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blue ribbon birthday card

Blue Ribbon Birthday Card

blue ribbon birthday card

My son-in-law’s birthday is this week and this is the happy birthday card that is going out to him.  And since I doubt he’s a regular reader of my blog, I’m sharing it with you early!

The Blue Ribbon stamp set does all the work for you!  It’s a large stamp with lots of versatility, and it’s easy to use with all the coordinating punches available.  This stamp set makes a wonderful birthday, graduation or congratulations card.

blue ribbon birthday card detail

To create the ribbon, you’ll stamp three pieces: two of the ribbon in Not Quite Navy and one of the center message in Cherry Cobbler.  You’ll punch the top of one ribbon out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and you’ll snip the tail of the second ribbon leaving a little extra of the top to use when you adhere ribbon together.  Then attach the Cherry Cobbler “happy birthday” message in the center with a dimensional.

blue ribbon birthday card

To create the card base, you’ll start with Wild Wasabi cardstock.  Then layer Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy cardstock strips across the Tasteful Trims Bigz Die and run them through the Big Shot all at once.   I used strips that were about 3″ x 8″.  You’ll want them longer than the card base so you can place them on the card the way you want them.

Lay the wavy cardstock across the card the way you want it and add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the first strip, then the next and finally the last.  Adhere a strip of zigzag Wild Wasabi cardstock across the middle.

 Now you’ll have what looks like a mess with all the wavy strips hanging off the sides!  Open up your card and trim off the excess from the back with your Paper Snips.  Place your ribbon on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and your done!


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blue ribbon birthday card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Blue Ribbon wood-mount #125979, clear-mount #125981
Ink: Cherry Cobbler #126966, Not Quite Navy #126971
Paper: Not Quite Navy cardstock #101722, Cherry Cobbler cardstock #119685, Chocolate Chip cardstock #102128, Wild Wasabi cardstock #108641,  Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die #120893, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch #118874, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch #119861, Paper Snips #103579, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
mds happy birthday summer smooches

Stamping Julie: 2012 Favorites

Here are just a few of my favorite projects from 2012.  I hope you will enjoy this 2012 tour!

Summer Smooch Birthday  – I created the background in My Digital Studio!

summer smooch birthday card

Easter Bunny Punch-Out – Love the bunny topper!

easter bunny punch-out topper

 Kentucky Derby Hat card, with detail pictures, and hat tutorial – I had so much fun with these little hats!!

kentucky derby hat card
 Day On The Lake With Lovely As A Tree – I love a great brayered scene!

day on the lake lovely as a tree thank you
 Reason to Smile Butterfly Art Card – Definitely a favorite project, love the big bold artsy butterfly!

reason to smile butterfly art card

Praying for You – I love the soft serenity of the flowers and colors, especially as my heart is broken by the latest Sandy Hook tragedy in Connecticut.

praying for you sympathy card
Speedy Recovery Card – fussier than my usually preferences, but this was fun!

speedy recovery get well card

Keep Calm & Eat a Cupcake Birthday Card – originally designed by my sister I changed out the greeting and absolutely love that bold sentiment with the detailed frame!

keep calm and eat a cupcake birthday card

Owl Occasions Birthday Wish – I had a ball creating this whimsical number!

owl occasions birthday wish
I have a ton of favorite Halloween and Christmas projects, but those are so recent I thought maybe you would enjoy seeing some of my favorites of the older projects.

HERE’S TO 2012!  So excited for the great possibilities in 2013!  I hope you will join me by subscribing to my newsletter , my blog updates and ‘liking’ my facebook page. 

Enjoy, Julie

apothecary art birthday flower card 2

Apothecary Art Birthday Card

apothecary art birthday flower card 2 The Natural Composition specialty paper is a perfect backdrop for the bright Melon Mambo label.  I hope you can see the beautiful glossy, raised note pattern on this paper.  I used the decorated jar on page 137 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog as inspiration for this card.  Do you need a catalog?  Send me a note and I’ll get one out to you.

To create the label I inked up the midsize Apothecary Art stamp with Wild Wasabi and then went over the border with a Chocolate Chip marker before stamping on Whisper White cardstock.  The stamped label was cropped out with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and Labels Collection Framelits.  I layered the label on Melon Mambo cardstock which was also die cut with a framelit a size larger.

apothecary art birthday flower card detail

To make the flowers I punched out the four-petal flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and curled the petals to the center.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to glue to flowers together and to adhere the flowers to the label.  To finish the flowers, I added a bitty adhesive-backed pearl to the centers.

The happy birthday sentiment was stamped on Chocolate Chip cardstock with Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder for a crisp look.  The ends were flagged with the 1″ square punch.  For tips on creating banners and flag ends, watch this short video.   

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apothecary art birthday flower card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Apothecary Art w-#125525 c-#125527
Ink: Wild Wasabi #126959, Whisper White Craft #101731
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Melon Mambo #115320, Natural Composition Specialty Paper #126917
Extras:  Chocolate Chip Marker #119703, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, White Embossing Powder #109132, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Wacky Wishes Birthday

A Wacky Wishes Happy Birthday

Wacky Wishes Birthday Yesterday we celebrated our son Dallin’s birthday.  I created this one-layer, clean & simple collage card with Stampin’ Up! stamps from Circle Circus  and Wacky Wishes to wish him a happy, happy birthday!  We celebrated at P F Chang’s, his birthday dinner choice.  (Pictures will be added to facebook later today.)

So how did I create this one-layer card?  First I tore a piece of paper to act as a mask.  I placed the torn mask to cover the bottom third of the card and sponged the top third with Baja Breeze ink.  Then, leaving the mask in place, I stamped various circles from in Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, and Island Indigo.  The creative color palette came from the Color Coach!

Wacky Wishes Birthday detail Finally I lifted the mask and stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Wacky Wishes stamp set in Island Indigo.   Then I wrapped Island Indigo Bakers Twine around the card three times and tied it in a knot.  I really wanted to tie it in a bow but decided the knot would be more masculine.

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Wacky Wishes Birthday with envelope

I like to make the envelope extra special so the recipient can anticipate what’s inside.  By slipping a piece of scrap paper under the flap I was able to stamp this circle in Lucky Limeade to imitate the design on the card.  I find that stamping on the flap is always an easy envelope solution.

Being a 21-year-old young man, he ripped into the envelope like TNT and all the pretty decorating was demolished, but it’s the thought that counts, right?

personal stamp mom On the back of his card I stamped my personalized stamp with Lucky Limeade and then added some mom personlization with a Lucky Limeade marker.


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Wacky Wishes Birthday close up with envy

Card Recipe: 
Stamps:  Circle Circus w-#115778 c-#127784, Wacky Wishes (stampin’ reward) w-#126410 c-#126412
Ink: Baja Breeze #126960, Lucky Limeade #126984, More Mustard #126964, Island Indigo #126986
Paper:   Whisper White #100730
Extras: Stampin’ Sponges #101610, Island Indigo Bakers Twine #125575
Carry On Birthday Cupcake Card

Keep Calm & Eat a Cupcake

Carry On Birthday Cupcake Card I love playful birthday cards!  This card was designed by my sister during our stamping marathon last month.  She used a different stamp set to make hers and I chose this little cupcake from the Stampin’ Up! Carry On stamp set – love it!  And did you know you can get this stamp set FREE as a Stampin’ Reward with a $150 order.

Carry On Birthday Cupcake Card detail Layering stamped images is a great way to increase interest in your designs.  I really love the crisp look of this fun cupcake and the ‘eat a cupcake’ font.  And the Flourish Designer Frame highlights the message with style!

Trendy Chevron embossing and lively polka dots from the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series paper is just perfect for a great birthday wish.  I love using Stampin’ Up! coordinated line of ribbons, ink and papers which makes designing great projects super easy.

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Carry On Birthday Cupcake Card 2 Card Recipe:
Stamps: Carry On (Stampin’ Rewards) w-# 126645 c-# 126647
Ink:  Basic Gray #126981, Baja Breeze #126960
Paper: Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902, Basic Gray #121044, Baja Breeze #111352, Whisper White #100730
Extras: Flourish Designer Frame #127835, Mini Brads #122941, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Chevron Emboss Folder #127749, Gray Ribbon #126879