Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Retro Serigraph Snowflake Cards

Remember that technique I posted last week? I couldn't find a name for it and it's a combination of other techniques, so I dubbed it "Retro Serigraph". (Click here to see my other post and a free tutorial.) I used shades of blue and the snowflakes from the Holiday Mini hostess set Northern Hearts to make these Christmas cards. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

This first card was inspired by the FTL118 sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping. My card ended up a little different, but the basic elements are there.

After I cut the circle for the first card, I couldn't bring myself to throw the scrap away, so I made a second card with the frame.

Here's a close-up of that gorgeous background again:

Click here for a free PDF tutorial for the Retro Serigraph technique.

Supplies: Northern Hearts, Four the Holidays, All Holidays, Versamark ink, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, Bashful Blue ink, Glossy White cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Circle Scissors Plus, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Monday, November 29, 2010

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  • My group of Ju-bilant Stampers has room for all kinds of demonstrators -- if you just want a discount on your stamps or to you want to contribute to your household income. Whether you live down the street or across the country, I look forward to helping you get started at whatever level YOU are comfortable!
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    [This post was edited on 8-2-12 to remove expired promotion information.]

    Cyber Monday Stampin' Up! Deals: Up to 50% Off

    If you're planning out your Cyber Monday shopping strategy, make sure to put my Online Stampin' Store on the list! There's something for everyone:
    • My Digital Studio = 50% off
    • Designer Fabric, Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Bundle = 50% off!
    • Select Big Shot dies =40% off
    • Stamp set bundles = 30-40% off
    • My Digital Studio Downloads = 20-40% off
    • Embellishment Bundles = 30-40% off
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    Sunday, November 28, 2010

    My Digital Studio Convention Scrapbook Pages

    Double post today! I had too much fun with My Digital Studio this afternoon and couldn't wait to share these other projects with you! One of my favorite things about My Digital Studio is the designer templates. You can create an entire album in a short time by just adding your photos and some journaling. I made these pages from some of the designer templates from the Summer Home kit included in My Digital Studio. All I did was add pictures from Convention 2009 in Salt Lake City.

    Attending Stampin' Up! events like Convention is one of my favorite parts of being a demonstrator. I love this excuse to get away with my friends and family (most of the time I get to meet Mom there!) and do something I love -- stamp!

    If you have ever considered signing up to be a demonstrator, you should do it now! With half off the Starter Kits, you'll start your business off with an incredible value for your money! Click here to learn more about this fantastic offer, but don't wait -- the 50% Off Starter Kit special ends Tuesday, November 30.

    Here are my scrapbook pages:

    Journaling: Prize Patrol: One of my favorite parts of Convention is all the free stuff and goodies we get to take home! Nancy was surprised and delighted to find out she won a copy of My Digital Studio! I won a free stamp set as a door prize and was a lucky participant in a You Crew experience.

    Journaling: 10 Reasons we're so happy: 1. We're at Convention, 2. with all our friends!!, 3.and no kids!, 4. Free stamps!, 5. Fresh ideas!, 6. Memento Mall!, 7. Good food!, 8. Swapping!, 9. Home Office Tour!, 10. Meeting Shelli Gardner!

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    My Digital Studio Concord Flowers Card

    I have an appointment with a customer tomorrow afternoon to show her My Digital Studio. She's thinking about getting it, but wants to see it in person first. Have you been thinking about getting it? NOW is the time? My Digital Studio is 50% off now until Tuesday! Click here to watch an introduction video from Stampin' Up! and click here for more information about the product. Ready to shop? Head over to my Online Store to get My Digital Studio for only $39.98 -- or sign up to be a demonstrator with the 50% Off Digital + Starter Kit.

    Here's a card I made this afternoon using My Digital Studio. I was inspired by the colors in Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 58.

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    Saturday, November 27, 2010

    Contempo Christmas Card

    Here's a card we made at a recent Christmas Card class. I wanted to show products from the Contempo Christmas bundle that is currently 20% off. (Click here for details on this special.) The bundle includes the Contempo Christmas stamp set and the Jolly Holiday DSP.

    Supplies: Contempo Christmas, Old Olive ink & cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Jolly Holiday DSP, Ornament Punch, 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Friday, November 26, 2010

    Snow Swirled Card Kit

    28 days until Christmas! Are you ready?!

    I know, for me, that doesn't seem like nearly enough time! With busy schedules in mind, I designed a Christmas Card kit using the Snow Swirled stamp set. If you don't have time for a class over the next few weeks, or if you don't live near me -- this kit is for you! All of the materials to make the cards will come pre-cut and ready to stamp and assemble.

