Saturday, May 29, 2021

Important Announcement About Email Subscribers

 

Hi Friends!

Many of you who have Blogger as your blog platform may have heard that FeedBurner will no longer support email subscriptions as of July 2021.

As FeedBurner powers Blogger's FollowByEmail gadget, that will also stop working. 

Since I have not monetized my blog by using ads, etc. and do not plan to do so, it would not be feasible for me to pay for an email subscription service to notify you when I post to my blog.

Thankfully, there are several alternatives :-((

If you would like to be notified after July 1st of my blog posts, you could receive an email by selecting "Follow This Blog with Bloglovin'" (see the signup in the side bar on the left) or "follow" under the Followers (also in the side bar on the left).

Also, when I post to my blog, I also post to my Stamping with Julie Gearinger FB page as well to my Cards by Julie Gearinger Pinterest board (and sometimes @juliegearinger on Instagram).  FYI- I have difficulty posting to IG since I use my laptop for editing, etc., but I will try to be more consistent in the future :-)   

Thanks again to all of you who are interested in my blog!  I started this blog over ten years ago to share my love for cardmaking, etc. and I am so honored to have you as my followers and friends!  Hugs and I hope you have a blessed weekend!

A Woman Who Fears the Lord

 


Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a card using the new Graphic 45 Elegance 8x8 paper pad along with the Thinking of You Rose stamp set , dies and other supplies (from Stamp Simply )!



I love the Elegance paper by Graphic 45, don’t you?  This paper with the dark background, the Eiffel Tower/Paris images, the sewing theme as well as the pretty pink roses is perfect for my future sewing room d├ęcor.   


I was able to incorporate the Splitcoaststampers SC162 Sketch Challenge into the layout and am also linking to the Word Art Wednesday #493-#494“Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

For the background panel, trim a piece of Luxury Pearlescent Quartz White  Metallic 105# Cardstock to approx. 3 ¾” x 5”, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge, mount onto a piece of light pink cardstock, trim close to the edge and adhere to a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of black cardstock.



Mount the entire panel onto a white card base.

Trim a piece of the Graphic 45 Elegance designer paper for the vertical background panel (approx. 3 ½” x 2 ¾”), mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

Trim another piece of Elegance designer paper to approx. 1 ½” x 5”, mount onto black cardstock and trim close the edge.  Mount onto the card front and add the panel created in the above step with dimensional foam (or chipboard) per the sketch.

Trim the cut-apart from the Elegance designer paper and de-static the right-hand side of the panel with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment from the Thinking of You Rose stamp set with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.



 

Layer the embossed cut-apart onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard).

To create the rolled roses- die cut several ovals from light pink cardstock using the frames only from the Hemstitch Oval Dies.  

Using scissors, cut a wavy line from the outside edge along the oval shape toward the inside (creating a spiral- see the steps 2 thru 8 in this Rolled Flowers tutorial from Splitcoaststampers). 



Use a crimper tool to crimp the wavy spiral cut ovals before rolling them up into the rose shape.

Die cut several stems from green cardstock using the Two Sprigs  dies, cut into smaller leaves and add to the card front before adhering the rolled roses (I used hot glue for this step).

Add shimmer to the flower petals with a clear glitter pen and finish off the card with pearls.



Stamp Sets:  Thinking of You Rose (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Ink Pad- Onyx Black, Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Black, Light Pink; Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock – Quartz White 15 ct or Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock- Quartz White 6 ct; Graphic 45 Elegance- 8x8

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr. , Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Two Sprigs, Spellbinders Amazing Grace- Hemstitch Oval, Kaisercraft Self-Adhesive Round Pearls- Pearl, Crimper Tool

Thanks again for visiting! I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend, sweet friends!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Stamp Simply Blog Hop Winners!

 


As promised, we are here this evening to announce the lucky WINNERS from our

GRAND OPENING BLOG HOP

If you missed hopping along with us, you can still click the link above to tour the hop and get some FABULOUS inspiration!

AND our 20% OFF storewide code with FREE SHIPPING on qualifying orders runs through May!

Check it out at the NEW STAMP SIMPLY.

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THE LUCKY WINNER FROM MY BLOG IS:

 MiamiKel from Sandcastle Stamper


Congratulations, MiamiKel!!!

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TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:

Email sharon@stampsimply.com with your complete name and mailing address.

Put GRAND OPENING BLOG HOP WINNER in the subject line.


You must contact Sharon by 5/31/21 or your prize will be forfeited to another.

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Thank you to everyone who hopped along with us!

Check out the entire list of winners on The Stamp Simply Blog HERE!

Thanks again for everyone who participated- hugs and have a great week!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

TCC#156 Strong Anchor

 




Hi Friends!

Welcome to The Card Concept #156 {Anchors Aweigh} Challenge!

