IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Bird Ballad' Wellness 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 about wellness, so we have projects to say Hello/Get Well/Sympathy. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a card and 3D project.

If you've come from looking at Debbi's 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. 

I have a 'ninja' project for you this month as it can configured in a number of ways. It comprises an easel card and a gift box drawer with optional insert. They are separate projects, but you can also create a combined card/gift box as shown in my photo below. I have made mine as a Get Well, with my gift box including some Aloe Vera tissues and some lovely doTERRA products that are perfect for when you're feeling under the weather. As we are coming into Winter in Australia, this is the perfect Get Well gift to make and have on hand.

However, this project would also be perfect for a birthday, thank you or friendship gift with a change of greeting.  It would make a fabulous gift for someone starting a new job, to put on their desk with some uplifting and motivating doTERRA Touch Roll On essential oil blends included, that will also fit into the drawer. 

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite | Easel Card & Gift Box Drawer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used the lovely Bird Ballad Suite for  my project.  It is new in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue and will be available for purchase from my Online Store from 4 June 2019, but it will work beautifully with any designer paper of your choice. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the Easel card and gift box drawer, with options to keep them separate or combined.  

You will receive another 11 detailed, step by step tutorials with more ideas for Hello/Get Well/Sympathy 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 May 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. 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 Carla's Blog to see her gorgeous Friendship projects.

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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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Art With Heart Easter Blog Hop

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects with an Easter theme.  Don’t forget, Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st! There is still time to earn FREE product with purchase or even join our Stampin’ Up! team. Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.
 
Tonight, I have 2 very different Easter cards for you. The first one uses the His Grace stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue together with the Cross of Hope Framelits dies for a simple, but elegant card celebrating the true meaning of Easter. I'm sure my Mum will love this.
 

Stampin' Up! His Grace - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The base card is Gorgeous Grape and I have a narrow border of Silver Foil for the art panel. I stamped the sentiment at the top in Gorgeous Grape ink and the floral spray in Early Espresso ink and coloured it with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. To add extra texture and interest, I spritzed the reverse side lightly with water and ran it through the Subtle embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! His Grace - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The cross in Silver Foil was popped up and then the narrow cross in Gorgeous Grape was also popped up over the ribbon. The dove was silver embossed and I used a glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds glitter and popped it up on the cross. I finished with a sprinkle of Clear Epoxy Droplets.

Stampin' Up! His Grace - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a mat of Silver Foil for the writing panel and I have stamped and coloured the single flower either side of the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! His Grace - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps His Grace
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Foil
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, white/Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Cross of Hope Framelits, Big Shot,  Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green), Glue Pen, Silver EP, Heat Gun

 

My second card uses the sweet Fable Friends stamp set and the Large Letters Framelits to create this fun card I will send to our nieces for Easter with some chocolate treats. 

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have added some Balmy Blue Gingham paper to a thick Whisper White card base with Lemon Lime Twist scalloped  and stitched trim on each side. The large letters were spritzed and run through the Subtle embossing folder and then adhered to a second layer to make them more robust.

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The cute rabbit was stamped in Early Espresso ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends, fussy cut and popped up between the letters. The little flowers were punched from Sparkle Glimmer paper and I coloured the rhinestones to match. The 'EASTER' greeting was printed from my computer and I used the Rectangle Stitched dies to crop it. I don't think rabbits have blue eyes, but it does look cute!

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Fable Friends
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Gala Gingham DSP, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, 
Accessories Rhinestones
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Large Letters Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Well Written Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot,  Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink), Bitty Blooms Punch Pack

 

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

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Here is a full list of participants in case there are any issues.

 

Thanks for visiting today! 


Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop

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Today I am participating as Guest Designer with the talented Kelly Kent and her Paper Adventures team. The theme for the blog hop is 'wheels' and this turned out to be rather fortuitous as my husband requested a 50th birthday card for a colleague with a motor bike on it. 

Being a milestone birthday, I wanted it to be a bit special, so I have used a fancy fold together with the Classic Garage Suite of products to make my card. 

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The base card is Real Red and I've used the wheels design from the Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Paper for the large inside back panel. I have kept the colour combo to black, white, and red with silver accents. The art panel features the motorbike that I have fussy cut from another sheet of the Classic Garage Designer Paper.

