Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Twitterpatted Portfolio & Card Set

This pretty portfolio filled with cards, envelopes, and separate sentiments is a great gift.  The card sentiments (for various occasions) are kept in a little drawer inside the portfolio and can be quickly added to a card when you need one.  Instructions include variations on how the little drawer can be used if you choose to put the sentiments on the cards as you make them and don’t need the drawer for the sentiments.

This pretty set was made by Kris McIntosh, and you can get more details about her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

More Fun for the 50th!

Here are a couple other things I made for my brother-in-law's surprise party last weekend.  Again, I used the Designer Rosette die to make these fun picks that were put into plants for the table centerpieces.  I made a bunch of them and the Rosette die made them so quick!!

They are about 5-1/2" in diameter.  And the center circles are the 3" and the 3-1/2" dies.  And, the 50 was made with the (retired) Simple Numbers.


I also made about forty of these little favors for the place settings at the tables too.  I used the retired Petal Card die for the pocket - another die that I haven't found a good replacement yet!  And the 50 was stamped with the Memorable Moments stamp set - yep, something current!! :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fun 50th Banner!

On Saturday my sister had a surprise 50th birthday party for her husband.  And I made this banner for her to hang at her house.  Each piece is made from a rectangle, about 5-1/2" x 9".  Then I cut in half at an angle, flipped to the other side, and glued back over the other piece.


Each banner has a rosette made from the Rosette Big Shot die.  

And because of the larger size, I needed to use some of my (retired) larger numbers - these are the Simple Numbers.  And I also used a retired alphabet strip for the TH. 

I also used my (retired) Serif Alphabet dies for the other letters.  I guess there are just some things that retire that you just can't replace!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fancy Box & Card

This unique and beautiful box is sure to impress!  The sizable box will hold lots of little treats or small gifts.  Change up the papers for any occasion or add a handle to the sides to make a special basket!  The accompanying card coordinates purrrrfectly!!

This sweet project was made by Kim Score, and you can the details for her tutorial over at Craft Project Central

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Friday, August 24, 2012

"Mummy in the Window" Treat Box & Card

This project is perfect for those times when you want to give a sweet treat that’s wrapped in the colors of the Fall season, and also celebrates the fun of Halloween.  Best of all, this is a relatively quick project to make, so you’ll definitely want to make more than one!

This fun project was made by Regina Andari, and you can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Storytime - So Cute!

Here's a group photo of some of the cards I made for the Scrapbook Expo that my stampin' buddy Elizabeth Price hosted a couple weekends ago.  It's all made with the Storytime Designer Series Papers - LOVE them!!  She added the super cute banner made with the number squares (cut from the Designer Paper and strung together - awesomely easy and super cute!).

You can see some close-ups of the cards HERE.

Still lovin' this set of papers...

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

PS - And thanks Liz for sharing the photo even though I couldn't be there! :) 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Friendship Preserves for Fall

Here's a fun fall card we're going to make tonight at a demonstrator get together I'm going to.  We'll be using lots of new stuff from the Holiday Catalog to make it!  I love this new Embossing Folder, Lacy Brocade - it's so elegant.  And I like the new Window Frames Collection Framelits, such a cool new shape!

And here's a closer-up of the Friendship Preserves "hello."  It's stamped in Pool Party, and then only cut out the hello.  Then stamped again in Crumb Cake, then die cut with the Framelits.  And the little button is from the Natural Designer Buttons set - I like how it goes so well with the More Mustard piece in the background.  And finally, the leaf is from the new Autumn Accents Bigz die.  

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Embossed Vellum Gift Bag & Card

Every once in a while, you just need a little gift bag to give a gift in, whether it be a teacher, co-worker, neighbor, or friend.  Make someone feel extra special by giving them a gift in this beautiful-handmade gift bag!  The coordinating tag and gift card add an extra special touch and the elegant bag made from embossed vellum is sure to impress.

This pretty little set was made by Laurie Zoellmer, and you can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Clipboard and Stationery Set

It’s back to school time!  Here is a perfect gift ensemble for the kids’ teachers!  The ensemble includes a clipboard, matching pencil box and a set of cards!  Make several sets and give them as gifts to not only the teachers, but co-workers, friends, etc. and be sure to keep a set for yourself!

This super sweet set was made by Heidi King, and you can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's A Birthday! - (

Today is Happy Birthday to my baby, 'man-child', who turns 17!  Crazy where the time goes!!  So this is the card I made for him.  I used the You're Amazing set with the Apothecary Accents Framelit to cut out the Happy Birthday.  And I used the World Spectacular papers for the little banner pieces - love how the parts all come together!

And here's the card that my upline Tami sent me that allowed me to CASE!! :)  I just love this card - it's a perfect card for anyone, just change the colors or designer papers to whatever you like!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Simple Happy Hour!

Here's a quick card I made today!  My husband and I are big wine fans, so when this set, Happy Hour, came out I knew I wanted it.  There are so many pieces to the set that you can really do a lot of fun things with it!

I kept this card very simple - the 'Cherry Cobbler' wine is stamped and punched out with the 1-3/8" circle and layered on a 1-3/4" scallop circle.  Then I ran a 1-3/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  And I attached it to the front of the card with a piece of Dotted Scallop Ribbon, peeking out from the bottom edge of it.

