Sunday, June 20, 2021

VIDEO: Tips for Using Soft Pastels Assortment

Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels Assortment
When I joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator 19 years ago, I received an assortment of Chalk Pastels in my Starter Kit. I loved use the chalks to color images and quickly learned some fun techniques with them. It's been many year now since those chalk palettes were retired, but Stampin' Up! introduced some new Soft Pastels in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I brought back some of my favorite techniques when I shared these cards earlier this month during Thursday Night Stamp Therapy.
VIDEO: Tips for Using Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels Assortment ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
One of my favorite techniques is "Poppin' Pastels" -- stamp an image in Versamark ink and brush the Soft Pastels over the image to "stick" to the ink. I used this technique to make both of these cards. Which one do you prefer? Clean and simple or a pop of extra color with the added designer paper?
VIDEO: Tips for Using Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels Assortment ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
VIDEO: Tips for Using Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels Assortment ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

You can also use the chalks to color -- apply directly to the paper and blend or pick up the color from the chalk pastel using a Water Painter or Blender Pen.
VIDEO: Tips for Using Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels Assortment ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

I love the Dandy Garden Suite! Although the stamp sets and coordinating dies and punch are going to carry over to the Annual Catalog, the designer paper, ribbon, embellishments, and Memories & More cards are all retiring on June 30. While supplies last, get a discount on most of it during the Last Chance Sale

Here are two cards that I made with the Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards plus the Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. I used a sponge dauber to create a blended background on the card base to add more color. And on the first card, I colored the dandelions with the chalks to customize it.
VIDEO: Tips for Using Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels Assortment ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
VIDEO: Tips for Using Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels Assortment ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

Watch the replay of this Thursday Night Stamp Therapy episode to see how I made these cards:


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Friday, June 18, 2021

Register Now for June 2021 Simply Succulents Online Card Class

June 2021 Stamp of the Month Online Card Class ~ Simply Succulents Simply Succulents Bundle + Hand Penned Designer Paper ~ Register Now at http://tinyurl.com/June2021SOTM ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #sotm

I'm excited to announce some changes to my Stamp of the Month program!
  • NEW! Video Tutorial for the complete set of cards. Watch Live or tune in for the replay to follow along as I create all five card designs.
  • MORE designs! Previously, these kits includes 2 each of 3 cards designs. Now, you'll make five different cards!
  • Packaging update! Each card will be packaged in a paper envelope instead of a plastic cello bag, so you can decorate the envelope to match and send your cards!
  • MORE options! Choose the PDF -- or -- Card Kit + PDF! Get extra discounts when you add on the stamp set and/or dies! Choose the shipping option that works best for your budget!

Here are two of the card designs from the first class featuring the Simply Succulents Bundle:
June 2021 Stamp of the Month Online Card Class ~ Simply Succulents Simply Succulents Bundle + Hand Penned Designer Paper ~ Register Now at http://tinyurl.com/June2021SOTM ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #sotm

June 2021 Stamp of the Month Online Card Class ~ Simply Succulents Simply Succulents Bundle + Hand Penned Designer Paper ~ Register Now at http://tinyurl.com/June2021SOTM ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #sotm

June 2021 Stamp of the Month Online Card Class ~ Simply Succulents Simply Succulents Bundle + Hand Penned Designer Paper ~ Register Now at http://tinyurl.com/June2021SOTM ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #sotm

June 2021 Stamp of the Month Online Card Class ~ Simply Succulents Simply Succulents Bundle + Hand Penned Designer Paper ~ Register Now at http://tinyurl.com/June2021SOTM ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #sotm

Get a FREE package of "In Good Taste" Wooden Elements (used on both of these cards) when you add the Potted Succulent Dies to your card kit!


Tune in on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm CT for this online class on YouTube -- or watch the replay -- and follow along as we create five Simply Succulent cards together. Here are the supplies you'll need:

Simply Succulents Card Class Supply List:
June 2021 Stamp of the Month Online Card Class ~ Simply Succulents Simply Succulents Bundle + Hand Penned Designer Paper ~ Register Now at http://tinyurl.com/June2021SOTM ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #sotm




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NEW! 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog
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from the January-June Mini Catalog!
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Stampin' Up! Hand Penned Petals Congratulations Card

The Hand Penned Designer Paper is one of my favorite from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I love the soft florals and the "B side" pastel patterns are versatile enough to coordinate with many different stamp sets. I am pairing this paper with the Simply Succulents bundle for an online class later this month. Learn More.

For this card, I used the coordinating Hand Penned Petals bundle and the new Tailor Made Tags Dies. Did you notice these new tag dies in the catalog? I think they are one of many "hidden gems" in this year's catalog!
Stampin' Up! Hand Penned Petals Congratulations Card + DSP Video ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup


Get a closer look at all of the new designer paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. (Hand-Penned starts at 2:41):

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NEW! 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog
Save up to 50% on "Last Chance" Retiring products 
from the January-June Mini Catalog!
See What's on Sale: Last Chance Quick Glance Guide (.pdf)