IDEAS Blog Hop - Celebrating Sale-a-bration

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting.

If you've come from looking at Jacqui's great project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

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Our theme this month is Celebrating Sale-a-bration. This bundle contains an amazing 12 tutorials and 68 pages of crafty inspiration using most of the fabulous products available for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration (3 August -30 September 2021). Each project includes a card and 3D item and there are lots of fabulous ideas for treat/gift/gift card packaging.

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I've created a cute tri-fold card and coordinating treat box with an optional slide out gift card holder using the cute Counting Sheep stamp set and coordinating Sheep Dies. These sheep have personality and attitude! I love that they are quick to colour and crop with the coordinating dies. Plus, there are extra dies that make it easy to create fun cards.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 11 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the August 2021 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Now it's time to hop over to Simone's Blog to see her fabulous project.

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So Much Happy Bundle

Hi there

Today I'm sharing a card using the fabulous So Much Happy Bundle from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. This one has been on my Wish List for a while and I finally succumbed! This bundle is comprised of the So Much Happy stamp set and the coordinating Happy Dies and if you buy them together you save 10%.

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This bundle is not only great for celebrating birthdays, but friendship, graduation, achievements or pretty much any occasion. The greetings mix and match with the large 'HAPPY' die and there are some cute accessories with the ballooons and stars.  The dies cut the balloon and star images from the stamp set but there is so much more, with the cute banner, clouds and the two long embossing dies to add details.  

So my first card with this bundle is for a guy in his twenties and I wanted something bright, bold and fun. I had in mind to use the blue painterly design from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper pack. 

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This colour combo is not one I would have ever put together myself, but I think it looks fabulous! It has a real summer 'beachy' feel to me.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a piece of the designer paper and adhered it to a panel of Whisper White of the same size, to give it some body.  The 'HAPPY' was die cut from the panel and I recommend you use a new-ish cutting plate to minimise the imprint on the designer paper when you run it through the die cutting machine.  I used the stitched embossing die next, to add a trim either side. I like that it adds a border to the word, without adding anything extra. The 'HAPPY' was die cut again in Whisper White and placed behind and offset to create a shadow. When you cut the 'HAPPY' you automatically get a 1/4" border on either side of the word. I added glue just to the edge of the border (not the letters); it is quick and less messy. You can make your shadow on the left or the right as desired.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The panel was popped up onto my Night of Navy card base with Black Dimensionals. They are perfect for dark colours and barely discernible, making it look like the panel is floating.  You can see from this photo, how much dimension it adds to the card.  For the embellishment, I have 3 stars in different sizes cropped with the Stitched Stars Dies. The Night of Navy star has been embossed with one of the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders and I have stamped the stars from the So Much Happy stamp set a few times in Granny Apple Green for the white one. 

The 'BIRTHDAY' is from one of the greetings in the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and I've masked off the 'HAPPY' and then cropped it with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Finally, I added a trio of the new Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems for a little bit of sparkle.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Granny Apple Green mat for the writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. I've die cut 2 balloon strings and added a stamped balloon and an embossed balloon that has been sponged with Coastal Cabana ink.


Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps So Much Happy, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Artistry Blooms DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
Tools    Happy Dies, Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Black Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

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Before I go, just a reminder that the fabulous 'Box of Sunshine' Paper Pumpkin Kit is now available to purchase in Australia for $37AUD, while stocks last and I can tell you, they are going like hotcakes! You can see all the details in my post here.

Finally, if you earned Bonus Days Coupons last month, don't forget, you have until 31 August to redeem them. Use them or lose them, as they say!

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Animals

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Hi there

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the animals in the new Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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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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Cute 3D Card with Little Ladybug

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I have a bright, fun and super cute card to share, that will brighten up your day.  I was inspired by the card made by Libby Fens and I had to make one of my own (she has kindly included all the dimensions in her blog post). This is one of the easiest 3D fancy fold cards that you could make and it packs such a punch. The Sale-a-bration Host stamp set Little Ladybug is perfect for it. This stamp set is free with a party or personal order over $500, so if you've been keeping your powder dry up to now (wow, you must have strong will power, lol) you still have 3 weeks to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration promotion and earn this cute stamp set. Alternatively, get a few friends together and host an online workshop to pool your orders.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've changed up the colours with a Balmy Blue base as I thought it worked well with the red ladybirds (we call them ladybirds in Australia) and bright yellow flowers. To add more interest, I have dry embossed the 3 pieces of the base with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. If you want to emboss your base, I recommend that you dry emboss the pieces first and then score them. The card is sitting on the envelope in the photo and I've stamped the flying ladybird in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the embossing better in this close-up. The ladybirds were coloured with Dark Real Red; Light and Dark Gray Granite for the chest; Light Petal Pink for the face, arms and legs and a tiny amount of Dark Petal Pink for blush on the cheeks. The flowers are coloured in Daffodil Delight; the stems and leaves with Granny Apple Green and centres in Light Soft Suede. I've cropped the images with the coordinating Ladybugs Dies that can be purchased for $50AUD. There are dies for all of the images, (apart from the row of tiny ladybirds), plus there are some extras as well. The greeting is also from the Little Ladybug stamp set and I've cropped it with the stitched label die from the All Dressed Up Dies.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

