Saturday, July 11, 2015

Just for Julie!

Today is a special post in honor of Julie’s birthday today. 

As most of you know Julie is the co-owner of Winnie & Walter, proud mama of Walter the dog (and one of the namesakes of w&w) and the lady who works on making all of the w&w products possible by spending hours and hours on the computer.  Not only does Julie make magical things happen, she has a big heart and is also a full time teacher, wife, daughter, sister, aunt (you can see her darling niece in her memory keeping projects) and friend!  Talk about busy. 

Julie is a wonderful friend and business partner who patiently listens to my crazy ideas and makes the saner ones into reality.   I really want to celebrate Julie and her birthday….

>>>JUST FOR JULIE<<<

This year to change things up I thought I would ask *you* to get creative and make a happy card for Julie using some of the incredible w&w designs Julie has worked so hard on.  It can be a birthday, thank you, you are awesome, hello or any sort of happy card and write a little something to Julie. 

Please send your cards to: Julie Mogford, c/o Winnie & Walter, LLC, 14350 Northbrook Drive, Suite 220, San Antonio, TX  78232 thru August 15th.

Please make sure you include your name and email address in your card. J

>>>LINK UP YOUR CARD<<<

If you also want to share your cards online, please do!!  I’ve included a linkup tool you can use.  Thank you so much…you have no idea how much it will mean to Julie (she may get a little teary-eyed)!





>>>JULIE’S BIRTHDAY CARD<<<

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I made Julie a birthday card as did some delightful ladies too (see linky)!

I had a vague design in mind based upon an anniversary card I made earlier this week which includes covering up a large simple die cut shape with stripes of patterned paper.  I adore using lots of patterned paper in a mosaic method.  I feel like I am getting back to my roots. lol 

I picked out some really pretty patterned papers from 6x6 paper pads: Maggie Holmes collection (original) for Crate Paper, Flea Market by Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper, Confetti by Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper, Craft Market by Crate Paper and Solstice by Pink Paislee.  I decided on a color scheme for Julie of cotton candy, raspberry, aqua, teal, goldenrod, navy and white with touches of metallics.   I am missing out on purple which Julie does love, but as I did purple last year I feel she will be okay with the different color palette.  So I covered a circle (cut using a Spellbinders Nestabilities die) with the stripes of paper from 6 different patterned papers I picked out.  I die cut a doily circle using a Lifestyle Crafts die (now We R Memory Keepers I believe) out of vellum.  When I placed the circle over the vellum along with a chipboard florish it all looked like a big beautiful flower to me so I went with it.  

I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the Simple Flowers embossing folder by Cricut as I adore the texture it imparts especially on clean beautiful white.  I attached the white chipboard florish to the embossed panel.  Did you know Julie loves flourishes?  One of these days we will be adding flourishes to the w&w lineup. lol

I wanted to add in some more stamping and something from In Bloom: Addie’s Garden as this is such a special set to Julie so I stamped on watercolor paper one of the large veined leaves twice in Versamark and heat embossed it with bronze embossing powder which looks a bit like a mix of gold and silver and works well with copper too.  Using a water brush and evergreen bough Tim Holtz Distress Ink I watercolored in the leaves and cut them out.

I die cut In a Word: Happy Cutaway twice from white cardstock which I adhered together and once from toner cardstock that came with my Minc.  I added some copper foil to the toner cardstock using my Minc and it came out all shiny and lovely.  I adhered the copper happy to the white happy slightly offsetting it.  I attached the happy to the patterned paper circle.  I die cut the larger banner from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways from a piece of navy cardstock.  I stamped “birthday” from Sugar Rush in Versamark and heat embossed it white.  I cut off the left end of the banner and tucked the banner under the happy.

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I attached a nest of silver and gold threads behind the circle for a sort of ethereal feel and more texture and then attached the circle to the vellum doily with dimensional foam adhesive which all got adhered onto the white embossed panel.  I added the leaves to the flourish with dimensional foam adhesive.  The white embossed panel got adhered to a white card base which I covered on the front with some woodgrain patterned paper which picked up the copper tones from the foiled happy.

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Julie, I hope you like your birthday card!  I wish you a delightful day bursting with all the people and things you love most.

Big birthday hugs,
Shay.


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32 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Julie!
    I hope to get a card made.
    Your card is so gorgeous!

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  2. What a fantastic card for Julie, Shay ... all the texture and dimension behind the shimmery, shiny copper 'happy' is fabulous! Happy Birthday, Julie! Anita :)

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    1. I agree, Anita! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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  3. Aww, this is such a sweet idea to host this secret card drive! Once again, Happy Birthday, Julie!
    Hugs, Anja

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  4. Happy birthday Julie 😊 you are awesome!! Have a great year ahead!! And my birthday is tomorrow 😁

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    1. Nearly birthday twins! Hope your birthday was wonderful, Berina! Thanks for the wishes. :)

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  5. Happy birthday to Julie! Shay, I love your card, the layers are wonderful and the gold is like the icing on top of the cake! I'll definitely make a card for Julie :)

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  6. Happy birthday Julie and what a great idea Shay love your card all those awesome layers and the gold is great. I am going to make a card for Julie for sure don't know if it will be on time though.

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    1. Thank you Anja! It's never too late to receive a birthday card. :)

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  7. HAPPY Birthday Julie :)
    Hope your day is WONDERFUL and that you get to CELEBRATE ALL MONTH LONG!!!
    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS card Shay - SO MANY layers, LOVE IT ALL!!!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy - yes, I'm hoping to celebrate a little longer. :)

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  8. Wishing Julie a very happy birthday! I love the card that you have created for her. It's beautiful! That mosaic background and the foiling of the die cut looks amazing.

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    1. Thanks Hussena! Isn't the card great? She's good!!!

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  9. awwwwww....love this gorgeous birthday card for Julie!
    I'll be back with a card in the next couple of days!

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  10. Shay your card is fabulous... Julie!!! Happy birthday!!!
    =] Michele

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  11. Happy Birthday Julie!! I LOVE the card you created for her!! I need to make one too!!

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  12. Belated Happy Birthday, Julie! Hope your day was filled with celebration, and wishing you a year filled with blessings in every way! Shay, your card...oh my! In LOVE!
    Hugs~c

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  13. Fantastic card :) love that big flower. Belated birthday wishes to Julie.
    Kate xx

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  14. Fantastic card :) love that big flower. Belated birthday wishes to Julie.
    Kate xx

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  16. Oops - technical difficulties - Thanks for all of the wonderful birthday wishes. Shay - your card blew me away. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Gayatri, Laura and Vanessa - I adore all of the flowers and gems! You gals are fabulous! xox *hugs*

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  17. Happy belated Birthday Julie - I'll still send you your card! I hope you had a blast and I wish you many more!

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  18. Hi Julie - your card should arrive shortly - I think I did not include my email as was suggested....its neliacards at gmail dot com

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  19. Belated birthday wishes to Julie! And what a lovely idea, Shay!

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