Creativity is Calling...

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Creativity is Calling!

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The new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue is now LIVE.  There is so much in this catalogue to inspire and get the creative juices flowing.  It can all be a bit overwhelming, so if you're a beginner crafter, then there is now a new brochure to help you get started with this fabulous hobby. I would love to send you one, so please get in touch.

If you don't have your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue yet, then I would be very happy to pop one in the post for you. Go to my Free Catalogues page and fill out your details.

 

One of my very favourite product suites from the new catalogue is Magnolia Lane. This is such a fabulous suite of coordinating products with the gorgeous stamp set, coordinating dies, designer paper, embossing folder and embellishments. So today I'm sharing a fancy fold card that I have CASE-ed from Susan Levasseur, that showcases the classic and timeless Magnolia image from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. It is a Diamond Easel fold card, which gives  a really big  'wow', yet is relatively simple to create. I have followed Susan's instructions, but made a few changes; colouring my Magnolia with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. 

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The card base is a 6" x 12"piece of Whisper White that is scored at 3" and 6"and then the diamond points are cut on each end. The rest is about decorating and embellishing the basic fold. I have used Soft Suede to matt the sweet Petal Pink print from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper pack that forms the background for the Magnolia image. The plain Petal Pink sections have been embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The card folds flat for posting and requires an oversize envelope. The large Magnolia image was coloured with Light Petal Pink Stampin Blends to give a very soft effect and the leaves were coloured with Old Olive. Although you can't see in the photo, I went over the flower with the Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle.

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The diamond is held upright by the 3D Magnolia flower that is created with the coordinating Magnolia Memory Dies. I've used Shimmery White card stock and added  some subtle colour around the edges of the petals with a sponge dauber and Petal Pink ink. The petals were gently moulded with the bone folder to add depth and then offset. Two layers of yellow stamens and a Clear Faceted Gem finish the centre of the flower. You can see the writing panel in the centre where I have stamped and coloured the small Magnolia image.

I was surprised to find that Magnolias come in a variety of colours, so I'm looking forward to colouring many more. 

Project Details
Stamps Good Morning Magnolia
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Soft Suede, Petal Pink, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Shimmery White, Magnolia Lane DSP
 Ink Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Petal Pink
Accessories Rhinestones, Clear Faceted Gem
Tools     Magnolia Memory Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Tin Tile 3D EF, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Old Olive)

 

I hope you like my project and thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Big Shot Project

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Hi there

This week is our second last week of CASE-ing the current catalogues, so the CTC Crew are CASE-ing their favourite Big Shot project.

This will be my last post for a while as I am going into hospital tomorrow for left total knee replacement surgery. I had the right knee done 18 months ago, so I'm hoping for the same excellent result. It will be a few weeks before I will be able to comfortably sit at my craft desk again, but I'll be back to CASE the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue as soon as I can. It will also be fabulous to have 2 good knees again!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Kelly'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 was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and this lovely group of projects jumped out at me. I love the bright colours in the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper and although late to the party, I finally succumbed to the Broadway Birthday Bundle a few months ago. The Broadway Birthday stamp set and coordinating Broadway Lights Dies have carried over into the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, but you will need to purchase the bundle before 4 June, if you want to take advantage of the 10% discount. 

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My inspiration for this fun fold card comes from the designer paper and the elements in the Broadway Lights Dies that have been used in the sample projects in the photo. 

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I saw a few concertina style folds on Pinterest, but I've created my own version which is the normal height of 14.8cm for a metric portrait card and the full length of an A4 sheet of card stock.  I just fiddled with a prototype in copy paper until I got the proportions of the folds to something I was happy with. The finished width when closed is 11.4cm, so you do need a slightly larger envelope. 

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The 'hooray' is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and I've stamped the dots over the top with Versamark ink and then heat embossed in white. The frame was die cut from Black Foil and I used it as a template to cut out the 'hooray ' and another in Black card stock and sandwiched them all together with the Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain to make a neat and robust embellishment and closure for the card. The balloon was die cut from the Sale-a-bration Lovely Lipstick Foil and I adhered a black embossed 'stick for the balloon to each side of the 'hooray' sign to keep it rigid. I finished with 3mm rhinestones all around the frame as you can never have too much sparkle!

