Sunday, December 4, 2022

3 Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Cards + Sunday Stamping Video

Mom and I chose to feature the Trimming the Tree stamp set from the Annial Catalog in a recent episode of Sunday Stamping with Susan & Julie -- AFTER the Perfect Partners promotion in September. If you missed out on the coordinating dies offered during that promotion, you're in luck! All six die sets are now available in the Clearance Rack! Shop Now

My dies are on order, but here are the cards that I shared using just the stamp set. I used the Lights Aglow Designer Paper, which is now sold out, but you could easily substitute another Christmas-themed designer paper to create these same card layouts.

3 Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Cards + Sunday Stamping Video ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

3 Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Cards + Sunday Stamping Video ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

3 Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Cards + Sunday Stamping Video ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

3 Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Cards + Sunday Stamping Video ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

Watch the replay of Sunday Stamping with Susan & Julie to see more project ideas using the Trimming



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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Stampin' Up! On Stage Highlights + Mini Catalog Sneak Peeks

Last month, demonstrators around the world got together in person for the annual On Stage conference for the first time since 2019! It was so good to see and hug my demonstrator friends in person! On Stage Local is a one-day demonstrator training event that focused on the upcoming release of the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration promotion. We enjoyed sneak peeks, door prizes, home office updates, and project demonstratrions to help us get ready for the new catalog launch.

The event kicked off on Friday night with a special dessert reception for Silver Elite and above leaders. I attended with my mom, Susan LaCroix and our team members Margo Richardson and Barb Hopper Preiss. We got to check-in early and receive our event gifts, plus I received my Top Performer Gift: a mini carry-on bag with a cozy wrap, and some fun vinyl stickers inspired by stamp sets.


We woke up to snow on Saturday morning in Indianapolis, but we were cozy inside the convention center with over 800 Stampin' Up! demonstrators -- the largest On Stage event around the world!


It was fun to be at such a well-attended event because we got to see so many people -- old friends and new ones! Thank you to everyone who found me to say hello! I enjoyed visiting with all of you!

We had a big turnout of ImPeckable Stampers team members -- which includes my team and my extended Stampin' Up! family.

We were so excited to take a deep dive into the new Mini Catalog! Here are some of my favorite projects that were shared during on stage demonstrations.







I was honored to be recognized for my Annual Achievement Awards, Top Performer Categories, $900,000 Personal Sales Milestone, and earning the Incentive Trip. 

Mom and I go to walk on stage together for celebration 20 years and for earning the incentive trip to Norway.


Here's all the SWAG from Stampin' Up! and gifts/3D Swaps that I received from friends. I am truly blessed! 



The new Mini Catalog is coming soon!! Demonstrators can pre-order right now in December. The catalog and Sale-a-Bration will officially launch on January 5th.

How to get a copy of the NEW Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog:
  • If you have ordered $50 or more from me in the last year (between January - December 2022), you will automatically get a copy of the new catalog in the mail in mid-December. 
  • If you haven't ordered recently or with me before, make sure to place an order (of $50 or more) this month to receive a catalog!


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Friday, December 2, 2022

5 Stampin' Up! Santa Express Projects: Easy Gift Card Holder, Sampler Frame, Quick Cards

I wasn't a big fan of the Santa Express Suite when I first saw it in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. I didn't care for the imagery, but mostly I just couldn't deal with the Petal Pink sky and background that was on almost every sheet. I bought the paper anyway because...well, I buy everything! And the B side of this paper pack is amazing!! I really love the traditional red and green patterns. I much prefer the Santa Express Memories & More Pack because the cards focus more on those traditional colors and don't feature much of the Petal Pink.
 
In this week's episode of Thursday Night Stamp Therapy, I created some quick and easy Gift Card Holders inspired by one I received from Terry Biggs for the Great, Big Card Swap.
Stampin' Up! Santa Express Christmas Gift Card Holders + Video Tutorial ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

The gift card holder has two parts: the sleeve and the slider. 

Card Measurements:
  • 6" x 9-1/4" Designer Paper, scored at 2-1/2" and 6-3/4"; turn and score at 1/2"
  • 4-1/8" x 6-3/8" Mint Macaron Cardstock, scored at 1"

Once you create the sleeve, use a punch to create a notch in the center of the open end. I used a hole punch to create a hole at the top of the slider (centered in the notch) and added a piece of ribbon to make it easy to pull out. To keep these "quick and easy", I used two Memories & More cards to decorate -- one on the front and one on the inside!
 
Watch the replay of Thursday Night Stamp Therapy and follow along to create this gift card holder with me!

Here's another project that I created with the Santa Express Designer Paper and Memories & More Cards. This 5" x 7" framed art would make a cute addition to your holiday decor -- or create and give it as a gift! Each designer paper square is 2" x 2".
Stampin' Up! Santa Express Framed Art ~ Christmas Sampler Frame ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
Watch the replay of Thursday Night Stamp Therapy to see how the sampler frame evolved. Would you have chosen the same color for the background? Maybe picked different designer paper?

Last night when I was cleaning off my desk, I decided to make up a bunch of cards using the rest (or most of the rest) of my Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack. I love the way these turned out. I cut down a large 4" x 6" card to put on a regular card base. I added two Wonderful Snowflakes in the corners and then added the small 3" x 4" card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Stampin' Up! Santa Express Memories & More Christmas Cards ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
As I was preparing this blog post, I realized that I haven't yet shared this next pair of cards. I designed this layout for a Mystery Stamping project with my team a couple months ago. The layout works both orientations: horizontal or vertical. Which one do you prefer?
Stampin' Up! Santa Express Quick and Easy Card Layout ~  Christmas Cards ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
Stampin' Up! Santa Express Quick and Easy Card Layout ~  Christmas Cards ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
Love this layout? Give it a try at home! Here are the measurements that I used:
  • 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Mint Macaron Cardstock
  • (2) 1" x 5-1/2" Santa Express Designer Paper
  • 1-3/4" x 4-1/4" Real Red Cardstock
  • 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" Santa Express Designer Paper
  • 3" x 3" Basic White Cardstock Layer
  • 3/4" x 2" Cardstock for Greeting (adjust size as needed)
How about one more card? I created this mini slimline card using the Charming Landscapes Embossing Folders and Santa Express Designer Paper back in July. Click here to view the original blog post with more details about this card.
Stampin' Up! Santa Express Mini Slimline Christmas Card ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

Have I changed your mind about the Santa Express Suite? Don't wait to get these retiring goodies from the mini catalog! They are only available while supplies last!


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