Sunday, August 6, 2023

Creation Station Blog Hop - Ombre Blending!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the our hop this month, where we are sharing Ombre Blended creations! I was excited with the theme of Ombre because I created a super fun card last month that I thought was perfect for this post! - Even though it's a little bit of a cheat! ;)

So... my ombre was created by Stampin' Up! in the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Papers! There are some super great ombre prints in this stack of papers!! - in Lemon Lime Twist, Pretty Peacock (one of my favorite ones!), Misty Moonlight, Bubble Bath, Azure Afternoon, and in this sample - Berry Burst! I Love it when they do the work for us! - If you haven't seen these awesome papers, you need to go check them out!!

But that is where the background paper piece comes from! And the cute flower was made from the Paper Florist Dies. But wait till you see the flowers inside the card (and the super fun star of the show inside too)...

I created this Pop Up Vase for the inside of this card. You can find some versions of it on You Tube. And it's not as hard to create as you think!

There are so many cute flowers you can create with the Paper Florist Dies too!! And they don't go with any stamp set, so they are kind of a 'sleeper' die set! You should go check them out!!

And for my class, since there were so many pieces that had to be die cut from the Paper Florist Dies, I decided to use the Bough Punch to make the leaves a little quicker! They do have beautiful leaves in the Paper Florist Die set, but just quicker to use a punch when you need 4 sets. 

I hope you liked your stop by! And if you can't find any instructions for the Pop Up Vase tutorial leave me a comment and I can send you some more info!

And I can't wait to see what's up next! To check out what Kathy Kartak has created for us next, click here -

See ya soon,

Julie B

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Creation Station Blog Hop! - New Colors!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin' and to the Creation Station Blog Hop for the month of July! This month we're creating with One New Core Color, One New In Color and White! I chose Lost Lagoon for the New Core Color, and technically it's a returning color, but still new to the Core Collection! - I Love it's bluish-green and soft coastal feel! And I chose Pebbled Path for the New In Color. - I Love this awesome new neutral!! 

And then I decided to use the Online Exclusives set and coordinating punch, Tropical Leaf. There's just such a nice simplicity to the whole bundle!
I also decided to use a new Fun Fold I recently learned. I'm not sure if there's a name for the fold, but it has a Z-Fold vibe, with a bit of a slide action!

Here is the card, completely flat! That is a nice feature, that it folds completely flat so it will fit into an envelope. Easy for mailing!

This top view shows how there is a back piece, and a front piece that are connected with a folded cardstock piece (technically an S-fold, not a Z-fold!). 

And this is an important feature - the front flap does fold back so that you're able to lay it flat to write on the inside! Important stuff - the practicality of it! Not always focusing on just the cute stuff!

Back to my favorite view of the card, just to highlight that I most Love all the Lost Lagoon features - including the ribbon, cut in half down the middle, and the Iridescent Pastel Gems embellishments (which are listed as Balmy Blue - but match almost perfectly with Lost Lagoon, so I felt that was fair game to include them!).

I hope you enjoyed your stop by! And I can't wait to see what the awesome Kathy Kartak has in store for us!

See you soon,

Julie B

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Creation Station Hop - Beach Life!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for the month of June. This month we've got some Beach Life creations for you! I Love the beach and everything coastal! But the card I made is more like 'headed to the beach!' 

I mostly used the On the Ocean Die Set to create this fairly simple card. I have to admit that I saw this set of dies along with the bundle in the last Mini Catalog and decided that I didn't want it. But then when I saw just the die set in the back section of the new Annual Catalog, I was a little more drawn to it. I like dies that can be stand alone (when you don't have to have the coordinating stamp set). - But yes, I did end up getting the stamp set too (because I know I'll NEED it one day) - Haha!!

I Love that the pieces were very easy - 3 main pieces. I did emboss the sails and trim in between them before adding them to the mast. And maybe you can tell in the picture above, but I glued down the hull, but then added Dimensionals for the mast, flag and the ocean water to set things off a little nicer!  

