Sunday, May 5, 2024

Creation Station Blog Hop - Up in the Air!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for May! Our creations this month are "Up in the Air!" So one of the first must-haves that I bought in my demonstrator preorder was the Adventurous Sky bundle, the Take to the Sky Designer Series Paper and Industrial Trinkets! - And it's all a perfect fit for the theme this month! It's also a great suite of products to use for some awesome masculine cards.

This card is a super fun and easy layout, for a little something different too! It's called a Fold Back Card. You start with a 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" card base, and then score it at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2". 

The one inch section is the 'fold back' part! And I decorated mine with a piece of Boho Blue Cardstock that was dry embossed with the Metal Plate Folder. And then, an important part in creating the card, you attach your focal pieces to the one inch section as well. I used a Nested Essentials die cut piece to attach my airplane and sentiment onto!

Something I love about this layout also is the size Designer Paper piece used on the front and inside! I had a 3" x 6" piece that I trimmed off a 3/4" strip from the bottom edge. The larger 3" x 5 1/4" piece was for the card front.

And the 3/4" x 3" strip accented the bottom edge of the White Cardstock piece inside. Seems like a funny thing, but it makes me happy when I can use all the paper, with no leftover scraps!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here, and I can't wait to see what the awesome Denita Wright-Smee has in store for us next on the hop!

See you soon,

Julie B

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Creation Station Blog Hop - Heat Embossing!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin' and welcome to our blog hop for the month of April! We are showcasing Heat Embossed creations! So, full confession - I don't do too much heat embossing lately! I will say though that heat embossing was one of the "WOW" factors that first drew me into stamping. And I do still love the look of heat embossing, but maybe I've just gotten lazy about getting out a few extra things to create with. 

So for today's card I decided to go with one of my favorite things to do with heat embossing, when I do break out the powders and heat tool! - And that is to make a pretty white embossed sentiment to coordinate with a pretty card!

I recently bought the Magnolia Mood bundle, stamps and dies, and decided to finally make a card with it. I chose to go with the traditional colors that I see on the magnolia tree in my yard. 

Our upcoming, new In Color, Petunia Pop, is the perfect color to match the magnolias. They start out as buds with that beautiful Petunia Pop color, and then open up to white blooms. And that was what I was attempting to re-create on my card!

And like I said, I love the pop of a white heat embossed sentiment on the coordinating color of cardstock!

And hopefully you can see some of the Wink of Stella that sets off the beauty of the magnolias too! - Although I know Wink of Stella always looks so much better in person!

I hope you continue on the hop and check out what the awesome Vicki Boucher has created!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Creation Station Hop - Sweet Delights and Sugared Dreams!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month at Creation Station we're creating with the theme Sweet Delights and Sugared Dreams. I have a couple of 'sweet' things paired up for this one!!

I started with a Sweet Thoughts Memories & More card base. I love that these cards are a little bit larger than our typical 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size, it is 4 1/4" x 6 1/4". That 3/4" extra in card height was perfect for this awesomely large ice cream cone! And I love that the Memories & More cards come with a coordinating envelope!  

This 'sweet' ice cream cone was made with dies from the Ice Cream Swirl bundle. I love using the Petal Pink Glimmer Paper on top of the Petal Pink Cardstock so the ice cream really sparkles and stands out!

The ice cream is Dimensionaled on a White and Pool Party layer, that has a Stitched with Whimsy accent. I like how those dies give just a fun little detail!

And my latest favorite sentiments come from the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder! This 'Celebrate' was embossed/die cut from White Cardstock, then I just lightly added Pool Party Blends ink to the raised letters. - So fresh!! And some Lost Lagoon Bordered Ribbon and Rainbow Adhesive-Backed Dots finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed your stop here, and hope you'll join me in hopping along to see what the awesome Rachel Traudt has created!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Creation Station - Sale-A-Brate Friendship!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the Creation Station Blog hop this month! We are creating friendship ideas with Sale-A-Bration in mind... There are so many awesome choices from Sale-A-Bration this year and... even more were added on February 1st!! So I had so many decisions to make in what to stamp and show you.

I chose a card that I made with my card class friends. I love this card to use for so many occasions - birthday, thank you, get well, Valentine's Day, just because... Or just a friendship card!   

I used the Bright Skies Bundle for the die cuts and sentiment - Love this new bundle!! And the Sunny Days Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration coordinates with the bundle too - so that made my coordination so much easier!

And do you just love those little hearts and flowers gems??! They make me so happy, they're just adorable!! They are shown in our Jan-April Mini Catalog with the Bee Mine Suite of products, but when you open this card, check out fabulously they coordinate with the print inside...

