CASE-ing the Catty - Nature's Poem

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This week the CTC crew are taking inspiration from Nature's Poem on pages 142-153 of the Annual Catalogue. All of the projects in this section are about nature and the outdoors. I got a bit ahead of myself with last week's project, but never mind, there are lots of lovely projects left to choose from.

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This week, I've taken my inspiration from this card (above) on Page 144 of the Annual Catalogue. I was really taken with the Blackberry Bliss designer paper in this sample. I think I'm a bit obsessed with the purple tones at the moment, but I'm sure I'll move on soon, lol. This card provided me with the opportunity to ink up the 'Rooted in Nature' stamp set for the first time. The skeleton leaves are one of my favourite images from this set and are perfect for making your own beautiful designer backgrounds as well.

Stampin' Up! Nature's Poem Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

When I opened the pack and saw the Blackberry Bliss paper, it was actually much darker than shown in the sample, so I wanted to lighten it up a bit. I heat embossed the sentiment from 'Ribbon of Courage' directly onto the designer paper and then adhered it to the Copper Foil mat and onto my thick Very Vanilla card base, leave some vanilla showing on each side. I did consider using copper embossing powder, but I don't think it would have shown up as well. Instead I've used an ivory embossing powder (not Stampin' Up!) and it looks lovely in real life. 

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I decided to go for a 'less is more' approach to the embellishment by adding a shorter strip of Burlap Ribbon on the right hand side and then adding my stamped skeleton leaves in a random arrangement using glue dots. I added the bow in Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, which works well with Blackberry Bliss and finished with a copper leaf from the Leaves Trinkets as an alternative to the tag in the sample. You can see the details in the leaves and the lovely copper trinket in this closeup.

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For the inside, I have a double mat of Copper Foil and Blackberry Bliss card stock and then I've added some more of the smaller stamped and fussy cut skeleton leaves at the bottom of the writing panel to finish. There is a coordinating die for the skeleton leaves, but I wanted a closer cut and they are very quick to fussy cut.

Stampin' Up! Nature's Poem Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I found this card very hard to photograph and I'm not sure I've done it justice. However, the colour is much closer to real life than the sample!

Project Details
Stamps Rooted in Nature, Ribbon of Courage
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Copper Foil, Nature's Poem Designer Paper
 Ink Versamark, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron
Accessories Burlap Ribbon, Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, Leaves Trinkets
Tools     Ivory EP (not SU), Heat gun, Glue Dots

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Artistic Expression

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The Artistic Expressions chapter on pages  126-179 of the Annual Catalogue is the focus this week at CASE-ing the Catty. This chapter has a fabulous array of samples and I only wish I had time to do more than one CASE. 

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This week, I've taken my inspiration from this card (above) on Page 151 of the Annual Catalogue. I really love the layout and the bright pop of white against the floral image and Rich Razzleberry side panel. 

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see that I have also used the 'Floral Statements' stamp set for my card and stayed close to the layout with a few small changes. I started by stamping the image in Early Espresso ink as I wanted it to be a little bit softer than black would be.  You may not notice the difference  in the photo, but you would if you saw it side-by-side with a black version.  I decided to have a tiny border showing around the white stamped panel and I think it adds a bit of extra pop. I've also used the 2 halves of a Pearlized Doily for the embellishment on the side as it worked better with the slightly long length of our cards.

I've coloured the image with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in my current favourite colours of Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.  These are 3 of the new colours added this year and I think they are fabulous! Stamping your image in any of the Stampin' Up! Classic inks works perfectly fine with your alcohol markers. I always heat set the image before I start colouring, to make sure it is perfectly dry.

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If you look closely on the Stampin' Up! sample card you can see that the lace image from the 'Southern Serenade' stamp set has been stamped in the background. To add interest and texture to my stamped panel I ran it through the Big Shot after finishing the colouring, using the 'Subtle' embossing folder and you can see the result in the close-up photo above. It was a bit of gamble, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I love the pretty Mini Striped Grosgrain ribbon that borders the stamped panel and I decided to finish it with a flat bow that sits in the centre of the doilies.

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I wanted to finish off the inside of the card with something in a similar style and remembered this small rose from the 'Graceful Garden' stamp set. Don't you think it is perfect?  I've coloured it with the same Stampin' Blends as the main image and then fussy cut it. I did go a little OTT (over-the-top) with a double mat and a narrow strip of Granny Apple Green DSP at the base of the writing panel. Do you see that cute embossed stitching? I've used the border die from the Stitched Labels Framelits and the new Embossing Mats to add that little decorative touch. I love having the inside of the card as pretty as the outside!

