Getting Blue with Countryside Inn

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Blue and white is a favourite colour combo and I have LOTS of blue and white china that I have collected over the years on display in my house (and in cupboards, lol). It just looks so fresh  and calming, I think. Did you know that the beautiful Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper has carried over to the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue? This doesn't happen very often, but it gives us more time to use these lovely prints in white and shades of blue.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn DSP

In my recent class we made a card with this lovely paper and I CASED the design from Josee Smuck and made a few small changes.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I started with a Thick Basic White card base and added a layer of Night of Navy cardstock over the top before layering on the pretty floral print that was matted onto Boho Blue cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

The art panel is a simple and elegant of collection of foliage from the Layering Leaves stamp set. The solid image is stamped onto the panel with Night of Navy ink and the other 2 with open leaves stamped onto Boho Blue cardstock and cropped with the Bough Punch. The smaller buds are also cropped with the Bough Punch from the Adhesive-Backed Gold Glimmer Paper. The greeting from Layering Leaves stamp set was heat embossed in white on Night of Navy card cardstock, cropped with the banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies and popped up across the base of the leaves. The finished panel was matted onto Night of Navy and popped up onto the card base and finished with Boho Blue 2023-25 In Color Dots.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside, there is a Boho Blue mat for the writing panel and a strip of the striped design from Countryside Inn at the bottom with 2 pieces of foliage tucked in.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Layering Leaves
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Boho Blue, Night of Navy, Countryside Inn DSP, Gold Adhesive-Backed Glimmer Paper
 Ink Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories 2023-25 In Color Dots
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Bough Punch

 

Don't forget my Special Offer of a 2024-2026 In Color Creative Pack is only open for a few more days. This is a fabulous way to get a little of all the new 2024-26 In Color products without breaking the bank! Click on the link or the image below to get all the details. You'll be able to create with these lovely new colours at an affordable price and with inspiration from my included tutorial. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - New 2024-25 Annual Catalogue

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week and the brand new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue. We have a HUGE hop this week to inspire you as we have new Crew joining us. Make sure you follow the link at the end of the post and welcome them with some comment love!

If you've come from visiting Michelle, 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 button at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue, which means we get to choose any project.

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I decided on the project above using the Layers of Beauty Bundle for my inspiration. This bundle consists of the stamp set with the large floral image and a selection of greetings, the coordinating dies and the Decorative Masks. The masks are a fabulous way to quickly colour a large image with Blending Brushes and perfect for those who are not super fond of colouring. Of course, you can also colour the image directly with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, Watercolour Pencils, or watercolouring with inks and Water Painters. This makes it a super flexible bundle with lots of techniques. Today, I decided to use the masks and wanted to give you another option with the finished image by cutting it apart for a totally different look.

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I used Pretty in Pink, one of the new 2024-2026 In Colors for the large roses. This colour was retired about 5 years ago, but has returned for the next 2 years.  I wanted a soft look, so I used Pretty in Pink for all 3 masks that colour the roses and Petunia Pop on the smaller flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. Again, I've keep the leaves quite soft with just a little shading. You can of course make it darker if you choose by using more ink.

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

With the image coloured, I used the coordinating die to crop the image and then went one step further and cut the image into 3 pieces. By cutting the image into pieces, you can achieve different looks, making it even more flexible. There is a separate die that crops the largest rose with the 3 leaves, but I just separated the 2 larges roses from the third rose with the small flowers and foliage and the small flowers with foliage as a third piece. This allowed me to create a more compact cluster, which I layered on a Basic White background dry embossed with the Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder. The 2 large roses are popped up on Dimensionals and the smaller rose and flowers are popped up on 1mm foam pads to give it a little dimension as it sits under the main image,  I added a narrow mat of Pretty in Pink card stock and then popped it up with Adhesive Foam Strips onto a Thick Basic White card base. The greeting from the Stippled Roses stamp set was masked to separate the words and stamped in Petunia Pop ink. I finished with a sprinkle of 2024-26 In Color Shimmer Gems. The finished card is 13cm (5 1/8") square.

