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Zoo Babies Congratulations


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This is embarrassing! I wrote this post last November and never posted it.  So it’s a little late.


     …a lot late.

I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Cute Cohen featured below is now crawling everywhere.  So cute!  And we’ve had another grandbaby since I wrote this among many other things.

This is part of my No-More-Perfectionist Manifesto, so I will share it with you even if it’s not perfect!!

Right?       Right!

So on to the ancient post…

Isn’t this the sweetest Zoo Babies card?  I made this at a Stampin’ Up! event this past summer and I love it.  I love the soft colors, the patterns, the scallops, the ruffle ribbon and the adorable Stampin’ Up! Zoo Babies stamp set animals.  (More details on this card below.)

Part of my absence from this space has been the welcoming a new grandbaby!  Little baby Cohen was born last month and his sister and brother LOVE him.  Recently while at a trick or treat party a friend was holding the sweet newborn and his two year old brother reminded her repeatedly that the baby was his and she could NOT take him home!  So cute and sweet!  And now I’m going to do the proud grandma thing and whip out my virtual photobook!  Ha!  (And thank you to all my wonderful friends out there who continue to order from StampingJulie.com!)

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I have the cutest grandchildren.  <sigh>

OK, back to the card!  Loved the Zoo Babies stamp set as soon as I saw it in this year’s catalog.  Did you notice it too or is it just because we were expected TWO new grandbabies this year.  And these new colors are beautiful with this set.  Isn’t Smoky Slate just perfect for this playful elephant?  And combined with the Coastal Cabana toucan – excellent!

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The scalloped panel was created with the scallop circle die and trimmed to 4″ wide.  What a clever way to use this die.  And, of course, everything with Stampin’ Up! coordinates beautifully from candy dots to ruffle ribbon to pattern paper – fabulous!!  Spend less time looking for the perfect match and more time creating!

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The Modern Label punched designer series paper is a wonderful layer for the word window punched greeting.  I love the look of the new In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks.  The patterns shown above are just opposites sides of the same paper.  Again, superty-duperty easy designing!

(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered through my online store.  Thank you!  I love my customers!  <3)

Product List


Scallop Circle Bigz Die



Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim


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Enjoy!  Julie

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Make a Digital Baby Announcement Today!

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Isn’t this the sweetest picture of this cute baby!? My lovely and talented niece Rachel Brinkerhoff, affectionately nicknamed Roo, is a part-time photographer and MDS expert. She took this wonderful picture and created this pinterest-inspired baby announcement in My Digital Studio.  Fabulous!

Rachel Brinkerhoff http://roosfabulousblog.blogspot.com/

In MDS you can make announcements like this one and choose how you’ll share it, from emailing to printing professionally.  And with the new super low price on My Digital Studio, you can be a digital hero soon too! It’s only $19.95 for the software.

Today you can download the Be Yourself  May Wallpaper for FREE!  (click the pictures below for more details.)

be yourself may wallpaper
Be Yourself May Wallpaper – Digital Download
#133427 FREE

The Free May wallpaper download coordinates with this new digital kit:

be yourself may kit
Be Yourself May Kit – Digital Download
#133426 $9.95

And speaking of babies – look at this great new ensemble!

hello world ensemble
Hello World Ensemble – Digital Download
#133528 $19.95


And click here for Digital Downloads by category.


Are you ready to start making fabulous digital creations like the baby announcement above?

Enjoy!  Julie

Oh Whale Baby card

A Whale of a Baby Card!

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Oh Whale Baby card

 I just couldn’t help but fall in love with the Oh, Whale stamp set and this fabulously fun Sunshine & Sprinkles designer series paper!  (This stamp set and dsp will be discontinued at the end of May.)

Oh Whale baby card

I kept it simple again by using the same card layout from yesterday’s butterfly creation.  And the matching whale sizzlit die makes it a snap to cut this little baby out.  I added a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to highlight this cute Melon Mambo creature, and after trimming it out with the coordinating Happy Whale clearlit die, I popped it up with dimensionals.  (A clearlit die is a die with a window for perfect placement.)

