CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Holiday Tags

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

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

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from a variety of tags in the Holiday Catalogue.  I started with the one on the left in the photo above.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Heart of Christmas - Week 11

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Welcome to week 11 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart team. 

Yesterday I had the opportunity to craft with friends and as a result I've been inspired to try some angled layouts with the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies.  As the holiday season edges closer, we need cards that are quick to create but still pack a punch in the style stakes. I think this layout is perfect for the photographic style prints in the Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All & All is Bright DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a panel of Real Red card stock and spritzed it with water and ran it through the Big Shot with the Subtle embossing folder.  I chose one of the photographic designs from the All is Bright designer paper and cut it to the same size as my panel and then diagonally in half. After adhering the DSP I added a strip of Gold Glimmer to border the DSP and then added the 'Christmas' die cut in gold foil. This die has such a lovely font and makes a huge statement on the card.  The finished panel was adhered to the Whisper White card base.

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You can see the lovely texture of the dry embossed section in this photo. I added the smaller gold embossed 'merry' greeting that was cropped with the cute label die also from the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies. To finish, I added some gold Metallic Pearls to the label and to the 'i' on the die cut.

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For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel and I added the greeting from the Timeless Tidings stamp set to the centre with Garden Green ink. I've used  the corner element from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies in Gold Foil and I added the coordinating flower in Real Red over the top with a small Gold Glimmer centre.

  Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All & All is Bright DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'm looking forward to creating more cards with this layout. I hope you give it a try too.

Project Details
Stamps Timeless Tidings
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, All is Bright DSP
 Ink Versamark, Garden Green
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls
Tools     Detailed Deer Framelits Dies, Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Gold EP, Heat gun

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 10

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Welcome to week 10 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart team. 

Last week the lovely Tina Gillespie CASE-ed one of my card layouts, so I thought I would reciprocate this week by CASE-ing this layout from her lovely card from last year. I really love the grouping of circles and I have  made my version using products from the Joyous Noel Suite and the Dashing Deer stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer & Joyous Noel - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The card base is Tranquil Tide and I've added a layer of the lovely copper accented paper from the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper.  Then it was a matter of layering on the different sized circles. I have copper foil that was embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder, the red striped design also from Joyous Noel DSP and the open circle from Tranquil Tide Glimmer paper. The last circle in Very Vanilla was stamped with the greeting from the Timeless Tidings stamp set in Merry Merlot ink and cropped with a stitched circle. 

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 The lovely brocade reindeer from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and popped up on foam pads. Did you notice the sparkly little trees? They are from the Festive Farmhouse Elements. I pressed the trees into an ink pad and then onto the reverse of the Tranquil Tide glimmer paper like a stamp and then cut them out. I'm really happy with how they turned out. You can see the details in the photo above.

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For the inside, I have a Copper Foil mat for the writing panel and a strip of the Merry Merlot designer paper at the bottom. In the corner I've stamped the trees from the Timeless Tidings stamp set and the small deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set.

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

I hope Tina thinks I've done her layout justice!

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Timeless Tidings
Card stock & Papers Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Joyous Noel DSP, Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper
 Ink Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes (retired), Festive Farmhouse Elements
Tools     Detailed Deer Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 9

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Welcome to week 9 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart team. I hope you are following along each week to create your Christmas card stash.

This week I'm having a play with the super cute Santa's Workshop Suite.  The fabulous thing about this bundle is that the Santa's Signpost Framelits Dies can be used to crop a number of images from the coordinating Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper. I've been strapped for time, so this has helped me to put this card together very quickly.

Stampin' Up! Signs of Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The base card is Poppy Parade and I've used a strip of the Sparkle Glimmer paper to form the base for my cute characters. I added some of the striped designer paper on the edges - the white stripes are flocked, so they feel like velvet. I cropped Santa, the cart and presents from the designer paper. I also die cut a plain shape from Whisper White and adhered it to the reverse to make the images for robust when I pop them up on foam pads. The little elf is one of the stamps from the Signs of Santa set, coloured with Stampin's Blends in Granny Apple Green and die cut with the framelits. The greeting is from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box and I've used the 1 3/4" Circle punch to crop it.

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For the inside, I have a added the flocked, striped paper at the bottom of the writing panel. I've added the sign post which I stamped, coloured and die cut to the right side. I fussy cut one of the cute elves from the designer paper and added him to the left. 

