Fancy Fold Masculine Card with By The Dock

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I hope you are staying safe and well. I've been very busy for the last few weeks with prepping and running my Zoom classes and life in general.  Another month has gone and we are now in the second half of the year. As 2020 hasn't been the best of years for humanity, it might be good to get it over and done and start afresh!

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I just want to mention firstly, that we have the Stampin' Up! BONUS DAYS promotion during July (actually 1 July - 3 August, 2020).  In Australia, that means you will receive a $9 coupon for each $90 you spend. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so if you've been holding off on ordering from the new 2021 Annual Catalogue, then July is a great time to get more bang for your buck! Not only that, we have the Holiday Mini Catalogue (now called the August-December Mini Catalogue) starting in August (yes, a month earlier than previously!) so you can redeem your coupons on the fabulous new holiday products. My customers will be receiving their complimentary copy of the August-December Mini Catalogue in the next few weeks, but you can request one, by leaving your details on my Free Catalogues page.

Now onto the card I'm sharing today. I'm using the By The Dock stamp set and coordinating Dockside Dies for my Centre Step Easel card. This bundle is perfect for masculine cards or anyone into the outdoors, boating or those who just love water scenery. There is something so calming about looking out into a body of water, don't you think, especially when it is surrounded by a lovely landscape. It would also be great for a milestone birthday or retirement occasion.

Stampin' Up! By the Dock Centre Step Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used Seaside Spray card stock for the card base and the Night of Navy plaid design from the retired Country Club Designer Series Paper for the side borders on the front and for the fold out easel panel. I added a strip of Old Olive card stock across the easel panel and popped up the birthday greeting from the By the Dock stamp set, that I stamped in Night of Navy ink and cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies

Stampin' Up! By the Dock Centre Step Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The centre background panel has the ground image from the By The Dock stamp set at the base and above that I have coloured the sand, water and sky with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I added some ripples in stamped off Night of Navy ink after I finished colouring.  You could also use ink pads and daubers or other ink blending tools to create the background. The dock was popped up on the left slightly overhanging the edge and the boat adhered flat with the bow rising from the water. I overlaid the bottom edge with the fabulous bullrushes die cut from the Friendly Sihouettes Dies. To finish I popped up the cute frog on the dock and added a couple of seagulls flying overhead.  The card has lots of dimension and texture and I love that it folds up and fits into a standard sized envelope. 

Stampin' Up! By the Dock Centre Step Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've added a writing panel on the reverse, stamping the ground image again at the bottom in a different way and adding the fussy cut boat to the left and off the edge. It's great to have a masculine card ready in my stash, but I think I know the perfect person for it!

 

Project Details
Stamps By the Dock
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Crumb Cake,Country Club DSP (retired)
 Ink Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Soft Suede
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls
Tools     Dockside Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Gray Granite, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Seaside Spray, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede)

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Adding a Male Twist

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Hi there

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

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on 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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It's week 2, CASE-ing a card from the January- June Mini Catalogue and giving it a male twist. 

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I chose the card abovefrom page 11 for my inspiration. I was drawn to the double frame and simple layout. Those critters are very cute, but I decided to pull out the products from the Country Club Suite for the first time. 

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have a card base in Night of Navy and I added a double frame over the golfer image.  I've cut one frame in Seaside Spray with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and a second smaller frame from the argyle patterned paper from the designer paper Country Club DSP pack. I like the window -like effect that it gives the image when they are adhered together and it also makes the frame more robust. To balance the frame I've tied some Garden Green twine from the Country Club Twine Combo pack around the left end of the card.

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used one of the line images from the Country Club Designer Paper for my art panel.  This is a great addition to the paper pack. This piece of DSP is designed to be cut into 4 horizontal strips of 3" and then each 3" strip is cut into 4" pieces. I have coloured the main areas with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers. You need to use a light touch as the paper is more prone to bleeding than Whisper White. I photocopied the image and create a mask so I could do some ink blending with Balmy Blue for the sky. The frame was popped up over the part panel for more dimension. The birthday greeting from Clubhouse stamp set is stamped in Night of Navy ink and cropped with the banner die from the coordinating Golf Club Dies. I've popped it up on a Garden Green stitched label from the All Dressed Up Dies.

