IDEAS Blog Hop - 'Pressed Petals' with Thanks

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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. The theme for this month is thanks and gratitude. We have 12 fabulous tutorials in this month's bundle, each including at least one card and 3D project. 

If you've come from looking at Dorothee's gorgeous gift packaging, 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. 

Stampin' Up! Pressed Petals DSP, Very Versailles - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
As we head towards the holiday season, we start to think about the people who have helped us during the year; friends; colleagues, neighbours, teachers and those who have provided service. What better way to thank them than with a beautiful handmade card or a compendium that is both practical and beautiful. We all want to feel valued, so take the opportunity to thank someone who has made a difference in your life this year.

I have used the beautiful Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper as the focus for my projects together with the Very Versailles stamp set.  This is a lighter weight patterned paper that is perfect for layering without adding too much bulk. My tutorial has step by step instructions to make the card and compendium you see in the photo. You can see a preview of all the projects in the bundle as you move through the hop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Beauty Abounds Especially For You

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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


CASE-ing the Catty - Gingham Gala

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Gingham Gala section of the new Occasions Catalogue. This is definitely one of my favourite suites in the catalogue.

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

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, which I've cropped out of the banner photo so you can see it more clearly. This layout is such a great way to use up leftover strips of designer paper, especially from the 6" x 6" paper size. It is also a great layout for using bold designs, as they are not so overwhelming in a smaller piece. I have a few samples using different designer papers.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This first sample uses the  Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper and I have laid my 1" strips onto a background of Poppy Parade card stock. The spacing creates a slightly wider strip that I have left bare to use for my greeting. I added the 'thanks' greeting from the Well Written Framelits that was cut in Sparkle Glimmer Paper and some of the cute wooden shapes from the Butterfly Elements to finish. The finished panel was popped up onto a Whisper White card base.

Project Details
Stamps Painted Seasons
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Painted Seasons DSP, Sparkle Glimmer paper
 Ink Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover
Accessories Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Butterfly Elements, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This sample uses the succulents design from the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper. I have added some of the Lemon Lime Twist Gingham and spotted Pool Party paper to complement the design. In the  space, I have a flagged banner in Sparkle Glimmer paper for my layered round greeting to sit on. I finished it with a double bow in white/silver Baker's Twine and some rhinestones. I'm really going to miss Lemon Lime Twist when it retires at the end of May 2019.

Project Details
Stamps Dear Doily, Painted Seasons
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Painted Seasons DSP, Gingham Gala DSP, Subtles DSP, Sparkle Glimmer paper
 Ink Pool Party
Accessories Rhinestones, White/Silver Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

Stampin' Up! Happines Blooms DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

My final sample uses the bold Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper, with the strips layered onto a Night of Navy background. I have heat embossed the greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set in white and added a lush bow in Calypso Coral Satin ribbon at the top. To finish I added some coordinating Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots and a wooden butterfly from the Butterfly Elements pack. 

The same layout has resulted in 3 very different cards, but all are bold and bright. I hope you get out some of your leftover strips and give this layout a try.

Project Details
Stamps Perennial Birthday, Happiness Booms
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Happiness Blooms DSP
 Ink Versamark, Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral
Accessories Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Butterfly Elements
Tools     White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue

 

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

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I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by the Gingham Gala Suite and thanks for visiting me today!


Very Vintage Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


Bee-ing Thankful

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Today I'm sharing my customer thank you cards for September. I've been itching to use the super cute Bee Thankful stamp set and this was the perfect opportunity.  It is a single red rubber stamp in either clear or wood mount and as it is a line image, it is perfect for colouring. I've used my Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers to create an ombre look in two colour ways. 

Stampin' Up! - Bee Thankful - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral for the card base. For the Bermuda Bay version, I used light and dark Pool Party and light Bermuda Bay to colour the letters. For the Calypso Coral, I used light and dark Petal Pink and light Calypso Coral to achieve the ombre look.  

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I ran the coloured panels through the Subtle embossing folder to add texture and then used a glue pen on the bee wings to add some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. A mat of Basic Black was added to the finished panel and popped up on the card base. Coordinating Baker's Twine was tied into a bow at the front and a sprinkle of rhinestones to finish. I hope you can see some of those dettails in this close-up photo. 

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For the inside I stamped and coloured the cute bee again at the bottom edge, by masking off the the rest of the stamp. Narrow stripes of coordinating designer paper were added to each side to finish off the white writing panel.

Stampin' Up! - Bee Thankful - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This is the Calypso Coral version. 

Project Details
Stamps Bee Thankful
Card stock & Papers Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Basic Black, Subtles Designer Pack Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Petal Pink & Pool Party Silver Baker's Twine
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals, Glue pen

 
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Customer Thank You

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I'm loving the Country Home stamp set and decided to use it for my customer thank you notes this month. I appreciate each and every customer and love sending them a thank you and a little gift of appreciation for their support. In case you haven't noticed this stamp set  in the Holiday Catalogue, here it is. It is a photopolymer set, so it is very easy to line up the images.Country_Home_Stamp_SetI started with Stampin' Up! Whisper White note cards and envelopes that come cut and scored, ready to go. Using a production line approach I cut the Whisper White pieces and then stamped the milk churn and flowers on each piece and set to with my Stampin' Blends to colour the images. I mounted them onto a coordinating coloured mat and onto the note card. 

