CASE-ing the Catty - Using Blending Brushes

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Hi there

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.

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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!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Fast & Fabulous !

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

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Our theme this month is Fast & Fabulous Cards and wow, the team has created amazing projects to inspire you - so many ideas to create fabulous cards quickly.  

This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 76 pages of crafty inspiration and 10 of the 15 tutorials use brand new products from the 2022-23 Annual Catalogue that goes live TODAY (3 May 2022).

Stampin' Up! Fast & Fabulous Cards | Hues of Happiness | Bundle of 15 Tutorials | Judy May, Just Judy Designs|

Using the gorgeous Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper together with the Blossoming Happiness Dies, you can create this lovely set of cards in no time. The Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Box has been embellished with a coordinating belly band to create an easy and pretty container to gift your set of cards. The gift box fits the 4 cards and Medium Envelopes.

We all prefer to create cards in our local standard size (Imperial or Metric), so I've included specific cutting instructions for both Imperial and Metric card sizes to make it super easy and quick for you to create these cards.  I've also included lots of tips to get the most of out of this beautiful patterned paper.

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 May 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 Sara in the Uk to see her fabulous project. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Michelle, 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 2022 January-February Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I chose the project above for my inspiration, using the Simply Marbelous Designer Paper, which is one of the FREE products you can choose with a qualifying order of $90AUD or more. 

Stampin' Up! Simply Marbelous & Friendly Hello | 2022 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a Thick Basic White card base and add a panel of the Highland Heather Simply Marbelous Designer Paper with a narrow border of Gorgeous Grape. I chose the cloud-like design to provide a soft background to the bird and flowers from the Friendly Hello stamp set, which is another of the FREE Sale-a-bration products.

Stampin' Up! Simply Marbelous & Friendly Hello | 2022 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I used the reverse side of one of the Heart & Home Doilies for the background and added a large circle of Gorgeous Grape card stock behind it to  add more definition. I coloured the bird image from the Friendly Hello stamp set with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and then fussy cut it on the line. I also coloured and cut a couple of extra flowers. The leaves were stamped in Old Olive ink and fussy cut. The greeting is from the Flowing Flowers stamp set and I've heat embossed it in white on Gorgeous Grape card stock. Then it was a matter of positioning and layering all the elements on top of the doily. I finished with 3 of my favourite Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Simply Marbelous & Friendly Hello | 2022 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendly Hello, Flowing Flowers
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Simply Marbelous DSP
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
  Layering Circle Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede)

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of a project from the 2022 January-February Sale-a-bration brochure. 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 Monique to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and do not currently have a Demonstrator, head to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details so I can pop one in the post to you. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Abstract Beauty Suite

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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 CASE-ing a project from the Abstract Beauty Suite on pages 48-57 of the  2022 January-June Mini Catalogue.  

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I'm a bit time poor at the moment, so I've created a simple card using the sample above for my inspiration. I've turned it upside down so the designer paper is at the top and converted it to a stardard metric card. 

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a panel of Basic White and stamped the friendship greeting from the Sale-a-bration Friendly Hello stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink at the base. I've used the same bright Night of Navy floral design from the Abstract Beauty Specialty Designer Paper pack as the sample, placing the angle at the bottom of card rather that at the top. Each sheet of paper in the pack has gold foil accents which appears as the centre of each of the pink flowers in this design. 

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I dry embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and added the Magenta Madness decorative border that I die cut from one of the designs in the Ornate Layers Dies set and then the White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon finished with a double bow. I stamped the greeting again in Magenta Madness and then fussy cut the 'friend' and popped it up over the top of the stamped greeting. I finished with 3 of the Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I used the other side of the angle cut from the Abstract Beauty Specialty Designer Paper with the same Magenta Madness decorative trim at the bottom of the writing panel.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendly Hello
Card stock & Papers Magenta Madness, Basic White, Abstract Beauty Specialty DSP
 Ink Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
  Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Ornate Layers Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of a project from the Abstract Beauty section of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

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

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If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and do not currently have a Demonstrator, head to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details so I can pop one in the post to you. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration!

