Thursday, September 19, 2019

September Control Freaks Blog Tour: Autumn/Halloween Projects

Whether you are coming from the creative and talented Debbie Henderson's blog or just joining us -- welcome to the September 2019 Control Freaks Blog Tour! Our theme this month is Autumn and Halloween. I'm sure you'll be inspired by the projects we have to share.

This week was my monthly stamp club. We always make three projects, so I did one for Halloween, one or fall, and one for Christmas. I CASEd the Halloween project from Susan Campfield. She shared her adorable Halloween themed Mini Curvy Keepsake boxes on the Demonstrator Planning Place Facebook Group. I love this group for sharing project ideas and product tips! 

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos Halloween Pumpkin Mini Curvy Keepsake Box ~ CASEd from Susan Campfield ~ www.juliedavison.com

This entire project came from just a half sheet of cardstock! 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" to die cut the box and then rest of it was used to stamp and punch the pumpkins from the Harvest Hellos stamp set. You can fit a small gift or a few pieces of candy in this cute box!

I am playing with the Gather Together bundle to create cards for my September Stamp of the Month Club card kit and designed this extra card for Stamp Club. There are three dies in the Gathered Leaves Dies set that emboss and cut at the same time. To add some extra dimension to your project, press the die into an ink pad before die cutting. It's a really cool effect! And look how beautiful these colors are together: Pretty Peacock and Pear Pizzazz!
Stampin' Up! Gather Together Fall Autumn Card ~ 2019 Holiday Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com

That's all for me for now! Be sure to check back for more fall and Halloween projects featuring new products from the Holiday Catalog! I'll be sharing my other Gather Together ideas tomorrow! In the meantime, keep hopping along our blog tour! Your next stop is the incredible Connie Babbert! You'll love what she has created for you!
http://inkspiredtreasures.com/cards/controlfreaksseptember2019/

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Pumpkin Treat Box: Harvest Hellos stamp set, Pumpkin Pie ink & cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, Memento Black ink pad, Whisper White cardstock, Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies, Apple Builder Punch, Linen Thread
Gather Together Card: Gather Together stamp set, Pretty Peacock ink & cardstock, Pear Pizzazz ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Sahara Sand cardstock, Come to Gather Designer Paper, Timeless Label Punch, Gathered Leaves Dies, Linen Thread



VIDEO: We'll Walrus Be Friends Slider Card Tutorial

I first made slider cards over ten years ago. (Click here to see them!) What's old is new again! I've been wanting to make another slider card since seeing this walrus on the iceberg and I finally got the chance while on on stamping retreat last weekend. I think it turned out pretty cute! I made a quick video tutorial to show you the mechanics. You can do this with any animal or vehicle (like the Ride with Me truck).

VIDEO: Stampin' Up! We'll Walrus Be Friends Slider Card Tutorial ~ Fun Fold Series ~ www.juliedavison.com

Watch my video tutorial to learn how to make a slider card and then try it at home!

Here are the cardstock measurements that I used:

  • 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Gray Granite  Cardstock 
  • 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" Seaside Spray Cardstock
  • 2" x 4-1/2" Seaside Spray Cardstock for tag 
  • 3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White Cardstock 
  • 2-3/4" x 3-1/2" Whisper White Cardstock for stamping walrus
Stampin' Up! Shopping List: We'll Walrus Be Friends stamp set, Memento Black ink pad, Gray Granite Stampin' Blends & cardstock, Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, High Seas Embossing Folder, 3D Embossing Folder Plate, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Classic Label Punch, Wink of Stella, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals



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  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    2 Cards, 1 Layout: Everything Festive Banner Cards

    When I find a successful card layout, I like to make up cards with different colors, papers, and/or stamp sets. It's amazing how changing one thing can make it look entirely different! I made the fall card first using the gorgeous Come to Gather designer paper from the Holiday Catalog and then over the weekend, I made a Christmas version with Wrapped in Plaid. Which card do you prefer? Leave me a comment and let me know!
    This or That? Stampin' Up! Everything Festive Cards for Autumn and Christmas ~ 2019 Holiday Catalog ~ Card Layout ~ www.juliedavison.com

    I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and Holiday Rhinestones on both cards. I love how versatile they are to be used for many different projects! Here's a close-up photo of each card:
    Stampin' Up! Everything Festive Cards for Autumn ~ Come to Gather Designer Paper ~ 2019 Holiday Catalog ~ Card Layout ~ www.juliedavison.com
    Stampin' Up! Everything Festive Cards for Christmas ~ Wrapped in Plaid Designer Paper ~ 2019 Holiday Catalog ~ Card Layout ~ www.juliedavison.com

    Have I convinced you that you need this stamp set yet? I love that it covers many occasions! Check out my video for even more ideas using Everything Festive!

    Stampin' Up! Shopping List: Everything Festive stamp set, Pretty Peacock ink & cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Come to Gather Designer Paper, Wrapped in Plaid Designer Paper, Holiday Rhinestone Jewels, Tags & Fathers Wood Elements, Stitched Nested Labels Dies



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