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cross my heart fun flower card 2

Cross My Heart Fun Flower Card

cross my heart fun flower card 2

If you read my posts in your email, you may have noticed this afternoon that first picture of my For the Birds Thank You card was different than most of the rest.  Well, I don’t know how it happened put I accidently selected the wrong photo when I wrote it up, but it’s been corrected now.  I didn’t want you to lose any sleep over it!  Haha.

The adorable butterflies in the card above are from the Stampin’ Up! Cross My Heart stamp set from the new Spring catalog.  That little butterfly stamp is the reason I bought that set!  I fell in love.

cross my heart fun flower

The flower is the star of the show here.  I cut two sets of flowers from the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and the Fun Flower Bigz Die.  I then spritzed them with water, crumbled, stacked and assembled with a brad in the middle to hold it all together.  After putting it all together I sprayed it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  Can you see the shine?

A little Linen Thread bow through the button and then I glued it to the top of the brad with Crystal Effects.  With all the water and the shimmer, a glue dot was just not going to cut it, but Crystal Effects is like super glue.

cross my heart fun flower card

The button on the flower is from the Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack, which will be available FREE with a qualifying order tomorrow!  The button is actually Tangerine Tango, and the paper and ink are actually Calypso Coral, so they are not the same color, but in person they blend and look great together.  However, in the pictures, not so much.  Darn.

cross my heart fun flower card close up

ONLY 1 MORE DAY UNTIL SALE-A-BRATION!! Get Excited!!!  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  Choose one free item for every $50 in product purchased!


CHECK OUT THE BEAUTIFUL NEW SPRING CATALOG!   I think you’ll love the beautiful colors, images and ideas in the brand new Spring catalog.

Enjoy, Julie

cross my heart fun flower card make a card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Cross My Heart wood-mount #126580 clear-mount #126582
Ink: Calypso Coral #126983
Paper: Tea for Two Designer Series Paper #129311, Lucky Limeade #122926, Very Vanilla #101650
Extras: Sycamore Street Button & Ribbon Pack #130812 (FREE with SAB order), Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Fun Flowers Bigz Die #121812, Vanilla Smooch #118772, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Natural Trim Ribbon #129287, Linen Thread #104199
for the birds marina daffodil thank you card

For the Birds Thank You Card

for the birds marina daffodil thank you card


In the meantime, here’s a simple thank you card created with the Stampin’ Up! For the Birds stamp set.  I started with a card base of Natural White cardstock.

for the birds marina daffodil thank you card close up

I stamped the birds with black StazOn in and watercolored them with the aquapainter and various ink refills.  As usual, I didn’t try for perfection which I think is what makes watercoloring so charming!  Can you see the Crystal Effects added to the heart?

The bird tag was punched out with the Decorative Label Punch and lifted off the card with dimensionals.  It’s easy to pierce the paper to perfection with the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Tool and Mat. The thank you is from the Embellished Events stamp set.

for the birds marina daffodil thank you card detail

Paper scoring is super quick and easy with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I added the Marina Mist cardstock panel after adding the punched scallop border, the scoring and the paper piercing.

The ribbon is tied from the Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. This months newsletter included tips to tie the perfect bow!  Be sure and subscribe today to get your copy.

for the birds thank you card Originally when I made his card I placed the bow in the middle but I decided later I didn’t like it there.  Because I had created a separate bow and adhered it with a glue dot, I just gently eased if off and moved it where I wanted it.  I’m so much happier with the bow on the left!  What do you think?



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Enjoy, Julie

for the birds marina daffodil thank you card ribbon

Card Recipe:
Stamps: For the Birds wood-mount #126405 clear-mount #126407, Embellished Events  wood-mount #126495 clear-mount #126497
Ink: Black Staz-On #101406
Paper: Marina Mist cardstock #119682, Natural White cardstock#102316
Extras: Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Essentials Paper Piercing Mat #126187, Decorative Label Punch #120907, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126872, Crystal Effects #101055, Aqua Painter #103954
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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 Enjoy!  Julie

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
Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card

Secret Garden, Ciao Baby!, Love Card

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card

I decided on a peek-a-boo card today.  Coordinating framelits make it soooo super-dooper easy to do.  Unlike punches you can place and cut your framelit shape anywhere on the cardstock.  Super handy!  Right?!

