CASE-ing the Catty - Boughs of Holly

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, then welcome!  IIf 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 taking inspiration from an Embossing Project from any catalogue.  There are a number of embossing techniques including dry embossing, heat embossing, embossing paste and decorative masks, so there is sure to be a project that inspires you. 

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I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration as I like the simple layout that is perfect for Christmas cards. I've chosen to go with the Christmas theme and have a sneak peak of some lovely new designer paper from the upcoming 2022 July - December Mini Catalogue that goes live on 1 July. The year has gone so fast and I never have enough Christmas cards made, so I'll not pass up the opportunity to get my stash started!

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've dry embossed a card-sized panel of the Sahara Sand and white design from the new Boughs of Holly designer paper pack with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the Basic White card base. The Stitched Rectangle Dies were used to crop the pretty Poinsettia paper. I went a little longer than the sample poject as I wanted to show more of the design. 

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The greeting from the Merriest Moments stamp set (returning from last year) was heat embossed in white on the Shaded Spruce card stock, with the bottom end flagged. I popped up the greeting and added the Gold Holly Leaves in the corner with a trio of Red Rhinestones Basic Jewels. To finish I added double white Baker's Twine bow and 3 more of the Red Rhinestones under the greeting. 

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Shaded Spruce mat and I've fussy cut a Poinsettia flower from the edge of the paper and adhered it at the base. Such a great way to get the most from your patterned paper.

Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP & Merriest Moments Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Merriest Moments
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Boughs of Holly DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Red Rhinestones, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Holly Leaves
Tools Stitched Rectangles Dies, Merry Melody 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, White EP, Heat tool, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of an embossing project 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 my lovely friend Tina to see her cute project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue or the upcoming July-December Mini Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - All Occasions Section

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, then welcome!  IIf 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 taking inspiration from the All Occasions Section of the Annual Catalogue.  This is a huge section and so many great samples to choose from. 

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I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration as it gave me the opportunity to try out some new products that I haven't used yet.

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the sample project, starting with a Balmy Blue card base and using the second design in the Fancy Frames Dies set also cropped from Balmy Blue. This is a die that would definitely benefit from having Adhesive Sheet adhered to the card stock first, to make it super easy to adhere to your project. Of course, I thought of this after I had cut it, lol. The greeting from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink on Basic White. I popped the Frame over the top of the Basic White background when I set it up in the Stamparatus to get the placement right.

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've used the Medium Daisy Punch to create the Daisies and the Ladybug Builder Punch to create the Ladybird. I popped up the wings and added a vellum layer for extra interest. The black spots were created with the Classic Matte Dots. The centre of the Daisy is created with a die from the Poppy Moments Dies and I added a large glossy dot in Balmy Blue from the new favourite Glossy Dots Assortment. I added some Granny Apple Green leaves using the Pansy Dies and a little gold foliage with the Forever Flourishing Dies. I finished with a trio of new Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels. The photo doesn't do them justice as they are very pretty. 

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Flowers of Friendship
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Sweet Sorber, Daffodil Delight, Vellum, Gold Foil
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories Glossy Dots Assortment, Iridescent Pearls, Classic Matte Dots
Tools  Fancy Frames Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Pansy Dies, Poppy Moments Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Ladybug Buildier Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE from the All Occasions Section 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 Sandra to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Using Blending Brushes

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

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

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This week we are being inspired by projects that use Blending Brushes. These are such a great tool to quickly add some soft colour to your project and are much less prone to the blobs and dark spots that are a hazard of Sponge Daubers.

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I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration. The Potted Geraniums Bundle was one of my must-haves from the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. There are both stamped and die cut elements to create the Geraniums and lots of lovely greetings in a nice mix of fonts.

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with the panel of Basic White and used my Blending Brush to add a soft background of Balmy Blue ink to give the impression of a lovely blue sky. The lattice cut from Gold Foil using the new Split Card Textures Dies was adhered to the right as a background for my pot of Geraniums and I added the panel to a mat of Polished Pink card stock, leaving a tiny border to help it pop. 

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the stamps from Potted Geraniums to create my pot of flowers. The leaves are stamped in Garden Green and the flowers use both Polished Pink and Melon Mambo to give the gorgeous colour tones. I have hot pink Geraniums in pots in my garden and they add such a fabulous burst of colour. There are coordinating dies to crop all of the elements, making it a lot faster to create this lovely detailed image. Isn't the pick with the greeting so sweet? I cut slits in the soil with my craft knife to slip the pick and Geranium stems through. The greeting is one from the Potted Geraniums stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso and cropped with one of the banner dies from my favourite Stylish Shapes Dies.

