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Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom Stamp Set

lotus blossom card

This beautiful card was made from the SAB Lotus Blossom stamp set.  You can earn this stamp set free during SAB.

And check out the video below that shows you how to use this impressive stamp set.

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Enjoy!  Julie

work of art stamp set in colors just for you

A Work of Art Just For You

work of art stamp set in colors just for you
Grab your new In Color stamp pads and the Work of Art stamp set and go crazy!!

Paint away.  That’s what I did

Super easy!  Super fun!

work of art stamp set in colors just for you

Then I just added a sweet, little rhinestone and called it done!

Speaking of sweet…

…there’s some SWEET deals ending very, very soon!

cool deal!  purchase the starter kit

Do you want $50 in product FREE?  Then purchase the starter kit for $99 with free shipping and get $150 in product!  It’s that simple.  And there’s bonus perks too!     Ends August 28th!    

Click here for more details.

big shot die-cutting machine with free stamp set and matching framelits

Buy a Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and get a FREE stamp set with matching framelits!  That’s a whole lot of FREE stuff!  This super, duper deal ends August 31st.


A Work of Art Just For You Product List

Enjoy!

Julie

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities

Blendabilities LOVE and How Perfectionism Can Ruin Your Creativity

 

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities

Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve been absent from this space for far too long!!!  And I’ve missed it.  A lot.  I love having a reason to get up and create everyday.  And I’ve missed you.   You’re amazing, and you keep coming back, and you continue to order from me.  Thank you!!

So what’s with the title?  Perfectionism is the reason I’ve been absent.  Now I could say it is grandbabies and moving and school and volunteer work and, and, and, but truthfully, it’s perfectionism.  See, if I couldn’t do blog everyday, with all the bells and whistles I wanted to add, then I just couldn’t do it.  Which is ri-di-cu-lous!

In fact, right now I want to change everything about my website.  And I mean everything!  I want a different layout, a different color scheme and a different header, etc., etc.  But I’m going to embrace the here and now, and remember Rome wasn’t built in a day, for heaven’s sake. I’m sure you would rather for me to post three or four imperfect blog posts every week on my imperfect blog than just disappear.  Am I right?  Well, I hope I’m right, because that is my new No-More-Perfectionism Manifesto.

How has perfectionism stopped you this year?  Join me and embrace your imperfections and enjoy your creativity!!  Don’t let perfectionism ruin your creativity!

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities flower detail

I am in love!!!  Yes, it’s true!  My new, true loves are the Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities markers!!!  Oh     My     Goodness!!!!!!!!  Seriously, folks, FUN, FUN, FUN!  I love coloring.  Ask my grandkids. I can color Ariel, Barbie and Scooby Doo like nobody’s business.  So give me a new tool for coloring and I’m in heaven.  Love, love, love!

But patience is NOT my strong suit.  If you look closely at the flower above you’ll notice that it is not perfectly blended.  (Yep, there’s that perfect word again.)  If you’ve used alcohol-based markers, like Copics before or you’ve seen a demonstration, you know that working in small areas is ideal because it allows the color to blend together while it’s still damp or something very scientific like that.  But I, on the other hand, do not like the idea of using four different markers on one petal before moving on to the next one.  People, that’s seriously time consuming!

blendabilities markers cherry cobbler

Each color comes in a three pack.  Brilliant!  No blending guess work.  My approach on this flower was to start with the darkest color of the Cherry Cobbler assortment, coloring in the shadows of the petals.  Then I used the medium Cherry Cobbler marker and pulled the darker color out a little further.  And finally coloring with the lightest shade, I blend out to the petal edges.  I love the look of white spaces in watercoloring so I left some small white spaces.  I then went in with the lightest Pumpkin Pie shade and blended into the white spaces for some additional color interest and depth.

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities card front

I used the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers for the flower center.  I then added a few of the tiniest pearls.  Be sure to use the Memento stamp pad with your blendabilities.  The Memento stamp pad and Whisper White card stock are a perfect pair for “blendabiliting”. Yep, I made that up.  “Blendabiliting.”  I think I will be doing a lot of that.   I hope you like my very first blendabilities project. There are many more to come!

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities ribbon detail

This card also features other great, new products: the Something to Say stamp set, the Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack and the Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon.

(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered through my online store.  Thank you!  I love my customers!  <3 )Stamps: Blended Bloom wood-mount #135906,  Something to Say wood-mount #134177 or clear-mount #134180
Ink: Momento Stamp Pad #132708
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, So Safron cardstock #126957, Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack #133701
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, cuddlebug embossing folder (the Lovely Lace ef #133737 would make a great substitute), Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon #133671, Corner Punch #135346, Dimensionals #104430
 

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Enjoy!  Julie

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Cycle Celebration Sweet Birthday Card

cycle celebration sweet birthday card www.stampingjulie.com
Easily, one of my very favorite new stamp sets is the Cycle Celebration.  Fun, fun, fun.  I love the bicycle in this set but I also love the candles.  Well, really, I love just about everything about this set.

