CASE-ing the Catty - Using Blending Brushes

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

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

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This week we are being inspired by projects that use Blending Brushes. These are such a great tool to quickly add some soft colour to your project and are much less prone to the blobs and dark spots that are a hazard of Sponge Daubers.

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I chose the project in the photo above for my inspiration. The Potted Geraniums Bundle was one of my must-haves from the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. There are both stamped and die cut elements to create the Geraniums and lots of lovely greetings in a nice mix of fonts.

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with the panel of Basic White and used my Blending Brush to add a soft background of Balmy Blue ink to give the impression of a lovely blue sky. The lattice cut from Gold Foil using the new Split Card Textures Dies was adhered to the right as a background for my pot of Geraniums and I added the panel to a mat of Polished Pink card stock, leaving a tiny border to help it pop. 

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the stamps from Potted Geraniums to create my pot of flowers. The leaves are stamped in Garden Green and the flowers use both Polished Pink and Melon Mambo to give the gorgeous colour tones. I have hot pink Geraniums in pots in my garden and they add such a fabulous burst of colour. There are coordinating dies to crop all of the elements, making it a lot faster to create this lovely detailed image. Isn't the pick with the greeting so sweet? I cut slits in the soil with my craft knife to slip the pick and Geranium stems through. The greeting is one from the Potted Geraniums stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso and cropped with one of the banner dies from my favourite Stylish Shapes Dies.

Stampin' Up! Potted Geraniums Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Potted Geraniums
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Polished Pink, Gold Foil
 Ink Cinnamon Cider (retired), Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Polished Pink, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies
  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Geranium Dies, Split Card Textures Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Blending Brush

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using Blending Brushes this week. 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

You can head over to Sandra to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Front Cover of 2022-23 Annual Catty

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! I've been MIA for the last few weeks, as we continue to work on our renovations.  We are doing all the finishing so there is always lots of filling, sanding and painting that needs doing. I've spend the last 4 days staining and sealing the french doors for my new craft studio.  That makes it all worthwhile!

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

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It's only a few more sleeps until the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue goes live! Woohoo, so much new product to enjoy. This week we are CASE-ing the front cover to get you in the mood. Here is the card layout as a sketch, so you can see the element more easily. CTC367_SketchIt is Mother's Day in Australia this coming Sunday, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to make my card for Mum. I forgot it was another long weekend here in Queensland, so I hope it will arrive in time in Western Australia. 

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | Front Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I love flowers of all kinds, whether they be in the garden or on cards, so the Hues of Happiness Suite is one of my stand out favourites from the new catalogue and I was so happy to see it on the Demonstrator preorder. I love all the elements of this suite and better still, the dies crop many of the floral elements from the Hues of Happiness designer paper, making it perfect for creating lovely cards, quickly.

You can see that I have stayed close to the sketch, although my focus panel is centred, rather than to the left. As my card is slightly smaller than normal, it worked best for me.  I used a piece of Fresh Freesia/Gorgeous Grape painterly design for the background and the Pool Party and Gorgeous Grape roses for the focus. The greeting is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I finished with a trio of the gorgeous Glossy Dots Assortment, which are also part of the suite.

You might be wondering what the smaller panel to the left is. Well, this panel is one of 4 in my Pinwheel Tower card, so the smaller panel is the reverse side of another blade on the pinwheel!

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
Here is a view from the top, so you can see how it looks. This is very simple to make and you can easily adjust the dimensions to suit. My card is 10.2cm x 14cm (4" x 5 1/2"), to suit the elements I'm using. It does fold flat for posting, but mine won't fit in a standard envelope, so I will be making a custom envelope for it. 

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | 2nd Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 This is the second 'blade' of the pinwheel. I've created a frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and heat embossed the sentiment from the Blessings of Home stamp set in white. Small roses add colour to the frame and I finished with a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | 3rd Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is the 3rd 'blade' of the pinwheel and I've added a piece of one of my favourite designs from the Hues of Happiness paper pack. It includes all of the colours that I've used in the card.  The sentiment is from the Lovely You stamp set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape and cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I finished with a Pool Party flower and leaf set in the corner and a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Suite | Mother's Day Pinwheel Tower Card | 4th Panel | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The final 'blade' in the pinwheel is the stitched writing panel, cropped with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The greeting from the Daffodil Daydream stamp set, is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink. I have kept all the previous left sides blank, so it wouldn't be quite so busy, but I've added a little cluster of flowers this time. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Happiness Abounds, Peaceful Moments, Lovely You, Blessings of Home, Daffodil Daydream
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Hues of Happiness DSP
 Ink Versamark, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, Glossy Dots Assortment 
  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Blossoming Happiness Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Tool, Tombow Glue

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of  the cover of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 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

You can head over to Lauren to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Please get in touch, if you would love to get a copy of the new 2022-23 Annual Catalogue. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Decorative Masks

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Rebecca, 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 masking project. There are a number of masking techniques, but I decided to use the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks for my card this week.

