Heart of Christmas - Week 4

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Welcome to Week 4 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. I can't believe we are into week 4 already!

This week I'm focussing on the new Mercury Glass Designer Acetate that is on page 33 of the Holiday Catalogue (bottom right corner).  It has 2 sheets each of 2 designs; one is more of a crackle paint design, which I'm using on my card and the other is more of a traditional bubbly look of mercury glass. Both are are a lovely shiny silver, so have a big wow factor on your project.

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Acetate & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
First up, I need to say that it is really difficult to do justice to this product as it is extremely difficult to photograph, with the reflection off the acetate. Without the light, you don't really appreciate the lovely shiny silver colour, but then it is difficult to see as well.

I wanted to keep my layout clean, to let the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate be the hero. My base card is Pretty Peacock Peacock and then I added a layer of Whisper White to sit the acetate on. I think white really shows up the design, but it does also look quite dramatic directly over rich colours too. I just added a couple of strips of double-sided tape to the centre of the acetate where it would not be seen behind the label. Another thing to know, is that there is a film over one side of the acetate which is quite difficult to see, but may become apparent when you cut it. If it doesn't start lifting after being cut, it is probably easier to leave it, rather than scratch the acetate trying to find it.

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Acetate & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've used the large label from the Stitched Labels Dies to provide a background for my greeting from the new Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. This is a fabulous set of 18 stamps in various sizes and fonts that should have your Christmas greetings covered. I've stamped it in Pretty Peacock and cropped it with a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies before popping up on the Silver Glimmer and then popping up onto the label. There is lots of dimension and plenty of bling to this card! The label sits over a band of Pretty Peacock trimmed in more Silver Glimmer. I finished with a white Baker's Twine bow and bling around the label.

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Acetate & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have kept it very simple with a Silver Foil mat to my while writing panel. I added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer at the base to ground the smaller of the ornaments from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. I've heat embossed it in white on Perfect Peacock card stock.  

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Acetate & Itty Bitty Christmas - 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, Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Perfect Peacock, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Versamark
Accessories Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones
Tools     Layering Ovals Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Labels Dies, Big Shot, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

Make sure you 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 - Let it Snow Suite

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

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

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This week, we're taking our inspiration from the Let it Snow Suite on pages 18-23 of the Holiday Catalogue.  

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I've taken my inspiration from the card above, using the cute Yummy Christmas stamp set. I love colouring, so this set jumped out at me straight way, plus, the image is just so darn cute! 

Stampin' Up! Yummy Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started by stamping and colouring the gingerbread house with my Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. The first thing I had to decide was which red and green shades to use. I had in mind to use the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper, so I chose Shaded Spruce for the green. It is a nice vibrant green for Christmas and pairs well with Real Red. I wanted to create a little scene, so I did a watercolour wash on Shimmery White card stock for the background to help ground the images. I started with Crumb Cake at the bottom, Shaded Spruce in the middle and Balmy Blue at the top. Once this was dry I used the retired Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the Shimmery White Embossing Paste to add some clouds, which are lovely and sparkly, although not really showing well in the photo.

Stampin' Up! Yummy Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The art panel is very dimensional with the gingerbread house and lots of other elements popped up at different heights. I added another fussy cut bow on the wreath and popped up another gingerbread man on the house, as he was getting a bit lost. I kept adding elements until I was happy with the scene and it kind of turned into a labour of love!  For the greeting I stamped the 'wishing you a .... Christmas' in Shaded Spruce and cropped it with a stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies. It cleverly comes as a single stamp with the space in between so you can add the 'happy' or 'yummy' in another colour and being photopolymer it is super easy to line up. I stamped the 'yummy' on a scrap and then fussy cut it and popped it up between the words. You can see I added lots of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter with a glue pen for more sparkle.

