Thursday, April 25, 2019

VIDEO: Stained Glass Technique + Beautiful Day Butterfly Card

I have an amazing team of over 100 demonstrators across the United States. I recently starting doing Virtual Meetings each month and it's been a great way to connect with everyone on my team even through we are hundreds and thousands of miles apart. My card today was inspired by one of my team members, Barb Hopper Preiss, who demonstrated this technique at our last Virtual Meeting. You'll need window sheets, Staz-On Ink, Stampin' Blends, Adhesive Sheets, and Aluminum Foil to do this technique. Make sure to watch the video below to learn how to combine all of these supplies to make this gorgeous card.
Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day ~ Stained Glass Technique ~VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ www.juliedavison.com


Stampin' Up! Shopping List: Beautiful Day stamp set, Jet Black Staz-On Ink, Bermuda Bay Dark Stampin' Blend & Cardstock, Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin' Blend & cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Dark Stampin' Blend & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Window Sheets, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon



Clearance Rack Updated: 4/23/19
Up to 60% Off Discontinued Favorites
Shop Now


Last Chance: Get Retiring Products **while supplies last** until June 3! Shop Now






Use Hostess Code VVRH7HJA 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. Shop Now

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Save Up to 60% on Clearance Items

Wow!! I was expecting a Stampin' Up! to update the Clearance Rack this month, but I wasn't expecting retired color cardstock -- like Chocolate Chip! Someone was just asking me about getting that color! It won't last long! Head over to the Clearance Rack to see what other goodies have been added and shop early for the best selection!


https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/100100/clearance-rack?dbwsdemoid=50776https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/100100/clearance-rack?dbwsdemoid=50776

Click HERE to Order Stampin' Up! Products Online, Anytime!

Last Chance: Get Retiring Products **while supplies last** until June 3! Shop Now

Combined Annual & Occasions Retiring List (PDF)
Sortable Spreadsheet (.xlsx)





Use Hostess Code VVRH7HJA 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. Shop Now

Friday, April 19, 2019

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Masculine Fun Fold Cards with Classic Garage

Whether you are coming from the creative and talented Wendy Weixler's blog or just joining us -- welcome to the April 2019 Control Freaks Blog Tour! Our theme this month is For the Men -- Masculine cards for all the men in your life! 

I am excited to share two fun folds with you today! The cards are very similar. The first one is an explosion card and the second one includes a miniature version of the first one INSIDE the card! I'm calling it an Exploding Pop-Up Card.


Here's the Explosion Card closed. I tied a ribbon around the entire card to keep it closed.

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Masculine Fun Fold Cards with Stampin' Up! Classic Garage ~ Geared Up Garage ~ www.juliedavison.com
 You can see the unique fold as you start to open the card.
Control Freaks Blog Tour: Masculine Fun Fold Cards with Stampin' Up! Classic Garage ~ Geared Up Garage ~ www.juliedavison.com
 It opens up to the full 8" x 8" square. The scoring measurements are very simple. Score at 4" on each side. Then score on one diagonal. Start by folding the diagonal in half away from you. Open it back up. Then fold on a straight score line toward you. Open it back up and fold on the other straight line toward you. Now the card is primed and ready to fold back on to itself. Use a bone folder to get good creases.
Control Freaks Blog Tour: Masculine Fun Fold Cards with Stampin' Up! Classic Garage ~ Geared Up Garage ~ www.juliedavison.com
 Check out the inside panel! I used the Embossing Mats with the Garage Gears Thinlit Dies to create this embossed look. The Embossing Mats are retiring, so be sure to get this Big Shot accessory before it's gone!
Control Freaks Blog Tour: Masculine Fun Fold Cards with Stampin' Up! Classic Garage ~ Geared Up Garage ~ www.juliedavison.com

 Once you've made the Explosion Card, the Exploding Pop Up Card is a piece of cake! Here is the outside of my card. I used the same color scheme as the first card: Tranquil Tide, Basic Black, and Crushed Curry. I love this Classic Garage Designer Paper! It's so easy to make masculine cards with colors that pop!
Control Freaks Blog Tour: Masculine Fun Fold Cards with Stampin' Up! Classic Garage ~ Geared Up Garage ~ www.juliedavison.com
The inside is just a mini Explosion Card! The inside piece is 4" x 4", scored at 2" from either side and then one diagonal. Use the same folding instructions as above. Collapse the insider piece and glue one side at a time so that the point of the diamond is just inside the center score line.


Control Freaks Blog Tour: Masculine Fun Fold Cards with Stampin' Up! Classic Garage ~ Geared Up Garage ~ www.juliedavison.com

I am working on a video tutorial to showcase this fun fold card featuring a two more samples, so be sure to come back and visit again!  In the meantime, keep hopping along our blog tour! Your next stop is the incredible Melissa Davies! You'll love what she has created for you!

https://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/2019/04/controlfreaksapril2019.html

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: Geared Up Garage, Memento Black ink, Basic Black Cardstock, Tranquil Tide ink & cardstock, Crushed Curry ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Classic Garage Designer Paper, Garage Gears Thinlit Dies, Embossing Mats, Black & Silver Ribbon, Stampin' Trimmer, 2-1/4" Circle Punch, Tear & Tape Adhesive