Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cute packaging!

I've seen these cute little package style cards a few different places lately and decided to make my own!  So super simple - 4 circle, score them in half, and adhere the bottoms together. To close, just overlap each half like you would a square box.  Easy peasy! :)
 
 
I'm going to enter this in the Dynamic Duos Challenge this week of Basic Grey plus my choice which is Pool Party! :)
 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Pool Party
Ink: Iridescent
Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Accessories: 2 1/2" circle punch, Large Vintage Faceted Button, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, SMOOCH in Frost White
 
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Color Throwdown Challenge #248

It's Sunday & I've been super lazy.  Well, not exactly lazy, after all, I have read two novels.  :)  I decided to get a little crafty and play the Color Throwdown Challenge of Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, & Cool Caribbean (I substituted Pool Party).  I made this shadowbox style card below that lays flat which makes it easy to mail.
 

 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners, Everything Eleanor
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Bitty Banner Framelits, Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Shimmer Mist, Hemp Twine
 
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Last day to Grab Your Greetings!

Today's the last day to grab your greetings! For those of you who love Petite Pairs, Sassy Salutations & Sweet Expressions, now's your time to grab 'em at 25% off! 

Click HERE to shop & use Hostess Code SUTQ3XNA.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Giving the blues....

I had some time to play around with the latest My Paper Pumpkin Kit & decided it was lacking a little blue! :)  I think the Pool Party really makes this card pop! :)
 
 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
My Paper Pumpkin June Kit
Added: Pool Party & Hemp Twine
 
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Grab Your Greetings & MORE Event!



Come check out the all new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog! Try out new stamp sets & supplies! Wondering if your glass slipper fits? Take a look at the latest My Paper Pumpkin Kit! Create two free Make 'n Takes! Bring a friend for a special surprise plus a special offer for all who attend!

Saturday, June 29
1130a-130p ET

Jackson-Butts County Public Library
436 East College Street
Jackson, GA 30233

Red, white, & blue

I have one more card for the SUO Patriotic Challenge!  I'm telling you these stars just speak to me!  The burdens I must bear! ;)  Anyhoo, I used the Retro Sketch Challenge to anchor said stars.  This time I embossed in Whisper White onto Vellum then using the Baby Wipe Reinker Technique I added Real Red & Pacific Point to the back.  Super WOW results!
 

I think I got a teensy bit carried away with the Glimmer Paper Dots but I love this card!
 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock & Ink: Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point
Stamps: Simply Stars, Banner Greetings
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Vellum, White Embossing Powder, Silver Glimmer Paper, Cupcake Builder Punch
 
Have a fab day!
Julz
 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Singing stars


SUO Challenges has a lovely patriotic challenge up right now & this card is perfect!  If you haven't been able to tell, I love the new Music Notes Wheel & the Simply Stars Stamp set!  They are just so much & versatile (and you KNOW how I feel about versatile!)!
 
 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White & Real Red
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red
Stamps: Simply Stars, Music Notes Stampin' Wheel, Banner Greetings
Accessories: SMOOCH in Frost White, Brights Candy Dots
 
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

CASEing Faux Chalkboard Technique

Good morning!
It's my turn to CASE one of your lovely creations!  I chose Heather's fantastic card below!
 
 
I loved her stars & flags which are very trendy right now!  She has a great layout here as well.  I kept the layout the same but changed up the colors to Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, & Basic Black.  I added some flourishes, Candy Dots, & Rhinestones as well.
 
 
There's still several days to play this month!  Won't you join us & WOW us with your wonderful creation like Heather did?  Here's the challenge link!
 
Thanks for inspiring me Heather! :)
 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black
Ink: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black
Stamps: Simply Stars, Everything Eleanor, Six Sided Sampler, Music Note Wheel
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Candy Dots, Rhinestones
 
Have a fab day!
Julz :)
 


Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Technique Twist Challenge 01 - Blown Ink & a Blog Hop!

Come join The Technique Twist Challenge as we take techniques to the next level & expand creativity! Our first challenge is Blown Ink and runs through June 26.  Check it all out HERE!

PLUS - It's our first challenge at The Technique Twist Challenge blog & what better way to celebrate than with a blog hop! To enter, leave a comment on the each blog for your chance to win a great prize pack! We'll randomly draw one name as our winner out of all the entries!
Contest ends on June 26, 2013 at 1159p ET. Good luck!

The Technique Twist Challenge 01:Blown Ink
Jessica
Julz - *You are here!*
Lauri
Leena
Pam

We've seen Blown Ink all over lately but what if you use something besides cardstock or watercolor paper? 
 
