Friday, November 28, 2008

Day Five with Julie Buhler

JustRite Stampers would like to thank Julie for sharing all her beautiful JustRite Projects with us this week. Thanks for all the organizational tips and inspiraton Julie!! You can continue enjoying Julie's creativity by visiting her blog Paper Pleasing Ideas. Today Julie has an awesome project that will help us all organize our projects for the New Year.

We all make resolutions, and then we slowly digress till we fail to keep them. Like say, we want to send cards to everyone, but soon the card doesn't even get in the envelope, much less get the stamp on it. I created an easy project to do, to keep you on track with your card giving in the New Year.
I designed this book with 24 pages. The first page is labeled January, and every other page after is the rest of the months. You write on the appropriate month the special events, occasions, etc that you will need to make cards for. If any of them need to be mailed, the page after each month is an address page. So the dates, and where they need to be mailed to are all conveniently in one place! Download and print 6 sheets of the list page. If you think you will need more than one address page per month, print off 8 sheets. Then you need to cut them in half both ways. You will now have 24 pages for your book.

Now you need 2 pieces of chipboard cut to 4.5 X 5.75 ~ I used the ones in the back of my 12 X 12 Designer Paper (DP) packs. You also need 4 pieces of DP : 2 (4.5 X 5.75), and 2 (5.5 X 6.75).

Using your Harmony rectangle block, compose the headers for your pages. I used the Trompe for the first letter of each word, and Brayton for the rest. The rest of my pages had the months of the year. Now it is time to make the covers of the book. Glue each of the chipboard pieces to the largest DP (5.5 X 6.75). Make sure it is centered, you should be left with approx. 1/2" over hang on each side. Then snip off all 8 corners on an angle

Now you can see why we cut the angles on the DP. When you glue down the over hangs, you will not get any binding in the corners. After you have glued it down, make sure to run your bone folder over the crease, to make sure the fold is crisp. Add the smaller piece of DP to the backside of the chipboard. ONLY DO THIS TO ONE PIECE FOR NOW. This will be the back cover of the book and the smaller piece of DP will face the inside of the book. Add your words to a panel that will decorate the front of the book. I used the Trompe and Brayton fonts again, but you can use what suits you more. I them layered it on a piece of scallop CS. Decorate the front of the book as desired, I added ribbon and brads. When it is all done, you glue on the last piece of DP to cover all the stuff on the backside. You can also see that I used sticky strip on my ribbon, to make sure it would stay put. Now all you have left to do is put it together. I used a Bind-It-All for mine, but you can punch holes, even add eyelets. Then you can tie it together with ribbon, use binder rings, or whatever else you can think of. This is what the inside of the book looks like. Hope you enjoy making this book and organizing for the new year. Have fun and happy stamping!!
JustRite Stampers:JB 08100 Brayton Font, JB 08098 Trompe Font, JB 08110 Harmony Rectangular Stamper

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving with a FABULOUS Gift Tag Box Tutorial

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

For those of you who are still drooling over Sharon Johnson's Accordian absolutely must hop on over to Sharon's Blog and see the GORGEOUS box she designed to put the accordian tags she shared with us last friday. Her post comes complete with a box tutorial. Here is a sneak peek:

JustRite stampers would like to send Sharon a huge CONGRATULATIONS for her counter just surpassing 1 million hits!!! She has planned a huge Stamp Simply celebration with a group of her blogging firiends with over 22 blog candy giveaways that you will not want to miss. Plus tons of Holiday projects and challenges. The party begins on December 1st. To read more about the celebrations visit here.

Buy one get one free Sale Reminder - Sale ends Sunday November 30th. Click here for all the details of what is on sale. Click here to begin shopping.

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Day 4 with Julie Buhler- Christmas Gifts

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! I am sure many of you will be busy today in your kitchens, making yummy things for your families. So when you get the chance to sit and relax later this evening here is a great Christmas Project Idea just in time for the Holidays. from Julie Buhler.
The perfect Christmas gift does not always come in Christmas colors. When you know someone's favorite color, why not create a little something special with that in mind?

