Sunday, September 6, 2020

Creation Station Blog Hop - Tool Time!


Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin' and to the Creation Station Blog Hop for the month of September! This moth we are focusing on tools! Simple stamping can be fun and easy, but with 'tools,' you can really up your stamping game! And my #1, go-to, always-out-and-ready-to-use tool is the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. Die-cutting with the machine makes that perfection shine through, and embossing adds that sometimes subtle, but powerful extra pop of coordination. And our new machine is the sleekest and smoothest running machine!! - I Love it!!

So the card I made for the hop this month is Halloween-themed! I just love this time of year, decorating for Halloween and creating Halloween cards and treats! And of course, I relied on the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to help with my creation.

The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Papers are the Wow! that helped me plan the color palette of the card. And then I used a sample from the catalog to help design the Have A Hoot owl. I Loved the look of the owl and spider popped up from the branches. 

And that's where the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine helped with the precise cutting of those guys! They stand out so much more interestingly!

The machine cuts so quietly and smoothly! And Love that the new plates, with numbers, make it easy to know how to stack them to cut.

And this card may look like it's just a layered card, but it's also a fun-fold! The top Pumpkin Pie layer is actually a flap that uncovers a small writing area, plus a pocket for a gift card or money!

Here's a closer up of the pocket front, where I embossed the extra piece withe the Cobwebs Embossing Folder.

And again, the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine was the tool to create the perfectly coordinated, embossed piece - in a flash!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here, and I can't wait to see what's up next on the hop, from the awesome Kathy Kartak.

Thanks for hopping in today,

Julie B