For those of you who are not familiar with The Card Concept Challenge, we are a bi-weekly challenge that uses an inspiration photo for you to create a card. 

You can choose one card-making style and/or a combination of styles, the choice is yours!  Plus, our Design Team of ten ladies create a card to inspire you. 

I was inspired by the nautical elements as well as the red, white, and blue colors to create a simple Mixed Media card. 

As many of you know, I enjoy participating with challenges and will be linking to the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #159 “Anything Goes” Challenge.  

One of the requirements for the Retro Rubber Challenge is to use a
stamp that is at least a year old.  The sentiment verse that I used from the Strong Anchor stamp set (retired Verve Stamps) is several years old and I even pulled out older retired Stampin’ Up! designer paper for this vintage styled card.

If you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept, or the Retro Rubber Blog Challenge site yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all! 

To create this card:

Trim the piece of retired Nautical designer paper to approx. 3.75” x 5”.

De-static the lower right-hand corner of the designer paper with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, die-cut the sentiment with a pieced square die, mount onto navy cardstock, trim, and mount onto white cardstock.


Mount the remaining designer paper panel onto navy cardstock, trim, and add a strip of 1 ½” burlap ribbon. 

Layer a piece of 5/8” navy satin ribbon over the center of the burlap, wrap the edges behind the panel.  

Knot three strands of natural hemp twine together with three knots and adhere to the satin ribbon layer.

Mount the layered the panel onto a white card base.

Adhere the layered sentiment with chipboard (or dimensional foam), lining up the pattern to the background paper.

Finish off the card with a few rhinestones.

Stamp Sets: Strong Anchor (retired Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, retired Nautical Designer Series Paper (all Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr., Pierced Squares Dies (Divinity Designs, LLC), Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy™, Clear Embossing Powder, Burlap Ribbon, 5/8” Navy Ribbon, Natural Hemp Twine, Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  We hope you will have the time to create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us at The Card Concept! The challenge is open until June 7th at noon EDT.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Stamp Simply Blog Hop


 Hi Friends! 

WELCOME to the GRAND OPENING of STAMP SIMPLY'S new location!


Enjoy a 20% storewide code with a FREE shipping option and this fun Blog Hop with 9 stops and fabulous prizes at each stop. 

The prize offered at my blog is the Encouragement Bundle set and the Sizzix Thinlits Dies by Tim Holtz- Tag Collection.

 




We hope you can HOP along with us!  If the winner at any stop has already purchased the prize being offered, other sets of an equal value may be selected.

 

To be in the running, just COMMENT at each stop.

 

Sharon Johnson/Stamp Simply Blog

Michelle Woerner

Julie Gearinger    (you are here)

Deb Saaranen

Deb Felts

Jill Hilliard

Esther Asbury

Holly McMillen

Sheri Holt

 

Comments will be accepted through 7 am EDT Wednesday, 5/26Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday evening, 5/27.

 

Please feel free to get acquainted with our NEW STOREFRONT and enjoy 20% OFF storewide with a FREE SHIPPING option. 


Front view with ribbon closure


I created a vintage style tri-fold card using several of the verses from the individual stamp sets and tag dies along with designer paper, lace, seam binding and other supplies. 


Back view open with inserted tags


 To create this card:


Die cut three of the largest tags from the Tag Collection Die Set from cream cardstock, die cut six additional tags from black cardstock and set aside.

Create the hinges for between the tags with cream and black cardstock (I used scrap pieces approx. 1 ¾” wide and as tall as the outside edge of the tag).  Score each hinge at ¾”, 1”, 1 ⅛” and 1 ¼” to create the gusset. 

Attach the three cream hinges to the sides of the cream tags and attach the three black hinges to the black tags.

Adhere the black tags to the cream tags, lining up the tags and hinges.


Inside view with inserted tags/journaling card


Using the large tag die as a "stencil", trace the inside of the three additional black tags with a pencil and carefully trim (just on the outside of that traced line) to create a slightly smaller tag layer.

Adhere the black tags to the cream tags (this will cover up the hinge edges).

Trace six of the large tags from several pieces of the Autumn Sunset designer paper, use the outside edge for three of the layers and the inside edge for the other three.  FYI-  You could also die cut and then trim a bit for the smaller layers (the inside layer).

Inside without the tags

Layer the designer paper tags over the tri-fold base.


Create pockets from scraps of the Autumn Sunset designer paper mounted onto black cardstock using hinges created from ½” black scraps (making sure that the hinges are a bit smaller that the lengths of the pocket edges, score the hinges at t ¼”).  FYI- I also used a circle punch on a few to create an opening to make it easier to insert the smaller tags.


Die cut six tags using the medium die from the Tag Collection (two from cream cardstock and four from black cardstock).  Also, die cut an additional six cream cardstock tags (using the same medium die)- adhere the six cream medium die cut layers to the back of each tag for journaling. 