I love JustRite Products for the sheer amount of versatility - you can create anything and personalize it every step of the way!! For this gift, I personalized the box, and then made the card to match. I didn't put much on the card, but here is why.

The flowers on the cards are covered in glitter, and it was so shimmery, that I could not cover it up. The box, as pictured, is also full of glitter. This is so easy to do! I just took some Berry Bliss paper, and used stickles on each of the flowers - my own designer glitz paper! Then, I made my name panel, and the girlfriends sentiment with my JRS. I used the Brayton font with the smaller Harmony Retangular block, and the new Chique Oval Stamper for the card. After I stamped them, they too got the glitter treatment. And don't you like the flourishes beside the name - they come with the fonts, and there are a lot to choose from!! Since we are talking about matching here, let me show you what is inside.
OH MY GOSH - how perfect is that ?!? I bought these M&M's speciafically with this project in mind, and so I had to buy them in October. They only come out for Breast Cancer Awareness, and I made my box big enough to fit their whole bag inside. Perfectly coordinated Christmas gift, right down to the chocolate inside!

Supplies :

Justrite Stamps : JB 08100 Brayton Font, Small Rectangular Harmony Block, JB 08190 Chique Oval Stamper, girlfriends center, 2 line border (justrite stampers)
Ink : regal rose, pretty in pink, chocolate chip (Stampin' Up!)
Paper : close to cocoa, white, rose red, berry bliss DP
Accessories : satin ribbon, corner rounder and wide oval punches, coluzzle, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!), nestibilities, crystal stickles, scor-pal (All That Scraps)

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Day Three with Julie Buhler

Today Julie has a wonderful idea for sprucing up your guest bathroom with this Sweet Bathroom'll make your guest feel like they are at a Spa.

The holiday season is also a time for guests. We all have company, but some of us have family or friends that travel fair distances to enjoy our wit and charm. The bonus with this next project is that it can be suited for anytime of the year that you entertain overnight guests.

Everything I got in the basket, ribbon and tissue included was under $10! This is an inexpensive way to greet your family. When I pack, I know I usually only bring the essentials. My basket includes the little extras to make their stay a bit more special. But, that's not all, it is totally redecorated so they can tell you have put some thought into it. You can change the patterned paper and colors for specific seasons, or specific guests.

I used the 2 5/16 Harmony Classic Circle Stamper II to design the words using the Brayton font. I then used my punches to make the medallions to go on each bottle. I wrapped the bottles in patterned paper and solid CS, before adhering the contents indicators (the technical term for words stamped on CS...hehehe). I know, you are thinking, how well will that hold up in the shower?

It won't, that is why I designed it to come off ! So, you can keep them, or if something comes up and you need to switch the colors, go ahead! You can take the papers off to refill the bottles, too, so that you won't spill on your creations. It is an easy and thrifty way to decorate your bathroom, but beautiful all the same!

JustRite Stampers: Harmony Classic Circle Stamper II, Brayton Font
Punches: Oval and Circle Punch - Stampin' UP

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Day Two with Julie Buhler

It's day two with Julie Buhler and today's project comes with a little inspiration from Julie's kitchen. Julie used an image from our Baking Stamp Ensemble.

Which is one of 6 items that you can buy from the JustRite Website in our Buy One Get One Free Sale. Sale ends November 30th. So tell Santa, tell your friends about our terrific sale.

At this time of year, a lot baking is being done, and whatever comes out of the oven often ends up as a gift. I like to give my baking away in something that will be enjoyed, as much as the food. Last year, I etched glass plates for them to use after. This year, I was inspired by Lauren, and created a box to give away my goodies.

Everyone buys two bite brownies, but did you know it is so easy to make your own? Just by a brownine mix, and instead of putting it in a pan. use a mini muffin tin!! Then, bag them up and put them in a box as delectable as the treats inside. This box holds 10 or so of this sized treat - it is pretty big.

Since I needed a box, I designed my own template. On the top, I used the 2 5/16 circle Harmony block and the baking stamp ensemble. I made a scallop circle and then stamped the border on the vanilla. I stamped the Fudge center with chocolate ink, and added stickles to the chocolate chips (or hearts ?), and paper pierced between each one. I used my cutter kit on the vanilla and put it all together on my lid.