If you were wondering where you write your greeting, then here it is. Because of the fold in the centre, I have created a panel on each side to give plenty of room to write and it also adds body to the base, making it more robust. I've used one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies which was conveniently the perfect size and stamped the cute row of ladybirds at the bottom. The panels have a mat of Granny Apple Green.

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The card folds flat and fits easily into a normal C6 envelope. 

Stampin' Up! Little Ladybug Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can't help but smile when you look at those sweet ladybirds!

 

Project Details
Stamps Little Ladybug
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green
 Ink Memento Express Truffle
Accessories 2mm Rhinestone (not SU)
Tools     Ladybugs Dies, All Dressed Up Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends (Real Red, Gray Granite, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink)

 

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you out.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the March IDEAS Fun & Fancy Folds Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 55 pages of crafty inspiration and 12 projects that move, spin, wobble, pop-up, pop-out, slide out and shake!  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  Don't forget, with an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product too. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. 

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

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This week, we are CASE-ing the layout of the Koala card in the photo above. 

CTC262_SketchHere is the card converted into a sketch so you can easily see the key elements, which are 3 panels and a sentiment. There is lots of scope to get creative. This is also a great layout to use your designer paper in the background, with your decorated panels over the top.

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, I couldn't help myself, lol, I just had to CASE the Koala card because it is so darn cute!  I wanted to make my card distinctly girly though, so I have used a different colour combo. My card base is Pool Party and I've added a layer of the icecream designer paper. My stitched panels are die cut from Grapefruit Grove card stock for the background of the Smoky Slate Koalas. 

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
These Koalas are set to party, with the first one holding a triple scoop icecream, fussy cut from the designer paper; the second with the party hat holds the birthday greeting from the Label Me Bold stamp set, stamped in Bermuda Bay and the third is holding a bunch of balloons I stamped and fussy cut.  Did you notice the cute banner? No, you didn't miss this design in the paper pack; I have stamped the small square image multiple times in a row and then die cut the banner from it. The So Saffron metallic twine (that is more like Daffodil Delight) from the Sale-a-bration Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack  was used for the cute bows.

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple, with a panel of Whisper White and I have hand cut the row of birthday candles at the base. The greeting is from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set and I've added another banner  across the top using the same square stamp, this time in Mango Melody. 

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I'm really happy with how this card turned out. It looks the similiar but so different from the sample, which is the great thing about CASE-ing!

 

Project Details
Stamps Bonanza Buddies, Label Me Bold
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Grapefruit Grove, Birthday Bonanza DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Rhinestones, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack (Sale-a-bration), Assorted Pompoms
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Bonanza Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

I had in mind another card and this time I turned the sketch on its head, literally!  Yes, you can do that! Let your creativity be inspired by, but not limited to what you see in the sketch. 

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This time I have a soft and pretty card, perfect for an engagement, wedding or anniversary. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base in a portrait orientation and added the panel of Petal Pink and Champage Foil accented designer paper from the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper that I had layered onto Champagne Foil.  The 3 panels were die cut from Champagne Foil with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and positioned horizontally to form the background for the cherry blossom spray from the Forever Blossoms stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've coloured the large cherry blossom image with Petal Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers for a soft look and cropped it with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I have cut the cherry blossom branch in two and inserted the greeting from the Here's A Card stamp set and added some extra leaves and a bud to soften the edge of the greeting banner.  The Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon is tied around the bottom panel to finish in a bow at the bottom of the floral spray. I have coloured, fussy  cut and popped up the 2 flowers with the Champagne Rhinestone centres for added interest and texture.

Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Petal Pink mat for my writing panel and the greeting from the Forever Blossoms stamp set in the centre. At the base is more of the Petal Pink Metallic-Edge ribbon and the top section of the cherry blossom image.

This card is so soft and pretty in real life and I hope the recipients love it too.

 

Project Details
Stamps Forever Blossoms
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP, Champagne Foil
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, 
Accessories Champage Rhinestones, Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Cherry Blossom Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Mint Macaron)

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the Koala sketch over the next 2 weeks, 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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