Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sweet Cafe Treat Bag for Stamp Class this week!


This is the super sweet project we'll be making for stamp class this week! It's so simple - and it's one of my favorite go-to treat bags to decorate. (And I'll be stocking up on these Petite Cafe Treat Bags because they are on the retiring list.)

One of the coolest things about the project is the NEW stuff we're using on it! The items are from the Eastern Palace Suite, also a Special pre-buy this month you can see HERE. I have seen so many ways to use this new suite of stamps, thinlits, papers... and there are so many options!! The thinlits especially have sooo many different combinations of possibilities. 

And when I first saw it, I wasn't so sure, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the New In-Color, Lemon Lime Twist!! It grew on me so fast - the pop of color is just fabulous! And add Melon Mambo with it - :) YES!! It gives a very modern vibe to the Eastern Palace Suite.

I hope you'll be at stamp class this week to make this fun gift bag,


Julie B

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Creation Station Blog Hop - Showers to Flowers!


Welcome to Creation Station's Blog Hop for April!! 

Especially here in California, we've had more than our fair share of showers this past couple months - so we are more than ready for lots of flowers!!

I bought the 'That's the Tag Bundle' when the Occasions Catalog came out, and I've been setting it aside, mostly because other holidays came first. But, now is it's time!! 

I made a card and a little project - they can go together, but don't have to.


The card is probably my favorite! It took a little bit of time, but it was worth it! I love the 'puzzle-piecing' fun to the Timeless Tags daisy flower die cut!

And I'm obsessed with the Note card and Envelopes lately - so easy and ready-to-go! Just add a few layers and your card is done!


So then I decided to try one of the other tags - I stamped the dotted oval first and die cut the hole-punched tag around it. I ran it through the Big Shot a second time with the 'leaves' - and then added a solid Old Olive cardstock tag behind that. 

And the 'secret' Daffodil Delight flowers are from the Blossom Builder and Tree Builder punches.

I made the "Bagged Box" as the base (check back later to see the easy directions on how to make this), and then added a Tagged Cello treat holder inside!


The tag is stamped from the 'That's the Tag' stamp set and then die cut with the Timeless Tags Thinlits (solid oval and leaves details), and I added a solid Old Olive tag behind.

I added those Daffodil Delight flowers from the Blossom Builder and Tree Builder punches.

And, as my mom🙏would have said, I had a 'Happy Accident'. In her words, that's when something is an 'oops', but turns out to be something good! I had tried to add the White Perfect Accents to the centers of the flowers - and then one lost it's white background! So as the white peeled off, I kinda liked it - so, I thought I might as well try and see what the clear center looked like - and I liked it - a lot!! So I peeled the white off the other 'White Accents' and added them to the flower centers using a Mini Glue Dot to adhere it!


I hope you like my projects - and I hope you're excited to see what's up next - my talented friend, Elizabeth Price ~



Or, if you missed the post before mine, check out Jennifer Downey's creations ~



Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop,



Julie B


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Box-Bag-Basket Treat Holder for Class this Week!


This is the super cute project we're gonna make for stamp class this week! It's named after my awesome friend Liz Price's cute project HERE, the 'Box-Bag-Basket' - a perfect name for this project! You start out making the base of a BOX, wrap it in DSP to create a BAG, and finish it with a super cute and unique handle to make it a BASKET!


And I did make my own simple tag to add to this masterpiece! Simple die cuts and layers tied on for a sweet finish!



And this fabulous handle is the Rick Rack design (also from Liz, HERE) - such a cute finishing design to add that special touch!



Hopefully, you're coming to class to make this cute project! There will be a few different DSP choices form the Succulent Garden DSP pack - so cute!!


Hope to see you at class this week,


Julie B




Sunday, March 5, 2017

Creation Station Blog Hop - Boxes, Baskets and Bags Oh My!


Welcome to Creation Station's March Blog Hop - Boxes, Baskets and Bags Oh My! I'm super excited for this - I Love, Love, Love all the little giftie packaging!! It's so fun to wrap up little treats!

I decided to make something simple for St. Patrick's Day! I know most people don't probably do too much, but wear green for the day, or maybe eat or drink something green... But how fun to leave someone special a little treat?

This Baker's Box is the perfect size to package quite a few little goodies. It's about 2" deep and 2-1/2" wide, and sits about 4" tall. - Plenty of room!
   

Stampin' Up! doesn't usually have much for St. Patrick's Day, but there's always a way to create it ;) 
So I used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper for the band around the box - Emerald Envy the perfect color!


The gold medallion piece as well as the hearts (used to make the clover) were thinlits included with the Baker's Box!


I added the Gold Binder Clip with the Emerald Envy Baker's Twine bow for a quick and easy close of the top!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop! Here are the links to either go BACK and see the great work of Cindy Schuster or on to the NEXT with the fabulous Elizabeth Price!!


