CASE-ing the Catty - Flowers For Every Season

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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

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This week we're taking inspiration from the colours in the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper.  The colours in this paper pack includes all of the 2020-22 In Colors, plus Poppy Parade.

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I've taken inspiration for today's card from the project above on page 10. The designer paper background and the wide border for the focus image from the Jar of Flowers Bundle caught my attention.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a landscape Thick Whisper White card base and added the Misty Moonlight spotty designer paper for the background. The centre panel was cut to size with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and I added a border of Magenta Madness and a wider, shorter piece of Just Jade on each side that was scored at 1/4" intervals with the Simply Scored Board.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the floral image from the Jar of Flowers stamp set and then coloured it with Stampin' Blends in the 4 new In Colors. They are no Blends in the Bumblebee colour, so I have used Dark So Saffron, which has a similar tone and added some fine highlights with the Bumblebee Stampin' Write marker.  I used the Color Lifter on the small flowers coloured with Misty Moonlight, to lighten it up a little. The vase from the Boho Indigo stamp set was stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink on Cinnamon Cider card stock and cropped it with the coordinating die. The flowers were popped up above the vase and I added the greeting from the Fancy Phrases stamp set that I cropped with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die. I finished with a Baker's Twine bow around the neck of the vase and a trio of Elegant Faceted Gems.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Misty Moonlight mat for my writing panel and I added a piece of the leftover spotty designer paper to the left. The flower image was partially stamped in the right corner and coloured in the same way.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Jar of Flowers, Boho Indigo, Fancy Phrases
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Flowers For Every Season DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade
Accessories White Baker's Twine (retired), Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Rectangle Dies, Boho Indigo Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends  (Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Light Crumb Cake, Color Lifter), Bumblebee Stampin' Write Marker

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the colours in the Flowers For Every Season DSP. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Animals

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we're taking inspiration from the animals in the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue and I've chosen to use the Whale Of A Time Suite for my project. 

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I was inspired by a few project samples on pages 94 and 95 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue, including the one above. I love shaker cards and the new Whale of a Time Sequins are really lovely and I also wanted to try out the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder that is also part of the suite. This embossing folder looks pretty ho-hum in the catalogue, but I'm here to tell you it is really fabulous. The photo above, that I cropped to give you a better view, does show the fabulous detailed design and texture variations much better.

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

Well, having said all that, I didn't end up with a shaker card, but rather something more like a diorama. I have used Pacific Point for the frame to coordinate with the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper and I wanted a bold colour to show up the embossing. I started first by cutting out the aperture in the front with a Stitched Rectangle Die before embossing with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. I opened the folder and gently patted the inside bottom panel (the one without the Stampin' Up! logo) with the Whisper White Craft ink pad (page 147 of the Annual Catalogue) before running it through my Big Shot.  The end result is that you have the de-bossed design highlighted with white ink and I love the effect it gives. The craft ink does take more time to dry, so put it aside for a few minutes or use the low setting on your heat gun to speed up the process.

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama
For the background of the diorama I chose one of the fabulous designs from the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper pack. I stamped the school of fish from the Whale Done stamp set a few times in Calypso Coral ink and then added the whales that I fussy cut from another sheet of the designer paper. I like to roughly cut the shape and then adhere it to some Whisper White card stock before fussy cutting.  It makes the image more robust, especially if you're popping up on Dimensionals as I have done with the large whale. The seaweed was cropped from Vellum card stock using the Smooth Sailing Dies and I left one plain and coloured the other with the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend marker. The turtle is also fussy cut from the designer paper and popped up over the seaweed in the corner. The small seahorse was stamped in Calypso Coral ink and fussy cut and is the perfect size to wind around the seaweed. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

I adhered the finished diorama to a Pacific Point card base of the same size to provide additional stability when it is displayed. This photo shows a top view of the diorama and the dimension it gives to the card. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

For the inside I have a Just Jade mat for my writing panel. I've stamped the seagrass from the Whale Done stamp set in Pretty Peacock and Granny Green in the corner and then the fish over the top in Calypso Coral. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama
The other great thing about this diorama card, is that the frame folds flat to fit into a standard sized envelope for posting and pops back  to shape easily. If you're interested in making one of these cards, I'll a tutorial available for it shortly. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Whale Done, Itty Bitty Greetings, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pacific Point, Just Jade, Whale of a Time DSP, Vellum
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Whisper White Craft
Accessories  
Tools    Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Smooth Sailing Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends  (Granny Apple Green)

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the animals in the new Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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

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This week we are CASE-ing a layout using the sample project from page 130, shown above on the right. You can see the sample translated into the sketch below. 

