CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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

If you've come from visiting Sandra, 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 a layout using the sample project from page 130, shown above on the right. You can see the sample translated into the sketch below. 

CTC275_SketchI love a good sketch and today I decided to have a play with my new Birds & Branches Bundle. Birds & Branches is a big 19 piece Photopolymer set, perfect for lining up the bird overlays. The Birds & More Dies is a set of 16, with 'more' definitely being true. Apart from cropping the bird  and nest images there are lots of additional dies to add texture and dimension to your project. I've only used a few of them today.

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Because the lovely foliage circle die is quite large, I decided to make my card square. The card base is Sahara Sand and I have added a layer of Blushing Bride that has been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Next up is a piece of woodgrain paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack. 

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I wanted the foliage circle to be a standalone embellishment, so I have die cut it in Thick Whisper White and then used the largest of the scallop circle dies from the Layering Circles Dies to cut it away from the background. I do recommend using Thick Whisper White to make the narrow border as robust as possible. I adhered it to a Sahara Sand scalloped circle (cut with the same die) that I ran through the Scripty 3D Embossing folder. I have stamped the cute birds, which are Distinkive style, meaning they give you lots of lovely shading with only one impression of the stamp. You start by stamping the whole bird image and I have used Blushing Bride for this. Next is the overlay stamp that adds more dimension to the head and wings and I have used Soft Suede as my overlay. If you set the birds up on your Stamparatus plates, you can quickly stamp them in a variety of colours and crop them with the dies as you want to use them.  The greeting is from the Lovely You stamp set in Early Espresso on Blushing Bride card stock and I have fussy cut it.

I've layered up all of the pieces, starting with the branch at the top that I have cut into 2 pieces and then popped up the scalloped circle over it. The birds were popped up on the circle, as was the greeting and finally the double bow was added with a glue dot. As we don't have Blushing Bride Blends, I have very lightly coloured the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon with the Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend marker and I think it works OK. I finished with a few of my new favourite Elegant Faceted Gems.

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Being a square card, there is plenty of space, so I have used the lovely border die from the Birds & More Dies on the side of the writing panel and added a mat of Blushing Bride card stock. I finished it with another of the birds in the bottom corner. There is such a lot of detail in the stamps with standing and sitting feet for each of the birds. 

Stampin' Up! Birds & Branches Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Birds & Branches, Lovely You
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, In Good Taste DSP
 Ink Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Early Espesso
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems, 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools    Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, Birds & More Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your projects, using the sketch layout. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - Playing With Patterns DSP

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

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're taking inspiration from the colours in the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper. This is a 6" x 6" paper pack with lots of fun designs that are perfect for backgrounds and stamping on. You can see some of the designs in the photo below.

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There are 5 colours plus white in the designer paper and you can see them below.

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I've chosen to use all of the colours except Purple Posy in my card today.  

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started by creating the background with the new Drybrush background stamp. I added Calyso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry ink over different areas of the stamp and let the image do the rest. I found it was better to let the colours overlap slightly for a natural blending and I was happy with how it turned out. The foam ink pads are quite forgiving, so if you get a bit of foreign ink on the pad, just gently dab it with a tissue to remove it. I added the finished panel to a Night of Navy card base.

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the embellishment, I have a Night of Navy stitched rectangle and I added one of the lovely new labels from the Tasteful Labels Dies. I dry embossed a piece of Thick Whisper White first and then cropped it with the die, which creates a lovely embossed edge around the shape. The feather from the Tasteful Touches stamp set was stamped 3 times in the coordinating colours and then fussy cut. The side feathers are adhered flat and the centre one popped up.  I used the Well Written Dies for the 'friend', cutting 2 and layering them for some extra dimension. The 'hello' is from the (sadly) retired Label Me Bold set, stamped in Calypso Coral and then fussy cut to create a narrow white border.  I'm not sure about the bow, but I felt it needed something to finish off the feathers. I finished with one of the sweet wooden leaves from the In Good Taste Elements.

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple, with a mat of Coastal Cabana for my writing panel and I've added a strip from the Drybrush background to the right hand side.

Stampin' Up! Drybrush with Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I would like to make this card again, in masculine colours.

 

Project Details
Stamps Tasteful Touches, Label Me Bold (retired), Drybrush
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana
 Ink Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana
Accessories In Good Taste Elements, Forever Green Trim Combo Pack
Tools    Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Well Written Dies,  Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the colours in the Playing with Patterns DSP. You can upload it to 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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IDEAS Blog Hop - Celebrating the New Annual Catalogue

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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 Yolanda's 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. 

