Heart of Christmas - Gingerbread & Peppermint

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Welcome to Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. I know it may seem early to be talking about holiday projects, but once we hit the middle of the year, the months fly by soooo fast!

For my card today, I'm using some new products from the upcoming 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue that will commence for customers on 3 August 2021. One of the perks of being a Demonstrator is being able to get your hands on them early.  

Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I have used a few products from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite for my card. You can probably guess that the Kraft colour is the gingerbread with the red and white of peppermint candies. On my Basic White card base I have added a layer of Kraft which will be available in a pack of 6" x 6" sheets.

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The next layer is Real Red and I have used the striped design from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks to add sparkly stripes with Shimmery White Embossing Paste. I hope you can see some of the sparkle in the photo above; it is so pretty in the light.

For the focus panel I have dry embossed it with the pine branch design from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders before die cutting with a Stitched Rectangle and popping it up on Dimensionals. On the left side I have a die cut ornament from the Gingerbread Dies with the background in Kraft and the detailed one in Basic White. I cut another in Real Red to see which I preferred and then popped some of the red pieces back into the white one. On the right is the lovely scripty greeting, which I have fussy cut from a bauble in the Delicate Baubles Dies set. I finished with a white Baker's Twine bow on the bauble and a couple of Kraft whirls with a rhinestone in the centre.

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For the inside I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel and added a strip of Kraft down the left to provide a background for my peppermint candies. 

Stampin' Up! Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps None
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Kraft, Real Red
 Ink None
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Basic Rhinestones
Tools    Gingerbread Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Delicate Baubles Dies, Wintry 3D Embossing Folders, die cutting machine,  Dimensionals, Shimmery White Embossing Paste

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what my lovely friend Tina has created for you this week.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Holiday Section

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! Today is our 7th Anniversary - how time flies when you're having fun!

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 taking inspiration from the Holiday Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue.

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This week I'm taking my inspiration from the card above. I love cards with strips, as they are a great way to showcase beautiful coordinating patterned papers and a great way to use up the many strips that are left over from other projects. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the design, but instead of adding the strips directly to the card base, I cut a piece of Basic White and then added my strips to it.  I used the Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper, which has a great range of dark and light small prints which is perfect for this style of card. Of course, I had to add some bling, so I have used a couple of narrow strips of the new Be Dazzling 6" x 6" Specialty Paper from the upcoming Sale-a-bration promotion starting on 3 August. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
You can see the lovely Be Dazzling Specialty Paper in the photo above. It is actually tiny gold hexagons, that will remind you of Glomesh, if you're of the age to remember that, lol.  I recommend you use a sharp blade on your trimmer and cut with the paper shiny side down, to get a good result. I added a couple of rows of White Baker's Twine under the greeting and then popped up the panel on the Soft Succulent card base.  I stamped the stocking in Basic Gray and then coloured it with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends. I thought it looked a bit wishy-washy so I put it back in the Stamparatus and stamped over the top with Evening Evergreen and love how it looks. I added a couple of cute die cut holly leaves in Shaded Spruce and berries in Real Red using the Christmas Trimmings Dies and a trio of stars cut from the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have kept it simple, with a strip of the stacked designs on the right hand side.

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Now I have something a little extra for you, seeing it is a special occasion, with a sneak peak of another new Sale-a-bration product! I have made another card using the same layout with the lovely new Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper. I've chosen to just use the prints with the Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand colours, with a couple of strips of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Strip Card| Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time I added the strips directly to the card base, which is a quicker option if you're making a lot of this design. I fussy cut the deer from another sheet of the Peaceful Prints paper after rough cutting and adhering it to a piece of Basic White first. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Strip Cards with Peaceful Prints & Tidings of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Isn't it amazing how different the cards look with a bold versus muted colour combo.

 

Project Details
Stamps Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Soft Succulent, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, Tidings of Christmas DSP, Peaceful Prints DSP
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools    Christmas Trimmings Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler & Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends

 

We would love to see your CASE of a stepped up layout this week. 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 - Tidings of Christmas

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Welcome to the first week of Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will  bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. I know it may seem early to be talking about holiday projects, but once we hit the middle of the year, the months fly by soooo fast!

For my card today, I'm using products from the new Tidings of Christmas Suite from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. It includes a fabulous stamp and die bundle that I know I will get lots of use from as well as the Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper.