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

For the inside I have stamped 'make a' in black ink and the 'WISH' in Lovely Lipstick. I stamped the dots over the top again in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  The diamond pattern on the bottom of the writing panel was created using one of the extra dies in the Broadway Lights set and then I filled in the diamonds with a set cut from a scrap of Lovely Lipstick. 

Fancy fold cards are always fun to make and add a bit of 'wow' for the recipient. 

Project Details
Stamps Broadway Birthday
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Lemon Lime Twist, Broadway Bound Specialty DSP, Black Foil, Lovely Lipstick Foil (Sale-a-bration)
 Ink Lovely Lipstick, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Lovely Lipstick 1/8" Grosgrain
Tools     Broadway Lights Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, White & Black EP, Heat Gun

 

There is still time to get a FREE 2019-20 Annual Catalogue delivered to your door. Place an order with me by 3 June and the fabulous new Annual Catalogue will be winging its way to your door. Take advantage of the Last Chance List to get retiring products on your wish list.

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!


Broadway Milestone Birthday

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Someone in our house had a milestone birthday last week, so I made this double easel card to celebrate. This is a really simple fancy fold but has a wow factor to it.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a thick Whisper White card base and then added the black easel panel to the front. The black, gold and white candle design paper from the Broadway Bound Specialty paper was added to the the back panel.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The numbers were cut from a sheet of the designer paper. I adhered them to Whisper White first to make them more robust before popping them up onto the Black Foil circle.  The balloons were grouped together and adhered under the matted foil circle, which was popped up on the Gold Foil scallop circle. The gold spotted balloon was created using the balloon stamp from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and then die cut.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have decorated both surfaces with the birthday die in Gold Glimmer at the top and a party hat heat embossed in black on Gold Foil is perched on the corner. Boys need bling, too!

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have gold embossed the greeting from Broadway Birthday and then added Black Foil die cut letters for the WISH using the retired Little Letters dies. I substituted one of the cute Candle embellishments for the 'I'.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The card folds down flat to go into a normal envelope for posting.

Project Details
Stamps Broadway Birthday, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Black Foil, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Broadway Bound DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Candle Embellishments
Tools     Happy Birthday, Layering Circles, Celebrate You, Broadway Lights, Little Letters (retired), Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

 

I hope you like my project and thanks for visiting today!


Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop

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Hi there

Today I am participating as Guest Designer with the talented Kelly Kent and her Paper Adventures team. The theme for the blog hop is 'wheels' and this turned out to be rather fortuitous as my husband requested a 50th birthday card for a colleague with a motor bike on it. 

Being a milestone birthday, I wanted it to be a bit special, so I have used a fancy fold together with the Classic Garage Suite of products to make my card. 

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The base card is Real Red and I've used the wheels design from the Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Paper for the large inside back panel. I have kept the colour combo to black, white, and red with silver accents. The art panel features the motorbike that I have fussy cut from another sheet of the Classic Garage Designer Paper.

I roughly cut the motor bike and then adhered it to some Basic Black card stock before fussy cutting. I also go around the image with a black marker to cover the white core of the paper for a nicer finish. To create the ground under the motor bike, I cut an irregular shape from scrap paper and then stamped the oil splotch through the template to reduce the area stamped and then popped up the bike image over the top.  The greeting is from the retired Amazing You stamp set, stamped in Real Red.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This photo shows the card standing showing the Double Z Fold.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This view shows the inside panels, where I have the Black Foil '50'  layered on the red mottled design paper. The sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set has been heat embossed in white on the grey grungy design paper for the end panel. I added the small gears cut from glossy Black Foil (carried over from the Holiday Catalogue) and a strip of the black/silver metallic ribbon at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The writing panel is on the reverse, where I have stamped the oil splotch a couple of times and then added the die cut birthday and the 'happy' was stamped above it. I finished with another strip of the black/silver metallic ribbon and the trio of gears in silver foil. 

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Amazing You (retired), Well Said
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Black Foil, Classic Garage DSP
 Ink Versamark, Real Red, Basic Gray
Accessories Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon, Classic Garage Metal Elements
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Garage Gears Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits (retired), Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Now it's time to hop over to Mandy's blog to see her fab project.

