Hey Handsome

I have a cute card to share today and a reminder! Local folks, I teach a monthly card class at The Haughton House – we do three cards, all supplies provided (except adhesives) and we have a lot of fun.  Card class is a great way to learn new techniques and try out new products.  If you’ve never been, you are missing it!

This card will be one we’ll make tonight in class…




The sentiment is cut from some cute Pink Paislee paper, and the tie was cut on my Silhouette.  Isn’t this a great card for a guy?

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Oh How Lovely!




Look, posts two days in a row! Yay!

I couldn’t wait to show y’all the first card I made with my February Scraps & Stash kit.  With the stickers in my kit, it came together really quickly.   I used some of the orange patterned paper from the kit with my Epiphany crafts tool to create that button – and please note that it has a touch of gold cord in it, because naked buttons are unacceptable!



Everything in my kit that is still available for purchase that I could find online is linked below…. unfortunately I don’t have sources for most of the paper and some of the SU items are retired.  But I’m so glad to be using up some of this stuff :)
February Scraps & Stash Kit:

My go-to favorites for all cardmaking:

February Scraps & Stash Kit

Hello all! I’m back with a somewhat late February Scraps & Stash kit, following along with Lisa over at My Kreative Pursuits.

While I did use Lisa’s kit for inspiration, I strayed a bit from her travel theme, to make something more useful for cardmaking.  I do have some map paper and stamps in there, as well as some office-y type things like binder clips and label stickers.  I can’t wait to merge this into some cute cards!



There is a lot of stuff here, likely way more than I will use, but I like to have options!!

Can’t wait to show you what I come up with using this kit.  Here’s the list of supplies:

  • Random scrap patterned paper and neutral cardstocks
  • Stampin Up! Inks in Brocade Blue, Early Espresso, and More Mustard
  • Misc gold star shaped brads
  • Misc miniature binder clips
  • Epiphany crafts button maker & Round 20 buttons
  • Amy Tangerine Remarks sticker book
  • Quickutz Pocket Dies Love & Hooray
  • Black/cream baker’s twine
  • SU Designer neutrals buttons
  • WRMK gold washi tape
  • Misc blue trim
  • Misc gold cord
  • Unity Stamps – Note of Thanks
  • SU Map It Out stamps
  • SU World Map stamp
  • CTMH Art Philosphy Tags stamps

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:

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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:

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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.

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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:



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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:


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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.”

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