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, you can see the pretty rhinestones that I coloured with the Gorgeous Grape Stampin' Blend marker for a perfect match.

Project Details
Stamps Floral Statements, Graceful Garden
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Brights DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Highland Heather
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Pearlized Doilies, 1/4" Mini Striped Grosgrain ribbon
Tools     Stitched Labels Framelits, Subtle EF, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends (Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apply Green)

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Love, Thanks & Support

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Love, Support & Thanks section on pages 104-125 of the Annual Catalogue. There are lots of fabulous samples in this section and it was hard to choose just one. I love having cards in my stash that I can send to people when they need a bit of extra TLC and who doesn't want to feel the love from receiving a beautiful handmade card in the mail.

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I've taken my inspiration from the cards on 106, that use the Petal Promenade Suite. I've cropped out the card above from the image so you can see it more clearly. This card uses one of the rectangular floral frames that come on one sheet of the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. There are also similiar smaller square floral frames and wreaths on the same sheet.  

Stampin' Up! Petal Promenade - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've chosen soft and pretty colours to pair with my floral frame as the green border in the sample doesn't do it for me! I cut right on the edge of the frame and then used my Blushing Bride marker to go around the edges and take away the white core,  before matting onto Gold Foil. I popped up the floral panel onto the gorgeous new Rose Glimmer paper as I find this the most reliable way to adhere to glimmer paper as well as adding dimension. The finished panel was layered onto the thick Whisper White base card. When using a pre-sized panel such as the floral frames from Petal Promenade, I recommend you start from the centre and layer outwards and make any adjustments required to the size of the base card. I had to trim the length slightly to keep my card symmetrical. 

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I picked out the darker pink of the small flowers as I think it makes the image pop. The narrow flagged banner in Berry Burst sits on a stitched circle in Gold Foil. I stamped the frame from the 'Label Me Pretty' stamp set and heat embossed it in gold and then added the greeting from the 'Darling Label' stamp set in Berry Burst ink and punched it out with the Pretty Label punch. It is popped up over the banner and Gold Foil circle. I finished it off with a trio of pearls either side.

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For the inside I have used Gold Foil to mat the writing panel, which has a strip of the coordinating designer paper at the base, topped with a thin band of Rose Glimmer paper to finish. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Promenade - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The glimmer paper is hard to photograph, but it is very pretty  in real life!

Project Details
Stamps Label Me Pretty, Darling Label
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Berry Burst, Gold Foil, Rose Glimmer Paper, Petal Promenade DSP
 Ink Versamark, Berry Burst
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Pretty Label punch

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Holidays

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This week we're taking inspiration from the Holidays section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 92-103. This is perfect timing for Christmas in July and will be my first Christmas cards for the season. 

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I've taken my inspiration from this card on page 101 using the new 'Stylish Christmas' stamp set. I've added a bit more detail and dimension to my card, but stayed fairly close to the design in the sample. The poinsettia and leaves are DistINKive style stamps where you get amazing depth from a single stamped image.

Stampin' Up! Stylish Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the new 'Call Me Clover' green for the base card and paired it with Real Red for a bright take on the traditional Christmas colours. For the main panel, I loaded up one plate of my Stamparatus stamping tool with the two greetings and leaves and stamped them all at once in Call Me Clover ink. This makes it a great design for creating multiples as you can quickly stamp a lot of panels and then assemble them in production line style.  On the second Stamparatus plate I had the flourish, so you would stamp and emboss all the panels with the top positioning and then change to the bottom and stamp and emboss them.

Stampin' Up! Stylish Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, I stamped the poinsettia in Real Red ink on a smaller piece of Whisper White and then adhered it to another piece of Whisper white before fussy cutting. This makes the image more robust for popping up on foam pads over the leaves. I added some gold pearls from the new Metallic Pearls to the centre of the poinsettia. You can see the detail in the stamped images in this closeup pic.

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I've kept the inside simple; gold embossing a small section of the flourish in the corner and adding a strip of Call Me Clover spotted designer paper at the bottom. It is fabulous having a matching designer paper for every colour of card stock!

Stampin' Up! Stylish Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

While I was playing around with my prototype, I decided to try out the flourish in Real Red as another variation. I really like it, as it adds more brightness to the card. I'm sure there are other great colour combos to use with this stamp set. Which option do you prefer? 