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have replicated the Pretty in Pink mat for the writing panel at the same size as the front and I've added the remaining piece of the floral image that I cut apart. 

Stampin' Up! Layers of Beauty Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Layers of Beauty, Stippled Roses
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pretty in Pink
 Ink Pretty in Pink, Petunia Pop, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories 2024-2026 In Color Shimmer Gems
Tools Layers of Beauty Dies, Distressed Tile 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Layers of Beauty Masks, Adhesive Foam Strips, 1mm Foam Pads (not SU)

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the 2024-25 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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You can head over to new Crew member Courtenay to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Annual Catty Project

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

Wow, it's our last CASE from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue!  Next week we will be starting on the brand new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue that goes LIVE to customers on 1st May, 2024.  I cannot believe how quickly this year is speeding past and it is only 7 weeks until we leave for our overseas trip to Scandanavia.

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

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite project from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalogue.  There are so many great samples to choose from and I've CASE-d many of my favourites. However, I  love this page (below) from the Annual Catalogue showing samples for the Masterfully Made Suite.  

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I think the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper is amazing. I love all of the colours in the paper and as I'm a pink fan, the Berry Burst and Fresh Freesia designs are winners for me.  The paper is now in the Last Chance Sale, so you can get it for $10.87AUD, which is close to a 50% discount. I've already CASE-d the layout of the card at the top in this post here, for cards for new team members, so I decided to focus on the Berry Burst project at the top right in the photo above. 

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I decided on Fresh Freesia for my card base, which is a colour in the paper and cut another piece slightly smaller. I like the interest this extra layer adds, but the other advantage is that if you make a mistake or don't like your stamping, you can turn it over and start again! I stamped off the text in from the Quiet Meadow stamp set at the bottom and top corners using Fresh Freesia ink, which looks quite faint in the photo, but I just wanted a subtle hint in the  background. The foliage spray from the Gorgeously Made Dies was cropped twice from Fresh Freesia card stock and I adhered them with tape across the stems. You can also add Adhesive Sheet to the reverse of the card stock but I wanted a more free flowing look. 

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I added the piece of patterned paper from Masterfully Made to a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock to make it more robust for the 'lumpy' surface it was being adhered to. The white banner was cropped with a die from the Nested Essentials Dies, and I extended it to be a little longer. The second banner is the reverse side of the floral paper. Inspired by the paper, I created a shabby chic flower by tearing Berry Burst card stock and rolling it up and squishing it a little and adhered it at the top of the banners. I finished with a flowing bow from (retired) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon under it and a trio of silver pearls from the new Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls. The birthday greeting from the Go To Greetings stamp set was stamped in Berry Burst ink, fussy cut and popped up.

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Basic White writing panel and I've used the spiral look die from the Gorgeously Made Dies at the top which gives it the look of being torn from a notebook. At the base I have stamped off the text and adhered part of the foliage spray under a strip of the designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Masterfully MadeShabby Chic | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This card isn't one for a standard envelope, but it's worth it for something a little different, don't you think?

 

Project Details
Stamps Go To Greetings, Quiet Meadow
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Berry Burst, Fresh Freesia, Masterfully Made DSP
 Ink Fresh Freesia, Berry Burst
Accessories Basic Gray & Smoky Slate Pearls, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (retired)
Tools Gorgeously Made Dies, Nested Essentials Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a favourite project from the 2023-24 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to the Julia to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Country Flowers Pretty in Pink

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Today I'm sharing another of the cards we made in my class on Sunday. This time we had a play with the new 2024-2026 In Colors which are such a lovely collection and the Country Woods Suite Collection

Stampin' Up! Country Woods Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I started with a Thick Basic White card base and added a layer of Pretty in Pink embossed with the Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder, which is also part of the Country Woods suite. For the centre panel I have layered up Basic White with a Pretty In Pink design from the 6" x 6" In Color Paper Stack and finally a Basic White stitched rectangle.