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I hope you've enjoyed my project and thanks for visiting me today. Thank you Kelly for your invitation!


CASE-ing the Catty - All My Love

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Hi there

This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the All My Love section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are lots of lovely samples in this section to get you inspired! 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Julia'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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Don't forget that you can earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'll pop one in the post for you.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the pretty, narrow note card above that features the beautiful climbing roses image from the Climbing Roses stamp set. It is a set of 9 cling stamps with 5 lovely greetings and 4 images. It coordinates with the Rose Trellis Thinlits dies, which cut that lovely big rose image on the card, plus it has a number of extra pieces including a lovely lattice frame and label that will work with many projects.

When I saw the sample above, I thought the 'V' shape of the roses would make a lovely flap for a special card. I went ahead and made a prototype in copy paper first to make sure it was feasible and came up with my combined card and gift card holder. 

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
It looks pretty much like a regular card from above, with the roses overlapping a panel of the lovely Highland Heather Gingham paper that has been topped with the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon. I added the greeting from the Cake Soiree stamp set,  cropped with the 1" Circle punch and sitting on a narrow banner and popped up on an Old Olive mat. I added a tiny sparkly heart that I covered with glue (using a glue pen) and then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The roses were stamped in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and then partially die cut. I cut away the excess card stock and created the curve on each side up to the score line. The roses were coloured with the Highland Heather Stampin' Blends alcohol marker and I added the highlights with the Gorgeous Grape watercolour pencil for a soft effect. The leaves were coloured with the Granny Apple Green watercolour pencil for the same reason. These colouring media work well together, so experiment for different effects.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

When you lift up the rose flap, which is held in place with tiny magnets, the bottom flap folds down to reveal the writing panel. I have added a mat of Highland Heather for the writing panel and another strip of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon at the bottom. The greeting from the Varied Vases stamp seemed appropriate and it was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink. I have coloured the small rose image that is also included in the Climbing Roses stamp set and popped some dainty greenery from the Wonderful Floral Framelits underneath.  

The middle panel provides a pocket for a gift card. I added a layer of Highland Heather and the white pocket that was edged with the cute stitching and scallop finish using a die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. More of the Highland Heather gingham paper was added under the stitching and I finished it with 2 more of the little coloured roses.

Stampin' Up! Climbing Roses Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the flap created by the roses more clearly in this photo and I also used the Subtle embossing folder on the 2 panels of the card before adding the extra layers.

Thank you to my lovely mother-in-law Betty, who gave me this fabulous bundle of products for Christmas. Well actually, she gave me the money and this is what I purchased with it! I know I'm going to get a lot use from it. I see the opportunity for a wedding version of this card and I'm looking forward to trying that idea too.

Project Details
Stamps Climbing Roses, Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Highland Heather, Old Olive, Gorgeous Grape, Gingham Gala DSP Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, 2mm Rhinestones (not SU), Heart Epoxy Droplets, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools     Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/8" Circle punch (not SU), Stampin' Blends markers, Watercolour pencils, Glue pen, 1mm Neodynmium Magnets

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Sandra 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 with the Climbing Roses Bundle and thanks for visiting me today!

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Milestone Birthday Wow

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I have a milestone birthday card to share with you today. This was a commission from a lovely friend for her husband who turned 50 last week. I think a 'zero' birthday always deserves a special card, as it marks the beginning of a new decade.

I have chosen a tri-fold card, that folds to fit into a standard DL envelope. This is a simple 'fancy fold', so perfect for a masculine card, but you can dress it up as much as you want. I've chosen to go with a classic black, white and gold colour combo that packs a punch.  Here's a first look.

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is the card folded flat, ready to go into the envelope. I have used the full length of a sheet of white A4 card stock, divided into 3. The photo doesn't do the gold foil and glimmer accents justice; it's very shiny and sparkly!

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This photo shows the card standing, perfect for display. At the tallest point it is the full height of the A4 sheet (21cm).

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In this close-up photo you can see I have built up the gold foil '50' with 5 layers of of Crushed Curry card stock to add more dimension. Above that, I have attached the gold foil 'celebrate' on the edge of the first fold and then adhered 2 additional layers to the reverse side to add dimension and make it more robust.

