CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Stamp Set

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Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's who are enjoying some extra TLC today. I hope you've had a lovely day. I was able to visit my Mum in WA last week and left her my card to open today.

As we get towards the end of the Occasions Catalogue period, the CTC Crew are CASE-ing their favourite retiring stamp set. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Peta'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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I have lots of favourite sets from the Occasions Catalogue that are retiring, so I've chosen Climbing Roses Bundle for my card this week. It is still available to purchase, while stocks last.

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My inspiration comes from the card above on page 9 of the Occasions Catalogue. I've been wanting to CASE this one for a while, so I'm glad I have the opportunity today.

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

I've used all of the same elements as the sample card, but changed it up a bit. I started with a Gorgeous Grape card base and added a layer of thick Whisper White that I dry embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. This adds interest and texture without making the finished card look too busy. The large rose image from the Climbing Roses cling stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink to give a more subtle outline and I then coloured it with Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  The coloured image was cropped with the coordinating die from Rose Trellis Thinlits

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

The background to the floral image is the lattice that I have die cut  in Silver Glimmer to add some sparkle and I positioned it on the right side of the card. The greeting from the Dear Doily stamp set (also retiring) was heat embossed on the Highland Heather die cut label and popped under the floral image.  The small coloured rose was added to the corner of the greeting label and some scattered rhinestones finish it off.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have added a strip of the Highland Heather gingham designer paper at the bottom and added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer to border it. I've stamped and coloured part of the large floral image from the Climbing Roses stamp set in the top corner and added a small coloured rose in the opposite corner to finish.

Project Details
Stamps Climbing Roses, Dear Doily
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Silver Glimmer, Gingham Gala DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Rose Trellis Thinlits, Subtle Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green), Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun

 

There is still time to get a FREE 2019-20 Annual Catalogue delivered to your door. Place an order with me by 31 May and the fabulous new Annual Catalogue will be winging its way to your door. Take advantage of the Last Chance List to get retiring products on your wish list, plus the Clearance Rack was updated a few days ago with heaps of new products.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Michelle 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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This week the CTC Crew are CASE-ing a layout from the Occasions Catalogue. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on 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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CASE-ing layouts is one of the best ways to get started when you're not feeling inspired to design your own creation. Since I've been back from OnStage, I've felt my mojo was still on holiday in Auckland, lol, so this has been great for me to get started creating again.

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I've chosen the card above as my inspiration this week. I love the laser cut background and the layering of the embellishments.  

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with the same laser cut design from the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, which are sized to fit a standard imperial size card base as shown in the Stampin' Up! sample.  I added mine to a piece of Pool Party card stock, leaving a wide border and then to a standard metric Bermuda Bay card base that I trimmed by 6mm in length to create an even border. I think the extra space around the laser cut panel makes it look less 'busy'.

I chose to use a piece of the beautiful Petal Pink and Pool Party blossom paper from the new Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper as my focus. It is new in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue that will be shipping to my customers from 6 May 2019.  The paper has been trimmed on each end with the Everyday Label Punch and layered on a Bermuda Bay banner for a pop of colour and added to a stitched rectangle of Vellum card stock. The Vellum helps to soften the bold laser cut design and keep the focus on the designer paper. 

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I didn't want to add any more colours, so I've used Silver Foil and Bermuda Bay die cuts behind the greeting, together with some Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and Silver Mini Sequin Trim, both of which are retiring, unfortunately. 

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad DSP & Free as a Bird stamp set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have added a strip of the designer paper on the left and then stamped and coloured part of the large bird image from the new Free as a Bird stamp set with Stampin' Blends markers.

Stampin' Up! Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps All That You Are, Free as a Bird
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Bird Ballad DSP, Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
 Ink Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon, Silver Mini Sequin Trim
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Rose Trellis Thinlits, Needlepoint Elements Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Blends

 

There is still time to get a FREE 2019-20 Annual Catalogue delivered to your door. Place an order with me by 31 May and the fabulous new Annual Catalogue will be winging its way to your door. Take advantage of the Last Chance List to get retiring products on your wish list, plus the Clearance Rack was updated a few days ago with heaps of new products.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what the lovely Monique 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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Painted Seasons' Mother's Day Projects

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Welcome to the blog hop for the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team. 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. There will be a theme for each month and this month it is Mother's Day/Father's Day/Friendship. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, many including multiple projects.

