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feeling sentimental bicycle card

Feeling Sentimental Bicycle Card

feeling sentimental bicycle card I love this Sale-a-bration Sentimental Journey Stamp Set.  And it’s only available during SAB.  (SAB ends March 22nd.)  This stamp set has so much detail and charm that it makes it quick and easy to create a lovely greeting card.

feeling sentimental bicycle card

The Tangerine Tango ribbon in the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button pack inspired my color choice.  And the First Edition Specialty paper is the perfect fit for the style and feel of this stamp set.  The bicycle was stamped with Versamark and Early Espresso, and clear embossed on Crumb Cake cardstock.

The Sentiment was stamped and embossed on Tangerine Tango and matted with matching Early Espresso cardstock. The Tangerine Tango ribbon, which is fabulous, is easy to work with and the perfect touch. And rhinestone adds that just a little bit something extra.

feeling sentimental bicycle card detail

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

feeling sentimental bicycle card

 SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO STOCK UP ON PAPER!  Purchase paper variety packs to you have a wide-range of color choices and  earn free SAB product with a $50 order.

Are you Feeling Sentimental?  Get your set today and be on your way to making simple but beautiful cards to impress your friends with your artistic abilities.

Enjoy!  Julie

blue ribbon valentine card

Blue Ribbon #1 Valentine Card

blue ribbon valentine card

I was busy making congratulation cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Blue Ribbon stamp set when the idea came to me to make a valentine card with this set. Kind of a ‘you’re my #1 Valentine!’ card.  Instead of using the scallop top for the blue ribbon I used a die cut heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits Die set.

(Click here to enter the drawing for my Happy-Valentine’s-Day blog candy!)

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blue ribbon valentine card I also added a rhinestone to the number 1 and backed it with a circle-punched Basic Gray.

blue ribbon valentine card A strip of Real Red cardstock behind the ‘xoxo’ paper pattern from the Love Impressions Designer Series Paper adds a little more dimension and separates the two coordinating patterns.  (This paper is currently on the clearance rack and is only available while supplies last.)

blue ribbon valentine card I created a matching envelope with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  So fun and easy!  If you want to learn how I got my pattern straight instead of diagonal on the envelope check out this post with a video tutorial on how to make an envelope.

And I clipped my hubby’s name to the top for a creative way to keep it closed with the adorable heart paper clip available in the Spring catalog.  I stamped and embossed his name in white with the Notable Alphabet stamp set.  Every crafter should have at least one alphabet stamp set on hand for personlizing projects!

blue ribbon valentine card

  blue ribbon valentine card with envelope  Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 in merchandise you order!

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I’m enjoying all the fun comments I’m getting on the blog candy post.  It sounds like so many of you have special plans to show the ones you love how much you love and appreciate them!  Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts; it’s also a day to show our love for children, grandchildren, friends and coworkers.

Have fun as you make your cards and your treats.  And I hope you found a little inspiration today with this Number 1 Valentine Blue Ribbon card.

Enjoy!  Julie

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

Feeling Sentimental Ferris Wheel Stamp

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

The stamp images in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Feeling Sentimental set are to die for!  I love the intricate, antique line drawings of a ferris wheel, phone booth and an old-time bicycle.  On this card, I decided to go light on dark with a couple of neutrals and Pool Party as my main color.  The latest Spring catalog and the Sale-a-bration products feature a lot of accessories for Pool Party, which I love.

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

I started with a Natural White cardstock.  Natural White is a little heavier than Whisper White and has a very slight speckled or grainy look to it.  It seemed perfect for a crisp, vintage look.   I stamped the ferris wheel in Versamark on Early Espresso cardstock, then embossed it with Pool Party embossing powder.  ‘Celebrate’ is embossed with Pool Party also.

feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp

And the Pool Party ribbon from the SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack is perfect.  This ribbon is wonderful.  It ties so easily and is not bulky on your projects.  You can get this ribbon with two other shades plus three colors of buttons in the pack.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
SAB: Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set w-# c-#, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack #130812
Ink: VersaMark #102283
Paper: Pool Party cardstock #122924, Early Espresso cardstock #119686, Natural White cardstock#102316
Extras: Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Rhinestones #119246, Pool Party Embossing Powder #129398, Heat Tool #129053
 
feeling sentimental ferris wheel stamp
 

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO STOCK UP ON PUNCHES!  Punches are great tools that make your papercrafting so much easier and make you look like a pro!  Earn free SAB product with a $50 order.