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The stamp set has lots of really lovely greetings in a combination of fonts that can be used for the outside and inside of your card. The dies crop the images from the stamp set, plus has extra foliage and detailed star dies. I think this is great value for $70AUD for the bundle.  

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The Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper is a nice mix of small prints with stripes, solid prints and open prints in Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Misty Moonlight. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle for Heart of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Toowoomba
I decided to go a little left field by using a Coastal Cabana card base with the dark foliage print from Tidings of Christmas, to add a pop of brightness. A narrow border of gold foil from the new Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper was added to the long sides of the DSP panel as well as a slightly shorter and wider border of the Cherry Cobbler stripe design.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle for Heart of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Toowoomba
For the focus I have used the star dies from the Christmas Trimmings Dies set with the solid background cut from Cherry Cobbler and the detailed die from the gold metallic paper. I cut 2 extra of the detailed die in Crumb Cake, adhered them together and then adhered the gold metallic star on top to create more dimension. The small solid star in the centre uses a die from the Stitched Stars Dies and you can see the shape coordinates perfectly. The smaller detailed stars are cut from Coastal Cabana card stock with 2 layers adhered together and a medium gem from the Gilded Gems in the centre. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle for Heart of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Toowoomba

For the inside I have brought through the same style as the front of the card with a narrow border of the gold metallic along the edges of the writing panel and the shorter and wider Cherry Cobbler stripe. I've stamped one of the stockings in Coastal Cabana and added a stitched and scalloped top created from a piece of Basic White cut with a die from the Stitched so Sweetly Dies set. I die cut the stmaped stocking first and then adhered the white scalloped piece and cut around it.  I finished with the sweet bow stamped in Cherry Cobbler and coloured with Real Red Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Tidings & Trimmings Bundle for Heart of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Toowoomba

 

Project Details
Stamps Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper,   Tidings of Christmas DSP
 Ink Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories Gilded Gems
Tools    Christmas Trimmings Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched So SweetlyDies, die cutting machine, Banners Pick a Punch, Dimensionals, Real Red Stampin' Blends

 

Now it's time to hop along to see what Ros has created for you this week.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Embossing Folder Projects

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

If you've come from visiting Kathryn, 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 an embossing folder project from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue.  I love embossing folders as they are a quick and easy way to add interest and texture to your projects.

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I chose the design in the photo above for my inspiration this week. It ticked a few boxes for me, including using the lovely Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder that hasn't seen the light of day for a while. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Place Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed close to the layout just adding a few extra touches. I started with a Crumb Cake card base and then dry embossed a card front sized panel with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the front. I like to do this as I find the front of the card can warp a bit when embossed with the deeply etched 3D folders. I adhered the pine cone design from the Poinsettia Place Designer Paper pack to a piece of the Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock for a bit of added bling and then popped up the panel on the card base.

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

Another reason this sample ticked a box for me was that the hard work was done by the designer paper. I have die cut the large Poinsettia flower and the red berry spray directly from sheets of the designer paper. I roughly cut out the large flower from the sheet and adhered it to some Whisper White before die cutting. This gives it some added body when I popped it up. I also fussy cut the centre from another partial flower on the sheet and popped it up in the centre, offsetting the petals. This adds some lovely dimension to the card. The leaves are die cut and embossed in one action from Garden Green card stock and I sponged the edges in Shaded Spruce ink for a nice contrast. The foliage sprays have been die cut from the Brass Brushed Metallic Card Stock for a bit more bling and adds a nice contrast to the gold of the mat. The greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set was heat embossed in white on Real Red card stock and cropped to size with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Place Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel. I fussy cut one of the Poinsettia flowers from the edge of the designer paper that was cut off and adhered it to the top right corner. This is a good way to use partial images that you may not normally use. I finished with a strip of the Garden Green foliage design at the base.

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

This view of the card, shows the design of the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder nicely.

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Garden Green, Brushed Metallics Card stock, Poinsettia Place DSP
 Ink Versamark, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools    Pinewood Planks 3D EF, Poinsettia Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun, sponge dauber

 

We would love to see your CASE of an embossing folder project from the 2020 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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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Lauren has to inspire you this week. 

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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

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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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Halloween Project

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

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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.

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