CASE-ing the Catty - Colour Combo

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

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 buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are CASE-ing the colours in the banner photo above, from page 18 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Feminine/Nature Colour Combo - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This is the combination of  soft and pretty colours that I've used to create my project this week. Even Gray Granite looks soft when combined with the other colours from the Subtles Collection. The projects in the inspiration photo also include Sahara Sand, but I didn't need a second neutral.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases & Basket of Blooms Feminine Frienship Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a card front-sized panel of Gray Granite card stock and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, adding the strip of Mint Macaron paper to the right, before adhering the panel to a Gray Granite card base. I prefer this method to dry embossing the front of the card as it can sometimes cause the top to buckle near the score line and I prefer to not have it show on the inside of the card. Next up is a panel of Blushing Bride card stock that I cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die, cutting twice to get the length I wanted. On top of that I have layered the Square Vellum Doilies for a feminine touch without adding any colour. I have overlapped the doilies at the centre so the scallops matched. I then decided to add the 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon arouund the whole panel, which is the next best option to cover a join if you cannot overlap the doilies . 

Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases & Basket of Blooms Feminine Frienship Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the focal point of my card I have the sketchy roses from the Fancy Phrases stamp set in the vase from the Basket of Blooms stamp set. As we don't have Blushing Bride in the Blends (unfortunately), I stamped the image on Shimmery White card stock with Early Espresso ink. As it was set up in the Stamparatus, I stamped over the top with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. If you are super quick, you can usually heat emboss the ink without the Versamark, but as I wanted to watercolour the image, I wanted to be sure nothing was missed. I used the new Water Painters and ink pads to colour the entire image, using Blushing Bride for the flowers and Mint Macaron for the leaves and I added a touch of Crushed Curry to the smaller flower centre.  I fussy cut the whole image, cropping out just the 2 flowers at the bottom of the image.

For the vase, I stamped in Early Espresso ink and used the Gray Granite Stampin' Blends to colour, before fussy cutting. The vase was popped up with 1mm foam pads on a panel of Whisper White that was dry embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder and cropped with another Stitched Rectangle Die. I added the spray of foliage cut from Gold Foil with the Poinsettia Dies and then popped up the coloured flowers with Dimensionals, over the vase. The white panel was popped up over the vellum doilies and finally the pink panel was adhered flat to the card base. I stamped the 'hello' from the Dressed to Impress stamp set in Early Espresso on Soft Sea Foam card stock and fussy cut it. It is only a small touch of Soft Sea Foam, but it was just enough colour and didn't compete with the other elements.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases & Basket of Blooms Feminine Frienship Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Blushing Bride mat for the writing panel. I have used the remainder of the coloured floral image at the bottom, using the strip of Mint Macaron paper to cover the area where the other flowers were cropped.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases & Basket of Blooms Feminine Frienship Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Fancy Phrases, Basket of Blooms, Dressed to Impress
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gray Granite, Blushing Bride, Soft Sea Foam, Gold Foil, Subtles DSP, Shimmery White
 Ink Early Espresso, Versamark, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry
Accessories 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Elegant Faceted Gems, Square Vellum Doilies
Tools    Subtle & Dainty Diamonds 3D EF, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Gray Granite), Dimensionals, Clear EP, Heat Gun, Water Painters

 

We would love to see your projects using these lovely colours. 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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Colour Creations Showcase - Highland Heather

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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 Highland Heather which is from the Subtles Collection and one of my favourite colours to create with.

Stampin' Up! Highland Heather Colour Combo - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This is my colour combo tonight. It has been a busy creative week and I got a bit sidetracked in the garden today, so I wanted to keep my card simple. When I was writing this post, I realised that I hadn't used any dies, embossing folders or my die cutting machine! It is rare for me to just use paper, stamps and ink. It is good to remember that you don't need more than that to create a nice card.