I roughly cut the motor bike and then adhered it to some Basic Black card stock before fussy cutting. I also go around the image with a black marker to cover the white core of the paper for a nicer finish. To create the ground under the motor bike, I cut an irregular shape from scrap paper and then stamped the oil splotch through the template to reduce the area stamped and then popped up the bike image over the top.  The greeting is from the retired Amazing You stamp set, stamped in Real Red.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This photo shows the card standing showing the Double Z Fold.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This view shows the inside panels, where I have the Black Foil '50'  layered on the red mottled design paper. The sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set has been heat embossed in white on the grey grungy design paper for the end panel. I added the small gears cut from glossy Black Foil (carried over from the Holiday Catalogue) and a strip of the black/silver metallic ribbon at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The writing panel is on the reverse, where I have stamped the oil splotch a couple of times and then added the die cut birthday and the 'happy' was stamped above it. I finished with another strip of the black/silver metallic ribbon and the trio of gears in silver foil. 

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Amazing You (retired), Well Said
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Black Foil, Classic Garage DSP
 Ink Versamark, Real Red, Basic Gray
Accessories Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon, Classic Garage Metal Elements
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Garage Gears Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits (retired), Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Now it's time to hop over to Mandy's blog to see her fab project.

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I hope you've enjoyed my project and thanks for visiting me today. Thank you Kelly for your invitation!


IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Fable Friends' Easter 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 Easter/Spring/Appreciation. We have 10 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, many including multiple projects.

If you've come from looking at  Elizabeth'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 cute Easter gift set for you, comprising a card and matching treat box. However, by changing 'Happy Easter' to 'Welcome Baby', it could easily be a New Baby gift set. The cute box would fit some baby bootees or a rolled up bib or singlet for a sweet gift.

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends Easter Projects - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the pretty Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper with the super cute Fable Friends stamp set.  My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the card and treat box shown in the photo above.  In addition, you will receive another 9 detailed, step by step tutorials with ideas for Easter/Spring/Appreciation 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 March 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 super cute Easter project.

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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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Here is a full list of participants in case there are any issues.

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IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Meant to Be' Valentine's Projects

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Welcome to the first blog hop for the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team. Each month we will put together a Tutorial Bundle to give you a heap of inspiration for your crafting. There will be a theme for each month and this month it is Valentine's Day. We have 8 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each consisting of at least one card and at least one treat packaging option and we're giving you a peek at our projects in this hop.

If you've come from Janey'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 IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

We all have a different perspective on Valentine's Day, with some crafting for a special someone and others taking the opportunity to show friends and family they are special. Either way, our projects are not just for Valentine's Day - you can change up the greetings and colours and use them for many other occasions too.

Stampin' Up! Meant to Be Valentine's Day projects - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used products from the Meant to Be bundle that is new in the Occasions Catalogue, to create my projects.  My tutorial has step by step instructions to make all of the projects shown above.  In addition, you will get 7 other detailed, step by step tutorials with ideas for Valentine's cards and treat packaging. There are more than 20 cards and treat packaging projects in the bundle, so this is fabulous crafting value.

Each tutorial features at least one card and one project, some include multiples. There are over 20 Valentine cards and treat holders included in this month's bundle! Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me to find out how to earn it for FREE!

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.

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 Caroline in the Netherlands to have a peak at her lovely projects.

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AWH Blog Hop - We're Saying Goodbye!

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring products from the last chance (retiring) products list. There are lots of products to choose from with retiring stamp sets, ink pads and ink refills guaranteed to be available until 7 May (and all other products while supplies last). Use the Contact Me link in the side bar to get in touch with your order or go to my Online Store and place your order. Browsing the Last-Chance Products in the Online Store is the best and easiest way to see what is retiring.

Although it was not intentional, I have managed to incorporate a number of retiring products into my project. The focus of my card is the lovely 'Butterfly Basics' stamp set. This is a 2-box set of 11 stamps that is available in photopolymer, clear and wood mount. It has such a great range of images and you can create different styles of cards from clean and simple to layered and collage. I haven't given it much love recently, so I wanted to do something a bit different to my normal style. This is the stamp set and the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits Dies are also retiring.

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I've started with a panel of Whisper White and stamped the little hexagon background all over  in Daffodil Delight ink. I masked off a half centimetre on the edges to give it a more random finish (this is so NOT me, lol). The lovely fern image came next, stamped in Old Olive, both first and second generation images.  Then came the Delicate White Doily which is another retiring product and my off-centre stitched square backed with vellum to frame the floral image. 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The greeting is from the 'Hello Friend' stamp set (another favourite that is retiring), stamped in Old Olive and popped up on a Marina Mist circle cut with the (retiring) 1-3/8" Circle punch. The finished panel was adhered to the Marina Mist card base. Marina Mist is a retiring colour that I will miss.

