CASE-ing the Catty - How Sweet It Is

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Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the How Sweet It Is section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are lots of lovely samples in this section to get you inspired! 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Monique'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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Don't forget that you can earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'll pop one in the post for you.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the little tag with the cupcake, in the photo above. I don't have the Sweetest Thing stamp set or the coordinating Jar of Sweets Framelits Dies, but I do have some of the How Sweet It is Designer Series Paper and scissors, so I got to work to create my bright, fun, friendship card.

Stampin' Up! How Sweet It Is DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Bermuda Bay card base and added a piece of the Highland Heather spotty paper at the bottom. The white embossed greeting is from the Detailed with Love stamp set and I thought it worked really well with the sweets theme of this designer paper. I cut the strip of Melon Mambo card stock with the cute stitched and scalloped edgelit from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and wrapped some white baker's twine around it and adhered it to the top of the spotty paper. 

Stampin' Up! How Sweet It Is DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
My focus embellishment is the sweet cupcake that I cropped from one of the sheets of designer paper from the How Sweet It Is pack. I roughly cut the cupcake from the paper and then adhered it to some Whisper White before fussy cutting it. It gives it more body when you pop it up on foam pads.  I used a glue pen to go around the curves of the frosting and then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to match the gorgeous Glitter Enamel Dots that I popped over some of the sprinkles. I love that they match the colours in this suite perfectly. I also fussy cut one of the sweets to sit along side the cupcake, which is mounted on a Melon Mambo stitched circle and then a scalloped vellum circle. 

Stampin' Up! How Sweet It Is DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have used the stitched and scalloped edgelit on each side of the writing panel for a cute finish, with a strip of the spotty designer paper down the side. I've fussy cut some more of the sweets from the designer paper and arranged them in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! How Sweet It Is DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Unfortunately, my camera doesn't capture the brightness of the Bermuda Bay very well, but it is very pretty IRL.

Project Details
Stamps Detailed with Love
Card stock & Papers Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Vellum, How Sweet It Is DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Glitter Enamel Dots, Heart Epoxy Droplets
Tools     Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat gun, Dazzling Diamonds, Wink of Stella Pen

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project with the How Sweet It Is Suite and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration!

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. It's a scorching Sunday here in Melbourne. I'm lucky to be able to escape to some air conditioning in my craft room. Northern Australia is facing unprecedented flooding rains and I know many readers in the northern hemisphere are facing their own extreme weather events, too. So where ever you are, I hope you are safe from the worst of what Mother Nature is delivering us at the moment! 

If you've come from Peta'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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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochure again this week. Don't forget that you get to choose a FREE item from this brochure, when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019.  Plus, NEW Sale-a-bration products will be released in mid-February and NEW products that co-ordinate with your FREE Sale-a-bration items will be released for purchase on 1 March 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

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I'm taking a break from the feminine, floral creations to go a little bit country this week. My inspiration comes from the project in the photo above, on page 10 of the Sale-a-bation brochure. I was taken with the copper embossing on the copper tin; such a great idea and I would love to try it. As I don't have the copper tins, I've gone with the next best thing - copper embossing on Copper Foil. 

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

It was really difficult getting a good photo that does justice to the copper embossing, with the reflection coming off the foil. I used the Stamparatus and the 'hinge stamping' technique to stamp the grasses in Versamark across the bottom of the Copper Foil and then heat embossed with the lush copper embossing powder.  I was really happy with how it turned out and you need to see it in real life to appreciate the lovely texture that it adds to the foil. You do need to be careful with the Stamparatus magnets on the foil, as it marks very easily. Next time, I would place a small piece of Whisper White card stock underneath the magnet, so that it doesn't scratch the foil when you remove it. Don't forget the embossing buddy before you stamp to prevent stray particles of embossing powder.

