CASE-ing the Catty - Country Floral Lane Suite

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week!  Can you believe it is the last week of January already! 

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 project from the Country Floral Lane Suite on pages 8-11 of the 2023 January-April Mini Catalogue. I love the pretty pastels in both the Country Gingham and Country Floral Lane paper packs.

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I've selected the project in the photo above for my inspiration this week. I like the use of the negative for the LOVE and making it the focal point of the card. 

Stampin' Up! Country Floral Lane Suite & Alphabet a la Mode Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a small panel of Balmy Blue card stock and added Foam Adhesive Sheet to the back. The letters from the Alphabet À La Mode Dies were positioned and held in place with sticky note before die cutting.  You get two of the 'L' in the set of dies which is really helpful. In a stroke of luck, the die cut panel was the perfect size to fit evenly on the red heart design from the Country Floral Lane DSP. I liked the look of the hearts framing the greeting, so I decided to add a piece of Sweet Sorbet card stock to the back of the die cut panel. 

Stampin' Up! Country Floral Lane Suite & Alphabet a la Mode Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The heart was fussy cut from the Country Floral Lane DSP after adding a scrap of Basic White to the back to give it more body. I popped up the heart and slipped the fussy cut leaves underneath. The 'friend' sentiment from the Biggest Wish stamp set was stamped in black, fussy cut and popped up over the heart and I finished with a small bow in white Baker's Twine.  I added a white border to the heart panel and then adhered it to the card base that I had covered with the blue plaid design from the Country Gingham DSP. A trio of gold sequins from the Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins were the finishing touch.

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For the inside, I have a Balmy Blue mat for the writing panel and I added a strip of the heart DSP down the right side.  I fussy cut the sweet blue bike from the Country Floral Lane DSP and added in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Country Floral Lane Suite & Alphabet a la Mode Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I hope you like my sweet friendship card! 

 

Project Details
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Sweet Sorbet, Balmy Blue, Country Gingham DSP, Country Floral Lane DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Tools Alphabet À La Mode Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Adhesive Foam Sheets

 

We would love to see your CASE from the Country Floral Lane Suite this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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

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Don't forget, that Sale-a-bration finishes on 28 February 2023, so you only have a month left to earn your favourite FREE products when you place a qualifying order of $90AUD.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration Favored Flowers DSP

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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 project of our choice from the new 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalogue. You can choose a FREE item from a great range of stamps and patterned papers when you place a qualifying order of $90AUD or more until 28 February 2023.

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Today, I'm using the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper, which I have to say wasn't one of my favourite items from the Sale-a-bration brochure. The paper is very bold and I found the black background on some sheets a bit off-putting, although I do like the small prints on the reverse.  So, I decided to push on and see if I could make something I was happy with. My card is a mash-up of the card on the left and the card on the right, in the photo above.

Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers DSP | 2023 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a card-size panel of Fresh Freesia card stock and added the narrow strip of the Blackberry Bliss geometric design down the left. On the right I have added a panel of polka dot vellum from Vellum Basics 12 x 12 Specialty DSP. This product is new in the 2023 January-April Mini Catalogue and in addition to the polka dots, there are leaf and diagonal stripe designs. The vellum softens the Fresh Freesia and adds another layer of interest in the background. I wrapped a couple of strands of white Baker's Twine around the panel at the border of the vellum and finished with a bow at the top.

Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers DSP | 2023 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I fussy cut the cluster of Fresh Freesia flowers from the paper, cutting right on the line as I didn't want a black border. I popped up the flowers and also cut some extra partial leaves from the edges of the paper to fill it out and add dimension. I also added a bit more to the bottom flower, as I thought the edge was a bit straight, so now it has a nice rounded shape. White sprays were cropped with the Framed Florets Dies and some open leaves from Silver Foil also with the same dies.  The greeting is from my favourite Biggest Wish stamp set, stamped in Blackberry Bliss and fussy cut with a generous border. I finished with a trio of Iridescent Pearls.

Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers DSP | 2023 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For something a little different, I cut an 'L' shape piece of the Blackberry Bliss design and adhered it to the inside of the card and then added the white writing panel over the top. A small flower was fussy cut from the paper and added to the corner.

Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers DSP | 2023 Sale-a-bration | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I'm pretty happy with how the card turned out and will be adding it to the thank you cards I'll be taking overseas to thank our hosts.

 

Project Details
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Favored Flowers DSP, Silver Foil, Vellum Basics Specialty DSP
 Ink Blackberry Bliss
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Pearls
Tools Fitting Florets Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals,

 

We would love to see your CASE from the 2023 Sale-a-bration Brochure this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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 card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Ginkgo Branch Dies

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week!  It has been a challenging week after our house was burgled and my laptop and Nikon DSLR camera was stolen. I'm making do at the moment with an old laptop and iPad for the photos, so I'm sorry the photos will not be how I would like them to be.

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 project of our choice from the new 2023 January - April Mini Catalogue.

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I chosen the project above from page 57 of the Mini Catalogue. It uses the Ginkgo Branch Bundle. I think I was attracted to the slim line shape and the way the die was used. 