Project Details
Stamps Stylish Christmas
Card stock & Papers; Call Me Clover, Real Red, Whisper White, 6 x 6 2018-20 In Colour DSP
 Ink Versamark, Real Red, Call Me Clover
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools     Stamparatus, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals 

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Kids & Babies

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Kids & Babies section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 80-91. 

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I've taken inspiration from this card on page 87. I love the extra dimension you get with the recessed background as well as all the little details that have been included in this card. I'm not overly fond of foxes, so I decided to ink up the cute bear from the 'A Little Wild' stamp set for the first time, using Stampin' Blends to colour him.

Stampin' Up! A Little Wild - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed fairly close to the layout of the sample by using the Layering Circles framelits to cut the circle in the Balmy Blue layer. I spritzed the front of the card stock and then embossed it with the 'Subtle' embossing folder. I love the linen-like texture that results. You do get a more defined and even result if you spritz with water first, so I highly recommend that.  I chose Balmy Blue for a sky background so I added some clouds with Shimmery White embossing paste and the mask from Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Stampin' Up! A Little Wild - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the background behind the circle, I cut a piece of Whisper White slightly larger and then sponged it lightly with Sahara Sand ink to soften the stark white. I stamped the leaves from the 'Foxy Friends' stamp set and the toad stools from the 'Hedgehugs' stamp set to add interest.  Foam pads were closely spaced around the circle on the reverse of the Balmy Blue layer and then positioned over the background. The tree stump, bear, bee hive and greeting were then placed in position. I added more foam pads around the edges of the Balmy Blue layer and adhered it to the Crumb Cake Base card. This close-up gives you a good view of the dimension and the details.

Stampin' Up! A Little Wild - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Balmy Blue mat for the writing panel and I stamped some grass, the bee hive and bees at the base and finished with a strip of the striped Crumb Cake designer paper. 

Stampin' Up! A Little Wild - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps A Little Wild, Foxy Friends, Hedgehugs, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers; Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, 6 x 6 Neutrals DSP
 Ink Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Silver Baker's Twine
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write markers, Stampin' Blends, Shimmery Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Birthdays

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I'm pleased to be back with the Crew, case-ing the fabulous new Annual Catalogue. This week we are taking our inspiration from the Birthdays section of the catalogue on Pages 66-79

You may have come from visiting Rachel's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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I've taken inspiration from the square shaker card on the bottom of page 68. I don't have this set of products, but it was the frame itself that inspired me as I thought it would form a nice base for the lovely rose from the new 'Healing Hugs' stamp set. I love that we now have a stamp set with sentiments to send get well wishes. The rose image is one of the new DistINKtive type stamps that create amazing depth with just a single stamped image.

 
Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a base card of thick Whisper White and added a panel of the new Balmy Blue card stock embossed with the new 'Tufted' Dynamic embossing folder. I love this clear blue that reminds me of the long retired Bashful Blue. The embossing folder adds a lovely diamond pattern that is still quite subtle and perfect for background interest. I created a multi-layer frame using the squares from the Stitched Shapes framelits and added some of the striped designer paper from the new 6" x 6" stacks in each of the colour collections to the reverse of the smallest frame. I'm really happy we have a matching designer paper for every colour again.

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stamped the gorgeous rose in Berry Burst ink and the leaves in Garden Green ink and fussy cut them on edge of the images. I don't often do this, but I liked it better without the border. Go around the edge of your image with a coordinating marker (from the reverse side) to cover the white core. I used a single colour this time, but you can create lovely effects by layering on additional colour with a sponge dauber to create shaded and variegated roses. I white embossed one of the greetings on the new Blueberry Bushel card stock and added a flagged end. This is also a gorgeous clear blue. You can see some of the details in this closeup.

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I created a border at the base of the writing panel with two of the other images in the 'Healing Hugs' stamp set. To add a bit more pop, I added a 3mm border of the Berry Burst striped designer paper at the top and bottom. 

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Healing Hugs
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Berry Burst, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, 6 x 6 In Colour & Subtles Designer Series Paper
 Ink Berry Burst, Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories Pearlized Doilies, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Squares Framelits, Tufted Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, White EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Occasions Big Shot Project

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Today the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are starting to say goodbye to the Occasions Catalogue that finishes on 31 May 2018. I just can't keep up with how fast this year is disappearing. This week we're looking at our favourite Big Shot project and that is a hard ask as there are so many great products with coordinating dies in this catalogue. 

