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.

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

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. We're half way through the Sale-a-bration promotion, so it is time to add some more excitement with the brand new Second Release products that are now available until 31 March 2019.  Check out the new Level 1 and Level 2 products you can choose with a $90 or more purchase by viewing the Second Release Brochure online and you can save it to your computer or tablet.

If you've come from Liz'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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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochures again this week and specifically, I'm using the new Second Release brochure. There are a great range of new products to choose from, plus all of the products from the initial release are still available too.

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My inspiration comes from the card on the right in this photo of the front cover of the Sale-a-bration Second Release brochure. This card uses the Painted Seasons Bundle which is a new Level 2 option that you can choose with an order of $180 and includes the Painted Seasons stamp set and Painted Seasons Designer Series paper. You can see more details about these products in the video below.

I was drawn to the stamped background on this card using the succulent stamps, plus the colour combo. These are distinktive stamps so you get all the gorgeous detail from just one impression of the stamp.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped up a panel with succulents in Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party, and added the little stars in Balmy Blue. A very narrow mat of Lemon Lime Twist was added to the art panel and then it was popped up on the Balmy Blue card base. 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The greeting from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set was stamped in Call Me Clover ink and then cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and layered onto a stitched circle in Balmy Blue. I have a larger circle of Vellum sitting on the art panel and I then added the die cut leaves and wooden elements and the gold sequin trim in the centre. The greeting was popped up over the top of all of these embellishments. I finished with the wooden butterfly and the little flower.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Lemon Lime Twist and I've added 2 more of the succulents in the corner with some die cut leaves. I used a sponge dauber to add some extra colour into the centre of the Lemon Lime Twist flower.  I'm looking forward to trying out more colour combinations.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Painted Seasons, Dandelion Wishes
Card stock & Papers Balm Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Vellum
 Ink Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Balmy Blue
Accessories Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Butterfly Elements (Sale-a-bration)
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Wonderful Floral Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack

 

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Floral Romance

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Floral Romance section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are lots of lovely samples in this section to get you inspired! 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra'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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Don't forget that you can earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'll pop one in the post for you.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, although you will see that my finished product does not really resemble it at all. I saw the lovely Lace Dynamic embossing folder and started with that, although I went with a white card base and a white embossed panel in a landscape orientation.

Stampin' Up! Floral Romance Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used Petal Pink as an accent colour in the flowers, the die cut oval and the variegated ribbon. I have to say when Petal Pink was released in the colour refresh, it honestly did not float my boat! However, the Floral Romance Suite of products has changed all that with the beautiful vellum in the coordinating Floral Romance Speciality Designer Paper that I have used for the background in my photo. 

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I've stamped the main floral image from the Wonderful Romance stamp set in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and used Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers to colour. The large leaves are in Mossy Meadow and for the smaller spray of leaves with the flowers, I used Granny Apple Green to provide some contrast. The flowers are coloured with Petal Pink and a touch of Light Calypso Coral. The flowers were stamped, coloured and then fussy cut and popped up for extra dimension and a little pearl added to the centres. 

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For the inside, I have embossed the scallops from the Lace Dynamic TIEF on each side of the writing panel. I was going to leave it at that, but thought it looked a little insipid, as one of my crafty friends would say! I added the die cut spray from the Well Written Framelits Dies and used Grapefruit Grove to add a better of extra colour for the flowers. I'm not sure that I really like it though.

Stampin' Up! Floral Romance Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Wonderful Romance
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon
Tools     Wonderful Floral Framelits, Lace Dynamic TIEF, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, Well Written Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Glue Dots,  Stampin' Blends markers

 

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Festive Farmhouse

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Festive Farmhouse section on pages 12-17. Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

If you've come from Angela'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, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above, on page 17 of the Holiday Catalogue. I've cropped the image, so you can see it more clearly. I'm taking a break from Christmas cards this week, so I've used one of the lovely all-purpose stamp sets that are in the Holiday Catalogue. By that I mean, it is one that is not holiday specific, called Country Home

  Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've incorporated a number of other new products as well, to create a country feel to my card. The card base is Gray Granite and the next layer is also Gray Granite and embossed with the lovely Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder. I'm old enough to remember pressed tin (as we called them) ceilings, which were much more interesting to look at than our modern white plaster (IMHO!). The banner  has been stamped in Pool Party ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp. With this stamp you can create your gingham in any colour you want. Unfortunately, I wasn't brave enough to get the sewing machine out and go around the embossed panel, but I think it would have made it pop, as it did in the sample.

Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The focus image is the lovely jug of flowers from the Country Home stamp set. The stamp set also includes a milk churn, another floral image to mix and match with the jug and a variety of large and small greetings. I have stamped the jug first and then the flowers on top, using Early Espresso ink which is perfectly fine to use with your Stampin' Blends if you want an alternative to black. The stamps are photopolymer, making it very easy to line them up. I've fussy cut the image and then popped it up on foam pads on the largest stitched oval which has a mat of Calypso Coral. The greeting is from the Darling Label stamp set and has been cropped with the stitched label from the Stitched Labels Framelits.

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For the inside, I have stamped part of the floral image in the bottom corner of the writing panel and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

Project Details
Stamps Country Home, Darling Label, Buffalo Check
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
 Ink Early Espresso, Pool Party
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody)

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Love, Thanks & Support

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Love, Support & Thanks section on pages 104-125 of the Annual Catalogue. There are lots of fabulous samples in this section and it was hard to choose just one. I love having cards in my stash that I can send to people when they need a bit of extra TLC and who doesn't want to feel the love from receiving a beautiful handmade card in the mail.

You may have come from visiting Rebecca's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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I've taken my inspiration from the cards on 106, that use the Petal Promenade Suite. I've cropped out the card above from the image so you can see it more clearly. This card uses one of the rectangular floral frames that come on one sheet of the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. There are also similiar smaller square floral frames and wreaths on the same sheet.  

Stampin' Up! Petal Promenade - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've chosen soft and pretty colours to pair with my floral frame as the green border in the sample doesn't do it for me! I cut right on the edge of the frame and then used my Blushing Bride marker to go around the edges and take away the white core,  before matting onto Gold Foil. I popped up the floral panel onto the gorgeous new Rose Glimmer paper as I find this the most reliable way to adhere to glimmer paper as well as adding dimension. The finished panel was layered onto the thick Whisper White base card. When using a pre-sized panel such as the floral frames from Petal Promenade, I recommend you start from the centre and layer outwards and make any adjustments required to the size of the base card. I had to trim the length slightly to keep my card symmetrical. 

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I picked out the darker pink of the small flowers as I think it makes the image pop. The narrow flagged banner in Berry Burst sits on a stitched circle in Gold Foil. I stamped the frame from the 'Label Me Pretty' stamp set and heat embossed it in gold and then added the greeting from the 'Darling Label' stamp set in Berry Burst ink and punched it out with the Pretty Label punch. It is popped up over the banner and Gold Foil circle. I finished it off with a trio of pearls either side.

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For the inside I have used Gold Foil to mat the writing panel, which has a strip of the coordinating designer paper at the base, topped with a thin band of Rose Glimmer paper to finish. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Promenade - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The glimmer paper is hard to photograph, but it is very pretty  in real life!

Project Details
Stamps Label Me Pretty, Darling Label
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Berry Burst, Gold Foil, Rose Glimmer Paper, Petal Promenade DSP
 Ink Versamark, Berry Burst
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Pretty Label punch

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Birthdays

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I'm pleased to be back with the Crew, case-ing the fabulous new Annual Catalogue. This week we are taking our inspiration from the Birthdays section of the catalogue on Pages 66-79

You may have come from visiting Rachel's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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I've taken inspiration from the square shaker card on the bottom of page 68. I don't have this set of products, but it was the frame itself that inspired me as I thought it would form a nice base for the lovely rose from the new 'Healing Hugs' stamp set. I love that we now have a stamp set with sentiments to send get well wishes. The rose image is one of the new DistINKtive type stamps that create amazing depth with just a single stamped image.

 
Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a base card of thick Whisper White and added a panel of the new Balmy Blue card stock embossed with the new 'Tufted' Dynamic embossing folder. I love this clear blue that reminds me of the long retired Bashful Blue. The embossing folder adds a lovely diamond pattern that is still quite subtle and perfect for background interest. I created a multi-layer frame using the squares from the Stitched Shapes framelits and added some of the striped designer paper from the new 6" x 6" stacks in each of the colour collections to the reverse of the smallest frame. I'm really happy we have a matching designer paper for every colour again.

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stamped the gorgeous rose in Berry Burst ink and the leaves in Garden Green ink and fussy cut them on edge of the images. I don't often do this, but I liked it better without the border. Go around the edge of your image with a coordinating marker (from the reverse side) to cover the white core. I used a single colour this time, but you can create lovely effects by layering on additional colour with a sponge dauber to create shaded and variegated roses. I white embossed one of the greetings on the new Blueberry Bushel card stock and added a flagged end. This is also a gorgeous clear blue. You can see some of the details in this closeup.

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I created a border at the base of the writing panel with two of the other images in the 'Healing Hugs' stamp set. To add a bit more pop, I added a 3mm border of the Berry Burst striped designer paper at the top and bottom. 