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Potted Geraniums
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Polished Pink, Gold Foil
 Ink Cinnamon Cider (retired), Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies
  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Geranium Dies, Split Card Textures Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Blending Brush

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using Blending Brushes 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 Sandra to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Front Cover of 2022-23 Annual Catty

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! I've been MIA for the last few weeks, as we continue to work on our renovations.  We are doing all the finishing so there is always lots of filling, sanding and painting that needs doing. I've spend the last 4 days staining and sealing the french doors for my new craft studio.  That makes it all worthwhile!

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 buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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It's only a few more sleeps until the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue goes live! Woohoo, so much new product to enjoy. This week we are CASE-ing the front cover to get you in the mood. Here is the card layout as a sketch, so you can see the element more easily. CTC367_SketchIt is Mother's Day in Australia this coming Sunday, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to make my card for Mum. I forgot it was another long weekend here in Queensland, so I hope it will arrive in time in Western Australia. 

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | Front Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I love flowers of all kinds, whether they be in the garden or on cards, so the Hues of Happiness Suite is one of my stand out favourites from the new catalogue and I was so happy to see it on the Demonstrator preorder. I love all the elements of this suite and better still, the dies crop many of the floral elements from the Hues of Happiness designer paper, making it perfect for creating lovely cards, quickly.

You can see that I have stayed close to the sketch, although my focus panel is centred, rather than to the left. As my card is slightly smaller than normal, it worked best for me.  I used a piece of Fresh Freesia/Gorgeous Grape painterly design for the background and the Pool Party and Gorgeous Grape roses for the focus. The greeting is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I finished with a trio of the gorgeous Glossy Dots Assortment, which are also part of the suite.

You might be wondering what the smaller panel to the left is. Well, this panel is one of 4 in my Pinwheel Tower card, so the smaller panel is the reverse side of another blade on the pinwheel!

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
Here is a view from the top, so you can see how it looks. This is very simple to make and you can easily adjust the dimensions to suit. My card is 10.2cm x 14cm (4" x 5 1/2"), to suit the elements I'm using. It does fold flat for posting, but mine won't fit in a standard envelope, so I will be making a custom envelope for it. 

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | 2nd Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 This is the second 'blade' of the pinwheel. I've created a frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and heat embossed the sentiment from the Blessings of Home stamp set in white. Small roses add colour to the frame and I finished with a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | 3rd Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is the 3rd 'blade' of the pinwheel and I've added a piece of one of my favourite designs from the Hues of Happiness paper pack. It includes all of the colours that I've used in the card.  The sentiment is from the Lovely You stamp set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I finished with a Pool Party flower and leaf set in the corner and a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | 4th Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The final 'blade' in the pinwheel is the stitched writing panel, cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The greeting from the Daffodil Daydream stamp set, is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink. I have kept all the previous left sides blank, so it wouldn't be quite so busy, but I've added a little cluster of flowers this time. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Happiness Abounds, Peaceful Moments, Lovely You, Blessings of Home, Daffodil Daydream
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Hues of Happiness DSP
 Ink Versamark, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, Glossy Dots Assortment 
  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Tool, Tombow Glue

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of  the cover of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

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

2019 CTC Next

Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Easter Friends

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

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

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This week we are CASE-ing an Easter Project. You can see the sample projects in the photo above. 

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I've used the sweet treat box in the photo above for my inspiration, but decided to turn it into a baby card instead.

Stampin' Up! Easter Friends Baby Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I have taken the layout from the treat box, with the designer paper across the centre and some white showing top and bottom. I've the pretty Fresh Freesia gingham from the Pansy Petals DSP with a little border of a coordinating small print at the top and bottom.  The sweet bunny, my favourite image from the Easter Friends stamp set, was stamped in Basic Gray ink and fussy cut.  I added a little Light Smoky Slate around the shaded areas with a Stampin' Blends marker.

Stampin' Up! Easter Friends Baby Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I have a sneak peek of a new product from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue with the Stylish Shapes Dies. Initally I thought they were stitched dies, but found when I cut the circle, that they are pierced. Included in the set are 6 nesting circles and 5 nesting squares (yay!) and also 4 banners of varying length and width.

