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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IDEAS Blog Hop - Giving 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.

If you've come from looking at Caroline'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 our theme is about 'Giving Thanks'. Being thankful is about showing appreciation for a kindness done to us, for the goodness in our life, the friendships and relationships that bring us joy. I like to show my gratitude with a handmade card or gift, so I have created this pretty stationery box with the Fitting Florets Collection

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Stationery Box | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The box contains much more than it would appear from the size and I've put every inch of space to good use.  It contains an assortment of full sized cards, note cards and mini 3” x 3” cards/tags all with envelopes, plus helpful accessories such as a sticky note pad, calendar, note book, pen and postage stamps - everything someone would need to keep in touch with loved ones. The finished box is 4 3/4” x 6 1/2” x 2 1/2” (12.1cm x 16.5cm x 6.3cm).  A beautiful thank you gift, but it would also be perfect for someone going travelling, a loved one in aged care, as a Christmas gift, or just for yourself, so you can enjoy this pretty box on your desk and have a selection of cards at hand. 

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Stationery Box | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My 19 page tutorial provides step by step instructions for creating the box, plus designs for the full-size cards, note cards and mini cards, all using the beautiful Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper. You can see more photos by clicking on the Etsy link below.

SPECIAL OFFER:

I have a special offer for customers in Australia who purchase the Fitting Florets Collection or Framed Florets Bundle from my online store. Not only will you receive the Tutorial Bundle for FREE, but I will also send you a little package with the 2023 mini calendar, bamboo pen and blue sticky notepad, so you have everything you need to make this beautiful gift. This offer expires on 30 November, 2022.

Would you like a copy of the instructions for this and the 11 other projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? 

There are 3 ways you can get the November 2022 Tutorial Bundle.

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

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

3.  Join my team and you will get this bundle of tutorials FREE every month to use for your personal crafting or for classes. You can see all the details over on the Join My Team page. It might be the right time for you consider the opportunity to run your own home-based craft business or to get a great discount on your craft supplies.

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

Now it's time to hop over to Sigrid to see her lovely projects. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Embossed Project

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Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week! I've been busy for the last couple of weeks with our renovations. We have the new laundry cabinets coming on Wednesday, so we have been madly painting the room to get it ready and I spent many hours on the ladder giving our lime-washed ceiling 3 coats of sealer.  However, I'm pleased to say that I managed to make a card for this week's challenge.

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 an embossed project. Embossing covers both heat and dry embossing; two techniques that add lovely texture and interest to your cards.  

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I think dry embossing is one of the quickest and easiest ways to add interest to your cards and it's definitely a favourite for me. This week, I've taken inspiration from both of the sample projects above. 

Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've combined the inked embossing technique of the landscape card with the layout of the hearts card for my version. I started by inking the inside left panel (the one with the Stampin' Up! logo) of the Gingham Embossing Folder with Pool Party ink. I inserted a piece of Pool Party card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine. This gives a tone-on-tone look and really shows up the gingham design. I went with a Basic White scalloped rectangle I found in my die cut shapes bag, rather than patterned paper. It was embossed with the (retired) Subtle Embossing Folder and cropped with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've replaced the hearts with the lovely flowers die cut with the Pierced Blooms Dies. I chose a group of colours and then die cut all of the flowers in the set at the same time, from each colour. This is super quick and you can then play around with the colours and arrangement until you're happy. I put the leftovers into a zip lock bag so they are available for next time. The greeting from the Biggest Wish stamp set was stamped in Just Jade ink, fussy cut and popped up across the flowers. I finished with a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

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For the inside, I have a Basic White stitched rectangle for the writing panel and a cluster of flowers in the corner. I added white centres to the small flowers with the Classic Matte Dots.

Stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Just Jade
 Ink Pool Party, Just Jade
Accessories Brushed Brass Butterflies, Classic Matte Dots
  Gingham EF, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE this week of an embossed project from either the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue of 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue

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Welcome to the final week of CASE-ing the Catty for this year! 

If you've come from visiting  my lovely friend 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 have free reign to CASE  from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue. This will be our last look at this Mini Catalogue as the new 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue commences on 4 January. 

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 I have selected the sample project above from page 54 of the Mini Catalogue for my inspiration. The frame using the Cork 12" x 12" Specialty Paper caught my eye. I think we are all pretty much over Christmas cards, so I decided to finish the year with a sneak peek of some new products from the 2022 January-June Mini Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a piece of Basic White card stock and added the Balmy Blue checked design from the new Abstract Beauty 4" x 6" Specialty Designer Paper. It is a pack of 48 sheets the perfect size for card making. I just trimmed a little from the bottom and it was ready to adhere. There are lots of fun designs and I can see that I'm going to use this one a lot. I cut my frame from the Cork Specialty Paper using two of the Stitched Rectangles Dies nested together.  This paper is quite thin, so I adhered it to a piece of Crumb  Cake card stock first, so it would be more robust when I popped it up. I stamped some of the spatters in Misty Moonlight ink before adhering the frame. 

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I used the large daffodil image from the new Daffodil Daydream stamp set, which has the coordinating Daffodil Dies to crop the images. The image was coloured with Stampin' Blends and I lightly colour the centre areas of the image with Balmy Blue, so it would blend better with the Balmy Blue background. I stamped and coloured the daffodil at the top a second time and fussy cut it and popped it over the top for extra dimension. The 'thanks' was die cut using the new Amazing Thanks Dies. I chose to use it with optional shadow to make it stand out a bit more against the cork. 

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have a Balmy Blue mat for the writing panel and a strip of the cork paper at the bottom. I've stamped and coloured the smaller Daffodil image in the Daffodil Daydream stamp set and fussy cut it on the line.

Stampin' Up! Daffodil Daydream Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Daffodil Daydream
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Balmy Blue, Abstract Beauty DSP, Cork Specialty Paper
 Ink Misty Moonlight, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories None
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Daffodil Dies, Amazing Thanks Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight)

 

We would love to see your CASE this week, from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

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

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Stamp Set

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Lauren, 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 taking inspiration from our favourite retiring stamp set. 

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Page 52 of the 202-21 Annual Catalogue has projects using two of my favourite stamp sets.  As I love colouring, the line images in the So Much Love stamp set are fabulous for lots of different methods of colouring.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
In addition to farewelling this lovely stamp set, I have  a little sneak peek for you. I received some of my new 2021-23 In Color products on Friday, so I decided to use Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends to colour the image. I don't think my photo does justice to the clear, vibrant pink that is Polished Pink. 

I used a Soft Succulent card base and added a layer of Basic White that was dry embossed with the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Next is a layer of Sahara Sand paper with the text design that was cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used the scalloped label from the new Scalloped Contours Dies cut from Sahara Sand and I stamped the dots image from the So Much Love stamp set over it. The greeting from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set was stamped in black and cropped with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die. The coloured and fussy cut flower was popped up over the background elements, with a small bow in the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to add softness. I finished with a single rhinestone, coloured with the Dark Polished Pink Blends marker.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a very narrow border of Sahara Sand and I've stamped and coloured a partial image of the smaller flower in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps So Much Love, Blossoms in Bloom
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Soft Succulent, Sahara Sand, Neutrals Designer Paper Pack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools    Tasteful Texture 3D EF, Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring stamp set. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!