Heart of Christmas - Week 13

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Welcome to Week 13 of Heart of Christmas. This week I'm hosting the lovely ladies from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team who are sharing their inspiration for Christmas craft with you.  

They say everything old is new again, don't they (well eventually!)? For my card this week, I've reprised a card I made years ago. It has lots of sparkle, texture and dimension and you can make it in lots of different colour ways. 

Stampin' Up! Circle Tree Christmas Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This is my circle tree card, which you could make in many colour combos, but I've chosen Pretty Peacock and Pool Party with Red and Silver Glimmer. The card base is Real Red and I stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars set in Pretty Peacock onto a layer of thick Whisper White. To add interest and texture I dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and added the narrow strip of Red Glimmer before adhering it to the card base.

Stampin' Up! Circle Tree Christmas Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I created a template for my tree shape so I would have a guide to keep me on track. I positioned it on the card and lightly marked the 3 points of the triangle and a small section on the 3 straight edges. Then it is a matter of cutting the circles and placing them into the shape until you are happy with the layout. I dry embossed a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before punching out the circles. I like the texture and interest of the 'stripes' going in different directions. The large Pool Party circle was punched out of a piece I embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder. I'm sure you can see the myriad of possibilities with this simple design. Some of the circles were adhered flat, some on 1mm foam pads and some on Dimensionals to add more interest and texture. I hope you can see some of that in the photo above.

Stampin' Up! Circle Tree Christmas Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To finish, I die cut the small open star from the Stitched Stars Dies and added it to the top of the tree with a rolled up glue dot and popped a rhinestone in the centre.

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps So Many Stars
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Red Glimmer, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Pretty Peacock
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     TinTile 3D EF, Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, 1", 3/4" (retired), 1/2", 3/8" (retired) Circle Punches

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight:

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Andrea Sargent

Michele Taylor

Christina Barnes

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Siobhan'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. 

This week, we're CASE-ing a layout from page 22 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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There are 4 great layouts on page 22 and I chose the card on the bottom left of the photo above, with the cute elves. 

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Real Red card base and added the pretty Coastal Cabana design from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. I had some stamped images of Santa from the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set on my craft desk and thought it would work well with this layout.  I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to crop the coloured image and added a narrow border of the red striped designer paper on either side to add some pop.  I die cut the cute stars from the Christmas Layers Dies in Sparkle Glimmer  and placed them under the image on the left and a single star at the bottom on the right. The greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Real Red, masking the first line and then cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I coloured Santa with Stampin' Blends and used a glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the trim on his suit. I've paper pieced the sack with Coastal Cabana gingham in keeping with the colour palette.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Coastal Cabana mat for my writing panel and the striped designer paper at the base. The greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Real Red and I finished with 2 coloured and fussy cut gift boxes in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Christmas, Dashing Deer
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brights 6x6 Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Stitched Rectangles Dies, Christmas Layers Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Silver Sharpie Marker


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

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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 inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Heart of Christmas - Week 12

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Welcome to Week 12 of Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  

My card this week uses the products from the new Christmastime Is Here Suite, available now in my Online Store, until 30 November 2019.

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As you can see from the photo above, there are lots of products in this suite and you can purchase the entire suite with a single item number or choose the individual products you want. There is the  2-pack Christmas Rose stamp set with coordinating die for the large image, which also crops some of the images from the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper. Plus there are some extra frames and decorative pieces in the Rose Dies. Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and Gold Shimmer Ribbon are the coordinating embellishments. Plus, there is a cute bangle, featuring a rose motif on the charm and a little Stampin' Up! tag.

Stampin' Up! Christmastime Is Here Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used the large floral image for my card today, coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers and cropped with the coordinating die. If you're not into colouring or need a quicker result, there are stamps in the set that will add colour to each section of the image. 

I have kept the layout of my card really clean and simple, to allow the image to take centre stage. The card base is Cherry Cobbler which coordinates with the gold accented strip of coordinating Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper across the centre. On the layer of Whisper White I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas in Cherry Cobbler before dry embossing with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. 

Stampin' Up! Christmastime Is Here Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've coloured the rose in Daffodil Delight Blends, which is a bold and bright contrast to the Cherry Cobbler.  The large rose was coloured a second time, fussy cut and popped up on the main image as you can see in my photo above. I did colour around edges of the rose in the main image, as it looks nice when viewed from an angle. I used Granny Apple Green for the leaves, Mossy Meadow for the pine leaves, Soft Suede for the pine cones and Light Cherry Cobbler for the berries.

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Rose
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Cherry Cobber, Christmastime Is Here DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools     Rose Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler)

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight; head over to Claire's Blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Christmas Sampler

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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. This month it's all about Christmas - home décor, packaging, tags and ornaments! We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Carla's amazing 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. 

