CASE-ing the Catty - Joyous Noel

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Joyous Noel section on pages 28-35.  Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

If you've come from Liz'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'm taking my inspiration from green card above with the bauble, from page 34 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have taken the basic layout from this card to create my card using the Wishing You Well stamp set. This is a lovely stamp set that works for many occasions, so you will get heaps of mileage from it. It is a one of the new distINKtive style stamp sets that creates beautiful shading with just one impression of the stamp. Here is the stamp set, in case it passed you by. 

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I've created a birthday card using the pretty bouquet as the focus for my card.  My card base is Whisper White and I added some strips of the Highland Heather spotted designer paper on the sides. The birthday greeting from the retired Cottage Greetings stamp set was stamped in the centre of a panel of Whisper White card stock and then embossed it with the lovely Tufted embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! Wishing You Well - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stamped the bouquet in Tranquil Tide ink and added the flowers in Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight and cropped it with the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered it on a scalloped mat in Highland Heather.

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For the inside, I partially stamped the bouquet in the top corner of the writing panel and added the flowers in Highland Heather and layered it on a mat of Highland Heather.


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Here is a view from the top. The Tufted embossing folder adds a lovely soft texture to this card.

Stampin' Up! Wishing You Well - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Wishing You Well, Cottage Greetings (retired)
Card stock & Papers Highland Heather, Whisper White, Subtles DSP stack
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, 1/8" Pineapple Punch Grosgrain
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits,Tufted Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

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Heart of Christmas - Week 6

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Welcome to week 6 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store. If you don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please do get in touch, as I'd love to pop one in the mail for you.

This week I'm inking up the Feathers & Frost stamp set for the first time.  This lovely stamp set shown below is a set of 13 stamps with lots of different decorative elements and greetings.

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My base card is Granny Apple Green and I've added another panel embossed with the Subtle Dynamic embossing folder. I have used the wreath image as the focus for my card;  stamped in Early Espresso and coloured with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in Granny Apple Green and Real Red. The bird was stamped, coloured and fussy cut so it could be popped up in the centre. The art panel was layered onto a mat of Real Red and then popped up on the base card.

Stampin' Up! Feathers & Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used Stampin' Write markers on the scalloped greeting from the Flourish Filigree stamp set. Using the Stamparatus I was able to stamp multiple times to get the depth of colour I wanted from the markers. The image is punched out with the Pretty Label Punch and I popped it up under the wreath. The lovely bow in the Mixed Satin ribbon was added at the bottom of the wreath and some tiny rhinestones coloured with the Stampin' Blends was added to the label. You can see the details in the pic below.

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For the inside, the mat for the writing panel is Real Red and I've added some of the red spotty washi tape from the Suite Season Speciality set at the bottom with a narrow strip of Granny Apple Green. In the top corner I masked and stamped a portion of the wreath and coloured it with Stampin' Blends. This was a tad fiddly to get just the piece I wanted, but I like the effect. To finish I added another coloured bird at the bottom.

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 Granny Apply Green and Real Red is a vibrant colour combo for Christmas.

Stampin' Up! Feathers & Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Feathers & Frost
Card stock & Papers Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Whisper White
 Ink Early Espresso
Accessories 3/8" Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon, Suite Season Specialty Washi
Tools     Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Pretty Label Punch, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write markers, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 
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CASE-ing the Catty - Santa's Workshop

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Santa's Workshop section on pages 18-27. This section contains lots of great products and samples in so many different styles. Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

If you've come from Rachel'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'm taking my inspiration from the card above, on page 23 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have taken the basic layout from this card and created my own version using the So Santa stamp set. This is a fun, lighthearted stamp set that has Santa on a scooter; in the kitchen and on the beach which is great for our Summer Christmas. Here is the stamp set, in case it passed you by. I love the greeting, 'Ho! Ho! Ho!, Who needs snow?'.

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I've chosen one of my favourite Christmas colour combos of Real Red and Pool Party, which is fresh and contemporary and perfect for these fun images. 

Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the background, I chose to dry emboss a separate panel of card stock with the Maps Etc dynamic embossing folder and then spritzed it with Frost White shimmer mist (made with Isocol rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Frost White shimmer paint) to give it a lovely shimmer, which unfortunately doesn't show up very well in photos. I thought the embossed design was appropriate as I'm sure Santa must do a lot of zigzagging to deliver to every house!

  Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the art panel I stamped Santa on his scooter on a piece of Whisper White and coloured him with my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. There are some small areas in the image, so the fine tip end of the marker is the way to go.  I silver embossed some stars, masking off Santa first and then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on his suit trim with a glue pen, for more sparkle. The finishing touch is the wooden 'merry' from the Festive Farmhouse elements. The elements are a grey colour, but I dabbed on some Frost White shimmer paint with a sponge dauber and now it is a lovely silver colour. In keeping with the sample layout, I added some of the Real Red striped designer paper to the sides of the art panel and then a mat of Real Red to make it pop from the background.


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For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel with another strip of the Real Red striped designer paper at the bottom. I stamped the holly image from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set on each side and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! So Santa - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps So Santa, Peaceful Poinsettia, Night in Bethlehem
Card stock & Papers Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Regals DSP stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Festive Farmhouse Elements, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Maps Etc Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends Tombow glue, Silver EP, Heat gun, Shimmer paint, Sponge dauber, 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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Heart of Christmas - Week 5

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Welcome to week 5 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I'm showing you how easy it is to create your own designer paper for cards. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store. If you don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please do get in touch, as I'd love to pop one in the mail for you.

This week I'm using an image from the Timeless Tidings stamp set to create my background. This stamp set (shown below) coordinates with the lovely Timeless Tidings Project Kit, but it is a fabulous stamp set in its own right, with 5 Christmas greetings in a lovely font and 3 images that are perfect for embellishing the inside of your card or to create your own backgrounds.

Timeless_TidingsFor my cards I have used the holly image, stamping repeatedly on Whisper White card stock and then colouring with Stampin' Blends in Call Me Clover and Real Red and a touch of Cherry Cobbler. The poinsettia image would also be great for this purpose or a combination of both images.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

After colouring the holly images I put the panel through the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder for a lovely texture. I decided to use Balmy Blue as a contrasting colour for the art panel mat and the greeting. I added the 1/8" Real Red Solid ribbon around the panel and across the circle and then popped up the greeting from Timeless Tidings.

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This closeup shows the text the Subtle embossing folder adds to the art panel. The finished panel was popped up on the Real Red Card base.

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For the inside, the mat for the writing panel is Balmy Blue and I've added some of the red spotty washi tape from the Suite Season Speciality set at the bottom. The greeting is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set and I've added another fussy cut holly in the corner. 

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the second card, I have basically reversed the colours. The base card is Balmy Blue and I added a panel that was embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. On the art panel I added a soft tint of Balmy Blue. This time the mat for the art panel is Real Red and the greeting is Gold Glimmer. I fussy cut another holly image and popped it over the top of one that was conveniently located near the greeting.

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Here are the cards together.


Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Timeless Tidings, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Early Espresso, Real Red
Accessories 1/8" Real Red Solid Ribbon, Metallic Gold Pearls, Suite Season Specialty Washi
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Call Me Clover, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler), Dimensionals

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Festive Farmhouse

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Festive Farmhouse section on pages 12-17. Don't forget, if you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

If you've come from Angela'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'm taking my inspiration from the card above, on page 17 of the Holiday Catalogue. I've cropped the image, so you can see it more clearly. I'm taking a break from Christmas cards this week, so I've used one of the lovely all-purpose stamp sets that are in the Holiday Catalogue. By that I mean, it is one that is not holiday specific, called Country Home

  Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've incorporated a number of other new products as well, to create a country feel to my card. The card base is Gray Granite and the next layer is also Gray Granite and embossed with the lovely Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder. I'm old enough to remember pressed tin (as we called them) ceilings, which were much more interesting to look at than our modern white plaster (IMHO!). The banner  has been stamped in Pool Party ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp. With this stamp you can create your gingham in any colour you want. Unfortunately, I wasn't brave enough to get the sewing machine out and go around the embossed panel, but I think it would have made it pop, as it did in the sample.

Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The focus image is the lovely jug of flowers from the Country Home stamp set. The stamp set also includes a milk churn, another floral image to mix and match with the jug and a variety of large and small greetings. I have stamped the jug first and then the flowers on top, using Early Espresso ink which is perfectly fine to use with your Stampin' Blends if you want an alternative to black. The stamps are photopolymer, making it very easy to line them up. I've fussy cut the image and then popped it up on foam pads on the largest stitched oval which has a mat of Calypso Coral. The greeting is from the Darling Label stamp set and has been cropped with the stitched label from the Stitched Labels Framelits.

