Sunday, February 5, 2017

Birthday Bonanza - with Creation Station!

This month's theme for Creation Station is "It's a Birthday Bonanza!" I hope you're enjoying the Hop so far, or if you're just starting the Hop - Welcome!

So this is a card I said I would NEVER do for card class - but I DID!! :) The card front might be a bit 'simply' deceiving... Even with a few fun pretties from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit ~

And the card inside is all the fabulousness -

For most it's been called the Pop and Twist technique. And when I first saw these cards, I said "NEVER" for a card class technique to teach to my friends!  Way to difficult, but then I found a tutorial from France Martin on You Tube (and I think she calls it a Pivot card) - and I was convinced! - WE CAN DO IT!! 

I'm not sure that she was the inventor of this super cool card, but I like listening to her accent and her tutorial was so easy to follow!!

And here's my super fun Pop Up card inside...

So, yep, a day to celebrate YOU!! Love our Large Letters Framelits - they were a perfect fit for this awesome Pop-Up card! 

And, yes, everyone at card class was successful in making this card!:)

Hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop...

You can click either ~

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentine Gift Box for Class!

This super sweet and simple White Gift Box is what we're making at stamp classes this week! The Sealed with Love stamp set and embellishments make this so simple to create. 

And my MOST favorite part - the Stitched Circle that the saying is stamped on - Yay for Stitched Shapes Framelits - LOVE them!! :)

Hope to see you at class this week,

Julie B

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Creation Station - Love is in the Air, Love is Everywhere!

Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for January! Our theme for this month is Love is in the Air, Love is Everywhere! I decided to make a card and small gift box project that could be used for an anytime "with love" gift, but I'll most likely use it for Valentine's Day gift!

I used the Sealed with Love set and Love Notes Framelits to start - and then went back to the main catalog to get some coordinating accessories.

I used the Sweetheart Framelit Die around the saying from the stamp set - and I love how the hearts on the Happy Heart Embossing Folder coordinate just perfectly with the sweetheart framelit shape!

And the arrow framelit for the Love Notes Framelits Dies is probably my favorite accent on the card! ...But I do love the bling, that comes from the Metallic Enamel Shapes and the thin strip of Silver Glimmer too! :)

I guess I really like all of it! :)

And probably one of my 'most favorite' quick, but cute things to make is our Clear Tiny Treats Boxes! With a 2" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper (Sending Love DSP in this case), your box is quickly transformed into whatever design you'd like! LOVE... 

And it fits a good amount of treats!

I wrapped a piece of our Sale-A-Bration silver Metallic Ribbon as the 'belly band' that slides off the box. And everything else is 'Glue Dot-ted' to the belly band! 

I love using the silver Metallic Foil Doilies as the base layer - so pretty! And all the touches of silver - Glimmer Paper, Metallic Enamel Shapes and Thread add that fun 'pop' to the 'sent with love' banner!

All pretty simple stuff - but hopefully, something fun or new you haven't seen or used yet!

If you haven't seen any of the rest of the blog hop, here ya go ~

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Calendar Post-it Project for Class this Week!

We will be making this super cute and easy Calendar Project at stamp class this week! I love that it not only serves as a cute desktop calendar, but also has a Post-it Note Pad for all those little things you need to jot down. And the Easel Card design makes this so simple to create!

The papers and stamp set are from the Succulent Garden Suite - so on trend!! And I love that the two sheets of paper that I had planned can be flipped over so that you can make the calendar with the Sweet Sugarplum version if you like! Either way - such pretty papers!!

I hope you'll be joining us for class this week!

Happy New Year!

Julie B

Friday, December 30, 2016

Heart Quilt Wall Art & Card!

If you have a young teenage girl in your life, you’ll want to make this bright and colorful wall art for her bedroom. The wall art looks like a heart quilt square, and features the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Washi Tape. Make one, or make a few to have a quilt grouping on the wall. There’s also a coordinating card to go along with your special handmade gift.

This fun project was made by Christy Fulk, and it's the Bonus Project for the month of December over at Craft Project Central. Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know.  

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Uniquely You Journal Cover & Journaling Cards Set!

What do you get when you put fabric, an iron and metallic embossing powders together?  A uniquely you journal cover that sparkles with personality!  This Uniquely You Journal Cover and Journaling Cards Set includes a one-of-a-kind fabric journal cover and two sets of coordinating journaling cards. In this tutorial you will learn how to use your embossing powders in a creative way to design your own unique decorative fabric.  We will then learn how to turn the fabric into a journal or book cover.

This creative project was made by Michelle Wecksler and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of December over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Thank you - for a Challenge!

This 'Thank You' is from a new stamp set, All Things Thanks, coming out January 4th! (from the new Occasions Catalog) And the color palette - my favorite! Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake - with Whisper White!

I made this fun Thank You card with Christmas thank yous in mind, but also thinking about the Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge in mind!

Here's the sketch for December -

It's not too late to join the challenge - check out the details HERE - and you can even have the chance to win a FREE subscription to Craft Project Central! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Pretty Pines Note Card Set!

Whew!  Hopefully your holiday crafting is done or nearly done.  Now, it’s time to think about what comes next.  Thank you notes and other small gifts for visiting can always come in handy!  This note card set has crisp, clean and simple lines which can be a welcome change from the excesses of the holidays.   Enjoy this set of cards and its cute box for your own use or make several to have on hand to share as you drop by and make visits with friends this winter.

This pretty project was made by Sara Levin and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of December over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Pop of Pink Gift Treats!

You’ll always have a gift ready to go after you make these Pop of Pink Gift Treats.  The Double Pocket Treat Holder is great for giving gift cards, tea bags or candy, and the five Nugget Box is sure to make someone smile!

This super cute project was made by Beth McCullough and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of December over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Recycled Calendar Envelopes & Note Cards!

Now that the year is coming to a close, you’ll soon be finished with your 2015 calendar.  This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a set of colorful envelopes from the calendar photos.  Instructions are also included for making a set of note cards that feature the same clean and simple design, but you’ll learn how to sort the envelopes so that similar and coordinating colors can be used to stamp the images on the cards.  Lastly, since you may wish to give your finished card set as a gift, this tutorial includes instructions for a gift box.

This awesome project was made by Regina Andari and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of December over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B