Clean and Simple Butterflies

This clean and simple butterfly card was a snap to design and create with the Big Shot Die-Cutting MachineBrayering the embossed Whisper White card stock with Baja Breeze makes the embossed design really pop!

The Rhinestones are always just the right touch to finish off the butterflies.  Tip:  I lift these self-adhesive rhinestones off the sheet with the tip of the paper piercing tool.  And I use the strips of connected to rhinestones when I need a few in a row.  Quick and easy without having to line all those little baby’s up!

Can you see the texture in the Baja Breeze embossed panel?

Lots of great texture in this simple card.

Card recipe:
Paper: Whisper White card stock #100730, Regal Rose card stock  #105130
Ink: Baja Breeze #111833
Extras:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die #118138, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder #119277, Rhinestones #119246, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Brayer #102395
 

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! Baroque Motif – Retiring

Only two more weeks until the end of the current catalog and we’ll be saying goodbye to some terrific stamp sets.  For the next few days, I’ll be posting some oldies but goodies.

Recently, I showed you this card I created with the Baroque Motifs Stamp Set.  You can see the details here.

This is a card I created for a color challenge a few years ago.  You can’t tell from this picture but the heart is embossed with iridescent ice emboss powder.  It’s clear with a perfect shimmer, glitter affect.

And this last card was designed by my aunt for a card swap we did during a family reunion five years ago.  The scallop circle punch made this card super easy to make.

Baroque Motif Stamp Set retiring May 31st

Enjoy!  Julie

Family Sunday – Happy Mother’s Day and the Tale of the $500 Bathing Suit!

Happy Mother’s Day!

A couple of years ago, my uncle scanned some family pictures and posted them in an online album.  I had fun pulling pictures from there to create this quick MDS project that features my mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

The first page is my beautiful mother.  Isn’t she just lovely and cute?  The oval picture on the right was taken when she was in high school and the picture on the bottom right was taken when I was in high school.

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This second page features my mother’s mother – my grandmother.  She was a beautiful woman also.  She was very bright and enjoyed reading.  She was an exceptional seamstress and was always busy creating baby booties for her dozens of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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This is my great grandmother – mother to Josie.  At the bottom of the page you will see a picture of her on the beach in her bathing suit.  Yes, that’s a bathing suit.  Check out the shoes!  The story is that she splurged to buy the suit, paying $25.  So how does that compare to today?  Calculating inflation that suit would cost over $530 today!  Yousa!

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All three pages were created using the Vintage Overlay 12 x 12 designer template, copied three times.  Then I rearranged and added and deleted elements to create three different pages.

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Enjoy!  Julie

How To Make a Punch Art Hat Video

The last week you’ve seen the fun I’ve had making paper punch art hats!  Unleash your creativity and decorate hats with your favorite designer series papers and embellishments!    Here’s a video to show how to make this fun hat: From this card.  (If you’re reading in email or a reader, you’ll have to go to the blog post to view the video.)

The Large Oval punch featured in this video is discounted in the clearance rack in the old style while supplies last. You can find it here.

 

Prefer the new style? Find it here.

Enjoy!

Julie

Punch Hat Chic!

I was going for Audrey Hepburn, but it might be more Eliza Doolittle!  A reference to that wonderful musical classic My Fair Lady, of course!  What do you think?  Either way, it’s a fun card for a friend.  I wanted to create a card with simple, clean lines to highlight the hat.

This close up shows off the silver glimmer paper flower. The ruffle is added using the scallop oval punch. And a hint of a line to define the top of the hat was traced with the oval punch and the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write marker.

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Stay tune tomorrow for a how-to-make-a-punch-hat video!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Ink: StazOn Black Ink #101406
Paper: Pocketful of Posies #122354 (retiring), Basic Black cs #121045, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005
Extras:  Extra Large Oval #119859, Scallop Punch #119856,  Boho Blossoms Punch #119858 (retiring), Black Brad #119736

Enjoy!

Julie