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue 2019 Christmas Sampler - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have wanted to make a sampler for ages, so I thought Christmas would be the perfect time to have a new piece of home décor on my hall table. I have used a variety of the fabulous products from this years' Holiday Catalogue, with my colour palette based on the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper with some red accents. The shadowbox frames are readily available in Australia and overseas, so why not create your own Christmas Sampler to enjoy for years to come! I'll be standing my 12" x 12" frame on an easel, so all the detail can be seen close up. 

If you love 3D or off-the-page crafting, then you will be wowed by this tutorial bundle.  There are lots of fabulous ideas and projects and I can't wait to try them myself. You can see a sneak peak in the collage at the beginning of this post.

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

There are 3 ways you can get the November 2019 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 for 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. 

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 MaryKate's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 10

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Welcome to Week 10 of Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  

This week I've CASE-d a layout from the Holiday Catalogue using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. I love the fresh contemporary take on Christmas colours with the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid & Let it Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I used two of the coordinating designs from the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper featuring Coastal Cabana and Real Red on the Whisper White card base. The join has been covered with some retired Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon, but you could use a card stock strip as alternative.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid & Let it Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My trio of trees sits on a stitched circle that has been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, although it is not apparent in the photo.  The plaid tree was stamped in Coastal Cabana; the outline tree was heat embossed in white on Real Red and lastly, the outline tree was stamped in Bermuda Bay and then filled with Coastal Cabana in a two-step process. The lovely greeting from the Greatest Part of Christmas Host set  was stamped in Real Red, with the end tucked under the trees. I finished with a trio of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Silver Glimmer stars.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid & Let it Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a mat of Coastal Cabana for my writing panel  and I added a strip of the striped designer paper at the bottom. I added another of the outline trees in the corner to finish it.

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid & Let it Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Perfectly Plaid, Greatest Part of Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Wispher White, Coastal Cabana,  Real Red, Let It Snow Specialty DSP, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Accessories Mini Chevron Ribbon(retired), White Baker's Twine, Red Rhineston Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Shapes Dies, So Many Stars Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat gun, Pine Tree Punch

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight; head over to Claire's Blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Brightly Gleaming DSP

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Shannon'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. 

This week, we're CASE-ing the colours of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and layouts on page 30 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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The three main colours in the Brightly Gleaming DSP are what I call rich regals and when paired with Copper Foil accents, they really pack a punch. This is a really fabulous paper pack and hard to go past for creating luxe holiday cards. That is my entree into giving you a bling alert, lol.

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I have used the card above from page 30 of the Holiday Catalogue as my inspiration. One of my goals today was to use the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements on my card.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed fairly close to the layout in the sample, using the Pretty Peacock and Copper Foil design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper. I've left an inch on the left and then added the designer paper. A narrow strip of Copper Foil was butted up to the designer paper to create a distinct border. The greeting from the Christmas Gleaming set was stamped in Pretty Peacock ink on Very Vanilla and then trimmed, leaving a narrow border. I added a Copper Foil Mat and then positioned it in the Copper Foil scroll from the Stitched Stars Dies.

When you are using a lot of foil, it is inevitable that you will get a bit of glue somewhere. The glue rubber doesn't work well on foil card, but eucalyptus oil will be your best friend. A tiny amount on a cotton bud is all you need to remove any glue residue. You can buy it in the supermarket in the aisle with bandaids etc.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've created a five layer star, starting with the largest die from the Stitched Stars set cut in Copper Foil. I cut another stitched star in Pretty Peacock the same size as the star from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements and adhered them together and then onto the large Copper Foil star. Next up was a smaller stitched star in Pretty Peacock and I adhered the small decorative star from the Stitched Stars in Copper Foil. I popped up the last set of stars and finished with one of the copper Designer Elements in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Copper Foil Mat for the Very Vanilla writing panel, with a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. At the top I have added a copper foil leaf spray and bauble from the Copper Foil Elements pack. I punched a 1" circle in Pretty Peacock and adhered the foil bauble to it.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Pretty Peacock, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Pretty Peacock
Accessories Designer Elements, Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

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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 inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Heart of Christmas - Week 9

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Welcome to Week 9 of Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  

This week I've got an Interlocking Gatefold card for you, using the products from the Brightly Gleaming Suite.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Very Vanilla card base; cut an A4 sheet in half  on the long side. To make it simpler, trim the long edge from 21cm to 20.8. This makes the centre panel 10.4cm and each of the side panels 5.2cm. I've used the navy and copper star design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper for the side panels with a mat of Copper Foil.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the centrepiece you need to cut an oval frame (or rectangular or square, depending on your embellishment). Cut another oval with the smaller of the two dies you used to create the frame, for the centre. My frame is in Copper Foil and because it is quite fragile, I adhered another oval frame in Very Vanilla to the reverse and it also makes it look neater, too. The oval frame is positioned in the centre of the closed card and the left side only is adhered to the left side panel of the card. The oval is positioned into the frame and then adhered to the right side panel only.

