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Starburst Sayings Graduation Card


My nephew is graduating from high school in Franklin, Tennessee, and my son-in-law is graduating with his MBA from Boise State this month.  Unfortunately, I’m missing both! Instead, I opted for foot surgery!!

Since I didn’t make it to the graduations, I sent these note cards with a little spending cash.

The Starburst Sayings stamp set and Starburst Framelits are retiring this month!  Seriously!  Pout-pout! But you can still get them together in the money saving Starburst Sayings bundle.

The large starburst is stamped in Real Red and the smaller starburst is embossed in gold.  A little black and white washi tape behind brings it all together.

I’m obsessed right now with mixed media art.  I’ve been watching lots of video tutorials and can’t wait to get back upstairs to my craft room to try out some of my newly studied techniques.  I’ll share some of my favorite videos with you soon.

Actually, I’m just art obsessed!  Recently, I purchased a couple of oil paintings from a friend who’s an amazing, award-winning artist.  Check out her website: http://krystalbrownfineart.com/

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Chalk Talk Thank You

A Chalk Talk Thank You and Missed Opportunities

Chalk Talk Thank You

What happens when you create, and create, and you take pictures and you don’t share them?


      … a Chalk Talk thank you card that includes great stuff that you can’t get anymore.

Big bummer!

All is not lost…lots of great stuff on this card that is still available…but it could be gone too eventually.

Moral of the story?

          …I’ll leave that up to you.

I love the Apothecary framelits I used to trim the layers of the tag.  And…BONUS…they’re still available!

Using only one color with a couple of neutrals is an easy way to get a unified look.  Score!

Coordinating pattern paper, cardstock and embossing powder in Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo – it’s like Color Coordination for Dummies.

Chalk Talk Thank You detail

Black always adds so much style and sophistication to a card even if it is a chalkboard.  I’m a fan of black.  I disagree that Orange is the New Black.  Sorry, Netflix.

I still love the chalkboard look.   How about you?  You can easily achieve this chalkboard technique by heat embossing on black cardstock.   Then rub white craft ink randomly across the black cardstock with a sponge for that chalky, just erased look.

Chalk Talk Thank You card front

Apparently, Stampin’ Up! does not feel the need to consult me before making product retirement decisions.

What’s up with that?

I can guarantee you that if they had asked me, I would have said you can’t retire these sweet open hearts from Hearts A Flutter or the Melon Mambo embossing powder until after I’ve walked on the moon.

Which is NEVER!

But the good news, I guess, is that amazing stamp sets and accessories retire so we can have more amazing stamp sets and accessories.

And we don’t all have to have back surgery from carrying around a catalog that weighs 500 pounds.

Chalk Talk Thank You close up

And more good news – the bakers twine is now available in seven new colors and the new thick baker’s twine is available in five colors.  Seven plus five equals twelve new options.  Check it out here.

(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be ordered through my online store.  Thank you!  I love my customers!  <3 )
Stamps: Chalk Talk wood-mount #130631 or clear-mount #130634
Ink: Versamark pad #102283, white craft pad #101731
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Black cardstock #121045
Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Framelits #127003, White Baker’s Twine #124262, Rhinestones #119246, White Embossing Powder #, Dimensionals #104430

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Enjoy!  Julie

oh hello flower greeting card stampingjulie.com

Oh, Hello! Greeting Card

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This Oh, Hello! flower greeting card came together quickly with a sketch and dsp inspiration.  The sketch is below and was created from the Easter card I made in March.  The designer series paper is part of the new Stampin’ Up! This and That product line.  Today and tomorrow you can get the This and That bundle and save 15%!!

stampingjulie.com card sketch I created three cards with this sketch last week: Oh Whale baby card, the Epic Day butterfly thank you card, and the Hello card featured here today.  Each card was inspired by the sketch but each looks totally different from the others.  That’s what I love about sketches!  You have a starting point but the results are unique depending on the materials you use.

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For today’s card, I used the colors from the This and That Epic Day dsp and stamped the chevron background in Daffodil Delight.  Then I stamped Oh Hello in Black StazOn.  I purposely trimmed my dsp so that the Calypso Coral that you see in the upper left corner showed up in my piece.

On a scrap paper I colored in the flower stamp with Calypso Coral and Gumball Green markers then added shadowing with Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze before stamping.  I covered the stamped flower with Versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I carefully cut it out with my Paper Snips.  I also cut out another blossom from Calypso Coral cardstock and layered that underneath the flower for additional dimension.

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I wrapped the die cut oval with Linen Thread by notching the sides with a small paper punch.  I added the flower over the thread with Dimensionals and then tied a knot of Linen Thread and glued it to the stem with Multipurpose Liquid glue.  It’s a whole lot easier to do it that way than to try to tie a knot around that tiny delicate stem!

oh hello flower greeting card stampingjulie.com 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, Hello wood-mount #130730 or clear-mount #130733***
Ink: Daffodil Delight #126944, Black StazOn #101406, VersaMark #102283, Heat Tool #129053, Many Marvelous Markers #119806
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Epic Day dsp #130814**
Extras:  Big Shot #113439,  Oval Framelit Dies #129381***, Linen Thread #, Clear Embossing Powder #109130, Paper Snips #103579, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430
**Included in This and That Bundle #133350 until April 30, 2013. Save 15%.
***Save 15% by purchasing the Oh, Hello stamp set and Oval Framelits in a bundle – wood-mount bundle #131102 or clear-mount bundle #131101

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Save even more by adding Clearance Rack items to your order!

Enjoy! Julie

just believe greeting card stampingjulie.com

Just Believe!

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I will definitely miss this Just Believe stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I love the silhouette flowers and the simple type of the sentiments.  These beautiful images make it super simple to create an elegant greeting card.

To create this card I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I repeatedly stamped the large silhouette flowers with Not Quite Navy.  Then I brayered River Rock at the bottom and Baja Breeze from the top, then adding a little Not Quite Navy brayered from the top.

just believe greeting card stampingjulie.com After brayering the background, I used the Label Collection framelit to cut it out this focal panel.  To make the ‘just for you’ tag, I embossed the frame and greeting on River Rock cardstock and punched it out with the Large Oval punch.

The white background is embossed with the Big Shot and the Stripes embossing folder.  Each layer was adhered to the Whisper White cardstock base with Dimensionals.  A little, Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch.

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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:   Just Believe wood-mount #116948 or clear-mount #120453*
Ink:  Not Quite Navy #126971**, Baja Breeze #126960**, River Rock #126977**
Paper: Whisper White #100730, River Rock #108640**
Extras:  Big Shot #113439,  Labels Collection Framelits dies #125598 , Stripes Embossing Folder #123128, Oval Punch #119859, Baja Breeze Seam Binding #122331**, Dimensionals #104430
* retiring, available until June 3rd.
** retiring, available until June 3rd or while supplies last

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Enjoy!  Julie

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

Neon Bloomin’ Marvelous Stamp and Die Tutorial

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

Remember the flower garden party card I showed you yesterday?  Today I have the video how-to stamp and emboss on black card stock to create this neon grouping.  I’m excited to show you how easy it is in this 3 minute video.

View the video here.

bloomin' marvelous secret garden card

SALE-A-BRATION ENDS MARCH 22ND! Earn FREE exclusive SAB products with every $50 in products you order.  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!   Click here to shop.

Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set

Order the Secret Garden stamp and die bundle today  with a few other stamping essentials and get Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set FREE.

Enjoy!  Julie