Stampin' Up! Yummy Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel and I added a leftover strip of the designer paper at the base. I stamped the greeting from the #Elfie stamp set in Shaded Spruce and added some coloured and fussy cut images in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Yummy Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Yummy Christmas, #Elfie
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Shimmery White, Red Glimmer, Wrapped In Plaid Specialty DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Shaded Spruce, Real Red
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Well Written Dies,Stitched Shapes Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends (Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight), Glue Pen, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Pattern Party Decorative Masks (retired)


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 Siobhan 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!


Brightly Gleaming & Dashing Deer

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I'm just popping in with a quick post today to show you another alternative for the layout I used in this weeks Heart of Christmas post. In the lead up to the holiday season, my intention is to make 2 of every card while I have everything on my craft desk and remember all the measurements!

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming DSP & Detailed Deer Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have kept the layout of the beautiful Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper exactly the same, but this time I've used last years favourite Detailed Deer Dies as the embellishment. I have cut the leaping deer twice, once  in Crumb Cake card stock and the other in Copper Glimmer paper from last years retired Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper. I adhered the 2 die cuts together to make it more robust as I've popped him up on the stitched oval and left the antlers free. 

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming DSP & Detailed Deer Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've dry embossed a piece of thick Very Vanilla card stock  with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and die cut it on an angle with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. It provides a neutral background so all the detail of the deer can be appreciated. I added an eye with a 2mm rhinestone, coloured with an alcohol marker and a sweet bow in the retired vanilla and copper 1/8" Tea Room ribbon. The embellishment has been placed on the left this time as it suits the direction of the deer and the die cut greeting from the Jolly Season Dies is on the right. This version is simpler and quicker for creating multiples as it doesn't have the stamping, colouring and fussy cutting but still has lots of wow factor.

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming 
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, Copper Glimmer (retired Joyous Noel Glimmer)
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack (retired)
Tools     Jolly Season Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Detailed Deer Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

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I also want to let you know about the Designer Paper Pomotion running now until 30 September.  When you buy 3 packs, you get the 4th FREE. Here is the list of designs you have to choose from:

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The very popular Magnolia Lane, Bird Ballad and Come Sail Away are included and even the more expensive Pressed Petals Specialty pack. If the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP is on your list then make sure you add it to your order as the 4th item, so you will get the most expensive pack for FREE! Why not get together with a friend and share the cost and the free pack too! Pressed Petals is a lighter weight paper, so perfect for layering without bulk. I used it on this card and compendium I created.

You can see all of the papers on sale in a special section in my Online Store or check out this video from Stampin' Up! that shows you both sides of each design in full 12 x 12 size for each pack. 

If you have queries about any of my projects or anything Stampin' Up! related, then please get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting today!


Heart of Christmas - Week 3

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Welcome to Week 3 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I have the pleasure of hosting the other lovely ladies from the team who are sharing their Christmas inspiration.

Well, today is the day!  The fabulous Holiday Catalogue is now LIVE and all products are available for customers to order.  Waiting patiently for the BBB (big brown box) to arrive with your new goodies is always hard. I've got my fingers crossed that Australia Post will be kind to you! 

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This week I've used products from the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Suite for my card.  The copper accented designer paper and the coordinating products make it easy to create holiday projects you will love.

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

I started with a Very Vanilla card base and then added 2 coordinating designs from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper. The Pretty Peacock and Night of Navy filigree design is on the reverse of the copper accented diamond pattern. I added a narrow band of Copper Foil to separate the two designs. The greeting was cropped with a die from the Jolly Seasons Dies, also in Copper Foil.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For my embellishment, I started with a piece of thick Very Vanilla and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before cropping it with a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. My ornament was punched from Copper Foil that has been embossed with the fabulous new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. To make it more ornament-like, I used the retired 1/8" handheld punch to create the hole at the top. It is easier if you punch the hole first and then position your ornament punch accordingly.

The lovely holly image is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and I've coloured it with Stampin' Blends using Light Mossy Meadow for the base (as it is the green in the paper) and then used Dark Old Olive for shading and some Light Old Olive in the centre to lighten it up a bit. The berries are in Cherry Cobbler for a pop of colour.  I fussy cut it right on the line as I didn't want any of the Whisper White base to show. I finished with a bow using the retired 1/8" copper edged vanilla ribbon. 

