Sunday, May 9, 2021

4 Easy Card Layouts with Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper


Whenever I need to jumpstart my creativity, I turn to my favorite card layouts. That is just what I did last week when I cracked open my box of new catalog goodies before Thursday Night Stamp Therapy. I used some of the easy card layouts from the Double Wonder Template that Shannon West created last year. Even though I didn't do the full Double Wonder card set, I was still able to use the measurements on the handout to create this quick and easy cards.
4 Easy Card Layouts with Stampin' Up! Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ Double Wonder Card Templates ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
4 Easy Card Layouts with Stampin' Up! Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ Double Wonder Card Templates ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
FREE PDF: Double Wonder Cards Cutting Instructions, Template, and Card Layouts ~ www.juliedavison.co
The Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper has small patterns, making it ideal for the Double Wonder card templates! Click here to check out the post from last year with all the details including cutting measurements, card layouts, and a video to follow along -- including a link to download the handout that I shared in Thursday night's video.

The next card is not a Double Wonder card layout, but I wanted to use the new Picture This die. It's quick and easy to layer some designer paper and a greeting to create a card with this stitched window die. The die set comes with two dies -- one retangle and one circles.
4 Easy Card Layouts with Stampin' Up! Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup
And one last easy card. I wanted to show how you can stack the bold words instead of layering the script and bold sentiments from the Biggest Wish stamp set.
4 Easy Card Layouts with Stampin' Up! Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

Watch the replay of last week's Thursday Night Stamp Therapy to see my create these cards -- and more!



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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Virtual Open House Projects + VIDEO

I used to host an in-person open house when new catalogs were released. I collaborated with a some other area demonstrators and we had a great set up that included display boards, make and takes, and demonstration tables. The Covid-19 pandemic put a little wrinkle in our ability to gather like we used to and so I moved my open house to Facebook and tried to offer the same kind of experience online. Of course it's not the same as being in person, but I was able to connect with all of my stamping friends across the country would never had the opportunity to attend in person!

When the new Annual Catalog launched on Tuesday, I held a Virtual Open House in a special VIP Facebook Group. I chose Facebook because of the built-in community aspect. It's already set up for interacting, commenting, and sharing photos. All day long, I posted project ideas, product highlights and tips. Tuesday evening, I did a Facebook Live and did a Catalog Tour, demonstrated two projects, and gave away 8 prizes -- to celebrate hitting my $800,000 Career Sales Milestone! (See winning numbers below!)

Here is the first of the two "Mystery Stamping" projects that we made during the Virtual Open House. It's a Vertical Diorama Card using the new Party Puffins stamp set. Aren't these puffins the cutest? I can't get enough!

Stampin' Up! Party Puffins Vertical Diorama Card + VIDEO Tutorial ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

Measurements:
  • 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” Pale Papaya Cardstock, score at 3/8" and 3/4" from each end
  • 4-1/4” x 5-1/2 Thick White Cardstock, score at 3/8" and 3/4" from each end
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Images and stamps to embellish
Check out the video below to watch the replay and Stamp with Me! This project starts at 35:32.

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The second project is another "window" card featuring one of my favorite suites and an marker technique!
Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship Window Card & Thumping Technique  Card + VIDEO Tutorial ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup

It's actually two cards -- one that opens the opposite direction with an image that peeks through the front window. To get the multi-color foliage, I inked the stamp in a light color (Bumblebee) an then used the darker marker (Cajun Craze) to "thump" color on top of the image before stamping. Watch this technique in action in the video below. This project starts at 47.39.

Measurements:
  • 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” Colored Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4”
  • 5-1/4” x 8” White Cardstock, scored at 4”
  • 1” x 4-1/4” Designer Paper
  • 3/4” x 3-1/2” Accent Color Cardstock

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Stamp along with me! Watch the replay of my Virtual Catalog Open House for a quick catalog tour and demonstration of these "window" projects.



I send blue prize drawing tickets to everyone who received an Annual Catalog from me! Was your ticket a winner? Check the list below and send me a photo of your winning ticket to claim your prize by June 30, 2021.

