March 28, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Newton's Nook

Hello Friends! I'm playing along with a couple more coffee cards for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Newton's Nook is one of the Super Sponsor for the hop and being the lover I am of their stamps, I had to get the Newton Loves Coffee Stamp Set just for this hop!
Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

For my first card, I went super springy with a fun rainbow patterned paper. I then added Newton hugging the coffee mug. There are certainly times when I need some coffee right meow! How about you?

Coffee Right Meow Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Coffee

After stamping, coloring and die cutting Newton, I adhered him on top of a heart that I die cut using the Darling Hearts Die Set.

Coffee Right Meow Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Coffee

For my second card using this set, I didn't quite hit the spring color palette, but I love how it turned out. I used the Distress Ink Smooshing Technique to create a coffee stained background for Newton and his cups of coffee.

Purrfect Blend Coffee Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Coffee

The background panel on the right hand side was created by stamping some of the images from the Newton Loves Coffee set with Versamark Watermark Embossing Ink. I then used one of the Land Border dies to cut the blue plaid paper.

Purrfect Blend Coffee Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Loves Coffee

Thanks so much for hopping by today! Don't forget to check out my Jillibean Soup Coffee Cup Giveaway.
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March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Coffee Shaker Card + Blog Candy

Hello friends and welcome to the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be participating again with this fun and inspirational blog hop. I look forward to this hop each season and I know this one will be just as amazing as all of the others, if not even better! Keep reading to learn about the Coffee Shaker Card I created to share with you today and for your chance to win a fabulous prize package from Jillibean Soup!

The card I'm sharing with you today is a fun Coffee Shaker Card I created using the new Jillibean Soup Latte Stamp and Die set and coordinating Coffee Cup Shape Shaker. These are seriously the easiest shaker cards to make! There is no foam, no layering and no die cutting to worry about. All you have to do is fill the shaker, place it in the opening on the card and stick it down.

Hello Coffee Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Coffee Cup Shake Card and Latte Stamp Set

To decorate my card, I began by stamping a bunch of the little flowers from the Latte stamp set onto colored cardstock with Versamark Watermark Embossing Ink and heat set them with clear embossing powder. I then die cut them using the coordinating die that comes with the stamps.

Hello Coffee Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Coffee Cup Shake Card and Latte Stamp Set

Using double sided foam tape, I adhered the flowers to the card front to give them a little dimension. 

I did slightly modified the card by cutting off the front panel. I trimmed it down using a stitched rectangle die and then layered some patterned paper from the new Jillibean Soup Bowl of Dreams collection behind it. The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder onto a Kraft Jewelry Tag.

Hello Coffee Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Coffee Cup Shake Card and Latte Stamp Set

Check out all the bling inside the shaker...that is one of the new Watercolor Shaker Fillers, a beautiful combo of jewels and sequins, along with some of their Blue Sequins. Seriously the new Jewels and Sequins are just gorgeous!!!

Hello Coffee Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Latte Coffee Cup Shake Card and Stamp Set

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Details:
To play along all you have to do is create a new spring themed coffee, tea and/or cocoa project and then head over over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to link it up. While you're there, make sure to check out all of the details. There are loads of great prizes being given away for playing along. Anyone is welcome to link up any time between Friday, March 24 - Friday, March 31. There are no limits to the number of entries - in fact, the more the merrier and the more chances you have of winning some of the prizes from the many amazing sponsors! By linking up your project, you become eligible to win a prize from one the amazing Super Sponsors! If you share your project on social media, make sure to tag it with #spring2017clh

Giveaway Details: 
And now, let's get to the fun giveaway I mentioned! Jillibean Soup has generously provided me with a fabulous prize package for one lucky winner! This package includes the new Latte Stamp and Die Set, Coffee Cup Shaker, Coffee Cup Shaker Card and a variety of their beautiful sequins including a pack of their new Watercolor Shaker Fillers. Everything you need to get started creating your own gorgeous shaker cards!

To win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and please make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you're the winner. Commenting will be open until March 31 at 11:59 EST.

Jillibean Soup Coffee Cup Shaker Card,  Latte Stamp and Die Set, Shaker Fillers, Sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great hop!
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March 22, 2017

Happy Easter Basket Card | Newton's Nook Designs

Hello friends! I'm sharing a Happy Easter Card with you. It features the new Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring stamp and coordinating die set.

