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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Painted Poppies Card Set - Part 1

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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.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Bundle Week 2

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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. 

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This is week 2 of taking inspiration from our favourite retiring bundle.  This week I have chosen a bundle that is fully retiring. 

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The Tea Together stamp set and its coordinating Tea Time Dies is my favourite of the tea pot and cup sets that Stampin' Up! have brought out over the years. I love the line images that can be used with lots of techniques and the small flower images have found their way onto lots of cards.  Both products are still available in my Online Store and are reduced in price for an added bonus.

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

I've gone with Lovely Lipstick again this week, using it for my card base. Next up is a layer of gold foil to complement the images that I have heat embossed in gold. As with the sample, I have also used the Tufted Embossing Folder that is also retiring, but have used the debossed side, which is more subtle and barely visible in the photo above. To provide a background for my tea set, I have cut one of the decorative frames from the Ornate Layers Dies in Vellum card stock to create a 'runner'and placed it diagonally across card.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've paper pieced the body of the tea pot and cup with the lovely Best Dressed Designer Series Paper, which is also retiring. The other sections I have lightly coloured with Petal Pink Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The tea pot has been adhered flat and the tea cup has been popped up. The lovely friendship greeting is from the retiring Honey Bee stamp set and I've cropped it with the stitched label from the All Dressed Up Dies. I finished with a Lovely Lipstick bow (my very last piece of this ribbon) and a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

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 Tea Together, Honey Bee
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gold Foil, Best Dressed DSP, Vellum 
 Ink Versamark Lovely Lipstick
Accessories 1/8" Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools     Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, Tea Time Dies, All Dressed Up Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Big Shot, imensionals, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink), Gold EP, Heat Gun

 

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 Rose has to inspire you this week. 

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Babies & Children

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

This month it's all about Babies and Children. This bundle contains 12 fabulous projects and 72 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, bunting, gift packaging, party favors, a baby name plate, home decor and mini photo album. Wow, I think we have you covered!

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends New Baby Gift Set, Tutorial Available - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Welcoming a new baby to the world is an exciting time for both the parents and friends and family. I've created a gift set that comprises a gift box and coordinating card using  the sweet 'Peter Rabbit' image from the Fable Friends stamp set. The gift box has a ribbon handle and a sweet easel embellishment on the top that can fold down if it needs to be posted. It would make a lovely keepsake box or nursery decor. The box is 5" x  5" x 3 1/2" (12.7cm x 12.7cm x 8.9cm) and easily fits a folded onsie, singlet and booties with room to spare. The coordinating card is sized to fit inside the gift box.  

There are 12 different projects for babies and children 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 May 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 super cute projects.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Bundle

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

If you've come from looking at  Angela's super cute cards, 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 1 of taking inspiration from our favourite retiring bundle.  I'm thankful we have 2 opportunities to be inspired by this theme as there are so many bundles that I have enjoyed from both the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue and the January-June Mini Catalogue. The year seems to have gone so fast (again!) and there are lots of products I haven't found the time to use, so I chose a bundle that I haven't yet had the opportunity to ink up.

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I chose the sample above using the Birthday Julibee Bundle for my inspiration this week.  I love the colour combo of Lovely Lipstick and Gray Granite, but my initial inspiration was the decorative border on the card. 

Stampin' Up! Birthday Jubilee Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started by cutting a square of Lovely Lipstick card stock and using the small decorative die from the Jubilee Beauty Dies to create a border. I wasn't sure how the sizing would turn out, but it was within 1/4" and I trimmed it on 2 sides to create the 12cm square, which I added to my thick Whisper White card base. I used the largest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create the Whisper White square in the centre, which fortunately turned out to be the perfect size. Sometimes, luck is with you when you are 'winging it', lol.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Jubilee Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've coloured the floral spray wth Stampin' Blends and popped it up over the labels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut a second image of the large flower and popped that up as well. The bottom label is cut from Gray Granite and I used the Detailed Trio Punch to punch a hole in each side so I could thread through the Lovely Lipstick ribbon. I'm sorry to see Lovely Lipstick retire, but we are getting a beautiful new pink in the 2020-22 In Colours, that I can't wait to get my hands on.

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. The Birthday Jubilee Bundle is still available at the moment. You can check them all out in my Online Store.

