Sunday, January 31, 2016

Number Framelits Anniversary!


Some special friends of mine are celebrating their 30th Wedding Anniversary and this is the card I made for them!

I'm really loving the Number Framelits Dies - they are awesome! They make a pretty good stand alone focal point for a card - the font size is just right. I added the numbers onto a 2-1/2" punched Circle and then a Silver Doily. I used a piece of Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum for the background. I layered that onto a Silver Foil Sheet.

I used the Creating Pretty Cards Challenge over at Craft Project Central for the layout - 


So my card is not exact to the layout, but it really is fun and helpful to use a Sketch to help you in creating a card! 

If you haven't tried a Sketch - you should!! :)

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Baker's Box Creations!

This tutorial includes three different treat and gift boxes made with the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies. There’s a little treat box that holds a Ghirardelli candy bar perfectly, a tall Baker’s Box that can hold a full-size candy bar or anything around the same size, and a wide Baker’s Box that can hold a lot of treats or a little gift. The boxes also feature the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set and English Garden Designer Series Paper. This would make a great product-based class for the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies.
This project was made by Christy Fulk, and it's the Bonus Project for the month of January over at Craft Project CentralBonus 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 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Little Letters Felt Board Birthday Set!

What can you do with the Little Letters Thinlits?  A lot!  This tutorial will walk you through how to use your thinlits in some fun ways!  Learn how to create felt letters with a felt board, a felt letter holder, and a festive birthday card!  We will use both the positive die cut letters and the negative spaces they leave when they are die cut!  Let’s explore what you can do with these versatile thinlits!

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Crash the (DSP) Stash!

Ask any stamper or paper crafter and, if they’re honest, they’ll admit to having more designer paper than they’ll probably live long enough to use.  The problem (for lack of a better word) is that there are too many gorgeous paper collections coming and going all the time.  This tutorial will demonstrate a fun, colorful, and creative technique that will not only have you using that paper you’ve been hoarding, but it also gives the green light to mixing and matching colors and patterns that you would normally never use together.  While you are putting your hoarded stash to work, you will thoroughly enjoy some trendy techniques such as the quilt and tag cards, tag-shaped window, glimmer pinwheel card, and a colorful, fun Bargello design.  Of course, you’ll need a pretty place to put your stack of cards, and this tutorial includes a handy pocket portfolio for that purpose.

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Friday, January 22, 2016

Bear Hugs Valentine Set!

This super cute Bear Hugs set is perfect for the baby bear in your life! Featuring a pop-up card, treat bag, and banner, it is a great way to show your love on Valentine’s Day or all year round.  The treat bag is a great size for cookies or candy. The banner is easily customizable to any length name. The pop-up card is quick enough to make multiples of while still being exciting to open. This fun trio would also make a great class or club project.

This cute project was made by Yapha Mason, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of January over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Memories in the Making Birthday Cards!

It’s your best friend’s birthday, and you don’t have time to make a card. Don’t break down and run to the store to buy one! Here are 12 simple, cute, and quick birthday cards you can create in a snap with the Project Life Memories in the Making Bundle. Using the Card Collection, Accessory Pack, and Photopolymer Stamp Set with a few other tools you probably have on hand, you’ll have a card for every month. You’ll also repurpose the packaging to make a box to hold your cards and envelopes. This project would make a wonderful gift or a fun stamp camp or class as well!

This cute project was made by Buffy Cooper, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of January over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Amore Banner Gift Set!

Add some lovely d├ęcor to your home for Valentine’s Day with this Amore banner featuring sparkling ribbon and sequin tassels, glittery hearts, and beautiful pennants. Give this lovely banner as a gift with the coordinating gift box to nicely package the banner and the matching card.

This pretty project was made by Amanda Corbet, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of January over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

It's Time to Celebrate...with Cake!

Celebrate any occasion…with cake…and the calories don’t count!  This project begins with a card that features the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies…with a fun Hip Hip Hooray front and center!  The card also uses the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack…and it’s bright and fun colors and patterns carry over to the cake picks and the birthday box.  This easy, sweet little project sets the lucky recipient on the way to celebrate any occasion…in a delicious way!

This fun project was made by Sue Plote, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of January over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Valentine 12 x 12 Sampler & Square Card!

This Valentine Sampler is sure to wow your friends and family when you tell them you made it yourself! Add a 12" x 12" frame of your choice and make a beautiful focal display!  The square card uses product from the Love Blossoms Suite. The Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, and the Love Blossoms Cardstock Pack make it easy to make the card look so pretty and elegant! These projects coordinate beautifully together and would make a great gift for someone special! Get your friends together,  share the product needed and help them create their own gifts for giving!

