Sunday, January 2, 2022

Creation Station Blog Hop - Happy New to You!

Welcome to Just Julie B Stampin'! And Happy New Year!! I'm so excited for a New Year; and I'm especially excited for New Stampin' Up! products! Our new January-June Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog are both just fabulous - I can't wait to get my hands on all of it!!

I have gotten my hands on 'some' things though through the demonstrator preorder... I did a little sneak peek last month with my calendar project and the Friendly Hello Designer Series Papers. And again this month, I decided to show more papers from the Friendly Hello Designer Series Papers, but also, I used some stamps from the coordinating Friendly Hello Stamp Set. - It's an awesome bundle that you can get for FREE with a $100 purchase.

I found a super fun idea from another demonstrator, Robin Armbrecht, called Quadrilateral Cards. So I'm a bit of a math geek person - I love math stuff. Patterns, shapes... I even get excited when things split up in an even amount when prepping for classes... I just love math stuff! - So this fit my bill! ;)

Here's the finished card! Doesn't it look geometrically cool and crazy?! I did use the new Friendly Hello Designer Series Papers - and I love the striped pattern piece just as much as the pretty Fresh Freesia floral print on this! And the floral print piece is the one that starts the layout. It's much easier than it looks.

I Love that it starts with a 6" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper (it's best to use a piece that doesn't have any directionality to it, like a random pattern). Then you make a pencil mark at the 1" mark on the top left corner. you turn the paper and do that on every corner. Then you cut straight lines between those marks to create the 4 quadrilateral pieces. 

And miraculously (like math patterns are!), you'll have 4 equally perfect pieces to fit onto your card front piece!

So these are glued to the left side of a white card front piece. Then a 3" x 4" coordinating piece is glued 'flush' next to it, and then trimmed along the edges.

I added a fun border edge along the bottom with the Basic Border Dies. - Love the zig zag one! And did some coordinating stamping along the bottom before adding the other layers.

And, as always, every card needs some ribbon and embellishments to finish it off! I decided Pool Party ribbon and Artistry Blooms Sequins (one of my favorite things!) just added that last needed touch!!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here. And I can't wait to see what the awesome Kathy Kartak has in store for us next...   

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B