Sunday, July 4, 2021

Creation Station Blog Hop - "Texture"

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the Blog Hop for July - we are creating with Textures! We're using all kinds of textures - embossing folders, embossing powder or even embossing paste! I Love simple, easy, but beautiful - and embossing folders fit that bill for me! And I'm at my second home, where I have limited supplies - But, I did bring some new supplies that came in the mail right before I headed to my other house. So that's what I decided to use.

I mostly used the Merriest Moments Hybrid Bundle - which I Love!! I first die cut this fabulous piece using Evening Evergreen Cardstock. And then used the embossing folder to add this fabulous detail -   

How beautiful is that Evergreen embossed piece?! I Loved it so much that I decided that it need to be set off with only a bunch of other Crumb Cake parts!

I added a flat Crumb Cake Cardstock layer and a Tasteful Textile embossed layer to the background. (The Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder is definitely my go-to folder for almost any background - it's so versatile!) And I wrapped some Linen Thread around those layers..

And that Linen Thread was finished with a Linen Thread bow! And did you notice the Evergreen bling?! It's really just the Basic Rhinestones, but I added Evening Evergreen Stampin' Blends to color them! 

And just to be clear - the card was all mostly parts from the Merriest Moments Bundle - but the saying was a stray - it came from the Christmas to Remember stamp set. But, what do you think? Do you think with that saying on the front, it could be a card for a birthday?! I think maybe so?!... 

But back to "Texture" - I love the texture and layers of this card!! It's simple with the colors, but really has a lot to it! Sometimes Wrapped Linen Thread and just lots of cardstock layers - it all adds up to more texture!!

I hope you enjoyed the card, and the bit of a Sneak Peek! And don't miss what the fabulous Kirsten Kreuzer has in store for us! Can't wait to see what see has posted... Click below - 

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, June 6, 2021

In Color Floral Frenzy Mash-Up Blog Hop!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin! And welcome to our hop for this month - In Color Floral Frenzy Mash-Up! We were challenged this month at the Creation Station to design a floral card, and use In Colors from the 2020-2022 or 2021-2023 collections, along with only White as our Neutral, nothing from the core colors. I 'think' I met that goal. Well, maybe! ;)

I decided to use the Flowers of Friendship set along with the coordinating Flowers & Leaves punch. And then LOTS of White Cardstock!! (And then maybe a smidge of black!)

I had already made the cute little Simply Classic Treat Box with my Stamp Class people this past week. We decorated the pre-made boxes with the Flowers and Leaves stamped with Polished Pink and Soft Succulent ink and then punched. So I figured I would make a coordinating card.

I stamped and punched the same flowers and leaves (and bits of black!). And they are arranged onto a Tailor Made Tags Die, cut from White Cardstock. And I started with a Thick White card base. I added a Scalloped Contours Die Cut, also from White Cardstock.

And then there's this!! - It's an embossed layer of White Cardstock, using the new Thanks folder. It's part of a set of folders, Thanks & Hello. I LOVE this new embossing folder duo!! You get two great folders that also can be used as your greeting for your card front!!

And here's another view from the side of the card - just to show you all the dimension of the card!

And here are a couple more views of the cute Simply Classic Treat Box! 

I hope you enjoyed your stop by here! And I hope you enjoy the rest of the Hop! Up next is the fabulous Jeanna Bohanon - Can't wait to see what she has in store for us!

See ya soon,

Julie B

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Creation Station - What Do You Sea Hop!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin' - and welcome to the May Creation Station Blog Hop! This month's theme is right up my alley!! We are stamping with the Ocean theme! My home away from home is on the Pacific Ocean - and I Love being there, listening to the ocean waves crash on the rocks. And the air there just feels better than anywhere else - Life is Good by the Ocean!! But back to stamping - I am happy to show a few creations with the Ocean theme!

First up, is a beautiful card highlighting the Seashells Embossing Folder. I Love that this folder can create a card with very little work! I did add some Frost White Shimmer paint to the shells to give them a little bit of a pop.

This next card is made with the same bundle of products - in the Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle! I Love all the Designer Series Papers that accentuate and coordinate with the stamps. 

And this final card was made in one of my classes when the Annual Catalog was just released last summer. I Love this whale stamped in Blackberry Bliss! I Love the contrast of that color with the Pool Party and Pretty Peacock (I'm going to miss that Color, and Seaside Spray sooo much!).

And since we didn't have any twine that coordinated, I colored the Linen Thread with a Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blend Marker.

The card layout is the Double Z Fold - it's so fun to make a different layout to change things up with your cards!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here - and I can't wait to send you off to see what's next from one of my Stampin' Besties, Elizabeth Price!

'Sea' ya soon!!

Julie B 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Creation Station - Sweet Treat Packages!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month we're stamping Sweet Treat Packages! This is right up my alley!! I love little packaging stuff, little treats to give to friends and family - this is my jam! So I picked a few of my easiest and favorite quick projects - all based around 6" x 6" pieces of Designer Paper! - And this time with the Hydrangea Haven Papers - Love, Love, Love these!!

The first one we did at my last class! I'm kind of sad that these Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are retiring - they are so easy to decorate, fill with some treats and top off with a fun Belly Band!

The biggest thing to creating this is adding a 2" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper to the inside of the box. Then you add some treats inside. - So, so quick and easy!!

And a quick layered tag on top of a simple belly band is so easy!! I love that this slides off easily and makes it re-usable, or at least not 'ruined' when it's opened.

And this was a favorite from almost 10 years ago (see my post HERE)!! I recreated a Double Pocket Holder from someone else's larger design - I just made mine smaller for a 6" x 6" piece of Designer Paper (I Love small stuff!!). 

