Friday, August 26, 2016

VIDEO: Stampin' How To Make Copper Buttons -- Every Occasion Fall Card

I had so much for creating samples for the April On Stage Display Boards. I created this card to feature the new In Color Emerald Envy and some other new products, including the Copper Embossing Powder. (In hind sight, I should have embossed a couple leaves in copper.) Instead, I used the embossing powder in an unexpected way -- to change the color of the Classy Designer Button!
Stampin' Up! Every Occasions Layering Love fall autumn card + Video and tips for creating the copper button with embossing powder #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
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The technique is super easy, but I created a video tutorial just in case you prefer to see it done in person.


Stampin' How To Make Copper Buttons
  1. Cover the button (or any embellishment) with Versamark ink.
  2. Dip the inked embellishment in embossing powder and cover completely.
  3. Use a Paper Piercing needle or tweezers to hold the embellishment while you
  4. Heat the embossing powder with the Heat Tool until the powder completely melts.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Every Occasion stamp set, Layering Love stamp set, Emearld Envy ink & cardstock, Tangerine Tango ink & cardstock, Crushed Curry ink & cardstock, Versamark Ink Pad, Whisper White cardstock, 2016-2018 In Color Designer Paper Stack, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Classy Designer Buttons, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Whisper White Baker's Twine

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

More Thoughtful Branches Project Ideas

3 More Ideas with Thoughtful Branches exclusive August 2016 bundle from Stampin' Up! #thoughtfulbranches #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
I hope you're not getting sick of Thoughtful Branches ideas because I have three more pinnable projects for you today! I seriously love this bundle! I think it's the most versatile bundle that Stampin' Up! has ever offered and I've got 117 pins to prove it! If you haven't gotten it yet, you only have 6 more days! This exclusive bundle is only available until August 31, 2016! Buy It Online Now

The first card was create by my sister Aimee La Croix-Slocum. I LOVE the way that she die cut the flower with vellum. Aimee used a now- retired adhesive sheet to adhere the the vellum to the Pear Pizzaz cardstock. The small dots are from the adhesive sheet, but I love the texture it adds to the card. The layering of the ribbon, twine, and leaves is just perfection! Aimee said that she used a die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit set to cut out the "happy birthday" sentiment. I honestly never even noticed that die! I love how it looks like it's torn.
Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches birthday card created by Aimee LaCroix-Slocum #stampinup www.juliedavison.com -- Exclusive August 2016 Bundle
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The second two projects were created by Stampin' Up! Concept Artists. I found them tucked away on my business website gallery and thought they deserved a little more attention. I love the layered cardstock on the flower treat bag. TIP: To create the layered flower, Die cut and stamp two flowers. Trim one to be smaller and use Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up over the full bloom.
Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches flower treat bag #stampinup -- ONLY available in August 2016 www.juliedavison.com

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I like the layered elements on this last card too. The two different tree stamps create a nice background for the die cut tree. TIP: Use an AquaPainter and Pool Party or Soft Sky ink to watercolor the background first. Allow it to dry completely before stamping the trees.
Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches winter card #stampinup -- ONLY available in August 2016 www.juliedavison.com
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Thoughtful Branches stamp set, Soft Suede ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Gold Foil cardstock, Vellum, Calypso Coral ink & cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink, Crumb Cake ink & cardstock, Pool Party cardstock, Beautiful Branches Thinlit Dies, Triple Banner Punch, AquaPainter, Burlap Trim, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Glassine Gift Bags, Stampin' Dimensionals
Place any order with me in August and get a free bonus -- Thoughtful Branches Online Class Project Sheets!
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fresh Fruit Peach Gate Fold Card

The second card in my Stamp of the Month Club card kit this month was inspired by a card my friend Mary Ellen Stites designed for our Vacation Stamping School team training event last month. I love the fun gate fold that Mary Ellen used on her card. I changed up the card base color to have more variety among the cards in this month's kit and incorporated the doilies and burlap that I used on the other card designs.
Gate Fold card with Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit Stand for August Stamp of the Month Club Card Kit #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
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Card-Making Tips:
  • To create this gate-fold card, start with a piece of cardstock that is 4-1/4" x 11" and score at 2-3/4" and 8-1/4". The inside piece is 3-3/4" x 5".
  • Stamp the border at the bottom of the card using the single "dot" from the Fresh Fruit stamp set.
  • Ink the peach stamp with Peekaboo Peach ink. BEFORE stamping, use a sponge dauber to add Watermelon Wonder ink along the bottom and up the middle of the stamp. If desired, spritz the stamp lightly with water before stamping for a more watercolor look. (Watercolor Paper is best for this technique.) 
  • For extra sparkle, apply Clear Wink of Stella to the stamped peach and the peaches on the designer paper.
  • Make sure to only use adhesive on the top half of the front layer so you don't glue the card closed!
Inside Gate Fold card with Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit Stand for August Stamp of the Month Club Card Kit #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
 Stampin' Up! Supplies: Fresh Fruit stamp set, Peekaboo Peach ink & cardsdtock, Pear Pizzazz ink & cardstock, Watermelon Wonder ink, Whisper White cardstock, Fruit Stand Designer Paper, Layering Circle Framelits, Delicate White Doilies, Clear Wink of Stella, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit Card Kit for August 2016 Stamp of the Month Club Card Kit by Julie Davison www.juliedavison.com/clubsThis card is one of three designs in my August Stamp of the Month Club card kit. There is no commitment when you join my Stamp of the Month Club! I'll add you to my club mailing list and you'll receive one email each month revealing the stamp set and card designs. You can choose when you want to participate by simply replying to that email.

Each month, I feature a different stamp set. Those who participate in August will receives the Fresh Fruit Photopolymer stamp set (or substitute a different set), pre-cut materials to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs), printed instructions with a color photo of each card, and Priority Mail shipping. Click here to learn more about Stamp of the Month Club. Ask me about getting the Fresh Fruit Kit (shown here)!

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