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2nd Anniversary Banner


It’s a pleasure to be participating in the Clearly Besotted 2nd Anniversary Hop–such a fun line of stamps!

My first share features the “Most Wonderful” set!




I love the mixed fonts on the Subway art image and wanted to create a very simple, clean effect–almost like an “announcement”! So I white embossed it onto vellum card stock, and layered it to some white card stock and added some fun holiday patterned paper to peek out. Paper Ribbons and a glittery seal make a fun accent along the top!



My next design features the Brushed Poppies–this two step set has an easy-to-achieve watercolor look!


I know, I know… Poppies are supposed to be red and whatnot… But I thought they’d look pretty gorgeous in raspberry and grape! And I added that little border of gold foil diamonds with some of the skinniest washi tape ever by Little B–can’t get enough foil lately!

Clearly Besotted is kindly sponsoring a giveaway for a $30 USD e-gift card! To enter, please leave a comment between now and October 7th!  The winner will receive a special code via email from me that can be used at the Clearly Besotted website.

There will also be a grand prize of a £100 Clearly Besotted e-giftcard, and Stephanie will pick the winner randomly from all comments left on all blogs. WOWZERS!!!



Thanks for joining me and enjoy the rest of the hop!




  1. Love the fonts on the vellum card & those poppies are just awesome! The use of different colors is wonderful.

  2. Gorgeous cards! Love the white on white look (so elegant!) and the gorgeous flowers!

  3. Julie, these cards are lovely and beautiful! Love the embossing on the first card and love that flower on the second.

  4. Beautiful work, Julie! I need to emboss on vellum more often because the results are stunning!

  5. Lovely cards! TFS

  6. Love these cards Julie, and the beauty of stamping is that you can make your flowers any colour you like! And I love your raspberry and grape poppies!

  7. Very pretty cards.

  8. I’m new to your blog from the blog hop.
    Such a lovely card, and I think the white embossing on vellum is so effective x :0)