The hearts are the same Petal Pink color and I love how the little white and yellow flowers are all over this designer paper!!

And this Super WOW Fun Fold inside was an idea I saw from another demonstrator, Sue Campfield. Such a WOW, but so very easy to create! You score a 4" x 12" piece at 3", 4", 5", 6", 7", 8" and 9". What a great way to show off these fun papers, and use them up too!

I hope you enjoyed your stop by, and I can't wait to see what Vicki Boucher has in store for us! 

See you soon,

Julie B

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Creation Station Hop - Santa's Workshop!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! Today we're creating and sharing from Santa's Workshop! Well, today, as I post this, I'm visiting my daughter, son in law and two grandsons in Idaho. - And we woke up to the first winter snow! And it was a LOT!! But I was excited that it felt like the perfect day to take pictures, from what feels like Santa's Workshop! So I went outside in the snow and snapped pictures of a few of my latest Christmassy creations!

First up is a simple idea, but so pretty with the beautiful One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper (DSP). I cut the DSP to 4" x 5 1/4" for a perfect card front layer. Then I die cut the cabin out with a Stitched Square Die and layered it onto a Pool Party Cardstock piece, and set it aside. With the remainder of the large piece of DSP (the part with the square cut out), I ran it through the Snowflake Sky Embossing Folder. Then that was adhered to the card front. And the smaller layered piece was added back over the empty spot!

I added a Linen Thread bow, white cardstock strip for the sentiment and some glitter sequins - so simple, but so pretty! And the embossed DSP is my favorite part!  

And a simple strip of DSP added to white cardstock for the inside is the easiest way to finish the inside - not overdone, but use up those scrap pieces!

Another fun thing I made recently was this easy gift tag. I had a bunch of extra envelopes from the Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit (which is an awesome kit by the way!). So I just sealed the envelope and added some fun pieces from the Christmas Classics dies, some circles and a to/from! I Love the neutral feel for this; I know I can use it on many different types of packages!

And this card makes me so happy! The Brushed Gold Cards & Envelopes are such a pretty and classy start to a great card. All I added to it were some more elements from the Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit, a sentiment and some die cuts from the Christmas Classics Bundle, and a bit of gold twine - love the simplicity and elegance of this!

Kind of some random fun things I've made lately, but happy to make some beautiful things that don't have to be super time-consuming as the holidays are approaching so quickly!!

I can't wait to see what's up next from my Stampin' Bestie, Elizabeth Price! I know it will be awesome!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Creation Station - Containers and Vases!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'!! This month we're creating things with containers and vases. So I went a little out of the box to create a vase and add some flowers to it - and I used a fun fold card idea to add it to!

I'm really warming up to the Garden Walk Designer Series Papers - they weren't my favorite at first look! They just felt a little bit too much, like a lot going on for each floral print. But then after working with them, I've grown to really love them! You just need small bits of the bold prints, and use a bit more of the awesomely coordinated subtle prints! So I worked with that on this card too!

I used the bold floral print as a base layer, and then pulled my color palette from there as well. And I used the new Modern Oval Punch, cut in half, for a vase. Then I used the Bough and Petal Park Builder Punches to create the flowers and stems. And the flower centers were die cut with some of the Paper Florist dies. - I Love how these fun flowers filled that cute little vase!!

Here's a look at how the fold kind of pops out! It's a little 'z fold' piece that is adhered to the base layers that creates the fun dimension of this card!

Inside is a small space for your writing - like they say, sometimes less said is better!?! Well, I know that works for me! I spend more time on making the card, and then never know all the right words to put inside! Haha!

I can't wait to see what the fabulous Mikaela Titheridge has in store for us, up next! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Creation Station Blog Hop - Ombre Blending!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the our hop this month, where we are sharing Ombre Blended creations! I was excited with the theme of Ombre because I created a super fun card last month that I thought was perfect for this post! - Even though it's a little bit of a cheat! ;)

So... my ombre was created by Stampin' Up! in the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Papers! There are some super great ombre prints in this stack of papers!! - in Lemon Lime Twist, Pretty Peacock (one of my favorite ones!), Misty Moonlight, Bubble Bath, Azure Afternoon, and in this sample - Berry Burst! I Love it when they do the work for us! - If you haven't seen these awesome papers, you need to go check them out!!

But that is where the background paper piece comes from! And the cute flower was made from the Paper Florist Dies. But wait till you see the flowers inside the card (and the super fun star of the show inside too)...

