Tagged: card making techniques

Jar of Hearts a Flutter Valentine Card

Hearts a Flutter Jar of Hearts card

I am so excited about this Jar of Hearts valentine card made with the outline heart from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set and, of course, the Perfectly Preserved jar stamp with the coordinating Cannery Set framelit dies.

The title of this post reminds me of the Wheel of Fortune category – is it called ‘before and after’?  Jar of Hearts and Hearts a Flutter to make Jar of Hearts a Flutter.

Here’s another valentine project video for you!  In the video I explain how I made the jar and the chalkboard background for this card.  Enjoy!  The supply list is below.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter wood-mount #129249 clear-mount #129252, Perfectly Preserved wood-mount #126690 clear-mount #126692, Itty Bitty Banners wood-mount #126255 clear-mount #126257
Ink: White Craft #101731, Black StazOn #101406
Paper: Pink Pirouette cardstock #111351, Basic Black cardstock #121045, Regal Rose cardstock #105130, Silver Glimmer #124005, Red Glimmer #121790, Vellum cardstock #101856
Extras:  Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439,  Cannery Set Framelit Dies #127822, White Embossing Powder #109132, Small Heart Punch #117193, Black Ribbon #119261, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
 
Hearts a Flutter Jar of Hearts card jar

After die-cutting the jar sandwich the hearts in between the Vellum jar and the Whisper White background jar, as shown in the picture and the video.

Hearts a Flutter Jar of Hearts hearts

After stamping your chalkboard, use multipurpose glue to pile up the hearts!

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hearts a flutter heart box

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Hearts a Flutter Jar of Hearts close up

I hope you enjoyed today’s Jar of Hearts A Flutter valentine project and video tutorial!

Enjoy, Julie

Clean and Simple Secret Garden Flower Dies Stamping

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

More clean and simple collage stamping in this greeting card created with the Stampin’ Up! Secret Garden stamp and flowers die bundle and the FREE Bloomin’ Marvelous set available during Sale-a-bration with a $50 product purchase.

I stamped this on yummy Shimmery White cardstock.  It’s hard to photograph but if you look closely, you can see the shimmer!  And using the framelit dies made masking and layering these flowers super easy.  (You can watch the video below to see how!)

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card flag

I tried stamping the black sentiment directly over the flowers, but it didn’t show up the way I liked so I stamped it on a piece of vellum to layer over the top.  Using the vellum allowed the thought to stand out more without completely covering the flower design.  A perfect solution!

Here is the Card Recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous wood-mount #129651 clear-mount #129654
Stamps: Secret Garden stamp and framelit die bundle wood-mount #129141 clear-mount #129144,
Ink: Baja Breeze #126960, Elegant Eggplant #126969, Melon Mambo #126948, Black StazOn #101406
Cardstock: Shimmery White #101910, Vellum #101856, Melon Mambo #115320
Extras: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309,  Pearls #119247, Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon #122981, Glue Dots #103683

And here’s the video to show you how to quickly make this card using the flower framelit dies to mask!

A SPECIAL OFFER FROM JULIE CLUFF @ STAMPINGJULIE.COM:  I’m excited to offer a FREE online class to anyone placing a qualifying Sale-a-bration order in January!  So that means in addition to receiving FREE Sale-a-bration goodies, you’ll also receive this exclusive online Heart Box class.

hearts a flutter heart box

Click here to place your Sale-a-bration order today.

I hope you enjoyed this clean and simple Bloomin’ Marvelous Secret Garden card and tutorial on masking with the flowers die from the Secret Garden bundle.

Enjoy!  Julie

oh. hello red pirouette wisteria scallop card

Oh, Hello! Emboss Resist Card(s)

oh. hello red pirouette wisteria scallop card

Today, I have not one but two samples for you from the new Oh, Hello stamp set!!  I was having a lot of fun with the new stamp set and the Ovals Collection framelits and I got a bit carried away and created two cards with the same technique and similar colors.  Which is your favorite?!

oh hello papillon butterfly gate card

Both cards are created with the emboss resist technique.  On each card, I stamped the oval background on Whisper White cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

oh. hello red pirouette wisteria card tag

On the Oh, Hello flag card, I stamped “Oh, Hello” with Black Staz On ink before I stamped and embossed the oval over the top. After embossing, I trimmed out the oval with the oval framelit and then punched out “Oh, Hello” with the 1-3/4″ circle punch.  I brayered the oval with Pink Pirouette and the circle with Wisteria Wonder and wiped the embossing clean.