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For the inside, I have stamped part of the floral image in the bottom corner of the writing panel and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Country Home, Buffalo Check & Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

Project Details
Stamps Country Home, Darling Label, Buffalo Check
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
 Ink Early Espresso, Pool Party
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody)

 

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Heart of Christmas - Week 4

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Welcome to another week of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I'm sharing some cards using the lovely designer paper we have in the Holiday Catalogue. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store.

I've used the All is Bright designer paper for my cards today. This pack is a combination of photo-realistic images and small prints, so it is flexible for different styles. Using designer paper, you can keep your layout simple and let the paper do the heavy lifting for you. 

Stampin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For this first card, I've used the beautiful photo-realistic greenery design with the red berries and gold baubles mixed throughout and I adhered it to a Real Red card base. I chose to use the lovely greeting from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set, which I heat embossed in gold. I lightly traced around the inside of a Layering Circle die that I placed over the greeting, identifying the sections that would be cut off. I then manually cut around these areas first before cutting with the circle die. It is a tad fiddly, but worth it. I've used a retired Lacy Doily as a background to the greeting and added some new Mixed Satin Ribbon over the doily to give it some contrast to the embossed greeting that was popped up onto a Gold Glimmer circle.

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For the inside, I have added a strip of the designer paper at the bottom and a tiny strip of the red design from the reverse side of the paper. In the top right corner, I used a die from the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits  in the top corner of the writing panel. I coloured the white dots with Stampin' Blends and popped them back as berries. I pieced the smaller leaves in Old Olive and left the pine fronds to show the Garden Green from the mat.

Stampin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Merry Christmas to All
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Old Olive, All is Bright DSP, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Garden Green
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 3/8" Mixed Satin Ribbon, Lacy Doily (retired)
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive, Gold EP, Heat gun

 

For the second card, I've used the gold bauble design from the All is Bright designer paper. I have paired it with Gold Foil and Very Vanilla for a classic, elegant combo. However, you could also use white card stock as well with this paper.

Stamjpin' Up! All is Bright Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I've matted a piece of the designer paper onto Gold Foil and positioned it to the left of the vanilla card base. You get 8 pieces from a sheet of designer paper, so a great option for multiples.

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I added a scalloped Vellum circle to soften the background and then a narrow Gold Foil ring as a base for the greeting.  I extended one of the square stitched framelits into a rectangle and gold embossed the lovely greeting from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set. To finish I added a gold metallic-edge bow to the top.

 The new products from the Holiday Catalogue that I have used on these cards are now available for purchase from my online store.

Project Details
Stamps Making Christmas Bright
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Vellum, All is Bright DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls, Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals


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CASE-ing the Catty - All is Bright

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Welcome to the very first week of CASE-ing the fabulous Holiday Catalogue! You will be able to purchase all of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue from 5 September (only 3 more sleeps!). This week the CTC crew are taking inspiration from the All is Bright section on pages 4-11. If you are in Australia and don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please get in touch as I'd love to pop a complimentary copy in the post for you.

If you've come from Rebecca'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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I have taken my inspiration from this tag on the bottom left of page 8 of the Holiday Catalogue. Instead of a tag, I decided to scale up the layout into a card.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have chosen Gray Granite for my card base and 2 coordinating designs from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper, with Cherry Cobbler accents to bring it together. You can see I've kept the asymmetric layout with the designer paper, adding Cherry Cobbler mats for some pop and a Cherry Cobbler stitched circle as the base for the deer. 

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The lovely filigree deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the coordinating dies. Fussy cutting those antlers would not be fun! I recommend using your Stamparatus or stamping platform so that you can get a really rich colour on the deer. The greeting from Peaceful Poinsettia has been masked and stamped in Cherry Cobbler to get one line only and the ends have been flagged. The holly, also from Peaceful Poinsettia, adds a pop of colour with some pine fronds from the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits in Call Me Clover underneath the holly. 

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I have used a similar layout for the inside, adding the holly in the corners for a nice pop of colour.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Peaceful Poinsettia
Card stock & Papers Gray Granite, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Festive Farmhouse DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Cherry Cobber
Accessories Metallic Pearls (Gold)
Tools     Detailed Deer Thinlits, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends (Call Me Clover, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler)

 

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Milestone Birthday Wow

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I have a milestone birthday card to share with you today. This was a commission from a lovely friend for her husband who turned 50 last week. I think a 'zero' birthday always deserves a special card, as it marks the beginning of a new decade.

I have chosen a tri-fold card, that folds to fit into a standard DL envelope. This is a simple 'fancy fold', so perfect for a masculine card, but you can dress it up as much as you want. I've chosen to go with a classic black, white and gold colour combo that packs a punch.  Here's a first look.

