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cross my heart crossword puzzle birthday card stampingjulie.com

A Crossword Puzzle Birthday Card

cross my heart crossword puzzle birthday card stampingjulie.com
I fell in love with this set when it was introduced in the spring catalog. I loved the little butterfly – I’m a sucker for butterflies, as you know! But I also loved the clever crossword puzzle greetings. I like crossword puzzles; not challenging crossword puzzles, just the easy ones that can be completed in a 15 minute break. I don’t do crossword puzzles for the challenge, I do them for the entertainment.

cross my heart crossword puzzle birthday card stampingjulie.com

Even though a cute cupcake comes with the set and is a perfect pair for the happy birthday greeting, I still used the butterfly, because I LOVE butterflies!  (Have I mentioned that?)  And even though the crossword greeting has a whimsical feel, this card has a more sophisticated look I think because of the colors, the die-cut doily and the Natural Composition music paper.  My paper snips made easy work of clipping out the crossword.

cross my heart crossword puzzle birthday card stampingjulie.com

The layout was inspired by the mother’s day card I showed you Sunday.

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:  Cross My Heart wood-mount #126580 or clear-mount #126582*
Ink: Pink Pirouette #126956, Primrose Petals #126858
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Primrose Petals #126841, Natural Composition dsp #126917
Extras: Big Shot #113439, Delicate Doilies Die #126999, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch #120906, Paper Snips #103579, Primrose Petals Stitched Ribbon #126844, Dimensionals #104430
**Spring catalog sales end May 31st

Click here for the retiring Stampin’ Up! stamps list. Click here for the retiring accessories list (with updates on sold out product).  Some discounted up to 60% off.  Order your favorites now!

Enjoy!  Julie

best of butterlies epic day thank you card

Epic Day Butterfly Thank You

Some accessories have already sold out! Storytime Collection DVD, and some reinkers, watercolor crayons and cardstock are sold out!  For the complete list click here.

Also, to clarify, retiring accessories are available while supplies last or until June 3rd, whichever comes first.

best of butterlies epic day thank you card
Something Old, Something New!  This card features the brand new Best of Butterflies stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s Best of 25 Years series, and the washi tape and designer series paper from the brand new This and That collection.

This butterfly card also includes the Elegant Lines embossing folder which is on the retiring list and will no longer be available after the supplies are depleted.  I love this embossing folder and I’m sad to see it go.  You can view more projects made with this embossing folder here, here and here.

best of butterlies epic day thank you card

I used an Easter card to inspire today’s creation.  By using the basic design of a previous project it is easy way to be inspired and quickly design a new card!  And no one will guess you are copying off yourself!

best of butterlies epic day thank you card

The This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper inspired my color choices.  To create the butterfly, I used the ‘rock n roll’ technique.  First I inked up the stamp with Daffodil Delight and then rolled the it in Calypso Coral before stamping.   This stamp works perfectly with the Elegant Butterfly punch and I also layered the butterfly on a punched Basic Gray butterfly.

CHECK OUT THE RETIRING STAMPS and accessories and place your order while supplies last!

best of butterlies epic day thank you card

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:  Best of Butterfly #133345, Teeny Tiny Wishes wood-mount #115370 clear-mount #127802
Ink: Daffodil Delight #126944, Calypso Coral #126983
Paper: Very Vanilla #101650, Basic Gray #121044, This and That Epic Day dsp #130814
Extras:  Big Shot #113439, Elegant Lines embossing folder #119277**, This and That Washi Tape #131269, Elegant Butterfly punch#127526,  Pearls #119247, Dimensionals #104430
This and That products available 15% off in bundle until May 30th.
** retiring, available only while supplies last

Enjoy! Julie

From the Stampin’ Up! Designers

stampin' up! bombs away birthday cassette

Another fun birthday idea from Dave and the new Bombs Away Birthday stamp set.

concept art color challenge card ideas

Some great card ideas from the Concept Art Color Challenge!  Do you see the Sent with Love products and Designer Typeset stamp set in these cards?

concept art color challenge

I love this Bakers Twine storage idea.  I’m definitely going to do this!!

DISCONTINUING COLORS AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST:  Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, River Rock, Lucky Limeade.  Some are already gone!  Read more here  and order here.

TAKE A SNEAK PEEK AT THE SPRING SURPRISE – A Round Array stamp set and coordinating scallop punch bundle available now.

THE EPIC DAY THIS AND THAT BUNDLE IS AVAILABLE NOW!  I love the Epic Day Journal and accessories! Available now at a 15% savings!

Coming soon!  Wood-Mount Stamp Cases

Enjoy!  Julie

Happy 25th Anniversary

Stampin' Up! best of 25 years!

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary celebration, each month they are introducing a collection of favorite stamp images from the past 25 years.

April’s stamp set is a beautiful array of butterflies!  I love butterflies – don’t you!

best of butterfly stamp set

Click here to view all the ‘Best of’ stamp sets. 

In addition, Stampin’ Up! is “including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.”

Click Here to Order your Stampin’ Supplies

Click Here for Fun, Easy Digital Scrapbooking 

Enjoy!  Julie

Clear Mount Stamp Set Sticker Solution

clear mount stamps with 2-way glue I’ve been meaning to share this tip with you for a few weeks.  Here’s a picture I took a month ago shortly after adding 2-way glue to the stickers on my Stampin’ Up! clear-mount stamps. Maybe you have noticed too that the cling on the stamps is not as strong with sticker on.

And maybe you have wondered what 2-way means on the 2-way glue.  Well, 2-way glue is a permanent adhesive when you adhere glitter (my favorite use for this glue) while the glue is wet but if you apply it and let it dry, it acts much like a sticky note and the bond is temporary.

clear mount stamps with 2-way glue

So if you love using the stickers on your Stampin’ Up! clear-mount stamps and wishing for more cling, rub some 2-way glue on the stickers and let it dry completely and you can have your stickers and your cling too!!

Enjoy! Julie