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bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card 2

Bloomin’ Marvelous Color Chalk Butterflies

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card 2

This little butterfly number features two exclusive Sale-a-bration products the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set & Vine Street Embossing Folder.  The card base is made with Crumb Cake cardstock, embossed with the Vine Street Embossing Folder and splattered with a little Melon Mambo reinker.

To create the butterfly panel, I started with Basic Black cardstock and rubbed it lightly with the Whisper White Craft Pad.  After heat setting the craft ink, I prepared the panel with the Embossing Buddy and then stamped a couple of butterflies with VersaMark.

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card detail

I heat embossed the first set of butterfles with the Melon Mambo embossing powder, then stamped a couple of more butterflies, heat embossed that set with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.  And then finally stamped a couple of more butterflies and heat embossed with the Pool Party embossing powder

One butterfly was stamped on a scrap of basic black, heat embossed, punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and blinged up with a little rhinestone.

If you look closely, you’ll see that I scored a couple of lines on the top and bottom edges of the butterfly panel with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  I also ran the edges across the versamark pad and heat embossed it with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card

 Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links below for product details & ordering.)
SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set & Vine Street Embossing Folder

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free stampin up product during sale-a-bration

I hope you enjoyed this take on the chalkboard techinique using colored embossing powders.  I just love the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and all the possibilities with the butterflies.

Enjoy!  Julie

Lucky-Framable-St-Patricks-Day-Card

Digital Tuesday: A St. Patrick’s Day Card

Lucky-Framable-St-Patricks-Day-Card 4 Remember the My Digital Studio Lucky Framable digital download that came out last year?  Well, here it is as a St. Patrick’s Day card.  The card background looks a little brown and gray in the picture but it’s actually a green that matches the clover.  Somehow the photo picked up the colors differently.  🙁

Below I have a video tutorial on how to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card with a digital 8-1/2″ x 11″ framable template.  And next week’s Digital Tuesday post and video will be a totally cool and inexpensive personalized wedding gift!  Be sure and check back next week.

And every Tuesday you can expect new digital downloads.   Click here to check out the very latest!

Lucky-Framable-St-Patricks-Day-Card detail 2

After I printed the cards I added the clover with the “happy patrick’s day” flag.  Happy Patrick’s Day was stamped with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. The clover was made with the heart punch and a clipped-out stem and topped with a rhinestone.  Backing the clover with a 1-1/4″ glimmer silver circle makes it sparkly and fun.  And the sentiment flag was matted with a slightly larger flag of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper.

Lucky-Framable-St-Patricks-Day-Card 3 This second copy is just the printed Lucky framable card with three little rhinestones for just a little added bling.  🙂

Lucky-Framable-St-Patricks-Day-Card detail

In this My Digital Studio video you’ll learn how to use guide lines to design, how to group elements, and how to resize and mat  grouped elements.

To view new downloads, click here.

Did you know that you can receive FREE Sale-a-bration goodies when you order digital products too?  You can!  You can even combine digital products with other Stampin’ Up! products to earn your stampin’ rewards!

DO YOU STILL NEED DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING SOFTWARE?  Click here to view the My Digital Studio options – including a 30-day FREE trial offer.

Enjoy!  Julie

valentine pink milk with heart card

Healthy Pink Milk for Valentine’s Day

valentine pink milk with heart card Serve some pink milk to your sweeties on Valentine’s Day!  Just blend a couple of strawberries in milk.  (I used almond milk here.)  To make it sweet and keep it healthy add a dribble of agave or honey.  This is a great way to color your food pink without adding food colorings.

valentine pink milk on cereal Pour it over your cereal or enjoy it straight from the glass.  Or add blended strawberries to your favorite waffle or pancake recipe for another healthy pink breakfast!

valentine pink milk with heart card

And have a healthy, happy, wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Click here for details and video to make this Jar of Hearts I Love You card.

 

Enjoy!  Julie

blue ribbon valentine card

Blue Ribbon #1 Valentine Card

blue ribbon valentine card

I was busy making congratulation cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Blue Ribbon stamp set when the idea came to me to make a valentine card with this set. Kind of a ‘you’re my #1 Valentine!’ card.  Instead of using the scallop top for the blue ribbon I used a die cut heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits Die set.

(Click here to enter the drawing for my Happy-Valentine’s-Day blog candy!)

Did you get your free love note download?

blue ribbon valentine card I also added a rhinestone to the number 1 and backed it with a circle-punched Basic Gray.

blue ribbon valentine card A strip of Real Red cardstock behind the ‘xoxo’ paper pattern from the Love Impressions Designer Series Paper adds a little more dimension and separates the two coordinating patterns.  (This paper is currently on the clearance rack and is only available while supplies last.)

blue ribbon valentine card I created a matching envelope with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  So fun and easy!  If you want to learn how I got my pattern straight instead of diagonal on the envelope check out this post with a video tutorial on how to make an envelope.

And I clipped my hubby’s name to the top for a creative way to keep it closed with the adorable heart paper clip available in the Spring catalog.  I stamped and embossed his name in white with the Notable Alphabet stamp set.  Every crafter should have at least one alphabet stamp set on hand for personlizing projects!

blue ribbon valentine card

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I’m enjoying all the fun comments I’m getting on the blog candy post.  It sounds like so many of you have special plans to show the ones you love how much you love and appreciate them!  Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts; it’s also a day to show our love for children, grandchildren, friends and coworkers.

Have fun as you make your cards and your treats.  And I hope you found a little inspiration today with this Number 1 Valentine Blue Ribbon card.

Enjoy!  Julie

free card collections

Happy Valentine’s Day Blog Candy

Announcing my grand Valentine’s Day blog candy give-away!

10 winners

free card collections Enter by leaving a comment and telling us about your Valentine’s Day plans.

free card collections 5 people will receive 3 handmade greeting cards with envelopes and a bonus surprise!

  free card collections

 And 5 people will receive an online Stamping Julie craft class of their choice.

hearts a flutter heart box

Drawing is this Wednesday, February 13th, at midnight.

Good luck and

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Julie