Sunday, July 29, 2012

International Bazaar Set

This packet of cards made using new stamps and accessories is fun to make and easy to assemble!  The folder holds four cards and envelopes.  This pretty set was created by Laurie Zoellmer and you can get the details for her tutorial over at Craft Project Central

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B 

Friday, July 27, 2012

More for Mom's Birthday!

This is the card I made for my mom for her birthday a little over a week ago!  I made it bright and fun in the colors she likes, and I coordinated it with the banner I made for her too.

I also made these quick and fun pinwheels to put around the house in a few places.  

They were super quick and easy - and I love they add a pop of fun color wherever you put them!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rag Tutu & Birthday Card

Here's a cute little girly gift created by Heidi King.  You can get the details for her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

More Convention Fun Stuff!

Here's another card I made to swap at Convention.  I used the Papillon Potpourri and Sweet Essentials sets for this card.  I kept the colors simple with Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Elegant Eggplant.

This card I made was with the Storybook Friends set and the coordinating Storytime designer Papers.  And I used the new Argyle Folder to add a little texture for the background!

Here's Kaylene Murray, me, Dena Rekow and Erin Isom at one of the General Sessions!

And, here's Elizabeth Price and me - working on make and takes again!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Serene Silhouettes Card Set!

Here’s a set of cards and a matching box that could be a great gift for men.  The cards are also perfect for sending to the men in your life!  This nice set was made by Sharon Burkert, and you can get the details for the tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Back from Convention!

Convention was an awesome trip again!!  Stampin' Up! put on yet another great event for us!  This picture is my stampin' buds Kaylene Murray, me and Elizabeth Price.  We were at our first day of Make and Takes.  They split the make and takes into three sessions so we had three days of make and takes, instead of how the past was a one day make and take session.  I kind of liked that - it made it feel like more stamp time!

And here's one of the cards I made to swap.  I like it because it uses the set Moving Forward.  It's easy to find in the catalog - the last page inside the back cover!  And I REALLY like that it's our Ronald McDonald House charity set this year.  It's a super cute set AND it's gives $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. - How cool is that?

But the coolest thing was that we got the set as a gift at the last general session of Convention!  I feel so lucky to be part of all the fun and awesomeness that Stampin' Up! represents!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saavy with those 6" x 6" DSP sheets!

Ever wonder what you can do with those 6" x 6" pieces of Designer Series Paper that you have?  Well, this plethora of small projects will give you a great way to use up those 6" x 6" pieces in a fun and easy way, and you’ll be ready for lots of gift-giving! With eight sheets you can make them all – a Candy Bar Pocket, a Tall and Thin Milk Carton, a Gate Fold Card, an Open Top Box, a Tied Up Carousel of Treats, a Double Pocket Pouch, and a Cute Cone!

This tutorial was made by ME!!  And if you're interested in learning how to make all these fun little projects, you can go over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to July 2012!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Friday, July 20, 2012

A Special Celebration!!

Last Sunday we celebrated my mom's 70th birthday!  Her real birthday is July 17th, but we had a small family get together on the weekend for her.  So I made this quick banner at about 10:30 the night before everyone came - I rarely do things too far in advance ;)

I chose Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo and Baja Breeze for the color palette.  Then I just starting Big Shotting pieces!!  I mainly used the Perfect Pennants Die.  With a whole pile of die cut pieces I just started mixing and layering, and it all came together!!  It's such a fun process to make the banner that way!

I used 'bling' with the Rhinestone Jewels and Silver Glimmer to add pop in some spots!

I made a few other fun things that I'll share later.  But if you haven't tried a banner, they are so fun and easy - you should try one!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Storybook Friends Card and Candy Box

This fun gift box with four greeting cards and envelopes also includes a special chocolate treat in a separate compartment!  This project makes a great and inexpensive gift for those that like to send out cards and also like chocolate.  The tutorial includes measurements for three different box sizes, including A2 size cards with six nuggets, note cards with five nuggets, and 3" x 3" gift cards with three nuggets!

 This super cute project was made by Kim Score, and you can get more details on her tutorial on Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Monday, July 16, 2012

Wedding Card and a Project

This is a card I made for a wedding I went to on Saturday.  I started with the White Blossom - I just love that punch!  Then I had to decide what to do for the center of it.

I've been looking for a reason to use the new A Fitting Occasion set. - And this was it!  So I stamped the 'congratulations' circle in Pool Party and a couple coordinating sized circles with it.  And the Polka Dot Pool Party brad was a perfect center.