I just Love, Love, Love the white detail over the Night of Navy waves! I think it really sets off the water and brightens the whole look of the card!

And one other unexpected thing - the background paper I chose was from the Bright & Beautiful 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack! Those papers have a lot of versatility in them! I Love how this piece looks like an ocean background.

I hope you enjoyed your stop by, and I can't wait to see what Barb has in store for us next -

See you soon,

Julie B

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Creation Station Blog Hop - Dots and Spots!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for the month of May! We're creating with Dots and Spots this month!

I used two of the new In Colors - Moody Mauve and Boho Blue for the cards I made. The card layouts are an "Envelope Fold", where the triangular top flap tucks into the top of the 'Thank you' label. - It's a card, but looks like an envelope!

It's a very simple card layout, and so easy to make! You just need a 3 3/4" square piece of Designer Series Paper, scored diagonally. Then adhere half to the backside of a 4" x 5 1/4" card. And then adhere that to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.

I used the In Color Designer Series Paper Assortment - I Love the new Dot print! On each card I used the coordinating Textured Ribbon, Jute Trim (Love, Love, Love the Jute Trim!!) and In Color Dots!

For the 'Thank you' Label, I used the "Good Feelings" stamp set and the new Nested Essentials Dies.

I hope you enjoyed your stop by, and hope you Hop On over to see what Sara Nell Langland has created!

See ya soon,

Julie B

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Creation Station Blog Hop - Simple & Sweet!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month at Creation Station we're sharing Simple & Sweet designs! The card I made is one of my favorite layouts to replicate lately. And I think it's become one of my favorites because of the simple, but oh so pretty start to a super cute card. On this card I used the Country Floral Lane suite, plus a few other fun things!

So I started with a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Petal Pink Cardstock base. And I scored it at 4 1/4". Then I cut a 5 1/4" x 6" Designer Series Paper piece into 3 parts - 4" x 5 1/4" for the card front, and two 1" x 5 1/4" pieces. One for the front edge and one for the inside trim. - And that makes a fabulous card to just embellish and add some cute things to! (And one of the best part is that you show off both sides of our awesome Designer Series Papers!)

So that's what I did - I added some layers and Country Bouquet Punched parts to the card front, some stamped, some just punched from cardstock. And I added a saying on a quick cut scrap!

But always - the final, but oh so easy, touches are the Iridescent gems and a Linen Thread bow! 

And a "Happy Valentine's Day" inside (plus, just one more little punched heart!) - to finish it off!

I hope you enjoyed your quick stop by, and I can't wait to see what my fabulous Stampin' Bestie, Elizabeth Price, has in store for us -

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Creation Station - Fun & Fancy Folds!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin' and to our Creation Station Blog Hop for November! This month we are showing off Fun & Fancy Folds! I Love this theme - And Love creating a fun fold! And the fun fold I'm sharing with you today is a 'flat fun fold'. Maybe that sounds a little strange, but the folds in this card create double pockets on a card front.

The base of the card is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Mossy Meadow Cardstock piece. and the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper is 5 1/4" x 11 3/4", scored at 1 3/4", 4 3/4" and 7 3/4". Then it is just creased into a "W" shape, and adhered down to create the two pockets on either side.

The pull out card on the left side was made to be a gift card holder pocket, It measures 4 1/8" x 4 1/4", scored at 1 1/4" for the fold up pocket. 

The right side has a simple 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" White Cardstock piece with a 1" x 4 1/4" strip glued to it, just for a little writing space!

And then I added a bunch of fun stuff for the front! The holly leaves are from the Holly Berry Dies, and then I added a Wonderful Snowflake on top of those. And the tag was made from the Very Best Trio punch, and stamped with the new Framed and Festive stamp set.

I Love how a few score lines can create some really fun folds that give a whole new vibe to creating a really great card! 

I hope you enjoyed your stop here, and can't wait to see what the fabulous Vicki Boucher has in store for us next! Click the link below to hop on over!