CTC275_SketchI love a good sketch and today I decided to have a play with my new Birds & Branches Bundle. Birds & Branches is a big 19 piece Photopolymer set, perfect for lining up the bird overlays. The Birds & More Dies is a set of 16, with 'more' definitely being true. Apart from cropping the bird  and nest images there are lots of additional dies to add texture and dimension to your project. I've only used a few of them today.

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Because the lovely foliage circle die is quite large, I decided to make my card square. The card base is Sahara Sand and I have added a layer of Blushing Bride that has been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Next up is a piece of woodgrain paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack. 

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I wanted the foliage circle to be a standalone embellishment, so I have die cut it in Thick Whisper White and then used the largest of the scallop circle dies from the Layering Circles Dies to cut it away from the background. I do recommend using Thick Whisper White to make the narrow border as robust as possible. I adhered it to a Sahara Sand scalloped circle (cut with the same die) that I ran through the Scripty 3D Embossing folder. I have stamped the cute birds, which are Distinkive style, meaning they give you lots of lovely shading with only one impression of the stamp. You start by stamping the whole bird image and I have used Blushing Bride for this. Next is the overlay stamp that adds more dimension to the head and wings and I have used Soft Suede as my overlay. If you set the birds up on your Stamparatus plates, you can quickly stamp them in a variety of colours and crop them with the dies as you want to use them.  The greeting is from the Lovely You stamp set in Early Espresso on Blushing Bride card stock and I have fussy cut it.

I've layered up all of the pieces, starting with the branch at the top that I have cut into 2 pieces and then popped up the scalloped circle over it. The birds were popped up on the circle, as was the greeting and finally the double bow was added with a glue dot. As we don't have Blushing Bride Blends, I have very lightly coloured the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon with the Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend marker and I think it works OK. I finished with a few of my new favourite Elegant Faceted Gems.

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Being a square card, there is plenty of space, so I have used the lovely border die from the Birds & More Dies on the side of the writing panel and added a mat of Blushing Bride card stock. I finished it with another of the birds in the bottom corner. There is such a lot of detail in the stamps with standing and sitting feet for each of the birds. 

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Birds & Branches, Lovely You
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, In Good Taste DSP
 Ink Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Early Espesso
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems, 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools    Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, Birds & More Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your projects, using the sketch layout. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - Playing With Patterns DSP

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we're taking inspiration from the colours in the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper. This is a 6" x 6" paper pack with lots of fun designs that are perfect for backgrounds and stamping on. You can see some of the designs in the photo below.

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There are 5 colours plus white in the designer paper and you can see them below.

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I've chosen to use all of the colours except Purple Posy in my card today.  

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started by creating the background with the new Drybrush background stamp. I added Calyso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry ink over different areas of the stamp and let the image do the rest. I found it was better to let the colours overlap slightly for a natural blending and I was happy with how it turned out. The foam ink pads are quite forgiving, so if you get a bit of foreign ink on the pad, just gently dab it with a tissue to remove it. I added the finished panel to a Night of Navy card base.

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the embellishment, I have a Night of Navy stitched rectangle and I added one of the lovely new labels from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I dry embossed a piece of Thick Whisper White first and then cropped it with the die, which creates a lovely embossed edge around the shape. The feather from the Tasteful Touches stamp set was stamped 3 times in the coordinating colours and then fussy cut. The side feathers are adhered flat and the centre one popped up.  I used the Well Written Dies for the 'friend', cutting 2 and layering them for some extra dimension. The 'hello' is from the (sadly) retired Label Me Bold set, stamped in Calypso Coral and then fussy cut to create a narrow white border.  I'm not sure about the bow, but I felt it needed something to finish off the feathers. I finished with one of the sweet wooden leaves from the In Good Taste Elements.

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple, with a mat of Coastal Cabana for my writing panel and I've added a strip from the Drybrush background to the right hand side.

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I would like to make this card again, in masculine colours.

 

Project Details
Stamps Tasteful Touches, Label Me Bold (retired), Drybrush
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana
 Ink Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana
Accessories In Good Taste Elements, Forever Green Trim Combo Pack
Tools    Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Well Written Dies,  Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the colours in the Playing with Patterns DSP. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Flowers

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we taking inspiration from the flowers in the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue and wowee, there are lots of fabulous floral stamp sets and dies to get the creative juices going!

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The Peony Garden Suite went straight to the top of my Wish List as soon as I saw it in the new catalogue. The whole product coordination in this suite is amazing! Peonies are such gorgeous flowers and on our trip to Europe in 2018, we visited St. Fagan's Museum in Wales where they have this fabulous garden surrounding the Elizabethan Manor that is part of the museum. There were long beds of peonies of many colours that took my breath away. This is a photo I took at the time, so you can see why the image in the catalogue jumped out at me.