Stampin' Up! Country Home Note Cards - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

After colouring the images, I spritzed them on the back and embossed them with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder to add texture. It really steps up your project without needing to add any further embellishments.


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Here is one of the finished note cards.

Stampin' Up! Country Home Note Cards - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have stamped the oval label onto the milk churn and added the thanks greeting. There are other options you can use with this label, plus there are the other lovely greetings for a full sized card.  These cards are now winging their way to customers and I hope they like them.

Stampin' Up! Country Home Note Cards - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Country Home
Card stock & Papers Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Whisper White, Whisper White Note ards & Envelopes
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories Share What You Love Pearls, 
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends 

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Artistic Expression

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The Artistic Expressions chapter on pages  126-179 of the Annual Catalogue is the focus this week at CASE-ing the Catty. This chapter has a fabulous array of samples and I only wish I had time to do more than one CASE. 

If you've come from visiting the lovely Kelly Kent, then welcome to my blog ! 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, I've taken my inspiration from this card (above) on Page 151 of the Annual Catalogue. I really love the layout and the bright pop of white against the floral image and Rich Razzleberry side panel. 

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see that I have also used the 'Floral Statements' stamp set for my card and stayed close to the layout with a few small changes. I started by stamping the image in Early Espresso ink as I wanted it to be a little bit softer than black would be.  You may not notice the difference  in the photo, but you would if you saw it side-by-side with a black version.  I decided to have a tiny border showing around the white stamped panel and I think it adds a bit of extra pop. I've also used the 2 halves of a Pearlized Doily for the embellishment on the side as it worked better with the slightly long length of our cards.

I've coloured the image with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in my current favourite colours of Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.  These are 3 of the new colours added this year and I think they are fabulous! Stamping your image in any of the Stampin' Up! Classic inks works perfectly fine with your alcohol markers. I always heat set the image before I start colouring, to make sure it is perfectly dry.

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If you look closely on the Stampin' Up! sample card you can see that the lace image from the 'Southern Serenade' stamp set has been stamped in the background. To add interest and texture to my stamped panel I ran it through the Big Shot after finishing the colouring, using the 'Subtle' embossing folder and you can see the result in the close-up photo above. It was a bit of gamble, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I love the pretty Mini Striped Grosgrain ribbon that borders the stamped panel and I decided to finish it with a flat bow that sits in the centre of the doilies.

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I wanted to finish off the inside of the card with something in a similar style and remembered this small rose from the 'Graceful Garden' stamp set. Don't you think it is perfect?  I've coloured it with the same Stampin' Blends as the main image and then fussy cut it. I did go a little OTT (over-the-top) with a double mat and a narrow strip of Granny Apple Green DSP at the base of the writing panel. Do you see that cute embossed stitching? I've used the border die from the Stitched Labels Framelits and the new Embossing Mats to add that little decorative touch. I love having the inside of the card as pretty as the outside!

Stampin' Up! Floral Statements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, you can see the pretty rhinestones that I coloured with the Gorgeous Grape Stampin' Blend marker for a perfect match.

Project Details
Stamps Floral Statements, Graceful Garden
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Brights DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Highland Heather
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Pearlized Doilies, 1/4" Mini Striped Grosgrain ribbon
Tools     Stitched Labels Framelits, Subtle EF, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends (Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apply Green)

 

I hope you liked my card and now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Jackie has to inspire you this week. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Petal Passion Suite

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Petal Passion Suite in the Occasions Catalogue on pages 22-27. 

You may have come from visiting Rose's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the narrow note card in the top left of the the photo. I love the floral image from the 'Petal Palette' stamp set, plus all the great greetings make this set a keeper.

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The new Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes are on page 19 of the Occasions Catalogue. You get 20 cards and envelopes for $14, so they will go a long way. They are too small to post, but are perfect to include with a gift. I got a bit carried away and decided to make a set of them! The Stampin' Blends are perfect for colouring the floral image and if you stamp and die cut them all first, it doesn't take long to colour them. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette, Narrow Note Cards & Lots to Love Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
You can see I changed my cards to a landscape orientation, to make them easier to write in. I also wanted to add a colour coordinated border on my cards, without adding an extra layer, so I used a sponge dauber to quickly add some colour to the edges before adhering the black and white designer paper. I also sponged the end of each envelope in the coordinating ink and added the dots and the small flower image in Smoky Slate ink.