For this card, I used vellum for my Blown Ink Base.  The best tip I have is make sure you have something underneath your paper whether it is vellum, cardstock, etc, to catch any drips.  I used a place beneath mine just in case. :)  The vellum tends to curl as it dries but you can flatten it back out again.  I spritzed the paper with some Shimmer Mist before I die cut the butterflies.

I also played around with some Glimmer Paper too!  ;)  For my next card I used Red Glimmer paper with Basic Black reinker.  A word of caution - Take the time to let this dry!  Three days after I did this one morning before I left for work, it was still wet!  Make sure you dab the extra blown ink with a paper towel &  follow up with a heat gun.


I used the Glimmer Paper in several different ways here.  I created the cupcake (the ink looks like dripping frosting) along with the flags & the accent polka dots. 



Butterfly Card Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless noted
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Rhinestones, Shimmer Paint (mix with Alcohol to create shimmer mist), Foil Tape (non-SU!), Cupcake Builder Punch, 1/2" circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Cupcake Card Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Red Glimmer Paper, Newsprint DSP (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Banner Greetings
Accessories: Cupcake Builder Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch
 
I'm adding a collection of Brights Designer Buttons, silver brads, & mini jingle bells, a container of Mica Flakes, Two Toned Ribbon in Basic Gray & Basic Black, Ruffled Ribbon in Riding Hood Red, & Cherry Cobbler Tulle to the Prize Pack!
 

Have a fabulously twisted day!
Julz :)

Friday, June 14, 2013

CASE Study 145

I received some fun new items & had a chance to play last night!  Inspiration struck again this morning and here's the result. 

I've been wanting some musical note DSP for a while now but I saw the Musical Notes Wheel Stamp and knew it was kismet! :)  The great thing about the wheel stamps - you can create a whole page of stamps images and cut as you need to add to your projects.

After adding some stars from the Simply Stars stamp set, a spritz of SMOOCH, & some pearls, I was set to go! :)

I think I'll enter this in the CASE Study #145 challenge. 

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pool Party, Basic Black
Stamps: Simply Stars, Musical Notes Standard Wheel, Banner Greetings
Accessories: Basic Jewels: Pearls, Frost White SMOOCH

Mark your calendars - Tomorrow is the first challenge for the new Technique Twist Challenge!!!  Come join us for some fabulous new twists on your favorite classic techniques!

Have a fab day!
Julz :)


                                         

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Grab Your Greetings!


Stampin' Up! has a fantastic promo right now!  25% off the follow greeting stamp sets thru June 30, 2013!  For those of you who love Petite Pairs, now's your time to grab it! 
Click HERE to shop & use Hostess Code SUTQ3XNA.

Petite Pairs
Wood-Mount Stamp Set
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    $28.95 - Regular Price
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Clear-Mount Stamp Set
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    $20.95 - Regular Price
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Sassy Salutations
Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$17.96 - Sale Price

    $23.95 - Regular Price
Item #132070


Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$13.46 - Sale Price
    $17.95 - Regular Price
Item #126707



Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$14.96 - Sale Price
    $19.95 - Regular Price
Item # 132085
Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$11.21 - Sale Price
    $14.95 - Regular Price
Item #126457



 
 Here's a recent card I made using Petite Pairs!  I just adore this stamp set!  Not only are all the sentiments perfectly matched, but you can also mix them up.! :) 
 

Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless noted
Cardstock: Pool Party, Brights DSP
Ink: Basic Gray, Pool Party
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Accessories: Shimmer Paint (retired), Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Chevron Textured Embossing Folder, Foil Tape (non-SU!)

Have a fab day!
Julz 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CASE Study

I received some new Stampin' Up! Items today and found some inspiration from the latest CASE Study challenge. 

 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Mambo Melon
DSP: Brights Designer Paper Pack
Stamps: Banner Greetings *new*
Accessories: Big Shot, Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder, Brights Brads
 
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Technique Time Tuesday: Faux Chalkboard

It's that time of the month again!  Technique Time Tuesday's newest challenge Faux Chalkboard is up & ready to go!  Plus you could win a prize from ME!  Come join us!
 
 
You can do sssooo much with this technique!  It's super fun! 
 Some tips:
Don't forget to "dust" your edges with some white ink for that chalky look.
Add small touches of color & sparkle.
PLAN, PLAN, PLAN - I cannot stress this enough!  You must plan your layout ahead of time. 
 
Supplies: All Stampin' Up! unless noted
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Whisper White
Stamps: Word Play, Create-a-Cupcake, Sweets for the Sweet, Apothecary Art
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, White Colored Pencil (non-SU!), Cupcake Builder Punch
 
Have a fab day!
Julz :)