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It's Monday again and time for a brand new Mojo Monday sketch.  Here's my take on it. Measurements are below. For more inspiration, hop on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designers are sharing today.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Teacher appreciation week at the boys' school is quickly approaching, so I thought I'd get a head start on my crafting.  I pulled out the Teachers Count  stamp set and stamped the numbers background on a circle die cut, then stamped the sentiment over it in black. I layered my papers, matting each with white, then decided to bring in a little pop of color with a red apple, stamped and then cut with the coordinating Apples Die Set.

I didn't measure when I made my card, but here are the measurement I used to create the sketch, if you like to have them. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Card Base: 4.25" x 5.5"
Layer 1: 4" x 5.25"
Layer 2: 0.5" x 4" or ribbon
Layer 3: 2.5" x 3.5"
Layer 4: 2.5" x 2.5"
Layer 5: 2" circle

Enabler's List
Mojo Monday  494 Sketch
Stamps: Teachers Count (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Take Note (Doodlebug), watercolor paper
Ink: marina mist, real red, pear pizzazz (SU!), onyx black (Versafine), Copic marker
Accessories: Apples Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), circle dies (Spellbinders), ribbon (SU!), glassy glaze

Mojo Birthday Wishes

Hi friends! It's another Monday morning and that means it's time for a brand new sketch over at Mojo Monday. I hope you're inspired to play along - I always love seeing what everyone does with the sketch.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. | www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I started my card making a background with faded jeans and wilted violet distress oxides.  I did several layers, then brought in the flowers from Joyful Blooms, first stamping with water to lift some of the ink away, then coming back and stamping randomly in the same shades of blue and purple.  Lots of spritzing, some stenciled on texture paste and some splatters all went into the finished product.  I embossed the sentiment in white and used some of the leftover pieces when I cut my panel down for the vertical strip in the background.

The flowers are stamped onto watercolor paper in faded jeans and wilted violet distress inks. I then watercolored the centers with watered down distress inks.  The outer flowers are cut with the coordinating Joyful Blooms Die Set and the inner flowers are fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals.  I added some Sprightly Sprigs die cuts, dusted in glitter and a bit of cheesecloth to finish off the dreamy look to this.

Handmade card by Julee Tilman. | www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

For those of you who like measurements with your sketch, here are the dimensions I used to draw up the sketch...

Card Base: 4.25" x 5.5"
Layer 1: 4" x 5.25"
Layer 2: 0.5" x 5.25" or ribbon
Layer 3: 3.25" x 4"
Layer 4: 1.5" circle
Layer 5: 1.75” circle

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulously creative week. For more inspiration with the sketch, be sure to hop on over to the Mojo Monday blog to see what the other designer's are sharing today.

Mojo Monday 493 card sketch by Julee Tilman | www.mojomonday.blogspot.com
Mojo Monday 493 Sketch

Enabler's List
Stamps: Joyful Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Paper: watercolor paper
Ink: wilted violet, faded jeans distress oxide (Ranger), Versamark
Accessories: Joyful Blooms Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), gesso, lace trim, polka dot embossing folder (QuicKutz), cheesecloth, glitter, white embossing powder, paper distresser, faded dots stencil, texture paste

Easter Basket Ensemble

Hi friends! Today I'm popping in with a few little goodies I made to fill the boys' Easter baskets. They've been super sick the last couple of weeks and were so bummed that they had to miss our annual Easter egg hunt at a friends house last weekend. So I thought I'd add a little bit of handmade goodness to their baskets.

I started with some quick little half size cards. I scored a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of tiptop taupe cardstock in half, then added some designer paper just a smidge smaller for the front of the card.  The tall bunny from Hip Hop Bunnies is stamped in early espresso and then colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating die from the Bunny Hop Die Set.  I stamped the Easter Wishes sentiment on a die cut circle, layered the pieces and was done.

Next I worked on some sweet little triangular treat boxes.  I had been thinking about something I could hide their little Lundt chocolate bunnies in and came across a tutorial from a couple years back by Sam at Pootles. I decided to leave off the extra mat around the designer paper because they're 5 and won't notice anyhow!  {grin}  I stamped and die cut the carrot and hand trimmed the some bunny loves you sentiment into a flag.  I finished off with seam binding ribbon.  My chocolate bunny was a bit thicker, so the bag doesn't close flush like in the tutorial, but I think it still looks super cute.

Finally, my boys are a little bit obsessed with post it notes. They like to make little notes and stick them up all over the house. So I decided to make some little post-it note holders like I had made a while back.  I used the same papers as the other bunny projects, stamping the Hopping by to say hi sentiment directly onto the designer paper.  The bunny is colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating die.

Post-it Holder Instructions:
Starting dimensions: 3.25" x 7.25"
Score at 3.75" and 4"
Use envelope punch board to punch at 0" and 2" on the 3.75" end (this will be your back panel)
Keep the same side up, but spin cardstock 180 degrees and punch at 0" and 2"
Use a paper trimmer or Xacto knife to cut off the excess to create the file folder look on both ends
Round the two right angle corners with the reverse punch on the envelope punch board

I added a 3.25" x 2" strip of designer paper to the top inside of the back panel before punching, and then another strip of the same dimensions to decorate the front.

All in all, I think the ensemble turned out pretty cute.  I made up two of everything, and I'm excited to see what the boys think when they see them in their baskets.  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Thanks for stopping by today!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Hip Hop Bunnies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Hello Spring (WRMK), tip top taupe (SU!), watercolor paper
Ink: early espresso (SU!), markers (Copic)
Accessories: Bunny Hop Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), envelope punch board (WRMK), seam binding (SU!), post-it notes, Lindt chocolate bunny
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