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This photo shows the card open, revealing the balloons on the last fold that are attached to the Gold Glimmer 'happy birthday' die cut with metallic thread. The centre panel is left blank for the giver's message.

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Finally, here is the card open flat, so you can see the panels and the dimensions. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Project Details
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Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Designer Acetate (retired)
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Accessories Gold Metallic Thread
Tools     Large Numbers Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Celebrate You Thinlits, Big Shot, Balloon punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (retired), Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

 

Thanks for visiting today!

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A Big Birthday

Hi there

I've got a masculine birthday card to share with you today. Mum's husband John has just turned 80, so I wanted to make a special card to recognise this fabulous milestone. John is a wonderfully kind and caring man and he looks after Mum so well. He is also a fabulous handyman and can fix just about anything, so I thought the retired 'Nailed It' stamp set would be perfect for his card.

I have chosen the Bridge Fold as it has a lot of presence without being too fussy. This is a larger size card that requires a custom envelope and extra postage, but it is worth it for this special occasion. The finished size when folded flat is 15.5cm x 21.5cm (6 1/8" x 8 1/2").

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base card is Real Red and the first matte is Pacific Point and the background is one of the wood grain designs from the Wood Textures Designer Paper stack.  I have stamped the tools on Silver Foil with Stazon Ink and die cut them with the coordinating framelits. I stamped them again on Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the Stampin' Blends alcohol marks to colour the handles. I had to use a colour matched Copic for the Pacific Point screwdriver. I fussy cut the handles and added them to the die cut Silver Foil tools.

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the centrepiece I have die cut the 'happy birthday' in Pacific Point, Silver Foil and Real Red card stock and layered them to up the wow factor and complement the silver in the tools and trim.

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I have put the writing panel on the centre back of the card, using more of the images and die cuts from the 'Nailed It' stamp set and coordinating framelits to decorate it. The greeting is from one of my favourite and unfortunately retired stamp sets 'Balloon Adventures'.

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The card is folded toward the right to make it flat. You can see the embossed foil panel that wasn't really visible in the first photo, that matches the bridge across the front that the '80' is mounted on.

Stampin' Up! Nailed It Bridge Fold Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the Envelope Punch Board to make a presentation envelope from a 12" x 12" piece of Pacific Point card stock, as I am pretty sure he will want to keep it. I then popped it into a standard C5 envelope to post.

Project Details
Stamps Nailed It (retired), Balloon Adventures (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Wood Textures DSP
 Ink Stazon, Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Pacific Point
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Hexagon Dynamic TIEF, Build It Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, Copic Markers, Envelope Punch Board

If you would like any further information about this card, please get in touch.

Thanks for looking!

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AWH - Favourite Bundle

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Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 24 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

Today, I'm sharing a project with the Daisy Delight bundle. This bundle has been soooo popular that all of the stock that was intended to last for months has been sold in weeks. Never fear, it will be back.  Products in the bundle are the 'Daisy Delight' stamp set and the fabulous Daisy Punch. It also coordinates with the Delightful Daisy designer paper and the Faceted Gems.

 
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I've made a fancy fold card that uses all of these products. It is called a Double Display card and I saw a tutorial by Amanda Bates. Her card is 6" square, using 12 x 12 card stock.  I wanted to use our A4 card stock and have altered it to fit and also to make it slightly smaller (it is rectangular). 
 
Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
This is the card closed with the belly around it and resting on the custom box-elope as it is quite thick when folded. The base card is Soft Sky and I've used Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral as accent colours with the gorgeous floral design from the Delightful Daisy paper pack.
 
Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
  
This is the card fully open. I have used the small floral design paper on the inside panels. In the centre the Wisteria background has been embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder. I have used the Happy Birthday Thinlits for a bold greeting, cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer. I have created a shadow using Silver Foil underneath and slightly offset, which is easier to see in the close-up below.
 
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I have added a writing panel on the reverse of the centre panel, with a DSP trim and simple stamped flower from the Daisy Delight stamp set.
 
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For the belly band, I have placed a stitched circle underneath and the Calypso Coral banner on top, as I didn't want the Wisteria circle to be too dominant. In the centre is my fluffy white daisy with Calypso Coral and So Saffron centre, topped with a clear Faceted Gem. 
 
