Saturday, March 26, 2016

Big Shot Saturday - Congrats Card

     Hi and welcome to my blog! Today is Big Shot Saturday which means that I will show a project using the Stampin' Up! Big Shot die cutting machine. Eventually I will be videoing these for you to watch my process but I don't have the set up yet. So for today I will just have pictures. 
     Today, I have a Congrats card I made using my
Big Shot machine for several components. I first started with cutting my 8-1/2 x 11 paper in half to make two 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card bases. I used the color Crushed Curry. I then cut a piece of the It's My Party DSP paper pack to 4 x 5-1/4 for my first layer. Then I got out my Big Shot. 
     I first used the Star Framelits dies and cut out the second from the largest star die in another piece of It's My Party paper. Next, I cut out the next star die down in Mint Macaron. Then, I used the Large Numbers Framelits dies to cut out the
2,0,1, and 6 in yet another piece of It's My Party paper stack. It is so easy to use this machine. I used the Magnetic Platform to keep the dies in place while I set them up to cut. This is especially important when you are cutting around a stamped image. 
     I placed the layer onto the card base using my
Snail adhesive. Next came the largest star and then
the numbers using the 2-way glue. The Mint Macaron star is then adhered down using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then punched out the smallest star using the Star punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and a scrap piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and put it on with another Stampin' Dimensional. 
     Next I stamped my sentiment using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Perfect Pairings. You can get this stamp set for free or choose one of the other free items with every $50 (before tax and shipping) you order from me of Stampin' Up! product. If you order $150 you get to choose 3 free items! It is a great deal but you only have until March 31 to place your order so hurry up. Go here to go to my store and click on the Shop button. Back to our card...
     I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock using Black Archival
Ink with the word Congrats! I then punched it out using the Washi Label punch. I adhered it down with Stampin' Dimensionals too in the middle of the largest star.
     And you are done! This would be great for the upcoming graduation season. Here is my shopping list for this project:

     Thank you so much for spending a few moments on my blog today looking at my card. I hope you get some inspiration for your own projects. Also, if you want an Stampin' Up! Occasion or Annual 2015-2016 Catalog just email me at or go here and click on Contact Me at the top right. I just ask that you pay for the shipping which is only a few dollars. Also if you would love to join my Stampin' Up! team I would be very happy to have you. Click the same link above and go to the Join button. Right now during Sale-A-Bration you get an extra $30 in product in your kit which is only $99! But only until March 31st. Email me if you have any questions. Thanks again for coming and have a great day!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Project Thursday - March Paper Pumpkin

     Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to Project Thursday here at Stampin' Julie. Today I will be showcasing the new March Paper Pumpkin kit. This month Paper Pumpkin celebrated it's 3rd anniversary and it's one millionth box.
To show for this our boxes were decked out in a beautiful Stampin' Up! blue called Bermuda Bay. And as a special Thank You to all it's subscribers next month in the April box we will be getting a free stamp set. So if you are not signed up with Paper Pumpkin you can do so through me here. You need to do it by the 10th of April in order to receive the April kit with the free stamps. So what are we waiting for...lets move on to this month's kit!
     So to start I took several pictures of the various
steps to putting this kit together per the instructions. Then I took some pictures of an alternative way of putting it together. First, we have a picture of the contents of the kit. If you have not received a kit before your first kit will also come with a welcome note and a clear block for you to use on all your kits as you get them. 
     Next, I took everything out of the kit and spread it out to see what I have. The step by step instructions are on back of the cover sheet. This kit is called Pocketful of Cheer. It is two different types of gift card holders. Great idea for Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduations that are coming up. I started with the larger of the two gift card holders. These are always easy things to put together. Great for a beginner stamper or crafter that wants to get into crafting or stamping

as a hobby. And these kits would make great gifts too. I first did the stamping on the white square as illustrated, then I put the two banner flags behind the white square and placed it onto the floral one with the adhesive dots provided. You get everything you need to make your items, that includes adhesive. If you do decide to do your own thing and change them up a bit like I did, you may need more adhesive. And a lot of the time they do give you more of some things so you can
change it up a bit, like in this kit we got more

enamel pearls and a couple extra tags. Next, I placed the whole thing onto the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it the popped up look. Then I added the pearls and the twine bow where indicated and started on the envelope. I added adhesive strips onto the gift card
holder and placed it into the envelope. Place your gift card in now or do as I did and decorate the other side of the envelope. Place the card you made inside and fold up the sides and top and bottom of the envelope. Next, if you have placed a
gift card in it you will place the sticky floral banner strip onto the envelope and then the Bermuda Bay banner strip on top and then stamp a sticky tag with a heart and placed it onto the banners to keep the envelope closed. If you
don't put a gift card into it right away you can either do as I did and decorate the other side or just keep everything until you do use it. And presto you have a cute gift card holder and card to give to someone!

