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pretty postage wonderful you birthday card

Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday Wonderful You Card

pretty postage wonderful you birthday card

A little Catalog magic inspired this Pretty Postage birthday card!  The card on the bottom of page 178 was the specific inspiration.  I changed the stamps and the colors slightly and I was excited to use the little silver mini brads for the first time.  Love those little things – so cute!

pretty postage birthday card close up

The circles on the blue tag are stamped Marina Mist ink on Marina Mist card stock, color on color, with a circle stamp from the Circle Circus stamp set.

The birthday cake was colored with Stampin’ Write Markers and then stamped and punched out with the Postage Punch.  When I color a stamp with markers I like to start with the lightest color first to keep the markers clean.  With this card it was easiest to color the candles flames first as they are so tiny and it would have been really hard to color them just right after everything else was colored in.

pretty postage birthday card angle

The flag ends of the large Early Espress banner and the Certainly Celery banner were cut with the corner of a Square Punch.

Do you need a 2012-13 Catalog for inspiration?  Email me now with your U. S. address and I’ll one in the mail to you.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Pretty Postage w-#123095 c-#123097, Friendly Phrases w-#126149 c-#126151, Circle Circus w-#115778 c-#127784
Ink:  Marina Mist #126962, Early Espresso #126974
Paper: Polka Dot Parade #126902, Whisper White #100730, Early Espresso #119686, Marina Mist #119682, Certainly Celery #105125
Extras:  Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers #119700, Brights Stampin’ Write Markers #119702, Postage Punch #122344, Apothecary Framelits #127003, Square Punch #119877, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439
 

Enjoy!  Julie

Video: Create a Scallop Frame


In my last video I featured watercoloring techniques and in this video I’ll show you how to create the Scallop window on this same card.

for the birds thinking of you card close up

For more information on this project, the original post for this card is here. 

for the birds thinking of you card

Enjoy, Julie

Video: Watercoloring Greeting Cards

In this video, I’ll demonstrate painting with the aquapainter brushes and the ink pads.  (Click here to view video.)  I love watercoloring!  It’s a sure way of feeling like a true artist and making something extra special for someone you love!

for the birds thinking of you card

Here’s the watercolored detailsFor the card recipe visit here.  And stay tune for the video on creating the scallop ‘window.’

for the birds thinking of you card detail

Today is the first day of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  If you don’t have your copy and your in the US, send me an email and I’ll get one to you.

Enjoy, Julie

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.