Julie Butler - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Julie Butler - Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

I've moved

Hi followers

Just to let you all know I have moved my blog.    My new home and first entry can be found here

Hope you all make the move and come join me for a fresh new look.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Scrapbook paper - not just for scrapbooking

Today I had a little spare time on my hands and wanted to do something a little different than cards or boxes.   I have had this project in mind for a while.   I usually write my notes on a white board but it is a little sterile so I pulled out an old picture frame and set to work.

Here is my before

I just got a new pack of the gorgeous this and that epic day paper.   Stampin' Up! have a fabulous special on at the moment - buy three packs of DSP and get a fourth one absolutely FREE.   Who can turn down free.   I was drawn to this pack by both the colours and the grunge feel.

I cut a piece of the DSP to fit into where the original art work was and did a little extra stampin directly to the paper in Calypso Coral using my new gorgeous grunge stamp set.   I then used the opposite side of the dsp and covered the matt frame, adding a small amount of epic day washi tape at the edges.     Some daffodil delight letters cut using my big shot finished the frame off.    Since my walls are a lighter shade of yellow it really complements the wall when I hold it up and I can't wait to mount it.   Here is the finished frame

If you want to purchase any of this paper (or any other packs) please flick me an email.   I would happily help you out.   Offer is available until the end of August.

Hope you enjoy.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Hiya followers

Long time no post.   One day I might get good at this but for now hope you are all still watching.

I ran a techniques class last weekend and we created some gorgeous cards using a smashing acetate technique.   This is not the card we made (that might wait until another day) however this piece was sitting on my desk after I designed my card and I saw the challenge sketch for Create with Connie and Mary here.   I came up with this as my take on the sketch.   It didn't quite photograph as pretty as it is in real life - the lighting washed the depth of the colour out.   However I did want to post my entry.   Gotta be in to win right!

I really like the pastel like effect I got.   I mounted the whisper white onto the new smoky slate and finished with a little smoky slate chevron ribbon and a little bling.