This is the first of several Feeling Sentimental cards I’ve created to share with you.

Enjoy!  Julie

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

Bloomin’ Marvelous with Chalkboard Stamping

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

The chalkboard technique is so easy and fun and gives great results especially with the  Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set!  If you want to learn more about chalkboard stamping, check out this Jar of Hearts valentine post and video.  If you’ve liked my Stamping Julie facebook page, you saw this card a few days ago.

I started with a Crumb Cake cardstock card base.  When I want to add ribbon around a portrait oriented card I cut my cardstock at 4-1/2″ x 11″.  The SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack has three great ribbon colors – Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo & Pool Party – and the set comes with matching buttons in Tangerine Tango and Pool Party.  I decided to use the Tangerine Tango ribbon and buttons for a bold splash of color on an otherwise neutral card.

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card close up

To add an additional ‘splash’ of color, I dropped Tangerine Tango color on the background as well.  This is easy to do with reinkers. Just put a couple of drops of ink on the lid of your open stamp pad and add a drop or two of water to dilute it a bit.  Then use a paint brush to pick up the ink and splash it over your card base.

You may want to experiment first on scratch paper first if you’ve never done this before so you get just the look you want.

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

I scored a border down the left side with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Borders Scoring Plate and swiped just a bit of white craft ink over the embossing so that it would stand out a little more.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
 SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set w-#129651 c-#129654, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack #130812
Ink: Whisper White craft #101731, Tangerine Tango reinker #111841
Paper:  Crumb Cake cardstock#120953, Basic Black cardstock #121045
Extras: Simply Scored Scoring Tool#125586, Borders Scoring Plate #126192, White Embossing Powder #109132, Bakers Twine #124262

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card detail

VALENTINES IS NEXT WEEK AND THERE’S STILL TIME TO ORDER: But act quick! Order your valentines supplies today  and when your order reaches $50, you’ll receive a FREE Sale-a-bration bonus item.

Have you tried the chalkboard technique yet?  Try it with the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!  Julie

bloomin' marvelous heart butterfly card make a card

Bloomin’ Marvelous Heart Butterfly Card

bloomin' marvelous heart butterfly card make a card

This Bloomin’ Marvelous Heart Butterfly card features a couple of Sale-A-Bration goodies, including the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and the ribbon from the Sycamore Street Pack.  This card also features a couple of products from the new, beautiful Spring catalog, the butterfly from the Cross My Heart stamp set, the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, the Pool Party Core’dination cardstock and the heart from the Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies set.

bloomin' marvelous heart butterfly card The Silver Glimmer Paper and Island Indigo butterflies are cut with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.  I ran the largest butterfly back through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots Folder.  The Red Glimmer Paper heart is trimmed out with the heart from the Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies set.

bloomin' marvelous heart butterfly two tag

The butterfly is adhered to a Two Tags Die cut tag.  I stamped the Bloomin’ Marvelous sentiment on the tag with Early Espresso ink.  After I ran the Pool Party Core’dination cardstock through the Big Shot with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, I stamped the butterfly from the Cross My Heart stamp set in a few of the honeycombs and added a little rhinestone.

bloomin' marvelous heart butterfly card detail

The butterfly antennae were snipped out with the stem from the Bird Builder Punch.  The smallest of rhinestones were added to the end of the antennae.

GET EXCITED!!!  STAMPIN’ UP!’S BEST SPECIAL OF THE YEAR, SALE-A-BRATION, IS HERE!  Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 in merchandise you order.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Enjoy!  Julie

bloomin' marvelous heart butterfly card detail

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous wood-mount #129651 clear-mount #129654, Cross My Heart wood-mount #126580 clear-mount #126582
Ink: Pool Party #126982, Early Espresso #126874
Paper: Pool Party Core’dination #129321, Crumb Cake #120953, Island Indigo #122923, Silver Glimmer #124005, Red Glimmer #121790
Extras: SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812, Big Shot #113439, Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335, Two Tags Die #115954, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die #114507, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Die #130159, Rhinestones #119246
Cross My Heart stamp set