Vicki Boucher

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Creation Station Blog Hop - Tweets & Treats!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin! This month at Creation Station we're creating 3-D projects!! I Love making little projects and treats to share! And in my most recent card class I was trying to decide on a quick and cute treat to make for the ladies that came to craft with me! And this is what I came up with...

I've been with Stampin' Up! for close to 25 years, and for as far back as I can remember, we've been making cute packaging for wrapped Hershey's Nugget candies! And this is just another version of how we can 'cutsie' up those Hershey Nuggets!

I started off by wrapping the candies with 1" x 3" Designer Series Paper pieces. These are from the Black & White Designs. Then I stamped the letters from the Alphabest Stamp Set onto various "Halloween" colored cardstock scraps, and punched them out with the coordinating Best Label Punch - Love these letters with this awesome punch!!!

Then I slid them into a 'pretzel bag' - I've had these hanging around for a long time in my stash of crafting stuff. But I know you can still find them on Amazon and in craft stores. Then I adhered the sealed bags onto a tag.

And the tag might be my most favorite part!! :) I cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock 2" x 5", and punched the ends with the new Very Best Trio Punch. I feel like this new punch is sort of a 'sleeper' item in the July-December catalog. - But it is so awesome!! You can make any sized tag and punch the ends to make it so fun and fancy!! - And it even has an awesome slot punch to further perfect your tag!! What more could you want?! 

I hope you enjoyed my simple and sweet project this month! And I hope you continue on the hop to see what the fabulous Mikaela has to show us!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Creation Station Blog Hop - Going for the Gold!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month at Creation Station we're "going for the GOLD!" And I have an elegant style card, with a unique fold, to share with you! I used the Heron Habitat Bundle - I am loving this set and the coordinating dies!  

I decided to use the Texture Chic Specialty Papers to kind of 'spruce up' the set and create a more elegant vibe. And that lead me to the coordinating color choices - Gray Granite, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent. - And of course, Gold Foil, for a real pop of sparkle and shine!

It might get missed, but the layer under the Heron is a piece of the Brushstroke Specialty Paper - it is a beautiful, soft and textured piece of paper that really adds to the card!!

The fold of the card starts with a basic 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in half. And then the front flap is cut into (unequal) thirds, creating "the Kickstand Card" (this has been named by my Stampin' Bestie, Elizabeth Price). 

By adhering a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the Texture Chic Specialty Paper to the two outer flaps, and leaving the middle flap loose on top, you get the 'Kickstand'!

With the gap left on the inside of the card, you also get a beautiful peek at the other side of the Designer Paper - Love that!!

I hope you enjoyed your stop by here today! And I can't wait to see what the awesome Barb Pfeffer has in store for us next! Click here -

Barb Pfeffer

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Creation Station Blog Hop - Anything Embossing!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin' - and welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for August! We are creating with 'anything embossing'! And my favorite (and easiest) way of embossing is dry embossing with our embossing folders. It just adds that needed bit of texture, and with very little effort.

So the card I made here was for a class I recently held, and I Love, Love, Love it! I used the Kindest Gnomes Bundle, and mostly the Gnomes Dies to create this fun card. And the Timber 3D Folder was a subtle, but perfect background for one of the layers.

I used the Sale-A-Bration designer series papers, Rings Of Love for the card front, and used that for my color palette. I highlighted Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, White and Soft Suede, with Crumb Cake as an added neutral. - I love that our designer series papers guide the perfection of our color choices for cards!

And I know I haven't said it yet - but I LOVE these gnomes!!! There are just four dies that make this perfect little guy! So easy, and so adaptable for any occasion! And how cute are the little mushroom accent pieces too, right?!

I did finish the inside of the card, but kept it very simple! I've been doing this a lot lately - using just a 1/2" scrap piece to accent the inside with a piece of designer paper that matches the card front. So simple, makes it all come together, and uses up those little extra scraps - Win, Win, Win!

I hope you enjoyed your quick stop by! And hope you continue to hop onto the next stop, where Denita will wow us with her creation -

See you soon,

Julie B