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. 

Thanks for visiting me today!


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!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge Week 2

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. 

If you've just come from looking at Rachel'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 2, CASE-ing the layout of the Koala card in the photo above. 

CTC262_SketchHere is the card converted into a sketch so you can easily see the key elements, which are 3 panels and a sentiment. There is lots of scope to get creative. This is also a great layout to use your designer paper in the background, with your decorated panels over the top.

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed Suite & Lily Impressions DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This week, I've kept my card really simple, using beautiful designer paper to do the heavy lifting. I have a Thick Whisper White card base and a layer of the Lovely Lipstick painted canvas design from the Sale-a-bration Lily Impressions Designer Paper.  I have two stitched rectangles using a lovely floral design from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper. I cut a 4cm strip and adhered it to some Whisper White before die cutting to give it some body. In the centre is a stitched rectangle cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock. It isn't one of the designated colours, but it works well with the lighter tone of Old Olive. 

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed Suite & Lily Impressions DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I added a Vellum oval across the centre before popping up my stitched oval with the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. I've stamped some of the flowers from the Dressed to Impress stamp set to embellish the oval, colouring them with Stampin' Blends. The foliage is die cut from Old Olive card stock using dies from the Birthday Dies set, which is one of the new Sale-a-bration Coordination options now available. I feel that it needs a bit of bling, but couldn't make it work!

Stampin' Up! Best Dressed Suite & Lily Impressions DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Dressed to Impress, Peaceful Moments
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Vellum, Best Dressed DSP, Lily Impressions DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories  
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Birthday Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Rococo Rose)

 

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the Koala in the next week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

Thanks for visiting me today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Sharing Love

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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. This month it's all about Sharing Love - letting friends and family know they are loved and appreciated! We don't 'do' Valentine's Day so much here in Australia, but showing love and appreciation is something you can do ANY day. We have 10 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at MaryKate'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. 

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be & Stitched Be Mine Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This month I've created a cute heart-shaped basket to fill with treats. It has an optional stand, as shown in the photo above. 

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be & Stitched Be Mine Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've also have 3 designs for note cards - one for friendship, one for Valentine's Day and one that would be perfect any time. These are great to tuck into a gift or bunch of flowers.

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be & Stitched Be Mine Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the Meant To Be stamp set and coordinating Stitched Be Mine Dies from the Annual Catalogue for these projects. If you are in Australia, you can purchase these products from my Online Store right now. 

There are lots of other fabulous tutorials in the bundle too, 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 January 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.  Don't forget that with Sale-a-bration now on, you can earn a FREE product with a purchase of $90 or more.

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 for 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 Odette's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Feels Like Frost DSP Colours

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Peta'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 CASE-ing the colours from the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper on page 40 of the Holiday Catalogue and taking inspiration from the layouts on the same page.

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This paper incorporates a lot of colours, so plenty of options to choose from in this pack. The other fabulous aspect to this paper is that the reverse side of every sheet has a silver foil and white design that will coordinate with a lot of projects.

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I've taken my inspiration from the card above, using one of my favourite designs from the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper.  I love the soft purple shades with just a touch of green and the soft blurred background. Instead of a Christmas Card, I've made a simple everyday card with a flexible greeting that could work as a birthday, get well, sympathy or friendship card. It's great to have some of these types of cards in your stash and this paper is perfect for them.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I wanted to maximise the beautiful designer paper, so I've gone for a large square card base (size is 13.5cm or 5 1/4") in Highland Heather and I added a white mat to the designer paper to give it a bit of pop. Can't get simpler than that.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the embellishment, I started with a large oval of Vellum card stock, just to soften the background and give it more focus. I added a zig-zag of the lovely Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon to pick up the green in the paper and add a pop of colour. The greeting from Good Morning Magnolia was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the Stitched Nested Label Dies. I shortened it by cutting 3/4 of the image first then moving the die to the length I wanted. This is a great technique to master as you get more mileage out of all of your basic shape and label dies. 

The flowers in the paper reminded me of the foliage in the Frosted Bouquet Dies, so I cut some in Silver Foil and Vellum card stock and positioned them under the corners of the greeting label, which I popped up over the top. I finished with a little popped up Silver Glimmer heart and a sprinkle of Frosted Epoxy Droplets.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside I have a Silver Foil mat for my writing panel and I have stamped the floral spray from the First Frost stamp set on the right. It also looks a bit similiar to the flowers on the designer paper and I used Stampin' Write markers direct to the rubber with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green. I added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer at the base to ground the floral spray.