Happy Easter Basket Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring

It's been a while since I did a card without any coloring. (I do love my colored pencils!) However, for this card, I decided to do some simple stamping, heat embossing and die cutting. 

I stamped the beautiful swirly eggs onto a variety of cardstock in Easter egg colors using Versamark Watermark Ink. I then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder and die cut them using the coordinating die. Don't you just love how the beautiful swirl designs pop on the cardstock with this simple technique?

Happy Easter Basket Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring

Since I knew I was going to make an Easter card, those cute little eggs had to have a basket. I created the basket by weaving 1/2 inch strips of kraft cardstock. 

Happy Easter Basket Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring

The grass is die cut using the Newton's Nook Designs Land Borders grass die. I trimmed off little pieces of it and stuck them in between the eggs, as I filled the basket. I used double sided foam tape to give the eggs, grass and basket a bit of dimension.

Happy Easter Basket Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Spring

The final touches were a die cut a banner for the Happy Easter sentiment and a piece of jute tied around the basket.

Now it's time to finish up some more cards for the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop using the Newton's Nook Newton Loves Coffee set!
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March 18, 2017

Stamping with the Back of your Clear Stamps | Sunny Studio Turtley Awesome

Happy Saturday! I'm so happy to share with you that I'm guesting for Sunny Studio Stamps with their Spring release. Included in that release is the Turtley Awesome stamp and die set and if you don't know, I kind of have a thing for turtles! Today, I'm going to share a quick step by step tutorial with you on how to create a repeat background like I did and how to add color using the back of your clear stamps.

Turtlely Awesome Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Turtley Awesome Stamp Set and a tutorial on How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern & Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern & Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps 


For this technique, I used a MISTI stamp positioning tool, but you could also use a large stamp block and grid paper to achieve the same look. My cardstock is 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I later trimmed it to 3.75 x 5 inches to adhere to my card front.

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

Begin by creating a small cluster with the stamps. Position them so they will stamp on the bottom right hand side of your paper. Close the lid to pick up the stamps, ink your stamps, close the lid and stamp the image.

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

Using the ruler on the side of the tool, slide your paper down 1.5 inches and stamp your image again.

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

Slide your paper down another 1.5 inches and again stamp your image.

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

Repeat this process until you have reached the top edge of your paper. And yes, it's totoally OK if your paper hangs over the edge of the tool when you stamp!

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

Now let's stamp the left side of the paper. Create another cluster with your stamps.

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

Play around with the placement of the stamps to fill in the space. Stamp your image.

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

This time, slide your paper down 1.75 inches using the ruler on the side of the tool as your guide and stamp again.


How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

Slide your paper down another 1.75 inches and again stamp your image.

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

Repeat this process until you have reached the top of the paper. Now you have a fun little background pattern ready to color!

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

To add some color, I decided to stamp the turtles with the back side of the stamp. As you know, the back side of all stamps is solid and usually a little larger than the detailed stamp image. This particular set, works really well for this technique because there are 2 turtles facing each other that are the same size. Other shapes that work well for this are designs that are more symmetrical, such as flowers.

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

Simply line up the back side of the stamp with the detailed stamp image. Close the MISTI to pick up the stamp, apply some ink and stamp. You'll have to play around with how much to slide the paper down to stamp each image, but if you start at the bottom like you did for the pattern above, you can use the same slide down method.

How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern and How to Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Turtley Awesome stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps

There you have it! I fun and trendy looking stamped background that is sure to put a smile on your face when you try this technique. And be prepared for the person you give this card to, to be amazed!

Turtlely Awesome Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Turtley Awesome Stamp Set and a tutorial on How to Create a Stamped Background Pattern & Stamp with the Back of your Clear Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoying learning about how to create a stamped background pattern and how to stamp with the back of your clear stamps.

Thanks Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Daffodil Dreams Stamp and Die Set and Vintage Jar Stamp and Die Set

I now invite you to head over to the Sunny Studio blog to see 3 more cards I created. Above is a little sneak peek of one of them using the beautiful Daffodil Dreams stamp set.
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