CASE-ing the Catty - Feels Like Frost DSP Colours

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

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

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This week, we're CASE-ing the colours from the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper on page 40 of the Holiday Catalogue and taking inspiration from the layouts on the same page.

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This paper incorporates a lot of colours, so plenty of options to choose from in this pack. The other fabulous aspect to this paper is that the reverse side of every sheet has a silver foil and white design that will coordinate with a lot of projects.

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I've taken my inspiration from the card above, using one of my favourite designs from the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper.  I love the soft purple shades with just a touch of green and the soft blurred background. Instead of a Christmas Card, I've made a simple everyday card with a flexible greeting that could work as a birthday, get well, sympathy or friendship card. It's great to have some of these types of cards in your stash and this paper is perfect for them.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I wanted to maximise the beautiful designer paper, so I've gone for a large square card base (size is 13.5cm or 5 1/4") in Highland Heather and I added a white mat to the designer paper to give it a bit of pop. Can't get simpler than that.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the embellishment, I started with a large oval of Vellum card stock, just to soften the background and give it more focus. I added a zig-zag of the lovely Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon to pick up the green in the paper and add a pop of colour. The greeting from Good Morning Magnolia was stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the Stitched Nested Label Dies. I shortened it by cutting 3/4 of the image first then moving the die to the length I wanted. This is a great technique to master as you get more mileage out of all of your basic shape and label dies. 

The flowers in the paper reminded me of the foliage in the Frosted Bouquet Dies, so I cut some in Silver Foil and Vellum card stock and positioned them under the corners of the greeting label, which I popped up over the top. I finished with a little popped up Silver Glimmer heart and a sprinkle of Frosted Epoxy Droplets.

Stampin' Up! Feels Like Frost DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside I have a Silver Foil mat for my writing panel and I have stamped the floral spray from the First Frost stamp set on the right. It also looks a bit similiar to the flowers on the designer paper and I used Stampin' Write markers direct to the rubber with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green. I added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer at the base to ground the floral spray.

 

Project Details
Stamps Good Morning Magnolia, First Frost
Card stock & Papers Highland Heather, Whisper White, Feels Like Frost DSP, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer, Vellum
 Ink Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Clear/Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible ribbon
Tools     Layering Ovals Dies, Frosted Bouquet Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Be Mine Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write Markers (Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Beauty Abounds Especially For You

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Today I'm sharing a card that we made in class earlier this year, that somehow escaped getting to my blog. I was inspired by this card using the lovely Beauty Abounds stamp set, which is still available in the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. I have kept the layout the same, but I wanted  my card to have more colour and pop.

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
The Whisper White centre panel was stamped twice with the large floral spray image from the Beauty Abounds stamp set, masking off the centre area so that it didn't over stamp the first image.  The bubbles were randomly stamped over the top in Lemon Lime Twist and Balmy Blue ink and the panel was adhered to a mat of Lemon Lime Twist that had the bottom edge finished with the scalloped and stitched border from the Stitched Be Mine Dies. The greeting from the Botanical Bliss set was stamped at the base of the card front-sized Balmy Blue panel and the art panel was adhered to it. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The butterfly was punched out of the (retired) Botanical Butterfly Designer paper and adhered to another butterfly punched out of Whisper White card stock to make it more robust. I coloured it with Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. It was popped up on a stitched circle die cut with the Stitched Shapes Dies and then onto a Balmy Blue circle.  I finished with a rhinestone for the head of the butterfly and each side of the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have mat of Lemon Lime Twist  for the writing panel. I stamped the floral spray on the right and coloured it with Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. I finished with a couple of tiny Balmy Blue butterflies cut with the Butterfly Beauty dies. 

