CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Flowers

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting my lovely friend Tina, 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 taking inspiration from the flowers in the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue and wowee, there are lots of fabulous floral stamp sets and dies to get the creative juices going!

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The Peony Garden Suite went straight to the top of my Wish List as soon as I saw it in the new catalogue. The whole product coordination in this suite is amazing! Peonies are such gorgeous flowers and on our trip to Europe in 2018, we visited St. Fagan's Museum in Wales where they have this fabulous garden surrounding the Elizabethan Manor that is part of the museum. There were long beds of peonies of many colours that took my breath away. This is a photo I took at the time, so you can see why the image in the catalogue jumped out at me.

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So this is what I came up with. Nothing can match nature, but I love the detail and shading in the Peony image.

Stampin' Up! - Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To create the background, I stamped the greeting from Tasteful Touches stamp set and did a bit of ink blending with Seaside Spray. I also stamped the diamond pattern in Gray Granite before popping the panel into the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the panel to my Seaside Spray card base and layered on the Gray Granite frame, created with the Stitched Rectangles Dies

Stampin' Up! - Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I stamped the Peony flowers and leaves in Basic Gray ink coloured them with Stampin' Blends; Rococco Rose and So Saffron for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. I cropped them with the coordinating dies from the Peony Dies. There is a lot of shading in the flowers, making it easy to colour. I added a trio of the new Elegant Faceted Gems, that are SO sparkly.  There are 2 sizes and 3 colours - clear, white and the colour I've chosen which is a pinky brown colour.

Stampin' Up! - Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a mat of Gray Granite for my writing panel. I've used the sweet scalloped border die from the Peony Dies at the base. It isn't very clear, but there is also an embossed scallop as well. In the top corner, I partially stamped the Peony flower again and used the same colours.

Stampin' Up! - Prized Peony Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can see more of the texture from the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder in this photo.

 

Project Details
Stamps Prized Peony, Tasteful Touches
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Gray Granite
 Ink Basic Gray, Seaside Spray,Gray Granite
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Peony Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals,  Stampin' Blends  (Rococco Rose, So Saffron, Grany Apple Green)

 

There is still time to order my 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack, so you can get your hands on all of the coordinating In Color products and start creating with Misty Moonlight and the other lovely In Colors. Click here or on the image below, to get the full details.

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We would love to see your projects, inspired by the flowers 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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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Sandra has to inspire you this week. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - 2020-21 Annual Catalogue

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting my lovely friend Tina, 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 have open slather to take our inpsiration from any project in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Woohoo, we don't get let off the leash very often, lol!

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I didn't get very far into the catalogue before I saw the lovely sample above using the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle on page 13. I think the blue and yellow colour combo (one of my favourites) caught my eye initially. I don't have this bundle, but I decided to go with the layout using other new goodies from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Here is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and decided to add a layer of the new Misty Moonlight In Color Designer Paper. I chose the woodgrain look for the subtle pattern and adhered it to a layer of Whisper White to give it a bit more body. Next up, I dry embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped it with the largest of the scalloped rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I trimmed off the top and adhered it to the Misty Moonlight panel.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the flower image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set with Basic Gray ink and then coloured them with Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends markers. This is a Disinktive style stamp set, so it has a lot of extra shading in the stamped image and can look a bit intense when stamped in black ink, I think. I used a combination of Gray Granite and So Saffron for the centre of the flowers. The Tasteful Labels Dies that come in a bundle with the Tasteful Touches stamp set are fabulous, but do not crop any of the images in the stamp set. So, I've fussy cut them leaving a tiny white border. I prefer fussy cutting on the line, but with Distinktive stamps it isn't a simple solid line and I think you lose some of the detail in the process. 

The foliage has been die cut from Sahara Sand card stock as I wanted to keep any additional colours neutral. I've used the largest leaf spray from the Forever Flourishing Dies and cut it into pieces. It is a large die, so I only needed one. I also have a couple of the small rounded leaf die cuts from the same set, in Misty Moonlight. 

The greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays was heat embossed in white on Misty Moonlight card stock and I've used the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to crop the decorative end and also for the white mat it is adhered to. If you haven't noticed this punch in the new Annual Catalogue, it is such a great value tool. 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Labels Pick a Punch - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the punch above on the left, which has 2 sets of slots, for the 2 different styles of edge. The image on the right shows how the shape changes as you move from the smallest width (1/2" or 1.3cm) size to the largest size width (1" or 2.5cm) for each of the 2 styles. How cool is that? I've mixed the 1/2" (1.3cm) design on the left with the 3/4" ( 1.9cm) design on the right for my label. The huge benefit of this tool, is that you can create labels of any length you want. Mine is pretty long, but it doesn't matter now. I recommend that you cut your strips the width required for the punch; punch one end of the strip and then stamp your greeting where you want it to finish. I use the Stamparatus to make sure I have it straight.  In my case, I didn't need to cut the other end as I tucked it under the flowers. If you do, mark on the strip where you want the the end to be and then add 1/4" (6mm) and cut the strip. Pop the end into the punch to cut the decorative edge and it will be the right length. 

I layered up all the elements onto the Whisper White label, popping up both flowers at different heights. I finished by wrapping some of the new Misty Moonlight & Silver Bakers's Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack around the top, which was much easier with the firmer base. The finished panel was adhered to the white card base and I finished with some rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a mat of Misty Moonlight for my writing panel. I've stamped the foliage image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set in Sahara Sand ink in the bottom right corner and added a stamped, coloured and fussy cut flower over the the top.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Tasteful Touches, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, 2020-22 In Color Designer Paper
 Ink Basic Gray, Versamark, Sahara Sand
Accessories Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Forever Flourishing Die, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, White EP, Heat gun, Stampin' Blends (Seaside Spray, Gray Granite, So Saffron)

 

There is still time to order my 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack, so you can get your hands on all of the coordinating In Color products and start creating with Misty Moonlight and the other lovely In Colors. Click here or on the image below, to get the full details.

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We would love to see your projects, inspired by 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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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 - Celebrating the New Annual Catalogue

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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 Yolanda'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. 

We are celebrating the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue release this month, with projects using brand new and returning products. This bundle contains 11 fabulous projects and 68 pages of crafty inspiration for lots of occasions. You can get a peek of the projects in the collage photo above. The projects include cards, gift packaging and treat packaging.

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The 5 new ‘In Colors’ are gorgeous, so I’ve created a boxed set of cards  that you will love to gift to someone special. The box is hinged on both ends and opens in the centre with an undetectable magnetic catch ensuring it won’t fall open unexpectedly. The finished size of the box is 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” (11.4cm x 16.5cm) and fits both Metric and Imperial cards and envelopes.

There are 11 different projects using products from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue in this bundle; you won't be disappointed!

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 June 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. 

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 Sandra's Blog to see her lovely projects.

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AWH Creative Showcase - Sketch Challenge

AWH_BannerWelcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. This month the Art With Heart Team have amazing projects to share with you that have been inspired by the card sketch below. The sketch was used as a starting point and has been interpreted in many creative ways by the Art With Heart Team.

AWH_SketchI've created a clean and simple card for you today, using the beautiful Magnolia image from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set as my 'circle' element. 

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've started with a Rich Razzleberry card base and heat embossed in white, the greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set that is new in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue that is coming soon. I then ran the front of the card through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, although it isn't apparent in the photo. Next, the full length strip of the green striped DSP that is from the new Forever Greenery Designer Paper pack was added to the left. 

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The large magnolia image was stamped in black Stazon ink onto watercolour paper and I used my aqua painter and ink pads to colour the image. For the Magnolia, I've used Melon Mambo and then added some Rich Razzleberry to tone it down a bit. Mossy Meadow was used for the leaves; Soft Suede for the stem and So Saffron for the centre. I've fussy cut the image on the line, but there are coordinating dies. If you do cut on the line, go around the image with a Stampin' Write marker (I used Crumb Cake) to cover the white core of the paper. It looks so much better. I cut off the largest leaf and adhered it underneath my popped up Magnolia, just to make it a bit more compact and add extra dimension. I finished with a bow in White Baker's Twine and a trio of the new Gilded Gems.