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Hi there

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 CASE-ing the 2022 January-February Sale-a-bration brochure.  There are lots of great samples in the brochure that you can use for inspiration and to kickstart the creative process, even if you don't have the specific products used.

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I chose the card above for my inspiration. It was the brightly coloured stripes at the top and the scalloped border that caught my attention.  When I looked closer, I realised the coloured stripes was actually one of the designs from the fabulous Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper that is a FREE Sale-a-bration item you can choose with a $90AUD order. Unfortunately, it isn't currently available in Australia due to shipping delays (unloading the ship in Australia), but hopefully that will be fixed soon.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP & Special Moments Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration) | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

As I don't have the  Rainbow of Happiness Bundle or the coordinating Sunshine & Rainbows DSP, I decided to use the pretty pierced and scalloped border from the Scalloped Contour Dies with the bright floral design from the Abstract Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper for my card. The striped designer paper at the top would be replaced with strips of card stock.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP & Special Moments Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration) | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a Thick Basic White card base and added my bright strips of card stock at the top. I took the colours from the designer paper and cut them 2.3cm wide to create the narrow white space at the junction of the scallops. The scalloped border was adhered next and I decided to add a narrow band of Gold Foil to echo the gold foil accents in the designer paper. The greeting from the Special Moments stamp set (also a Sale-a-bration option you can choose with a $180AUD order) was stamped in Magenta Madness ink and popped up on a piece of Just Jade card stock. I've used the Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon underneath the greeting as it is very close to Magenta Madness. I finished with a trio of the cute Brushed Brass Butterflies embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP & Special Moments Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration) | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a mat of Magenta Madness cardstock and the edge of the writing panel has been cropped with the scalloped border die and finished with the band of Gold Foil and a narrow strip of the designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Abstract Beauty DSP & Special Moments Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration) | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Special Moments
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Magenta Madness, Crushed Curry, Just Jade, Blushing Bride, Abstract Beauty DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Magenta Madness
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Scalloped Contour Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of a project from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. 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 Kathryn to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and do not currently have a Demonstrator, head to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details so I can pop one in the post to you. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Front Cover 2022 Mini Catalogue

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Happy New Year and welcome to CASE-ing the Catty! I hope you've had an enjoyable holiday season and are now relaxing after the hectic preparations and lots of food!

If you've come from visiting  my lovely friend Tina, 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 front cover of the brand new 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue. You can commence purchasing from the catalogue from 4 January, so just a couple more sleeps to go.  Not forgetting we also have Sale-a-bration commencing as well, so you can earn some FREE product with an order of $90AUD or more, before shipping. Due to the ongoing, worldwide supply chain issues, there will be a few products that won't arrive in time for 4 January, but hopefully they won't be too far away. 

The card on the front cover uses the beautiful Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper and the Tulip Fields Bundle. For my card, I've used the Hello Friendly stamp set and coordinating Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper, which together are a Level 2 Sale-a-bration reward for a $180AUD order. 

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Stamp Set & DSP | 2022 Jan-June Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The main elements to the sample card are the frame, positioned wider at one end; the strip across the bottom of the frame and the embellishment. I cut my frame using the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the pretty striped designer paper. I've flipped my wide end around, as it worked better with the large greeting I stamped onto the Fresh Freesia designer paper in black before popping up the frame with Foam Adhesive Strips.  

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Stamp Set & DSP | 2022 Jan-June Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the band at the bottom I have used the new white 3/4" Frayed Ribbon that has a soft, slightly fuzzy texture and then added the Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon over the top. The flowers from the Hello Friendly stamp set were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut on the line. I finished with a trio of the new Brushed Brass Butterflies. These cuties are self-adhesive, so super easy to use. 


Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Stamp Set & DSP | 2022 Jan-June Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendly Hello
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Friendly Hello DSP
 Ink Fresh Freesia, Memento Tuxedo Black, Granny  Apple Green
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, 3/4" Frayed Ribbon, Fresh FreesiaOpen Weave Ribbon
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Fresh Freesia), Foam Adhesive Strips

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of the front cover of the new 2022 January- June Mini Catalogue. 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 Peta & Marvi to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - More Sale-a-bration!

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

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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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD or $180 order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). Tonight the Crew are taking inspiration from the sample projects in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration (please excuse the quality of the photo that I had to snip from the catalogue!), which uses the Shaded Summer stamp set from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue and Summer Shadows Dies which are a Level 2 Sale-a-bration option you can choose with a $180AUD order of products from any current catalogues.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Seeing the die cuts behind the stamped image reminded me of the technique of creating a background with your die cuts, so that is the direction I went. I have a Blushing Bride card base and I've popped up my art panel. I chose Sahara Sand for the background and for the die cuts to create the tone on tone effect. The Summer Shadows Dies is perfect for this technique as there is a nice mix of large and small dies with both solid and outline options.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I recommend that you create your die cuts using Adhesive Sheet on the reverse, to make adhering them super quick and easy.  My other tip is to make sure you have all your layers cut first, as I found my trimmers weren't happy about cutting the uneven edges.

I stamped the large floral image in Blushing Bride and used the coordinating outline die from the Sale-a-bration Summer Shadows Dies set to crop it. To give it a bit more focus, I adhered it to a piece of Vellum and hand cut around the outside leaving a wide border. The Shaded Summer stamp set also has 7 useful greetings in a nice mixed font.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Sahara Sand mat for the writing panel and I've partially stamped the other floral image from the Shaded Summer stamp set in the top corner. At the base is a strip of Blushing Bride patterned designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Shaded Summer
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Vellum, Subtles 6" x6" DSP
 Ink Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Accessories White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools    Summer Shadows Dies,  die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Sale-a-bration brochure this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. 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 Michelle to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration!

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Hi there

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

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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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). Tonight the Crew are taking inspiration from the sample projects in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration, which uses the Delicate Dahlias stamp set. There are many layers of fussy cut outline images in the sample project, so for a change I chose to go in a simpler direction for my card.  Warning: you might need your sunglasses, lol.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a panel of Basic White and stamped the solid Dahlia image in Magenta Madness ink at the top left. My ink pad is juicy, so I used a tea spoon to temporarily push the ink to the bottom so I wouldn't lose all the lovely shading the image has. I stamped the outline image over the top in Melon Mambo ink. Some people find it easier to stamp the outline first and then the solid image over the top. Try both ways and see what works best for you. I certainly found it easier to stamp the outline of the leaves first as I couldn't get it lined up when I stamped the solid image first. The panel was dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
You can't see in the photo, but I used the Simply Scored tool to add texture to the black strip by scoring at 1/4" intervals, before adhering to the white panel. I added a touch of bling with the gorgeous Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, also from the Sale-a-bration brochure and then tied a couple of rows of White Baker's Twine and finished with a bow. I stamped the leaves in Old Olive ink with the outline in Mossy Meadow and arranged them around the stamped and fussy cut Dahlia, that was popped up over the top. The greeting from the Dressed to Impress set was stamped in black, fussy cut and popped up on the Dahlia. The finished panel was adhered to a Basic Black card base and for the final touch, a trio of In Color Jewels.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Delicate Dahlias, Dressed to Impress
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Basic Black, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Magenta Madness, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder,  die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Simply Scored board

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Sale-a-bration brochure this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. 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 Lauren to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Card Featuring Food

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

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 have a fun challenge to CASE a card featuring food!

