Friday, September 14, 2018

Makin' a Masculine Card!


Today I made this pretty simple, masculine card! The actual opening of the card is on the front layer ~


And inside there's a little pocket - for a gift card or cash!

Here are the measurements if you want to make a card like this ~

Crumb Cake Cardstock base - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" plus a scrap piece for oval
Tranquil Textures 'Crumb Cake' DSP - 4" x 5 1/4"
Night of Navy Cardstock - 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" - score at 3 1/4" and fold in half
Tranquil Textures DSP for card front - 3" x 4" and 1" x 4" 
Tranquil Textures DSP for inside - 3" x 6" - score at 2" and adhere edges
Whisper White Cardstock - 3" x 4"
Night of Navy Baker's Twine - about 24"

I made this card on Facebook live today - so if you want to watch it, and see me sideways (Haha! I'm still learning :) ), you can see it here - 




See ya soon,


Julie B

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Takeout Treat Box for Classes this Week!!


We are making this super sweet little Takeout Treat Box in stamp classes this week! It's a cute little size, about 2" high. It fits just a few little treats, and it's so cute and perfect not only for Halloween, but lots of other occasions! The coordinating set has a few any everyday sayings and a Valentine one too! 

And my favorite part of making the box is that you need just a half sheet of cardstock - super great for making multiples!

I hope you'll be at one of my stamp classes this week,


Julie B

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Creation Station Hop - Power of the Punch!


Welcome to Just Julie B's! I'm so excited to share with you my card creation for this month's blog hop - Power of the Punch! I'm using a punch that will be available to purchase from the new Holiday Catalog that starts on September 5th. I just LOVE Halloween - so I knew I had to share this new Spooky Bats Punch!


It may be hard to see in the picture, but the bats were punched from Basic Black Cardstock that was spritzed with a Frost White Shimmer Paint mixture. I put about 7 drops of the paint into a Stampin' Spritzer, and then filled the rest with 91% rubbing alcohol. After shaking it up, you just spray onto the cardstock and let dry a few minutes. - then tah dah, Shimmery Bats!!   


The 'moon' is also an easy punched trick! I punched a 2-1/4" Circle from Mango Melody and then sponged it with some Pumpkin Pie - a perfect and easy moon. I took a slice off of it just for a different look.

Another fun accent to the card are the Basic Jewel Rhinestones - that are colored to match! I used the Stampin' Blends coordinating marker to color over them before adhering them - Bootiful in Blackberry Bliss! ;)


I hope you enjoyed this quick stop by, and I can't wait to see what Dena has in store for us next...


~ Julie B

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Creation Station Hop - Artistic Expression!



Welcome to Just Julie B - and to our 'Artistic Expression' for the month of August! We focused on stamps and accessories from the Annual catalog in the section from pages 127 - 179 (Artistic Expression). There are so many awesome things, and I decided to stamp and use products from the Rooted in Nature set, coordinating paper and framelits! I made a card with a coordinating gift box.


The card is a Petal Pink base, with a layer of Petal Pink embossed with the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (easier to see in a later picture). 


On that layer I added a 1 3/4" strip of Nature's Poem DSP layered with Blackberry Bliss and Silver Foil. Love the Silver Foil - it adds a bit of bling!! I die cut and embossed both of the leaves from Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and added them over a Blackberry Bliss stamped vellum piece (the Blackberry Classic Ink stamped on vellum takes on it's own lighter/brownish hue).


But I LOVE the silver/bling coordination of the Silver Foil, Petal Pink & Silver Baker's Twine and the Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels. - Just that little bit of extra sparkle/bling it needed!



And here's a little tip for adhering the stamped vellum piece - use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, or whatever adhesive you need - but under where you will have a layer (I put the Blackberry Bliss leaves on top of those areas)!! 


And here's a sweet and simple lidded box. I used a 6" x 6" Blackberry Bliss cardstock base for the box, and a 4 1/16" square Petal Pink base for the lid. I added a piece of DSP for the top and tied coordinating Baker's twine around and in a bow on the top - with a simple 'leaf' tag!


Of course, some Rhinestone Jewels help to coordinate it with the card!


I hope you enjoyed your stop here - and you'll be WOWed to hop on over and see what the fabulous Elizabeth Price has created this month! 



Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Creation Station Hop - My Favorite Color Combination!



Welcome to Creation Station's Blog Hop for July!! We are spotlighting our favorite color combinations this month! I Love so many of the new colors in Stampin' Up!'s new color revamp - it's so refreshing to put together new combinations. So I made this card for my last class, and I decided to share this because the color combination has become one of my new favorites! 


I used Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green, all from the Brights Collection - so fresh!! And I stamped with the Varied Vases stamp set - Love this new set too!


Here's a fun detail that we added underneath the Linen Thread bow! We used the new Big Shot Embossing Mat and embossed a detail framelit from the Flourish Thinlits. Such a great way to use your frameilits and thinlits in a new way!


And, one other detail we added was a touch of Wink of Stella! A little glimmer on the flowers and the 'water' in the vase was just right!

Hope you enjoyed your stop here - and can't wait to see what the fabulous Linda van Wely has created!!


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Creation Station Blog Hop - Man Made!



Welcome to Just Julie B! If you're just starting the hop - Welcome, and thanks for stopping in! This month we're focusing on Man Made! And my interpretation of that for this time of year in America is Happy Father's Day! So with the new catalog going live just two days ago, Yay! - I decided to use a new stamp set, Lily Pad Lake, to design a card for this hop.