Stampin' Up! Country Woods Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I used the sweet images from the new Country Flowers Bundle for the focus of the card. The stool and teapot were stamped directly onto patterned paper from the Country Woods and Country Lace packs and then cropped with the coordinating die. The floral bouquet was coloured with Stampin' Blends using the new In Colors with Misty Moonlight to coordinate with the teapot.  The stool was adhered flat with the teapot and flowers popped up, with a white Baker's Twine bow popped under the flowers. The birthday greeting from the retiring Go To Greetings stamp set was stamped and fussy cut and popped up across the stool.

Stampin' Up! Country Woods Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have repeated the Pretty in Pink embossed layer with a stitched rectangle for the writing panel and another sweet bouquet of flowers in the bottom corner. 

Stampin' Up! Country Woods Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

Make sure you come back tomorrow, as I'll have a special offer of a 2024-2026 In Color Creative Pack. You'll be able to create with these lovely new colours as well, at an affordable price. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Go To Greetings, Country Flowers
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pretty In Pink, 2024-2026 In Color 6 x 6 Stack, Country Woods DSP, Country Flowers DSP, 
 Ink Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Baker's Twine Basics, Brass Butterflys
Tools Country Flowers Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies (retired), Eyelet 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (2024-26 In Colrs & Misty Moonlight)

 

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Perennial Lavender for Mother's Day

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This past week was very busy as I prepared for and held the first card class in my new studio on Sunday. It has been a long time (too long) since the last one, as we moved states during the COVID pandemic and then spent well over 12 months renovating the house we purchased and in the process created my craft studio. The long journey has definitely been worth it and I love the space we created. It has had lots of use during this hot summer as a place we can escape to in the afternoon, when the rest of the house gets unbearable. Before we moved I had the smallest upstairs bedroom as my craft room and I was always getting complaints about being anti-social, but now we can share the space! Here is a pic of the room set up for the class:

Judy's Craft Studio | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

Today I'm sharing the first of 3 projects we made, which is a Double 'Z' Fold card. It is a great fold for using/showcasing beautiful papers and although straightforward it does have a bit of a 'wow' to it. 

Stampin' Up! Double Z Fold with Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I chose to use the beautiful Perennial Lavender DSP for a Mother's Day card. I'm pleased that this paper is being carried over to the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue, so there will be more opportunities to use it. This front-on pic above shows the 'Z' folds, which collapse down to a card that fits into a standard size envelope. I've used the Perennial Postage stamp set for both of the greetings and I love that they can both be used for the front or inside the card. The greeting on the front was cropped with the smallest of the nesting set from the Thoughtful Expressions Dies, which are sadly retiring (but not the stamp set). The butterfly sitting on the greeting from the Paper Butterfly Accents pack was ink blended and coated with Wink of Stella for a lovely sparkle.

Stampin' Up! Double Z Fold with Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

This pic shows the card fully open, with the centre panel hosting the pretty Lavender posy. The Lavender sprig was cropped from Lost Lagoon card stock with Adhesive Sheet on the reverse. The Lavender flowers are cropped from Basic White and ink blended with Highland Heather and a touch of Gorgeous Grape. I arranged the die cuts and used the Lost Lagoon sprigs to hold the Lavender flowers in position so they still have some movement. I finished the posy with a double Linen Thread bow. 

Stampin' Up! Double Z Fold with Perennial Lavender Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs
I added a simple writing panel on the reverse for the message. 

I'll be getting this in the post very soon as it takes so long to get from one side of Australia to the other! If you're in the Toowoomba region, please get in touch if you'd like to attend a cardmaking class.

 

Project Details
Stamps Perennial Postage
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Highland Heather, Lost Lagoon, Perennial Lavender DSP
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Accessories Linen Thread, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Paper Butterfly Accents
Tools Painted Lavender Dies, Thoughtful Expressions Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Detailed Trio Punch (retired), Wink of Stella

 

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