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The flower was coloured with Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. As Pink Pirouette is a retiring colour (sob), the corresponding Blends markers are also retiring. I have fussy cut the flower and popped it up over the frame. I have finished with some of the small gold Metallic Enamel Shapes that are retiring and a double bow of white Baker's Twine. This photo shows more of the details of the layers and dimension.

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For the inside, I've stamped the hexagon background at the base of the writing panel and topped it with the slanted line. On the side, the fern has been partially stamped with first and second generation images and I added the sweet butterfly in Marina Mist. The Bitty Butterfly punch is already retired, but it doesn't take much to fussy cut it.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Butterfly Basics, Hello Friend
Card stock & Papers     Marina Mist, Whisper White, Vellum
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes, White Baker's Twine. Delicate Lace Doilies
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot,  1-1/4 & 1-3/8 Circle punches, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight)

 

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Caroline Manwaring who is sure to have something fabulous to share with you.

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Here is a full list of participants in case there are any issues.

 Thanks for visiting today! 


AWH Blog Hop - It's Nearly Easter!

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing inspiration for Easter, just in time for you to make some cute projects of your own to share with friends and family. 

Don’t forget,  there is just over a week left of the Sale-a-bration promotion to run (it finishes on 31 March 2018) so you still have time to earn FREE products with your purchase. Plus, it is the BEST time to join Stampin’ Up! to save money on your craft supplies or to start your flexible home-based business. You get 2 additional FREE stamp sets of your choice in your starter kit, adding up to $174 of extra value (depending on what you choose). Contact me to have a chat and get more details of this great opportunity. 

A couple of weeks ago, I created a box using the 'Lots to Love Box' Framelits to hold a set of thank you cards. While I was doing that, an idea for this Easter project popped into my head and I was delighted that there were some Easter treats that fitted in it. I love it when your idea turns out exactly as you saw it in your head; I wish it happened more often, lol. So here is my 'Lots to Love Bunny Treat Box'. My ladies had fun making these in my classes this month.

Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Bunny Treat Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have mainly used dies with a couple of punches to create the cute bunny, which is popped up on the 'Lots to Love Box'. The greeting the bunny is holding is from the 'Sweet Little Something' stamp set. I've added a handle to the tabs at the top of the box, which makes it feel more like a gift, if that makes sense. Through the acetate covered hole in his tummy, you can see the pretty spotted Lindt eggs that fit perfectly in the box.

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This is how many Lindt mini eggs fit into the box, so you may want to add some of the crinkled Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie to the bottom of the box first. These pretty coloured eggs work perfectly with the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist designer paper I have used on the Smoky Slate boxes. Here is a close-up of the bunny.

Stampin' Up! Lots to Love Bunny Treat Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used a sponge dauber and Smoky Slate ink on the edges of all of the pieces to add depth. The inside of the ears was sponged with Pink Pirouette, using the stitched oval die as a stencil.

If you want to gift some larger Easter treats, then I another option for you with this open box version. The bunny is the same apart from not having the peep hole in the tummy and the paws are on the front of the box. You can also pop your treats into a cello bag and tie it with a ribbon and then add to the box. I have added some of the Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie to the bottom of the box, to make a nest for the hen and eggs.

Stampin' Up! Easter Treat Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

If you're looking for something super cute and suitable for your children to give to their friends, then I have my third option using the 2" cello tubes that were new in this years Annual Catalogue.  They fit larger treats such as the small Lindt bunny and the larger Lindt egg (not shown). I've added the bunny head to a stitched circle and then added his front paws to hold the Easter greeting and his back paws to the bottom of the tube. I think the combination of the small spotted eggs and the bunnies works well. The photo doesn't really do him justice; he is super cute in real life.

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Tube - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I hope to have a tutorial available for the 3 treat options I have shown you, so check back to my Tutorials & Kits page in a few days.

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Little Something
Card stock & Papers     Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Florals DSP Stack, Window Sheet (Acetate)
 Ink Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 2" Cello tubes
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Layering Circles Framleits, Big Shot, 1/2" Circle punch, Holly punch, Confetti Hearts border punch (retired), Simply Scored Scoring board, 2" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker, White Gel pen, White EP, Heat gun

 

Of course, Easter is more than bunnies and chocolate, although they are fun and yummy. I have a card for you as well, that reflects the Christian meaning of Easter, that I'll be sending to my Mum.  It seems that very few people send cards for Easter nowadays (or here in Australia, at least), but I know Mum will appreciate it.  

Stampin' Up! Hold on to Hope Easter Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the large aqua painter to create the background wash on water colour paper, using Elegant Eggplant and Rose Red. I wanted the background for the cross to symbolise a beautiful sunrise, so I hope I achieved that. After the piece was dry I ran it through my printer to print the Easter greeting at the bottom. I did a couple of trials on normal paper first, to get the right placement. 

