September 22, 2017

Sunny Studio 2nd Birthday Blog Hop

Hello friends and welcome to the Sunny Studio 2nd Birthday Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be helping this amazing company celebrate this fabulous milestone! As part of the celebration, Mendi has brought together a group of designers to share some inspiration with you using the upcoming Sunny Studio Holiday Release. Their official holiday release date is on September 29th, but in honor of their birthday the new products will be available as a PRE-ORDER today! There is also a discount code and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. You can check out all the details down below!


Merry Christmas Cards | Petite Poinsettias Stamp Set


Sunny Studio has become known for their amazing layering stamps set and their newest set called Petite Poinsettias does not disappoint. This set is a must for this years Christmas cards! It creates beautiful poinsettias and they are so easy to stamp, especially with the help of a stamp positioning tool such as the MISTI.

Merry Christmas Cards by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set

I stamped the flowers using Archival Ink in Pink Peony, Rose Madder and Red Geranium. For the centers I used Chrome Yellow and Dandelion and for the leaves I used Sap Green and Fern Green. I then die cut the flowers and leaves using the coordinating Petite Poinsettia dies.

Merry Christmas Card | Fishtail Banners II


On this first card I used the Sunny Studio Fishtail Banners II Dies to cut a piece of white cardstock at an angle. I then trimmed this to layer on top of an embossed and die cut green cardstock panel. I love the added interest this lends to the overall design and it's a fun new way to use this die.

Merry Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set and Fishtail Banners II Die

Next, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then adhered three of the poinsettias along with some of the leaves. To add a bit of dimension I used double sided foam tape to adhere two of the flowers.

Merry Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set and Fishtail Banners II Die

For a touch of sparkle, I outlined the veins on the flowers with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Stardust. This doesn't photograph very well, but I promise it looks spectacular in person!

Merry Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set and Fishtail Banners II Die

Merry Christmas Card | Clustered Poinsettias

On this second card, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in gold on a white die cut label die. I then clustered three of the poinsettias below it and popped up the center flower with some double sided foam adhesive.

Merry Christmas Card Clustered Poinsettias by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set

I used the same embossing folder on the background that I used on the first card. I love the subtle texture it adds. I also used the Gelly Roll pen on these flowers as well.

Merry Christmas Card Clustered Poinsettias by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration I created and shared using the new Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set!

Besides the beautiful flowers, the Petite Poinsettia set also comes with a combo of sentiments that can be mixed and matched.


Sunny Studio Stamps Petite Poinsettia Stamp Set

And if you are looking for even more great sentiments you can also use the coordinating Festive Greetings stamp set.


Sunny Studio Stamps Festive Greetings Stamp Set

Blog Hop Details and Giveaway


As I mentioned above, the official Sunny Studio Holiday Release date is September 29th. However,  in honor of their birthday the new products are available as a Pre-order today only. You can also save
15% off all retail orders using the code "CELEBRATE" through October 1st.

I also mentioned a giveaway! I'm giving away a $25 gift code to the Sunny Studio Shop to one lucky person who leaves a comment below by Monday, September 25 at 11:59 PM PDT. Please make sure I have a way to reach you. All winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Friday, September 29.

For more chances to win, make sure to visit each blog along the hop. Each blog is giving away a $25 gift code!

Juliana Michaels (you are here)
Thanks so much for hopping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Sunny Studio 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!
Hugs Juliana 17turtles

September 20, 2017

Trick Or Treat Halloween Card | Newton's Nook Designs

Trick or treat? Which do you prefer? Me personally, I'll take the treats every time! Today, I'm sharing a Trick or Treat Halloween Card I created using the brand new Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and the Fall-ing For You Stamp Set. These two sets combined perfectly to create a cute little Halloween scene.

Trick or Treat Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and Fall-ing For You Stamp Set

I stamped all of the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them using Chameleon Pens. I then used the coordinating dies to cut out Newton and the witch hat and fussy cut the pumpkins. I then adhered them to the die cut circles. To give Newton a little more dimension I used some double sided foam adhesive.

Detail image of Trick or Treat Halloween Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Costume Party Stamp Set and Fall-ing For You Stamp Set

To create the background, I used the Halloween Delicate Web Stencil by Memory Box with Distress Oxide in Black Soot. I just can't seem to get enough of these Oxide inks. They are so versatile and easy to work with!

I hope you enjoyed this bit of Halloween card inspiration using these cute stamps from Newton's Nook Designs!

Supplies


Are you interested in the supplies I used to create this card? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them!

