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stampin' up! blue ribbon graduation card

A Blue Ribbon Graduation Card

stampin' up! blue ribbon graduation card
Stampin’ Up!’s Blue Ribbon stamp set has become a go-to set for me. I love it for all kinds of congratulatory occasions.  It’s perfect for masculine or feminine congratulation cards, birthdays and even valentine’s day!  And with a color change this would be a perfect card for any young man that is graduating this year.

The green of this ribbon is Lucky Limeade which is being discontinued.  If you love this color like I do be sure to order your supplies now before they run out.
stampin' up! blue ribbon graduation card
We made this card Saturday at the Crop for a Purpose scrapbooking fundraising event for a local church raising money for a Honduras Mission Trip.   Some chose to stamp the birthday greeting instead and others even inked around the edges for another variation.

The Stampin’ Up! note card and envelope packs are a bargain at only $5.95 per pack of 20!  Combined with this large versatile stamp, punches and the bright Sunshine and Sprinkles designer series paper, this project is super easy and fun to recreate.  (See the complete list of products used below.)

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  1. Host a $350 party and earn an additional $30 in FREE products!
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  stampin' up! blue ribbon graduation card

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Blue Ribbon wood-mount #125979 or clear-mount #125981
Ink: Melon Mambo #126948 Lucky Limeade #126984
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Note Cards and Envelopes #107311
Extras:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch #118874, 1-1/4″  Circle punch #119861, 1-3/8″  Circle punch #119860, Rhinestones #119246, Dimensionals #104430

Enjoy! Julie

friendly phrases ombre chevron card

How to Make an Ombre Chevron Birthday Card

friendly phrases ombre chevron birthday card This birthday card is simple, but it includes some great trendy elements: ombre color and a chevron pattern.   Ombre style is all the rage in hair color, but what about incorporating it into your card making?  And ombre has French origins which makes it super chic.

I’ve created a video to show you how I made this ombre, chevron birthday card.  You can view the supply list and video below.

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This card is not about perfection, it’s about highlighting the chevron pattern with a trendy technique and creating a fun card to celebrate a birthday. Don’t get hung up on perfection because you will likely get a little ink where you didn’t want it, but it’s all part of the effect.

friendly phrases ombre chevron card

I chose Regal Rose for this card because this color is being discontinued and it is one of my favorites. But the good news is Island Indigo will continue in the new collection instead of retiring this year and Rose Red will continue in the Stampin’ Up! regal collection line up. Check out more information about the color changes and be sure to order your favorites now as they will no longer be available as supplies are depleted.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Friendly Phrases wood-mount #126149 clear-mount #126151
Ink: Regal Rose #126947, Rose Red  #126954, Island Indigo #126986
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Island Indigo  cardstock #122923
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Chevron Embossing Folder #127749, Brayer #102395, Island Indigo Bakers Twine #125575, Dimensionals #104430

If you are viewing this post in an email feed, click here to see the how to make an ombre chevron birthday card video.

friendly phrases ombre chevron birthday card

Have you ordered your favorite retiring colors?  Do it fast, while supplies last!  And consider adding a brayer and the Chevron embossing folder to your order so you can make an ombre chevron birthday card too!

Enjoy!  Julie

Happy 25th Anniversary

Stampin' Up! best of 25 years!

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary celebration, each month they are introducing a collection of favorite stamp images from the past 25 years.

April’s stamp set is a beautiful array of butterflies!  I love butterflies – don’t you!

best of butterfly stamp set

Click here to view all the ‘Best of’ stamp sets. 

In addition, Stampin’ Up! is “including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.”

Click Here to Order your Stampin’ Supplies

Click Here for Fun, Easy Digital Scrapbooking 

Enjoy!  Julie

punch art birthday bear card

Punch Art Birthday Bear Card

punch art birthday bear card

My granddaughter turned 4 last month!  It’s hard to believe that she is already 4 years old.  And she is the funniest little girl!  She wanted earrings so we sent her this birthday card with the money to get her ears pierced.  Here she is showing off her new earrings.

savannah's ears pierced

Here’s one of the latest Savannah stories from my daughter.  Stephanie says,  “Savannah comes up with the craziest stories.  This morning I asked her how she hurt her toe and she said, ‘I was playing and jumped into the laundry basket and a chicka-munk came up and cut my toe!’ Me: ‘it cut your toe?’ Sav: ‘Yeah! With Scissors! And it will call its other friends to come, so watch out for chicka-munks!!!'”

punch art birthday bear card

I love the way this little bear peers over the happy birthday message.  His little face is punched out in Early Espresso and Very Vanilla with lots of punches and finished with the Black Stampin’ Write marker and the White Gel pen.  The happy birthday message is a from the Stampin’ Rewards Wacky Wishes.  (This set is available free when you host a Stampin’ class, workshop or your personal order reaches $150.)

punch art birthday bear card

The Pretty in Pink background is embossed with the Honeycomb folder from the Spring catalog and the base of the card is Primrose Petals.  I knew this bear was going to get a lot of love from a four year old so I put it all together with the Liquid Multipurpose glue so it would be sure and hold together tight and withstand 4 year old abuse for as long as possible.

CHECK OUT THE BEAUTIFUL SPRING CATALOG!  which includes the Honeycomb embossing folder.

Click Here to Order your Stampin’ Supplies

Click Here for Fun, Easy Digital Scrapbooking 

Enjoy!  Julie