Sunday, June 7, 2020

Creation Station - A Man After My Own Heart! Blog Hop

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! This month at Creation Station we're stamping masculine cards. Sometimes I feel like masculine cards are the hardest for me, but once I make one I realize they are actually kinda easy. I guess my tips or thoughts for making masculine cards are to keep things fairly simple, use masculine colors and don't over-embellish.

For today's card and treat box, I did that - kept it simple, used masculine colors and didn't over-do any embellishments. I used some elements from the In Good Taste Suite of products. The Designer Papers definitely have a great variety of masculine patterns, including this tweed pattern. 

I did add layers - layers are good, layers are important! Just not anything to frou-frou! I used the new Misty Moonlight ribbon, but just a flat swatch, a banner die cut from Night of Navy Cardstock and some looped Linen Thread.

Both the card and the box have the same elements on them.

Here's a closer up of the Tuck-in Flap Treat Box. I saw this made in a much larger size by a fellow UK Demonstrator, Pootles, and I set out to make it smaller to fit two Ghiradelli squares.  

I Love that it needs no adhesive to close; you just tuck the flap into the edges of the top! So cool!!

Here it is flat. I started with a 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" Misty Moonlight Cardstock piece. The top edge was scored at 3/4" and 3 3/4". I turned it and scored at 2", 2 3/4", 4 3/4" and 5 1/2". Then I used a Stylus Tool and straight edge to score the diagonals on the four 3/4" sections. I also cut off the two end 3/4" squares. To round the corners on the flap, I folded in each side to make it fit in the Detailed Trio Punch.

I can't wait to see what is next on the hop. The fabulous Andrea Tracy Tucker is up next - 

Thanks for hopping by,

Julie B

Thursday, June 4, 2020

You are the Happy to my Day!

You are the Happy to my Day! I Love this saying! It's from a Stampin' Up! set that we've had for a while now, called Country Home. It's a great set, with a few really nice sayings.

So I pulled that out, but I was excited to use some new Stampin' Up! products to create this simple, but elegant card. The Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper is probably the star of the card! So pretty!!

I used what I know is going to be one of my new favorite "go-to" embossing folders - Tasteful Textile. It's one of those backgrounds that can be used with almost anything - and I Love it!! Isn't it so pretty white on white, just for that little something for the base of the card?!

I used one of the Tasteful Labels Dies to set off the saying, and added a Just Jade bow!

I hope you're enjoying the new products in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog. I can't wait to show you more ideas!!

Julie B