This super cute project was made by Lynn Starzl, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of January over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Perpetual Calendar & Pen Holder!

The beginning of a new year always means purchasing new desktop calendars. Make this calendar, and you’ll never need to purchase another desktop calendar again! This perpetual calendar is perfect for any desk. It includes two square cubes with numbers for the days of the month, and three long, rectangle cubes for each month of the year. All of these are inserted into a floral calendar base. This tutorial also includes a coordinating pen holder to go along with the calendar. This would also make a great calendar class.

This awesome project was made by Christy Fulk, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of January over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Botanical Gardens Calendar for Class!


This super simple and fun Desktop Calendar will stare at you all year long - and entice you to book that tropical trip (doesn't it scream Hawaii, or somewhere tropical?!)!! And it's the project we'll be making at stamp classes this week! 

I wasn't real sold on the Botanical Gardens Suite when I first saw it, but I Love it so much after just making those fabulous pop-out flowers!! So pretty! And when you see the fabulous bundle, plus the coordinating Sale-A-Bration freebies you can choose to go with it - A Must-Have!!

I hope you'll be joining us for stamp class this week so you can make one too!



Julie B 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Romantic Dinner Ensemble!

Valentine’s Day is approaching and the restaurants will be crowded! Why not plan to stay in the comfort of your own home with this Romantic Dinner Ensemble? Surprise your Valentine with all of the trimmings! You can eat dinner by candle light with taper candles and custom gold rose candle holders, while enjoying the beverage of your choice with a decorative bottle topper. The place setting will be perfect with coordinating silverware sleeves and a matching card for your sweetheart. Add some scattered sequins and heart shaped gold doilies for the finishing touch.

This sweet project was made by Julie Warnick, and you can get her tutorial when you subscribe to the month of January over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Creation Station Blog Hop! - An Occasions Catalog Favorite!


If you've just arrived from the fabulous Jen Arkfeld's blog, Welcome!! 

And, if you're just starting here, Welcome to this month's Creation Station Blog Hop! The theme of our hop is Favorites from the new Occasions Catalog! So for me, it was an easy decision to use the new Number of Years Stamp Set and the coordinating Large Number Framelits Dies! - I Love that the set is super versatile - all the numbers, plus Happy Birthday, Anniversary, flowers, and even 'grade' for scrapbooking! Plus, the Large Numbers Framelits, included if you purchase the bundle - I was sold!!

I made a card and gift card holder for an upcoming birthday this year! Everything is based on Bermuda Bay and Whisper White. On the card I used the 'must-have' Large Numbers Framelits! I chose to keep it bold, and just die cut the numbers, but you can also stamp the numbers first, and then die cut them. Behind the "21" I used the balloon from the Balloon Framelits - We have so many great things in our Main Catalog that help make the new things even that much better!
   

I used the "Celebrate" from the Expressions Natural Elements. But I added the new Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush - this is another "must-have"!! It's a bit tough to photograph, but seriously - you gotta get it! ;)


I didn't do a lot to embellish the inside of the card, but so happy that this new stamp set has a great inside saying!




I also made this quick little gift card holder. It's super easy to just score the Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bag 3-1/2" from the bottom end of the bag. Then just use some Tear and Tape to adhere the sides up, creating two pockets! One pocket is good for a little note card, in the back. And the front pocket fits a little fold over cardstock piece to hold the gift card! Perfect, Sweet and Simple!



I embellished the front of the Gift Card Holder with a little tag (more stamps from the same set!). But my favorite part is making this little side-tied bow! You just fold over the White Satin Ribbon, and then use the Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine to tie up the edge! I love this look!


I hope you enjoyed my post!

And I know you'll be impressed with the next post on the Blog Hop, by the Awesome, Kimberly Van Diepen! If you're ready to move on just click the NEXT pic below to go to Kimberly's, and if you missed Jen's post, you can click on the BACK pic to go there.

       



Julie B

Friday, January 1, 2016

A Year Full of Memories!

Do you remember all those special times that happened over the past year? Maybe some of just the big events?... Well this sweet project is meant to help you take the time to write down all those things, big or small, that made your day, week or month memorable! Maybe it’s a little thing someone said or did, but write it down and place it in the jar. And won’t it be fun to open the jar next year and read all those moments that made your year special! Make it a family jar that everyone contributes to! In the tutorial you’ll learn how to decorate the shimmery jar. You’ll make an Open Top Box to put the decorated Note Cards in – all ready to set out and be written on and put into the jar! Plus, make a set for a gift and include the coordinating card!

This project was made made by ME! And you can get my tutorial when you subscribe to the month of January over at Craft Project Central.

Happy New Year!!


Julie B