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a strip of the designer paper on the right and I've stamped the golf ball image on the left and coloured it with Stampin' Blends markers.

Stampin' Up! Country Club Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Clubhouse
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Country Club DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Balmy Blue
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Country Club Twine Combo Pack, Country Club Elements
Tools     Golf Club Dies, All Dressed Up Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Markers (Soft Suede, Seaside spray, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Real Red, Petal Pink)

 

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

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You have one more week to join us with your CASE of  a card from the January - June Mini Catalogue, giving it a male twist. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project, giving a card from the January - June Mini Catalogue a male twist. Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Sale-a-bration!

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Hi there

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 Caroline'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. 

This month it's all about Sale-a-bration - we have 65 pages of crafty inspiration for you, using the FREE products that you can earn with a qualifying purchase until 31 March 2020.  This month we have 12 fabulous tutorials in the bundle and we are also welcoming  Narelle and Sigrid to the team.

Stampin' Up! Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper & Honey Bee Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This month I've created a book-style keepsake box and card using the beautiful Sale-a-bration Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper and coordinating Honey Bee Bundle. The box would  be perfect for storing keepsakes or photos; for gifting a set of handmade cards (it fits full size cards and envelopes) or as a gift box for treats and other items. This gift set would work equally as well for a feminine or masculine recipient. The finished size of the box section is 6 3/4” x 4 3/4” (17.1cm x 12cm).

There are lots of other fabulous tutorials in the bundle too, each including a 3D project.  You won't be disappointed! More than 10 products from the Sale-a-bration promotion have been used in projects in the bundle. 

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 February 2020 Tutorial Bundle.

1.  Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the tutorial bundle for FREE. I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  With an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product.

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. 

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 Narelle's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on 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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This week, our challenge is to CASE a layout from page 101 of the Annual Catalogue.

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Here is a closer look at the card I have used for my inspiration. The elements that spoke to me were the double frame and coloured images popped up from the background. My initial thought was to make a diorama card with my chosen stamp set Seaside Notions, which I was fortunate to be able to borrow from a lovely crafting friend.  However, after making my card I think I'll be investing in this stamp set as it has a great set of sea-themed images (and I LOVE seahorses) as well as useful greetings that aren't too large.  

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, the best laid creative plans didn't come to fruition as I had planned. I've taken the inspiration photo and used it to create this portrait faux diorama card. Once I decided which of the Stitched Rectangle Dies I wanted to use, it was a matter of calculating the width of the borders to keep it in proportion. The finished card is standard height (14.85cm) and 11.1 wide and the frame is 6mm deep.  I started by sponging my background panel with Crumb Cake , Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel and then more Pool Party to simulate the light coming through the water. I stamped the dotted image in Soft Suede over the top of the Crumb Cake to look more like the gritty bottom sand.

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Once the sponged panel was finished, I used Foam Strips to pop up the Crumb Cake frame over the top and layout out my elements. On the left is the seaweed die cut from Old Olive Vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock pack using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  The other images are from the Seaside Notions stamp set, stamped in various colours of ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. There are no dies with this stamp set unfortunately, so I have fussy cut them right on the line and inked the edges with a coordinating Stampin' Write Marker. 

I wanted a very 3D 'floaty' effect for my card, so I just attached the seaweed at the bottom and then curled the seahorse around it and adhered it just in the centre on a foam pad, so the head is free. The coral and shells are popped up at various heights on foam pads. When all the elements were in position on the sponged background, I adhered the Blueberry Bushel frame over the top. The sides of the frame fold over, encasing the Crumb Cake border and are adhered under the long edges of the sponged background. It is open at the top and bottom like a normal diorama card. The 'box frame' is then adhered to the Blueberry Bushel card base. I finished with a trio of Frosted Epoxy Droplets for air bubbles and the greeting from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set stamped in Pretty Peacock and die cut to size with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. 

