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Neon Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp and Die Tutorial

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

Remember the flower garden party card I showed you yesterday?  Today I have the video how-to stamp and emboss on black card stock to create this neon grouping.  I’m excited to show you how easy it is in this 3 minute video.

View the video here.

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

SALE-A-BRATION ENDS MARCH 22ND! Earn FREE exclusive SAB products with every $50 in products you order.  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  Click here to shop.

Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set

Order the Secret Garden stamp and die bundle today  with a few other stamping essentials and get Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set FREE.

Enjoy!  Julie

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

Neon Bloomin’ Marvelous Secret Garden Card

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

This card is just plain fun!  These sophisticated flowers from the Secret Garden Stamp and Framelit Die bundle are ready to party in these vibrant colors on black cardstock.  Bloomin’ Marvelous is from the Sale-a-bration set by the same name.  Doesn’t this card look super involved and time consuming to make?  It’s not!  With the Versamark ink, color embossing powder and the coordinating stamp set and framelit dies, it’s a snap to make!  (Come back tomorrow for the video tutorial or subscribe to the blog updates in RSS/email in the right sidebar under the facebook & youtube buttons.)

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

The base of the card is Whisper White cardstock with strips of Summer Smooches designer series paper adhered to the front.

Here’s the card recipe:
SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set (SAB supplies are free with a $50 product purchase.  All supplies are from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links below for product details & ordering.)
 

To create the neon garden, simply stamp with Versamark on black cardstock and heat emboss with the embossing powder of your choice.  Then use the coordinating framelit die for easy cutting.

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

I added various pearls to define the centers of the flowers and add a little more texture.

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO STOCK UP ON YOUR CRAFT SUPPLIES!   Earn free SAB product with every $50 in products you order.  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  Click here to shop. 

Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set

Order the Secret Garden stamp and die bundle today  with a few other stamping essentials and get Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set FREE.

Enjoy!  Julie

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Digital Tuesday: New Downloads, Free Downloads and a Frameable Tutorial

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The fabulous My Digital Studio digital designing software combines powerful tools (similar to those found in scrapbooking on Photoshop Elements with layers and color and flexibility) with a user-friendly format!  I have a video tutorial on how to make frameable home decor from any quote you like. The trend right now is fun text in graphic simple patterns and you can do that in about 5 minutes on My Digital Studio 2!  Let me show you how.

It’s Tuesday and that means new My Digital Studio downloads are available.  Check out my favorites below!  Plus I’ve listed the FREE downloads that are available right now.

View the video to learn how to make frameable home decor from any quote! (Click here to watch all of my My Digital Studio tutorials.)

Here’s the FREE Downloads available for My Digital Studio now.  You can download a FREE 30-day trial of My Digital Studio here, but you do not have to have MDS to use these downloads.

Spring To Life March Wallpaper – FREE Digital Download #133025

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No Regrets Pocket Cards – FREE Digital Download #133387

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Label This Designer Template – FREE Digital Download #133267

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And here’s a couple of favorites from this week’s downloads:

Celebrate Easter Digital Ensemble, #133474

Isn’t this just cute?  “Versatile pieces can be used for egg holders, napkin rings, mini baskets, cupcake holders, name cards, table tents, framable, and invitations.”

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Bookstagram Photobook Template, #133424

I love, love, love this new photobook!  Great layouts, muted colors that highlight your photos, perfect! Click on the link to get the full details and more pictures.

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I hope you enjoyed the tips I shared on how to make frameable home decor from any quote in My Digital Studio digital designing softwareAnd download your free digital content right away as I don’t know how long those items will be in the store!

Enjoy, Julie

Stampin’ Up! New Totally Clear Stamps!

stampin' up! clear designer type photopolymer stamp set

Stampin’ Up! just announced a new totally clear stamp set – Designer Typeset Stamp Set It’s made with photopolymer and looks fabulous.  I’ve already ordered mine and can’t wait for it to get here.  It’s 57 pieces for only $13.95.  What a deal!  (Above you see a couple of sample gift cards made by Lisa W. at Stampin’ Up!)

Click here to look at the pdf flyer.

Click here to view the product page AND the funny introductory video.

clear stampin' up! designer type stamp set

MORE DETAILS FROM STAMPIN’ UP!:

We’ve searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we’ve found it. We’re excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let’s just say they’re meant for each other!

What makes them so great?

  • They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
  • Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.
  • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity?
  • We could go on, but we’ll let you try them for yourself.

This stamp set is offered on a trial basis and there will be other photopolymer stamp sets available in the future.  All photopolymer sets will be packaged in cello bag w/insert, but don’t forget you can store them in our clear cases.

clear stampin' up! designer type stamp set

Features:

  • Use this exclusive photopolymer alphabet set (with extras!) for titles or embellishments on scrapbook pages, cards, or any type of project.
  • We recommend clear block sizes A, B, G, F, and I (not included in the set).
  • Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option.
  • Our top-quality photopolymer stamps give a perfectly stamped image every time.
  • Best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!  (In fact, I’m getting two so I can spell out “miss you”, “get well”, “happy birthday” on one block!  Perfect!)

And, check it out, they are pliable too!

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=132956

Order your totally clear Stampin’ Up! Designer Type stamp set today and start creating original messages and titles for your cards and scrapbook pages.

Enjoy!  Julie

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It Might As Well Snow!

winter snow print framable

This is now my ‘if you have lemons, make lemonade’ quote.  (Created in MDS.) You see I grew up and lived in Florida, The Sunshine State, most of my life.  Then we moved to Texas 17 years ago.  I was still at home with sun, warmth, humidity, and even palm trees and beaches.  Okay, the beaches in Texas are iffy, but you get the idea.  Last year we moved to Kentucky.  And I have no idea why some people consider this part of the south.  It’s not south enough for me, but it is beautiful and people talk like they are from the south, so we’ll give them that.

snow day in Kentucky
picture from my back deck, January 2013 in Kentucky

 Which leads us to this quote – my quote.  Because I’m still shocked when it starts snowing.  I’ve never really lived anywhere permanently where it snows.  So this has been my thought lately – bring on the snow – because if it’s going to be cold, it might as well be SNOWING!

I created this frameable quote in about 10 minutes in My Digital Studio, using fonts and the snowflake from the SAB Lemonade Stand dvd.  Here’s the details:

Background: Color = BORDERING BLUE 148,166,180
Stamp Brush: Lemonade Stand Designer Kit – snowflake, Color = SAHARA SAND
Fonts: Ballpark & Bebas

Here’s a ‘It Might as well snow’ framable that you can share or print or display or enjoy or none-of-the-above…your choice!

Enjoy!  Julie