This is a front view, but you have so many options with this set!! Fill it with a hot chocolate mix, christmas cookies, chocolates, etc. and then pick the stamp to match. I covered the box with some baking patterned paper I found. My lid is held on by some Basic Grey magnets again, since I didn't want a ribbon over the top to hide my lid topper. The packaging turn the gift into a gourmet treat!

Supplies :

JustRite Stamps : JB 08116 Harmony Classic Circle 2 5/16 stamper, JB 08130 Baking Stamp Ensemble
Ink : chocolate chip, creamy caramel (Stampin' Up!)
Paper : Chocolate chip. Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!), Bake-Off Paper (Flair - All That Scraps)
Accessories : Stardust Stickles, Basic Grey Magnets (All That Scraps), vanilla tafetta, cutter kit, dimesionals Coluzzle, scallop punch, corner rounder punch (Stampin' Up!)

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Day One with Julie Buhler

Welcome to day one with Julie Buhler. Julie has a terrific project designed to get you organized this Holiday Season.

My purse is a dumping ground - literally!! As I shop throughout the day, my receipts are just tossed in randomly. Then when I want to return something, I pretty much have to dump out my purse, to find the one receipt among many other receipts, toys, gum, garbage, well, you get the idea. So, being the paper crafter I am, I don't think, "What could I buy", I think "What could I make?". And since this is the beginning of the hard core shopping season, I thought it would be perfect to show you.
Here is the front view.
Here is the top view.

Of course, it had to be pretty if I was going to be pulling it out in the store, right? This is my Receipt holder. I used CS and patterned paper, folded it all up, making my own file system. I used the JRS Harmony Rectangle block, and the Brayton font to stamp the word on the top of the holder. I then sponged the edges in the same ink, to go with the distressed feel of the patterned paper.
For my charm, I cut a piece of poly shrink with a tag die. I stamped the letter "J" with the Trompe font, and then shrunk it . I added it to the front of the holder using and jump ring and some silver cord. I then tied it around the ribbon that I used. To make it a little fancier, I scalloped the edges of the flap, and placed some adhesive gems in each one.

Now, the inside of the project, the whole reason I made it. I used envelopes cut in half to make my file system. I used the Brayton font and the small letter set on the 1 5/8 Circle Harmony block. Then I punched them out and added them in the order of priority shopping...hehehe. I had two different people who saw this say theirs would be in the same order...they are winners in my book *wink*. As you can see under the ribbon, I used the Basic Grey magnets to hold it shut in my purse. It wasn't that hard, I had it pulled together in an afternoon.

JustRite Stamps: JB 08100 Brayton Font, JB 08080 Trompe Font, JB 08110 Harmony Rectangular Stamper, JB 08115 Harmony Classic Circle I, JB 07275 Small Letter Set
Paper: DP and cardstock
Accessories:adhesive gems, envelopes, Basic Grey Magnets, Ribbon, Polyshrink Film, Jump Ring, silver cord

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Welcome Guest Blogger Julie Buhler

JustRite is very excited to announce that the incredibly talented Julie Buhler will be our guest designer this week. Be sure to check in everyday to see what Julie has created. For tons of great project ideas visit Julie's blog Paper Pleasing Ideas. Here are just a few of the great projects that Julie has already designed and shared on her blog using her JustRite Product. Each photo has been linked back to Julie's blog post so click through to her blog for the instructions.

Here is a beautiful card for a Bride using JustRite Font.

A great masculine Birthday Card using the JustRite Small Letter Set with the Harmony Circle I Stamper.

Here's a great card box for JustRite Organization. What a great place to store your premade cards by month for every occasion. Yes, imagine being organized and having cards made before you need them!! Julie will certainly inspire us all to get organized this week.

Here is the beautiful box that Julie designed for the final round of the Stampin' Champion Contest and the coordinating card.
Remember you can click on any photo to visit Julie's Blog Post for all the details on how she created these FAB Projects!!

On to our interview with Julie.....

Tell us where you live.
I live in Saskatchewan, Canada. My husband and I just bought a quarter-section of land and built our dream home.

