Heart of Christmas - Week 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Brightly Gleaming DSP

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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

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

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


Heart of Christmas - Week 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Brightly Gleaming Christmas

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting. This month it's all about Christmas! We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including at least one card and 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Pia's cute projects, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

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

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

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

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

There are 3 ways you can get the October 2019 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed. 

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials for FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. 

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Now it's time to hop over to Carla's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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Heart of Christmas - Week 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Thanks for visiting today!


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

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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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 6

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Welcome to Week 6 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.  Did you realise it is 3 months today until Christmas!

Tonight I'm hosting the lovely ladies who are sharing their Christmas projects this week. The links are at the bottom of the post, so make sure you check them out and leave them some blog love.

This week I've had some fun putting together this card using products from the Night Before Christmas Suite. I've had this card in my head for a while, so it is great to see it come to life.

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've chosen a design from the Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper that is perfect for my scene. I've trimmed it down and added it to a square card base in Cherry Cobbler. The finished card fits into a 14cm square envelope. Santa is standing on a black roof, preparing to go down the chimney. I found the piece of embossed black card stock in my scrap packet, so that was helpful. The greeting is from the Jolly Season Dies and I have cut one in Real Red and the other in Sparkle Glimmer and created a shadow to make it stand out a bit more from the background.

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I love the traditional Santa image from the Holly JollyChristmas stamp set and I've coloured him with Stampin' Blends and paper pieced the sack and cropped him with the coordinating die from the Jolly Season Dies. The trim on his suit is very sparkly with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter that I added with a glue pen. The chimney is a piece of Terracotta Tile card stock embossed with the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder. I did a bit of tuck-pointing with a Chalk Marker and then sponged the edges and over the top with Cajun Craze ink. 

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Night of Navy mat for my writing panel. The little elf from the #elfie stamp set seemed appropriate for my scene and I added the greeting from the same stamp set, in Real Red ink in the centre. 

 

Stampin' Up! Night Before Christmas 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 Holly Jolly Christmas, #elfie
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Terracotta Tile, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red, Sparkle Glimmer, Silver Glimmer, Night Before Christmas DSP
 Ink Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Accessories 1mm Rhinestones (not SU), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Simple Stripes EF (retired), Brick & Mortar EF, Subtle 3D EF, Jolly Season Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends markers, Chalk Marker, Sponge Daubers, Glue Pen

 

Make sure you check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight. 

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Christina Barnes

Tina Gillespie

Michele Taylor

Rachel Woollard

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Punch Project

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

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

This week, we're CASE-ing a a punch project from the Holiday Catalogue.

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There are a number of new punches in the Holiday Catalogue, so I've taken the opportunity to unwrap my Pine Tree Punch. It is one of the coordinating products in the Wrapped in Plaid Suite and I've used a few of them in my project.

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I've taken my inspiration from the project above, which is an embellished Gold Mini Pizza Box from page 12 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have created a card instead, using the embellishment as the focus and keeping it very clean.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a standard card base in Shaded Spruce and added some of the lovely plaid designer paper at the top and bottom from the Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper. One side of each sheet is a plaid deisgn with gold foil accents, with a variety of small prints on the reverse. This was another really difficult card to photograph and the colours are much nicer in real life.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the centre panel I have taken a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and added a narrow band of Gold Foil on each side. The coordinating colour in this designer paper is Cherry Cobbler, but I've used a Real Red stitched circle to add some brightness and matted it on a Shaded Spruce scalloped circle.  I've punched out one pine tree in Gold Foil and dry embossed it with the new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. For the other, I have stamped the tree from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold on Shaded Spruce card stock and then punched it out with the Pine Tree Punch. I cut this tree horizontally about 2/3 of the way down and moved the pieces apart to lengthen it, which makes more of it visible under the greeting.

The greeting from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set was stamped in Real Red ink and I've used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut it to the size I wanted. It was a little fiddly cutting twice for the length and twice for the width, but was pleased when it turned it out first time. I coloured some white Baker's Twine with the Light Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blend marker and tied it around the end of the greeting in a bow and added a gold bell from the Jingle Bells embellishments. I added a trio of stars from the Snowflake Sequins to finish.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel and I have stamped the greeting from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in the centre. At the base I've added a strip of the designer paper and a narrow band of Gold Foil. A gold embossed tree in the corner finishes it off.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Perfectly Plaid
Card stock & Papers Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Real Red
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Jingle Bells, Snowflake Sequins
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Light Shaded Spruce)


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 Lauren 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. 

Sunday Challenge

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


Heart of Christmas - Week 5

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Welcome to Week 5 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. 

This week I'm using the fabulous So Many Stars Bundle, inspired by a card made by my team member Wendy Ross. I love monochrome cards and blue and silver is one of my favourite colour combos for Christmas. This is such a fabulous bundle and not just for Christmas.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This time I have chosen Blueberry Bushel, which has a nice bright vibe and a square card base (again!). The centre panel has been layered onto a mat of Sparkle Glimmer paper and adhered to the card. 

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have die cut the star swirl from the Stitched Stars Dies in Silver Glimmer, cut it in half and positioned it diagonally under the popped up Silver Foil star. The next layer is the silver embossed star and finally the die cut Blueberry Bushel star, also popped up and topped with a medium Clear Faceted Gem. I've added some of the stars that came out of the swirl die cut on either side. The greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink and cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Silver Foil mat to my writing panel. I heat embossed some stars in silver at the top and added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer at the base. The final touch is a die cut Blueberry Bushel star with a smaller Silver Glimmer star in the centre.

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I really liked how this card turned out, so I made another in Gorgeous Grape and silver. Which one do you prefer?

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

Project Details
Stamps So Many Stars, Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Blueberry Bushel, Versamark
Accessories Clear Faceted Gems
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Silver 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!


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.

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