Thanks for stopping by,

Enjoy,


Julie B

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

St. Patty's Day 'Window Box' Treat for Classes this Week!


This sweet little box is what we'll be making in stamp classes this week! It is made with the Window Box Thinlits Dies. So I just made the basic box - without any 'windows'. The window choices are super fabulous, but for class I just wanted to make the basic box first!

But then I did add my own touches to cutsie up the basic box for a St. Patrick's Day treat! Of course, you can add so many things to it - but probably my favorite part is the new Lace Doilies! - Perfect size for this box and soo pretty!


Everything I added to the box was adhered to a belly band though - so it was easy to remove and open the box :)


Hope to see you at class this week,


Julie B

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Birthday Bonanza - with Creation Station!




This month's theme for Creation Station is "It's a Birthday Bonanza!" I hope you're enjoying the Hop so far, or if you're just starting the Hop - Welcome!

So this is a card I said I would NEVER do for card class - but I DID!! :) The card front might be a bit 'simply' deceiving... Even with a few fun pretties from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit ~



And the card inside is all the fabulousness -

For most it's been called the Pop and Twist technique. And when I first saw these cards, I said "NEVER" for a card class technique to teach to my friends!  Way to difficult, but then I found a tutorial from France Martin on You Tube (and I think she calls it a Pivot card) - and I was convinced! - WE CAN DO IT!! 

I'm not sure that she was the inventor of this super cool card, but I like listening to her accent and her tutorial was so easy to follow!!

And here's my super fun Pop Up card inside...



So, yep, a day to celebrate YOU!! Love our Large Letters Framelits - they were a perfect fit for this awesome Pop-Up card! 

And, yes, everyone at card class was successful in making this card!:)

Hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop...

You can click either ~


Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentine Gift Box for Class!


This super sweet and simple White Gift Box is what we're making at stamp classes this week! The Sealed with Love stamp set and embellishments make this so simple to create. 

And my MOST favorite part - the Stitched Circle that the saying is stamped on - Yay for Stitched Shapes Framelits - LOVE them!! :)

Hope to see you at class this week,


Julie B

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Creation Station - Love is in the Air, Love is Everywhere!




Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for January! Our theme for this month is Love is in the Air, Love is Everywhere! I decided to make a card and small gift box project that could be used for an anytime "with love" gift, but I'll most likely use it for Valentine's Day gift!


I used the Sealed with Love set and Love Notes Framelits to start - and then went back to the main catalog to get some coordinating accessories.

I used the Sweetheart Framelit Die around the saying from the stamp set - and I love how the hearts on the Happy Heart Embossing Folder coordinate just perfectly with the sweetheart framelit shape!



And the arrow framelit for the Love Notes Framelits Dies is probably my favorite accent on the card! ...But I do love the bling, that comes from the Metallic Enamel Shapes and the thin strip of Silver Glimmer too! :)

I guess I really like all of it! :)


And probably one of my 'most favorite' quick, but cute things to make is our Clear Tiny Treats Boxes! With a 2" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper (Sending Love DSP in this case), your box is quickly transformed into whatever design you'd like! LOVE... 

And it fits a good amount of treats!


I wrapped a piece of our Sale-A-Bration silver Metallic Ribbon as the 'belly band' that slides off the box. And everything else is 'Glue Dot-ted' to the belly band! 


I love using the silver Metallic Foil Doilies as the base layer - so pretty! And all the touches of silver - Glimmer Paper, Metallic Enamel Shapes and Thread add that fun 'pop' to the 'sent with love' banner!


All pretty simple stuff - but hopefully, something fun or new you haven't seen or used yet!

If you haven't seen any of the rest of the blog hop, here ya go ~




Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Calendar Post-it Project for Class this Week!


We will be making this super cute and easy Calendar Project at stamp class this week! I love that it not only serves as a cute desktop calendar, but also has a Post-it Note Pad for all those little things you need to jot down. And the Easel Card design makes this so simple to create!

The papers and stamp set are from the Succulent Garden Suite - so on trend!! And I love that the two sheets of paper that I had planned can be flipped over so that you can make the calendar with the Sweet Sugarplum version if you like! Either way - such pretty papers!!


I hope you'll be joining us for class this week!


Happy New Year!


Julie B



Friday, December 30, 2016

Heart Quilt Wall Art & Card!


If you have a young teenage girl in your life, you’ll want to make this bright and colorful wall art for her bedroom. The wall art looks like a heart quilt square, and features the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Washi Tape. Make one, or make a few to have a quilt grouping on the wall. There’s also a coordinating card to go along with your special handmade gift.

This fun project was made by Christy Fulk, and it's the Bonus Project for the month of December over at Craft Project Central. Bonus projects can be obtained by subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know.  

Thanks for stopping by,


Julie B