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So this is what I came up with. Nothing can match nature, but I love the detail and shading in the Peony image.

Stampin' Up! - Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To create the background, I stamped the greeting from Tasteful Touches stamp set and did a bit of ink blending with Seaside Spray. I also stamped the diamond pattern in Gray Granite before popping the panel into the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the panel to my Seaside Spray card base and layered on the Gray Granite frame, created with the Stitched Rectangles Dies

Stampin' Up! - Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I stamped the Peony flowers and leaves in Basic Gray ink coloured them with Stampin' Blends; Rococco Rose and So Saffron for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. I cropped them with the coordinating dies from the Peony Dies. There is a lot of shading in the flowers, making it easy to colour. I added a trio of the new Elegant Faceted Gems, that are SO sparkly.  There are 2 sizes and 3 colours - clear, white and the colour I've chosen which is a pinky brown colour.

Stampin' Up! - Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a mat of Gray Granite for my writing panel. I've used the sweet scalloped border die from the Peony Dies at the base. It isn't very clear, but there is also an embossed scallop as well. In the top corner, I partially stamped the Peony flower again and used the same colours.

Stampin' Up! - Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can see more of the texture from the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder in this photo.

 

Project Details
Stamps Prized Peony, Tasteful Touches
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Gray Granite
 Ink Basic Gray, Seaside Spray,Gray Granite
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Peony Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals,  Stampin' Blends  (Rococco Rose, So Saffron, Grany Apple Green)

 

There is still time to order my 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack, so you can get your hands on all of the coordinating In Color products and start creating with Misty Moonlight and the other lovely In Colors. Click here or on the image below, to get the full details.

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We would love to see your projects, inspired by the flowers in the new Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - 2020-21 Annual Catalogue

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we have open slather to take our inpsiration from any project in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Woohoo, we don't get let off the leash very often, lol!

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I didn't get very far into the catalogue before I saw the lovely sample above using the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle on page 13. I think the blue and yellow colour combo (one of my favourites) caught my eye initially. I don't have this bundle, but I decided to go with the layout using other new goodies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Here is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and decided to add a layer of the new Misty Moonlight In Color Designer Paper. I chose the woodgrain look for the subtle pattern and adhered it to a layer of Whisper White to give it a bit more body. Next up, I dry embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped it with the largest of the scalloped rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I trimmed off the top and adhered it to the Misty Moonlight panel.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the flower image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set with Basic Gray ink and then coloured them with Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends markers. This is a Disinktive style stamp set, so it has a lot of extra shading in the stamped image and can look a bit intense when stamped in black ink, I think. I used a combination of Gray Granite and So Saffron for the centre of the flowers. The Tasteful Labels Dies that come in a bundle with the Tasteful Touches stamp set are fabulous, but do not crop any of the images in the stamp set. So, I've fussy cut them leaving a tiny white border. I prefer fussy cutting on the line, but with Distinktive stamps it isn't a simple solid line and I think you lose some of the detail in the process. 

The foliage has been die cut from Sahara Sand card stock as I wanted to keep any additional colours neutral. I've used the largest leaf spray from the Forever Flourishing Dies and cut it into pieces. It is a large die, so I only needed one. I also have a couple of the small rounded leaf die cuts from the same set, in Misty Moonlight. 

The greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays was heat embossed in white on Misty Moonlight card stock and I've used the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to crop the decorative end and also for the white mat it is adhered to. If you haven't noticed this punch in the new Annual Catalogue, it is such a great value tool. 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Labels Pick a Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the punch above on the left, which has 2 sets of slots, for the 2 different styles of edge. The image on the right shows how the shape changes as you move from the smallest width (1/2" or 1.3cm) size to the largest size width (1" or 2.5cm) for each of the 2 styles. How cool is that? I've mixed the 1/2" (1.3cm) design on the left with the 3/4" ( 1.9cm) design on the right for my label. The huge benefit of this tool, is that you can create labels of any length you want. Mine is pretty long, but it doesn't matter now. I recommend that you cut your strips the width required for the punch; punch one end of the strip and then stamp your greeting where you want it to finish. I use the Stamparatus to make sure I have it straight.  In my case, I didn't need to cut the other end as I tucked it under the flowers. If you do, mark on the strip where you want the the end to be and then add 1/4" (6mm) and cut the strip. Pop the end into the punch to cut the decorative edge and it will be the right length. 

