Getting Blue with Countryside Inn

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Blue and white is a favourite colour combo and I have LOTS of blue and white china that I have collected over the years on display in my house (and in cupboards, lol). It just looks so fresh  and calming, I think. Did you know that the beautiful Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper has carried over to the 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue? This doesn't happen very often, but it gives us more time to use these lovely prints in white and shades of blue.

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In my recent class we made a card with this lovely paper and I CASED the design from Josee Smuck and made a few small changes.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

I started with a Thick Basic White card base and added a layer of Night of Navy cardstock over the top before layering on the pretty floral print that was matted onto Boho Blue cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

The art panel is a simple and elegant of collection of foliage from the Layering Leaves stamp set. The solid image is stamped onto the panel with Night of Navy ink and the other 2 with open leaves stamped onto Boho Blue cardstock and cropped with the Bough Punch. The smaller buds are also cropped with the Bough Punch from the Adhesive-Backed Gold Glimmer Paper. The greeting from Layering Leaves stamp set was heat embossed in white on Night of Navy card cardstock, cropped with the banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies and popped up across the base of the leaves. The finished panel was matted onto Night of Navy and popped up onto the card base and finished with Boho Blue 2023-25 In Color Dots.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

For the inside, there is a Boho Blue mat for the writing panel and a strip of the striped design from Countryside Inn at the bottom with 2 pieces of foliage tucked in.

Stampin' Up! Countryside Inn & Layering Leaves Bundle | Judy May | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Layering Leaves
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Boho Blue, Night of Navy, Countryside Inn DSP, Gold Adhesive-Backed Glimmer Paper
 Ink Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories 2023-25 In Color Dots
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Bough Punch

 

Don't forget my Special Offer of a 2024-2026 In Color Creative Pack is only open for a few more days. This is a fabulous way to get a little of all the new 2024-26 In Color products without breaking the bank! Click on the link or the image below to get all the details. You'll be able to create with these lovely new colours at an affordable price and with inspiration from my included tutorial. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Lighter Than Air DSP Colours

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

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 button at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the Colours of the Lighter Than Air DSP.  This paper has a mix of pretty pastel colours that would be perfect for Easter, spring and baby cards to name a few.

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The colours in the paper are Petal Pink, Lemon Lolly, Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Bubble Bath and Fresh Freesia. 

Stampin' Up! Lighter Than Air DSP & Easter Bunny | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a Fresh Freesia card base and then added 3 strips of the Lighter Than Air DSP to set the scene and the largest of the circles from the Stylish Shapes Die for my focus panel.

Stampin' Up! Lighter Than Air DSP & Easter Bunny | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I stamped the images from the Easter Bunny stamp set with Early Espresso ink and then coloured them with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The bunny is coloured with Crumb Cake (a neutral) and I've used all of the Lighter Than Air colours in the smaller images. The greeting was heat embossed in white and cropped with the smallest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies and popped up on the edge of the focus circle. I haven't added any bling, but I don't think it really needs it.

Stampin' Up! Lighter Than Air DSP & Easter Bunny | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I stamped the little floral spray on the bottom of the writing panel and added a strip of the patterned paper on the right.

Stampin' Up! Lighter Than Air DSP & Easter Bunny | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is a sweet and simple card to say hello, but could easily be an Easter or baby card, too.

 

Project Details
Stamps Easter Bunny
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Lighter Than Air DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Versamark
Accessories  
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends

 

We would love to see your CASE of the Lighter Than Air DSP colours from the 2024 Jan-Apr Mini Catalogue, this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to the Julia to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Last Week of Sale-a-bration!

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Hi there

 Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. Wow, it's the last week of February already and the last week of the Sale-a-bration, too.

Last weekend we were in Brisbane catching up with our niece who was moving into her university accommodation and we picked up some recycled floorboards to (hopefully) repair our bedroom floor, so that we can refinish the hardwood floor and not have carpet. The jury is still out on that, but hopefully our amazing builder can make it happen!

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

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For our final CASE from the Sale-a-bration brochure, we have a very flexible sketch to get your creative inspiration going. It is based on the watermelon project on page 4 that is shown on the bottom right in the photo above.  

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You can see the bones of the layout more easily in the image above. 

Stampin' Up! Sunny Days DSP & Paper Florist Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have stayed fairly close to the layout, using the bold floral design from the Sale-a-bration Sunny Days Designer Series Paper for the background with a narrower border than the sample.  This paper is a little different, in that the stems and leaves are black, so it gives it a pop. I wanted to bring in the black in my focus panel, but solid black was too harsh, so I used a strip of the black and white striped design from the Rock & Roll Designer Series Paper that is in the 2024 January-April Mini Catalogue behind the Basic White pierced panel. I used the largest square from the Stylish Shapes Dies and cut a second time to extend it into a rectangle. 

Stampin' Up! Sunny Days DSP & Paper Florist Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the embellishment, I decided to mirror the flowers in the background paper using the Paper Florist Dies. I created a trio of flowers to surround the 'hello' greeting from the Biggest Wish stamp set, that I stamped in Poppy Parade and fussy cut. The foliage was cropped from black card stock using the Timeless Arrangements Dies. I finished with a white Baker's Twine bow in the bottom corner and a trio of gold sequins.

Stampin' Up! Sunny Days DSP & Paper Florist Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I added a strip of the Pool Party striped design from the Sunny Days paper pack and a narrow border of Poppy Parade card stock and the Basic White writing panel above. The Petal Pink flower and black foliage was adhered on top of the border to complement the front of the card.