I used the Perfect Polka Dots Folder and some Shimmer Spritz for the white background of the card.  And for the saying I used the Sweet Essentials set - love the simplicity of it!!  And for the cute little border, I used the Finishing Touches Edgelits - Love, Love it!!  I thought it might be a bit of a pain with all the little holes, but it was awesome!!  I think I had to push out two little pieces.  Other than that, they all came right out - and so cute!

And here's some Craft Project Central goodies... 

This project makes the perfect gift for a teacher, friend, or co-worker!  It’s also a wonderful project to make for yourself so you’ve got coordinating mini card enclosures, wine tags, and gift tags for those last minute occasions!  Pop on a wine tag and head on over to a new neighbors house, or slip a little note card into a bouquet of flowers.  When you’ve used them all, you’ll have the sturdy box to hold your next round!
This fun set was made by Tara Bourgoin.  You can see more about the tutorial over at Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie B

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fold-over Apothecary Accent Treat and a Quick Tutorial!

This is a quick little treat holder I made that was super easy!  I used the new set, A Fitting Occasion, for the little circle accent parts. 

Here's the treat opened up - and with my all-time favorite candy inside, Gummy Bears!!  They're just stapled to the inside back part.  And here's how I made it:

I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 2-3/4" x 6-1/2".  Then I scored it at 3-1/8" and 3-3/8".  This is the base piece that I stapled the little Gummy Bear packet to the back of.  I also added some dots with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder for the front of the treat.

Then I used the Big Shot to die cut this piece from the Apothecary Accents Framelits set out of Wisteria Wonder.  I scored it down the middle at 2-1/2".  Then I used our FABULOUS new 'Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack' to give some dot accents to the edge of the Apothecary piece.

After I stapled the gummy bear pouch to the inside of the white piece, I glued the Apothecary piece to the back (it covered the staple!) and folded it over the front.  I added some Wisteria Baker's Twine and the circle layers to close it all up!  Fun and simple!  I especially love the new Apothecary Accents Framelits!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Birthday Cake Gift Box

Here is an extra special gift box that is sure to wow and please someone on their birthday!  This birthday cake-shaped gift box, complete with icing around the edges is big enough to fit most gifts!  The inside of the box is 5-1/2" wide x 8-1/2" long, and 2-3/4" tall!  The sparkling frosting swirls and beautiful flowers finish off the cake and make it look good enough to eat!!

This super cool project was made by Amanda Corbet, and you get the details for her tutorial over at Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Flower Basket Card Set

Everyone needs to send a little note from time to time, and this card set is perfect for just that!  The Flower Basket is a pretty way to store the six 3" x 3" cards with matching envelopes, and can also be used as a little gift basket after the cards are gone.  The set is also a pretty little gift (you’ll have to make more than one set as you won’t be able to part with the set if you make just one)!

This bright and cute set was made by Christy Fulk, and you can get more details for the tutorial of her project over at Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Patio Party Pinwheels!

Pinwheels are all the rage right now!  Make your next party a hit using pinwheels on your decorative projects, including your centerpiece!  This great party ensemble includes the centerpiece, favor bags, and a card that you can use for invitations, thank you cards or whatever you’d like!

This cute little set was made by Laurie Zoellmer, and you can get more details for her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Friday, July 6, 2012

Giving You A Reason to Smile!

This is one of the cards we made at today's class!  It uses the new set A Reason to Smile.  It's a great one for watercoloring! 

Here's a closer look so you can see the Fancy Fan dry embossed background piece.  I like how it sort of mimics the shape of the flowers.  

A fun and simple card - and LOVE that the set is only $5 this month!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Pleasant Poppies Notes & Tote

The Pleasant Poppies stamp can be so elegant, but this fun project gives the stamp a cute and bright tweak!  It kind of goes with the whole neon fashion vibe!  

The cute little tote is filled with six heat embossed note cards and envelopes, and it was made by Leena Girsa.  You can get more details about her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Sneak Peek for this Friday's Class!

Here's the cute and fun little tote box we'll be making this Friday at class!  I absolutely LOVE this new Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper!!  It's a mouthful to say, but wow is it beautiful!!  It's probably a little hard to see in the picture, but the paper (which is really is a very sturdy card stock weight), has an elegantly clear embossed texture on it - so pretty!

So besides the beautiful paper, I'm excited about the fun little tote!  It has a little inside open box for holding a few little treats.  And the tag is made from our new Apothecary Accents Framelits piece - I love it too!!

Hope you'll be joining us for this fun little tote, and some awesome cards, this Friday!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Artisitic Etchings Mini Journal and Card

You can make this simple but elegant mini journal for yourself or someone who likes to write or draw.  Perfect for taking along on a vacation without taking up too much space!  It’s also great used as a note pad for lists, or as a mini scrapbook!  Easy to make and to personalize!

It was made by Monika Davis, and you can get the details for her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B