Heart of Christmas

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Welcome to our final Heart of Christmas showcase for 2020; it has gone so quickly this year.  I'm hosting the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team who have fabulous projects to inspire your holiday creations. Make sure you follow the links at the bottom of the post to see what they have created and give them some comment love.

Tonight I have two cards using the new Quite Curvy Bundle. This bundle is a pre-release from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalogue that commences on 5 January 2021, but you can purchase it right now from my Online Store.  We are getting to the pointy end of the holiday crafting season, so I wanted to create a quick and easy card that will be great for using up the designer paper you have on hand. The good thing about this layout is that you can use strips of card stock or patterned paper that you have leftover from other projects. You will get a slightly different look each time, but you will love that variety. 

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season & Curvy Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My starting point was a strip of Shaded Spruce card stock that I had sitting on my desk and I dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder with the grain going horizontally. I then use the dotted curvy die to cut the edge and trimmed it to size. I selected a coordinating piece of designer paper from the 'Tis The Season pack and cut a piece that covered the widest section of the curve. I adhered the left side first and then overlapped it with the curvy edge, directly to the white card base. You cannot get much easier than that and I love the detail that this die adds to step up a card with minimum effort. The lovely detailed reindeer from the North Pole Wonder Dies was cropped from Brushed Gold card stock and I popped him up so he is walking across the greeting from the Cherish The Season stamp set. This is a great layout for creating multiples and still end up with unique cards. Without the bow (or maybe with it?), this card would be suitable as a masculine Christmas card.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season & Curvy Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel. I have stamped the ground, tree and deer from the Snow Front stamp set and added a piece of plaid designer paper from 'Tis The Season that combines Shaded Spruce and Real Red. 

This next card is more detailed, but actually quite quick to put together as I had a spare Poinsettia flower already made. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals & Quite Curvy Variety Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have taken a piece of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper and cropped it with the same curvy die, but I have used the opposite plain edge for this card as I thought the dotted border would get a bit lost in the pattern. Instead I have cut the dotted border again from Whisper White and before removing the die, I used a pencil to trace down the edge of the die and I trimmed it with my Paper Snips and adhered it above the vellum. 

I used one of the lovely greetings from the Curvy Christmas stamp set (part of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle) and heat embossed it in white above the dotted border. As this is a photopolymer set, you get a little flexibility to adjust the greeting to the curve.  I adhered my Poinsettia flower in the largest section of the curve, adding some Mossy Meadow leaves and extra foliage (the die is from the Curvy Dies) in Old Olive. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals & Quite Curvy Variety Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have an Old Olive mat for the writing panel and I've stamped the holly from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set in the corner and coloured it with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. At the base I have a strip of the checked design from the Heartwarming Hugs designer paper.

The Quite Curvy Bundle is already becoming a firm favourite, so I hope I've given you some more ideas for using it on holiday cards. You can also get more inspiration from my Quite Curvy Bundle Pinterest Board.

 

Project Details
Stamps Curvy Christmas, Christmas Gleaming, Snow Front, Cherish the Season
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Gold Foil, Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper, 'Tis The Season DSP, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Brushed Metallics Cardstock
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso
Accessories Metallic Pearls, All The Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack, Beaded Pearls
Tools     Poinsettia Dies, Curvy Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Subtle 3D EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Real Red)

 

Here are the links for the ladies participating this month. I can't wait to see their lovely creations and I'm sure you will find them all very inspiring.

 
I'll be ordering the new 2021 January - June Mini Catalogues at the beginning of December and hope to have them received by existing customers before Christmas. If you would like the new mini catalogue, please fill in out your details on the Free Catalogues page (see the tab at the top of the page).
 

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Family Celebrations

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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 Simone'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 Family Celebrations. This bundle contains 11 tutorials and 64 pages of crafty inspiration for cards, gifts and packaging for festive occasions that we celebrate. There are many fabulous projects for the holiday season as well as birthdays.  You can see a little peek of the projects in the collage above. 

Stampin' Up! Heartwarming Hugs Christmas Table Setting - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I love celebrating Christmas with the family and making the table look festive and special (although sadly, that won't be happening this year). I have designed a 5 piece table setting using the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper and the coordinating colours (Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzaz). My tutorial includes detailed instructions for the placemat, napkin ring, utensil holder, table favor/treat box and the Poinsettia centrepiece. It would look fabulous in many colour combinations and I think the colours of the Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper would be gorgeous for a wintery Christmas.

