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Sketch-Inspired Patterned Occasions! Thanks a Ton!

patterned occasions thank you elephant

Isn’t this elephant from the Sale-A-Bration Patterned Occasions stamp set just stinking cute?!!  And when you stamp him in the deep purple of Rich Razzleberry all his little funky pattern is fabulously vivid.  A little touch of Tangerine Tango orange pops off the purple.

patterned occasions thank you elephant

I punched him out with the 1-3/4″ circle punch and then layered it with dimensionals on punched 2-3/8″ scallop circle.  The flower on the stamp doesn’t quite fit in the circle punch, but that’s OK because I when you add a Itty Bitty punch flower and rhinestone over it.

Sale-a-bration ends March 22nd!  FREE EXCLUSIVE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS with qualifying order: Patterned Occasions stamp set & Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Button & Ribbon pack (Choose one Sale-a-bration item FREE with every $50 product purchase.  All supplies are from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links above in the descriptions for product details & ordering.)

Patterned Occasions Bundle: Order the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle PunchItty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack AND get the SAB Patterned Occasions Stamp Set FREE.  (Substitutions can be made. Order must total $50 or more in product to qualify for free SAB item.)

sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions free stamp set special

Create a set of thank you cards with the Patterned Occasions stamp set and the punch bundle above and delight a friend today.

Enjoy!  Julie

StampingJulie Sketch Inspired: Get Well & Happy Birthday

patterned occasions bandaid stamp card

When you’re not feeling well bright and cheery is the answer.  I combined the Sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions  stamp set with the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper to create this upbeat get well card.

patterned occasions bandaid stamp card

I love to use the colors in a pack of designer series paper to inspire my creating, but you can also experiment with colors outside the paper pack’s color palette.  Here I combined the striped Tangerine Tango paper with Melon Mambo cardstock for a fresh new color combo.

StampingJulie CAS sketch challenge linky party

My sketch inspiration is from Friday’s CAS Sketch ChallengeYou can see more and play along here.  I kept this card super simple by following the sketch and adding simple interest with bright colors, a layered banner flag and a popped-up heart.  The heart was stamped from the Hearts-a-Flutter stamp set and punched with the Small Heart punch.

patterned occasions cupcake stamp card

This card is also made with paper from the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street pack and the Patterned Occasions stamp set.  Again I chose a coordinating color outside of the colors used in the pack.  In this case, I used the Pool Party patterned paper with a softer pink, Primrose Petals.

The scallop circle here is the mid-size doily from the Delicate Doilies Sizzlets Die from page 191 in the catalog.  When the catalog was printed the numbers got reversed and the largest die was listed as 1-3/8″ in diameter which is much smaller than what I wanted.  When I found out the correct dimensions were 3-1/8″ for the largest doily I ordered the die immediately!  As you can see here the mid-size doily layers perfectly with the 1-3/4″ circle punch. 

patterned occasions cupcake stamp card

Again, I used Friday’s sketch for inspiration, changed the orientation to landscape, tied the Primrose Petals stitched ribbon across the card and added a bitty flower from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack with a Rhinestone.

Less than two weeks left to take advantage of these exclusive Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration goodies!     Earn free SAB product with every $50 in products you order.  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  Click here to shop. 

sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions free stamp set special

FREE exclusive Sale-a-bration items with qualifying order: BPatterned Occasions stamp set & Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Button & Ribbon pack (SAB supplies are free with a $50 product purchase.  All supplies are from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links above in the descriptions for product details & ordering.)

Enjoy!  Julie

Bloomin’ Marvelous CAS Sketch Challenge

bloomin marvelous mixed bunch clean and simple

I love the simple layout of this card created with the Bloomin’ Marvelous and Mixed Bunch stamp set.  I love it so much that I’m excited to have you play along!  Announcing the FIRST EVER StampingJulie CAS challenge linky party (SJCAS001)!  To enter go to the bottom of this post for details and linking instruction.  And have fun!!