We are celebrating the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue release this month, with projects using brand new and returning products. This bundle contains 11 fabulous projects and 68 pages of crafty inspiration for lots of occasions. You can get a peek of the projects in the collage photo above. The projects include cards, gift packaging and treat packaging.

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors Box Set of Cards | Tutorial Available | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne |  #2020InColors
The 5 new ‘In Colors’ are gorgeous, so I’ve created a boxed set of cards  that you will love to gift to someone special. The box is hinged on both ends and opens in the centre with an undetectable magnetic catch ensuring it won’t fall open unexpectedly. The finished size of the box is 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” (11.4cm x 16.5cm) and fits both Metric and Imperial cards and envelopes.

There are 11 different projects using products from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue in this bundle; you won't be disappointed!

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 June 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. 

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.

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CASE-ing the Catty - 2020-21 Catalogue Cover

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

If you've come from looking at  Michelle's lovely 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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we're taking our inspiration from the front cover of the brand new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue as we can't show you the inside until 3 June.

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I have chosen the note card above from the right hand side of the Annual Catalogue front cover, for my inspiration. It uses the fabulous Lovely You stamp set that has a variety of small-medium solid images  that are perfect for creating backgrounds and 11 greetings in a lovely combined script/print font as shown on the card.  I know I'm going to get heaps of use from this set for both the greetings and for the sweet images that will be perfect for decorating the inside of my cards too.

The strips of coloured cardstock inspired me to show you our beautiful 2020-22 In Colours:

2020-22 In COlorsThey are lovely separately, but they also combine nicely together, although they are more specifically intended to complement the colours in the 4 colour collections (Subtles, Brights, Regals and Neutrals). Sometimes it takes me a while to get on board with new colours and I did not see eye-to-eye at all with Pineapple Punch, one of the retiring In Colors, lol.  However, I can see that I'll be using this range a lot and the new Flowers for Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Paper has a great collection of neutral print and floral designs to coordinate perfectly with the new In Colors. 

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors

I started with this card, cutting 1.5cm strips of the In Colors and adhering them to a piece of Whisper White.  Using Early Espresso ink, I stamped 2 of the images from the Lovely You stamp set over the piece. The greetings from the new Field of Flowers stamp set were stamped in Early Espresso on a piece of Whisper White and then dry embossed with my favourite Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. It uses the same scripty font as Lovely You for the 'Always' and the coordinating greetings are in the printed font.  The striped panel was adhered to the embossed Whisper White and then onto the Magenta Madness card base. 

I started playing around with the order of the In Color strips and saw the different looks when they are adjacent to different colours. Here is the next variation on a Just Jade card base. 

CTC271_1Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors_Jade

For this last one, I've put the the 3 darker colours in the centre and the brighter colours on the outside on a Misty Moonlight card base.

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors

For the inside, I kept the strip thing going by cutting 3mm strips of 4 colours and weaving them together on the right and bottom edges.

Stampin' Up! 2020-22 In Colors with Lovely You & Field of Flowers stamp sets | Judy May, Judy Judy Designs, Melbourne | #lovelyou #fieldofflowers #2020InColors

Do you like playing with colour? My husband asked why I made 3 of the same card, lol, but they all look different to me! I think I like the Misty Moonlight version best. What do you think?

Project Details
Stamps Lovely You, Field of Flowers
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee, Just Jade
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Tombow Glue, Stamparatus

 

We would love to see your projects, using the front cover of the new Annual Catalogue for inspiration. You can upload it to 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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Just a reminder, that there are only 2 more days to secure Last Chance (retiring) products.  They will be gone for good at the end of day on 2 June 2020. You can check out the remaining Last Chance products in my Online Store.

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AWH Creative Showcase - Sketch Challenge

AWH_BannerWelcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. This month the Art With Heart Team have amazing projects to share with you that have been inspired by the card sketch below. The sketch was used as a starting point and has been interpreted in many creative ways by the Art With Heart Team.

AWH_SketchI've created a clean and simple card for you today, using the beautiful Magnolia image from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set as my 'circle' element. 

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've started with a Rich Razzleberry card base and heat embossed in white, the greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set that is new in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue that is coming soon. I then ran the front of the card through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, although it isn't apparent in the photo. Next, the full length strip of the green striped DSP that is from the new Forever Greenery Designer Paper pack was added to the left. 

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The large magnolia image was stamped in black Stazon ink onto watercolour paper and I used my aqua painter and ink pads to colour the image. For the Magnolia, I've used Melon Mambo and then added some Rich Razzleberry to tone it down a bit. Mossy Meadow was used for the leaves; Soft Suede for the stem and So Saffron for the centre. I've fussy cut the image on the line, but there are coordinating dies. If you do cut on the line, go around the image with a Stampin' Write marker (I used Crumb Cake) to cover the white core of the paper. It looks so much better. I cut off the largest leaf and adhered it underneath my popped up Magnolia, just to make it a bit more compact and add extra dimension. I finished with a bow in White Baker's Twine and a trio of the new Gilded Gems.

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have used a Stitched Rectangle Die (extending the length) for my writing panel on the left and added a strip of the green striped paper on the right. I've watercoloured the small Magnolia image and added it to the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Good Morning Magnolia, Tasteful Touches
Card stock & Papers Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Forever Greenery DSP, Watercolour paper
 Ink Stazon Black, Versamark, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, So Saffron
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Gilded Gems
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, White EP, Heat Gun, Aqua Painter

 

The next demonstrator to share her interpretation of the sketch is the talented  Michele Taylor.AWH_Next

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Caroline Manwaring

Rebecca Jacovou  

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Amie McIlroy

Rachel Woollard

Judy May    -----> You are here!

Michele Taylor

Thanks for visiting today and come back next month for our Showcase, featuring our favourite products from the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue.


CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Bundle Week 2

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

If you've come from looking at  Monique's lovely 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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This is week 2 of taking inspiration from our favourite retiring bundle.  This week I have chosen a bundle that is fully retiring. 

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The Tea Together stamp set and its coordinating Tea Time Dies is my favourite of the tea pot and cup sets that Stampin' Up! have brought out over the years. I love the line images that can be used with lots of techniques and the small flower images have found their way onto lots of cards.  Both products are still available in my Online Store and are reduced in price for an added bonus.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've gone with Lovely Lipstick again this week, using it for my card base. Next up is a layer of gold foil to complement the images that I have heat embossed in gold. As with the sample, I have also used the Tufted Embossing Folder that is also retiring, but have used the debossed side, which is more subtle and barely visible in the photo above. To provide a background for my tea set, I have cut one of the decorative frames from the Ornate Layers Dies in Vellum card stock to create a 'runner'and placed it diagonally across card.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've paper pieced the body of the tea pot and cup with the lovely Best Dressed Designer Series Paper, which is also retiring. The other sections I have lightly coloured with Petal Pink Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The tea pot has been adhered flat and the tea cup has been popped up. The lovely friendship greeting is from the retiring Honey Bee stamp set and I've cropped it with the stitched label from the All Dressed Up Dies. I finished with a Lovely Lipstick bow (my very last piece of this ribbon) and a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

Just a reminder, that the Last Chance products are flying out the door, so don't delay if there are still items on your Wish List.  You can check them all out in my Online Store.

 

Project Details
Stamps Tea Together, Honey Bee
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gold Foil, Best Dressed DSP, Vellum 
 Ink Versamark Lovely Lipstick
Accessories 1/8" Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools     Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, Tea Time Dies, All Dressed Up Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Big Shot, imensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink), Gold EP, Heat Gun

 

We would love to see your projects, using your favourite retiring bundle. You can upload it to 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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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Ornate Garden Week 2

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

If you've come from looking at  Monique's lovely 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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

CTC267_1_BannerThis is week 2 of taking inspiration from the early release  Ornate Garden Suite. This suite is from the forthcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalogue, but you can purchase all of the products in the suite now, either individually or use the single item code #154153 and purchase the entire collection. Check it out now in my online store. 

Large images can be quite daunting to work with, when you are cardmaking. By selecting just a portion of the image, you will find it much easier and that is what I have done today. I have used a section of the large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set and made that the focus of my card. Because the image is large, there are more options for which portion you use, so you can get multiple different looks for your cards. I've also chosen to use a completely different colour combo from the coordinating Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper to show how you can make these products work for you.

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and I added a layer of Seaside Spray cut with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I did trim my metric card base to work with this die and the label die from the Ornate Layers set, which I cut from Night of Navy card stock. It isn't necessary, but I do like the symmetry! 

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I stamped part of the image on a piece of Whisper White and coloured it with Stampin' Blends using Granny Apple Green for the leaves, Balmy Blue for the Forget Me Not flowers and Daffodil Delight with a touch of Mango Melody for the large flower. I left the daisies white, adding a touch of Smoky Slate around the petals to help make them to pop.  You can see in the photo that I have gone around the edge of the image in a very pale grey (Copic N0) to add a little depth. The finished panel was embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Die that fits perfectly into the ornate frame (love that!) and popped up on the Night of Navy ornate frame.

I stamped the greeting from the Dressed To Impress stamp set in Versamark, masking it to just get the 'hello', and heat embossed it in white.  I've fussy cut it and popped it up on foam pads.  A couple of gold Metallic Pearls and a tiny butterfly in Gold Foil finish it off. Normally I would use silver with blue colours, but the gold just added a little extra pop! 

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have used the largest Stitched Rectangle Die for the Seaside Spray mat and then the next size cut in Whisper White for the writing panel. I stamped and coloured the single daisy flower, also from the Ornate Style stamp set and coloured it with Stampin' Blends in the colours I used for the main image. I added some (retired) Night of Navy Baker's twine around the bottom to finish and adhered it to the  Seaside Spray mat.

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I hope this project gives you some more ideas of how to use the large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set.

 

Project Details
Stamps Ornate Style, Dressed To Impress
Card stock & Papers Seaside Spray, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gold Foil
 Ink Versamark, Memento Espresso Truffle
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Night of Navy Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools     Ornate Layers Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate)

 

We would love to see your projects, using the lovely flowers from the Ornate Garden Suite as inspiration. You can upload it to 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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Lovely Lily Pad - Final Week of Sale-a-bration

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I hope you've been enjoying some crafting time in the last few days. I like to put on some music; a nice blend of essential oils in the diffuser and shut out the never ending stream of news about the Corona virus for a few hours. Self care and mental health will become increasingly important over the coming weeks as we self-isolate. Apart from the pure enjoyment, creative pursuits are known to help elevate our mood, alleviate anxiety and boost the immune system. Time to get crafty!

I'll be doing my best to bring you more creative inspiration and you're welcome to get in touch for a chat. Today, I want to remind you that there is less than a week left of the Sale-a-bration promotion. More product choices from the current catalogues have been added for you to redeem when you place a qualifying order until 31 March 2020. You can see all of the options here in my Online Store

My card today features 2 of the Sale-a-bration products - Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and Lily Impressions DSP. The coordinating Lily Pad Dies are no longer available, but the images are very easy to fussy cut as I have done.  This card is perfect as a friendship or 'thinking of you' card.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lily Pad, Lily Impressions DSP & Ornate Borders Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Pool Party card base and embossed the front with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder with the texture going horizontally. The Lily Impressions DSP hasn't been a favourite although I do like more of the plainer designs on the reverse side, which are great for backgrounds. This small print is my favourite lily design from the pack and it is included in the DSP Sampler that you receive as a bonus when you join during Sale-a-bration. I had this strip left over from another project and it is perfect for a clean and simple card. On the left side I have added one of the lovely new borders in Petal Pink created with the Ornate Borders Dies that will be available for sale on 1 April 2020. There are 5 designs in the set and they are looooong! In fact about 16cm (or 6.5"), longer than a metric card so you only need to do one cut for the length of your card. 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lily Pad, Lily Impressions DSP & Ornate Borders Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I stamped the Lily flowers in Terracotta Tile ink that was stamped off once, to give a darker shade that tones well with Petal Pink. The flowers were coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers in Petal Pink, with highlights in Calypso Coral and fussy cut on the line. The lily pad and leaves were stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and I coloured them with Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay Blends with a touch of Light Night of Navy to blend with the designer paper. I stamped the greeting from the Label Me Bold stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink and hand cut it with snips and popped it up. A sprinkle of Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets finishes it off.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lily Pad, Lily Impressions DSP & Ornate Borders Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a mat of Petal Pink and I used the same border die to create the decorative edge at the bottom. The Whisper White writing panel has a strip of the designer paper at the bottom to coordinate.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lily Pad, Lily Impressions DSP & Ornate Borders Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This photo shows the texture from the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder more clearly and I think it works well with water in the designer paper.

 

Project Details
Stamps Label Me Bold
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Lily Impressions DSP
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Terracotta Tile
Accessories Clear/Frosted Expoxy Droplets
Tools     Ornate Border Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy)

 

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you out.  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 March IDEAS Fun & Fancy Folds Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 55 pages of crafty inspiration and 12 projects that move, spin, wobble, pop-up, pop-out, slide out and shake!  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  Don't forget, with an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product until 31 March 2020. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Sale-a-bration Release 2

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Hi there

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

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Lauren'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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It's week 2, taking inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Second Release brochure. I was in Perth for last week, but managed to get a card made today.

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I chose the card above from page 7 of the Second Release brochure for my inspiration. I really like the asymetric layout of the card.

Stampin' Up! So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, Happy BIrthday To You & Positive Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have a Thick Whisper White card base and I stamped the greeting from the lovely Positive Thoughts stamp set at the bottom in Gorgeous Grape ink.  I added the Pool Party vellum from the So Very Vellum Speciality DSP to the front of the card. I positioned the vellum over the card front and then marked on the left and right where I wanted it to finish and then cut between the marks.

Stampin' Up! So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, Happy BIrthday To You & Positive Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped 2 sets of the flowers from the Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday To You stamp set and then coloured them with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. Highland Heather was used for the flowers, Mint Macaron for the leaves and Daffodil Delight for the flower centres and berries. I chose to fussy cut them on the line (but there are dies available to crop them) and positioned them along the edge of the vellum.  A sprinkle of the pretty Gold Glitter Enamel Dots is the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, Happy BIrthday To You & Positive Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a wide mat of Pool Party and then a very narrow mat of Highland Heather around the Stitched Rectangle writing panel. I've stamped the Maidenhair Fern image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the corners in Mint Macaron ink and added one of coloured flowers to the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, Happy BIrthday To You & Positive Thoughts - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

We will need to send lots of 'thinking of you' cards in the next months as we are forced to stay isolated in our homes. Receiving a paper hug in the mail will be really important to our friends and loved ones. I will be making a few more of these cards in different colour ways to have on hand. The pretty So Very Vellum Specialty DSP is available to redeem as a Level 1 Sale-a-bration option until 31 March 2020 or while stocks last. 

Project Details
Stamps Positive Thoughts, Happy Birthday To You (Sale-a-bration)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Highland Heather, So Very Vellum Specialty DSP
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Mint Macaron
Accessories Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends Markers (Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron)

 

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

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You have one more week to join us with your CASE of  a card from the January - June Mini Catalogue, giving it a male twist. You can upload it to 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 the Sale-a-bration Second Release brochure.   Don't forget that Sale-a-bration finishes on 31 March 2020, so you have just over a week to redeem free items with a qualifying order. Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Colour Combo Kerchief Card Kit - Week 2

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Hi there

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

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. 

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It's week 2, CASE-ing the colour combos from the Kerchief Card Kit on page 9 of the Sale-a-bration brochure. As you can see from the photo above, there are 2 cards, each with their own colour combination. 


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This week, I'm CASE-ing the colour combo of the Poppy Parade card shown above. I almost wimped out on this challenge, as this is not a colour combo I would normally use. But hey, that is what a challenge is all about!

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So, this is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a card base in Thick Whisper White and die cut the stitched frame with the Stitched Rectanges Dies from Petal Pink card stock.  The card base was trimmed to 14cm (5 1/2") to better fit the stitched frame. I positioned the frame on the card base and stamped the greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in Early Espresso ink.   I dry embossed the front of the card base with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add texture and adhered the stitched frame flat onto the card.

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the Poppy Moments Dies to create the two poppies and used some more of the elements from the Kerchief Card Kit for embellishment. I started by colouring a piece of Vellum card stock with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends marker. I used the side of the brush tip to go across the vellum. I wasn't too particular about it as I wanted to create some shading, although you can't see that in the photo. You need to put the piece aside and wait for it to dry. In the meantime I die cut a Whisper White Base for each flower and the 'frame' in Poppy Parade card stock. Just the centres of each flower were cut again in Early Espresso card stock.  You can use just the vellum for the flower, which looks pretty too, but I prefer not to see the leaves underneath. It also enhances the colour of the vellum when your background isn't white.

I wanted the flower edging to be a little darker than the coloured Vellum, so I went over it with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends marker before adhering the Early Espresso centres. Once the Vellum was dry I cut another base for each poppy and then layered it all up, just attaching each layer in the centre to give it a more layered feel. I finished the larger one with Gold Foil stamens, popped up. I popped up the large poppy in the centre and then positioned the Pear Pizzazz leaves and Gold Foil leaves from the kit. 

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I continued with the frame theme, adding another in Petal Pink, with the smaller poppy embellishment in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! Poppy Moments Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'll be using the pretty Petal Pink lined envelopes that come in the Kerchief Card Kit to send the card.

Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, Gold Foil, Vellum
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls,  Kerchief Card Kit
Tools     Poppy Moments Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Markers (Dark Poppy Parade)

 

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

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You have one more week to join us with your CASE of the Kerchief Card Kit 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!