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have kept it very simple with a narrow strip of the Pretty Peacock and Night of Nay filigree design down the sides. I stamped the filigree border in Night of Navy ink at the bottom of the Very Vanilla writing panel and then trimmed each side with a narrow band of Copper Foil. The Stamparatus made lining up the border so easy with the step-stamping feature.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - 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     Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Night of Navy
Accessories Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack (retired)
Tools     Jolly Season Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Big Shot, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Dimensionals, 1/8" Handheld punch (retired), Tombow Glue

 

Now it's time to see the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight:

Christina Barnes

Michele Taylor

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

I hope you've found something that will spark your Christmas creativity.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - It's time for the Holiday Catty!

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

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

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The Holiday Catalogue goes live for customers in a few days (Wednesday 4 September), so this week we're taking our inspiration from the gorgeous projects on the front cover.

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This is the card that I've chosen for my inspiration. Wreaths really say Christmas to me and I love hanging mine on the front door on the 1st of December. This year there is a fabulous new wreath bundle called Tidings All Around, comprising the 9 piece Tidings All Around photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating All-Around Wreath Dies.  You can see them on page 7 of the Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

In addition to the lovely wreath stamp and coordinating die, there is an additional die that I have used to create the wreath on my card. The die cut is quite large at 8.5cm (3 3/8") in diameter so I have gone with a square card (12.5cm or approx 5") to allow a bit more space than our A6 metric card would normally have. I have die cut the wreath in Vellum Cardstock and Shaded Spruce card stock which is one of the coordinating colours with Cherry Cobbler, in the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper. I chose the tree design in shades of Cherry Cobbler for the background, to provide a strong contrast. The Vellum wreath went on first and then I offset the Shaded Spruce wreath to provide the illusion of extra fullness and tone down the Cherry Cobbler background. I popped it up on 1mm foam pads (just around the centre where there is a large leaf) and that also adds nice dimension. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The greeting is also from the Tidings All Around stamp set and I've stamped it in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla and cropped it with a stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I added a mat of Gold Foil to the circle to coordinate with the Gold Metallic Edge ribbon, that provides a nice contrast to the rich red and green colours.  I attached the ribbon to the back of the circle and popped it up above the wreath.

The small leaves above the greeting are extras in the All-Around Wreath Dies and I added lots of red rhinestones singly and in clusters. They are a brighter Real Red colour, but I like the extra pop they add to the rich green of the wreath. Finally, I have a heart in Red Glimmer Paper cropped using the Stitched Be Mine Dies for the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have cut the leftover strip from the sheet of 6" x 6" Wrapped in Plaid designer paper in half and placed the strips down each side. The Very Vanilla writing panel has a strip of Shaded Spruce gingham DSP at the base and sits on a mat of Shaded Spruce card stock.  The front of the card is very classic and formal looking, so I added a touch of fun with the 'to be jolly' die cut using the Jolly Season Dies in Red Glimmer Paper.  

Stampin' Up! Tidings All Around Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Tidings All Around
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, Red Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil, Vellum Cardstock
 Ink Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     All-Around Wreath Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Jolly Season Dies, Big Shot, 2" Circle Punch (retired), Dimensionals, 1mm foam pads (not SU)


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. 

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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 2

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Welcome to Week 2 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.

Woohoo, only 1 week until the new Holiday Catalogue goes live to customers! There is still time to take advantage of the Extra, Extra, Extra joining promotion.  Take first pick of all of the fabulous new products in the Holiday Catalogue and receive an additional $45 worth in your Starter Kit.  Contact me if you are interested in joining my team. 