If you've come from looking at MaryKate'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. 

This month, I have a Mother's Day gift set for you, comprising a card and coordinating gift box and tag. The card also includes a gift card holder, so you can spoil Mum with a gift card for her favourite store. However, these projects would also be perfect for a birthday, thank you or friendship gift with a change of greeting.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons for Mother's Day - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I have used the pretty Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper with the Painted Seasons stamp set.  My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the card (with gift card holder) and coordinating gift box and tag shown in the photo above.  Plus, I have included instructions and photos showing you how to get the extra pop in the centre of the flowers without losing the detail.

You will receive another 11 detailed, step by step tutorials with more ideas for Mother's Day/Father's Day/Friendship occasions as part of the bundle. You can see a preview of all of the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

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 April 2019 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 for FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. Stampin' Up! has a fabulous joining special during Sale-a-bration, until 31 March 2019. 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 Laura's Blog to see her gorgeous Friendship projects.

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

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. This is our very last week of Sale-a-bration for this year.  I have really enjoyed creating with the Sale-a-bration free products and I definitely think it is one of the best ranges we have had. There is still time for you get your hands on them, as orders close  at 11.50pm  AEDT tonight (31 March). You can see ALL of the FREE product options in my Online Store

If you've come from Peta'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 Brochures again this week and I am looking at this photo on page 15 of the main brochure.

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Somehow I haven't managed to ink up the Lovely Lattice stamp set yet, even though it is one of the first that I chose to get. This sample in Petal Pink is very pretty, so I let the colour drive my creation this week. 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My base card is thick Whisper White and I've added a panel of the very lovely Petal Pink vellum from the Floral Romance Specialty DSP as a background to the fussy cut floral image.  It was fortuitously lying on my craft desk, so I put it to use.  I recommend using a sponge to pick up a little Tombow glue from a Silicone Mat and then dab it around the edges of the vellum. Place the vellum onto the card and press lightly. You won't get unsightly adhesive showing through if you use this method. To add a bit of pop I have a band of Grapefruit Grove card stock at the edge of the vellum and I've carried it through to the birthday greeting at the bottom. 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have coloured the image with Petal Pink Stampin Blends markers, with a little Calypso Coral for the shading. I've used my favourite Granny Apple Green for the leaves and then fussy cut the image leaving only a narrow border. The image was adhered to the panel, popped up on Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Grapefruit Grove and a strip of the Petal Pink vellum at the base. I stamped part of the Lovely Lattice image again and coloured and fussy cut just the largest flower and the smaller attached flower.  It is such a lovely image to colour.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Lovely Lattice, Well Said
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Floral Romance Specialty DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Grapefruit Grove
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers (Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the fabulous project my lovely friend Tina 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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project with Lovely Lattice and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Needlepoint Nook

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Needlepoint Nook  section of the new Occasions Catalogue. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on 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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There is just 1 week left to earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. You can see all of the Sale-a-bration products that you can choose from in my Online Store. Don't forget the Sale-a-bration Coordination - all those fabulous dies to crop the images from your favourite Sale-a-bration stamp sets,  available only until 31 March (except the Hop Around Framelits, that have now sold out). The popular Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack is back while stocks last. 

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, that I've cropped out of the banner photo so you can see it more clearly. I was attracted to this card because of the colour - Berry Burst (along with Lemon Lime Twist) are my absolute favourite colours from the 2017-19 In Colours and they won't be around much longer (sob!). I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make another card with this lovely colour.

Reminder: now is the time to get your retiring In Colour re-inkers and card stock, as they will go like hot cakes when the Retiring List is released in Early May. 

