Thursday, June 4, 2020

You are the Happy to my Day!


You are the Happy to my Day! I Love this saying! It's from a Stampin' Up! set that we've had for a while now, called Country Home. It's a great set, with a few really nice sayings.

So I pulled that out, but I was excited to use some new Stampin' Up! products to create this simple, but elegant card. The Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper is probably the star of the card! So pretty!!


I used what I know is going to be one of my new favorite "go-to" embossing folders - Tasteful Textile. It's one of those backgrounds that can be used with almost anything - and I Love it!! Isn't it so pretty white on white, just for that little something for the base of the card?!


I used one of the Tasteful Labels Dies to set off the saying, and added a Just Jade bow!

I hope you're enjoying the new products in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog. I can't wait to show you more ideas!!


Julie B 

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Mad as a Hatter Mash Up! for Creation Station!




This month at Creation Station we are Mad as a Hatter - we are doing things that are just crazy - crazy colors, crazy mix of stamp sets or just whatever kind of crazy mix up that we think fits this theme! 

And sometimes getting out of the box and mixing things up is hard for me. But I did what I could and it was kinda fun! 

I Love the new stamp sayings that Stampin' Up! has with the COVID-19 Giveback digital stamp set download and so I decided to use a couple of those sayings in combination with a couple other odd couple sets to create my Mad as a Hatter creation!


Inside the Broadway Lights Die cut, I added the saying from the COVID-19 Giveback sayings, but in mixed up order - "So..." was supposed to come first in the saying, but I chopped up the words and put 'so...' last in order to say "I FINISHED NETFLIX SO... (leaving a bit of hanging for the inside saying)


Here's a little closer look at the card front parts. With a few Dimensionals I added some pop to the super cute and sweet Highland Heather Walrus (from We'll Walrus Be Friends) and the die cut party hat! I did some fussy cutting to make this happen. And some crazy Pumpkin Pie High Seas Dry Embossed waves  are the background to it all - who has seen orange waves?!


All of that card front fun-ness to find the other COVID-19 download saying inside - "I've been working on my homebody" with a chubby Walrus and the Broadway Birthday ice cream cone... 

So maybe those two sayings weren't probably meant to be put together as a card outside and inside sentiment duo - but I thought it was kinda funny in combination with the chubby Walrus. 

And ya, maybe some of us have our COVID-19lbs (or more or less) to deal with when all of this lets up... so whatever! But trying to have some sense of humor hopefully lightens things up. I know who I'm sending this card to, who will appreciate it as a joke and not be offended! ;) 

I hope you enjoy the fun in this Blog hop - Can't wait to see what Andrea Tracy-Tucker has in store for us next! 


Stay Safe, Healthy and Positive during these trying times!


Julie B


Sunday, April 26, 2020

May Stamp Class Project Choice!


Yes! My May Stamp Class is ON for the coming week!! And yes, for sure this will be a whole new way of doing stamp class for me. I feel like an old dog who isn't that into learning too many new tricks. But when it came down to learning a new way or not doing it at all, then I'm up for the learning curve!! - I miss my stampin' friends! 

So, by mail and Zoom calls will be our new way - and we'll see how this goes! ;)


So one of the projects that will be going out is this Pineapple Treat Holder/Note Card. It's not really both - but a choice. This is another 'new' thing I thought I'd try. 


With the set of supplies I'm mailing out, there will be one pineapple with it's top, tag, linen piece and Tropical Oasis Trinket, a piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock (and yes, who woulda thought that Crushed Curry makes a prettier color for a pineapple than Pineapple Punch would?!...). All those pieces will create this little Treat Holder, pictured above.


And then I decided to include a Very Vanilla Note Card and Envelope, just in case the participants would rather use the pieces to add to a card, instead of having a Treat Holder. 

Everything is the same, just a slight trim off the Crushed Curry Cardstock piece if it's going to be added to the Note Card front!


And the 'treat' isn't really very much of a treat, as I usually do something along the lines of a sweet - chocolate, something in the pre-wrapped candy range... But with mostly essential shopping in past couple months, I did find these 'gems' on Amazon (and ya, I could have bought some candy treats on Amazon too, but thought these were a fun 'practical treat' we could all use right now)!

The little Treat Holder holds these perfectly stacked inside. Or the set of two are a great little 'pretty much flat' addition to put inside a card you're going to mail out (as long as you use the postage stamp that has the extra ounce - like 70 cents I think!).

