Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Hope you all have a very Happy Easter! 

Julie B

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hoppy Spring Treats & Place Setting Ensemble

Wanting to celebrate the arrival of Spring?  Here are some fun treat containers to give as favors as well as a matching ensemble to set your table up, with cute place cards and napkin holders!

This cute set was made by Heidi King, and you can get her tutorial by subscribing to Craft Project Central for the month of March.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simple, Sweet and Sent!!

Today I made a little stack of Easter cards - and I EVEN mailed them out! I'm so bad... I make so many cards for class, swaps, and just to try out a new set - but sheesh, I hardly ever get them in the mail! One legitimate excuse though - I usually make cards with lots of layers and embellishments, which makes those ones hard to just drop in the mail with a single stamp on them.

So today's cards are a "one-postage-stamp" card! Hey, maybe I just coined a new trendy term! :)   

Mostly the cards I made were for my nephews, and a few family members. But I really am kind of proud of myself ;) I really need to get motivated earlier - and send more cards out! It felt good to know that they will probably all get them on or before Easter... And, I am finally coming to grips with not every card sent out has to be an original or a masterpiece!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Patterned Posies Gift Set

Are you ready for Spring flowers but there are none in sight?  Make your own bright patterned flowers to cheer up your space and decorate for Spring!  This bunch of flowers, vase, and card wold also make a lovely gift set for someone special!

This pretty project was made by Amanda Corbet, and you can get here tutorial by subscribing to March over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Friday, March 22, 2013

Are You Done Sale-A-Brating?

Here's a quick little Petite Pocket I made with the Big Shot today. I used lots of Sale-A-Bration goodies on it! I LOVE this patterned paper that comes from the Sycamore Street DSP pack. And, of course the coordinating Pool Party ribbon - you gotta have it too! The one cool thing is that the Petite Curly Label punch (used on the thank you stamped image) will be carried over after Sale-A-Bration ends. - you'll just have to buy it! But, the stamp set, paper and ribbon will all be gone tomorrow!
If you haven't gotten all your choices from Sale-A-Bration - today is it!! Maybe it's a good time to stock up on cardstock or adhesives!
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie B

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jungle-in-a-Box Gift Set

Who doesn’t love a Jack-in-the-box?  How about a little Jungle-in-a-box?  Give this cute little jungle animal pop-up gift and matching card set to a young one (or one young at heart!) for a fun little birthday surprise!  This cute project is surprisingly easy and in addition to being a great gift set, makes a fun class project!

This super fun project was made by Tara Bourgoin, and you can get her tutorial by subscribing to March over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Try It! You Just Might Like It!!

If you're not too sure about Stampin' Up!'s new Paper Pumpkin Kits, now you can order the Try It kit from your demonstrator (ME!!). You can either go to my online store, email me anytime, or place your order at the next class to get the Try It Kit. Whichever way you order, this super sweet little notebook is what you'll get to make (times TWO)!

This is what it looks like when you get it. It comes packaged all cute in this great little box. 

And when you open it up, here's all the stuff you get - everything you need to make TWO of these sweet little notebooks! You don't even need any adhesive for them. 

Wouldn't this make a Super Sweet gift for someone who's been thinking of getting into stamping or crafting? It has everything they'll need, and it's all packaged up already! - Great to have on hand for a last minute gift too!

If you haven't checked out My Paper Pumpkin yet, click HERE to see more. Or, if you want to just get Try It Kit, you can click HERE for my online ordering page.

Julie B


Monday, March 18, 2013

By the Tide Picture & Card Gift Set

This nautical picture and matching card are perfect for gift giving or for hanging in a room in your house!  The 8" x 10" frame can be changed to white or brown to match any decor.  Not only is the picture beautiful, but it is quick and simple to make!

This great project was made by Chris Galbraith, and you can get the tutorial for her project by subscribing to March over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Lucky Day!

A quick post to show you a quick card I made for showing off the green! I used the single stamp Lucky Day! It's only available till the end of this month, but it is a cute stamp you can use any 'ol time!

Here's a closer look at the details! I love the Big Bling of our Large Rhinestone Jewels!
And here's a new project from Craft Project Central today:

This fun notepad holder is a perfect gift for anyone!  The little drawers can hold postage stamps, paper clips or a secret stash of candy!  This is a perfect box that can be re-used over and over again and can be showcased on your desk all year round.

This fun project was made by Monika Davis, and you can get her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Vintage Spring Centerpiece

It’s time to get ready for Spring, and this centerpiece will definitely make any table look like Spring!  The centerpiece is made with Tea for Two fabric, and the candle jar is lit with a flameless candle.  There is absolutely no sewing involved in making this centerpiece.  This beautiful candle centerpiece would make a great gift for Mother’s Day, and would also be a fun class project!

