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Best Dad Ever Father's Day card

Best Dad Ever Father’s Day Card

Best Dad Ever Father's Day card Just stopping by for a few minutes to share this ‘Best Dad Ever’ bowtie Father’s Day card from Stampin’ Up!  You can find all the details here.  I hope this will inspire you to remember the dads in your life this weekend.

I’m traveling today so not much time to write.  As I mentioned yesterday, I drove to Nashville to be here for my niece’s bridal shower earlier in the week and I was supposed to have gone home two days ago, but my family just kept talking me into staying just one more day!  Before I knew it I had been here all week and I’ve got to get home and back to work!

It’s been so fun being here.  We have watched movies, visited and played a lot of Settlers of Catan.

Have you played Settlers of Catan?  It’s addictive!  It starts out slow but pretty quickly it starts to get really interesting and then it’s over, which just makes you want to play again.  We changed the rules a little though because we were too competitive and it caused problems.  I’ve known families that stopped playing it because it was causing so much animosity.  So I came up with new rules that we adopted that make it a more friendly game.  We do not use the robber at all and I’m sure purists wouldn’t approve of my new rules.  Not using the robber does change the ability to stop someone who is racing ahead but in the spirit of family fun, the changes are worth it.

OK, enough about all that.  Have a wonderful weekend with the fathers in your life and don’t forget to get that hand-stamped Father’s Day card made!  Do it today before you forget.  What are you doing for Father’s Day?


Enjoy!  Julie

label love mosaic madness

Mosaic Madness Bridal Shower Gift Card

label love mosaic madness gift card

I cannot even tell you how much fun I had playing with these new products!!! Label Love and Mosaic Madness stamp sets with the matching embossing folder and punches, and new colors – Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding, and Coastal Cabana.

my boo

Remember my cute niece Danideej from here, here and here. She’s getting married!!  I went to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend her bridal shower, and I wanted a special card to include with her gift. I made this card with Danielle in mind.

label love mosaic madness gift card

This card measures 4-1/4″ square. The white panel is 4″ square and embossed with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder.  I always trim out my panel first before embossing.  If you do it the other way around, you run the risk of damaging the embossing while you’re trimming – so cut first.

label love mosaic madness gift card

I also decorated a standard-sized envelope to match the card by stamping Crisp Cantaloupe three times without reinking which created this shaded design.

This cute, clean card is easy to make with the matching stamps and punch.  I simply stamp the mosaics in the colors I wanted and quickly punch them out and adhered them to the embossed background. Easy peasy!

label love mosaic madness gift card

By stamping the Label Love ‘just for you’ twice in Smoky Slate and Crisp Cantaloupe and then punching and trimming, I made this two-tone tag.  The natural trim is an unexpected element, which is what I was going for.  I love the texture and contrast.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Bundle: Mosaic Madness wood-mount stamps with punch #132734 or clear-mount stamps with punch #132733
Label Love wood-mount stamps with punch #132723 or clear-mount stamps with punch #132722
Ink: Smoky Slate #131179, Crisp Cantaloupe #131176, Pistachio Pudding #131177, Coastal Cabana #131175
Paper: Whisper White #100730
Extras: Big Shot #113439, Modern Mosaic embossing folder #129984, Mosaic Punch #131267, Artisan Label Punch #130920, Natural Trim #129287, Dimensionals #104430

Enjoy!  Julie label love bundle

mosaic madness bundle

MDS Comfort Cafe Birthday Card

Digital Tuesday – A MDS Happy Birthday

MDS Comfort Cafe Birthday Card

This is the fabulous card my sister gave to me for my birthday.  She designed these 5″ x 7″ birthday cards in MDS and then sent them straight from the software to Stampin’ Up! to be printed.  The printed cards are really nice and they come with envelopes too.

She used the Comfort Café digital dsp for the background on the front, the back and the inside.  She added a Crumb Cake band across the middle front, a Very Vanilla decorative label punch and a Night of Navy happy birthday stamp from the Engraved Greetings digital stamp brush set.