For masculine cards, clean and simple is always my vibe. And I know here in California, with the coastline and lots of lakes - sailboats are even more so a perfect vibe for man cards!


I love that this sun in the set is an open line image - but a sponge dauber does the job in filling it in so beautifully! 


And to make it a Father's Day Card - I decided to add the Itty Bitty Greetings saying "World's Best Father" - I LOVE this new set too!!

I hope you like this simple Father's Day card, and have fun checking out the rest of this hop!

Up next is Sara Nell Langland, and I can't wait to see what she's created!


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Creation Station Blog Hop! - Trees and Textures




Welcome to my blog - and to the Trees and Textures Hop for the month of May! I'm super excited to share a little piece of the new Rooted in Nature stamp set. It's a stamp set that will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. 

I made a very simple, but 'textured' with a tree card :) 


I used Crumb Cake Cardstock for the card base, and a added the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder to the second layer of Crumb Cake. It's so subtle, but a really nice touch.
  

Then I added a 3/4" smidge of Soft Suede Cardstock - and in keeping with the theme, I added some texture by scrunching, scrunching and more scrunching of the cardstock till it was somewhat soft - then peeled the two layers apart - and the result was two pieces of suede feeling pieces - love that texture!! And my favorite Linen Thread added, and tied around the middle and into a small subtle bow. Subtle, but more texture to add...

I hope you like my simple card!

And I hope you like what's to come in this fun blog hop - next up is Mikaela Tetheridge! I hope you enjoy her fabulous creation ~

  

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Creation Station Garden Party Blog Hop!



Welcome to this month's Creation Station Blog Hop! This month's theme is Garden Party - and for any real garden party, you'll need a sweet gift card and treat basket! 


So I started with the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Papers that scream 'garden flowers!' - and I made this little set.


I recently made these baskets in my stamp classes, and I'm so hooked on them! I saw the original idea from Dawn Griffith HERE. I LOVE that this basket uses just one 6" x 6" piece of Designer Paper, so you can make multiples so easily!


Here's a little closer look at the little tag. I used the saying from "A Good Day" stamp set - such a fun little set to work with!




And this little cute bunny is also from the same stamp set - so many sweet little garden friends in that set!



These little Narrow Notecards & Envelopes are so quick and easy to decorate - and just use scrap pieces! LOVE them!!

I hope you enjoyed your stop by my blog, and I know you'll enjoy seeing the other fabulous stampers in the Hop...

Hoppy Easter!! ;)


Julie B 




Sunday, February 4, 2018

Creation Station Blog Hop - Celebrations of the Heart!


Welcome to Creation Station's Blog Hop for the month of February! - Happy Celebrations of the Heart! I have a quick and easy treat box and super-quick coordinating card! I Love, Love, Love the Painted with Love Suite in the Occasions Catalog - and so I used that for these quick projects.



I started out making the box. You cut out two of the same piece to make the entire box - you flip one over, glue the side edges and fold in the end flaps - So Easy!! The only little extra I did was to die-cut a heart 'window' (also from the same set of Framelits) in the center of one of the pieces. Then I added a piece of Window Sheet to cover it.

I added the coordinating banner piece and a Gold Foil die-cut heart. And the super cute Gold Tinsel Trim makes a cute coordinating accent! Inside of the box, I added a Godiva Truffle Heart candy and some yummy gold-wrapped coffee candies!


So after I made the box, I had the super cute heart that was cut out and left over - so I made this super sweet and easy card ~

I glued the heart onto a Whisper White Narrow Note Card, added a Bitty Bow and a simple banner! - Again, so easy!! And I added a scrap piece of the DSP to the envelope flap to coordinate and finish it off!


I hope you have a Happy Heart Day! And I hope you enjoy your next stop on the Blog Hop, can't wait to see what the fabulous Denita has for us ~


Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the Hop!!


Julie B


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Creation Station Blog Hop - Color My World!




Welcome to Creation Station' Blog Hop for January! Happy New Year!! This month we are Coloring Our World!! And my take on that was to break out the Brusho Colors - they were on the top of my wish list from the New Occasions Catalog! - I couldn't wait to try them out!

I played with them for a while - and watched a few You Tube videos on other people using them. And then I came up with these samples to show off each color of Brusho all on their own! 


And here is a closer look at each one, separately~ Yellow


Gamboge ~

Brilliant Red ~

Prussian Blue ~

Moss Green ~

Here's a quick how-to of how I made each one! First, I spritzed water on one side of a Shimmery White Cardstock piece.


After flipping the piece over, I used the Aquapainter to make a 'water-only' randomly-shaped rectangle. This gave a smooth base area for the next step of adding just a little bit of color...


Then I tapped a tiny bit of (Prussian Blue) onto a dry Clear Block. I used the Aquapainter to pool up a small palette of lighter blue to color with. I spread the color over the same area that I previously covered with water only. The 'water-only' layer really helped to make the color move around!


Last, I dropped a few water drops directly from the Aquapainter tip in random spots within the rectangle area. Then I tapped the Brusho lightly on top. And from there - let it do it's thing - Super Cool!! 


I did use a few 'objects' to hold down the corners while it dried. But just a little tip - be careful not to let your 'objects' touch the ink or it may pool around the edge of the object (ooops!). 


They all came out really though - and can't wait to try some other fun things with them!!

Hope you enjoyed your stop here, and I can't wait to see what Kerstin Kreuzer has created - click on the link below to check it out!



Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B