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I'm using the lovely project from page 65 of the 2022 January - June Mini Catalogue, shown above, for the inspiration for my card. 

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello & Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
There are 6 masks in the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks pack and I've used the strings of leaves to create a background for my art panel. Place the mask over your panel of Basic White card stock and use sticky note or washi tape on the edges to hold the mask in place. I used a Blending Brush and Granny Apple Green ink to create the design, but you can also use sponge daubers. I suggest you start with a light layer of colour and then keep adding more until you are happy. I have gone for a fairly even colour all over, but you can create an ombre look with a light to dark shading or just colour part of the design for a more artistic effect.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello & Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

We have 2 days left of Sale-a-bration in Australia, so I decided to use the Friendly Hello stamp set one last time to create the focus for my art panel. I've stamped the flowers and then coloured them with Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends markers and fussy cut them.  I cut a couple apart and then layered them on top of the scalloped rectangle. I stanped the splatters first in Freesh Fresh ink first and tucked the leaves in last. The greeting from the same stamp set was heat embossed in white on Gorgeous Grape card stock.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello & Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendly Hello
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gorgeous Grape
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Metallic Pearls
  Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight), Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks, Blending Brushes

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of a masking project from either the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue or 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. 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

You can head over to Julia to see her lovely project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Did you know that Sale-a-bration has been extended in Australia until 16 March 2022? All of the FREE products are available, so you have the full range to choose from, when you place a qualifying order of $90AUD or more. 

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - That's so Suite of You

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I'm back with the IDEAS (International Demos Exciting Artistic Stampin') team this month to share more fabulous projects. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a Tutorial Bundle each month to give you, our customers and readers a heap of inspiration for your crafting.

If you've come from looking at Sara's fabulous project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

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Our theme this month is all about Suites of products. A suite is a larger collection of coordinating products including stamp sets and dies, patterned paper, embellishments and embossing folders.

This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 82 pages of crafty inspiration with each tutorial including at least 2 projects. The suites that have been used in the tutorials include Heart & Home, Symbols of Fortune, Artfully Composed, Flowering Fields, New Horizons, Abstract Beauty and Sweet Talk from the new January - June Mini Catalogue and Pansy Petals from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. 

Stampin' Up! Heart & Home Suite | Tutorial Available | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the beautiful Heart & Home Suite to create my gift set. It is comprised of a beautifully detailed pocket card with optional gift card holder and a pretty acetate gift box. Beautiful together or separately and the pocket card fits into a standard size envelope. The gift box is a generous size for treats, tealight candles, hand creams, a scarf or other small gifts. The finished box measures 5 1/2” x 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” (13.4cm x 6.4cm x 6.4cm).

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 14 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the February 2022 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. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

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

Now it's time to hop over to Odette in Perth to see her fabulous project. 

Blog_Hop_NextThanks for visiting today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Michelle, 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 project from the 2022 January-February Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I chose the project above for my inspiration, using the Simply Marbelous Designer Paper, which is one of the FREE products you can choose with a qualifying order of $90AUD or more. 

Stampin' Up! Simply Marbelous & Friendly Hello | 2022 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started with a Thick Basic White card base and add a panel of the Highland Heather Simply Marbelous Designer Paper with a narrow border of Gorgeous Grape. I chose the cloud-like design to provide a soft background to the bird and flowers from the Friendly Hello stamp set, which is another of the FREE Sale-a-bration products.

Stampin' Up! Simply Marbelous & Friendly Hello | 2022 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I used the reverse side of one of the Heart & Home Doilies for the background and added a large circle of Gorgeous Grape card stock behind it to  add more definition. I coloured the bird image from the Friendly Hello stamp set with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and then fussy cut it on the line. I also coloured and cut a couple of extra flowers. The leaves were stamped in Old Olive ink and fussy cut. The greeting is from the Flowing Flowers stamp set and I've heat embossed it in white on Gorgeous Grape card stock. Then it was a matter of positioning and layering all the elements on top of the doily. I finished with 3 of my favourite Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Stampin' Up! Simply Marbelous & Friendly Hello | 2022 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendly Hello, Flowing Flowers
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Simply Marbelous DSP
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
  Layering Circle Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede)

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of a project from the 2022 January-February Sale-a-bration brochure. 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

You can head over to Monique to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and do not currently have a Demonstrator, head to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details so I can pop one in the post to you. 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Mini Catalogue

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! 