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I have replaced the white circle on the sample with a Vellum oval for my floral die cut to sit on, as it seemed a bit too harsh. The thank you greeting was stamped in the coordinating ink colour and tucked it under the die cut. You can see in the closeup above, that I have added clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for some subtle sparkle and a trio of rhinestones for the finishing touch. I have deliberately kept the cards as flat as possible, for the reason you will see below.  I couldn't resist doing a Pool Party version as it is one of my favourite colours. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette, Narrow Note Cards & Lots to Love Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
With my set of cards completed, I broke open the 'Lots to Love Box' Framelits Dies to make the perfect sized box for my set of narrow note cards. I have used the same layout to embellish the front of the box, but instead of the black designer paper, I have used the dots stamp from 'Petal Palette' to create my own designer paper. I added a slightly larger stitched oval in Gold Foil under the vellum to take it up a notch and the oval has been popped up over the gold Love Mini Tinsel Trim for a final bit of bling. I love the greeting 'From the Heart' as it fits so well for a handmade gift. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette, Narrow Note Cards & Lots to Love Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The box comfortably fits the 6 narrow note cards and envelopes I made.

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette, Narrow Note Cards & Lots to Love Box - Judy May, Just Judy Designs  

Project Details
Stamps Petal Palette
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Vellum, Gold Foil, Petal Passion Designer Paper, Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
Accessories Love Mini Tinsel Trim, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, Big Shot, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends, Wink of Stella

 

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Pretty Thanks

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Before we get onto today's project, I need to apologise for an 'oopsie' with my blog on Sunday night. I had my CASE-ing the Catty blog post scheduled, but then on Saturday afternoon I was whisked away for the weekend for my birthday. I had 10 minutes notice to pack some clothes and as you can imagine I forgot all about my scheduled post, which I hadn't written yet. Anyway, that is a lesson for the future, lol. 

Now onto the project I have to share today, which is all about thanks. I love dressing up small thank you gifts to make them special. I've made some tags that could be added to a card or a small gift. Of course, you could change the greeting for a birthday rather than thank you.

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Tags - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the second largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits as the base of my tag and stamped one of the flower sprays from the 'Wild about Flowers' in Old Olive ink. The flower heads are added in a second step and I've used the pretty Flirty Flamingo ink. A flagged banner is the base for the stamped greeting that I have punched out, sponged and popped up. It comes from the retired 'Petite Pairs' stamp set, still a favourite as it has many small greetings.  I popped a hole in the top of the tag and threaded some retired Flirty Flamingo ribbon through and tied it with white Baker's Twine. I've finished with some small pearls on the banner.

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Gift Packaging - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have added one of finished tags to this customer thank you gift that I have put into one of the gorgeous gold Striped Treat Bags. Doesn't it look sweet? 

Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Tags - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Wild About Flowers, Petite Pairs (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White
 Ink Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's Twine, Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon (retired), Striped Treat bags
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, 1/8" Hole punch, Large Oval punch (retired), Dimensionals, Sponge dauber

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CASE-ing the Catty - Catalogue Covers & Host Sets

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At CASE-in the Catty this week, we are taking inspiration from the covers of the Annual and Holiday Catalogues as well as the Host sets that you can purchase with Stampin' Rewards.

You may have come from visiting Sandra's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 


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This week, I'm CASE-ing the super cute card in the sample photo above. Aren't those little birds adorable? They are from a Host set in the Annual Catalogue (page 221) called 'Feathery Friends'. It is a set of 8 stamps in either clear or wood mount. You can purchase this set with your Stampin' Rewards for a special host-only price when you have an order totalling $250 or more before shipping. It can be your personal order or the cumulative orders from a Stampin' party.  In case you haven't seen it, this is the stamp set.

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 I loved this card as soon as I saw it in the catalogue and now I get to put my spin on it. These line images are quick to colour and you could use Watercolour Pencils, Stampin' Write markers, Blender Pen or Aquapainter and ink pads. However, an even better option is the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers that will be available for purchase from 1 November 2017. With a brush tip and fine tip, they are perfect for the small details in these images. The ink goes on so smoothly and you only need a very light touch to get amazing coverage.

Stampin' Up! Feathery Friends Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've changed up the colours for my card, with a Pink Pirouette card base that has been stamped with the large curved flower in Pink Pirouette ink for a subtle tone on tone effect. Next comes a Delicate White Doily, the flagged Pool Party banner and the large stitched oval that has a Bermuda Bay scallop trim on each side. I have stamped the birds on Whisper White card stock with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink that is recommended for use with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I selected 4 colours - Light and Dark Pink Pirouette, Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay to colour the images.

Stampin' Up! Feathery Friends Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see in this closeup, I have done a little bit of shading on the wings and the larger flowers, but it doesn't need much. I fussy cut the birds and the flower and popped them up on the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits that was cropped from Crumb Cake card stock. I have added a little thank you greeting and punched it out with the Classic Label punch, but it would also be perfect for a birthday or friendship card too.

Stampin' Up! Feathery Friends Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have the writing panel sitting on a Pool Party mat and at the base is a strip of Blushing Bride washi, which blends in quite well. I have stamped and coloured the curved stem image and popped up another fussy cut flower, coloured in Pink Pirouette this time. I love this soft and pretty colour combo.

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Finally, here is a view from the top.

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Project Details
Stamps Feathery Friends, One Big Meaning
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette
Accessories Basics Pack 1 Washi, Delicate White Doilies, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Classic Label Punch, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Markers (Light and Dark Pink Pirouette, Dark Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay)

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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