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Finally, this is the card from the top, showing the folds.
 
Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
Project Details
Stamps Daisy Delight, Big on Birthdays
Card stock & Papers     Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Delightful Daisy DSP, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Foil
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral
Accessories Clear Faceted Gems, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Flourish Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Daisy punch, Blossoms punch (retired), Bitty Butterfly punch (retired), Simply Scored Board, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Write markers
 
Now it's time to hop over to see what Tina Gillespie has to inspire you. Click on the button below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so be sure to hop around and check out all the inspiring projects. We love to hear what you think of our creations, so your comments are always welcome!

1. Rachel Palmieri
2. Caroline Manwaring
3. Kate Morgan
4. Alisha Watson
5. Claire Daly
6. Rachel Woollard
7. Rebecca Jacovou
8. Kimberly Hern
9. Judy May  --------------------------> You are here!
10. Tina Gillespie
11. Catherine Proctor
12. Andrea Roberts
13. Sharon Davern
14. Monika O'Neill
15. Ros Davidson

 Thanks for visiting!

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AWH Blog Hop - Occasions Catalogue

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Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration!
 
If you place an order with me during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a FREE item with every $90 you spend (before shipping) in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (contact me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31 March 2017.  
 
Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join with me during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets of your choice (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That's up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me about joining today.
 
You may have hopped to me from the blog of the lovely Tina Gillespie, but if you are visiting me, you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next blog. There is also a list of participants at the end in case there are any broken links.
 
Today I have 3 projects to share with you, using the 'Beautiful You' stamp set. This has been a very popular item from the Occasions Catalogue with it's great set of line images and sentiments for many occasions. It also lends itself to a number of techniques, so you get more ways to use it and love it! The first card is a great one to have in your stash and it would look fabulous in a range of bright colours. Black, white and red is definitely one of my favourites, though.
 
Stampin' Up! Beautiful You Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 
I have stamped the lady in in Basic Black Archival ink and then used the brushstroke stamp over the top in Real Red. You can't get easier than that. The image was cropped with the largest oval from my favourite Stitched Shapes Framelits (now back in stock!) and matted on a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The greeting was stamped on thick Whisper White and then cropped with the banner framelit from the Cupcake Cutouts set. It has score marks to fold the tails for a lovely 3D effect. I finished with some bling and a cute heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes.  You  can see that I have also decorated the envelope with the heart topiary from the 'Vertical Greetings' stamp set (from the current Annual Catalogue) in the same colours for a coordinating finish.
 
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For the inside, I have added a strip of the (retired) Candy Cane Lane spotted washi at the bottom and the heart topiary image from the 'Vertical Greetings' stamp set. I used ink pads to colour the heart and pot and then a Stampin' Write marker for the stem.
 
Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Vertical Greetings
Card stock & Papers     Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP Stack
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Real Red
Accessories Brights Enamel Shapes, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Candy Cane Lane Washi (retired)
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Cupcake Cutouts, Big Shot, Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker

The next card I have is a fancy fold called Double 'Z' Joy Fold. I love how special looks, but it is very easy to make.  I have used the image of the dancing lady on this one, which I have coloured with the new Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen. 

Stampin Up! Beautiful You Double Z Joy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base layer of the card is Melon Mambo and the top layer is thick Whisper White. I've added the small floral design from the Brights Designer Paper Stack to the inside of the base.  The coloured art piece has been adhered to a Basic Black mat with a trim from the Flourish Thinlits dies on the left edge.  You can see I've also stamped the envelope, using the floral cluster from the 'Birthday Blossoms' stamp set.

Stampin Up! Beautiful You Double Z Joy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is the card open, where you can see the other two panels. The middle panel has the leaf die cut from the Flourish Thinlits and the black bird die cut from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits. For the end panel, I have used the brushstroke stamp (stamped off) as a background for the Live, Laugh, Love sentiment.

Stampin Up! Beautiful You Double Z Joy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The writing panel is on the reverse side of the base and I have used the floral cluster from the 'Birthday Blossoms' set on the corners with the greeting also coming from the same stamp set. I've used the Watercolour Pencils to shade the banner on the greeting and finished with another black bird in the corner. You can get a tutorial for this fancy fold card in my Tutorial Store here.