    Each kit makes 12 cards (4 each of 3 designs) and includes 12 envelopes.
    $14.95 + s/h

    Double-Up! Save $2 when you purchase two kits.
    24 cards (8 each of 3 designs)
    $27.95 + s/h

    You will need these additional supplies to complete the cards as shown:
    • Snow Swirled stamp set, #111690, $24.95
    • Not Quite Navy ink pad, #103008, $5.95
    • Baja Breeze ink pad, #111833, $5.95
    • Perfect Plum ink pad, #101437, $5.95
    • Scallop Edge Punch, #119882, $15.95
    • 1/16” Hole Punch, #101227, $8.95
    • SNAIL Adhesive, #104332, $6.95
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    Thursday, November 25, 2010

    Big Shot Ideas: Baskets & Blooms; Pop-Up 3D Ball

    I originally posted this last December, but thought I'd share it again since both of these dies are on sale right now. The Online Spectacular ends Tuesday, November 30th and the Clearance Rack is while supplies last.

    I think the Basket & Blooms die gets overlooked in catalog. Click here to check out Shelli Gardner's creative projects using the Basket & Blooms die (#113484, Reg: $39.95; SALE:$27.97). She used it for her Christmas packaging and for a couple Valentine's projects. I especially love the valentine felt purse! My 5-yr-old would LOVE this! Check out this video to see Shelli in action and watch her demonstrate these projects on a local morning TV show.

    Another die that's on sale in the Clearance Rack is the Pop-Up 3-D Ball (#116759, Reg: $39.95; SALE: $15.99 -- 60% off!). I must admit, I was stumped by this one the first time I saw it in the catalog, but I have seen the cutest things done with it! A soccer ball, a basketball...but the idea I love the most, is putting pictures on each little side. Check out this video to see how this die works.

    These are just two of the Big Shot dies that are on sale in my Online Store right now. There are several others and many other products from 30-60% off. Click here to shop now and find a great bargain in my Online Stampin' Store.

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    Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    Retro Serigraph Technique Tutorial

    In honor of Thanksgiving, I am posting a new free technique tutorial to thank you for following my blog, leaving feedback, and sharing my stamping journey online. I hope you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

    This technique is one I shared with my Stamp Club last month. It's a combination of Versamark Resist and Serigraph -- with a little Retro twist. I was trying to remember a technique my upline showed me several years ago with sticky notes. I think I got it a little backwards, but the result is stunning!

    Watch for another sample using this technique with snowflakes and shades of blue!

    Supplies: Falling Leaves, More Mustard ink & cardstock, Cajun Craze ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Glossy White cardstock, So Saffron ink, Versamark ink, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Square Punches, Brayer, Sticky Notes

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    10,000 Demonstrators

    Have you ever dreamed that the sweepstakes crew would knock on your door with balloons and a great big check? Shelli Gardner surprised a new recruit that one...well, minus the check and with a basket full of Starter Kit!

    Stampin' Up! set a goal to recruit 10,000 new demonstrators in 2010. To help meet that goal, they are offering the Demonstrator Starter Kit HALF OFF until November 30. And over the weekend, they surpassed that goal of 10,000. In fact, they've almost reached 11,000! Over 2,500 people have taken advantage of the 50% Off Starter Kit special. Will you be the next one?

    This offer ends Tuesday, November 30. If you've been thinking about it, don't wait! This is one offer I promise you WON'T see again!!

    Click here for more information or call or email to find out more!

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    Tuesday, November 23, 2010

    Spectacular Matchbox Projects

    What do you think of the Online Spectacular Sale? I love that there's a little bit of everything on sale: Big Shot dies, Digital Downloads, Stamps, Rub-Ons, Embellishments, Ribbon, Fabric...

    One of the things you'll find for 30% is the Matchbox XL die for the Big Shot. Click here to check it out in my Online Store. Here are some projects I've made with this die. Click on the photo to go to the original post for project details.

    The box top above was created with the Matchbox die.

    The tag on this card came from the Matchbox die.

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    Monday, November 22, 2010

    Snowflake Peek-a-Boo Gift Card Holder

    Here's another version of the Peek-a-Boo Gift Card Holder I posted last week. I think I like this one better...probably because of the bling! I just love that new chunky glass glitter!!

    Click HERE for the Peek-a-Boo Gift Card Holder Tutorial

    Supplies: Serene Snowflakes, Occasional Quotes (level 3 hostess set), Pacific Point ink & cardstock, Bashful Blue cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Celebrations DSP, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Silver Glass Glitter, Silver Brads, Sticky Strip

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    Sunday, November 21, 2010

    500K Blog Candy: Free Card Kit Giveaway

    As I mentioned in my last post, my blog just passed the 500,000 hits. WOW! I have really enjoyed sharing my stamping creations with you over the last two and a half years. Thanks for visiting my blog and showing your love with your feedback and comments!