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have used a Stitched Rectangle Die (extending the length) for my writing panel on the left and added a strip of the green striped paper on the right. I've watercoloured the small Magnolia image and added it to the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia & Forevery Greenery DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Good Morning Magnolia, Tasteful Touches
Card stock & Papers Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Forever Greenery DSP, Watercolour paper
 Ink Stazon Black, Versamark, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, So Saffron
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Gilded Gems
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, White EP, Heat Gun, Aqua Painter

 

The next demonstrator to share her interpretation of the sketch is the talented  Michele Taylor.AWH_Next

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Caroline Manwaring

Rebecca Jacovou  

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Amie McIlroy

Rachel Woollard

Judy May    -----> You are here!

Michele Taylor

Thanks for visiting today and come back next month for our Showcase, featuring our favourite products from the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue.


Painted Poppies Card Set - Part 2

Hi there

I'm back to share the second part of my set of cards made with the Painted Poppies Bundle. This bundle comrprises the Painted Poppies stamp set and the coordinating Painted Labels Dies. Both products are carrying over to the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue that commences on 3 June 2020. However, the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper is available until 2 June or while stock lasts.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne #paintedpoppies

For this card I have used a white card base and then added a piece of designer paper from the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper pack to the top section of the card with a strip of the contrasting green stripe as a border. I have cut the swirly circle from the Painted Labels Dies in black as the background for my embellishment. The greeting from the lovely (and retiring) Rare Blessings stamp set was stamped and cropped with a stitched circle die. I finished it with a poppy that was stamped coloured and fussy cut and popped up on the corner of the circle and a sprinkle of Gold Enamel Dots. I think the black circle really makes the card pop.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne #paintedpoppies

For this card, I started with a Thick Whisper White card base. I've cut a card-base sized piece of Poppy Parade card stock and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card base. Next I used a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of Whisper White the exact length of the card. I start by selecting a die that was the right width and then extended the length by double cutting the piece.  The poppy field image was stamped multiple times across the stitched rectangle with the Stamparatus so I could ensure it was straight and the flowers were coloured with Poppy Parade Blends. A narrow border of black was added to the top edge and then adhered to the card. I cut the scalloped border, extending it to be longer and then cutting a second standard sized piece and they were butted up against the bottom edge. I added the Baker's Twine bow over the join. The greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set was stamped in Poppy Parade and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die and matted on black to provide a narrow border. I finished with the tiny heart and butterfly in Silver Glimmer.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne #paintedpoppies

Finally, here is a photo of the Painted Poppies card set. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments, Rare Blessings
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Peaceful Poppies DSP, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade
Accessories White Baker's Twine, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots
Tools     Painted Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends (Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green)

 

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you out.  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 May IDEAS Fun & Fancy Folds Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 72 pages of crafty inspiration and 12 projects for Babies & Children!  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Punch/Die

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

If you've come from looking at  Rose's lovely 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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This is week we're taking inspiration from our favourite retiring punch or die.  

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This week I have chosen the Bouquet Bunch Dies as they have been a favourite since they were released. I love that there are extra dies in the set that cut foliage and the extra pieces that really add wow to your card.  It looks like the dies are still available at a discounted price, but the coordinating Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is sold out, unfortunately.  

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet & Bouquet Bunch Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This week I decided to stay close to the sample as I really loved the layering of the Very Vanilla elements and it is a different kind of look to what I normally do. So the card base is Very Vanilla and I added the panel of lace, using the Stitched Lace Dies. I need a bit more practice die cutting the edges though, but hopefully the untrained won't notice, lol. I used a sponge to add a fine layer of Tombow glue to the reverse side, which ensures you get a good all over coverage. Next is a stitched rectange of Very Vanilla that I ran through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, so it would be more noticable.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet & Bouquet Bunch Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started by stamping the flowers, using the faux watercolour technique. You ink up your stamp and then give it a very fine spritz  of water (from about 12" away) and then stamp onto watercolour paper. I used Melon Mambo for the large flowers with some Poppy Parade in the centre and Daffodil Delight on the other flower with Crushed Curry in the centre. I added the dots in the centre with Early Espresso after it had dried. It gives a different look, with the edges slightly softer and more shading in the colour.

I cut lots of foliage pieces in Vellum, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green and then layered it all together over the long stems die cut to give the bouquet length. I wrapped a piece of Burlap Ribbon around the bouquet and cut 2 strands off the edge to create the matching bow.  The birthday greeting is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in stamped in Early Espresso and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die and popped up. I finished with the little heart in Gold Glimmer and a trio of gold Metallic Pearls.

