Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Number of Years Anniversary Card!


Today I was making cards for a swap I'm participating in, using the new set Number Of Years. - I LOVE this set! And the Framelits that go with them - definitely on the top of my list from the new Occasions Catalog!! So anyway, as I was planning my swap cards, I got a little stuck and realized that I hadn't participated in the Creating Pretty Cards Challenge yet! So Bam!! There was my layout idea!


I knew I wanted to make some kind of Anniversary Card - and this layout worked perfectly, I think, for this card!

Here's a little closer look at the focal point of the card. I used the Framelit numbers without stamping - giving the numbers a more bold look. And I used Silver on the ribbon, doily and strip between the Whisper White and Basic Gray of the card front. - Those pops of silver really stand out when you see it in person!


You can still participate in the Card Challenge too, just hop on over to Craft Project Central and check it out!

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B




Baby's First Year Mini Scrapbook & Card!

If you've got a new baby in the family, or a friend has had a baby, then you really should make this mini scrapbook for them. This mini scrapbook is a great little keepsake for the baby's first year. There is room for a picture of the baby for each of its first twelve months, along with two pockets to put little keepsakes in. This scrapbook shows a new way to use the Project Life Baby Girl Card Collection and Hello Baby Accessory Pack. It also features the Hello Baby Stamp Set. It can be customized for a baby boy by using the Project Life Baby Boy Card Collection instead. This would also make a great Project Life Class.
This cute 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 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sewn Box & Cards Gift Set!

Do you love to sew and to do paper crafts?  If so, then this is the project for you!  In this project you’ll sew a gift box and some great cards to go in it!  Give the set as a gift (tag instructions included too!), to a crafty friend who will appreciate the time and creativity that you’ve put into this fun gift!

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Snow Day Fun!

It’s 10 a.m. on a snow day. The snow is piling up outside and doesn’t look like it’s going to stop, and then you hear those three dreaded words – “Mom, I’m bored.” Keep your children entertained with this Snow Day Fun set. Use the Stampin’ Up! Snow Place bundle to create mix and match elements that will cling to the scenic background board. It’s simple enough for older children to create for younger siblings or neighbors, and smaller children will enjoy mixing the pieces to create cute snow scenes. Best of all, it’s durable enough to stand up to hours of use by tiny fingers. If you don’t have children, you can create this project for a friend who does and make a young child’s day. Instructions for a storage/gift box and a coordinating card are included. This would make a fun class for moms so they’ll be ready for that first snow day!
This cute project was made by Buffy Cooper 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

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

No Bones About it...Quick and Easy Cards and Packaging!

This project includes two cards and two gift packaging ideas that are quick and easy…and no bones about it…they’re super cute, too!  The No Bones About It Stamp Set is featured and provides the dinosaur theme for each project…and Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper provides fresh, fun colors and patterns.  Those colors and patterns also bring the versatility that allows you to create for either the special little boy or girl in your life!  For a final finishing touch the matching envelopes are a cinch using the Envelope Punch Board.

This super cute project was made by Sue Plote, 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

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Handbag Card Set!

Everyone needs some pretty colors and flowers to get them through the cold winters, and this card set would definitely cheer them up! The cards are stored in a cute little handbag with pretty Antique Brads on the handles. The handbag can hold eight cards and envelopes. This tutorial includes two card designs made with the Remarkable You Stamp Set, and four of each design can be made to fill up the handbag. This would make a perfect gift, and a great class project.

This cute project was made by Christy Fulk 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 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Water Colored Masculine Gift Card Set!

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at watercoloring but thought you couldn’t do it?  Here is your chance to give it a try using the masculine set The Wilderness Awaits and an Aqua Painter. The step-by-step instructions will show you how to make a wonderful set of four masculine cards with envelopes that fit right in the box that showcases your water colored creations that you can give away as a gift or keep for yourself.

This great project was made by Sara Hoogendoorn 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 13, 2015

Go Wild & Pamper Yourself!

This gift set is a mini spa day packaged in a coordinated kit. This set includes a nail file holder, a nail polish caddy, and chocolates that all fit inside a unique gift bag. There is also a matching gift card holder to add a little something extra. This spa day kit is perfect for that special person who deserves an indulgent gift. There is also a bonus recipe for a sugar scrub to add as an optional gift!