Stampin' Up! First Frost & Needlepoint Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I decided to go with a square card base in Berry Burst and a centre panel in Berry Burst and a wide mat in Whisper White to add pop. For the centre panel I first embossed a section of the lovely needlepoint embossing die from the NeedlePoint Elements Framelits Dies in each corner. Layered on the panel is a doily and some of the white Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and then the flowers from the First Frost stamp set in Berry Burst, stamped off and full strength. This lovely stamp set carried over from the Holiday Catalogue, so you won't see it in any catalogue at the moment. You can find it in my Online Store, so if it is still on your Wish List it might be a good time to purchase it, as we don't know whether it will make it into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue that is coming soon.

Stampin' Up! First Frost & Needlepoint Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I popped in lots of greenery die cuts around the flowers as well as stamped leaves from the Painted Seasons stamp set in Granny Apple Green. Finally the centre banner in Silver Foil was added on top and the stamped greeting from the Amazing Life stamp set was popped up on the foil banner. I added a couple of rhinestones on the greeting banner and 3 of the cute Crumb Cake buttons from the Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons pack.

Stampin' Up! First Frost & Needlepoint Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have kept the inside simple, with a double mat and more of the needlepoint embossing die in the bottom corner. I added a stamped rose over the top and a single leaf spray.

Stampin' Up! First Frost & Needlepoint Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Amazing Life, Painted Seasons, First Frost
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Berry Burst, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Silver Foil
 Ink Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Doily, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Needlepoint Elements Framelits, Four Seasons Framelits, Rose Trellis Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique 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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Needlepoint Nook Suite and thanks for visiting me today!


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Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a special friend's birthday a couple of  weeks ago. I used the lovely All That You Are stamp set that has a large floral line image that is fabulous for all types of colouring. I used my favourite Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, but it would also be lovely water coloured too. 

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by embossing the front of the thick Whisper White card base with the Subtle embossing folder. The image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White that was cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and then coloured with Calypso Coral, Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. I layered it onto Melon Mambo card stock and then popped up the panel on the card base.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The greeting from the All That You Are stamp set was heat embossed in white on Melon Mambo and then double cut to the size I wanted with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. I added some rhinestones and a tiny butterfly to finish.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I die cut a stitched rectangle for the writing panel and then stamped part of the floral image on the side, and the birthday greeting at the bottom. The finished panel was layered onto a Melon Mambo mat.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Thanks to Peggy Noe for the inspiration for this card.

Project Details
Stamps All That You Are, Amazing Life
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Melon Mambo
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals

 

Don't forget there is only 11 days left to get your FREE Sale-a-bration products when you place an order for $90 or more. The good news is that the popular Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack is back while stocks last, so don't miss out on yours, if this is on your wish list. It coordinates beautifully with the Gingham Gala Designer Paper pack, one of my favourites from the Occasions Catalogue.

I hope you like my project with All That You Are and thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Gingham Gala

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Gingham Gala section of the new Occasions Catalogue. This is definitely one of my favourite suites in the catalogue.

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Monique'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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There are just 3 weeks left to earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. You can see all of the Sale-a-bration products that you can choose from in my Online Store. Don't forget the Sale-a-bration Coordination - all those fabulous dies to crop the images from your favourite Sale-a-bration stamp sets. They are only available until 31 March.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, which I've cropped out of the banner photo so you can see it more clearly. This layout is such a great way to use up leftover strips of designer paper, especially from the 6" x 6" paper size. It is also a great layout for using bold designs, as they are not so overwhelming in a smaller piece. I have a few samples using different designer papers.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This first sample uses the  Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper and I have laid my 1" strips onto a background of Poppy Parade card stock. The spacing creates a slightly wider strip that I have left bare to use for my greeting. I added the 'thanks' greeting from the Well Written Framelits that was cut in Sparkle Glimmer Paper and some of the cute wooden shapes from the Butterfly Elements to finish. The finished panel was popped up onto a Whisper White card base.

