CASE-ing the Catty - Plaid Tidings DSP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

We would love to see your projects, CASE-ing the colours of the Plaid Tidings DSP. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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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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IDEAS Blog Hop - Everything Masculine!

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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 Elizabeth's great 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 'Everything Masculine'. Masculine cards, gifts and packaging can be tricky, so this month we have a bundle brimming with great projects to solve your problem. This bundle contains 12 fabulous tutorials and 54 pages of crafty inspiration for masculine occasions. You can see a little peak of the projects in the collage above.

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I have two fancy fold Pop-up Front Step Cards - one in portrait and one in landscape orientation so you can select the one that best suits your needs. I have sized these cards specifically for the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Rectangles Dies. The stitching detail steps up a masculine project without fuss. The best part is that both styles fold down for easy posting.

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 September 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.  

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. There is a great joining offer this month, too, so 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 Yolanda's Blog to see her fabulous project.

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Colour Creations Showcase - Crumb Cake

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Tonight, I'm joining the ladies from the Art With Heart Team for this week's Colour Creations Showcase. This week we're featuring Crumb Cake which is from the Neutrals Collection. I have some male birthdays coming up, so I decided to take the opportunity to make a masculine card.

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I decided to ink up the Camouflouge background stamp for the first time using Crumb Cake ink. This gives a great tone on tone background without being too overwhelming. As I stamped the panel a little short, I added it to a Night of Navy mat and then onto a Crumb Cake card base.

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the A Good Man stamp set for my art panel. I started by stamping the image in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock and then used Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers to create the sky, water and beach sections of the scene. Then to add extra depth I have used elements from the High Tide stamp set over the top. I randomly stamped the mottled image on the ground in stamped off Crumb Cake ink and then masked off everything except the water and stamped the waves in Seaside Spray ink. Finally, I added the small birds in Early Espresso ink at the top. The finished panel was cropped with a Stitched Rectangle die and matted onto Real Red. I added a piece of Night of Navy designer paper under the art panel to ground it and a little tab of Denim Ribbon at the top before popping it up. The greeting is popped up at the bottom and I finished with a Star Designer Element that I coloured with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend marker.

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel (although in hindsight I think it should have been Night of Navy). I added some colour at the bottom with the Ivory and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends and then stamped the mottled image over the top in stamped off Crumb Cake. I masked a small section to create the water and then filled it in with the Light Seaside Spray marker. Finally I stamped the gulls in Early Espresso ink. 

Stampin' Up! A Good Man Beach Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This card would work for Father's Day as well, which is coming up soon in Australia. You could add the Father's Day greeting inside.

 

Project Details
Stamps A Good Man, High Tide, Camouflage
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Neutrals DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, 
Accessories Denim Ribbon, Star Designer Elements
Tools    Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals

 

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

Thanks for visiting today!


So Much Happy Bundle

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Today I'm sharing a card using the fabulous So Much Happy Bundle from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. This one has been on my Wish List for a while and I finally succumbed! This bundle is comprised of the So Much Happy stamp set and the coordinating Happy Dies and if you buy them together you save 10%.

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This bundle is not only great for celebrating birthdays, but friendship, graduation, achievements or pretty much any occasion. The greetings mix and match with the large 'HAPPY' die and there are some cute accessories with the ballooons and stars.  The dies cut the balloon and star images from the stamp set but there is so much more, with the cute banner, clouds and the two long embossing dies to add details.  

So my first card with this bundle is for a guy in his twenties and I wanted something bright, bold and fun. I had in mind to use the blue painterly design from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper pack. 

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This colour combo is not one I would have ever put together myself, but I think it looks fabulous! It has a real summer 'beachy' feel to me.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a piece of the designer paper and adhered it to a panel of Whisper White of the same size, to give it some body.  The 'HAPPY' was die cut from the panel and I recommend you use a new-ish cutting plate to minimise the imprint on the designer paper when you run it through the die cutting machine.  I used the stitched embossing die next, to add a trim either side. I like that it adds a border to the word, without adding anything extra. The 'HAPPY' was die cut again in Whisper White and placed behind and offset to create a shadow. When you cut the 'HAPPY' you automatically get a 1/4" border on either side of the word. I added glue just to the edge of the border (not the letters); it is quick and less messy. You can make your shadow on the left or the right as desired.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The panel was popped up onto my Night of Navy card base with Black Dimensionals. They are perfect for dark colours and barely discernible, making it look like the panel is floating.  You can see from this photo, how much dimension it adds to the card.  For the embellishment, I have 3 stars in different sizes cropped with the Stitched Stars Dies. The Night of Navy star has been embossed with one of the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders and I have stamped the stars from the So Much Happy stamp set a few times in Granny Apple Green for the white one. 