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a continued with the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create a Crumb Cake border for my writing panel. I sponged the bottom edge to match the front of the card and popped up the coral on the right edge, together with the Sand Dollar and small shell. I added some stretched Copper Trim under the Sand Dollar for a bit of extra texture.  The greetings from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set were stamped before adding the frame. 

Stampin' Up! Seaside Notions - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

It isn't really a post-friendly card, but luckily this one is going to be hand delivered and I will make a coordinating box-elope for it, so it travels safely. Despite the initial hiccups, I'm really happy with how the card turned out!

Project Details
Stamps Seaside Notions, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Crumb Cake, Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock
 Ink Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Copper Trim
Tools     Stitched Rectangles, Die Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Pool Party), Foam Strips, 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 Shannon 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!


Sneak Peek - Come Sail Away

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Today I'm sharing a sneak peak of one of my favourite suites from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.  The Come Sail Away Suite is a fabulous set of coordinating products, and includes the:

  • Sailing Home stamp set
  • Smooth Sailing Dies
  • High Seas 3D Embossing Folder
  • Come Sail Away Designer series Paper
  • Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine
  • Sail Away Trinkets
  • Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack

You have everything in this suite to make fabulous cards for either gender. For this card, I have used a Balmy Blue card base and added a layer embossed with the retiring Seaside embossing folder. I'm looking forward to getting hold of the new High Seas 3D embossing folder, which unfortunately was not available in the Demonstrator pre-order.

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I cut a 2" strip of the lovely navy striped design from the Come Sail Away Designer Paper pack and used the Banner Triple Punch to flag the end. Underneath is a narrower Real Red flagged banner to add a pop of bright colour. 

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Although a little difficult to see, I spritzed the right side of the Shimmery White stitched oval; I added some drops of Balmy Blue reinker into a spritzer bottle filled with rubbing alcohol. Once it was dry I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays on the left in navy ink and I added the stitched oval to a larger oval in Real Red. The lighthouse and anchor were stamped and die cut and popped up on the right. The Sailing Home stamp set is in the DistINKtive style so you get lots of lovely detail and shading in the images from just one impression of the stamp.  I finished with one of the cute ships wheel trinkets on the banner.

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Night of Navy Mat for the writing panel with a strip of the blue striped designer paper at the bottom. The smaller of the 2 sailing boats was stamped in Early Espresso ink and I finished with the red 'rope' trim, which is one of the extra dies in the Smooth Sailing Dies set.

Stampin' Up! Come Sail Away Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Come Sail Away DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Accessories Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine, Sail Away Trinkets
Tools     Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Shapes, Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Seaside EF, Big Shot, Banner Triple Punch, Dimensionals

 

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


Broadway Milestone Birthday

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Someone in our house had a milestone birthday last week, so I made this double easel card to celebrate. This is a really simple fancy fold but has a wow factor to it.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a thick Whisper White card base and then added the black easel panel to the front. The black, gold and white candle design paper from the Broadway Bound Specialty paper was added to the the back panel.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The numbers were cut from a sheet of the designer paper. I adhered them to Whisper White first to make them more robust before popping them up onto the Black Foil circle.  The balloons were grouped together and adhered under the matted foil circle, which was popped up on the Gold Foil scallop circle. The gold spotted balloon was created using the balloon stamp from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and then die cut.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have decorated both surfaces with the birthday die in Gold Glimmer at the top and a party hat heat embossed in black on Gold Foil is perched on the corner. Boys need bling, too!

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have gold embossed the greeting from Broadway Birthday and then added Black Foil die cut letters for the WISH using the retired Little Letters dies. I substituted one of the cute Candle embellishments for the 'I'.

Stampin' Up! Broadway Birthday Double Easel Fancy Fold - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The card folds down flat to go into a normal envelope for posting.

Project Details
Stamps Broadway Birthday, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Black Foil, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Broadway Bound DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Candle Embellishments
Tools     Happy Birthday, Layering Circles, Celebrate You, Broadway Lights, Little Letters (retired), Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

 

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


Nature's Poem Masculine Birthday

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Tonight I'm still in Auckland, New Zealand after attending the fabulous Stampin' Up! OnStage Live event for the last 3 days. I've had the opportunity to do a bit of local sightseeing today and I head home to Melbourne tomorrow. 

