Sending Monster Hugs with Lawn Fawn

Any occasion, Cards

Welcome! I’m thrilled to be back on the Scrapbooks by Design blog today sharing a card I created using supplies from Lawn Fawn and my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. As usual, there is a video tutorial showing you how I created my fun monster card.

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I made a very similar card for my sister’s birthday in May using the little birthday hat stamp that’s included in the Monster Mash set, and swapped out the patterned paper with a piece from the Taylored Expressions, Double the Fun, 6×6 pack. I love this stamp set because it can be used for so many different occasions.

Ok, that’s it from me today. Thanks so much for dropping by!

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Until next time,

julia

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Colour Me! #77 – Ice Cream Scream

Any occasion, Cards

Welcome! I can’t believe that this is the final week with the extraordinary ladies of the current Colour Me! design team. The past six months have flown by and I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to create along with this group of talented women.

This week, the challenge is to create a card using fuchsia, purple, coral, and baby pink.CMCC77

So, what better way to celebrate this final challenge than to to admit right up front that in true Julia fashion, I completely missed the baby pink when I was looking at the badge. It wasn’t until I went to upload the picture of my completed card that I realized it was a 4-colour week. OOPS! Oh well, I think my card still works as some of the colours blended (and faded) so that I can fake the baby pink.

Anyhow, my card is fun and bouncy (literally!) and combines a whole bunch of techniques. As usual, there is a video to show you how I created it–

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Make sure to visit the other Colour Me design team members to see how they created their awesome cards–

And with that, I’ll give a very fond farewell to these DT ladies.

One final thing before I sign off, I’m going to use this card to play along with this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes.

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I’ll be staying on as a permanent member of the Colour Me! DT so I’ll be back again next week with a new card. Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time,

julia

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Intro to the Alley Way Stamps

Cards, Design Team, The Alley Way Stamps

Finally, the announcement has been made! I will be joining the Alley Way Stamps design team, as a member of the YouTube team.

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That’s right, little ‘ol me is joining the amazingly talented and totally lovely TAWS ladies. I can hardly believe it myself.

My term will officially start at the beginning of July but of course I couldn’t wait until July to introduce you to the fun stamps and tell you all about the unique features of the Alley Way Stamps. With that in mind, I went ahead did a video showcasing one of the TAWS digital freebies on a card that was inspired by a card created by one of the TAWS designer’s, Tracy. You can see Tracy’s video here.

I think my video camera was also in the mood to celebrate and partied just a little too hard. I was right in the middle of filming this tutorial when (may it rest in peace) my camera died completely. So, I stopped filming, drove into town, and bought a brand new one. So far, we’re getting along great.

Ok, without any further ado, my intro to TAWS and the card I created–

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The first and most important thing for you to know about TAWS clear stamps are that they super high-quality, and produced in the USA. The designs are all fun, many punny, and each and every one is absolutely adorable. If you’re just starting out, they also offer a nice selection of free digital stamps.

Another really cool feature is that instead of selling steel dies (which can be pretty expensive), they sell SVG electronic cut files. It’s just a matter of downloading the files from the TAWS website, opening them in Silhouette Studio, and then cutting to your electronic cutting machine. Neato, right?!

Well, anyways, I think I’ve gushed enough for today. Thank you so much for dropping by and thank you to the TAWS team for welcoming me with such open arms. I’ll be back with my first video for TAWS on July 4th.

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Until next time,

julia

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Colour Me! #76 – Emboss Resist using Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers

Any occasion, Cards

Hi there! Today I’m sharing a card I created for the Colour Me! challenge. This week the challenge is to create a project using purple, green and turquoise.

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Before I jump in to my card, last week I mentioned that I was going to have a BIG announcement about the challenge. I was bursting to share the news that was announced last week: I will be staying on as a permanent member of the Colour Me design team!! Eeek!!! My role will be as the Colour Coordinator so I will pick out the challenge colours for each week. Also announced last week was the 4th Design Team. You can catch up on all the news here. Thank you so much to everyone for their kind words and encouragement. It just means the world to me when someone takes the time to comment on the blog and videos.

Ok, so moving on. I created a fairly simple (to create) card. As usual, there is a video tutorial showing how I made it.

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I incorporated the challenge colours using a simple emboss resist technique. I stamped my floral swirls and then embossed them in a jazzy gold. To bring in the colours, I used Distress Ink and water as a watercolour resist.

That’s it for today. I’ll be back again tomorrow with another BIG announcement. In the meantime, make sure to visit the other Colour Me designers for some outstanding inspiration–

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Until next time,

julia

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TGIF Star Wars Birthday Card and Envelope

Birthday Cards, Cards, Non traditional

Welcome! Today is Friday, so that means a TGIF post. I’ve been struggling with my crafty mojo recently but I feel like I’m finally getting my stride back. What do you do to help with your creative blocks?

So, for this week’s card, I created a Star Wars birthday card and matching envelope for a Star Wars obsessed eight year old. I couldn’t have made this card without the help of my Silhouette machine, some free clip art files, and a free Star Wars font.

As a bonus I also created a coordinating envelope. I create a coordinating envelope to go with almost every card I make, but I’ve never done a video showing how I do it. With the help of my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board it’s a cinch.

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That’s no moon! It’s a space station!

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If you’re curious about how to install a font to use with your Silhouette Portrait, I have a video showing how on my YouTube channel. You can watch it here.

That’s it for for today. Until next time…may the force be with you.

julia

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Disclaimer: I do not own any of the Star Wars images, nor am I affiliated with Disney or Star Wars.