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 2020 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 Odette's Blog to see her fabulous project.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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

If you've come from visiting Rose, 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 have a Sketch Challenge based on the project above from page 159 of the Annual Catalogue.

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This is the project translated into a sketch to make it easier to identify the key design elements. 

Stampin' Up! Wishes & Wonder Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a white card base and added the Shaded Spruce design from the 'Tis the Season' Designer Paper Pack.  For the second panel, I've used another design from the same pack in Real Red and Cherry Cobbler and added a mat of white so it pops from the background. 

Stampin' Up! Wishes & Wonder Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I used the North Pole Wonder Dies to cut a tag from Seaside Spray card stock and lengthened it about 1cm. The inside of the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder was inked with Shaded Spruce and the tag placed right side down onto the ink before running it through my machine.  To define the trees a little more, I used my ink blending tools to add some Just Jade ink over the embossing. I also added some Seaside Spray ink around the edges at the top (I probably could have added a bit more I think).

The gorgeous reindeer was cropped from Brushed Copper and popped up on the startburst circle, which I had stamped multiple times with a greeting from the Cherish the Season stamp set.  A length of 1/4" gold ribbon from the Boho Indigo Medley and the starburst circle complete the elements from the sketch. The greetings from the Peace & Joy stamp set were stamped in Real Red ink, fussy cut  and popped up.

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For the inside, I have a Shaded Spruce mat for my writing panel and a strip of Real Red designer paper down at the base. I've stamped the little cluster of pine trees from the In The Pines stamp set at the bottom and the greeting from Joyful Holly in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Wishes & Wonder Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Peace & Joy, In The Pines, Joyful Holly, Cherish The Season
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Shaded Spruce, 'Tis The Season DSP, Brushed Metallics
 Ink Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Gray Granite
Accessories 1/4" Gold Pleated Ribbon
Tools    North Pole Wonder Dies, Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your projects using this great sketch. 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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Heart of Christmas

HOC-2020-400-pxHi there

Welcome to the Heart of Christmas showcase for October. Dare I say it's another month closer to Christmas and in fact it's only 67 days to the big day!  I'm hosting the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team who have fabulous projects to get you inspired. Make sure you follow the links at the bottom of the post to see what they have created and give them some comment love.

This month, I decided to focus on one suite from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue and I chose the Snowflake Splendor Suite

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There are lots of great products in this suite even if you're not into 'christmas stars' (aka snowflakes). The Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper is gorgeous and so are the Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems. I used all of the products in my cards, apart from the Snowflake Spendor ribbon. You can purchase any or all of these products from my Online Store (link in the sidebar on the right or click on the image above.).  I also have a sneak peek at a new bundle of products that will be available for customers to purchase from 3 November. Now onto the cards.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Splendor Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For this first card, I have focused on the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, which is ON SALE for $17.00AUD until 31 October 2020. I started with a Balmy Blue card base and added the layer of Whisper White with the designer paper attached. The greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas was stamped at the bottom in Gorgeous Grape ink.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Splendor Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used 3 of the designs, together with a strip of Highland Heather card stock that was first embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then embossed again with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I really like the effect and hope you can see a little of it in the photo above. For the snowflake, I've used Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape ink for the stamped layers and Silver Foil in between. I finished with a large Night of Navy gem in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Splendor Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This card features the beautiful Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added a layer of the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper.  I mixed up some shimmer mist using the Frost White Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol and sprayed it liberally over a panel of Whisper White card stock. Once it was dry I embossed it with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder and adhered it to the Balmy Blue Glimmer mat. It is very pretty in real life.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Splendor Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the embellishment I die cut the label from Stitched So Sweetly Dies in Balmy Blue Glimmer and added a strip of Silver/White Metallic Edged ribbon. The greeting from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder so I could spritz it with the shimmer mist and not have it bleed. The snowflake is a combination of stamped layers in Balmy Blue and Night of Navy with Silver Foil in between and Balmy Blue Glimmer on top finished with a Night of Navy gem.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Splendor Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the final card, I've used a design from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper for the background with NEW products that will be available from 1 November 2020. I dry embossed a piece of Hightland Heather card stock with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and cut the dotty border with a die from the new Curvy Dies to create the 'hills'. I re-cut the left over piece again for the smaller 'hill'. Isn't it pretty? There are three designs in the 6" borders, all having a 'curvy' shape. The greeting is from the coordinating Curvy Christmas stamp set, which I heat embossed in white, before dry embossing.  The stamped layers of the snowflake are in Balmy Blue and Gorgeous Grape with Silver Glimmer in between and Silver Foil on the top and finished with a Balmy Blue gem. 