oh. hello red pirouette wisteria card detail

I used the Pink Pirouette, Rose Red and Wisteria Wonder markers to color and stamp the flag, then stamped the outline with the Black StazOn.

oh. hello red pirouette wisteria card overhead

To make the Scallop card base, I folded the 4-1/4″ x 11″ Whisper White card and cut it out with the scallop framelit overlapping the fold so that 5 of the scallops on the end are not cut, creating the scallop card fold.  I cut another black scallop oval and adhered it to the front.

oh hello papillon butterfly card close up For the butterfy gate card, I embossed the oval with clear embossing powder then trimmed out the oval and the inner oval, then punch out the Elegant Butterfly.  The outer rim of the stamped oval I brayered with Basic Gray then inner oval with Pink Pirouette and the butterfly with Rose Red.  The little flower butterfly was stamped from Papillon Potpourri on Wisteria Wonder with VersaMark and embossed with clear embossing powder.

oh hello papillon butterfly card detail 2

To create the gate card, I scored a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock and scored from either end at 2-3/4″.   I trimmed out a larger ring of Basic Gray to frame and close the card.

oh hello papillon butterfly card open

Here’s another angle.

oh hello papillon butterfly card open

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Stay tuned for more how-to videos coming next week!

Enjoy!  Julie

Oh, Hello wood-mount bundle

Oh, Hello clear-mount bundle

Oh Hello stamp and framelit bundle

blue ribbon birthday card

Blue Ribbon Birthday Card

blue ribbon birthday card

My son-in-law’s birthday is this week and this is the happy birthday card that is going out to him.  And since I doubt he’s a regular reader of my blog, I’m sharing it with you early!

The Blue Ribbon stamp set does all the work for you!  It’s a large stamp with lots of versatility, and it’s easy to use with all the coordinating punches available.  This stamp set makes a wonderful birthday, graduation or congratulations card.

blue ribbon birthday card detail

To create the ribbon, you’ll stamp three pieces: two of the ribbon in Not Quite Navy and one of the center message in Cherry Cobbler.  You’ll punch the top of one ribbon out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and you’ll snip the tail of the second ribbon leaving a little extra of the top to use when you adhere ribbon together.  Then attach the Cherry Cobbler “happy birthday” message in the center with a dimensional.

blue ribbon birthday card

To create the card base, you’ll start with Wild Wasabi cardstock.  Then layer Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy cardstock strips across the Tasteful Trims Bigz Die and run them through the Big Shot all at once.   I used strips that were about 3″ x 8″.  You’ll want them longer than the card base so you can place them on the card the way you want them.

Lay the wavy cardstock across the card the way you want it and add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the first strip, then the next and finally the last.  Adhere a strip of zigzag Wild Wasabi cardstock across the middle.

 Now you’ll have what looks like a mess with all the wavy strips hanging off the sides!  Open up your card and trim off the excess from the back with your Paper Snips.  Place your ribbon on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and your done!

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 Enjoy!  Julie

blue ribbon birthday card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Blue Ribbon wood-mount #125979, clear-mount #125981
Ink: Cherry Cobbler #126966, Not Quite Navy #126971
Paper: Not Quite Navy cardstock #101722, Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685, Chocolate Chip cardstock #102128, Wild Wasabi cardstock #108641,  Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die #120893, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch #118874, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch #119861, Paper Snips #103579, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
 

The Spring Catalog Goes Live Today!

Stampin' Up! Spring catalog

The Spring Catalog is beautiful!

View the 2013 spring catalog online (Flash)

View the 2013 spring catalog (PDF)

View the 2013 spring catalog project supply list (PDF)

And here’s some Stampin’ Up! videos on some projects and products from the catalog.

1. Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate

2. Core’dinations Card Stock



 3. Pop ‘n Cuts Dies

THE STAMPIN’ UP! SPRING CATALOG BEGINS TODAY.   If you still need one, click here to send me a quick message with your name, address and phone number, and I’ll get one in the mail to you.   (If you placed an order with me during 2012 you should have already received your 2013 Spring Catalog in the mail.)

Enjoy, Julie