Also, I photographed this on the stand because I adhered the pattern paper on the inside of the card and cut the wide scallop edge from the front of  the card, so if I had photographed it open the scallop edge would have been resting on the surface and you wouldn’t be able to see the lovely little flower pattern below.  And that would be a crying shame!

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card detail

In addition to the little flowers paper below the scallop, I used the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Pack for the leaves and the flower too.  The leaves were punched from the Bird Builder Punch and the flower was stamped and cut with the Secret Garden  stamp and framelit.

Here’s the easy-peasy way to get your peek-a-boo flower to match up perfectly inside your card.  It isn’t rocket science, I swear. Just place and cut with your framelit where you want your opening in the front cardstock.   Then stamp your flower on cardstock or pattern paper (in this case print pack) and cut it out with the same framelit.  Then place adhesive on the back of your flower, close your card front and adhere the flower through the opening onto the inside of the card.  Simple!

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card close up

Here’s another angle.  The love tag was simply stamped from the Caio, Baby! stamp set on Pool Party cardstock and punched out with the Petite Curly Label Punch (available FREE with a Sale-a-bration order Jan. 22nd).

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card inside

And this is what you see when you open the card.  I cut the pattern paper with the scallop framelit also.  And “Oh happy day!” is another sneak peek from a Sale-a-bration stamp set, Bloomin’ Marvelous.

GET EXCITED ABOUT SALE-A-BRATION STARTING JANUARY 22ND!  For every $50 product purchase you recieve a FREE  stamp set or accessory of your choice.  SAB time is a great time to expand your crafting supplies so that you have what you need when you need it.  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!

Enjoy!  Julie

Secret Garden Ciao Baby love card

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set and Framelit Bundle:  Secret Garden* wood-mount #131100 clear-mount #131099
Stamps: Bloomin’ Marvelous**, Ciao Baby!* wood-mount #129645 clear-mount #129648
Ink: Raspberry Ripple #126859, Midnight Muse #126860
Paper: Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Pack* #129312, Pool Party cardstock #122924, Chocolate Chip cardstock #102128, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Large Scallop Edgelit #127019, Bird Builder Punch #117191, Petite Curly Label Punch**
*Spring Catalog
**Sale-a-bration exclusive product, available FREE on Jan 22nd.
clockworks one in a million gift card

Clockworks Note Cards Gift Set

clockworks one in a million gift card
Here’s another project from the Stampin’ Up! Regional event in  Chattanooga.  You’ll notice the stamp sets used are the same as were used in the Two Tags Box and Gift Cards project I shared with you last week.

This set of stamped note cards and envelopes are bound together in a lovely vellum pack with loads of playful Calypso Coral Bakers Twine.

clockworks one in a million card pack

This card pack would make a great gift for a friend.  To create the vellum wrap cut a 7-1/4″ square of Vellum cardstock and score the opposite corners with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate at 3-7/8″.  Score the remaining two corners at 2-7/8″.  Cut the notches out created where the score lines intersect and crease the score lines.

clockworks one in a million pack open

Four note cards and matching envelopes nestle securely inside the vellum folder.

clockworks one in a million envelope

Before wrapping it all up stamp the envelopes to match.

Enjoy! Julie

clockworks one in a million card

Card Recipe: 
Stamps:  Clockworks wood-mounted #127290 clear-mount #127292, One in a Million wood-mount #126380 clear-mount #126382
Ink: Calypso Coral #126983, Gumball Green #126861, Pool Party #126982, Basic Gray #126981, More Mustard #126964
Paper:   Note Cards & Envelopes #107311, Vellum cardstock #101856
Extras: Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine #125573, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, 1″ Circle punch #119868, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Diagonal Plate #125586