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

 

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

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Welcome to another week of  CASE-ing the Catty.

If you've come from 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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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochure again this week. Don't forget that you get to choose a FREE item from this brochure, 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'd be happy to pop one in the mail for you.

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I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on the left, from page 17 of the Sale-a-bration brochure, using the Tea Together stamp set. The coordinating Tea Time Framelits Dies are FREE to you with a $180 order or party sales.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The sample uses no-line watering colouring, so I decided to try out this technique and I haven't water coloured for ages. I stamped the tea pot in Balmy Blue ink (stamped off first) onto water colour paper and then used the Aquapainter to add layers of colour.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The embellishments on my card have covered up a lot of the tea pot, so this is a photo of it naked! I still like a fairly defined edge on the image, so I tried not to put too much water over it. When it was dry, I cropped the tea pot with the coordinating framelit die. 

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My 12.5cm square card base is in Very Vanilla thick card stock and I dry embossed the front with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder for a lovely texture. The centre panel of butterfly designer paper is from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Paper pack and it has been layered on to Rich Razzleberry card stock. I adhered the retired Lacy Doily towards the left side and then popped up the die cut tea pot over the top. The Mother's Day greeting from the Tea Together stamp set was layered onto a scalloped oval in Rich Razzleberry. I used markers to colour the rose before stamping and water colouring.  I found the marker ink melted away more than the stamp pad ink, leaving very few of the internal lines on the image. However, it does result in a lovely soft result. I added some copper trimmed vanilla ribbon until the rose that was also popped up.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of Rich Razzleberry for the writing panel with a strip of Rich Razzleberry striped paper at the bottom.  I have added another of the water coloured roses to the bottom corner. The lovely sentiment also from the Tea Together stamp set was stamped in the centre in Rich Razzleberry ink.

StamTogether - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Tea Together
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Watercolour Paper, Tea Room Specialty DSP, Regals DSP Stack
 Ink Balmy Blue, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Accessories Tea Room Ribbon Combo, Basic Jewels Pearls, Lace Doilies (retired)
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits, Tea Time Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Tina 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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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

 

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

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Another Side to Sweet Soirée

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The Sweet Soirée Suite has to be one of my favourites from the Occasions Catalogue. I think it started when I was fortunate enough to get the stamp set for free from the box of goodies at the last Stampin' Up! OnStage event. It is one of the fun things about the event - all the new products used for the make and takes are divided up amongst the people at the table.

The bold floral papers with the silver accents really stand out in the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer paper pack, but although not as obvious, is this pretty blue, yellow and olive spotted design. Blue, yellow and white is one of my favourite colour combos because it is fresh and bright and for those in the northern hemisphere, epitomises spring. I think it would also make a lovely Mother's Day card.

Stampin' Up! Sweet  Soirée Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've layered some of the pretty spotted paper onto a Marina Mist mat and then added a strip of Marina Mist card stock across the centre that has been embossed with the 'Simple Stripes' embossing folder. Some of the beautiful silver metallic edge ribbon was wrapped around the whole panel and finished with a knot at the right end and then added to the Daffodil Delight card base.

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The focus of the embellishment is the silver embossed vellum flower spray, which I have coloured on the reverse with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers (I thought I would give it a try), but you can use Stampin' Write markers as well. This die cut  and many more come from the Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit. They are perfect to colour coordinate with other elements on your project. I adhered it to the stitched oval by placing a glue dot underneath the Clear Faceted Gem and in the centre of the yellow flower. The Stitched Oval was adhered to a Marina Mist scalloped oval and then onto a plain Silver Foil oval and popped up on the left side.

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For the inside of the card, I have a Marina Mist mat for my writing panel, which I have decorated on the right hand side for a change. I've used a small strip of the spotted paper and a band of the olive and silver foil paper (unfortunately, it is the opposite side to the spotted design). At the top is a small cluster of stamped and die cut flowers and some coordinating greenery.

My clean and layered card fits well with the The Card Concept Challenge this week - 'Spring has Sprung'. This is the inspiration photo they have provided.

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This scene certainly screams 'spring' with the bright yellow and white features and touches of blue and what looks like green to me in the striped carpet. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet  Soirée Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

  

Project Details
Stamps Cake Soirée
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Soirée Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Accessories White Metallic-Edge ribbon, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit, Clear Faceted Gems
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Simple Stripes TIEF, Big Shot, Silver EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Mother's Day

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It's Sunday night and the CTC Crew have lots of inspiring Mother's Day projects for you this week. 

You may have come from looking at the lovely project on Julia'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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This week,  I have taken my inspiration from the gift bag shown on the right in the photo above, from page 42 of the Occasions Catalogue.  It uses the 'Special Reason' stamp set and coordinating 'Stylish Stems' Framelits dies and I've translated the layout to a soft and feminine card. I'm sad that these products are retiring at the end of May, but the bundle is still available to purchase, at the moment.

  Stampin' Up! Special Reason for Mother's Day - Judy May, Just Judy Designs for CASE-ing the Catty

I started with a Very Vanilla card base, using some of the new thick Very Vanilla card stock that will be available in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. A layer of the bokeh design from the 'Falling in Love' designer series paper forms the backdrop for the layers of embellishments.

  Stampin' Up! Special Reason for Mother's Day - Judy May, Just Judy Designs for CASE-ing the Catty

The'Petal Burst' embossing folder used on the banner works well with the floral elements and I have offset it to the right. The stamped and die cut flowers were layered over the banner with the greeting label sitting on top. The large flower was inked in Blushing Bride and a sponge dauber was used to add some extra colour around the centre, before stamping. The open flower was die cut from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper. 

    Stampin' Up! Special Reason for Mother's Day - Judy May, Just Judy Designs for CASE-ing the Catty

This closeup shows the detail in the stamped and die cut leaves and the pearl embellishment on the glimmer flower and greeting label. The greeting comes from the 'Circle of Spring' stamp set, which is also retiring. It has a great set of small-ish greetings that work well with circles and small label die cuts. The leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake and the open die cut leaf is in Soft Suede.

  Stampin' Up! Special Reason for Mother's Day - Judy May, Just Judy Designs for CASE-ing the Catty

For the inside, I printed (from my computer) a verse on the writing panel in Soft Suede colour first (you can find my chart for printing Stampin' Up! colours here) and then added the strip of Copper washi at the bottom. The small flower and leaves in the bottom corner  finish it off.

Project Detailsou
Stamps Special Reason, Circle of Spring
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla (thick), Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Falling in Love DSP, Blushing Bride Glimmer paper
 Ink Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Affectionately Yours Washi set, 
Tools     Petal Burst TIEF, Stylish Stems Framelits, Big Shot, Banner Triple punch, Sponge daubers, Dimensionals, Computer & printer

The 'Special Reason' clear mount bundle is still available to purchase and you can find it in my Online Store.

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We would love you to join in with your Mother's Day CASE of any project from the Occasions or Annual Catalogues 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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You can see the full list of the CTC Crew participating this week over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog.

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