I stamped some grass at the bottom of the circle in Just Jade ink and used a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue ink to add a soft background before popping up the bunny over the top. The bunny has a little bouquet of flowers die cut with the (sadly, retiring) Pierced Blooms Dies. The greeting from the Many Messages stamp set was stamped in Fresh Freesia Ink and I used one of the banners from the Stylish Shapes Dies to crop it. I finished with a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies and a bow at the top in the Glittered Organdy ribbon.


Stampin' Up! Easter Friends Baby Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Easter Friends, Many Messages
Card stock & Papers Basic White Pansy Petals DSP
 Ink Basic Gray, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade, Balmy Blue
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Brushed Brass Butterflies, 3/8" Glittered Organdy ribbon
  Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Basic Gray), Blending Brushes

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of an Easter project from the  2022 January-June Mini Catalogue or 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

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

2019 CTC Next

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Decorative Masks

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Rebecca, 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 masking project. There are a number of masking techniques, but I decided to use the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks for my card this week.

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I'm using the lovely project from page 65 of the 2022 January - June Mini Catalogue, shown above, for the inspiration for my card. 

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello & Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
There are 6 masks in the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks pack and I've used the strings of leaves to create a background for my art panel. Place the mask over your panel of Basic White card stock and use sticky note or washi tape on the edges to hold the mask in place. I used a Blending Brush and Granny Apple Green ink to create the design, but you can also use sponge daubers. I suggest you start with a light layer of colour and then keep adding more until you are happy. I have gone for a fairly even colour all over, but you can create an ombre look with a light to dark shading or just colour part of the design for a more artistic effect.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello & Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

We have 2 days left of Sale-a-bration in Australia, so I decided to use the Friendly Hello stamp set one last time to create the focus for my art panel. I've stamped the flowers and then coloured them with Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends markers and fussy cut them.  I cut a couple apart and then layered them on top of the scalloped rectangle. I stanped the splatters first in Freesh Fresh ink first and tucked the leaves in last. The greeting from the same stamp set was heat embossed in white on Gorgeous Grape card stock.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello & Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendly Hello
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gorgeous Grape
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Metallic Pearls
  Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight), Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks, Blending Brushes

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of a masking project from either the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue or 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

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

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Did you know that Sale-a-bration has been extended in Australia until 16 March 2022? All of the FREE products are available, so you have the full range to choose from, when you place a qualifying order of $90AUD or more. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Embossed Project

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! I've been busy for the last couple of weeks with our renovations. We have the new laundry cabinets coming on Wednesday, so we have been madly painting the room to get it ready and I spent many hours on the ladder giving our lime-washed ceiling 3 coats of sealer.  However, I'm pleased to say that I managed to make a card for this week's challenge.

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

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This week we are CASE-ing an embossed project. Embossing covers both heat and dry embossing; two techniques that add lovely texture and interest to your cards.  

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I think dry embossing is one of the quickest and easiest ways to add interest to your cards and it's definitely a favourite for me. This week, I've taken inspiration from both of the sample projects above. 

Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've combined the inked embossing technique of the landscape card with the layout of the hearts card for my version. I started by inking the inside left panel (the one with the Stampin' Up! logo) of the Gingham Embossing Folder with Pool Party ink. I inserted a piece of Pool Party card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine. This gives a tone-on-tone look and really shows up the gingham design. I went with a Basic White scalloped rectangle I found in my die cut shapes bag, rather than patterned paper. It was embossed with the (retired) Subtle Embossing Folder and cropped with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've replaced the hearts with the lovely flowers die cut with the Pierced Blooms Dies. I chose a group of colours and then die cut all of the flowers in the set at the same time, from each colour. This is super quick and you can then play around with the colours and arrangement until you're happy. I put the leftovers into a zip lock bag so they are available for next time. The greeting from the Biggest Wish stamp set was stamped in Just Jade ink, fussy cut and popped up across the flowers. I finished with a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

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For the inside, I have a Basic White stitched rectangle for the writing panel and a cluster of flowers in the corner. I added white centres to the small flowers with the Classic Matte Dots.

Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Just Jade
 Ink Pool Party, Just Jade
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, Classic Matte Dots
  Gingham EF, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of an embossed project from either the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue of 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

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

2019 CTC Next

 

Did you know that Sale-a-bration has been extended in Australia until 16 March 2022? All of the FREE products are available, so you have the full range to choose from, when you place a qualifying order of $90AUD or more. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

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 buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are CASE-ing a project from the 2022 January-February Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I chose the project above for my inspiration, using the Simply Marbelous Designer Paper, which is one of the FREE products you can choose with a qualifying order of $90AUD or more. 