 

Project Details
Stamps Good Morning Magnolia, First Frost
Card stock & Papers Highland Heather, Whisper White, Feels Like Frost DSP, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Vellum
 Ink Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible ribbon
Tools     Layering Ovals Dies, Frosted Bouquet Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Be Mine Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write Markers (Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Woven Threads Colour Combo

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Monique'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 CASE-ing the colours from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper on page 14 of the Annual Catalogue and taking inspiration from the layouts on pages 12-13. 

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This paper has designs incorporating all of the 2019-2021 In Colours - Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy and Terracotta Tile. I have to say that in the beginning, I wasn't a fan, but when you see it in real life, there are  some pretty designs. 

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I've taken my inspiration from the card above, using the gorgeous embossed rectangular frame from the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders. I turned the frame into a shaker element for my birthday card for a special friend.

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design
I chose to start with my favourite of these colours - Seaside Spray for the card base and added some of the Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile design from the Woven Threads Designer Paper with a very narrow white border to make it pop. 

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design

I heat embossed the greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in white on Seaside Spray card stock for the background of the shaker element. The 1/8" foam strips were placed around the edge and I added some of the pretty Woven Threads Sequin Assortment before adding the Window Sheet over the top.  I embellished the frame with the stamped daisy from the Daisy Lane stamp set and some foilage cut with the Bouquet Bunch Dies in Seaside Spray card stock and Sparkle Glimmer paper. A small Terracotta Tile butterfly on the edge of the frame is the finishing touch.

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design
For the inside I have a double mat for my writing panel and I added a strip of the designer paper at the base. I printed the greeting using my computer in matching Terracotta Tile ink so that it would fit with the die cut 'friend' I adhered underneath. If you would like to print your own greetings, you can go to my Printing Stampin' Up! Colours page that has instructions on how to do this; plus you can download my lastest Colour Chart with all the colour codes you need for your word processing program.

Stampin' Up! Woven Threads Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Design

 

Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings, Daisy Lane
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, Woven Threads DSP, Sparkle Glimmer, Window Sheet
 Ink Versamark, Seaside Spray
Accessories Clear Faceted Gem, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment
Tools     Well Written Dies, Butterfly Beauty Dies, Bouquet Bunch Dies, Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders, Big Shot, Medium Daisy Punch, Dimensionals, computer & printer


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Beauty Abounds Especially For You

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Today I'm sharing a card that we made in class earlier this year, that somehow escaped getting to my blog. I was inspired by this card using the lovely Beauty Abounds stamp set, which is still available in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. I have kept the layout the same, but I wanted  my card to have more colour and pop.

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The Whisper White centre panel was stamped twice with the large floral spray image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set, masking off the centre area so that it didn't over stamp the first image.  The bubbles were randomly stamped over the top in Lemon Lime Twist and Balmy Blue ink and the panel was adhered to a mat of Lemon Lime Twist that had the bottom edge finished with the scalloped and stitched border from the Stitched Be Mine Dies. The greeting from the Botanical Bliss set was stamped at the base of the card front-sized Balmy Blue panel and the art panel was adhered to it. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The butterfly was punched out of the (retired) Botanical Butterfly Designer paper and adhered to another butterfly punched out of Whisper White card stock to make it more robust. I coloured it with Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. It was popped up on a stitched circle die cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies and then onto a Balmy Blue circle.  I finished with a rhinestone for the head of the butterfly and each side of the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have mat of Lemon Lime Twist  for the writing panel. I stamped the floral spray on the right and coloured it with Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. I finished with a couple of tiny Balmy Blue butterflies cut with the Butterfly Beauty dies. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Beauty Abounds, Botannical Bliss
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist (retired), Balmy Blue, Botanical Butterfly DSP (retired)
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories Rhinestones
Tools     Stitched Shapes Dies, Butterfly Beauty Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue)

 

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


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rebecca'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 are CASE-ing a layout from page 151 of the Annual Catalogue.  You can see the variety of layouts in the photo above. My initial inspiration came from the card at the top right with the weather vane and also the card on the top left with the cropped Stitched Nested Label Die. So my card is a mash-up of both layouts with a bit of creative license thrown in!

