feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

Feeling Sentimental Ferris Wheel Stamp

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

The stamp images in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Feeling Sentimental set are to die for!  I love the intricate, antique line drawings of a ferris wheel, phone booth and an old-time bicycle.  On this card, I decided to go light on dark with a couple of neutrals and Pool Party as my main color.  The latest Spring catalog and the Sale-a-bration products feature a lot of accessories for Pool Party, which I love.

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

I started with a Natural White cardstock.  Natural White is a little heavier than Whisper White and has a very slight speckled or grainy look to it.  It seemed perfect for a crisp, vintage look.   I stamped the ferris wheel in Versamark on Early Espresso cardstock, then embossed it with Pool Party embossing powder.  ‘Celebrate’ is embossed with Pool Party also.

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

And the Pool Party ribbon from the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack is perfect.  This ribbon is wonderful.  It ties so easily and is not bulky on your projects.  You can get this ribbon with two other shades plus three colors of buttons in the pack.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
SAB: Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set w-# c-#, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack #130812
Ink: VersaMark #102283
Paper: Pool Party cardstock #122924, Early Espresso cardstock #119686, Natural White cardstock#102316
Extras: Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Rhinestones #119246, Pool Party Embossing Powder #129398, Heat Tool #129053
 
feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp
 

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO STOCK UP ON PUNCHES!  Punches are great tools that make your papercrafting so much easier and make you look like a pro!  Earn free SAB product with a $50 order.

This is the first of several Feeling Sentimental cards I’ve created to share with you.

Enjoy!  Julie

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

Bloomin’ Marvelous with Chalkboard Stamping

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

The chalkboard technique is so easy and fun and gives great results especially with the  Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set!  If you want to learn more about chalkboard stamping, check out this Jar of Hearts valentine post and video.  If you’ve liked my Stamping Julie facebook page, you saw this card a few days ago.

I started with a Crumb Cake cardstock card base.  When I want to add ribbon around a portrait oriented card I cut my cardstock at 4-1/2″ x 11″.  The SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack has three great ribbon colors – Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo & Pool Party – and the set comes with matching buttons in Tangerine Tango and Pool Party.  I decided to use the Tangerine Tango ribbon and buttons for a bold splash of color on an otherwise neutral card.

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card close up

To add an additional ‘splash’ of color, I dropped Tangerine Tango color on the background as well.  This is easy to do with reinkers. Just put a couple of drops of ink on the lid of your open stamp pad and add a drop or two of water to dilute it a bit.  Then use a paint brush to pick up the ink and splash it over your card base.

You may want to experiment first on scratch paper first if you’ve never done this before so you get just the look you want.

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

I scored a border down the left side with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Borders Scoring Plate and swiped just a bit of white craft ink over the embossing so that it would stand out a little more.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
 SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set w-#129651 c-#129654, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack #130812
Ink: Whisper White craft #101731, Tangerine Tango reinker #111841
Paper:  Crumb Cake cardstock#120953, Basic Black cardstock #121045
Extras: Simply Scored Scoring Tool#125586, Borders Scoring Plate #126192, White Embossing Powder #109132, Bakers Twine #124262

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card detail

VALENTINES IS NEXT WEEK AND THERE’S STILL TIME TO ORDER: But act quick! Order your valentines supplies today  and when your order reaches $50, you’ll receive a FREE Sale-a-bration bonus item.

Have you tried the chalkboard technique yet?  Try it with the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!  Julie

bloomin' marvelous primrose hummingbird card

Bloomin Marvelous Primrose Hummingbird Card

bloomin' marvelous primrose hummingbird card

I am loving the Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set!  It makes a great one-layer greeting card.  So many possibilities.  But it is also a set that can create design disaster.  Since the images and the sentiments go together, you can see how tempting it would be to stamp one image and one sentiment on a card side by side, or top and bottom, but that is not pleasing to the eye.

But there are design tricks that can be used to make these coordinating images work together.  One option is to use the image stamp in a pattern of multiples as I’ve done in this card.  Soon I’ll be offering the Stamping Julie Design Series so you can learn design and art principles that you can use in your papercrafting.

bloomin' marvelous primrose hummingbird card close up

And I love the ‘in-colors’ in this card.  I use my color coach all the time for inspiration.  I usually have a couple of colors in mind and then I consult the color coach to see what other colors I want to incorporate.  I think I started with the Summer Starfruit and Basic Gray and then decided that Primrose Petals was the perfect accent.