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Healing Hugs
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Berry Burst, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, 6 x 6 In Colour & Subtles Designer Series Paper
 Ink Berry Burst, Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories Pearlized Doilies, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Squares Framelits, Tufted Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, White EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals

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CASE-ing the Catty - Hostess Sets and Memories & More

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It's Sunday, so that means the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are back with more creative inspiration for you. This week we're looking at Hostess Sets and Memories & More Card Packs from both the Annual and Occasions Catalogues. 

You may have come from visiting Megan's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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I've taken my inspiration from this pretty sample on page 56 of the Annual Catalogue using the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack and the Petal Garden DSP Stack. I think it is a gift box, but I've created a card using the same layout.

Stampin' Up! Petal Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've changed up the colours a bit, but kept the square layout, using Old Olive for the basic card. I added some of the Sweet Sugarplum trellis design paper to a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock and layered on a banner using a coordinating design from the Petal Garden DSP stack and tucked half a Delicate White Doily underneath. I wrapped the Old Olive ribbon around the panel twice, crossing it over and finishing in a bow on the right.

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I selected the 3" x 4" card with the wreath design from the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack and stamped the greeting from the (sadly retiring) 'Butterfly Basics' stamp set. I popped the card into my Stamparatus stamping platform and placed a scrap piece of acetate over the top of the card. It allowed me to stamp the greeting and check the positioning in relation the wreath image. Before adhering the gold foil overlay, I trimmed down the wreath card slightly and rounded the corners so they didn't poke out and then popped it up over the banner.

There are coordinating floral die cuts in the card pack, but I chose to stamp the matching image from the 'Graceful Garden' stamp set. I used Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry direct to the rubber to create the outline image in coordinating colours. Using the Stamparatus stamping platform it was easy to add some extra colour to the image where I needed it.  Stampin' Blends alcohol markers were used to colour the flower before fussing cutting and popping it up in the corner. I love the softer look that is achieved by using the markers on the outline image.

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For the inside I have a Sweet Sugarplum mat for my writing panel. I added some washi at the bottom in Old Olive and what I thought was Rich Razzleberry, but is actually Berry Burst. However I think it all blends in without a problem. In the top corner I've heat embossed part of the trellis in gold and then added another of the coloured and fussy cut flowers. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The asymmetric layout doesn't come naturally to me, but I quite like the end result. When I asked my husband what thought, the first thing he said was that it was crooked. I hope the lady who is going to receive it doesn't think that! I'm going to be using this as a 'get well' card, I think it would also be perfect for Mother's Day.  

If you love this look, you will need to order the Petal Garden DSP Stack and Memories & More Card Pack now, as both products are retiring.

Project Details
Stamps Graceful Garden, Butterfly Basics 
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Petal Garden DSP Stack, Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack, scrap Gold Glimmer
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories Delicate White Doilies, Old Olive 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels, Basic Packs 1 & 2 Washi
Tools     Stampin' Blends (Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, Color Lifter) Dimensionals, Tombow glue

 

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CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop - Love & Sympathy

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It's Friday evening again and time for the CASE-ing the Catty Crew to bring you more inspiration from the Stampin' Up! catalogues. This week we are looking at the 'Love and Sympathy' section on pages 19-30 of the 2015-16 Annual Catalogue.   

You may have come from Stasia's blog but if not, you can start here and hop over to the next blog using the button at the bottom of this post.

This week I have taken my inspiration from the card at the bottom of Page 20. I've been wanting to try out the sweet ribbon treatment on this card for ages, so I decided to case the layout to go with it. I love that this card is very clean and simple with lots of white space and my version is bright and cheery as well, which I think is perfect for a 'get well' card. I have used a selection of elements from a range of stamp sets. 

CAS Get Well with 'Everything Eleanor'


After stamping the flourish from 'Everything Eleanor' I added a strip of 6mm double sided tape to the edge of the Whisper White card stock.  Start at the bottom placing the Melon Mambo ribbon on the tape for about 2cm  (leave a short tail to fold under the card) and then fold back the ribbon for 1cm and then forward another 2cm to create the pleat. Do this 3 times and then continue the ribbon to the far end of the card. Cut the ribbon and fold it under the card at each end. Create and attach the bow in the centre separately with a glue dot. I used a glue dot to hold down the first pleat, but the rest stayed in place without any adhesive.

This is how I finished the inside of the card, using a strip of the Bermuda Bay washi tape from the 'Cherry on Top' set.

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Project Details
Stamps Everything Eleanor, Thoughts & Prayers, Kinda Eclectic, Butterfly Basics
Card stock & Papers     Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Tea Lace Doilies, Melon Mambo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels, Cherry on Top Washi set
Tools     Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Corner Rounder punch

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