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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.

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126445s

Summer Silhouettes Wood-Mount Stamp Set
[126445]

$24.95

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Enjoy! Julie

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities

Blendabilities LOVE and How Perfectionism Can Ruin Your Creativity

 

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities

Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve been absent from this space for far too long!!!  And I’ve missed it.  A lot.  I love having a reason to get up and create everyday.  And I’ve missed you.   You’re amazing, and you keep coming back, and you continue to order from me.  Thank you!!

So what’s with the title?  Perfectionism is the reason I’ve been absent.  Now I could say it is grandbabies and moving and school and volunteer work and, and, and, but truthfully, it’s perfectionism.  See, if I couldn’t do blog everyday, with all the bells and whistles I wanted to add, then I just couldn’t do it.  Which is ri-di-cu-lous!

In fact, right now I want to change everything about my website.  And I mean everything!  I want a different layout, a different color scheme and a different header, etc., etc.  But I’m going to embrace the here and now, and remember Rome wasn’t built in a day, for heaven’s sake. I’m sure you would rather for me to post three or four imperfect blog posts every week on my imperfect blog than just disappear.  Am I right?  Well, I hope I’m right, because that is my new No-More-Perfectionism Manifesto.

How has perfectionism stopped you this year?  Join me and embrace your imperfections and enjoy your creativity!!  Don’t let perfectionism ruin your creativity!

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities flower detail

I am in love!!!  Yes, it’s true!  My new, true loves are the Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities markers!!!  Oh     My     Goodness!!!!!!!!  Seriously, folks, FUN, FUN, FUN!  I love coloring.  Ask my grandkids. I can color Ariel, Barbie and Scooby Doo like nobody’s business.  So give me a new tool for coloring and I’m in heaven.  Love, love, love!

But patience is NOT my strong suit.  If you look closely at the flower above you’ll notice that it is not perfectly blended.  (Yep, there’s that perfect word again.)  If you’ve used alcohol-based markers, like Copics before or you’ve seen a demonstration, you know that working in small areas is ideal because it allows the color to blend together while it’s still damp or something very scientific like that.  But I, on the other hand, do not like the idea of using four different markers on one petal before moving on to the next one.  People, that’s seriously time consuming!

blendabilities markers cherry cobbler

Each color comes in a three pack.  Brilliant!  No blending guess work.  My approach on this flower was to start with the darkest color of the Cherry Cobbler assortment, coloring in the shadows of the petals.  Then I used the medium Cherry Cobbler marker and pulled the darker color out a little further.  And finally coloring with the lightest shade, I blend out to the petal edges.  I love the look of white spaces in watercoloring so I left some small white spaces.  I then went in with the lightest Pumpkin Pie shade and blended into the white spaces for some additional color interest and depth.

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities card front

I used the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers for the flower center.  I then added a few of the tiniest pearls.  Be sure to use the Memento stamp pad with your blendabilities.  The Memento stamp pad and Whisper White card stock are a perfect pair for “blendabiliting”. Yep, I made that up.  “Blendabiliting.”  I think I will be doing a lot of that.   I hope you like my very first blendabilities project. There are many more to come!

Blended Bloom cherry cobbler blendabilities ribbon detail

This card also features other great, new products: the Something to Say stamp set, the Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack and the Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon.

(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered through my online store.  Thank you!  I love my customers!  <3 )Stamps: Blended Bloom wood-mount #135906,  Something to Say wood-mount #134177 or clear-mount #134180
Ink: Momento Stamp Pad #132708
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, So Safron cardstock #126957, Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack #133701
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, cuddlebug embossing folder (the Lovely Lace ef #133737 would make a great substitute), Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon #133671, Corner Punch #135346, Dimensionals #104430
 

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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

label love mosaic madness

Mosaic Madness Bridal Shower Gift Card

label love mosaic madness gift card

I cannot even tell you how much fun I had playing with these new products!!! Label Love and Mosaic Madness stamp sets with the matching embossing folder and punches, and new colors – Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding, and Coastal Cabana.

