Monday, October 22, 2018

VIDEO: First Frost Pop Up Diorama Card Tutorial

Here is the last card in the trio of designs that I created for my First Frost card kit. (I have a couple kits left if you are interested in participating in my Stamp of the Month Club! Send me a message and I'll give you all the details!)

This is one of my favorite fun fold card. It looks pretty innocent on the outside, but when you open it, it's pop-ups into a diorama on the inside! See more Pop Up Diorama Cards
VIDEO: First Frost Pop Up Diorama Card Tutorial ~ Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com
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VIDEO: First Frost Pop Up Diorama Card Tutorial ~ Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com
The best part is that it folds completely flat for mailing!
VIDEO: First Frost Pop Up Diorama Card Tutorial ~ Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com
Here's what it looks like from the top when it's open so you can see the dimension that it creates. You can really dress it up by adding more flowers and leaves or keep it simple as I have done.
VIDEO: First Frost Pop Up Diorama Card Tutorial ~ Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com
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Here are the directions to cut and score the cardstock.  
Download Printable Directions with Photos (.pdf)

How to Make the Surprise Pop-Up Diorama Card:
  • Cut cardstock to 5-1/2"  x 10-1/2".
  • Score at 3-1/2", 6-1/2", 7", and 10".
  • Add Sticky Strip to the 1/2" tab on the end.
  • Punch a 2" Circle window in the 3" panel next to the 1/2" tab.
  • Peel off the Sticky Strip liner and fold the card front flat to glue the tab inside the card front.
Watch my video tutorial to see how it comes together and see a few more First Frost card ideas! 


Stampin' Up! First Frost ~ Stamp of the Month Club Card Kit ~ 2018 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.comThis card is one of three designs in my September 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 participated in September received the First Frost Mount Rubber 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.


Stampin' Up! Supplies: First Frost stamp set, Blackberry Bliss ink & cardstock, Old Olive ink, Gray Granite cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Vellum cardstock, Frosted Floral Designer Paper, Frosted Bouquet Framelit Dies, Big Shot, Tailored Tag Punch, Nature's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals



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Friday, October 19, 2018

Control Freaks Blog Tour: 3 Fall Projects

Whether you are coming from the creative and talented Cindy Elam's blog or just joining us -- welcome to the October 2018 Control Freaks Blog Tour! Our theme this month is Fall! It's one of my favorite seasons! I love the cooler weather and the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves.

Today, I have three projects to share with you today. The first one uses the new Winter Woods stamp set from the Holiday Catalog. I made this card for a challenge that my upline had last month -- to create a card using Brusho. It's been a few months since Brusho debuted and I have to say that I've kind of forgotten about it. But a Brusho Background is perfect for fall! I spritzed water on a piece of watercolor paper and then sprinkled on the Brusho. To help the color spread, I spritzed more water. Allow it to dry thoroughly before you stamp the trees. I suggest using Staz-On ink so that there is no chance of the ink running. If you prefer a bolder image, try heat embossing!
Stampin' Up! Winter Woods Brusho Card ~ Autumn ~ 2018 Holiday Catalog ~ October 2018 Control Freaks Blog Tour ~ www.juliedavison.com
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Winter Woods stamp set, Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Jet Black Staz-On Ink Pad, Watercolor Paper, Everyday Label Punch, Brusho, Stampin' Spritzers

I didn't purchase any of the fall-themed stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog, but I do have the Warm Hearted host stamp set and that's where this "Thanks" comes from. I like this set because it includes sentiments for multiples occasions. You can pick it out with host rewards when you order $150 or host a qualifying party. I used one of my favorite punches, the leaf punch, to accent the stamped sentiment and tie in the leaves from the designer paper.
Stampin' Up! Warm Hearted Thanks Card ~ Autumn Fall ~ Thanksgiving ~ Holiday 2018 Catalog  ~ Control Freaks Blog Tour October 2018 ~ www.juliedavison.com
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Warm Hearted stamp set, Cajun Craze ink & cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Country Lane Designer Paper, Leaf Punch, Linen Thread

For my last project, I used the gorgeous new Joyous Noel designer paper. Even though this designer paper is intended to be for Christmas, the colors also work so perfectly for autumn! I decorated this Copper Tin (for the annual catalog) with a 2" x 12" strip of designer paper and used Tear & Tape to stick it back on to itself. I put the seam in the front so I could cover it up with the embellishment. Have you gotten the new Sprig Punch yet? It's so perfect in Copper Foil cardstock. Although the punch is currently on backorder, it should be in stock and start shipping next week. (Note: The Joyous Noel Designer Paper is also backordered and will not ship until around November 5.)

