Happy Birthday, Julie!

Hey there! Today I’m hopping along with Ellen Hutson and friends to wish the mega awesome, super fabulous, amazing MS. JULIE EBERSOLE a happy 50th birthday! WOO! I still cannot believe that she is 50!!! Can you? (Shakes head in disbelief!)

So when I sat down to make her card I was thinking to myself that it just *had* to have washi tape on it. Because, well, Julie and I both agree that you can never have enough washi — we frequently get washi’d away! Ha.

Then I thought hmmmm, what else does a Julie card need? Well, I thought it needed to be a little clean and simple — not too much stuff. And it should have some color — yeah lotsa color! And most of all it should be happy and fun, so that when she sees it, it’s like getting a big ole hug.

So, here’s what I came up with!


I wanted to make the washi tape look like crepe paper streamers, so I taped some down to my cutting mat and then used a craft knife to cut them into strips — making lots of wavy lines — I ended up getting 4 streamers per piece of tape, like so:

Washi crepe paper!

Then I just pulled up the cut pieces and popped ’em on the card — here’s a closeup so you can see it better!


Next, I had to put a bird on the card — because if you know Julie, you know that she loves birds on things. Ha. So in this case, I went with  a sassy owl — love her expression! —  And I just had to put some bling in her hair. *wink*!


Here’s a closeup of the coloring on the message! Just love this message! To do this, I scribbled markers on an acrylic block, then picked up color with a wet brush.


After I colored over the message, I splattered on some leftover color all over the background to make confetti.

Last but not least, I trimmed a piece of triangle washi tape — actually, this tape inspired the colors for the whole card, ha! — and put a gem on the white triangle to point out the YOU. Just seemed to me like something Julie would do, no?

And that was that! As Julie would say *hugs self*.

Well Julie my friend, hope your birthday is as fabulous as you are! You really one fabulous chica, you know? Sending you a mondo squishy hug, sure wish I could give you one in person! Hope you have a super great day filled with lotsa love and laughter. And cake, of course! And here’s to 50 more!!!  xo

Now, on with the hop! Your next stop is the super sweet Maile Belles — Hi Maile! You should have arrived here from Shari’s blog, but you can always head back to the beginning here in the CLASSroom with Ellen. Before you go, please feel free in leaving a birthday wish for her in the comments — I know she’d love it! :)


30 Replies to “Happy Birthday, Julie!”

  1. Cute, cute, cute! Love the washi tape streamers, everyone knows how much Julie loves washi tape.

  2. Great card, prepared with so much thought. Love it, especially the washi streamers and the confetti.

  3. So sweet and festive! LOVE what you did with the washi to turn it into a banner!!! Happy birthday, Julie!!!! (:

  4. I love those washi streamers!

  5. Oh such sweet card! Love how you place those Washi tapes and the highlited sentiments Lisa!

  6. Fun and fantastic! The washi streamers are outrageously wonderful!!

  7. Fabulous card! Genius use of the washi and markers.

  8. Adorable card!! Love the washi tape streamers…very creative idea. Happy Birthday to Julie!!

  9. So adorable – just like Julie. The washi streamers are brilliant :)

  10. Great card and fabulous idea, Lisa!

  11. Awww, this card is adorable, Lisa! Julie’s gonna love it! :)

  12. Madeline Rains says:

    I love your card! THe washi tape, the owl, the confetti, the choice of message. I would love to get this card on my 50th, which will happen this year too. Very clever.

  13. Barb Ghigliotty says:

    What a FUN card! I’m sure Julie is gonna love it!
    Thanks so much for the tip on washi tape…gotta try that on my next B-Day card!

  14. …………..THUD!!! Washi streamers?! You are AMAZING!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! *bouncing* XOXOXO!!! Thank you, my sweet friend!

  15. Hi Lisa! :)

    Girl, you’re a washi tape genius!!!

  16. This is so stinkin’ cute, Lisa, I can’t even stand it. Love what you did with the washi! =)

  17. Gorgeous card, Lisa. LOVE your idea to make wavy washi streamers (beyond brilliant). And happy happy happy birthday to Julie!

  18. Fabulous card for Julie–I like the washi tape streamers.

  19. I really like how you trimmed the washi tape. Great card!

  20. This has to be the only owl stamp I love (besides all my old odd bird planet), I must have this stamp, and I covet your card (it’s sinful)!

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