Colour Creations Showcase - Early Espresso

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Tonight, I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Early Espresso which is from the Neutrals Collection

Stampin' Up! Life is Beautiful Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For my card, I decided to pair Early Espresso with an equally bold colour in Melon Mambo from the Brights Collection. Browns have a pinkish undertone, so they they do work well with pink.  

I have started with the Early Espresso card base and I added a card sized panel that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Although it isn't necessary, I like to lightly spritz my card stock with water before using this embossing folder to achieve a deeper etching. It is still subtle but has a rich texture that I like. I added a strip of the woodgrain Melon Mambo designer paper on the right for a nice pop of colour.

Stampin' Up! Life is Beautiful Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the art panel, I started with a piece of Whisper White cropped with the second largest Stitched Rectangle Die and stamped the lovely tree image from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Early Espresso ink.  You can see this stamp set on page 51 of the August-December Mini Catalogue; I think it gets a little lost amongst all of the holiday products, but it is such a sweet stamp set. 

EE_Life_Beautiful_stampsetI love the font on the greetings, the little bird house and the different seasons that are represented. Given we have starting spring in Australia, I was chanelling a blossom tree with beautiful pink blooms. I would love one of these in my garden! This is a Distinktive style photopolymer stamp set, so there is a lot of detail and shading in the stamps that you want to see, especially in the tree. If your ink pads are juicy, you may find you need to use the back of a teaspoon to (temporarily) push some of the ink to the bottom of the pad, so it doesn't muddy the detail of the stamp. The ink will redistribute itself when you close the ink pad. I did a little stamping at the base of the tree for some fallen blossoms and added the cute bird house, using Stampin' Write markers direct to the stamp for the different colours.  The greeting has been heat embossed in white and cropped with a stitched circle. It is popped up over a stitched banner from the Tasteful Labels Dies, cut from Early Espress card stock that had been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Life is Beautiful Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I've used another stitched rectangle and partially stamped the tree on the right with the pink blooms stamped over the top and base. I added it to a panel of Melon Mambo to create borders than balance the length.

Stampin' Up! Life is Beautiful Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I decided to make a few more to thank my customers for their support. Using the Stamparatus, I was able to stamp the tree and bird house easily, but the blooms are hand stamped, making them all look unique. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Life is Beautiful
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo Brights DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Versamark
Accessories Rhinestones, Braided Linen Trim
Tools    Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write Markers (Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pacific Point), White EP, Heat gun

 

Catherine is hosting us tonight, so make sure you head over to her blog for the links to the other participants tonight.

Thanks for visiting today!


Welcome Spring!

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Today I'm sharing a bright, spring card. We have had some lovely sunny weather in Melbourne in the last few days and it has the feel of spring in the air. This is my favourite time of year and I love spending time in the garden enjoying all the new colour.  This is my favourite Camellia that flowers at the beginning of spring, aptly named Spring Surprise. It flowers so abundantly and is a joy to look at from our breakfast table. I planted another 2 in the same bed last spring and they are flowering, too. I hope they catch up in size to this one that has been in 3 years now.

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I started this card with the intention of participating in the Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase this week, which was featuring Daffodil Delight. However, I didn't get it finished in time, but I thought I would share it anyway.

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This is the colour combination I've used on my card. I usually use yellow as an accent colour, so it was quite a challenge to make it a focus of the card. I love yellow and blue together, as it is bright and cheery combination. I've kept the layout clean and simple, letting the bold flower image be the focus.

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

I started with a wash of Daffodil Delight onto a piece of watercolour paper.  While it was still slightly damp, I ran it through with the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder

The flower image from the Band Together stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. I've used Old Olive on the stems and leaves and a combination of Seaside Spray and Light Night of Navy for the flowers.  I chose to fussy cut the image (although there is a die to crop the flower), separating the large flower from the stem and popping it up over the top on the background panel.

The panel was layered onto a Night of Navy mat and I wrapped some Seaside Spray/Silver twine around it and finished with a bow on the stem and adhered it to a Seaside Spray card base. The greeting from the To A Wild Rose stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy and cropped with a die from the Ornate Frames Dies. I die cut another of the labels in Seaside Spray and then cut it in half to create a shadow at the top and bottom of the greeting.