    To celebrate this milestone, I'll be giving away a free Project Kit. The Christmas Wish Card Kit includes everything all the pre-cut cardstock and embellishments for 20 different Christmas cards. You can purchase this kit, along with my other project kits at http://juliedavison.com/ProjectKits

    Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite holiday tradition. On Tuesday, November 30th, I'll choose one random winner to receive a free Christmas Wish Card Kit.

    For my record more than anything else, here are the latest blog stats, as of today, 11-21-10:
    Days Blogging: 910
    # of Posts: 838
    # of Hits: 501,659
    Stamping Top 500 Rank: 82

    Thanks for visiting!

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    Clean & Simple Snowflakes

    Holy stomach flu, Batman! My school age children were home sick all week and Friday night it was my turn. Fingers crossed the little ones aren't next! I'm feeling 100% again, hubby is back from his hunting trip, and I'm ready to catch up with you!

    We have a lot to celebrate! Sometime on Friday, we passed the 500K milestone for blog hits! One Half Million views. That's amazing!! Watch for details on some blog candy and details about the Online Spectacular that starts tomorrow. To whet your appetite, here's a hint at the kind of deals that are coming up:
    • My Digital Studio - 50 percent off!
    • Designer Fabric - 50 percent off!
    • Free shipping on online orders of $150 or more!
    My card for this afternoon is sweet and simple. I used the Clean and Simple Stamping sketch FTL115 when I designed this card for a recent card class.

    Supplies: Snow Swirled, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    The name of this stamp is Dasher, but when you add a red brad for a "very shiny nose", you can call him Rudolph! This was one for the cards we made last Saturday at Ann's Christmas Card Class. I love how clean and simple it is. It's hard to tell in the photo, but I added some 2-Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds over the antlers.

    Supplies: Dasher, Four the Holidays, Soft Suede ink & cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Jet Baclk Staz-On ink, Brights Brads, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds

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    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    Puffy Ornament Card with Stampin' Up! Designer Fabric

    I was looking for a project idea using the Designer Fabric that I purchased a month or more ago and has sat unused on my desk. I came across a card by Angie Leach (who CASEd Michele Reynolds), and was inspired to create a puffy ornament using a cotton ball for dimension.

    While the ornament concept is the same as the inspiration cards, I used a completely different layout. Instead of using the Ornament Punch, I used the 1-3/4" Circle Punch to create my own ornament with the Sweet Centers stamp set. I used a layout from a card on page 59 of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

    Here's a close-up of the fabric sticking out.

    Here's how to do it. Punch a 1-3/4" Circle Punch in the Very Vanilla cardstock, Stamp the ornament topper from Sweet Centers at the top. Turn it over and apply Sticky Strip around the circle. Put a piece of fabric over the hole. Spread out a cotton ball and gently mold it into the fabric to puff out the front side. Press down on the fabric to adhere to the Sticky Strip. Trim the excess fabric. Add another layer of cardstock (shown to the left in the photo) to sandwich the cotton ball and hold it in place. Use the 1/16" Hole Punch to punch holes on either side of the ornament hook and tie the Linen Thread through the holes to attach the tag.

    Supplies: Friends 24-7 (flourish at the bottom), Sweet Centers (ornament topper), Tiny Tags ("merry"), Always Artichoke ink & cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch, Small Jewelry Tag Punch, Corner Rounder, Deck the Halls Designer Fabric, Linen Thread, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    Peek-a-Boo Gift Card Holder Tutorial

    My downline Margo Richardson shared this project with me. I've seen several versions of it, but I was able to trace it back to Connie Stewart, who shared it as her swap at Founder's Circle this fall. Thanks for the inspiration Connie (and Margo)!

    This gift card holder has a pocket for the gift card, with a flap that goes over it. It slides into a sleeve, where the image (adhered on the front of the pocket) peeks through.

    This free tutorial includes instructions on how to make this gift holder, including the cardstock measurements.

    Supplies: Contempo Christmas, Word Play, Cherry Cobbler ink/marker & cardstock, Old Olive marker/ink & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Holly Jolly DSP, 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Ornament Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Sticky Strip

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    Purchase the Contempo Christmas stamp set + Holly Jolly Paper and save 20% (sale ends December 16, 2010). Shop Now in my Online Store.

    Monday, November 15, 2010

    Rock 'N Roll Snowflake, Take 2

    Here's another version of the Rock 'N Roll Snowflake card that I posted last month. The originaly used the Northern Trim Letterpress plate. I've been showing this more clean and simple version at recent workshops.

