Wednesday 28 February 2024

Get a choice of FREE classes - just until Feb 29!

Friends, I've got an offer for you to sweeten the final two days of Sale-A-Bration!

IMHO, this is the BEST sale of the year, and I want to make it even better as my thanks to you for supporting my small business. You rock! ๐Ÿ˜€

So, with your order, you'll get:
Here are the FREE class choices:


Flight & Airy Class

Using this Sale-A-Bration FREE item: Flight & Airy DSP

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Bright Skies Class

Using this Sale-A-Bration FREE item: Sunny Days DSP

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Sending Love Class

Using these Sale-A-Bration FREE items: Most Adored DSP, Pool Party Crinkle Ribbon

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Stippled Roses Class

Using this Sale-A-Bration FREE item: Softly Stippled DSP

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Trusty Tools Class

Using this Sale-A-Bration FREE item: Trusty Toolbox DSP

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To receive your FREE class, simply place your order with me (min. $60 before tax/shipping) and message me your class choice! I can't wait to gift you your FREE class!

Special Offers


Choose $206 worth of items for just $135, no shipping! Plus many more perks. Come for the deal & stay for the community! But hurry - offer ends February 29.


I'd love to gift you my FREE tutorial bundle with any order! This month features the items that can be earned FREE during Sale-A-Bration.



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Tuesday 27 February 2024

Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin Kit

Friends, I'm back from holiday in Curaรงao! And what an AMAZING trip! 

Think: palm trees, Caribbean Sea, cacti, lounging on the beach, exploring the 1700s & up colourful buildings in Willemstad's UNESCO World Heritage Site, and much more! I'm already dreaming of going back...

It's always a bit of a bummer to return home after such a lovely time away, but look what I had waiting from me from Stampin' Up!®️

One of the boxes - that cute green one with the flowers on the top of the pile - was my February Paper Pumpkin Kit. 

These are my absolute favourite Stampin' Up!® kits! I love that they come in decorative boxes, with tissue inside, and everything you need to make all the projects. And every month is a surprise, with its seasonal fare!

But I don't want to give away all the surprises - check out my video below, where I make this month's kit:


This month's Paper Pumpkin is called Sweet Springtime. It comes with super-cute projects that fit several occasions: Easter, spring, and baby. 

Everything you need to complete all the cards comes right in the box - even adhesives! 

It's great for:
  • trying out card-making
  • creating on a busy schedule
  • fitting your hobby into a small space
  • crafting on the go at a friend's house, cafe, or even on vacation!

The refill for this kit - including everything you see above - is now available for just $15 (!) on the Stampin' Up!®️ website. What a deal! Refills have everything from the original kit except for ink and stamps. 

Discounted past Paper Pumpkin refills and full kits are available exclusively to anyone buying the current month's Paper Pumpkin kit. Check out the discounted options here.

Here's a sneak peek of the March Paper Pumpkin kit, available for purchase now. It coordinates with the gorgeous Meandering Meadows Suite. Bonus - it comes with a FREE extra stamp set!

Interested in Paper Pumpkin? If you're ready to sign up, here's how:

If you have questions, just let me know and I'll be glad to help you find the best option for your crafting needs!

Thanks so much for joining me today, friends! Please check out my Special Offers below, especially my FREE card class offer that's on thru February 29.

FREE Class Offer - February 8-29

Place an order with me (min. $60 before tax/shipping) by February 29, and I'll gift you the pre-cut class "kit" FREE! Just add your own stamps & inks.

When you place a min. $60 order, you'll also receive a FREE item from Sale-A-Bration, so you get TWO freebies! (Select the matching Trusty Toolbox DSP if you like!)

Watch my FREE class

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Special Offers


Choose $206 worth of items for just $135, no shipping! Plus many more perks. Come for the deal & stay for the community! But hurry - offer ends February 29.


I'd love to gift you my FREE tutorial bundle with any order! This month features the items that can be earned FREE during Sale-A-Bration.



Order with me & earn freebies in my new loyalty program! 



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Monday 26 February 2024

Stamped with Love Red & Blue Card

Friends, today I'd like to share a card from the Stamped with Love set. As someone who's been penpalling since the age of 10, I love this stamp set!

This design is inspired by a card by American demonstrator Cindy Coutts. I then changed it to reflect my own style.

Here's my card:


To make this card, I started by stamping the mailbox from the Stamped with Love Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Basic White Cardstock. I then used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and a ruler to draw lines above and below the "Post" word, extending them on an angle to the side of the post box. 
I used my Real Red and Orchid Oasis Stampin' Blends™ to colour the mailbox. Then I cut out the mailbox with Paper Snips scissors.

