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StampingJulie Sketch Inspired: Get Well & Happy Birthday

patterned occasions bandaid stamp card

When you’re not feeling well bright and cheery is the answer.  I combined the Sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions  stamp set with the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper to create this upbeat get well card.

patterned occasions bandaid stamp card

I love to use the colors in a pack of designer series paper to inspire my creating, but you can also experiment with colors outside the paper pack’s color palette.  Here I combined the striped Tangerine Tango paper with Melon Mambo cardstock for a fresh new color combo.

StampingJulie CAS sketch challenge linky party

My sketch inspiration is from Friday’s CAS Sketch ChallengeYou can see more and play along here.  I kept this card super simple by following the sketch and adding simple interest with bright colors, a layered banner flag and a popped-up heart.  The heart was stamped from the Hearts-a-Flutter stamp set and punched with the Small Heart punch.

patterned occasions cupcake stamp card

This card is also made with paper from the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street pack and the Patterned Occasions stamp set.  Again I chose a coordinating color outside of the colors used in the pack.  In this case, I used the Pool Party patterned paper with a softer pink, Primrose Petals.

The scallop circle here is the mid-size doily from the Delicate Doilies Sizzlets Die from page 191 in the catalog.  When the catalog was printed the numbers got reversed and the largest die was listed as 1-3/8″ in diameter which is much smaller than what I wanted.  When I found out the correct dimensions were 3-1/8″ for the largest doily I ordered the die immediately!  As you can see here the mid-size doily layers perfectly with the 1-3/4″ circle punch. 

patterned occasions cupcake stamp card

Again, I used Friday’s sketch for inspiration, changed the orientation to landscape, tied the Primrose Petals stitched ribbon across the card and added a bitty flower from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack with a Rhinestone.

Less than two weeks left to take advantage of these exclusive Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration goodies!     Earn free SAB product with every $50 in products you order.  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  Click here to shop. 

sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions free stamp set special

FREE exclusive Sale-a-bration items with qualifying order: BPatterned Occasions stamp set & Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Button & Ribbon pack (SAB supplies are free with a $50 product purchase.  All supplies are from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links above in the descriptions for product details & ordering.)

Enjoy!  Julie

Bloomin’ Marvelous CAS Sketch Challenge

bloomin marvelous mixed bunch clean and simple

I love the simple layout of this card created with the Bloomin’ Marvelous and Mixed Bunch stamp set.  I love it so much that I’m excited to have you play along!  Announcing the FIRST EVER StampingJulie CAS challenge linky party (SJCAS001)!  To enter go to the bottom of this post for details and linking instruction.  And have fun!!

StampingJulie CAS sketch challenge linky party

Here’s the sketch.  I purposely did not give you dimensions because I’d prefer you customize your dimensions and have fun with it.  I love sketches because it makes creating soooo much easier if you already have a design in mind.  It’s kind of the ‘complete pancake mix’ of crafting! Instead of ‘just add water’, ‘just add paper’!!  Sometimes I like to just pick up a scrap on my craft table and make it work.  I think some of my best work has started that way.

bloomin marvelous mixed bunch clean and simple

Here’s a close up.  I stamped the background flowers from Bloomin’ Marvelous with versamark on the Basic Gray cardstock and then stamped the sentiment in Black StazOn over that.  To finish the button, because I don’t like buttons without a finish, I added a rhinestone to the top.  A super easy solution to naked buttons!!

bloomin marvelous mixed bunch clean and simple

And here’s another variation.  I used the same More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (not just for Valentine’s Day) and the same Primrose Petals stamped and punched flower, then changed up the background paper, the ribbon and used butterflies.

bloomin marvelous mixed bunch clean and simple Can you see that I heat embossed the butterflies on the background?  I also stamped and punched a scallop circle to layer under the button.

Here’s the card recipe:
FREE exclusive Sale-a-bration items with qualifying order: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set & Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (SAB supplies are free with a $50 product purchase.  All supplies are from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links below for product details & ordering.)
 
Mixed Bunch Bundle: Order the Mixed Bunch clear-mount stamp set, Acrylic Block ‘D’, Blossom Punch, Dimensionals AND choose 1 FREE Sale-a-bration item.  (Substitutions can be made. Order must total $50 or more in product to qualify for free SAB item.)

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 The StampingJulie CAS Sketch challenge is open all week.  (If you don’t have a blog and want to participate, send me your picture and I’ll post it for you. 🙂  And you do not have to use Stampin’ Up! supplies only.)  So feel free to enter more than once.  My goal is to give you inspiration so you can enjoy your time in your craft room: the stress-free zone!

Have fun!  Julie


 

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bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

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

bloomin' marvelous block stamping

Bloomin’ Marvelous Acrylic Block Stamping

bloomin' marvelous block stamping Here’s a clean and simple one-layer Bloomin’ Marvelous card made with the acrylic block stamping technique.  Then I just added a few rhinestones and the matching Tangerine Tango ribbon from the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack for some extra punch.  (You can view the video tutorial here.)

bloomin' marvelous block stamping

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

Simply ink your acrylic block directly into your stamp pad, in this case Daffodil Delight, and stamp directly onto your paper.  I inked the block each time I stamped for consistent results.  Then I stamped the Tangerine Tango and the Island Indigo flowers on top of the block stamping.  I stamped the Tangerine Tango flower twice before reinking to get the two-tone effect you see here.

bloomin' marvelous block stamping

The ribbon from the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack is so bright and cheery looking and so easy to work with.  It’s lightweight and ties into a know or bow very nicely.  And you’ll get the Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Pool Party ribbons in the pack.

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

Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set

Get your Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set today.

Enjoy!  Julie