The embossed foil was adhered to an Early Espresso card base. The Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry design from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Paper pack reflected the colours in my rooster and I think it works well with the copper, too. These green tones were everywhere in my country childhood. I adhered the DSP to Coastal Cabana card stock to give it some body and then shaped it into the tag.  I used the long retired Slot Punch to add the opening at the top. A Very Vanilla Lace Doily was added to the right edge and then the embossed Bermuda Bay greeting banner was positioned over the top.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The majestic rooster from the Sale-a-bration Home to Roost stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I wanted to preserve the detail in the rooster image and thought that embossing would achieve that. Clear embossing over normal ink is more subtle and is great for water colouring too. Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers were used to colour the rooster and then he was fussy cut and positioned over the banner. The ground and his legs are flat on the banner and then I've popped up the rest of him over the doily.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've continued the country theme on the inside, using more of the Coastal Cabana DSP as a background to the Very Vanilla stitched rectangle writing panel. I added the off-cut of the doily under the writing panel to balance out the length.  The little vase from the Vibrant Vases stamp set was stamped in Coastal Cabana ink on Coastal Cabana card stock to give more depth to the shading and then cropped with the Vase Builder Punch. The little bunch of flowers was stamped, coloured and fussy cut and positioned under the popped up vase.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I finished off with a bow in the Braided Linen Trim at the top of the tag and a trio of clear epoxy droplets that I coloured with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker.

Project Details
Stamps Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration), Beauty Abounds, Vibrant Vases
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Copper Foil, Tea Room Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Lace Doilies (retired), Linen Braided Trim
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends (Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Bronze), Dimensionals, Ivory EP (not SU), Heat gun, Vase Builder Punch, Slot Punch (retired)

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using 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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I hope you've enjoyed looking at Home to Roost and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Floral Romance

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Floral Romance section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are lots of lovely samples in this section to get you inspired! 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra'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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Don't forget that you can earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'll pop one in the post for you.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, although you will see that my finished product does not really resemble it at all. I saw the lovely Lace Dynamic embossing folder and started with that, although I went with a white card base and a white embossed panel in a landscape orientation.

Stampin' Up! Floral Romance Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used Petal Pink as an accent colour in the flowers, the die cut oval and the variegated ribbon. I have to say when Petal Pink was released in the colour refresh, it honestly did not float my boat! However, the Floral Romance Suite of products has changed all that with the beautiful vellum in the coordinating Floral Romance Speciality Designer Paper that I have used for the background in my photo. 

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I've stamped the main floral image from the Wonderful Romance stamp set in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and used Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers to colour. The large leaves are in Mossy Meadow and for the smaller spray of leaves with the flowers, I used Granny Apple Green to provide some contrast. The flowers are coloured with Petal Pink and a touch of Light Calypso Coral. The flowers were stamped, coloured and then fussy cut and popped up for extra dimension and a little pearl added to the centres. 

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For the inside, I have embossed the scallops from the Lace Dynamic TIEF on each side of the writing panel. I was going to leave it at that, but thought it looked a little insipid, as one of my crafty friends would say! I added the die cut spray from the Well Written Framelits Dies and used Grapefruit Grove to add a better of extra colour for the flowers. I'm not sure that I really like it though.

Stampin' Up! Floral Romance Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Wonderful Romance
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon
Tools     Wonderful Floral Framelits, Lace Dynamic TIEF, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, Well Written Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Glue Dots,  Stampin' Blends markers

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using 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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I hope you've enjoyed my project with the Floral Romance Suite and thanks for visiting me today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration!

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of  CASE-ing the Catty.

If you've come from Michelle'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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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochure again this week. Don't forget that you get to choose a FREE item from this brochure, when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019.  If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'd be happy to pop one in the mail for you.

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I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on the left, from page 17 of the Sale-a-bration brochure, using the Tea Together stamp set. The coordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies are FREE to you with a $180 order or party sales.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The sample uses no-line watering colouring, so I decided to try out this technique and I haven't water coloured for ages. I stamped the tea pot in Balmy Blue ink (stamped off first) onto water colour paper and then used the Aquapainter to add layers of colour.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The embellishments on my card have covered up a lot of the tea pot, so this is a photo of it naked! I still like a fairly defined edge on the image, so I tried not to put too much water over it. When it was dry, I cropped the tea pot with the coordinating framelit die. 

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

My 12.5cm square card base is in Very Vanilla thick card stock and I dry embossed the front with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder for a lovely texture. The centre panel of butterfly designer paper is from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Paper pack and it has been layered on to Rich Razzleberry card stock. I adhered the retired Lacy Doily towards the left side and then popped up the die cut tea pot over the top. The Mother's Day greeting from the Tea Together stamp set was layered onto a scalloped oval in Rich Razzleberry. I used markers to colour the rose before stamping and water colouring.  I found the marker ink melted away more than the stamp pad ink, leaving very few of the internal lines on the image. However, it does result in a lovely soft result. I added some copper trimmed vanilla ribbon until the rose that was also popped up.

