Sweet Details Photobook Video

We went out of town this week to visit family.  We took our son-in-law on a trip to show him around to family homes in Tennessee and North Carolina.  We loved playing games and watching the finale of American Idol in the theater room at my sister’s house.  We had quite the adventure going down the whitewater rapids on the Ocoee River in North Carolina.  I almost chickened out on that trip.  It’s my second time down that river so I thought maybe I was tempting luck by doing it again.  But I’m so glad I went.   I’ll have to show you pictures later when I get them.

Unfortunately,  I did not have reliable internet service while I was gone so all the inspiring posts I had planned for you did not get posted!  🙁  So be prepared for a LOT of posts for the next few days to get caught up. 

Today I demonstrate how to make this photobook page:

Here’s the first in a series of videos I have planned to show you how to use the Sweet Details Designer Template that’s available in the My Digital Studio Express download.  Try it out today for FREE!  (Visit this post online to access the video.)

If you already have My Digital Studio and you like the Sweet Details Photobook you can download it here

Enjoy!  Julie

“Create A Congratulations Tag” How-to Video

Do you love an element of  a stamp but you don’t want the whole image?  That’s what happened when I created this card.  I loved the outline of the birthday wish but wanted to use it for a congratulations card.  Here’s the video that shows you how to use just what you want!!! 

(You’ll need to open the post to view the video if you are reading this in a reader or on email.)

I used two of the stamps from the Perfect Punches Stamp Set (or clear-mount) to create this layered tag. 

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! Crazy for Cupcakes Retiring II

Just one more week to order retiring stamp sets!  Click here to get the complete list.

I have loved the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set.  I can’t decide what image I like best from this set.  The cupcake stand probably wins.  I really love decorating those little cupcakes and frankly it’s a whole lot easier to decorate a fun card with this cute stand than it is to bake all those cupcakes to decorate a true cupcake stand.  Not to mention that the card is a little easier on the figure!!!

Here’s a couple of more Crazy for Cupcakes card samples:

Here’s the detail. Can you see the glitter and shine?

These colorful balloons are stamped on pattern paper and then pieced onto the card to make this clean and simple birthday wish.

Order your Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set.

Enjoy! Julie

Making 3D Paper Flowers

Remember the Kentucky Derby hat card?  On this hat was a paper flower that I created with designer series paper and a rhinestone brad.

And here’s a video tutorial on making this paper flower!!!

Supply list to make paper flower from video:
Extra-Large Oval Punch #119859
Twitterpated Designer Series Paper #125406
Crimper #101618 (retiring)
Paper-Piercing Tool #116631
Boho Blossoms Punch #119858
Mat Pack #105826
Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads #109110 (retiring)
SNAIL Adhesive #104332

This larger flower featured here was made the same way with the larger blossom punch. When using a larger punch, punch out your blossom first, and then crimp the paper. 

Enjoy!  Julie

What’s Next?!?

I have so much planned for the next several days! Where do I begin!! It’s an exciting time with cherished product retiring and with the excitement of new product on it’s way. 

In the next few days I’ll share FOUR new how-to videos, lots of inspiring samples of retiring stamp sets and a couple of sneak peaks of new, fantastic in colors, fresh stamp sets and vibrant pattern paper!  Do I hear a WOOHOO?!

In the meantime, be sure to visit the 2012 Retiring Product Pageabove.  Less than 10 days left before the end of the catalog year!

Enjoy, Julie