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)

 

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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)

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CASE-ing the Catty - Artistic Expression

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I hope you enjoyed all the extra inspiration from our new crew members last week.  This week we are looking at the 'Artistic Expression' section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 132-181. 

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. Sandra is one of our new DT members, so welcome Sandra, it is great to have you here!

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It was a hard choice to make this week, as there were a few projects I wanted to CASE. However, I settled on the one above, as it is the sample that enticed me to purchase the 'Bunch of Blossoms' stamp set and the coordinating punch. I saw this sample when we first received the new catalogue and managed to buy the bundle before it retired. I really enjoy colouring and I love the dimension and texture you get from  a 3D flower on your project.  As you can see you don't need to add much to get a 'wow' effect. 

     Stampin' Up! Bunch of Blossoms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used Shimmery White card stock for the background and for the flowers. The background is a light wash of Soft Sky ink, which shows paler than it is in the photos. The sun was streaming into my craft room when I took these photos, so it has washed out the background a bit.  I chose to stamp and punch out all the petals and stamens and then did the colouring and then the construction. I ended up with 4 flowers in different colours, but still have 2 to finish constructing.

Stampin' Up! Bunch of Blossoms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I constructed the flowers in 2 layers; the large petals were attached with glue dots to a 1" circle and the smaller ones attached with glue dots to a 3/4" circle and then joined together with a foam pad. The centres were offset and joined with a glue dot and then added to the centre of the flower. I finished with a small Clear Faceted Gem in the centre. The large leaves were coloured with Old Olive ink and then fussy cut. The smaller leaves can be punched out. 

Stampin' Up! Bunch of Blossoms for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

I've chosen to highlight the art piece with a black mat and added some Linen Thread at the top and before popping it up on the coordinating base card. This one is Berry Burst and the other is Calypso Coral. You can see some of the sparkle in the flower from the Shimmery White card stock in this close-up.

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For the inside, I have a black mat and some washi from Basics Pack 1 at the bottom. The flowers are actually Flirty Flamingo, but they work well with the lighter Berry Burst in the flower. 

Project Details
Stamps Bunch of Blossoms
Card stock & Papers     Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Shimmery White
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky
Accessories Linen Thread, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Clear Faceted Gems, Basics Pack 1 Washi
Tools     Blossom Builder Punch, 3/4" & 1" Circle punches, Aqua Painter, Dimensioanls, Glue Dots 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Thanks!

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This week we are welcoming new members to the design team - that means more inspiring projects for you to look at! Please make them welcome by leaving them some blog love. This week we are looking at the 'Thanks' section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 126-131. I love sending thank you cards - being grateful is something we can all do to bring happiness to ourselves and others. There is no better way to do that, than with a handmade made card, so I like to have a stash of them.

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This week, I'm CASE-ing  the card in the photo, which is on page 126.  This layout is great for showcasing our lovely designer paper as well as using up those strips that we have left over from other projects. You can intersperse panels of stamping and embossing for added interest.  

  Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the 'Whole Lot of Lovely' designer series paper for my card - the first time I have cut into this lovely set of papers. I went on a journey with this card and it didn't end up where I had imagined, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow. The borders of Tranquil Tide card stock between the designs frames them and gives the card a more graphic look than the sample. I added one of the wooden heart elements and a Powder Pink Bitty Bow for the embellishments. With all the colour and patterns, I don't think it needs anything more.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

You can see the embellishment better in this closeup. I cut a panel of Whisper White and adhered the strips and borders on to it and then trimmed it and mounted it onto the Powder Pink base card with foam pads. I think it makes for a neater result.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat and a some of the cute striped Daffodil Delight washi from the Basics Pack 2 set at the bottom. I then used one of the elements from the 'Eclectic Layers' Thinlits to emboss the leaves at the bottom. The flower image is from the coordinating 'Oh So Eclectic' stamp set which has been coloured with Copics, die cut and adhered over the top.  

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely for CASE-ing the Catty - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Oh So Eclectic, Daisy Delight
Card stock & Papers     Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Whisper White, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Hearts & Stars Elements, In Color Bitty Bows, Basics Pack 2 Washi set
Tools     Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Copic markers

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Sparkle & Shine!

