Friday, March 5, 2021

Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop: Masked Butterfly Card

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." --Maya Angelou

Butterflies remind me or spring. And of hope -- that beautiful things will emerge from times of trial. Join me today as we celebrate the release of the Butterfly Bouquet Collection with beautiful projects from demonstrators around the world!

First Time Visiting? Hello, Hello! I'm Julie Davison! I live in Central Illinois in the United States and have been a demonstrator for almost 19 years! My stamping style is clean and simple and the card I'm sharing today is definitely a "Julie Card"!
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance ~ Masking Technique ~ Blending Brushes #stampinup  www.juliedavison.com

Although the layout is clean and simple, I used the masking technique to add color and depth to the stamped butterflies. 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance ~ Masking Technique ~ Blending Brushes #stampinup  www.juliedavison.com
Step 1: To create the fun background, first stamp the butterflies. I used a 3-1/2" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White Cardstock and Calypso Coral ink. The Stamparatus makes it easy to stamp large images like this one.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance ~ Masking Technique ~ Blending Brushes #stampinup  www.juliedavison.comStep 2: Line up a die cut mask over the stamped image. (Secure with adhesive or washi tape to prevent slipping.) Use a Stampin' Sponge, Sponge Dauber, or Blending Brush to  add color through the mask.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance ~ Masking Technique ~ Blending Brushes #stampinup  www.juliedavison.com
I used the same color ink (Calypso Coral) to stamp and blend for this this monochromatic card, but you can play around with different color combinations!

I shared this card during my regular Thursday Night Stamp Therapy last night. Watch the video to see the masking technique in action with an additional swap showcase at the end!

Now it's time to check out what my stamping friends around world have done with these awesome new products! Keep going on the the hop:

Ready for more Butterfly Bouquet Card Ideas? Special Offer from Julie Davison: Buy the Butterfly Brilliance Butterfly and get FREE Bonus PDF with 12 Project Tutorials to inspiration you with this collection!

Order the Stampin' Up! Products to Make This Project: Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, Calypso Coral ink & cardstock, Petal Pink cardstock, Basic White cardstock, Natural Touch Specialty Paper, Brilliant Wings Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Everyday Label Punch, Blending Brushes, Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack


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 January- June 2021 Mini Catalog

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO

10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO
The Paper Pumpkin team knocked it out of the park again with another gorgeous project kit! I used up almost every last piece of my kit to create 10 different cards (plus a couple duplicates). When creating my alternative projects, I try not to add much -- mostly just additional cardstock for card bases.

February 2021 Here's to You Paper Pumpkin Projects
Even though the projects are professionally designed and ready to complete, I always love the challenge of using the kit pieces in different ways to create alternative projects. Here's what I came up with the using the February 2021 Bouquet of Hope Kit:
10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup
I love maximizing every piece of my Paper Pumpkin kits and that includes cutting apart the envelopes to use the "designer paper" that is inside! This kit included three different envelope lines, which I have used on many of my alternative card designs.

10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup

10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup
This card was inspired by one of the alternative projects created by the Paper Pumpkin team. Cut off the sides of the vellum frame and arrange them in the center of the card.
10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup

Do you recognize this go-to layout? I made a similar card with the Bearing Comforting kit! See it here.
10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup
I love this card layout, too! I just shared a similar card during my Sale-a-Bration Spotlight videos (see it here) and the card on my desk inspired me to recreate it with Paper Pumpkin pieces.
10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup

I ruined one of my "Thinking of You" stickers because I didn't look at the directions first! It's best to remove all of the background pieces from the sticker sheet before removing the sticker. (Watch my the video to see what I mean!)
10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup
Once you use up all of the pieces in your kit, you can continue making cards with the exclusive stamp set that is included in the kit. 
10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup
I love the gorgeous colors in this kit that really help to set a cheerful tone. The featured colors are Rococo Rose, Just Jade, Bumblebee, Merry Merlot, and Mossy Meadow.
10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup

10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup
On the inside of this fun fold card, I stamped the bouquet image in Rococo Rose and the sentiment

10 February 2021 Paper Pumpkin: Bouquet of Hope Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #paperpumpkin #stampinup


Watch my video for tips and details about all of these projects:

Here are some more alternative project ideas created by the Paper Pumpkin team at Stampin' Up!
February 2021 Here's to You Paper Pumpkin Alternative Projects

Did you know that you can print a stamp case insert for your Paper Pumpkin stamps? It's a great way to organize and store your Paper Pumpkin stamp collection after you complete your kit. Click here to get empty cases in my Online Store. Download Paper Pumpkin Stamp Case Inserts here.
Paper Pumpkin: February 2021 Bouquet of Hope Stamp Case Insert



Have you tried Paper Pumpkin yet? You'll love these fully-designed crafting kit that arrives in your mailbox each month! Each kit includes stamps, ink, and paper -- everything cut and ready to go, so you can skip to the fun and enjoy crafting!
Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with Julie Davison for 10-12 Bonus Project Tutorials each month!


Each month, I share an exclusive PDF with 10-12 alternative project tutorials with my subscribers and team members. We'll help you think out the box and inspire you to create with your kit!

Subscribe by March 10 to get the next kit -- Here's to You -- which will include supplies to make 8 cards (4 each of 2 designs) and a FREE GIFT to celebrate Paper Pumpkin's anniversary!
March 2021 Here's to You Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek -- with FREE Gift!





Refills of the February 2021 Bouquet of Hope Card Kit are available in the Online Store for Paper Pumpkin subscribers while supplies last!


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Monday, March 1, 2021

Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Birthday Card

The dynamic combination of stamps, dies, and embossing folder is one of the things that makes the Friends Are Like Seashells bundle one of my favorite in the January-June Mini Catalog. The product coordination makes creating beautiful project easy and fun! I featured this bundle for my February Stamp of the Month Club card kit. Here are one of the three card designs in this kit:
Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Birthday Card ~ January-June 2021 Mini Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup


Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Card Kit ~ January-June 2021 Mini Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
Even though it's not February anymore, you can still sign up to get this card kit -- and if you add on the coordinating dies, I'll let you choose a Sale-a-Bration stamp set from my stash of extras! Click here for details and order your 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 February will get the Friends Are Like Seashells 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.

Order the Stampin' Up! Products to Make This Project: Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set, Sahara Sand ink & cardstock, Seaside Spray ink, So Saffron Ink, Blushing Bride Cardatock, Basic Gray ink, Basic White Cardstock, Sand & Sea Designer Paper, Seashells 3D Embossing Folder, Seaside Seashell Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Timeless Label Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels


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