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This week I have opened the Peaceful Boughs Bundle for my card. This stamp set has traditional imagery of foliage and pine cones and 2 lovely greetings. There is a coordinating set of dies that include some additional frames  for greetings.  It was really difficult to photograph the card as the camera hones in on the foil and makes it really bright, when in real life it is much more subtle.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Boughs Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've gone with a non-traditional colour combo of mostly neutral colours with gold foil accents.  The card base is Sahara Sand and I cut another panel of Sahara Sand and stamped one of the smaller foliage images in Gray Granite ink around the edges. The cluster of dots were added next, stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed in gold.  I ran the panel through the Big Shot with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, to add texutre. I've used 2 of the largest foliage dies and cut them in Gold Foil as the background. There are a number of options for the pine cones, but I've gone with a solid background of Soft Suede and the detailed die overlay in Champagne Foil. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Boughs Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The greeting  was heat embossed in gold on Very Vanilla card stock and then cropped with a label die from the Beautiful Boughs Dies.  It has a little diamond shaped hole at each end, so I threaded the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon through and then popped up the label. I added a pop of colour with the little bird from the Well Written Dies cropped in Red Glimmer paper. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Boughs Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Gold Foil mat for my Very Vanilla writing panel. I've partially stamped the smallest of the foliage images in the corners in Gray Granite ink and added some more gold embossed dots.

All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue will be available in my Online Store from 4 September 2019.  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 Peaceful Boughs
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Gold Foil, Champagne Foil, Red Glimmer
 Ink Gray Granite, Versamark
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon
Tools     Well Written Dies, Beautiful Boughs Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Gold EP, Heat gun

 

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, head over to Claire's Blog for the full list of participants this week.

Thanks for visiting today!


Heart of Christmas - Week 1

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Welcome to Week 1 of another year of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. I love creating for Christmas - home decor, cards, tags, decorations; everything! I hope we will give you lots of creative inspiration to get started on your holiday craft. Dare I say that there are only 127 days to Christmas and once we get into September, they truly fly by!

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The launch of the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue is less than 2 weeks away for customers. Demonstrators have been able to preorder  already and my project today will feature a number of new products. There is still time to take advantage of the Extra, Extra, Extra joining promotion and receive an additional $45 of product AND choose products from the new Holiday Catalogue in your Starter Kit.  Contact me if you are interested in becoming a member of my team.

Now, onto the card I have to share with you. I've combined 2 of my favourite products from the Holiday Catalogue for this simple and elegant card. This would be a great design to make multiples of. 

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My card base is Night of Navy and I've added some of the navy and copper stars design from the stunning Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.   This paper is really gorgeous, with one side of every double-sided sheet having copper foil accents to take your projects to the next level. I've added a narrow border of Copper Foil above the designer paper to separate it from the card base. 

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

On the cropped Very Vanilla Stitched Label I have stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars stamp set in Night of Navy ink. It is one of  8 greetings in this set of 21 Photopolymer stamps. The lovely star flourish was die cut from Copper Foil using one of the coordinating Stitched Stars Dies. This is a huge set of 23 dies that include nesting stitched stars as well as the flourish and other smaller supporting stars and embellishments. To get the best result from the flourish die, you need to use the Precision Plate so you don't get those annoying dots all over the fine swirls. To finish, I've added some pretty navy rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack. There are 28 each of 5 colours (Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce and Night of Navy).

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple, with a Very Vanilla writing panel edged with a strip of Copper Foil on each side.  The greeting from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink and the star from the So Many Stars stamp set was stamped over the top in Seaside Spray ink. 

It was a little breezy photographing outside, but I wanted to try and capture all the coppery goodness in natural light. I also finished off the back flap of the envelope with a group of stars from the So Many Stars stamp set.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle & Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue will be available in my Online Store from 4 September 2019.  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, Perfectly Plaid
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper
 Ink Night of Navy, Seaside Spray
Accessories Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Label Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, head over to Claire's Blog for the full list of participants this week.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Holiday Catalogue Project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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

Lots of good wishes to you and your loved ones for the Christmas season.

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IDEAS Gift Packaging & Tags Tutorial Bundle

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I've been off the air for a bit, primarily because our Internet connection went down for more than a week.  It was very annoying and frustrating and an exercise in patience, waiting for the wheels to turn to get it resolved.