Stampin' Up! Sunny Days DSP & Paper Florist Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Poppy Parade, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Sunny Days DSP, Rock & Roll DSP
 Ink Poppy Parade
Accessories Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
Tools Stylish Shapes Dies, Timeless Arrangements Dies, Paper Florist Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of this sketch from the 2024 Sale-a-bration Brochure, this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. You need to answer the questions, to confirm that you are human and not an Internet bot! 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

You can head over to Monique to see her fab project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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There is still time to get your favourite Sale-a-bration product FREE with a qualifying order until 11.50pm AEDT on 29 February, 2024. Don't forget all the additional products that were added from the Annual catalogue as well. You can see them all in the Online Store. The fabulous Glass Mat Studio is still available as a BONUS when you join my team. Check out all the details here.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Bee Mine Section

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

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 button at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the Bee Mine section of the 2024 January-April Mini Catalogue, which is on pages 8 - 13. There are lots of cute samples here for projects where you want to send love.

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I've chosen the project above from page 9 of the 2024 January-April Mini Catalogue for my inspiration, as the  cute 3D frame caught my eye.

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I'm not sure of the size of the sample made by the Stampin' Up! concept artist, but the finished size of mine is 5" (12.7cm) square and the inside space is 4" (10.2cm) square. That means a starting size of 9" (22.9cm) square of the Sweet Sorbet design from the Bee Mine Designer Paper.  Once you know the principles of how the frame is made you can adjust the size as desired.  I have a tutorial available for a rectangular version, but the construction process is the same whether the frame is square or rectangular. 

Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Suite with Heartful Hexagon Punch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Once the frame is made, it is all about the decoration. I added a layer of the sweet floral into the centre. I stamped the greeting from the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set with Poppy Parade ink on Basic White and cropped it with the coordinating Heartfelt Hexagon Punch. I cropped another in Pool Party and cut it in half to frame the greeting at the top and bottom. To give my greeting some focus, I popped it up on a Vellum circle cropped with the Deckled Circles Dies. The cute bees were fussy cut from other sheets of the Bee Mine Designer Paper and popped up at the corners. I added some foliage in Granny Apple Green cropped with a die from the Thoughtful Expressions Dies. I adhered the embellishment in the centre of the frame, with Glue Dots adhered on the back of the Vellum circle where they couldn't be seen and finished with a couple of Petal Pink flowers from the Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Suite with Heartful Hexagon Punch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

On the reverse of the frame, I have white writing panel and the flowers from the Bee My Valentine stamp set were stamped in coordinating colours of Petal Pink, Pool Party and Sweet Sorbet on Lemon Lime Twist stems. The panel was added to a Pool Party mat and adhered to the frame.

Stampin' Up! Bee Mine Suite with Heartful Hexagon Punch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I'll be sending this to my Mum who is unwell at the moment and I hope it will bring a smile to her face.

 

Project Details
Stamps Heartfelt Hexagon, Bee Mine Valentine
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Bee Mine DSP, Vellum Cardstock
 Ink Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Petal Pink
Accessories Pool Party 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Adhesive-Backed Hearts & Flowers
Tools Deckled Circles Dies, Thoughtful Expressions Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Heartfelt Hexagon Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Bee Mine Section of the 2024 Jan-Apr Mini Catalogue, this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to the lovely Julia to see her cute project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Garden Walk Designer Paper

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty this week. 

If you've come from visiting  Rachel, 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 button at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking our inspiration from the Bright & Beautiful Suite

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I decided to take the layout from the above sample on page 14 for my project today, with the fun fringe trim. I also have a sneak peak for you, of a new paper pack from the forthcoming 2023 Septemer-December Mini Catalogue, called Garden Walk. It is a 6" x 6" pack with some lovely coordinating prints, including some for Christmas, but I prefer the pretty florals. The colours included are Pretty Peacock, Poppy Parade, Calyspo Coral, Garden Green and  Wild Wheat.

Stampin' Up! Garden Walk DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I chose the pretty rose floral paper (my favourite in the pack) and a coordinating Pretty Peacock print. I started by cutting a card size piece of each print and then cutting each on the diagonal, which gives you 2 cards. You could of course alternate the prints, but I didn't want to cover the pretty rose design too much.  I decided on one as a friendship card and the other as a birthday card. 

Stampin' Up! Garden Walk DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Although it isn't one of the listed colours, I thought Flirty Flamingo went well with the print, as it isn't as bold as Calypso Coral, but there are similiar tones in the small flowers. I used the fringe die from the Beautiful Balloons Dies with the Flirty Flamingo strip and added the resulting fringe to the reverse side of the floral print. The Pretty Peacock print was adhered directly to the card and then the floral print with the attached fringe. My tip for this step is to ensure the fringe at the top corner finishes at a space between the cuts, so that when you trim the edges, you don't end up with a tiny piece that falls off (as happened on the first one I made).  A 3/4" strip of the Pretty Peacock stripe was added underneath the fringe and is half the width of the the fringe.  I added a faux bow of Gold 1/8" Trim under each greeting label, which adds some sparkle and a sprinkle of Iridescent Pastel Gems.

Stampin' Up! Garden Walk DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I finished both cards inside with a Pretty Peacock mat with a narrow border. At the bottom is a piece of the floral paper and small strip of Flirty Flamingo fringe for a fun touch. 

Stampin' Up! Garden Walk DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Charming Sentiments, Biggest Wish, Circle Sayings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pretty Peacock, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Walk DSP
 Ink Versamark, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Iridescent Pastel Gems, Gold 1/8" Trim
Tools Love For You Dies, Beautiful Balloons Dies, All That Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, 2 3/8" Circle Punch, 2 1/4" Circle Punch (retired)

 

We would love to see your CASE 0f a project from the Bright & Beautiful Suite from the 2023-24 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to my lovely friend Rebecca to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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