Stampin' Up! Beauty Abounds - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Beauty Abounds, Botannical Bliss
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist (retired), Balmy Blue, Botanical Butterfly DSP (retired)
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories Rhinestones
Tools     Stitched Shapes Dies, Butterfly Beauty Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue)

 

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


IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Magnolia Lane' Wedding Season Projects

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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. There will be a theme for each month and this month it is about seasons so we have projects for Summer, Winter, Christmas and I have gone a little left field with my Wedding Season projects. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including at least one card and 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Odette's lovely 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, I have a created a group of coordinating projects that would be fabulous for any celebratory occasion. They would be perfect for a bridal shower, wedding or even a special birthday event. There is a congratulations card and gift bag, plus a cute party favour and thank you card if you are hosting one of these events. 

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Lane Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used the lovely products from the Magnolia Lane Suite for my projects.  The suite includes the beautiful Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper that I have used for the gift bag and the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for the sweet and classic Magnolia bloom image. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make all four projects shown in the photo.

You will receive another 11 detailed, step by step tutorials with more ideas for Seasonal occasions as part of the bundle. You can see a preview of all of the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the August 2019 Tutorial Bundle.

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

2. You can purchase the tutorial with Instant Download through my Etsy store by clicking here. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials for FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. 

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Now it's time to hop over to Debbi's Blog to see her sweet Summer 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 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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This week, our challenge is to CASE a layout from Page 103 of the Annual Catalogue and change the theme.  

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I decided to CASE the cute baby gift bag in the photo above, which I've cropped out so you can see it better.  I decided to change from a 3D item to a card and the theme to a feminine birthday.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started  with a piece of Balmy Blue card stock embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder that I found in my scrap bag and used a Layering Squares die to cut the aperture. I placed it on the thick Whisper White card base and traced around the aperture and used that to position another Layering Squares die, resulting in a double frame. I added foam strips to the Balmy Blue panel and popped it up over the white card base so that it would stay firm and not go saggy.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I could have stamped the greeting on the inside of the card, so you could see through the frame, but I decided to stamp the lovely greeting from the Rare Blessings stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink on another panel of Whisper white and adhered it to the inside and it covered the not so nice back of the die cut.

I have stamped and coloured the lovely blossom spray from the Bloom & Grow stamp set and popped it up at the bottom of the frame.  I used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Balmy Blue, Rococo Rose, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green. I didn't want to cover the frame, so I added a double bow of silver/white Baker's Twine at the base of the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Balmy Blue mat for the writing panel and a strip of Balmy Blue Gingham at the base. I fussy cut part of the floral spray and added it to corner. The birthday greeting is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink.

Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Rare Blessings, Perennial Birthday, Bloom &  Grow
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Subtles DSP Stack
 Ink Memento Expresso Truffle, Blueberry Bushel
Accessories Rhinestones, Silver/White Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools     Subtle EF, Layering Squares Dies, Budding Blooms Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green), Foam Strips, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rebecca'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 are CASE-ing a layout from page 151 of the Annual Catalogue.  You can see the variety of layouts in the photo above. My initial inspiration came from the card at the top right with the weather vane and also the card on the top left with the cropped Stitched Nested Label Die. So my card is a mash-up of both layouts with a bit of creative license thrown in!

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
So this is what I came up with. I turned the card at the top right 90to make it portrait. The card base is Lovely Lipstick and I add a panel of Gray Granite card stock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I then created a waist band at the top and added some belt loops. The straight die that comes with the fabulous Stitched Nested Labels Dies was used to create the stitched look, which makes it look authentic, don't you think? I found out the hard way that you need to do the embossing before adding the stitching, as the stitching gets flattened.

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I bought the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set as I loved the slightly retro look of the imagery and the sample project in Annual Catalogue. Are you old enough to remember embroidered jeans from the 70's? The 'pocket' image coordinates with the Pocket Dies that I don't have, but when I saw the cropped Stitched Nested Label in the card at the top left, I wondered whether any of those dies would be large enough. Well, I'm stoked to tell you that the largest of the Stitched Nested Label Dies works perfectly with this image and I used the straight die to add the stitching across the top.