Stampin' Up! - Fancy Phrases - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock and masked off a section and got to with some ink blending. I've used Highland Heather at the bottom and Balmy Blue at the top. The large floral image from the Fancy Phrases stamp was stamped over the blended panel. As it is quite a heavily shaded image, I didn't want it to look too harsh on the soft colours, so I stamped it in Basic Gray ink. I also stamped the cute dragonflys from a brand new stamp set called Dragonfly Garden from the upcoming 2021 January - June Mini Catalogue.  The greeting from Fancy Phrases was heat embossed in white on Gorgeous Grape card stock for a bold pop. I've wrapped the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the top and finished with a bow. The finished panel was adhered to a Highland Heather card base.

Stampin' Up! - Fancy Phrases - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Gorgeous Grape mat with a narrow border for my writing panel. I masked off a strip at the base and created a coordinating border with my ink blending tools. The small floral image from the Fancy Phrases stamp set was stamped in the corner in Basic Gray Ink.

Stampin' Up! - Fancy Phrases - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Fancy Phrases, Dragonfly Garden
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape
 Ink Versamark, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Basic Gray
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools Blending tools, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Plaid Tidings DSP

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

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're CASE-ing the colours of the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue. This pack of designer paper is ON SALE right now, until 31 October 2020.

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There are a LOT of colours and patterns in this designer paper as you can see in the photo above, so it can be a little overwhelming. It is best to look at each design separately to appreciate the possibilities. I decided on a design and used the coordinating colours  in the paper to create my card, using the Love of Leaves Bundle, which found it's way into my craft room recently! It you haven't noticed it, it's on page 40 of the August-December Mini Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Love of Leaves Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This bundle is perfect for either gender and those with a love of nature and the outdoors. It would be wonderful for scrapbooking your outdoor adventures as well. I don't think the image of the dies in the catalogue does them justice, so I hope my photo gives you a better idea of the detail. Each leaf has 2 dies; the outline which cuts and adds stitching around the cut edge and the centre embossing die for the veins. I have used some sticky note to keep the 2 pieces together, so you can cut and emboss the leaves at the same time. In addition to the leaves, there is the large decorative border die.  If you are happy to die cut the leaves from cardstock or foil (which looks fabulous!), then the dies can really stand alone. You can die cut from coloured cardstock or patterned paper and then add extra depth with sponge daubers. Alternatively, add drops of ink onto wet watercolour paper to get gorgeous variegated leaves or use ink blending tools to create your own paper. 

Stampin' Up! Love of Leaves Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a card-sized panel of Pretty Peacock card stock and used the border die from the Stitched Leaves Dies on the left side to add  the decorative stitching.  The design from the Plaid Tidings Designer Paper pack was added to the right end leaving a narrow border. I found the strip of Cajun Craze with the zigzag in my scrap bag and I added that to the left edge. It  was cut with the retired Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies from way back in 2012!  The greeting from the Life is Beautiful stamp set was stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and then dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before being cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die.

Stampin' Up! Love of Leaves Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The plaid design I've chosen lends itself to more autumn colours, so I've stamped the leaves in Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee, Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock and Cherry Cobbler and cropped them with the coordinating dies.  Cajun Craze isn't in the list of colours, but works well with the brown tones. The stamps provide a lot of shading by themselves, so make sure your ink pads aren't too juicy or you will lose that definition. If you can see bubbles of ink on the stamp, use the back of teaspoon to temporarily push the ink down in the pad.  I added a little bit of extra shading on the edges of the stamps with a sponge dauber after stamping the main colour. This is easy to do if you're using the Stamparatus, or you can see through the photopolymer to line up for a second stamping. As the paper is already busy, I wanted to keep the stamping simple.  I layered up the leaves on the left of the white panel and finished with a bow using the copper metallic ribbon. I added a trio of banners to balance the focus panel. 

Stampin' Up! Love of Leaves Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Pretty Peacock mat for my writing panel and a strip of the plaid designer paper down the left side. I've had a little fun with the leaves here. I die cut the tall leaf out of the writing panel, so you can see the stitching on the cut edge. I created more variegated leaves with multiple layers of colour this time. 

