by Julie Warner - The Write StuffHappy Friday! I hope your week has gone well! And I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely & tasty. With all the reports of people moving (since they're working remotely now), these new images will be perfect for those moving ...
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New Green Home and more...

New Green Home

 by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!

I hope your week has gone well! And I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely & tasty. With all the reports of people moving (since they're working remotely now), these new images will be perfect for those moving to new digs. 

My card is pretty easy..I took a large paint chip, cut it apart to remove the white lines, then put it back together. Paint chips tend to go hand in hand w/ moving. Even in a new home, people tend to want to paint the walls a color they love. The houses/neighborhood die was cut out of white & attached on top. I already had the card front w/ the large window cut out, so it worked out perfectly. I stamped the key onto white & used a green Copic to color the oval. For the key, I colored around the edges w/ a silver gel pen then used a water brush to drag the color into the key. If you use water on most gel pen inks, it will act like a water color & move. It was fussy cut & added on top.

Here's the inside. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs - Just Moved House Key  (inside: New Home )
paper: Staples 110# white, paint chip, (sm piece of green for inside)
ink:  Memento tuxedo black
accessories: Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Poppystamps Forest Village dies,  silver gel pen


Year Calendar 2021


Good morning!
I've made a year calendar for 2021 out of 6 coasters and the Sticky Note Calendar
For January I used cold colors and images and I did the same for each month(I'll show you a few) using stamps and colors to best suit the month.
I'll give further instructions at the end.

Stamps used on January: Tiny Snowman, Icicles, and Snow Background

Stamps used on February: Heart Drops

Stamps used on March: Shamrock Swag

Stamps used for June: Graduation Background, Tassel
When you finish with June you turn the whole thing around and it starts up again at July.

Stamp used for July: Star Streamers

Stamps used for November: 4 in 1 Harvest Designs, Thanks Be To God

For the stand I made 1 panel 4 1/2" X 10 1/2" then scored at 5 1/4"
To keep the stand in standing position I added another panel 4 1/4 X 4 1/4" scored at 5/8", 2 1/8",  and 3 5/8".  Glue the 2 5/8" end tabs to the inside of the bottom of the 4 1/2" X 5 1/4" front and the same for the back.  the center score folds up into stand when mailing.
I then made a white stamped front and back (the same) measuring 4 1/8" X 4 7/8" and a blue mat just slightly larger than the white stamped panel but smaller than the outside measuring 4 1/4" X 5".  Before gluing the panels onto your stand/calendar holder, punch or die cut holes as 3 layers are hard to do.  Make sure to re-punch after each addition of the layers.  I made the calendar holder's holes larger than the coaster calendar pages for ease of turning over to use other side.
The stamps I used on the holder are: Interlocking Stars and Picture Perfect Day
So obviously I stamped the Calendar 12 times onto twelve 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" white panels to cover the 6 coasters (I used my Misti to make the process really quick).  Then decided on stamps to not only go with the month but also to fit the space.  After stamping and coloring I used them to the coasters and used a screw Punch to make my holes at the top.  I printed off the month names from my computer then glued them on.  The numbers were hand written so of course you can make this calendar for any year.
I found the calendar stand tutorial at SplitCoastStampers and just altered it to better suit this design.
The last thing I did was to add enamel dots to the header on each month and mark special occasion days in some way using my markers.
I hope you like this idea and try it yourself to give as gifts.
Thanks for visiting!


New Home Wishes and a Visit with Santa

Hello crafty friends!   I have been doing a lot of water-coloring lately, and I have some fun projects to show you using DRS Design stamps.  

This first card uses the sweet New Home Greeting that just hit the store (inside I used the new Just Moved House Key).  I love the fun little Mushroom Houses which I water-colored and tucked into this fun Tim Holtz Stitched Slots die.  

I kept my pallet pretty neutral because I love neutrals, but I did avoid using Vintage Photo ink on the edges - shocking!  LOL!  

I have been trying to learn to make scenery with watercolors and this is my favorite so far. The background was pretty easy and the Santa adds the perfect touch of whimsey. 
The Santa comes from one of my favorite DRS Designs images: Santa with Birds Christmas Scene.  I stamped him on water-color paper, colored him up, and fussy cut him so he could sit in the forest and feed a few sweet birds.  

Hope you liked today's post, and thanks so much for dropping by.




New Home

 Hi Everyone,

I have a quick post today, because I still have so much to do.  While my Thanksgiving table will only have four around it this year, I'm grateful for each one.  And because I'm still having more than just me, I will be cooking a turkey and all the traditional sides :)  

I used fall inspired colors for my new home card today.  I was looking through my stamps for a house image, and decided on the Snowy Birdhouse because it was a seasonal one.  I colored and die cut it, along with the New Home Greeting.  For the background, I stamped it up using the Small Pinecone image and added some glitter glue and a die cut leaf to complete it. 

Even though I'll be celebrating my holiday with only three other people besides myself, my table wouldn't be complete without a favor.  I found these chocolates at the grocery and decided to cover them up make them more festive. 

I cut the paper into 3"x11" strips and stamped them using the Splatter Background.  I scored it along the center bottom in a couple of spots to wrap around the package and used a hole punch to thread in a ribbon on top. 

I stamped the Script Happy Thanksgiving and the Medium Silhouette Leaf in a die cut oval and attached it with some dimensional foam tape.  

Be sure to pop on over to the DRS Designs store to see all of the newly released stamps...

Cheers for a Happy Thanksgiving, the greatest eating holiday of the year!



Have a Ball on Your Birthday!

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We got some snow yesterday, a heavy wet snow. Everything looks so pretty all white!! DRS is releasing some fun new images so my cards today features some of them.

This first card uses the new Strike 3 in 1 Bowling Designs. I cut the image apart so I could place the different images where I wanted and stamped them with Memento Black ink onto white CS, die cut with a Fawn Lawn rectangle die and then colored the images with Copics. I also stamped the Bowling Strike image onto white CS, colored it with Copics, and die cut it. I used my Misti to line up the word strike from the 3 in 1 bowling Design image and stamped it in Memento Ladybug red ink. Before putting the card together I decided to add some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the bowling balls so they would be shiny and stand out more. Bowling balls are shiny, aren't they? I haven't been bowling in ages! Anyway, once the glaze dried I put the card together, using foam dots for the main image. I really like how this card turned out. Wouldn't this be the perfect birthday card for an avid bowler? My dad, when he was younger, liked to go bowling so this will probably be his birthday card this year. 

My next card uses the new Ball on your Birthday greeting (207D) along with the basketball image from the 4 in 1 sports image. I stamped the basketball onto white CS, colored it with some Copics and fussy cut them. The background panel was embossed with a Sizzix Cobblestone 3d EF. I think it looks a lot like a basketball. The new greeting was stamped onto cream CS and die cut with a banner die. I also create a banner for the basketballs and popped them up with some foam dots.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and find some time to get crafty. You can see all the new images here at DRS Designs,



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