CASE-ing the Catty - Country Floral Lane Suite

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week!  Can you believe it is the last week of January already! 

If you've come from visiting  Rebecca, 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 project from the Country Floral Lane Suite on pages 8-11 of the 2023 January-April Mini Catalogue. I love the pretty pastels in both the Country Gingham and Country Floral Lane paper packs.

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I've selected the project in the photo above for my inspiration this week. I like the use of the negative for the LOVE and making it the focal point of the card. 

Stampin' Up! Country Floral Lane Suite & Alphabet a la Mode Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a small panel of Balmy Blue card stock and added Foam Adhesive Sheet to the back. The letters from the Alphabet À La Mode Dies were positioned and held in place with sticky note before die cutting.  You get two of the 'L' in the set of dies which is really helpful. In a stroke of luck, the die cut panel was the perfect size to fit evenly on the red heart design from the Country Floral Lane DSP. I liked the look of the hearts framing the greeting, so I decided to add a piece of Sweet Sorbet card stock to the back of the die cut panel. 

Stampin' Up! Country Floral Lane Suite & Alphabet a la Mode Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The heart was fussy cut from the Country Floral Lane DSP after adding a scrap of Basic White to the back to give it more body. I popped up the heart and slipped the fussy cut leaves underneath. The 'friend' sentiment from the Biggest Wish stamp set was stamped in black, fussy cut and popped up over the heart and I finished with a small bow in white Baker's Twine.  I added a white border to the heart panel and then adhered it to the card base that I had covered with the blue plaid design from the Country Gingham DSP. A trio of gold sequins from the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins were the finishing touch.

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For the inside, I have a Balmy Blue mat for the writing panel and I added a strip of the heart DSP down the right side.  I fussy cut the sweet blue bike from the Country Floral Lane DSP and added in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Country Floral Lane Suite & Alphabet a la Mode Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I hope you like my sweet friendship card! 

 

Project Details
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Sweet Sorbet, Balmy Blue, Country Gingham DSP, Country Floral Lane DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Tools Alphabet À La Mode Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Adhesive Foam Sheets

 

We would love to see your CASE from the Country Floral Lane Suite this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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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You can head over to Peta & Marvi to see her fab card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sending Love & Hugs

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! It has been ages since I've been able to join the Crew and I'm feeling rather out of practice, lol. After 10 months of renovations, I'm finally moving into my new craft room.  I'll share some pics after I'm unpacked and organised.

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, 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 the Crew are taking inspiration from a bundle in the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue .

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I decided on the Sending Smiles Bundle for my card, using the sample above for inspiration. I think it was the textured backgound using the lattice from the Chic Dies that caught my eye, plus, I thought it would be nice for my Mum, who has been unwell recently.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Bundle & Artisan Additions Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I don't have the Chic Dies, but I thought the lattice (of a different kind) from the Artisan Addition Dies might work. I cropped 2 panels from Thick Basic White and then fussy cut around the design to create standalone pieces that I adhered to a panel of Basic White. If I was doing this again, I would add the Adhesive Sheet to the reverse first, but I wasn't sure how it would turn it.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Bundle & Artisan Additions Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stamped the flowers and stems and cropped them with the corresponding pieces from the Sending Dies and positioned them on the lattice. I decided on the detailed 'Sending' die, rather than stamping it and then die cutting. Foam Adhesive Sheet was adhered to the reverse of the Daffodil Delight card stock before die cutting, so the greeting adds another layer of texture to card. The smaller greeting was stamped in Garden Green and cropped with the smallest of the banner dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies, cutting twice to extend the length.  I finished with a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Bundle & Artisan Additions Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sending Smiles
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Daffodil Delight
 Ink Garden Green, Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Highland Heather</span4D8B56
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies
Tools Artisan Additions Dies, Sending Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Sheet

 

We would love to see your CASE of a bundle from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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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You can head over to Monique to see her fabulous card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Colour Me Happy!

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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 Sigrid's sweet 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. 

