Friday, January 14, 2022

Stampin' Up! Nuts & Bolts Valentine Card + January 2022 Great, Big Card Swap Showcase

I love swapping cards with other demonstrators! I have a group of friends who I swap with whenever there is a new catalog. I love getting getting my swap cards back to see the surprise of what my friends have created! I created this valentine card using the Stampin' Up! Nuts & Bolts stamp set from the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. See more cards using this layout + Card Measurements.

Stampin' Up! Nuts & Bolts Valentine Card ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

Stampin' Up! Nuts & Bolts Valentine Card ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

Have you ever participated in a swap? I'd love for you to participate in the Great, Big Card Swap! The concept is simple: Send a card! See them all! Get one back! Check out all the details below, but first -- here's a look at the cards we shared for Part 1 of the January 2022 Great, Big Card Swap. The theme for January is "love"! We're sharing cards for Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries, and "I love you". 
Ready to jump in and participate in the next Great, Big Card Swap?

How does it work? "Send a card! See them all! Get one back!"

The GREAT, BIG Card Swap ~ www.juliedavison.com
It's sounds simple because it is! You create a regular full-size card for the monthly theme. Include a return postage stamp and a sticky note message inside. (I'll provide the return envelopes.) If you're sending ahead for the next month's theme, make sure to write the month on the envelope so I know to hold it for that month.

I will showcase all of the cards in a video so you can see what everyone else created and then I'll send them back! Everyone who sends a card will get one back!

January 2022 Theme: Love
    2nd Video Showcase: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

February 2022 Theme: Flowers
  • Send Full Size Card
  • Write "September Card Swap" on Envelope
  • Include return postage stamp. Envelopes will be provided. (Please do NOT include custom envelopes with your card.)
  • Don't write inside! Include a sticky note or loose paper to say hello.

Send Cards to:
Julie Davison
PO Box 6164
Champaign, IL 61826

Frequently Asked Questions:
  • Who can participate in this swap? EVERYONE! This swap is open to all stampers, including Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
  • Can I send more than one card? Yes! Each card should be different and you should include a return stamp for each card.
  • Can I use retired or non-Stampin' Up! products? Yes! I want EVERYONE to participate regardless of their paper-crafting collection! I will sort cards before swapping so that stampers who do use current Stampin' Up! product will get cards with current Stampin' Up! product in return.
  • Can I sign the back of my card? Yes! Please leave the inside blank so the person who receives your card can send it on and bless someone else. But feel free to include your usual maker marking on the back.
  • What happens if my card doesn't arrive in time? Postal transit times are unpredictable. If your card arrives late, don't worry! I will showcase it in another weekly video and make sure that you get a return swap! 
I would love for you to include a note inside the card -- a little about yourself or just a happy greeting to the person who gets your card. Please note, I will remove any solicitations (business cards, business links, etc.) 

Attention International Stampers! I would love for you to participate in this swap! Use this Paypal link to pay $5 USD for 3 return postage stamps. (I'll hold them with your name on them to use for future swaps.) I'm worried about transit times, so be sure to mail early or work ahead one month! Mark your envelope with the month/theme you intend to submit the swap.
 

Privacy Statement: During the showcase video (posted on YouTube and Facebook), I will provide the first and last name of the card maker. If you prefer to be anonymous or only mentioned by first name, please let me know in a written note inside your card. Although I am entering mailing addresses in a spreadsheet, it is for the sole purpose of generating return address labels. Your information will not be shared or sold to a third party, including another swapper. I will never personally use your information for any other reason besides sending return cards for The Great, Big Card Swap.


The Great, Big Card Swap is organized by Julie Davison, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since 2002.



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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Stampin' Up! Crane of Fortune Mini Catalog CASE + Video Tutorial

"I wasn't going to get this bundle..." I've said that so many times and again when I say the Crane of Fortune bundle in the new January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. However, after seeing the gorgeous coordinating Symbols of Fortune designer paper, I caved pretty early on this one! 

Here is the first card that I made with this bundle. I was inspired by a sample in the catalog and copied almost every detail, substituting the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack for the die cut leaves. The Ephemera Pack coordinates beautifully with this suite!

Here's my version of the card. Check out all of the catalog samples below to see the one that inspired me.
Stampin' Up! Crane of Fortune ~ January-June 2022 Mini Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

Watch the replay of my sneak peek video in December to see how this card came together:


Order the Stampin' Up! Products to Make This Project: 

If you like to "CASE the Catalog" too, be sure to save a copy of the Stampin' Up! Catalog Project Supply List so you can look up which supplies the Stampin' Up! Concept Artists used to create the projects in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. 
Stampin' Up! January-June 2022 Mini Catalog Project Supply List #stampinup

Here are more projects created by Stampin' Up! Concept Artists for the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. Which ones are you inspired to CASE?
Stampin' Up! Crane of Fortune ~ January-June 2022 Mini Catalog #stampinup

Stampin' Up! Crane of Fortune ~ January-June 2022 Mini Catalog #stampinup

Stampin' Up! Crane of Fortune ~ January-June 2022 Mini Catalog #stampinup

Stampin' Up! Crane of Fortune ~ January-June 2022 Mini Catalog #stampinup

Stampin' Up! Crane of Fortune ~ January-June 2022 Mini Catalog #stampinup


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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

VIDEO: Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Catching Butterflies Card + Paper Piecing Technique

Which Sale-a-Bration gift option is your favorite? I love the cute and Whimiscal images in the Catching Butterflies stamp set. I used this stamp set to create a card in one of my sneak peek videos in December. I wanted to feature the 2021-2023 In Color Designer Paper Pack and demonstrated the paper piecing technique. I love paper piecing! It's an easy technique that adds a pop of pattern to your project. (See more samples.) 
VIDEO: Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Catching Butterflies Card + Paper Piecing Technique ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

VIDEO: Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Catching Butterflies Card + Paper Piecing Technique ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinupPaper Piecing Technique Instructions:
  • Stamp the image in black ink on plain cardstock and again on designer paper
  • Cut out the designer paper around the portion of the image that you want to be patterned
  • Glue the designer paper over the stamped image on the cardstock.

Watch the replay of my sneak peek video in December to see the paper piecing technique in action!


Order the Stampin' Up! Products to Make This Project: 

Here are some more Catching Butterflies projects created by Stampin' Up! Concept Artists to inspire you.

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Catching Butterflies Card #stampinup

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Catching Butterflies Card #stampinup


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