Category: Cards

Stampin’ Up! Mixed Bunch Hello

The Stampin’ Up! Mixed Bunch stamp set and punch has to be my favorite from the occasions mini catalog!  Add the sentiment from the Sale-a-bration Elementary Elegance stamp set and you have a winning combination!  And the glitter brad and polka dot ribbon are the perfect accents to make this simple card special.

 

Card recipe:
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch clear-mount or wood-mountSAB Elementary Elegance
Paper:  Whisper White cs
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, StazOn Black
Accessories:  Glimmer Brads1/2″ Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools:  Blossom Punch, 1″ Circle Punch

It’s Sale-a-bration time, so it’s a great time to stock up on whisper white cardstock, invest in some punches and pick up the Mixed Bunch stamp set and earn FREE product.  Click “order now” or email me today to place your order.

Enjoy!
Julie

Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Congratulations

I created this masculine congratulations card with the Sale-a-bration set Sprinkled Expressions.  This color combo and layout were inspired by samples in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.

I like the color on color here with the stars stamped in Not Quite Navy ink on Not Quite Navy card stock and then layered on a larger square of the same color.  Dimensionals to elevate the stamped cardstock makes this layering work!  (Dimensionals are double-sided adhesive foam dots.)  Also, “You did it!” is used for the background and the focal point.

When punching out the focal point, remember to stamp first and then turn your punch over so you can see the placement of your stamping in the punch ‘window’.  This makes for accurate stamping every time.  And Paper Snips, Stampin’ Up!’s thin-bladed scissors, make it really easy to cut out the highlighted words.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Sale-a-bration Sprinkled Expressions
Paper:  Old Olive cs, Not Quite Navy cs, Baja Breeze cs
Ink:  Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Old Olive Ribbon, Neutrals Brads
Tools:  Curly Label Punch, Paper Snips

This Sale-a-bration Sprinkled Expressions masculine card was inspired by the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog, and you may be looking for inspiration too, so contact me today for your copy.

Enjoy!
Julie

Big Shot Top Note Interior


With a Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and a Top Note Bigz Die it’s easy to add a decorative interior for including a personalized note.  This is the inside of the embossed love card I showed you in the previous post.   And making five to ten at a time saves you time later.  Just pull a die-cut Top Note from your stash whenever you need one!

During Sale-a-bration  you can invest in the Big Shot and a Top Note Bigz Die and earn two FREE stamp sets or other fun products of your choice.

Enjoy!
Julie

 

Stunning Love

“Stunning!”  That’s how a friend described the background of this card at my stamp camp on Tuesday.  And those stunning results are easily achieved with the Finial Press Textured Embossing folder.  The same embossing folder was used to create the Cherry Cobbler heart.    After punching it out the the textured cardstock with the large heart punchthe heart’s surface was run across a white craft pad to create the contrast.

The old style large heart punch AND scallop oval punch are currently on clearance while supplies last.  Click the clearance button on the far sidebar to see additional bargains!  And remember the SAB Outlined Occasions stamp set featured here is FREE with a qualifying order until March 31st.

The Love tag was created with the scallop oval punch and the extra large oval punch.  Love was punched with the scallop oval punch and then layered on top of the large oval punch.  Then I punched a scallop oval of Cherry Cobbler clipped it in half and adherred it under the tag hanging out on the ends with brads to decorate it.

The black gingham ribbon is no longer available but the 1/8″ black taffeta ribbon is a great alternative!

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  SAB Outlined Occasions, wood mount #126014, clear mount #126016;  Papers: Cherry Cobbler cs, Whisper White cs, Basic Black csInks: Black Staz On Cherry Cobbler, white craft pad;  Tools:  Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder, Extra-Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Large Heart punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting MachineAccessories:Black Ribbon, Neutrals Brads

Did you know that you can join Stampin’ Up! as a hobby OR career demonstrator for only $125 (a $345 value) during Sale-a-bration and get some additional goodies not normally available?  And you can choose a traditional stamping kit OR a digital kit.  This offer ends March 31st.  Check it out today!

Enjoy!

Julie

Easy Card Sample on The NEW and IMPROVED StampingJulie.com

Welcome!  I’m so excited to introduce the new and improved StampingJulie.com website.  I’ve been working on this in the background for a few weeks and it’s exciting to see this coming together finally.  I look forward to being able to provide you with the best stamping and papercrafting information with this new format.  (Don’t want to miss a thing?  Sign up in the box on the right to receive updates. →→→ )

And here’s the simple, but elegant card I promised:The background of this card was created with the very versatile set Delicate Doilies.  The saying and the fun, little butterfly are from the Sale-a-bration set Elementary Elegance.  This set is only available until March 31st and is FREE with a $50 product purchase!

I placed the ribbon through the card and ‘around’ the words by placing small rectagular cuts in the white cardstock using an x-acto knife.   Of course, you could always stamp your saying on a separate piece and use a cool punch like the curly label punch  to step it up.

And here’s a close up of that fun butterfly to which I quickly added a little sparkle with the new Dazzling Details, punched it out with the 1/2″ circle punch and elevated it with a dimensional. Card recipe:
Stamps:  SAB Elementary Elegance w-#125120 c-125122, Delicate Doilies w-#122590 c-122592
Paper: Whisper White cs, Basic Black cs
Ink:  So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Baja Blue, Basic Black
Accessories: 1/2″ Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals

Enjoy,

Julie