I hope you are finding time to craft some fun things, and hope to see you on one of my Zoom calls if you're joining class this coming week!


Julie B

Thursday, April 16, 2020

For The Win Birthday Card!


Tomorrow is my nephew's birthday, and this is the card that is on it's way to him! He's turning 13 and loves baseball. I'm sure this will be a different birthday, not being able to be out and playing baseball. But I still wanted to make a card with something he really likes.

I used the main catalog card idea (on page 59) for inspiration in making the card. I just changed colors and made it all baseballs!


I did fussy cut the win banner and MVP pieces - but I love the POP! that they both give to the card! And the little line of black in between the Balmy Blue and Pacific Point layers, it's Black Satin Ribbon. I like how it creates a distinct separation between the layers, and also uses ribbon on a 'boy card'! ;)


And here's the inside! So, ya, maybe the saying, "it's game day" might not be the most accurate sentiment, but hopefully he'll make it fun even if it's not an outside ball-playing game day!


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Creation Station Blog Hop! It's What's on the Inside that Counts!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin! This month's theme is 'It's What's on the Inside that Counts' - I Love this idea!! So often we spend so much time creating a beautiful card front and then leave the inside blank. But this time, the focus is on the inside of the card! 

So I had a request to make a birthday card with purple and teal, and it was right about the time when I was thinking about what to make for this month's design - so I combined them into this card! 


I used a retired stamp set, Balloon Celebration, for the front. We do have a current stamp set with balloons in it, but I always liked the style of these ones, so I had to use it! But I first stamped the Happy Birthday (from Perennial Birthday) across the middle-ish to start. Then I just stamped those balloons in Gorgeous Grape all over the top part and in Bermuda Bay on the bottom part, some of each are stamped-off ink. 



And then for the inside 'WOW' - all I did was add a 3/4" white strip of cardstock (that hopefully just made it fade into the background of the card base), that was folded in half and then again in half again, to make quarters. I only glued down the two ends and left the middle sections folded out to create a section to pop-out.

Then I punched a bunch of balloons from Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana using the Balloon Bouquet punch. I glued them randomly onto the 3/4" strip.


And to highlight one balloon (and kind of balance out the left side of the inside of the card) - I added a Black Twine string and bow.


And on the right side I added the inside greeting - and I Love the font and greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set!


Here's just another view, from the top, of the balloons to see how much they pop out!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here - and you have to check out what's next! I can't wait to see what the fabulous Sara has in store for us! 


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Creation Station Blog Hop - Make it Interactive!


I'm so excited to be back this month with a fun theme! The Creation Station Design Team is going interactive! We're making cards that shake, flip, spin... How fun is that, right?!

As soon as I heard the theme, I couldn't wait to make of one of my favorite interactive cards - most call it a Twist and Pop Card!


When you see the card front you would think it's just a typical card (but you'll see that it's what's inside that counts...).

I decided to use the Birthday Bonanza Suite of products. I love the little animals in this suite, especially the sweet little koala. And a little secret - the ones on this card are all cut outs from the designer series papers!


And the Assorted Pompoms that are included in this suite - too sweet too!

And here's the WOW! When you open the card, this four panel section twists and pops out from the card! So, so fun and addicting to keep opening and closing the card!!


The little koala cut-outs and the sweet saying from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set fill the panels.


And there's this space at the bottom to write and sign the card! If you're looking for a tutorial on this type of card, you can google Twist and Pop Card.

I hope you enjoyed your stop here, and can't wait to see what the amazing Kerstin has created this month.


See you soon,


Julie B

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Creation Station - Resolution Solution!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month our theme is Resolution Solution - and my take on that was to create this Mini Desktop Calendar. For some it's probably 'old school' to have a paper calendar - 'Why would you need one with phones and ipads and laptops?' But I'm all about the paper stuff, so of course I need a calendar on my desk!

And those that come to my stamp classes each month, for many years now, know that we will make a calendar project. We usually make it the beginning of January - but this year I was organized enough that we made them in our December class. So we were ready to start the year with it already out! - Talk about Resolution Solution, huh?!


I went back to a super simple design that we had made in a past year's project. It's a simple 4 1/4" x 11" Pool Party Cardstock piece folded in half. Then I scored a 4 1/4" x 5" Pool Party Cardstock piece at 1 1/4", 2 1/2" and 3 3/4". Then I glued that to the inside open edges of the bottom. - So no slipping or falling flat for the calendar!