This pretty project was made by Christy Fulk, and you can get her tutorial by subscribing to the month of March over at Craft Project Central

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Simple Secret Garden Flower Card

I made this simple card for a quick thank you the other day. I originally was going to put the white part on the card in a portrait layout, but the leaves weren't fitting on. So I switched the layout to a landscape layout. At first it looked there was a lot of plain Crumb Cake card base, but then it grew on me and I really like it!

I did a few fun touches on the embossed background. I sponged some Whisper White Craft ink on it, then I spritzed some Frost White Shimmer paint (from a Stampin' Spritzer). I hadn't done any 'spritzing' for a while - and I forgot how much I like it!! - Just a cool added look, with such a little effort!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Saturday, March 9, 2013

CREATE Artwork

Liven up your work area with this fun and inspiring wall art piece!  Spark your creativity and inspire your day when you see this in your work space!

This cool piece was made by Amanda Corbet, and you can get her tutorial by subscribing to the month of March over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Scallop Square Pocket Treat Tutorial!

So here's how to make the little pocket treat, or Scallop Square box that I showed you yesterday.

Start with a Scallop Square die cut. Then score lines between the 3rd and 4th scallops on one side. Turn and score between the 2nd and 3rd on each end of that side (looking at the picture makes more sense on this!). These aren't really measured, you just use the scallops for the guide. 

Then cut off the end sections on the '2 scallop end sections.'

Then cut in on the middle sections to make flaps that will fold in. And put Sticky Strip on the smaller side sections created.

Fold in the little flaps, and adhere the Sticky strip section to the outside edge. The bottom being flat makes this come together pretty neatly! And, yes, that makes it able to stand up like a little box.

 Now your little box is ready to decorate and fill!  In my final picture, you don't see the cute scallops on the edges, but you could put something smaller on it to show off how cute that looks!

I added the scallop circle and tag (made from the Modern Label Punch). You can see more details on that in yesterday's post.

Then when I added the Andes mints inside I did add a Stampin' Dimensional on the back of each to keep them from falling out of the treat pocket!

How cute would it be to change these up for any holiday or event? And since they stand up, they would be a cute little place setting favor too!
Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A St. Pat's Pocket Treat!

I made a bunch of these little pocket treats today! I call them pocket treats, but they're really a kind of pocket/tiny box made from the Scallop Square Bigz die. I hadn't ever made one before, but I have used the die make other little treat holders. - I had forgotten how cool and easy this die makes it to create a little treat holder.

I added the 1-3/4" scallop circle and 1-3/8" circle for St. Patrick's Day. The shamrock is part of the Lucky Day single stamp in the Spring Catalog - it's cool that you can stamp the whole image (with the Lucky saying), and then use the punch to punch out just the shamrock, without getting parts of the word in the circle (you know what I mean?!). 

And, the 'Teeny Tiny' saying was stamped, and punched with the Modern Label punch. Then I clipped and trimmed the edges!

If you want to see how I made the little pocket (box), check back tomorrow cuz I'm going to post a quick tutorial for it!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

In Color Note Card Set

Create this set of note cards with custom coordinating envelopes, and then bundle them into a package that’s styled after a little pizza box! Easy to open and close, the box is compact and neat and can be re-purposed once all of the cards have been mailed.  Best of all, this pretty project is surprisingly quick and easy and oh so fun!
This great set was made by Regina Andari, and you can get the details for her tutorial over at Craft Project Central.
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie B  

Monday, March 4, 2013

Bridal Shower Ensemble

Spring brings showers…not only wet ones, but bridal ones too!  This ensemble takes care of the invitations, favors and coordinating Thank You cards that would make a wonderful gift for the bride to be!  Change up the colors to match those of the wedding; or change the embellishments and they would work for an adorable princess party for a child!

This pretty project was made by Leena Girsa, and you can get her tutorial by subscribing to March over at Craft Project Central.

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Chalkboard Bandwagon!

Here's a card we made at last Friday's class. I decided that it was about time we jump on the Chalkboard Technique bandwagon too! It's such a cool and easy technique! If you have a Whisper White Craft pad, a Stampin' Sponge, a white Watercolor pencil and a piece of Basic Black card stock - That's all you need!

So we went pretty mellow, with just the one stamp from Vintage Verses - just to get the idea. But I really like how people are stamping lots of images all over, kind of a collage of images! Hummm, maybe I'll have to go create something else...

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B


Friday, March 1, 2013

Easter Basket Gift Set

There’s no need to go out and buy an Easter basket every year.  This uniquely hand-woven basket will make a great little Easter gift for boys and girls of any age.  Even grown up boys and girls!  The coordinating card and Cello Treat can be changed up in color to suit a girl too – think Pretty in Pink and Wisteria Wonder!

THis fun project was made by ME!! And you can get the details for the tutorial by subscribing to March over at Craft Project Central!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B