And one of my favorite parts of the card - I LOVE the saying!  "Any hour spent with you is HAPPY HOUR!"  - So fun!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B  

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"My" World Spectacular Friendship Set

This 'spectacular' set of projects would be a perfect and uplifting gift for a special friend!  The covered notepad and pen set is not only a cheerful gift, but a useful one as well!  The slider gift box can be filled with a special treat and the matching card completes the set!

This project was made by ME!!  You can get the details for my tutorial over at Craft Project Central

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

CASing a Beauty!

I've had this really cute card saved on my desktop of my computer for a couple months now - just sitting there waiting to be CASed!  So I decided that today was time to make it!  The original was made by Tessa Wise, and I did change up the colors a little (on hers some were colors that are now retired), and I did a few other different things.

Here's a closer look at the flowers that are from the set, Raining Flowers.  It was a set we got at Convention in 2011.  I still love how cute and fluffy looking they are!  And I stamped them in Tangerine Tango ink.  The stems behind them are stamped on Lucky Limeade card stock, in Lucky Limeade ink. - Then, yep, it's all cut out by hand!!

And here's the 'thank you' saying I chose, from the set Made for You!  LOVE that set, great price for all the use I get out it!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Comfort Cafe Wreath and Card

Let a friend or family member know how special they are by giving them this wreath and coordinating card!  The wreath and card would also make a great housewarming gift or birthday gift.  The project features the new Comfort Cafe Designer Fabric and Designer Series Paper, along with the pretty Summer Silhouette stamp set.

This pretty set was made by Christy Fulk, and you can get more details about her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Googly Ghouls for a Challenge!

I made this card this morning for the Card Challenge over at Craft Project Central!  I've been dying to ink up these cool little guys from the new set Googly Ghouls.  You can find them in the Holiday Catalog.

Here's a closer look at the witch and mummy - and of course they have some 'googlies' on their eyes!  I LOVE these little things - and most of all, I LOVE that they're self-adhesive!!  Sooo easy to put them on!!  I know in the past I've bought the googly eyes from a craft store and what a pain to glue them on!

And here's "Frank!"  I didn't give much color to any of the 'ghouls,' but it sure keep the card easy, simple and clean!


And here's the sketch I followed.  You can do it too - head over to Craft Project Central and join in!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Butterfly Gift Box

Do you love butterflies or know someone who does?  Here is an extra special gift box that would be perfect for an extra special person!  This butterfly shaped box is large enough to fit a nice gift or some yummy candy!  You’ll have fun putting this beautiful box together and have even more fun when you see the delight in the eyes of the recipient!

This "wow" Butterfly Gift Box was made by Amanda Corbet, and you can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lady Bug Treat Box & Card

Ladybugs are just so cute and one of the sure signs of summer, just like watermelon, fresh corn on the cob, and freshly mowed lawns, to name a few!  If you’re looking for a cute little gift box for someone sweet, this is the perfect little treat box with its matching card!  The box can be used for cute party favors and can be adapted to different types of bugs, like a cute little honey bee!

This cute little set was made by Monika Davis, and you can get the details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Friendship Preserves Basket & Cards

This basket of note cards makes a cute and useful gift for someone special.  It is especially fitting as a housewarming gift, but who wouldn’t love having these great, ready-to-use cards with coordinating envelopes?!

This super cute project was made by Regina Andari, and you can get more details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Friday, August 3, 2012

Back to School Cuties!

I was crafting with some of my stampin' buddies the other day and we made a bunch of cool stuff.  I was helping with some ideas using the Storytime Designer Papers.  So this first card was pretty much my idea.

Then I found some cute cards made by Kim Score, and I kinda added some extra touches to them!  It was actually my buddy Liz's idea to add a little bling to the little red wagon.  She said to use the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, but I like the 'less mess' version.  So I cut a piece of Red Glimmer Paper and covered the wagon with that!  Fun little sparkle, huh?!

This was another re-do of Kim Score.  I added a couple things, but I didn't add a greeting to it yet.  I think it needs an oval with a scallop oval right by the boy's balloon.  I think I'll wait and add it when I know what occasion I'm sending it for!

What I most love about all these cards is that they were made so easily with just the images from the Storytime papers!  Even though I love to stamp, it's kind of cool to make an easy card without any stamps!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B  

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fun Giftie Project for Friday!

Here's a look at the project we'll be making this Friday at class!  It's a simple little matchbook cover.  It has a subtle stamped cover with the Creative Elements set swirly stamp.  

And the little Scallop Oval 'especially for you' tag covers the staple that holds the inside card stock piece in place!

By the way, that little 'especially for you' comes from the set Made for You.  - Has to be one of my most favorite and most used new sets!!  It has two other sayings in it - 'thank you' and 'happy birthday'  And for just $8.95 (clear mount) it's definitely a best buy!!

But back to the project - Look what's inside!!  It's a pair of earrings!  I got the idea from a gift I got at Convention from my stampin' buddy Kaylene.  She made me some - and told me how supertastically easy they were to make.  (Yes, I said supertastically!)  So I knew this was going to have be one of my first "shares" with my class!!

And here's another look at the inside!  I love how the flower from the Creative Elements set coordinates with the earrings!  They are just so cute - and they come in the 5 new In Colors - Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see you at class this Friday!!

Julie B

First Day of School Set!

The first day of school is a big deal, no matter how old your children are!  Why not send your children off to their first day of school with some treats for their new teachers or classmates?  This gift set features a note pad and pencil set, a card for the teacher, and pencils with cute toppers for each child in the class.  What a perfect way for your children to make friends with their new classmates!

This so very cute set was made by Leena Girsa and you can get more details on her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B