And this top picture is the design I originally made for my classes.

But after showing the attendees how to put it all together, one of my creative ladies decided to use the scrap that I had thrown away. And she added it on the bottom of her project. Like this ~


So pretty! And a little more finished, right?! I loved her 'one up!' on the project! - Thanks again, Francine! And I love when my stampin' friends come up with an idea or something cool to share with us - we all learn from each other!

Can't wait to see what the fabulous Elizabeth Price has in store for us - she always has so many cool things I can learn from!


I hope you enjoyed your stop here today!

Happy New Year,


Julie B




Sunday, December 1, 2019

Creation Station - Put a Ring on It!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month at the Creation Station we're putting a ring on it!! So for my take on this, I decided to put a ring, or belly band, around one of our super shiny and beautiful Gold Mini Pizza Boxes. Then I did a faux belly band on the coordinating card!

And I used a little bit of a mix of products to get a different, more subtle Christmassy look!


The card is Mossy Meadow based, with the music sheet papers from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Papers pack. I also used the lighter Merry Merlot printed piece as a back drop for the Christmas tree. 


The Gold Mini Pizza Box was actually the start of the creation! It was an easy thought to add a 2" x 10" strip (or 'ring') of DSP around the box, and then go from there!

And I love the realistic look of the trees from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. So beautiful, and even better when you can punch them out! Easy peasy! And a few Holiday Rhinestones are a perfect addition to make them more Christmassy!

If you weren't sure about the tree topper, I trimmed the edge from the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon and tied that into a small bow. Then I added it with a rolled up Glue Dot!


I hope you enjoyed your stop here! And next up on the hop is my talented, awesome friend, Elizabeth Price! I can't wait to see what she has in store for us!!


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Creation Station - Black and White Plus One!






Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! If you're hopping here from Sara Nell Langland's blog, I hope you enjoyed your stop there. And if you're just starting here - Welcome! This month we are stamping Black and White, plus one more color. And my color is Terracotta Tile! It wasn't my favorite color when I first saw it, but it surely has grown on me! And now with the Fall season here - I Love it!! And it's the perfect pumpkin color for Fall. And I knew I wanted to make a Fall card and little treat.


For the black and white, I was first drawn to look for a Designer Series Paper (DSP) to start this card challenge. I'm not a super fan of stamping a background stamp, but I Love the Buffalo Check pattern - so it was my first choice when there wasn't a black and white DSP. So that was the base of my card - and the Harvest Hellos pumpkin became the focal point after that. And the other coordinating pieces fell in line!


I added some Wink of Stella to the pumpkin to give it a little something more! More colors don't necessarily need to be added - sometimes just a little sparkle!


And for the little coordinating treat, I made a quick and easy Mini Curvy Keepsake Treat Box - these are so cute, easy and addicting to make!! I added a punched pumpkin, with the super cute jack o' lantern face, to the front of the simple Terracotta Tile die cut treat holder.


And then there's this little tag I added to the side - but only in black and white, to keep with the theme! Super simple, with a little Rhinestone bling!


I hope you enjoyed your stop here! And I can't wait to see what's next on the hop, over with Kathy Kartak! Click below to check out her creation! 


Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Creation Station Hop - His and Hers!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin! and to Creation Station's blog hop for the month of September! This month we're stamping 'his and hers'! So, to me that meant making the same (or very similar) card that has a 'his' version and a 'hers' version. I recently bought the Everything Amazing Stamp Set, and I decided to use it for my 'his and hers' cards! I just love the huge 'Amazing' that takes up almost half of the card - a great sentiment to build upon!


They are pretty much the same card. I just flipped the layout and used different colors.



For the 'his' card I used Pretty Peacock, Bermuda Bay and Sahara Sand - masculine, but still so fun!


Initially I used the balloon stamp that is in the set, but then I changed it to the solid balloons from the Balloon Bouquet punch - I love the pop of big color in them!


And I just carried the same colors through on all the stamping! 


And for 'hers' I went a little out of my comfort zone and looked at an old Color Coach for a color palette. I used Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo and Smoky Slate - nothing I would have chosen myself - but so fun!


I Love how the two solid balloons tie the colors back together for the whole card!


And everything in Melon Mambo just pops!! 

I hope you've enjoyed your stop here today. I can't wait to see what the fabulous Elizabeth Price has in store for us next! Click below to go check it out! 



Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B