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I have a couple of sweet and simple cards to share today. I have combined 2 of the 3 fabulous NEW Sale-a-bration products that will be available for you to choose with a $90 product order from Tuesday 21 February. 

The first product is this pack of 12, 6 x 6 sheets of gorgeous glimmer paper in Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay. You have to see this in real life to appreciate the gorgeous sparkle. It also co-ordinates with the Cupcakes & Carousels, Falling in Love and Succulent Garden suites from the Occasions Catalogue. 

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The second of the new Sale-a-bration options I have used is the 'Make A Medallion' photopolymer stamp set. It is a set of 8 stamps for 2-step stamping, giving you a number of combinations to use. It also co-ordinates with the Layering Circles Framelits dies and you get 3 versatile greetings to use as well.

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Now for the cards I made. The first uses the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper and I co-ordinated it with the stamped medallion in Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum. I used the new Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder for the crisp white background. Make sure you  give the back of your card stock a light spritz with water for a fabulous result with this embossing folder. 

Stampin' Up! Make a Medallion with Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The base card is Smoky Slate and I added a mat of Sweet Sugarplum to tie it all together. The greeting is heat embossed in white and punched out with the Classic Label punch. Here is a close-up of the glimmer paper.

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The second card uses the stunning Bermuda Bay glimmer paper and the stamped medallion combines Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. I have chosen to leave some white space around the medallion, but you can crop it closer with a smaller Layering Circle framelit. 

  Stampin' Up! Make a Medallion with Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time I used my favourite 'Softly Falling' embossing folder for the background to the flagged glimmer paper. Here is a close-up that shows the amazing sparkle.

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Which colour do you prefer?  I can't choose - they are both so pretty.  These thank you cards will be winging their way to some lovely customers in the near future. 

Project Details
Stamps Make a Medallion (Sale-a-bration)
Card stock & Papers     Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White, Sale-a-bration Glimmer Pack Assortment
 Ink Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Accessories White Baker's twine, Rhinestones & Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools     Hexagon Dynamic TIEF, Softly Falling TIEF, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Classic Label punch, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Hostess Set

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Welcome to the CASE-ing the Catty blog hop for this week, where we are looking at our favourite Hostess stamp set from either the Annual or Holiday Catalogues. This was a hard choice as I really love quite a few of the Hostess sets, but I only had time to make one project.

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This week I have taken my inspiration from this card on the bottom of page 200 of the Annual Catalogue. 'Gift of Love' was the stamp set that I received from Stampin' Up! to create display board samples for Onstage in April 2016, so I do have a soft spot for it.

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I have used some of the products and techniques in the sample, but also did a bit of my own thing. I started with Shimmery White card card stock and did a light wash with my aqua painter and Pink Piroutte reinker diluted with water. The flower image was stamped in Basic Gray Archival ink and then water coloured with ink pads and aqua painter and fussy cut.   I went with a double row of the Very Vanilla Lace Trim and topped it with some of the gold Natural trim.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love for CTC106 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Instead of using ink to give the speckled effect, I decided to try a technique that Sara talked about at OnStage where you dilute Tombow glue with water and then flick it onto the card stock. You then sprinkle on embossing powder and melt with your heat gun as usual.  The result is raised gold specks which look great.  I found that it works best if the spots aren't too large. Also, less is more as you get some very small spots that you don't see until you put the embossing powder on. It is definitely worth trying.  I need a bit more practice getting the spots where I want them, lol. I hope you can see the raised speckles in the closeup photo below.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love for CTC106 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

For the inside, I stamped the flower image again and left it uncoloured and added a striped of striped Watermelon Wonder washi tape at the bottom.

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Project Details
Stamps Gift of Love
Card stock & Papers     Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Shimmery White, Whisper White
 Ink Basic Gray Archival, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Pink Pirouette
Accessories Natural Lace Trim, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Gold EP, Affectionately Yours Washi set
Tools     Aqua painter, Tombow glue, Heat Gun

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