Saturday, July 27, 2013


Ever had an "Oops!" when creating?!?  That was me last night working on the latest & greatest-soon-to-come-to-you challenge post for The Technique Twist.  :)  But it turn out super cool!

I received a new package of goodies from Mr. Brown yesterday & inside were my Thinlits!  WOOHOO!!!  So I whipped up this cute candy holder from my "Oops!"!
I sprinkled some clear embossing powder on Whisper White cardstock then added a little silver & gold glitter before heating it up. Using the Love Thinlit, I ran it all through my Big Shot. It ripped a bit so I couldn't use it as intended however I decided to create this instead. Lovin' the glittery variation! :)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Pool Party
Stamps: En Francais
Accessories: Big Shot, Thinlits, Two Tags Die, Clear Embossing Powder, Siler & Gold Stampin' Glitter, Owl Builder Punch, Silver Ribbon

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Stampin' Up! Stamps & Accessories for Sale

I've just refreshed my list of retired products for sale!  Check it out HERE!
Everything is used unless noted.  Shipping to USA only.
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Playing with MDS

A quick My Digital Studio Card using the free set called Limited Edition.
I'm entering this in the Just Add Ink challenge of Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, & Coastal Cabana (I substituted Whisper White &Pool Party) & the Retro Sketches Challenge.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

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What is My Paper Pumpkin you ask? 
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Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Technique Twist Challenge 03 - Water Stamping

It Technique Twist time again!   We're rocking out Water Stamping!  This is one of my favorite techniques & results in super WOW!  Come join the fun! You have until July 26 to enter!

Some tips for you:
Use lighter colored cardstock and darker inks. The water removes the darker ink making the lighter color more vivid.
Stamps - Detailed Background stamps are great like En Francais or Hello Doily! You're looking for good detail oriented stamps. I tried this with the swirl from Everything Eleanor and it just didn't turn out well at all.

 Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Real Red, Retired DSP
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point
Stamps: Simply Stars, Banner Greetings
Accessories: Vellum, SMOOCH Frost White

Have a fabulously twisted day!
Julz :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Pretty in Purple

Just a quick post today!  This card is all pretty in purple & it's ONE layer!  I used some masking to get the effect I was going for below.  Stampin' Royalty has the perfect one layer challenge this week!  To give it some extra pizzazz I used some Pewter embossing powder which falls under the Fav Accessory challenge from SUO Challenges!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Stamps: Memorable Moments, Everything Eleanor
Accessories: Pewter Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Chevrons anyone?

Chevrons are all the rage right now!  What's better than chevrons?!  How about rainbow chevron flags?!? ;)  Taking a cue from the latest Stampin' Celebration Challenge & the chevron stamp from one of the My Paper Pumpkin kits, I went to town rainbow stampin' some vellum in various sizes.  The Washi Tape from Gingham Garden was the perfect compliment!

The Stampin' Royalty team has an Anything Goes challenge this week & My Paper Pumpkin wants a pop of color this month!  I'm thinking it qualifies! HA! ;)
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Chevrons - My Paper Pumpkin
Accessories: Vellum, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Big Shot, Petal Cone Die, Rhinestones
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cute Packaging Tutorial

Many have commented on the Cute Packaging post & wondered how to do it!  It's so super simple!

1. Punch 4 large circles (I used a 2 1/2" punch) out of cardstock or DSP. Fold all of them in half.
2. Using your grid paper or the corner of a piece of copy paper, place adhesive on on overlapping section of a circle and adhere to the edge of another circle. Use your corner edge as a guide for a 90 degree angle.
3. Repeat with the other 2 circles.  For the 4th circle, you want to ensure that one side overlapping under and the other side is overlapping over it's connecting circles.  See picture 1 below.  When you open your square this is how it should look.  To close, overlap all the tops.
4. Inside - Decorate a piece of 2 1/2" square cardstock as you wish.  Using your piercing tool, poke a hole in the center and add the brad (or you could use a button with twine).

5. Open your package and glue down the cardstock.
6. Take one edge and tuck under the brad or button.  Repeat overlapping with the other edges.

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Blurred Vision

No, I swear your eyes aren't seeing double!  It's time for the Technique Time Tuesday Challenge: Blurred Vision!  Grab your juiciest inkpads, some great stamps, cardstock, & an Aqua Painter then head on over to the Technique Time Tuesday blog for Mynn's fantastic video on this technique! 
Let's see whatcha got! :) 
For my card above, I took a 3x3" piece of cardstock & punched a 1" circle out of the middle.  I then used this great chevron stamp that came in my lastest My Paper Pumpkin kit & stamped over the mask in Pool Party & Pistachio Pudding.  I went over each circle with my Aqua Painter.  I made a puddle with water and ink from each color to flick onto my cardstock with the Aqua Painter. 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding
Stamps: Six Sided Sampler
Accessories: 1" circle punch, pearls, Aqua Painter
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Twisted Challenge 02 - Rolled Quartz

It's that time again!  The Technique Twist Challenge 02 is up & ready for you!  This month we're rocking it out with the Rolled Quartz technique!  Super cool & lots of fun results with this one!  My twist on this technique is using Foil Tape that I embossed with Chevrons as my medium instead of Window Sheets.  The result is this very cool looking design that reminded me of rays!  I turned this into a masculine birthday card of which I am forever in need!  Come play with us & show us how you twist this technique!
Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless noted
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: My Paper Pumpkin, Banner Greetings
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Textured Embossing Folder, Foil Tape (non SU!), 1 3/4" circle punch, Cupcake Builder Punch
Have a fab day!
Julz :)