Birthday Surprise!

Today’s card is one that we made yesterday at my monthly card class. It’s a fun birthday card made using the Birthday Surprise stamp set. This is a new set and it’s a perfect Birthday set for anyone! Great for Birthday Party invitation too!

Birthday surprise

I also used the the stars stamp from the “Project Life Point and Click” stamp set and the little star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Everyone loved this card!

Birthday Surprise

Birthday Surprise #134117 Wood, #134120 Clear


Stamp set: Birthday Surprise, Project Life Point and Click,

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White,

Ink: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Bermuda Bay ink pads; Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Bermuda Bay Stampin’ markers.

Tools: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Bloom with Hope and Blendabilities

Today’s card is one that we’ll make at my Monthly Card Class this coming Friday, July 25 at 7:00pm.  Today’s the last day to register! Please email me at to register for this class.

I used the beautiful Hostess set called “Bloom with Hope” (found on p.240 of the catalog). To get this beautiful set, you must host a stampin’up workshop or place a qualifying order of $200 or more. Contact me to book your workshop! The Fall is also the best time to start your Christmas cards!

The background color for this card is the new Tangelo Twist In-color. I used a strip of Designer series paper (DSP) from the In-Colors paper stack, a strip of Whisper White embossed with the Fancy Fan folder and a large strip of  “Confetti Celebration” DSP. Don’t forget that Designer Series papers are on sale until the end of July! Buy 3 packs and get the 4th FREE!

See all papers on sale here!

I used the Pumpkin Pie Assortment of Blendabilities Markers to color the flowers. These markers are so great! I love how you can achieve a shading effect so easily!

Blooming with hope Tangelo

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Did you notice the little holes around my Oval? I used the Paper Piercing guide (Occasions set) with the Piercing Tool and Pierce Mat to achieve this without any fuss!

I think it adds a nice finishing touch!


Stamp set: Bloom with Hope, Something to Say

CS and paper: Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, 2014-2016 In-Colors Designer Series paper stack, Confetti Celebration DSP

Ink: Black Memento ink, Pumpkin Pie Assortment of Blendabilities Markers, Tangelo Twist

Tools: Big Shot, Oval Framelits collection, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Occasions Paper Piercing set, Piercing tool and Mat, 1″ Square punch


Weekly Deal July 22 to 27 2014

Here’s the Weekly Deals for this week. To place an order click here.

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Last Call for Upcoming class and Flower Patch Card

Last Call to register for my Monthly Card Class coming up Friday July 25 at 7:00pm!

If you want to register for the class, please email me at by Wednesday July 23.  We’ll be making 6 cards for all occasions. Cost is $20 or free with a minimum $25 order.

You wish you could come, but you’re already busy? No problem! Place an order ($25 or more) before July 25 and you will receive the 6 cards by mail, all made for you! Make sure to use the Hostess code BANYPRUA to get your cards! Click here to place your order now! (You can also email me your order if you prefer).

Today’s card is made with one of my favorite new stamp set called Flower Patch! This photopolymer stamp set has matching Framelits! You can buy both as a bundle and save 15% on each!

Flower Patch 1

Here’s the Flower Patch stamp set. What I like about this set is the multiple possibilities that it offers! You can layer the flower with different colors! So many combinations to try!!! Since the photopolymer is completely transparent, it’s very easy to align!

flower patch

Flower Patch #134207 19 stamps $31.95 or Bundle and save #1136788 (with matching framelits) $53.25

For my card, I used Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo for the card base and frame. I stamped a few flowers with Crush Curry, Tangelo Twist, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. I added small candy dots (Bright Collection) in the center of each flower.


Stamp set: Flower Patch, Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo

Ink: Crush Curry, Tangelo Twist, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party

Accessories: Candy Dots Bright Collection


1. Cut half a sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock and fold to make the card base.

2. Cut a 3-7/8″ x 5″ Melon Mambo card stock  and a 3-5/8″ x 4-3/4″ Whisper White card stock rectangles.

3. Stamp your flowers, starting with the stems in Wild Wasabi ink. Stamp the flowers using Crush Curry, Tangelo Twist, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay ink pads.

4. Add some Pool Party ink splatters using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp. Stamp your greeting “Happy Blooming Birthday” in Bermuda Bay ink.

5. Adhere all the layers in place. Add some Candy Dots in the center of each flowers.

Paper Pumpkin Kit: Half Price for your first 2 months!