The image was coloured with Stampin' Blends - Lovely Lipstick for the flowers, Granny Apple Green for the leaves and the background with Light Pool Party.  I also went around the image with Dark Pool Party to add a bit of shadow. I used the Chalk Marker to colour the bird and then added a hint of shadow with the Basic Gray watercolour pencil. The flowers in the pocket are a separate image, which were coloured and then fussy cut and popped up at different heights in the pocket. The greeting is from the Very Versailles stamp set and is pretty flexible for a friendship, birthday or 'just because' card. I wanted the greeting label to be the same colour as the pocket, so I coloured a small piece of card stock with the  light Pool Party Stampin' Blend marker. When it was dry and I stamped the greeting in Lovely Lipstick ink and cropped it with the smallest of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I added a Gray Granite mat to the white writing panel, which tones down the brightness of the Lovely Lipstick a little. At the base is a strip of the Lovely Lipstick gingham designer paper and at the top I've stamped and coloured another of the coordinating images from the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set. 

Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Happiness - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Well, I hope you can see how the creative process brought me to this point! CASE-ing is a great way to get inspired and who knows where you will end up, lol.

Project Details
Stamps Pocketful of Happiness, Very Versailles
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gray Granite, 2018-20 In Colour DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Shapes Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party), Chalk Marker, Basic Gray Watercolour pencil, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

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

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


Blooming Birthday

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Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a special friend's birthday a couple of  weeks ago. I used the lovely All That You Are stamp set that has a large floral line image that is fabulous for all types of colouring. I used my favourite Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, but it would also be lovely water coloured too. 

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by embossing the front of the thick Whisper White card base with the Subtle embossing folder. The image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White that was cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and then coloured with Calypso Coral, Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. I layered it onto Melon Mambo card stock and then popped up the panel on the card base.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The greeting from the All That You Are stamp set was heat embossed in white on Melon Mambo and then double cut to the size I wanted with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. I added some rhinestones and a tiny butterfly to finish.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I die cut a stitched rectangle for the writing panel and then stamped part of the floral image on the side, and the birthday greeting at the bottom. The finished panel was layered onto a Melon Mambo mat.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Thanks to Peggy Noe for the inspiration for this card.

Project Details
Stamps All That You Are, Amazing Life
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Melon Mambo
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals

 

Don't forget there is only 11 days left to get your FREE Sale-a-bration products when you place an order for $90 or more. The good news is that the popular Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack is back while stocks last, so don't miss out on yours, if this is on your wish list. It coordinates beautifully with the Gingham Gala Designer Paper pack, one of my favourites from the Occasions Catalogue.

I hope you like my project with All That You Are and thanks for visiting today!


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

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Welcome to a new month and another week of CASE-ing the Catty. Can you believe that we are in the 3rd month of the year already?  We have only 1 month of Sale-a-bration remaining and Stampin Up! have pulled out the stops to give you even more Level 1 FREE product choices when you place an order of $90 or more.  If you had your eye on the Painted Seasons Designer Paper, then the good news is, that you can choose the paper pack by itself as a Level 1 freebie. For details of ALL of the Level 1 product choices available, see them in my Online Store

If you've come from 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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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochures again this week and I am looking at this photo on page 8 of the main brochure and the sweet note card that I have circled in the bottom right.

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I love embellishments and I'm a bit of  hoarder. I didn't want the cute Butterfly Elements to end up in the bottom drawer, so I decided to use some on a note card. I wanted my note card to have a bit more punch than the sample and this is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I like a larger note card, so I have created a card base that is 9.9cm square, so that you can get 3 from a sheet of A4 card stock or 4 from a 12" x 12" sheet. On the Balmy Blue layer I have a square of the black and white spotted paper from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper pack, layered on black card stock with a narrow border. 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I roughly cut a butterfly from the sheet in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper pack and adhered it to a scrap of Whisper White. I recommend you do this if you intend popping up your butterflies; it makes them a lot more robust. The butterfly was coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and then cropped with the Butterfly Duet Punch. I used a piece of the 1/8" Foam Strip under the body to pop up the butterfly as it works with the height of the wooden elements. I added the white embossed greeting at the bottom first, which is from the Wishing You Well stamp set. The butterfly was popped up next and finally the wooden elements under the wings, adhered with glue dots. The butterfly wings are not attached to the wooden elements, so I have gently lifted them for extra a little extra dimension.