Stampin' Up! Signs of Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Signs of Santa, Christmas Traditions Punch Box
Card stock & Papers Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Sparkle Glimmer, Santa's Workshop DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Santa's Sgnpost Framelits Dies, Layer Circles Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Glue pen

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 8

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Welcome to week 8 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart team. I hope our projects are giving you the inspiration and motivation to start your holiday crafting. Only 12 weeks left until Santa pops down the chimney and only a month until I go to Orlando, Florida for the 30th anniversary Stampin' Up! OnStage event . Oh my gosh that has come up fast and this year is disappearing rapidly, so no time to lose to get those Christmas cards made!

This week I've had my first play with the products from the Joyous Noel suite on page 29 of the Holiday Catalogue. The designer paper is really lovely and one side of each double-sided sheet has copper accents.  So that is where today's card started and I might need to issue a bling alert here!

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My base card is Tranquil Tide and I added the panels of Copper Foil at the top and bottom that were embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder. I cut the pieces to size and put them both in the embossing folder together to ensure I got the patterns lined up. Next up I cut the piece of designer paper to fit the space in between the embossed panels and added the narrow strip of Merry Merlot striped designer paper on each join. 

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I have used a copper star from the Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements as the centre piece for my embellishment. It sits on a scalloped circle cut from the Tranquil Tide leaf designer paper and matted on a Merry Merlot circle. I found the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon a bit wide for my needs, so I cut it in half and added some Fray Stopper to the cut side and then tied the bow to sit at the top of the star. I added a large Gold Faceted Gem in the centre of the star that I coloured with the Light Cajun Craze Stampin' Blend marker. It is the perfect colour match for the copper accents on my card. Just make sure you use the side of the brush to colour embellisments like this, so you don't split the point of the brush nib. I added the greeting from the Still Night stamp set, which is heat embossed in copper  and cropped with the label from the Night Owl Thinlits Dies. I chose to use vanilla for the greeting label as I think it works better with the copper accents.

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For the inside, I have a Merry Merlot mat for my vanilla writing panel with a strip of the designer paper at the bottom and finished with a narrow strip of copper foil above. In the top corner I stamped some pine fronds from the Peaceful Noel stamp set and added some Merry Merlot berries.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Noel, Still Night
Card stock & Papers Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Joyous Noel DSP
 Ink Versamark, Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot
Accessories Gold Faceted Gems, Snowflakes &Stars Wire Elements, Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible ribbon
Tools     Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, Night Owl Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Light Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends, Glue Dots, Copper EP, Heat gun

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Ros's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 7

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Welcome to week 7 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart team. I hope our projects are giving you the inspiration and motivation to start your holiday crafting. Only 13 weeks left until Santa pops down the chimney!

I've been enjoying colouring with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and the super cute So Santa stamp set. This is a fun set of images and greetings for lighthearted Christmas cards that are free from snow - so perfect for us in the Southern Hemisphere.

Stampin' Up! So Santa, Maps Etc | Christmas Card Idea - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My base card is Real Red and I've added a panel of Pool Party that has been dry embossed with the Maps Etc. embossing folder. The first time I saw this embossing folder it didn't grab me, but now I love the neutral asymmetric pattern. Although you can't see it in this photo, I've sprayed it with Frost White shimmer mist for a lovely sparkle in the light. The Real Red striped designer paper adds a nice pop and forms the base for the rest of the embellishments. 

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The Santa image was stamped in Early Espresso; my new favourite for colouring images with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers as I like the slightly softer outline it gives.  The largest circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits was used to crop the image and I like to add a second layer of Whisper White to make it sturdier for popping up on dimensional pads.

I've coloured the image mainly in shades of Pool Party and Real Red, keeping the number of additional colours to a minimum. The 'bling' was added to his suit trim with a glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The 'merry' is one of the wooden elements from the Festive Farmhouse Elements and I used a sponge dauber to add Frost White Shimmer Paint from the lid of the bottle after I had shaken it; turning it from grey to a lovely silver. The 'Christmas' part of the greeting was punched out with the Classic Label punch. I just popped the end in a second time to crop it to the size I wanted. Hopefully you can see more of the the shimmer and sparkle in the photo above.