Stampin' Up! Simply Marbelous & Friendly Hello | 2022 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a Thick Basic White card base and add a panel of the Highland Heather Simply Marbelous Designer Paper with a narrow border of Gorgeous Grape. I chose the cloud-like design to provide a soft background to the bird and flowers from the Friendly Hello stamp set, which is another of the FREE Sale-a-bration products.

Stampin' Up! Simply Marbelous & Friendly Hello | 2022 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I used the reverse side of one of the Heart & Home Doilies for the background and added a large circle of Gorgeous Grape card stock behind it to  add more definition. I coloured the bird image from the Friendly Hello stamp set with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and then fussy cut it on the line. I also coloured and cut a couple of extra flowers. The leaves were stamped in Old Olive ink and fussy cut. The greeting is from the Flowing Flowers stamp set and I've heat embossed it in white on Gorgeous Grape card stock. Then it was a matter of positioning and layering all the elements on top of the doily. I finished with 3 of my favourite Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Simply Marbelous & Friendly Hello | 2022 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendly Hello, Flowing Flowers
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Simply Marbelous DSP
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
  Layering Circle Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede)

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of a project from the 2022 January-February Sale-a-bration brochure. 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 Monique to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and do not currently have a Demonstrator, head to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details so I can pop one in the post to you. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Abstract Beauty Suite

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

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

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This week we are CASE-ing a project from the Abstract Beauty Suite on pages 48-57 of the  2022 January-June Mini Catalogue.  

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I'm a bit time poor at the moment, so I've created a simple card using the sample above for my inspiration. I've turned it upside down so the designer paper is at the top and converted it to a stardard metric card. 

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a panel of Basic White and stamped the friendship greeting from the Sale-a-bration Friendly Hello stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink at the base. I've used the same bright Night of Navy floral design from the Abstract Beauty Specialty Designer Paper pack as the sample, placing the angle at the bottom of card rather that at the top. Each sheet of paper in the pack has gold foil accents which appears as the centre of each of the pink flowers in this design. 

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I dry embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and added the Magenta Madness decorative border that I die cut from one of the designs in the Ornate Layers Dies set and then the White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon finished with a double bow. I stamped the greeting again in Magenta Madness and then fussy cut the 'friend' and popped it up over the top of the stamped greeting. I finished with 3 of the Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I used the other side of the angle cut from the Abstract Beauty Specialty Designer Paper with the same Magenta Madness decorative trim at the bottom of the writing panel.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendly Hello
Card stock & Papers Magenta Madness, Basic White, Abstract Beauty Specialty DSP
 Ink Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
  Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Ornate Layers Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of a project from the Abstract Beauty section of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

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

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If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and do not currently have a Demonstrator, head to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details so I can pop one in the post to you. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Mini Catalogue

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

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

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This week we are CASE-ing a project of our choice from the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue.  

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I've used the card above for my inspiration. It is a fairly simple card using the lovely Flowing Flowers stamp set. This is a DistINKtive™ style stamp set, so there is a lot of built-in shading with just one impression of the stamp. It has 6 sentiments in great font combos as well.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flowers Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the layout, stepping it up with some extra layers, textures and embellishments. I started with a Thick Basic White card base and added a layer of Polished Pink card stock that I dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flowers Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the art panel I've stamped the smaller floral image with the leaves a few times and masked it to add leaves and some random splatters in other areas. The larger floral image was stamped separately with the Stamparatus using Polished Pink ink and I used a sponge dauber and Melon Mambo ink to add some extra colour in the heart in the heart of the flower, before fussy cutting and popping it up over the leaves. The art panel was adhered to a panel of Just Jade card stock leaving a narrow border.

The birthday greeting from the Blessings of Home stamp set was stamped in Polished Pink ink and I flagged the ends before adding to a mat of Just Jade card stock.  I wrapped a few strands of white Baker's Twine around the art panel and finished it with a bow underneath the popped up greeting. The art panel was popped up on the Polished Pink mat and I added some extra fussy cut leaves under the large flower and finished with pearls in the large flower, on the greeting and under the twine.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flowers Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've kept the inside simple, with a mat of Polished Pink card stock for the writing panel and the larger flower partially stamped in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flowers Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Flowing Flowers, Bessings of Home
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Just Jade
 Ink Polished Pink, Just Jade, Melon Mambo
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
  Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Sponge dauber

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of a project from the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

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

2019 CTC Next

 

If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and do not currently have a Demonstrator, head to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details so I can pop one in the post to you. 

Thanks for visiting today!