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This gorgeous box in the photo above took my eye as soon as I saw the catalogue. I love making pretty gift packaging and the recipient is always wowed that you made it for them. I'm really pleased the Cake Soirée stamp set and coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits Dies will be carrying over to the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. However, they won't be sold as a bundle, so if they are on your wish list, take advantage of the 10% bundle discount by purchasing before 31 May.  

 You may remember that I used this sample as inspiration previously, turning the box into a layout for this card. Today I decided to make the box and the tag. Making gift packaging is a great way to use up designer paper that you have been saving (for a rainy day that rarely comes, lol).


Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Gift Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I'm not sure what size the box in the photo is as photos can be very deceiving.  I decided to make the biggest one I could with a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock. I prefer to make the base of my boxes from card stock so that they are very sturdy and reusable (and re-giftable) and it also uses less designer paper too. My box is 6" x 4" x 3" deep, which is a great size for a couple of candles, treats, a scarf, jewellery, crafting goodies and many more possibilities.

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I decided to go with Berry Burst for the box base and I adhered the designer paper after I had cut and scored it and before assembling, so I could get a really neat finish. I sandwiched the centre flap between the 2 side flaps to get a really neat finish on the inside too. When I went to make the top I realised that I only had one piece of the striped Old Olive foil left and the stripes were going the wrong way, so I had to improvise! The lid of the box is Old Olive, so that it isn't noticeable that the designer paper was a few millimetres short. When you open it, it looks bright and funky.

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I have cut the lacy tag with the Sweet Cake Framelits and stamped the 'for you' at the top in Berry Burst ink. I added one of the greenery elements die cut in Lemon Lime Twist and some vellum leaves from the Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit. The silver foil open flower was die cut and I traced around it to create the Berry Burst backing and then popped it up on the leaves. It is attached with the silver and white Baker's twine. 

This is a really great bundle for any celebratory occasion, so make sure you get yours at a bundle discount before 31 May!

Project Details
Stamps Cake Soirée
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Old Olive, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Foil, Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper
 Ink Berry Burst
Accessories Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver & White Baker's Twine
Tools     Sweet Cake Framlits Dies, Big Shot, Simply Scored Board, Tombow glue, Glue Dots

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Hostess Sets and Memories & More

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It's Sunday, so that means the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are back with more creative inspiration for you. This week we're looking at Hostess Sets and Memories & More Card Packs from both the Annual and Occasions Catalogues. 

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I've taken my inspiration from this pretty sample on page 56 of the Annual Catalogue using the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack and the Petal Garden DSP Stack. I think it is a gift box, but I've created a card using the same layout.

Stampin' Up! Petal Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've changed up the colours a bit, but kept the square layout, using Old Olive for the basic card. I added some of the Sweet Sugarplum trellis design paper to a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock and layered on a banner using a coordinating design from the Petal Garden DSP stack and tucked half a Delicate White Doily underneath. I wrapped the Old Olive ribbon around the panel twice, crossing it over and finishing in a bow on the right.

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I selected the 3" x 4" card with the wreath design from the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack and stamped the greeting from the (sadly retiring) 'Butterfly Basics' stamp set. I popped the card into my Stamparatus stamping platform and placed a scrap piece of acetate over the top of the card. It allowed me to stamp the greeting and check the positioning in relation the wreath image. Before adhering the gold foil overlay, I trimmed down the wreath card slightly and rounded the corners so they didn't poke out and then popped it up over the banner.

There are coordinating floral die cuts in the card pack, but I chose to stamp the matching image from the 'Graceful Garden' stamp set. I used Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry direct to the rubber to create the outline image in coordinating colours. Using the Stamparatus stamping platform it was easy to add some extra colour to the image where I needed it.  Stampin' Blends alcohol markers were used to colour the flower before fussing cutting and popping it up in the corner. I love the softer look that is achieved by using the markers on the outline image.

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For the inside I have a Sweet Sugarplum mat for my writing panel. I added some washi at the bottom in Old Olive and what I thought was Rich Razzleberry, but is actually Berry Burst. However I think it all blends in without a problem. In the top corner I've heat embossed part of the trellis in gold and then added another of the coloured and fussy cut flowers. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The asymmetric layout doesn't come naturally to me, but I quite like the end result. When I asked my husband what thought, the first thing he said was that it was crooked. I hope the lady who is going to receive it doesn't think that! I'm going to be using this as a 'get well' card, I think it would also be perfect for Mother's Day.  