 

Project Details
Stamps Birthday Jubilee
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Gray Granite
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Lovely Lipstick
Accessories 1/8" Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestones
Tools     Jubilee Beauty Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Detailed Trio Punch,  Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive)

 

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 Rachel has to inspire you this week. 

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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. 

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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 - Easter Sketch Challenge Week 2

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

If you've come from looking at  Siobhan'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 the second week of our sketch challenge to create a card for Easter.

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This week I have turned the sketch 90o to the left to create a landscape orientation for my card. 

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

I have used the rest of the strip of designer paper from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper pack that I cut for my card last week. The reverse side of the pretty Mint Macaron and gold foil design is this sweet floral design that says Easter/Spring to me. We seemed to have skipped Autumn for a very wet and wintry weekend here in Melbourne, so this pretty floral design boosts my spirits. I layered it on a Whisper White panel with the pretty decorative edge that was cut with a die from the new Ornate Borders Dies.  All of the products in the Ornate Garden Suite, which is new in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue are now available to purchase from my Online Store and there is lots to love!

The floral panel was adhered to a card front-sized panel of Petal Pink that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I've wrapped some of the 1/4" Terracotta Tile silky and shimmery ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack around the panel and finished it with a bow. The Petal Pink panel was adhered to the front of a Thick Whisper White card base. 

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I have coloured the sweet rabbit from the Fable Friends stamp set with Stampin' Blends. I've used Crumb Cake (light and dark) for the body with a touch of light Petal Pink in the ears, on the nose and cheeks. I wanted to match his jacket to the darker of the small flowers in the floral print, which is a lighter and slightly pinker shade of Terracotta Tile. As we don't have that colour in our Stampin' Blends, I have improvised with a combination of Light Calypso Coral and Light Cajun Craze and I then went over it with the Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil to add the pinkish tone. I've fussy cut the image on the line and popped it up on the stitched oval. I added some grass and sponged colour in Old Olive at the base of the oval to ground him. The finished embellishment was popped up over the floral panel and I added the coordinating small flower from the Ornate Style stamp set at the bottom.  The 'happy' is die cut in Whisper White using the Well Written Dies and the 'easter' from the retired Crazy For You stamp set has been heat embossed in white and then cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die

Stampin' Up! Fable Friends & Ornate Garden Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a stamped the border of the writing panel with the small flower cluster from the Ornate Style stamp set and then coloured it with Stampin Blends in Dark Petal Pink and Old Olive with the centre in Light Calypso Coral. I then went over the flowers lightly with the Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil to create the slightly pinkish tone in the designer paper.  

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

 

Project Details
Stamps Fable Friends, Ornate Style, Crazy About You (retired), In The Meadow (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Terracotta Tile, Ornate Garden Specialty Garden DSP
 Ink Versamark, Memento Espresso Truffle, Old Olive
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools     Subtle 3D EF, Well Written Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Ornate Borders Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Old Olive), Watercolor Pencils

 

We would love to see the Easter cards you make, using this sketch for 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 Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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

Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Easter Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

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

If you've come from looking at the amazing creativity of 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 a sketch challenge to create a card for Easter.

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This is a great sketch and I've got a lot more ideas for it, but for this week I've created a card that represents the true meaning of Easter. Although I don't usually send many cards for Easter, I always send them to our Mothers. 

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The inspiration for this card came when I opened my new pack of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Mint Macaron design with gold foil detail is soft and elegant and I thought it would work well for the type of card I had in mind. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added a layer of Gold Foil. Next is a layer of Whisper White and I stamped the floral spray from the Hold Onto Hope stamp set in the corners with Mint Macaron ink. The stamped layer was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, although it is not apparent in any of the photos; it adds a nice texture to the background. I have placed the greeting from Itty Bitty Greetings under the oval rather than across it as shown in the sketch.

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Specialty DSP & Hold Onto Hope for Easter - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I cut a 2" strip of the designer paper and adhered it flat onto the art panel. For the embellishment, I die cut the largest of the stitched ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies in Gold Foil. I've used the Cross of Hope Dies to cut the 2 layers of the cross; the solid Mint Macaron base topped with the open design cut from Sparkle Glimmer paper and popped up on the gold foil oval. The small cross was cut from Gold Foil and adhered flat and I finished with one of the clear Epoxy Droplets. I added a double bow on the side with the 1/4" Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to add some softness. 