Project Details
Stamps Painted Seasons
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Painted Seasons DSP, Sparkle Glimmer paper
 Ink Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover
Accessories Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Butterfly Elements, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This sample uses the succulents design from the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper. I have added some of the Lemon Lime Twist Gingham and spotted Pool Party paper to complement the design. In the  space, I have a flagged banner in Sparkle Glimmer paper for my layered round greeting to sit on. I finished it with a double bow in white/silver Baker's Twine and some rhinestones. I'm really going to miss Lemon Lime Twist when it retires at the end of May 2019.

Project Details
Stamps Dear Doily, Painted Seasons
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Painted Seasons DSP, Gingham Gala DSP, Subtles DSP, Sparkle Glimmer paper
 Ink Pool Party
Accessories Rhinestones, White/Silver Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Stampin' Up! Happines Blooms DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My final sample uses the bold Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper, with the strips layered onto a Night of Navy background. I have heat embossed the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set in white and added a lush bow in Calypso Coral Satin ribbon at the top. To finish I added some coordinating Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and a wooden butterfly from the Butterfly Elements pack. 

The same layout has resulted in 3 very different cards, but all are bold and bright. I hope you get out some of your leftover strips and give this layout a try.

Project Details
Stamps Perennial Birthday, Happiness Booms
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Happiness Blooms DSP
 Ink Versamark, Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral
Accessories Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Butterfly Elements
Tools     White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

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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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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Gingham Gala Suite and thanks for visiting me today!


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

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Welcome to a new month and another week of CASE-ing the Catty. Can you believe that we are in the 3rd month of the year already?  We have only 1 month of Sale-a-bration remaining and Stampin Up! have pulled out the stops to give you even more Level 1 FREE product choices when you place an order of $90 or more.  If you had your eye on the Painted Seasons Designer Paper, then the good news is, that you can choose the paper pack by itself as a Level 1 freebie. For details of ALL of the Level 1 product choices available, see them in my Online Store

If you've come from Rachel'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 Brochures again this week and I am looking at this photo on page 8 of the main brochure and the sweet note card that I have circled in the bottom right.

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I love embellishments and I'm a bit of  hoarder. I didn't want the cute Butterfly Elements to end up in the bottom drawer, so I decided to use some on a note card. I wanted my note card to have a bit more punch than the sample and this is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I like a larger note card, so I have created a card base that is 9.9cm square, so that you can get 3 from a sheet of A4 card stock or 4 from a 12" x 12" sheet. On the Balmy Blue layer I have a square of the black and white spotted paper from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper pack, layered on black card stock with a narrow border. 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I roughly cut a butterfly from the sheet in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper pack and adhered it to a scrap of Whisper White. I recommend you do this if you intend popping up your butterflies; it makes them a lot more robust. The butterfly was coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and then cropped with the Butterfly Duet Punch. I used a piece of the 1/8" Foam Strip under the body to pop up the butterfly as it works with the height of the wooden elements. I added the white embossed greeting at the bottom first, which is from the Wishing You Well stamp set. The butterfly was popped up next and finally the wooden elements under the wings, adhered with glue dots. The butterfly wings are not attached to the wooden elements, so I have gently lifted them for extra a little extra dimension.

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For the inside I have another layer of Balmy Blue and I've used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to create the square writing panel. I finished with the matching small butterfly in the top corner, coloured in the same shades. Coordinating Gingham Gala Designer Paper was added to the back flap of the 10.5cm square envelope. I love having a stash of cute note cards ready to use, so one thing led to another and I ended up with this.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This set of note cards would make a lovely gift, so I made a pizza-style box to fit the note cards and envelopes. 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Finally, I added my favourite colour to the top of the box to finish it off.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

If you have these Sale-a-bration products and would like to make this pretty note card set, then the 8 page  PDF tutorial is available for Instant Download over on my Etsy store. It includes details of how to punch out the butterflies and keep their antennae intact! 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.