I'm sharing a card I made a while ago, that I CASE-ed from a fellow demonstrator, Rachel Woollard. I've changed up a few things but kept the layout the same. This is a great masculine card to have in your stash and the layout is super versatile as you can use different designer papers to change up the look.

Stampin' Up! Nature's Poem Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a piece of Gray Granite card stock the same size as the card base and ran it through the Subtle embossing folder for some background texture. Next came the strip of Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper and I chose the Cajun Craze design for a strong contrast with the Tranquil Tide leaves.

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I wrapped some of the Braided Linen Trim around the matted Tranquil Tide panel and tied it in a knot and popped up the panel on foam pads.  The greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set was embossed in copper on Champagne Foil for a really lush look. I cropped it with the large tree die from the Nature's Roots Framelits to create a bold embellishment that was popped up on the Tranquil Tide panel. One of the copper leaf trinkets was adhered with a glue dot under the knot. 

Stampin' Up! Nature's Poem Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a strip of the Tranquil Tide DSP down the left side of the writing panel and I've stamped some leaves in Crumb Cake ink down the right side. The panel was adhered to a Cajun Craze mat. 

Stampin' Up! Nature's Poem Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Nature's Poem Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Picture Perfect Birthday
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Cajun Craze, Nature's Poem DSP, Champagne Foil
 Ink Versamark, Crumb Cake
Accessories Leaves Trinkets, Braided Linen Trim, Metallic Pearls
Tools     Nature's Roots Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Copper EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

 

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


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

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. This is our second last week of Sale-a-bration for this year.  The good news is that the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack is available again while stocks last. For details of ALL of the Level 1 product choices available, see them in my Online Store

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

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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochures again this week and I am looking at this photo on page 10 of the main brochure.

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I chose the By the Bay stamp set specifically for the image of the seagulls so I thought I had better get it inked up. 

Stampin' Up! By The Bay - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The sample card is quite narrow, but I have gone with a standard card base in Gray Granite. I embossed a layer with the Seaside embossing folder and added it to the card base. The Gray Granite striped DSP was flagged with the  Banner Triple Punch with a smaller flagged piece in Pacific Point underneath.  

Stampin' Up! By The Bay - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the seagull image on Whisper White card stock and coloured it with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and cropped it with with the same die from the Rose Trellis Thinlits. It is quite a small image, so I have popped it up on a Pacific Point oval to up-size it and also add an extra pop of colour.  The leaves were die cut from Granny Apple Green and Old Olive card stock and I added a button with some Linen Thread knotted. The birthday greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays was double cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Stampin' Up! By The Bay - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a mat of Pacific Point and I added a strip of the striped DSP down the side.  The seagull image was stamped in the corner and coloured simply this time. 

Stampin' Up! By The Bay - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps By the Bay, Itty Bitty Greetings
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Brights DSP, Neutrals DSP
 Ink Memento Expresso Truffle
Accessories True Gentleman Buttons, Linen Thread
Tools     Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Needlepoint Elements Framelits, Seaside TIEF, Big Shot, Banner Triple Punch, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Rachel 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 with By The Bay and thanks for visiting me today!


Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop

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Hi there

Today I am participating as Guest Designer with the talented Kelly Kent and her Paper Adventures team. The theme for the blog hop is 'wheels' and this turned out to be rather fortuitous as my husband requested a 50th birthday card for a colleague with a motor bike on it. 

Being a milestone birthday, I wanted it to be a bit special, so I have used a fancy fold together with the Classic Garage Suite of products to make my card. 

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The base card is Real Red and I've used the wheels design from the Classic Garage 6" x 6" Designer Paper for the large inside back panel. I have kept the colour combo to black, white, and red with silver accents. The art panel features the motorbike that I have fussy cut from another sheet of the Classic Garage Designer Paper.