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Specialty DSP & Hold Onto Hope for Easter - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Gold Foil mat and I added a strip of the designer paper at the base. On the white writing panel, I have stamped the wreath from the retired stamp set Wishing You Well in Mint Macaron and in the centre I have gold embossed the sentiment from the retired His Grace stamp set. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Hold Onto Hope, Itty Bitty Greetings, Wishing You Well (retired), His Grace (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Gold Foil, Ornate Garden Specialty Garden DSP, Sparkle Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Mint Macaron
Accessories 1/4" Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Clear/Frosted Expoxy Droplets, Gold Metallic Pearls
Tools     Cross of Hope Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Butterfly Beauty Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat Gun

 

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

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You have one more week to join us with your CASE of  a card from the January - June Mini Catalogue, giving it a male twist. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my Easter project, with this great sketch. I'm looking forward to showing you a totally different card with this sketch next week.

Don't forget that Sale-a-bration finishes this Tuesday, 31 March 2020, so you have just a couple of days to redeem FREE items with a qualifying order.

Thanks for visiting today!


Lovely Lily Pad - Final Week of Sale-a-bration

Hi there

I hope you've been enjoying some crafting time in the last few days. I like to put on some music; a nice blend of essential oils in the diffuser and shut out the never ending stream of news about the Corona virus for a few hours. Self care and mental health will become increasingly important over the coming weeks as we self-isolate. Apart from the pure enjoyment, creative pursuits are known to help elevate our mood, alleviate anxiety and boost the immune system. Time to get crafty!

I'll be doing my best to bring you more creative inspiration and you're welcome to get in touch for a chat. Today, I want to remind you that there is less than a week left of the Sale-a-bration promotion. More product choices from the current catalogues have been added for you to redeem when you place a qualifying order until 31 March 2020. You can see all of the options here in my Online Store

My card today features 2 of the Sale-a-bration products - Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and Lily Impressions DSP. The coordinating Lily Pad Dies are no longer available, but the images are very easy to fussy cut as I have done.  This card is perfect as a friendship or 'thinking of you' card.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lily Pad, Lily Impressions DSP & Ornate Borders Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Pool Party card base and embossed the front with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder with the texture going horizontally. The Lily Impressions DSP hasn't been a favourite although I do like more of the plainer designs on the reverse side, which are great for backgrounds. This small print is my favourite lily design from the pack and it is included in the DSP Sampler that you receive as a bonus when you join during Sale-a-bration. I had this strip left over from another project and it is perfect for a clean and simple card. On the left side I have added one of the lovely new borders in Petal Pink created with the Ornate Borders Dies that will be available for sale on 1 April 2020. There are 5 designs in the set and they are looooong! In fact about 16cm (or 6.5"), longer than a metric card so you only need to do one cut for the length of your card. 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lily Pad, Lily Impressions DSP & Ornate Borders Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I stamped the Lily flowers in Terracotta Tile ink that was stamped off once, to give a darker shade that tones well with Petal Pink. The flowers were coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers in Petal Pink, with highlights in Calypso Coral and fussy cut on the line. The lily pad and leaves were stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and I coloured them with Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay Blends with a touch of Light Night of Navy to blend with the designer paper. I stamped the greeting from the Label Me Bold stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink and hand cut it with snips and popped it up. A sprinkle of Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets finishes it off.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lily Pad, Lily Impressions DSP & Ornate Borders Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a mat of Petal Pink and I used the same border die to create the decorative edge at the bottom. The Whisper White writing panel has a strip of the designer paper at the bottom to coordinate.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lily Pad, Lily Impressions DSP & Ornate Borders Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This photo shows the texture from the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder more clearly and I think it works well with water in the designer paper.

 

Project Details
Stamps Label Me Bold
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Lily Impressions DSP
 Ink Bermuda Bay, Terracotta Tile
Accessories Clear/Frosted Expoxy Droplets
Tools     Ornate Border Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy)

 

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 March IDEAS Fun & Fancy Folds Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 55 pages of crafty inspiration and 12 projects that move, spin, wobble, pop-up, pop-out, slide out and shake!  I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed.  Don't forget, with an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product until 31 March 2020. 

Thanks for visiting me today!