    Supplies: Northern Hearts, Christmas Greetings, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, Rhinestone Jewel Accenst, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Sunday, November 14, 2010

    MDS Christmas Card

    I've owned My Digital Studio (MDS) since it was first released, but I haven't had a lot of time to play with it. I'm working on a special project right now for Christmas, and now that prices on many of the printing products have been permanently reduced, I'm excited to get started on some albums and a calendar.

    Here's a quick Christmas card I whipped up tonight.

    Have you been thinking about purchasing My Digital Studio? From November 15-30, with the 1/2 price Starter Kit special, you can get My Digital Studio -- PLUS a whole lot more -- in the Digital + Starter Kit for the same price as the software alone! AMAZING! You'll get MDS + 3 stamp set, 4 ink pads, cardstock, buttons, adhesive, ribbon, markers, Stampin' Scrub & Mist, and a Definitely Decorative vinyl. The best part? You can customize the kit to choose your own colors and images to get exactly what YOU want!

    Click here or contact me for details!

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    Friday, November 12, 2010

    Christmas Tiny Tag Box

    Remember the Tiny Tag Box I posted last week? I was thinking it would be cute for Christmas, so I made some Christmas tags and gave away this holiday version as a door prize at my last workshop. Each box holds three tags.

    The box was made with the Bitty Box and Envelope XL die for the Big Shot. It's so darn cute! You should get it! (GRIN) Click here to check it out in my online store.

    Supplies: Perfect Punches, Snow Swirled, Fresh Cuts (sentiment), Cherry Cobbler ink & cardstock, Old Olive ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Kisses Love Notes (retired/Clearance Rack), Gold Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Bitty Box & Envelope die (Big Shot)

    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    Birthday Card Catch-Up & Thumping Technique

    The past month has been a blur! I finally caught up on a month's worth of birthday cards. I needed something clean and simple since I didn't have a lot of time, so I turned to the FTL113 sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping.

    It's a pretty clean and simple card, so there's not much to say about it. I did the "Thumping" technique on the leave. First I inked it with More Mustard, then I took the Cajun Craze marker and tapped/"thumped" the brush tip (that's the bigger end) like a drumstick on the inked rubber and the stamped it on the cardstock.

    Supplies: Falling Leaves, Teeny Tiny Wishes, More Mustard ink & cardstock, Cajun Craze marker & cardstock, Early Espresso ink, Very Vanilla cardstock, Autumn Spice DSP

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    Thanksgiving Mini Lunch Sack

    Here is my final Candy Countdown Calender Makeover. (Click here and here to see the first two projects.)The original kit is designed so that the boxes hang on a rope. I used the mini clothespin from the kit to hold the tag on this Mini Lunch Sack (#121031, $4.95/10). So simple and easy!

    Supplies: Falling Leaves, More Mustard ink, Chocolate Chip marker, Very Vanilla cardstock, Autumn Spice DSP, Decorative Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Candy Countdown Calendar, Mini Lunch Sacks

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    Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    Candy Countdown Calendar Cards

    Since I decorated the front of the Candy Countdown Calendar box a little differently, I had all the die cuts from the kit leftover. I punched squares and circles from those die cuts to use on these cards:

    (I hand-cut the critters from one of the die-cut pieces for the focal point of this card.)

    Click here to see my first Candy Countdown Calendar Make-Over Project.

    Supplies: Short & Sweet, Real Red ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Candy Countdown Calendar Kit, 1-3/8" Square Punch, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, 3/4" Circle Punch,1-3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Monday, November 8, 2010

    Candy Countdown Calendar Box Make-Over

    When I saw the Candy Countdown Calendar Kit in the Holiday Mini Catalog, I saw lots of potential. I bought a set as soon as it was available, but not to create a countdown calendar. I love it for all the boxes, and ribbons, and all the pieces in comes with. I made-over the box and decorated it to give on its own.

    I used Sticky Strip to adhere the glitter down the front of this box. And a little silver Smooch Top Coat to tie in the silver on the stamped ornament (greeting from Word Play).

    Watch for more projects using pieces from this kit!

    Supplies: Word Play, Real Red ink, Garden Green marker/cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Candy Countdown Calendar Kit, Silver Smooch Top Coat, Ornament Punch, Silver Glass Glitter, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Saturday, November 6, 2010

    Top 5 of November 2009

    It's time to rewind! I looked over my posts from last fall and choose my top 5 favorite projects to share with you again. Click on each photo for more details about the project. Click here to see all my November 2009 blog posts.

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