it was the textured backgound using the lattice from the Chic Dies that caught my eye, plus, I thought it would be nice for my Mum, who has been unwell recently.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Bundle & Artisan Additions Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I don't have the Chic Dies, but I thought the lattice (of a different kind) from the Artisan Addition Dies might work. I cropped 2 panels from Thick Basic White and then fussy cut around the design to create standalone pieces that I adhered to a panel of Basic White. If I was doing this again, I would add the Adhesive Sheet to the reverse first, but I wasn't sure how it would turn it.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Bundle & Artisan Additions Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stamped the flowers and stems and cropped them with the corresponding pieces from the Sending Dies and positioned them on the lattice. I decided on the detailed 'Sending' die, rather than stamping it and then die cutting. Foam Adhesive Sheet was adhered to the reverse of the Daffodil Delight card stock before die cutting, so the greeting adds another layer of texture to card. The smaller greeting was stamped in Garden Green and cropped with the smallest of the banner dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies, cutting twice to extend the length.  I finished with a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Bundle & Artisan Additions Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sending Smiles
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Daffodil Delight
 Ink Garden Green, Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Highland Heather</span4D8B56
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies
Tools Artisan Additions Dies, Sending Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Sheet

 

We would love to see your CASE of a bundle from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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 Monique to see her fabulous card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Thanks for visiting today!