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Summer Silhouettes thinking of you card angle

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
butterfly banner thank you angle

Butterfly Banner Thank You Card

butterfly banner thank you angle

I wish you could touch this card!  The Natural Composition Specialty paper used for the card base is amazing.  Look closely at the embossed texture.  And because of the embossed texture, I used the permanent ink of Black StazOn ink to stamp the sentiment.

butterfly banner thank you details The star of the show on this card are punches: The Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the 1″ Square Punch.  Now it may not be obvious where I used the 1″ Square Punch, but if you watch this tutorial on creating the flag ends on this card, you’ll see how the square punch can be used to make this design easy work.

View the video tutorial here – http://youtu.be/5qDK04QGgpA – or here

butterfly banner thank you sentiment close up

This beautiful scripted ‘Thank You’ is from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set.  The four petal butterfly centers were first stamped with the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set and punched out with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch.  Once centered on each butterfly, I then added a Rhinestone to each.

Once again a very simple, clean design inspired by a sample in the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine.

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 Enjoy!  Julie

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Blooming With Kindness w-#126420 c-#126422, Itty Bitty Bits w-#117056 c-#120060
Ink: Black StazOn #101406, Primrose Petals #126858, Summer Starfruit #126991
Paper: Natural Composite Specialty Paper #126917, Patio Party Designer Series Paper #126916, Primrose Petals #126841, Summer Starfruit #126839
Extras: Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, 1″ Square Punch #124094, Basic Jewels Rhinestone #119246

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The New Digital Design Downloads – the DDD!!!

Did you know that EVERY Tuesday new digital content is available for My Digital Studio 2?  And did you know that the digital content can be downloaded to be used in other programs too?  Did you know that there are 31 digital products on sale 31% off until September 14th?  And printing products are also on sale 31% off until September 14th?

That’s a lot of great value and an awesome opportunity to get started on digital scrapbooking.

Here are the latest digital products:

Great Black patterned paper for elegant projects AND halloween.

essentials designer series papers #131222

essentials designer series papers

The great sport stamp brush set is perfect for documenting fall sports events.

great sport stamp brush set #131235

great sport stamp brush set

And try out this tri fold Christmas greeting card.

ho ho ho trifold card digital template #131472

Ho Ho Ho Trifold Card Digital Template

This Christmas Brush Set will make great custom Christmas gift tags.

joyous celebrations stamp brush set #131236

joyous celebrations stamp brush set

And this little easel calendar is sure to dress up any desk top.  This would make a great holiday gift too.

live the day easel calendar template #130974

live the day easel calendar template

The Picture This kits includes 5 stamp brush set, 5 digital embellishments and 1-page designer template.

picture this digital kit #131226

picture this digital kit

This fun Christmas card template comes in the traditional greeting card size – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

twinkling joy greeting card template #131471

twinkling joy greeting card template

Enjoy,  Julie

moving forward frog friendship card

Moving Forward Froggie Friend!

moving forward frog friendship card This little frog from Stampin’ Up! Moving Forward stamp set is just adorable!  I copied this card straight from the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator magazine.  The cute frog, the bright colors and the playful polka dot paper make this card super cheery!  I know a friend that could use a little cheering right now and I don’t know how anyone could keep from smiling looking at this hoppy frog.

To make the card base, first cut Island Indigo card stock and fold, then insert the front into the Chevron embossing folder and run through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

moving forward frog friendship card detail

The frog is stamped with Gumball Green stamp ink.  The bouncy swirls were stamped with Basic  Gray stamped off first to allow for a lighter color.  Also, the mini silver brads add just the right touch and keep the card clean and simple at the same time.

The tails of the mini silver brads are long and thin and on small strips of paper can stick out of the back, but they can be easily snipped shorter.

moving forward frog friendship card angle

When you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator you will receive the demonstrator magazine and receive this monthly inspirational publication.  Join today for just $99.

Enjoy,  Jule

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Moving Forward w-#126320 c-#126322
Ink: Basic Gray #126981, Gumball Green #126861
Paper: Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902, Whisper White #100730, Real Red #102482, Island Indigo #122923
Extras: Chevron Embossing Folders #127749, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Mini Silver Brads #122941, Gumball Green Stitche Satin Ribbon #126848

Watercolor For the Birds

for the birds friend card angle Here’s the details on the card I thought I had posted in July, but Oops! I hadn’t.

This For The Birds watercolored tag card was inspired by the card on page 35 in the catalog.  I changed the colors and simplified it a bit.  Most of the work on this card is the watercoloring, which is actually quite simply done with Aqua Painters and Reinkers.

Watch the how to watercolor with reinkers tutorial here.

for the birds friend card detail

Use StazOn ink to keep your stamped outline from smearing when you paint it.  And as you paint don’t be perfect.  Leave some white spots, go over the lines, color some areas darker – this all adds to the charm of watercolor.

 To create the circle reinforcement at the top of the tag, punch the small hole first and then punch out the 1/2″ circle centering the hole.  And to cut the corners on the tag, consider using the diagonal scoring plate to score one corner then turn the tag over and score the other corner.  Use the score lines as a guide to evenly snip off the corners and create the tag.

for the birds friend card I love these cute birds!  And anyone would be thrilled if you created this cute little friendship card just for them!

Enjoy! Julie

for the birds stamp set Card Recipe:
Stamps: For the Birds w-#126405, c-#126407
Ink: Black StazOn  #101406
Paper: Naturals White card stock #102316, Baha Breeze card stock #111352, Patio Party Designer Series Paper #126916
Extras: 1/2″ Circle Punch #119869, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844, Linen Thread #104199, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder #115964, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine # 113439