CASE-ing the Catty - Bee Mine Section

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Get Well with Seasonal Branches Bundle

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I've just returned from a lovely week away in Melbourne, where I attended a team event to celebrate 35 years of Stampin' Up! Instead of a large event, Stampin' Up! has selected 35 events worldwide that are hosted by local team leaders and attended by a representative from the Home Office.  This is rather novel and I'm fortunate that my team leader Claire Daly was successful in being selected for one of the events.  Not only that, we had the CEO, Sara Douglass come all the way from Salt Lake City, Utah to spend a fabulous day with us. I stayed on for the rest of the week to catch up with friends I haven't seen since I left more than 2 years ago.

I designed one of the four make & take projects for the attendees, so today I'm sharing the card I designed. It was a busy time cutting and assembling the card kits before I went. This is the class table in my studio with 59 card kits laid out, so I could compile all the required pieces and not miss anything. They were then packaged into individual cello bags so nothing could get lost 

Stampin' Up!Seasonal Brances M&T for 35 for 35 Event, Melbourne | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

It is surprisingly challenging to come up with a design that can be completed within 30 minutes, is not too expensive, doesn't use too many tools (only the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine) and isn't too boring for a group of Demonstrators! Here is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

As this is a get well card, I've chosen the very calming Boho Blue for the card base and then added the bright white panel embossed with the cross-hatch design from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders. The octagons created with the Countryside Corners Bundle form the background and the white octagon has a softly blended Balmy Blue 'sky' for the bird and branch from the Seasonal Branches bundle. The bird was coloured with Boho Blue and Pecan Pie Stampin' Blends markers.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Branches Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have stamped part of the leaf set across the bottom of the writing panel and added another bird. Unfortunately, there wasn't time at the event to do the inside, but I encouraged everyone to stamp and colour the second bird to finish it at home.

Stampin' Up! 35 for 35 Event, Melbourne | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Here, Sara is preparing for her surprise demonstration with a table of ladies behind, doing one of their make & takes. We had lots of lovely display boards and samples to look at, plus yummy treats for morning and afternoon tea and a bento box lunch. 

Stampin' Up! 35 for 35 Event, Melbourne | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I managed to get a pic with Sara at the start of the day.  I was totally knackered by the end, after supervising the 8 tables doing my make & take, but it was a fabulous day, enjoyed by all.

 

Project Details
Stamps Seasonal Branches, Countryside Corners
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Boho Blue, Pecan Pie
 Ink Boho Blue, Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Early Espesso
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, Linen Thread
  Basics 3D Embossing Folder, Seasonal Branches Dies, Countryside Corners Dies, Paper Florist Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends - Boho Blue, Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Feels Like Frost DSP Colours

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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. 

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


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE-ing a Layout

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I'm back this week to join the CTC Crew in case-ing a layout from page 36 of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Michelle'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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These are the projects on page 36 of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue using the gorgeous Magnolia Lane Suite.  Lots of great layouts here, but I decided to use the one in the bottom right corner. 

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So you an see it more clearly, I've cropped out the card above, that I'm using as my inspiration today. This is such a flexible layout that incorporates designer paper as well as some focus images and a greeting panel. 

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I decided to ink up my new To A Wild Rose stamp set for the first time. This is a DistInktive style stamp set, so you get lots of fabulous shading in your image, plus it is also a Two-Step as well. You can combine an outline image with either or both of the solid images that are included, or you can colour the outline image using any of your favourite colouring methods. In addition to the rose, there is a set of two-step leaves and some lovely greetings in mixed fonts. I know I'm going to be using this set a lot. 

My card base is Crumb Cake and I added a layer of Blushing Bride gingham designer paper.  The greeting from Good Morning Magnolia was stamped in Soft Suede and then cropped with the fabulous Stitched Nested Labels Dies. The leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake and then the outline image was stamped over the top in Soft Suede ink that was stamped off once. 

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used all 3 of the rose stamps, with the first layer being Blushing Bride, the second layer for the darker shading is the new In Colour Rococo Rose stamped off once and finally, the outline image in Soft Suede stamped off once. This set has the  coordinating Wild Rose Dies that I used to crop the leaves, but I elected to fussy cut the flowers right on the edge as I like look.  I've used one of the extra dies included in the set for the foliage in Gold Foil.  The front rose has been popped up and although difficult to see there is some white Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon peeping out from underneath.

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a mat of Blushing Bride and I've stamped some soft floral images from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set in Rococo Rose (stamped off once) on the writing panel.

Project Details
Stamps To A Wild Rose, Beautiful Friendship, Good Morning Magnolia
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Subtles 6x6 Designer Paper, Gold Foil
 Ink Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories Metallic Pearls, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
Tools     Wild Rose Dies, Stitched Nested Label Dies, Big Shot, 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 Sandra 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. 

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


IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Bird Ballad' Wellness Projects

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Welcome to the blog hop for the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team. 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. There will be a theme for each month and this month it is about wellness, so we have projects to say Hello/Get Well/Sympathy. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including a card and 3D project.

If you've come from looking at Debbi's 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. 

I have a 'ninja' project for you this month as it can configured in a number of ways. It comprises an easel card and a gift box drawer with optional insert. They are separate projects, but you can also create a combined card/gift box as shown in my photo below. I have made mine as a Get Well, with my gift box including some Aloe Vera tissues and some lovely doTERRA products that are perfect for when you're feeling under the weather. As we are coming into Winter in Australia, this is the perfect Get Well gift to make and have on hand.

However, this project would also be perfect for a birthday, thank you or friendship gift with a change of greeting.  It would make a fabulous gift for someone starting a new job, to put on their desk with some uplifting and motivating doTERRA Touch Roll On essential oil blends included, that will also fit into the drawer. 

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Suite | Easel Card & Gift Box Drawer - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used the lovely Bird Ballad Suite for  my project.  It is new in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue and will be available for purchase from my Online Store from 4 June 2019, but it will work beautifully with any designer paper of your choice. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the Easel card and gift box drawer, with options to keep them separate or combined.  

You will receive another 11 detailed, step by step tutorials with more ideas for Hello/Get Well/Sympathy occasions as part of the bundle. You can see a preview of all of the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

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 May 2019 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 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 Carla's Blog to see her gorgeous Friendship projects.

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