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Sketch-Inspired Patterned Occasions! Thanks a Ton!

patterned occasions thank you elephant

Isn’t this elephant from the Sale-A-Bration Patterned Occasions stamp set just stinking cute?!!  And when you stamp him in the deep purple of Rich Razzleberry all his little funky pattern is fabulously vivid.  A little touch of Tangerine Tango orange pops off the purple.

patterned occasions thank you elephant

I punched him out with the 1-3/4″ circle punch and then layered it with dimensionals on punched 2-3/8″ scallop circle.  The flower on the stamp doesn’t quite fit in the circle punch, but that’s OK because I when you add a Itty Bitty punch flower and rhinestone over it.

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Patterned Occasions Bundle: Order the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle PunchItty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack AND get the SAB Patterned Occasions Stamp Set FREE.  (Substitutions can be made. Order must total $50 or more in product to qualify for free SAB item.)

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Create a set of thank you cards with the Patterned Occasions stamp set and the punch bundle above and delight a friend today.

Enjoy!  Julie

StampingJulie Sketch Inspired: Get Well & Happy Birthday

patterned occasions bandaid stamp card

When you’re not feeling well bright and cheery is the answer.  I combined the Sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions  stamp set with the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper to create this upbeat get well card.

patterned occasions bandaid stamp card

I love to use the colors in a pack of designer series paper to inspire my creating, but you can also experiment with colors outside the paper pack’s color palette.  Here I combined the striped Tangerine Tango paper with Melon Mambo cardstock for a fresh new color combo.

StampingJulie CAS sketch challenge linky party

My sketch inspiration is from Friday’s CAS Sketch ChallengeYou can see more and play along here.  I kept this card super simple by following the sketch and adding simple interest with bright colors, a layered banner flag and a popped-up heart.  The heart was stamped from the Hearts-a-Flutter stamp set and punched with the Small Heart punch.

patterned occasions cupcake stamp card

This card is also made with paper from the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street pack and the Patterned Occasions stamp set.  Again I chose a coordinating color outside of the colors used in the pack.  In this case, I used the Pool Party patterned paper with a softer pink, Primrose Petals.

The scallop circle here is the mid-size doily from the Delicate Doilies Sizzlets Die from page 191 in the catalog.  When the catalog was printed the numbers got reversed and the largest die was listed as 1-3/8″ in diameter which is much smaller than what I wanted.  When I found out the correct dimensions were 3-1/8″ for the largest doily I ordered the die immediately!  As you can see here the mid-size doily layers perfectly with the 1-3/4″ circle punch. 

patterned occasions cupcake stamp card

Again, I used Friday’s sketch for inspiration, changed the orientation to landscape, tied the Primrose Petals stitched ribbon across the card and added a bitty flower from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack with a Rhinestone.

Less than two weeks left to take advantage of these exclusive Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration goodies!     Earn free SAB product with every $50 in products you order.  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  Click here to shop. 

sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions free stamp set special

FREE exclusive Sale-a-bration items with qualifying order: BPatterned Occasions stamp set & Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Button & Ribbon pack (SAB supplies are free with a $50 product purchase.  All supplies are from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links above in the descriptions for product details & ordering.)

Enjoy!  Julie

Acrylic Block Stamping Video

bloomin' marvelous block stamping You are just 2 minutes away from acrylic-block-stamping mastery!  I’ve recorded a quick video to show you how I created this card with my ‘B’ clear block.  You’ll learn how to do acyrlic-block and stamping-off or two-tone stamping in the video below.

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Enjoy acrylic block stamping and make dozens of cards with the supplies above including the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set FREE with your purchase!
Julie

bloomin' marvelous block stamping

Bloomin’ Marvelous Acrylic Block Stamping

bloomin' marvelous block stamping Here’s a clean and simple one-layer Bloomin’ Marvelous card made with the acrylic block stamping technique.  Then I just added a few rhinestones and the matching Tangerine Tango ribbon from the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack for some extra punch.  (You can view the video tutorial here.)

bloomin' marvelous block stamping

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links below for product details & ordering.)
SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack

Simply ink your acrylic block directly into your stamp pad, in this case Daffodil Delight, and stamp directly onto your paper.  I inked the block each time I stamped for consistent results.  Then I stamped the Tangerine Tango and the Island Indigo flowers on top of the block stamping.  I stamped the Tangerine Tango flower twice before reinking to get the two-tone effect you see here.

bloomin' marvelous block stamping

The ribbon from the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack is so bright and cheery looking and so easy to work with.  It’s lightweight and ties into a know or bow very nicely.  And you’ll get the Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Pool Party ribbons in the pack.

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Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set

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Enjoy!  Julie

collage curios paris birthday card

Collage Curios I Love Paris In the Springtime

collage curios paris birthday card

This birthday card just makes me want to sing “I Love Paris in the Springtime.”  The eiffel tower from the Stampin’ Up! Collage Curios stamp set takes center stage but the swirly background from the Hearts a Flutter tag helps it along the way.

collage curios paris birthday card

Each tag was stamped and then punched out with the Postage Stamp punch and popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I loved using the 2011-13 In Colors for a perfect spring color palette: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Whisteria Wonder with a little Pink Pirouette added in.

collage curios paris birthday card

Happy Birthday is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and cut out with the matching Bitty Banners Framelit Die.  I showed a sneak peek of this card over on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.

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Enjoy!  Julie