Thursday, October 19, 2023

Christmas in July card

Hello and I am so glad you stopped by to see how I made this super cute fun fold Christmas card that we made for my July Therapy Card Nite class.

In case you missed it, you can see how it is made.  We are using One Horse Open Sleigh DSP, which is so popular that it has sold out a few times but is now back in stock!!!  I am loving all the scenery pages that are in this pack.  Don't forget the other side that has designs too.  This card showcases the other side which is super awesome!

Here is it is when it is shut...

And when it is open you get to see the whole scene...

We use half a sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock.  We are using Lost Lagoon that is cut down to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2".  Then it is scored at 2 1/8" and then again at 4 1/4" and we Z fold it as shown below.

We take a sheet of 6X6 DSP and cut off  3/4" (here I cut it off the top to have more of the bottom scene) then we cut from left to right 2 3/4", 1 1/2" and then you are left with a 2 1/16' piece.

We also have a 1" X 5 1/2" coordinating piece of cardstock (something that matches a color in the DSP) that will go along the left side of the front of the card.  We also need a 2 X 5 1/4" of Basic White that we will use for the greeting on the inside of the card and then also cut 3 3/4" X 1" Basic White with a 4 X 1 1/4" Lost Lagoon layer for my sentiment.

Next is putting it all together.  Taking the 2 3/4" piece and attach it to the front flap leaving equal spacing along the edges.  Make sure you only tape/glue the flap.  As you see below you will have some hanging off.  Next add the 1 1/2" and space it along the folded edge of the middle of the card.  Then do the same on the other side of the folded edge with the 2 1/16" inch.  Next you will add the 2" greeting piece next to that.

I almost forgot the 1" piece of coordination cardstock that goes on the left front of the card.  As seen below.  I also stamped my greeting and layered that and added it to the front of the card.  Be sure that you only add tape/glue to the right side as to not have it stick to/attach to the left side of the card front so that it will open correctly.  Finally, I just added some jewels to the front to set it off!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!


Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Chalkboard Technique 2

Here is the last post for "Back to School" Therapy Card Nite for August.  I brought back an old technique done a new or different way.  Instead of using Versa Mark and chalks, we just used Craft White on the black cardstock for this same type of look.  This card uses the Paint Texture BG Embossing folder and Real Red Cotton Ribbon along with some red gems.  I am showing this technique in 3 different layouts.  Which one is your favorite?


Wednesday, September 6, 2023


YIKES!!!  Didn't realize how long it had been since I last posted.  Really am trying to be better about that.   I've got some ideas on things I would like to try with my blog, it's just a matter of time and how to.  So be sure to keep coming back!

This card is from Back 2 School Therapy Card Nite last month.  With that being said, all my Therapy Card Nites have a "theme" that usually goes with whatever is the next "holiday" mixed with a play on words.  My Back 2 School nite was a great play on words as we used techniques, colors, and the cards themselves to match.  Such as this card shown here.  We used the Large Alphabet & Letters Framelite Dies with your basic colors.  I would love to see your creations with this theme in mind.  Please feel free to share what you've made.   You can always check out my Stampin with Julia Facebook page for other cards I've made.

PAPERS: Pear Pizzaz, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Flashback DSP (retired)
ACCESSORIES: Large Alphabet & Letters Framelite Dies, Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, & Real Red Cotton Ribbon


Stampin' UP! Sept-Dec Mini Catalog is here...

Be sure to check out the new Mini Catalog!  There is a lot of great things in it!  One of my favorites is the Night Divine Bundle with the O Holy Night 12X12 DSP!   Not to mention the Autumn Leaves Bundle with the All About Autumn 6X6 DSP that I will be featuring in my upcoming Therapy Card Nite classes!  You do not want to miss out!!!  A few things have already sold out, but don't despair they will be back in stock soon!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Christmas Woods in July

We had Christmas in July Therapy Card Nite this month and this is the Christmas card that we made!  I got this fun fold layout idea from Lisa Freeman (sorry I don't remember who she credited).  I just thought these were so pretty and easy to make to boot!!!

We used a half a sheet of cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored it at 4 1/4 & 1 1/2 inches.

Here are all the pieces that are needed to complete the card.  Base of card, I'm using Lost Lagoon, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, DSP see below, inside message layer 1 7/8 x 5 1/4", extra side front strip 1 x 5 1/4 and lastly the greeting which for me ended up being 3 3/4 x 1" of white layered on 3 7/8 x 1 1/8" of Lost Lagoon.

Our One Horse Open Sleigh DSP (designer series paper) comes in 6 x 6 sheets.  You get 48 sheets total with 4 each of 12 designs.  For this card you need to cut your DSP down to 6 x 5 1/4".   Start by cutting off  3/4" (top piece) and then cut the rest down to (in order shown across) 2 3/4, 1 1/4, & 2".

Now all there is to do is assemble your card!  Be sure to only tape the first piece (the one with the brown tree trunk) to only the folded back flap on the front of the card so that you can open the card all the way.  See how the card looks when fully open.

I so enjoyed this card and so did the girls that when we do our Christmas Therapy Card Nite we will be using this fun fold again with other DSP from this paper pack.  

Hope you enjoyed this card.  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think!!!

STAMPS: Season's Greetings
INKS: Lost Lagoon
PAPERS: Lost Lagoon, Basic White, One Horse Open Sleigh DSP
ACCESSORIES: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Woodsy Kinda Card

Hey!  Sorry it's been a hot minute, but this month all of a sudden got very busy!  In a good way and it will probably be a few weeks before I have a chance to post again.  So this one will be kind of quick.

Here's some examples from one of the cards from It's A Guy Thing Card Nite last month.  The only one missing is the Father's Day sample as that went to my dad.  I didn't realize until now that I did not get a picture of it, but you get the jist of how it would have looked. The girls got their pick from either the Father's Day saying or the Happy Birthday saying.  I just made up the last 2 "thinking of you" cards from what was left over to have in my stash.    

I used the New Horizons DSP I had left over from last year. I really like how no 2 cards are alike when it comes to using this DSP.

I pulled out the Woodland embossing folder along with the Grove Dies and the Grassy Grove stamp set to create these cards.

Keep coming back to see some of the new DSP along with a fun fold.

STAMPS: Grassy Grove
INKS: Tuxedo Black Memento
PAPERS: Early Expresso, Sahara Sand, Garden Green, On the Horizons DSP
ACCESSORES: Grove Dies, Big Shot, Banner Triple Punch, Coluzzle (retired; used to cut circle)

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Rose Wonder slim-line birthday card

Finally, I can post this GORGEOUS Rose Wonder slimline card that I made for my best friend, Becca, up in Iowa.  And yes, she loved it!

I used the same technique that I made the Mother's Day cards with that are on my Facebook page, Stampin' with Julia. (Be sure to go check it out and leave a comment) I have found that I am really loving the Blending Brushes to color with.  It works really well with outline stamps like the Rose Wonder set used here.

My slimline card measures 8 1/2" X 4", although you could do 9" X 4" and it will still fit a long envelope.  Unless of course you have an envelope maker where you can make any size card you'd like.  I stamped my rose image and then used the blender brushes to color them in.  I then stamped the saying and cut that out and used dimensional to "pop" it up off the card and topped it off with a few "gems".

STAMPS: Rose Wonder
INKS: Tuxedo Black Memento, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
PAPERS: Basic White, Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape
ACCESSORIES: Rose Garden Thinlits Die, Big Shot, Seam Binding Ribbon, Purple Bling Stickers (gems) by Jolee's Boutique