Another week that I didn't get the inside finished, so that is first on my list for tomorrow. 

Just a reminder, that the Last Chance products are flying out the door, so don't delay if there are still items on your Wish List.  You can check them all out in my Online Store.

 

Project Details
Stamps Beautiful Bouquet
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow Vellum, Watercolour paper, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Crused Curry
Accessories Burlap Ribbon, 
Tools     Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Lace Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Bouquet Bunch Dies, Well Written Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Spritzer

 

We would love to see your projects, using your favourite retiring bundle. 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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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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Painted Poppies Card Set - Part 1

Hi there

I'm a bit behind with my posting, so I thought I'd pop in and share a set of cards I've made with the Painted Poppies Bundle, which I'm pleased to say has carried over the to new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. I'll share the first 2 cards today and the other 2 later in the week.

These cards are intended to be a coordinated set with the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, which sadly, will be retiring (but is still available at the moment). We might think of poppies as primarily being red, because they are used as a flower of remembrance. However, poppies come in a heap of colours and are such pretty spring flowers.

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

For this card I have used a black card base and then added a layer of Poppy Parade card stock that I ran through with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, although you can't see this very well in the photo. Next up is a panel of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper cut shorter and with a tiny border of white to help it pop. I've stamped the stemmed flower, coloured just the stem and the bud and then die cut it with a stitched oval. The smaller of the 2 poppy flowers was stamped and coloured and popped up over the stem. I've chosen to fussy cut it on the line but you can crop it with the coordinating dies. The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and cropped with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Underneath the greeting is a portion of the doily die that comes with the coordinating Painted Labels Dies. I've finished it with a bow using the Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

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

For this card, I started with a Thick Whisper White card base. I've cut a card-base sized piece of Poppy Parade card stock and heat embossed the greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in white in the corner. Next I added a piece of my favourite Pool Party design from the Peaceful Poppies DSP pack, which I cut on an angle and then added a border of the Pool Party striped design. White Baker's Twine was wrapped twice around and finished in a bow on the right. I can't believe that this twine is retiring (and has now sold out) as it has been a staple in my craft tool box for 10 years. Because of the angle you will need to use some tape on the back to keep the twine in place.  This whole panel was adhered to the front of the white card base.  I dry enbossed a small piece of Pool Party card stock and cropped it with a stitched circle for the base of my embellishment. The small flower was stamped and coloured, along with some leaves and adhered to the circle. I finished with 3 gold sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Poppies, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Peaceful Moments
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Peaceful Poppies DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Peaceful Poppies Sequins, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Painted Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends (Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green), White EP, Heat Gun

 

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you out.  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 May IDEAS Fun & Fancy Folds Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 72 pages of crafty inspiration and 12 projects for Babies & Children!  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  

I'll be back later in the week with the second part of my Painted Poppies card set.

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Ornate Garden Week 2

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Hi there

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

If you've come from looking at  Monique's lovely 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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

CTC267_1_BannerThis is week 2 of taking inspiration from the early release  Ornate Garden Suite. This suite is from the forthcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalogue, but you can purchase all of the products in the suite now, either individually or use the single item code #154153 and purchase the entire collection. Check it out now in my online store. 

Large images can be quite daunting to work with, when you are cardmaking. By selecting just a portion of the image, you will find it much easier and that is what I have done today. I have used a section of the large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set and made that the focus of my card. Because the image is large, there are more options for which portion you use, so you can get multiple different looks for your cards. I've also chosen to use a completely different colour combo from the coordinating Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper to show how you can make these products work for you.

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

I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and I added a layer of Seaside Spray cut with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I did trim my metric card base to work with this die and the label die from the Ornate Layers set, which I cut from Night of Navy card stock. It isn't necessary, but I do like the symmetry! 

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I stamped part of the image on a piece of Whisper White and coloured it with Stampin' Blends using Granny Apple Green for the leaves, Balmy Blue for the Forget Me Not flowers and Daffodil Delight with a touch of Mango Melody for the large flower. I left the daisies white, adding a touch of Smoky Slate around the petals to help make them to pop.  You can see in the photo that I have gone around the edge of the image in a very pale grey (Copic N0) to add a little depth. The finished panel was embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Die that fits perfectly into the ornate frame (love that!) and popped up on the Night of Navy ornate frame.

