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Perfectly Preserved Just For You Card

perfectly preserved just for you cardFeaturing some of the unique new products in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, this card is a keeper in In Colors introduced last year.  These cute pears are stamped in Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo, and very quickly die cut with the Cannery Set Framelits.  Even the simple banner has a matching framelit, Bitty Banners Framelits.

This card also features Core’dination card stock, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper, and Woodgrain Embossing Folder, all of which are exclusive to the Holiday Catalog.

Perfectly Preserved Bundle Buying coordinated products from the catalog in bundles saves you money!  Save 15% when you purchase the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set and Cannery Set Framelits in Perfectly Preserved Bundle.  There are seven traditional crafting bundles and two digital bundles all listed inside the front cover of the holiday catalog.

The complete list of supplies for this card can be found here.

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog here

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Enjoy!  Julie

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Just For You Anniversary Card

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It was this cute couple’s (my daughter and her husband) anniversary last month, so I created this Just For You card just for them!  Kristin has a blog  where she keeps us up-to-date on there doings and also posts her decorating, sewing, craft and reupolstering  projects.  They like to buy at garage sales, fix things up and resale for a profit.  It’s quite a gig.

kris & joel & siena happy anniversary

The card I created for them was inspired by the Shalom card at the top of page 23 in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  I kept this monochromatic card pretty simple but embossing the tree with Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder added some umph!  Inking up with the VersaMark Pad before inking with the Marina Mist Ink Pad keeps this tree damp long enough to add the embossing power.

Thoughts & Prayers just for you tree

And once again, I used my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine to make it all happen.  The layered labels were quickly die cut with the Labels Collection Framelits for fast layering.  The white background was embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder.

Thoughts & Prayers just for you card The Just for You sentiment was stamped on a strip of cardstock vellum and wrapped around and adhered to the striped base.

Enjoy!  Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers w-#113252 c-#127805
Ink: Marina Mist #126962, VersaMark #102283
Paper: Baja Breeze cs #111352, Marina Mist cs #119682, Whisper White  cs #100730, White Vellum cs #101856
Extras:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Stripes Embossing Folder #123128, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder #101930, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Mini Silver Brads #122941, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, SNAIL Adhesive #104332
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Ribbon Accented, Layered Labels Greeting Card

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In honor of the In-Color Satin Stitched Ribbon Special (see details at the bottom), I created this ribbon-rich greeting card.

To create the ribbon background, I started with Whisper White card stock cut to  4-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.  I cut 6″ strips of each ribbon and flagged the end by folding it and trimming at an angle from the edge to the folded center.  I use the grid paper all the time, but some projects demand it’s use and this was one of them.   I centered the card stock on the grid paper and secured the first ribbon to the card stock in the center using the grid paper as a guide.  Continuing to use the grid paper to guide placement, I adhered the other ribbons using SNAIL adhesive and then attaching the upper ends to the backside.

Layered Labels For You Friendship Card top

Once the ribbons were in place, I attached the card front to a Whisper White card base to hide the raw edges of the ribbons on the backside.

Layered Labels For You Friendship Card ribbon

The large label from the Layered Label stamp set was stamped with Midnight Muse and cut out with the Apothecary Accents framelit. I used a Stamping Sponge to sponge a little Midnight Muse around the edges so that it would standout from the white background.

  Layered Labels For You Friendship Card label

The ‘For You’ stamp from the same set was stamped in Raspberry Ripple and trimmed out with the matching framelit.  Mini Silver Brads were added to the tag and Silver Glimmer Brads were added to the outside corners of the large label.

The labels were layered and adhered to the ribbon background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Invest in a Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, framelits, embossing folders and dies. 

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September 2012 Ribbon Special It’s a ‘Back To Spool” special!  During the month of September get a free spool of ribbon with a $40 product purchase.

Stampin’ Up! announcement:  “While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin’ Up! is going back to ‘spool’! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend!”

Choose one of the following or place a $200 order and get ALL AND $30 in Stampin’ Rewards.

Enjoy,  Julie

Layered Labels For You Friendship Card

Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Layered Labels w-#127070 c-#127072
Ink: Raspberry Ripple #126859, Midnight Muse #126860
Paper: Whisper White #100730
Extras:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Mini Silver Brads #122941, Basics Glimmer Brads #121006, Grid Paper #102787, Sponges #101610, SNAIL Adhesive #104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

Video Tutorial: Stamping Outside the Lines

Today I created a video tutorial to show how I created the framelits panel with “stamping outside the lines.”  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these videos and what tutorials you would like to see?  What do you want to learn?!?  I love sharing with you!

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If you are reading in email, you can view the video here or http://youtu.be/8Rj4JLBT2SM

Enjoy,  Julie

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Summer Silhouette: Color Challenge Design Team

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card angle I’ve been invited to be on the September design team for the Splitcoaststampers color challenges.  I’m so excited to join a team of super talented ladies and share color inspiration.

This week’s challenge – A Basic Chocolate Gumball; create a card using Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip and Gumball Green.  The extra challenge – to make your own pattern paper background.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card detail

To create this card I started by stamping the leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Silhouette stamp set with versamark and Gumball Green ink, then embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits to cut out the leaf panel, but instead of directly die-cutting the label, I die-cut a template.  Then I used a pencil to trace around the template label around the leaves and trimmed it out with Paper Snips, snipping around the leaves that extended beyond the edge.  View the  video tutorial on ‘stamping outside the lines’  here or http://youtu.be/8Rj4JLBT2SM.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card flat

I painted the label with a light wash of Basic Gray ink, splattered it with Chocolate Chip ink and, lastly, sponged the bottom right with Basic Gray ink.  I added flower circles punched out with a Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, and Silver Mini Brads to the ends of the lable.

In my sample, I made a pattern paper background for the square accents by first stamping the lattice grid with Chocolate Chip ink and then randomly stamping the small flower burst with stamped-off Basic Gray ink.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card butterfly

In addition, I added a Primrose Petals accent with the little butterflies and the Dahlias.  To make the butterflies, I created more pattern paper by closely stamping the small flower burst on Whisper White card stock with Primrose Petals before running it through the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and adding a rhinestone.  Each butterfly was also backed with a Primrose Petals butterfly.

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card tag

The ‘thinking of you’ tag end was trimmed out by cutting just the end with the side of the a Apothecary Accents Framelit.  The card base is Basic Gray card stock with the corners rounded.

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Want to take your crafting to the next level?  Purchase the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  With the Big Shot, you can add texture and fabulous die-cut accentsI use my Big Shot on almost every project and it’s super versatile and easy to use.

Enjoy, Julie

Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes w-#126445 c-#126447, Sweet Essentials w-#126455 c-#126457
Ink: Gumball Green #126861, Chocolate Chip #126979, Basic Gray #126981, Primrose Petals #126858, VersaMark #102283
Paper: Gumball Green #126840, Basic Gray #121044, Primrose Petals #126841, Whisper White # 100730
Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Beautiful Wings Embosslits #118138, Bird Builder Punch #117191, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Corner Punch #119871, Mini Silver Brads #122941, In Color Dahlias #127556,  Basic Jewels Rhinestones #119246, Glue Dots #103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Sponges #101610