Using Tailor Made Tag Dies, I cut out a small tag from Basic White Cardstock. I stamped my sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto it. Then I fed a small length of Sweet Sorbet Bordered Ribbon through it, tied, and trimmed with Paper Snips scissors.

Here's a closer look at the terrific Stamped with Love Stamp Set:


Using the Sent with Love Dies, I die cut a tiny heart from Sweet Sorbet Cardstock and adhered it to the envelope on the mailbox. While these dies have a similar name to our featured stamp set, they are actually part of another mail-oriented bundle.

I also die cut a Basic White Cardstock panel, using the 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" die from the Perennial Postage Dies.

These are a great set of dies, which I've found myself using not just for mail-oriented projects but for many cards:


To assemble, I started by adding 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" strips of 2022-2024 In Color™ Textured Specialty Paper to a 4" x 5 1/4" Basic White Cardstock panel. The finish of this specialty paper adds a very nice shimmery effect to the card.

I adhered my die-cut Basic White panel. Using Stampin' Dimensionals™, I added the tag and mailbox to the panel, then attached the panel to a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Basic White Thick Cardstock card base.

To finish the card, I embellished with 2022-2024 In Color™ Pearls, pictured below.

Friends, I hope you enjoyed my card! Please check out my Special Offers below, especially my FREE card class offer that's on thru February 29.

FREE Class Offer - February 8-29

Place an order with me (min. $60 before tax/shipping) by February 29, and I'll gift you the pre-cut class "kit" FREE! Just add your own stamps & inks.

When you place a min. $60 order, you'll also receive a FREE item from Sale-A-Bration, so you get TWO freebies! (Select the matching Trusty Toolbox DSP if you like!)

Watch my FREE class

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Special Offers


Choose $206 worth of items for just $135, no shipping! Plus many more perks. Come for the deal & stay for the community!


I'd love to gift you my FREE tutorial bundle with any order! This month features the items that can be earned FREE during Sale-A-Bration.



Order with me & earn freebies in my new loyalty program! 



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Friday 23 February 2024

This or That - Bird's Eye View

Friends, it's time for another This or That! Let's have some fun. ๐Ÿ˜€

Both cards employ the same design. They also both use the Bird's Eye View Stamp Set & Irresistible Blooms Stamp Set. A photo supply list is available at the end of this post.

Do you prefer This - 


Or That?



To make the card with the book paper in the background, I started by die cutting two circles using the Stylish Shapes Dies - a larger one from Copper Clay Cardstock and a slightly smaller one from Basic White Cardstock. I then stamped my bird image in Pretty Peacock Ink onto the white circle.

I also used that ink to stamp my sentiment from the Irresistible Blooms Stamp Set onto a 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" Basic White Cardstock rectangle. I then cut a chevron shape into each end of a 1/2" x 3 1/2" scrap of Copper Clay Cardstock. I attached the sentiment to this piece.

Next, I adhered a 4" x 5 1/4" panel of All About Autumn DSP to a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Copper Clay Cardstock card base. This DSP is now retired, but I had a number of pages of the book/library print left over. 


I created a bow from the 2023-2025 In Color™ Jute Trim, pictured above. I added it to the card with a Mini Glue Dot™. 

I then embellished with Glossy Dots Assortment and added a 3 3/4 x 5" Basic White Cardstock panel to the card's interior.

Friends, I hope you enjoyed my card! Please check out my Special Offers below, especially my FREE card class offer that's on thru February 29.

And if you liked this class, why not check out my Online Classes? Find them here.

FREE Class Offer - February 8-29

Place an order with me (min. $60 before tax/shipping) by February 29, and I'll gift you the pre-cut class "kit" FREE! Just add your own stamps & inks.

When you place a min. $60 order, you'll also receive a FREE item from Sale-A-Bration, so you get TWO freebies! (Select the matching Trusty Toolbox DSP if you like!)

Watch my FREE class

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Special Offers


Choose $206 worth of items for just $135, no shipping! Plus many more perks. Come for the deal & stay for the community!

๐ŸŽจ Browse Julie's Classes

Why not treat yourself to a fun class in a lovely crafting community? In-person & online classes available. Sign-up deadline: February 25



I'd love to gift you my FREE tutorial bundle with any order! This month features the items that can be earned FREE during Sale-A-Bration.



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Get a choice of FREE classes - just until Feb 29!

Friends, I've got an offer for you to sweeten the final two days of Sale-A-Bration! IMHO, this is the BEST sale of the year, and I want ...