Using scraps of the Autumn Sunset designer paper  and cream cardstock, de-static and stamp the verses from Fear Not and Words of Encouragement with Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.   


Die cut with "Be still and know that I am God" verse with the Small Standard Circles Dies from Spellbinders  and hand trim the Philippians 4:13 verse to a rectangle. 


Mount the circle verse sentiment  onto another circle die cut from black cardstock and mount the rectangle verse sentiment onto black cardstock as well (trim close to the edges of the rectangle).  Add the "Be Still" verse to the inside pocket and the "I can do all things through Christ" to the center inside panel.



Adhere the layers to the smaller tags, add pewter eyelets to the holes in the tags and loop the moss and fig seam binding through the tops of the tags and tri-fold card base. Knot the natural thread to help hold the seam binding together. 

 

Back  view without inserted tags

Add lace and scraps of cardstock to cover the lace edges as desired before inserting the tags into the pockets.

Fold the card up and use black seam binding to create a ribbon tie to hold the entire card together.

I had fun creating this project and will be linking to the following challenges:

Simon Wednesday “Use Dies and/or Punches” Challenge

Word Art Wednesday #491-#492 “Anything Goes” Challenge

 

Stamp Sets:  Fear Not, Words of Encouragement (the Encouragement Bundle) from Stamp Simply

 

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink

 

Cardstock/Paper: Vanilla, Black; Autumn Sunset 8x8 Paper Pad by Prima

Accessories/Tools:  Gemini, Jr., Sizzix Framelit Dies by Tim Holtz- Tag Collection, Spellbinders Die- Standard Circles- Small, May Arts Burlap String- Natural 400 yd spool, Seam Binding- Moss, Black, Fig Beige, Venise Lace- .75”- Lucia Ivory, , Pewter Brads, Crop-A-Dile, Circle Punch, Corner Punch

Please do not forget to comment, link to the next blog on the hop and leave a comment for them as well. There will be a random draw for the winner for each blog on the hop and the winners will be announced on Thursday evening (05/27) at the Stamp Simply blog.

Sharon Johnson/Stamp Simply Blog

Michelle Woerner

                     Julie Gearinger    (you are here)

Deb Saaranen

Deb Felts

Jill Hilliard

Esther Asbury

Holly McMillen

Sheri Holt

Good luck and thanks again for stopping by!  We hope that we have inspired you to get creative this week :-)

Saturday, May 22, 2021

A Godly Man- His Children Are Blessed After Him


Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a masculine card using A Godly Man Bundle along with Echo Park Little Lumber Jack 6x6 paper, the Lumber 3D Embossing Folder and a few other supplies (all available from the new Stamp Simply store)!


Even though this card was designed for a good friend’s birthday, but I think it would also be a great Father’s Day card!


I was able to incorporate the Splitcoaststampers SC229 Sketch into the layout (yea, another one of the 850+ sketches completed!) and will also be linking to the Simon Says Monday “Four Legged Friends” Challenge along with the Word Art Wednesday #491-#492 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Emboss a piece of white cardstock with the 3D Texture Fades Lumber Embossing Folder, trim to 4” x 5 ¼” and mount onto a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of black cardstock.

Mount the panel onto a white card base.

Trim the plaid and printed designer papers from the Little Lumber Jack paper (for the vertical panels), mount onto black cardstock and adhere to the card front.



Add a strip of the plaid paper to the inside bottom of the card (this was a scrap that I had from trimming down the 6x6 paper).

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment from A Godly Man using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto the prepared cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Trim the panel to a rectangle, and mount onto black cardstock.

Create the “photo corners” by starting with a small square of black cardstock, cut on the diagonal, then carefully trim along the inside edges to create the shape (I use small scissors for this step). 

Adhere to the corners of the sentiment layer and use a piercing tool to create the holes for the pewter brads.

Wrap the knotted Kraft Baker’s Twine along the top, wrap the ends behind the panel and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard).

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the Godly Man buck image with Versafine Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.


Once the embossing has cooled, die cut the buck image with the coordinating A Godly Man Buck Die , also die cutting two additional pieces from white cardstock.  

Adhere the two additional die cuts behind the embossed image and mount the layered buck image onto the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard) to finish off the card.


Stamp Sets:   A Godly Man Bundle (stamp and die set) from Stamp Simply

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black

Cardstock/Paper: White, Black, Little Lumber Jack 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park

Accessories, Tools:  Gemini., Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- A Godly Man Buck,

Sizzix 3D Texture Fades A6 Embossing Folder- Lumber , May Arts Bakers Twine- Kraft- 100 yd Spool, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pewter Brads, Piercing Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope all of you will join us tomorrow for our Stamp Simply Blog Hop (there will be a great discount plus prizes)!!  

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