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For the inside I have another layer of Balmy Blue and I've used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to create the square writing panel. I finished with the matching small butterfly in the top corner, coloured in the same shades. Coordinating Gingham Gala Designer Paper was added to the back flap of the 10.5cm square envelope. I love having a stash of cute note cards ready to use, so one thing led to another and I ended up with this.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This set of note cards would make a lovely gift, so I made a pizza-style box to fit the note cards and envelopes. 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Finally, I added my favourite colour to the top of the box to finish it off.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

If you have these Sale-a-bration products and would like to make this pretty note card set, then the 8 page  PDF tutorial is available for Instant Download over on my Etsy store. It includes details of how to punch out the butterflies and keep their antennae intact! 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.

Project Details
Stamps Wishing You Well, Butterfly Gala
Card stock & Papers Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Gingham Gala DSP
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Butterfly Elements, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Butterfly Duet Punch, Classic Label Punch, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, 1/8" Foam Strip, White EP, Heat Gun, Simply Scored Board, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch)

 

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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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed my project and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Happiness Blooms

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Happiness Blooms 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 Rebecca'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. Plus, a selection of lovely new products are now available to choose from the Sale-a-bration Second Release - view the brochure online

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, which I've cropped out of the banner photo so you can see it more clearly. Even though the background designer paper is very busy, the embellishment still pops, so I thought I would try this with the floral design from the Painted Seasons Designer Paper. 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
As you can see from my finished card, I didn't achieve my goal! I adhered the paper to the front of the card and added the embellishment and my brain rebelled! It just looked way too busy. So I took the remaining strip left  from my 6" x 6" square and started again and this is where it ended up. I have embossed the right section with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, leaving the strip of floral paper on the left. 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I stamped the two flowers in Poppy Parade ink and the leaves in Call Me Clover ink. They were cropped with the coordinating Painted Seasons Framelits Dies that will be available to purchase from 1 March. You can see the amazing detail in the flowers that you get from just one impression of these Distinktive style stamps. Less is more with these stamps, so don't over ink them. If your ink pad is juicy, use a teaspoon to push the ink down into the foam pad. It is quick and works perfectly every time. The greeting is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink and layered on the Call Me Clover banner. All of these elements were layered onto the largest of the stitched circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I did add a Vellum circle behind to add interest and soften it.

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I wanted to keep the inside soft, so I have a white writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. It is the reverse side of the floral and I added another stamped flower in the corner.

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

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Seasons, Dragonfly Dreams
Card stock & Papers Petal Pink, Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Vellum, Painted Seasons DSP
 Ink Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Early Espresso
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Painted Seasons Framelits, Subtle TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

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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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. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project with the How Sweet It Is Suite and thanks for visiting me today!


Very Vintage Thanks

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Today, I'm sharing the thank you card I made for customers who ordered with me last month. I used the Very Vintage Host stamp set from the Annual Catalogue, which is an option that you can purchase with Stampin' Rewards when you place an order of $250 or more.  The Host stamp sets are right at the back of the catalogue and are easy to overlook, so I'm showing you the images in this set in the pic below. I love the combination of greetings and lovely vintage images in this set. The label coordinates with the Darling Label punch from the Darling Label Punch Box.

Very_Vintage_Stamp_SetThe classic floral line image reminds me of the designs you see on toile fabric and on blue and white china.  I love blue and white china and have many pieces around my house, so that is my inspiration. I've used Blueberry Bushel with Whisper White to create my monochrome cards.