Stampin' Up! Love of Leaves Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Don't think you're just limited to autumn leaves with this bundle. Check out my Love of Leaves Pinterest Board for a lot more inspiration with this bundle. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Love of Leaves, Life is Beautiful
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie, Plaid Tidings DSP
 Ink Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Gilded Gems, Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools    Stitched Leaves Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tasteful Touches Dies, Itty Bitty Banners Dies (retired), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your projects, CASE-ing the colours of the Plaid Tidings DSP. 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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Colour Creations Showcase - Gray Granite

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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 Gray Granite which is from the Neutrals Collection.  

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This is my colour combo tonight. Gray Granite is one of my favourite neutrals as I think it works so well with all the colour collections. I've paired it with Rococo Rose and Early Espresso.

Stampin' Up! Gray Granite Colour Creations Showcase with Prized Peony - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added a strip of Gray Granite embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to the left side. Rococo Rose card stock is a darker pink than the Stampin' Blends colour, so to keep it all in the same tone, I coloured a strip of Whisper White with the Light Rococo Rose Stampin' Blend and added it over the Gray Granite strip. The remainder of the card base was covered with one of the Gray Granite designs from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.

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I stamped the images from the Prized Peony stamp in Early Espresso ink, which I think works well with the Gray Granite. The leaves were coloured with Gray Granite Stampin' Blend markers and the flowers with Rococo Rose Stampin' Blends. I used So Saffron for the stamens with Mango Melody around the dark centre. The fussy cut flowers were layered onto the largest of the Stitched Circles at different heights. The greeting from the Prized Peony stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the label from the All Dressed Up Dies.  I finished with a tiny  butterfly in Silver Foil and a trio of rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Gray Granite Colour Creations Showcase with Prized Peony - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Rococo Rose coloured mat and a strip of the designer paper at the left. I've stamped and coloured the smallest floral image from the Prized Peony stamp set in the corner of the writing panel.

Stampin' Up! Gray Granite Colour Creations Showcase with Prized Peony - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This card was made to thank a  lovely friend who helped me out of a spot last week. I hope she likes it.

 

Project Details
Stamps Prized Peony
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gray Granite, Silver Foil, Peony Garden DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Gray Granite
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools    All Dressed Up Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Rococo Rose, Gray Granite)

 

The lovely 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 - Kit Project

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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 project from a kit from either the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue or the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue.

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This week, I've taken the opportunity to break open my Boho Indigo Product Medley from page 9 of the Annual Catalogue. I am a sucker for blue and white and I have a large collection of Wedgewood and Spode china to show for it. There is something about it that just draws my eye. Do you have colours that do that for you? My inspiration is the card in the photo above, which is a note card size and quite clean and simple. 

Stampin' Up! Boho Indigo Medley - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Very Vanilla card base and added one of the darker designs from the paper pack that comes with the Boho Indigo  Product Medley. I chose a darker design so that my collection of vases would pop a little more. 

Stampin' Up! Boho Indigo Medley - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For my focus panel, I have dry embossed a piece of Very Vanilla with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and cropped it with a Stitched Rectangle Die, cutting a second time to extend it and give an even border on my C6 metric card. I adhered it to a Gold Foil mat and then layered up my decorative elements. The large basket was heat embossed in gold and the floral vase was stamped in Night of Navy and the small vase was cropped from a scrap of Misty Moonlight that had been dry embossed with the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder.  The blue flower was fussy cut from the reverse side of the designer paper I used for the background and the gold foil foliage is from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. I finished with the flagged banner with the greeting from Fancy Phrases stamped in Garden Green ink.

 

Project Details
Stamps Boho Indigo, Fancy Phrases
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Misty Moonlight, Gold Foil, Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper
 Ink Garden Green, Night of Navy
Accessories  
Tools    Boho Indigo Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat gun

 

We would love to see your projects, CASE-ing a kit project. 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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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!

Thanks for visiting today!

 


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.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Project

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

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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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