I also added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter sporadically to the ‘waves’ in the paper.  I stamped ‘hello baby’  from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in coordinating Pretty in Pink (a color retiring next month).

Oh Whale baby card

 Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Oh Whale wood-mount #129129 clear-mount #129132
Ink: Melon Mambo #126948, Pretty in Pink #126955**
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp #126922
Extras:  Big Shot #113439,  Happy Whale Clearlits die #129403, Dazzling Diamonds glitter #124117, 2-way Glue #100425, Satin Ribbon #122981, Dimensionals #104430
Oh Whale stamp set, Happy Whale clearlits die, Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp available until May 30th.
** retiring, available only while supplies last
Stampin' Up! Oh Whale stamp set

Enjoy! Julie

Its a wrap occasions baby gift card

Sweet Baby

Its a wrap occasions baby gift card

The It’s a Wrap Occasions stamp set is perfect for stamping labels to wrap around candy treats.  That’s where the name comes from, but like how cute it is as a card!  If you look up the stamp set on page 47 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog you’ll notice that this card looks similar to the cute treat bag pictured there.

Crumb Cake cardstock makes a great base and allows the other elements to really take center stage.  I used the Wild Wasabi and Night of Navy markers to color the stamp so I could create the two tone effect.  I stamped it again in Wild Wasabi to trim out ‘sweet baby’ and pop it up with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Its a wrap occasions baby gift card detail

I tied a linen thread bow in the button and used a glue dot to glue it down.  The Bashful Blue banner behind was clipped with the corner of a square punch to create the flag ends.

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 Enjoy, Julie

Its a wrap occasions baby gift card

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  It’s a Wrap Occasions w-#123590 c-#123592
Ink: Wild Wasabi #126959
Paper: Night of Navy #100867, Bashful Blue #105120, Crumb Cake #120953, Whisper White  #100730
Extras: Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Neutrals Designer Buttons #119743, Linen Thread #104199, Glue Dots #103683, Dimensionals #104430, Many Marvelous Markers #119806
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Sweet Ducky Baby Card

embellished event baby card above

I was inspired by the sweet gift box featured on page 41 in the catalog to create this ‘Happy Baby Card’.  I stamped the duck pull toy from the Embellished Events stamp set on Crumb Cake cardstock with Chocolate Chip.  Then after inking up the stamp with Daffodil Delight, I colored the beak with a Pumpkin Pie marker and stamped on Whisper White.  The little yellow duck was trimmed out with my paper snips, adhered and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

embellished event baby card detail

The duck square is  layered on matching Chocolate Chip cardstock with a delicate scallop border along the bottom.  To create the scallop border, first trim off the bottom border of the layer.  Then using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, punch out a strip of paper ribbon slightly larger than your layer.  Adhere your paper ribbon under your  main image, and mount the whole piece to the Chocolate Chip layer.  Finally, trim your ribbon even with the sides with your paper snips.

embellished event baby card

The card base is So Saffron cardstock cut to a traditional 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ size.  After folding to a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the right front before adding the Baja Breeze layer on top.  The Baja Breeze cardstock was cut to cover the front of the card leaving the scallop border on the right exposed.  Before adhering this to the base, I ran it through the Big Shot Die-cutting machine with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and tied the Victoria Crochet Trim around it.

I was so tempted to add Crystal Effects to the duck for a glossy finish or add buttons and brads, but I resisted the temptation to gussy-it-up too much.  I love the soft classic feel of this baby card!

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Enjoy!  Julie

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Card Recipe: 
Stamps: Embellished Events w-#126495 c-#126497
Ink: Chocolate Chip #126979, Daffodil Delight #126944
Paper: Crumb Cake #120953, Whisper White #100730, Chocolate Chip #102128, So Saffron #105118
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting machine #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch#119275, Crochet Trim #118481, Paper Snips #103579, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430