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Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I've joined a group of international demonstrators to produce a bundle of tutorials each month. Normally, they would be released in the first week of the month, but hey, better late than never. Each month has a theme and this month it is gift packaging and tags.  I will give you a little sneak peek of my project when I  release the bundle, but given I am so late this month, I've decided to show you the full project.

I've made a gift box with the beautiful Joyous Noel designer and coordinating embellishments. It is very sturdy and a generous size (5.5" x 4" x 3") that would hold a heap of chocolates, home made treats, christmas decorations, beauty products, candles and so on.

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Here is a close-up of the tag hanging from the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible ribbon that is tied around the lid.

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This is the embellishment on the lid with the label from the Stitched Labels Framelits in Copper Foil.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Gift Box

My tutorial has step by step instructions to make and embellish this lovely gift box. My other project is a set of really cute tags, that are quick and easy to make.   In addition, you will get 8 other detailed, step by step tutorials with ideas for gift packaging and tags. Although these packaging ideas are Christmas focussed, they can of course be easily adapted to other occasions. 

There are 3 ways you can get the December 2018 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. For those lovely customers who have already placed an order during December, keep an eye on your Inbox for the email with the attached PDF.

2.  Purchase the tutorial bundle for $10AUD. This is absolutely great value for 18 projects that you can keep and reuse. Click on this link to pay by PayPal: PayPal.Me/justjudydesigns. If you are resident in Australia and don't have a PayPal account, then I'm happy to accept a bank deposit. Contact me and I can give you the details.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Colour Combination

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Hi there

This week the challenge for the CTC Crew is to CASE a colour combination from the Holiday Catalogue.

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

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I've enjoyed getting to know all of the new permanent colours that Stampin' Up! added to the Colour Collections this year. Merry Merlot was on my doubtful list, but I've come to really like it as I paired it with the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper. However, there is one colour that I haven't yet used to make a card. Yes, you probably guessed from the photo above, it is Soft Sea Foam. The colour combination used in the sample card on page 23 of the Holiday Catalogue is Real Red, Call Me Clover and Soft Sea Foam. I'm also taking the opportunity to use the Poinsettia image from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set for the first time. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I inked up the Poinsettia image for the first time in Early Espresso and stamped on Whisper White card stock.  The Poinsettia was coloured with Dark Real Red Stampin' Blends with highlights in Dark Cherry Cobbler and the leaves in Light and Dark Call Me Clover. I decided to trim the panel to fit the width of the Soft Sea Foam card base and then added the greeting underneath in Call Me Clover ink.

The art panel has a very clean look with a large amount of white space, so I wanted to keep the same feel for the finished card. After fiddling around with a few different options, I found that copper works really well with the Soft Sea Foam. I trimmed the edges of the art panel with Copper Foil and added the 'Merry' die cut from Copper Glimmer paper at the top. The 'christmas' was stamped in Call Me Clover ink and cropped with the label from Petals & More Thinlits Dies. I added a clear droplet at each end of the label that was coloured with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've added a couple of extra details for interest (cause I couldn't help myself, lol). I stamped the Poinsettia flower again on a piece of scrap Whisper White and coloured the two smallest sets of petals and fussy cut them. The extra set of petals was offset and popped up on foam pads. I used a glue pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the white berries.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of copper foil for the writing panel and I added some Real Red spotted designer paper at the bottom. The embossed stitching was added above the designer paper using the die from the Stitched Labels Framelits before stamping and colouring the row of holly also from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Despite my trepidation, I'm pleased with how the card turned out. The soft background colour really allows the Poinsettia to take centre stage.

Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Poinsettia, Merry Christmas to All
Card stock & Papers Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Copper Foil, Copper Glimmer, Regals DSP Stack
 Ink Early Espresso, Call Me Clover
Accessories Clear & Frosted Expoxy Droplets, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools     Petals & More Thinlits Dies, Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends markers, Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheets, Glue pen

 

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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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