If you're keen to see more of the new products, then check out my Quite Curvy Bundle Pinterest Board.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Splendor Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Snowflake Wishes, Itty Bitty Christmas, Curvy Christmas
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Snowflake Splendor DSP, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer (retired)
 Ink Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy, Pacific Point
Accessories Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Silver/White Metallic Edge Ribbon, Snowflake Sequins
Tools     So Many Snowflakes Dies, Curvy Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Winter Snow EF, Tasteful Textile EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Clear EP, White EP, Heat Gun

 

Here are the links for the ladies participating this month. I can't wait to see their lovely creations and I'm sure you will find them all very inspiring.

Kate Morgan

Cathy Proctor

Michele Taylor

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain

Sharon Davern

Rachel Woollard

Diane Furniss

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CASE-ing the Catty - Halloween Project

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

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

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This week we are CASE-ing a Halloween project from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue. The majority of the Halloween projects are on pages 52-55, but there are a few others sprinkled throughout the catalogue.

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I selected the treat packaging project in the photo above as my inspiration, this week.  I hope you will be able to see the main designs elements translated into my card.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a card-sized panel of Garden Green card stock and embossed the top and bottom with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before adding the pine cone design from the Poinsettia Petals Designer Paper (currently on sale!). I've used the woodgrain design for the banner and tied the vanilla/gold metallic edge ribbon around the top, finishing in a bow. The panel was adhered to a Very Vanilla card base.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have replaced the tag in the inspiration project with the largest of the stitched ovals in Soft Suede. The Poinsettia  flower and foliage was fussy cut from the designer paper and popped up on the oval, with a couple of extra pieces from the Sounds of the Season Dies.  The greeting from the Cherish the Season stamp set was  heat embossed in white on Garden Green and I trimmed the ends on an angle. I've used my bone folder to add some dimension to the greeting before adhering it. It isn't apparent in the photo, but I added some Wink of Stella to the Poinsettia flower for a little sparkle.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Soft Suede mat for my writing panel and a strip of pine cone designer paper down the left side. I've stamped the lovely greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Garden Green ink and fussy cut the pine cones from the designer paper to finish.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals, Cherish The Season
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Gold Foil, Poinsettia Petals DSP
 Ink Versamark, Garden Green
Accessories Vanilla/gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Tools    Sounds of the Season Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun, Wink of Stella

 

We would love to see your projects, CASE-ing a Halloween project. 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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Colour Creations Showcase - Granny Apple Green

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Tonight, I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Granny Apple Green which is from the Brights Collection.  

Granny Apple Green Colour Combo - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This turned out to be a rather unexpected colour combination, but somehow I think it works.

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope | Joy Dies | Wreath Builder Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've kept my card simple, using my favourite Wreath Builder Dies to create a multi-layered wreath in Vellum, Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce.  I layered them onto a piece of Pool Party card stock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then added to a Granny Apple Green mat and onto a Whisper White card base.

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope | Joy Dies | Wreath Builder Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To embellish the wreath, I have die cut 'peace' with the Joy Dies in Thick Whisper White and Gold Foil and adhered them together, offsetting the Gold Foil to create a shadow and make it a little more robust. The peace dove from the Dove of Hope stamp set was heat embossed in Gold and then fussy cut; there is a die to crop it, but I wanted to have it without a border. Although it isn't visible in the photo, I sprayed the dove with Champagne Shimmer Mist (Champagne Shimmer Paint in rubbing alcohol) for some sparkle and popped it up so that the wings are very dimensional. The coordinating 'on earth' greeting was heat embossed in gold and then fussy cut and popped up.

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope | Joy Dies | Wreath Builder Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat for my writing panel and I have stamped the lovely greeting from the Dove of Hope stamp set in the centre with Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce. At the base is a strip of designer paper from the Forever Greenery pack which is very close to Granny Apple Green and has Shaded Spruce speckles. I had an extra dove, so I popped it in the corner to finish.