I created this Pop Up Vase for the inside of this card. You can find some versions of it on You Tube. And it's not as hard to create as you think!

There are so many cute flowers you can create with the Paper Florist Dies too!! And they don't go with any stamp set, so they are kind of a 'sleeper' die set! You should go check them out!!

And for my class, since there were so many pieces that had to be die cut from the Paper Florist Dies, I decided to use the Bough Punch to make the leaves a little quicker! They do have beautiful leaves in the Paper Florist Die set, but just quicker to use a punch when you need 4 sets. 

I hope you liked your stop by! And if you can't find any instructions for the Pop Up Vase tutorial leave me a comment and I can send you some more info!

And I can't wait to see what's up next! To check out what Kathy Kartak has created for us next, click here -

See ya soon,

Julie B

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Creation Station Blog Hop! - New Colors!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin' and to the Creation Station Blog Hop for the month of July! This month we're creating with One New Core Color, One New In Color and White! I chose Lost Lagoon for the New Core Color, and technically it's a returning color, but still new to the Core Collection! - I Love it's bluish-green and soft coastal feel! And I chose Pebbled Path for the New In Color. - I Love this awesome new neutral!! 

And then I decided to use the Online Exclusives set and coordinating punch, Tropical Leaf. There's just such a nice simplicity to the whole bundle!
I also decided to use a new Fun Fold I recently learned. I'm not sure if there's a name for the fold, but it has a Z-Fold vibe, with a bit of a slide action!

Here is the card, completely flat! That is a nice feature, that it folds completely flat so it will fit into an envelope. Easy for mailing!

This top view shows how there is a back piece, and a front piece that are connected with a folded cardstock piece (technically an S-fold, not a Z-fold!). 

And this is an important feature - the front flap does fold back so that you're able to lay it flat to write on the inside! Important stuff - the practicality of it! Not always focusing on just the cute stuff!

Back to my favorite view of the card, just to highlight that I most Love all the Lost Lagoon features - including the ribbon, cut in half down the middle, and the Iridescent Pastel Gems embellishments (which are listed as Balmy Blue - but match almost perfectly with Lost Lagoon, so I felt that was fair game to include them!).

I hope you enjoyed your stop by! And I can't wait to see what the awesome Kathy Kartak has in store for us!

See you soon,

Julie B

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Creation Station Hop - Beach Life!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for the month of June. This month we've got some Beach Life creations for you! I Love the beach and everything coastal! But the card I made is more like 'headed to the beach!' 

I mostly used the On the Ocean Die Set to create this fairly simple card. I have to admit that I saw this set of dies along with the bundle in the last Mini Catalog and decided that I didn't want it. But then when I saw just the die set in the back section of the new Annual Catalog, I was a little more drawn to it. I like dies that can be stand alone (when you don't have to have the coordinating stamp set). - But yes, I did end up getting the stamp set too (because I know I'll NEED it one day) - Haha!!

I Love that the pieces were very easy - 3 main pieces. I did emboss the sails and trim in between them before adding them to the mast. And maybe you can tell in the picture above, but I glued down the hull, but then added Dimensionals for the mast, flag and the ocean water to set things off a little nicer!  

I just Love, Love, Love the white detail over the Night of Navy waves! I think it really sets off the water and brightens the whole look of the card!

And one other unexpected thing - the background paper I chose was from the Bright & Beautiful 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack! Those papers have a lot of versatility in them! I Love how this piece looks like an ocean background.

I hope you enjoyed your stop by, and I can't wait to see what Barb has in store for us next -

See you soon,

Julie B

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Creation Station Blog Hop - Dots and Spots!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for the month of May! We're creating with Dots and Spots this month!

I used two of the new In Colors - Moody Mauve and Boho Blue for the cards I made. The card layouts are an "Envelope Fold", where the triangular top flap tucks into the top of the 'Thank you' label. - It's a card, but looks like an envelope!

It's a very simple card layout, and so easy to make! You just need a 3 3/4" square piece of Designer Series Paper, scored diagonally. Then adhere half to the backside of a 4" x 5 1/4" card. And then adhere that to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.

I used the In Color Designer Series Paper Assortment - I Love the new Dot print! On each card I used the coordinating Textured Ribbon, Jute Trim (Love, Love, Love the Jute Trim!!) and In Color Dots!

For the 'Thank you' Label, I used the "Good Feelings" stamp set and the new Nested Essentials Dies.

I hope you enjoyed your stop by, and hope you Hop On over to see what Sara Nell Langland has created!

See ya soon,

Julie B