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Did you know that after delivering all those presents, Santa takes a well earned break at the beach? I've added a small strip of the Real Red designer paper to the bottom of the writing panel and then stamped Santa in his swimmers and the greeting. I think the images work really well together and I've used the same colours to enhance that feel.  The finished writing panel was layered onto a Pool Party mat to contrast with the base card.

Stampin' Up! So Santa, Maps Etc | Christmas Card Idea - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can see in this photo, that I've stamped and coloured Santa in his swimmers on the front of the envelope too.

Project Details
Stamps So Santa, Holly Jolly Greetings (retired)
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White, Regals DSP stack
 Ink Early Espresso, Real Red
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Maps Etc. TIEF, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Classic Label Punch, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 6

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Welcome to week 6 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store. If you don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please do get in touch, as I'd love to pop one in the mail for you.

This week I'm inking up the Feathers & Frost stamp set for the first time.  This lovely stamp set shown below is a set of 13 stamps with lots of different decorative elements and greetings.

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My base card is Granny Apple Green and I've added another panel embossed with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder. I have used the wreath image as the focus for my card;  stamped in Early Espresso and coloured with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Granny Apple Green and Real Red. The bird was stamped, coloured and fussy cut so it could be popped up in the centre. The art panel was layered onto a mat of Real Red and then popped up on the base card.

Stampin' Up! Feathers & Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used Stampin' Write markers on the scalloped greeting from the Flourish Filigree stamp set. Using the Stamparatus I was able to stamp multiple times to get the depth of colour I wanted from the markers. The image is punched out with the Pretty Label Punch and I popped it up under the wreath. The lovely bow in the Mixed Satin ribbon was added at the bottom of the wreath and some tiny rhinestones coloured with the Stampin' Blends was added to the label. You can see the details in the pic below.

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For the inside, the mat for the writing panel is Real Red and I've added some of the red spotty washi tape from the Suite Season Speciality set at the bottom with a narrow strip of Granny Apple Green. In the top corner I masked and stamped a portion of the wreath and coloured it with Stampin' Blends. This was a tad fiddly to get just the piece I wanted, but I like the effect. To finish I added another coloured bird at the bottom.

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 Granny Apply Green and Real Red is a vibrant colour combo for Christmas.

Stampin' Up! Feathers & Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Feathers & Frost
Card stock & Papers Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Whisper White
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories 3/8" Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon, Suite Season Specialty Washi
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Pretty Label Punch, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write markers, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Santa's Workshop

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Santa's Workshop section on pages 18-27. This section contains lots of great products and samples in so many different styles. Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above, on page 23 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have taken the basic layout from this card and created my own version using the So Santa stamp set. This is a fun, lighthearted stamp set that has Santa on a scooter; in the kitchen and on the beach which is great for our Summer Christmas. Here is the stamp set, in case it passed you by. I love the greeting, 'Ho! Ho! Ho!, Who needs snow?'.

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I've chosen one of my favourite Christmas colour combos of Real Red and Pool Party, which is fresh and contemporary and perfect for these fun images. 

Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the background, I chose to dry emboss a separate panel of card stock with the Maps Etc dynamic embossing folder and then spritzed it with Frost White shimmer mist (made with Isocol rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Frost White shimmer paint) to give it a lovely shimmer, which unfortunately doesn't show up very well in photos. I thought the embossed design was appropriate as I'm sure Santa must do a lot of zigzagging to deliver to every house!

  Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the art panel I stamped Santa on his scooter on a piece of Whisper White and coloured him with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. There are some small areas in the image, so the fine tip end of the marker is the way to go.  I silver embossed some stars, masking off Santa first and then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on his suit trim with a glue pen, for more sparkle. The finishing touch is the wooden 'merry' from the Festive Farmhouse elements. The elements are a grey colour, but I dabbed on some Frost White shimmer paint with a sponge dauber and now it is a lovely silver colour. In keeping with the sample layout, I added some of the Real Red striped designer paper to the sides of the art panel and then a mat of Real Red to make it pop from the background.


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For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel with another strip of the Real Red striped designer paper at the bottom. I stamped the holly image from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set on each side and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps So Santa, Peaceful Poinsettia, Night in Bethlehem
Card stock & Papers Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Regals DSP stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Festive Farmhouse Elements, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Maps Etc Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends Tombow glue, Silver EP, Heat gun, Shimmer paint, Sponge dauber, Glue pen

 

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Heart of Christmas - Week 5

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Welcome to week 5 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I'm showing you how easy it is to create your own designer paper for cards. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store. If you don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please do get in touch, as I'd love to pop one in the mail for you.

