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Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas Video Tutorial

Lovely as a Tree Starry Night Christmas

I’ve had lots of questions about creating this starry night background for this card – Lovely As A Tree Starry Night Christmas Card. So I have a video tutorial for you today!  I’ll walk you through creating the watercolor background and stamping and embossing the tree and the starry sky.

Click here to view the video or here: http://youtu.be/AqOuzZA0g_0

 

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Enjoy!  Julie

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder

Top Note Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder

Once again this Top Note Gift Card Holder was inspired by a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator blog.  A perk I love about being a SU demo.  This card looks involved but it is actually quite easy to make.  View the video tutorial below and I’ll walk you through the quick steps to creating this ‘scentsational’ card.

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder with card

Cut your cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″ and score at 4-1/2, 5-1/2 & 6-1/2, then follow the directions in the video to run your scored cardstock through the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine with the Top Note Bigz Die and create the pop up gift card holder shown above.

 To decorate the front of the card, I die-cut a piece of the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper to fit on the front and cover the left edge of the gift card holder.  I punched a large circle of Gumball Green cardstock and layered the fun, steaming mug from the Scentsational Season Stamp Set with the matching Holiday Framelit dies.

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder detail

The Merry Christmas sentiment from Wacky Wishes Hostess stamp set was stamped in Cherry Cobbler, and it punched out perfectly with the Extra-Wide Oval punch.

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder mug

A little dazzling details glitter and some rhinestones add extra glitz to the Soft Suede mug. And another large circle in Whisper White in the interior gives you a place to write a personal message.

Scentsational Season Top Note Gift Card Holder inside

Check out the complete supply list below and click on the links for pictures and descriptions.

Enjoy! Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wacky Wishes Hostess Set w-#126410 c-#126412, Scentsational Season Bundle with matching framelits w-#129945 c-#129946
Ink: Cherry Cobbler #126966, Soft Suede #126978, Crumb Cake #126975
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685, Gumball Green cardstock #126840, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper #126896, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras:  Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Extra-Wide Oval Punch #119859, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch #120906
Top Note Purse Gift Card Holder

Video Tutorial: How to Make the Top Note Purse Gift Card Holder

Top Note Purse Gift Card Holder

Today I wanted to show you how to make the Top Note Purse Gift Card Holder that I showed you a few days ago.  I’ve recopied the supply list below or you can go to the original post to view more written instructions and pictures.  I hope you enjoye this tutorial!

Click to view it here or here http://youtu.be/aCcPrMjgbOA

Merry Christmas,  Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wacky Wishes (hostess set) w-#126410, c-#126412
Ink: Cherry Cobbler #126966
Paper:  Be of Good Cheer #126896, Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685, Very Vanilla cardstock #101650
Extras: Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Naturals Buttons #127554, Vintage Trinkets #118764,  Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon #126848
(click on links for full product description and picture)
Gail's floral frame card

RAK from SJ Reader

Gail's floral frame card Stamping Julie reader Gail sent me this terrific fall floral card.  Gail writes, “Julie, Thanks for sharing your talent with me on your blog.”  Isn’t that so sweet!  Thank you, Gail, for this lovely thank you card!

The flowers are beautifully colored with markers and shadowing. She used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to add texture to her scallop oval frame.  And look how clever the fold is on his card!

Gail's floral frame card open

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embellished events cake with glitter detail

Stampin’ Up! Stamp Coloring How-to Video

embellished events cake with glitter detail

Yesterday I showed you this birthday card I made with the Embellished Events stamp set.  You can see that post here.  I love all the color and in the video below I’ll show you how I color the stamp to get this effect.  Plus I’ll show you how I use the paper-piercing tool to place the adhesive-backed pearls.  Also, I’ll show you how I add glitter to the flames.

Click here to watch the video! or watch it here: http://youtu.be/4175ncvEch0

You will love the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  It’s easy to apply anywhere and adds great sparkle to any project.  As you notice in the video, I like to store the glitter in a old Tupperware container, which makes application even that much easier!  Follow me on facebook for more ideas.

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Enjoy!  Julie