MDS Comfort Cafe Birthday Card

After adding the background to the back she included a Night of Navy filled punch with her initials to personalize her creation.

MDS Comfort Cafe Birthday Card

She kept it simple on the inside with more dsp at the top and a ‘make it a good one’ greeting.

Make a few of your own birthday cards and order them today so you’ll always have what you need on hand.

Products used on this card:
MDS software
Comfort Café Designer Series Paper – Digital Download #127203
Engraved Greetings Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download #124567
Get it Done Kit – Digital Download #129924

CHECK OUT THIS WEEK’S new digital downloads and this month’s digital freebie.

Enjoy!  Julie

Spring Catalog Comes to an End!

Oh Whale Baby card
A Whale of a Baby Card

The spring catalog is coming to an end today, May 30th. That means Oh Whale will no longer be available.  Sad.  :'(  I love this little whale from the Oh Whale stamp set (wood-mount #129129 or clear-mount #129132) and the coordinating Happy Whale clearlits die that makes it so easy to trim out with lots of fun little accessories.   These happy stamps and accessories are all part of the Sunshine and Sprinkles Suite.

Here’s some more of my favorites from the Spring catalog…

(Click on the picture to go to the original post with full size pictures and complete descriptions.)

Ciao Baby! Blissful Bird Wedding Card make a card
Blissful Bird Wedding Card

The Ciao, Baby stamp set (wood-mount #129645 or clear-mount #129648) is also from the spring catalog and includes this adorable little love stamp that punches out perfectly with the Petite Curly Label punch.    The Friendly Phrases and Blissful Bird stamp sets also featured on the card above are retiring too.

oh hello flower greeting card stampingjulie.com
Oh, Hello Greeting Card
oh. hello red pirouette wisteria scallop card
Oh, Hello Emboss Resist Card

The Oh, Hello stamp set (wood-mount #130730 or clear-mount #130733) is part of the Tea for Two product suite.  I love the chevron patterns, the bold greetings and the delicate flower included in this stamp set!

collage curios paris birthday card
Collage Curios Eiffel Tower Birthday Card

And I could not resist the Collage Curios stamp set (wood-mount #129099 or clear-mount #129102) with it’s mini Eiffel tower stamp.

cross my heart crossword puzzle birthday card stampingjulie.com
Cross My Heart Crossword Puzzle Birthday Card

Recently I showed you this card created with the Cross My Heart stamp set (wood-mount #126580 or clear-mount #126582).  Fun and simple.

That’s just a sampling of my favorites from the Spring catalog.


  • GET AN EXTRA $30 IN THE STAMPIN’ UP! STARTER KIT! That means you will get to choose $155 worth of ANY products you choose for only $99!  You can even include new catalog sneak peek items in your starter kit.  (Learn more.) Act fast – Offer ends today May 30th.
  • Spring catalog ends Friday, May 31st.  Order your favorite stamps and accessories today.
  • Retiring stamp sets and accessories will be available through June 3. Note that accessories are only available while supplies last.  Click here for the retiring Stampin’ Up! stamps list.  Click here for the retiring accessories list. Some discounted up to 60% off.
  • First day to order from the new 2013 Stampin’ Up! catalog – June 1.

Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! Aviary Stamp Set Retiring :(

Stampin' Up! Aviary CAS Greeting Card angle A Clean and Simple Greeting Card

I absolutely love the Aviary Stamp Set! Here are a couple of samples from this past year. One is super simple and the other is more involved, but both include bright little birds.

Stampin' Up! Aviary CAS Greeting Card close up

And here’s the other which is a little more involved with more bright color birds inspired by the Summer Smooches designer series paper and includes rhinestone accents.

aviary top note card

Aviary Top Note Card

bird rhinestone detail

The Aviary Stamp Set will no longer be available after May, but you can still get yours now.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!  Julie