This week I'm using an image from the Timeless Tidings stamp set to create my background. This stamp set (shown below) coordinates with the lovely Timeless Tidings Project Kit, but it is a fabulous stamp set in its own right, with 5 Christmas greetings in a lovely font and 3 images that are perfect for embellishing the inside of your card or to create your own backgrounds.

Timeless_TidingsFor my cards I have used the holly image, stamping repeatedly on Whisper White card stock and then colouring with Stampin' Blends in Call Me Clover and Real Red and a touch of Cherry Cobbler. The poinsettia image would also be great for this purpose or a combination of both images.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

After colouring the holly images I put the panel through the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder for a lovely texture. I decided to use Balmy Blue as a contrasting colour for the art panel mat and the greeting. I added the 1/8" Real Red Solid ribbon around the panel and across the circle and then popped up the greeting from Timeless Tidings.

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This closeup shows the text the Subtle embossing folder adds to the art panel. The finished panel was popped up on the Real Red Card base.

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For the inside, the mat for the writing panel is Balmy Blue and I've added some of the red spotty washi tape from the Suite Season Speciality set at the bottom. The greeting is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set and I've added another fussy cut holly in the corner. 

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the second card, I have basically reversed the colours. The base card is Balmy Blue and I added a panel that was embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. On the art panel I added a soft tint of Balmy Blue. This time the mat for the art panel is Real Red and the greeting is Gold Glimmer. I fussy cut another holly image and popped it over the top of one that was conveniently located near the greeting.

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Here are the cards together.


Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Timeless Tidings, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, Real Red
Accessories 1/8" Real Red Solid Ribbon, Metallic Gold Pearls, Suite Season Specialty Washi
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Call Me Clover, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler), Dimensionals

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 4

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Welcome to another week of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I'm sharing some cards using the lovely designer paper we have in the Holiday Catalogue. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store.

I've used the All is Bright designer paper for my cards today. This pack is a combination of photo-realistic images and small prints, so it is flexible for different styles. Using designer paper, you can keep your layout simple and let the paper do the heavy lifting for you. 

Stampin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For this first card, I've used the beautiful photo-realistic greenery design with the red berries and gold baubles mixed throughout and I adhered it to a Real Red card base. I chose to use the lovely greeting from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set, which I heat embossed in gold. I lightly traced around the inside of a Layering Circle die that I placed over the greeting, identifying the sections that would be cut off. I then manually cut around these areas first before cutting with the circle die. It is a tad fiddly, but worth it. I've used a retired Lacy Doily as a background to the greeting and added some new Mixed Satin Ribbon over the doily to give it some contrast to the embossed greeting that was popped up onto a Gold Glimmer circle.

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For the inside, I have added a strip of the designer paper at the bottom and a tiny strip of the red design from the reverse side of the paper. In the top right corner, I used a die from the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits  in the top corner of the writing panel. I coloured the white dots with Stampin' Blends and popped them back as berries. I pieced the smaller leaves in Old Olive and left the pine fronds to show the Garden Green from the mat.

Stampin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Merry Christmas to All
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Old Olive, All is Bright DSP, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Garden Green
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 3/8" Mixed Satin Ribbon, Lacy Doily (retired)
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive, Gold EP, Heat gun

 

For the second card, I've used the gold bauble design from the All is Bright designer paper. I have paired it with Gold Foil and Very Vanilla for a classic, elegant combo. However, you could also use white card stock as well with this paper.

Stamjpin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've matted a piece of the designer paper onto Gold Foil and positioned it to the left of the vanilla card base. You get 8 pieces from a sheet of designer paper, so a great option for multiples.

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I added a scalloped Vellum circle to soften the background and then a narrow Gold Foil ring as a base for the greeting.  I extended one of the square stitched framelits into a rectangle and gold embossed the lovely greeting from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set. To finish I added a gold metallic-edge bow to the top.

 The new products from the Holiday Catalogue that I have used on these cards are now available for purchase from my online store.

Project Details
Stamps Making Christmas Bright
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Vellum, All is Bright DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals


You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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