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If you’ve been thinking about trying My Paper Pumpkin monthly kit, now’s the best time!

Those kits make perfect gifts! (even for yourself!) Paper Pumpkin is the perfect papercrafting solution for:

* Newer stampers

* Long-term vets who want something fresh and trendy

* Stampers with limited time

* Crafting with kids

Regular price is $24.95 / month. Now only $12.50 for the first 2 months

Use the promo code: HALFOFF2

To view some of the previous kits and what you can make with them, click here.

Here’s the low-down:

  • Each month, you’ll receive a unique, surprise kit with a project- cards, journals, décor, and more in a super cool red box! (Everything will even be colour-coordinated, measured, and cut for you!)
  • Each kit will include stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Kits will ship on or around the 15th of the month. You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is only $24.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • The first kit you will receive in your first month of membership includes a free gift- a clear acrylic block D! ($14.29 value)!!!

Get Me Now! All you need is your magic wand (credit card) to sign up. Click here to join

Email me to subscribe!

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $24.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $24.95.
  • Visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2″ when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Choose myself (Julie Olivier) as your Stampin’up demonstrator!


Two more Masculine Flip Cards!

I’m in love with the flip cards! (But I think I already mentioned it in this post!!!) With the new Circle flip card, it’s so easy to create this really cool card! I made one for my son’s 12 birthdays and for my brother’s birthday. Since they are a bit similar, you get a 2 for 1 today!

So here’s the card I made for my son:

A fond! Gabriel A fond! Gabriel flip2

I really like this card because when you flip the card, the car seams like it’s moving forward! I used a few stamp sets on this card: Rev up the Fun! (the car and wheel tracks), Clockworks (all the gears), Gorgeous Grunge (ink splatters) and Just Sayin’ (word bubble). The card base is Island Indigo. I added a flap to write the message in the inside and I used Smoky Slate card stock on the top of the flap (RHS). The number 12 is made with Silver Foil card stock (p.193 in the new catalog!).


Stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Just Sayin’, A fond! (Rev up the Fun!)(retired), Clockworks (retired)

CS and paper: Silver Foil card stock, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Silver Metallic ink, Basic Gray, Pool Party

Tools: Big Shot, Circle flip Card (#133480), 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Word Bubbles Framelits,  Sizzlits Alphabet dies (retired)

Here’s the card I made for my brother:

A fond! Francois 2014 A fond! Francois flip

A fond! Fracois close-up

This card is Basic Black and I used Silver metallic ink to stamp the gears on the front. It really “pops” on the Black card stock! I heat embossed the motorcycle with Pewter embossing powder and colored some part with Daffodil Delight, using the Blender pen, to match the yellow ink splatters (made with Gorgeous Grunge set). The right panel is also Smoky Slate card stock, stamped with Smoky Slate ink. The “WOO HOO” is from a new stamp set called Bravo.


Stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Bravo, A fond! (Rev up the Fun!)(retired), Clockworks (retired)

CS and paper: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Silver Metallic ink, Versamark, Pewter embossing powder

Tools: Big Shot, Circle flip Card (#133480), 2-1/2″ Circle punch, heat tool,

Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge and Washi Tape: Fast and Easy card!

Today’s card is a quick and easy card that I put together in no time at all! Don’t you like those last minute cards that you can finish in less time than you would take going to the store?

I used the Gorgeous Grunge set (my favorite background set, that I use ALL the time!) and the Petite Petals stamp set with the coordinated punch. These two sets are awesome for beginners (and for long-time stamper too!) as they are so versatile! I also used a strip of Washi Tape from the Project Life Everyday Adventure Accessory pack. The greeting is from “Four You”, a very good greeting set for new stampers too!

Petite Petals washi tape

Material used:

Stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Petal, Four You

CS and paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Ink: Pool Party, Crush Curry, Strawberry Slush

Tools: Petite Petals punch

Accessories: Washi Tape


1- Cut half a sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″). Fold in half to form the card base.

2- Cut a 4″ x 5-1/8″ Whisper White card stock rectangle. Stamp lines and splatters from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with Crush Curry ink and Pool Party ink. Add a strip of Washi Tape.

3- Stamp 3 flowers with Strawberry Slush ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut with the matching punch. Adhere on your card with dimensionals and snail adhesive.

4- Stamp your greeting with Strawberry Slush ink.  Adhere your card front on the Bermuda Bay card base.


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