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

For the inside, I have a Night of Navy mat for the writing panel with a strip of Daffodil Delight designer paper at the base. The large flower was stamped again, coloured and fussy cut to go in the bottom corner.

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

Project Details
Stamps Band Together, To A Wild Rose
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Watercolour paper, Brights DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Early Espresso
Accessories Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Seaside Spray/Silver Baker's Twine
Tools    Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, Ornate Frames Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Soft Suede)

 

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Before I go, just a reminder that the fabulous 'Box of Sunshine' Paper Pumpkin Kit is still available to purchase in Australia for $37AUD, while stocks last. You can see all the details in my post here.

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Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit

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I'm popping by today to tell you about the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit that is now available to purchase in Australia, while supplies last. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription based kit that is only available in North America. Occasionally (this is the second time), we get the opportunity to purchase one of these fun kits.

The idea behind a 'Box of Sunshine' is to fill a box  with fun, bright, yellow/orange goodies to help brighten someone's day. The Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit was inspired by Stampin' Up! CEO, Sara Douglass so we can bring some colour, fun and smiles to friends and family during this crazy time of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the kit was available in June in North America, it is now available in Australia from today, 11 August 2020.  This kit would also make a fabulous gift for a crafty friend.

Here is a short video from Sara, giving some more background to the development of the kit.

In the bright yellow box, there are enough supplies to make 8 full sized cards (2 each of 4 designs) and extra pieces to decorate the front of the box to send to your lucky recipient. The finished cards as designed are shown below.

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Included in your kit are the following supplies:

• Box of Sunshine Photopolymer Stamp Set
• Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot
• Card bases with gold foil
• Printed envelopes with gold foil
• Die cuts with gold foil
• Printed die cuts with gold foil
• Die-cut stickers
• Adhesive-backed sequins
• Mini dimensionals
• Adhesive dots

The coordinating colours for the kit are Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White and Gold. If you were thinking of gifting the kit to a friend, then a 'D' size acrylic block is required for the stamps.

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The 8 piece Box of Sunshine Photopolymer stamp set that is included in the kit has a great set of versatile greetings and a couple of fun elements that you will continue to use long after making the cards in the kit. Here is a close-up photo to see the detail:

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The cost for all of this sunny goodness is just $37.00AUD (before shipping) and the Item # in my Online Store is 155231. You can click on the link to go straight there. If you have Bonus Days Coupons to use, then this kit could be even cheaper!

If you would like to send all of your sunshine cards, why not use these Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes that are available in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue, to fill with sunshine. You get 10 in a pack for $13.00AUD, so they are great value. The dimensions of the assembled boxes are 14.9 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm and are food safe.

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Of course, the fabulous thing about a craft kit is that you can use the elements to create alternate designs with the supplies. There are extra die cut pieces and stickers included, so you can make additional cards or change up the designs. Because the kit has just become available today to both customers and Demonstrators, I'm unable to show you any alternate designs I've created. However, I've been busy curating a Pinterest Board to give you heaps of inspiration for some alternate designs. Click on the image below to see lots of ideas for decorating the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes, as well as cards, fancy folds and 3D items.

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I love the idea of a 'Box of Sunshine' and if you are Victoria or have friends and family in Victoria, then you know how much we/they need some sunshine at the moment. I can't wait to get my kit and to start creating some sunshine!

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Colour Creations Showcase - Cinnamon Cider

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Tonight I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Cinnamon Cider which is one of the new 2020-22 In Colours. I love all of the new In Colors and I've used a few of them tonight. 

Cinnamon Cider Colour Combination - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used products from the Flowers For Every Season Suite for my card and as I've coloured the focal image with Stampin' Blends, I've used Mango Melody as Bumblebee is not available. I think it works beautifully with the designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Cinnamon Cider card base and added the Misty Moonlight sunflower design from the Flower For Every Season Designer Paper pack. The greeting from the Waterfront stamp set was heat embossed in white on the panel of Misty Moonlight card stock and then dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture. I adhered the Misty Moonlight panel to the card base and added the Cinnamon Cider border strips on either side. 

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the focus I have combined the pot from the Basket of Blooms stamp set with the sunflowers image from the Jar of Flowers  stamp set, stamping them in Early Espresso ink.  I have used the Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends to create my terracotta pot, which I think is perfect for it. The sunflowers were coloured with Mango Melody Blends with Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake for the centres. I've used Just Jade for the leaves and Misty Moonlight for the other flowers. I had to check the colour of thistle flowers (the one at the back of the bouquet) and found they are mainly purple, but it just didn't look right with my palette, so I've use some creative license to make it blue. The pot was popped up on 1mm foam pads and then the flowers are popped up over the pot on Dimensionals.

I added a little banner with the Cinnamon Cider striped design from the Flowers For Every Season DSP and popped up a heart from the coordinating Misty Moonlight spotted design. To finish I added a trio of the Petal Pink Elegant Faceted Gems that blend nicely with the Cinnamon Cider and a little Linen Thread bow on the pot.

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Misty Moonlight mat for my writing panel. I have stamped the sunflowers again, colouring the 2 main flowers and then fussy cutting it to add to the bottom corner. I added the second part of the greeting next to the flowers in Cinnamon Cider ink. I think this is a perfect greeting for a friendship card right now and so relevant to our current lockdown situation in Victoria. 

Stampin' Up! Flowers For Every Season DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Jar of Flowers, Basket of Blooms, Waterfront
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Cinnamon Cider, Misty Moonlight, Flowers for Every Season DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Cinnamon Cider
Accessories Linen Thread, Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Be Mine Dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, Dark Crumb Cake), White EP, Heat Gun

 

Catherine is hosting us tonight, so make sure you head over to her blog for the links to the other participants tonight.

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Project

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

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

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This week we're taking inspiration from our favourite project from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. I have lots of favourite projects, so I decided to pull out one of the bundles that I haven't had the opportunity to use yet.

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I've taken inspiration for today's card from the project above from page 174 of the Annual Catalogue. I love that there are lots of extra project samples in the Die Bundles section at the back of the catalogue, so don't forget to check those out when you're looking for inspiration. I love the composition of this card using the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle with opposite ends of the large image stamped in the corners, and then the frame overlaid on it. The sample is stamped in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate card stock with a Silver Foil frame over the blooms. 

Stampin' Up! Blossoms in Bloom Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have stayed close to the layout, as that is what I love about the sample, but have chosen a colour combination of Gorgeous Grape for the card base and Purple Posy for the top layer. I stamped the large floral image in Highland Heather ink in the diagonal corners. While I had the stamps positioned in the Stamparatus I tried a few different colour combinations, so I'll bring you those in another post. This is definitely one of my faviourites as it is so pretty and fresh.

Stampin' Up! Blossoms in Bloom Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The Blossoms in Bloom stamp set is a DisInktive style with lots of shading built into the image, so you want to make sure that your ink pad isn't too juicy. If it is, use the back of a teaspoon to gently push the ink to the bottom of the pad. This will still give you a good coverage without too much ink to blur the shading. The ink will redistribute itself when you close the pad, so no need to worry about that. 

I have cut the lovely frame for the flowers from Shimmery White card stock as it is a warmer white and not quite as stark as Whisper White. I reccomend you use the Adhesive Sheets (page 162) on the back of your card stock before die cutting, to make the process of adhering it a lot easier. I found I needed to run it through a few times to get the small pieces in the centre to cut, however, every die cutting machine is different, so keep it in mind. I trimmed off the excess frame, deliberately leaving the 2 smaller flowers to overhang the edges slightly. When I was positioning the stamp, I laid the frame die over the top, so I could see where the leaves and small flowers would end up. You need to cut 2 of the frames for this layout, so I adhered the leftover small flowers over the top of each overhanging flower, which makes it a lot more robust. 

The greeting from the Many Mates stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and cropped with a stitched circle and then matted on a Gorgeous Grape Circle cropped with the 2" Circle Punch and popped up over the Tricolor Ribbon. I finished with a tiny Silver Glimmer heart and a trio of clear Elegant Facted Gems.

Stampin' Up! Blossoms in Bloom Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have continued the same side border style as the front, with a Purple Posy mat for the writing panel. I selected one of the end flowers to stamp in the corner in Highland Heather ink and added the coordinating frame over the top. I have die cut the 'friend' in Highland Heather and stamped the 'sweet' in Gorgeous Grape ink on Purple Posy and snipped it out.

Stampin' Up! Blossoms in Bloom Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Blossoms in Bloom, Many Mates
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer (retired), Adhesive Sheets
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Accessories Tricolor Ribbon, Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Rectangle Dies, Well Written Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, 2" Circle Punch

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite project sample from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. 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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Forevery Greenery Suite

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I thought I'd pop in today and share a card using products from the beautiful Forever Greenery Suite. Stampin' Up! are known for their product coordination and this suite is no exception.

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This photo shows all of the products in the suite; there is the beautiful Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper; Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper; the 2-pack Greenery narrow style embossing folders; Gold Hoop Embellishments; Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and the Forever Fern stamp and die bundle. I've used quite a few of the products on the card I'm sharing with you today.

Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery Suite  - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have a strip of my favourite design from the Forever Greenery DSP on the left and the white panel on the right has been dry embossed with the leaf pattern from the Greenery Embossing Folders, with a narrow strip of Pretty Peacock separating them. Green isn't a go-to colour for me, but the colours in the paper are so vibrant and the photo doesn't do it justice, unfortunately. 

Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery Suite  - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'ved used one of the Gold Hoop Embellishments to create a pretty wreath. Underneath the Gold Hoop on the right, I have the largest portion of the die cut Vellum leaf that I attached with a glue dot and then used another glue dot to attach the hoop over the top. I've layered up the elements that have been stamped and die cut with the Forever Fern Bundle and popped in the rest of the large Vellum leaf to extend the arrangement on the left. I popped up the cute little bird from the Well Written Dies in the centre to cover the join; it has been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder for some extra texture. The greeting, also from the stamp set has been heat embossed in white on Pear Pizzazz and cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and popped up across the hoop. I added another glue dot under the greeting to hold the hoop in place. I finished with a trio of cute green sparkles from the Flowers For Every Season Gems.

Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery Suite  - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a mat of Pear Pizzazz for my writing panel with a strip of the designer paper on the right. I have partially stamped one of the foliage images from Forever Fern stamp set in Pretty Peacock on the left.

 

Project Details
Stamps Forever Fern
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum, Forevery Greenery DSP
 Ink Versamark, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Gold Hoop Embellishments, Flowers For Every Season Gems
Tools     Well Written Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Greenery EF, Subtle 3D EF, Forever Flourishing Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots White EP, Heat Gun

 

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Before I go, I want to remind you about the BONUS DAYS promotion - only 2 weeks left to earn your $9AUD discount coupons that you can redeem from 4 August. That also happens to be the date that the new August-December (holiday) Mini Catalogue goes live - woohoo!

There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so if you've been holding off on ordering from the new 2021 Annual Catalogue, then July is a great time to get more bang for your buck! My customers will (hopefully, depending on Australia Post!) be receiving their complimentary copy of the August-December Mini Catalogue in the next week or so, but you can request one, by leaving your details on my Free Catalogues page.

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Punch It Up!

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

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Our theme this month is 'Punch It Up' - we are creating projects with lots of the Stampin' Up! punches. This bundle contains 14 fabulous tutorials and 61 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! Under My Umbrella - IDEAS Punch It Up  Tutorial Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne #Tutorial
I have used the Under My Umbrella stamp set and coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch to create my bright, fun friendship cards. This is a really sweet stamp set and I love those cute flowers that I've put into the window box and bowl. 

There are 14 different projects using punches 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 July 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.

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

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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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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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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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Hi there

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.

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

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