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

For the inside I have mat of Rich Razzleberry for the writing panel with a strip of Rich Razzleberry striped paper at the bottom.  I have added another of the water coloured roses to the bottom corner. The lovely sentiment also from the Tea Together stamp set was stamped in the centre in Rich Razzleberry ink.

StamTogether - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Tea Together
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Watercolour Paper, Tea Room Specialty DSP, Regals DSP Stack
 Ink Balmy Blue, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Accessories Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Basic Jewels Pearls, Lace Doilies (retired)
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits, Tea Time Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using 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 - All My Love

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the All My Love section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are lots of lovely samples in this section to get you inspired! 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Julia'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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Don't forget that you can earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'll pop one in the post for you.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the pretty, narrow note card above that features the beautiful climbing roses image from the Climbing Roses stamp set. It is a set of 9 cling stamps with 5 lovely greetings and 4 images. It coordinates with the Rose Trellis Thinlits dies, which cut that lovely big rose image on the card, plus it has a number of extra pieces including a lovely lattice frame and label that will work with many projects.

When I saw the sample above, I thought the 'V' shape of the roses would make a lovely flap for a special card. I went ahead and made a prototype in copy paper first to make sure it was feasible and came up with my combined card and gift card holder. 

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
It looks pretty much like a regular card from above, with the roses overlapping a panel of the lovely Highland Heather Gingham paper that has been topped with the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. I added the greeting from the Cake Soiree stamp set,  cropped with the 1" Circle punch and sitting on a narrow banner and popped up on an Old Olive mat. I added a tiny sparkly heart that I covered with glue (using a glue pen) and then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The roses were stamped in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and then partially die cut. I cut away the excess card stock and created the curve on each side up to the score line. The roses were coloured with the Highland Heather Stampin' Blends alcohol marker and I added the highlights with the Gorgeous Grape watercolour pencil for a soft effect. The leaves were coloured with the Granny Apple Green watercolour pencil for the same reason. These colouring media work well together, so experiment for different effects.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

When you lift up the rose flap, which is held in place with tiny magnets, the bottom flap folds down to reveal the writing panel. I have added a mat of Highland Heather for the writing panel and another strip of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon at the bottom. The greeting from the Varied Vases stamp seemed appropriate and it was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink. I have coloured the small rose image that is also included in the Climbing Roses stamp set and popped some dainty greenery from the Wonderful Floral Framelits underneath.  

The middle panel provides a pocket for a gift card. I added a layer of Highland Heather and the white pocket that was edged with the cute stitching and scallop finish using a die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. More of the Highland Heather gingham paper was added under the stitching and I finished it with 2 more of the little coloured roses.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the flap created by the roses more clearly in this photo and I also used the Subtle embossing folder on the 2 panels of the card before adding the extra layers.

Thank you to my lovely mother-in-law Betty, who gave me this fabulous bundle of products for Christmas. Well actually, she gave me the money and this is what I purchased with it! I know I'm going to get a lot use from it. I see the opportunity for a wedding version of this card and I'm looking forward to trying that idea too.

Project Details
Stamps Climbing Roses, Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Highland Heather, Old Olive, Gorgeous Grape, Gingham Gala DSP Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, 2mm Rhinestones (not SU), Heart Epoxy Droplets, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools     Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/8" Circle punch (not SU), Stampin' Blends markers, Watercolour pencils, Glue pen, 1mm Neodynmium Magnets

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using 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 - Sale-a-bration!

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Welcome to our first CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for the year. We've got fresh new banners and new design team members as well! Welcome to Tina, Shannon, Siobhan, Michelle and Lauren who are joining the hop tonight; it's great to have you on the team. Make sure you leave them some blog love as you hop around.

If you've come from Julia'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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Tonight we take our first look at the fabulous new Sale-a-bration Brochure. There is such a great range of products that you can earn for FREE, when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. Who doesn't like free craft goodies! If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'd be happy to pop one in the mail for you.

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There is also such a fabulous range of samples to get you inspired to use the products and the card above is one that popped out at me when I first looked at the Sale-a-bration brochure. It uses the Lasting Lily stamp set from page 19. This is a set of 16 Photopolymer stamps, including 10 fabulous greetings to suit many occasions. This stamp set is a Level 2 product that you can earn for FREE when you make an order of $180. 

