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A Friendly Phrases Butterfly Birthday

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A “Happy Day to You” stamped in Melon Mambo ink from the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Friendly Phrases is the message of today’s card.  A touch of pattern paper, three little butterflies and some background stamping make a simple birthday card extra special.  These beautiful butterflies are quickly die-cut with the Big Shot and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.  You can never go wrong with these fabulous embossed butterflies!

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And this is the third card from the Birthday Party stamp camp! You can order your stamp camp kit today and you’ll receive all the precut pieces, accessories and envelopes to create three birthday cards for just $15 – you add the stamping and assemble!  This price includes shipping and tax and is only available to those in the continental US.  You can order your stamp camp today by emailing me with your address and requesting your bundle.  Then watch for a paypal invoice in your inbox.

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In the center of the Melon Mambo cardstock butterflies I added a rhinestone or two.  These are layered on Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series paper matted with Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I like to use a dot or two of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the centers of the  butterflies so there wings are free to fly.

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The card base is Whisper White stamped with playful Daffodil Delight rings from the retiring Circle Circus stamp set.  I started to assemble this card without the background stamping and it was just lacking something.  These stamped rings made all the difference.  I love the Circle Circus stamp set because it is so versatile and I’m going to miss it.  I’ve used it for Halloween, baby, Easter, Christmas and Valentine projects!

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Circle Circus wood-mount #115778 or clear-mount #127784*, Friendly Phrases wood-mount #126149 clear-mount #126151*
Ink: Daffodil Delight #126944, Melon Mambo #126948
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp #126922**, Daffodil Delight #119683, Melon Mambo #115320
Extras: Big Shot #113439, Beautiful Wings Embosslits  Die #118138, Rhinestones #119246, Dimensionals #104430
* retiring, available until June 3rd.
**Spring catalog sales end May 31st

Click here for the retiring Stampin’ Up! stamps list. Click here for the retiring accessories list (with updates on sold out product).  Some discounted up to 60% off.  Order your favorites now!

Butterflies and birthdays make everything better and combining them is the very best!  Be sure and order your Birthday Party stamp camp kit today.

Enjoy!  Julie

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Digital Tuesday – Important Moment Scrapbooking

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This week my daughter announced her new baby due in November with these cute pictures of my granddaughter holding a chalkboard sign declaring her upcoming status as ‘Big Sister’!  So cute!!  And so exciting!  And ‘Big Sister’ has a new cousin coming in October, so this November baby will be grandbaby #5!  Wow – I feel so blessed!

We all know it’s important to document family milestones.  And we know that scrapbooking is a fantastic way to do it, but sometimes we don’t scrapbook these events because of our perfectionism.  We don’t want to do it unless we can do it ‘right.’  I guess that’s one of the many things I LOVE about MDS.  I can do it, do it ‘right’ and do it FAST!

With traditional scrapbooking I would have spent a couple of hours creating a layout for these pictures, but with MDS this layout took me 10 minutes!! I selected the Split Second Designer Template, dropped in the pictures, shifted the ‘arrow’ embellishment a little to fit the picture and added journaling – that’s it!  Done!

And the best part!? – 25% off on select digital downloads and printing!

Plus a FREE download this week – Teacher’s gift template, Packed for You

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25% off on Select Digital Downloads and Printing

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE LATEST DOWNLOADS AND ORDER YOUR FAVORITES TODAY!   And did you know you can combine your digital order with your order of retired stamps and accessories and clearance rack items?  Yep, you can. And when your order is $150 or more you qualify for Stampin’ Rewards bucks to spend on FREE product!

STILL NEED THE MY DIGITAL STUDIO SOFTWARE?  CLICK HERE.

Just a reminder to document the important moments in life.   You’ll be glad you did.

Enjoy!  Julie

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Perfect Punches Birthday Note Card

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I love the note cards and envelopes for quick projects. Already cut and scored and a perfect size for easy crafting!  This little card came together quickly with the retiring Stampin’ Up! Circle Circus and Perfect Punches stamp sets.  I stamped the background with Regal Rose (going to miss that color!!) and Summer Starfruit.  The tag is stamped in Basic Gray.