Stampin' Up! Dove of Hope | Joy Dies | Wreath Builder Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Dove of Hope, Peace & Joy
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce, Vellum, Gold Foil, Forever Greenery DSP
 Ink Versamark, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Gilded Gems
Tools    Joy Dies, Wreath Builder Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat gun, Champagne Shimmer Paint

 

Catherine is hosting us tonight, so make sure you head over to her blog for the links to the other participants tonight.

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Favourite Holiday Suites

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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 Sigrid'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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The focus this month, is on product suites from the 2020 August-December Mini (Holiday) Catalogue. This bundle contains 13 tutorials and 75 pages of crafty inspiration for cards, gifts and packaging for the holiday season. There is plenty of time to create these fabulous projects to gift to family, friends, neighbours and colleagues this holiday season.  You can see a little peek of the projects in the collage above. The suites used in the tutorial bundle include Poinsettia Place, Trimming the Town, Heartwarming Hugs, Magic in this Night (Halloween) and Snowflake Splendor, so there is a lot of variety.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Place Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I love Poinsettias, so I’ve used the Poinsettia Place Suite for my projects. I have created a beautiful luxe gift box (finished size is 3 1/8” x 5 3/4” x 2 7/8” (8cm x 14.6cm x 7.3cm) in Red Velvet Paper and the flocked vellum from the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. The gift box is specifically sized for a 16 pack of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. This would be a fabulous gift for friends, colleagues and neighbours and to have on hand for unexpected visitors during the holiday season. Of course, it can also be filled with other purchased or homemade treats, candles or a scarf, to name a few options. My tutorial also includes a card using this lovely suite of products in coordinating colours. You can see more photos by clicking on the link below.

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 2020 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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Heart of Christmas

HOC-2020-400-pxHi there

Welcome to the Heart of Christmas showcase for September. The year is rapidly disappearing, so it is definitely time to get your holiday gifts and cards happening!  I'm hosting the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team who have fabulous projects to get you inspired. Make sure you follow the links at the bottom of the post to see what they have created and give them some comment love.

I've got something a little bit different this month with a 'slimline' card. These cards are tall and narrow and are quite 'in vogue' at the moment. You can make them any size you like, but mine is a standard DL size (9.9cm x 21cm or 3 7/8" x 8 1/4") to fit into a DL size envelope (11cm x 22cm). These are the same size as a standard business envelope in Australia and don't incur any extra postage. 

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I have chosen a very traditional colour combo of Shaded Spruce, Real Red and Brushed Metallics. I started by dry embossing the Real Red panel with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhering to a Brushed Gold mat, leaving a narrow border. The panel was then adhered to a Shaded Spruce card base, leaving a wide border to help balance out the red.  

Stampin' Up! Sounds of the Season Dies with Brushed Metallic Foil - Judy May | Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I die cut lots of leaves from Shaded Spruce and Just Jade card stock and the different sizes of bells from Brushed Gold and Brushed Copper foil. These are all from the Sounds Of The Season Dies. These dies a very reasonably priced at $37.00AUD and while there is the coordinating Cherish The Season stamp set, the dies can definitely stand alone. You can see in this photo, all of the lovely embossed and die cut details in the bells. You can pop out the holly leaves and berries to colour them with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers or replace them with the same pieces cut from card stock. I decided to leave mine as is for this card, but either way, you will need to place some tape behind the die cuts so the pieces don't fall out. I stamped the lovely greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink onto Very Vanilla card stock to create the flagged banner. You can see that I have used a bone folder to give some extra dimension to the banner, rather than leaving it flat. My chief critic preferred a Shaded Spruce banner with the greeting heat embossed in white, but I thought the vanilla gave it more pop and worked better with the bow.

Stampin' Up! Sounds of the Season Dies with Brushed Metallic Foil - Judy May | Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have the same size border as the front and a Real Red mat for my Very Vanilla writing panel. I have stamped the greeting from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink and finished with a couple of the smaller bells in the corner.

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals, Wrapped in Christmas
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Just Jade, Brushed Metallics Foil
 Ink Shaded Spruce
Accessories Vanilla/Gold Metallic Edge ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools     Sounds of the Season Die, Subtle 3D EF,  Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue

 

Here are the links for the ladies participating this month. I can't wait to see their lovely creations and I'm sure you will find them all very inspiring.

