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Birthday Panda Card

Today’s card combine a new Stamp set called “Birthday Wishes for you” from the new Occasion catalogue and one of the Sale-a-bration set “Party Pandas”. Get it for free with an order of $60 or more!

I used the Watercolor pencils and blender pen to color the balloons and the Happy Birthday. Overall, this is a quick card to make and it’s perfect for a child or anyone in your family!!!

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Stamp set: Party Pandas (**Free Sale-a-bration stamp set!**), Birthday Wishes for you
Paper and CS: Pacific Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black ink, Real Read, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Blue, Watercolor Pencils.
Tools: Blender pen, mini-dimensionals



Party Panda

“Party Panda” is one of the stamp set that you can get for free during Sale-a-bration 2018! Own it with any order of $60 or more!

Here’s a cute card that I made with this stamp set! To make this card, register to my next Monthly card class on January 19. Make sure to register by email to julie_olivier@hotmail.com. Space is limited!


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Material used:

Stamp set: Party Panda (SAB)

CS and paper: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White.

Ink: Memento Black ink, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Brushing Bride; Melon Mambo and Pool Party makers.

Tools: Circle Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Softly Falling embossing folder, Blending pen.

Rainbow Swallowtail

I had this beautiful stamp called Swallowtail for a while, but I was not using it a lot for some reason… Then I saw this beautiful Rainbow technique and thought it would be a perfect stamp to use!  There’s 2 ways you can achieve this great rainbow effect. The first technique is to use sponge daubers and add the ink directly on the stamp, starting with the lighter color and adding the darker ones, one after the other.  This is the technique I recommend if you want to make only one card.

The second technique is to use the “Baby wipe” technique. For this technique, you use a pile of baby wipes and add ink from your ink refills to make your own ink pad. Normally, for this technique, you don’t need to put ink drops at any specific place, making a randomly colored ink pad. But to achieve this rainbow butterfly, you need to add your ink more “strategically”! So, in order to know where to add your ink, I stamped the butterfly on the baby wipe using So Saffron ink. Then using this as my guide, I added Tempting Turquoise on the outside, then Wild Wasabi, Crush Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler. (Directions are below.) This technique is best to use if you want to make multiple cards with the same image.

To finish the card, I added “Dazzling diamonds” on the butterfly to add some sparkles!

Swallowtail rainbow


  1. Take a pile of baby wipes and ensure you put them in an empty stamp case or plastic container.
  2. Ink your image (Swallowtail stamp) with So Saffron ink pad. Stamp it on the baby wipe. This will guide you to add the different colors where you want them.
  3. Take reinkers and add drops of the ink to the baby wipe where you want that color to be. (You want to ensure you add enough ink to cover the entire image.)
  4. Press the stamp into your “baby wipe pad” and stamp the image on card stock.


Stamp set: Swallowtail, Bloom with Hope (retired)

CS and paper: Tempting Turquoise, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White

Ink: Mossy Meadow, So Saffron, Ink refills of the following colors: Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Crush Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue.

“Celebrate” Birthday Balloons Card

Today’s card is what I could say a “typical” birthday card with lots of balloons! made with the stamp set “Celebrate Today“! I tried to use “neutral” colors to make a card that would be good for anybody, boy or girl. The colors I used are: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay. This stamp set has a matching Balloons Framelits dies to cut the balloon and other pieces as well. It’s a very festive set and includes greetings for wedding, baby, graduation and of course birthday! You can get the stamp set and Framelits as part of a Bundle at 15% off! It’s a great set to have for sure!

Celebrate Today Balloons

Celebrate Today bundle

Celebrate Today Bundle #138869 $45.00 Order it today!


Stamp set: Celebrate Today

CS and paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Crush Curry, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay

Tools: Big Shot and Balloon Framelits Dies

Monkey and Pink Bananas!!!!

I have a “Punch Art” card for you today! I made this card for my son who turned 13. (Can you spot the “13” made with bananas?!?) He always talks about “pink bananas”, so I figure I could make him a card that includes some pink bananas!!! This is what I love about making your own cards! You can personalize it for the person you want! I would never have been able to find a card with pink banana anywhere!!!

The head was made with the 1-3/4″ Circle punch and the Extra-Large Oval punch. The ears are made of the 3/4″, 1/2″ and 3/8″ Circle punch. I used the leaves from “Bird Builder” punch, at the top of the card. The body is made with the Oval Framelits and Extra-Large Oval punch. I also used the “Boho Blossom” punch for the hands. (This punch is not available anymore…)

Do you see this new Designer paper in the background? Maybe you are wondering which one is it from? This is a new DSP stack called “Pretty Petals“, found in the new catalogue on p.144. This 6″ x 6” paper includes 48 pages, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. It fits perfectly with my monkey, don’t you think?

Monkey punch art Julie Olivier


Stamp set: And Many More (French version)

CS and paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Crisp Cantaloup

Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloup Blendabilities (discontinued),

Tools: 1-3/4″, 1″, 3/4″, 1/2″, 3/8″ Circle punches, Extra-Large Oval punch, Boho Blossom punch (discontinued), Bird Builder punch, Oval Framelits die and Big Shot, Sponge dauber.

Saying Good-bye to Chalk Talk…

Today’s card was done with another set that is retiring at the end of the month: “Chalk Talk“. (Make sure to order it before May 26 if you like it! After that, it will be too late!!!)  Chalk Talk is a stamp set that matches the Chalk Talk Framelits dies.

I also used two other stamp sets, “Gorgeous Grunge” (for the ink splatters) and “Be the Star” for the star images.

Chalk Talk #130634 Clear or #130631 Wood (on sale now for $23.96 Reg. $31.95)

Chalk Talk

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Stamp sets: Be the Star, Chalk Talk, Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White

Ink: Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Crush Curry

Tools: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits dies

Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels

Beat the Winter Blues with some Card Making!

My next card Class will be Friday February 27 at 7:00pm. It will be devoted to making Birthday cards! If you are like me, you know many people born in March or April, so this class is just in time to stack on some much needed Birthday cards! We’ll be making 6 birthday cards and the cost is $20 cash or free with a $25 order. Please bring your own Snail adhesive. Register by email at Julie_olivier@hotmail.com before February 25.

Here’s a sneak peek of one card that we’ll be making:

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You will be able to try the fabulous “Irrisistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper (one of the Sale-a-bration item; get it free with a $60 purchase!) The glossy white pattern on that paper “magically” appears when you sponge it with ink! This card also uses the Sale-a-bration set “Big Day” (get it FREE!) a perfect Birthday stamp set! I colored the letters with the Blendabilities markers. You can get those markers (set of 3 markers) as a FREE Sale-a-bration item too!


Stamp set: Big Day, Be the Star

CS and paper: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Irrisistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper

Ink: Tempting Turquoise,  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Memento Black ink, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers

Tools: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Sponge daubers