It's so fun - you can put a Ghiradelli Square in each side like I did. Or other fun stuff fits in - tea bags, other small treat packs!

And then I made this super cute little open treat holder! Again it's made from a piece of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper. And it fits a lot of treats in each little section!

This one has easy score lines and takes just minutes to create as well! I Love creating quick and easy treat holders - so fun to make and even more fun to give!!

Leave me a message if you want to see more details on the instructions on any of these!

I can't wait to see Vicki Boucher has in store for us next! Click here -

Thanks for stopping by!

Julie B

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Creation Station Blog Hop - Outback Outwest!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month at Creation Station we are stamping Outwest, which is not my wheelhouse! ;)  So I decided to go for an earthy vibe and create something with the stamp set I had - 'Enjoy the Moment' from the January - June Mini Catalog.

Even when I'm stamping something that's not really my style, I add touches of my own style and feel like it helps to make it all good! 

I stamped the image using Early Espresso (which I'm not really sure I've even seen one of these in real life...). And then I added Pumpkin Pie Blends, just because I liked how they kept it earthy with a little pop of color! And I even gave a flick of color with the Pumpkin Pie Blends to the image after die cutting it.

And I always like 'Dimensionaled' layers - cuz that just helps every card look it's best! So between the Subtle Embossed layer and then again between the In Good Taste Designer Paper layer and the die cut I added Dimensionals!

Twine or ribbon really give an added touch. And I like to add some kind of sequins or gems - in 3's is a nice touch!

I've tried to be better lately about completing the inside of the card. So I added a couple coordinating stamped images and colored them with the Pumpkin Blends as well. And I also die cut it with the Stitched Rectangle die to coordinate with the front stitched die cut circle.

I hope you enjoyed your stop here! And I can't wait to see what's in store for us from the awesome Kerstin - 

See you soon,

Julie B

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Creation Station Blog Hop - How to be a Millionaire!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin! This month at Creation Station we are celebrating the sets of Million-Dollar sales achievers with Stampin' Up! If you didn't already know, when a demonstrator hits the $1,000,000 sales milestone, they get to design a stamp set. So cool, right?! If I keep at my current sales pace, I might be able to create my set in about 53 years! Hahaha!! ;)

I chose a set that was featured in our Holiday Mini Catalog, Press On. It was created by demonstrator Joyce Feraco.

I Love that this set can be great for masculine cards as well! And here's what I made with it -

I used the In Good Taste Designer Series Papers for the front of the card. - Love the masculinity of those papers for sure! 

The Soft Suede Stitched Rectangle piece is adhered under the Crumb Cake, inside piece. It is a flap that opens up, making it a sort-of tri-fold card.

The inside is left blank for a nice thank you message!

I hope you liked this simple card, and if you like the stamp set and haven't gotten it yet - you better hurry!! It is being retired from the Holiday Mini catalog tomorrow. 

And up next in the Blog Hop is Jeanna Bohanon - I can't wait to see what fabulous-ness she has created for us!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Creation Station Hop - Ice, Ice Baby!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin' - I'm excited to be sharing an Ice, Ice Baby Creation with you today!! I have a super fun card to share. It uses the Warm & Toasty stamp set and the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Papers, and it has a surprise inside!! 

On the card front, I used the Bashful Blue and Highland Heather Stampin' Blends sets to color the scarf and hat of the skating polar bear. He's been fussy cut and 'dimensionaled' onto a die cut oval 'ice rink' and then glued to a subtle Snowflake Splendor DSP piece. And gotta love the Blue-Adhesive Backed Gems to give that extra sparkle to the card front!!

And then for the inside - 

So cool, right?! It's just a 6" x 6" piece of designer paper. It's folded in half both ways, and then flipped over and folded from corner to corner. That makes the little diamond-shaped pop-up piece that is glued inside the card.

Then I added the layers with the sentiment inside, and tah-dah! A fun and surprising inside bit of fun! 

I hope you enjoyed your stop by!

Can't wait to see what the awesome Sara has in store for us next -

Thanks for stopping in,

Julie B

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Creation Station Blog Hop - Tool Time!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin' and to the Creation Station Blog Hop for the month of September! This moth we are focusing on tools! Simple stamping can be fun and easy, but with 'tools,' you can really up your stamping game! And my #1, go-to, always-out-and-ready-to-use tool is the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. Die-cutting with the machine makes that perfection shine through, and embossing adds that sometimes subtle, but powerful extra pop of coordination. And our new machine is the sleekest and smoothest running machine!! - I Love it!!

So the card I made for the hop this month is Halloween-themed! I just love this time of year, decorating for Halloween and creating Halloween cards and treats! And of course, I relied on the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to help with my creation.

The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Papers are the Wow! that helped me plan the color palette of the card. And then I used a sample from the catalog to help design the Have A Hoot owl. I Loved the look of the owl and spider popped up from the branches. 

And that's where the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine helped with the precise cutting of those guys! They stand out so much more interestingly!

The machine cuts so quietly and smoothly! And Love that the new plates, with numbers, make it easy to know how to stack them to cut.

And this card may look like it's just a layered card, but it's also a fun-fold! The top Pumpkin Pie layer is actually a flap that uncovers a small writing area, plus a pocket for a gift card or money!

Here's a closer up of the pocket front, where I embossed the extra piece withe the Cobwebs Embossing Folder.

And again, the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine was the tool to create the perfectly coordinated, embossed piece - in a flash!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here, and I can't wait to see what's up next on the hop, from the awesome Kathy Kartak.

Thanks for hopping in today,

Julie B