     Next we have the smaller gift card holder to make. First, we stamp the front of the smaller card and circle tags with the holes with the stamp of
our choice. Stampin' Up! usually gives us more then one stamp to use. In this kit we got five sentiments to use on the front of our cards. We then place adhesive strips onto the gift card envelope and fold it into place. Place your
gift card in along with your little card. Fold the envelope up and place the belly band around the envelope using an adhesive dot. Next, wrap some twine around the whole thing, add the tag and tie into a bow. And you are done with your second
gift card holder! You get enough supplies to make four of each type of gift card holder so you will have plenty around for any special occasion. Here is a picture of the alternative I made to the
first gift card holder using only the items from the kit. I placed the gift card holder in the card instead of the envelope this time and folded the envelope the other way so the floral was on the outside. Your mind is 
unlimited on
what you could do with this. Pintrest usually also has many alternatives to do as well. 

     Well, thank you so much for coming to my blog today. Sorry it is a day late but life got a little in the way. If you have any comments or questions please feel free to leave a comment below or email me at And remember that if you want in on the free stamp set in next months Paper Pumpkin you need to subscribe by April 10th. You can do so here. It only costs $19.95 with shipping included and you can cancel at anytime but I am sure once you get your hands on it you are going to love it. It just makes you feel better to do something creative! Also you can place an order to Stampin' Up! on my site anytime 24/7 here. Please just make sure that it shows me, Julie Kight, as your demonstrator. Thanks again so much for coming and I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Technique Tuesday - Basket Weave Card

Welcome again to my blog. I have thought about it and have decided that I am going to blog at least 3 days per week with each day being a different kind of teaching idea.
     Today, I decided to name Tuesday Technique Tuesday where I am going to show you a new type of technique to use on your cards. For today's card I want to show you how to do the Basket Weave edge. I first started with using Thick Whisper White cardstock and cutting the edge of the card at an angle down the side in even numbers. Then you cut the bottom angle out and glue it in place at the top. Now fold down all the little cut pieces and tuck them under the next unfolded piece. I didn't use any glue to hold them down. They stay down pretty good. After folding you have a beautiful edge on your card and it is now time to decorate the front. I cut the first layer to in Watermelon Wonder. Next, I cut the next layer to in Whisper White. I then stamped the images in Watermelon Wonder and Pear Pizzazz from the stamp set Crazy About You. I then stamped the sentiment in Basic Black from the stamp set Greatest Greetings from the new Occasions catalog. I next placed rhinestones in the middle of the flowers. I then glued the layers together and glued them down to the front of the card. Here is my shopping list:

This is a pretty easy card to make but yet it looks like it would take so much time to create. I will try to link the template for the lines you cut on the edge.
     Thank you for coming to my blog and taking a look at my project. I really appreciate it. If you would like a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and are interested in purchasing a few items then go here. Also, if you would like a catalog just let me know at and it would cost you just the price of shipping. Thanks again!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Balloon Card

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? Today was a very busy day. I did however find the time to make this really cute birthday card. Anyone you give this card to will be very happy with it. And it is very perfect for anyone from a child to an adult. It uses all products from Stampin' Up!
     I first started with the background paper which is from the Cherry On Top paper stack. I then tied a piece of Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace around the bottom area. I used the Lots of Labels framelits and the Big Shot to make the tag. I then used the stamp set Party Wishes to stamp the sentiment onto the tag along with the candles. I punched the balloons using the punch from the Party Punch pack. I used the paper from the same paper stack. I first put the layer onto a piece of Whisper White cut to 5-1/2"x 8-1/2" then folded in half. I then adhered the layer down and placed the balloons randomly around the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Next, I adhered the tag onto the card using Stampin' Dimensionals too. Finally, I placed Candy Dots in the colors Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay on the bottom of the tag. Here are the products I used:

     If you are interested in purchasing any of the items I used just go here. You can order anytime 24/7 and it is shipped right to your house. Also, if you would like an Annual or Occasions catalog just let me know and I will get one out to you for just the price of shipping.
     Thank you for looking at my blog today. If you have any questions just email me at Have a great day!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Hello Card

     Here I am. Boy has life been busy. I have been making cards like crazy but I just haven't had the time to post any. 
     Well, here is this one. My mojo has been a little on the lacking side lately so I was really struggling for some inspiration on what to make when I finally decided to pull out some color first and start from there. I decided to start with Pink Pirouette. Next, I choose Crumb Cake and finally, Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi. I next pulled a punch which turned out to be my Petite Petals punch so I grabbed the Petite Petals stamp. I also choose the Hardwood background stamp. I started with stamping the background stamp onto a piece of Crumb Cake that measures 4"x 5-1/4" using Crumb Cake ink. Next, I grabbed a piece of Whisper White and punched it with the Triple Banner punch. Then I stamped 2 different designs of the Petite Petals stamps using Pink Pirouette ink. I then punched out the 3 flowers. Then I wanted some leaves with my flowers so I got the Garden In Bloom stamp set and used the smallest leaves in a 2 step process using Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi ink on the piece of Whisper White. I lined up the flowers onto the leaves and placed them on using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then placed rhinestones onto each one in the middle. Next, I placed the whole piece onto the Crumb Cake layer using more Stampin' Dimensionals. For my greeting I decided to use the Greetings Thinlits and a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock to cut out the Hello saying. I placed it on the lower part of the card. Finally, I placed the Crumb Cake layer onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz cut to A2 size 4-1/4"x 5-1/2". 
Here is my supply list:

     Thank you so much for coming to my blog to see my latest card creation. If you need a Stampin' Up! demonstrator please feel free to contact me at I will send you a catalog for free you just pay for shipping. I hope you have a great day!