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stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card

Family Sunday: A Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon Congratulations

stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card Recently we’ve had some great things to celebrate in our family: son James earned the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts, son Dallin called home to report his great grades in college so far this semester, son-in-law Joel recieved an award at work and niece’s husband Weston took first place in an interviewing contest at the university.  So I got busy making some masculine congratulation cards, which is quick and easy to do using the Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon stamp set!

james eagle scout project november 2012 james eagle scout project november 2012

dallin off to college january 2013

Kristin Joel Siena dec 2012

 weston rachel oct 2012

Yay!  Congrats everyone for a job well done!

Here’s some more pics of the Blue Ribbon cards.

stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card  The Large Scallop, 1-1/4″ Circle and 1-3/8″ Circle punches make this project super fast.

stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card

The card base is Sahara Sand and the ‘blue ribbon’ is Stampin’ Up! color’s Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand and Cajun Craze.

Stampin' Up! Blue Ribbon Stamp set
Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon Stamp Set
clear-mount #125981 or wood-mount #125979

Enjoy!  Julie

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

Feeling Sentimental Ferris Wheel Stamp

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

The stamp images in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Feeling Sentimental set are to die for!  I love the intricate, antique line drawings of a ferris wheel, phone booth and an old-time bicycle.  On this card, I decided to go light on dark with a couple of neutrals and Pool Party as my main color.  The latest Spring catalog and the Sale-a-bration products feature a lot of accessories for Pool Party, which I love.

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

I started with a Natural White cardstock.  Natural White is a little heavier than Whisper White and has a very slight speckled or grainy look to it.  It seemed perfect for a crisp, vintage look.   I stamped the ferris wheel in Versamark on Early Espresso cardstock, then embossed it with Pool Party embossing powder.  ‘Celebrate’ is embossed with Pool Party also.

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

And the Pool Party ribbon from the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack is perfect.  This ribbon is wonderful.  It ties so easily and is not bulky on your projects.  You can get this ribbon with two other shades plus three colors of buttons in the pack.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
SAB: Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set w-# c-#, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack #130812
Ink: VersaMark #102283
Paper: Pool Party cardstock #122924, Early Espresso cardstock #119686, Natural White cardstock#102316
Extras: Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Rhinestones #119246, Pool Party Embossing Powder #129398, Heat Tool #129053
 
feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp
 

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO STOCK UP ON PUNCHES!  Punches are great tools that make your papercrafting so much easier and make you look like a pro!  Earn free SAB product with a $50 order.

This is the first of several Feeling Sentimental cards I’ve created to share with you.

Enjoy!  Julie

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

Bloomin’ Marvelous with Chalkboard Stamping

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

The chalkboard technique is so easy and fun and gives great results especially with the  Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set!  If you want to learn more about chalkboard stamping, check out this Jar of Hearts valentine post and video.  If you’ve liked my Stamping Julie facebook page, you saw this card a few days ago.

I started with a Crumb Cake cardstock card base.  When I want to add ribbon around a portrait oriented card I cut my cardstock at 4-1/2″ x 11″.  The SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack has three great ribbon colors – Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo & Pool Party – and the set comes with matching buttons in Tangerine Tango and Pool Party.  I decided to use the Tangerine Tango ribbon and buttons for a bold splash of color on an otherwise neutral card.

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card close up

To add an additional ‘splash’ of color, I dropped Tangerine Tango color on the background as well.  This is easy to do with reinkers. Just put a couple of drops of ink on the lid of your open stamp pad and add a drop or two of water to dilute it a bit.  Then use a paint brush to pick up the ink and splash it over your card base.

You may want to experiment first on scratch paper first if you’ve never done this before so you get just the look you want.

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

I scored a border down the left side with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Borders Scoring Plate and swiped just a bit of white craft ink over the embossing so that it would stand out a little more.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
 SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set w-#129651 c-#129654, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack #130812
Ink: Whisper White craft #101731, Tangerine Tango reinker #111841
Paper:  Crumb Cake cardstock#120953, Basic Black cardstock #121045
Extras: Simply Scored Scoring Tool#125586, Borders Scoring Plate #126192, White Embossing Powder #109132, Bakers Twine #124262

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card detail

VALENTINES IS NEXT WEEK AND THERE’S STILL TIME TO ORDER: But act quick! Order your valentines supplies today  and when your order reaches $50, you’ll receive a FREE Sale-a-bration bonus item.

Have you tried the chalkboard technique yet?  Try it with the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!  Julie

Collage Curios ‘Bee Mine’ Valentine Card

Collage Curios bee mine card

The big framelit die-cut heart provides impact on this Bee Mine Valentine, made with the Collage Curios and Notable Alphabet stamp sets.  And even though m-i-n-e is spelled out with individual letters, it’s super quick and easy to make this customized card.

Collage Curios bee mine card

After I layered the Whisper White cardstock on the Primrose Petals cardstock, I used my bone folder to gently rough up the edges.

I added a rhinestone to the bee and included a cascading row of rhinestones on the heart for a little sparkle.

Collage Curios bee mine card

So here’s the part that makes this card super easy to make and duplicate.  Add your stamps to your long ‘H’ acrylic block and stamp as many as you would like! This is a great strategy for stamping any word multiple times and it’s one of the great advantages to clear-mount cling stamps.

Collage Curios bee mine card acrylic block

When you add your stamps to the block you have to think backwards to line them up correctly.  And be sure to stamp a sample on scrap paper to make sure you have it the way you want it.

Collage Curios bee mine card block

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps: Collage Curios clear-mount #129102,  Notable Alphabet clear-mount #126357, Hearts a Flutter Stamps & Framelit Dies Bundle wood-mount #131098 clear-mount #131097
Ink: Black StazOn #101406, Primrose Petals #126858, Pool Party #126982
Paper:  More Amore Designer Series Paper #129309,Pool Party cardstock #122924, Primrose Petals cardstock #126841, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras:  Hearts Collection Framelit Dies #125599, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Rhinestones #119246

Collage Curios bee mine card

SAB ENVELOPE BUNDLE BONUS:  When you order the Scoring Tool, Diagonal Plate and any pack of Designer Series Paper together, you’ll receive a FREE Sale-a-bration bonus item.

SAB HEARTS BUNDLE BONUS: When you order the Scallop Hearts of Hearts Embosslits, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits and the Hearts Collection Framelit Dies  together, you’ll receive a FREE Sale-a-bration bonus item.

SAB I-WANT-IT-ALL BIG SHOT BUNDLE:  Order either of the bundles above with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and receive 3 FREE Sale-a-bration bonus items, a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper AND $25 of FREE product of your choice through Stampin’ Rewards.  That’s more than $65 in FREE product during Sale-a-bration.

HAVE YOUR OWN WISH LIST:  The I-want-it-all benefits apply to all orders for $150 or more in Stampin’ Up! products!  Receive $65 in FREE product (as described above) with ANY $150 product order during Sale-a-bration.

Be sure and order your valentines supplies today to make this collage curios BEE mine card.  Valentines is in two weeks!

Enjoy!  Julie

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!

And don’t forget to place your SAB order before the end of January to take advantage of my special offer:

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.

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