Sunday, May 9, 2021

4 Easy Card Layouts with Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper


Whenever I need to jumpstart my creativity, I turn to my favorite card layouts. That is just what I did last week when I cracked open my box of new catalog goodies before Thursday Night Stamp Therapy. I used some of the easy card layouts from the Double Wonder Template that Shannon West created last year. Even though I didn't do the full Double Wonder card set, I was still able to use the measurements on the handout to create this quick and easy cards.
4 Easy Card Layouts with Stampin' Up! Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ Double Wonder Card Templates ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
4 Easy Card Layouts with Stampin' Up! Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ Double Wonder Card Templates ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
FREE PDF: Double Wonder Cards Cutting Instructions, Template, and Card Layouts ~ www.juliedavison.co
The Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper has small patterns, making it ideal for the Double Wonder card templates! Click here to check out the post from last year with all the details including cutting measurements, card layouts, and a video to follow along -- including a link to download the handout that I shared in Thursday night's video.

The next card is not a Double Wonder card layout, but I wanted to use the new Picture This die. It's quick and easy to layer some designer paper and a greeting to create a card with this stitched window die. The die set comes with two dies -- one retangle and one circles.
4 Easy Card Layouts with Stampin' Up! Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
And one last easy card. I wanted to show how you can stack the bold words instead of layering the script and bold sentiments from the Biggest Wish stamp set.
4 Easy Card Layouts with Stampin' Up! Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

Watch the replay of last week's Thursday Night Stamp Therapy to see my create these cards -- and more!



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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Virtual Open House Projects + VIDEO

I used to host an in-person open house when new catalogs were released. I collaborated with a some other area demonstrators and we had a great set up that included display boards, make and takes, and demonstration tables. The Covid-19 pandemic put a little wrinkle in our ability to gather like we used to and so I moved my open house to Facebook and tried to offer the same kind of experience online. Of course it's not the same as being in person, but I was able to connect with all of my stamping friends across the country would never had the opportunity to attend in person!

When the new Annual Catalog launched on Tuesday, I held a Virtual Open House in a special VIP Facebook Group. I chose Facebook because of the built-in community aspect. It's already set up for interacting, commenting, and sharing photos. All day long, I posted project ideas, product highlights and tips. Tuesday evening, I did a Facebook Live and did a Catalog Tour, demonstrated two projects, and gave away 8 prizes -- to celebrate hitting my $800,000 Career Sales Milestone! (See winning numbers below!)

Here is the first of the two "Mystery Stamping" projects that we made during the Virtual Open House. It's a Vertical Diorama Card using the new Party Puffins stamp set. Aren't these puffins the cutest? I can't get enough!

Stampin' Up! Party Puffins Vertical Diorama Card + VIDEO Tutorial ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

Measurements:
  • 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” Pale Papaya Cardstock, score at 3/8" and 3/4" from each end
  • 4-1/4” x 5-1/2 Thick White Cardstock, score at 3/8" and 3/4" from each end
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Images and stamps to embellish
Check out the video below to watch the replay and Stamp with Me! This project starts at 35:32.

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The second project is another "window" card featuring one of my favorite suites and an marker technique!
Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship Window Card & Thumping Technique  Card + VIDEO Tutorial ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

It's actually two cards -- one that opens the opposite direction with an image that peeks through the front window. To get the multi-color foliage, I inked the stamp in a light color (Bumblebee) an then used the darker marker (Cajun Craze) to "thump" color on top of the image before stamping. Watch this technique in action in the video below. This project starts at 47.39.

Measurements:
  • 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” Colored Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4”
  • 5-1/4” x 8” White Cardstock, scored at 4”
  • 1” x 4-1/4” Designer Paper
  • 3/4” x 3-1/2” Accent Color Cardstock

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Stamp along with me! Watch the replay of my Virtual Catalog Open House for a quick catalog tour and demonstration of these "window" projects.



I send blue prize drawing tickets to everyone who received an Annual Catalog from me! Was your ticket a winner? Check the list below and send me a photo of your winning ticket to claim your prize by June 30, 2021.

Winning Ticket Numbers
228108 - 2020-2022 In Color Embellishments
228211 - Stampin' Up! Magnets
228191 - Mini Paper Trimmer
228134 - Stamps & Clear Block
228215 - Summer Days Stamp Set
228219 - Inspiring Iris Stamp Set
228166 - Welcoming Window Bundle & Card Kit
228194 - Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

NEW Annual Catalog Launch + May Specials

Stampin' Up! Hand Penned Suite ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog #stampinup

2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog #stampinup
The brand new 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is here! You're going to love the variety in style of new stamp sets, coordinating dies and punches, and beautiful new designer paper!
Meet the new In Colors: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, and Fresh Freesia. See how they compare to other Stampin' Up! colors.
2021-2023 In Colors ~ 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog #stampinup

Try a Little Bit of Everything! Sign up for my Annual Catalog Product Shares and sample new In Color products, Designer Paper, Ribbon & Embellishments! Learn More

May 2021 Specials

Connect, Craft, & Collect: Host a party or place an personal order over $250 to get an extra $25 in Stampin' Rewards! Order must be submitted by June 14, 2021.

Ask me about hosting a virtual party via Zoom or Facebook!


Join+ Starter Kit Promotion:
Get an extra $30 in free product when you join my team by purchasing the Demonstrator Starter Kit. 
  • Choose $125 $155 in product of your choice from the new catalog for only $99 plus tax (shipping is free!) 
  • Enjoy a discount on future orders while you remain active!
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