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Bloomin’ Bouquet

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What a fun bouquet!  Not only is it a springy addition to your home décor, it is also a wonderful project to enjoy creating.  And if you watch the video below you will learn that there are 13 flowers in this project and one is this purple flower.  The purple flower is an extra that you can give to a friend as a pick-me-up/I-like-you surprise.

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I’ve been reading Shawn Achers, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work and I’ve learned the significant impact of even small gestures.  I came across Shawn Achers TED talk on facebook and I just loved it, so I had to read the book!  It’s a wonderful book with fascinating examples of the principles of positive psychology. If you’re looking for a good book to read, I highly recommend it.

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Make a Digital Baby Announcement Today!

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Isn’t this the sweetest picture of this cute baby!? My lovely and talented niece Rachel Brinkerhoff, affectionately nicknamed Roo, is a part-time photographer and MDS expert. She took this wonderful picture and created this pinterest-inspired baby announcement in My Digital Studio.  Fabulous!

Rachel Brinkerhoff http://roosfabulousblog.blogspot.com/

In MDS you can make announcements like this one and choose how you’ll share it, from emailing to printing professionally.  And with the new super low price on My Digital Studio, you can be a digital hero soon too! It’s only $19.95 for the software.

Today you can download the Be Yourself  May Wallpaper for FREE!  (click the pictures below for more details.)

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Enjoy!  Julie

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Oh, Hello! Greeting Card

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This Oh, Hello! flower greeting card came together quickly with a sketch and dsp inspiration.  The sketch is below and was created from the Easter card I made in March.  The designer series paper is part of the new Stampin’ Up! This and That product line.  Today and tomorrow you can get the This and That bundle and save 15%!!

stampingjulie.com card sketch I created three cards with this sketch last week: Oh Whale baby card, the Epic Day butterfly thank you card, and the Hello card featured here today.  Each card was inspired by the sketch but each looks totally different from the others.  That’s what I love about sketches!  You have a starting point but the results are unique depending on the materials you use.

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For today’s card, I used the colors from the This and That Epic Day dsp and stamped the chevron background in Daffodil Delight.  Then I stamped Oh Hello in Black StazOn.  I purposely trimmed my dsp so that the Calypso Coral that you see in the upper left corner showed up in my piece.

On a scrap paper I colored in the flower stamp with Calypso Coral and Gumball Green markers then added shadowing with Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze before stamping.  I covered the stamped flower with Versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I carefully cut it out with my Paper Snips.  I also cut out another blossom from Calypso Coral cardstock and layered that underneath the flower for additional dimension.

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I wrapped the die cut oval with Linen Thread by notching the sides with a small paper punch.  I added the flower over the thread with Dimensionals and then tied a knot of Linen Thread and glued it to the stem with Multipurpose Liquid glue.  It’s a whole lot easier to do it that way than to try to tie a knot around that tiny delicate stem!

oh hello flower greeting card stampingjulie.com 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:  Oh, Hello wood-mount #130730 or clear-mount #130733***
Ink: Daffodil Delight #126944, Black StazOn #101406, VersaMark #102283, Heat Tool #129053, Many Marvelous Markers #119806
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Epic Day dsp #130814**
Extras:  Big Shot #113439, Oval Framelit Dies #129381***, Linen Thread #, Clear Embossing Powder #109130, Paper Snips #103579, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430
**Included in This and That Bundle #133350 until April 30, 2013. Save 15%.
***Save 15% by purchasing the Oh, Hello stamp set and Oval Framelits in a bundle – wood-mount bundle #131102 or clear-mount bundle #131101

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Just Believe!

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I will definitely miss this Just Believe stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I love the silhouette flowers and the simple type of the sentiments.  These beautiful images make it super simple to create an elegant greeting card.

To create this card I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I repeatedly stamped the large silhouette flowers with Not Quite Navy.  Then I brayered River Rock at the bottom and Baja Breeze from the top, then adding a little Not Quite Navy brayered from the top.

just believe greeting card stampingjulie.com After brayering the background, I used the Label Collection framelit to cut it out this focal panel.  To make the ‘just for you’ tag, I embossed the frame and greeting on River Rock cardstock and punched it out with the Large Oval punch.

The white background is embossed with the Big Shot and the Stripes embossing folder.  Each layer was adhered to the Whisper White cardstock base with Dimensionals.  A little, Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch.

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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:  Just Believe wood-mount #116948 or clear-mount #120453*
Ink: Not Quite Navy #126971**, Baja Breeze #126960**, River Rock #126977**
Paper: Whisper White #100730, River Rock #108640**
Extras:  Big Shot #113439, Labels Collection Framelits dies #125598 , Stripes Embossing Folder #123128, Oval Punch #119859, Baja Breeze Seam Binding #122331**, Dimensionals #104430
* retiring, available until June 3rd.
** retiring, available until June 3rd or while supplies last
 

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Enjoy!  Julie

Oh Whale Baby card

A Whale of a Baby Card!

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Oh Whale Baby card

 I just couldn’t help but fall in love with the Oh, Whale stamp set and this fabulously fun Sunshine & Sprinkles designer series paper!  (This stamp set and dsp will be discontinued at the end of May.)

Oh Whale baby card

I kept it simple again by using the same card layout from yesterday’s butterfly creation.  And the matching whale sizzlit die makes it a snap to cut this little baby out.  I added a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to highlight this cute Melon Mambo creature, and after trimming it out with the coordinating Happy Whale clearlit die, I popped it up with dimensionals.  (A clearlit die is a die with a window for perfect placement.)

I also added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter sporadically to the ‘waves’ in the paper.  I stamped ‘hello baby’  from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in coordinating Pretty in Pink (a color retiring next month).

Oh Whale baby card

 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:  Oh Whale wood-mount #129129 clear-mount #129132
Ink: Melon Mambo #126948, Pretty in Pink #126955**
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp #126922
Extras:  Big Shot #113439, Happy Whale Clearlits die #129403, Dazzling Diamonds glitter #124117, 2-way Glue #100425, Satin Ribbon #122981, Dimensionals #104430
Oh Whale stamp set, Happy Whale clearlits die, Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp available until May 30th.
** retiring, available only while supplies last
 
Stampin' Up! Oh Whale stamp set

Enjoy! Julie