my boo

Remember my cute niece Danideej from here, here and here. She’s getting married!!  I went to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend her bridal shower, and I wanted a special card to include with her gift. I made this card with Danielle in mind.

label love mosaic madness gift card

This card measures 4-1/4″ square. The white panel is 4″ square and embossed with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder.  I always trim out my panel first before embossing.  If you do it the other way around, you run the risk of damaging the embossing while you’re trimming – so cut first.

label love mosaic madness gift card

I also decorated a standard-sized envelope to match the card by stamping Crisp Cantaloupe three times without reinking which created this shaded design.

This cute, clean card is easy to make with the matching stamps and punch.  I simply stamp the mosaics in the colors I wanted and quickly punch them out and adhered them to the embossed background. Easy peasy!

label love mosaic madness gift card

By stamping the Label Love ‘just for you’ twice in Smoky Slate and Crisp Cantaloupe and then punching and trimming, I made this two-tone tag.  The natural trim is an unexpected element, which is what I was going for.  I love the texture and contrast.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Bundle: Mosaic Madness wood-mount stamps with punch #132734 or clear-mount stamps with punch #132733
Label Love wood-mount stamps with punch #132723 or clear-mount stamps with punch #132722
Ink: Smoky Slate #131179, Crisp Cantaloupe #131176, Pistachio Pudding #131177, Coastal Cabana #131175
Paper: Whisper White #100730
Extras: Big Shot #113439, Modern Mosaic embossing folder #129984, Mosaic Punch #131267, Artisan Label Punch #130920, Natural Trim #129287, Dimensionals #104430

Enjoy!  Julie label love bundle

mosaic madness bundle

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Oh, Hello! Greeting Card

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This Oh, Hello! flower greeting card came together quickly with a sketch and dsp inspiration.  The sketch is below and was created from the Easter card I made in March.  The designer series paper is part of the new Stampin’ Up! This and That product line.  Today and tomorrow you can get the This and That bundle and save 15%!!

www.stampingjulie.com card sketch I created three cards with this sketch last week: Oh Whale baby card, the Epic Day butterfly thank you card, and the Hello card featured here today.  Each card was inspired by the sketch but each looks totally different from the others.  That’s what I love about sketches!  You have a starting point but the results are unique depending on the materials you use.

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For today’s card, I used the colors from the This and That Epic Day dsp and stamped the chevron background in Daffodil Delight.  Then I stamped Oh Hello in Black StazOn.  I purposely trimmed my dsp so that the Calypso Coral that you see in the upper left corner showed up in my piece.

On a scrap paper I colored in the flower stamp with Calypso Coral and Gumball Green markers then added shadowing with Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze before stamping.  I covered the stamped flower with Versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I carefully cut it out with my Paper Snips.  I also cut out another blossom from Calypso Coral cardstock and layered that underneath the flower for additional dimension.

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I wrapped the die cut oval with Linen Thread by notching the sides with a small paper punch.  I added the flower over the thread with Dimensionals and then tied a knot of Linen Thread and glued it to the stem with Multipurpose Liquid glue.  It’s a whole lot easier to do it that way than to try to tie a knot around that tiny delicate stem!

oh hello flower greeting card www.stampingjulie.com 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:  Oh, Hello wood-mount #130730 or clear-mount #130733***
Ink: Daffodil Delight #126944, Black StazOn #101406, VersaMark #102283, Heat Tool #129053, Many Marvelous Markers #119806
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Epic Day dsp #130814**
Extras:  Big Shot #113439, Oval Framelit Dies #129381***, Linen Thread #, Clear Embossing Powder #109130, Paper Snips #103579, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430
**Included in This and That Bundle #133350 until April 30, 2013. Save 15%.
***Save 15% by purchasing the Oh, Hello stamp set and Oval Framelits in a bundle – wood-mount bundle #131102 or clear-mount bundle #131101

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Enjoy! Julie

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