This awesome project was made by Boni Montano 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

Thursday, December 10, 2015

English Garden Box & Cards!

Need a fantastic, useful, and attractive gift for someone special?  You will enjoy making this project, and the recipient will cherish it!  Create six pockets to hold an assortment of cards, a box to hold the pockets, and this tutorial also includes instructions for six assorted—coordinating—greeting cards to start filling the pockets.  Once you give this box of cards to a special someone, don’t forget to replenish the cards throughout the year on holidays, special occasions, or just because.  This ensemble would be great for a stamp camp.

This sweet 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

Monday, December 7, 2015

Everlasting Luminary Gift Set!

This sweet and sparkly little gift set is sure to please! Learn how to quickly, and elegantly, turn a battery-operated tea light into an everlasting d├ęcor piece. Then you’ll learn how to make the coordinating gift box that is the perfect custom size to fit the three tea lights. And the simple, but sweet card will make this the perfect hostess gift for those holiday drop-ins!

This fun little set was made by ME!! And you can get the tutorial when you subscribe to the month of December over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Creation Station December Blog Hop!


Thanks for joining the Creation Station Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed Nicole's awesomeness! 


I made this elegant card with the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies. I LOVE clean lines and simple design - and this fits the bill to a tee! ;) 





When the Holiday Catalog came out, I knew this was my bundle! - I just love something that is simple and clean, but that makes a statement! I started with a Smoky Slate card base and used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Then I die cut the detail ornament framelit with Elegant Eggplant Cardstock (a little non-traditional colors, but Love it!), and then I die cut the open ornament and ornament topper in Silver Foil. I love the contrast between the Eggplant and the Silver! But even more, the Silver Cording Trim and the Iced Rhinestone Embellishments give that little extra pop (without overwhelming the simplicity), right?! 


And since I'm trying to be better about having the inside of my cards completed, I did that too! I added a Whisper White piece to the inside of the card, with a little strip of Everyday Chic Washi Tape along the bottom of it.


And with the framelit circle cut-out front on the card and the dangling ornament, it was a slight challenge to add a sentiment on the inside. But I made it happen! Here's my little Tip below:

  

I used the cut out piece from the open ornament, and placed it on the inside of the card, right where the outside piece fit, and then opened the card. Then stamped the saying right inside that negative space piece. - Super easy! And then it becomes perfectly hidden when the card is closed!

Hope you liked my card! And I hope you enjoy the next post by the awesome Denita Wright!

Here are the links if you'd like to go back to visit Nicole's post or forward to see Denita's! Enjoy the Blog Hop!!

    

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B



Friday, December 4, 2015

Winter Holiday Punch Art Tag Set!

Punch art is a fun way to create images that you may not have stamps for, as well a great way to get extra mileage out of your punches. In this project we will create punch art images for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. Each of these images is part of a cute tag, and all of the tags fit nicely in a decorative box. Includes a matching card for gift giving. These fun punch art designs are great for a club or a class, or just a fun winter afternoon of crafting.

This super fun project was made by Yapha Mason, 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

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Home for Christmas Tags!

We will be making this little stack of Christmas Tags and the fun little Gift Bag Pouch to store them in at stamp class this week! 

The tags are quick and easy with our Ornate Tag Topper Punch - and I Love all the little images from the Home For Christmas Designer Series Papers! There's a little bit of cute and a little bit elegant - something for everybody!

And the Gift Bag Pouch - super easy! A score line across a Gift Bag, use some Tear & Tape to seal the edges, and you have two pockets to hold the gift tags! Cool?! And with the fun details on the front, you can re-use it as gift card holder. 

I hope to see you at class this week! We have some super cute and fun cards to make too!!


Julie B

2016 Calendar / Keepsake Gift Book Set!

Are you looking for a thoughtful gift for a special person this Christmas or for an upcoming birthday? This 2016 Calendar/ Keepsake Book Gift Set is a wonderful choice! This calendar will not only look beautiful sitting on a desk or counter, but it will also turn into a keepsake book at the end of the year. There is space to write down goals for the New Year, record special memories and each month has a place for a treasured photo. The calendar and custom pen fit nicely inside the gorgeous gift box that doubles as storage when the year is done. And don’t forget to add the matching card! This lovely card is the perfect way to let your recipient know that you are thinking of them.

This pretty project was made by Julie Warnick 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