Julie for those of us who live in the United States what is a quarter-section?
A quarter section is a parcel of land that is 1/2 mile by 1/2 mile, or 160 acres.

Tell us about your family.
I am married to my dream guy and together we have 2 very busy, rambunctious but wonderful boys.

Tell us how long you have been stamping.
I was invited to a Stampin' Up! show in June of 2005. I signed up to be a demo in October and the rest is history!! It is most often a daily thing, and it keeps me sane.

Tell us where you do your stamping (studio,spare bedroom, basement, kitchen table)
My husband and I just built our dream home. My little spot is in the basement, where I got to have my own craft room!! I hold my classes in there twice a month, but otherwise, it is the perfect place for me to make a mess...hehehe

Tell us what is your must have stamping tool.
I'd have to say it changes on a daily basis and really I couldn't just pick just one. I do use my punches alot, but also my coloring products, my piercing tools, cutter kit, Big Shot, well, you get the idea...LOL

Tell us how long have you been blogging.
In January, it will be my second blogiversary, and I love every minute of it! I enjoy meeting new friends, some only in cyberspace, but some I've even gotten to see personally. I relish it as my "girl time" in my house full of boys!7. Tell us what your favorite Paper Company..
I would have to say that my FAVORITE paper company is Stampin' Up!. I love the fact that the paper, ink, accessories, etc, all match!! You can't get much better than that.

Tell us besides JustRite, what are you currently addicted to .
I totally LOVE to embellish - and whatever is within reach on my desk is on my project. Whether it is ribbon, brads, glitter, embossing, it is ALL good!

Tell us your favorite paper crafting season and why.
I love paper crafting for people, not a season. But the most fun for me would be Christmas - that is the best time to enjoy family and friends! And since that is who I craft for, I go all out for them at that time of year!! Birthdays are good to, since you can personalize a project for them on their special day.

Reminder the JustRite Buy one get one free sale ends November 30th. To see all the details of the sale and to begin shopping click here

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Day Five with Sharon Johnson - JustRite Accordion Tags

All we can say here at JustRite is WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!! It has been the most amazing week with the VERY TALENTED Sharon Johnson. Are you addicted to Sharon's work yet?? If so please be sure to visit her at her regular home No Time to Stamp. Sharon we can't Thank you enough for all the Holiday Inspiration !! Girl you REALLY ROCK!!

In Celebration of Sharon's Unbelievable week here on the Just Blog we are having a huge
Thanksgiving Sale. Buy one of our favorite products and get the second one free.( 5 different items are included in this sale) For more details on the items that are on sale see Thursday evenings post by clicking here. To start your shopping spree click here

My final project for this fun week at the JustRite Blog wishes you all a Merry Christmas!!! Oh, what a fun little project. This is an accordion card measuring 3.5” high x 30” long. It’s so much fun to decorate up all of these little 2 x 3.5” canvases!!! Now this wasn’t the easiest project to photograph, so these pictures are pretty much only parts at time, but I think you’ll be able to see it well this way. I tried to get a full shot of the entire project for you here.

My 15 panel accordion card spells out MERRY CHRISTMAS – how fun. To spell out the MERRY CHRISTMAS I used JustRite’s Clear Letters. I love the size of them and the fact that you can actually SEE where you are stamping. It was so easy to stamp the letters onto the 1 ¼ “ squares I made for them. I’ll include full instructions at the end of this post, but I’ll show you the entire project first.

Here we have the MERRY. As you can see, I used all SU product, except for the Clear Letters by JustRite and the small words spelling out the message, which are from the Christmas Ensemble by JustRite. I decorated each panel with Ski Slope DP, edged in gold paint pen, added my letter panels and decorated. Aren’t the jingle bells cute! They are run through an SU Jumbo Eyelet set on top.

One panel separating the 2 words holds a Christmas tree from Christmas Classics – how fun. It is white embossed. I made the snow by tearing a piece of white, covering it with Liquid Applique, sprinkling on Dazzling Diamonds and then heat setting. LOVE that look!!! My tree also has a star on it, again sparkling with Dazzling Diamonds.