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I've recently planted a lot of strawberries, so when I came across the project above on page 44 of the January - June 2021 Mini Catalogue, it popped right out at me. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started by stamping those luscious red strawberries, using Cherry Cobbler ink for the outline and Real Red ink for the body of the strawberry. I like the extra definition you get with the darker ink. The calyx was stamped in Garden Green ink on Pear Pizzaz card stock and for the flower, I used So Saffron ink. All the elements were cropped with the Strawberry Builder Punch.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
It's funny how things evolve when you craft. I was originally going to use one of scalloped rectangles from the Scalloped Contours Dies, so I die cut the white centre panel with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to fit. I wasn't happy with that, so went to my Pear Pizzazz scraps and found the stitched frame in there and that sent me down a different path altogether!  I dry embossed a piece of Real Red card stock with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the back of the Pear Pizzaz frame to add a pop of red.

Using a Blending Brush I added a soft layer of Daffodil Delight to the Basic White rectangle and then positioned all the stamped elements. The first strawberry is adhered flat, the second one is popped up on 1mm foam pads and the third on Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, stamped in black and positioned over the bottom strawberry. I added a couple of swirls of the black/white Baker's Twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and finished with a sweet Bumblebee Trinket.  The art panel was popped up on Dimensionals in the frame and then I adhered the frame to a Thick Basic White card base. To keep the borders in proportion, I increased the width of the card base to 11cm, rather than trim the length by 0.5cm.
Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I used the Blending Brush again to create a soft background in the bottom right corner and stamped the leaf and flower spray from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set in Soft Sea Foam ink. I adhered a stamped strawberry over the spray with a white flower over lapping the strawberry.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Strawberry
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red
Accessories Bumblebee Trinket, Playful Pets Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Stitched Rectangles Die, die cutting machine, Strawberry Builder Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a card featuring food, 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 Julia's blog to see her yummy creation (we were on the same wavelength this week!) and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Birthday Section

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

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This week we are taking inspiration from the projects in the Birthday Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue on pages 60-67. I had lots of ideas and hopes of making more than one card, but surprise (actually no surprise at all, lol), I got sidetracked in the garden this morning.

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This week, I've chosen the project above on page 63 for my inspiration. It is a mini Paper Pumpkin Box with a belly band that has been die cut with the Flower Market Die and an embellished banner across the centre.

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have changed things up to a portrait orientation and created a card from the layout. I started by choosing the large background die from the Potted Succulents Dies set which creates a lovely fine outline design of the succulents.  Green is definitely not one of my go to colours, but I thought this piece of designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper worked well with the succulents. I covered a Thick Basic White card base with the designer paper and then adhered succulents background, which was cut from thick Basic White card stock. If you want the really narrow border around the die cut, I recommend that you cut the card stock the exact size of the die as it is very difficult to cut it down later (the voice of experience talking here!). The die cut isn't long enough for our metric sized cards, so I cut it into 2 pieces and adhered the pieces at the top and bottom, leaving the small space in the centre, which is covered by the band.

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I have heat embossed the 'HELLO' greeting from the Biggest Wish stamp set in white at the end of the Old Olive strip and then dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder before adhering to the Basic White strip. This is a fabulous set of greetings with both script and block fonts that I know I will be using a lot! At the left end of the strip I added some loops of the gold Simply Elegant Trim and some foliage cut from the new Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper. The 'friend' greeting was stamped on a strip of Basic White with Old Olive ink and I flagged the end before popping it up on Dimensionals and adding the white bow over the top. I finished with the little butterfly on the hello, also cut from the gold metallic paper. 

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have kept it really simple with a Basic White writing panel on the left and a strip of the Old Olive designer paper on the right. I finished with a piece of the foliage die cut from the Forever Flourishing Dies

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Old Olive, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Beauty of the Earth DSP
 Ink Versamark, Old Olive
Accessories Metallic Pearls, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Simply Elegant Trim
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Potted Succulents Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, White EP, Heat gun

 

We would love to see your CASE from the Birthdays Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. 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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