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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

Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card

Butterfly Art and Addicted 2 Decorating

Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card

This Butterfly Art card was featured in this post.  And was sent with other goodies to the lucky winner this week.  Today I linked it to Addicted 2 Decorating in her linking party.  I love Kristi’s blog.  I follow it regularly for design inspiration!

For all the details on dimensions and how-tos for the butterfly art visit here.

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

Stampin' Up! Aviary CAS Greeting Card

Simple Stampin’ Up! Aviary Greeting Card

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Stampin' Up! Aviary CAS Greeting Card

The design for this Stampin’ Up! Aviary greeting card came to me when I woke up this morning!  I went straight to my office and here it is – just for you!!!  I fell in love with this set from the very beginning. I love the interesting cages, and especially the adorable birds!

Obviously, this is a very clean and simple card.  Just a couple of interesting elements make it work.  To create the top to hang the cage, I die-cut the Summer Smooches DSP for the top with ths second largest Label Collection Framelit.

Stampin' Up! Aviary CAS Greeting Card close up The cage was stamped in Basic Black Craft ink, embossed with Black Embossing Powder and trimmed out with my Paper Snips.  The sweet songbird was inked FIRST in Versamark, then in Calypso Coral, stamped and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  The order of inking is important.  The Versamark ink keeps the little birdy moist to ‘grab’ the embossing powder and the Calypso Coral ink adds the color, but we don’t want to add color to the Versamark pad!

Stampin' Up! Aviary CAS Greeting Card angle

I punched a hole in the cage ring and in the bottom of the topper. The Linen Thread is then laced through these holes.  I attached the topper with SNAIL adhesive and the cage was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the coral bird was added with a Glue Dot.

Have a fabulous weekend and I hope you enjoyed this simple aviary greeting card.

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Card Recipe: 
Stamps:  Aviary w-#116956 c-#120462
Ink: Calypso Coral #126983, Black Craft #102192, Versamark #102283
Paper: Summer Smooches #125409, Whisper White #100730
Extras: Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Linen Thread #104199, Clear Emboss Powder #109130, Black Emboss Powder #109133, Paper Snips #103579, Dimensionals #104430, Glue Dots #103683, SNAIL Adhesive #104332
 

Enjoy, Julie

reason to smile thank you card with butterfly

A Reason to Smile Thank You

reason to smile thank you card with butterfly

The Reason to Smile stamp set is only available during the month of july and it’s only $5 with a $50 product purchase (retail value $20.95).  It’s a spectacular set with some great floral images that I just love!

reason to smile thank you card detail

I created this card for a color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  The challenge was to use White, Olive and Navy.  I used the new Midnight Muse for the navy.   This great blue has become a go to color for me.  And a rhinestone in the middle of the butterfly is always the perfect touch.

reason to smile thank you card with embossed polka dots

To create this card I made a mask using the Labels Collection Framelit, then layered this on top of the Whisper White card stock and sponged the interior of the image.  Then I stamped the flowers first with Marina Mist for the fill in color and then with Midnight Muse for the flower outline.  After everything was stamped I removed the mask and ran the piece through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder.

Don’t forget to get the Reason to Smile stamp set today and enjoy these great floral images.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: exclusive Reason to Smile, Itty Bitty Banners wood-#126255 clear-#126257
Ink: Midnight Muse #126860, Marina Mist #126962, Old Olive #126953
Paper:  Whisper White #100730, Midnight Muse#126843
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Label Collection Framelits #125598, Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, Perfect Polka Dots Folder #117335, Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Stamping Sponges #101610
 
Enjoy!  Julie