Category: Cards

sweet sentiments butterfly thank you card

A Simple Butterfly Thank you Card

sweet sentiments butterfly thank you card

After Christmas we all need more thank you cards to show appreciation for all the wonderful gifts and favors we received over the holidays.  And clean and simple cards are a must when you want to make a more than just one!

I simply folded my Whisper White cardstock base before punching the scallop along the bottom.  I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to add a couple of scored lines above the scallop.  Be sure and score the back of the card to have the raised edge on the card front.  🙂

sweet essentials butterfly thank you card detail

The scallop circle was punched from the Summer Smooch Designer Series paper and layered with a matching Tangerine Tango circle.  I punched the butterfly out twice with the Elegant Butterfly punch; once from the Summer Smooches dsp and once from Lucky Limeade.

I trimmed off a sliver of Daffodil Delight to add antennae and topped the butterfly with a rhinestone.  I curled the butterfly wings with my bone folder and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the center of the butterfly to the punched circles. (Glue dots would work well for this too.)

 With the butterfly accent ready to go I was able to stamp the “So Kind of You” sentiment from the Sweet Essentials stamp set in Island Indigo.

To attach the 1″ dsp strip under the scallop just right, I opened the card, lined it up the tulip strip with the bottom edge of the back, added glue to the underside of the scallop and closed the card so that the scallop was perfectly placed on the dsp strip.  That sounds more complicated than it is, but hopefully, you get the idea.

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Enjoy!  Julie

sweet essentials butterfly thank you card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Essentials wood-mounted #126455, clear-mounted #126457
Ink: Island Indigo #126986
Paper: Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper #125409, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras: Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526, Scallop Circle Punch #119854, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch #119860, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Rhinestone Basic Jewels  #119246, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
summer silhouettes congratulations graduation card

Congratulations on Your Graduation!

summer silhouettes congratulations graduation card

My son-in-law Chris recently graduated from college!  A fantastic accomplishment, and we are so happy for him and his family!  This is the card that I created to acknowledge this great achievement.  I kept it masculine with earthy colors and images.

To create this masculine congratulations card, I started with a card base of Natural Composition Specialty paper cut 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″.  The Natural Composition dsp has a cardstock weight so it’s perfect for a card base.  I paid special attention to the orientation of the embossed lines of this paper before I trimmed the card base out.

summer silhouettes congratulations graduation card leaves

The leaves stamp is from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set and I stamped the left side first in Summer Starfruit and then in Always Artichoke.

summer silhouettes congratulations graduation card tag

I used the strip of paper left over from cutting out the card base to create this tag.  I stamped “congratulations” from  the Sweet Sentiments stamp set on the backside of the embossed paper and then punched the ends of the tag with the Curly Label punch.  I added a bit of Linen Thread to the tag before adhering it to the card base with dimensionals.

summer silhouettes congratulations graduation card above

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Enjoy,  Julie

summer silhouettes congratulations graduation card
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes wood-mount #126445 clear-mount #125447
Ink: Summer Starfruit #126991, Always Artichoke #126972
Paper: Natural Composition Specialty dsp #126917
Extras: Linen Thread #104199, Curly Label Punch #119851, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430
 
summer silhouettes stamp set
 
mds happy birthday summer smooches

Stamping Julie: 2012 Favorites

Here are just a few of my favorite projects from 2012.  I hope you will enjoy this 2012 tour!

Summer Smooch Birthday – I created the background in My Digital Studio!

summer smooch birthday card

Easter Bunny Punch-Out – Love the bunny topper!

easter bunny punch-out topper

 Kentucky Derby Hat card, with detail pictures, and hat tutorial – I had so much fun with these little hats!!

kentucky derby hat card
 Day On The Lake With Lovely As A Tree – I love a great brayered scene!

day on the lake lovely as a tree thank you
 Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card – Definitely a favorite project, love the big bold artsy butterfly!

reason to smile butterfly art card

Praying for You – I love the soft serenity of the flowers and colors, especially as my heart is broken by the latest Sandy Hook tragedy in Connecticut.

praying for you sympathy card
Speedy Recovery Card – fussier than my usually preferences, but this was fun!

speedy recovery get well card

Keep Calm & Eat a Cupcake Birthday Card – originally designed by my sister I changed out the greeting and absolutely love that bold sentiment with the detailed frame!

keep calm and eat a cupcake birthday card

Owl Occasions Birthday Wish – I had a ball creating this whimsical number!

owl occasions birthday wish
I have a ton of favorite Halloween and Christmas projects, but those are so recent I thought maybe you would enjoy seeing some of my favorites of the older projects.

HERE’S TO 2012!  So excited for the great possibilities in 2013!  I hope you will join me by subscribing to my newsletter, my blog updates and ‘liking’ my facebook page. 

Enjoy, Julie

papillion potpourri happy anniversary card

Happy Anniversary!

papillon potpourri happy anniversary card

 This past week my daughter and her husband celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary, and this is the Papillon Potpourri anniversary card I made for them.  I saw a card in the Paper Crafters magazine that became the inspiration for this card.

I used the First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This neutral ‘encyclopedia’ pattern paper is super easy to customize.  I brayered Baja Breeze ink on it and stamped Happy Anniversary in Night Quite Navy to personlize the paper.

papillon potpourri happy anniversary card butterfly

The butterflies were stamped on Comfort Cafe dsp and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.  The punch only punches out the body so I stamped it again and trimmed around the body and antanae of the second set to adhere to the back of the  butterfly.

papillon potpourri happy anniversary card tag

The butterfly alight on the tag was punched, folded and adhered to the corner.  I thread the button with linen thread and frayed it with the blade of my paper snips.  Glue dots are perfect for securely adhering the butterflies and button.

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Enjoy! Julie

papillon potpourri happy anniversary card close up

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri wood-#123757 clear-#123759, Teeny Tiny Wishes wood-#115370 clear-#127802
Ink: Midnight Muse #126860, Basic Black #126980, Baja Breeze #126960
Designer Series Paper:  Comfort Cafe #126898, First Edition #121878, Natural Composition #126917
Extras: Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526, Designer Label Punch #120907, Buttons #119747, Linen Thread #104199, Glue Dots #103683
Lovely As a Tree Dallin's Christmas card

Lovely as a Tree Christmas Card Revisited

This week my 21 yo son asked me to help him make a Christmas card for his girlfriend.  He looked through my samples and decided on  the Lovely As A Tree starry night card.  (See details and video tutorial for making this card here.)  We finally sat down to create the card yesterday, on Christmas day.

Here’s his version.

Lovely As a Tree Dallin's Christmas card

Somehow he got a couple of smudges on it, but I think he was happy with the results nonetheless.

This would make a wonderful winter thank you card too: just change the sentiment.  And with all the gifts given and received this week, you may need some thank you cards.  😉

THE HOLIDAY CATALOG EXPIRES IN JUST A FEW DAYS. Don’t forget to place your order today! Click here for the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog PDF file.

Click Here to Order your Stampin’ Supplies

Click Here for Fun, Easy Digital Scrapbooking 

Enjoy!  Julie