Stampin' Up! Slimline card with Ginkgo Branch Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I started by cutting the card base from Thick Basic White to measure 7" x 8 1/4",  (17.8cm x 21cm) scoring at 3.5" (8.9cm). I then cut another panel from Basic White slightly smaller and composed my art panel on that.  Adhesive Sheet was added to the reverse of a panel of Basic White and 2 of the large Ginkgo Branch die were cropped from it. The original sample uses Shimmery White card stock with ink refills and Water Painters to colour the die cuts. I've chosen to use Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Highland Heather, Mango Melody and Polished Pink. I've treated the solid sections, which are embossed by the die, as leaves and coloured them with Granny Apple Green. 

 

Stampin' Up! Slimline card with Ginkgo Branch Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've adhered the 2 die cuts close to the edge and then added an extra 'flower' using the smaller die cut to fill out the space. I created a faux bow with the silver trim in the centre and then popped up the Highland Heather circle cropped with the Stylish Shapes Dies over the top. The greeting from the Sending Smiles stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and cropped with the banner from Stylish Shapes Dies. I've finished with some pretty 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds.

Stampin' Up! Slimline card with Ginkgo Branch Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I've die cut the smaller Ginkgo branch and coloured it to match and popped it inside at the bottom right.

Stampin' Up! Slimline card with Ginkgo Branch Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sending Smiles
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Highland Heather
 Ink Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Simply Elegant Trim, 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds
Tools Ginkgo Branch Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals,  Tombow Glue, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink)

 

We would love to see your CASE from the 2023 January - April Mini Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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 lovely card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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IDEAS Blog Hop - Loving Sale-a-bration!

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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 Simone'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 IDEAS Team by clicking on the NEXT button at the bottom of the post. 

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This month is all about Loving Sale-a-bration. Yes, it's THAT time of the year again! We have a huge 74-page bundle with 14 tutorials using all but one of the Sale-a-bration products that you can choose for FREE with a qualifying order from 5 January - 28 February 2023.  There is a heap of inspiration with each tutorial having at least one card and a 3D project. 

Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls Boxed Set of Cards | Sale-a-bration 2023 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've chosen 2 of my favourite Sale-a-bration products - the ‘Adorable Owls’ stamp set and ‘Dandy Designs’ 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper pack. The images from Adorable Owls are quite simply - adorable! They are quick to colour and you can use them for any occasion. I’ve coordinated them with the Dandy Designs DSP, which is a fabulous pack of 48 sheets with 4 each of 12 double sided designs in mainly pastel colours (Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Petal Pink) with a few pops of brights (Granny Apple Green & Mango Melody). The small designs are perfect for card making and backgrounds.

I’ve created a fun box with a window to show a peek of what is inside. The lid sits inside the box and opens at the bottom with a thumb notch and is hinged at the top. The box is 6 1/2” x 4 5/8” x 1 1/4” (16.5cm x 11.8cm x 3.2cm) and fits standard C6 envelopes and full-sized cards. You could also choose to use it as a gift box with a coordinating card as the size makes it suitable for a lot of not-so-small gifts or treats.  You can see more photos by clicking on the Etsy link below.

There are 3 ways you can get the January 2023 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. There is a fabulous joining offer during Sale-a-bration where you can choose from 3 options, including a fabulous Boho Blue (yes that's a new In Color coming in May!) Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine.

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 Tracy to see her cute Day At The Farm projects. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Project

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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 CASE-ing a favourite retiring project from the 2022 July - December Mini Catalogue. 

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The photo above is the sample project from page 8 of the 2022 July-December Mini Catalogue. The background using the striped die from the Candy Canes Dies to create a kind of plaid pattern always catches my eye,  so I'm using it for inspiration.  

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started by die cutting the striped background twice from Basic White card stock. One of the die cuts you need to turn to the wrong side to make the pattern. I used a bone folder to press down the raised edges, and I put it underneath so it is less obvious. The die cuts were adhered together around the edges and then onto a Pool Party card base that I cut to a custom size to suit the background.

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I chose the striped design with all the colours from the Sweetest Christmas DSP to create a border for the banner that was stamped in Real Red and Garden Green.  The pine foliage was die cut from Granny Apple Green card stock and I added some Shaded Spruce with a Stampin' Blend marker to take some of the brightness off. I used another of the foliage dies from the Christmas Banners Dies to crop from Gold Glimmer paper. The holly leaves were stamped in Shaded Spruce on Mint Macaron card stock. Finally I have the Textural Elements and I die cut the berries from the Christmas Banners Dies from Poppy Parade card stock and adhered them with Tombow glue. I actually meant to use Real Red, but it does add pop of colour. Once you have all of your elements ready, it is a matter of positioning them as you desire.  I added Dimensionals to the tails of the banner and positioned it over the striped paper and then popped in the rest of the elements, with extra Dimensionals added later to prevent sag.

Stampin' Up! Sweetest Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Banners
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron, Poppy Parade, Gold Glimmer, Sweetest Christmas DSP
 Ink Real Red, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Adhesive-Back Seasonal Sequins
Tools Candy Canes Dies, Christmas Banners Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals,  Tombow Glue, Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends

 

We would love to see you CASE your favourite retiring project from the 2022 July-December Mini Cataloguethis week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to cte bundlick 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 card and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Thanks for visiting today!