XOXO Love You

Happy Friday, all!

Today’s card is yet another fun one made using my January Scraps & Stash kit. February is just around the corner, and I can’t wait to see what my February kit will turn out to look like, lol!

I think this card would make a super cute valentine:


This card is all about die cuts made with the Amy Tangerine Plus One dies. The cute polariod-style frame, the words, and the little blue geotag are all from that set.

I heat embossed the geotag with my SU Pool Party embossing powder, a couple of layers of it, to give it the look of a plastic embellishment. I backed it with a scrap of white paper colored with a red Wink of Stella marker – not from the kit but I couldn’t resist.

The ‘you’ is stamped from the kit stamps Thank You stamp and trimmed down. A little washi finished the card off just right, I think.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great crafty weekend!

January 2015 Scraps & Stash kit:

My go-to favorites for all cardmaking:

Hello, Hi, Miss You

I am still enjoying my January Scraps & Stash kit! I have several cards yet to share, too!

Today’s card uses more of those fun wood veneer word bubbles.  I stamped on them again using the stamps in my kit, and built the card around them.



I dry embossed some of the light blue cardstock with the embossing folder from the kit, and layered it with some scrap white cardstock and one of the papers from the kit – the stitching on it is real and it’s such a cool detail.

Check back tomorrow for another card from this kit!

January 2015 Scraps & Stash kit:

My go-to favorites for all cardmaking:


Congrats Congrats Congrats

Hello all! I have another new card to share today made from my January Scraps & Stash kit.

This one was super quick and easy to make. I placed the washi on some kraft cardstock, making sure the arrows all pointed the way I wanted them to. Then I stamped my “congrats” sentiment three times on ivory cardstock and trimmed it to cut off the notched ends of the stamp image. I popped that piece on dimension adhesives and added some random enamel dots.


Thanks for stopping by today!

January 2015 Scraps & Stash kit:

My go-to favorites for all cardmaking:

Happy Birthday

Every year I try to make an extra-special card for my mom’s birthday. This year I decided to do a swing or flip style card. I’ve seen them around but had never tried one myself. It’s harder than it looks!

After several false starts I finally thought to look at my Silhouette cut files, and what do you know? I already had the perfect one. I combined that with some beautiful new stamps I recently got from Avery Elle, and this is what I ended up with…


The flowers and leaves are stamped with Distress Inks, then I used the coordinating Distress Marker to shade the darker areas. I used a wet paintbrush to blend the two together.


Hidden on the inside is a heat embossed sentiment from a retired Technique Tuesday set.


I also sponged all around the edges of the pale pink card base with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

Specific products used on this card:

My go-to favorites for all cardmaking:

You Made My Day!

It’s Saturday! How about a colorful, cheerful card? We made this card Thursday night in my monthly card class at The Haughton House.


Sorry for the odd picture angle but for some reason this card was nearly impossible to photograph.

The sentiment is heat embossed in black and then colored with Wink of Stella markers. Notice how the yellow letters spell out “yay!” – isn’t that fun?

The background is miscellaneous washing tapes adhered directly on the white card base.

Products used on this project:



My go-to favorites for all cardmaking:

Oh, Snap!

I have another card to share today made with supplies from my January Scraps & Stash kit. I’ve made a total of five cards so far with this kit, and they are all pretty cute, and all were fun to make. I’ll share more this week and next week.

Here’s today’s card:



I stamped the camera and sentiment from the Unity stamp set using Versafine Sepia ink, then watercolored them with Distress Inks from the kit.  I did branch outside the kit a little to add some Wink of Stella to the lens and flash, and then some Glossy Accents over the lens.

A simple layout using papers and washi from the kit and a kraft card base, and here we are!

January 2015 Scraps & Stash Kit Supplies:


My go-to favorites for all cardmaking:



Happy Monday, friends!

I needed to make a birthday card for a friend, so for inspiration I went looking for some online challenges to participate in.

I found a great sketch at the current Paper Pals Arts challenge:

Isn’t that a cute sketch?

And then I went to Inkspire Me to get a good color scheme:


Love it!

And from those I shopped in my scraps bin and came up with this:


Celebrate! | HandmadeByJulie.com


Celebrate! | HandmadeByJulie.com

I used vellum for the little flags, I wanted them to be subtle. I like the way it came out. I also touched the confetti bits with a silver Wink of Luna.

The stamp set is a retired SU! set called Outlined Occasions. I colored in the letters with a yellow Wink of Stella. Actually twice, because it wasn’t as glittery as I wanted. And then I went back with the clear (after taking this picture) and it came out better. Why is my yellow so non-glittery, I wonder?

Not pictured, on the inside I stamped a simple “Happy Birthday.”

Products used for this project:

My go-to favorites for all cardmaking:

Hi, Miss You

Hello again, friends!

As promised today I have a card to share made with the kit I showed you on Wednesday.

For this card I used a wood veneer that I stamped with one of the sentiment stamps.  It came out so cute, don’t you think?


I intentionally pointed the arrows in the washi tape to the opening of the card.

All of this stuff came from the kit. Other than the scrap patterned papers, everything is listed below.

Scraps & Stash January 2015 Kit:

My go-to crafting tool kit:


January Scraps & Stash Kit

I have this awesomely talented friend named Lisa, and she has a great blog all about papercrafting inspiration and resources. She’s so creative and I love working with her on the design team at the Haughton House.

Lisa has this clever idea about kits. I’m sure we’ve all seen scrapbook page kits and cardmaking kits both online and at local stores. Her idea is to shop in her own craft supplies for things that work together to create her own kit to use all month long. Everyone go look at this post and video she put together for January. I’ll wait right here.

How great is that kit?

I want to participate so I set out to create my own cardmaking version of that kit.  I started with my scrap patterned papers – which I cut down to A2 size.  I found a few had the color scheme Lisa used, and I added some solids.  Then I shopped around in my existing embellishments stash and found two packages of Studio Calico embellishments that had never even been opened – the cute wood cut word balloons are perfect.  I added some washi tape, stamps,  inks, and a few other things (complete list below) to come up with this:



I was mostly looking forward to using those cute wood cuts.  Here’s a sneak peak of my plan for those:


Check back in a day or two to see what I’ve come up with using this kit!

Kit contents:

  • Unity Stamps “Oh Snap” IB-205 stamp set
  • misc scraps of patterned paper, kraft cardstock, aqua blue cardstock, ivory cardstock
  • Pepples Clear Stamp set
  • Studio Calico enamel dots
  • Studio Calico wood veneer bits
  • Sizzix for SU Lucky Stars embossing folder
  • Trendy Tapes blue/green star washi tape
  • My Mind’s Eye washi tapes (arrows, stars)
  • SU Embossing powder in Pool Party
  • Zing Embossing powder in Denim and Chestnut
  • Distress Inks: Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Broken China
  • jute twine (not pictured)
  • Amy Tangerine Plus One dies (not pictured)

Many Thanks

Hello all! Miss me? I missed you.  Thank you if you are still here :)

I have a card to share today made with paper that I’ve been hoarding for two years or more…



See how cute that paper is? It is an Imaginisce design called Sole Sisters.  Now you know why I’ve been hoarding my scraps of it! But 2015 is going to be about using up some stuff to make room for more, so the hoarded things have got to go! The ribbon and the silver cardstock mat were also from the scraps bin, so we’re off to a good start!

Supplies for this card:

My go-to crafting tool kit: