Sunday, June 2, 2019

Creation Station - Unique Folds Blog Hop!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month our Creation Station group is creating Unique Folds! And I'm super excited about this Hop! I Love, Love, Love a cool and different fold. I've been trying to incorporate fun folds in my classes for quite a few months now because they just have that WoW factor!! And I think everyone is excited when they open a card that has the WoW!

So the card I created today is simple, but still has that unique fold on the inside! I needed a couple graduation cards - and the new set, Above the Clouds was a perfect choice!

So for the card front I used a Whisper White Stitched Circle with some 'background' clouds in Pool Party ink. And then I stamped a Hot Air Balloon with the new Pretty Peacock ink, and punched it out with the new Hot Air Balloon punch. The Hot Air Balloon basket is stamped with Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and punched with the same punch.


And I love the saying, 'You're off to great places!' - especially for a graduation card! And it fit just perfectly into the Classic Label Punch! A bit of Crumb Cake Twine with Crumb Cake Cardstock was the perfect in between of the Pretty Peacock Designer Series Paper to tie it together.


And then for the Fun Fold inside - Like I said, it's a simple fold, but just perfect for a gift card or stash of cash! 

The Whisper White piece started as a 4" x 11". It was scored at 5 1/4", 6 1/4" and 7 1/4" to create the middle section. I used a little Tear and Tape to adhere the center and then punched with the same Classic Label Punch to create the money holder! - A super easy Fun Fold card center, and super functional!!


Here's a little closer look at the little pocket for the inside - so cool, huh?!


And, if you've stayed with me through the whole post - I have a question for you! How much do you think is an appropriate amount of money for a high school graduate? $50, $100?? Just curious what others would send!

I can't wait to see what kinds of other unique folds are in store for us on the rest of the hop!

Click here to check out what the fabulous Elizabeth Price has for us ~


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Creation Station - MonuMENtal Blog Hop!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month we're creating cards for the men! Sometimes I feel like masculine cards are probably the hardest to make. But maybe the hardest thing about them is just keeping it simple and clean! I love to add embellishments, ribbon and lots of other stuff - and I think when making a masculine card, you don't need most of that! 

So we made this masculine card at my last stamp classes. We were focusing on retiring/last chance products! And a lot of what you see on this card is only available through end of May (or while supplies last)!  


We used Lovely as a Tree - for it's final run! This stamp set was original to 2001 - maybe, but not sure, it's the oldest stamp set in the catalog... But it sure has been well used by me - masculine, sympathy, birthday, thank you and Christmas cards! And, kinda funny - it's my last wood stamp set, in a very ugly yellowed plastic case! ;)


But, back to the card - I stamped the tree in Memento Black Ink and then used the Aquapainter to add Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede ink to the image.  


And then I added the Happy Birthday from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. I Love this set because it has multiple options for the inside and outside sentiments - and I can never have enough of those! And this one is retiring too!!

And for some final touches that still kept it masculine - I added the Subtles folder for some texture, a little piece of the Wood Textures DSP and some Old Olive Sheer Ribbon (and the key to ribbon on a masculine card - no bow! Just flat or in a knot). A lot of all retiring things! - But I'm also super excited to get my hands on some new product soon and start creating.

I hope you enjoyed your stop here. And I can't wait to see what the amazing Elizabeth Price has in store for us!  



Julie B

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cute Bag for Stamp Class this Week!


This is the cute little Mini Gift Bag we're going to be making at stamp classes this week! I found the idea on another demonstrator's blog, Flowerbug's Inkspot from back in December 2018.

So I changed up the look of it with current products. The Happiness Blooms Designer Series Papers(DSP) are so cute for spring and summer! But they are retiring - so you gotta get them this month!! 

I really like the look of this bag - the circle handles remind me of a cute purse that my stampin' friend Kaylene got on our last stampin' trip in Utah! Those handles are kinda trendy I guess!

I hope you'll be coming to one of the classes this week - you'll get to make one of these cute bags, and you'll get to choose from a few of the other cute Happiness Blooms DSP prints to make it your own style - they're all so cute! Plus, we'll be making three other very cool cards!


Julie B


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Creation Station Blog Hop - Going Gingham Style!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! If you're just starting the Creation Station Blog Hop - Welcome!! And if you've hopped here from the fabulous Sara Levin, I hope you enjoyed her awesome creation! This month we are going 'Gingham Style' - and I Love this!! I Love gingham, but it also makes me want to sing and dance to Gangnam style!! ;) 

OK - so back to card making! When I saw all the gingham papers - and fell in love with them... I wasn't so sure that I had to have them just to go with the Butterfly Gala, all part of the suite. So I bought the papers first.

And then... when I saw the Fable Friends stamp set - Aaaaaahhhh - Loved them as partners! I Love the Fable Friends bunny (the Peter Rabbit looking bunny with the gingham papers - Beatrix Potter style!). Buy I had to do something a little different - 


I Love all the animals in the Fable Friends set - the bunny and the ducks, and baby ducks... but this little squirrel guy - he stole my heart! He's just so cute!! I couldn't wait to color him with some Stampin' Blends and put him on a card, Haha!