The 'BIRTHDAY' is from one of the greetings in the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and I've masked off the 'HAPPY' and then cropped it with a Stitched Rectangle Die. Finally, I added a trio of the new Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems for a little bit of sparkle.

Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Granny Apple Green mat for the writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. I've die cut 2 balloon strings and added a stamped balloon and an embossed balloon that has been sponged with Coastal Cabana ink.


Stampin' Up! So Much Happy Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps So Much Happy, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Artistry Blooms DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
Tools    Happy Dies, Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Black Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

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Before I go, just a reminder that the fabulous 'Box of Sunshine' Paper Pumpkin Kit is now available to purchase in Australia for $37AUD, while stocks last and I can tell you, they are going like hotcakes! You can see all the details in my post here.

Finally, if you earned Bonus Days Coupons last month, don't forget, you have until 31 August to redeem them. Use them or lose them, as they say!

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Animals

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Rachel'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 taking inspiration from the animals in the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue and I've chosen to use the Whale Of A Time Suite for my project. 

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I was inspired by a few project samples on pages 94 and 95 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue, including the one above. I love shaker cards and the new Whale of a Time Sequins are really lovely and I also wanted to try out the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder that is also part of the suite. This embossing folder looks pretty ho-hum in the catalogue, but I'm here to tell you it is really fabulous. The photo above, that I cropped to give you a better view, does show the fabulous detailed design and texture variations much better.

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

Well, having said all that, I didn't end up with a shaker card, but rather something more like a diorama. I have used Pacific Point for the frame to coordinate with the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper and I wanted a bold colour to show up the embossing. I started first by cutting out the aperture in the front with a Stitched Rectangle Die before embossing with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. I opened the folder and gently patted the inside bottom panel (the one without the Stampin' Up! logo) with the Whisper White Craft ink pad (page 147 of the Annual Catalogue) before running it through my Big Shot.  The end result is that you have the de-bossed design highlighted with white ink and I love the effect it gives. The craft ink does take more time to dry, so put it aside for a few minutes or use the low setting on your heat gun to speed up the process.

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama
For the background of the diorama I chose one of the fabulous designs from the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper pack. I stamped the school of fish from the Whale Done stamp set a few times in Calypso Coral ink and then added the whales that I fussy cut from another sheet of the designer paper. I like to roughly cut the shape and then adhere it to some Whisper White card stock before fussy cutting.  It makes the image more robust, especially if you're popping up on Dimensionals as I have done with the large whale. The seaweed was cropped from Vellum card stock using the Smooth Sailing Dies and I left one plain and coloured the other with the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend marker. The turtle is also fussy cut from the designer paper and popped up over the seaweed in the corner. The small seahorse was stamped in Calypso Coral ink and fussy cut and is the perfect size to wind around the seaweed. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

I adhered the finished diorama to a Pacific Point card base of the same size to provide additional stability when it is displayed. This photo shows a top view of the diorama and the dimension it gives to the card. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

For the inside I have a Just Jade mat for my writing panel. I've stamped the seagrass from the Whale Done stamp set in Pretty Peacock and Granny Green in the corner and then the fish over the top in Calypso Coral. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama
The other great thing about this diorama card, is that the frame folds flat to fit into a standard sized envelope for posting and pops back  to shape easily. If you're interested in making one of these cards, I'll a tutorial available for it shortly. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Whale Done, Itty Bitty Greetings, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pacific Point, Just Jade, Whale of a Time DSP, Vellum
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Whisper White Craft
Accessories  
Tools    Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Smooth Sailing Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends  (Granny Apple Green)

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the animals in the new Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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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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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


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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

Hi there

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!