Design Team Spotlight – Julie


Julie is our featured Designer today. We asked each of our Design Team members questions about their paper crafting. Julie really opened up and shared some great info. It’s so nice to have an opportunity to know the paper artist behind the blog. Enjoy reading more about Julie…


What are your go-to paper crafting products that you can’t live without?

First – go-to paper crafting products that I can’t live without.  Hmm.  My my.  Where to start.  I have an overflowing craft room.  Well, maybe an overflowing craft basement and I can’t live without any of it, so really this list is looooong:   I need at least a million sheets of 12×12 paper ‘cause you never know what color, pattern, texture you’ll need for any given project and the closest LSS is 50 miles away.  I need the same number of 6×6 pads for cards and paper piecing.  I need my Silhouette, of course.  I can’t design without it – and everything that goes with that – mats, blades, scraper, vinyl, glitter, sticky backed paper, etc.  I need sharp, pointy scissors, a few different choices of glue, glue dots, Gloss Accents, ribbon – lots and lots of ribbon;  twine – twine in every color, button, rhinestones, pop dots, enamel dots, stamps – hundreds of stamps (probably thousands, but who’s counting), embossing powder, heat gun, spray inks, water color paints, gesso, Copic markers.  Geez. I could go on all day, and this is just the first question! But I better move on to question #2.


What type of cutting machine do you use? I began my journey into electronic cutters with a Cricut, then a Cricut Expression2, then a Cricut Imagine, but my absolute favorite-haven’t-looked-back-since is my Silhouette Cameo.  I hardly touch my Cricuts anymore.  Anyone want to buy about 100 Cricut cartridges?



What are your favorite types of projects?

My favorite types of projects – I make lots of cards, but with my Silhouette, I think I prefer 3D projects.  I love it when I make something and people say, “you made this out of paper?”  I know I was successful when I hear that!

Trio of Bunnies


Describe your style.  I always have trouble with this question.  I guess I’d say “matchy, matchy”.  I like to use patterned papers, but like them to match.  I like things to blend.  And, I think my style can be eclectic.  But, visit my blog and judge for yourself! Other favorite designs of Julie’s Butterfly Easel Card– I was first attracted to My Scrap Chick for their wonderful easel card designs, and they are still some of my favorites. Sundae Easel Card– this is just turns out so darn cute! Santa’s Sleigh– I tried many different SVG sleigh files until I finally found one I liked. This one is my absolute all-time favorite.

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