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clean & simple just believe thank you card

Stampin’ Up! Clean & Simple Thank You

clean & simple just believe thank you card

I stamped this simple Thank You card with Stampin’ Up!’s Just Believe stamp set.  The secret ingredient to create this shadow card is the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig which allows you to stamp precisely where you want to.

I started by stamping the center circle in Sahara Sand ink, then, using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I lined up the circles on either side.

clean & simple just believe thank you card close up

I stamped the flowers in Sahara Sand ink first.  Then I inked up the stamp again first with Versamark ink and then with Midnight Muse before stamping slightly to the left of the first using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to create the shadow.

I use the Versamark ink first so that I can emboss the image with clear embossing powder.  The Versamark ink keeps the ink wet long enough for the embossing powder to stick so it can then be heated for that great classy, embossed look.

just believe thank you card detail

In this picture above you can really see the embossing.  After I embossed the flowers, I used a Blender Pen and a little Midnight Muse ink from the pad to just touch up a couple of tiny spots where my stamped ink didn’t cover fully.  The blender pen and ink provided great, complete coverage.

And did you notice the rhinestones?  <3    Love, love, love!  I hadn’t planned to use rhinestones, but I couldn’t help it.  I’ve been thinking I need to start “Rhinestones Anonymous”.  I want to put them on everything!!  And when I discovered that using the tip of the Piercing Tool to pick the Rhinestones up and place them right where I want them – well, it just fed my addiction!

just believe thank you card angle

Also, head on over to Facebook and let me know what you think of my craft room organization.  While you’re there, don’t forget to ‘Like’ us and follow along for more craft room storage ideas and other tidbits!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Just Believe w-#116948 c-#120453
Ink: Versamark #102283, Midnight Muse #126860, Sahara Sand #126976
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Sahara Sand #121043
Extras: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig #101049, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Clear Emboss Powder #109130, Rhinestones Basic Jewels  #119246

  Order your versamark pad and clear embossing powder today so you can add that little extra to your projects.  I hope you enjoyed this clean and simple Just Believe thank you card.

Enjoy, Julie

Stampin’ Up! Reason to Smile – Going, Going, Gone

The fabulous Reason to Smile Stamp Set is only available during the month of July, so if you blink, you’ll miss it!

Featured StampingJulie Reason To Smile Samples:  (Click on the picture to go to the original post with supply lists and project descriptions.)

1. Butterfly Thank You Card

reason to smile thank you card with butterfly

2. Thank You Bling Flower Card

reason to smile thank you card

3. Birthday Wish Tag Card

reason to smile birthday card

4. Butterfly Art Friendship Card

Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card

5. Simple Greeting Card

reason to smile you're the best practice card

Samples from Stampin’ Up!:

1. Scrapbook Page

stampin' up! reason to smile scrapbook page

2. Birthday Gift  Bag

reason to smile happy birthday gift bag

3.  Dream Card

reason to smile dream card

Order your Reason To Smile Stamp Set today while it’s still available.  Only $5 with a $50 product purchase.

Reason To Smile $5 stamp set - July 2012 ONLY!

Order your Reason to Smile Stamp Set today and start creating!

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! Reason to Smile Scrapbook Page

stampin' up! reason to smile scrapbook page

This sweet Stampin’ Up! scrapbook page was created with the Reason to Smile Stamp Set and beautiful colors – Island Indigo, Baha Breeze and Wild Wasabi.   For other supply details, click on the picture above.

Order your Reason to Smile Stamp Set today for only $5 with a $50 product purchase.  Add your order to the shopping cart, then add #131274 for the wood-mount or #131275 for the clear-mount Reason to Smile stamp set.  Offer ends Tuesday.

Also, during the month of July, place a hostess or customer order of $450 or more and receive an additional $50 in free product that can be used to order anything in the catalog or select specially-priced Stampin’ Rewards products.

This lovely Stampin’ Up! scrapbook page would be easy to duplicate and will be a fabulous addition to your scrapbook.

Enjoy!  Julie

craft project photography - photo light box

Craft Project Photography and Sale Alert

craft project photography - photo light box

To take good photos of your small items or craft projects, a light box can be invaluable.  I have an old dresser that I use in my craft room for organizing my punches and accessories and on top of the dresser is this light box.  This is a very inexpensive, portable light box set that included the lamps and this folding box plus a tri-pod (that I never use).

reason to smile you're the best practice card

After I take my photos I drop them into photo editing software, crop the picture and do a quick photo edit to make it a little brighter and crisper.

petite purse reason to smile card

This simple, little card was featured on my Facebook page yesterday.  It’s created with the Reason To Smile Stamp Set which is only $5 and is available only in July and the colors Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose and Early Espresso, a color combination I found in the Color Coach.

reason to smile you're the best practice card close up

My friend Cathy asked me to do a stamp class for her eleven-year-old granddaughter and five friends.  This is the 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ practice card we started with and then we made a couple more projects including this cute petite purse.    The girls were darling and love it!

I found a bargain at Kohls for my craft room today!   Go check it out on Facebook.  We’re gearing up for more information on facebook including a give away in August.  So like us while you’re there, so you don’t miss anything.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Reason to Smile w-#131274 c-#131275, Friendly Phrases w-#126149 c-#126151
Ink: Regal Rose #126947, Daffodil Delight #126944, Early Espresso #126974
Paper:  Regal Rose #105130, Whisper White #100730
Extras: Basic Pearls  Jewels #119247, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
 
Petite Purse Recipe:
Stamps: Bordering on Romance w-#125480 c-#125482
Ink: Pink Pirouette #126956
Paper: Pink Pirouette #111351
Extras: Petite Purse Bigz Die #125606, Beautiful Wings Embosslits #11813, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439
 

Have fun taking better pictures of your small craft projects!

Enjoy, Julie

Stampin' Up! summer silhouettes congratulations card

Summer Silhouettes – Clean and Simple

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Stampin' Up! summer silhouettes congratulations card

The Summer Silhouettes floral images are FABULOUS!  And I love the lattice stamp – a lovely design.  I worked really hard to keep this simple!!  I had to refrain from doing just-a-little-more.

I used the same color scheme as I used on the Butterfly friendship card that is now part of the Blog Candy and yet it is totally different.  The colors are Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi and Sahara Sand. 

Stampin' Up! summer silhouettes congratulations card detail If you look closely you can see the little extra that I did add.  Can you see the little sparkly splashes?  I stamped the very smallest blossom in a random pattern in versamark and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

summer silhouettes card with envelope

Also, this card measures 3-3/4″ by 5-1/2″.  I trimmed it a little longer and narrower but it’s still perfect for a standard envelope.  I lined this matching envelope with paper from the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Up! summer silhouettes congratulations card angle  Things that make me happy! –

  •  Stampin’ Dimensionals – I used 11, yes you read that right, I used 11 dimensionals on the back of the front panel.  They make me happy.  For heaven’s sake, you get 300 in that little inexpensive pack of dimensionals, why not use them?
  • Bling – I love the Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  It adds glittery goodness to any stamped image!

You can become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for a $99 investment and you’ll receive $125 worth of product of your choice plus business supplies, & thereafter, you’ll receive all the great benefits of being a demonstrator.

Do what I do!  Check it out today!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes w-#126445 c-#126447, Sweet Essentials w-#126455 c-#126457
Ink: Wild Wasabi #126959, Rich Razzleberry #126950, Pacific Point #126951, Sahara Sand #126976, Versamark #102283
Paper: Whisper White #100730
Extras:  Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder #101930

Try your hand at a clean & simple card following some of the elements of this Summer Silhouettes congratulations card.

Enjoy, Julie