Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work.

Today we’re thrilled to welcome Julie Smith.

Before we show you Julie’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

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Hi, My name is Julie and I’m from a small town near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  During the day, I work full time selling insurance, and in the evenings you can find me in my stamp room.  I am married to a wonderful man, we have two fabulous sons – a 16 year old who is a junior in high school, and a 19 year old currently serving in the US Marine Corps.  I also can’t forget our precious yellow lab named Patriot either.

I’ve been stamping for many years and absolutely love it.  My style and tastes have definitely changed over the years.  I do believe that my go to style right now is Clean and Simple.  I don’t have a ton of time to spend on my hobby, so I tend to keep my embellishments to a minimum.  Although, sequins or twine normally find their way onto my projects. 

I have had the pleasure of serving on many design teams over the years and have had a few cards published.  My absolute favorite part of the stamping industry is the friends you can make.  I’ve made friends all over the world thru my hobby. 

I am so very honored to be a Featured Artist/Designer at Paper Crafter’s Library.  Thank you so much for the opportunity.  Please stop by my blog, Paper and Such, or my Facebook page and say hello.


A quick simple way to add “pop” to your card or project is by paper piecing.  You can either go elegant with it and add a few items, or keep it completely CAS.  When paper piecing, it’s important to have the right scissors.  I love my Cutter Bee scissors….they make all that fussy cutting a breeze.


The best pointer I can give anyone about paper piecing is having a good pair of scissors.  It will make the difference in whether or not you paper piece often or not. 


Papertrey Ink white cardstock, stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop called Press it Wash it, Versafine black ink, sequins, twine, Stampin’ Up! designer paper, Echo Park Love Story designer paper, and rhinestones. 

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Julie Smith. Be sure to stop by Julie’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you). You can also check out her Facebook page.


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