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