All the little words in white that run across the panels give a message – it is *Special Friends and Hugs and Kisses and Holiday Wishes*. I merely stamped those 2 stamps from the Christmas Ensemble onto white and cut out the words in a haphazard style, ran them through my Xyron X and stuck them on. I think it makes it fun!!!

And here’s the end of the line!!! The stars are from Christmas Classics, white embossed, and punched with the large Star Punch – quick and easy on a project like this. The snowflake from Scandinavian Season is also white embossed onto red paper, then punched with the 1 ¼” punch and matted with the 1 3/8” punch.

Here’s a look at the accordion tag all bundled up and tied with a ribbon, ready to give to someone! I would have made a box for this accordion tag to be presented in, but just ran out of time. If anyone would like a template for a box for this tag, just indicate so in the comments below and I’ll get one made up and posted on my Blog next week.
Just showing you a side view of the bundled up tag – fun!!!

Ok, now on to a bit of instruction in case anyone would like to try this. We’ll start with cutting and scoring our paper. Cut 2 strips 3.5 x 11 and 1 strip 3.5 x 10.

Starting with an 11” sheet, we need to score every 2 inches, flipping the paper each time as we are creating mountain and valley folds. I used my Scor-It Mini. Score the first time at 2”. Flip your paper over, place your score at the 2” marking and score again. Flip your paper again, move your LAST score to the 2” marking, and score again. Continue until you only have 1” of paper left – this is your tab to join the pieces together. Repeat for 2nd 11” sheet. When you score the last 10” sheet, it’ll work out perfectly with no left over paper.

To get the tag shape on top I made templates. Using a gridded surface with a diagonal line (I used my Scor-Mat) you can draw the diagonal, cut your template, then lay your template on top of your red base and cut easily with scissors. To make the DP panels for the base, cut the pieces 1 ¾ x 3 ¼. You’ll have to make another template for them as they are smaller. Do it in the same way as above. Once the DP pieces are cut and corners clipped, line all the edges with a Gold Paint Pen. If you’ve never done this before, check out this little tutorial written by Debbie Olson – it’s exactly how I do it and it words fabulously!!!

Put a strong double sided tape on the tabs and connect all the pieces, as shown in photo. Pay attention to your mountains and valleys so you get them connected properly.

Once your DP pieces are set to go, adhere them to the red card base you made. Now make up your letter panels with the Clear Letters. I cut my letter squares to 1 ¼” square, stamped my letters in Real Red, then cut my mats to 1.5” square. As you can see, I matted them in all random ways, just for fun, and used a colored brad on each for decoration. My letters are adhered to the base with 4 SU Dimensionals on each. My stars on top are mounted with 1 Dimensional. The snowflakes are taped on the front, then another white circle was taped on the back, just to give a cleaner appearance. The jingle bell ribbon is run through a jumbo eyelet and tied in to a bow.
And that should about do it!!! Hope you give this a try. You could choose a shorter word --- like JOY – LOL!!! Sure would have made the photography a lot easier – LOL!!! Whatever you choose have fun, and I’d sure love to see what you come up with!!!

I’d just like to give JustRite a HUGE THANK YOU for having me this week – it’s been fun and pushed me to get some projects done that would probably be still only floating in my head, and for that I’m grateful!!! I’ve been having so much fun with all my JustRite products this past year – if you don’t have any yet, I strongly recommend you give them a try – a simple Monogram Starter Kit would be a good first choice to get your feet wet, and after that you can dive right in!!!! (And I just noticed they are having a HUGE sale – WOW!!!) Thanks everyone - -it’s been fun!!! See you on my home turf soon!!!

JustRite Stamps: Clear Letters and Christmas Ensemble used with Harmony Classic Circle Stamper III
SU Stamps: Christmas Classics and Scandinavian Season
Paper: SU Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Ski Slope DP, and PTI White.
Ink: SU Real Red, Versa Mark, Versa Fine Onyx Black, Sanford Gold Coat Pen.
Accessories: Scor-It, White Embossing Powder, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Liquid Applique, Brads, Jumbo Brass Eyelet, Gingham Ribbon, Jingle Bells, Dimensionals, Two Sided Tape, Cropadile, and Punches: 1 ¼”, 1 3/8”, Small Star, Large Star.

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