Newton's Nook Designs NEWTON'S COSTUME PARTY Clear Stamp Set NN1709S03 Preview Image
Newton's Nook Designs FALL-ING FOR YOU Clear Stamp Set 20160903 Preview Image
Hugs Juliana 17turtles

September 15, 2017

Gina K Designs | Stitched Leaves Mini Kit Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello friends! Today, the Gina K Design Team is having a blog hop for the recently released Stitched Leaves Mini Kit. This kit sold out super fast when it was first released, but it is now back and stock and available in the Gina K Designs Store! So make sure you head on over there to grab yours if you don't already have one. The stamps and dies in this kit are so beautiful and are perfect for all your fall crafting needs. This kit will have you creating all fall long!

Before you leave though, I created a couple of cards to give you some inspiration and ideas on how to use the stamps and dies in the kit. Also, make sure to check out all the details on how to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K Store. All the details are down below.

Thank You Friend Card | Stitched Leaves Stamp Set


For my first card, I stamped the leaves onto white cardstock and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. To give them some color, I ink blended them with a mix of Distress Oxide inks in Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint. For an extra touch of distress, I splattered them with a little bit of water and dabbed it dry.  I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out before adhering them to the card.

Thank You For Being A Friend Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp Set and Mini Kit

The sentiment is also from the set and I also heat embossed it with gold embossed powder as well. I used the coordinating die to cut out the large stamped "friend" and then adhered it with double side foam tape for a bit of dimension.

Thank You For Being A Friend Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp Set and Mini Kit

Thankful For You Card | Stitched Leaves Stamp Set


For this second card, I stamped the images onto white cardstock and embossed them with white embossing powder. I then colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I blended them using a water brush to give them a watercolored look.

Thankful For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp Set and Mini Kit

The sentiment is again from the Stitched Leaves set and I used the coordinating die to cut out the "thankful".

Thankful For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp Set and Mini Kit

Blog Hop + Giveaway


I mentioned a giveaway! Would you like to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs? If your answer is yes, then all you have to do is visit each blog along the hop (listed below) and leave a comment. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate.

Gina K
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Chris Dayton
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Juliana Michaels
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema DeLeeuw
Sean Fetterman
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber

Supplies


Are you interested in the Gina K Designs supplies I used to create these cards? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them!


Hugs Juliana 17turtles

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Card | Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I'm proud to say I've played along with every Coffee Lover's Blog Hop since the beginning and every season I look forward to the next one. I can't wait to be inspired by all the fall themed coffee projects during this hop.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Card with Foiled Leaves Background


The card I've created today uses a stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs called Fall-ing For You. I stamped it with brown ink onto a white die cut tag and then inked the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I then added a burlap ribbon bow.

The die cut leaves are cut from cardstock (Gina K Designs - Red Velvet, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion and Grass Green) using the Newton's Nook Designs Autumn Leaves Die Set. I inked them just slightly with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Card with Foiled Leaves Background by Juliana Michaels

Foiled Leaves Background


Now for how I created the foiled background. I used Therm O Web's Deco Foil Transfer Gel and Newton's Nook Designs Falling Leaves Stencil. Here is how you use this product:

Tape the stencil on top of a piece of cardstock to hold everything in place. Use a palette knife to lightly spread on a layer of the Transfer Gel. Once all of the stencil openings are covered with gel, carefully peel up the stencil and set the paper to the side to dry. Immediately wash the gel from the stencil using soap, water and a tooth brush. Allow the gel to dry until it turns clear. The drying time will be impacted by how thick you applied the gel.

Once the gel is dry, place a piece of Therm O Web Deco Foil on top of the stenciled piece and place this inside a piece of folded parchment paper. Then insert this piece into a preheated laminator. To avoid wrinkles and to get the best foil coverage, make sure to place the foil so that the grain on the back side of the foil is running horizontal with the opening of the laminator.

After it has gone through the laminator, peel off the transfer sheet to reveal the foiled design. For this card, I used Therm O Web's Amber Watercolor Deco Foil.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Card with Foiled Leaves Background by Juliana Michaels

Here are some of the details about the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. It begins today and runs through Friday, September 22. To play along all you have to do is create a fall themed coffee, tea or cocoa project, post it to your blog and then link it up to the Coffee Lover's Blog. You can play along every day and with as many projects as you want to create. By linking up your projects, you are entered to win tons of prizes from the many sponsors of the hop. For all the details, make sure to check out the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop post.

Happy hopping and coffee drinking!

Supplies


Are you interested in the supplies I used to create this card? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them! When you click on these links, they help support my blog and allow me to continue to bring you inspirational posts such as this one.

Hugs Juliana 17turtles