I layered up all the elements onto the Whisper White label, popping up both flowers at different heights. I finished by wrapping some of the new Misty Moonlight & Silver Bakers's Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack around the top, which was much easier with the firmer base. The finished panel was adhered to the white card base and I finished with some rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a mat of Misty Moonlight for my writing panel. I've stamped the foliage image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set in Sahara Sand ink in the bottom right corner and added a stamped, coloured and fussy cut flower over the the top.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Tasteful Touches, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, 2020-22 In Color Designer Paper
 Ink Basic Gray, Versamark, Sahara Sand
Accessories Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Forever Flourishing Die, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, White EP, Heat gun, Stampin' Blends (Seaside Spray, Gray Granite, So Saffron)

 

There is still time to order my 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack, so you can get your hands on all of the coordinating In Color products and start creating with Misty Moonlight and the other lovely In Colors. Click here or on the image below, to get the full details.

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We would love to see your projects, inspired by the new Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - 2020-21 Catalogue Cover

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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

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This week we're taking our inspiration from the front cover of the brand new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue as we can't show you the inside until 3 June.

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I have chosen the note card above from the right hand side of the Annual Catalogue front cover, for my inspiration. It uses the fabulous Lovely You stamp set that has a variety of small-medium solid images  that are perfect for creating backgrounds and 11 greetings in a lovely combined script/print font as shown on the card.  I know I'm going to get heaps of use from this set for both the greetings and for the sweet images that will be perfect for decorating the inside of my cards too.

The strips of coloured cardstock inspired me to show you our beautiful 2020-22 In Colours:

2020-22 In COlorsThey are lovely separately, but they also combine nicely together, although they are more specifically intended to complement the colours in the 4 colour collections (Subtles, Brights, Regals and Neutrals). Sometimes it takes me a while to get on board with new colours and I did not see eye-to-eye at all with Pineapple Punch, one of the retiring In Colors, lol.  However, I can see that I'll be using this range a lot and the new Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Paper has a great collection of neutral print and floral designs to coordinate perfectly with the new In Colors. 

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors

I started with this card, cutting 1.5cm strips of the In Colors and adhering them to a piece of Whisper White.  Using Early Espresso ink, I stamped 2 of the images from the Lovely You stamp set over the piece. The greetings from the new Field of Flowers stamp set were stamped in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White and then dry embossed with my favourite Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. It uses the same scripty font as Lovely You for the 'Always' and the coordinating greetings are in the printed font.  The striped panel was adhered to the embossed Whisper White and then onto the Magenta Madness card base. 

I started playing around with the order of the In Color strips and saw the different looks when they are adjacent to different colours. Here is the next variation on a Just Jade card base. 

CTC271_1Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors_Jade

For this last one, I've put the the 3 darker colours in the centre and the brighter colours on the outside on a Misty Moonlight card base.

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors

For the inside, I kept the strip thing going by cutting 3mm strips of 4 colours and weaving them together on the right and bottom edges.

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors

Do you like playing with colour? My husband asked why I made 3 of the same card, lol, but they all look different to me! I think I like the Misty Moonlight version best. What do you think?

Project Details
Stamps Lovely You, Field of Flowers
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Just Jade
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Tombow Glue, Stamparatus

 

We would love to see your projects, using the front cover of the new Annual Catalogue for inspiration. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Punch/Die

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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

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This is week we're taking inspiration from our favourite retiring punch or die.  

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This week I have chosen the Bouquet Bunch Dies as they have been a favourite since they were released. I love that there are extra dies in the set that cut foliage and the extra pieces that really add wow to your card.  It looks like the dies are still available at a discounted price, but the coordinating Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is sold out, unfortunately.  

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet & Bouquet Bunch Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This week I decided to stay close to the sample as I really loved the layering of the Very Vanilla elements and it is a different kind of look to what I normally do. So the card base is Very Vanilla and I added the panel of lace, using the Stitched Lace Dies. I need a bit more practice die cutting the edges though, but hopefully the untrained won't notice, lol. I used a sponge to add a fine layer of Tombow glue to the reverse side, which ensures you get a good all over coverage. Next is a stitched rectange of Very Vanilla that I ran through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, so it would be more noticable.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet & Bouquet Bunch Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started by stamping the flowers, using the faux watercolour technique. You ink up your stamp and then give it a very fine spritz  of water (from about 12" away) and then stamp onto watercolour paper. I used Melon Mambo for the large flowers with some Poppy Parade in the centre and Daffodil Delight on the other flower with Crushed Curry in the centre. I added the dots in the centre with Early Espresso after it had dried. It gives a different look, with the edges slightly softer and more shading in the colour.

I cut lots of foliage pieces in Vellum, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green and then layered it all together over the long stems die cut to give the bouquet length. I wrapped a piece of Burlap Ribbon around the bouquet and cut 2 strands off the edge to create the matching bow.  The birthday greeting is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in stamped in Early Espresso and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die and popped up. I finished with the little heart in Gold Glimmer and a trio of gold Metallic Pearls.

Another week that I didn't get the inside finished, so that is first on my list for tomorrow. 

Just a reminder, that the Last Chance products are flying out the door, so don't delay if there are still items on your Wish List.  You can check them all out in my Online Store.

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow Vellum, Watercolour paper, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Crused Curry
Accessories Burlap Ribbon, 
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Lace Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Bouquet Bunch Dies, Well Written Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Spritzer

 

We would love to see your projects, using your favourite retiring bundle. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Bundle Week 2

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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

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This is week 2 of taking inspiration from our favourite retiring bundle.  This week I have chosen a bundle that is fully retiring. 

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The Tea Together stamp set and its coordinating Tea Time Dies is my favourite of the tea pot and cup sets that Stampin' Up! have brought out over the years. I love the line images that can be used with lots of techniques and the small flower images have found their way onto lots of cards.  Both products are still available in my Online Store and are reduced in price for an added bonus.

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

I've gone with Lovely Lipstick again this week, using it for my card base. Next up is a layer of gold foil to complement the images that I have heat embossed in gold. As with the sample, I have also used the Tufted Embossing Folder that is also retiring, but have used the debossed side, which is more subtle and barely visible in the photo above. To provide a background for my tea set, I have cut one of the decorative frames from the Ornate Layers Dies in Vellum card stock to create a 'runner'and placed it diagonally across card.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've paper pieced the body of the tea pot and cup with the lovely Best Dressed Designer Series Paper, which is also retiring. The other sections I have lightly coloured with Petal Pink Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The tea pot has been adhered flat and the tea cup has been popped up. The lovely friendship greeting is from the retiring Honey Bee stamp set and I've cropped it with the stitched label from the All Dressed Up Dies. I finished with a Lovely Lipstick bow (my very last piece of this ribbon) and a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

Just a reminder, that the Last Chance products are flying out the door, so don't delay if there are still items on your Wish List.  You can check them all out in my Online Store.

 

Project Details
Stamps Tea Together, Honey Bee
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gold Foil, Best Dressed DSP, Vellum 
 Ink Versamark Lovely Lipstick
Accessories 1/8" Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools     Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, Tea Time Dies, All Dressed Up Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Big Shot, imensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink), Gold EP, Heat Gun

 

We would love to see your projects, using your favourite retiring bundle. You can upload it to 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

 

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Bundle

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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

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This is week 1 of taking inspiration from our favourite retiring bundle.  I'm thankful we have 2 opportunities to be inspired by this theme as there are so many bundles that I have enjoyed from both the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue and the January-June Mini Catalogue. The year seems to have gone so fast (again!) and there are lots of products I haven't found the time to use, so I chose a bundle that I haven't yet had the opportunity to ink up.

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I chose the sample above using the Birthday Julibee Bundle for my inspiration this week.  I love the colour combo of Lovely Lipstick and Gray Granite, but my initial inspiration was the decorative border on the card. 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Jubilee Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started by cutting a square of Lovely Lipstick card stock and using the small decorative die from the Jubilee Beauty Dies to create a border. I wasn't sure how the sizing would turn out, but it was within 1/4" and I trimmed it on 2 sides to create the 12cm square, which I added to my thick Whisper White card base. I used the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create the Whisper White square in the centre, which fortunately turned out to be the perfect size. Sometimes, luck is with you when you are 'winging it', lol.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Jubilee Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've coloured the floral spray wth Stampin' Blends and popped it up over the labels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut a second image of the large flower and popped that up as well. The bottom label is cut from Gray Granite and I used the Detailed Trio Punch to punch a hole in each side so I could thread through the Lovely Lipstick ribbon. I'm sorry to see Lovely Lipstick retire, but we are getting a beautiful new pink in the 2020-22 In Colours, that I can't wait to get my hands on.

Just a reminder, that the Last Chance products are flying out the door, so don't delay if there are still items on your Wish List. The Birthday Jubilee Bundle is still available at the moment. You can check them all out in my Online Store.

 

Project Details
Stamps Birthday Jubilee
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gray Granite
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories 1/8" Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestones
Tools     Jubilee Beauty Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Detailed Trio Punch,  Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive)

 

We would love to see your projects, using your favourite retiring bundle. You can upload it to 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

 

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

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Thanks for visiting today!