If you've come from visiting  Sandra, 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 project of our choice from the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue.  

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I've used the card above for my inspiration. It is a fairly simple card using the lovely Flowing Flowers stamp set. This is a DistINKtive™ style stamp set, so there is a lot of built-in shading with just one impression of the stamp. It has 6 sentiments in great font combos as well.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flowers Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the layout, stepping it up with some extra layers, textures and embellishments. I started with a Thick Basic White card base and added a layer of Polished Pink card stock that I dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flowers Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the art panel I've stamped the smaller floral image with the leaves a few times and masked it to add leaves and some random splatters in other areas. The larger floral image was stamped separately with the Stamparatus using Polished Pink ink and I used a sponge dauber and Melon Mambo ink to add some extra colour in the heart in the heart of the flower, before fussy cutting and popping it up over the leaves. The art panel was adhered to a panel of Just Jade card stock leaving a narrow border.

The birthday greeting from the Blessings of Home stamp set was stamped in Polished Pink ink and I flagged the ends before adding to a mat of Just Jade card stock.  I wrapped a few strands of white Baker's Twine around the art panel and finished it with a bow underneath the popped up greeting. The art panel was popped up on the Polished Pink mat and I added some extra fussy cut leaves under the large flower and finished with pearls in the large flower, on the greeting and under the twine.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flowers Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've kept the inside simple, with a mat of Polished Pink card stock for the writing panel and the larger flower partially stamped in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Flowers Stamp Set | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Flowing Flowers, Bessings of Home
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Just Jade
 Ink Polished Pink, Just Jade, Melon Mambo
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
  Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Sponge dauber

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of a project from the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue. 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

You can head over to Kathryn to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and do not currently have a Demonstrator, head to my Free Catalogues page and leave your details so I can pop one in the post to you. 

Thanks for visiting today!


IDEAS Blog Hop - Loving Sale-a-bration!

Blog_Hop_BannerHi 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 Odette's fabulous project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

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Our theme this month is Loving Sale-a-bration. This bundle contains an amazing 15 tutorials and 76 pages of crafty inspiration. Each project includes a card and/or a 3D item and there are lots of fabulous ideas for using ALL 9 of the Sale-a-bration products that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order. You can purchase products from the new 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue and earn FREE Sale-a-bration products from today - yippee!

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Stamp Set & DSP | 2022 Jan-June Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This cute hand bag containing 6 embellished note cards would make the perfect gift for someone special. It is created with the fabulous Sale-a-bration Friendly Hello Stamp Set and Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper. The hand bag would also make a lovely gift box for a scarf, treats, jewellery, hand creams or other small gifts. The finished box measures 5 3/4” x 4” x 1 1/4” (14.6cm x 10.2cm x 3.2cm). The finished height including the handle is 6 3/4” (17.2cm).

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 14 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the January 2022 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. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

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

Now it's time to hop over to Elizabeth in Canada to see her fabulous project. 

Blog_Hop_NextThanks for visiting today!

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CASE-ing the Catty - Front Cover 2022 Mini Catalogue

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Happy New Year and welcome to CASE-ing the Catty! I hope you've had an enjoyable holiday season and are now relaxing after the hectic preparations and lots of food!

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 are CASE-ing the front cover of the brand new 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue. You can commence purchasing from the catalogue from 4 January, so just a couple more sleeps to go.  Not forgetting we also have Sale-a-bration commencing as well, so you can earn some FREE product with an order of $90AUD or more, before shipping. Due to the ongoing, worldwide supply chain issues, there will be a few products that won't arrive in time for 4 January, but hopefully they won't be too far away. 

The card on the front cover uses the beautiful Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper and the Tulip Fields Bundle. For my card, I've used the Hello Friendly stamp set and coordinating Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper, which together are a Level 2 Sale-a-bration reward for a $180AUD order. 

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Stamp Set & DSP | 2022 Jan-June Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The main elements to the sample card are the frame, positioned wider at one end; the strip across the bottom of the frame and the embellishment. I cut my frame using the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the pretty striped designer paper. I've flipped my wide end around, as it worked better with the large greeting I stamped onto the Fresh Freesia designer paper in black before popping up the frame with Foam Adhesive Strips.  

Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Stamp Set & DSP | 2022 Jan-June Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the band at the bottom I have used the new white 3/4" Frayed Ribbon that has a soft, slightly fuzzy texture and then added the Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon over the top. The flowers from the Hello Friendly stamp set were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut on the line. I finished with a trio of the new Brushed Brass Butterflies. These cuties are self-adhesive, so super easy to use. 