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
So this is what I came up with. I turned the card at the top right 90to make it portrait. The card base is Lovely Lipstick and I add a panel of Gray Granite card stock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I then created a waist band at the top and added some belt loops. The straight die that comes with the fabulous Stitched Nested Labels Dies was used to create the stitched look, which makes it look authentic, don't you think? I found out the hard way that you need to do the embossing before adding the stitching, as the stitching gets flattened.

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I bought the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set as I loved the slightly retro look of the imagery and the sample project in Annual Catalogue. Are you old enough to remember embroidered jeans from the 70's? The 'pocket' image coordinates with the Pocket Dies that I don't have, but when I saw the cropped Stitched Nested Label in the card at the top left, I wondered whether any of those dies would be large enough. Well, I'm stoked to tell you that the largest of the Stitched Nested Label Dies works perfectly with this image and I used the straight die to add the stitching across the top.

The image was coloured with Stampin' Blends - Lovely Lipstick for the flowers, Granny Apple Green for the leaves and the background with Light Pool Party.  I also went around the image with Dark Pool Party to add a bit of shadow. I used the Chalk Marker to colour the bird and then added a hint of shadow with the Basic Gray watercolour pencil. The flowers in the pocket are a separate image, which were coloured and then fussy cut and popped up at different heights in the pocket. The greeting is from the Very Versailles stamp set and is pretty flexible for a friendship, birthday or 'just because' card. I wanted the greeting label to be the same colour as the pocket, so I coloured a small piece of card stock with the  light Pool Party Stampin' Blend marker. When it was dry and I stamped the greeting in Lovely Lipstick ink and cropped it with the smallest of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I added a Gray Granite mat to the white writing panel, which tones down the brightness of the Lovely Lipstick a little. At the base is a strip of the Lovely Lipstick gingham designer paper and at the top I've stamped and coloured another of the coordinating images from the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Well, I hope you can see how the creative process brought me to this point! CASE-ing is a great way to get inspired and who knows where you will end up, lol.

Project Details
Stamps Pocketful of Happiness, Very Versailles
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gray Granite, 2018-20 In Colour DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Shapes Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party), Chalk Marker, Basic Gray Watercolour pencil, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Love, Thanks, Support

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Siobhan'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 the Love, Thanks & Support section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 72-97.  There are just so many fabulous samples in this huge section of the catalogue.  I'm definitely going to be CASE-ing a few more projects from these pages in the future.

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I settled on the card above, using products from the Bird Ballad Suite. The Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper is fabulous for fussy cutting the pretty bird images and I love all of the coordinating colours.

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I decided to make my card square, so I could create some extra 'real estate'. As with the sample, I have used Pool Party for my base card and the top layer, which has been die cut with the fabulous Stitched Nested Labels Dies. The leaves were stamped with Pool Party ink before adding a layer of Whisper White behind the aperture, leaving a narrow border.  I wanted to bring in some extra colour so I added a wider border of Petal Pink before layering the panel on the 13cm square Pool Party card base.  

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I knew I was going to pop-up the image, so I adhered it first to some Whisper White before fussy cutting. I chose to cut close to the line as you can then go around the image with a slightly lighter marker (I used a Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker) to cover the white core. Because it can be hard to get into areas such as behind the bird's legs, putting the image on the same colour background (in this case white), means that it is much less noticeable. Where this isn't possible, you maybe able to colour the background like I did for the top flower in the photo. I used a Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend Marker to colour the small area between the flowers.  Some of the stems on the flower buds are very narrow, so another trick I use is to leave a little bit of white on each side of the stem and then colour it with the marker.

I used a greeting from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, stamped in Calypso Coral on Petal Pink card stock and cropped with the Classic Label Punch, which mirrors the shape of the aperture. I added a little scallop border in Calypso coral to tie in the Petal Pink mat and flowers. A sprinkle of rhinestones finish it off.

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For the inside I have mirrored the Petal Pink mat with the white writing panel. At the base is a strip of the sweet striped designer paper which includes most of the colours in the bird image. On a scrap of designer paper I found the half bird image, which was the perfect colour and conveniently facing in the right direction. 

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Free As A Bird, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Bird Ballad DSP
 Ink Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Accessories Rhinestones
Tools     Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Big Shot, Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends, Classic Label Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

2019 CTC Next

We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!