I roughly cut the motor bike and then adhered it to some Basic Black card stock before fussy cutting. I also go around the image with a black marker to cover the white core of the paper for a nicer finish. To create the ground under the motor bike, I cut an irregular shape from scrap paper and then stamped the oil splotch through the template to reduce the area stamped and then popped up the bike image over the top.  The greeting is from the retired Amazing You stamp set, stamped in Real Red.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This photo shows the card standing showing the Double Z Fold.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This view shows the inside panels, where I have the Black Foil '50'  layered on the red mottled design paper. The sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set has been heat embossed in white on the grey grungy design paper for the end panel. I added the small gears cut from glossy Black Foil (carried over from the Holiday Catalogue) and a strip of the black/silver metallic ribbon at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The writing panel is on the reverse, where I have stamped the oil splotch a couple of times and then added the die cut birthday and the 'happy' was stamped above it. I finished with another strip of the black/silver metallic ribbon and the trio of gears in silver foil. 

Stampin' Up! Classic Garage Suite | Milestone Birthday - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful You, Amazing You (retired), Well Said
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Black Foil, Classic Garage DSP
 Ink Versamark, Real Red, Basic Gray
Accessories Black/Silver Metallic Ribbon, Classic Garage Metal Elements
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Garage Gears Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits (retired), Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Now it's time to hop over to Mandy's blog to see her fab project.

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I hope you've enjoyed my project and thanks for visiting me today. Thank you Kelly for your invitation!


Geared Up Birthday

Hi there

I have a masculine card to share today - a bit of a rarity around here, lol.  I've used the new Geared Up Garage Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue. It is great to have a coordinating suite of products that should appeal to a male of any age. 

I've seen a few cards recently using the Faux Denim technique and I thought it would make a perfect background for this masculine card. I started with a piece of Balmy Blue card stock cut to the size I wanted to use. I think this is important, as you don't want to cut off the nice dark bits you get on the edge of your art panel. Next drag the end of the ink pad (in this case Night of Navy) vertically and then horizontally across the card stock, trying not to get any strong lines from the edge of the ink pad. It is better to go softer and build up the colour than put too much pressure and end up with a strong line that is hard to blend in.  That's it! Easy, peasy. Every piece you do will be different, but they will all look great. I'm sure this technique would also look great in other colours too. 

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

After adding the Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon at the bottom of the art panel I matted it onto Whisper White and then adhered it to the Real Red card base.  

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The set of connected gears from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies was cut from Black Foil, that has been carried over from the Holiday Catalogue. To make it super easy to adhere, cut a piece of Adhesive Sheet and adhere to the back of your foil before you die cut and turn it into a sticker. Once the gears were in place, I positioned the birthday banner and added the die cut 'happy' above it.  Both of these are from the fabulous Well Said Bundle, which is a set of 51 stamps and 24 dies that allow you to mix and match the text and die cut greetings. It is an investment, but something you will have in your craft stash forever. I'm very fortunate that some lovely crafty friends gave this bundle to me as a belated birthday gift and I'll be forever thankful for their friendship and generosity. 

The 'birthday' was cropped with the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, which is another fabulous addition to your craft tools. To get the length I wanted, I die cut one end and two-thirds of the length and then moved the die down and then just cut the second end. This is a great technique you can use to lengthen or shorten your die cut squares and rectangles to get exactly what you need.

Finally, I stamped the car in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Real Red and highlights in Cherry Cobbler. There is a die for the car, but I chose to fussy cut it to get a really narrow border and then popped it up over the gears. I finished with the smallest black Faceted Dots on the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a black mat for the writing panel and I've added a narrow strip from another faux denim panel at the base. I stamped the oil stain twice in Basic Gray ink to create a background for the greeting that I heat embossed in white on a piece of faux denim background and cropped with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  I popped up the die cut trio of gears on the corner to finish. 

Stampin' Up! Geared Up Garage Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Geared Up Garage, Well Said
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Black Foil,
 Ink Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Basic Gray
Accessories Faceted Dots, Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon
Tools     Garage Gears Thinlits Dies, Well Written Framelits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Real Red & Cherry Cobbler), White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheet

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