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy DesignsI masked off a narrow panel on a piece of Whisper White card stock and then used the sponge brayer to add a light layer of Balmy Blue ink. A sponge dauber was used to add darker highlights with Blueberry Bushel ink. The large floral image was stamped over the top of the coloured panel with Blueberry Bushel ink and the bee was stamped in the corner. I added the narrow strip of Blueberry Bushel card stock across the base of the coloured panel and wrapped the lovely white/silver metallic edge ribbon around and finished in a bow. The thanks was cropped in Silver Foil using the die from the Well Written Framelits.

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This closeup gives you a better view of the coloured panel and floral silhouette. I added some clear epoxy droplets to finish.

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have kept the inside simple, with part of the floral image stamped in each corner of the writing panel. 

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Very Vintage (Host)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Silver Foil
 Ink Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue
Accessories Clear & Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Silver/White Metallic Edge ribbon
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, Sponge Brayer, Sponge Dauber

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


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

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. It's a scorching Sunday here in Melbourne. I'm lucky to be able to escape to some air conditioning in my craft room. Northern Australia is facing unprecedented flooding rains and I know many readers in the northern hemisphere are facing their own extreme weather events, too. So where ever you are, I hope you are safe from the worst of what Mother Nature is delivering us at the moment! 

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

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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.  Plus, NEW Sale-a-bration products will be released in mid-February and NEW products that co-ordinate with your FREE Sale-a-bration items will be released for purchase on 1 March 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

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I'm taking a break from the feminine, floral creations to go a little bit country this week. My inspiration comes from the project in the photo above, on page 10 of the Sale-a-bation brochure. I was taken with the copper embossing on the copper tin; such a great idea and I would love to try it. As I don't have the copper tins, I've gone with the next best thing - copper embossing on Copper Foil. 

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

It was really difficult getting a good photo that does justice to the copper embossing, with the reflection coming off the foil. I used the Stamparatus and the 'hinge stamping' technique to stamp the grasses in Versamark across the bottom of the Copper Foil and then heat embossed with the lush copper embossing powder.  I was really happy with how it turned out and you need to see it in real life to appreciate the lovely texture that it adds to the foil. You do need to be careful with the Stamparatus magnets on the foil, as it marks very easily. Next time, I would place a small piece of Whisper White card stock underneath the magnet, so that it doesn't scratch the foil when you remove it. Don't forget the embossing buddy before you stamp to prevent stray particles of embossing powder.

The embossed foil was adhered to an Early Espresso card base. The Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry design from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Paper pack reflected the colours in my rooster and I think it works well with the copper, too. These green tones were everywhere in my country childhood. I adhered the DSP to Coastal Cabana card stock to give it some body and then shaped it into the tag.  I used the long retired Slot Punch to add the opening at the top. A Very Vanilla Lace Doily was added to the right edge and then the embossed Bermuda Bay greeting banner was positioned over the top.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The majestic rooster from the Sale-a-bration Home to Roost stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I wanted to preserve the detail in the rooster image and thought that embossing would achieve that. Clear embossing over normal ink is more subtle and is great for water colouring too. Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers were used to colour the rooster and then he was fussy cut and positioned over the banner. The ground and his legs are flat on the banner and then I've popped up the rest of him over the doily.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've continued the country theme on the inside, using more of the Coastal Cabana DSP as a background to the Very Vanilla stitched rectangle writing panel. I added the off-cut of the doily under the writing panel to balance out the length.  The little vase from the Vibrant Vases stamp set was stamped in Coastal Cabana ink on Coastal Cabana card stock to give more depth to the shading and then cropped with the Vase Builder Punch. The little bunch of flowers was stamped, coloured and fussy cut and positioned under the popped up vase.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I finished off with a bow in the Braided Linen Trim at the top of the tag and a trio of clear epoxy droplets that I coloured with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker.

Project Details
Stamps Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration), Beauty Abounds, Vibrant Vases
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Copper Foil, Tea Room Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Lace Doilies (retired), Linen Braided Trim
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends (Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Bronze), Dimensionals, Ivory EP (not SU), Heat gun, Vase Builder Punch, Slot Punch (retired)

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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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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I hope you've enjoyed looking at Home to Roost and thanks for visiting me today!