Look at him a little closer, with the sweet little sailor jacket and hat - so cute, right?! I loved coloring him with the Stampin' Blends - I used Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral and Old Olive and a smidge of Mango for the flower center. With more practice, I'm really liking the Stampin' Blends more and more!!  


I added a little "Happy Spring" tag, quickly (and not perfectly) cut from Balmy Blue Cardstock, just to give a nice general saying on the card.

I kept all the other details of the card simple - one layer of Balmy Blue underneath the gingham and just a simple knotted Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon - all because I wanted to be a 'boy' card for my grandson! I try to visit him often, and usually bring him a little something. So next time I visit, I figured I would add this cute little card to his little gift!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here! And I hope you enjoy your hop to the amazing Denita Wright-Smee! Can't wait to see what she has created! Click the link below to continue on the hop!
    


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Creation Station Blog Hop - Birds, Blossoms and Butterflies!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the Creation Station Hop for this month - we are sharing ideas with birds, blossoms and butterflies. So my favorite designer papers right now are the Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper - they are so perfect. A good mix of pretty colorful butterfly and floral images, but also the black and white prints on the backside! - Love them!!

So at the classes that I had this past week, we made this perfect card that fits the blossoms and butterflies (but no birds) theme - so that's what I decided to share with you!


I found this fun fold idea on the Stampin' Up! Facebook page from Kelly Acheson, but I altered the measurements (to make it easier, 1/2" marks instead of 1/8" marks) and I chose to call it the Fold Flat Step Card. I love this card idea because you can make it for any kind of card that you would want to have on display. I chose to make this one for a birthday card, but you could make it for so many other occasions... - I love that the Well Said Bundle, even though a bit pricey - it's so worth all the options!


Here's another side view to show how cute it looks when it's folded out and set up! - Love!! 


And if you didn't notice the sweet knotted ribbon on the stepped out part - there it is, cute and perfect huh?!


Here's a close up of the card front - 1 3/4" and 2" circles layered under the new Story Label Punch (love this one, and hope it will carry over...). Plus, instead of adding the dot over the i in birthday, I used the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots - so cute, and a perfect size.


And here's the "inside" of the card - which is really the back! Super easy and cute!


And I love this most about this card - it folds flat and fits in our standard envelope size!

I hope you enjoyed your stop by - and you're going to love your stop by the blog, my wonderful friend, Kathy Kartak - click on the link below - 


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Creation Station Hop - Share What You Love!


Welcome back to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month for the Creation Station Blog Hop we are sharing what we love! And I'm super excited about the All My Love Suite in our Occasions Catalog.


I made this card and little treat holder! Super simple, but so beautiful with the All My Love Designer Series Papers(DSP)!


So the card I made is lots of layers, but nothing difficult - just the kind of card I like to make!


I added both sides of the All My Love DSP for the background. And then lots more layers...


I started with the all My Love Lovely Lipstick ribbon with the stitched white edges (SO cute!!), just folded back and forth onto Glue Dots. Then I added a Crumb Cake stitched heart from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits, a Stitched Circle die cut from Lovely Lipstick Cardstock, and then a Pretty Label punched from Whisper White and stamped with the saying from the Meant to Be Stamp Set. And some Glitter Enamel Dots and Braided Linen Thread. 


And then this little open top box! Just a simple box so that what I had fits in! Just measure the width and depth of what you want to package, add the depth for the bottom, and score it up! Trim, fold in the bottom edges and adhere it. - You have an easy open top box, ready for a treat!
  

And this one has a yummy, little non-chocolate treat, pretty healthy I guess - nuts and dried fruit packet from Target! 

And simply decorated with another couple pieces from the All My Love DSP pack, same ribbon and a simply stamped framelit die cut heart - so easy!

I hope you enjoyed your stop by - and hope you enjoy your next stop just as much I look forward to seeing what my fabulous friend, Elizabeth has created - 

I hope you enjoyed your stop by,


Julie B




Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! And Happy New Catalogs!


What says Happy New Year more than a brand new calendar? Not much, right?! - Happy January 2019!! 

This cute little post-it note holder packs a lot of punch - it's a post-it note holder, pen holder and calendar, all in one little fun project. And we'll be making these at classes this week. 

The cover is decorated with some super fun new papers and elements from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. I really love the new sequins, and especially the ones in the flower shape! - So sparkly and cute, but a little hard to capture all of their cuteness in the photo!


Here's the inside - simple, but practical! The calendar and post-its are a perfect fit inside.

I hope you'll be joining us for class this week!


Happy New Year,


Julie B

** Oh, one little P.S. - I did get different pens this time - and they're not the one pictured (that one is an older mini pen that you can't find for sale anymore). The one you'll get is 'out for delivery' as I type! It's also a mini pen though, a new one I found on Amazon - still a black ball point pen, a smidge longer than the one in the picture.