collage curios paris birthday card

Collage Curios I Love Paris In the Springtime

collage curios paris birthday card

This birthday card just makes me want to sing “I Love Paris in the Springtime.”  The eiffel tower from the Stampin’ Up! Collage Curios stamp set takes center stage but the swirly background from the Hearts a Flutter tag helps it along the way.

collage curios paris birthday card

Each tag was stamped and then punched out with the Postage Stamp punch and popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I loved using the 2011-13 In Colors for a perfect spring color palette: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Whisteria Wonder with a little Pink Pirouette added in.

collage curios paris birthday card

Happy Birthday is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and cut out with the matching Bitty Banners Framelit Die.  I showed a sneak peek of this card over on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.

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Enjoy!  Julie

paper-piercing tool holder

2 New Craft Tool Storage Ideas

paper-piercing tool holder

I’m always looking for craft tool storage and organizational ideas.  If I can discover something that takes me less than 5 minutes to set up and saves me oodles of time in the future, I’m all over it!

Recently I ordered four new sizzlet dies: Floral Fusion, Buttons, Pinwheel & Happy Whale.  The dies are the same size and each came with a piece of foam covering to protect it in shipping.  And that’s when I came up with this idea.

piercing tool holder

I use my paper-piercing tool to pierce for brads, pick up rhinestones and pearls and to pierce decorative edges. I use it on almost everything I make so having it handy is crucial.

I stacked the foam pieces and it was just the right height to store my paper-piercing tool upright. I used multi-purpose liquid glue around the edges of the foam, let it dry and instant paper-piercing tool holder!

embossing-powder-holder

Here’s another new discovery.  The K-cup Carousel is a perfect caddy for embossing powder and glitter tubs!  I reach for my embossing powders almost daily also, so this will be so nice to have handy.

If you were a part of our Facebook discussion the other day, you’ll know that I’m a revealer.  We talked about two different organizational styles: revealer and concealer.

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I can also store my heat tool in the middle of the carousel.  (I’m happy to tell you that I’m finally replacing my heat tool with my Great Rewards points.  Another perk of being a part of Stampin’ Up! )   I also rolled up a piece of paper and placed it in the top so I could pull it out to catch my powders and reload my tub when I’m done.

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I hope you can use one of these craft tool storage ideas.  I’m always excited to discover new time-saving tips.  Feel free to share a couple of your favorite tips in the comments below.

Enjoy!  Julie

New Button Testing Blooper

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I have a new Stamping Julie button.  And an easy way for you to add it to the sidebar of your blog.  Just copy the html code in the box on the farside bar and paste the link into your sidebar on your dashboard.  I hope you’ll enjoy having easy access to this link.

If you read Stamping Julie in a rss feed or email you may have noticed a strange message yesterday called ‘testing’ that didn’t go anywhere.  I was testing the new button on my sidebar and it was inadvertantly sent out to the list, but the link was just a test and so it didn’t link to anything.  Sorry!

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Enjoy!  Julie

button buddies SAB thank you card

Button Buddies Sale-a-Bration Thank You Card

button buddies SAB thank you card The buttons in the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack inspired the colors for this Thank You card.  And they are perfect with the Button Buddies Stamp Set that is precisely tailored for buttons.  It’s a match made in stamping heaven!  😀  The  light-weight and beautiful Tangerine Tango Ribbon comes from the same coordinating SAB ribbon and button pack.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links below for product details & ordering.)
SAB: Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack

button buddies SAB thank you card

The matching large scallop punch and the Bitty Banners framelit dies make creating this Button Buddies thank you card quick and fun. Embossing the white background keeps it clean and simple while adding a little texture.

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO STOCK UP ON PAPER!  Purchase paper variety packs so you have a wide-range of color choices and  earn free SAB product with a $50 order.

Enjoy! Julie

feelling sentimental rich razzleberry chalkboard stamping card

Sentimental Journey Antique Phone Booth Stamp

feelling sentimental rich razzleberry chalkboard stamping card

I’m back with another Sale-a-bration Feeling Sentimental greeting card.  And once again, I think the vintage stamps in this set are marvelous including this old-time phone booth.  I stamped the phone booth on a Top Note shape, die-cut from black cardstock with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine.  I stamped it in White Craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.

feelling sentimental rich razzleberry chalkboard stamping card detail

I centered the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street Rich Razzleberry button with a rhinestone and adhered it to the card with glue dots.  Celebrate was stamped in black and quickly punched out with the Extra-large Oval punch.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links below for product details & ordering.)
SAB: Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack

feelling sentimental rich razzleberry chalkboard stamping card

The teeny little scallop peeking out from the bottom was punched out with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO PURCHASE THE BIG SHOT OR STOCK UP ON DIES!   Earn free SAB product with a $50 order.  When you purchase the Big Shot during SAB and one other small item you can earn both the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set and the Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack.

Get your Feeling Sentimental stamp set today and enjoy making simply elegant cards to honor birthdays and other special occasions to celebrate!

Enjoy!  Julie