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel ~ Thoughtful Banners ~ Holiday 2018 Catalog ~ Copper Tin ~ Control Freaks Blog Tour October 2018 ~ www.juliedavison.com
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Thoughtful Banners stamp set, Gray Granite ink, Tranquil Tide ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Joyous Noel Designer Paper, Copper Foil Sheets, Sprig Punch, 2-1/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Duet Banner Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Copper Tins

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Want a sneak peek at what else I'm working on?

I'll be posting my First Frost Pop Up Diorama card and tutorial on Monday, so be sure to check back to learn how to make this fun card! In the meantime, keep hopping along our blog tour! Your next stop is the incredible LeeAnn Greff! You'll love what she has created for you!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Clean & Simple Merry Christmas to All Card

I designed this quick and easy Christmas Card using the Festive Farmhouse designer paper, twine, and galvanized buttons. I don't have the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set,  so I used a sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and I think it's the star of the show! I accented it with my favorite new punch -- the Spring Punch and added the button and twine. Unfortunately the button makes it non-machinable and requires extra postage, but you could get a similar look by tying the twine around the spring.
Clean & Simple Merry Christmas to All Card ~ Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog ~ Christmas ~ www.juliedavison.com
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Stampin' Up! Supplies: Merry Christmas to All, Cherry Cobbler ink & cardstock, Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper, Sprig Punch, Galvanized Buttons, Festive Farmhouse Twine, Glue Dots

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Blizzard Card

I've been holding off on sharing the Beautiful Blizzard projects that I made back in August because it just felt too early to be talking about snow. But, it's 30 degrees out this morning here in Central Illinois and the rain we had on Friday turned to snow -- even if only for an hour! Of course, nothing stuck, but it was enough to have my kids asking for Christmas music and a cozy fireplace!

So here it is! My first Beautiful Blizzard card to celebrate our first beautiful (mini) blizzard!
Stampin' Up! Beautiful Blizzard Card ~ 2018 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com
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This stamp set is bundled with one large die. It's the perfect size to emboss a card front (using the embossing mats) and when you die cut it, it creates a bunch of smaller snowflakes that you can use to embellish your projects like I did on this card. Don't through away the negative cardstock -- it makes a great background for another card! Stay tuned to see what I made with it!

Check out this video from Stampin' Up! to learn more about the Beautiful Blizzard bundle:
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Beautiful Blizzard stamp set, Balmy Blue ink & cardstock, Blueberry Bushel ink & cardstock, Blizzard thinlit die, Big Shot, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Festive Farmhouse Catalog CASE

I am always inspired by the great project ideas in Stampin' Up! catalogs! Sometimes I challenge my team to "CASE the Catalog". CASE stands for Copy And Selectively Edit. In other words, to copy an idea and change it to work with the stamps and materials you have. Here's a card that I CASEd from page 12 of the Holiday Catalog. I had to substitute the stamp set since I don't own the Farmhouse Christmas set and I changed the cardstock base color and the layout of the designer paper a little. Leave a comment and let me know what you think! Do you like CASEing ideas from the catalog?
Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse Catalog 2018 Holiday Catalog CASE ~ www.juliedavison.com
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Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse Catalog 2018 Holiday Catalog CASE ~ www.juliedavison.com

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Dashing Deer stamp set, Mossy Meadow ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper, Tailored Tag Punch, Sprig Punch, Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, Festive Farmhouse Elements, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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NEW! 2018 Holiday Catalog
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

VIDEO: Toil & Trouble Halloween Treat Pouch

Need some cute last-minute Halloween treats? This cute little treat pouch uses just a 6" x 6" piece of designer paper. That means you can get 48 treat pouches from one pack of designer paper! This idea would be great for any holiday or occasion! Just change out the paper and stamp set. Check out my video below for another variation!
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Watch my Facebook Live video from yesterday to learn how to make this designer paper  treat pouch and see more projects featuring the Toil and Trouble Designer Paper:

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NEW! 2018 Holiday Catalog
Use Hostess Code 7N4V3Q3M 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