Winning Ticket Numbers
228108 - 2020-2022 In Color Embellishments
228211 - Stampin' Up! Magnets
228191 - Mini Paper Trimmer
228134 - Stamps & Clear Block
228215 - Summer Days Stamp Set
228219 - Inspiring Iris Stamp Set
228166 - Welcoming Window Bundle & Card Kit
228194 - Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine


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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

NEW Annual Catalog Launch + May Specials

Stampin' Up! Hand Penned Suite ~ 2021-2022 Annual Catalog #stampinup

2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog #stampinup
The brand new 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is here! You're going to love the variety in style of new stamp sets, coordinating dies and punches, and beautiful new designer paper!
Meet the new In Colors: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, and Fresh Freesia. See how they compare to other Stampin' Up! colors.
2021-2023 In Colors ~ 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog #stampinup

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May 2021 Specials

Connect, Craft, & Collect: Host a party or place an personal order over $250 to get an extra $25 in Stampin' Rewards! Order must be submitted by June 14, 2021.

Ask me about hosting a virtual party via Zoom or Facebook!


Join+ Starter Kit Promotion:
Get an extra $30 in free product when you join my team by purchasing the Demonstrator Starter Kit. 
  • Choose $125 $155 in product of your choice from the new catalog for only $99 plus tax (shipping is free!) 
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Monday, May 3, 2021

Sneak Peek: Flowers for Friendship Card + Quick Look Video

The new Annual Catalog starts tomorrow! Brand new In Colors, brand new paper, brand new stamps -- and brand new bundles!! Like always, you can save 10% when you buy stamp sets and their coordinating dies or punch. One of my favorite bundles from the Demonstrator Pre-order is the Flowers for Friendship bundle. It has a coordinating punch with flowers and leaves. Here's a card that I created featuring two new colors: Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent.


I have shared this card for Kylie Bertucci's May International Highlights. Check out the other cards here and cast a vote for your favorites (hopefully including mine)!
Watch my Quick Look video to see more projects using this brand new bundle!



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Sunday, May 2, 2021

12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO

12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"
Not gonna lie...I felt a little stumped by the April 2021 So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit. I wasn't sure what to do with these cute shaped cards. But once I started crafting, the ideas just kept coming! 
Even though Paper Pumpkin 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. When creating my alternative projects, I try not to add much -- mostly just additional cardstock for card bases. Here's what I came up with the using the April 2021 So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit:

I started by cutting apart the shaped cards and using them on cards.

12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"
I cut the watermelon card apart and into three slices, using one on this card:
12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"


12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"

I cut apart the watermelon card and added a strip of cardstock in the middle of the two halves to create a small box! The middle cardstock is 2" x 7-3/4", scored at 1/2" and 1-1/2" down the long side. I cut small slips from the sides to the score lines so that I could "mold" the cardstock around the watermelon shape. Watch the video below to see me create this little gift box.
12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"

12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"
I used the brand new #155558 Basic Borders Dies to cut the cloud layer for the rainbow card above and below. (These dies will be available to order starting Tuesday, May 4th!)

I love that the Paper Pumpkin team included two sheets of coordinating stickers in this kit. They were included to seal the envelopes, but I used the images on my alternative projects:

12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"
12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"
12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"

12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"
12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"

After creating a Corner Pocket Card during Thursday Night Stamp Therapy, I thought it would be a fun card to "hold" the popsicle-shaped card. The base is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". To create the corner pocket, I cut a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of cardstock in half diagonally and added a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of envelope liner "designer paper".
12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"
It fits, but I thought I'd try it with a card too. (The card base is 3-1/4" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4" and the designer paper is 3" x 4".) Which way do you like it better -- with the popsicle or the designer paper card?

12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"

The Corner Pocket Card sparked another idea to "tuck" the shaped card on to a card base. For this card, I added a strip of cardstock (1-3/8" x 4-1/4" Cardstock and 1" x 4-1/4" Designer Paper) across the top, using small pieces of Tear & Tape only on the sides.
12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"
The kiwi popsicle comes out and I customized it with an accordion center. I cut apart the shaped card into two pieces and added a long piece of cardstock in the center. The inside cardstock is 3" x 11", scored at 2-1/2", 5", 7-1/2", and 10".
12 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin: So Cool Alternative Projects + VIDEO ~ www.juliedavison.com #stampinup #paperpumpkin"

Watch my video for tips and details about all of these project, including the Corner Pocket Card, Accordion Card, and Watermelon Box:

Here are some more alternative project ideas created by the Paper Pumpkin team at Stampin' Up!
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.
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Each month, I share an exclusive PDF with 15-17 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 May 10 to get the next kit -- Batter Up! -- which will include supplies to make 9 cards -- 3 each of 3 different designs!

NEW to Paper Pumpkin? Starting Friday, May 7 -- Use promo code HOMERUN0521 to get the Batter Up kit for only $5 while supplies last until May 10.


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