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Our theme this month is 'Colour Me Happy' and the team has created fabulous projects showcasing some or all of the new 2022-24 In Colors. There is a range of beautiful cards (including fancy folds), gifts, treat packaging, a gorgeous mini album and a cool storage box. This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 84 pages of crafty inspiration and there are lots of projects that I can't wait to try!

Stampin' Up! 2022-24 In Colors with Shaded Summer Stamp Set | Tutorial Available | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The 2022-2024 In Colors are bright, bold and reminiscent of summer - bright sun, lush foliage, turquoise water and starry night sky. To celebrate the new colours, I’ve created a set of cards using many of the coordinating In Color products and you can gift them in a fab folder that you can make from a single sheet of 12” x 12” (30.5cm x 30.5cm) card stock. The folder will hold 6 full size cards (imperial or metric size) with Medium Envelopes.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 14 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the June 2022 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. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

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 Caroline in the Netherlands to see her lovely project. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - All Occasions Section

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, then welcome!  IIf 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 taking inspiration from the All Occasions Section of the Annual Catalogue.  This is a huge section and so many great samples to choose from. 

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I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration as it gave me the opportunity to try out some new products that I haven't used yet.

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the sample project, starting with a Balmy Blue card base and using the second design in the Fancy Frames Dies set also cropped from Balmy Blue. This is a die that would definitely benefit from having Adhesive Sheet adhered to the card stock first, to make it super easy to adhere to your project. Of course, I thought of this after I had cut it, lol. The greeting from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink on Basic White. I popped the Frame over the top of the Basic White background when I set it up in the Stamparatus to get the placement right.

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've used the Medium Daisy Punch to create the Daisies and the Ladybug Builder Punch to create the Ladybird. I popped up the wings and added a vellum layer for extra interest. The black spots were created with the Classic Matte Dots. The centre of the Daisy is created with a die from the Poppy Moments Dies and I added a large glossy dot in Balmy Blue from the new favourite Glossy Dots Assortment. I added some Granny Apple Green leaves using the Pansy Dies and a little gold foliage with the Forever Flourishing Dies. I finished with a trio of new Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels. The photo doesn't do them justice as they are very pretty. 

Stampin' Up! Hello Ladybug & Fancy Frames | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Flowers of Friendship
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Sweet Sorber, Daffodil Delight, Vellum, Gold Foil
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories Glossy Dots Assortment, Iridescent Pearls, Classic Matte Dots
Tools  Fancy Frames Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Pansy Dies, Poppy Moments Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Ladybug Buildier Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE from the All Occasions Section 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 Sandra to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Using Blending Brushes

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Peta & Marvi, 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 being inspired by projects that use Blending Brushes. These are such a great tool to quickly add some soft colour to your project and are much less prone to the blobs and dark spots that are a hazard of Sponge Daubers.

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I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration. The Potted Geraniums Bundle was one of my must-haves from the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. There are both stamped and die cut elements to create the Geraniums and lots of lovely greetings in a nice mix of fonts.

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with the panel of Basic White and used my Blending Brush to add a soft background of Balmy Blue ink to give the impression of a lovely blue sky. The lattice cut from Gold Foil using the new Split Card Textures Dies was adhered to the right as a background for my pot of Geraniums and I added the panel to a mat of Polished Pink card stock, leaving a tiny border to help it pop. 

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the stamps from Potted Geraniums to create my pot of flowers. The leaves are stamped in Garden Green and the flowers use both Polished Pink and Melon Mambo to give the gorgeous colour tones. I have hot pink Geraniums in pots in my garden and they add such a fabulous burst of colour. There are coordinating dies to crop all of the elements, making it a lot faster to create this lovely detailed image. Isn't the pick with the greeting so sweet? I cut slits in the soil with my craft knife to slip the pick and Geranium stems through. The greeting is one from the Potted Geraniums stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso and cropped with one of the banner dies from my favourite Stylish Shapes Dies.

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Potted Geraniums
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Polished Pink, Gold Foil
 Ink Cinnamon Cider (retired), Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies
  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Geranium Dies, Split Card Textures Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Blending Brush

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using Blending Brushes 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 Sandra to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!