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This card with matching envelope was part of my Birthday Party stamp camp on Friday night.  And for the first time I’m making my card class available to my online audience while supplies last! You’ll receive the Birthday Party stamp camp kit with all the precut pieces, accessories and envelopes to create three birthday cards for just $15 – you add the stamping and assemble!  This price includes shipping and tax and is only available to those in the continental US.  You can order your stamp camp today by emailing me with your address and requesting your bundle.  Then watch for a paypal invoice in your inbox.

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After stamping the tag I punched it out with the Extra-Large Oval punch.  The bitty flower is punched with the shape from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches and the smallest rhinestone tops it off.  Before adhering the tag to the card I tied a Summer Starfruit stitched ribbon knot around it and then added the tag with dimensionals.

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I stamped the matching envelope flap with the same colors using a smaller circle stamp for the Regal Rose.  To stamp just the flap, tuck a piece of scrap paper under it to cover the rest of the envelope which protects it from the ink, then stamp away.

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The Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes measure 5″ x 3-1/2″ of smooth card stock especially designed for stamping.  And they are a terrific great value with each pack including 20 cards and envelopes for only $5.95.

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Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Circle Circus wood-mount #115778 or clear-mount #127784*, Perfect Punches wood-mount # 117022 or clear-mount #120516*
Ink: Regal Rose #126947**, Summer Starfruit #126991
Paper: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes #107311**, Whisper White #100730
Extras: Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon #126846, Extra-Large Oval Punch #119859, Itty Bitty Shapes Punches#118309, Rhinestones #119246, Dimensionals #104430
* retiring, available until June 3rd.
** retiring, available until June 3rd or while supplies last

Click here for the retiring Stampin’ Up! stamps list.
Click here
for the retiring accessories list (with updates on sold out product).  Some discounted up to 60% off.
 Order your favorites now!

These handmade note cards are perfect for gift giving and mailing too!  Be sure and order your Birthday Party stamp camp kit today.

Enjoy!  Julie

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A Guaranteed Laugh! A Humorous Happy Mother’s Day to You!

handmade flower mother's day card stampingjulie.com Happy Mother’s Day!  (This card is a featured Stampin’ Up! project and the complete details are here. )  I hope you are having a wonderful day today remembering mom.  Our mom’s deserve to be observed and remembered each and every day of the year.  Here’s my post last year honoring my mom, grandmother and great grandmother – The Tale of the $500 Bathing Suit.

Now for the rest of the humorous part!  I know mother’s day can be difficult for some people for various reasons and if you are one that struggles with this annual event like I do, you know what those reasons are and how personal they can be, so here’s my how-to-survive-mother’s-day tip.   LAUGH!  Seriously, laugh!  I’m sharing this VERY FUNNY video that is GUARANTEED to make you smile and has absolutely nothing to do with mother’s day!  Enjoy!

Made you laugh, didn’t I?

Enjoy your day!  Julie

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A Thank You from a Friend

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Today I’m sharing a wonderful thank you card I received from Kristi B. Isn’t it lovely?  Sending a handmade thank you card is special.  And as a piano teacher the musical theme was an extra special feature.

This is what Kristi said about making this card, “I made the music paper with a stamp and then distressed the edges. It has been one of my favorites.  I need to make some more of them.”

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You can see after making the background paper that she then matted it with black card stock and off set that on the front of the card, trimming off the edges where it overhangs.  I love this idea and the pictures really don’t do this card justice!

I also love the way she used the clip to hang the tag to the card front.  So cute!  I’ll definitely be using this card design for inspiration!   Thanks, Kristi!

Click here to view retiring Stampin’ Up! stamps and accessories. (These stamps and accessories will no longer be available after June 3rd.)

What’s new?

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Spring catalog ends May 31st. 

Leave a comment and show Kristi some ‘love’ for this beautiful thank you card!

Enjoy!  Julie