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Starburst Sayings Graduation Card

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My nephew is graduating from high school in Franklin, Tennessee, and my son-in-law is graduating with his MBA from Boise State this month.  Unfortunately, I’m missing both! Instead, I opted for foot surgery!!

Since I didn’t make it to the graduations, I sent these note cards with a little spending cash.

The Starburst Sayings stamp set and Starburst Framelits are retiring this month!  Seriously!  Pout-pout! But you can still get them together in the money saving Starburst Sayings bundle.

The large starburst is stamped in Real Red and the smaller starburst is embossed in gold.  A little black and white washi tape behind brings it all together.

I’m obsessed right now with mixed media art.  I’ve been watching lots of video tutorials and can’t wait to get back upstairs to my craft room to try out some of my newly studied techniques.  I’ll share some of my favorite videos with you soon.

Actually, I’m just art obsessed!  Recently, I purchased a couple of oil paintings from a friend who’s an amazing, award-winning artist.  Check out her website: http://krystalbrownfineart.com/

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Julie

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Something to Say Coastal Cabana Thank You Card

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Do I have something to say?

Always.




Almost always.  But what’s the most important thing to say behind “I Love You”  and “I’m Sorry?”

“Thank you.”




Is that the order you would put it in?

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Look at these adorable flowers?  Can you imagine fussy cutting those flowers out?  I can’t…and I didn’t.  The secret….a coordinating punch.  Can you say “woot, woot?”

I used the Coastal Cabana blendabilities to paint the flowers.  If you look closely you can see that I also used a little Rich Razzleberry also in the center.  I love combining a couple of colors to add some interest.

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A little bit of Silver Sparkle Dazzling Diamonds  in the center of the each flower adds the obvious – sparkle.

(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered through my online store.  Thank you!  I love my customers!  <3 )

 


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126445s

Summer Silhouettes Wood-Mount Stamp Set
[126445]

$24.95

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Zoo Babies Congratulations

 

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This is embarrassing! I wrote this post last November and never posted it.  So it’s a little late.

OK…

     …a lot late.

I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Cute Cohen featured below is now crawling everywhere.  So cute!  And we’ve had another grandbaby since I wrote this among many other things.

This is part of my No-More-Perfectionist Manifesto, so I will share it with you even if it’s not perfect!!

Right?       Right!

So on to the ancient post…

Isn’t this the sweetest Zoo Babies card?  I made this at a Stampin’ Up! event this past summer and I love it.  I love the soft colors, the patterns, the scallops, the ruffle ribbon and the adorable Stampin’ Up! Zoo Babies stamp set animals.  (More details on this card below.)

Part of my absence from this space has been the welcoming a new grandbaby!  Little baby Cohen was born last month and his sister and brother LOVE him.  Recently while at a trick or treat party a friend was holding the sweet newborn and his two year old brother reminded her repeatedly that the baby was his and she could NOT take him home!  So cute and sweet!  And now I’m going to do the proud grandma thing and whip out my virtual photobook!  Ha!  (And thank you to all my wonderful friends out there who continue to order from StampingJulie.com!)

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I have the cutest grandchildren.  <sigh>

OK, back to the card!  Loved the Zoo Babies stamp set as soon as I saw it in this year’s catalog.  Did you notice it too or is it just because we were expected TWO new grandbabies this year.  And these new colors are beautiful with this set.  Isn’t Smoky Slate just perfect for this playful elephant?  And combined with the Coastal Cabana toucan – excellent!

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The scalloped panel was created with the scallop circle die and trimmed to 4″ wide.  What a clever way to use this die.  And, of course, everything with Stampin’ Up! coordinates beautifully from candy dots to ruffle ribbon to pattern paper – fabulous!!  Spend less time looking for the perfect match and more time creating!

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The Modern Label punched designer series paper is a wonderful layer for the word window punched greeting.  I love the look of the new In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks.  The patterns shown above are just opposites sides of the same paper.  Again, superty-duperty easy designing!

(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered through my online store.  Thank you!  I love my customers!  <3)


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113468s

Scallop Circle Bigz Die
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$19.95

130024s

Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim
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$8.95

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20 Washi Tape Thank You’s in a Jiffy

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Really Good Greetings Thank You Flowers

really good greetings flower thank you card www.stampingjulie.com I’ve had the idea for this thank you card swimming around my head since the introduction of the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors – Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pistachio Pudding.  If you look closely you’ll see that the front panel is scored into sections, then in each section is a Floral Fusion Sizzlets flower with the ‘gee, thanks’ (from the new Stampin’ Up! Really Good Greetings stamp set) stamped in the top middle section in Strawberry Slush.

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I even made a matching envelope.  The envelope was stamped with the flowers from Betsy’s Blossoms in Strawberry Slush.  I’m making a coordinating envelope with almost every card these days.  It doesn’t take much to do and I think it makes the card extra special.  But if you are like me you are wondering about the dimensions on this card.

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I had to do some real math to get this panel to work out just right.  Here’s my math.  The card base measures 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  The front panel is 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″.  The front panel is scored across at 1-3/4″ and 3-1/2″ and then turned and scored crosswise at 1-3/4″.  When you are done, each scored section is 1-3/4″ square.  Of course, the Simply Scored Scoring Tool made this a super simple task!

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The new Strawberry Slush In Color is definitely one of my favorites, so I used that to stamp the greeting.  If you stamp your greeting on an angle, you didn’t have to worry about lining it up just right to make it straight.  Plus, I think it adds more whimsy and interest to the card.  What do you think?

Each flower was centered with a circle of contrasting cardstock and topped with a rhinestone.  I just love the self-adhesive rhinestone Basic Jewels.  And I love the fact that they also come with a few rhinestones attached in a line, which was perfect to underline ‘gee, thanks’.

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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:  Really Good Greetings wood-mount #130330 or clear-mount #130333, Betsy’s Blossoms wood-mount #131955 or clear-mount #126006
Ink: Strawberry Slush #131178, Crisp Cantaloupe #131176, Pistachio Pudding #131177, Coastal Cabana #131175, Baked Brown Sugar #131174
Paper: Whisper White #100730
Extras: Big Shot #113439, Sizzlets Floral Fusion #115959,  Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Rhinestones #119246, Dimensionals #104430
 

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Enjoy!  Julie

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