StampingJulie CAS sketch challenge linky party

Here’s the sketch.  I purposely did not give you dimensions because I’d prefer you customize your dimensions and have fun with it.  I love sketches because it makes creating soooo much easier if you already have a design in mind.  It’s kind of the ‘complete pancake mix’ of crafting! Instead of ‘just add water’, ‘just add paper’!!  Sometimes I like to just pick up a scrap on my craft table and make it work.  I think some of my best work has started that way.

bloomin marvelous mixed bunch clean and simple

Here’s a close up.  I stamped the background flowers from Bloomin’ Marvelous with versamark on the Basic Gray cardstock and then stamped the sentiment in Black StazOn over that.  To finish the button, because I don’t like buttons without a finish, I added a rhinestone to the top.  A super easy solution to naked buttons!!

bloomin marvelous mixed bunch clean and simple

And here’s another variation.  I used the same More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (not just for Valentine’s Day) and the same Primrose Petals stamped and punched flower, then changed up the background paper, the ribbon and used butterflies.

bloomin marvelous mixed bunch clean and simple Can you see that I heat embossed the butterflies on the background?  I also stamped and punched a scallop circle to layer under the button.

Here’s the card recipe:
FREE exclusive Sale-a-bration items with qualifying order: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set & Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (SAB supplies are free with a $50 product purchase.  All supplies are from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links below for product details & ordering.)
 
Mixed Bunch Bundle: Order the Mixed Bunch clear-mount stamp set, Acrylic Block ‘D’, Blossom Punch, Dimensionals AND choose 1 FREE Sale-a-bration item.  (Substitutions can be made. Order must total $50 or more in product to qualify for free SAB item.)

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO STOCK UP ON YOUR CRAFT SUPPLIES!   Earn free SAB product with every $50 in products you order.  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  Click here to shop. 

Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set The StampingJulie CAS Sketch challenge is open all week.  (If you don’t have a blog and want to participate, send me your picture and I’ll post it for you. 🙂  And you do not have to use Stampin’ Up! supplies only.)  So feel free to enter more than once.  My goal is to give you inspiration so you can enjoy your time in your craft room: the stress-free zone!

Have fun!  Julie


 

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button buddies SAB thank you card

Button Buddies Sale-a-Bration Thank You Card

button buddies SAB thank you card The buttons in the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack inspired the colors for this Thank You card.  And they are perfect with the Button Buddies Stamp Set that is precisely tailored for buttons.  It’s a match made in stamping heaven!  😀  The  light-weight and beautiful Tangerine Tango Ribbon comes from the same coordinating SAB ribbon and button pack.

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

button buddies SAB thank you card

The matching large scallop punch and the Bitty Banners framelit dies make creating this Button Buddies thank you card quick and fun. Embossing the white background keeps it clean and simple while adding a little texture.

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

Enjoy! Julie

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card 2

Bloomin’ Marvelous Color Chalk Butterflies

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card 2

This little butterfly number features two exclusive Sale-a-bration products the Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set & Vine Street Embossing Folder.  The card base is made with Crumb Cake cardstock, embossed with the Vine Street Embossing Folder and splattered with a little Melon Mambo reinker.

To create the butterfly panel, I started with Basic Black cardstock and rubbed it lightly with the Whisper White Craft Pad.  After heat setting the craft ink, I prepared the panel with the Embossing Buddy and then stamped a couple of butterflies with VersaMark.

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card detail

I heat embossed the first set of butterfles with the Melon Mambo embossing powder, then stamped a couple of more butterflies, heat embossed that set with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.  And then finally stamped a couple of more butterflies and heat embossed with the Pool Party embossing powder

One butterfly was stamped on a scrap of basic black, heat embossed, punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and blinged up with a little rhinestone.

If you look closely, you’ll see that I scored a couple of lines on the top and bottom edges of the butterfly panel with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  I also ran the edges across the versamark pad and heat embossed it with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.

bloomin' marvelous chalkboard butterfly card

 Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links below for product details & ordering.)
SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp Set & Vine Street Embossing Folder

GET EXCITED!!!  STAMPIN’ UP!’S BEST SPECIAL OF THE YEAR, SALE-A-BRATION!  Special ends March 22nd.

Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 in merchandise you order!

Click here for the complete list of SAB products!

Sale-a-bration FREE product

free stampin up product during sale-a-bration

I hope you enjoyed this take on the chalkboard techinique using colored embossing powders.  I just love the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and all the possibilities with the butterflies.

Enjoy!  Julie