I used the centre from the Very Vanilla frame and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The bauble from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set was heat embossed in copper and cropped with the coordinating punch. I added a Copper Foil hanger and bow and popped it up on the  centre oval. I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy ink and then trimmed it right on the edge and went around it with a Night of Navy marker to cover the vanilla core.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Copper Foil mat for my writing panel (although it looks quite gold in this photo, with the light shining from above). I added a strip of the designer paper at the bottom and part of the foliage swag from the Christmas Layers Dies at the top. I used the smaller of the bauble punches to create the hanging bauble from designer paper, which I've attached under the foliage.

Finally, here is the card partly open, so you can see how it works. My husband calls this an intelligence test card, because you have to work out how to open it. I might be sending this card to a crafty friend, lol.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite Interlocking Gatefold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Christmas Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories Tea Room Ribbon Combo (retired)
Tools     Layering Ovals Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Copper EP, Heat gun

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight; head over to Claire's Blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Brightly Gleaming Christmas

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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. This month it's all about Christmas! We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including at least one card and 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Pia's cute projects, 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. 

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Now we are into October, it is really time to step up our holiday craft activities. I love making cards, tags and gift packaging for my family and special friends. You're going to find some many fabulous ideas in this month's bundle of tutorials for all of these items.

I have used the products from the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Suite for my projects.  If you only choose one set of products this season, you won't be disappointed with the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack and the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper; it will make any of your holiday projects a big wow. I have made a shaker card and a coordinating treat box with an insert to present your homemade chocolates, truffles or bliss balls. All of these will fit beautifully in the sections. You can see in my photo, I have my made my favourite Raw Cacao Bliss Balls to put in the box.  My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the shaker card and treat box with insert that you see in the photo. You can see a preview of all the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

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

There are 3 ways you can get the October 2019 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 for 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. 

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 Carla's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 7

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Welcome to Week 7 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  

This week I'm a bit time poor as I have a long list of chores that I need to get through before I leave for Cairns on Saturday morning. However, I managed to put a simple card together using the Pine Tree Punch and the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid & Pine Tree Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with Real Red card base and added a panel of Very Vanilla that has been matted on Shaded Spruce. I embossed the Very Vanilla panel with the  Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and have used the debossed side which gives a more subtle look.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid & Pine Tree Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've cropped 2 trees with the Pine Tree punch, one from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper pack and one from Gold Glimmer paper. I adhered the green and red striped tree to a Shaded Spruce card stock tree to make it more robust. Both trees are sitting on a panel of Real Red card stock that I dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. The greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was cropped with a stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies and matted on a circle of Gold Glimmer.  I added some Shaded Spruce rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack and a sprinkle of small stars cropped with the smallest die from the Stitched Stars Dies.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid & Pine Tree Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for  you.

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Real Red, Gold Glimmer, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stylish Scroll EF, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, 2" Circle Punch, Pine Tree Punch

 

Don't forget to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight; head over to Claire's Blog for the links.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Giving a Layout a Holiday Twist

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Tina'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. 

This week, we're CASE-ing a layout  from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a holiday twist, using supplies from the Holiday Catalogue.

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I'm taking the opportunity to ink up another new stamp set today, called Beauty & Joy. It is a Photopolymer set of 13 stamps and includes images suitable for occasions other than Christmas, too. Love having a stamp set that gives you more mileage!

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With so many layouts in the Annual Catalogue to choose from, I settled on the card above from page 63 of the Annual Catalogue as my inspiration. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty & Joy - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've inked up the lovely holly topiary image from the Beauty & Joy stamp set for my card today. I started with a Very Vanilla card base and at the bottom is a panel stamped with the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set in  Gray Granite ink. I used the hinge stamping method with the Stamparatus to get the words lined up. Above the stamped panel, I've adhered the gorgeous Pretty Peacock and copper designer paper from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper pack. I've topped the join with a strip of Copper Foil that I embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty & Joy - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used Pretty Peacock ink for the tree and Soft Suede for the stem. Being Photopolymer, lining up the stem image is super easy. The image was cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The pot was stamped separately in Gray Granite ink and fussy cut and popped up on some ground I created with a Light Crumb Cake Blends marker. The greeting is also from the Beauty & Joy stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink and again cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The art panel and greeting are matted onto Copper Foil. To finish I added a Star Designer Element at the top of the tree. It looked a bit pink against the Copper Foil, so  I went over it with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker to make it more coppery. I've coloured some silver Metallic Pearls with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends marker as I wanted a muted red to suit the Pretty Peacock tree.

Stampin' Up! Beauty & Joy - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Copper Foil mat for my writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the base. In the top corner I've stamped and coloured the holly image from Christmas Gleaming stamp set in Pretty Peacock and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers.  

Stampin' Up! Beauty & Joy - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Beauty & Joy, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, Gray Granite
Accessories Metallic Pearls, Star Designer Elements
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Pretty Peacock, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

2019 CTC Next

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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!