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Digital Tuesday: A St. Patrick’s Day Card

Lucky-Framable-St-Patricks-Day-Card 4 Remember the My Digital Studio Lucky Framable digital download that came out last year?  Well, here it is as a St. Patrick’s Day card.  The card background looks a little brown and gray in the picture but it’s actually a green that matches the clover.  Somehow the photo picked up the colors differently.  🙁

Below I have a video tutorial on how to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card with a digital 8-1/2″ x 11″ framable template.  And next week’s Digital Tuesday post and video will be a totally cool and inexpensive personalized wedding gift!  Be sure and check back next week.

And every Tuesday you can expect new digital downloads.   Click here to check out the very latest!

Lucky-Framable-St-Patricks-Day-Card detail 2

After I printed the cards I added the clover with the “happy patrick’s day” flag.  Happy Patrick’s Day was stamped with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. The clover was made with the heart punch and a clipped-out stem and topped with a rhinestone.  Backing the clover with a 1-1/4″ glimmer silver circle makes it sparkly and fun.  And the sentiment flag was matted with a slightly larger flag of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper .

Lucky-Framable-St-Patricks-Day-Card 3 This second copy is just the printed Lucky framable card with three little rhinestones for just a little added bling.  🙂

Lucky-Framable-St-Patricks-Day-Card detail

In this My Digital Studio video you’ll learn how to use guide lines to design, how to group elements, and how to resize and mat  grouped elements.

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Enjoy!  Julie

blue ribbon valentine card

Blue Ribbon #1 Valentine Card

blue ribbon valentine card

I was busy making congratulation cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Blue Ribbon stamp set when the idea came to me to make a valentine card with this set. Kind of a ‘you’re my #1 Valentine!’ card.  Instead of using the scallop top for the blue ribbon I used a die cut heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits Die set.

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blue ribbon valentine card I also added a rhinestone to the number 1 and backed it with a circle-punched Basic Gray.

blue ribbon valentine card A strip of Real Red cardstock behind the ‘xoxo’ paper pattern from the Love Impressions Designer Series Paper adds a little more dimension and separates the two coordinating patterns.  (This paper is currently on the clearance rack and is only available while supplies last.)

blue ribbon valentine card I created a matching envelope with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  So fun and easy!  If you want to learn how I got my pattern straight instead of diagonal on the envelope check out this post with a video tutorial on how to make an envelope.

And I clipped my hubby’s name to the top for a creative way to keep it closed with the adorable heart paper clip available in the Spring catalog.  I stamped and embossed his name in white with the Notable Alphabet stamp set.  Every crafter should have at least one alphabet stamp set on hand for personlizing projects!

blue ribbon valentine card

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I’m enjoying all the fun comments I’m getting on the blog candy post.  It sounds like so many of you have special plans to show the ones you love how much you love and appreciate them!  Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts; it’s also a day to show our love for children, grandchildren, friends and coworkers.

Have fun as you make your cards and your treats.  And I hope you found a little inspiration today with this Number 1 Valentine Blue Ribbon card.

Enjoy!  Julie

stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card

Family Sunday: A Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon Congratulations

stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card Recently we’ve had some great things to celebrate in our family: son James earned the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts, son Dallin called home to report his great grades in college so far this semester, son-in-law Joel recieved an award at work and niece’s husband Weston took first place in an interviewing contest at the university.  So I got busy making some masculine congratulation cards, which is quick and easy to do using the Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon stamp set!

james eagle scout project november 2012 james eagle scout project november 2012

dallin off to college january 2013

Kristin Joel Siena dec 2012

 weston rachel oct 2012

Yay!  Congrats everyone for a job well done!

Here’s some more pics of the Blue Ribbon cards.

stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card  The Large Scallop, 1-1/4″ Circle and 1-3/8″ Circle punches make this project super fast.

stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card

The card base is Sahara Sand and the ‘blue ribbon’ is Stampin’ Up! color’s Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand and Cajun Craze.

Stampin' Up! Blue Ribbon Stamp set
Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon Stamp Set
clear-mount #125981 or wood-mount #125979

Enjoy!  Julie

Collage Curios ‘Bee Mine’ Valentine Card

Collage Curios bee mine card

The big framelit die-cut heart provides impact on this Bee Mine Valentine, made with the Collage Curios and Notable Alphabet stamp sets.  And even though m-i-n-e is spelled out with individual letters, it’s super quick and easy to make this customized card.

Collage Curios bee mine card

After I layered the Whisper White cardstock on the Primrose Petals cardstock, I used my bone folder to gently rough up the edges.

I added a rhinestone to the bee and included a cascading row of rhinestones on the heart for a little sparkle.

Collage Curios bee mine card

So here’s the part that makes this card super easy to make and duplicate.  Add your stamps to your long ‘H’ acrylic block and stamp as many as you would like! This is a great strategy for stamping any word multiple times and it’s one of the great advantages to clear-mount cling stamps.

Collage Curios bee mine card acrylic block

When you add your stamps to the block you have to think backwards to line them up correctly.  And be sure to stamp a sample on scrap paper to make sure you have it the way you want it.

Collage Curios bee mine card block

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps: Collage Curios clear-mount #129102,  Notable Alphabet clear-mount #126357, Hearts a Flutter Stamps & Framelit Dies Bundle wood-mount #131098 clear-mount #131097
Ink: Black StazOn #101406, Primrose Petals #126858, Pool Party #126982
Paper:  More Amore Designer Series Paper #129309,Pool Party cardstock #122924, Primrose Petals cardstock #126841, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras:  Hearts Collection Framelit Dies #125599, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Rhinestones #119246

Collage Curios bee mine card

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Be sure and order your valentines supplies today to make this collage curios BEE mine card.  Valentines is in two weeks!

Enjoy!  Julie

hearts a flutter heart shaped card

How to Make Envelopes

hearts a flutter heart shaped card

Today I’ll show you how to make envelopes.  Yesterday I gave you all the details about this heart-shaped valentine.  Today it’s all about making the envelope that’s perfect for your special card.  NOTE: This envelope is not a standard size.  Please see measurements below.

more amore envelopes

The trick is not only to make the envelope but to make the envelope so that your pattern on your paper is heading the right direction!  For example, if I just cut a square from the papers pictured above and placed my diagonal score lines to create my envelopes, the hearts would be on the diagonal instead of facing up.  Oh, dear.  That won’t do.

more amore envelope back

Of course on the flap the pattern will be necessarily upside down, but that’s ok.  😉  The front is what matters.  Check out the video tutorial on how to create this custom envelope.

Supplies needed:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
 More Amore Designer Series Paper #129309
Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate #125586

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Envelope measurements:  Cut square 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score diagonal on opposite corners at 2-1/4″.  Score remaining corners at 3-3/4″.  Your envelope will measure about 3-1/8″ x 3-3/4″.

Now you can get busy making your own valentines now that you know how to make envelopes!

Enjoy, Julie