Stampin' Up! Friendly Hello Stamp Set & DSP | 2022 Jan-June Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Friendly Hello
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Friendly Hello DSP
 Ink Fresh Freesia, Memento Tuxedo Black, Granny  Apple Green
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, 3/4" Frayed Ribbon, Fresh FreesiaOpen Weave Ribbon
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Fresh Freesia), Foam Adhesive Strips

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, of the front cover of the new 2022 January- June Mini Catalogue. 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

You can head over to Peta & Marvi to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

 

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Die Bundles

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Hi there

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

If you've come from visiting Kathryn, 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 the Crew are taking inspiration from the Die Bundles on pages 156-161 of the Annual Catalogue.

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This week I'm taking my inspiration from the project above using the Color & Contour Bundle. I've use the fabulous nested dies, but decided it was a good opportunity to ink up the stamps as well. 

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If you're not familiar with the bundle, the photo above shows the range of scalloped rectangle dies in the set, plus the lovely pierced scalloped border (visible in the sample project) and 2 outline dies for the single flower and flower stem images from the stamp set. Plus, there are 5 greetings in nice scripty fonts.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia
I started by stamping and die cutting multiple flowers in Polished Pink, Gorgeous Grape & Highland Heather and Mango Melody. I stamped a few other colours as well and then decided on these three for my card. For the Polished Pink and Mango Melody flowers I used a teaspoon to push the ink down into the pad before stamping the fill image over the top of the outline. Of course, you can also stamp off, but I find this method easier and more reliable in terms of ink coverage. I decided on a Gray Granite backgound for my flowers and used the gorgeous Stitched Greenery Die to create the  lovely stitched leaves. I was going to add some foliage but you get the leafy feel with this background die, while keeping your card clean and simple.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia

For my greeting, I used the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies, which cuts a line along the edges and pierces each corner.  Sometimes the cut line can open slightly on the long sides, but I find using Thick Basic White holds together better and if you want to be really sure, put a line of narrow double-sided tape on the reverse. I stamped a greeting from the Best Year stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink on the label.  Rather than ribbon, I used White Baker's Twine around the Gray Granite background and finished it with a bow. Then it was a matter of positioning the flowers and popping up the label on Dimensionals. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia
For the inside, I used a mat of Gray Granite for the writing panel, which I shortened to add the trio of stamped flowers on the side for a bright pop of colour.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia

 

Project Details
Stamps Color & Contour, Best Year
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gray Granite
 Ink Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools    Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Greenery Die, die cutting machine, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE of a card from the Die Bundles this week. 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

You can head over to my lovely friend Tina to see her fab creation and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Card Featuring Food

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

If you've come from visiting Sandra, 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 a fun challenge to CASE a card featuring food!

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I've recently planted a lot of strawberries, so when I came across the project above on page 44 of the January - June 2021 Mini Catalogue, it popped right out at me. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started by stamping those luscious red strawberries, using Cherry Cobbler ink for the outline and Real Red ink for the body of the strawberry. I like the extra definition you get with the darker ink. The calyx was stamped in Garden Green ink on Pear Pizzaz card stock and for the flower, I used So Saffron ink. All the elements were cropped with the Strawberry Builder Punch.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
It's funny how things evolve when you craft. I was originally going to use one of scalloped rectangles from the Scalloped Contours Dies, so I die cut the white centre panel with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to fit. I wasn't happy with that, so went to my Pear Pizzazz scraps and found the stitched frame in there and that sent me down a different path altogether!  I dry embossed a piece of Real Red card stock with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the back of the Pear Pizzaz frame to add a pop of red.

Using a Blending Brush I added a soft layer of Daffodil Delight to the Basic White rectangle and then positioned all the stamped elements. The first strawberry is adhered flat, the second one is popped up on 1mm foam pads and the third on Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, stamped in black and positioned over the bottom strawberry. I added a couple of swirls of the black/white Baker's Twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and finished with a sweet Bumblebee Trinket.  The art panel was popped up on Dimensionals in the frame and then I adhered the frame to a Thick Basic White card base. To keep the borders in proportion, I increased the width of the card base to 11cm, rather than trim the length by 0.5cm.
Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I used the Blending Brush again to create a soft background in the bottom right corner and stamped the leaf and flower spray from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set in Soft Sea Foam ink. I adhered a stamped strawberry over the spray with a white flower over lapping the strawberry.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Strawberry
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red
Accessories Bumblebee Trinket, Playful Pets Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Stitched Rectangles Die, die cutting machine, Strawberry Builder Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a card featuring food, this week. 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

You can head over to Julia's blog to see her yummy creation (we were on the same wavelength this week!) and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!