Calla Lilies are often associated with funerals, but they are also popular for weddings and other occasions too.  I have a lovely pink one flowering in a pot at the moment, given to me by a friend after my knee surgery 15 months ago. I also didn't realise how many colours they come in (see more on that below). Lasting Lily is a distINKtive stamp set, so you get all of the amazing detail you see in my card below, with just one impression of the stamp. To get the maximum detail, you need a fine coverage of ink on the stamp. If you can see small ink bubbles on the stamp, then there is too much ink. Take a teaspoon and gently push the ink down into the foam pad. Don't worry, the ink will re-distribute itself when you close the ink pad.


Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed fairly close to the sample, but I've started with a Whisper White card base and I've popped up the Lemon Lime Twist gingham layer on Dimensionals. To do this, I recommend you adhere the gingham DSP to Whisper White card stock first, to make it more robust and then die cut the circle. 

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I stamped the Lily flowers in Melon Mambo and the stems in Old Olive and then fussy cut all of them, so I could positon and layer them for extra dimension. The greeting is from the Botanical Bliss stamp set and it was heat embossed in white on Melon Mambo card stock and popped up over the silver/white Baker's Twine.  I think it is a really flexible greeting to have in your stash and you can turn it into someting more specific such as a birthday or get well card by adding a sentiment on the inside. I finished with a sprinkle of rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of Lemon Lime Twist for the writing panel and I stamped the stamp in Old Olive on the right. The small Lily flower was stamped in Melon Mambo and fussy cut and layered on the stem. At the base is a strip of spotted Melon Mambo designer paper. To finish I added a couple of super cute, tiny butterflies from the new Butterfly Beauty Thinlits.

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne
I tried out a few other colour options and found the mid-bright colours show a good level of detail. I hope this chart gives you some inspiration for using the Lasting Lily stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Lasting Lily (Sale-a-bration), Botanical Bliss
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Gingham Gala DSP, Brights DSP Stack
 Ink Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories Silver/White Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using 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 Holiday Catalogue Project

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Welcome to our last CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for the year. This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite project from the Holiday Catalogue.

If you've come from Sandra'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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The card above is one that totally jumped out at me when I browsed the Holiday Catalogue for the first time, so it is no wonder that the Dashing Deer bundle has been one of my favourites this year. I love the leaping deer die cut and it looks fabulous cropped in all of the foils and glimmer papers.  If you're still sitting on the fence with this bundle, then you have until 2 January to purchase it as a bundle with the 10% discount. It will be carried over for purchase separately.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne
I am normally adding layers to my cards, but this time I have simplified it with less layers than the sample. I have gone all coppery, heat embossing the lovely flourish at the top and bottom of my thick Whisper White card base.  I added the strips of Copper Foil under the flourish and then the centre panel that is embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder, using the debossed side.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne

I did add a scalloped circle of vellum under the  Copper Glimmer deer for 2 reasons. Firstly, it allows the deer to stand out more from the busy background and secondly, it gave me a flat surface so I could pop up the deer on foam pads to add even more dimension. I finished with a cute bow using the lovely copper trimmed vanilla ribbon from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack. I always add an 'eye' to my reindeer using a tiny rhinestone coloured with an alcohol marker. The greeting is also heat embossed in copper and popped up.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of copper foil for the writing panel and I heat embossed the flourish and the greeting in copper for a really luxe finish.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs Melbourne

I had 4 of the Copper Glimmer reindeer sitting on my craft desk, so I now have 4 cards to start off next years Christmas card stash!

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Copper Foil, Copper Glimmer, Vellum
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Team Room Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Swirls & Curls TIEF, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Copper EP, Heat gun

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using 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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We'll be back on January 6 with our projects taking inspiration from the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues.  If you don't have your own copy of the new catalogues yet, go to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details. I'm happy to pop one into the post for you.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Christmas Twist

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It's lovely to be back CASE-ing the Catty this week. The CTC Crew is putting a Christmas twist on a birthday card!

If you've come from Monique'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, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on page 42 of the Annual Catalogue. The catalogue flopped open at this page and an idea popped into my head when I saw this card and I went with it.

Stampin' Up! Signs of Santa Bundle
At first glance, my card may not resemble the sample very closely. When I was positioning all the elements it became clear that Santa wasn't going to fit on a portrait card, so I switched it to landscape. I started with a Poppy Parade card base and added a layer of Whisper White dry embossed with the Oh My Stars embossing folder as used in the sample.

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I found a scalloped Vellum circle in my scraps and then added the 3 banners that ground Santa; I've used the polka dot and striped/flocked designer paper from the Santa's Workshop Specialty pack and some Silver Glimmer paper. Santa was stamped in Memento Tuexedo Black ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends markers and cropped with the coordinating die from the Santa's Signpost Framelits dies. I used a glue pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to Santa's Hat trim and pompom. The greeting is stamped in Garden Green and is tucked under Santa's list and they are popped up. A few silver sequins finishes it off.