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Sue Madex

Kate Morgan

Rachel Palmieri

Theresa Gerrard

Michele Taylor

Kimberley Hern

Christine Blain

Vicki Boucher

Diane Furniss

Sharon Davern

Caroline Manwaring

Andrea Sargent

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CASE-ing the Catty - Adding a Holiday Twist

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! After a health hiccup and a few days in hospital, I'm happy to be back this week.

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

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This week we are CASE-ing a sample from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a Mini Catalogue twist.

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I chose the project in the photo above using the Many Medallions Dies, as I've had this bundle for a while, but haven't used the dies. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added another panel of  Whisper White that had been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I decided to use only 3 columns from the panel I die cut from Gold Foil, using the large die from Many Medallions, adhering it to the right.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I added a stitched circle of Vellum, slightly overlapping the edge on the left. I  popped it in an envelope to check that it would still fit, before I added any more layers. Next up I die cut the layers of the Poinsettia from the beautiful Red Velvet paper. The Poinsettia Dies are really fabulous and the Red Velvet paper takes the finished Poinsettia up a notch. You can see that the veins are embossed into the petals and I have covered the white edge by sponging a little Cherry Cobbler ink around the edge, which also adds depth. I hope you can get a sense of the beautiful texture that the Red Velvet paper gives.

I placed my thumb on the centre vein and gently and carefully folded the edges of each petal upward to add more dimension before assembling the layers. I finished with one of the lovely Beaded Pearl embellishments, which I changed from silver to gold with an alcohol marker. The lovely greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the smallest of the octagonal stitched dies from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

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I thought I would share my tip for making the die cutting and embossing of the Poinsettia petals and leaves super quick and easy. I placed each die with the cutting edge down and popped the corresponding embossed veins piece into the die and used sticky paper to hold them in position. This allows you to cut and emboss each set of petals and the leaves in one step and they will all fit on the cutting plate for one pass through your machine.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Garden Green mat for the writing panel and at the base I have used a border die from the Many Medallions Dies cut from Gold Foil. In the centre, I have created a small Poinsettia flower using the smallest of the Poinsettia Dies, cutting 2 and offsetting them. I cut another in Garden Green and used it for the leaves, by cutting it apart, so it all remains in proportion. For the centre, I used the tiny circles created by die cutting the centre that can be used for the large flower. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Garden Green, Red Velvet, Vellum, Gold Foil
 Ink Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories Beaded Pearls
Tools    Many Medallions Dies, Poinsettia Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow, Sponge daubers

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Trimming The Town Colours

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

If you've come from visiting 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 we are CASE-ing the colours from the Trimming The Town Suite.

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These aren't a set of colours I would have put together, but they do work well together. 

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This week, I have a clean and simple card using the challenge colours. This isn't the stamp set I was intending to use, but hey, when you get lemons you have to make lemonade, lol. There was a little mix-up and the wrong sheet of stamps came in the stamp set I was intending to use. However, I now have an extra stamp set in Joyful Holly and the replacement will hopefully arrive tomorrow.

So for my card, I have stamped the curved holly image twice on my panel of Whisper White with Early Espresso ink, using the Stamparatus to quickly and easily achieve the mirror image. This is a 2-step stamp set, so there are stamps to 'fill-in' the colour very quickly, but I wanted to have a little more control of the result.  I've used the Old Olive Stampin' Blends to colour the holly and Dark Poppy Parade for the berries and I added a few highlights with a White Gel Pen.  To add texture, I've dry embossed the panel with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before mounting it on the Pool Party mat. 

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I rummaged in my scrap bag and found a strip of Misty Moonlight aleady embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to go across the centre. The stitched label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies was cut from Pool Party card stock and popped up over the top of the strip before winding some of the Gold Trim from the Forever Greenery Combo Pack around the panel and finishing with a bow.  The lovely greeting from the Joyful Holly stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight ink and cropped with the decorative circle from the Tasteful Labels Dies and popped up on the label. I finished with a trio of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels under the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat for the writing panel and a strip of my favourite Misty Moonlight design from the Flowers For Every Season paper pack. I've partially stamped the other holly image from Joyful Holly in the top corner and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the texture from the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder more clearly in this photo.

 

Project Details
Stamps Joyful Holly
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Flowers For Every Season DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight
Accessories Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Gold Trim
Tools    Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Tasteful Label Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Poppy Parade), White Gel Pen

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite bundle from the August-December Mini Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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