Monday, May 2, 2016

Stamp a Stack: Beautiful Border + Expressions Natural Elements

I have loved these cards since the first time I laid eyes on the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog. You could create a whole stack of these clean and simple cards in very little time! And the best part is that the stamp set, Bountiful Border, is on SALE for only $12.75! Don't miss out on this retiring stamp set! Make sure to get it before May 31. See what other stamp set are on sale.
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Beautiful Border stamp set, Rose Red ink pad, Wild Wasabi ink pad, Marina Mist ink pad, Whisper White Cardstock, Subtles Designer Paper Stack, Expressions Natural Elements, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Rhinestone Jewel Accents

 

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

I'm Bringing Birthdays Back!

I have been really bad about sending birthday cards. REALLY bad! So bad that I need a stamp that says "Happy HALF Birthday"! But I'm making an effort to get back to this simple gesture because I know how special it makes someone feel to receive a card or letter that celebrates them. It's magic!

Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! Training department thinks that Facebook is ruining birthday cards! I think she's right! We settle for sending a quick message or text and we've gotten away from sending real cards. I'm joining Shannon in the official #imbringingbirthdaysback movement by committing to sending hand-crafted birthday cards to my friends and family this year. Will you join us in bringing birthdays back?

Stampin' Up! has all kinds of card-making supplies -- from all inclusive card-making kits like the Watercolor Wishes kit (below) to the stamps, ink, and cardstock you need to make cards from scratch.
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=140406&dbwsdemoid=50776
I was excited to share some birthday card ideas with my ciLiving friends Thursday afternoon. Watch the video of my Creative Corner segment here.

http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving-tv/cihobby/hobby-pop-up-cards

My favorite new tool for birthday card-making is the Party Pop-Up dies from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogs. These dies make it so easy to create an extra special card with a pop-up feature in the middle.
Video for Stampin' Up! Party with Cake Party Pop-Up Cards #stampinup 2016 Occasions Catalog www.juliedavison.com
See more birthday card ideas on my blog.

Watch my video for some tips and more card ideas using these fun new dies:
Tips:
  • Pre-score your cardstock to line up the die before die-cutting. I used paper for the inside pop-up that was 7-3/4" x 4-3/4".
  • Use the Precision Base Plate to get a smooth clean cut each time!
  • The Big Shot Die Brush will make removing the little pieces from the die a cinch!
  • Save the little pieces to use on your card -- or in a shaker!
  • Try cutting apart the pop up element to use as the focal point on your card.
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3 Alternative Project Ideas for April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Lovely Little Wreath Kit

April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Lovely Little Wreath Bonus Ideas Alternative Projects #paperpumpkin #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
Do you like surprises? Paper Pumpkin is a monthly project kit subscription and each month's kit is a surprise. Whether you love the original project idea or not, there are endless possibilities for the supplies that come in the box. The April 2016 kit included supplies to make a cute little spring wreath. I love it! I'm making it up to give to one of the teachers at school.

I also love a good creative challenge, so I used some of the extra supplies to create some bonus project ideas. This first one is pretty straight forward. I just added some coordinating cardstock and Baker's Twine. I did two rows of the leaves and then added the tissue paper flowers folded into quarters. I used Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the greeting and colored the flowers with a Crushed Curry marker.
April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Lovely Little Wreath Bonus Ideas Alternative Projects #paperpumpkin #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
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I love the way this Tiny Treat Box turned out! The Tiny Treat Boxes are retiring, so snatch some up ON SALE 50% off before they're gone! I wrapped a strip of leaves around the bottom of the box. It almost fits, but there is a little gap, so make sure to start and end in the back. The greeting on the tag is from the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit. I also added a Classy Designer Button to the center of the tissue paper flower.
April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Lovely Little Wreath Bonus Ideas Alternative Projects #paperpumpkin #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
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I wanted the make a card that was more masculine, so I adhered the leaf strips across a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I used one of the black tags from the kit and cut a banner tip on one end. I used the ink from the kit and a stamp from...oops! Looks like I used an already retired stamp set. Something to Say or Petite Pairs would be good alternatives.
April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Lovely Little Wreath Bonus Ideas Alternative Projects #paperpumpkin #stampinup www.juliedavison.com
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The wisps behind the banner greeting are pieces that I pulled apart from the ribbon in the kit.
If you liked these bonus ideas, you'll love the out-of-the-box ideas I share with my Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. Subscribe with me and receive 10-12 exclusive project sheets to inspire your Paper Pumpkin crafting! Subscribe Now.

Check out this video from Paper Pumpkin to see how they created the original project.


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Use Hostess Code CCG7BCDF to get a FREE Make and Take Kit and FREE GIFT when you order $40 or more. Free kits are mailed at the end of the month. Limit one per person. Learn More  


*IMPORTANT* Make sure to "opt-in" to contact with me, your demonstrator, so that I know who/where to send your free kit!