Stampin’ Up Star of Light

One of the most popular stamp sets in the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  You can see why.  It is really beautiful, incredibly versatile and easy to work with.

I designed these 3 cards for a class that I held last month.

20161029_131848It was really fun working with this set and the matching dies.  There are so many ways to arrange the images.  All the supplies I used will be listed below.

Supply List

 Thanks for stopping by!

Autumn Leaves

edited_1473788868707-class-cards-watermarkedAutumn is here.  I love this time of year!  The colors, the weather, the smells!  What inspiration for creating beautiful cards.

I created this card for a class that I taught at my crop last weekend.  It was really fun and there are a lot of techniques that I could show everyone.  I have to confess, I cased this from another SU demo Dena Rekow.  She has a video on YouTube that really inspired me.

This card uses lots of copper.  Copper paper and copper embossing powder.  It goes really well with all the warm fall colors.   Here is my version!  I will leave a list of the techniques below.

  1. First, when using a specialty paper,such as the copper foil as a mat on your cards, cut out the center and leave only a 1/2 inch border.  Use the middle of the paper for something else, like the leaves on this card.  Then cover with your layer and no one will ever know!
  2. I embossed the leaves with copper embossing powder.  It gives them a beautiful texture.  Be careful though, heat from underneath because the copper paper can bubble.  Don’t hold the heat in one place to long time and keep the heat tool moving.
  3. I watered down some multipurpose glue and used that to make spatters on the top layer.  Then covered with embossing powder and set.  It might take a little longer because of the water in the glue, but it adds some nice texture.

I hope you try some of these techniques and have yourself some fun playing.

All the supplies I used are listed below and you can purchase them in my online store by clicking on the item.

Thoughtful Branches

I have to say, I wasn’t sure that I was going to like this stamp set.  But, now that I have it in my hands, I love it!  As demonstrators, we get to order stamp sets ahead of time, before they are available to you all.  This one is a special edition, it is only available for the month of August.  There are a lot of images that can be used all year long and the fonts are beautiful.  It also has a matching set of dies!

This is the first card that i’ve made from this set.  I love the color combo, Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon, Sweet Sugarplum and Garden Green.  First I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and a touch of Rose Red.  Then I stamped the leaf image with Rich Razzleberry and cut it out with the matching die.  I also cut one more of the same image out of the Sweet Sugarplum to layer under the stamped image to give it more dimension.

I cut the leaves out of Garden green.  I layered a piece of paper from the Serene Scenery DSP pack, beautiful pack.  A 1 inch piece of Rich Razzleberry DSP from the Brights Designer Series Paper pack on top of that, and both are layered on Rich Razzleberry cardstock and Thick Whisper White.  I added a linen and gold thread bow and stamped the greeting in the lower left. Oh, I can’t forget the bling!  Wink of Stella brushed onto the flower and some iridescent sequins for just a little more shine.

I hope you like it!  This stamp set will be available August 1st!


Price: $110.00

Disney Layout Class

20160629_135505Hi Everyone,

I want invite you to my upcoming Disney Layout Class.  I know that there are many, many people who love Disney and who have been there several times with their families.  I found this layout on Pinterest.  It is using all Stampin’ Up products.  I fell in love with it and recreated it with a few little touches to make it my own.

  • I am offering this as a class on Saturday, August 27th at 10 am at the Holiday Inn Express in Southington.  The fee is $20.00 pp. All the materials are included.  You will need to bring your basic scrapbooking supplies, scissors, adhesive, paper cutter etc.

I am planning to have all the die cuts cut out so that it will save time during class.

I have room for 10 people in the morning and if that sells out, I will open up another class in the afternoon at 2:00 for the rest.

If this goes over well, I am planning to offer other layout classes monthly or bi-monthly.

I hope you love this layout and you will plan to join me.

Please email me at- or message me through my Facebook page- Stamping with Judy.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Judy Scherban

Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

Jar of Love

I was finally able to sit down and play with my new Jar if Love stamp set.  I love it!  There are so many pieces to this set as well as the matching dies, you just want to keep adding more and more elements to your design.  It really inspired me to get creative with it. I hope you like it!

I created a shaker card out of the jar.  I wasn’t sure how I wanted to do it, whether to  make it a separate element or add it under the card.  This time I made it a separate piece but I am going to do another one so that it is flush with the face.  It is just arranging the pieces the way they look pleasing to you and stick them down.  I did add dimensionals to the larger flowers to give them some dimension.  I think it came out pretty cute.  I’m sure each time I make one it will be different.  So much fun!

All the products I used will be listed below.    Have fun, and thanks for stopping by.



Midsummer Crop-a-Lot Class

This is the card that I am teaching at The Midsummer Crop-a-Lot this Saturday.  It is one of the Hostess sets from the current Stampin’ Up catalog.  Love You Lots!  Really cute images in this set.  All the supplies used will be listed below except for the sequins, they are from the June Paper Pumpkin Kit.  The colors are just perfect and they really gave us alot in this kit!20160712_125806


Pop of Paradise

I just love these flamingos and the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper.  They just go together beautifully!  I created the first card below using the Pop of Paradise Stamp set, the Pop of Pink dsp and the Layering Love stamp set.  I layered the dsp on a black base then used washi from the Pop of Paradise suite to divide the two pieces of dsp.  Then I layered a piece of gold glimmer paper and tied a piece of the new ruched ribbon in Flirty Flamingo.

I then stamped the flaming on a piece of whisper white and layered him on a piece of Flirty Flamingo using the new Layering Squares Framelits.  I then stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from the Layering Love stamp set with versamark ink and heat embossed onto a piece of watercolor paper.  I watercolored the white space with Flirty Flamingo ink and an aquapainter to give it a soft watercolor look.  The leaf and pineapple were stamped onto whisper white, fussy cut  and layered on top of the flamingo with gold thread behind in a pleasing arrangement.

I really love the way this card turned out!  Very tropical and summery feeling.  All the products I used will be listed below.

Thanks for looking!

Pop of Paradise-1

Endless Birthday Wishes

As a Stampin’ Up Demonstrators, each week we get updates from the main office about what is happening and what is new and what specials are going on and on and on.  We also get an email with ideas for projects and classes and techniques etc.  Several weeks ago, the birthday cards below were one of the ideas that they offered as a possible class.  Well, I just loved them!  So, I CASED them to offer to my customers as a class.  I usually try to come up with my own designs but sometimes there are cards and other projects that I just want to try as they are.  I have to say that when I am having a hard time coming up with ideas, it does help to have so many ideas to be inspired by.  I just loved how colorful and happy these cards are.IMG_0543

Price: $5.25

Getting Used to a Routine!

Hi Everyone!  I haven't been around for a while.  I have never been very good at
keeping a schedule.  I have had a few things going on in my other life so I just 
loose track of the time.  I will get this, other people do it, so can I!

Below is a card that I created with the "floating reinker technique".  I saw this 
on YouTube in a video created by Sandi MacIver.  I love it, it is so much fun.  It
is a watercolor technique.  First you heat emboss an open image onto watercolor paper,
then you add water to the area you want to color in.  Just drop in color and let it 
spread and combine and you get results like I did below.  

I used Cucumber Crush cardstock cut at 8 1/2x5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  Basic black, cut
at 4x51/4 for layering. watercolor paper cut at 33/4x5 for stamping and painting. I will 
include a list of supplies below.

I plan to be doing a lot more creating with new products form the Stampin' Up
new 2016-2017 catalog which is going live June 1st!  Can't wait!