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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)

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Scallop Circle Bigz Die



Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim


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Enjoy!  Julie

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Quick Graduation Card from My Paper Pumpkin

my paper pumpkin monthly craft kit graduation card stampingjulie.com
My son James graduated from high school last week and my mother needed a graduation card to give him.  When I looked in my card stash all I had left were girlie grad cards.  There wasn’t much time to whip something together so I grabbed the My Paper Pumpkin starter kit and made a couple of quick changes, and voila, a graduation card!

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Above is the full My Paper Pumpkin starter kit which includes all the cardstock, stamps, ink and embellishments to make 4 cards.  All you need is adhesive to make these cards:

my paper pumpkin starter kit card

And this is the change I made to create a graduation card.

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To create the graduation card I just stamped the congrats grad stamp from the Blue Ribbon stamp set in Old Olive  punched it out with the 1-1/4″ circle punch and layered it on with a dimensional.  (Blue Ribbon stamp set wood-mount #125979 or clear-mount  #125981)

my paper pumpkin monthly craft kit graduation card stampingjulie.com I also added an extra bit of stamped ‘splatter’ just for fun.

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Enjoy!  Julie

Masculine Graduation Twist Card

Blue-Banner-masculine graduation twist card

This masculine graduation twist card’s unique fold is perfect for giving a gift card with it’s built-in pockets.   This card made with the Blue Ribbon stamp set looks complicated but it is really quite simple.  Below I’ve written some simple instructions with tips for getting it right!

I used a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ then scored it diagonally from corner to corner, scored and folded in half.  That’s it!  That makes the card base.  Below you see I put in a business card to show you how you would use this with a gift card.


Now to embellish the card I cut a piece of Comfort Café Designer Series Paper to 4″ x 10-1/2″.  Then cut your paper diagonally from corner to corner, flip the right hand piece over and match up the diagonal cut and cut these pieces in half where the pieces intersect.  That’s the important part, lining up the pieces on the diagonal cut with the same patterns facing each other before cutting down the middle otherwise your dsp pieces will not line up right on the card.


scallop circle punched sunburst

To decorate the front I layered the ‘congrats’ ribbon with matching Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit, a color combination inspired by the Comfort Café dsp.  Since this is an masculine card with masculine colors I chose to feed the Midnight Muse scallop back into the punch and punch it again into the scallop to make more of a star burst type pattern instead of a scallop as shown in the picture above.


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:  Blue Ribbon wood-mount #125979 or clear-mount  #125981, Itty Bitty Banners wood-mount #126255 or clear-mount #126257
Ink: Cajun Craze #126965, Midnight Muse #126860
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Midnight Muse #126843
Extras:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch #118874, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch #119854, 1-1/4″  Circle punch #119861, 1-3/8″  Circle punch #119860,  Dimensionals #104430

Enjoy!  Julie

Bloomin’ Marvelous Clean and Simple

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Do you need a quick birthday card?  This Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Marvelous birthday card is clean and simple.  And best of all, you can get this exclusive stamp set FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration! (Offer ends March 22nd.)

I randomly stamped the flowers in Marina Mist and then filled in with leaves in Wild Wasabi.  You could use this quick card to celebrate any happy occasion with a friend.

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Well it turns out I don’t have any Wild Wasabi ribbon so I used some Gumball Green which coordinated quite nicely in real life but not so much in the photo…yikes!  But I’m sharing nonetheless because maybe you can envision it coordinating in your imagination.  🙂

bloomin marvelous happy day clean and simple

Adding rhinestones to the flower centers is a super fast way to add some bling!  I just love these adhesive-backed jewels.  I use them on just about everything – even my big toe!  My daughter painted nail-polish flowers on my big toes last summer and we added the smallest of the rhinestones to the center.  😀

Click here for more Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set samples.

Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set

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Order your Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set today and make a handful of these cards to have on hand for a birthday or special occasion!

Enjoy!  Julie

Sketch Inspired! Congratulations, Smarty Pants!

patterned occasions congratulations smarty pants The Island Indigo color is perfect for this sporty pair of jeans from the Sale-a-bration set Patterned Occasions!  What a great way to say congratulations – perfect for graduates this spring.  I paired the Island Indigo stamped jeans with the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street designer series paper and added a Tangerine Tango orange flower with a Silver Glimmer Paper punched center.  The matching Tangerine Tango ribbon comes from the Sale-a-bration  Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack.

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I love the way the Sale-a-bration products coordinate this year!  Coordinating products make crafting super-dooper easy.  I used the Sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions stamp set with the Sycamore Street designer series paper and the Sycamore Street buttons & ribbon for this congratulations card.  And the punches make this card super quick to assemble and mass produce.

Sale-a-bration ends March 22nd! 

Patterned Occasions Bundle: Order the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack AND get the SAB Patterned Occasions Stamp Set FREE.  (Substitutions can be made. Order must total $50 or more in product to qualify for free SAB item.)

SALE-A-BRATION IS THE PERFECT TIME TO STOCK UP ON YOUR CRAFT SUPPLIES!   Earn FREE SAB product with every $50 in products you order. SAB products used in this project: Patterned Occasions stamp set & Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Button & Ribbon pack

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sale-a-bration Patterned Occasions free stamp set special Order your Patterned Occasions stamp set bundle above and get started on your DIY graduation cards today.  Remember Sale-a-bration ends March 22nd.

Enjoy!  Julie