Project Details
Stamps Wishing You Well, Butterfly Gala
Card stock & Papers Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Gingham Gala DSP
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Butterfly Elements, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Butterfly Duet Punch, Classic Label Punch, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, 1/8" Foam Strip, White EP, Heat Gun, Simply Scored Board, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch)

 

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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project and thanks for visiting me today!


Art With Heart Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects using products available for FREE when you make a minimum purchase during Sale-a-bration. For every $90 (AUD) you spend before postage, you can choose FREE products from the brochure.
 
• If you spend $90, you get one free level 1 product.
• If you spend $180, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
• If you spend $270, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 items.     
 
The sale-a-bration promotion is current now until 31 March 2019. Be sure to request your copy of the brochure today if you don’t already have one. Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team - just ask any of the girls on the blog hop for more details! 
 
Butterflys are a big part of the FREE Sale-a-bration products, so I've I have a project to show you how you might use them. I have one of my favourite square cards, using the beautiful Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. This is a fabulous pack with lots of sheets of butterflies that you can punch out with the Butterfly Duet Punch, plus coordinating patterns and even sheets to colour. 
 
My base card is Whisper White and I have a Gorgeous Grape matte for the Highland Heather floral design from the Botanical Butterfly DSP pack.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements & Part Of My Story - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the centre embellishment I have used one of the outline butterflies from the Butterfly Elements pack. I've stamped a butterfly from Butterfly Gala stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink, coloured it with Highland Heather Stampin' Blends and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It was cropped with the Butterfly Duet Punch and placed into the wooden butterfly frame and adhered it over the Highland Heather ribbon that is from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack. I have used a cake decorating stamen for the butterfly antennae and then the smaller butterfly in Gorgeous Grape was popped up over the top and finished with some 2mm rhinestones. The greeting is from the Part of My Story stamp set, which is also one of the Sale-a-bration products that you can choose. It is very sparkly in real life!

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements & Part Of My Story - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have kept the same layout, using one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits double cut into a square for the writing panel. I added a small butterfly in the corner to finish.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements & Part Of My Story - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements & Part Of My Story - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Butterfly Gala, Part of My Story
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Botanical Butterfly DSP
 Ink Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Butterfly Elements, 2mm Rhinestones
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Butterfly Duet Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather), Glue Pen

 

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented,  Catherine Proctor.    

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 Thanks for visiting today! 


CASE-ing the Catty - Happiness Blooms

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Happiness Blooms 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 Rebecca'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. Plus, a selection of lovely new products are now available to choose from the Sale-a-bration Second Release - view the brochure online

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, which I've cropped out of the banner photo so you can see it more clearly. Even though the background designer paper is very busy, the embellishment still pops, so I thought I would try this with the floral design from the Painted Seasons Designer Paper. 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
As you can see from my finished card, I didn't achieve my goal! I adhered the paper to the front of the card and added the embellishment and my brain rebelled! It just looked way too busy. So I took the remaining strip left  from my 6" x 6" square and started again and this is where it ended up. I have embossed the right section with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, leaving the strip of floral paper on the left. 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I stamped the two flowers in Poppy Parade ink and the leaves in Call Me Clover ink. They were cropped with the coordinating Painted Seasons Framelits Dies that will be available to purchase from 1 March. You can see the amazing detail in the flowers that you get from just one impression of these Distinktive style stamps. Less is more with these stamps, so don't over ink them. If your ink pad is juicy, use a teaspoon to push the ink down into the foam pad. It is quick and works perfectly every time. The greeting is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink and layered on the Call Me Clover banner. All of these elements were layered onto the largest of the stitched circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I did add a Vellum circle behind to add interest and soften it.

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I wanted to keep the inside soft, so I have a white writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. It is the reverse side of the floral and I added another stamped flower in the corner.

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

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Seasons, Dragonfly Dreams
Card stock & Papers Petal Pink, Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Vellum, Painted Seasons DSP
 Ink Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Early Espresso
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Painted Seasons Framelits, Subtle TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

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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I hope you've enjoyed my project with the How Sweet It Is Suite and thanks for visiting me today!