If you love this look, you will need to order the Petal Garden DSP Stack and Memories & More Card Pack now, as both products are retiring.

Project Details
Stamps Graceful Garden, Butterfly Basics 
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Petal Garden DSP Stack, Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack, scrap Gold Glimmer
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories Delicate White Doilies, Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels, Basic Packs 1 & 2 Washi
Tools     Stampin' Blends (Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Color Lifter) Dimensionals, Tombow glue

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - True Gentleman

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the True Gentleman section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 44-51. As you will see, there isn't anything masculine in sight in my project!

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I'm taking my inspiration from the scrapbook page shown in the photo above using the lovely 'Southern Serenade' stamp set. I've taken the main decorative elements from the page and created a soft and pretty birthday card.

Stampin' Up! Southern Serenade - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My card is surprisingly close to the layout of the scrap page, with the blossom spray sitting on a vellum oval, which I embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder to add some background interest. I didn't end up using the lacy background image you can see in both corners of the sample, as it seemed to 'muddy' the clean look of the card. I have used a simple band of card stock at the base to ground the blossom spray and allow the doily to peak out.

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I have stamped the blossom spray with Memento Rich Cocoa ink to match the pink tones and then coloured it with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. I have fussy cut the image and popped it up on the foam pads.

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At the top left I have a little strip of Pink Pirouette card stock with the doily peaking out and a silver Baker's Twine bow and some pearls to finish this cute embellishment. I have die cut the 'friend' in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and stamped the birthday greeting above it.

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For the inside I have a Sahara Sand mat and I've stamped part of the blossom spray in the top right corner and coloured it with the Stampin' Blends. I've added a single  flower at the base sitting on a strip of Blushing Bride washi tape to finish.

Stampin' Up! Southern Serenade - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


This is definitely one of my favourite colour combos:

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Project Details
Stamps Southern Serenade
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand, Vellum, Dazzling Diamonds
 Ink Memento Rich Cocoa 
Accessories Lacy Doilies, Silver Baker's Twine, Pearls Basic Jewels, Basic Pack 1 Washi
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Softly Falling TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Color Lifter) Dimensionals, Tombow glue

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Myths & Magic

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Hi there

This week the crew from CASE-ing the Catty are taking inspiration from the Myths & Magic section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 36-43. 

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I'm taking my inspiration from the gorgeous card in the photo above. The main image is from the 'Flying Home' stamp set which is a collection of sweet images featuring bird houses, birds and garden critters. I'm also using the same stamp set for my card (a good opportunity to finally get it inked up!), but a different image.

Stampin' Up! Flying Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've kept fairly close to the layout of the sample card, adding a panel of Pear Pizzaz card stock to the Pink Pirouette card base instead of designer paper. For the background,  I've continued the garden theme and covered the Pear Pizzaz panel with the large leaf spray, cut with the die from the 'Petals & More' Thinlits. It gives a very textured tone on tone effect. This is another way to get more use from your dies and create your own unique backgrounds in the process. To make it super easy, I added Adhesive Sheet to the card stock before I cut the leaf sprays, turning them into stickers. I roughly arranged the sprays first and then adhered them to the panel and used my guillotine to trim off the pieces that went over the edge.

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The cute bird house hanging from the flowers was coloured with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and cropped with the largest of the stitched circle framelits. I added a scallop circle mat in Pink Pirouette to complement my Pink Pirouette card base. The 'hello friend' greeting is from the 'A Good Day' stamp set and I added the sweet little wooden heart at one end and the little fussy cut bird at the other.

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For the inside I have a Pear Pizzazz mat for my writing panel with a strip of Daffodil Delight washi at the bottom. In the top corner I have stamped part of the main image again, masking the bird house so I would have just the flowers. I used the same Stampin' Blends to colour the image, adding a soft background of Pool Party that helps to make the flowers pop. The final touch is the cute little (tiny!) fussy cut bee that has been popped up on the way to those tasty flowers!

  Stampin' Up! Flying Home - Judy May, Just Judy Designs  

Project Details
Stamps Flying Home, A Good Day
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Adhesive Sheets
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle
Accessories Basics Pack 2 Washi, Hearts & Stars Elements
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Petals & More Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Bronze, Color Lifter) Dimensionals, Tombow glue

 

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