I stamped the greeting from the Dressed To Impress stamp set in Versamark, masking it to just get the 'hello', and heat embossed it in white.  I've fussy cut it and popped it up on foam pads.  A couple of gold Metallic Pearls and a tiny butterfly in Gold Foil finish it off. Normally I would use silver with blue colours, but the gold just added a little extra pop! 

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have used the largest Stitched Rectangle Die for the Seaside Spray mat and then the next size cut in Whisper White for the writing panel. I stamped and coloured the single daisy flower, also from the Ornate Style stamp set and coloured it with Stampin' Blends in the colours I used for the main image. I added some (retired) Night of Navy Baker's twine around the bottom to finish and adhered it to the  Seaside Spray mat.

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

I hope this project gives you some more ideas of how to use the large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set.

 

Project Details
Stamps Ornate Style, Dressed To Impress
Card stock & Papers Seaside Spray, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gold Foil
 Ink Versamark, Memento Espresso Truffle
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Night of Navy Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools     Ornate Layers Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate)

 

We would love to see your projects, using the lovely flowers from the Ornate Garden Suite as inspiration. 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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Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Sandra has to inspire you this week. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Ornate Garden

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Hi there

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

If you've come from looking at  Shannon's lovely 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 CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

CTC267_1_BannerThis week we are taking inspiration from the pre-release  Ornate Garden Suite. This suite is from the forthcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalogue, but you can purchase all of these fabulous products right NOW! 

The Ornate Garden Suite Collection includes:

  • Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set (10% off when purchased as a bundle with the Ornate Borders Dies)     
  • Ornate Borders Dies
  • Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off when purchased as a bundle with the Ornate Layers Dies)
  • Ornate Layers Dies (10% off)
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (Bumblebee, Early Espresso, gold, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile, Whisper White)
  • Gilded Gems

You can purchase each of these products individually or use the single item code #154153 and purchase the entire collection for $238.00 from my online store. Did you notice the new colour in the list above - Bumblebee. Not too many guesses required to work out what colour this will be a shade of, lol.

Our inspiration is the flowers in the Ornate Garden Suite and I've decided on the large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set, using the White Wash Technique.  


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

I started with a Seaside Spray card base and cut 1cm off the bottom edge and used one of the border dies from the Ornate Borders Dies to create the decorative edge. This die is quite long, so you will need to place it on a sharp angle to cut the bottom edge of a card base. I heat embossed the large floral image with white embossing powder and then used my aqua painter and White Craft reinker to colour the whole image. 

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Once the image was really dry I put a drop of reinker in various colours onto a bunch of acrylic blocks and used my aqua painter to colour the image. To achieve shading and deeper colours, you need to allow the area to dry before adding a second layer or deeper colour.  This technique results in a fairly soft look, but using reinkers you can achieve more intensity. For the daisy flowers, I did a second coat of Craft White and then added a little Smoky Slate around the petals to make the white pop a little more. 

I stamped the greeting from the Label Me Bold stamp set in black and then trimmed it with my snips and popped it on Dimensionals, once the whole piece was dry.  I added a 1/4" strip of Whisper White card stock above the decorative edge and then added the Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon over the top, finishing with a bow on the left. The card underneath gives the ribbon a stronger white look. 

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I added a 1" strip of the black and white striped design from the retired Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper at the bottom. For the writing panel, I have used a die from the Ornate Layers set. This die is also long (almost the full length of a card base), so I have reduced the size to work within the space available. To make this process easy (no-fail), cut a piece of cardstock the width of the actual die (in this case 10cm) and then the length you require, plus 2mm.  Place the die at one top edge and position the acyrlic cutting plate to cut only 3/4 of the length of your card stock.  Lift the die off and reposition at the other end of the card stock, locking it into the design already cut. Place the acrylic cutting plate over the end to be cut, just covering the length required to complete the design. I use this process with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and was pleased that it works equally as well with this die, making it more flexible.

I stamped and coloured the single daisy flower, also from the Ornate Style stamp set and coloured it with Stampin' Blends in the colours I used for the main image. I fussy cut the flower and adhered the stem flat and popped up the flower head. The greeting is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.