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Next I heat embossed the floral spray from the 'Hold on to Hope' stamp in white and then popped up the cross over the top. The cross was created with the 'Cross of Hope Framelits Dies' with the background cut in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and the filigree overlay in Silver Foil. I added the ribbon and rhinestones for the finishing touches. You can see the lovely cross in more detail in this closeup. The finished art piece was layered on to Silver Foil and then popped up on the Rich Razzleberry base card.

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I have kept the inside simple, with the verse printed on the writing panel and then the floral spray partially stamped in the corners in Rich Razzleberry. The panel was layered onto a silver mat and finished with a little butterfly stamped in Flirty Flamingo as it was the best match for the pink wash.

Project Details
Stamps Hold on to Hope
Card stock & Papers     Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Water colour paper
 Ink Versamark, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories 1/4" Organza Ribbon, Clear Faceted Gems, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Cross of Hope Framelits Dies, Big Shot,  Aqua painter, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig, White EP, Heat gun, computer & printer

 

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely and talented, Monika.

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Here is a full list of participants in case there are any issues.

Judy May   ---> you are here!

 

Thanks for visiting today! 


AWH Blog Hop - Holiday Catalogue

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Today some of the girls from the Art with Heart team are sharing fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you, with products from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available from 1 September until 2 January 2018. If you don't have a copy yet, click on the Contact Me button in the left side bar and I will pop one in the post for you. 

I have to confess to sometimes buying kits and then not putting them together, so I am going to break that mold and share with you the new 'Be Merry' kit from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. Although it appears to be a set of 12 hanging decorations (which it is), I want to show you some other options for these lovely rosettes. This is what the kit looks like.

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 The kit contains everything you need to make the 12 hanging decorations as shown above. 
 
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I wanted to show you the decorations as per the directions in the kit, but I couldn't help switching the colours. The kit has the green trees and green tulle together and the red candy canes and red tulle together, but I prefer the colours contrasting. You can mix and match as you choose as there are 4 combinations. Here is the completed tree rosette. The tulle has sparkly pieces scattered throughout, so it looks very pretty in the light.
 
Stampin' Up! Be Merry Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
Here is a closeup of the rosette.
 
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This is the completed Candy Cane rosette. This one took a lot less time as I fluffed around with the tulle on the first one. My recommendation is to fold the tulle circles in half, then half again and half again. You end up with a small cone that is much easier to glue between the folds.
 
Stampin' Up! Be Merry Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
In addition to using the rosette as tree decorations, they would also make fabulous (and fancy) gift tags. The small white small that is adhered on the reverse can be used to write your greeting.  For something more in keeping with a tag, I have stamped the greeting from the 'Add a Little Glitz' stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist and cropped it with the largest of the stitched circles and layered it on a larger Real Red circle. I would recommend you write your greeting on the circle and then adhere to back of the rosette.
  
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Another option is to use the rosette to embellish a purchased gift bag. On this one, I added a hook inside the top of the bag (a 1/2" circle attached with a small Dimensional) to attach the rosette. This way, it decorates the bag  and the recipient can take it off and add it to their tree as an ornament.
 
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Here is another version, where I have used the rosette just as an embellishment on the gift bag. To make it pop against the white bag, I have added a Real Red scallop circle. 
 
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Finally, I have added the rosette as an embellishment to a card. I have used the tree design paper from the Quilted Christmas paper stack and layered it on an Old Olive mat and then onto my Real Red base card. 
 
Stampin' Up! Card with rosette from Be Merry Kit - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
For the inside, I have added a strip of the DSP at the base of the writing panel and the large greeting from the 'Add a Little Glitz' stamp set has been heat embossed in gold.
 
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Project Details
Stamps Add a Little Glitz
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, Quilted Christmas DSP
 Ink Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark
Accessories Be Merry Kit, Year of Cheer Speciality Washi
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Glue gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Gold EP, Heat gun
 
Now it's time to hop over to see what Monika has to inspire you. Click on the button below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so be sure to hop around and check out all the inspiring projects. We love to hear what you think of our creations, so your comments are always welcome!

1. Alisha Watson
2. Claire Daly
3. Ros Davidson
4. Judy May           <----------------- You're here!
5. Monika O'Neill
6. Rebecca Jacovou
7. Rachel Palmieri
8. Kate Morgan 
9. Caroline Manwaring
10. Catherine Proctor
11. Tina Gillespie
12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
13. Rachel Woollard
14. Sharon Davern
15. Kimberly Hern

 Thanks for visiting! 

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