I used masking in a couple of different ways on this card.  I stamped the hummingbird, then used a sticky note mask to cover before stamping the flowers around it.  I also masked the area for the flowers.  After stamping, I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the new Borders Scoring Plate to add a subtle but interesting border around the field of flowers.

bloomin' marvelous primrose hummingbird card detail

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set w-#129651 c-#129654
Ink: Summer Starfruit #126991, Primrose Petals #126858, Basic Gray #126981
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Basic Gray cardstock #121044
Extras: Tasteful Trims XL Bigz Die #125597, Big Shot die-cutting machine #113439, Rhinestones #119246, Simply Scored Scoring Tool#125586, Borders Scoring Plate #126192
 
bloomin' marvelous primrose hummingbird card

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR FREE SALE-A-BRATION GOODIES TODAY! Including the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set.  Need more details?  Click here.

I hope you enjoyed this one-layer card (with the exception of the scallop border.)  I have a few more Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Marvelous cards to share, so stay tuned.

Enjoy! Julie

Practically FREE Digital Scrapbooking Downloads?

practically FREE digital scrapbooking downloads
MDS practically FREE digital scrapbooking downloadsdigital content disc for just $1

That’s Right –  these digital scrapbooking (or cardmaking) downloads are practically FREE.  From now until February 12 (or while supplies last) you can get your hands on any of these content discs for just $1. That’s not a typo–they’re just one buck. So indulge–it won’t break the bank.  ONLY FOUR LEFT:

  • Avant-Garde Collection DVD (item 125841)
  • Express Booster Pack DVD (item 124889)
  • October, December, Whenever Collection DVD (item 124485)
  • Sweet Retreat Collection DVD (item 125840)

Go get yours today.

And if you add a few more goodies (totaling $50) to your shopping cart (including clearance items) you can earn FREE sale-a-bration exclusive digital download discs.

Here’s the exciting offer.

MDS Sale-a-bration

Order your practically FREE digital scrapbooking downloads today!

Enjoy!  Julie

digital download valentines owl

Digital Tuesday – Quick & Personal Valentines

digital valentine printable You & Me Frameable

This printable digital download You & Me is new this week on MDS and just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Of course, I customized it with Ron & Julie in the middle.  You can insert your own names and even change the colors to match a room for use year round.  I used Arial font bolded, but when I get a minute I may experiment with some other fonts.

This is an inexpensive project.  Frame it and give it as a wedding, aniversary or valentine gift.  I think I may make up several of these for friends this valentine’s day.  You could even shrink the template down for a customized valentine card!  How fun would that be?  Can you imagine your friends reaction to get a valentine card with her and her boyfriend/husband’s name on it?  She will likely display that card all year long!!!

To view other digital downloads this week click here.

If you don’t already have My Digital Studio 2 click here.  Check out the FREE trial while you’re there.

Valentine Digital Download You & Me Frameable
You & Me Designer Template
Digital Download #133378
Only $2.95
Click on picture for more details.

 

Here’s a digital valentine card template I customized.

digital download valentines

Can you see I added Hey, Savannah! to each of these cards to customize them?  Would you like to see a video tutorial on customizing the valentine cards or the frameable?  Send me an email or leave a comment below.

Here’s what the template looked like before I customized it:

officially awesome valentine designer template digital download
Officially Awesome Valentine Designer Template
Digital Download #13309
Only 3.95
Click picture for more details

Here they are individually:

I mustache you a question…

digital download valentines mustache

I’d pick you …

digital valentines heart flower

O’fish’ally awesome…

digital download valentines fish

Owl be your friend…

  digital download valentines owl

To view other digital downloads this week click here.

If you don’t already have My Digital Studio 2 click here.  Check out the FREE trial while you’re there.

To personalize a valentine just add your friends’ names, save and print.  Or even just sent them an e-card.  Who will you make quick & easy digital cards for this Valentine’s Day?

Enjoy!  Julie