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

Check out this video from Stampin' Up! so you can be inspired by the Ornate Garden Suite.

Project Details
Stamps Ornate Style, Positive Thoughts, Label Me Bold
Card stock & Papers Seaside Spray, Whisper White, Golden Honey Specialty DSP (retired)
 Ink Versamark, Memento Espresso Truffle, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, 1/4" White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools     Ornate Borders Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun, Reinkers (Craft White, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Smoky Slate), Aqua Painter, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Soft Suede)

 

We would love to see your projects, using the lovely flowers from the Ornate Garden Suite as inspiration. 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. 

Sunday Challenge

 

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

2019 CTC Next

 

I hope you've enjoyed my project, with this great sketch.

Thanks for visiting today!


Painted Poppies Fancy Fold

Hi there

I've had a busy couple of weeks, but happy that things are calming down again for a little while at least.

One of my favourite products from the January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue has been the Painted Poppies Bundle and the coordinating Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper from the Peaceful Poppies Suite of products  

When we talk about poppy flowers, the red poppy probably springs to mind first as it has been strongly associated with Remembrance Day since 1918. However, poppies come in lots of other colours including yellow, orange, white, pink and purple and probably others too. Did you know that the purple poppy is used to remember the animal victims of war? 

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The Painted Poppies stamp set gives you the option of line images to colour in your favourite medium or a shaded stamp to fill the large images. Plus you have some foliage options, a sweet field of poppies and a single elegant poppy image. The coordinating Painted Labels Dies crop the larger and smaller single flowers and leaf and you also get 3 label dies and a sweet scalloped border as well.

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The Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper is bright and bold with lots of  floral designs on one side and simpler coordinating designs on the reverse. This makes it so easy to mix and match for your projects.  The first design in the photo above is a border of orange and purple poppies (the colours are more vibrant in real life as you will see below). You can cut this sheet in half at 6" (15.2cm) and use the panel to make fabulous quick cards. You don't need much more than a greeting.  This is such a lovely panel and I wanted to make the most of a 6" x 6" piece, so I came up with this custom-sized Bridge Fold card.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used Blackberry Bliss for the card base and the coordinating spotted designer paper for the bridge. The birthday greeting is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, another of the products from the Peaceful Poppies Suite and I've heat embossed it in white on Blackberry Bliss card stock and cropped it with the new Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I added 3 of the little gold flower sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the embellishment, I've coloured the 2 larger poppy flowers with Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends markers and cropped them with the coordinating dies.  The leaves are coloured in Granny Apple Green to complement the bright green at the bottom of the panel. Did you notice the leaf on the left? There is only one leaf stamp and it curves downwards to the right. I wanted a leaf that turns downward to the left, so I created a mirror image. To achieve this, stamp your leaf  first onto a Silicone Mat and then carefully press a panel of Whisper White onto the image. If you set this up in a Stamparatus, you can stamp again on the card stock, so you can still crop the image with the die. You end up with a leaf image on both sides, so you can use one side to die cut the image and the reverse to colour your leaf that goes towards the left. This is a useful technique to have in your crafty bag of tricks. I added a little bit of extra foliage, die cut from Gold Foil using the Birthday Dies from Sale-a-bration Coordination that will be available on 4 February.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The panel for your message is on the reverse. I have a Granny Apple Green mat and I've stamped the upper portion of the field of poppies at the bottom. They are coloured with a Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends marker. 

The card folds flat for posting, but is oversize. However, I think it's worth it to make the most of this lovely panel of designer paper and it makes such a 'wow' card for the lucky recipient.  

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

When you purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle from me, you will receive my Painted Poppies Tutorial for FREE.  This detailed 10+ page tutorial with photos includes instructions for 4 card designs (including the Bridge Card above), each with decorated inserts and envelopes and my coordinating stamp case project shown below.  The Painted Poppies Bundle is AUD$90.75, so you will also earn a FREE Level 1 Sale-a-bration product with this purchase.  

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Moments Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

You can purchase the Painted Poppies Bundle now, through my Online Store, or contact me  to place an order.

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Gold Foil, Peaceful Poppies DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Peaceful Poppies Sequins
Tools     Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Painted Labels Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, White EP, Heat gun

 

Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. 

Thanks for visiting me today!