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This is the card folded flat, ready to go into the envelope. I have used the full length of a sheet of white A4 card stock, divided into 3. The photo doesn't do the gold foil and glimmer accents justice; it's very shiny and sparkly!

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
This photo shows the card standing, perfect for display. At the tallest point it is the full height of the A4 sheet (21cm).

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In this close-up photo you can see I have built up the gold foil '50' with 5 layers of of Crushed Curry card stock to add more dimension. Above that, I have attached the gold foil 'celebrate' on the edge of the first fold and then adhered 2 additional layers to the reverse side to add dimension and make it more robust.

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This photo shows the card open, revealing the balloons on the last fold that are attached to the Gold Glimmer 'happy birthday' die cut with metallic thread. The centre panel is left blank for the giver's message.

Stampin' Up! Tri-Fold Milestone Birthday Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Finally, here is the card open flat, so you can see the panels and the dimensions. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Project Details
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Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Designer Acetate (retired)
 Ink  
Accessories Gold Metallic Thread
Tools     Large Numbers Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Celebrate You Thinlits, Big Shot, Balloon punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (retired), Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

 

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Heart of Christmas - Week 3

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Welcome to another week of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I have been playing with the lovely Dashing Deer bundle that is new in the upcoming Holiday catalogue and the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. You will be able to purchase these products from my online store from 5 September.

I've paired the leaping reindeer with the lovely nesting Stitched Seasons Framelits from the limited time Blended Seasons bundle that is available until 31 August (only 2 days left, so don't miss out). I started out with this card in Real Red and Call Me Clover for a bright take on the traditional Christmas colours. I have some tips for you, to get the best result with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder. The design is deeply etched and gives a beautiful texture to the card. I highly recommend that you spritz your card stock with water before you emboss it, to help the fibres stretch and prevent the card stock from cracking.  After the embossed piece was dry I spritzed it with shimmer mist (created with rubbing alcohol and  Frost White Shimmer Paint) to give it a gorgeous sparkly finish, which is impossibly difficult to photograph!

 

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I find it easier to cut the card stock to the exact size you want before embossing, as it can be hard to trim it accurately afterwards. So, you need to add 3mm to the required length of your card stock as the embossing shrinks it. More below on how I found that out the hard way, lol. The width is unchanged by the embossing.

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I used the nesting dies from Stitched Seasons Framelits to cut the green frame and then the smallest die to cut the red centre from the All is Bright Designer Paper. You can see the lovely stitched finish on the edge in this close-up. I positioned the greeting and then popped up the lovely leaping deer that was cut from Gold Glimmer paper over the top. I stamped and coloured the holly with my Stampin' Blends in Real Red and Call Me Clover and added it to the end of the greeting for a finishing touch.

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For the inside, I have added the lovely greeting in the centre and the flourish at the bottom, which was heat embossed in gold. Both of these images come from the Dashing Deer stamp set.

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Peaceful Poinsettia
Card stock & Papers Real Red, Call Me Clover, Whisper White, All is Bright DSP, Gold Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Call Me Clover, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories White Baker's Twine
Tools     Stitched Seasons Framelits, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Swirls & Curls TIEF, Big Shot, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Blends (Real Red & Call Me Clover), Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive

 

I then decided to make the same layout again, but this time in a blue colour combo. The base card is Night of Navy and the embossed piece is in Balmy Blue. It was after embossing this piece (cut to my required measurements) that I discovered I had lost 3mm in height (oops!), so I added the narrow white border. I think the white helps to make it pop; so an accident with a happy ending. This time I used the de-bossed side for a different look and the shimmer mist turned it more into a softer ice-blue.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time, I have cut the frame in Silver Foil, which shows off the stitched edging beautifully. The centre is from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Paper, which is perfect for a night sky background. The leaping deer was cut from (retired) Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, which has now been replaced by the Sparkle Glimmer paper.

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This time I matted the greeting onto Balmy Blue and heat embossed the holly in white on the Silver Foil, as I didn't want to add any other colours. I finished it with some rhinestones.

 The new products from the Holiday Catalogue that I have used on this card will be available for purchase from 5 September 2018.

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Peaceful Poinsettia
Card stock & Papers Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (retired), Twinkle Twinkle DSP
 Ink Versamark, Night of Navy
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1/8" Silver ribbon (retired)
Tools     Detailed Deer Thinlits, Swirls & Curls TIEF, Big Shot, White EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Frost White Shimmer Paint


You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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