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For the inside I have a double mat for the writing panel and I added some of the Garden Green sprig washi from the Suite Season Specialty pack at the base. Mrs Claus is in the corner, coloured with Stampin' Blends markers. It doesn't show well in the photo, but I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to her collar, cuffs and apron with a glue pen.

Stampin' Up! Signs of Santa Bundle

Project Details
Stamps Signs of Santa
Card stock & Papers Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP, Vellum, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green
Accessories Metallic Sequins Assortment, Suite Season Specialty Washi
Tools     Santa's Signpost Framelits, Oh My Stars TIEF, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends markers, Dimensionals

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Holiday Tags

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This week the CTC Crew is taking inspiration from their favourite holiday tag.

If you've come from Rose'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, I'm taking my inspiration from a variety of tags in the Holiday Catalogue.  I started with the one on the left in the photo above.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Holiday Tag - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a 2" strip of Whisper White card stock and added the paper from the Joyous Noel Specialty pack and then used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to create the decorative top. I decided to go a bit brighter with the Shaded Spruce card stock and then heat embossed the greeting in white. I even got out the sewing machine to add the stitching to the top and bottom and to give the tag a bit more pop I added some Real Red ribbon behind it. I finished with the cute holly from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Holiday Tag - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

These tags are in Very Vanilla and I've added some of the designer paper from the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper.  The strips were a bit short so I added the greeting from the Peaceful Noel Stamp set at the bottom with a little strip of glimmer paper. I then added some embellishments made from bits I had sitting around on my craft table.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse Holiday Tag - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This final tag is one of my very favourites and I have used it previously as a layout for a card here. I think the original sample was wider, but I wanted to stay with my 2" wide design. I think it all fit quite well in the end.

Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Noel, Peaceful Poinsettia, Dashing Deer
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Joyous Noel Glimmer paper, Joyous Noel Specialty DSP, Festive Farmhouse DSP
 Ink Old Olive, Berry Burst, Versamark
Accessories Vanilla Baker's Twine, Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon, Rhinestones, 1/8" Real Red Solid ribbon, 3/8" Real Red Mixed Satin ribbon
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, 11/2" Circle punch, White EP, Heat gun

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Toil & Trouble

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This week is our 200th blog hop sharing the inspiration from CASE-ing the Stampin' Up! catalogues.  We're at the last section of the Holiday Catalogue - Toil and Trouble on pages 48-55.

If you've come from Julia'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, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on the inside back cover of the Holiday Catalogue. It  uses the Hung with Care host set, but I have chosen to make a birthday card using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set instead.  

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

As you can see, I've stayed close to the layout of the sample card. The base card is Gray Granite, which is a fabulous warm neutral and fast becoming a favourite. I've stamped the Buffalo Check in Gray Granite on Whisper White and added a narrow border of Berry Burst to give it some pop. 

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The large stitched oval has been dry embossed with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder to provide extra texture. The flowers on the bouquet were die cut from watercolour paper and I spritzed them with Frost White shimmer mist to which I added a couple of drops of Berry Burst re-inker. It resulted in a variety of different shades of sparkly pink in the flower clusters. Small circles of Sparkle Glimmer were added on the reverse to the flower centres. 

I wrapped a piece of Burlap ribbon around the stems and tied the Baker's Twine bow before adhering the stem to the embossed oval. The flower clusters were then added to the stem and popped up at different heights. I created my own version of the 3D word by adhering multiple layers together with the Sparkle Glimmer on top.

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For the inside I have a double mat, echoing the narrow border of Berry Burst from the front. I stamped a stem from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Old Olive and added a leftover flower cluster to it. At the bottom is a strip of the spotted Gray Granite designer paper sitting on the deorative border created with a die from the Bouncing Baby Framelits. The greeting is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.

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The card is very sparkly, but unfortunately I haven't been able to capture that in the photos.

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet, Perennial Birthday
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Watercolour paper, Neutrals DSP Stack, Sparkle Glimmer 
 Ink Old Olive, Berry Burst, Versamark
Accessories Silver Baker's Twine, Burlap Ribbon
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Layering Ovals Framelits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Bouncing Baby Framelits, Merry Christmas Thinlits, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, white EP, Heat gun

 

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