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Birthday Blossoms
Card stock & Papers     Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black, Brights DSP Stack    
 Ink Melon Mambo, Basic Black Archival
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools     Flourish Thinlits, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Big Shot, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pen

My final project uses the image of the lady with the umbrella and the paper piecing and reflection techniques. Paper piecing is a great option for any line images as an alternative to colouring. I suggest using paper with a small design for images of this size. I have used the Watercolour Pencils to add a little colour to the umbrella and the reflection. 

Stampin Up! Beautiful You Reflection & Paper Piecing Techniques - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base card is Sweet Sugarplum stamped with the leaf from the Sale-a-bration stamp set 'Avant Garden'  in Versamark ink. The art piece has been matted onto Rich Razzleberry card stock with the vanilla Lace Trim on the edge. The greeting has been die cut with the Tags & Labels Framelits and finished with a tiny flower from the (retired) Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack. 

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For the inside, I've finished it with a strip of washi from the Playful Palette set and the flower from 'Avant Garden' stamped in Rich Razzleberry.   

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Avant Garden (Sale-a-bration)
Card stock & Papers     Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Watercolour paper, Blooms & Bliss DSP
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Versamark, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Lace Trim
Tools     Tags & Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Watercolour Pencils, Aqua painter, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (retired)

Now it's time to hop over to see what the lovely Kate Morgan has to inspire you. Click on the button below.

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Here is the full list of participants in today's blog hop, so make sure you hop around to everyone and leave them some blog love.

1. Ros Davidson
2. Rebecca Jacovou
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Judy May    -----------------> You are here
5. Kate Morgan
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Monika O'Neill
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Claire Daly
11. Rachel Woollard
12. Alisha Watson
13. Kim Dallinger

 Thanks for visiting!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Occasions Favourite

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Welcome to the first CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for 2016.  We are starting out the year with the fabulous new Occasions Catalogue, plus we will be looking at the Sale-a-bration catalogue as well.

You may have come from Emma's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can join the trail here by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

This week we are selecting our favourite project from the Occasions catty (or one of them, at least!). When I was browsing through the catalogue for the first time, this card jumped out at me.

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I think it was a combination of the beautiful floral image from the 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set and the colours used that attracted my eye.  I love colouring and this stamp is perfect for colouring therapy.  I have created a birthday card for a special friend using the same Blushing Bride colours and I have paired it with Pool Party for a soft feminine look.  This is the front of the card when closed:

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms & Birthday Bouquet DSP Lever card - Judy May , Just Judy Designs

I have gold embossed the lovely birthday greeting at the top. Did you notice that the font in 'Birthday Blooms' is the same as that in the 'Cottage Greetings' stamp set, so you can mix and match the greetings. This is what you see when you open the card:

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms & Birthday Bouquet DSP Lever card - Judy May , Just Judy Designs

I have created the fancy fold 'lever' card (I used the tutorial by Kirsteen Gill), which is a great one for a special occasion.  I have added a panel of the lovely 'Birthday Bouquet' designer paper which has the coordinating Blushing Bride and Pool Party colours. On the writing panel, I have stamped and coloured the smaller floral image from the 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set. The row of pearls and Blushing Bride cotton ribbon trim finish it off. 

  Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms using Copic markers - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is a close up of the main flower on the front of the card. I have stamped and coloured the largest flower a second time before fussy cutting and popping it up over the top of the main image. Because you need to cut right on the edge of the image, my tip is to use a coordinating colour marker and go around the edge to cover the white. It gives a seamless finish to your image. I have used my Copic markers this time, to colour the image. 

Project Details
Stamps Birthday Blooms
Card stock & Papers     Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Blending Card
 Ink Memento Expresso Truffle, Versamark, Encore Gold (retired)
Accessories Blushing Bride Cotton ribbon, Basic Jewels Pearls
Tools     Squares Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Copic Markers (R11, R21, R32, R35, Y19, YG00, YG95, YG97, YG99)

Now it is time to head over to Rachel's blog to see her inspiring project. Click on the Next button below to continue the journey.

 

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You can see the full list of this week's participants over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

Thanks for visiting today!