I wanted to group three bright candles together as the focal point for this card so I used the Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper for color inspiration and chose Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie and Strawberry Slush for my candles.  Using Paper Snips I had no trouble trimming these out in a snap.

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Also, I added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter shimmer to the flames with 2-way glue.  And I added a sliver of dimensionals under the tops of the candles so they would stand out from the card a little.

Because I chose the bright colors for the candles and I wanted them to stand out on the card I chose a paper from the pack with a monochrome pattern to complement the candles and the message.  The paper backed with a piece of Island Indigo cardstock is lifted off the card with dimensionals.

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To create the “sweet birthday” oval tag I stamped with the Strawberry Slush and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder mixed with a touch of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  Then clipping it out was super fast and easy with the oval punch.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps: Cycle Celebration wood-mount #130279 clear-mount #130273
Ink: Island Indigo #126986, Strawberry Slush #131178, Pumpkin Pie #126945
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper #130141
Extras: Heat Tool #129053, Clear Embossing Powder #109130, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #102023, 2-way Glue #100425, Oval Punch #119859, Dimensionals #104430

Introducing Thinlits Card Dies!
Thinlits Flip Card Dies

Quick Links:
New Fabulous Thinlits! Check them out!
Shop Stamping Julie Stampin’ Up! store
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Subscribe – monthly My Paper Pumpkin craft kit.
  Use promo code: pumpkindeal and get 50% off your first two months.
View the special edition 25 Year Anniversary stamp sets
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Order your Cycle Celebration stamp set today and get started now on all those birthday cards you’ll need to send this year.

Enjoy!  Julie

Label Love Gee Thanks Washi Tape Card www.stampingjulie.com

20 Washi Tape Thank You’s in a Jiffy

Label Love Gee Thanks Washi Tape Card www.stampingjulie.com
I always need a stack of thank you cards. But lately the need has been even greater. So many friends have helped me as I’ve prepared to move. I’ve had friends come over and help me do a bit of painting, cleaning and packing. Not only was their help wonderful for getting a lot done, it also was just GREAT to have the company and moral support. When I was a kid I used to beg my sister to just come sit in my room with me while I cleaned.  I’m a social cleaner, for sure.

Label Love Gee Thanks Washi Tape Card www.stampingjulie.com

I love to find a design that’s cute AND fast.  Washi tape came to the rescue on this note card.  I started with the note card pack of precut cards and envelopes.  And the Gingham Garden Washi Tape comes  as a pack of these three patterns that harmonize together.  Just tear off three strips and adhere for an instant colorful design.

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And four punches really amped up the quick and fun factor.  I stamped ‘Gee, thanks’ from Really Good Greetings and punched it out with the Modern Label punch, then punched the end with a corner of the 1″ square punch.

Label Love Gee Thanks Washi Tape Card www.stampingjulie.com

The punched sentiment was layered on the base stamped with the Label Love stamp and punched out with the new and coordinating Artisan Label punch.  The center was decorated with a scallop circle punched from Whisper White cardstock spruced up with the Gingham wheel.

Label Love Gee Thanks Washi Tape Card www.stampingjulie.com

I used the same Gingham wheel to decorate the envelope flop for a coordinated surprise.  Don’t you just love getting a note card with a decorated envelope?!  Not much chance it will be mistaken as junk mail when you embellish the envelope.

Label Love Gee Thanks Washi Tape Card www.stampingjulie.com

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps: Label Love Bundle includes the Label Love stamp set and the Artisan Label punch with a 15% discount: wood-mount #132723 clear-mount #132722
Ink: Melon Mambo #126948, Island Indigo #126986
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras: Note Cards and Envelopes #131527, Gingham Garden Washi Tape #129314, Rhinestones #119246, Modern Label Punch #119849, 1″ Square Punch #124094, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch #129404,  Gingham Wheel #130110, Dimensionals #104430

Quick Links:
Shop Stamping Julie Stampin’ Up! store
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Subscribe – monthly My Paper Pumpkin craft kit.

View the special edition 25 Year Anniversary stamp sets
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Buy three, get one FREE Designer Series Paper packs.
 Ends July 31st.

Need some thank you cards on hand.  The Label Love Bundle makes it quick and easy.  Order the supplies you need above and you’ll be on your way to 20 handmade thank you’s that your friends will love!

 Enjoy!  Julie

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